Friday, September 4, 2009

Ok so I'm the slackest Blogger in the World!

I have no idea if anyone even looks here anymore. I know I am the slackest blogger around. My husband has been hounding me to update for ages - I told him he could do it but he declined. I never seem to have any time to do the things I would like anymore. The Shop really has taken over my life, lol.

I found these images that I had loaded into a post but never actually got around to finishing - they are from Easter!!!!! Oh dear, that proves it doesn't it, lol.

I am hoping that I can be a much better blogger and update a lot more regularly. I have to run now but I promise I will be back with photos from the Ella & Huddy's Birthdays they have recently had :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

The JUNE 123 Challenge is....

1. Buttons - lots and lots of buttons, minimum of 6 - Giovanna Scott
2. Use some fabric - Manon Keir
3.Hand Stitching - Fiona Shultz

Email your entries to: by the last day of the month!!!

BONUS RANDOM PRIZE DRAW: Complete your June 123 Challenge entry before Monday June 15th, 7pm for your chance to win a $10 Voucher - to be randomly drawn on the night of the 123 Blog Party

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Challenge for 123...

May 123 Challenge is up on the blog and it's an easy one this month!

1. Mixed up alphas for the title - Tash Allen and Long Title - Jan Fletcher
2. 3 different ribbons used creatively (not just stuck down straight) - Nina Granzian
3. Journaling spots - Manon

I did this at the beginning of May but have just realised I didn't publish it, ooops!

Monday, April 13, 2009

A belated....

source: KI Memories
Source: Bakerella

From us to you :))

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Latest 123 Challenge

It seems the only Scrapbooking I do at the moment is one layout a month for the 123 Challenge, *sigh*. I really wish I had the time, energy and motivation to do a lot more but the shop seems to take everything at the moment. I know it won't be like that forever (well I hope it won't, lol).

The shop has been going really well so far, we have new people popping in everyday and the 2 Crop nights we've had have been really successful. I can't believe it's been 7 weeks already!!! Unbelievable. This year is going to be over before I know it.

Anyway here is my layout for the challenge, I love this photo taken by the ultra talented Rachel Richter. You've still got a little time to enter. it closes on the 31st March and there are some fab prizes, so have a go!!

Monday, March 2, 2009


I saw this on another blog and thought it was amazing and that I should share with you too :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

March 123 Challenge

is...Criteria One: Make your own flowers from Jayne Smith
Criteria Two: Autumn Colours - Browns Oranges Yellows from Teina Cumming
Criteria Three: Texture of some kind....Felt, Fabric or scrunched up paper {for example} from Kylie Beard
SO.... we hope that you have FUN with this one!
Email your entries to:
DUE: Last day of the month
The challenge has slighlty changed this month with the choosing of the criteria so it should be a little easier for you all so come along and jpoin in, nothing like a good challenge to get the mojo going :)
And while I'm here, here's my layout from last month using the gorgeous Crate Paper Mia range, some diecuts from the Amy Butler Lotus Paper range and a fabulous photo by Rachel Richter.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Calling all scrappers!

I saw this on Sarah Gladmans blog last night and thought it was a fabulous and tangible way that we could help out besides donating money which I'm sure we've all done. So I am now urging all scrapbookers out there to try and do at least one or two layouts to help the people of Victoria try and rebulid there lives and memories. For all Brisbane scrappers who would like to do layouts we are more than happy for you to drop your layouts into Flourish - 3/12 Kenrose St, Carina and we will post them all together. If you can complete and drop them off by the 15th March, that will give us a few days to get them posted to Sarah.

So start scrapping, it's such a small thing to be able to do for people who have lost everything and pass the word onto all those scrappers you know!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

the devastation in Victoria

I can't begin to understand how the people affected by the total devastation of the fires in Victoria are feeling but my heart certainly goes out to them and their families.

I hope they find some way to rebuild there lives and carry on.

I have been watching the news with tears in my eyes and a very heavy heart and to think that someone would purposefully do this is insane.

my thoughts and prayers to you all

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February 123 Challenge is:

use a shaped base to your Layout - not square or round....try cutting it yourself!

No use of hearts on the layout

I think nature would be a good theme with a shaped background and no hearts.

email your entries to:
please name your layout image with YOUR NAME to make it easier for us {PLEASE!}
Entries due: February 28th Midnight!
So there you have it!! Happy Scrapping everyone ;0)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

We made it!

Friday night we had the Grand Opening of our new shop -
ScrapArte Studio

3/12 Kenrose Street

Carina QLD 4152

ph: 3843 1115


It was five weeks of very hard work, long hours, stressful moments but also lots of laughs, great friends helping out and excitement sice we took over the lease. The shop has been the culmination of lots of planning and dreaming and Ruth and I are ecstatic we have finally made it to the point where we are open for business!!!

Here's a few photos of the shop but check out the shop website for more.

Our canvas we asked everyone to sign with as much Flourish as possible.

Our front entrance area, filled with lots of lovely things.

The wall of colour, it looks so beautiful, we had lots of wonderful help from Deb from Down Under Direct to get it looking this good.

We have some lovely things to display our goodies in.

Our front counter with the gorgeous Lorna and Briohny behind serving, they are our extremely talented ladies who will be taking classes for us.
So that's what the sneak peeks have been about, I'm sure you probably guessed though, lol.
Please come and have a look around our store and introduce yourselves to us, we 'd love to meet you all.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Only two more days to go!!!

Lots still to do and organise!

Will show all on Saturday after the Grand Opening of......................................

Hmmm Flourish what????????????????????

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Somethings coming.............................

Can you guess what it is????????

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Better late than ever.....

At the beginning of December we had photos again with the very talented Rachel Richter and I meant to put up some of the gorgeous photos she took but with Christmas and everything else that is happening here it just didn't happen. So here I am sharing just a few of my favourites because I seriously LOVED them all!!! Rachel is so lovely with the kids and manages to somehow get the best out of them, if you are up in Brisbane at all I highly recommend you getting her to take some photos for you, you won't regret it!!!


So cute.