Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fox and Friends

My friend Donna came in today for a play with Fox and Friends and made this very cute scrapbook page after seeing the one I made recently of my son and daughter. These 2 cuties are her daughters Ana and Michelle. I thought it was too cute not to share.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dressing up for demos

I recently attended a weekend retreat with a group of 25 lovely ladies. The theme for the Saturday night was the colour purple. My lovely upline Rachael (see her blog by clicking on this link) challenged me to do a demo in my costume after I sent her a photo of the costume.
Given that Rachael and I have never met and she does not know how my brain ticks I decided I would take up the challenge.
Showing my angelic side

Yip thats me making pansies. Oh by the way dragons only have 3 fingers which made using a spritzer bottle very difficult but I did get there and 4 out of the six I made were suitable for putting on a card.
It was truly a great weekend and the opportunity to have a well earned rest from the normal daily chores at home and a break from the family.

So I thought I would share ten things about me with you that you probably didn't know:

  1. The suit is way to big on me and not all of the tummy area is me!

  2. I adore purple

  3. I have 3 beautiful children, 2 sons aged 26 and nearly 28 and a daughter aged nearly 12

  4. I have been married for 29 years next month

  5. I was one of 6 children but only have 2 brothers now who I love and admire

  6. I am looking forward to turning 50 in December 2010 as I can send 2010 packing
  7. I'm best dscribed as "slightly cracked" as I have an unusual sense of humour
  8. I love rock n n roll music (thankfully the neighbours do too!)

  9. I don't sing in the shower but am known to burst into song when in the car on my own (which sadly is not very often)

  10. I know most of the words to Hannah Montana's(thanks to my adorable 11 year olds love of Hannah Montana). She has now turned to liking the Jonas Brothers and I dare say there is another learning curve on the horizon for me if I want to be a "cool Mum."
So thats a little about me, do feel free to leave me a comment and if I have made one of you smile then it has been a good day for me

Happy crafting everyone

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

2 step stamping set - Flower fancy

This stamp set sadly is not on the specials list but is a favourite of mine. Why do I like it? Well the leaves for starters come in pairs rather than single leaves so they sit perfectly when I place them on my card. This set comes with different sized flowers and it is suitable to use for all types of cards.
This little box has 4 cards inside it and is a gift for a lady who looked after my mother when she had her recent surgery.
I hope she smiles when she receives it.
Happy crafting

Monday, July 5, 2010

Welcome new baby

I recently was sent a card as part of a demo swap and decided I liked it so much I decided to make my own take on it. I have used the boho blossoms punch to make the flowers to hold the ribbon on. Very easy to make with a scallop circle big shot die, the circle scissor to cut the blue, then emboss it with then polka dots folder, then place your white and blue piece on top of each other and using an oval punch, punch through both layers to create the top piece of the bib. A piece of ribbon, your punched shapes, 2 brads and you have a lovely baby card.
Time to make this card, about 10 minutes!
Happy crafting

Sunday, July 4, 2010

2 step stamping set - A Rose is a Rose stamp set

I have looked at this stamp set in the catalogue on page 78 for quite some time now and thought yuck, what on earth could you do with THAT stamp set? It turns out you can do heaps with it and your cards looks really cool when you are finished. This stamp set will be retired on the 31st August but it is on the specials list for July at $62.36 plus 5% shipping instead of $66.95 plus shipping. And as you can see there is no elegant eggplant anywhere on it!
Happy crafting

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Brotherly love

This is a 6 x 6 scrapbook page I did today of Aaron and Savannah. Aaron had drawn on her tummy some eyes and a mouth and her bellybutton of course became the nose. I think its a very cute photo and given that I am not know as a scrapbooker I thought I would give a small page a try.
Hope the photo makes you smile as much as it does me.
Happy crafting