Tuesday, October 26, 2010
i am trying to come up with a good mix of items as well as some new tools for us to play with that will challenge us at the same time.....it is after all a challenge weekend...my gorgeous mum has also started crocheting us doileys and flowers for our kits!
i have also started thinking about the actual challenges themselves and i have decided i am going to throw you a little curve ball that i think you will like should you choose to accept the challenge....i say it that way because even though i set the retreat up as a challenge weekend should you choose to simply do your own thing you can....it's not like i am going to beat you over the head with my baseball bat should you not want to use the challenges....well i don't think i will..mmmmmmm thinking thinking thinking.....nah i won't ...i promise...you can trust me....PMSL!!!!
while i am still at the looking stage you can still suggest items you'd love in the kits...so have a look around and if there is anything that you are totally in love with and would like included if possible please don't hesitate to ask me...asking doesn't hurt afterall.....also there are just three places left so if yu have a friend who may be interested in joining us please let me know asap.....
happy scrapping girls and i'll be back soon with some preview pics ....hehehehe!!!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
i am trying to choose fairly neutral items that can be used for just about anything with a few new ...umm how to describe them maybe tool type goodies would say it best.....this retreats kit is going to be totally awesome!!!! if i do say so myself PMSL!!!!!!!!!
having said that could i ask a huge favour ...if anyone who has booked in is in the position to pay either their deposit or another instalment it would be EXTREMELY HELPFUL.....or if you haven't booked in yet but would like too (there are only 3 positions left)....please don't hesitate to email me here and we'll get you all organised for the most fun scrapping you'll ever have!!! hehehehe.....
i might eeven put some teasers up soon if your really nice to me...insert evil laugh here.....hahahaha!!!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
so far we have : Me (hehehehe of course!)
Krissy (dep paid)
Kate Mc (dep paid)
Penny ( paid in full)
Julie (dep paid)
Kristy (paid in full)
Kat ( paid in full)
i am also taking any suggestions you might have for the weekend on board at the moment so put your thinking caps on and let me know if you have any ideas for scrap goodies you'd like to see in the kits or something you'd like to see done differently??? i have had a couple of suggestions...flowers, more ribbons, pins, clips but let me know if you have more ideas and i'll see what i can do...
Monday, June 7, 2010
watch this space for more real soon!!!
Friday, April 2, 2010
i have done up some little pressies for all those gorgeous ladies who gifted me with their company for the weekend...so stalk the postie next week girls as i am posting them soon...lol..i want to send out a HUGE thank you to you all for an awesome weekend....
i will be posting some details about next year for you soon too!! i know some of you are very keen to know the date and get it into your diary so i promise i'll get it all organised for you...i will be keeping the weekend as a challenge weekend with a scrap kit included in the weekend package...more details soon!!!
Monday, March 22, 2010
so just a couple of things that will help us out with the weekend....can you bring with you a brown ink if you have one....we will be using it for krissy's class...if you don't have one don't stress i have a few we can share but the more that are there the better....also can the local girls (Be and Krissy we have you covered) please bring your pillow with you.....easy peasy stuff really......
i emailed everyone attending from friday night the menu from the braddie...if you haven't already chosen something can you please make sure you do let me know what you'd like by lunch time on friday .....
a few of our scrappy friends are joining us for lunch on friday at sandy's...if you would like to join us you are more than welcome too....head on over we are having gourmet pizzas from an awesome place in rutherford...yummo!!!!
what else to tell you???? i just don't know...i am SO excited i can't think straight ...LOL....so i am sure i will be back with more news....
have a great night and i'll see you all soon!!!!!!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
our technique/embellishment classes will be as follows:
*Krissy will be showing us how to make one of her beautiful blossom branches
*Sandy will be showing us how to do resist embossing
* i will be showing you how to emboss with distress inks and powders and hopefully showing you how to make some really cool flowers using transparencies and paint! ( i am saying hopefully cause i am still playing with this one...hehehehe)
all the goodies to have a play at these will be there for you to use so don't worry about a thing chickies!
if there is something else you would love to see a demo of please don't hesitate to ask and i'll see what we can do for you....
