Welcome to my post...today I would like to share with you my projects for Scrapbookit and Sketches in Thyme which were both posted online on Thursday.
So grab a cuppa......we could be here for a little while!

The February/March challenge is up and running over at Scrapbookit. Click here to pop on over and check out what has been produced by the girls so far.
I have been lucky enough to work with the Kaisercraft Marigold Collection this month. I will admit that I am not a 'flowery' sort of girl but these papers have been so fun to work with. It made the challenge a breeze.....well, maybe!

The challenge this month at Scrapbookit is to:-
* Use a mask
* Use mist
* Use string or twine
Plus use this gorgeous sketch from Scrapbook Challenges.
Well, I was a touch naughty.....I flipped my sketch over and turned the photo so that it was a landscape photo. I can see a resemblance to the sketch........maybe you will tell me otherwise!

Here is my layout...
I have used the beautiful Kaisercraft Marigold Papers and Sticker sheet embellishments, bakers twine, Silhouette Cameo and Font 'SNF Infinity Bold,' The Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Template - Mini Rustic Paint, Mister Huey's Colour Mists - Dark Calico,  Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish - Ornate Frame.
Such a great little collection of yummy scrappy goodness I say!

Scrapbookit also has a card challenge. For this month's challenge you need to follow the following guidelines...
* Use embossing
* Use rub-ons
* Use a quote
I have enjoyed using the Marigold Collection so much that I made another card....just because I could! Actually I was procrastinating from doing work!
So they are my most recent projects for Scrapbookit. Just before I switch over to Sketches inThyme....If you have kids that love to scrapbook too...make sure they also head on over to Scrapbookit. This month we are trialling something new...
A kids challenge!
Make sure you pop over and check it out.
Over at Sketches in Thyme we have a new 'Double Page' layout. 
Here is the sketch....
There is some awesome inspiration from all of the Mavens and as always, we welcome you to join in. You may like to flip, rotate, and adapt the sketch to work for you- as long as we can still see the sketch in there, you're good! If you link up to any of the February sketches, you're entered to be a guest designer with us in April!! 

As I have said previously, I am using all of my Sketches in Thyme work to chip away at Brayden's baby album. So I apologise if you are sick of all of the baby photos.
I was so excited to use some paper by 'Little Yellow Bicycle' that I have had stashed away. It is the Baby Saurus collection. 
The photos were taken of Brayden when he was only a few days old. It was one of his first experiences in his bouncer. I gathered all of these photos together and made it a 'Many Faces of Our Boy' page.
Here it is...
Not only did I use papers out of my stash I also used embellishments that I have had stashed away for a long time like the little nappy pin and tags.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the cute little stars and two types of Thickers for my title.

Make sure you head over to Sketches in Thyme to check out what the other Mavens have created.....they are amazing! While you are there why not join in!

Well, that is me for today...my blog posts have been very few this year but hopefully I have inspired you to head over to Scrapbookit and Sketches in Thyme to join in the creative fun!
See you there,
By the way if you are a Facebook user I am beginning to create a 'Mels Me Time' page...not a lot there just yet but would love you to pop on over and like my page!
Here is the link....MelsMeTime on Facebook!
Well I can't begin to describe to you how excited I am today to be able to share with you my very first project as a Maven on the Sketches in Thyme Design Team.

Each week Sketches in Thyme have a sketch challenge. 
This week we have been asked to use the following sketch as the inspiration for our project.... 
I had lots of fun completing my layout. I just loved this sketch.
I also had another play with some photos of our overseas holiday to Thailand in 2009.
Here is what I came up with
I actually pulled out some of an older range from Kaisercraft to use. I get so hooked with all of the gorgeous new paper collections that I often forget to hit my stash...... it is nice to go back and use something from your stash!

Paper - Kaisercraft 'Marrakech'; Bazzil Cardstock; Thickers - Chit Chat Puffy Stickers ; twine; Versamark Ink - Royal Blue; Kaisercraft Mini Alphas - Cream; Stampin' Write - Chocolate; Making Memories Paint - Monarch; Kaisercraft - Chicken Wire Clear Stamp.

