Monday, May 26, 2008

I'm back :)

Well the flu bugs really loved me last weekend... I spent the whole weekend feeling VERY sorry for myself... had Monday of work still feeling awful... went to a teaching course on Tuesday and then spent the rest of the week trying to catch up on all the stuff that needed doing :(

Then Friday finally came and I was off to SCRAP CAMP!!! What a blast! I had such a good time, scrapped lots, met some of my blogging friends... hi Ilka, Kelly and Kate :) Met loads of new people... a big wave to Gail, Angie, Rachel and Fiona who I was sitting with (as well as Ms Kelly - you are just toooo funny!!!), talked far too much and got very little sleep... 3 hours the first night and 5 hours the second night LOL

Yolande and Lianne organised a super camp with lots of fun, games and laughs along the way. I was so busy enjoying myself that I didn't actually take any photos while I was there but I did take some photos of my layouts when I got home.

On the Friday night we got given our challenge packs... and I found it quite challenging... Yellow really isn't my colour!!! As well as the yellow cardstock we had two double sided 12 x 12's, some green felt, glue strips, ribbon and sequins... and here's what I came up with:

I added some buttons, used the cuttlebug to get my letters and a few pearls.

On Saturday morning we had our first class with Kelly Rotherham and let me just say that she is a truly LOVELY person plus she is an awesome teacher. I highly recommend her classes (and some of them are available online as well!!)

The first class was called 1, 2, 3 Scrap... no pressure!!! We created 3 layouts in 2 hours - see what I mean about no pressure LOL The class was so much fun and apart from the journaling and titles I actually did complete all 3 of my layouts during the time frame. On Saturday night I got them all finished and here they are:

Yes those are the same photos as the first layout but I just LOVE them!!!Mr 5 playing at 'Auntie's Park'Miss 2 playing at 'Auntie's park'

After lunch we had our second class and it was much more relaxing... and much more indepth. I kind of went off on my own theme and I loved the freedom we had to really get gutsy with our journaling... so here's what I created:

By Sunday I was feeling a bit tired but I did get another layout done... you'll have to wait to see that one cause I'm going to have a go at getting published - I'll never know if I don't give it a go I suppose LOL

So it's been a full on weekend and now it's back to the realities of working again! Hope you all have a great week :)


  1. Shell, love the page about your home, what a great idea, now, will you come do mine, LOL. Sorry to hear you haven't been well, hopefully you are well on the way to getting better, luckily you got to go to camp.

  2. Welcome back! Looks like camp went very well :)

    Oh - and thank you for the RAK!

  3. Sorry to hear about the flu bugs, but at least you were well again (or a bit better) for camp. Sounds like you had a great time! Although I'm not sure I could function on that amount of sleep!!! Good luck with submitting the other LO!

  4. I love the home page too and your printing is so tidy. Wow at three layouts in two hours I am in awe. Scrapcamp sounded like fun.

  5. Whatever it is I didn't do it ... love it, love it, love it!!!

    I'm going to pinch your journalling and parenthesis idea on the last layout ... I wasn't sure how I was going to use mine - I do now ...

    I'm thinking that you will have been tucked up in bed nice and early last night ... lol.

  6. Hi babe,
    did you have fun or what how is your flu mine totally on its last legs.Jack has been off since Thurs too hopefully he will be ok for school tomorrow.Now one for you to come too I am going to vicky and neens waikato crop would love to meet you there and get yourself over to the sketch book site very cool.So glad you had a ball Shell talk to you soon Jane

  7. Sounds like fun - and great layouts :)

  8. oh awesome to hear you had such a blast:) Glad to hear you felt better enough to the layouts and photos, they make me smile:)

  9. Great lo's - you were super productive. Love the journalling on the tidy house one :-)

  10. Hi Shell! So awesome to meet you at Scrapcamp, you are so talented, it was great to get some ideas from you and I learnt heaps just sitting by you! I will definately be there again next year, I can't wait to catch up again with all the awesome people I met!

  11. YAY for feeling better :) and it sounds like you had a blast at camp, it is so much fun to be around like minded people :) and as always I love your work, hee hee I love what ever I was I didnt do it, I need that for moo :)

  12. Happy Birthday Krystal sweet sixteen today.Have a lovely birthday .


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