Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Renee's CC Challenge

Yep thats right, I've completed ALL of the cybercrop challenges over in the Savvy forum! You still have until midnight Thursday 27 October to get yours uploaded in the gallery.

Renee's challenge was for us to go slightly dotty!!! She wanted to see dots and spots on your layouts and projects - think spotty PP - painty dots, misty spots, masking polkas - just get them on there!

Here's my take, a page of me for my hubby's album...which he told me what he wanted it titled and journalled himself. God love him.

And a closeup of Dan's journalling, how lucky am I :)

Still over 24hrs left before our cybercrop is over, get scrapping girls! Its already been our most successful cybercrop in a long come be a part of it!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kerryn's CC Challenge

I loved Kerryn's challenge this month for our cybercrop - to choose a layout from the gallery and scraplift it! Not only does it get us in the gallery, but also appreciating the work of our fellow scrappers.

I chose this layout called 'Photographic Memory' by Wendy.

And my take, using an 'Old School' kit from SFS, some Purple Pumpkin and I couldn't do a 'Wendy page' without some Lil' Somethin' now could I!

Winter Uniform - the journalling reads 'As the colder months approach, its time for you to wear your winter uniform to school'.

A closeup of my title using a gorgeous felt embellishment from Purple Pumpkin and some of the new Jillibean Soup alpha you can get from SFS or Scrapbooking Delights for my local girls.

And another Purple Pumpkin button accompanied by a stunning Lil' Somethin' flower.

Make sure you head over to the gallery and choose your favourite layout to life, and upload before midnight this Thursday 27th October for your chance to win some Savvy spending money!

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Anthea's Cybercrop Challenge

I managed a couple more pages last night for the Savvy Cybercrop which is happening right now in the forum. Head over for some super easy inspiration that'll have you scrapping in no time!

Anthea's Challenge was to use the following on your layout:

- Misting/Painting
- Distressing
- Layering

I have used the current She's Savvy Kit for this one (still a couple of these kits in the store for the super cheap price of $25).

Snazzy, a page of me & Dan all dressed up and ready to party at Donna's 40th earlier this year.

A close up of my title...

And my journalling...

Join in the fun and upload your take over in the Savvy Gallery by midnight Thursday for your chance to win some Savvy spendings.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Savvy Cybercrop... now underway over in the Savvy Forum!

Right now, we are blind scrapping if you'd like to join us for an easy step by step to get you a layout finished quick smart! Here's a sneak of my blind scrap page...

So far, I've managed to get Sara's CC Sketch Challenge done while scrapping at a Delights Crop this afternoon. The sketch looks like this...

And my layout, My Best Friend, using a gorgeous Jillibean Soup Kit from SFS.

Close up of the title, using some gorgeous new Prima alpha that I just HAD to have at Scrapbooking Delights today.

And the super cute quote block from the Jillibean Paper, so true after over 10 years of friendship with my girls.

Head over and join in the fun, you have until midnight Thursday 27th October to get your layouts into the gallery!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Savvy Design Team Member Needed!


Do you love to scrapbook, and feel like you have a talent you can share?
Do you love to chat online in a forum environment every single day?
Do you live & breath scrapbooking, and can talk paper & glue for hours?
Do you like to create new and exciting layouts for challenges or classes?
Do you want to be part of a great bunch of girls that share the same hobby as you?

If this sounds like you, then let us know! At Scrapbook Savvy we are looking for a new Design Team Member who wants to be a part of our online forum, share their work via facebook, blogs and any other means possible, and who wants to receive free product each month to play with!

As a Savvy Designer you will receive a generous discount off all product at ALL times, as well as receive a DT kit each month. We will require you to share your DT layouts online in our forum, as well as your own personal blog. Your work will also be used on Facebook and in our regular Savvy newsletters.

We need someone who LOVES TO CHAT in a forum environment – this is a MUST and something that must be upheld to keep your position on the Design Team.

We are looking for someone to join our family for six months, with the possibility of staying for longer at the end of this term.

This position will start on 1st November 2011.

To apply for this position, please email me with the following information:

- name & location
- online personal blog web address
- a quick bio on yourself and your scrapbooking world
- three of your favourite recent layouts which show off your ’scrapbooking style’

I am happy for applicants to be on other Design Teams such as challenge blogs, local scrapbooking stores, sketch sites, manufacturers etc – but please do not apply if you are already on a Design Team with an online store or monthly kit club.

Your email must be received before midnight on Tuesday 25th October, so only FIVE DAYS to get your applications in. You will be put to work immediately with your first challenge commencing at the beginning of November!

Please email Sar at with all the above information.

We would love to hear from you!

October 15th @ Stuck

Our second sketch for the month is now up over at the Stuck Sketches blog! A gorgeous sketch it is too, with an all time favourite of mine a key point - circles!

My layout, called Party Uniform...

There is a funny story behind this photo, as the journalling reads...

'This outfit was handed down to Georgia from Charlotte and it is a definite favourite! When she wears it she says to me "I look like I'm wearing my school uniform, don't I Mummy? " If only your uniform was pink, life would be perfect for you!'

I used a gorgeous Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue Kit for this one, which is currently ON SALE over at Scrapbooking From Scratch!

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to upload your take over on the Stuck blog before the end of the month.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Scrappiest..

I don't know which one...but this is a sketch from The Scrappiest from a while back...thought it was super cute and suited this scrummy photo of my baby girls butt cheeks!!

