Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SWV November Challenge

For November, Scrapping with V has a fun sketch for you to work with.

It has room for lots of photos, or for just one photo
November's sketch was designed by Jules The Bling Princess

Here's my sample using this fun sketch

Well, hope you like November's Sketch Challenge.

I would love to see how it inspires you, so please send your entries to scrapbookkitswithjules@gmail.com 

Entries close at midnight 30th November 2011.

The winner will be announced shortly after,

and will receive a Limited Edition kit from the store.

Happy scrapping everyone!!!
TFL, M x

Monday, November 14, 2011

One of the many reasons I have been MIA

Okay.. so we all know that this time of the year is a little buts for many reasons..

Well is this house hold it has been MANY things keeping me and my family busy.

October is a nightmare of a birthday month for us here, with two of my own children having birthdays in that month.

Add school holidays, family birthdays, scrap booking commitments AND this year I have been studying.

The studying aspect has kept me busy that is for sure and I have already completed one week of my on the job placement, with another week to come next week (HUGE MWAH to my parents for kindly looking after the tow littlies for us down at Victor while I have placement... without them placement would have been more of a nightmare)

To top everything off... this is another of the reasons we have been flat out in our free time...

Excited just a tad that you can see our star from the Hallett Cove Shops !!!!!!!!
We had our official turning on party on Saturday night with our neighbours and friends... never seen so many excited kids and adults... drew quite a crowd too all night!

Okay .. would first love to say thank you to my DH for all his hard work till ALL hours of the night and to our kidlets, stayed excited throughout the month long process of putting it all up.
Anyways, if your in the area ( 15 Captain Place, Sheidow Park) drop by and see the lights.

I may be bias, but I think it looks amazing.

Our lights will be on throughout December from dusk till late.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights our little Christmas Fairies will out the front collecting donations for Heart Kids Charity and giving out popcorn.

Why not stop by and get into the festive spirit!

TFL, M x

Last Fiskars Crop for 2011

And so ends another year of Fiskars crops here in Adelaide.

A couple of weekends ago I had the last crop here for 2011. The weather was extremely toastie on that day and I was extremely grateful to have air conditioning.

I kept the girls on their toes this at this crop too... with us creating 10 4" x 4" Christmas cards.

And YES... as per normal... MOST of the cards were made using NON traditional paper... BUT we did us ALOT of Fiskars tools to jazz up these simple cards.

So without and further ADO.. here's the cards

Plus I spoilt the girls this year with getting in early with a little gift to thank them all for their support throughout the year.

A simple idea to jazz up a chocolate bar

top it off with a cute simple little card and your all set for the season of giving!

Hope everyone enjoyed this years Fiskars crop days... I have tried to keep everyone on their toes and keep their brains ticking.. know I have driven you a little potty with all the hand stitching and water colouring.. but think of it as cheap therapy... hehehehehehe..

Till next years crops!

Date coming soon!

TFL, M x

November Challenge "All about YOU and Helmar"!

November we want to know about YOU our Helmar Fans!

Helmar are excited to ring in November with another great Sketch from Helmar Designer, Lydell Quin to inspire YOU!!

And we want to see those layouts about YOU!

Pick up your favorite Helmar products and glue away about YOU!

Here's my example.

Can't wait to see what you guys submit this month! All you need to do to be eligible for the random draw is upload your project here!

We pick a random winner each month!

It is that easy to have a chance to win your favorite Helmar products!

Remember to take time for YOU in November and share "All about YOU and Helmar"!

TFL, M x

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Some Exciting News To Share !!!!!!!

We are pleased to announce our 2011-2012 Helmar Design Team!

•Tracy Weinzapfel (Design Team Coordinator)
•Erika Taylor
•Jessica Diedrich
•Jen Erickson
•L. Grace Lauer
•Connie Mercer
•Carisa Zglobicki
•Angie Blom
•Karen Taylor
•Martha Richardson
•Cheryl Boglioli
•Trudy Sjolander
•Jennifer Evans
•Carolyn King
•Natasha Naranjo Aguirre
•Lydell Quin
•Beck Beattie
•Michelle Wallace
•Renee Aslette
•Rae Cooper
•Linda Baldock
Thank you to all who submitted. The selection process was a difficult one as there was such a great response wth so much amazing talent. We are beyond excited to see what you are doing with our products!

Congratulations to the new team and WELCOME. Stay tune for beautiful creations from the Helmar Design Team right here on our Blog!

TFL, M x

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Card Challenge at TSO

Okay.. this month I am setting the Card artistry Challenge at The Scrappers Outlet.

So I thought I would keep it simple.

With Christmas just around the corner, we all have a lot on our plates.

I find that I always seem to have a lot of cards to make and try and keep them simple and affordable to make.

So for this month I thought I would challenge you all to try hand stitch on your card. It doesn't have to be fancy stitch to accent a card either. It is a quick way to add a bit of dimension to a card and EXTREMELY affordable too.

Here's my example...

Close up

So... get scrapping.

TFL, M x