Thursday, 19 March 2009

Jam Creations Stamp Camp

Was lucky enough to be invited by Jackie and Ann from Jam Creations to demonstrate at their annual camp the weekend before last. We had a wonderful time, great company, super projects and lots of laughs.

I demonstrated the Stepper or Fantasy box which was originally done by Terri Digness. This is a lovely box and the ladies all had heaps of fun making them.

Silly me didn't take any pictures of the boxes open but I will do that and upload the pictures later.

Disastrous Diaries

I made up some diaries for the new year using the Stampin' Up! rub-ons but I must have done something wrong or the diaries were made of something that the rub-ons didn't like as they went all sticky and stuck to everything before coming off!

Luckily I noticed before the class I was doing that this had happened and did a quick about turn and stamped on the diaries using Staz-On. Whew...........

Another disaster averted in the knick of time.

Summer Mini Catalogue almost over

I loved nearly everything in this catalogue which is very unlike me but the stamp sets and papers in this catalogue are beautiful and the punches - fantastic!

I made these three cards using the Bali Breeze Designer Papers and the Eastern Blooms stamp set for the head staff at Blake's school at the end of last year. He finished year 12 and I am so missing (He's not!).

The papers are River Rock, Taken with Teal, and Whisper White.

I have also used the Stampin' Glitter in the centre of the flowers on a couple of the cards - it is just beautiful.

I made this card for my friend Lyn, using the Carousel Notes and the Live Your Dreams stamp set. I also used some of the lovely Ginger Blossom Designer Papers.
I also made this card using the same stamp set and the Afternoon Tea designer Papers. This also uses the square scallop punch which is a "must have".

This card was made for a swap in a demonstrators Yahoo group I am in. The cards disappeared in the post and never turned up but at least I had taken a picture. This card uses my favourite River Rock cardstock along with Groovy Guava and Ruby Red and the lovely Ginger Blossom Designer Paper.

Sorry for the long break.........

I can't believe that I haven't posted to my blog since November, I do apologise for being so slack and promise to do better from now on (oops - maybe I shouldn't make promises like that).

We had a very sad Christmas with the accidental death of my boss's 13 year old son Mackenzie in a trail bike accident on 20th December. Mackenzie and his brother Dougal are good friends with my son, Blake and it hit us and the whole community very badly. One thing you are never prepared for is the death of a child and this being so sudden and so tragic, just took the wind out of our sails. I totally re-evaluated my life and suddenly the things that used to seem so important became very insignificant.

Then on top of that I smashed my car up quite badly on Christmas Eve, Luckily the only thing that was hurt was my pride.

So, huge thanks to my friends and family who supported us during this horror time. Mackenzie's family are taking each day at a time and slowly learning to live with their loss. At times like this you feel very helpless but the one thing I could do was make some sympathy thank you cards for the family to send out and this is what I came up with, some were in this colour and others in shades of blue. I ended up making 275 of these and would like to thank the girls at stamp group who helped me put the last lot together.