Tuesday, July 31, 2007

No. 8 Wired

a little of every day - the cleaning products we use!

thanks & happy birthday NZ dares!
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Monday, July 30, 2007


Retreat? yep - 2.5 days of scrapping, the company of other women & minimal responsibilities! We scrapped, ate, talked, shopped & enjoyed each others company & the combined creativity.

The above 'princesses' layout is my 'jack' of Roo's layout for nz scrapjacked - thanks for the inspiration Roo!
While we were at a retreat - you can't be without some necessities - as the Christchurch girls knew when trying to re-pack their stuff to head off, I'm amazed there was any room for people in here LOL.
Here's us! A few pulled out in the last week leading up to the retreat - but it was a great number for a truly relaxing weekend. Yep it was a bit windy on the Sunday morning before we all finished up - we've got that 'windswept' look going on!

The last morning - all trying to get in the last layout or card & adding our 'inchy' to the visitors book :-) Sadly our hostess wasn't able to be there as they had to shear some sheep!!! But that's the way it is (just means we need another sneaky weekend some time when you can make it Deb).

a big thanks goes out to Andrea - both for some fantastic prizes (nics book!!! & some other bits), sponsorship of a 'beautiful you' make & take as well as the stripper in the dark challenge..... and for the well stocked 'shop' as well as for being able to come to some of the retreat - 3rd time lucky LOL. Thanks to Meg - supply of some challenge packs & goodie bag bits & for a 'shop'. Thanks Nik for your scrappywear prize too! Thanks Tanya for creating our challenges from Meg too.

Final huge thanks goes to the partners, husbands, children and pets that were able to survive with us away & for giving us the time for a refreshing & creative getaway in the middle of winter.....
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Sunday, July 08, 2007


We are currently in Blenheim. Have been doing some of the wineries - a work trip for Jase - we just get to go along! I'v been playing with some of the phaunt actions by Kylie Banks- my faves are phaunt magic instant & then beastly colour. Got the links from an online class at Scrapbook Outlet with Mandi Haynes.
above: Katya on a walk in Waikari with Jases parents. Below - Harold the older giraffe at Orana Park, just before I met Vicki & checked out the stamping up catalogue.
Jase & I joined a winery tour today - was a great way to meet some different people & to see & learn a little bit about some of the local wineries. Feel quite isolated without my home internet connection though!
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