Friday, February 26, 2010

I've Everywhere Man...

I have had such a busy fortnight. 
I've been to Geraldine, Waimate (twice) and here in Timaru for workshops.
I was in Farlie last weekend for a craft day and tomorrow I'm running a craft day in Hornby Christchurch.
I have been very busy preparing the make 'n' takes (4 of them) for tomorrow.
Samuel and I have been on a school trip to the museum.
This is Samuel in his school uniform. I will take more photos on Tuesday when he starts school.
We are staying at Mum and Dad's house for the weekend, looking forward to seeing them.
Samuel will have his Birthday Party in Christchurch as all our family lives up there. 
He is very lucky, he will have a second party with his friends the following weekend.
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Special Time spend together

Wednesday is a Montessori free day and we always try to do something special together.
Today was our last Wednesday together as he starts school on Tuesday 2nd March.
I had promised Samuel if it was a nice day we would go to the beach.
The day was glorious, very hot indeed. We took our lunch down to Caroline Bay.
We are very blessed to have the bay on our doorstep, the sea is safe for the kids to swim in. 
Samuel just loves the water, he played in the sea with me paddling near by. 

He took his digger with him and he played for hours digging in the sand.
There is a great playground at he bay and fantastic paddling pool.
We had a fantastic time down on the beach at playing in the playground.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Farlie Craft Day

We had a great day in Farlie yesterday. The sun shone brightly spirits were high, lots of fun, laughter and creativity were had by all. 
Liz did a demo and a make 'n' take, a card using the cuttlebug.
I demo making a easel card, using Scribble This Stamp Set and water coloured it using Blender Pens and Stampin' Up Stamp Pads.
This is the make 'n' take that I demonstrated, Easter Treat Box. Using Tempting Turquoise Card Stock and Kaleidoscope DSP.
I made this card for Dads birthday tomorrow. I got the idea of hanging the bird cage from the tree from a entry in last weeks JAI#4, sorry don't know the artist is a big thank you from me I love your idea it is very effective. I also finished Samuel's invites which you have already seen. And I started making a Memory Box which I will show you later this week.
Supplies List:
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, Happy Moments (SAB) and Whimsical Words (SAB).
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze and Baja Breeze DSP.
Inks: Basic Black.
Extras: Mat Pack.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Samuel's Invitations

As you most likely know Samuel turns 5 on the 2nd March, here are his invites. He is having 2 parties one in Christchurch next weekend for the family and one the following weekend for his friends.
This a Criss Cross Card the first time I made one I thought it would be great as a invitation. I have used Animal Stories Stamp Set and Tall Tales DSP.
Supplies List:
Stamp Sets: Animals Stories and On Your Birthday.
Card Stock: So Saffron, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.
Ink: Chocolate Chip and So Saffron.
DSP: Tall Tales.
Extras: Stampin' Dimensionals and Tab Punch.

Next Weekend I'm in Christchurch, On Saturday 27th February I will be running a crop day at Hornby Anglican Church, there will be 2 make 'n' takes to choose out of 4. If you are in Christchurch and would like to have fun day crafting email me and I will give you more details.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bloomin' with Beauty

I have been on the run all day today, and it doesn't look like tomorrow will be any different.
I made this card quickly on Tuesday evening and demonstrasted it last night at workshop. The grommets were a hit with all the ladies at the workshop.
Supplies List:
Stamp Set: Bloomin' with Beauty.
Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron and Whisper White.
DSP: Pink Flamingo.
Ink: Stazon Black, Pixie Pink and Old Olive.
Extras: Jumbo Grommets, Rose Red 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and Blender Pens.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Darian's School books

Here are Darian's schools. I have used Circle Cirus Stamp Set, it is a great stamp set then I think all SU Stamps are great. I used Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Piont Ink. They look great.
Life has been very busy around here this week.
Samuel (our youngest) had his first school visit yesterday, he was so keen this morning he wanted to go to school today also. His next visit is on Friday then he has a full day on Tuesday, and he starts on Tuesday 2nd March.
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Friday, February 12, 2010


This is another layout that I completed last Saturday at the Scrapathon.
I'm enjoying using the Bold Brights at the moment, the colours are so bright and cheerful. I used Circle Scissor Plus cutting system in the Summer Mini, you can cut and draw from 1" to 6" circles it is a fabulous tool great for scrapbooking and card making alike. I have used Kaleidoscope DSP, the colours and designs on these papers are beautiful. The butterfly was cut out of this DSP.
Savannah's friends in Dunedin use to call her Savy for short. Isn't funny how kids can shorten names, when we named our 2 older kids we thought that thier names couldn't be shortened, quess what the have been.
Supplies List:
Stamps: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet.
Card: Passion Pink, Pixie Pink and Tempting Turquoise.
DSP: Kaleidoscope.
Ink: Pixie Pink and Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.
Extras: Circle Scissors Plus, Glass Mat, Dimensionals, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Snail and Large Grommet.
The flowers are from my old crafting supplies. Stampin' Up do have flowers in the Pretties Kit, which can colour with the reinkers to suit your work, it is on my wish list.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thinking of You

