Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mum has started scrapping too :)

Well it's finally happened... after lots of 'suggesting' Mum has actually done her first layout... followed very quickly by a second (and she's got a few more in her head as well).

Mum's first layout was about Miss Krystal. She made a template for the flowers out of an old cereal box and then proceeded to cut out each flower by hand... as Krystal said "that's dedication"! Krystal loves the layout... and so does Mum :)

Mum came over on the weekend and I got to see the layout... and she totally got me with the journaling! Big softie that I am, there were tears starting by the time I got half way through it!

Then Mum went home and the next morning she emailed me this layout! Mikayla is absolutely loving it!

Mum's dog (Sophie) HATES being brushed... she never ever sits still and if she sees anyone with a brush or comb she's OFF! But she sat very still for Mikayla when she was little and got 'groomed' LOL Brings back lots of memories!

Speaking of memories... when I was little I used to write letters to Nana (my great-grandmother) and a while ago all my letters re-surfaced. There were some dating back to 1975 when I had just started school and it's like opening a time capsule and seeing the little girl that I was back then. I used the Scrapbook Dreams Reminiscing kit to do this layout of one of my letters to Nana:

Really love how it turned out... lovely and soft :)

Then I used the Scrapbook Dreams Country Grove kit to do a layout about Mikayla. (She's feeling super special with both Mum and me doing layouts about her!) The photo was taken when she was about 4... I was doing a b&w photography course and I wanted some candid shots and this photo was one of my favourites... it just captures her happiness so well.

While I was feeling all creative I made a card using some of the Country Grove papers as well. I LOVE the flowers!

Well that's it from me... hope everyone is having a good week and finding some time to be creative :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

June Monthly Kits

Scrapbook Dreams has released 2 brand new kits this month! Both kits feature Kaiser craft papers, Bazzill cardstock and a range of lovely embellishments.

The first kit features the Country Grove collection:This kit features, 8 double sided 12 x 12 papers, 5 x Bazzill cardstocks, Ruche textured cardstock, buttons, Green Tara flowers, 7 Gypsies journaling cards, My Minds Eye quote card, ribbons and a Grungeboard butterfly!

Our second kit features the Reminiscing collection:This kit features, 8 double sided 12 x 12 papers, 6 x Bazzill cardstocks, Green Tara flowers, photo anchors, mini and medium brads, ribbons and self adhesive pearls in a lovely chocolate colour.The kits are great value at only $30 each (plus courier)! If you like to see a full list of the kit contents please visit our online shop.


We also ran our first sketch challenge which closed on Sunday night and the winner was Jane. Check out her fantastic layout!!!

The next sketch challenge is up and it closes on Sunday 22nd June at 6pm. This weeks featured sketch was designed by Catherine Latta for Pencil Lines:

All the details are on our forum and you can view the all the amazing layouts from the first sketch challenge in our gallery.

There is also at ATC swap being organised and the June monthly challenge has already started (the prize is a $20 voucher to spend in the shop) - check out the forum for all the details.

We'd love you to join in!

Monday, June 9, 2008

BIG announcement!!!

I bet you were wondering what’s been going on since it’s so long since my last post… well today it’s official! I have opened Scrapbook Dreams LIVE!! It's been exciting, nerve racking, brilliant, stressful, fantastic, and frustrating... and lots of other emotions too!!

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes ordering product, organising the website, loading all the product onto the website (my poor fingers are tired LOL) and stocking up the paper racks and peg boards! Dave has gotten used to me coming home from Bunnings with MORE pegboard... but I've pretty much run out of wall space now so he's safe LOL

Scrapbook Dreams now has it’s own website, online store, gallery (which is ready and waiting for you to load your layouts into!) and our own forum!

We’d love you to visit so here’s the link: http://www.scrapbookdreams.co.nz/

And if you think you recognise that purple… yes you’re right it is the Cadbury purple! Just love that colour!!