Archive for August, 2011

August 30, 2011

Minibooks for my nieces

Hello everyone …

I’m back in Athens now, and I have to say I had a fantastic time this summer!

I’ve rested, seen friends, bonded with family, and taken lots of photos to keep me busy scrapping for the next months!🙂

I have something to share with you …

At Easter time, my niece Katerina ‘complained’ that I hadn’t created anything ‘scrappy’ for them in a while … so I promised to create some minis for them so that they can do as they like!

I made the base of the book using white paper and envelops which I’ve used as places to put in more tags, journalling and places for them to ‘save’ their secrets!

But I didn’t have time to finish them before I left so I took a few things with me, paper basically and and ink to finish in Naxos …

Unfortunately I forgot 2 important things … glue & scissors …

Scissors I was able to find, glue was another story!!!

Here are the results, just some pages for you to see, and I enclosed lots of embellies, flowers, brads & stickers for them to use as they wish!

I’m back at work from Thursday so still have 2 days to do errands around the house and organise my scrap area!🙂

August 18, 2011

Look how they’ve grown!!!

Everyone who reads my blog must know how much I love, admire, heart my two nieces … well this year they’ve developed and grown so much … it seems  that they are leaving that child phase of games, legos & dolls … and are now into friends, clothes, hairstyles and going out ….

It’s a wonder watching them grow, and even though Sofia is going thru a phase of not wanting her photo taken [I actually found myself telling her: Come on Sofi, what am I going to scrap in the winter!!! LOL], Katerina loved having her photo taken at the moment …

So love when they want my company and we talk and talk … although I know that from now on they will want to hang out more with friends when they are around, but it’s nice that they ask for me too …

I’ve been impressed with Katerina’s eye for photography and will do another post soon of photos that she’s taken …

As for Sofi, she’s so tall, and slimmer, and looks really like a lady …

Here is a photo of them in 2005

Sofia at Geological Museum

Sofia and Kat @ 3 years almost same height!


and look at them now!!!

Sofia & Katerina @ 9


That’s it for today …

August 17, 2011

The fete of Apiranthos

Every year for the last 4 years, on August 15th after the morning service the village celebrates in the church courtyard.  Many volunteers help out, to set up the tables, put up the canopy tent, cook food, serve the food, musicians and singers play free of charge, and people eat and dance …

The visitors to our village get to know the meaning of the world ‘φιλοξενία’ [hospitality]

So here are a few photos for you to enjoy!!!

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August 16, 2011

Sassy Lil’ Birthday Giveaway!!!

Today is my birthday,

and I have some lovely news to share!!

Sassy Lil’ Sketches have finally published their first Ebook with lots of new sketches, and examples from brilliant artists, me included!🙂 I feel so honored!!!

If you click on the image below you will be taken to the page where you can order it for just $8.99!!

This is what Sassy Lil’ Sketches have to say:

At Sassy Lil’ Sketches, we are happy to announce the first Sassy Lil’ Sketches Ebook has been released!
The Sassy Lil’ Sketches Ebook features about 70 brand new sketches designed by Cherie Averill!
You’ll find sketches for layouts with one, two, three & multiple photos! You’ll even find double page sketches! Plus, sample layouts from talented designers that will spark your creativity!
Most of the sketches use standard photo sizes (4×6, 5×7, 8×10). To get extra mileage out of the sketches, switch it up! Use the sketches to create cards, double pagers, etc.! If you need ideas for “switching it up”, check out the cards in the Sample Layouts section or stop by the Sassy Lil’ Sketch blog on Saturdays.
The Sassy Lil’ Sketches Ebook is available for online viewing or you can easily download and print it. It’s your choice!
Visit to get the Sassy Lil’ Sketches Ebook & get scrapping!
So, since it’s my birthday,
I’ve decided to give away an e-book to one lucky winner …
All you have to do, is leave a comment for me in this post …
you have until August 31st midnight to do so,
and I will choose one lucky winner on September 1st!!
Please feel free to spread the word  on your blogs!!!
August 12, 2011

St. John’s, Ligaridia, Naxos

Every year, my aunt Mary, organises a special service around or on Aug 11th [this year it happened on the 12th as the priest was occupied on the 11th] at a little tiny church called St. John’s.  This church is found in the area of Ligaridia.

You can see Ligaridia, on the  east side of the island below Moutsouna …

So this morning, around 8.30 we went down to Ligaridia, where lots of people had come to hear the service …

Later the closest family went to Aunt Mary’s for coffee and then it was time to leave again!

Here are some photos for you to enjoy!

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August 9, 2011

More Inspiration?

Sassy Lil Sketches has its Week 2 layout up, and you have to check out what the designer team has done …

If you come back on Saturday you will be able to see my Switch it up take of this sketch!!!

August 2, 2011

Looking for inspiration???

Then why not visit, Sassy Lil’ Sketches!

It’s Tuesday!

That means it’s time for a new layout sketch!!!

This is a special day because it’s our NEW Sassy Design Team’s first release! Please help us welcome the new design team!

In addition to the new Design Team, a few changes have been made to the Sassy blogs! The card sketches have been added to this blog!

Now, you’ll get layout sketches every Tuesday, card sketches on Thursdays & on Saturdays, our design team will be Switching It Up!

They’ll show you how to stretch your sketches by flipping, rotating, etc.!

The Week 1 Layout Sketch

Go on over to the blog to see what amazing examples our DT have made!!!


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