Archive for 2009

WIOIN KIT SALE

Monday, September 7, 2009

Want a BARGAIN????????????

Head on over HERE or HERE and check it out!!!!!!!!

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Embellished IDOL Rd 4

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Well this week in IDOL was full of yummy things to do like layering, distressing, stitching, painting, you also had to use chipboard and a punched border or shape...

Voting is up NOW and you have until midnight Monday night to vote, if you like my layout please head on over and vote for me :-)
Here is my entry
This next one was one I completed for my Masters entry but never got around to having enough time to do the others, Oh well there is always next year LOL!

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IDOL Roud 3

Monday, August 17, 2009

MONOCHROMATIC was this weeks challenge, I loved it and used the colour GREEN, obviously LOL we were able to balance it out with black and white if we wished.If you like my layout or are even reading this blog, please go vote for me HERE you will need to sign up if you arent a member of the old embellished site, I think that is how it works...

Voting is open until midnight tonight :-)

Have a great week!

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It's been awhile...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Since I have been over to my poor neglected blog, I am sure no one reads it anyhow LOL!

Things are sooo busy with What Is Old Is New, I have had to take a step back from a few commitments, Scrap The Girls, which I have passed on to the very wonderful Kayla, she has given the site a revamp and is super organised, I am still amazed by your organisation skills Kayla LOL!

Scrapbook N Bits also was a victim over my never having enough time, Karen and the DT girls are amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, such a great site!

However with just a little bit more free time I have decided to sign up for Embellished IDOL, I have been in this comp before and have such a great time, I am looking forward to scrapping just for me layouts, hopefully I can keep up with 1 a week...

We just completed our first challenge and you had to get inspiration from this....
and this is what I created...

Of course I left it till the last minute and had to do it in a very short time frame, it took about 25 minutes but I still like it!

We still have a few kits left over at WIOIN, if you are looking for great value kits that are a little bit different head on over HERE and check us out, the Creative Team have done an outstanding job with the kit examples this month!

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JUNE CC at SnB with ME :-)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Come and join me on the 26th - 28th JUNE for a fun Cyber Crop at Scrapbook n Bits link in my sidebar, lots of fun and games and great challenges, really hope to see you there :-)


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ONLINE CLASS WITH ME....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hope you can come and do a class with me on the 25th June at 7.30pm, cute girly colours, 2 birthday layouts and a card, head on over here, you can get two different class kits in the SnB store as well...

Hope to see you there x

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CC at SnB...

Friday, May 15, 2009

Toni M is running a CC at Scrapbook N Bits this weekend, head on over there are some awesome challenges, you can check it out HERE!!!


What Is Old Is New has their May Embellishment Kits up on the site for purchase today, go check them out they are totally cute!!!

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WIOIN May Kits AVAILABLE NOW

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The May kits have been revealed over at WHAT IS OLD IS NEW

Here are my layouts for this month...
You will need to be quick, kits are selling fast!!!

The Deer to My Heart Kit, priced at $18.95

The Cottage Garden Kit, Priced at $19.95 (SOLD OUT)

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sneak Peaks are up over at What is Old is New,6 kits available from May 1st, head on over HERE to check them out!
This one is my favourite -

There is a Cyber Crop on this weekend over at Scrapbook 'N' Bits, all about Mothers Day, challenge entries dont have to be uploaded until Monday night so if you have time head on over and check it out, Karen also has some awesome new product in the store, Crate, Fancy Pants, Prima, have a look through the shop while you are there!

My bestie Em had her little baby boy on Wednesday and he is sooo cute, they are both doing so well, we went out to visit and the girls were both impressed and wanted a hold, here is a pic.


Wil catch up later in the week!!!

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WOW Where are the days going????

Monday, April 13, 2009

So it is mid April, we are a third of the way through the year already?????


Anyhow just a little update until later in the week, What is Old is New has just released their mid month Embellishment kits, they are YUMMY, first up is a gorgeous Vintage kit, very unique items in here and costs only $14.95
Next is Candylicious a gorgeous bright girly girl kit, lots of fabrics and ribbons, price is only $8.95
Head on over to What Is Old Is New and check out the full details!!
We are also running a little blog competition, all you need to do is go and post a comment at What is Old Is New and leave a link to your blog and make sure you have the What is Old Is New Blinkie on your blog and you are in the running to win an April Kit, if they have sold out we will create one just for you!!! Competition ends April 30th!!!

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Sneak Peaks up at WIOIN!!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


All I can say is that the April kits are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are just two sneak peaks, you can see the rest HERE!!!!!!!!!

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Just a couple of things coming up, firstly there's another Cybercrop on at Scrapbook 'N' Bits this Friday, 27 March starting at 8.30pm NSW time, there will be 3 challenges and a game of bingo on the night so if you're looking for something to do, pop in and say hi :)

Secondly WHAT IS OLD IS NEW KITS has SOLD OUT of all of their kits, we are SOOOO excited and want to thank everyone who has purchased over the past week :-)

Stay tuned this week as sneaks for Aprils kits go up on the 26th!!!!

