Thursday 29 November 2007

Pocket Fun

Well here is a change of creating for me. My Hubby made the unfortunate comment that I don't do bright kids cards... so I took on that challenge!!! and used the only... yes I said only kids stamps that I have got. It wasn't intentional not to get any of these types of stamps, and I did have fun doing this card... so I guess the moral of the story is to go outside your comfort zone... and for me... make sure I get a few more kids stamps!!!!

Until next time, have a great weekend....

Thursday 22 November 2007

Triple explosion box

What fun this was to do... I am marking this one down in my calander for a new class group next year called "Off the page club". If you want to know more about this little club email me for more info. This box is sure to be a winner with scrapbookers.

Wednesday 21 November 2007

Christmas card from America

Wow, what a great card I received today from LeAnne. She is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from the other side of the world (and very talented I must say). I even took the card into work today to show it off to the girls. Amazing how you can meet people through computers and blogs! I hope she starts her own blog up soon... I will be sure to share it when she does!

Meanwhile... what have I been doing??? I have attempted my very first triple explosion box... and I must say even I am impressed... (and I don't normally say that!!) I just have to add the finishing touches to it, then its completed. (Has taken 3 days). I promise that I will take a picture and put on blog.

Take care

Sunday 18 November 2007

Carte Postale / Floral Background

This would have to be my favorite I have done today. I used two background stamps, first the Floral then with white I used Cheesecloth. This gave the card a more old cracked porcelain look. I also used the Cheesecloth inside the card to finish it off.

Well back to work for me tomorrow. So must go and do all the not so fun things like, get tea done, pack kids lunch, etc... hopefully put my feet up and have a little R&R at the end of the night.
Have a great week.

French Flaire / Carte Postale

Loved getting out the heat gun today. Haven't played with it in a long time. I really like how this card turned out, it has a simple elegance to it. (didn't take long to do either which is always a bonus!!!)

I think I am going to have a lot of fun playing with my new stamp sets out of the new Summer Mini.... Keep watching... I'm sure I will have more to post.!

Holiday Spirit

Well I finally got my mojo back. Yeeha!!! Such a wonderful summer day today I managed to finish of the painting outside, pull a few weeds and do a few cards. Getting into the Christmas spirit I had to start of with a Christmas card.. quick and easy. The post above is the other two cards I played around with.

Saturday 17 November 2007

Oh - No... it's Scribble This AGAIN!!!!

Hi everyone. I haven't been blogging for a few days, just haven't had the urge, call it a creative block if you like!!! (I call it "on holiday mode"!)

Anyway, enough excuses, I have managed to do another layout of the girls using Scribble This set (again). I just can't get enough of this set.... if anyone hasn't got this set I highly recommend it, it would have to be one of my favorites. Even if you are just starting out in stamping/scrap booking, it would be a good investment. And just a reminder, you only have till the end on the month to purchase this set then it is making way for the new stamp sets in the Summer Mini.
I wasn't going to put this layout on the blog, I thought it was too wish-washy (bit of this bit of that), but it got the nod from the class ladies that were here tonight... so here it is.

A big hello to Lou, my Stampin Up buddy who I caught up with at the Palmerston North Training on Thursday night. What a long night it was, but well worth it seeing Lou and meeting her mum.

Monday 12 November 2007

French Flair

Hello again. Finally had time to play with my new stamp sets from the Summer Mini catty. I decided to do an acetate card for this awesome background stamp (French Flair) and finished card of with a few stamps from Carte Postale. I think it needs something else? What do all you in blogger land reckon?? I really enjoyed my 3 days off last week, and are taking Wed, Thurs, and Friday off this week to paint, stamp and maybe tidy my stamp room which is messy again... ah well thats what happens when you always have work in progress. I am setting myself a target of entering a new card every two days, so check back again and see whats new.

Saturday 10 November 2007

Beach Layout

Hello again, here's my beach babe girls! I swear they would live at the beach 24/7!!! Not much card making happening in my house at the moment! I have just had 199 photos developed!
On the agenda today - Paint wall, Bee's party (as stated in previous post). I will however attempt to do some cards tomorrow with my new stamps out of the Summer mini catty... watch this space!

Double layout

Hello, happy Saturday. Yes I am here, have just been busy with Bee starting school, planting my garden, and today I have a birthday party to organise. I did however have my good friend Jamie come in and have a break from farm life and stay the night, we scrapped the whole time, not much talking but alot of creating! this is what I ended up with.

Tuesday 6 November 2007

Cameron and Tazzy

I haven't created a card tonight, so thought I'd introduce Tazzy our burmese (well, Cam's Burmese).
We had to put down our cat last year and 4 months ago I decided it was time to bring in some animals to our family. Tazzy (3ys) is an ex breeding queen, very timid to start with but is lovely and smoochy now, even to strangers. She is Cam's pride and joy.

Monday 5 November 2007

In Full Bloom

How amazing is it that people from across the world look at your blogspot.?
Anyway the story behind this card is.... My amazing baby sitter who looks after Bee, won't be having my little one anymore after Tuesday. This wonderful lady has been there for me through sickness, tantrums and tears from the day Bailee turned one.
Anna is one of those special ladies who looks after a few of the local kids at her home and she becomes a very good friend and mentor. I will miss the contact I have with her, but my little girl is now starting school and time stops for no-one. I will keep in contact though, and since she can't bake to save herself (sorry Anna) I will be making an extra special xmas cake for her this year!

Saturday 3 November 2007

Bodacious Bouquet

This stamp set is one I "had to have". I must admit, I haven't used it much, so was nice to get away from the favorites and play with something that is under used! I used the same colours as the previous post plus added in Garden Green.

I better run and feed the family, set up for tomorrows classes then have another look at my clean stamp room!!!!

Until next time

Take Care

Scribble This ... Again!!!!

Yiphee... I cleaned my stamp room today and got all inspired (truth be known... I can now get to all my stamp gear!!!)
After checking out Lou's blog and seeing her neat card using copper embossing powder (you should go check it out), I got all enthused to use my heat gun which had dust on it!! and did some embossing myself.

I love these colours together - Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, and once again... I cant get away from this stamp set!

Friday 2 November 2007

All In The Family

Help us honour our friend and Australia General Manager, Dave Abbott. Dave passed away from a rare blood disease, and during November we're donating 100 percent of the sales worldwide from the All in the Family stamp set to the Dave Abbott Family Fund.
Available 1 November – 30 November

Just in Thyme Promo

More great designer paper series. Just in time for the holidays.
You can purchase exclusive double-sided Holiday Thyme paper (item 107890) for only $16.95 (a $19.95 value).
What even better is you can order as many as you want. Look out for my November newsletter for a class which will feature this paper. For more info contact me at my email address.

Thoughts on cakes!!!!!

Just a thought I had coming home today from work following a conversation with Andrea (a fellow sensory chick), about collecting cookbooks!!!!. I have rummaged around and counted 6 kids birthday cake books..... and I am ashamed to admit that I bought this Barbie cake (which Bee choose) at the school gala last night for Bee's birthday. How lazy is that????. I just hope it freezes OK because she's not needed until next Sat.