Well this was one of the blogs on my favourites list. They have been on a break for a while and are now back. Have a look at this for an awesome Creative Team.
Louise Nelson Kim Arnold Wendy Smith Ebony van der Starre Anne-Marie Cox Nicole Pomeroy Georgia Keays Kellie Lusted Kerryn Fry Susan Longman Anthea Peterson
AND ME!!!!!!!! (she squeals with absolute delight)
I really can't believe Susan asked me, thanks to Kellie for giving her the heads up. I have the list of challenges for the next six months in my hot little hands and I just have to say you are going to be awfully inspired. My first challenge is all done, will be back later with a sneaky peak.
Well I talked, laughed, shopped, cried, did a few classes, laughed some more. They say laughter is good for the soul, well mine is all rejuvenated and happy now. I spent the weekend at the Scrapbook Expo at the Brisbane Convention Centre and stayed with the most awesome three girls, Bridge, Tatum and Lauren at the Mantra. We met up with a heap of girls that I have met previously or know from online. It's amazing how a bunch of girls that have never actually met in real life can get along so well. This is the crew I went out to dinner with on Saturday night - Kathleen Glossop, Bridgette Hatton, Lauren Boase, Peg Hewitt, Georgia Keays, Lou Nelson, Sonia Thomason, Me and Tatum Woodroffe.
What a scream, I think I only got about 3 hours sleep Sat night, then backed up with another talk fest on Sunday night again. Only five hours sleep over two nights just about killed me, I swear I am getting too old - LOL.
I did two great classes on Sunday - with Sarah Gladman and Angela Peardon. They were heaps of fun and we got a pile of stuff in our class kits. Aaaaahhhhh after Ash being away so much it was just the break I needed. I'll definately be going back again next year, we are so lucky to have such a great event in Brissie.
and so is my mojo. I was sort of stuck for some inspiration so I headed over to Scrapability Sketches and took part in some challenges. This LO was for Lisa's sketch challenge, awesome sketch Lis, I really enjoyed doing this one. and some close ups -
I used the background from the new Jillibean soup corrugated alphas and backed it with some yummy Jillibean soup paper. Then I just outlined them with pen, came up a treat. The apple is from an old set when I first started scrapbooking about 6 years ago. I had it chucked in my huge stash and thought it would work perfect on this page. What a great feeling of satisfaction to use up some old bits and pieces.
And this layout was for Bossy Bek's challenge. The brief was to make your own printed paper. This was an old technique I learnt years ago from Rachelle Minett. I used walnut ink and salt to achieve this effect. A perfect heritage or beachy look.
Those chippie seashells are available from Scrapping Outback as well as most of these gorgeous Prima flowers. The bottle top and tag is from Lil Red Rocket How cute are these???? I'm gonna go and buy me some more of them soon.
I'm glad I have my mojo back, was missing it dearly. I think it may have something to do with having far too much stuff and not knowing where to start. I find if I can give myself a starting point like a sketch or some sort of brief it gives me some focus.
I'm counting down the days now until the Scrapbooking Expo. I'm picking Bridge up from the airport Friday night then we are heading in to town on Saturday morning and staying at the Mantra for 2 nights. Aaaaahhhhhh bliss, no kids, no husband and some great girls with a shared passion. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!