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!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

August Savvy CC Challenge by Sar

With recently losing a DT member in Jen with her six month term ending, I have had to step it up and create a challenge for this month's Cybercrop at Scrapbook Savvy!

My challenge is a 54321 Challenge, in which you have to create a layout using this list of whatever else you want to add in.

5 splashes of black paint
4 letter title (i've got 2 words with 4 letters ;) )
3 papers
2 splotches of Mist
1 photo

Here's mine...

And a couple of close ups...

My title, tag, butterfly and paint work...

And my journalling together with my 'washi banner' on string, a technique I only tried here for the first time and just LOVE!


To be in the running for some Savvy spending money, upload your take to the gallery by midnight tomorrow Thursday 6 September.

What are you waiting for, get scrappin!   Not much time left!!!