Saturday, January 16, 2010

Crop Nights

Last night I went to the first Crop night for the year at Discover Scrapbooking. Laura wasn't able to come (I think I would take the offer of home made Gnocchi too...), but Mum came with me.

I am working on my sketch challenge entry. I dont think I got much done! I stuck my pictures on the page and that was about it! I had a good time catching up with everyone tho. It was good.

I'm still trying to figure out how to add pictures from my computer, but when I figure it all out, I will post aome pics of my creations.

Until then, Happy crafting...


Friday, January 15, 2010

The story thus far

I have been a "part time" craft for quite some time. I have experimented with beads, tried my hand at quilting (with many a disaster I can assure you!), and I sew quite well, but have always been interested by papercraft.
I started out making cards for Birthdays and Christmas. Using what ever materials I could get my hands on, I would make little tags for gifts, etc. It wasnt until I went to the Brisbane Papercraft Expo in 2009 that I got seriously into Papercraft.
My mum and I took my heavily pregnant sister, Kathy, to the Expo, mostly to try to get that baby moving! Kathy had been scrapbooking for a little while, baby pictures of her first little one, Emilia, and the like. She convinced me to give it a try and while at the expo, got my first taste of all the beautiful papers and embelishments and ribbons and rub ons that one can buy. I was HOOKED!
It wasnt long before I started going to crop nights at Discover Scrapbooking in Rothwell. I have called upon Robyn's knowledge and expertise MANY times now! I eventually dragged my sister, Laura, along to the crops as well. I dont know if we get much scrapbooking done, but we certainly have an enjoyable evening!

One of my first scrapbook pages, "camp out". My own template. I've used Midnight blue cardstick, Yellow fibre paper, and camping emblishments from creative imagination (i think!).

I eventually went to classes and I went to a whole day workshop. I'll post pics from those a little later. I'm sure my darling husband, Tim, gets very tired of me waffling on about all the latest and greatest things I have discovered in my "papercraft journey", but he always says, "gees, that looks great!', or "you're very clever darling". And I am almost certain he gets tired of me spending money down at the craft shop! HA HA! I keep reminding him, "We want to remember these things when we are older!" or "We have something to show our children and our grandchildren". Works every time... Love you Tim!

It was after a few months that I started to hear about this thing called a Cricut. I did some investigating online and spoke to a few people about it and I just HAD to have one. I now have a Cricut Create AND a Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft -, but more on how AWESOME that is later.

I have done alot of scrapbooking last year, and this year I intend on doing alot more! I have set myself a goal to finish the wedding album this year (only a couple of years behind...) and I am also taking part in the "Circle of Friends" album at Discover Scrapbooking.

Heres to a successful 2010!

Happy crafting,


Wading into waters unknown

So here it is, my first BLOG. I must admit I am quite nervous about starting a blog. I not so savvy on doing these sort of things, but, with Amy holding my virtual hand (he he), I have bitten the bullet and started. I recon it has taken me 10 mins to figure out how to put a post on!! HAHA!! Hurdle 1 scaled….

I guess I didn’t think that people would be all that interested in my creations and had never thought of putting them “out there” for the world to see, but here goes…