Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Do you ever get days when everything seems to go wrong? I do, frequently, lol! However today was not one of those days!!
Sarah over at Sarahs cards has revamped the shop blog and I feel very privalaged to be the first of the new design team members to have one of their layouts showcased on there. Sarah sent me some gorgeous papers and embellshments all available in her online shop, the range that I had to use were American crafts teen range and they are just gorgeous!! Here is the first layout that I have created using them. I just love all the bright colours and paper designs, perfect for my girls.

Rebecca seems to think that she needs to straighten her already pretty straight hair, I keep trying to tell her that her hair is beautiful as it is, bless her. So much pressure for an 11 year old!! ( I hasten to add she is only allowed to straighten it as a special treat!

Back before Christmas I was asked if I had a layout that I would like to submit to scrapbook inspirtations to feature in My Favourite Page, I put together this layout which I am really pleased with. I used october afternoon papers which I just adore. I also submitted a layout for the readers gallery. This morning an issue of Scrapbook Inspirations dropped onto the mat, I had totally forgotten that I was due to appear in the next issue so I was really pleased to see my layouts. It is such a buzz to see your work in print, and as I am a bit of a family history nutter I keep thinking of my future generations who might find old copies of this mag in the future. I would have loved to have found something like this when I was doing all my geneology research.

My Favourite Page

Readers Gallery
The third piece of good news for me today (sorry to bore you) is that I have been asked to be a guest designer for a month for Scrapagogo! I am going to be showcasing the February kit and I should have it within the next fews days to start work on.
I am going on the scrapaholics retreat at the end of January which I am really excited about, my first and only retreat was over a year ago and that was the scrapstudio one. Not long after the shop and kits finished which was a real shame. I have splashed out on a gorgeous Mimi large tote to try and carry all my stash, I seem to have acquired quite a bit more since my last retreat!! I just can't wait to get together with some like minded people (two of whom I am on the same team with on UKScrappers) and spend the whole weekend scrapping! What bliss. I think I need to try and find some more photo ops before then to have a good variety of photos.


Gems said...

Congrats on the pages in Scrapbook Inspirations, they look great :o)

Just love the colours of your DT layout too!


Sarah said...

Well done on your achievements Rachel - well deserved.
Have a great time at your retreat - am off to my first one in March - can't wait.

Take care