On Saturday night after dinner Peta will be running a blind challenge for us ....i LOVE Peta's blind challenges...she is a total Queen at them and i just know you'll have a ball with it!!
oh and don't forget to save up some pennies girls cause even though our scrap kit for the weekend is absolutely huge i just know you will want to go shopping in Peta's shop...i have seen some of the gorgeous goodies she has in store for us...and i am drooling already!!!!!!!!
ok i am off to sort through some of my stash...deciding what to take and what not to take is proving very interesting!! hahahaha...i'm be back soon chickies!!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Saturday: breakfast...pancakes with maple syrup and/or fruit
lunch....homemade mini pizzas on pita with a choice of toppings
dinner....Beef stroganoff with rice, salad and crusty bread
Dessert...midnight homemade waffles and ice cream....
(it's a tradition and we can't break a tradition!! pmsl)
Sunday: breakfast....bacon and egg rolls or crossiants
lunch....chicken teriyaki and salad wraps
Morning and Afternoon teas: tea, coffee and milo...a selection of muffins, anzacs bickies etc etc that you will be able to help yourself to at anytime...one of the days penny is going to cook fresh scones which of course we will have to have with loads of jam and cream!!!hehehehe.....
i will also have a selection of lollies (and yes that means red frogs krissy and licorice allsorts penny...LOL) on each table plus there will be plenty of soft drink available...the only thing you will need to bring is any alcohol you might like to have a little drinky of......
so how does all that sound girls?????? oh bugger all this talk about food has made me hungry again!!!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Star sign: Pisces
fave band or music: jon English
nudge nudge, wink wink person: val kilmer LOL....
Book or movie: book ...the green mile
most embrassing thing you've ever done: can't think of a specific one, except the usual foot in mouth stuff....
stranded on an island your 3 things would be: Tony, chocolate and a never ending supply of good books!
fave scrap product: stamps
first real kiss: gary something...can't remember his last name
dream holiday destination: Canada/Alaska
favourite body part: eyes..they express everything
fave scrap technique: layering
something that makes you angry: ???????
stamps or rubons: stamps...rubons are to unreliable
fave alcoholic drink: Illusions!!!
name: Julie Lee-anne Munro (congratulations newly-wed..."mwah")
star sign: capricorn
fave band or music: rod stewart
nudge, nudge, wink wink person: jules didnt answer this one so it must be her new hubby!!!
book or movie: movie ...i love Beaches
most embrassing thing you've ever done: had sex on a motorbike in the bush (OMG!!!!)
stranded on an island your 3 things would be: lots of chocolate, my computer and Richard
fave scrap product: my tape runner
first real kiss: Ian Morgan
dream holiday destination: Canada
fave body part: Hairy chests
fave scrap technique: stamping
something that makes you angry: when i don't get my own way
stamps or rubons: stamps
fave alcoholic drink: black russian
name: Belinda Waters
star sign: Leo
fave band or music: I love all sorts of music but i love Pink, alecia keyes, AC/DC, Melissa etheridge, dolly pardon (LOL) and lots more
nudge nudge wink wink person: ok this is going to sound lame but i am going to say my hubby, he meets all my fantasies in reality
book or movie: definately books but i like a good movie
most embrassing thing you've ever done: i was travelling to Brisbane for the paper and craft show with my sister, she pulled into a servo and there was a line up so she jumps out and tells me to move the car while she goes to the loo, when she comes back i ask her where it was and walk to the loo, i went in and was just about to go when a guy was standing in the next cubicle going, i quickly pulled up my pants and ran out to the car...i was so embrassed!! after a while i told my sister what i did and she told me they were uni sexed toilets!!
stranded on an island your 3 things would be: My Ipod with endless battery, a huge supply of books and my hubby
fave scrap product: flowers, kindy klitz and bling..ok more than 1 fave LOL....
first real kiss:LOL it is that long ago i can't remember or maybe is was unmemorable LOL
dream holiday destination: to travel the rest of australia
fave body part: i would have to say eyes, they tell you alot, i love the way they light up when someone is happy
fave scrap technique: at the moment distressing paper
something that makes you angry: when someone says they are tired of the drama but they are the ones putting themselves in the middle of it!
stamps or rubons: rubons
fave alcoholic drink: bourbon and coke....yummy!!!!!!!!!
i would like to thank you all for sharing a little more about yourselves over the last few weeks....it has been fun reading the little bits and pieces as i put them up.....ok so everyone is now on the blog...have fun checking out the details...and let's see what you remember about each other by the retreat!!!
