Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Christmas Joy

Here is the annual Santa photo scrapped with stamped embellishments, plus ruffled ribbon and buttons.   The wish lists are stamped as well - I love being able to record what the kids told Santa, of course, I've forgotten in previous years, but it will be great to look back on this in years to come.  I can't believe they are all looking at the camera and smiling!  A Christmas Miracle, I tell you!

Apologies for the photo - I took it after I'd put the page inside my album, so the reflection from the page protector is a bit annoying.  
Blurry close up of details:  Wish Lists stamped from Taking Care of Business Set, punched with Spiral punch and mounted on Cherry Cobbler; ornament stamped in Old Olive and punched out with the co-ordinating punch and adhesive rhinestones added; gorgeous striped old olive grosgrain ribbon with buttons tied with embroidery thread.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Summer Mini Launch!

Whoops!  I think I forgot to post about the Launch we held on the 4th December!

Somehow I forgot to take photos of the projects we made (d'oh!)  but my Stampin' Sistah Bec has great pictures and a rundown of it on her blog Heart and Craft (click for the link).

The Summer Mini runs until the end of March so you still have plenty of time.

I am in the process of slotting in some workshops and classes into my calendar and have some really fun projects in the works!  Sale-A-Bration is also coming up (it starts on the 24th January, the week my kids go back to school!) and that will be HUGE.

My baby starts pre-prep this year, so I'll have a little more predictability in my "work" days I hope, so I'm going to be available for more workshops as well.

I was able to do a little scrapbooking while glued to the news overage of the floods, between texting everyone I could think of who lived near the river to see if they were ok (anyone else ?).  Here are two pages from my little brother's wedding in November:

12 x 12 layout with family photos before the wedding
Stamps:  Vintage Vogue wheel, Perfect Punches
Paper:  Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Other:  Old Olive satin ribbon, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Label Punch, adhesive pearls

8 x8 page of the happy couple and their wedding party
Stamps:  Baroque Motifs
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Garden Gala DSP, Whisper White
Other:  Baja Breeze ink, sponge, Top note Die, Big Shot
I hope you enjoy them!

Monday, 17 January 2011

What I've Been Up To...

School Holidays are almost over.  What a crazy couple of months!  It rained for almost 2 months, so I have mould throughout my house.  But I wasn't flooded, so I'm not exactly complaining.

I helped a friend at East Brisbane with flood damage 

Fortunately, the water didn't get into her house.  You can see the tide mark on her fence.

Empty fruit and veg stands at my local supermarket due to the flood.

We spent time before and after Christmas at Caloundra and the kids had fun at the beach - for the 3 days or so it wasn't raining!

Back in Brisbane, the kids did lots of baking and cupcake decorating (this was a  children's holiday activity at  our local Westfield Shopping Centre).

Because it was too rainy to go to the beach, my youngest daughter and I had pedicures together at Caloundra!  How cute is she?

We also got a new kitten, named Bunky.

My husband grew a holiday beard.

My son became obsessed with Plants vs Zombies.
I have also been doing some scrapbooking, which I'll share with you in the next few days.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Stampin' Up! Loves Queensland


13 January 2011
To help the victims of the floods that have devastated over three quarters of Queensland, join with us in supporting the Australia Flood Appeal. Stampin' Up! will donate $2 AUD of the retail value of sales from any stamp set (with a retail value of $30 or more) sold in Australia and New Zealand from 15 January through 15 February to the State Emergency Services in Queensland

I am back from holidays, I am safe and well (my home is nowhere near the floodwaters) and I will be back soon to post more bloggy goodness!

Just had to pass on this cool and generous fundraising opportunity from Stampin' Up!.

I hope all my readers are safe and well and ready for 2011.