Monday, March 30, 2009

#3 China

Andrea: "The race is on to China ... Many of the world's leading Scrapbook Manufacturers design their own embellishments however they are then made in China so tonight we want to see you using embellishments in your layout BUT it must be a home made embellishment. Blog hopping lately I've seen some awesome home made embellishments out there so can't wait to see what you come up with."

Hopefully I'll have something up over the next few days. I don't want to get behind. #2 Papau New Guinea is right in front of me just waiting for the journaling.

I need a clock for New Mexico - Regina!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Day #2 at Scrapbook Outlet

We are at Papau New Guinea today and our mission is to create a layout using a colour from the Flag. Still working on it......:) Dd has a friend here this weekend and keeping me on my toes. But don't forget to pop on over to SBO's gallery if you're wanting a visual feast. I love Chooky's layout and talk abt simple being more. It's perfect.

Scrapbooking By Design

Pucker Up

A sketch challenge I completed into the wee hours early this morning. Love the sketch and I'll be sure to use it again. Head on over to the Art Room and check out the SBS Bonanza Sketch entries. Gorgeous.

Scrapbooking By Design

Raining Moos

Scrapbook Studio was the first scrapbooking store I'd ever been in some years back, but I was calling it Scrapbook Heaven :) I remember I spent over $90 on one of those early visits and boy oh boy I cringe to think abt it now. $90 on paper and cardstock and that was it!!!

My sis lived less then 5mins by car down the road so whenever I was visiting from Te Puke I made sure there was time for the store. Lol, yup left Ngahere my little niece and Dd Ema fighting in the car once and my sis said I had to cut the 'just popping in' really short. Another time Ngahere's older teen sister and I walked from their home - and it sure wasn't 5mins by wai wai express.

Anywho this is a layout I completed in answer to a Challenge from Scrapbook By Design: Use purple and teal on your layout, bling, flowers, handstitching and stamping. I think I got a bit carried away with the doodling! Too much white up the side. But I do like it and the expression on Ema's face.......Hey sweetie I'm sorry but as long as I can hold a camera it's not going to end.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

2nd Challenge but the first Layout.....

Uh huh...dang, I could've swapped the L's around - it looks like bail instead of ball. Tough love. Lol.

Cosmo Cricket background paper, green paper (woodgrain paper is the reverse), Cosmo blackboard alpha's and numbers, Scenic Route arrows, Queen and Co brads, Pink Paislee press on owl, Jenni Bowlin 'Home' card cut from the packaging, Heidi Swapp Moss paint and Hero Arts ink.


Howdee Do Dee

#2 Challenge is just that. If you know your papers maybe it's not so much of a challenge after all but the only one I know for sure is Basic Grey. If the brand name's not on the back - (bit hard if you're going thru scraps) or the strip across the bottom's been removed. Ahh, but that's the fun of it! Eeek. Lol.

Hey Ingeborg on Heaven Sent has a crop going this weekend. I'd like to get over there and check out the challenges and maybe complete a few. That would be cool, can I say busy?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Australia Fair

Details as posted by Andrea on SBO.
I didn't complete the first challenge - Mega Congrats Jenny.E

First stop is Canberra Australia to say hello to the girls at Aussie Scrap Source. First challenge is to find and list at least 30 of the brands that these guys distribute. Second challenge is to scrap a layout incorporating only products/ lines sold by these guys (there is a huge variety here)

Raffle Ticket awarded to the first person to list 30 correct lines.
Raffle Ticket awarded to the first person to load their layout
Raffle Ticket awarded to each person who completes and loads a layout into the gallery


Ready, Set.....

8mins count down to go until Andrea at Scrapbook Outlet NZ pulls the trigger on the starter gun to The Amazing Race..have you joined SBO yet? Better get going.....

I know I haven't been here in forever but I'm going to make it up to you over the next week. I'm such a dill brain or this dang blog just doesn't like me - I've tried to publish a post already here today and it didn't stick so here we again....wish me luck! Oh and I'll get rid of that Christmas thingy - I never knew it had even stuck last Christmas.

To my awesome Internet buddies from the States and over the ditch, I hope you'll visit me from to time over the next 10 days. I'm going to need all the cheering I can get. Lol. If this was the real deal it'd be over for me at the start line.