hey girls are you enjoying the little teasers too??? the last of the product has arrived and i just have to pick it up and pack it....oh i can't wait...just 19 days to go girls!!!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
does anyone want to know what's in it?????? come on ladies if you want to know then i have to hear it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
i am off to the gorgeous peta's tommorrow for a class and while i am there we are going to go over the last of the retreat kit details...you know finish matching things up to the papers....it is so much fun putting things together for you all ...i am like a kid in a candy shop when i am there...hehehehehe...i mean what a better way to spend the day then scrapping and buying scrap goodies...it just can't be beat!!! hahahahaha....
on sunday i will be posting the final three getting to know you details so make sure you come on back over and check them out...have you been enjoying reading about everyone we will be spending the weekend with...i have that's for sure! are you remembering any of it???hehehehe
i will also post a rough menu on sunday so please let me know if there is anything on it that you can't eat or just plain can't stand!! hehehe....i am more than happy to change things for you where i can.....
closer to the weekend itself i will post a list of anything you will definately need to pack...there will be a few little items that you'll need for our technique classes...oh that reminds me.....thank you to those of you who responded to my emails about how the weekend would be run...class or not etc etc......after tallying everyone's thoughts together and chatting to a couple of the girls in person......i have decided that i won't be doing up class pages...myself, krissy and peta will be running a couple of quick classes over the weekend that will be more technique/embellishment based than actual pages....i will be doing up challenges ( if they include anything special i will let you know before hand) based around the kits etc and of course there will be time limits to them so that we get our 20 pages done as promised....so in other words i will be giving you direction but the pages creations will be yours!
over the weekend there will also be some games with prizes to be won.....we will have an absolute ball i promise you!!!
OH AND don't forget to save some pennies to bring with you as Peta will have her awesome shop set up for us and believe me we will want to shop!!! hehehehehe...i am sure we'll find lots that we will just NEED to have...hehehehehe...
oh i can't wait....can't we go now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
name: Trish Fitzgibbon
star sign : cancer
fav singer/band: Keith Urban
nudge nudge wink wink man: get real i'm pregnant that's the last thing on my mind...LOL...
book or movie: book they are always better
most embrassing thing you've ever done: too many to count!
if stranded on an island your 3 things would be: water. food and a nice big bath
favourite scrap product: don't have a fav ...i like to use anything...
first real kiss: no idea so it was obviously totally forgettable...lol
dream holiday destination: Canada
favourite body part: Eyes
favourite scrap technique: most things that don't include cutting!
something that makes you angry: Unemployed people
stamps or rub-ons: stamps
favourite alcoholic drink: pink champagne.
ok now it's Mel's turn......
name: Melanie Joanne White
star sign: cancer
fav singer /band: any music at all really....i will listen to anything!
nudge nudge, wink wink man: my hubby!
book or movie: book
most embrassing thing you've ever done: lots and lots of things really..hehe
if stranded on an island your 3 things would be: family, food and magazines.
fav scrap product: everything!!
first real kiss: no way..not saying....top secret!!
dream holiday destination: Hawaii
fav body part: none
fav scrap technique: Distressing
something that makes you angry: people who can't accept blame
stamps or rub-ons: stamps...
favourite drink: i don't drink so i guess it would be coke.
thanks for sharing a little bit more about yourselves with us girls......oh ad i will get a pic at the retreat!!!hehehehehehehe.....
Monday, February 15, 2010
1:name: Kristine Julie Christie
2: Star Sign...Aquarius
3: Fav band / singer..Ohh thats a hard one i love songs you can sing along with and have acousitc guitar so my favs are John Butler Trio and Jack Johnson
4: Who can you know nudge nugde, wink wink... Matthew McConaughey..it's the smile, the accent the toosh...he is spunky as!!!
5: Book or Movie...Book they are always way better
6: most embrassing thing you've ever done....LOL Just one??? probably when i fell up the stairs on my first day at work when i was fourteen, ...it was a full stack in front of all my new work mates psml.........did i mention that i am clumsy??? LOL
7: stranded on an island your 3 things would be....family, food and some thing crafty to keep me busy...
8: fav scrap product...papers i can fussy cut and make 3D
9: your first real kiss....hehehehe...a guy named Phillip, he was a lip biter and it was awful..LOL
10: Dream holiday....i have always wanted to go to Mauritius....tropicial beaches and french accents oohh lala yes please!!!!
