Sunday, August 30, 2009


Finally the reveal - the project Ruby Rock-it worked on with Delish Designs for Creative Escape. Lynette Carroll (at the back in the CE apron) designed this great wall art hanging and Ruby Rock-it supplied the black book board base and decorative pearls used on the hanging. What a great class - we completed it in an hour and a half and I can't wait to get it home to put my own photos on it. The example above is Lynette's class sample. Here we all are at the end of the class after everyone else had left. Contact Scrapbooks Etc in Arizona for project kits if you would like to make this project - there were some left over but not many. This is an exclusive item for Creative Escape. And back to those lamps - guess how much Tim Holtz's lamp sold for at the charity auction last night - US$30,000 - no there are not too many zeroes - a great boost to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation and a fab home decor addition to one scrapper's home. It was gorgeous and Tim was totally overwhelmed at the amount - we love you Tim!

Friday, August 28, 2009


Today I had to check out the stunning lamp display in between classes. All of the teachers plus a few fab others took a simple Ikea lamp and turned them into works of art. Here I am with Susan (from Atlanta) checking out Tim and Heidi's lamps -just goes to show where a little imagination can take you. All of the lamps are raffled tomorrow night with the proceeds going to charity.

I was lucky enough today to do classes with Carol Wingert, 7 Gypsies, Heather Bailey and the master of inky fingers Tim Holtz. Everyone is having a great time but I'm really looking forward to the class tomorrow with Lynette Carroll where we have some Ruby Rock-it product featured. It's been great to meet with so many women who just love this craft. Heidi Swapp said tonight we just gotta scrap otherwise we risk missing out on those memories that make our lives so unique. Make a little time today to do something even if its just a sketch in a notebook of the your next layout and then make an appointment in your diary to scrap that page! More tomorrow or check out Heather Bailey at

Thursday, August 27, 2009


So have been in the US for about a week and have met some amazingly creative people in Arizona. What a "hot" spot for creativity - not only the "celebrity" scrappers but the stores have some fabulous classes and projects for the locals. Last night I visited Scrapbook Barn in AZ and Jennifer, the owner of the store there, has the best page of the month kits I've seen in ages - check out her website at or and you'll see what I mean. Here I am with Marah Johnson at Creative Escape - I love her stuff and can't wait for her class. Also check out her trunk show table seen this afternoon - just gorgeous don't you think? Will be showcasing some of the local talent up here over the next few days so check back for some more fab photos of the most beautiful work around. See also our other Aussie blog: for photos with Tim and his CE project. More tomorrow ........

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Only 3 more sleeps and I'm winging my way to Arizona - yippee. Meeting with some of the local stores in Arizona and then we're off to CE. Cannot wait for this. Have heard so much about it and we have some RR products included in the Delish Designs class with Lynette. Looking forward to some warmer weather as we're still in winter downunder.

If any of you are at CE come up and say Hello. I'll be the gal with the Aussie accent!

In the meantime keep up the great work and keep in touch - we love to see how creative you all are - drop us an email and a shot of your layout at - we'll get some of you up on the blog in the next few weeks.