That layout I promised.....



Well I thought I would post those layout I was talking about from Mandy and I's week away.....
This is one of my faves I have done of Clint using the
Stuff2Scrap chip words I wrote about in my previous post....


The other layouts that I completed on the trip away I found I wanted to sew, either by hand or machine. On most pages!! I have always been a fan of machine stitching but hand sewing!!! My pages will take me a lot longer now if that is going to be my 'new thing'.


I have been contemplating applying for the Little Scrapbook Shop DT.....not quite sure yet but I only have two days to decide as the position entries close Sun night.....think I might send a couple from when I was away. They are asking for 3 layouts and one OTP.....hmmm will need to have a think about it.

Well I posted yesterday that I wanted to get some things ready for school....and GUESS WHAT!?!? I actually did!! I did half of my analysis for VIT, got some timetables for parent helpers, computers, etc up and running and finished, and..did my work program for first week back so I know what I am doing.....so wrapped!! Now today I need to finish my VIT and then I have the weekend to relax and scrap!!! Yeah!!!! Think I might get stuck into that soonish so I can pop to the shopping centre and pick up some things....might pop into the Reject Shop too...apparently they have cheap chipboard products ATM...will have to check it out and see.

Well best be off, take care
*Raquel*

Exciting news !! & Little holiday to Mornington

Wow!! I have some pretty exciting news!! I am now the newest Scrap Patch DT member!! I am so excited!!! I really never thought I would be lucky enough to be chosen to be a part of a DT, so I am very wrapped!!! Plus the girls at Scrap Patch are just lovely, and I have a fantastic time at their Scrap Retreats!! I was really proud of my DT entry, here it is....

Well I thought I would write a little bit about my trip with Mandy and the little girls to Mornington. We stayed from Tues to Fri (which was a nice long break from everything) and scrapped our hearts out. It is fantastic at the van because it is really a family park so the two girls just went and played with the other children at the park, leaving Mandy and I to scrapbook.

On the way to Mornington, on the Tues we called into Paper2 in Mornington. Wow....is that store huge. I actually found it overwhelming as it was soo big, and began to get a headache by the end of it. It wasn't that the store had things I had never seen before, because it didnt really. But it did have everything in the one store, which is very rare, unless it is a net based shop. I didnt really buy anything exciting, I got a few more papers (like I need anymore!) and lots of lettering (stickers, rub ons, etc). One thing I was soo excited about was they had lovely chipboard words there for $2.50, words like love, adore, soulmate, baby, etc. The words are made by an aussie company Stuff2Scrap, and I am hoping I can get my LSS in Geelong to stock up on them. I find I will only buy the scrap FX words if I really really love them as they are a lot more pricey.
When we got to Mandy's van we basically started scrapping right away!! Was just fantastic and for some reason I was more inspired than usual. And surprisingly enough, so was Mandy!! From the Tues to the Thur we hardly ever left the van, only to go grocery or scrap shopping...it was so nice to relax and not think about school and work I need to do for next term.

Not sure of plans for the weekend with the footy final and all that. Have to really get stuck into my VIT Registration real soon!! :( Hopefully I get that out the way so I can spend Sunday scrapping.

Will post again soon.....*Raquel*



Some layouts from the last two weeks....


More layouts from the last two weeks.
I'm really proud of my scrapping lately and have not been stressing as much when I am scrapping (which used to result in pages taking me hours and hours). Now I am doing things quicker and have been happier with the results. For example, my 'you and me' layout was one that I actually painted the blackground cs, both the edges and around the striped pp. This is not something I would have done before.






* I really had fun with this layout and was thinking I might sub it to one of the mags, I think I read a recent "Geometric Shapes" call in one of the mags. Not sure, will have to do a search.
I still want to post my layouts from Mandy and I's scrapping frenzy....will do that tomorrow most likely. Mandy is so inspired lately to the point where she messaged me this morning and was scrapping at 9.30!! Thats definately new for her.
Well I will post again tomorrow with my newest layouts
*Raquel*

My Scrapping pressies for people...

Thought I would post some piccies of a canvas I recently made for a friends 2 yr olds birthday. Also on a retreat I went to with my aunty and The Scrap Patch my aunty was saying how she wanted me to make her something special. The girls from their gave me some mini album covers so I finally made my aunty a special book for her birthday There were more pages to it but I only put a few pics here. So here are my scrapping goodies..... these are from last weeks efforts.

I went on a scrapping spree with my aunty and will post those creations later....with some added thoughts regarding how much fun we had. The shop Paper2 in mornington .... WOW is all I can say!!!






The School Holidays!! Bring on some scrapping!

Yeah!!
School Holiday Time = More scrapping!! AND Shopping!! & TIME!!

Spent yesterday making a mini album for my darling aunty (will post pics after I give it to her) and finished off my DT layout entry for
The Scrap Patch. Don't ask me why I am bothering applying for DT's when I have never even subbed to mags before....not even sure I stand a chance if that is the case.

I have vowed to sub some of my recent layouts over the holidays, hopefully I keep that promise.

Been on net heaps looking at blogs, I'm ADDICTED!! Its amazing how much you can learn about someone, its like you really know them! haha.

The layouts below are from a recent DT position I tried for and was shortlisted but not successful :( I think I might try including these in my subbing spree over the holidays! haha


I'll try to take some photos of my recent creations soon.....off to have a cofee with Carmen, and go shopping.

Take Care * Raquel*

My first post!!



Wow! How exciting! I thought I might join everyone else in the scrapping world by creating my own blog.
I am lost at the moment and not even sure how to do any of this but I will slowly work through this program and find my way around.
Probably wont post again for a while, but want to find out how to add links and things.....haha hopefully I wont be here all day!
I'll leave you with a piccie of me to let you all know what I look like....will try to add a new post with my latest layouts sometime today!