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Friday, March 30, 2012

Scrapbooking with Friends

Over the past few years a lot of forum has become virtual ghost towns in the scrapbooking arena.

Either that, or they are so huge that a new member goes unnoticed.

Don’t you hate that?

I used to check in daily at a couple forums where people actually knew me and commented on my layouts. Now, where have those scrapbookers gone?

Some are over in Flick groups, some just add their scrapbooking friends on Facebook and chat through comments, and some are premium members at Simple Scrapper.

Do you want to join a group of women who love to scrapbook, share stories and tips and are generally all around fun people to hang out with?

I do!

I want to invite you to come and scrapbook with me and my friends with a special discount!

Join us and you’ll be able to:

  • Chat and scrap with like-minded scrapbookers in our Facebook group
  • Get inspired with easy projects, templates and sketches
  • Learn with online courses (included in your membership!)
  • Generate new ideas with journalling and photo prompts

I can’t wait to see you inside!

Happy Scrapping!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

True Scrap GIVEAWAY: Win an all access pass!

So this is the month for giveaways right?

I am so excited to share this great giveaway with you – you can win an all access pass to True Scrap 3 – valued at $147!

Read on over at Digital Scrapbooking HQ to hear why I am so thrilled to be involved this year, and how you can win!


Good luck!

MelissaGet Your Digi Game On
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Daddy is an Engineer

Phill headed down to Kwinana today for some testing and Emily was intrigued as to what he was doing.

I explained that Daddy was helping them check to see if the big machines worked.
"What are they for?"
"For digging up things out of the ground, like metal, to make things out of."
"I know they can dig something out of the ground!"
"What will they dig up?"
"Some worms!"


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Monday, March 19, 2012

Dropbox to the rescue

I've been using Dropbox and thought you might like it. It's a free way to bring all your files anywhere and share them easily.

I've been using it to sync up my phone photos and the audio for all my classes, to get audio into my PC easily.


Sign up with this link to get some bonus space: https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTEzNDExMDA5OQ

Sunday, March 18, 2012

What's coming up for me

So apart from being wife, mum and working hard growing our new baby due in May, what am I up to?

Lots of teaching!

2012 Schedule

Photobook Perfection: Free Webinar!

18th March 8:30pm EST

Best Photo Forward: Refining Photos of Fine Embroidery

Scrapbooking Shortcuts: Free Workshop

  • Want to scrapbook more quickly?
  • Want perfect photobooks every time?
  • Tired of resizing to share online?
  • Wish you knew all the insider shortcuts?
Join me to learn about shortcuts, scripts and actions that will get you finishing pages in no time!
Date: Sunday, March 25
Time: 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Eastern Time) (view and register in your timezone)
Please note due to the fact I’m in Australia, if you don’t change the timezone the event will appear on the 26th March.
Cost – Free!

Finish What You Start: Project Planning and Completion

20-21st April 2012
Part of the awesome True Scrap event!
 Then in May, June and July I'll be taking a well-earned break, but will hopefully still pop in here with new baby pictures!

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It’s your lucky day: Ella Publishing Offer

I’m back again with another great deal from Ella Publishing.

Lucky 3-day scrapbook inspiration sale!

Save some green this St. Patrick's Day, why don'tcha?

You've uncovered a Lucky 3-Day sale from Ella Publishing! Here are TWO coupon codes to save you some green this weekend.

Get Luckier! Free eBook with Spring Training - just add Spring Training and any eBook (up to $5.99 value) in your carts and enter code POTOGOLD. Get Lucky! Save 17% on any three items with code LUCKY17 by midnight on 3/19. Excludes Spring Training and gift certificates.

The first coupon (LUCKY17) can be used to get 17% off any three* items, inlcuding the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit, the coordinating Take Twelve Templates for digital scrapbooking, and the new Stamping Secrets eBook)
And if you're not already registered for Spring Training, now is definitely the time to register for the best value! Add Spring Training and any eBook (valued up to $5.99) to your cart, then apply the code POTOGOLD to get the $5 pre-registration discount and one free eBook of your choice!
Both offers expire at midnight on Monday, March 19. Note: you must use each coupon code in a separate purchase.
*Excludes Spring Training and gift certificates.
p.s. If you're ALREADY registered for Spring Training 2012, watch your email for a coupon code for a free eBook, too. As always, those who register earliest get the best deal!
p.p.s. And if you're a returning Spring Training or Boot Camp attendee, you'll get an email this weekend explaining how you can save 20% off of Spring Training 2012 registration PLUS get a free eBook.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Simple Aussie Girls GIVEAWAY

Yes, another one!

This time I'm giving away my 31-template album! So head over to Simple Aussie Girls and comment to win!

Not feeling lucky? Check out this $24 saving on the album set!

Get the Template Album Set at half price!

Want to take the plunge into digital? Looking for a full album of Simple Templates? I've got a special discount on my 31 digital templates set to celebrate my Simple Aussie Girls guest post - a massive 50% off! Check out the details of my Simple Digital Album Template Pack here. But hurry - this offer is only valid until the 20th of March.

