Wednesday, September 26, 2012

November 2012 Retreat News

Are you coming to our November Retreat?

Did you know that this Retreat will be held in the BRAND NEW, recently opened Acacia facility at The Tops?

Acacia from the front - Scrap Room is on the left

Fleur and I did a site visit just after it opened - WOW!!  The main meeting are where we will be scrapping features a floor to ceiling wall of glass and another of large windows - perfect for natural light!

the back and the grounds - plenty of room to get outside and relax
There are 2 breakout meeting rooms - one perfect for classes and the other a comfy lounge area for you to relax and enjoy a coffee while on the terrace.

The bedrooms are large and the beds are brand new. Oh, and did I mention that the mattresses have inner springs - hello comfort!!!

Parking is conveniently located right across from the front door and it is only a 2 minute walk down to the dining hall. The grounds are beautiful and we have an inspiring view out into the surrounding bushland. I even saw a Wallaby while we were there!
The wallaby!
You can take advantage of the facilities by going for a swim or playing a game of tennis, jump online with the free wifi to find inspiration or simply get your craft on and scrap until you drop!

The view from the back on the building - lovely and peaceful!
If you are still thinking about whether to join us, give Fleur or myself a call or send us an email, we would love to have you along.

Happy scrapping

Tracey xo

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Previously On Dizzy Izzy....

Well, it has been a busy few weeks here at Dizzy Izzy Headquarters!

We've been hobnobbing with celebrity scrappers....

Had fun at our Spring themed Crafternoon....

Congratulations challenge winners Kristie & Julie!

Fleur has been creating with new BoBunny papers.....

A beautiful layout featuring Bo Bunny 'Serenade' papers 

We hit 200 'likers' on facebook and had a little giveaway to say 'thank you'....

Tracey found time to scrap....

Featuring the Crate Paper 'Toy Box' Collection - My take on the
Sketch Competition from September's Crafternoon

And we visited Acacia - the BRAND NEW, ONLY JUST OPENED venue for the next Scrap Retreat....

What have you all been up to? Leave a comment to let us know!

Trace* & Fleur xox

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Make N Take with Amy Tan

OMG!  Awesome!

I've been scrapping for what seems like a looong time, and of course in that time I've developed more than a few scrap idol crushes.

Amy Tan (of Amy Tangerine fame) is definitely one of them - I love her use of colour and her unique line drawings and designs. I also love the fact that her scrapping lines are neutral - ie, you can use them to scrap ANY occasion or any type of page. That totally speaks to me - I am an everyday scrapper. I don't have children so most of my pages are on my crazy everyday life. I very rarely scrap babies, or Christmas, or Easter, so scrap products that are 'general' are like gold to me!

Two Sundays ago, I headed on down to the local Spotlight store where Amy was doing a meet and greet, one of many stops on a promotional tour through Australia and New Zealand.

For some crazy reason, I was the only one there (see my post on my blog) hanging around like a crazy stalker. This meant more awesome Amy time for me and also led to my husband being taught how to use punches and other scrapping tools by Amy.

I got to chat to Amy about Dizzy Izzy and our retreats, and she was so lovely to talk to me about how she started scrapping and how the collaboration with American Crafts came about. She chatted about her work/life balance, and encouraged me to do more blogging - even just a photo with a few lines of text can just get you into the habit. She reads ALL of the comments on her blog and let me know how grateful she is to all of her supporters, so if you stop by her blog for some inspiration, be sure to leave a comment or two!

I was lucky to be given a signed American Crafts/Amy Tangerine apron (which made an appearance at our Crafternoon) and Amy also gave me a Make N Take Kit which we will be giving away to a lucky scrapper at our November Retreat.

The Make N Take Kit! 
Dizzy Izzy will have the NEW Amy Tangerine line READY SET GO at the November Retreat. Full of bright fun colours and a gorgeous little elephant (we scrap our memories, and an elephant NEVER forgets - how cute!) I know you will love the line as much as I do!

Happy Scrapping!

Tracey* xox