Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sketches! {by Tamara} #76 (& my last)

So it is with sadness that this is my last Sketches! {by Tamara} layout...

I really like how it turned out...I have used Pink Paislee and some scraps I found in my stash...

The photos are of Robs 29th birthday and the kids love birthdays so we always do something for them.

Quite a few swap items on the page so thanks to all the girls who sent me them.

On other news the Scrap the Boys team has been announced and the Blog is in the process of its makeover... so pop over and have a browse and check out some of the new talent on board and the first challenge will be posted on the 1st of Jan... how exciting...I have been recieving some of the teams layouts and they are fantastic...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sketches! {by Tamara} # 74

Here is my take on Sketch #74 over on Sketches! {by Tamara}...

The photo is of Eve on her first Christmas...I was so lucky to get this gorgeous picture of her ...isn't it great when they don't move I have no hope!!! lol

I have used the pink and red combo again which is fast becoming a favourite of mine.

The sparkly flowers and heart are both courtesy of Melissa from swaps...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Design Team News

I made the Design Team over at Creative Scrappers (which is located in Canada) so I guess that makes me an International DT is a list of all the other girls that joined the team...a shout out and congratulations to all the girls...especially the Sharon and Sheree who are Aussie girls I have gotten to know on line...

They have a very cool sketch blog with weekly challenges so check it out as it is definately worth a look ...and you will be seeing my creations on the blog come Jan 4th ...

Very excited about this new 3 month stint...I think I might have to catch up on all my scrapping to avoid getting stuck without time.

On another topic ...I got Ashton to draw the winner of the little house kit and could Nic please email me your address ...the kit is coming your way. Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Sketches!{by Tamara} #73

Here is my take on this week Sketches! {by Tamara} the sketch was a 6x12 but I have addes a 12x12 backing sheet as I was not happy with the layout in that format...

The little strawberries are a Stampin' Up! stamp and the pps are BG Ambrosia and Sassafras lass...

Monday, December 01, 2008

Start of the month

The White with 1 has its December challenge up and this months Criteria is inspired by the silly season ...they are:

Festive Colours (so any combination of)

My layout "Santa" I have used Red and gold and my bling is gold pearls and gold mulberry paper stars...courtesy of Aliesha from a swap.

Talking of swaps this month the White with 1 colour for the swap is who couldn't use more black embellishments to use on their layouts...pop over and sign up...the last couple have been unbelievable.
Scrap the Girls is all new and so very improved...this months challenge is up and features an awesome sketch and the criteria of pink and flowers...

Just perfect for all you scrappers with girls to create something really girly...why not pop over to the blog and enter...there are some great prizes from some fabulous is my CT example layout for the challenge.

"2.5 & sassalicious" is using the sassafras lass papers which I love and I broke out the old HS silk flowers for this layout...the photo is of my gorgeous girl at 2 &1/2 ...she is so sassy at the moment I love her so much.

Whilst we are on the topic of Scrap the Girls...

"The Boys are Back in Town" yes you heard it here first Scrap the Boys is Back and all new…Scrap the Boys inspiration Blog is changing hands and changing format…I’d like to thank Sharon Thompson for passing the blog over to me and I hope that everyone likes the directions it is about to take.So what does this mean….we are looking for SPONSORS…so if you are an online store looking for a promotion opportunity please contact Susan Longman on I need a talented CT…if you are interested in being on the "scrap the boys" creative team please email me the following by 18th December…

1. Your Name
2. Your Location
3. Your Blog Address
4. Your online gallery addresses
5. Any Design teams you are currently serving on (this does not effect my decision)
6. A paragraph about yourself
7. 2 of your favourite boy layouts

Please email me with your application to . Creative team will be contacted by the 21st of December giving you a week to create your layout for the first challenge on the 1st of January 2009.

So to sum up "Scrap the Boys" will be a challenge blog with sponsors and have a talented creative team to get all you scrappers with boys inspired to work outside of your normal "boy" format. I hope to have the first challenge up on January 1st. If you want to sponsor the blog or apply for the creative team please email me by the 18th of December. Also pop scrap the boys on your blog feeds as it is going to be huge there are a few other exciting things planned too.