PS. If you purchase and then win the giveaway - I'll refund your money! :)

Get Your Digi Game On
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

February in Focus: OLW Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Nihao, Cupcake! Blog

Welcome to to my stop on the One Little Word blog hop for February. If you’ve come from Margie’s blog, welcome! The full list of blogs is at the end of this post.

The Giveaway

My special giveaway this month is a brand spanking new Ella Publishing ebook on Stamping - scroll to the post below to enter!

The Prompt

We were asked to take 9 photos over the month to document/express our word. Even though I’ve not taken a lot of photos this month, I managed to find 9 that represented what I’m focusing on right now. I just should have found a photo of Phill to include!
I am sure I’m missing a few focus points (eg faith and sewing) but I like this reminder of what my life is about right now!
  • Baby Nano
  • Emily
  • Us
  • Phill’s new hobby (coffee making/latte art)
  • My health
  • Growing friends
  • Creativity
  • Scrapbooking
  • Gardening
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More posts about my One Little Word adventure:

  • One Little Word in Focus OLW Blog Hop: January 2012
  • One Little Word January Blog Hop
  • One Little Word September Blog Hop
  • One Little Word August Blog Hop
  • One Little Word July Blog Hop
  • One Little Word June OLW Blog Hop
  • One Little Word April Self Portrait
  • One Little Word–My album so far
  • One Little Word 2011–Grow
  • One Little Word 2011

    About the Class

    Ali Edwards sends out monthly emails with a prompt for the month and you just complete it as you are inspired to throughout the month. Did you know that the One Little Word class is open all year?

    Want more OLW inspiration?

    Head over to Sharyn’s blog.

    Here’s the rest of the stops in the One Little Word blog hop:
    Thanks again to Margie for organising this hop!

    Happy hopping!
    *Thank your for using affiliate links to support my blog*

    PS. My Big News!

    I'm so excited to share with you that I've been invited to teach at True Scrap 3! I'm the only Aussie instructor and I'd love to see some fellow Simple Aussie Girls there!
    Did you start scrapbooking with dreams of rows of finished albums?s
    Is the reality more like a cupboard of unfinished objects (UFOs)?
    In Finish what you Start I help you learn how you can actually finish a project, and get the results you want by focussing on what motivates you in your scrapbooking.
    • Prevent writer's block by using journalling you have already
    • Finish pages faster by keeping your process simple
    • Rescue half-finished projects by repurposing or finishing them with rediscovered motivation.
    • Get a headstart on your own project using printable worksheets
    • Have fun and get the project done!
    Join me for plenty of inspiration for your next project, or that little extra kick to get those UFOs done!

    Join me for the most awesome scrapbooking event EVER!

    I'm so thrilled to be teaching at True Scrap, and know it is well worth the $127 you pay to get in no matter what kind of memory keeper, scrapper, crafter or photographer you are!
    Register Today!
  • Stamping Secrets GIVEAWAY from Ella Publishing

    Ella Publishing have just launched their latest eBook a gorgeous, inspiration stamping book, that *also* gives you access to 20 minutes of video instruction! Read on to learn more about the eBook and how you can win your own copy valued at $10.99!


    Stamping Secrets: 7 sensational stamp sets used 21 ways
    By stamping experts Nichol Magouirk, Ashley Cannon Newell, Lea Lawson, Nancy Burke, Robyn Werlich, Shari Carroll, and Shemaine Smith

    Ready to make the most of your favourite stamps, and learn new tips and tricks along the way?

    In 28 packed pages, you'll enjoy 21 gorgeous projects, 35 expert stamping tips, 6 step-by-step written tutorials, and 20 minutes of exclusive video instruction—all for just $10.99.


    We hand-picked seven sensational stampers and invited each of them to:

    • choose a favourite stamp set from a favourite stamp company
    • create three versatile projects using that set (scrapbook layouts, cards, and more)
    • share their expert stamping tips, tricks, and tutorials with you!


    With stamps from Stampin' Up!, Hero Arts, Technique Tuesday, PaperTrey Ink, Lawn Fawn, BasicGrey, and Unity, this eBook truly offers the best of the best. No matter your skill level, Stamping Secrets will put you on the path to stamping success!



    Stamping Secrets Giveaway!

    I’ve got one awesome copy of Stamping Secrets to give away – just leave a comment by 8pm EST on the 10th March to be in the running! I’ll do a random drawing and contact you later that night (morning my time!) with your access to the eBook and video tutorials.

    How do I win?

    Just leave me a comment letting me know what your favourite art or crafting tool is whether that be paper scrapbooking, painting, digital scrapbooking or whatever!
    For additional entries:
    • Like Ella Publishing on
    • Follow Ella Publishing on Twitter
    Comment to let me know you've done so!

    Good luck!

    PS Haven’t seen Ella’s stunning ebooks? Get your free super sampler!

    Free Super Sampler


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