Sunday, June 21, 2009

Last Gogo challenge

Here is the third sketch challenge for Gogogetaway and the related product is Cosmo Cricket (patterned paper behind photos).

What a beautiful day today. Now I wonder if I can persuade mine to go down the beach?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wallhanging using chipboard

I have finished the second wallhanging using mountbaord instead of foam core. I put a layer of foam tape between the two layers of mountboard and painted the tape black and it looks good. The papers and bling cardstock are from a Scrapagogo kit from about two years ago!! I have obscured the faces as this is a gift and not my photos. I will give the recipient some turquoise glittery stickers to add a title. Hope she likes it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Beaulieu friends mini book

I hope you can see the mini book in the following photo. Double click on the image for a bigger picture. I have used photos of Elizabeth's Junior School years with friends from school. My plan is she will journal for herself during the school holidays.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Almost the last cruise layout

Here are two cruise layouts finished at Saturday's crop. Just one more to make and I need to print some extra photos for that one.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

More gogo goodness

Here are two layouts from one class and a wallhanging we made with Mary Anne. Love these two classes. The class kits are generous and there are still leftovers from both kits. There is also another small frame from MA's class which is as yet unfinished.

Free - we all like that word don't we??

If you didn't try the free hybrid class for National Scrapbooking Day and I know you passed that up, try this class. I love the videos that you watch whilst doing what you're told and which you can stop whilst you find the tool you need. It's free so have a go, you might like it. And no I'm not trying to convert you to digital scrapbooking, I know my photos could be improved with a bit of tweaking - could yours?

Mark your calendar for June 22. That's the day registration opens for the FREE instructor-led class of 2009 - Photo Editing: Frame-ups & Special Effects! In celebration of our SECOND BIRTHDAY, will host an incredible photo editing class you don't want to miss! You’ll even receive a stunning FREE KIT by our friends at!

Curious how to use the digital goodies you’ve collected? Or how about creating scuffy, worn edges or rounded corners on your photos? Dying to know to add swirly borders to your pictures like you see in magazines and advertisements? I'll show you how easy it is to add beautiful accents to enhance your digital photos, as well as how to add special photography effects using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

This FREE two-week class begins on July 6, 2009!

In this brand-new class, Jessica will show you dozens of awesome techniques you can use to add effects to your photos, including:

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You will love learning how to add beautiful frames, brushes, and edges to your photos, and giving them specific looks: dreamy, vintage, cross-processed, soft light, and LOTS MORE. You're in for the educational experience that only has to offer: screencast video, a private gallery to post your work, a forum to answer your questions, daily emails from Jessica, and a GORGEOUS free kit courtesy of our friends at House of 3.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

That wasn't too bad

I've just watched the airing of the Weakest Link in which I appeared. I could have made it through to the final if I hadn't made a mess of the final voting. I hadn't seen the final round and I do think Stuart's questions were easier than Cat's.

I'm glad though that I can say that I'm thinner now than I was when that was taped three months ago.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Scrapagogo slide show

If you'd like to see some photos from our Scrapagogo weekend, have a look here. And shockingly both Liz and I had photoshoots at the weekend so some new photos to scrap.

A sketch and a make and take

Friday of gogogetaway has make & takes and started at 6.30pm. Next year they are going to add an extra class to the Friday night. I think at least half of the attendees were there by 4 so we socialised and caught up with friends from the previous event whilst waiting for the crop room to open.

The make and takes were:
A card from the hybrid products which are a kit extra. Still not convinced by the products but I could see me doing some more hybrid in the future.
Well after I'd gone to bed, there was a demo of how to use some hand drawn frames printed on kraft cardstock. There were three examples on show and this is what I did with mine.

We were given three sketches and a product related to each sketch which will gain us tickets to a draw for a goody bag. we have a month to do as many or as few layouts as we want. This layout uses the featured product - Scenic Route.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Back from Scrapagogo

Liz and I are back. We had a great time. I have booked for the 2010 event which will be in March. It's a shame Liz won't be going too as we make good travelling companions. Watch this space though for news about another Scrapagogo event in the autumn which may be a little closer to home.

First up are some more cruise layouts. Just three more layouts and I'm finished. All the other layouts are in an album with spaces for the missing layouts. I have just realised that I titled one layout 2007 and of course it's 2008. It will be changed but not photographed!!

My front page with the wrong date. This uses a challenge sketch from the weekend with the featured product - Swiss dot Bazzill, which I had taken with me.

Layout of Martinique:

Last page of album: