Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Crafts

On Friday I was at school doing easter crafts with the new entrants to year 2.
Today I was with the year 7 and 8 class and tomorrow I'm working with the year 3to 6 class.
Timaru Christian School is a nice small school about 75 pupils.
They made easter baskets and a stain glass window card.
Here are some photos.

We made the baskets out of old wallpaper sample books, they looked great.

The baskets and cards have been kept till this Thursday, the teachers are going to put eggs in them and then the kids are been encourged to give them away.

Don't the baskets look great. The flowers are some of my old scraps of DSP, I used the Scallop Circle Punch.

The Crosses are made using wax paper with crayon shavings them melted with the iron. They look really great. They all made a great job.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Shaun

It was Shaun's Birthday yesterday, I run out of time yesterday to post this.
This is the card I made for him.

I have used Pendant Park and Teeny Tiny Sentiments out of the New Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.
Both of them are great stamp sets, which are available from 1st April - 31st August.

The stamps on the inner of the card are from Pendant Park and God's Blessings.
Supplies List
Stamp Sets:
Pendant Park, Teeny Tiny Sentiments and God's Blessings.
Card Stock: So Saffron, Soft Suede and Whisper White.
DSP: Autumn Traditions.
Ink: So Saffron and Soft Suede.
Extras: Jumbo Gromments, So Saffron Ribbon and Dimensionals.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tip Toe Through The Tulips

I have had a very busy day today, I have been preparing easter crafts for school. Tomorrow I'm working with the new entrants to year 2 classes, they will be making an easter basket and a simply card. On Tuesday I will be working with the years 7 and 8's. I will take some photos and post them over the weekend.
Today is our 21st Wedding Anniversary, this is the card I made for Paul.
We had a nice family tea tonight, we like to celebrate as a family you couldn't ask for better.
I have used the sketch from last weeks JAI challenge it is so versatile.
My Upline Alison showed me a card she had made with these tulips, I don't think I would have thought to make tulips with a bird punch. Thanks Alison.
I made the tulips with a new punch that is available in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue starting April 1st.
This has to be the very best mini ever.
Supplies List
Stamp Set: Whimsical Words (SAB).
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red DSP.
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and Basis Black.
Extras: XL Two-Step Bird and Clear Rhinestone Brads.

I have still got room at my prelaunch party for the Autumn-Winter Catalogue.
Monday 29th March
28 Puriri Street, Timaru.
Email me to book your place.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Postie has been

Don't you love getting thinks in the mail? I know I do especially as most things are electronic these days.
I got 2 more beautiful team swaps in the mail today.
This is Cindy's swap.
Colleen's swap.
They are both great, thanks Colleen and Cindy.
I love been part of a team, this is just of the benefits.
Email me to find out more about joining my team.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Make 'n' Take

This is the make 'n' take we did last Wednesday at our Team Meeting.
I'm looking forward for my Big shot to arrive so I can play, it was great to get our hands on Rebecca to make this card. The Big Shot is available from 1st April.
Supplies List
Stamp Set: Heard from the Heart.
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Confetti White.
Ink: Rich Razzleberry.
Extras: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Horizontal Slot Punch, Dimensionals and Pink Pirouette 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. 

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Just Add Ink #9

I have managed to get some scrapbooking done today.
When I saw this weeks Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge, my first thought when I saw it was scrapbook layout.
So here's my take on the sketch, I made it a double page layout.

These are photos of Samuel's last day at mainly music on the 1st March.
I have used mainly music colours.
Supplies List
Card Stock: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry.
Extras: Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals, On Board Timeless Type and Orange Fine Supernova (glitter).

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Team Swaps Part 2

Here are some more team swaps.
Sonia's swap, this a fridge magnet.
Jenny's swap.
Trina's swap.
Rachel's swap.
Sharyn's swap.
There is 2 more to come in the post I will show you them when they arrive.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Team Swaps Part 1

Here are some of the swaps I received on Wednesday evening.
This is Rebecca's Swap.
Sadie's Swap.
Manda's Swap.
Jo's Swap.
Alison's Swap.
Carolyn's Swap.
They are all stunning, everyone is so talented.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Friend to Friend

I have just got home from Christchurch this afternoon. I had a team meeting last night, its one of the things I love about been a demo is the friends and support you get from fellow team members. We all make swaps with is also great, getting everyone swaps and seeing there take on a stamp set etc.
Here is my swap that I made for the swaps, using products out off the Autumn-Winter Mini available from  1st April. I will post photos of the swaps I received over the next few days. 
Supplies List
Stamp Set: Vintage Voque, Very Vintage Wheel and Teeny TinySentiments.
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla.
Ink: Rich Razzleberry.
Extras: Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Mat Pack and 2 Way Glue Pen.
This colour is just stunning. 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Finish My Swaps