11: your favourite body part....i am a face person...i like faces that show expression and have personality...i think you can tell alot about a person by their face...well you can on mine anyway LOL....
12: Fav scrap technique...layering and 3D work
13: something that makes you angry....people who are bullies....it makes me so mad i don't know why people have to pick on others to make themselves feel better..it's horrible
14: stamps or rub-ons....stamps cause i always manage to stuff up rub-ons so i never us them any more
15: favourite drink.... i've got 2....can i have 2???....i love jim beam and coke or vodka and orange....but if i am feeling fancy i will never say no to a strawberry dacquiri..whoops that's 3...oh well LOL....
thanks for sharing some more about yourself krissy......there will be more to come soon girls...so keep checking back....
Saturday, January 30, 2010
2. star sign: Aires
3. Favourite band/singer or music type: Jimmy Barnes/Cold chisel
4. the one person who could you know Nudge nudge wink wink..hehehe: Jon Bon Jovi
5. book or movie: both!
6 most embrassing thing: opened an 18th birthday present in front of my brother that was a vibrator!!!!!
7. stranded on an island, your three things would be: Mark, chocolate and magazines...
8. Favourite scrap product to use: everything i can't choose a fave.
9. first real kiss: Adrian Fyson (at the same 18th birthday as the vibrator, it all happened LOL)
10. dream holiday destination: Europe
11. favourite body part: i like hands and of course a good butt doesn't go astray
12. favourite scrap technique: distressing... sometimes it just happens naturally so why not go with it LOL
13: something that makes you angry: Ex Husbands
14: stamps or rub ons: heading more to stamps i think
15: favourite drink: Midori
now i am glad i did this cause a couple of those answers surprised me so i would have definately got them wrong...hehehehehe....ok now let's go meet KATE!!
1 Name: Katharine McCulloch
2: star sign: Taurus
3. favourite band/singer or type of music: I don't have a favourite band or musician but my favourite type of music is 80's and 90's
4. person who you could you know nudge nudge, wink wink: Edward Cullen
5. book or movie: Both
6.most embrassing thing you've done: When i was in Africa at one of the airports, one of the customs guys was going through my luggage and pulled out some of my feminine items and inspected them as he didn't know what they were ( it was a 3rd world country, white people are a rarity and they obviously don't have anything like that in their culture LOL )
7. Stranded on an island your three things would be: coca-cola, a celebrity ( depends on my mood as to who i'd pick but probably a male so i can take advantage of them at the same time!!!..LOL) and appropriate clothing and footwear as it would make me comfortable to feel comfortable
8. Favourite scrap product to use: flowers LOL and i'm always after different embellishments as i like to cluster...
9. first real kiss: fat matt was his nickname...very appropriate!
10.dream holiday destination: USA and the UK
11. Favourite body part: Arms...nothing like seeing a guy with a bonds singlet on with really toned and muscular arms!
12. favourite technique: i like to scallop everything and outline things in black pen. i also like to cluster
13. what makes you angry: Inequality and people who aren't thankful for what they have
14. Stamps or rub ons: Neither...rub-ons don't work for me properly most the time (some are really dodgy) and stamps are a bit too fiddly for my liking
15 Favourite drink: i don't drink alcohol..in the past when i have drank i liked midori and lemonade, vodka *with anything* or Kaluha and milk with lots of ice
i can just imagine the look on that poor customs guys face...hehehehe...the poor darlin!!
thanks for sharing girls.....more to come soon!!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
2.star sign: Aries
3.favourite band/singer or music type.... most types except Hip Hop, RAP and country & western...Best ever album...Neil Diamonds Hot August Night!!!
4. who could leave their shoes under your bed anytime.... Colin Firth!!!!!!
5..Book or movie....i love to read, but don't get time to any more. I love to watch movies but i can't really get into one if DH is commenting, critising or humming..i love to go to the cinema alone...
6. most embrassing thing you have done.....Getting my sister-in-law's name wrong during their wedding speech.
7. if you were stranded on an island...your three wishes would be.....1. A laptop with internet and never ending battery 2. Never-ending supply of really good yogurt and 3. never-ending scrap supply..
8. favourite scrap product....lots of patterned papers
9. your first real kiss...some yobbo at a party, can't even remember his name
10. dream holiday destination...Italy and by co-incidence Colin Firth lives there!!!
