Yes I am still alive!

Okay, so after a bit of nagging today (you know who you are LOL)  and 3 separate phone calls just today telling me I hadn’t updated my blog….here I am!  Yes I’m still here, just a little swamped.  Last weekend we had our Annual INKcredible Stampin’ & Scrappin’ Retreat up at Mount Tamborine!  Again, we had a great time, LOTS of stamping, scrapping, laughing and eating!  But as I found when I got home, not too many photos taken!  I always get sidetracked chatting away and forget to take piccies, though that’s probably better as I’m sure the 30+ ladies who were there wouldn’t want pics of them scrappin’ in their PJ’s all over the internet!!! HAHA!  But I do have a few to share…

Now of course we needed sweet stuff to keep us going…


Oh you wanted to see cards! Okay.  In the retreat packs, each attendee got two “challenge bags”  and they had to make sometime with the contents.  They could add to the items, but they had to use ALL the items in the bag.  Would you believe I didn’t take picks of the first lot of challenges (anyone got pics to email me?)  and I left it late to photograph the second lot, but here are a couple.. This pack had a note card and envelope, piece of patterned paper, piece of Summer Sun card, a Chocolate Chip square scallop punch out, and a button…. These were the cards left on display when I finally got around to taking pics….aren’t they all gorgeous! 


I can’t remember who made this one (please email me if you do), but I love how she’s made the flower….clever hey!


Now one last card, but certainly not least, is a card that I intend on casing, though I’ll be lucky to ever make it as well as this one….and OMG the cutting out was amazing!  Francie made a flower pot card with this concept and colours, but the pic is horrible!!! 🙁  And I must say when I saw Francie & Belinda’s cards my jaw just dropped and all I thought was Oh my God!!!!  Now here is Belinda’s….now keep in mind the pic isn’t all that good either and certainly doesn’t do this card justice……And try and work out what stamp set they’ve used……It’s one I would never think to buy!

omgbelinda omgbelinda2 omgbelinda3

Oh and I know what you’re thinking!  Where’s Belinda’s and Francie’s Blogs???  Well sadly they don’t have one!!! 

And so with that I will leave you for this post..  Now don’t expect me back in the next few days…. I have a huge day of Netball and soccer and a workshop tomorrow before Ryan’s 1st Communion & Confirmation on Sunday….and then a crazy week of organisation for next weekends Australiasian Scrapbook Expo here in Brisbane!!!  Come by and say hi!!!  And after that’s over, I’ll be able to show you all the project I got completed at our retreat!!!  Have a great weekend everyone!



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3 Responses to Yes I am still alive!

  1. Karen C says:

    It is about time Kim – Shame about the photos but these will have to do. Just love the challengue – amazing how we have the same basic products but come up with different ideas!! Francie and Belinda – what can one say. This card is just gorgious even if Kim thinks the pic wasn’t that good.

  2. Lynda says:

    OMG…all of the cards are amazing Kim. I love the idea of receiving the 2 bags and using their contents for cards….AWESOME!! It’s amazing the diff creations people come up with when given the same contents. Gotta love it. As for the MEGA CUTTING CARD….magnificent. Did they use the Playful Petals set?? FAB effort. They shd be proud!!

  3. Jenny H says:

    Must say to everyone, Kim’s retreat was fantastic. The challenge was great and that was Jenny Watson flower card. Francie and Belinda’s cards were amazing, Francie has such a gift for colours.