Happy Australia Day!
For those of you who are not Australians...today we celebrate our wonderful country! Lots of BBQs, Aussie flags, a few beers and a long weekend.

We have been lucky enough to be away for the last few days. Last night we had dinner on the foreshore.....a gorgeous night it was.
We have spent plenty of time in the pool....it has been hot! And heaps of time relaxing! Just what we needed...
Today I am here to share with you two projects that I have worked on in the last little bit.

Firstly, over at Sketches in Thyme we have launched part 2 of the Sketch #100. A double page sketch. As I said in one of my earlier posts...I have made it my goal to work really hard on my sons baby album using Sketches in Thyme as my inspiration. Here is sketch # 100.
And here is my take on the sketch....
These photos were taken of Brayden and his Aunty and Uncle a short time after he was born.
I have used Kaisercard, Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer Patterned Paper Collection, some Kaiser wooden flourishes and some Thickers. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the letters for 'Oh, how we adore you.'
Do you like my cute little flowers? I cut circles with a decorative edge and then folded them. I placed them around in a circle to create the flower and then held them together with a brad. 
Why not pop on over to Sketches in Thyme by clicking here and check the other layouts from the DT Mavens? There is some awesome inspiration!
My second project to share today is a layout that I have done of our Thailand holiday. Liz (a friend of mine) had a challenge at Soul Scrappers for a layout with a holiday theme. I thought I would jump in and participate.....here is my layout.
The challenge was to complete a double layout with a holiday theme using 5 or more photos. It also had to include 2 or more pieces of chipboard.
I have made a little pocket behind the photos to hold the brochure and my journalling.
I used the Kaisercraft Pack Your Bags collection and embellies that I purchased quite a while ago. The Thailand chipboard is by Scrap FX and the little chipboard tickets are by Simple Collections (I think.....) which I stamped with 
Another layout for our holiday complete - yay!

Hope you all have a wonderful Australia Day!
Well can you believe that there is only 8 days until Christmas????
Where has this year gone???

I apologise for my slackness posting this post here but life has been very hectic!

As always over at Sketches in Thyme there are lots of awesome sketch challenges to play along with.
On Friday our second layout for the month was launched. Sketch #96. There is also a prize up for grabs. To be in the running to win the little prize you need to enter a layout this month at Sketches in Thyme.
Here is what you could win....
Now for the Sketch.....
Such a great sketch and very easy to work with.
Each year I create a double page layout for Brayden's school album. Part of this double layout is a zip feature to store any certificates, sporting ribbons, extra special bits and pieces.
When I saw this sketch I thought immediately of using it for Brayden's Grade 2 layout which I hadn't started at that point.
Whilst I haven't completed the other half of the double I am well on my way with half completed for this sketch.
Here is my layout....
I have used the Simple Stories Elementary collection. It is such a bright school collection.
I am loving my Silhouette Cameo so much! It was so easy to cut simple things like the zig zag strips and the title on this layout.

Anyway, why not pop on over to Sketches in Thyme to check out the other layouts from the Mavens.

I am off to get the last week of work started.....bring on holidays!!!!
Pop back in over the weekend to check out this latest project for the Sketches in Thyme Team......see you then :0)

It has been such a long time since I last posted...but I have been doing HEAPS of creating!
To make up for it I am going to try and share something that I have been doing everyday over the next week.....lets see how I go!

I might start with the weekend just gone...
The weekend just gone saw the first retreat for Joanne and Scrapbookit. It was such a wonderful weekend. We stayed at the High Country Motor Inn, Bright and had an absolute ball. Here are some happy snaps....
We got heaps of scrapping done and were treated to awesome food, great company and plenty of laughs and good fun. 

I ran a class on Sunday morning at the retreat. It was a layout class which included a woven/thatched mat for the photo and used 'Save the Date' by Kaisercraft.
Here is the layout...
If you like this layout and are keen to give it a shot....Jo has some kits including instructions and the materials needed in store @ Scrapbookit - why not pop on over and grab one.

Jo ran an OTP class with the Kaisercraft Wishing Well....but I haven't completed mine yet.

Janene ran a mini album class using the Simple Stories 'Summer Fresh' range.
Here are Janene's photos....(I haven't taken any of mine yet)
We had an awesome weekend......looking forward to the next retreat in May 2013.
I did do a few of my own personal things at the retreat and was very impressed with what I produced....I will get back this week and share them with you.

If you haven't seen my latest post at Scrapbookit, why not pop over to the blog and spread some love. We love hearing your thoughts! Head to scrapbookitblog.blogspot.com

Can't wait to come back and share some more with you over the next few days....see you then.