an afternoon by the sea...

I've had fun with some MME 'follow your heart & lime twist' papers and Crate Paper 'story teller', a few splashes of OA sprinklers, alphas by Jillibean soup and Studio Calico....and a very cute badge  by studio 5.

Hope to see you here again soon,

Sue xx

UFO- 2009 Journal

I started this 2009 Journal at the 3rd Escape2Create retreat, but life got hectic, crazy, stressy and i didn't get around to completing it.....and it has been sitting in my pile of "stuff" on my scrap desk ever since. Thankfully i had popped hand-written notes in each month as a reminder to what happened each month...

This week after my nights i got tidying up my desk and decided to get to this un -finished- object!!! And here is a few pages of it to share:


After much mucking around with this blogger, hopefully when i press publish....all will come out well!! It gives me total brain stress sometimes!!! gggrrrr!!!

But there it is, and UFO complete!! Do you have any scrap UFO's sitting on your desk??

Hope you are having a nice week, finding a nice warm place to be, maybe indoors by a fire??!!


Be You

Loving this photo, loving this boy!! and this page came together with inspiration from Studio Polka. I like this girls idea of punched out shapes and joining them together with stitching...similar to the paper garlands that i have also seen about....oooh i love them too.

Supplies used here are: Papers - MME and American Crafts (Chap), Smash tapes & clip, Thickers- alphas, Stamp -Heidi Swapp, Chic tags- button, Studio Calico-veneer shapes.

Hope you having a great week,

Sue xx

Mace turns three

I scrapped those photos from this little guys birthday at Easter this week....and it is good to be out scrapping with some of those new supplies!! I have been seeing lots of triangles of late, and this one i have done a row of them stitched down.

Products used here: Patterned papers - MME 'On the bright side' range, American crafts and Echo Park. Stamped stars- Heidi Swapp, Alphas - Thickers, October afternoon and Lily Bee. Chipboard Element - MME, button - g.g & loui and washi tape.

Hope you all having a good Saturday,


Retreat layouts cont...

Finally i have got around to posting my last two layouts from our retreat to share with you.

Show Art: this one was inspired by Kim Jeffress with the glassine bag with pp sprinkles enclosed in it. I love this piece of artwork that Jacob gave me.

Little Happy Chap: grandson no.6 is such a dear little fella and so happy.

Canvas from Kate Mason's class:  i loved doing this class, reminded me of the decoupage days, and paper mache stuck on balloons etc... this was so much fun!! And a beautiful teacher she was, so clever!! Love her work!

Layouts from E2C

Here's a couple layouts from the Escape2Create weekend:

I have been inspired by Lisa Truesdell's work alot lately, usage of inks, punches, washi tape, stamping and layers.
Our Cheeky Boys: 
And also a little bit of AllisonWaken with layers, stitching, bits n bobs and some flags.
These two layouts are from the Mardi Winen class that was held on Saturday. I have loved this girls style for some time and it was great to do one of her classes!
Celebrate the Moments:
Blowing bubbles and Kick:
I omitted some of the flowery papers to keep with the boyish theme of the photo.
I am loving reflecting back over the weekend and the pages that i have done....wish to have some spare moments to scrap again soon!!


Escape2create weekend

This year was No.5 for the E2C retreat that i help out with, alongside Amanda Hall & Meredith Treloar, and this year was another FANTABULOUS weekend. It is so exciting, thrilling, amazing (and exhausting) all put in together to see so many scrappers from across Eyre Penninsula and further across SA, and even some visitors from WA and Sydney to come and enjoy our little retreat.

We had 3 SA teachers come this year, to go along with the 'Homegrown Mojo' theme. We had Kate Mason, Mardi Winen and Nat May who were all very inspiring with their projects that they taught....just amazing!!and it was sooo good to finally meet these girls who i have admired their work for awhile....they are so lovely!
Here's a few pics of the shed prior to the weekend commencing.

The hanging pompoms and baskets full of apples - as table decorations:

I just had to add this next picture.....can you see the map of SA in the background?? or is it my imagination?? The light coming in the rear door sort of looks like SA to me. Some tricky photography (flukey!!) to say the least, but quite apt for our weekend theme!

And our customary glass of Moet just before the guests all start coming thru the door:

I managed to get a few layouts completed over the weekend, and i will share them here over the next week. All in all it was a very successful weekend, i loved every moment of it and was quite sad when it all came to an end on Sunday, and we had to say our good-byes to everyone.

It was a great weekend!!