29 December 2008

ive found the

most inspiring blog. Have a look at the details in this work, gorgeous.
Kirstens blog.

23 December 2008

Basic Grey bittersweet

These are 2 layouts that I did on the weekend for Chandon Craft. I so loved using this basic grey paper. I think I have to get some more and make some cards. The papers gorgeous. I used the Heidi Swapp damask stamp and Autumn Leaves stamps on this page too cause I think they matched the paper perfectly. I have so many stamps and after going to create08 last week have been inspired to use them more on my layouts instead of just cards.

19 December 2008

heidi swapp

I haven't been on since the Heidi day but it was awesome. I had the best time and am happy to have learnt a couple of things. This is a card I made for Jords teacher as a thank you for the past 2 years. She's been amazing. It was only a quicky 15 min. thing but it done with one of the techniques we used on Tuesday. I have used Heidi Swapp masks before but never as successfully as what i did at the class. I have a renewed love of them. I have a stash a Tim Holtz inks and his blending tool so knew what I was doing with these but it was nice to use them in a different way. We did use the Ranger craft mats on the day and they are the nicest surface to work on. This week Chandon Craft got them in stock...guess what I'm buying tomorrow? :)
I love the shadow on the card from the clear butterfly.
I did get her to sign my name tag from the day because I'm wanting to use it to use it in a layout. Am so busy and so tired will upload pics of our classes when I get a chance to go through my goodies.

15 December 2008

better go to bed

im up early in the morning


10 December 2008

kaisercraft entry

i picked up my kaisercraft scrap off entry the other day. It got top 14 and got me into the next round. It was quite a hard thing to do with being so limited with what could be used. In my pack I got 4 sheets of paper, black paint, a pack of flourishes, a 2009 album, 2 different sizes of white flowers, black and red pearls and a pack of rub ons. The rub ons were difficult to use because they were the ones with all the sayings like 100% created by me, so I had to cut them up to suit what I was doing. The flowers were also really hard to use. Even tho I got 2 different sizes, they were both white so I had to try and adapt them using rubons, ink and paint. I was able to add my own ribbon because its something that kaiser dont make

09 December 2008

I cried today......

...high school orientation. So not fair having to leave them alone in a place they don't know with no one they know.

07 December 2008

crop 4 a cause

day was on again yesterday. Its on every 3 months and its such a great day. This time it was held at the kaisercraft store. Last time I only managed to do 1 page in the whole 12 hours but yesterday I outdid myself...2 pages and a few quicky christmas cards.
This first one I've wanted to do for ages but didn't quite know how I wanted it done. It's a photo taken by Simonne of the sunset on Gary and my wedding night 10 March last year. I love this photo.

This page is just because I wanted to use the new Rose Moka papers. How gorgeous are they!!! And they match this photo that the princess took of herself perfectly....and very cool Heidi Swapp stickers on here too. Wonder what goodies of hers we'll get. Its only 9 more sleeps til the Heidi day.

05 December 2008

my apron strings

are loosening just a tiny bit.
I let my son go to his nans for the weekend when the kaiser scrap off was on. He had to go by bus. Big deal I suppose, except for its nearly a 2 hour trip.
Then last week he came home from school asking to go swimming the next night with his mates. Not such a big deal either....but he would normally be at after school care until I finished work. I spent that night making sure that everyone I knew was programmed into his mobile phone (no matter how far away they lived). I rang my work no and my mobile so that he only had to press the resend button to get me if needed. When I dropped him at school that morning he had all his swim gear, some cash and the phone. I had spent an hour drilling into him what he had to do. He knew if I wasn't able to get away to call him at 3.30 then a 3.45 he was to ring me at work. It really freaked me, and not cause he was doing something with his friends, this has happened plenty of times. It was me needing to trust that he was able to get himself from school to his mates and then walk to the pool, and know when to leave and walk back to his mates. Safely. But he did it and I survived.
Tomorrow I have the crop 4 a cause day and it all happens again. Off to the train station for a bus trip to my sisters this time. Its the only time ever that my son is allowed to play his ds at 8.30 in the morning. Apparently, according to him, all he needs for his 2 hour drive is his ds, a bag of chips and an ice coffee big M.
Gee I'm getting brave, must be growing up at last ..... although I know I will still cry when the bus leaves, and not because I will miss him (that is a given) but because once again I face the reality of my baby growing into a young man.
......tuesday I have to face orientation day for high school :)