Monday, January 20, 2014

Exciting news, and my favourite projects

Hi, well, firstly, I NEED TO TELL YOU..... I am super duper excited to have been asked to be a guest teacher at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in Melbourne in February ( 21st - 23 rd. ) More info HERE  I will be teaching 2 different classes per day, over all 3 days. One is a shabby chic, girly/vintage style layout, the other is a more masculine style layout, with a focus on mixed media. Both are very technique focussed, so, I'm sure you will leave having learned something new. PLUS, Graphic 45 and Manor House Creations are sponsoring my classes, and have donated tonnes of goodies for me to giveaway during all my classes. I hope to be able to share a few sneak peeks with you, here, in a few days...

 I now need to say sorry for being such a bad blogger of late. Life has just been so busy. We are right in the middle of harvest, day and night, with my poor husband working about 18 to 20 hrs a day. I don't know how many sandwiches I've made over the last few weeks. We have 3 others working for us ATM, one of them is staying with us, so all I seem to do is cook, then clean up, ready for the next meal. I cant complain though, at least I don't have to be out there in the 44 degree heat ( that's about 120 for those who use Fahrenheit) like they do... We have been in the grips of a 5 day long heat wave here in Victoria... Thank goodness its over for now.
OK, I did plan to do a blog post, showing my favourite layouts, and other projects for 2013, but, just haven't had the time until now, so, while its a little late, here they are....
This one I did for Australian Scrapbook Ideas magazine, using one of my favourite Graphic 45 collections 'Secret Garden"..
A Graphic 45 DT layout, using 12 days of Christmas collection
This is one I did for Manor House Creations
A 3D canvas I made for Scrapbook Creations magazine

Another Graphic 45 one
A more masculine one designed for Australian Scrapbook ideas magazine again, using lots of gorgeous Dusty Attic
 I love these Graphic 45 tags, of coarse, the flowers are Manor House  :) ...
 Another Graphic 45 one. This gorgeous little girl is Hayley... My friends daughter  :)

My Mum on her wedding day...  A layout for Manor House Creations
this one is a little different for me, but, I like it  :)
This one I did for Scrapbook Creations Magazine, for their Colour challenge.. I am happy to announce I will be a part of their Colour challenge team in 2014..
Another Scrapbook Creations magazine colour challenge team layout
This next one I did for Scrapbooking Memories magazine, a layout about my romantic (ha ha ) husband  :)
And, lastly, this double LO, starring my 4 gorgeous boys  :)  I made this one for Scrapbook Ideas magazine
OK, that's it, thank you for still being here if you are, this was a long post. I haven't forgotten about my giveaway I promised a while ago, I will post that soon, plus, I have loads of new Graphic 45 projects to show you in the next week or so, featuring all the gorgeous new collections.
Take care everyone, be back soon  x


  1. Beautiful beautiful art Karen....congrats on the teaching spot :)

  2. I loved seeing these and its great to see them again.

  3. So pretty. Especially like the lo with the cutout!

  4. Oh well done on your teaching gig, have fun.. and yes it has been dreadfully hot up this way too.. love each and every one of these layouts.. have a happy scrappy 2014!

  5. I remember that you expressed an interest in some heads of grain I used on a layout ages ago....I just noticed a die by Cheery Lyn, that might do the job if you are still looking. Here is the link

  6. Stunning layouts, I love them all.

  7. Oh we all just get so busy don't we? Harvest tie is extra tough though - especially in this heat!

    Love all your work here Karen - it's great to do a 'favourites' blog post. Great viewing for us and great memories for you.