Sunday, April 28, 2013

Creating with Friends

Hello friends....

 Yesterday I spend most of the day/evening with 4 fabulous scrappy pals....Mary, Annette, Jo, and and our newest scrappy pal, Bek.
 We had lunch, scrapped, went shopping at Craft Queen, scrapped, ate pizza and then scrapped and lastly ate again.......argh! what a fabulous day.
   Jo had come over from Mudgee, which is about 2.5 hrs away from us here in Orange. It was so lovely to see Jo again and to scrap together...

I decided to do a layout based on a Scrapfriends Sketch. I will show you the sketch once i show you my layout and a couple of closies...

 {Live while we're Young}
I've used fabulous Craft Queen goodies, including Prima flowers, EK-abstract flower punch. I have also used Scrapmatts-CB1192, Scrapmatts-Alpha Flags-CB6084 and the little flourish Scrapmatts-CB4054
 {a bit closer}

Now if you happen to be going to Brisbane Scrapbooking & Papercraft Expo in June and attend one of my classes I will be sharing how I have created this background textured effect.

{Super Close!}
Now the Scrapfriends Sketch I followed looks like...........
Isn't it gorgeous!!!!
Make sure you pop over and check out the awesome sketches.....and examples by the Design team they are amazing :)
Thanks so much for stopping by
Hope your weekend was as awesome as mine
Until next time

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Awesome Time @ Joy's Papercraft & Looking forward toTeaching at Brisbane Expo 2013

Hello crafty people

Hope this post finds you all well and happy???
 A few months back I was asked by the lovely Joy at Joy's Paperworks of Young, country NSW if I would like to teach at a Day Retreat (20th April) along side some other talented teachers and of course how could I refuse.....Teaching along side talent like Rachael Funnell, Kylie Symons and Wendy Bennett I knew would = one awesome day. Another bonus is the lovely Cheryl O'Brien lives over that way so great opportunity to catch up.
 The SuPeR AwEsOmE  Annette Edmonds was keen to join me on the journey. A HUGE thanks to Annette for driving me across to YOUNG and home again on Sunday. I so love your company!!!!

{Rachael, Annette and myself}
{The Retreat Day Group}
The building the event was held in was stunning!

{ Teachers for the day }
Rachael, Kylie, myself, Wendy
{busy, busy scrappers}
It was a fun filled day.
A big thanks to all the fantastic students who were so keen and interested in all that was taught.....The work that I seen through the day was wonderful.
Thanks to Joy for a great day.
Big cuddle and hug to Cheryl and her hubby, Dennis for putting us up for the night and feeding us.

{ Love this Girl }
This is the layout I created using techniques taught by Rachael.
Now talking about TEACHING......most of you scrapbookers know that the, BRISBANE SCRAPBOOKING & PAPERCRAFT EXPO (June long weekend), is coming up and I shall be teaching 2 classes.
(click on the class name and the link will guide you to bookings)
If you aren't to sure about machine stitching on layouts (something I love), come along and I will guide you! We will be using some beautiful papers and also trims and goodies from
Lastly I want to share a few pic's from today!
Here in Australia it is ANZAC DAY, a day we remember the fallen soldiers and the men and women that have served our country. My father is a returned sevice man, he served in Vietnam for 18mths.
Today my daughter, Sidney marched (she is also a school captain). The turnout today was amazing, so fabulous to see the generations giving thanks......very touching!
Flags very touching blowing in the wind.....also the soldiers posted on each Dad use to do that when we lived here when i was a child....
Sidney, Justin and Charles laying the wreath for their school.

and a little shot of my littlest man and his mummy.
Sorry for the long post....
Cheers and SuPeR HaPpY
ScRaPpInG 2 you all....
Kim X


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My first Scrapfriends Sketch Challenge #12

Well finally I've got around to doing one of the  Scrapfriends Challenges

So loved this sketch and here is my take on it...
My Sidney on Christmas Day 2012
I've used gorgeous Prima flowers, Buttons, stamps Tiny twine all from Craft Queen and the little word "beautiful" from Scrapmatts.

 I really enjoyed playing along with this sketch!

Thanks Guys. Had a lot of fun


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

:) Scrapmatts Sharing :)

Hi everyone!

 Hope your all happy and healthy?
Here in NSW, Australia our kidlets are on 2 weeks holidays....which is pretty nice.
 Sleeping in.... and taking it easy is pretty awesome and gives this Mum a chance to scrap without having to worry about school drop offs and pick-ups and all the other things that go with school life.
 Now onto my SCRAPMATTS share....
Something for Mother's Day....a mini canvas

The DT have been asked to alter chippy's.....With the Swirl, I dabbed it with texture paste and then coated it with glimmermist.
Tiny Twine, glimmermist, glass beads and ink.