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Updates Galore...

Friday, March 20, 2009



There is a brand new kit site around... its... NEW,EXCITING,CHEAP...it's "What Is Old Is New".
Some of my gorgeous friends and I are selling these kits, made for under $20.00 (limited kits available per month).

The good thing about these kits, they are all co-ordinated from older scrapping stuff to the most modern papers and embellishments around.

So head on over and check us out, there are still a very small number of kits left but the good thing is that the sneaks for the new kist are up on the site on the 26th March!!!!

We also have a Made It store, which is an Australian version of Etsy you can check it out here:



Here a couple of my examples, I created for the I ROBOT and Vintage Room kits you can see more over at the site.

Scrapbook 'N' Bits are having a Cyber Crop next weekend and I am creating a challenge for that, just finished the layout, which I love but cant show it just yet, will update with more details closer to the day!!!
I am also about to start on my first DT kit for S'n'B which is going to be a class so excited about that too!!!
Scrap the Girls have extended there CT Call to the 15th April so if you want to join the team head on over HERE for the CT Call Details!!!

Off to do some scrapping will update again soon :-)

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A Cute New Site

Sunday, March 15, 2009





Hi Everyone


Just want to let you know of a new site I am a part of with some of my friends!!


What is Old Is New..... A fun new kit site aimed at selling kits priced under $20.00, check out the site here:




Full kit details are released on Wednesday 18th, pop over and say hello :-)

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Check this out....


OPENING SPECIAL

To Celebrate the Opening of


we are offering our customers this
fantastic offer

Spend over $50 and you not only receive

FREE POSTAGE

you also receive a

$10 VOUCHER

to spend on you next order with
Scrapbook Blossoms or Scrapbook 'n' Bits.

.......

Dont miss out ...
offer ends Midnight Sunday, 15th March '09


Now if you are in the area Check out the Mega Scrap Day, details below and on the S'n'B Site

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Something new is coming...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Something new is coming tomorrow, are you interested in kits?
Kits that are under $20.00 and have mixes of new and old items???
Stay tuned.....

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Scrap The Girls CT Call

Monday, March 9, 2009

Here are the details...

We have recently had a couple of CT girls resign due to other commitments so this opens up a chance for you to apply and become a part of the STG team!!!

Here are some details:

We are looking for 3-4 girls to join the team here at Scrap The Girls.
If you would be interested please send us 2 of your favourite layouts, they must be recent and you also need to complete the March Sketch Challenge, also you need to let us know why you would like to be part of the team.

* As a STG team member you will be required to complete an example layout for the monthly challenge and also submit 1-2 other layouts, girl orientated of course, at least one of these can be a layout that you have already completed but must not be part of Design Team work.

* You will be required to provide the CT RAK once for one of our challenges.

* You will also need to participate in at least one of our swaps.

* You may be called upon to create the monthly challenge and you will need to advertise the Scrap The Girl site whenever and wherever you can!!!

What you get in return, the opportunity to help inspire others to get scrapping gorgeous girly layouts!You get publicity and recognition for your gorgeous creations!

If you would like to apply please email me at: scrapthegirls@hotmail.com by the 25th March 2009, if you can put "Team Submission" in the subject line that would be great.

If selected you will be required to complete the April CT example by the 30th March.

We hope to hear from you soon :-)

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What happening...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I have been scrapping, thankfully as my stash is getting out of control....

Last weekend Scrapbook 'N' Bits had there Feb Cybercrop, it was a great time and the girls created some amazing layouts for the challenges, here are my two examples the first one was for Julies sketch challenge and the second for Jolene's technique challenge, you had to create at least two hand made embellies, so I used some chipboard and cut out two hearts then painted them with some Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint, then stamped over them with a Stampin Up script stamp.

Sorry this first pic is sooo big...


Our March challenge is up at Scrap The Girls, this month Creative Team Member Liz Weber created a gorgeous sketch and this is my example
We also have a swap happening this month, if you would like to join please head on over HERE and sign up, this month is PINK, which means you can make anything as long as it is PINK!!!! Sign up closes on the 10th March.

We are also looking for two NEW Creative Team Members to join the team, if you would like to join the team or find out other information head on over to the STG Blog and checkit out!!!
This month at White with 1 our criteria was obviously White, Navy and Stars, here is what I created this month, head on over to the site and find out all the information for this months challenge!!!

This layout was just for fun, I got a parcel of the YUMMIEST Sassafras Lass papers and couldnt wait to have a play so this is what I did yesterday, please excuse the photo I am having issues getting a decent pic of my layouts lately.
I am helping a friend out with a site which will be up and running soon, all I am going to say is, yummy cute kits, small enough not too break the budget!!!!!

