Friday, December 21, 2012

Sar's Colour Inspiration CC Challenge

We have started cybercropping over in the Scrapbook Savvy forum tonight!

We released our monthly kit tonight as well, which has already SOLD OUT!  Thanks everyone for your support :)

My challenge this month is a Colour Inspiration Challenge.  I have chosen this beautiful, happy, summery pic for your visual pleasure...

My layout is using a brand new range from Kaiser called Secret Admirer, which I purchased this week at my LSS Scrapbooking Delights.  These colours just cried out to me, and I had to bring a kit home with me!

Friends & Fun - a great night with friends :)

A close up of my flower cluster with diamonte flourish & pin, the yellow Prima flowers are still in the Savvy store here.

Me & my gorgeous friend Kindra (and half of Leesh!) plus my title and banner cut from the papers...

A closeup of one of the gorgeous Charms Creations embellishments that arrived in the post recently and the rest of my title.

Upload your take on my challenge to the relevant folder in the Savvy Gallery by midnight 31 December 2012 for your chance to win some Savvy spending money!

Join the Savvy Cybercrop for your FREE KIT!!

Are you so caught up in the xmas festivities that your layout count for December is suffering?! 

If so, join us in the Scrapbook Savvy forum at 8pm TONIGHT for the reveal of our four Design Team Challenges to get you scrapping...and with an extended deadline of midnight 31 December 2012 you will have plenty of time over the xmas break to join in.

You can also join us on our Facebook Event here.

We will be releasing our December We're Savvy Kit tonight, with very limited numbers once again after our subscriber kits have been sent out.  Stay tuned for pics of the kit after release.

As my Christmas present to my Savvy customers - ANYONE that gets ALL FOUR CHALLENGES done and uploaded to the Scrapbook Savvy Gallery before the deadline will receive with their next order a FREE MINI SAVVY KIT.  *You must have all your layouts done in time, uploaded to the gallery, and then place an order through the store for over $25 and leave a comment asking for your FREE MINI KIT*

See you tonight!

December 15th Stuck Sketch

My layout for the latest Stuck Sketch was revealed on the blog yesterday.  Here's the sketch...

In the christmas spirit again, my latest layout for Stuck Sketches is a festive one using the SOLD OUT November Christmas Sampler Kit which I am just LOVING!

This is my wonderful hubby with our baby girl on Christmas Day last year, most years it seems that we go through the xmas season with a million photos of the kids and none of I made a point of getting some of us with the kids last year :)

And a closeup of their gorgeous faces *love love love* together with my paint dauber background and my title using the bright & happy gold Thickers, which are still in stock at Savvy.

Make sure you upload your take to the Stuck blog before the end of December for your chance to win!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

1st December Stuck Sketch

Its nearly time for my second layout for December to be released over at Stuck Sketches so I thought I better blog the first! 

The 1st December sketch looks like this...

And being December, I thought I'd scrap a Christmas layout.  This is using last years's bright xmas kit we released at Savvy and photos of my kids spreading 'Reindeer Food' over the front lawn.
The 'Magic Reindeer Food' was given to us by a neighbour on Xmas Eve, the label on the packaging said -
'Sprinkle on your lawn at night,
the moon will make it sparkle bright,
when Santa's Reindeer fly and roam,
this will guide them to your home'
The kids just loved it!
Here's a closeup of my journalling and my title, along with a couple of handmade spiral flowers...

Another spiral flower with a pin through it, and some pleated fabric tape...

Make sure you upload your take over on the Stuck blog before the end of December for your chance to win!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Who wants $40 to spend with FREE POST at Savvy?

All you need to do is enter our BIG Savvy Sketch Challenge and you have a chance to win!  $40 on ANYTHING in the store, with free post as well...why wouldn't you enter?!

This month Kerryn chose this layout from the Scrapbook Savvy Gallery by Monique...
And she turned it into this sketch... 
Here's my take using the SOLD OUT Savvy Xmas Sampler Kit which was released in November.  My layout is called Smurf Style Dance-Off featuring Cooper & Georgia on Christmas Day last year rocking out to their Smurf Dance Party game on the Wii.  This was so much fun and we had all the family taking turns!
A closeup of my title and journalling.  You can still get these gorgeous sparkly Thickers in the store and they are 30% off along with the rest of the store until midnight THIS THURSDAY!  
And the gorgeous Studio Calico wood veneer trees from the kit, these are just so tiny and cute, love them! 
Make sure you upload your take to the Scrapbook Savvy gallery before midnight on 31st December 2012 for your chance to win!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Last few days to get UN-STUCK?!