Here are a few close ups of some of the details...
We would really love for you to play along and enter your own interpretation of the sketch!

So much so that we have a giveaway - a little gift for one lucky winner who uploads their interpretation of the sketch to the Sketches in Thyme Blog by November 30th. Here is the little prize....
6x6 Paper Pad - Harvest Lane by Simple Stories
So, what are you waiting for???
I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Make sure you pop back soon for my latest Scrapbookit project!
Happy Scrapping,
Welcome to
Scrapbookit’s October Blog Hop

Thanks for joining our Design Team on our inspirational hop around to share this months challenge which Kerry and Janene have set for us all. You will have started the hop at Scrapbookit and have ended up here from Kerry's blog

It is so exciting for us all here at Scrapbookit to be hosting this blog hop but even more exciting for us to welcome our Guest Design Team Member Amanda Taylor. We always love seeing Amanda’s gorgeous creations and we are thrilled to have her as part of our team this month. Welcome Amanda!

Firstly, Kerry has set us a layout challenge. The challenge is to create a layout using patterned paper as your background but have lots of negative space, (scrapping in only a ¼ of your page), to use ribbon, and to have your journaling hidden. This month I was lucky enough to be able to work with the Graphic 45 collection The Nutcracker Sweet. It is such gorgeous paper but so busy and so not my normal style. However, an awesome challenge to keep me on my toes.

For this layout I chose not to use the Christmas sections of the paper but the gorgeous purples. Here is my take on the challenge…

Materials:­­ Cardstock – Kaisercraft Vanilla, Graphic 45 – The Nutcracker Sweet, Organza, Twine, Thickers - Chipboard alpha, VersaMark Ink, embossing ink, embossing powder.

This photo was taken of my niece at her second birthday. We caught her trying to break into the lollies in the bag – our very own ‘sugar plum fairy.’ I have used my ribbon as flower embellishments and have hidden my journaling behind the postcard. Here is a close up of my journaling…

Now for Janene’s  gorgeous little card challenge. It fits perfectly with the purples from the Graphic 45 collection. The challenge is to create a card which has wings as your feature, (be it birds, butterflies, or angels, etc.)

Here is my card…

I have used again the Graphic 45 collection paired with the Vanilla Kaisercard. I have used my Cuttlebug to emboss the patterned paper and I have gathered my organza ribbon. I have used my iTop tool and brads to create a matching brad, added some gorgeous Kaisercraft bling and some Amy Tangerine ‘Lovely’ Foam Rubber Alpha Stickers. The main features of my card, the butterflies, were created using a Memory Box Die Cut. Isn’t the butterfly just gorgeous? All these items are available at the Scrapbookit Online Store.

Now to join in our blog hop fun we are running a little competition. Here is what you need to do:
* Visit each member’s blog (links are below) and be inspired by them.
* Look for the Blog Hop Question they have asked you.
* Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know you have stopped by.
* Follow their blog (if you don’t already).
* Hop back over to the Scrapbookit Blog and write your answer to each question in the comments section. (Comments will be hidden)

How easy is that? Now here is my question.

What is one Off the Page product and its price in the Scrapbookit Store?

Now to go into the draw for a chance to win this RAK from me you must complete all steps in the above instructions.  At the end of the month I will randomly draw a winner from the comments on my blog and they will win this gorgeous collection of goodies.

So what are you waiting for? Follow the Hop over to 

First stop from here:
Rebecca’s Blog 

Janene’s Facebook Page 

Our Guest Design Team member for this Challenge

Amanda’s Blog 

and if you haven't been to 

Kerry’s Blog 

Then head back to 

Back to Scrapbookit 
to leave your answers to everyone's questions.

And just when you think it is all over….don’t forget.. if you enter the challenges you have a  chance to win a Prize Pack (valued at $ 40) for your Layout, or a Card Pack (valued at $20) for your card.

Well, I can’t wait for this to all get started – so…happy hopping!!
Next stop Rebecca's Blog.
I'm back.....as promised 
to share some more of the things that have been happening in my scrapbooking world...

