Friday, February 27, 2009


Dont be alarmed, you still have the rest of today and tomorrow to upload Februarys kits and sketches!!! I have just uploaded my take on March sketches and kits as I am of to Broome tomorrow. As per usual the kits are gorgeous and i look forward to seeing what everyone does with them. And cant wait to see Kris's Kreative Team Kit as the sneek peek is gorgeous!!!

And as we all know thats it from me as part of the DT. When I return from holidays I will have 12weeks to go until baby 3 arrives. So will make the most of that time getting organised and spending time with my 2 girls. Anyway, a huge thanks to Kat for having me as part of the DT. It was a wonderful experience, the kits are always fantastic but more importantly The Scrappin Kats family is the best! So I wont be going anywhere, I just may be a bit quieter sometimes.

Thats it from me....


Thursday, February 26, 2009

March Sneaks...

Time for some more March kit and sketch sneak peaks... Kits are just gorgeous, as usual, and one of the sketches has to be my favourite to date. Looking forward to the first!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Queen of the Crop Winner

The winner of the February - 'Love is in the air' cybercrop was the wonderfully talented Kris.
Her layouts and OTP were gorgeous. Kris will have a fabulous time shopping up a storm with her $25 store voucher prize. Make sure you join in next time for your chance to win.
Treasure Hunt/recipe challenge

Sketch Challenge

OTP Challenge
A special mention to Maryanne for her gorgeous sketch challenge layout 'Love Story' which got the most votes in the sketch section as well as many votes in the overall favourite vote.
Sketch Challenge

Friday, February 20, 2009


Hi everybody,
Well it's almost time for me to present you with my Kreative Team Kit. I have been very busy creating and puttting it all together. It has been an experience as this is all new and exciting for me. I am now looking forward to March 1 so I can upload my creations. Here is a sneak peek for all to see.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I would just like to thank everyone who purchased Remember When Chipboard products last week. We raised $303.00 for the Bushfire Appeal - woohoo!!

I have donated these funds through the Red Cross as requested by Remember When.

Also, I have received an email from one of my suppliers regarding a project being run by Sara Gladman of NSW called "Memory Gifts" to help those affected by the Victorian Bushfires - please check out her blog for details on how you can help recreate a family's lost memories -



Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cybercrop Entries

I simply can't believe the awesome entries in the February cybercrop challenges. The talent on this site is just so amazing. Go check them out and make sure you vote for your favourites. The winner will receive a very generous $25.00 store voucher. Stay tuned for who gets crowned the February Cybercrop queen.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


From 9 February, 2009 until 12 midnight on Sunday, 15 February, 2009, in conjunction with Remember When Chipboard, 100% of the sale proceeds from Remember When Chipboard will be donated to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. So please help support those in desperate need by buying Remember When Chipboard products with your order this week. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO VOUCHERS OR DISCOUNT COUPONS CAN BE USED FOR THE PURCHASE OF THESE PRODUCTS - WE WANT TO RAISE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. An email will be sent on Monday letting you all know how much we have raised from this effort. Thank you for your kindness and support.
Up until this post almost $95.00 has been raised.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Tutorial

Its the 10th again. My tutorial is about adding enhancements to existing photos.

We all know that your photo can be altered from colour to back and white and you can also appy digital brushes and use phtoshop or a similar programs. But simple effective ways to alter your photo which dont take lots of time are
painting and
Inking around the photo can be done too.

Writing On the Photo.
I like using both Gel pens and Zig writers on my photos. Sharpies are available for post offices/office works and are cheap. Its a great way to journal and gives a personal touch.

Can be done using either normal sandpaper or using your Basic Grey file on the photo.With a self healing mat under the photo , place the photo and mat near edge of table and apply up/down motion. This is a neat finish. For a more grungy look use sandpaper.

Using either a Staz On ink or paint on your stamps. Make a border around your photo or along one edge. Practice on blurry photo first . A contrasting colour looks effective.

Using paint on photos around the edge is a very simple technique to use. Contrast colour looks great. Use either a small artist brush or your finger. Decide whether you want either a thick layer of paint or a dry brush look.

The sewing machine is a great tool to use on your photos. A bettter sewn look is when the photo is matted on cardstock first. Choose zig zag or a straight stitch. Why not do use two different colours or stitches on your layout???

Sunday, February 8, 2009


It is with sadness that we say farewell to one of our Kreative Team Girls this month.

Belinda has been such an inspiration and whilst she will still contribute to the gallery and participate in the Forums (or else!!!!!!, Belinda has a more exciting adventure to embark on.......the birth of her third child.

