Monday, November 24, 2008

catch up

I've been trying to catch up on my Christmas craft projects over the last week before my box of goodies arrived for the next scrapbook apprentice challenge.  I got two calendars done using the new BG calendar kits, which I'm going to give as prezzies. They are absolutely gorgeous ... though I can't take any of the credit for the lovliness ... the very talented Kelly Goree designed them! I picked up my kits while I was on holidays but I think CardznScrapz also have them. I also started making my Christmas cards and planned to get a few done today but my SA box has just arrived (YAY!) ... so I know there's not going to be much Christmas card making done today!! 
I'll leave you with a few pages from the calendars and then I'm off to check out my new box of goodies :) 

Saturday, November 15, 2008

sneaks ands snaps

I can hardly believe that we are home more than a week. This week has flown by, but mostly because I have been busy working on the first scrapbook apprentice challenge. The theme for the first challenge was chocolate (as in colours) and layers and we were asked to complete 2 LOs and 2 cards. The box of goodies we were sent to use was very generous ... lots of cardstock, papers, rub-ons, letter stickers, stamps and more although I was a bit apprehensive about scrapping with so much brown! But as always, it's surprising what you can come up with when you try something new :) As promised I have a few sneaky peeks... 

The holiday was great. Plenty of sun, but not too hot. No queues. Lots to see and do. Scrapbook shops!!!! We had lots of fun in the theme parks: Oisin got to meet Spiderman, Wolverine, Cyclops and a few other superheroes. I was very proud of myself for finally getting up the nerve to go on the Hulk rollercoaster in Islands of Adventure (I had wussed out every other time I was there:)

And then of course there were the scrapbook shops. Let's just say it took about three minutes for my receipt to print out in the very gorgeous Scrappy Boutique! What a treasure trove of scrappy goodness. There were heart palpitations, let me tell you, being surrounded by endless shelves of Basic Grey, Thickers, Making Memories and more:)  And then of course I picked up a few bits in Michaels. Anyway, better go for now, but hope you're having a great weekend. 

And by the way, hi to Julie who I met in Inspiring Ideas today:)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Scrapbook Apprentice

Well it's cold, it's windy and it's wet... but I am happy. We arrived back this morning from a wonderful holiday in Florida. I didn't manage to get any sleep on the flight back so my brain is a bit fuzzy but I thought I'd just do a quick post. I can finally spill the beans... I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the 12 Creativity Life Scrapbook Apprentice candidates!!! Yay! You can see all 12 on the CL blog. I am so excited about this competition I think I'm going to combust! I've been dreaming  in LO's since we got the details of the first challenge. All the other girls look fab so it's going to be a great competition. Voting will take place after every challenge (which I think will be monthly) and will be by the public  (on the CL blog) as well as by a judging panel. Voting starts on the 30th of November. I'll try to put up a few sneaky peaks when I get started (though I'm still waiting on my supplies to arrive... but hopefully they'll get here soon). 
I'll try to post tomorrow about the many scrappy temptations (and my lack of resistance) in Florida when my brain de-fuzzes, but for now I'll leave you with one of the LO's I submitted for SA.  Have a great day :)