Friday, December 18, 2009

Hive of industry today.

I haven't fallen of the face of this earth.
 It is only this week that I have been feeling better again, it was very draining I was always tired.
I'm glad school has finished for the year. Darian and Savannah finished Thursday 10th and Samuel finished today.
We had a visit to Christchurch on Tuesday and stayed the night at Mum and Dad's, came home on Wednesday as Samuel had Montessori on Thursday.
My Dad is Santa at the Hornby Mall, as long as I can remember his dream was when his beard is white he would give up work in December and be a Santa in a mall. He has been Santa for 10 years now and loves it every moment of it and has lots of great stories to tell. The kids visited him on Tuesday and had the photo taken with him. On Wednesday  Mum took the kids and Jessica (cousin) into town on the bus, They went to see the Ballentynes window display and then went  to the Cathedral  and put presents under the Christmas Tree.
I met my to 2 sisters at the Hornby Mall, we went and had our photo taken with Dad (aka Santa), then we had lunch together without children. It was great we have never managed it before. I was able to get some more Christmas shopping done.

Today had been a real hive of activity Savannah (11 years) has been stamping on candles for her Christmas presents, she has used the snowflake stamp out of the Winter Post Stamp Set and stamped using Pacific Point, Real Red and Pixie Pink. She has done a fantastic job and everyone will love them.

I have been at the other table making cards and boxes for Christmas presents.
This set of 4 cards are made using For Everything Stamp Set.
Supplies List
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron and Whisper White.
DSP: Washington Apple.
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and Baja Breeze.

This Set I have used the Butterfly Prints Stamp Set and the Butterfly punch.
Supplies List:
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White.
DSP: Baja Breeze.
Inks: Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.

I made matching boxes for them to go into. I made tags using the Butterfly Prints and Punch.
We had a great day with Christmas Carols and stamping what could be better.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Going Live today

The New Summer Mini Catalogue goes live today.
Jam Packed with wonderful new products, Including stamp sets (butterflies, hearts, flowers and more).
Ribbons, buttons, punches, Designer Series Papers and a fabulous new tool.
To download a copy click on the Summer Mini Catalogue in the sidebar.
If you would like a hard copy for bedtime reading email me and I will get you one.
I have had fun playing with my pre ordered product from the Summer Mini.
The DSP are just fabulous, I love both, but I think the Tall Tales DSP is great, so great I have pasted one of the pages on to a canvas which will eventually make its way onto Samuel's Bedroom wall.

I painted the sides of the canvas with chocolate and olive paint, them pasted the page to the canvas. I cut out the large hot air balloon and trees out of the second page and mounted them with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I used the 2 Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds on the balloons, trees and some of the flowers and put some clear Rhinestone Brads in the centre of some of the flowers.

I am very pleased with the results, how could you cut up a page like this one.
It will look great in Samuel's room after I have stopped showing it.
If you would like to know more about these product, book a workshop or place an order email me.