At long Last I have finished my swaps for my team meeting on Wednesday evening, I will show you them later in the week. 
We had a busy weekend. On Saturday I meet Elaine at church to set up a mainly music display for the Church Expo. During the service yesterday we had a Expo for all the church to see what ministries there are in the church. Here are a couple of photos of the mainly music display.
We got some of the prop out, that we use during our sessions.
I love mainly music. It is a preschool music program. The kids love the clock, and the mouse that runs up the clock.

Friday, March 12, 2010

New Products To Play With

I have just received my preorder for the New Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue .
There are lots of great product available from 1st April.
I have a team meeting next week in Christchurch, I have got to make some swaps. I love the swaps I bring home  with me. Here's a peek at what I'm working on, can't show you the whole thing, don't spoil the surprise. 
There are 3 new In-colours, Big Shot, Clear-Mounted Stamp Sets and New Punch Designs.
Email me or ring 036862891 or 0274325305 to book your workshop for April.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Samuel's Train Album

Here are some photos of the Train Album, that Savannah made for Samuel for his birthday.
She has used up some of our old papers and ribbons.
And she used Choo Choo Stamp Set (retired) and On Track wheel (also retired).
The photos that she used were from the day we went to Pleasant Point Railway with mainly music last November.
Samuel just adores the the Album and it has been taking it most places with him.
Savannah did a fantastic job of this album and is now working on her 5th birthday Album.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Samuel's Party

Savannah had a friends birthday to go this afternoon, this is the card she made for Hannah.
She gave Hannah the Happy Moment Stamp Set, Basic Black Ink Pad and some stock card. 
She made the card using Happy Moments Stamp Set to match the present.
She used Ink Pad and blender pens to colour parcel then applied Crystal Effects and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds. She did a great job, sorry the photos not the best.
 This afternoon was Samuel's Birthday Party. He had 10 friends over, lots of fun had by all.
They played Pass the Parcel and had a Treasure Hunt.
I made a Chocolate Cake, an iced it with green icing with coconut in for the grass, the tracks were made of liquorice, sprinkled large 100s and 1000s (not sure what they are called) for the stones around the track, I used James the engine as his number is number 5. 
Samuel was very pleased with his cake.
Here pic of his presents.
We had a great day.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Two Birds With One Stone.

This afternoon I went round to see Liz and used her scor-pal, I so want one but I don't know weather to go metric or imperial as I use both, I will need both I think but they will have to wait.
This is what I made.
It is called an Impossible Box, Paula Dobson has a great tutorial on her blog.
Thanks Paula, she saw it on someone blog and figured out how to make them. Paula is very talented SU Demo.

The lid is attached to the base, all in one box. This is for 2 challenges, the  on challenge NZSU site this week, I also made it in the colours for Just Add Ink Colour Challenge this week JAI#7
The bow was very easy to do. I layered So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise ribbon on top of each other. Then I got a small length of Tempting Turquoise ribbon, folded it to form a bow, then I tied a piece of Linen Thread around then all after that I attached it to the box using Sticky Strip.
Supplies List:
Stamp Set: For Everything ( summer Mini).
Card Stock: Gable Green and Tempting Turquoise.
Ink: Passion Pink and Tempting Turquoise.
Ribbon: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain and Linen Thread.

My affair is still going strong.

Here is a project I have been working on the last couple of days.
I love doing different 3d projects from time to time. Kaisercraft have released these storage drawers, they were fun to make and very easy the hardest part was choosing what DSP to use. In the end I settled with Haiku DSP, you guessed it's got Tangerine Tango and Old Olive, got to keep the affair going that I'm having with Tangerine Tango and Old Olive. There is also So Saffron and More Mustard in the DSP, just fabulous.
I have used Raised Dots Designer Holder, from Hodgepodge Hardware. This includes fresh designs in a styled silver finish. These high quality metal accents coordinate with many of our punches. Approx 100 embellishments, at great value of $68.95. This is a must have set to have in your craft supplies.
As you can see I haven't finished it as I have not got Designer Label Punch in my collection yet, I will be adding it to my next order. When it arrives I will use it to punch the Labels, then I will write what will go into each draw (Brads, Grommets, Buttons etc) and then put some Crystal Effects onto labels. It should take the drawers from looking nice to looking great.