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DONT FORGET!!!!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Scrapbook N Bits has a Cyber Crop on tonight!!!!!!!!
Join Jolene and the other DT girls "for an awesome time in our little 'love shack' as we chat away the night, scrap away the tiredness and just enjoy what our hobby is all about!! "
Kicks off 8.30 VIC, TAS, NSW time and 7.30 QLD time!!!
Make sure you are there early as Jolene has a special challenge running where you can WIN a LO scrapper by HER!!!
What an awesme prize, I know myself and the other DT'ers would love to enter LOL!
Anyhow I am off to work then the movies and home to kick off the CC around 8.30-9ish!!!
Look forward to seeing you all there!!!!!!!!


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Some exciting news...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I am now a DESIGN TEAM MEMBER for the gorgeous Karen at SCRAPBOOK 'N' BITS, I am so excited :-) There was a competition and we had to send in layouts using bright colours, as the DT spot was for someone who could use brights! So I sent off the below layouts and made it to the Top 5, we then had to scrap a male LO using specific criteria that Karen emailed us, my male LO is below too, I was then picked with the gorgeous Monique Follett, who does fantastic work as well, so excited!!!!!!!!!!

Anyhow I will be setting the monthly challenge for March and have a DT kit on the way, can't wait to get started!!!

Also we have a Cyber Crop this coming weekend Friday the 20th, 8.30 QLD time or 7.30 VIC, NSW & TAS time, Jolene has organised some great challenges so make sure you head over to win some vouchers and play some games!!!!

Here are my three layouts that I submitted and then my male inspired LO:

I have also resigned from STUCK?! Sketches and Black Magic, I thought it was time for a change, I have been with STUCK?! since it first started, thanks for everything Sara!!!
There is also a Creative Team Call Out for Black Magic, if you want more details or want to enter please head over HERE! Applications close Feb 17th.
White with 1 are also looking for new CT Members so if you are interested here are the details....
How to apply:Send me an email (susan.longman@bigpond.com) containing the following:
a paragraph about you
2 new layouts using the white with 1 concept (colour choice is up to you)
1 layout using the February criteria
your blog address and any online gallery you have
Simple really...
Application cut off is the 17th February with applicants being notified by email and announced on the blog by the 20th ...giving you a time to create for your first reveal in March.
I have survived full time work and we are now back to normal programming, I have scrapped 3 layouts since Thursday which is the most I have done all month LOL! Cant show any of them yet as two are for the CC examples at S'n'B and the other is next months challenge example for Scrap The Girls, speaking of STG we are looking for Valentines Layouts, if you have any that you would like to share on Scrap The Girls please send them to the below email address:

We are looking for our readers to send in some Valentine inspired layouts for a special reader inspiration post, if you would like to see your layout on the STG blog and help inspire someone else we would love to see them, please email your layouts with the following information to:
Subject: Valentine Special
Due Date: 20th February 2009

Ok off to scrap some more while Matt has the kids out doing a few things, peace & quite... Bliss :-)
Mel x


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Back to work

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Will update later in the week, back at work fulltime for a few weeks, I so want to get some more scrapping done but who knows what is going to happen, although there is a long weekend coming up so thats always a bonus, it means we have Matt home for an extra day this week YAY!!!

The gorgeous Jane has awarded me with this:



This is called The Proximity Award."These blogs believe and invest in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their awards".
So I am going to send it on to the following people, I am not sure if they have already recieved it or not....
Anyhow need to go and get the kids organised and off to work!

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WOW 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I cant believe it is already the 4th of January, it seems only yesterday that we were heading into December....

So our first month at Scrap The Girls came and went, with our first challenge, we got around 20 entries which I was SOOO happy with considering it was the silly month and all that...

If you want to check out the winners and this months challenge please head over to the SCRAP THE GIRLS blog, the Creative Team did such a great job with this month's challenge criteria!!!


This is my example layout for the challenge this month:
White with 1's January challenge is up too, I loved the colour this month, head on over here to check it out, WW1! The swap colour this month is PINK!!!

Here is my example:

The Black Magic Blog has been updated and the colours for this month are:

TURQUOISE
PINK
WHITE and of course BLACK!

The technique is RUB ONS and the sketch is up on the blog too, here is my example:


I have been looking after my aunty and uncle's holiday rental properties since Christmas Eve and although I was scared as anything that I was going to stuff something up, I am really liking it, its quite busy with all the different things you have to do but I only have around 2 weeks to go, then we are back at work full time from the 19th for Uniform Fittings and Book Orders, I started at Scotch at this time last year and it was crazy, just hope I can find sitters for the kids as Matt is still down in Coles Bay until middle of Feb...

I still havent finished my December Daily album, so should shove off and get that done, I really want to finish it, not like all my other half finished mini albums...

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