Its nearly the end of the month, and that means your deadline is nearly up for your Stuck Sketches submissions.  Make sure you upload to the blog before midnight Friday night for your chance to win!

In case you haven't seen them, here are the November sketches and my take on still have time!

November 1st Sketch...

Party Girls using leftovers from the She's Savvy Retreat Kit 2012, a layout of my Georgia in her VLDA 6/U Performers Troupe earlier this year.

And a closeup of my little cluster include some washi tape flowers.

November 15th Sketch...

Girl Cousins, again using leftovers from the She's Savvy Retreat Kit 2012, a photo of my girls with my beautiful nieces Chloe & Molly on Christmas Day 2011.

I would take any excuse to scrap right now if I why don't you go and get a layout done for me?! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

BIG Savvy Sketch Challenge for November

As you know, we are only having ONE monthly challenge from now on, it is the BIG Savvy sketch with a Twist. This fabulous challenge has a MASSIVE $40 Scrapbook Savvy store voucher with free post!

You would be seriously crazy not to give it a go!
This month Tara picked a layout of Malinda's from the gallery to base this sketch on:

 And my take, using some leftovers from our Retreat He's Savvy Kit:
A closeup of my paintwork background and title which is sitting over a mixture of washi tape strips.
And the other side of the photo, which has some circle embellies and some more paintwork.

Make sure you upload your take by the end of November to the relevant gallery folder here for your chance to win this super awesome prize!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

October She's Savvy Kit - NOW SOLD OUT!

I was lucky enough to secure myself one of these gorgeous kits before they went on sale tonight and subsequently SOLD OUT.  This has to be one of my fave Savvy kits ever!

The October She's Savvy Kit looked like this...

So far I have managed four layouts and still have enough left for a fifth, not bad for $30 right?  There is nearly $35 worth of product in the kit, so great value.

My first layout is called 'Sweet Little Pussycat' and is a photo of Georgia in her 'Josie & The Pussycats' costume for last years VLDA concert.

A closeup of some of my circles, part of my title and a scatter of sequins & buttons...

And one of the Prima flowers with the ZVA flourish from the kit...

My next layout is called 'Today We Celebrate Her' and features me & my baby girl after her 3rd birthday party.  This layout is also my example for my Recipe Challenge for the October Cybercrop happening right now in the Scrapbook Savvy Forum.

A closeup of my cluster including a gorgeous Prima flower, a sequin & button scatter, part of my title and my strip journalling.

Another closeup, this time of the awesome Pink Paislee Artisan heart embellishment and Zva flourish from the kit.

My third layout is my favourite so far with this kit.  It is called 'The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes' and is a photo of my Georgia girl taken by my friend Lauren at Red Door Photography.  I absolutely loved using this awesome Crafters Workshop Template to create my background with texture paste, a technique I'm just using over and over at the moment.
And my final layout so far, 'All Kids Love Presents' of Little Miss Bronte just before xmas 2010.  She was so little here!

This kit is now SOLD OUT on the first night of release!  Stay tuned for the next Savvy Kit coming in November.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Charlee Turns 6 :)

I had the bestest fun at the Scrapbooking Delight's long weekend crop on Saturday!  Love the company of the girls, the chats, the laughs and the just relaxed feeling I get there....different to scrapping at home where there is always something else I should be doing!

I managed two pages for a 'secret squirrel' projects before doing this layout 'just because' of Georgia's little dancing friend Charlee at her birthday party last year.

I just loved this Cakewalk range from October Afternoon, it is all sold out in the Savvy store now except for one lonely paper that is in the clearance section.

Spending time at the crop watching Sue experiment with mists & sprays got me all inspired!  I had so much fun creating this background using three different mists (Hueys, Glimmer Mist & Dylusionals) over the top of a Crafters Workshop template.

I can't wait to experiment again soon...I think I need MORE templates in my personal stash, they are just too fun!

Hope you've had a chance to scrap over the long weekend, I'm planning on doing a bit more now!  Don't forget to head over to the Savvy forum for some awesome cybercrop challenges, you have until midnight Thursday to get your layouts done!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Savvy CC & Kit Release for September!

This weekend sees Scrapbook Savvy's very first Cybercrop & Kit Release Event on Facebook!  Check the event out here, we've had lots of people playing along and its great to see some new faces joining in our challeges.  Feel free to join in, the fun lasts for another five days yet!

Friday night saw the release of our only September Kit other than the Retreat Kits (the only one left being our She's Savvy Retreat Kit).