Not so long ago I received an unexpected email from the editor of the Caravan and Motorhome On Tour Magazine. She asked me if I could be part of a craft feature in their magazine.
Initially, I was gobsmacked. I actually thought someone was playing a practical joke on me and were having me on. After showing Jason he convinced me that maybe I should take the email seriously and reply to it.....which I did!
No, it was no joke. I then provided the magazine with lots of images and information for them to put together the feature which featured caravaners and motorhome travellers that crafted whilst on the road.

This is the feature (sorry about the pic!)
I hear you asking.....how did they know to contact me????
I had submitted and had accepted me layout 'Loved' to CK. The editor of this magazine knew that I had created that layout in our caravan whilst on holiday....she passed my name on.
Funny how things happen!

Last month's challenge at Scrapbookit saw me creating with Kaisercraft's Check In collection.
I made several bits and pieces with this collection and I still have heaps left over.
I created this Bon Voyage card for the card challenge...
For the second part of the month I created some Tags....
I was very excited to be able to create some layouts from our Thailand trip using this collection. I love how they came up. The first layout is of one of our most favourite activities whilst in Thailand....Elephant Ride.
The second layout is of my very cheeky little man at the age of 4. His first overseas holiday (hopefully of many in his lifetime), which he took in his stride...these photos were of him entertaining us at Singapore Airport.
Well, I hope this inspires you to pull out some photos that are hidden away and scrap till your hearts content.
Until next time,
What a busy holiday I have had. No where near as much scrapbooking done as I would have liked.
Back to work tomorrow.....
The June/July monthly challenge has just finished up at Scrapbookit. There have been some great entries, pop on over to the store gallery and check them all out.

I was lucky to be able to create lots of projects with the gorgeous Bo Bunny Collection "Little Miss." Here is what I created for the month...
I have been working on several projects for Scrapbookit in the last little bit. Projects that I can't share with you right now. One is for our August Retreat (which is booked out...but if you are interested in coming next year email your interest to joanne@scrapbookit.com.au) and the others are for the July/August Challenge...the first of my layouts and cards will be revealed on Tuesday on the Scrapbookit Blog. So make sure you pop on over and check them out. The new challenge started today!

I hope you all have a lovely week especially all those heading back to work and school after the holidays. Welcome home to my sister, brother in law and beautiful nieces who arrive home tomorrow after 2 years in USA.
Hello All,
School holidays have arrived and the biggest term is over! Thank goodness :0)
What a way to start my holidays.....a visit to the Kaisercraft Warehouse in Geelong for the Kaisercraft Retailers Day. Thanks Jo for inviting me........I had an awesome day.
There are some lovely new ranges coming out over the next little bit so make sure you keep your eyes open. Today, we got a sneak peak at the new goodies and all of the wonderful work the Design Team at Kaisercraft have done. We got to spend time shopping in the warehouse and then spent some time scrapping with Melissa Kennedy.
A wonderful day - I was in heaven all day.

Speaking of scrapbooking heaven - have you popped on over to Scrapbookit lately. The DT are doing some awesome work with some beautiful paper collections.
I have recently posted my layout "Truly Divine" using the Bo Bunny Little Miss collection. It is so sweet and lots of fun to create with. check out the sneak peak above and then head on over to the Scrapbookit Blog to see the whole product and leave your comment (I love hearing what you think!). 
Until next time,

Welcome to the new week everyone!
Why not pop over to Scrapbookit tomorrow morning whilst having your morning coffee by clicking here to see the layout and card I will reveal??
While you are there.....enter the challenge to win a voucher from Scrapbookit!
Have a great start to the new week.
Good Afternoon Everyone...
I am here sitting on the verandah of my Mum's cabin on the lake in Canberra......ahhhh the life!
We have had an awesome weekend catching up with my extended family - lots of laughs, lots of happiness and plenty of good food and drinkies!! What else could a girl ask for????
Well......OK.....maybe some scrapping!!

Today over at Scrapbookit we have launched the first challenge for 2012!
Pop on over to Scrapbookit.....by clicking here to check out the new challenge and Jo's lovely work!
I was lucky enough to be able to set this challenge.....it will get your creative juices flowing!!!

Well, back to the relaxing by the lake! It's a hard life!!!