Saturday, 16 November 2013

Week in Review

Things I did this week instead of prepare, organise, advertise and invite people to a Christmas Card Class:

L-R, Top Row:  Run from Thunderstorms; My dear Thing 3's Confirmation; More Confirmation;
Middle Row:  Fencing competitions and training for an interstate comp next weekend for Thing 1; Thing 4's "assignment"; Thing 2's Assignment (he's doing a talk about Turkey, so I made a fez);
Bottom row:  A new 'do; Big lizards in my garden; my husband travelled interstate for work.

Not shown:  3 seperate end of year band/choir/orchestra concerts; Thing 1 Speech & Drama AMEB Exam; Exams and Assignments for all the Things; quotes from tradesmen for boring repair stuff; preparation for Confirmation and First Holy Communion (which is tomorrow) for Thing 3, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, driving to pick up Thing 2 when he missed his bus.
Next week I'll be on Thing 4's class trip to the Botanic Gardens, and taking Thing 1 to Sydney for her first interstate Fencing Competition.  Exciting.  But crazy busy; who'd have thought having 4 kids at 3 different schools could possibly mean life is incredibly busy at the end of the year?  It also means, despite my good intentions, there will be no class again this week.  Sorry everyone!

In the meantime, I have some cards to show you - I made two similar ones using the Starburst technique, which I learned from reading the Stampin' Up! Impressions Magazine for Demonstrators.  Full of cute ideas!

Want to know how they were made?  I'll tell you next time!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Halloween Recap

Here are some MDS Digital scrapbook pages I've been working on, because I took some photographs of my children dressed up for their first Halloween Trick or Treat:

MDS Downloads:  Border Banter

The first two pages are templates where I only had to drop in a photo - so easy!  Very quick.   This photo of Thing 4, my six year old, makes me smile.  He loved me using face paint and while I didn't quite give him the fangs he wanted, I did give him "drops of blood" and he was well satisfied with my handiwork!  

MDS Downloads:  Toxic Treats

The third page I made from scratch as a challenge to use a neutral palette - I didn't end up submitting it to the challenge because time got away from me, but I broke the rules a little for the one flash of contrasting colour.

MDS Downloads:  Amped Up Ampersands, Halloween Bash,  Bitty Bat Punch, Paper Doilies

I've been working with stamps and ink, too, so you'll see some -gasp- actual stamped cards shortly!

Have a lovely week, and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Digital Days!

Again, I'm a little late letting you know about this promotion (seriously, this past week has been crazy) but it's a good one!  Each day for a week (1st to 8th November) there is a different deal.

Check each day for more details.