Friday, August 31, 2012

More Beautiful August Challenge Entries...

It's time to share some more gorgeous entries for our August challenges. Here we go:

Ann Murphy - Bloomin! - August Sketch Challenge

Pamala Casey - Today I Marry My Friend - August Inspiration Challenge

Gillian Hume - She's Perfect - August Inspiration Challenge

Pamala Casey - Like Mother Like Daughter - August Sketch Challenge

Kerry Pace - Looking Left - August Sketch Challenge

Thank-you ladies for all your wonderful and amazing entries this month. Please give yourself a round of applause for all your beautiful work. 
And stay tuned - I will announce the winners shortly...

July Challenge Winners...

Oh dear, I guess it's better late than never? LOL! I am truly sorry everyone. I have had such a hectic, crazy month, and I totally forgot to announce the winners (next time, please send me an email and remind me!!!). Right. Are we ready? The July Challenge winners are:

Brenda Ragsdale - Always Be You - July Sketch Challenge Winner

Rochelle spears - Wonder Boy - July Inspiration Challenge Winner

Thank-you to everyone for your wonderful entries. It was an amazing month, with an overwhelming response. (And August is looking just as amazing). 
I love seeing new names coming in to join the fun (don't forget to invite your friends!!!).  
Could the winners please email me with your name and contact details. Please sned to and I will get your prize kit in the mail to you shortly. 
(And I promise to try and remember to announce the August winners on time!). 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Inbox Deliveries...

It's the middle of the month, and you've all been very busy scrapper's. I've got lots of layouts to share today:

Amanda - August Sketch Challenge - Follow Your Heart And Fish For Your Dreams

Gillian Hume - August Sketch Layout - Grandkids Keep The Heart Young

Karen McLaughlin - August Sketch Challenge - True Beauty

Kerry Pace - August Inspiration Challenge - Love

Shauna Arnold - August Sketch Challenge - Way In The Past

Thank-you ladies for your wonderful entries. They are all amazing and beautiful. 
If you would like to join in the fun, you still have 2 weeks left before the competition closes. 
Just click here for all the sketch details, and here for all the inspiration details. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Multipic Layout Tips plus More!!

I have a hard time getting more than 1-2 pictures into a layout, I feel it clutters the effect of what I like to do, which is embellish with flowers and bling!!  So in this layout I achieved 4 pictures because 3 of them are small, I took the best of the small pictures and enlarged it, but I kept the balance of the layout by also keeping the same picture small.  It would look of balance and odd if I only used 2 pictures in the photo strip below the large photo.

I did not want to clutter up my layout too much, as the center piece is my painted doily.  I used a gold paint, then used perfect pearls to enhance the "flowers" around the edges of the doily - the doily is a foam sticker made by Pink Paislee.

I also took a Prima Vine with light link flowers and spruced it up a bit by adding in black rose buds and "anchoring" the vine to the page with 2 larger complementary colored flowers.  I then added some fun bling swirls to help tie in the swirls in the rest of the layout.


Erin Reed

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Scalloped edge using a corner punch

Edge punches have been around for a while and most of you probably have them... but if you do not, there is a simple trick on how to make your own. Now this is no news but as I used this on my August Class Kit page I promised I would show, just incase someone has forgotten.

In my opinion everyone should have a corner punch. It is so useful and makes such a difference with small means. Now you cannot only use it for rounding the corners, you can also use it to make a scallop edge. You need to carefully remove the guide and then you just pusch it up-side-down against the paper and create the scallopes, one after another. Super easy.

As I said, I used it on my Tinker Bell August Class kit to make those 2 green vertical scalloped stripes behind the center pattern paper. Go ahead and try it if you haven't already!

Of course you can always free-hand cut as well.
Enjoy and please visit my blog

♥ Petra

Monday, August 6, 2012

August Challenge Layouts To Share...

Ladies, you are quick off the mark for August. Very impressive!
I guess that means you like this month's challenges?
Let's share what I found in my inbox:

August Inspiration Challenge - Amanda - You Are Beautiful

August Sketch Challenge - Lynne Shaffer - Grandma And Sophie

August Sketch Challenge - Madeline Lim - We Were Smelly

August Sketch Challenge - Tone Jensen - Vingal?

So who's next? 
Come on, my inbox is empty and needs to be filled again. :-)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Designer Kit And Hetty Hall...

