Sunday, August 14, 2011

Do you ever get the feeling....

Do you ever get the feeling that someone is stealing hours from your day?  That's very much how things have been here at the moment.  There never seems to be enough time. Here is a little taste of what I've been up to...
* I've written a 2,500 word essay (the last time I wrote an academic paper was over 20 years ) that seriously had me questioning my intellect
* I am on on placement working with students who have Autism once a week.
* Have been down to Uni days in Melbourne for study
* I am working three days a week teaching
and not to mention the most important of all those jobs, juggling a home, husband and cherubs, while also finding time to catch up with family and friends.
No wonder time is disappearing..hehe.
All in all though, as busy as life is, I am absolutely loving every minute of it :)
I have even found some little snippets of time to scrap.  Nowhere near as much as I used to, but here are some things I can share and some sneak peaks of some projects I can't ....
 I used some of my Little Yellow Bicycle left overs to create this set of cards.  I'm "trying" to use up all of my scraps in an effort to cut down on the amount of paper I hoard.  I'll let you know how I go with that  And while I am certainly not the most skilled at Copic colouring, I really do enjoy it.

Here are some sneak peaks of some magazine projects I've been working on ...

In the past little bit, I've complete 2 sets of cards, 3 layouts, 2 articles and 3 off the page projects.
The commissions have been fantastic as they give me a reason to scrap, which I think I otherwise probably wouldn't do.
Well, I hope wherever you are your life is traveling along beautifully because at the moment, in spite of the hectic pace, things here could not be any better.
Take care xx

Get Picky Design Team Call....

Get Picky

Design Team Call

It’s that time again here at Get Picky and we are looking to welcome some fantastic new artists to our creative family!  We would like to extend our design team positions so if you think you would be perfect, please read on.

·         Designers will be required to complete 2 layouts per month.

·         Designer should have a blog – posting Get Picky layouts and linking back to our blog will be required.  The use of any other online gallery / forum / social network to promote Get Picky or share your work is also very much appreciated.

·         Designers will be required to leave comments for participants on their entries.

·         Designers will also be required to assist in judging and choosing winners for each challenge.

·         Australian and International artists are welcome to apply.

·         Designers will be listed on our blog and also on a special designer’s page....along with your headshot and links back to your own blog.

·         When appropriate, designers will also receive product from our monthly sponsor to use in the creation of their layouts.

·         You will also have a designer blinkie to display on your blog site.

·          Designers will be asked to commit to a six month term commencing October1st 2011 through to the end of March 31 2011.   

To Apply:
·         Please email the following details to Nikki and Tanya at by

·         Name and location

·         Brief biography, including any crafting experience/interests

·         A sentence of two about what you could bring to our Get Picky team

·         Links to your blog, online galleries and any other places you would be promoting Get Picky.

·         A list of past and current design team experience (  previous design team experience is not required)

·         Photos of three layouts that best represent your style and showcase your abilities. (We are looking specifically for multi-photo layouts)

·         Please put “Design Team Call” in the subject line of your email.

·         Applications close on Monday the 29th of August.

·         All applicants will receive an email when their application has been received.  Successful applicants will be notified via email on Friday 2nd of September and the team will be revealed on our blog on Monday the 5th of September.

·         If you have any questions, please let us know:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Get Picky Inspiration Challenge #10

This is our gorgeous our Inspiration Challenge # 10 for Get Picky this month.
 We have chosen this  butterfly image to inspire everyone. You are free to interpret it in any way you choose..... butterfly papers, embellishments, stamps, the colours.....the sky's the limit as long as you create a multi-photo layout.

This month we have also decided to have another fantastic prize giveaway! Everyone who participates in this challenge will go into a RANDOM draw to win a selection of gorgeous Prima goodies!
All you have to do to be in the running to win is enter our challenge - it's that simple! Everyone who enters automatically goes into the draw for the prize!

Here is a photo of exactly what you will WIN...

Included in the prize:
A selection of Sparkling Spring Collection Papers
A selection of Celebration Collection Papers
2 Packets of Prima blooms
1 Packet of Prima Butterflies
1 packet of Celebration Cardstock Stickers

So if you're looking for something to scrap this weekend, why not pop over and play along.  The entries we've received so far have been stunning!
Take care xxx