Friday, October 31, 2008

***h@pPy H@LLoWeEn***

Happy Halloween to everyone who is celebrating tonight.. Only if I was more organised I would have more to show in my Halloween book. However Mr Owl will have to suffice for now. The inspiration for Mr Owl came from the woman herself Jenny
and the window from the awesome talented Audrey . Both owl, windows and branches are all part of the Collections goodness I came home with from Paperific.
Today went junk shopping and this is what I had to come home with. A beautiful oval frame, that shall be painted black.. An old index card drawer, that will house my handmade cards. A fabulous old bread bakers tin that will house my bits and pieces on my desk such as scissors, glues, inks all the essentials.. I also got some lovely tattered and crochets doiles, gloves, postcards that will be used next weekend at Judy's
class here in Melbourne. I am so looking forward to it. I am just hoping that the perfect book I bought off ebay, many months ago for this class, arrives this week. If not plan B will have to have to be used.. Dont ask, I dont have one yet!!!LOL
Love Sarah

Monday, October 27, 2008

Kate's Tag

The lovely Lisa came up with a wonderful idea to make tags for the beautiful Kate and her brave little girl Chelsea..
So there is many of us from BB participating, just a little something to say that we are thinking of her and her family.. You can read all about Kates brave girl here.
Thinking of you Kate and so glad Chelsea is home with her family again..
Love Sarah

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Paperific and Collections..

Last weekend was Paperific here in Melbourne and I had the wonderful pleasure of working for the wonderful Julie of Collections. It was totally crazy from wo to go, non stop enjoyment for a paperlover I can tell you that much. Julie was absoutley lovely, Jenny was a hoot as always, and the lovely Kerry was an absolute laugh and a pleasure to work along side with.
Jenny and I tag teamed the make and take table, and can I say teaching 300 make and takes over the weekend is no easy feat. They were so popular the waiting list at times reached a 3 hour wait. For most part most of the ladies were incredibly patient and some so not. But one has to realise the make and takes are free for starters, there are many people at different levels of paper crafting and may have never sponged ink, used chipboard etc, so as a teacher we want to share these techniques to people so they too can expand and enjoy their papercrafting experience.
I also met many online friends and put names to faces. Many I didnt get a chance to chat with, but I was there to work afterall, and unfortunately was unable to go out to the dinner with them on the Friday night. But I was thinking of you all. Paperific was fabulous, would do it again in a heartbeat, meeting and teaching was incredibly fun, so thank you Julie for a wonderful weekend.
Can you see all the Collections goodies I came home with... Oh hours of fun there...
Love Sarah

1 more necklace..

I made another necklace for a dear friend Michele who owns Scrapbook Shenanigans. It was the shops 5th Birthday 2 weekends ago, and I wanted to do something just a little different for her. It arrived last week and I am so glad you like it Michele.
Happy 5th birthday to SBS.. If your in Townsville, you must pay a visit to her wonderful shop. I can say she is to blame for reignighting my love all things paper, and the path that has been paved ever since.
Scrapbook Shenanigans is located at 2 Kern Bros Drive, Kirwan Townsville.. Tell her Sarah sent you...LOL
Love Sarah

Water ATC

Here is my "Water" themed ATC for the ladies over at Blue Bazaar hosted by the lovely Kim C.
I choose to do the lovely Botticelli "Birth of Venus".
Love Sarah

Spoilt with ATC goodness..

I have been spoilt with ATC goodness in the last 2 weeks.
1st of all I was sent this really cool ATC by the lovely Teresa who was paticipating in a photo both ATC swap with Rachel Greig.
I wish I had done it too now.
Thank you Teresa for your ATC, I shall post 1 out for you too.
Then all the ATC's arrived for the Halloween swap I hosted. I think they look fabulous all togeather, thank you to all the ladies who participated. A beautifully spooky lot of ATC's.
Then last week I was totally spoilt with a box load of ATC's that were sent down from North Queensland. These ladies who began there ATC journey only a few months back with the lovely Kim C, all made me several ATC's with that weeks theme. I am over joyed and incredibly thankful they thought of me... Thank you girls, I am glad you all are enjoying making and swapping your ATC's..
I shall hopefully send some ATC goodness back up north in the near future I promise...
Love Sarah

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bon Fires, Blog award and Boo!!!

Last night we went to girlfriends farm for a bon fire. It was absoutley fabulous. Big, bright and beautiful. The toasted marshmellows were a hit with us all, especially the kids. Thank you Lyn for a fabulous day and night..
The lovely Sarah who runs Inkurable Stampers awarded this blog award to me, Thank you Sarah, I am always humbled by everyones kind and encouraging comments here on my little ol' blog.
for wonderful monthly challenges and a chance to win some awesome prizes from their sponsors.
This months theme is "Spooky" so I had to play along. The stamps I used to create this hanger is my beloved Zettiology stamps, tree and skeleton are from
Victorian Originals and the happy halloween made from copper and metal etching is from Inkadinkado.
Now to award 5 other blogs that I love and enjoy.
A Nostalgic Halloween (Awesome Halloween ATC's)
A fanciful twist Beautiful photography and art work
Amazing paper grace Amazing card maker
Alskar Sott Every pic is drool worthy
Velvet Strawberries Sooo sooo pretty.
Hope you all have a fabulous week. If anyone is Melbourne bound this weekend. Pop into Paperific at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds and say g-day I shall be helping out Julie and Jenny from Collections on the stand.
Love Sarah

Monday, October 06, 2008

Architectural House

This is my house for one of this months theme for the house book swap. Now onto my theme of the French house.. wee wee...
Love Sarah