I also created this card. I two of the Ornate Frame, pieces into a small tray into with I had some glimmermist and let it sit for a little while....then took it out and gentle teased the layers apart, then let it dry. Then I painted some Solar gold- Silks Glaze here and there..... Also used the new Vines 01-CB2020 . I just inked these with black Distress ink. Lastly on these two ...the SUPER GORGEOUS NEW SCRAPWORDS 
 More Prima flowers...stitching, canvas (tea-dyed of course)....and a few eyelets!

Love how this tag turned out!

 Here is another tag.....pretty and white! Love theseTags 03 CB3007, and I used this beauty of a Australian Federation Screen Door CB5067 and lovely flowers and buttons from Craft Queen

Lastly I have to show you MY FIRST EVER ATC,
Thanks For stopping by....Be sure to pop over the Scrapmatts Ning Site and see how the other Dt members like to alter their chippies.....We also have a Tag Challenge going during April, you could win yourself some SCRAPMATTS chippies!!!!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Prima layout & Craft Queen Classes for Brisbane Expo :) 2013

A few things to share today :)
  Firstly this layout of Prima-ness
I've used a photo from Easter Sunday 2012 of my darling hubby Roy & myself.
The title comes from that Ed Sheeran song Small Bump, (which somedays makes me feel so my hubby and I have experienced such a loss but at 40 weeks...heavy emotional sigh!) Sorry....rattling on.
 I enjoyed creating this layout using mostly Prima goodies, Nicole at Craft Queen stocks a great range of Prima products...yum!!!

 Thanks to Miss Annette for the gorgeous lace trim.....beautiful isn't it....Miss A said she thinks she purchased it from.....?   CRAFT QUEEN (fancy that!) The metal elements are from
 Craft Queen as well...those metal doilies come in 3 sizes!!!

  I liked this layout so much I turned it into my new header....

 I am really lucky to have been asked by the Lovely Nicole from Craft Queen to teach 2 classes, each day, (Wish Right Now & Always Believe).... at the Brisbane Scrapbooking & Papercraft Expo this year....It runs from June 8th -10th, 2013. If you are thinking of doing some classes be sure to pop over to
classes usually fill rather quickly at this event, so don't wait to long.
The beautiful, Cathy Cafun is also teaching at the EXPO.....2 classes daily, over the 3 days of the event.
 Can't's such an amazingly fun time!!!
 Okay have to go for now...hope you all have an amazing day

Love and hugs Kim

Saturday, April 6, 2013

~*Orange Paper*~April~~~*Challenge*


 Over at Orange Paperie & Co the wonderful  Miss Mary has set our monthly challenge and it's a stunner!!!
 The AWESOME Mrs Belinda Lowe agreed to give us some of her precious time, (believe me she is one busy lady). BB has created some gorgeous eye more ways than one!!!!

 And some other exciting news is that 2 NEW design team members have joined our ranks.
Cheryl O'Brien and Jo Tritton ( two very inspirational scrappers and all round creative people).

Now onto the April is my creation

Mary's challenge is to take inspiration from this picture
 The only criteria is to add some stamping and punching somewhere.
I've used this little bit of Scrapmatts Goodness (CB4056).....popped it through the cuttlebug and my!... oh!... my!!!
 I think it looks gorgeous!
Craft Queen - flowers...tiny pom pom trim, stamps and beautiful flower button....binder punch
Hope you can find the time to join us this month!
Here are a couple of pic's from Easter Sunday
 The usual early morning hunt.....think it was around 6am
Being the littlest he has to be quick...

The Easter haul.....then chocolate overload!!!!
Hope you had a eggcellent day.
Thanks for stopping and hope your having a great weekend.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Scrap The Boys~~~~APRIL~~~~ Challenge

Happy Easter Monday beautiful people.....

Well, the 1st of April and the Easter bunny has been and gone....kidlets are happily still munching chocolate and it's a beautiful day.

I actually had a fab Easter with all of my children home...(yep! even my Rhys and his beautiful gf, Stacey! Rhys came home last Wednesday from Hiroshima....was so surprised when he landed on our Easter gift EVER.

Now onto STB Challenge for the month of April.... it's a great sketch challenge.
here is my take....

{Be Who You Are}
I've used some gorgeous products from Craft Queen including a great mask/stencil from Prima. I've also used some fabulous new words from Scrapmatts which I really....really love they also come in white.....delish!!!!

 {a close up or two}

the need to know details.....

April's Scrap The Boys Challenge is a sketch challenge, all you need to do is interpret the sketch and you can use any products you want!

 * Thanks so for the wonderful sketch this month!

You have until 11.59pm April 30th to link your entries, please remember that your creation must be created for this challenge and only be entered for this challenge!     

Hope you get a chance to play along this month at Scrap the Boys .......

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