Monday, January 18, 2010

FA January Monthly Challenge

Paula is the monthly challenge queen and to kick start the New Year her challenge was to ctreate a layout showing your goals / resolutions for 2010. The criteria was to use at least 1 photo and a positive quote.

Kaleah took this photo of me out by the pool, and as much as I hate photos of me and featuring in layouts, one of my goals for this year (actually I have said this for the past few years!!) is to step out from behind the camera more.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2 Quick Layouts

It must be an 8 yr old boy thing, because lately whenever the camera comes out Regan either hides, pulls faces or makes the peace sign. This layout is based on a Page Maps sketch.

Finally I have scrapped Regan's award. The star embellishment is from our recent swap at Forever Always. Not too sure who made it but thanks hepas!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Exciting New DT Positions!!!

Forever Always is having a New Years Cleanout….not that we are outing the old and bringing in the new, but it is time for something fresh and new. You may have noted a few changes, each of the DT family will now have a role that they are committed to each month to create on specifically.

And we are looking to adopt… So if you think you can add something special to our family on a monthly basis we want you….

Yes it’s a DT call but one with a difference… we are looking for a Cybercrop Queens and Tutorial Queens….


· As Cybercrop Queen – it will be your responsibility to come up with the monthly topic, and at least 2 challenges with supporting inspirational layouts. You will also be required to be present in the forum during Cybercrops.

· As Tutorial Queen – it will be your responsibility to come up with the monthly topic and at least 2 layouts or examples to be posted in the forum and on our blog.

· Complete challenges

· Be active within our site, including daily posting in the forum and regular layouts in the gallery beyond your required role

· Help promote our family and site through blogs etc including advertising of your Cybercrop or Tutorial releases and all other sneak peaks.

· Have a love for our store and the products it contains you will also provide links to them when you have used them. (Although we understand that we don’t stock all products and the you will want to use other product at times….please be mindful of items we have in store when scrapping).

· Be on call for other jobs if needed when a family member is either sick or away.


· Being apart of the best online family there is.

· Online recognition as a Design Team Family Member this will include your portrait in the family album, your bio and layouts will be featured on the Forever Always Website, Forum, Gallery and Blog.

· Discounts and FA Shopping dollars for all items including our Retreats.

I would encourage all applicants to visit our website and become a part of our forum to be sure this is the Design Team for you.

To apply for one of our positions, please submit a minimum of 3 examples of your work that have never been posted on the World Wide Web or in a Magazine.

If you are applying to be a Cybercrop Queen – please send us a Theme topic and four challenges showing us your skills.

If you are applying to be a Tutorial Queen – pleases send us a Tutorial showing us your skills

In addition, please answers to the following questions, and return with your submissions.

Email address:
How would you describe your Scrapping Style?
Would you say that you are a master of a particular technique? YES/NO If yes what technique?
Are you or have you already been a member of a design team? – Please list companies and/or websites with links.
Have you had your work published before? If so where and when? Can you commit to time deadlines for techniques and class contributions?
Do you have a blog? If so, please send the link.
If you have work in online galleries, please provide links, so that we may view more of your work.
Are you currently active online? If so what communities and what is your Username (please proved links)
Why are you interested in becoming a member of our design team?
Can you jump in and help out your FA family and complete assignments with short notice if necessary?
Tell us what commitment means to you?

Please send submissions to Deadline for submissions on both calls is Friday, January 29, 2010

With New roles being active in February – the new adoptee’s will be announced in the February Newsletter.

Forever Always Jan Sketch

For your chance to win $20 off your next order from Forever Always complete a layout based on this sketch and upload to the gallery by 30/01/10

I have been crowned Sketch Queen for Forever Always, and I am very excited to be bringing you sketches each month. I hope you will all join in.
This months sketch is based on my "Strike" layout. A double page multi photo layout perfect for all your Chrissy photos.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Summertime Fun

We find a delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.

A few photos of the kids enjoying summer holidays.

Beau showing no fear at all jumping into the pool. He is such a little fish and its hard to get him out of the water.

Regan and Kaleah in the surf.
I am blown away by how well they are surfing at the moment, especially with the tourist crowds out in the water. The waves might look small in the photos, but these were the tail end of them and were probably about 3 feet, and a long ride. Regan is very quickly outgrowing his board and not too sure if we can wait until his birthday in November for his first fibreglass board??

Sunday, January 3, 2010

First Layout for the Year

Here's hoping there are many more layouts to come!!! Last year I managed to complete 103 layouts and hopefully this year I will have time to complete more.
This layout is inspired by Sonia's layout she did for Page Maps Jan sketch.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Yes I know I am a day behind. Better late than never.
I am not really one for making New Years resolutions, I prefer to set myself goals. Now don't ask me why but for some reason my head tells me this is more achievable. So one of my goals for this year is inspired by this quote -

"Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don't look at it and wish you had painted something different."
-- Author Unknown

Here's cheers to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010!!!