Sunday, December 14, 2008

The silly season...

They call it that for obvious reasons and yes things are a bit silly around here in my neck of the woods. I've been snowed under with harvest as I've lost my helpers but I'm keeping my head above water...just...i think. It's rained cats and dogs for the last couple of months which has complicated things a little but we are soon to wrap up our harvest for this year. I have managed a little scrapping in an attempt to stay sane so here are 2 layouts I recently finished. The first is very predictable - square and boxy but I like it, especially the colours watermelon and cyan. These papers are by Stampin' Up - love em.

The second layout is also very square - surprise surprise! - but I like this one a lot. These papers are Basic Grey and October Afternoon.

Well I have some exciting news...I've been to Perth earlier this week to attend some trade classes with Printblocks who import the Cricut machines by Provo Craft, and also some very inspirational classes with Lynette Carroll from Boston USA (from K & Co design team). This was a huge privilege to have these classes in Perth and I enjoyed them immensely. It meant that I didn't have to go all the way to Brisbane again, and I am now an (almost) full bottle on the Cricut machines and accessories. I am also truly inspired by Lynette's work and cant wait to show you what I learnt and to hold classes when I finally get my hands on the beautiful products we used. I will show photos of the products soon. I'll be holding Cricut Clinics in January and February for those of you who have a machine or are thinking about getting one or even just want to have a go at using one. I didn't realise the potential of the machine and its many amazing features. I have to admit at one stage I thought I had wasted my money on the dealership but now I am glad I have it because I can see how useful the machines and accessories are. Stay tuned for some layouts I have done with the Cricut and for class dates.
I have had bits and pieces of new stock arriving. I finally have scalloped circle punches in a range of sizes (one of my favourite tools). I intend to get some creative time soon to sit down and play with new products and ideas and I am going to attempt to make Christmas gifts and cards this week...better late than never!
Sorry to be such an irregular blogger at the moment...cant wait to get back on track. Cheers!


Gayle Smith said...

Great Layouts Karen! I would LOVE to see those circle scallop punches...could you put a photo up or a link to a photo?
Had a great time with you this week!

Gigga said...

Hi Karen
I too am interested in the scallopped punches..
I have been giving some very serious thought to a cricut machine lately. I am sick of not having enough letters to complete a title. It will be something I look at purchasing when I get back from New Zealand.
Great to have your bloggjng again!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the layouts. Look forward to the Cricut Clinics and would also love to see the scallop circle punches. Look forward to catching up soon - once harvest is over!
Cheers, Ann