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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Super Awesome Unforgettable Weekend!!!

Hey there everyone in Scrappyland
all I can say is WOW what a weekend at this years Creative Adventure Downunder Retreat in Auckland run by Jodi Tomlin and Michele Widdows. The tutors were Teresa Collins, Joey Otlo along with Trina McClune and who could forget the very elegant Ladies from graphic 45 Dianne Schultz and her amazing daughter Aimee. You know when you get a vision of how you expect someone to look or talk or dress etc etc well that was how the Graphic 45 Girls were....
Just Perfect! Dianne with her pearls, hat, black clothes and Aimee with her little hat and spotted blouse PERFECT!

The projects were amazing however my pet hate is Ladies leaving class with unfinished projects and that happened to many of us....the Project life class...yes I did it and didn't escape to the bar,  held its own and I can see after having a go at it that the idea has merit and is in itself a great way of scrapping a lot of photos on one subject in a hurry and with a little embellishing can be made to look quite spectacular...(Mine is not finished!).
The 2 Graphic 45 classes were really amazing and totally up my alley as I love OTP and the wee box and book were fun to make. The tutors were amazing with little hints and tricks along the way and the class prizes they gave out were mind blowing.
Joeys classes were very cool and I loved the travel journal, as I can see it has potential for other themes, however the layout was a little "simple" but I think once I get some goods together and put the "Robbi" factor to it I will be more happy with the finished project but hey that's what its all about ....taking something and changing it to suit yourself and your likes.
Trinas Class was very good except for the fact she got a little ill and she herself didn't enjoy the class but she struggled through and the Ladies were all very happy with their projects, once again some very simple but effective layouts done quickly and effectively. I loved the one with all the circles....finally got to do a layout on Trev's biking expeditions!

I am not putting up pics of them today as I haven't finished so you will have to wait to next week, as am hopefully going to finish them over the weekend.
But here is some of my fav pics from the weekend...It is super awesome when you can meet and talk to your idols in the business and now I have fulfilled mine over the last few years meeting Tim Holtz at the Brisbane Expo and now the Graphic 45 Ladies...could it get any better?......Yep I have a secret!

The Southern Girls with Teresa Collins - Denise Curtain, Sharon Milford, TC, Janine Shaw and of course Me
Aimee, Me and Dianne (yep first name basis lol) the amazing Elegant Ladies from Graphic 45
TC n Me (Whoever took this pic must have had the shakes, but its the best one I've got lol)

Joey Otlo from Bazzill Basics and Me (an amazing lady and just so friendly)

and of course NZ's very own Trina McClune, this pic was after we had practiced the perfect way to have a pic taken...then we gave up lol

Who else but Elvis and Priscilla have entered the building. Was heaps of fun to dress up with Sharon and I'm not sure to many people recognised me - Perfect!

this was my Pin for the "Make a Pin" competition
as many of you know I love the steampunk era so loved creating this little honey.
Ok that's it for today.....remember the SENZ classes go on sale tomorrow, check out my classes and if you like them book in and I will hopefully see you between the 4th and 6th July.
Until Then
Take Care and Happi Scrappin'

Thursday, May 15, 2014

“Kaisercraft Design Team 2014 Entry”

Hi Everybody in Scrappyland

Has anybody realised how much Kaisercraft have changed over the last few years, the papers and embellishments were "ok" but now....well we have been bought some amazing Collections from Key to My Heart, Bonjour, Blubelle, Hunt and Gather, Base Coat (for the Men) Curiosity and my all time favourite Art of Life.

the secrets out... I have applied for the Kaisercraft Design Team for the 2014/2015 Term. I would love to be given the opportunity to use and promote their products and I feel very excited about what the future will bring us "Scrappers" as far as the  goodies they have planned.

here is a few of my favourite items  I have created using some of the Collections, of course these are for the
Artfull Crafts Design team who also brings us the latest and greatest collections from Kaiser as soon as they are released.

"Base Coat" Card

"Base Coat" Layout

"Base Coat" Layout

OTP Book created for SENZ 2013

Exploding Box created for SENZ 2013

"Art of Life" Card

 "Art of Life" Layout
"Art of Life" Puzzle piece

So there we go, my entry is in. to be given the opportunity to apply is amazing and I would be truly privileged if I was chosen. So wish me luck! I think with so many talented Scrappers out there I would have to be very lucky.
Until then
Happi Scrappin"

Monday, May 12, 2014

Another month gone...did you know its only...

31 weeks to Christmas!!!
We had class (part 1) last weekend here in Dunedin and part 2 will be this coming sunday in Balclutha.
Is a horrible situation when all you want to do is teach a particular class and then the papers never arrive..... waiting, waiting and waiting some more. Anyway I have managed to sort enough for the class to go ahead and I am pretty sure the ladies that came along on Saturday loved it. We finally made the Marion Smith Nirvana Double Page layout. I love the colours all old vintage colourings that lend themselves to either older photos and even modern day ones work well.
where you will see all the black pieces is where the photos can be put, although one of my ladies is putting a 5x7 portrait photo on the centre left page.... a very good idea!

Over the last few days I have been putting the finishing touches on the projects for SENZ it is getting very close
 (4-6th July) and its all very exciting. I cant wait to bring my goodies to Auckland and have the Ladies create their own pieces of art.
My spare room at present has boxes overflowing and pieces of paper with counted numbers of every die cut piece that everyone will need for the chosen project.....good thing to do on a cold wet wintery Dunedin night....die cut hundreds of butterflies, cogs, hearts etc etc but I love it....trev doesn't but I do!

In fact here's a little sneaky of some of the class bits....but no more until the classes are released on the 28th or I might get in trouble lol.

not going to  tell you what the classes are but if you cant make the classes at SENZ there will be a little few xtra kits available for sale through the site (I think) or email me and I will sort one for you.

Ok that's it for this blog post....Sharon Milford Janine Shaw, Denise Curtain and myself are heading to CAD in Auckland next weekend, so look out you North Islanders the Mainlanders are coming at ya!!! its going to be heaps of fun and the classes should be amazing as you know I'm a bit of a Graphic 45 nut so that's the main drawcard for me this time but there's also classes from Bazzill Basics and Teresa Collins and then NZs own Trina McClune....and then there's always the Bar !!!
Until Then
Take Care and Happi Scrappin"