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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hey Everyone thought you might like to see....

thought I would very quickly show you a very special card I made recently
I made this for a friend to give to a relative that was getting married and I must admit I did enjoy the process of making this card as it is so delicate and I love how the papers/flowers and little saying all work.....

 this is the little saying I used for the front of the card
The pic below is the once I have used for the inside....I printed onto watercolour paper, distressed the edges  and lifted. It certainly made the inside "POP" a little
I also created a special envelope by making one just a bit larger than the normal card envelope for my size card ( using my envelope maker )  I then scored some lines on the outside of the already created fold lines - only about .5cm  this created a little  buffer for the card to sit nicely in and not rub so would loose all its "pretty"
to the centre of the main base I cut 2 small lines either side of half way about 2.5cm apart and then threaded ribbon (matching to the card)  through and when the card was inside I tied a nice bow on the need for adhering the flaps as the ribbon holds everything in place and looks quite affective.
Ok told you it was short and sweet
Take Care and
Happi Scrappin' till next time

Monday, October 3, 2016

Hey Everyone in Scrappyland.....

Guess what......its time for a Little Bo Bunny Mini Album using Soiree papers
I have really enjoyed creating this little album and there is enough room for up to 30 photos....however if you used smaller ones on some pages or in some folders you could apply a lot more, there is 14 pages to complete
Every page has a little pocket of some kind for you to add your photos or Journaling
I have not added any photos yet as when our first little grandie is born I am going to "steal" her and take some of those cool pics in planters and pots etc......shush don't let her parents know!

here is a couple of sneaks of the album....cant put up to many till after the class but then I will show you some more of the pages

 the photo above shows the front cover.....I have covered the title in some metallic  acrylic paints to match the cover papers and think it actually gives it a really nice soft look
 this photo shows the inside of the album and all the pages you will get to fill....would be a great Christmas project as its definitely not a quick album to make

A wee sneaky of the inside cover and some of the little pockets that are available for you to cover and adhere you special photos to
I really am looking forward to this class and seeing what the Ladies use their little albums for as always they will all be so different but its going to be a lot of fun. Class is on the 15th in Dunedin and the 16th in Balclutha. Then there is only 2 more classes for the year and we wont be starting back until mid February  (Christmas is only 82 days away......just thought you might need a little reminder)
A quick couple of pics of my Daughter in Law Sherie, who is glowing (and growing) more everyday. I cant wait to meet and say Hello to the little bundle she is carrying ....I have nicknamed her Harriet...not sure why but it seemed to work better than Bump, or Baby or whatever
8 weeks to go and we finally get to put face to name and then I get to fill my album lol

there is only a few weeks difference between these photos so a very big difference
in that short period of time.
We have the baby shower this coming weekend so makes it all the more real and especially now we can feel her moving around a little bit and poking her booty out
Very exciting!
Ok that's it for now short and sweet
until next time
Take Care and
Happi Scrappin'

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hey Everyone in Scrappyland....

seems for ever since I was on here but honestly the time has gotten away from me
so a quick catch up and then we should be back in the "zone"

June - found out we are going to be Grandparents - first Grandie - very exciting due in November so guess there will be quite a few little girl layouts in the future
July - Had amazing classes at SENZ and again was well supported by my helpers
Sharon, Emma on the stall, Trevor (my superhero) and of course the amazing Keri
the classes all went well and hopefully the Ladies all went away happy with almost finished projects
Am busy thinking and working on next years ones and I promise they will be better than any previous!

August - We took all the kids to America and created havoc at the theme parks - Disneyland and Universal, went to Mexico for a day trip and took in the sights of LA on a day tour which included some Stars houses.....I kept wondering are they really these peoples houses and are the stories the driver is telling us completely true or have they been "embellished" a bit
We even made it to Santa Monica and got to stroll along the Pier - I must admit I was a little in withdrawal and kept thinking there's a Michaels just up that hill and round the corner but we weren't there for scrapbook shopping we were there to create some wonderful memories and that we certainly did......amazing how every Restaurant bill  had more alcohol expenses than food! but then those Sangrias were pretty delicious

