Friday, April 29, 2011

Where does the time go?

Sorry about being so slack in updating my blog. It's not because nothing has happen, in fact to much has happened. Hence the lack of blogging. So I decided to make this a long one and share some layouts I have been doing for my daughters album. So working backwards in the events in my life. Heather rang me today to let me know, that a mini book of hers and an altered art piece of mine are featured projects on the Graphic 45 ning site. This is a first for both of us and we are both tickled pink!
Also excited to be able to say that 5 of my classes at Brisbane are sold out. Still getting over the shock. Another two have room for a few more people. The baby girl layout still has room and I promise it is really nice and you will love it. I am heading up to Brisbane next week and will be catching up with Charee and Diane from Graphic 45 can't wait to see them again.
Over Easter I de-cluttered the house. Wow what a job, hubby and I went through every cupboard and it was a big throw out. We had a hard waste collection the following week, so it was the perfect time. I sent lots of items to a local opp shop, and gave lots of left over craft items to a lady who does after school care. They now should have enough stuff to last them until the end of the year! this means all my cupboards have room in them for more stuff.
I also came into the shop for a day creating, which I can't show yet. What I can share is some of Beth's layouts from her album. Sorry there are no photos, need a long holiday to sort her photos and get them in. This album will be for her teen years. Beth is my eldest and has beautiful red/auburn hair. The range of papers is from K & Company and is called Blossomwood. Perfect for Beth's colouring.

I have used Imaginarium Design chipboard for the window and door and title. The window and Door is from an mini book they do. I sprayed all three pieces black with semi gloss black spray paint. I love layering papers so I go through a few on each layout. For this one I used the poppy papers from the mat pad they had, which matches the 12x12 papers. This means the prints are a bit smaller.

For this single page layout, I used some of the Imaginarium Designs corners and some of their skeleton leaves which I left raw.

I used the cricut to a flower shape with the middle missing, and layered it on die cut flower (Tim Holtz tattered florals). I used some of Graphic 45 metal flowers which I love. Again I layered papers and bazzils, and a transparency from Teresa Collins. I used some crystals for magnolia to finish it off.

Will try to post a bit more, some times life just gets in the way. Any way don't forget to join Imaginariums Blog as they will be drawing the lucky winner next week.

Thanks so much for following me, I get a big thrill every time someone follows, wish I could work out how to send you all an email thanking you all.

Thanks to those to leave a comment which I love reading. I have been trying to visit your blogs and leave comments where I can.

Catch you all again soon

Thanks for looking


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Teaching at the Scrapbook, Papercraft Expo and Convention in Brisbane June Long Weekend

I am excited to be teaching at the Scrapbook, Papercraft Expo and Convention June long weekend in Brisbane. Printblocks invited me to be one of their teachers. I have three classes each day for three days. I am in class room 9. I will be repeating the same classes each day. My first class is Patchwork Pieces from Paris. I will be teaching a 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 square made up of mini squares. Some are photos and some are decorated. I love this form of scrapbooking and hope to bring my big one with me to the expo. I have been working on it and teaching it for over a year. It has over 200 squares and is 24 x 24 inches. My second class is a layout called Baby Girl. I love the way this layout has come together and look forward to teaching it.
My last class is a layout called Just You. I really like this layout, it has strong colours and butterflies just flying off the page. You will need to bring your favorite scissors for some serious cutting.

Each class is $50 which includes everything! I think you can book in now on the Papercraft expo site. There is a link on the left side of my blog. I would love to see some familiar faces in my classes. Josh an I are driving to Brisbane as we have so much stuff to take. As well as teaching I am having a stand at the show for Seriously Scrapbooking. Make sure you visit and say Hi.

Special thanks to Printblocks. Graphic 45 and Imaginarium designs for allowing me to teach on their behalf.

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Friday, April 08, 2011

You can now Buy Imaginarium Designs Chipboard from Seriously Scrapbooking's on line store

Our Store's new website went live on the weekend. It's all been very exciting, and lots of hard work. We have put all the Imaginarium Chipboard under embellishments and you can view/buy the entire range. I will also be selling some of the Graphic 45 work I have done as kits. I need a few free days to write the instructions, but once I have I will get them on the web. Check out the website and let me know what you think.

I have created a link on the side of my website for you to click.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

I am being introduced on Graphic 45's Blog

It's my turn on Graphic 45's Blog and they are showing my final round projects. I made a pop up book for them along with a card and layout. The book was great fun and I loved making it. Because my last book traveled around USA, I decided to make a box for this book to go in. I used Graphic 45 staples brads for the feet and one of the door knobs for a handle. The top of the box lifts off.

I choose some of my favorite photos of my family and did a page on each of us. I used lots of Imaginarium Design chipboard. The frame on the front of the box and corners on the lid are all Imaginarium chipboard.

I thought I would show some photos of the other pages. Graphic 45 have some pages on their blog as well. The clocks and cogs are Imaginarium Designs.

I love this photo of Anna and myself taken when she was about 6 months old. I was only 22 when she was born, so I look quite young in the photo! The Frame is a new design from Imagainarium along with the butterfly.

We also had to make a card, I am not really a card maker. I leave the card making to those on the team who are superb at it like Glorious Gloria! But I had to do one as part of our final projects for Graphic 45. This is what I came up with. I love the metal staples from Graphic 45 and by using some of the papers and my Tim Holtz die I have a lovely large flower. The black Imaginarium Chipboard Frame just sets it off nicely. Make sure you check Graphic 45's blog each day as they introduce the whole team to you. It looks like being an amazing year for us all.

Thanks so much for looking and all the lovely comments.


Saturday, April 02, 2011

A very Happy Person

I got up early this morning, 7am in fact, which is very early for me. It was still dark and I couldn't wait any longer to find out if I had made the team. So excited to see my name on the list along with friends - Lynette and Tara. So glad to see fellow design team member Gloria is on the list as well. Feel sorry for those who did not make it. It must have been a really hard job having to choose a team from the full list of names. I am really looking forward to getting to know all the other members during this year. Special congratulations to fellow Aussie, Mel Forbes who also made the team. Here is the full list in no particular order.

  1. Lynette Caroll

  2. Jane Tregenza AUSTRALIA

  3. Tara Orr -Laura Denison

  4. Robin R Shakoor

  5. Sherry Cheever

  6. Michael Jack Putman & Lesley Fisher

  7. Laura Denison

  8. Nicole Eccles

  9. Nancy Wethington

  10. Hilde Janbroers

  11. Yuko Hino

  12. Melaine Forbes AUSTRALIA

  13. Gloria Stengel.

Please forgive me if I have got any names wrong. I will put links to every ones bogs on Monday. I am working all day Sunday at a fair here in Adelaide. For more information visit Seriously Scrapbookings Blog for the address and times. I will post a sneak peek on Monday as well. I can share that I made a pop up book using every collection of paper Graphic 45 released while I was on last years design team. I am very happy with this book and hope it will get picked for publication like my last book was. Thanks for the lovely comments left. I will try better to return the comments left for me. Special thanks to those following me, can't wait to get to 100! thanks for visiting Jane