A bit 'quilty' and some machine stitching - thanks to whoever took the machine to Camp Mojo, that was fun...I should pull mine out at least once in a blue moon!

Love sketches for a super easy start to a page, always gets my mojo flowing. :)

A double...with!

Yes, I went crazy whilst Mojo-ing and did a DOUBLE layout with STITCHING! What the, I hear you did I as I sat there and worked on this layout while Peta sat across from me and finished about 50 layouts!!! ;)

Its nice but, I think it was worth it...

Playschool - me & Loz took the little girls to see the Playschool show back in 2009, it was a great day but I cannot believe how little they were...and how big they are now, it makes me sad!

God I'm glad I don't do double layouts very much as I love it, what an effort!!! ;)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Just because...

...I haven't showed you yet, and just because layouts as well!

Thought I should go through my layout folders on the computer as I was sure I haven't shared everything with my readers...and omgoodness, was I right!? I have heaps to show you so will do a few random posts to get them out there...

These three I did at Camp Mojo...

One, Two, Three - Daddy & Cooper on our holiday earlier this year, for my 52 week album.

Certificates - a special Kaiser certificate holder from Scrapbooking Delights, which was perfect for Cooper's merit cards from school, which he is so proud of. I've used some super cute Charms Creations lollipops on this one, as well as my usual Purple Pumpkin buttons.

Cooper's Turn To Bat - using an old He's Savvy Kit (which is still available in the store here) together with some awesome WOW chipboard that I had heaps of fun colouring in and making glossy.

I'll schedule some more posts to show up soon...thanks for visiting!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


This is how I'm feeling right now.

I feel like my world is spinning around and around and around and I'm JUST managing to hold on for the ride. Everywhere I turn there is something else I 'should' be doing, somewhere else I 'have' to be, someone else I 'must' please. Somewhere in all this, I get lost. I lose myself and feel like I'm spiralling...and then something clicks and I start climbing the rope again, pulling myself out of the hole that I feel like is my life at times!

I guess this is part of the whole depression thing that has been a part of my world since having PND with my last baby. I am so proud that I am in control of this and got myself off my meds earlier this year, but put this down to totally being diet & exercise based...feeling it in my mood when these factors are out of whack and pulling myself back into line when I need it. Only I can pick myself up, brush myself off and get myself back to where I need to be for myself and my family.

Sometimes I feel like people don't understand just how busy I am...not that they have to but its something I think about. I don't REALLY care about what anyone else thinks...but I just need to get this down on paper (or blog screen, whatever!) so I have a bit of a handle on just how much myself and my family are doing right now, and also to look back in years to come and remember just WHY I felt like my life was manic!

Me, Sar, aka Mum -
~ work 3 days per week (full days)
~ run my online scrapbooking business (involving stock, orders, kits each month, forum, gallery, facebook posts, newsletters, let alone the paperwork which is so totally and disgustingly behind right now)
~ exercise most days (usually 4-5 gym sessions on a good week & walking/running 3-4 days)
~ dancing mum (take girls to studio two days a week, practice 2-3 dances with them each day, eisteddfods some weekends)
~ playgroup with my girls every Monday morning

Dan, my hubby, aka Dad -
~ works nightshift four days a week
~ involved in mines rescue (lots of training, comps, time at the station, time away)
~ studying for his Undermanagers (time for this is lacking right now)
~ school pickup every single day of the week after only 6hrs sleep per day (god love him)
~ footy/oztag two days per week (coaches Cooper's team)
~ takes Georgia to dancing one day per week (while I'm at work)

Cooper, my boy, 7yo -
~ five days at school
~ two afternoons at oztag/footy
~ cricket on Saturday mornings
~ Nippers on Sunday mornings
~ usual homework, news, reading etc that comes with being in 1st class

Georgia, my eldest daughter, 4yo -
~ 6 dance classes per week (including private for ballet & jazz solos)
~ preschool two days per week

Bronte, my baby girl, 3yo -
~ 2 dance classes per week (including private for jazz solo)
~ preschool two days per week

And this is before my Georgia starts school next year and things get even more hectic with double the home readers, homework etc coming home.

Somedays I wonder how I do it...and this list only really shows the things I HAVE TO DO - let alone the other factors of my life including scrapbooking (what is that again, when did I last scrap?!), socialising with friends (which is of major importance to me), watching True Blood with my hubby (yep, addicted!!), facebook (lol!). There is no downtime in my life really, no rest, no relaxation...who has time for that??

I guess what I want to know is EVERYONE this busy? Does everyone have commitments every single day of the week and wonder just when things are going to slow down? I feel like my life is passing me by at a rate of knots...and there is not a thing I can do about it!

Your thoughts? Would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

1st October Sketch @ Stuck

An awesome sketch once again this month at Stuck, this is one of my favourites to date!

I have used a gorgeous kit from Scrapbooking From Scratch for this one, a beautiful photo of my girl Georgia with her little dancing friend Annika.

And a closeup...

Make sure you head over and upload your take on the Stuck Blog before the end of the month for your chance to win!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Purple Pumpkin October Sketch

A gorgeous new sketch released over at Purple Pumpkin this month, I hope you like it! Get your take linked up over at the Purple Pumpkin Blog before the end of the month for your chance to win some gorgeous PP goodness!

And my take, using some of the OA 5 & Dime range.

And some closeups...

Sigh...I don't ever think I was this skinny!

Would love to see you too playing over at Purple Pumpkin, its the place to be for handmade embellishments!