Happy Sunday to you all…. time I showed you some of the beyond the page work I’ve been doing for Kaiser. I feel a bit odd about them actually as both projects do not have photos. It was quite nice to put my “crafter” hat on rather than my scrapping hat for a change…although I am feeling some with drawls. The first is a sewing box and the 2nd I’ve called an inspiration tree. It has one of my all time fav verses on it Desiderata. Think I need to do a layout now!! Also have to say, these paper blooms are delicious! So easy to work with and gorgeous – going to get a pack of these in every colour!!!
What a whirl wind few weeks we have just had! We have been away on holidays watching the flood crisis unfold feeling so very helpless. We had a great time away, although watching the images on TV from a hotel room was quite unsettling. Thank God our families are all safe and sound; I feel so very blessed and my heart goes out to all that have lost loved ones, I cannot imagine how you are feeling. On a more positive note, I have been busily getting Caitlin ready for her last year of kindy as she starts prep in 2012. I’ve also started some BTP projects for Kaiser Robina and having a heap of fun with the gorgeous Kaiser paper blooms… very pretty indeed! ALSO..I have 3 layouts to show you, 1 is for Anna’s Jan challenge, the other 2 are just because 🙂
Ok, I know I’m not Oprah but I love love love her “favourite things” shows. So, I was all inspired to do my very own version and let you all know my fav scrapbook things for 2010…. drum roll please….
1. Making Memories hands free kit – Not sure if they were released in 2010 but I got mine in early 2010 and I’m soo impressed. I love my slice machine and think it’s totally under-rated… and going hands free has been cool as!
2. Echo Park – No, not the LA suburb, the company.. http://www.echoparkpaper.com they make AMAZING paper and stickets etc – super cute! Definitely worth checking out. Also, there is a new range coming “Little Girl” and I already have mine on advance order… CANNOT WAIT!!!
3. http://www.craftonline.com.au – If you’re an Aussie you MUST check this place out. Cheap and super efficient service. I get my 12×12 Papermania Stack N Store boxes from these guys – cheapest on the net; and you can quote me on that!
4. The power of the 6×6 paper pad. I know, they’ve been around for ages… but I didn’t realise (until recently) just how cool they are! I love layering paper and often only need 1 12×12 sheet of paper for a layout; the rest is bits and pieces, so they are a really cost effective way to get a great selection of paper from a range. My personal fav right now – My Minds Eye: Fine and Dandy. (No surprises there for regular readers)
and last but not least… 5. The Organised Housewife – Check her out on facebook, she sets challenges for de-cluttering, heaps of tips for Mums AND she’s a scrapper!
and that’s my fav 5 things for 2010! NOW, I know I promised some goals and I’m getting there, really I am….
Wow – what a whirl-wind December we have had! Can’t believe 2010 is over and I am now nearing a full year of blogging. I’ve been thinking about some goals for the new year and will post these over the next few days, one will definitely be…Eat less chocolate! I have 3 recent layouts to show you all… the last one is the December sketch challenge from Anna’s Craft Cupboard and I’ve included the sketch as usual. The other two are both from our recent trip to Melbourne and they both use more of the My Minds Eye paper – Tickled Pink range which I love love love! I wanted to show you just how different they look even though they use the same range of paper…. cool hey!
Wow, can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks since my last post. I haven’t been doing too much scrapping these last weeks as we are in full Christmas swing around here and seem to have back-to-back functions (lucky us!) I do love a Christmas party… Chrissy shopping is all done now so no crazy trips to the stores, just time to kick back, relax and wait until Santa’s visit. I have taken some time out to work on the kits for December for Kaiser and have a little sneak peak below… be sure to come in store and check em out!! With the new year fast approaching, I’ve also spent some time reflecting on the goals I set out at the beginning of the year and I didn’t quite get to all of them, though all in all I’m pretty proud of what I’ve achieved. Will definitely be posting this years, so more on that to come! One is a hanging calendar which I whipped up in 2 hours and the other is a tree tag album.