Monday, November 30, 2009

Snow Globe

Life around has been very busy lately. I averaged 2 workshops a week this month and have travelled 725km, I have been to Geraldine, Temuka and Waimate twice I attended a team meeting in Christchurch last week and not to mention workshops here in Timaru. My asthma has been playing up (it that time of year with all the pollens in the air). I finally gave in today and went and saw my Doctor, so now I am on antibiotics and steiods to help combat it and I will now soon be on the mend (so there will no sport events for me as I will fail the dope test LOL).
Saturday I hosted a Pre launch Party for the New Summer Mini Catalogue, which goes live tomorrow. There were 15 lovely ladies that attended, we had fun and they made a card and a gift tag. As a Demonstrator we get to pre order our summer mini product a month earlier then you, so we can make our samples and play with the new product. Here is 2 photos of the display I had for Saturday.

I will feature the items later.

This morning while looking at the NZSU site. Karen R posted a link for snow globe cards. Here is my attempt, using sweet treat cups all will be revealed tomorrow in the Summer mini.

Supplies List
Card Stock: Ruby Red, Very Vanilla.
DSP: Holiday Treasures.
Stamp Sets: Winter post and Best Yet Level 1 Hostess.
Inks: Basic Black.
Extras: Sweet Treat Cups (Summer Mini), 1/4" Grossgrain Ribbon, Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Make and Take

This is the card, I have been doing in some of my workshops lately.
It is a very versatile card, change the DSP, colours and stamps and it very quickly transforms
into a birthday card. I cased this from Karen R and Janine P. Thanks ladies it has proved very popular.
Supplies List
Card Stock: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Old Olive.
DSP: Ski Slope.
Ink: Basic Black.
Extras: Old Olive 1/4" Grossgrain Ribbon. 1-1/4" Square and Scallop Edge Punches, and scrap of tissue paper.

Here the birthday I made using the same design.

Card Stock: Lovely Lalic, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White and Pink Pirouette.
Simply Scrappin': Sweet Nothings.
Ink: Craft Whisper White.
Extras: Certainly Celery 1/4" Grossgrain Ribbon. 1-1/4" Square and Eyelet Border Punches, Sponges and scrap of tissue paper.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Embossed Candles

After seeing Donna Calley's blog yesterday, I had to have a go at embossing candles.
So I did a google search and found instructions. Isn't the web great.
Here is my first attempt. The candle is a $2 candle, next time I would buy a better candle ( great for practice.)
I stamped the tree from the Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set.
Savannah our 11 year old is going to have go for her Christmas presents.
I will post her finished candles.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Reef Decoration and Card

I found this Decoration Last week while surfing the net.
Here is the link to the tutorial.

I used Holiday Treasures DSP ( 2" x 4" ) for the decoration.

I made a smaller reef (1 1/2" x 3") and mounted on a card.
DSP: Holiday Treasures.
Extras: 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds.
Card Stock: Real Red, Old Olive.
DSP: Ski Slope.
Extras: 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mainly Music Train Day

Yesterday instead of having mainly music at church, we had trip to Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, New Zealand. Were we had a short train ride from the station to the museum.

This Samuel our youngest he is 4 year old, he is watching the train arriving at the  Pleasant Point Railway  Station.

He is on the train.
The train was pulled by a diesel engine, on special weekends they run a steam locomotive.

 All the children were allowed up on the big locomotive. Here is Samuel in the locomotive.

We had a great morning. There was lots to see and do and even a showing of Thomas the Tank Engine in the movie theatre.

Then was all climbed back on the train, home bound to the station.
Then we headed to a park for morning tea and a play.
It was a fabulous morning.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Betsy this one's for you!

WOW what a Fabulous day we have had at the Temuka Baptist Christmas Scrap and Craft. Day. The company was great, I love spending time with you all. We had lots of laughs, and completed some great projects. There were 8 make and takes, you could choose 4, the projects looked great. I tutored 2 make and takes. First project was the decoration, from the decoration in the box, that I did a few weeks ago. Then after tea we made Triangle Box Christmas Crackers. I had seen in a magazine a Hexagon Cracker, so I played around until I had got it cracked. In the photo is the Triangle Box and the Hexagon Cracker.

Old Olive Card Stock, I stamped the middle with Baroque Motifs Stamp Set, Real Red Grossgrain Ribbon.

You need an A4 piece Card Stock.
Score parallel to 29.8cm side of the card at 1 1/4" , 2 1/2" , 3 3/4" , 5" , 6 1/4"  and 7 1/2"
Score Parallel to 21cm side of the card at 1 1/2" , 2 1/4" and 3" rotate 180 degrees and score other end with same measurements. Then follow the link above for the triangle box for the rest of instructions.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sharing in your Sorrow

A friend's father passed away last week. Here is the  sympathy card that I made for them. I love the Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set, It makes very nice thinking of you, get well and sympathy cards. I used God's Blessing Stamp Set in the inside of the card.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas Gift Giving Guide

November has arrived. Were has the year gone?
Stampin' Up have put together a Christmas Gift Giving Guide.
Receive a Free Scallop Square Punch (a $35.95 value!) when you spend $105 on products from the guide.

Download your copy the guide.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Julie and Tony's Wedding

Julie and Tony's Wedding yesterday was beautiful.

Julie arrived in beautiful old red cars (sorry I don't know what type of cars they were, My husband would know but he isn't home).

Julie and her Dad Ian just arriving.
The wedding was at Sopheze on the Bay, Caroline Bay, Timaru, New Zealand.
The bay has a lovely area for weddings, a beautiful setting.

This is Julie, Tony and Jarred (Julie's son).

The Bridal Party.
The wedding was very lovely. Julie and Tony laughed and cried all the way through the ceremony.
It was just great. The reception was lovely, great speeches. Wonderful food. A man played the guitar and woman sang, they were great, and knew how to get everyone up on the dance floor.
 We had a fabulous night, it's been ages since I last went dancing.

This is how we all know Julie, she is always laughing.
Thanks Julie and Tony for sharing your special day with us.

This is the wedding card I made for them.
Stamp set: Baroque Motifs and God's Blessings.
Card Stock: Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant and Very Vanilla
Ink: Orchid Opulence.
Punches: Eyelet Border, Large Oval and Scallop Oval (Spring Mini)
Extras: Dazzling Diamonds and Clear Rhinestone Brad.

Spring Mini Catalogue is only ends on the 30th November. So if there is anything you need out of the Spring Mini email or ring me 03 6862891 to place an order.