Belinda is due in a few months and whilst she has taken her duties as a Kreative Team Member in her stride, despite everything else going on in her hectic life (she already has two adorable little girls), the time has come for her to concentrate on what is most important, her family, her baby and herself.

Belinda will upload her last projects as a Kreative Team Member on 1 March, 2009 and as always we cannot wait to see them.

We wish Belinda all the best for the impending birth and we cannot wait to lay eyes on that adorable new little person (sex unknown as yet).

Thank you wholeheartedly BELINDA!!!

Kat, Amy, Katrina, Kris, Nat and Tracy


Please Open Your Hearts & Help Any Way You Can….
The Salvation Army calls for help to assist bushfire victims
Appeal launched to provide financial grants
The Salvation Army has today launched an appeal to assist the victims of the bushfires which have been raging across the state and to help fund the Salvos’ emergency response to this disaster. With hundreds of families impacted severely by the loss of lives and homes, the needs for immediate support, counselling and practical assistance will be enormous.
The Salvation Army provides material and financial assistance in times of emergency and will be doing so again in this instance. Individuals and families who have lost homes can contact The Salvation Army personnel at the various relief centres across the state to receive emergency financial assistance. These immediate grants are to complement any State and Federal assistance which may be made available, and are designed to enable people to purchase clothing and personal items for themselves and their families.
The Salvation Army recognises that many families and individuals are doing it tough in terms of the financial crisis, but calls upon those who are able to make financial donations to support this Appeal as a very practical means of assisting those in our community who have lost so much.
Cash donations are the preferred method of supporting bushfire victims. It enables people the flexibility to purchase what they need in the first instance. Donations can be made to The Salvation Army’s Victorian Bushfire Appeal by calling 13 SALVOS (137258) or by going online to Donations are tax deductible.
The Salvation Army is also at the front line at bushfire locations across the state helping the enormous number of men and women who are fighting the fires. Working in partnership with CFA and the Emergency Services, volunteer Salvo teams are providing food and drink refreshments to thousands of fire fighters. They are also providing immediate counsel and practical support to victims who are congregating at relief centres across the state.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the wonderful Tracy for hosting the best cybercrop last night - it was so much fun and so fast paced and I can't wait to do it again. The Treasure Hunt was just so exciting and it was fun trying to beat everyone else to the answers and the Word Bingo was fantastic - my husband must have thought I had lost my marbles as I was constantly laughing and talking to myself. 3 challenges have been set and the crop attendees have until midnight Friday, 13 February to upload their projects to the gallery and judging will be on Saturday, 14 February. The person with the most votes overall will be crowned "Queen of the Crop" and will win a $25.00 store voucher.
Maryanne was the lucky winner of the Word Bingo and has scored herself a prize supplied by the very generous Tracy.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the next crop!


Friday, February 6, 2009


Tonight we are having our first Cybercrop on the KATS. Our KT designer Tracy Firth is running it starting at 6.30pm (QLD time) with some chatting on the forum. At 7pm we have BINGO. Please PM Tracy through the forum with your words from her list. She will be setting 3 challenges to complete over the weekend. Check on the FORUM for more details. We would love to see you there!!

Also check back on the 10th of this month when I put the next TUTE up. Its about ADDING ENHANCEMENTS TO YOUR PHOTOS!!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Wow, can you believe it is February already. January was such a big month. My baby boy went off to Prep on 27th and loved his first week at School, which made it that much easier for me not to cry. I cannot believe how quickly time has passed.

Congratulations to our January Sketch and Kreative Kit winners:


These lovely ladies have picked themselves up a store voucher. Why not buy a kit and upload your layout/project for your chance to win a $15.00 store voucher or try one of the sketches for your chance to win a $10.00 store voucher.

Whilst I had lots of new products arrive in January, February and March will see the arrival of all the new products released at CHA.

Some of my pre-orders are:

My Minds Eye (scrumdidliumptious - I know that is really not a
Making Memories
Fancy Pants (too lovely for words - so excited about their 4 new ranges)
Basic Grey's 4 new ranges
Prima Say it in Crystals and Say it in Pearls Swirls - just lovely
New Kaiser Rhinestone and Pearl strips in Pink, Black and Clear (Rhinestones) and Pink, Black and White (Pearls)
New Kaiser papers - Airy Fairy, Sugar Sugar and A La Carte plus Epoxy Brads to match
New Kaiser Rubons - 24 gorgeous new Rubons Sheets
New Webster's Pages (to arrive soon)

Plus lots lots more.......

I hope you have a fantastic week but in the meantime why not stop by our gallery and check out all the gorgeous new layouts uploaded yesterday. I love the 1st of the month.