It's finally here! Today is the day I introduce the new Designer Kits from Scrapbook Kits. But not only do I introduce a new kit each month, I introduce the designer who had the pleasure of creating with the kit. And every month it will be a new designer - some from Australia, and some from overseas (with a few BIG surprises along the way!!!). Are you ready for this? I sure am!!!

Without further ado, here is our August Designer Kit
There are very limited numbers available in the store. Just click here to purchase. 
Firstly, let's get to know our August Designer a little better. 
Introducing the fabulously talented, Hetty Hall. I took this opportunity to ask Hetty some questions about her life and scrapping addicition, and here are her answers. 

1. Husband? Children? Pets?
Married to Aaron, 3 girls, Taylor 11 and twins Paris and Alicia 8.
2. Do you have your own scraproom. Describe where you scrap, or supply a photo.
Yes very lucky to have my own decent size scraproom, which I am constantly changing and updating.
3. How long have you been scrapping?
Been scrapping since the twins turned 1, so about 7 years.
4. Favourite colour or colour combination? Least favourite colour to scrap with?
Favourite: teal/sienna
Least Favourite: pretty much any primary colour combinations.
5. Do you have a dream team that you would like to be on?
Yes, Prima Marketing
6. Do you use paper or cardstock for your layout base?
Mainly paper
7. Black, white, or kraft?
8. Favourite scrapper? Who inspires you?
I have a few but Heidi Kelley amongst others.
9. Favourite technique? Least favourite?
Favourite: fussy cutting Least Favourite: don't really have one.
10. Favourite manufacturer? Favourite product?
Kaisercraft, printed paper

Hetty was kind enough to share some photos of her scrap room. 
All I can say is WOW!

She even has tables for friends and guests to join her. What a brilliant idea. 

Look at that organisation. I wonder if Hetty would like to do my room, lol! 

And now for the fun bit - I gave Hetty one of the August Designer Kits, and let her play. 
Do you want to see what amazing projects she created? 
These are seriously GORGEOUS!!!

Layout: Happy Birthday to You.

Off The Page Project: Make A Wish handbag

Birthday Card: Celebrate!
All these projects were created by Hetty Hall with the August Designer Kit.
Thank-you so much Hetty for sharing your beautiful work with us. 

August Inspiration Challenge...

Welcome to the August Inspiration Challenge. This month, think all things pretty, girly, loving and sweet.

August Inspiration Challenge (picture found on Pinterest). 
Don't forget, the Inspiration Challenge isn't just about the colours - you may find yourself inspired by the image design, pictures or themes. 
Let's have a look at how the Design Team have been inspired...

Michelle Wallace - Happiness

Annette Gearside - Howdy

Lisa Kamphuis - Note To Self

Doris Widder - Remember

Petra Offrell - Sprudlande

Erin Reed - True Love

Wow, one inspiration picture, and six very different layouts! 
I think the Design Team have out done themselves with this challenge.  
Now, it's your turn!
Please send your completed layouts to
Entries close midnight, 31st August 2012.
The winner will be announced early September, and will receive a class kit from Scrapbook Kits.

August Sketch Challenge...

Welcome to our August Sketch Challenge. Are you ready to have some fun?

August Sketch Challenge designed by team member Annette Gearside. 
Thanks to Annette, we have a very pretty sketch for you, with lots of possibilities. 
So, let's have a look at what the Design Team did with those possibilities!

Kim Kendall - Big Ben

Annette Gearside - Dream

Petra Offrell - Hello Summer

Doris Widder - Love

Erin Reed - Love

Michelle Wallace - Xmas Fun

I just love how you can take one sketch, and end up with six amazing, and very different looking, layouts. 
So, what is your take going to be on this month's sketch?
Please send your completed layout to
Entries close at midnight, 31st August 2012. 
The winner will be announced in early September, and will receive a class kit from Scrapbook Kits. 

Wednesday washi day - week 8 ....

Good morning on this fabulous Wshi Wednesday....I have  two  funky  trends  today - washi tape and banners....washi is the perfect medium to make a banner -  any colours, any size....easy peasy!!!!

I have selected  blacks and greys and orange - I love this combination at the moment.....great for boy pages  I think!!!!  I hope you are enjoying the washi wednesday......I am finding it fun!!