Sunday, June 28, 2009

more cards

These ones wouldn't fit on the previous post unfortunately! the Storybook Cricut fave cut, pearls, SU stamp, Prima Flower and more SLICE acetate - this time in silver.
Love these Prima Flowers!
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Queenstown Scrap Retreat

Created a few layouts...and some cards that I am uploading here. Enjoyed playing with a 'big kids' design card for the SLICE - cut the dinosaur above using this card and some of the SLICE acetate, lots of people loved the acetate. I used the acetate in one of the circles on the 'be happy' card just below too and couldn't resist some of the Sassafrass Brads ( the red one in the centre of the circle below is one of them). the scalloped square is also a 'SLICE' cut - from Basics 1 Card that comes with the Slice (the circles are from this card too).

collected these prima flowers from the table where I sat (thanks Andrea).

More delicious flowers but this time mixed with some bling brads and my favourite cut from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge.

Had a nice weekend away - refreshing to sit back, away from my family and reflect on what I love about them all!
Nice to be home again too.

My favourite part of the weekend (other than watching everyone's reactions to the beautifully decorated tables, the handmade bags with goodies in, their 'technique booklets' and their little accomodation packages) had to be dinner last night which my husband prepared and served to us! I posted the menu on the Queenstown Scrap Retreat Blog. He wowed us all and we just about rolled back to the scrap room afterwards!

Now on to organising our Spring Queenstown Retreat!
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

gift album

I was about to organise some photos to take to Smiths City to get printed for creating with at the Scrap Retreat (using vouchers I got at the Dunedin Scrap Camp earlier this year - thanks Carol & Naomi)...and found the album pages and remembered I hadn't shared them yet. Basically I used a 3 Ring Making Memories pink courderoy album from Scrapbook Outlet. It had pre-made pages in it, I used a few of these but mostly created my own 8 x 8 inch pages and added some more page protectors too. With the gift I am including some photo splits so the recipients can stick their photos in and add in their thoughts & memories too. I haven't given it to them yet, it's wrapped by the door to take with us next time we are likely to see them!

OK, now better go and pick some photos to scrap in the weekend!

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Colours and Words

at Aussie Scrap Source

my week two layout is on the site...and you can vote for your fave. Nice to see Julie B's layout there too :-)

above is the layout I did for the Week one challenge.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Queenstown Spring Retreat

Spring Creative Retreat in Queenstown will begin on Thursday 19th of November at 7pm and conclude on Sunday 22nd November 3pm (you will be able to select a Thurs or Friday arrival).

Will post more when registrations are open.



game today. three members of the team away. two girls from the other Arrowtown team. Won 2-1.
Yay! We went out for breakfast to celebrate (game was at 8:30am). Phonecall. Miss K had a rash. no breakfast. to doctors. $47 with penicilin & loritadine for strep throat. home.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

cool new site do up!

love the colours & design :-)
Have been playing with a tutorial using some of the Eidou freebies for the Queenstown Scrap Retreaters. Playing with some other cool ideas and stuff for the retreaters....even had the sewing machine out...Yay!

also, check out Aussie Scrap Source as they have a colour & word challenge going on...I got the first one done :-) hope for some time to create for next weeks one! Check the blog and vote for your fave!

I'm not sure if I have congratulated the new Scrapbook Outlet DT.....
Congrats to:
Raewyn Aldridge
Lesley Cooper
Kate Mills
Ruth Ross
Lainie Takawe

Hope you have as much fun on it as I did!


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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Queenstown Spring Scrap Camp...

Need your help to work out which weekend to book the camp for!

add your preferred dates to the poll at either Sketchbook or Scrapbook Outlet if you might be up for a creative getaway this spring!


Saturday, June 06, 2009

RK & P

Yay, got to be a guest designer for RK & P. Nie has some stuff on her blog too. Thanks Nie & Bee for the Opportunity to play with the big JU Kit, seriously, there was so much stuff in the kit for just $10! & the index cards kit with the clown was cool too!
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

the seasider

I think I posted some pics of our seasider train trip a while's a layout I have done with a couple of the photos :-) Used some of the We R Memory Keepers Paper I got from SBO a few weeks ago, have wanted to use it for ages and finally found a use.

Retreat planning underway and some really cool treats in varying stages of completion!
Jase aka Chef Moss is dreaming up our menu for the Saturday night 'special' dinner.

Had a nice relaxed Queens Birthday Weekend finished off last night with pizza for dinner at a friends. Alicia's netball team got their 2nd goal this week for the season...don't laugh too's funny to watch and they try so hard and are enjoying it...even if the other team got 24 goals! Our new aim is for them to get a goal per half rather than just 'a goal'!

Busy teaching, have picked up another class for an hour each day which I'm loving. Have taken a couple of Playcentre Workshops too for the adults wanting to gain skills for teaching at the Playcentres and have 3 more coming up this weekend and next week. Love that I still get to be a 'part' of Playcentre and I haven't had to leave it completely:-)

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