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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hibernation over!......Im like the Bear ...Just waking up

think I found myself a nice warm possie, covered myself with a warm blanket and slept
well that's my excuse for not blogging since OCTOBER!
anyway I'm sorry it was going to be my new years blog more!
Ok so I'm not great at keeping resolutions, so I will TRY
and blog at least once a month from now on...

So yes Christmas has been and gone
Yes My Birthday has been and gone
Yes Our Beautiful Daughter has just got Engaged to Jayden (hope he knows what he's in for!)
and Yes we are only 125 days away from heading on our Big OE....Look out Eurpoe we're invading you!

Anyway on to more important things....
we managed to have the first class for the year at the end of March, instead of the middle as planned
this was totally due to the strikes in America and my papers not being released
We made a really cool box and 3 mini albums for the inside the mini albums each had 4 wings
and could be used for documenting your achievements for 2015 or as a little book for each Grandchild etc

This pic above shows the box that's holds the little albums. It would be fun to see what everyone did with theirs!
and more recently
here is a couple of projects the ladies created recently at the amazing AE in Taupo that I was privileged to be asked to Tutor at
above is the box and drawer combo set that was one of the classes. the box is made of MDF and covered in Blue Bay from Kaisercraft. There is also a little mini album to go inside that had 15 pages to use for photos and journalling

 the photo above is the layout the ladies made in class. It is using papers from the amazing
Paper Arts an amazing New Zealand company. If you get the opportunity to check them out then please do the site is
they have also produced a collection of ANZAC papers
above in this photo is the tag and envelope combo that went along with the layout in class. It was made using leftovers from the layout

1st of the Male cards in card class at AE. It has a really nice dad saying inside
and is created using Authentique Durable papers

Very nice Card completed using the new Gabrielle Pollocco Stamp and Authentique Beauty papers

My Sympathy card, we made this by creating a pocket for the from and then adding the pre printed saying. this was to be used to write something on the back or add a photo to or replace with your own saying.
This also was created by using Autherntique Faith collection papers
this card above is my favourite, it is so soft and meaningful. the saying is gorgeous and wishes Bubs all the best the world has to offer.
above is the inside of the baby card. I created a very small envelope and tucked in a small baby card
really this could be a card for a boy or little girl

This card above was created for a friend - has lots of little metal trinkets on it and the tag folds over the back
as the wording says on the pic, you can use  premade banner pieces or make your own
why not cover some of the back as well

2nd male card above. this is again using papers from the Autherntique Durable collection
I think this has to be one of the best male collections I have seen in a very long time
I would like to say I thoroughly enjoyed my time at AE and loved meeting so many wonderful Ladies
and seeing their creativity while checking out their tables. It was very humbling to see so many of my projects on the tables and being able to help Ladies get these finished and answer other questions or help in any way I was required to.
Thank You all for making my time there very special xxx
Card class this past weekend in Dunedin and Balclutha
was really fun and it was wonderful to see that we have some new Ladies that are starting to come along.
the cards were relatively easy to make and most Ladies got them finished apart from the last little flower bits or sayings that they wanted to change....What do you think?

Aloysius came along for the ride on the making of this card...isn't he gorgeous
he's one of the new IndigoBlu stamps and should be in everyone's stamp collection
just cos he's so cute!

very simple but effective card for a friend, grandparent, mothers day, whatever really
the die I used for this is from Wild Rose Studio and is called Woodland Posy

 the male card above is again created using the Authentique Durable papers and some chipboard wire

"Lost in Thought" is the name of the stamp on this card and is another new one from
IndigoBlu and can be used for anything from a travel card/layout to just a good teenage card/layout
I haven't coloured her or Aloysius in but they are to be coloured in using  watercolours 

a very nice friendship card with a really good saying on it, again using metals and a  cotton reel
I used Authentique Faith paper for this card

 this was created as a wedding card and had a very nice saying on the inside
very simple and clean, was pretty much made from cardstock and the front panel was found on Etsy.
Ok so for this blog post that's it, hope you found a little bit of inspiration and I promise to be back soon
I am being very creative using lots of Prima, Kaiser and other goodies to create my classes for SENZ 2015 and I cant wait to catch up with everyone again and don't forget to come visit myself and Trina McClune at our kit stall called
A Little Bit of Us for You
Until Next Time...
Happi Scrappin'


  1. Hi Robbie, it was wonderful to meet you at AE. Your classes were fantastic, I enjoy each one and loved the results, so much so I purchased another box/album kit. Look forward to your updates on your blog and watching out for your wonderful creations. Jonnece

  2. Hi
    same to you and was wonderful putting faces to names
    hope Michelle is on the mend and has had plenty of time to scrap while recuperating. I have been busy working away on the SENZ classes and if you are able to come along please do come say hi!
    Take Care