I'm in Love!!! AND soooo need these!!!

Quick little post to say WOW.....


Wow!!


Thats all I will say....I have just been over to Elsie's blog, and look at her new KI Memories line that is being released at CHA ......

Here are some piccies of one of her lines the 'Roxie' line (taken from her blog).....I think I like this one best .....to see more check out her blog to see her other two lines ...

I sooo cant wait for this range!!!










On the Scrapping front, I have completed another page for 'Inside Stories' to do as a class in March. I will post 'sneak peak' piccies over the next week for any 'Inside Stories' customers to see.

Back to school tomorrow!!! Cant wait to get back into a normal routine again!!

Take care, xoxo

Some more layouts!! I've been busy!!

Well this will probably be my last post before I go back to school!! (not long now, Tuesday!).

School - I am soo organised this year and have everything ready, well nearly, and when the kids come on the first day we can start right away! I have even written out their birthday certificates and coloured them in, and all of their Praise awards! I feel like a very good girl, haha. I think this year is going to be fantastic, and I feel so much more incontrol now! I suppose I had a year last year to get used to what the process is too.


Well I start back Tuesday, for two days of PD (Professional Development) and then the kiddies come Thursday!! I hope they're kind to me, it will take me a little while to get back into the swing of things :o)


Home - Well as I mentioned the holidays are nearly over. And one of my goals this year is to budget and stick to it! And I must say I am doing so well!! Normally over the holidays I would go shopping and spend money on silly little things, this holidays I avoided shopping altogether and really had no desire to shop though either. The only shopping I did was buying some scrap supplies, and even then I have been good!! I did not splurge at all!

I should mention what my Goals for 2007 are:


1/ To get my fitness back and lose weight (I completely neglected my body since I started teaching, no time to exercise at all, I think its time to put it back into top priority!)
2. To make a budget - DONE :o) and stick to it!!
3. To have more 'Me' time - time to scrap and do things I like to do.
4. To get published in a scrapbooking magazine.

I dont think it is too much to aim for, maybe the first one is! But we will have to see.



Scrapping - Well I am getting more and more excited about the classes I am teaching that are coming up at 'Inside Stories'. I have two layout classes for February, (which I will teach twice a month) and one OTP item which is a Valentines 'Coupons of Love' mini album. Its pretty cute!! I will list the times and dates for my classes in my sidebar, incase any 'Inside Stories' customers visit my Blog!!

Another Scrap Patch Layout


When I first got these PP off the Scrap Patch I was not sure how to use them. Now I have I really love them!! I think I just needed the right photo.



Another layout for the 1,2,3 Challenge Blog - Charmane and Karlene are running. This layout is for the January challenge, and you had to use fabric somewhere on the layout, chipboard, and journalling had to be the focus.





I used chipboard for the title, brackets, and to make the mini album. I even designed and made my own chipboard arrow! I used fabric as a photo corner at the bottom left of the photo and to bind the mini album. And journalling was a focus as I have wrapped the title around the page, and lots of journalling in the mini album :o) The meaning for the title and reason for the page was that music by the goo goo dolls, was (esp. in my teen years) and still is - something I will listen to when I am down, or just need some me time to do some reflecting on whats happening in my life.



I also embellished myself a diary that I will use this year to keep a track of my life and where I need to be :o) Here it is....I am happy with it. When I saw the diary I knew I could scrap it right away as it has a protective covering, that way it hopefully wont get ruined.


Well thats all for me, I hope everyone had a fantastic Australia Day. We are having a bbq tonight @ our house for a few friends. We can see the K-rock star show from our house so it should be a nice night.

Take care xoxox

Some exciting news from me!!!!!

Well I have some news and I think it is very exciting!! Starting around February I will be teaching scrapbooking classes at 'Inside Stories' a Scrapbooking store in East Geelong. I am so excited and are looking forward to this experience.

At the moment I am working on two pages. One page is for 'Techniques' and will be focusing on Altering chipboard and using circles on the layout. The second one is for 'Embellishments' and will focus using ribbons and brads providing participants with another way to use them. I am very excited and hope that people taking the classes can learn some new techniques in scrapbooking. So.....thats my news....I will post more information when I have more :)


Some more things.......A new layout for the Scrap Patch. Here it is, it is a gorgeous piccie of my cousin Mickayla taken by 'Unposed Kids'. My style of scrapping is quite simple at the moment but I am loving how my pages are turning out.




I am starting to count down the days til the Scrap Patch retreat. We (Mandy and I) are going the first weekend in March, the Friday 'til the Sunday!! Yea!! It should be great fun and I can't wait to catch up with the great bunch of girls who go!!


Another layout......I thought I would finally post a layout I did at my first 'online class' taught by Karen Ridgeway. I had a ball and nearly completed the page in the duration of the class, thats a record!! It was part of her 'All about Me' series. I love doing 'Book of Me' pages so this was great. I think it is very important for us to document about our lives in this way so when our grandchildren and great grandchildren read our albums they get an idea of the type of person we are/were. I think this is special. I find when I am looking back on photos of my grandparents I never knew anything about them or their lives in the past. I want my future family to know about me.


Well so far I have not done much at all over the school holidays. I have spent too much time on the net, I know that for sure :)

On Saturday Carmen, my brother and I drove to Bendigo. Dad has a yearly holiday in Denilliquin (SP?) and I told dad to help him out that I would take Josh half way saving him time to drive all the way back to Geelong to get him . This gave Carmen and I the chance to visit the scrapbooking shops in Bendigo. Well our last shop we visited was fantastic!!! It was called Scrapbooking and Craft (I have linked it in my sidebar). And the reason it was fantastic was because it had some absolute bargains. The lady in the shop told us they order from asian suppliers overseas in bulk and had items that are similar/if not the same, of the popular Scrapbooking Brands. For example, we each brought two sets of chipboard alphas with the inside and outside templates (like MM Poolside) for $2 a pack. That was for an entire alpha set. Or rhinestone brads in multi colours, for $2.50 a pack (Compared to $8 or $9 a pack for SEI or MM ones). I also brought a ribbon pack similar to American Crafts ranges for $4.95, that works out to under 70cents per 1.2 metres. Can you tell I was excited!! So thats my bargain buys for the week!!!

Plans for this week?? I am hoping to complete my pages for the classes at 'Inside Stories' this week, do a couple of scrapbooking challenges I have come across on the web and to buy a couple of things for Wayno and Rhiannas wedding this Saturday. Clint is one of the grooms men so I can't wait to get some piccies. They are getting married on the beach and the males (not sure of bridesmaids) are wearing Havana thongs!! How priceless is that!! Cant wait!!

Well best be off, need to get organised and do some things around the house before heading to 'Inside Stories' to finish these pages!

Take care, and dont forget to leave a comment if you visit! Just so I know people are actually reading this! :)

*Raquel*