Sunday, July 5, 2009

CHA Summer 2009 Sneak Peeks

Okay so we are drawing closer to the next CHA trade show in the U.S. I personally love CHA releases as i am totally motivated by new papers and products.
Here are some new ranges coming from SEI---I LOVE the bird Song range---do you think it would sell well out here, considering we don't snow....??? I like it becasue it gets away from the typical Red/Green....

So what sneak Peeks have you seen??? Post a link and we will show it on the BAS blog!


Love this range too...gorgeous Rich colours!!!

Post us the sneak peeks from your favourite companies!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Browsing some galleries!!

Okay sorry for the very long delay between posts.

I have had a chance to browse some blogs and online galleries today and here is some inspiration from some fantastic Aussie Scrappers!

Okay while surfing on the Boxx this gorgeous LO caught my eye. This on is by Jodie Butler

Okay the next i found while surfing the Embellished site and is by Ebony Van Der Starre

And the last one for today is from Kim Arnold's Blog- she has some amazing work!

So who is inspiring you right now??? Leave us a comment and we will feature that scrapper!!

Have a wondeful Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


As scrappers, one of the most important things we deal with on a daily basis are memories. Family memories, memories of loved ones, memories of holidays, birthdays, christenings, bbq’s and days at the beach. These families in Victoria have got no tangible evidence of their lives left. No family photos. No happy snaps. You can replace a fridge, but you can’t replace years of momentos.
In order to help out these family begin to put their lives back together I have started a scrapbooking plan - called “MEMORY GIFTS”.
Quite simply, I ask each and every one of you who read this blog to donate a 12 x 12inch almost completed scrapbook LO to the “Memory Gifts” program. Each page will be sent to me. I will collect them and bind them, then hand them over to the head of Pastoral Care for the Victorian Catholic Education Office, Maria Kirkwood in Melbourne. It will not be just Catholic families benefiting, it will be anyone who needs it.
Each family devastated by fire will be (in time) given album pages to help them begin their memories again. Those families can then approach their own families for copies of photos to put into the albums, or simply start putting in fresh memories.
If you think you can help, please lave me a comment and I will reply with my postal address so that you can send on your page. Any help you can give will be much appreciated.
I plan to have these albums finished by the 20th of March - that gives us a month to get cracking and create as many pages as we can!
If you feel you wish to contribute in some other way, please leave Sarah a comment and she will get back to you as soon as I can.
Many thanks on the behalf of the Victorian families who have lost everything.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

MIA- sorry girls!

Okay i have been pre-occupied with a few things, sorry for the delay between updates!

So this week marks one of 3 really important events in the scrapbooking industry....YEP CHA!!!
I so wish that oneday i will get to go...and hopefully i will!
Okay who is loving the new Basic Grey??
My favourite line is the 'Marrakech' Collection....and I can see myself using the 'Lime Rickey' collection too also..... There is just so much yummo stuff being released this season....I do hope that the wholesalers here will be carrying the lines.
Okay so here is some inspiration from the lovely and talented Nic Howard using some of the new BG lines.

So what are your favourite new releases? post link to show!!!

Chat soon with more pics from CHA....

Monday, January 12, 2009

CHA Winter 09

Okay with Valentines Day fastly approaching, here are some cute ideas on gift ideas for friends or your significant other.
To check out how to make these cute paper fortune cookines go to CindyG's Blog

Okay I find Melissa Phillips to be an awesome card maker. She has an ability to work with just about any product and make it beautiful. Here are some Valentine's day ideas from her blog.

Okay well it is almost that time of the year when the sneak peeks of CHA Winter 09 are starting to appear online. Just wondering whether with the current U.S economic state things will slow down in the scrapbooking industry, meaning not so many releases for the year.
Check out Monique Mclean's blog
She spends hours putting up the latest upcoming product releases on her blog. There are some gorgeous MME on there.....
What is you favourite paper companies?
What have you seen on the web, that we haven't yet got out here in Australia?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

More great photography

Remember~~ that it is your comments and opinions that determine what we showcase on this blog, so leave us a comment!!!
Okay this morning's inspiration comes from 2 great scrappers.
first up....

