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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Scrapping news!!!!! AND a challenge for you...

Hi everyone! How are you all out there in Blogland?

The latest newsletter from Scrap To The Max came out on Monday night, and Amber has done such a FANTASTIC job of putting it together...kudos to you girl!!!! It looks so awesome, and our rockin' DT have done some mind-blowing layouts for you all to perve at, so go check us out here! YAY!!!!! I LOVE newsletter day ;P

So, speaking of the STTM newsletter, that's the reason why I couldn't show you Nic's layout...I decided to keep it for the newsletter, and Amber has used it to set a challenge for this month. Download my flower template from the gallery and give it a go!!! Use it to create your own layout, uplaod it to the gallery, and you might win a fab prize from Scrap To The Max!!!! Here's the original I did Nic...



Nic, I am so touched and humbled by how much you love it girl. I am having so much fun doing these layouts for everyone! Moi sent me her pics last night, so now I am all set to get scrapping hers...look out for it here next week Moi!!!! ;D

My second layout for STTM...my fave. I journaled the words from Pete Murray's (no girls...he's ALL M I N E !!!!!!) new song "Opportunity" straight onto the photo of me. Used my Uniball Signo gel pens Zig Writers. I had TONNES of fun playing with my new KI goodies that I got for last month's dt pack, as you can see lol ;D Threw sooo much on there...couldn't help myself ROFL!!! Oooooh, and those new Heidi Swapp silhouette chipboard hearts that STTM has in are to-DIE-for...I have been hanging out for some for MONTHS!!!!!! But I LOVE it, even though it's busy, and it is a really precious layout to me as the lyrics describe the place I am in with my scrapping right now...



And here's my third layout...for this month's ribbon challenge. All ribbons are from the yummo range at STTM (except the red ric rac). Pic is of my two gorgeous little kiddies giving each other a cuddle, as they do. Lachie was telling me tonight how much he loves his little sister, and how he said "Non-night Lil, I love you" when Mark tucked her into bed. I love how they are such good mates, how they look out for each other and cuddle each other all the time, run to each other when Mummy or Daddy get up either of them...they are so sweet! But, oh TRUST me, they do fight too, everyday!!! What siblings don't, huh? But I am just so proud of the way they show their love for each other everyday, too...it really tugs at my heart-strings :o)



So, that's it from me for STTM for another month! I hope Amber will let me sneak some more new KI onto my layouts for next month too...puleeeeeeeese Amber????? ROFL ;D

Other scrapping news from me: LOTS going on. I am busily sketch-sketch-sketching layout ideas at the moment...I am a sketching machine!!! I always begin my layouts by sketching a plan of it first...artist's habit! Anyhow, I have bought a new sketchbook this week and have been so busy designing some new layout ideas...what for? SOme just for me, others for something I can't tell you about just yet...you'll have to wait and see ;P

I am LOVING Marianne Madsen's "Make 12 Layouts in One Night!" article in this month's CK...AND, all of the layouts are by one of my fave scrapbookers, Jamie Waters! I ADORE Jamie!!!! And her new baby girl is just the cutest little thing!!!!! So I am taking up Marianne's challenge...I've been busily going through my old pics of the kids and will be using them for the layouts. I'll post them here as I go :o)

So that's me...busy busy busy planning new scrapping adventures. Stay tuned for more soon!!!!!

Well, THREE posts in ONE night means I am ALL blogged out for now, but I'll be back with more soon girls...chat then and thanks for dropping in on me :o)

MWAAAAAAAH!!!! xoxo

12 Comments:

Blogger Megan said...

Karen, we need to talk. I think you might be mistaken about something. Pete Murray is mine. He always was, and always will be. Okay? Good, glad we got that sorted out rofl!!!

Your layouts have once again blown me away - what an amazing style you have! Remember ages ago when I told you that you were so talented? I mean AGES ago? Well, you're just getting better and better - what a talented lady you are!

Love Megan xx

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Janine K said...

Love you layouts, especially the first one.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Peta said...

OY you keeping secrets from me *cry*!!!! :( hehe checky buggar!

Now - I hope you have submited that layout of the beautiful miz Nic to SM, SC and FK all for their doodle calls.. because if you haven't you are SOOO sleeping out in the dog house when you get here! :P

Hey can I use the flower template digi... might have to go check it out...

I've actually been thinking of getting back into some paper layouts [mainly cause I reckon if I can work more on paper layouts and get them to come out like my digitals I might have a better shoot getting the aussie mags to love me again ROFLMAO! - I know I'm clutching at straws....and rabbiting on :P]

Now where was I... YES layouts ROCK!! - you and Megan can fight over Pete - I'll leave you both to that one! LOL

and that my dear is that.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Shazz said...

hey gorgeous - so glad to see things are picking up for you all round.
loved your los in the max newsletter but then again i love most of the things you do anyways *wink*
take care

xxoo

2:33 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oh Karen.. those Lo's are just divine girl! You are an artist I tell you! Just beautiful work as always!
SO happy to hear about Marks work... thats great. Even better he was back paid...but huge raspberries to the nasty tax man...dont you hate that!!!
Take care chick!
Kaz
xox

11:28 AM  
Blogger Chris Millar said...

Your layouts are just super fabulous Karen! What a talent you have girl!

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Rach said...

Karen these layouts are surely some of your best!

I think the one of Nic is just beautiful, you are amazing!

Have a great weekend.


Oh P.S you and Megan can fight over Pete Murray and Peta and I can referee, lol I dont get that one but as long as I can have Robbie I dont mind :)

7:14 PM  
Blogger Nicole Finlayson said...

And while Karen and Megan are fighting over Pete, I have already run away with him leaving you two to squabble - roflmao blowing a huge raspberry!!!!

Seriously Karen AGAIN, I can't tell you how much I love that layout, I love what you did and I'm so honoured to have been scrapped by you and you know I LOVE that Pete Murray layout and am totally in the midst of lifting it, kind of anyway - rofl!!! I will share when I am finished promise. And I'm hanging to get stuck into the one I'm doing for you not to mention I want to take your challenge even though I can't officially enter - boohoo!!!!

And I LOVE your ribbon layout, it is divine girl!! I'm so glad you applied to the Max team. :D

Okay enough gushing from me, seeya!!!
Nic xx

11:20 AM  
Blogger Moira said...

Sorry - I've been a bit MIA in blog rounds lately! Love the layouts - amazing - especially love the last one and can SO RELATE to fighting kids! - and I am blown away by the concept of you scrapping one for li'l old ME! x

1:03 PM  
Blogger Moira said...

P.S. I really love that song too!!!

1:06 PM  
Blogger Belinda said...

Your signature on STTM looked so inviting, i just had to come and have a peek!!
OMG...you are so so so talented!!! Your work brings a tear to my eye!! I lurveeeeeeee it.
I will definatly be adding your blod to my 'favourites' (if thats ok with you)
Hope to chat soon,
Belinda

1:22 PM  
Blogger Belinda said...

LOL, sorry. I just read that back, and it should have said 'blog' not 'blod' roflol.
I'm sure you would have guessed that...lol

10:23 PM  

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