I have been working on finishing the mini album I did with Lynette Carroll and now I need to find photos to fill it. The stock has started arriving for the kits which is exciting so I'll be busy busy busy making up kits when the last of it gets here.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
We finished harvest on Saturday the 20th of December and now we are left with the aftermath of delivering grain and cleaning up - no complaints though.
I'm very excited about what the coming year has for us even though it's not New Year yet. I've been thinking and planning and hoping I can pull off all I want to fit in - we'll see. Mostly I want my brother to get well and have his life back to normal. He is alive and so far the transplant has been effective although he lives with side effects that we hope will ease over time - at least he is here.
That's all for now. Have a safe holiday season.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I love this new range from Autumn Leaves by Heather Bailey. It's very fresh and pretty...can't wait to try it out...
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I am currently working on projects using Grungeboard by Tim Holtz. I love this product and have not seen much of it used so I'm giving it a go myself along with some other Tim Holtz bits and pieces. This guy is a genius - love his work. I'll be teaching layouts and a mini album late in November here in Varley and in Newdegate. I'll show and tell when they are done. (very excited about this project!) I'm off to Ravy on Saturday for classes then back home to create some more. I hope to post more regularly now - I am lucky enough to have a helper for harvest. We have started harvest but it is very slow due to wet weather - who would have thought?!
Lastly, Dean is well enough to work again - not because he has to but because he wants to and is managing some complications with medication. So far so good, so here's hoping...
Friday, October 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I didn't disappear off the face of the earth...I have been busy with ordering and getting class kits ready. New stock is arriving every day and its all starting to come together. I'm really looking forward to the classes myself!
Sharon Manning's off the page project is ready and too cute for words. I now have class requirements for it ready to send.
I've got my first shipment of American Crafts Thickers arriving directly from America soon as well as an assortment of journalling cards by Elles Studio, also from the USA. I'm excited about getting these popular products in to stock, especially in time for the retreat.
I had a great long weekend away in Esperance with family and friends and we had some much needed rain while we were away which has helped the crops a great deal.
My brother Dean is battling an infection at the moment and there have been a few complications but the daily blood tests show a rise in his counts which we understand is good news. Still early days but he is getting there...daily. His wife Cassi is incredibly strong and committed but spare a thought or a prayer for her if you can.
Thanks for looking and stay safe and well over the school holidays. I'm enjoying a few sleep-ins!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sharon is also doing a tutorial on Wedding albums. Some theory on how to plan a wedding album and the option to do a layout using her suggestions. More information will be available to applicants very soon. Lastly, Sharon is working on a mini album that I'll show previews of at a later date.
That's all for today folks but there is more to come so stay tuned. Thanks for looking. By the way...Dean is doing it tough with the side effects of chemo but all is well otherwise.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Firstly though, do you like my new blog background? Gayle put it there for me and apart from being quite busy I think it suits the rustic theme I go for.
I have some sneak peaks to show for the retreat classes. Lis has both of her classes ready and she is busily doing some bonus layouts using the ranges. Here are her snippets...
I'll show some more sneak peaks shortly. Sharon's layout is to die for and you can see her sneak peak on her blog and I'll upload it soon. Plus there's more to come from Gayle so stay tuned!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
So i dusted of my supplies yesterday and had a crack at scrapbooking. I started to finish off a layout but I still haven't finished! I will get it done this week I hope. I've had lots of jobs to catch up on...one being to stock up for the retreat. I have had a look at a couple of class projects that the girls have been working on and they are great - very diverse. I'll be sending out class requirements very soon.
During one of my rare days at home this month I put up a new shelf to store some of my supplies. Its a cute Making Memories shelf that I pre-ordered a while ago. I felt that I needed to get stuff up in a decent eye shot view so I could use things up. It seems that when things are stored in boxes you tend not to use them as much. This little beauty costs around $180 and has to be pre-ordered, if anyone is interested drop me a line at email@example.com
I also got a cube unit from Officeworks to hold my personal supplies. I love the size and it feels great to have everything within easy access. I cannot get started with scrapbooking until my stuff is in order, but then once I'm on a roll it starts to get very messy, but I don't clean up until I'm done or out of creative juices.
My brother, Dean, is having his transplant tonight so I'm praying all goes well. We wont know for a few weeks how effective it is, so although it will be painful waiting for the result we will just hope and pray for the best.
Hopefully I will have a layout to share sometime this week. Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Also, I thought I'd show the party favour boxes I used for Phoebe's party. I cannot take the credit for these. They are pre-made by K & Co and they are to die for. There are a few styles and I used 2 - one for the girls and one for the boys. I filled the girls with fairy lip balm, butterfly stickers and a bracelet. The boys got dinkies and car stickers. All the kids loved them.
I did make the invites with pre-cut cards that I stamped and embossed, embellished with 3d stickers and typed the message inside on the computer. They are simple but cute. I love making my own invitations now - something I haven't ventured into before.
Then there's the party girl in her butterfly outfit with her Jesse and Woody dolls we gave her for her birthday (the kids love Toy Story 2). It was so much fun and I loved making it a themed party with all the trims including the butterfly cake with candles that had coloured flames!
I was hoping to get into the studio today to do a layout so here's hoping. I'll have to dust off my stuff its been so long! Thanks for looking.