The He's Savvy Kit looks like this and includes lots of new products including papers from the Studio Calico Yearbook and Jillibean Soup Country Pumpkin Chowder ranges, and extras including brand new Thickers, mistable stars and washi tape.

We have FOUR awesome challenges happening in the forum now - check them out here!

My challenge this month is a Recipe Challenge. This month I want you to include the following 'ingredients' on your layout....

- Masked background (paint, ink, mist, your choice!)
- Ribbon
- Tickets

Easy peasy challenge for y'all tonight BUT if it gets you scrapping, then my deed is done!

Here's my take...

Please upload to the relevant gallery folder by midnight Thursday 4 October for your chance to win some super Savvy spending money - so much new product in the store at the moment so WHO wouldn't want that?!  

Please create a layout specifically for this Savvy Challenge.

Have fun & happy scrapping!!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Scrappy Happiness Galore!

WOW what an awesome couple of scrappy weeks I've had!

Last weekend I went to the most awesome retreat of the year....the Savvy Delights Retreat for 2012!  Always a great time with my Savvy girls at the best organised retreat ever by San, the time put in to challenges and prizes and just fun for all is outstanding. 

Not to mention the shop...the shop was pretty good this year...  ;)

Needless to say, I stocked up to provide the girls with lots of scrappy goodies and the Scrapbook Savvy online store is now overflowing with new releases.  Be sure to check out the New Products section.  And while I've been loading new stock I've been moving lots into clearance, so plenty of bargains now to be had in the Steals @ Savvy Sections.

Here's a few pics with the awesome girls that spent the weekend with San & I at our retreat.

I was so excited when my best friend Alicia arrived on the Friday night, I didn't think she was coming but she had secretly arranged it with San, cheeky bugger!  Linda knew but didn't tell me either!  Was great to have both my besties with me for the weekend x

The group photo (well taken just before the official group photo by Lisa), the best group of scrapping chicks around!
Me with my Savvy DT girls, it was so awesome to have us altogether for the first time! L-R Sara, Kerryn, Sar (aka ME!) and Tara.

This was the helpers left right at the end, when we'd just about finished packing cars and trailers, thanks lovelies, San & I really appreciate all of your help.

And just cause she is missing from the group photo up there ^^^ and she took all these photos that I have subsequently pinched off her Facebook, here is me with the wonderful Lisa aka Scrapwitch, was a hoot having you join us again and I loved listening to your cackle from the other end of the scrap table!

I can't actually share any of my layouts from retreat as yet, they were all either class, DT or commission commitments...but because I can't do a blog post without sharing a layout, here is the latest 15th September Stuck sketch for you...

And my take using some of the Bella Blvd Too Cute To Spook range, a layout of Georgia with San at her halloween party. 

Love the effect of the mist sprayed onto the background using the ghosts as a mask as taught to me by Kerryn...then using said ghosts elsewhere on the page! You can get all these items in the 2011 Retreat Class Kit by Kerryn which has now been reduced in the Savvy Store to only $20...thats nearly half price for all class projects and step by step instructions!  This whole range is now reduced so grab a bargain before its all gone and get your halloween pics scrapped.

Be sure to upload your take on the Stuck sketch to the blog by the end of September, only a few days left!

Thanks for visiting, see ya soon!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sept 1st Stuck Sketch

Another sketch to get you scrapping this month, and this one was just what I needed as I prepared for my Class at Savvy tonight!  I sometimes find it hard scrapping under pressure, scrapping for others, scrapping to try and show people different to get me moving, I decided to do a sketch class for the girls.  I have scrapped four layouts for them using a variety of sketches, adding step by step instructions and a few different techniques.

This is the only one I can show so far, this is the BONUS fourth layout from tonight's class, one the girls can take home and do at their own leasure with my instructions.

Here's the 1st Sepember sketch from Stuck...

And my take (which I did totally at the last minute, accidentally scrapping the October sketches and sending them to Sara instead!!).  Princess For A Day is a layout of Georgia at one of Bronte's little friends birthday parties a couple of months ago, Cinderella came to the party and the girls just adored her! 

A close up of the gorgeous peacock we are fussy cutting in the class, from the new October Afternoon Woodland Park range.  I will also show the girls how to create their own banner from scrap paper and string.

And a closeup of my tearing, this was seriously a couple of tiny scraps that have just added a little extra colour to my layout, along with a butterfly cut from a Hambly Transparency.

Upload your take on the Stuck blog by the end of the month for your chance to win!