Zina Wright-

Saturday, January 10, 2009

More great photography

Okay as requested by Tammy, we are now showcasing Nikala O'Brien and Anthea Peterson.

Nikala O'Brien- has a gorgeous style and gorgeous photos!

Anthea has a way of emphasising each layout about her photos, great work Anthea!

Keep the suggestions coming and i will keep this updated!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Great photos!!- Weeks theme!

Okay so as scrapbookers, we all use photos. I truly believe that a great photo makes a great Layout. So I have done some net surfing today to spotlight just a few scrappers, who have fantastic photography in their work. This is what I want from you.... Who in the industry, grabs your attention with their photos in their work? Leave a us a comment of who and a link, and we will showcase them on the blog this week...
First Up...

CLAIR BREMNER is a great photographer and her work is always fantastic. Here are two of her layouts.

Okay also a professional photographer, but another example that the photos can just make the page. Gorgeous Charmaine!
Sarah Gladman has an extremely uniqe style. As a qualified art teacher specialising in photography, both her passions are evident in her work. She has a very arty style and will use all meduims on her layouts!
Okay well Kelly Goree would have to be one of my favourite scrapbookers. She has a clean cut style, that makes every photo the focal point of her layouts.

Remember to leave a comment and a link!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Fresh from Michelle Filo

Okay just doing a second update tonight, as i may be a bit busy to update tomorrow.
Okay I first stumbled over Michelle Filo's work on 2peas and straight away her work was so eye catching. She has a fresh and bold style and i love everything she creates!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Some inspirations from the witch!

Okay, so i love ALL things colourful and who better to display her colour than Lisa Oxley AKA scrapwitch! Lisa has no fear when adding paint and inks to her work, she is amazing. Here is some of her gorgeous work.

Inspiration for today:

'Happiness is when, what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony'.

by Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A little inspiration from Jolene Pienarr

Okay I was blog surfing this morning and came acrosse Jolene Pienaar's blog. Jolene has a fantastic way to use texture and embellishments on any layout. she takes gorgeous photos and they really are the feature on each layout.
Okay a little inspiration for today!
'Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.'
by Corita Kent

So ladies, we know you are all checking out this blog, so leave me a comment with a link and we will showcase some more inspiring layouts!

Monday, January 5, 2009


I would love to showcase Nagaire's Layout, but we are unable to link to get the image on here.

You can view it at over at gorgeous girly girl layout though, great pick!

Okay been surfing a little this afternoon and found this layout below in Scrapbook Savvy's Gallery. This gorgeous Layout is by the very talented Renee Dowling. Love the use of the embellishments and how you punched holes on your die cut paper's edge.

Okay I was surfing the web today and looking over at Scraptacular's gallery and I found some gorgeous work from Rachael Scholtz. Rachael has a defined clean cut style that shows a great use of product while keeping the design simple and the focus on her photos. Love your work Rach!
Here is some inspiration for today:
"Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by things you have for which you would not take money."
Remember to leave us a comment about some work that you like with the link and we will post it here on the blog. If you have an inspirational quote , we would love to read it!
Have a wonderful Day!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A little inspiration:

'It takes practice to hold onto hope when things look dark.

BUT, for such a small word.


Has a huge power to carry us to a better place.'

Here is some inspiration from Kim Arnold, as found by Ali Russell on 2 peas!
" came across this layout while surfing online the other day! Layout to Kim Arnold! Great focus on the photos! "

Friday, January 2, 2009

It is the new year!!!

Happy New Year all!!

Let's start this blog off clean and fresh! The purpose of this blog is to post positive comments about great scrappers and their work! The world is full of negativity and it gets all of us down.No-one likes the smack blogs, they are hurtful and not necessary!

I have been on Two Peas this morning and have found a layout uploaded in the past 24 hrs that I really like. Here it is!

I Love Mel Nunn's work, she is clean, crisp and her work is always consistant! Here is a layout she has done for the Pagemaps site for January! I love the use of the Sassafras Lass paper. This range can sometimes be hard to work with.I also love the nagative space in the layout which makes the photos the focal point on the layout.

Do you like working with sketches?

Leave us a comment with a link to a layout that feel deserves some praise and we will post it along with your comment about what you love most!

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