Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Imaginisce CHA sneak peak and a chance to win!

Do you love Imaginisce? I do, especially their stamps. Have a look at their new collections being released at CHA and you could win one of the collections!

Scrapping goals for 2011

For the last two years I haven’t made any new years resolutions, I don’t stick to any of them and then I feel horribly let down in myself.
The Last year and a half I have been really focused on my Personal life and career and scrapping took a back seat, I slowly started to scrap again in about August / September 2010. I really enjoy scrapping and it relaxes me and just makes me feel so good to create. It really is like therapy. I really want to grow within my scrapbooking so this year most of my goals are Scrap related.
1) Start a blog - Check

2) I want to try new styles and techniques.
I really don’t understand why I’m sometimes scared to try new things, so what if it doesn’t look good, try again or just don’t use that style or technique.

3)I want try and journal on my pages. Even if the journaling is hidden.
I am not a great writer and my spelling sucks, but what I love most about other peoples scrapbooks are the stories, yet it’s the one thing I don’t do in my own scrapbooks. A while back some one was throwing away old albums, own was a leather bound album with black pages and photo corners, the pictures inside was that of a family member that was a nurse and went to work in Egypt. Beautiful black and white photos and on nearly every page she wrote names of the places in the photos or a little bit more of the people in the photos. That made me realizes that if someone paged through my scrapbook, what they would know about me and the story I’m trying to tell.

4) I want to play more.
I’m always so worried if something looks right. If I follow everyone else and don’t do what I want to I’m never going to find my own unique scrapping style.

5) I want to be published in one of our local magazines.
But before I attempted that I want to work on the previous goals.

6) I not going to buy beautiful scrapping supplies and save them for the right photo.
Its scrapbooking, making layouts not collecting beautiful supplies, I recently started to use some of my stash that I bought when I started, because I saved it or was too scared to use it because I was still a beginner.

7) I want to MAKE time to scrap, by waiting for free time I hardly scrap.

8) If I start a layout I must finish it!

9)Work on my scrap space.
At the moment I have miss match furniture and things all over the place. So I want to re furbish the furniture and finish off the room and try to keep is clean.

What are your goals for 2011?


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Great local scrapping news

Local manufacturer Fabscraps are going to CHA! Not only is that exciting because they are a South African company but hey are situated right here in KwaZulu- Natal.
I love their papers and they have a wide variety of products.

Paper Lane is having a design team call, first entries must be submitted before the 31 of January. I can’t wait to see what the ladies come up with.

These Local girls are rockin it! Guess where they are from, yip KwaZulu –Natal! They have a blog called Scrap(a)Tale and if you work the blog scene you will recognize them from bogs like imaginisce. Check out their kit club.

Have Great Day

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blog debut

If you have stumbled across my blog, WELCOME! Please be patient and bare with me while I try and get this blog into shape, pretty please :).
I have been playing with the idea to start a blog for a while now and finally took the first step..... Helen Tilbury thank you, in your email you said you should start a blog, and that made me decide to get the folder named blog ideas out of the folder and into a blog. however I thought I would start off being well prepared: ideas on what I would blog about, have techniques ready etc, but was unprepared for how long it would take to actually getting my blog to look okay. I’m learning each step of the way, but hopefully everything will soon be sorted out.
My aim for my creative escape is to give future followers something interesting to look read and look at, while we all admire each others talent and exchange knowledge. I want to readers to come back and not be disappointed.
Thank you for stopping by and taking time to read my blog post