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Saturday, June 30, 2012


Our super talented Tara has resigned from our DT - she is an amazing working mum, and an inspirational artist - thanks so much lovely lady for all your support, inspirational creativity  -
please don't be a stranger !! 
We will miss you lovely !!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Hi everyone Apologies for lateness of this post, but I have had computer troubles! This is the final "second monthly challenge" at SUYS! Here is the prompt to give you inspiration! Just look at our DT samples woww! Sarah's Eb's Leanne's Sandrine's

(((Be sure to have a go at our last TRY THIS challenge (it's having a break for a while).
Find the details here
Penny x)))

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Hello, Marelle here with some news about happenings here at SUYS! From July 1st, SUYS will change from having 2 challenges per month to having 1 challenge. The Try This technique will have a rest for a while, and Sophie's Corner will remain. On the first of the month 6 of our DT will reveal their samples and then on the 15th of the month the remaining 6 of our DT will reveal theirs. The criteria of using a handmade embellishment will still remain. Coming soon will be an updated "look" of the site!! Thanks for your continued support of SUYS. Marellexx

Monday, June 4, 2012


Sophie Gale and Kathleen Ryan - could you please ask your Mum to email your addressses so I can send your prizes out to you Thanks Marelle


Please welcome our June Guest Designer Narelle Riley! A little about me..... " I’m Narelle, known to my friends as "Relsi", a “30 something” from Sunbury, Victoria. I have been scrapping for about 6 years now and my favourite subjects to scrap are my family (Husband Steve, son Tom aged 14 and daughter Meg aged 11), my niece and our pets! I was never going to take up scrap booking.... but I did....and I was never ever going to do those lumpy bumpy pages.... but I did.... and I was never going to meet up with anyone I met online... but I did... and I am so glad I did! The friendships I have made through this craft are one of the things I love most! I seem to do something scrap related everyday- even if I’m not actually creating I am browsing scrap magazines, reading blogs and planning the next layout. I scrap in 12x12 format and occasionally make a few cards. The only word I can think of to describe my style is “evolving”- I’m always trying new things. Most of my layouts tend to feature some “fussy cutting”- I find that very therapeutic! I work part time as the Parish Administrator in the local Anglican church, and am very blessed to have a job that I love! As a family we love camping and try to get away at least once a month." Here is Narelle's layout and some close up photos as well - just love your fussy cutting Narelle!! Such patience !

Sunday, June 3, 2012

'Sophie's Corner' June Challenge

Hi kids, hope you had a great weekend!
Sorry, I have been a little bit late in posting this months challenge. So without further ado June's challenge is to use multiple photo's on your LO! This can be as many as you like, as long as you use more than one!

As you can see from my samples there are LOTS of possibilities!
Hope your up for the challenge, remember there are some great prizes up for grabs!
Happy scrapping!
Sophie xx

Friday, June 1, 2012


I would like to introduce our June Sponsors! First up we have a $20 voucher to spend at this store A huge thank you to the gorgeous Raquel for donating this voucher ! Chloe from Rainbow Splendour is offering a $10 voucher for their next sale!
Thanks so much Chloe for supplying goodies for our DT to use on their layouts! I will be donating the prize for the Try This Technique and also the 3 prizes for sophie's Corner this month. Cheers Marelle


Hi everyone - 1st June this means 1st day of Winter so sit back with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and enjoy the inspiration our DT have created for you!
Hi everyone,
Just how cute is this little handmade birdie from Ashley at secretholiday!
Ashley has given me permission to use this gorgeous photo - if you would like to purchase any of the funky handmade goodies, click HERE< Take a look at the fabulous creations our DT have come up with! First we have: Charm's gorgeous layout - love this photo of Chei !
Next: Sophie's layout so soft and gorgeous!
Now onto Leonie's - wow
Next we have Leanne's - just look at her two gorgeous girls and this layout is fabulous!
Next we have Kim's - just gorgeous!!
Such fantastic inspiration for you to create your June Group 1 challenge - cannot wait to see what you create!

(I can see the June Try This technique working really well with this challenge girls! Check it out here! - luv Penny x)