Sunday, October 25, 2015

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Teacher Extraordinaire - Number 2 - Sonia Thomason

Sorry about the delay in getting this updated....   my internet has not been the most cooperative over the past two weeks and so whilst i have some bands showing up here I'm going for it...

still blown away that these awesome two ladies have agreed to come over and teach for this retreat.
So without getting distracted, i would like to introduce you all to our second teacher for this retreat - the gorgeous and equally talented SONIA THOMASON and share with you a little message from her.

"Hi everyone! 
My name is Sonia and I am married to my wonderful husband of 20 years, Kym and we have two gorgeous girls Alex (11) and Isabella (9). Last year we welcomed a crazy boxer puppy to our family and Tyson has managed to worm his way into our hearts very quickly!
We live in Perth, WA and fabulous retreats like Unmasked are hard to find, so when Melissa asked me to join in the fun I had to say yes  The opportunity to spend time with like-minded creative people and have a chance to get messy and step out of our comfort zones is too just fantastic!
My style is a bit shabby chic / vintage with the odd dose of mixed media thrown in – some flowers and the odd butterfly or two don’t go astray either! Scrapbooking to me is time to let loose and have some ‘me’ time. The fact that it also gives you the opportunity to meet (wether in real life or online) some absolutely fabulous people is just an added bonus.
Currently I am a part of the Kaisercraft and Scrapmatts chipboard Design Teams. I have also been lucky enough to teach at the Brisbane Scrapbook Expo for the past 4 years
So I hope you are all as excited as I am to be part of this amazing Unmasked Retreat!
Sonia x

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Teacher Extraordinaire No. 1 - Fiona Paltridge

Well as the word says
extraordinaire 'is a great way to describe someone who does something particularly well'
we have been fortunate enough for FIONA PALTRIDGE to say YES!!! and be one of next years amazing teachers at our retreat....

When looking for possible instructors,  I asked for recommendations of someone who would get beside people, make them feel special, show them techniques that they haven't had the courage to try before and be able to just fit in and be one of us for the weekend.    This lovely lady was recommended to me by a number of you and i can't say how delighted i am that she has accepted...

So without saying anything further - i will let her introduce herself to you all....

Hi! My name is Fiona 
& I live in Mount Gambier in South Australia 
with my husband and ADHD fox terrier Xander . 
I have 2 adult children who have both moved away to pursue their careers. 
I have been a scrapbooker for over 15 years now 
but I have only recently discovered the online world 
of challenges & design teams! 

I'm enjoying meeting so many amazing & talented people 
& having a chance to share my love of creating 
as well as being exposed to a never-ending stream of ideas, 
techniques & wonderful creations from my online compatriots. 

My work is often contemporary 
& I absolutely love using mixed media in my projects 
but I have been known to create some traditional pieces too . 
Since I've discovered modelling paste, gesso, sprays & watercolours
 I have loved using them in everything I create! 

I currently design for teams both in Australia and Internationally. 
They include Scrappy Chat Designs Kit Club, Scrap Around the World, 
Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo, 7 Dots Studio and 2 Crafty Chipboard. 
 have also recently guest designed for 13 Arts 
and Limor Webber Designs 

and if I wasn't busy enough already, 
I am also a current Scrapbooking Memories Master 
for Scrapbook Memories Magazine.

My real job ....... I'm an early childhood educator 
and Director of a child care centre so all in all I'm a very busy lady! 

I am really looking forward to sharing 
and learning as part of the Ummasked retreat xx

Friday, June 12, 2015

Its on again - 2016

Its been a long time coming but i believe it will be better than ever...
Get in early to reserve your spot...

Next year to be held in the conference room at the beautiful Wyndam Resort - Torquay Surf coast Hotel.    This Hotel is located at a awesome location along the esplanade of Zeally Bay Beach, Torquay.  The room boasts stunning ocean views which will create a resort experience for the retreat.  9- minutes from Melbourne, Torquay is the starting point of the magnificent Great Ocean Road, so for those interstaters you may like to extend the weekend a little longer and explore some of what this magnificent area has to offer.

Download registration form above left.  and for any further inquired email me as per email above.