I have friend Jo, who has been in hospital very sick. This is the card I made for her using Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set.
This is a great stamp set for get well and sympathy cards.
Supplies List:
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers.
Card: Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White.
Ink: Real Red.
Extras: Large Grommet, Sponges and Certain Celery Ribbon.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010


This is the double page layout I did for Darian's first day at high school. The kids at Mountain View High School are nicknamed Mounties hench the title for the page. Darian had his first day of lessons and got his timetable today, Thursday and Friday were fun days getting to know everyone. He is enjoying it all so far.
Supplies List:
Card Stock: Handsome Hunter and So Saffron.
DSP: Washington Apple.
Extras: Round tab Punch and On Board Timeless Type Chipboard.
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Happy Birthday Paul

Today is my husbands birthday, this is the card I made for him using Vintage Labels Stamp Set one of the SAB stamp sets you can earn free when you spend $120. Paul has had a nice day, we had friends over for tea to help celebrate.
Supplies List:
Stamp Set: Vintage Labels SAB
Ink: Chocolate Chip.
Papers: Washington Apple DSP, Riding hood Red and Close to Cocoa.
Extras: Large Oval Punch.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Savannah's First Layout

This Savannah's first completed layout. Savannah did this page on Saturday at the Scrapathon with some help from me. She had done a page by herself before this page, but has decided after working on this page with my help that it wasn't complete.
The photos are of the kids playing in the Opihi River north of Timaru. She choose a paper that suited the photos. We framed the photos with Old Olive and Close to Cocoa card stock, then placed a strip of Chocolate Chip edged with the eyelet border punch. For the title we used the @ out of the On Board Timeless Type Chipboard, she painted it, then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on it. Liz helped her cut out the rest of the title using her circut machine in Old Olive card stock, then we sponged using Chocolate Chip Ink Pad the river then shadowed the letters it looks very affective.
I think she has done a great job, she is very pleased with the result. She has started a train mini album for Samuel for his birthday it is looking good so far. I will show it to you after she has finished.
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Sunday, February 7, 2010


Yesterday Savannah and I had a whole day scrapping together at Artfull Crafts Scrapathon. We had a fantastic day, It was Savannah's first go at scrapping, she is well and truelly hooked. She completed a page and a mini album, sorry no photos as yet the light hasn't been good for photos today.
I completed a double page layout of Darian's first day at high school and a page of Savannah when she was 6 years old. I spend a lot of time helping Savannah and I made up welcome packs for mainly music 40 in total.
I will try and get some nice photos tomorrow.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Savannah

Today is Savannah's 12th Birthday.
She has had a nice day. Homemade pizza for tea and Ambrosia favoured Ice Cream cake for afters.
There was a parcel waiting for her after school from her Godparents. Inside was the most beautiful outfit which Julie bought back from India.
The beading and gems on it are just glorious. 
The colours are just beautiful, right out of the Bold Brights colours, Tempting Turquoise and Passion Pink. I have used a lot of these colours in my cardmaking lately. 
Her birthday card that I made her matches this outfit. I will post it on Sunday as I didn't get around to taking a photo of it.
Savannah and I are going to a all day crop tomorrow, it is part of her birthday present. 
I have got lots to get done so I will show you them all next week. 
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Darian's First Day at High School.

Darian our eldest boy started at Mountain View High School today.
I have been a bit emotional today. My baby is now a young man, he has the world at his fingertips. 
He looks very grown up and handsome (We are very biased) in his new uniform.
I was feeling very much like I felt when he first started school at 5 years old. Knowing that he has lots of decisions ahead that he has to make, like choosing the right friends, deciding to study well use his time wisely etc. We have a great relationship and will be there for him when he needs us.
We just pray that he gets in with the right crowd, and he can stand up for what he believes in and doesn't just follow the crowd. 
I had the camera out this morning and took lots of photos, checked them on the computer then took more to get the right photos for scrapbooking. He was a bit annoyed with my photo taking but didn't mine to much and was great-full I wasn't taking them at the school gate, I did go back to school and get photo of the school gate after all the kids were in class.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bra Card

This a card that I made at our November Team meeting.
Sadie demonstrated this card and we all made one. Thanks Sadie they all looked great.
To make this card you use Word Window, Large Oval, Scallop Circle Punches.
I stamped the word Giggle out of Warm Words Stamp Set as the bra ended up been double D.
Supplies List:
Stamp Set: Warm Words.
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Blush Blossom and Whisper White.
DSP: Haiku.
Brads: Pumpkin Pie Circle of Fire Rhinestones.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Savannah's Invitations

Savannah is 12 on Friday.
This is the Invites we have made for her friends.
I have used the Scribble This Stamp Set.

I cased this from Jenny a Stampin' Up demo in the UK.
Supplies List:
Stamps Set: Scribble This.
Card Stock: Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink and Orchid Opulence.  
Ink: Pixie Pink and VersaMark.
Extras: Clear Embossing Powder, Clear Rhinestone Brads.