Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Kilcoy Retreat - Theme night

Hi everyone

Well it is about 6 weeks until our retreat at Kilcoy at all of our plans are underway for classes and activities for the weekend.

As usual, we will have our theme night on Saturday night and this retreat we will be having a Back to School theme.  I can see a really fun night coming up with this theme.  So I'm setting you some homework to do and find a great outfit so you can join in for a night of laughs.

Grab a tunic, the old school tie or hat, long socks or sports tunic; headband, practice your plaits or ponytails.....so many fun ways to bring back those old school memories.  Let's see who is going to get full marks with the best outfit for the night and earn a gold star or two!!

Check back on the blog regularly for updates and I will be in contact with you all regarding the requirements for the weekend.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care, Ann :-)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kilcoy Guest Tutor - introducing Kim Jeffress

Hi everyone
As some of you may know, Kim Jeffress will be joining us at the Kilcoy Retreat to teach a class on Saturday 4th May. I thought you might like to know a little about Kim, so I have asked her a few questions about her scrapping c
areer so far:-


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

I started scrapping about 12 years ago when I first met my husband, he worked out of town during the week so I took up scrapbooking to fill in the nights at home alone!

2. What do you enjoy most about scrapbooking?
I love that Im preserving my childrens' and my memories for the future.

3. What is your style?
I'm a pretty clean scrapper, having two boys I don't tend to add flowers and flourishes to my layouts. I like to use bold bright papers and add quirky bits and pieces to my layouts.

4. What are your favourite 3 products at the moment and what can’t you do without?
I love Heidi Swapp Memory Files, Heidi Swapp Color Pop collection and Bella Blvd chevron decorative tape. I can't do without anything yellow its my fav item to use on a page!

5. Where do you find inspiration for your layouts?
I get my inspiration from my boys, I look at the photos and create layouts according the memories I want to remember. I always colour match the papers to the photos

6. How do you get through Scrappers block?
I usually take a break for a couple of days and start a fresh with a new perspective.

7. What is the best advice you would give to newbie scrapbookers?
Take lots of photos and right down your memories in a book so you dont forget them.

8. What Design Teams have you been on or are currently with and where have you had your work published?
Currently I am on the DTs for Heidi Swapp, Bella Blvd, Basic Grey, Pebbles Inc and Greatest View flair. Last year I was a Scrapbooking memories magazine Master a highlight for me so far!

You can find me on my Blog: glasshalffull

Designing for
2012 Scrapbooking Memories Master
Heidi Swapp
Pebbles Inc

If you are thinking of coming along to the Retreat at Kilcoy to join Kim please go to the website and make your booking. It should be a fantastic class and I'm really looking forward to it.

Take care, Ann

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Noosa Retreat photos

Hi all
Blogger has been giving me some trouble with uploading photos; not sure if it is to do with Windows 7 but hopefully issues have now been sorted.

I have been wanting to post photos of the Noosa Retreat weekend that we had in October.  As usual we had a ball and I thank every one of my lovely ladies for their company.

Here is some highlights of the weekend, including photos of our class teach Cathy Cafun and the resulting layouts, along with challenge photos and our theme night fun:-


As you can see, we had huge fun!  The Resort atmosphere added to the relaxing weekend of craft and laughter.  I can't wait until we return this year in October and this time we have 3 day packages available taking in the Labour Day long weekend.  Can't wait!!
TFL, Ann :-)