Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A Bit Over It....

I've decided that I'm going to pull back from blogging for a week or so. I'm finding that I'm not enjoying it at the moment....I get way too obsessed with it and, who cares anyway?!?!? I'm going to concentrate more on my family, getting kids back to school, domestic chores and I might even try to start doing some scrapping for me just because I can!

Catch up later!


I found this wonderful kit today whilst having a "surf" around the net. Its put together by the extremely talented Katja Schneider and its called "Designing Memories". Here's the link. Its really worthwhile having a look - I've already ordered the February one!

Monday, January 22, 2007

CHA Sneaky Peaks

Have at look at these AMAZING new products coming in from Magistical Memories for CHA later this week. Aren't they superb and sooooo much fun?

If you're interested, one of the designers, Susan Rodriguez is giving away a full set for a RAK. Believe me, its really worth having!

I've had a little play and have come up with this altered mannequin!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Dream Street Papers

Have you seen these fabulous papers?????

They are only available in Australia from Scrapapple.com.au - absolutely beautiful to work with - I couldn't get enough of them!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Look at these gorgeous faces!

Some days you just really KNOW you are completely blessed! This morning was one of those days - the little boys were out on their trampoline and I was lucky enough to have perfect lighting, etc., etc.

I'm not too flash at Photoshop so excuse the "dodgy" montage - but gosh - aren't those little guys gorgeous!

Oh well, off to do some scrapping now!

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Scrapbook Creations Issue 38

Wow! I picked up a copy of SC 38 and I am so lucky to have been chosen for this issue's Artist in the Spotlight feature.

Actually, at times I find this scrapbooking adventure quite unbelievable. I have only been scrapping for a little over a year and have already had so many exciting things happen to me. I have been published several times, I have been lucky enough to be on some Design Teams and, most importantly, I have formed some incredible friendships through this amazing art.

These are people who I simply could not imagine life without now. Even though I have not even met some of them, they have helped make my life fuller. A special "thankyou" for your friendships to Marni, Sarah, Susan, Dawn and Kelly. I consider myself so lucky to have you in my life.

Anyway, here's the layouts featured in Scrapbook Creations Issue 38!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Lucky Me!

I am sooooo happy to announce to my blogging friends that I am lucky enough to have been selected for a position on the DT of the incredible Buzz and Bloom!

I was absolutely speechless as their team is AMAZING!!! The divine (and wicked) Susan Johannes (**waving**) is joining me on the team so, yet again, we are partners in crime lol!

They have to most stunning stamps, acrylics, chipboard and collage papers. I really can't wait to get my hands on them! I know working with Helene and Devorah will be just incredible and I am so looking forward to learning more of my craft through their Team. Wow. Wow. Wow.!

In other news, I actually scrapped today which was fun.

Lately, I have become a bit obsessed with PhotoShop - this really is becoming all consuming and unfortunately, due to my addictive personality (did I say that?!?!?), I have been either glued to the 'puter, scrapping, reading about scrapping and, to be honest, not done alot around the house!
Oh well, as long as we're fed, I'm sure I'll find the children under the piles of folding!!!

Till next time XXXXJill

Monday, January 08, 2007

A New Week

Well January is certainly power through - can't believe its the 8th already!

A few very exciting things happening at Scrapapple this week. Its really worthwhile having a peek when you get a moment. If you register on the forum and pop into the Question of the Day, you will get an entry into a terrific prize! (A Valentine's Day Pamper Hamper - and believe me, its AMAZING). Also a great opportunity to meet everyone on the forum - what a fabulous lot of girls we're getting there now!

Scrapapple have also got these fabulous new giant block - here's one I decorated. They are 130mm x 130mm and weigh about 2kg because they are solid timber. I have had a huge love affair with timber for years so this was right up my alley - so beautiful and so much fun!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Happy New Year!!!!

Well, I'm back in the land of the living.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are now settling back to reality - lets all do our best to make 2007 the best yet!

I was lucky enough to get a new lens from Santa - he got me a Canon 85mm f/1.8 which I am truly just in love with! Needless to say, I've been snapping to my heart's content!

Can't tell you how much I've missed everyone over the Silly Season - I'm really looking foward to keeping in touch with you all - I do enjoy seeing everyone grow and develop in their passion - love it!

Anyway, I'll leave you with a few photos! Be in touch soon!