11. favoutire body part...strong male arms..yummo!!!
12. favourite scrap technique.. scraplifting...is that a technique??? otherwise making embellishments
13. what makes you angry... the corporatization of the health system making the $$$ more important than the patient
14. do you prefer stamps or rub-ons....rub-ons because there are so many pretty ones..
15. favourite drink....Moscato wine!
thanks for letting us get to know you a bit better Michelle.....i hope you get your dream holiday some day honey and of course get to track down Colin Firth while your there!!!hahahahaha....
so with the clock ticking girls are you excited yet????? you should be we are going to have an amazing weekend.....i have even talked Krissy into teaching us a little something while she is here...i'll keep what we have planned secret for now but you're going to love it!!!
ok girls i am off to organise another getting to know you post...keep watching this blog!!!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
1: name: Julie Ellen Herbert
2: star sign: Leo
3: fav band or singer: come girls you should all know this one by know...hehehehehehehe.....I have a lot of favourites but the one true fav that i will love until i take my last breath is of course..BON JOVI!!!!!!!!!!!
4: who could put their shoes under my bed anytime??? well this one took some serious thought...if it was to be a real person then definately Jon Bon Jovi...but if i could choose a fictional character from a book to come to life then i would MOST definately have to say either WRATH or ZSADIST from the black dagger brotherhood books by JR Ward...i LOVE all the brothers but those two are my favs!!!
5: book or movie: definately book...i have become totally addicted to reading again and read for a little while every day..last year i read 139 books!!
6: the most embrassing thing: well i went skinny dipping once with someone and it lead to other things happening...luckily no one came along until we were getting out of the water but that was bad enough for me....hehehehehe
7: 3 wishes if stuck on and island; ...cottage with indoor plumbing...if i was single....a hunky male with no attitude problems and if not then my family of course...hehehehehe...and the third thing....music and books to pass the time....i love my scrapping but reading and music really do help to keep me sane!!! well as sane as i get......
8: fav scrap product: at the moment i am just lovin pattern papers that can be fussy cut....that way you have paper and embellishments all in one!!
9: my first kiss: was with a boy we called Robbo...it was awful and i was so nervous...but you know what they say...practice makes perfect!!! hahahaha....
10: dream holiday: i have always wanted to go to Canada
11: favourite body part: the eyes...it may sound corny but i think you can really tell alot from a persons eyes....a very close second is a really really nice butt!!!! oohlala!!! you just can't beat a nice butt!!! hehehehehehe
12: fav scrap technique:...i am into edges at the moment wether it is torn, distressed, punched or cut out....i am over all the layout having nice straight lines!
13: something that makes me angry : trucks drivers who think that cause they are in a bigger vehicle they can just pull out into traffic whenever they like....my hubby is a truckie so it causes some interesting chat in this house...and i do know they don't all do it but the ones that do i'd love to biff em'.....
14: stamps or rub-ons: definately stamps...i do use rub-ons sometimes but with stamps at least you can pick the colour to suit what you are doing perfectly..and you can use them over and over again!!
15: favourite drink: Jack Daniels and coke followed closely by Cougar bourban and coke!
ok girls there is a little bit more about me...try to remember what you can....it might come in very handy...hehehehehe
Sunday, January 17, 2010
after a discussion with some of the girls yesterday we decided to make our weekend a PYJAMA weekend...i mean why not when we usually end up in them most of the day anyway??? so we will have some fun with it ...i'll keep you posted about that closer to the time but in the mean time girls fish out all those cute PJ's ....hehehehehe....
i will also be sending out an email soon with a few quick questions on it about yourself......please fill it out and send it back with a photo to go on the blog....over the next few weeks i will introduce each of you by adding your pic and answers to the blog....make sure you check out each others answers.....those answers will come in very handy at the retreat...and they are worth some awesome prizes...how well will you get to know your fellows retreaters?????
we are currently working on the menu so if you have any dietary concerns that you think our gorgeous chefs should know about please just drop me an email and let me know....even if it is just that you HATE mushrooms...you can tell us we don't mind!! hahahaha.....
ok a quick re-cap....lots of yummy goodies coming our way...the weekend is now a pj party....don't forget to do your questionaire and send it back with a pic and any diet needs or dislikes let us know....
chat soon lovlies!!! "MWAH"