Saturday, April 27, 2013

Virtual Crop Fun

This weekend I have been assisting with a Virtual Crop event hosted by Creative Memories Australia & New Zealand and a small team of consultants. The event is open until Monday so if you would like to take part in the fun you still have time - all the information can be found here.
My role has been to create a sketch to inspire the participants with their album making projects. I usually share single page layouts however, for this event I decided to mix it up a little and created a multi-photo double page layout. It has been so much fun watching the event unfold and seeing some amazing digital and traditional pages produced with it.

I thought I would share the sketch here if you would like to give it a try. The photo sizes are 4 x 6 and 4 x 4 but by adapting the sized you can create some great variations.

One of the other challenges for the Virtual Crop was to create a Mothers Day card using a card sketch and specific instructions. I was in the process of colouring some images with my copics before the crop so I decided to use the sketch for a Get Well card. I loved the simplicity of the sketch and the fact that I could create it so quickly. sure to visit the Virtual Crop Events Page to see all the fabulous work everyone is sharing.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Digi Treats

Happy Easter !! I hope you have enjoyed the weekend break with family and friends! It has been such a long time since I have updated my blog and I feel I am always apologising for how busy my life is. I have decided that I am one of those people who needs 48 hours in a day and then it still may not be enough....I'm sure many of you can relate to that too!? Apart from family commitments, I have been "busy" spending time in my "happy room" creating all sorts of cards, scrapbook layouts and other paper craft goodies, but unfortunately, many don't make it here because they are "secret" items for Idea Extravaganza events, Design Team projects etc....and I would hate spoiling the surprises for you. However, in light of the fact that it is Easter and this is my 100th post I thought I would celebrate by sharing some "freebie" digital templates and show you a little of what I have been doing.

These are part of the next installment of sketches that I will be presenting this year at the big Idea Extravaganza workshops - so a little preview for you to play with before I come visit your Town, City or State.


If you like to play with paper and stickers - these sketches are easy to follow and if you prefer digital you can find the download links here and here. ( and they will be available up until the 7th April ) I have noted that the digi templates have already been downloaded over 50 times each in such a very short space of time...which means you must like them - huh?? If you do use the sketches, I would appreciate you leaving me some "love" or share your page creations on my facebook page - an event has been created and there are some amazing versions of these sketches already being uploaded & shared - I would love to see yours too!

These are my examples, they both use the new baby digital kits released by Creative Memories "today" - enjoy!


Let's hope I can keep those promises of more regular blog posts and I am back before this month ends.