Monday, August 30, 2010

Hi everyone
As promised, I would like to show you some
samples of stock that will be available at the Retreat shop. These are a little different to what you would usually find in your LSS, so if you are looking for something out of the norm to add to your pages/OTP projects, then you might find something here.
Enjoy your week, Ann. :-)

Gorgeous acrylic flower with a rhinestone centre

4mm & 6mm pearl in cream, white & irridescent....

Fibre ribbon.....lots of different pages with this product.....

Great for whimisical style layouts.....

Adds a pretty touch to your feminine pages...pearls & rhinestones...don't you just love those rhinestone butterflies......

Lot of colour combinations with these raffia flowers....

Bright chenille flowers for kids layouts, 70's themes, or just to had a fun touch to your pages....

These acrylic flowers would look fantastic placed on top of a few paper flowers to finish them off....adding gorgeous dimension to your layout....

More bright coloured raffia flowers......lots of other colours many different applications for them too.....

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hello there
You might want to keep an eye on the blog over the weekend as I will be posting images of stock that will be available at the Retreat. My mission is to have some items available that you won't usually see at your LSS. I'm shopping tomorrow for some more goodies.
So check back on the weekend and have a look.
The end of the month is almost here; so if you want a $20 voucher to spend at the Retreat Shop in November, you need to book your spot before 31 August.
Take care. Ann. :-)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Hello everyone

I thought it would be good to get to know our guest tutor for the November Retreat, Angella Peardon, so I put some questions to her about her scrapbooking and would like to share her responses with you:-

Q. How did you start in Scrapbooking and how long have you been doing it?

A. I think we are born with Scrapbooking in our blood; from an early age I started making Scrapbooks but about six years ago, a friend invited me to a Creative Memories party and I discovered there was so much more. I still to this day remember walking into a Scrapbook store; I was in awe of it all!

Q. What do you enjoy most about scrapbooking?

A. I love taking photos, then making the story come alive onto a page.

Q. What is your style?

A. Shabby whimsical best describes my style....

Q. What are your favourite three products at the moment?

A. Pretty papers, flowers and mixed mediums

Q. Where do you find inspiration for your layouts?

A. Magazines, online, ads, patterns in paper....actually everywhere

Q. How do you get through Scrappers Block?

A. I pull out some of my favourite layouts, turn them in a different direction and scraplift to a degree. Also, sketches are good to get you going again.

Q. What is the best advice you would give to a newbie scrapbooker?

A. I think the best advice is to have fun and be adventurous. Always remember to not get too stressed about it all - Scrapbooking is a fun, stress free hobby.....and always scrap copies of your good photos so that you always have the original.

So there you have it, a brief profile of Angella who is really looking forward to coming along to teach at the Retreat. I'm sure you won't be disappointed with the class that we have planned and we will be giving you some sneak peeks of the layout a little closer to the time.

In the meantime, I thought I would show some samples of Angella's work below.

Just a reminder too, that the end of August is fast approaching and if you want to receive a $20 voucher to spend at the Retreat shop in November, you need to book your place by paying the $50 deposit via the website Then you can pay off the balance at your leisure as long as it is all paid by 26 October.
I would love to hear from you if you have any ideas or requests for the Retreat. You can either leave a comment or email me at email address
Have a wonderful weekend, Ann :-)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hello again
I just wanted to recap on the Retreat happenings - a wonderful class with Angella Peardon, challenges, demonstrations, a couple of workshops that will add to your Xmas gift stash, lots of scrapping and wonderful food, a fun theme night on Saturday evening, prizes and well as some
fabulous pampering by indulging in a massage, a great digital enhancement class (both at an additional cost) what are you waiting for? Remember that you will receive a $20 voucher to spend at the Retreat shop if you book your place before 31 August - that's free product as well as the very generous scrap pack that you will receive at the Retreat that contains all of the goodies for the challenges...and a whole lot more!!
The weekend is guaranteed to be a lot of fun - to book, go to the website link below; all you need is a $50 deposit and you can pay the balance off in $50 increments. Easy!! Just as long as the full payment is received by 26 October.
Have a chat to your friends and organise a group or come along on your own - it's a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and learn new things about the craft.
Welcome to Tracy - I hope you enjoy following the blog and hope to meet up with you again soon.
Until next time, take care, Ann. :-)