Saturday, March 20, 2010

Now we Wait

I know my project has arrived at Graphic 45. Now we wait, I keep telling myself I only have to wait two weeks to find out if I made it through. I'm not good at waiting. So it's going to be a long two weeks. I am delighted to have made it to the second round so what ever the outcome, I am happy. I love the project I sent them and hope they like it too. Its always hard to know what to make as you don't really know what the people judging are looking for. Any way its out of my hands now. I dug up another of my older layouts for you. This one has photos of Josh & Malc taken at Sea World on the Gold Coast. I hate the rides, but they loved them. I spent the day taking photos and waiting at the bottom of nearly every ride there.

It's still missing one small photo of the kids + husband on the Bermuda triangle ride. I must confess to have a thing about clocks and time pieces. On this page I have stamped and embossed some and even added a watch class with clock bits floating around inside it (top right hand corner).

Well it's time to start working on the new time table and newsletter - so back to work.

Thanks for looking and keep in touch. Hopefully there will be some great news on the 2/4/10


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Graphic 45 Project has left!

My final piece for the Graphic 45 design team final challenge has just left. I have spent the past 6 days working on it. It's all top secret, so I can't disclose what it is just yet. Some of you may have been lucky enough to see me working on it. Keep it a secret, just between ourselves.
Once the 1st of April has passes and I find out if I made it, I will have some photos to share. I am really happy with it and can say it is my best work to date. I thought it would be hard to part with as I don't get it back. But I am glad that I will get to share it with a whole lot of lovely ladies in the states. I know from looking at photos from CHA that they must use some of the projects they receive for displays at the show.
Who knows maybe I'll look one year and see my project on display there.
Wish me luck

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Another Favorite

So another of my older layouts to share with you. This was one I sent to the Scrapbooking Memories Master last year. It a quick layout to do and went together perfectly. I find that the ones that I do quickly, eg. under 3 hours a layout, work the best and I love what I have done. If I have to spent more than 3 hours, then something is not quite right and I will often start again. I used a K&Co die cut paper with a collage press die cut. The title is chipboard - inked and glimmermisted. The journaling for each of my children includes their name, where they are in the family and their strengths as I see them. When I shared this with them, they all had to agreed that I had them all worked out. Hello - am not a mother for nothing!

thanks for looking


Saturday, March 06, 2010

Black and Blue all over!

I have been pinching myself all day, since reading a post on my blog from Scrapsister. This was the first I knew that I had made it to the second round for Graphic 45's design team. So excited and a bit over whelmed. Congratulations to the other 19 ladies
Domestic: USA

Christie Bryant
Tammy Roberts
Rae Barthel
Jade Moore
Gloria Stengel
Tracey Locher
Tami Bayer
Jennifer Barna
Laura De La Rosa
Angela Beavers
Gabrielle Pollacco
Trisha Ladoucheur
Mariska Hoffman
Monika Martinson
Jenny Svennson
Camilla Ekman
Nicole Gueguric
Jane Tregenza
Tomoko Takahashi
Andrea Gomoll
Special thanks to the Graphic 45 ladies/Gents? who looked at my work and kindly put me into the the top 20. Another pinch, still can't believe it. Well no matter what the out come is I feel very special and honored to be in such great company with so many other talented Ladies. Still waiting to hear what the final project is to be. Itching to get started on it, as I have to have mine in USA in a couple of weeks time. Then another wait till April to find out who the lucky Ladies are. So putting my feet back on the ground and head out of the clouds, - I taught two classes today. The first was my 7G Printers tray using K&Co's Blossomwood paper/Embellishments. I will be repeating this class later in the year. Note the bird's nest - hand made!

And in keeping with my promise to post some of my old projects! Here is a set of 7g Draws I made for Kate. First draw is for age 0-5, second draw for 6-10 and the third draw ages 11-15. Each one has a set of cards with photos and journaling.

Thanks for looking, will post some more photos later.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Its Graphic 45 Time

Graphic 45 have had their design team call close this week. I love their papers, so I just had to have a go. I needed to send photos of 10 projects by 1st of march. I have done 5 layouts, a box with an album with photos of Leah and Stewarts wedding inside it. I did a mini book using one of their 8x8 pads and a 7Gypiesy book on Joshua. I made another of my books which is to be on my Dad. I also did a 12x12 piece called "patch work of my Family" using lots of my collection squares. Very happy with all the pieces. Now we just wait and see.

Every couple of days I am going to start putting up some of my favorite older layouts. I have 100's of layouts and would love to share some with you, so keep in touch. If you like what you see, then think about going a Jane's Page Class at the shop!