Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Forever Always Retreat - Awesome Offer

Can you believe it?!? Forever Always and Just Calls and Crops have generously offered ONE lucky Crafter free attendance to this event.

Forever Always is excited to invite YOU to their 14th Annual Retreat Scheduled for August 5-8th in North Turramurra NSW! Forever Always has held amazing scrapbooking and papercraft retreats for the past 6 years and is excited to offer their first ultimate weekend Giveaway!

This 14th Annual retreat marks the begining of more crafts being offered, in the past we have included Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and Photography - this retreat we are also offering Stitching and Quilting Classes.

This event will be held at Glengarry House, situated on the edge of Ku-ring-gai National park in Sydney's leafy suburb of North Turramurra and features 70 hours of non-stop crafting time, with fully equipped Forever Always Online Store, Mini Retro Mummy Table and hopefully a Mini Nutrimetics Table for all your shopping needs, dining with friends on the best homecooked meals, generous well lit crafting space, comfy beds, a Forever Always signature handmade with love goodie bag, lucky door prizes, mini free hand massages and much, much, more.

A range of packages are available for Dormitory or Private Rooms and also a single Day pass. To register and checkout packages click here.

Forever Always workshops/classes are taught by our talented design team members PAULA PERRY, MICHELLE WINSTON AND SONIA BOWERS, who are published and recognised in their fields.

In addition, CORRIE from Retro Mummy, will also be attending to stitch and chat amongst us and man her little stand over the weekend too.We are also hoping to have Tammy from Nutrimetics come and do mini hand massages but this is still yet to be confirmed.

Wouldn't YOU love to attend this retreat with some of your best crafty girlfriends? I know I sure would!

To enter to win, simply comment HERE on this post on our blog telling us why you want to attend and what you would love to learn whilst attending :) and the Name/s of the friend/s you would bring along.

For bonus entries, you can also comment in the relevant FA ULTIMATE RETREAT WEEKEND GIVEAWAY POST on the JUST CALLS AND CROPS BLOG, and RETROMUMMY'S BLOG, also become a Facebook fan of Forever Always and Facebook fan of Just calls and Crops - be sure to let us know that you have done these in seperate comments - so that you go in the draw.

One random winner will be chosen.
Entries are accepted between now and the end of the month.
Winning package is based upon a Dormitory Accomodation.
Winner pays their own travel expenses.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Retreat Sneaks

A couple of sneak peaks from my recipe layout for Forever Always Retreat.
For full details and the most awesome prize see here

Not much scrapping here

Very slow scrapping month so far. Hopefully now the kids are back at school I might get some more layouts done.
Here is my Colour Challenge for Challenge Heaven's July challenge - Green and Brown with the criteria to use a butterfly.

As you can see I am a bit behind with the scrapping - 1st day of school - and now we are into Term 3. OMG. Where is the year going????

Monday, July 5, 2010

Challenge Heaven July Ebony and Ivory

I have complete my first challenge for July at Challenge Heaven.
Ebony and Ivory Challenge - use Black OR White with orange and mini alphas

Orange is not a colour I use very often at all, and I have gone with the muted tones here - maybe more peaches and cream? than orange and white??
We had a bumper crop of mangoes last summer, and we pigged out on them everyday. Love this photo of Kaleah with mango all around her mouth. mmmmmm delectable.

Lots more scrapping

well maybe not lots, but a bit - and nothing I can share yet. I have done a few layouts for sketches and recipes for Forever Always retreat in August. If you haven't booked and are wanting a fantastic scrappy weekend away, filled with lots of fun and laughter then pop on over here to find out more. Not to mention the great food. You definitely won't go hungry over the weekend.
I also completed the 123 June challenge - but not happy with it at all so I didn't upload. LOL.

Challenge Heaven Scrapbook Whispers

I had fun joining in on the Scrapbook Whispers over at Challenge Heaven . I was 2nd in the group and here is my layout "That's My Team".

Regan has the best little footy team. Most have them have been together since their 1st year of u/7 4 years ago. This photo was taken after their last game in 2009. With a couple of new players this season they are still the team to beat.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Forever Always July Sketch

New Month, Beginning of the School Holidays and New Sketch, let's see lots of entries this month!!!

And here is my layout - the kids camping - Regan is always the 1st asleep. After a busy day surfing, swimming, fishing, bike riding, surfing, playing in the park, rock climbing, surfing, he often struggles to get thru dinner before collapsing at night, ready to do it all again the next day.

Remember when completing our sketches, that you can add and change it up to suit your needs, as long as we can see the bones of the sketch on completion of your entry.

Load your layout into the gallery by midnight Friday 30th July to be in the running for a $10 store voucher.

In order to be eligible for a prize your entry must be created specifically for this Forever Always Challenge, and may not be used for any other challenges here at Forever Always or on any other site until after the winner has been announced.

Can't wait to see your creations - Happy Scrapping