The Bells hit Disneyland
 Trevor and his mate Goofy
 Mike Sherie and Baby makes 3
 Emz and Jayden
 Chris Anna and of course Goofy
 California Land....nup didn't do the roller coaster in the background (Sherie and I are not that stupid!)but all the others did and some did it twice

Sept - have just finished class and thoroughly enjoyed how everyone's layouts looked so different
this month there was a Female and a Male version - the Male version appeared to be more popular to begin with but then the Female one took over. We were using the latest papers from Kaiser ...for the Men it was Barber Shoppe Collection and the Ladies was Mademoiselle...both amazing collections
 found a couple of nice photos of myself so thought about time I did a "Robbi" layout
and I do love this set of photos of Trev and Goofy so had to use them

Oct - for the next class we are making a Mini Album....very girly and pretty so not manly at all but hey like I always say the first one is a sample so if you had any good weathered paper you could create a nice male one for Xmas or just as a nice thank you gift

Ok that's it for about now but if you are going to be in Christchurch for the Labour weekend break and feel like a bit of scrapping then go online to Scrap n Chat and register we are creating 2 layouts on the Friday night (time permitting) and mixed media goodies on the Saturday....not to many place left in either class so don't wait to long
Until next time
Take Care and
Happi Scrappin'

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Hey Everyone in Scrappyland

Thought I would share with you the 2 projects we made during Mixed Media class here in Dunedin and Balclutha last weekend
Had a heap of fun and everyone's was so totally different just by using the different colour paints but even with some ladies using the same it came down to those who added heavier amounts or lighter
the process was very easy to achieve the finished result for both projects

Who would of thought playing with glue and paint would be so much fun lol

This board is 8x8 and has a multitude of layers - including the new white crackle from Finnabair (love the product) a cute resin frame and of course Prima flowers

I am absolutely blown away by this box and drawer set and how they all ended up, We used the little Art stones and Mini Art stones also from Finnabair they just give a really cool finishing touch to any mixed media project. Lots of metals including some household pieces of course there is lace and a butterfly.
Maybe we will play again later this year....

How is everyone's SENZ class purchases going, there is a lot of choice this year and some amazing tutors coming from all round NZ and  Australia  SENZ Website for classes and info
Classes are released today for 2 and 3 days pass holders and for non ticket holders from Monday but the information I have heard is in some classes there's not many places left....Good Luck getting the classes you are after
Ok short and sweet
Until next time
Happi Scrappin'

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hey Everyone in Scrappyland!

Whose Coming to ......

This year there is an amazing line up of Tutors and stalls to fill your every "scrapbooking" need
so I hope you have already purchased your VIP ticket as the classes go on sale from next Wednesday
then following on for the daily ticket holders up till Sunday when they go on sale for the General Public.
I have been very busy ferreting away in every room of the house getting goodies ready and I hope I will have some type of project that you might just like....I do have 2 favourites  and cant wait to have you join me in class this year to get creative with them.
My class numbers are a bit less this year so don't dilly dally when it comes to booking a class whether for myself or other tutors as I am pretty sure the classes are all going to be overflowing and possibly waiting lists might apply lol
If you haven't purchased a ticket yet then get hold of Fiona via the SENZ website and get yourself sorted.....
I will be back over the weekend with a couple of pics from the Mixed Media classes I am holding here in Dunedin and Balclutha...its going to be heaps of fun, mess and laughter but I am super excited to see everyone's work and what they come up with as everyone's will be so different
Until then
Take Care and
Happi Scrappin'

Friday, February 12, 2016

Hey Everyone...

Thought I would come show you what I have been up to the last few days
DIL Sherie was put in charge of supplying a "surprise" for her friends 30th birthday
so she turned to..........a project life album and you know I think she has secretly been watching and maybe even learning a few ideas because I must admit I was very proud of the way she put the album together
I just threw her a box of project life cards and some sleeves and of course a nice album to hold it all together and she did the rest.... I even have proof

she wasn't so sure about the inking part but hey...eventually it washes off lol
So congratulations Gemma you have a very good friend who went outside the norm and created you a masterpiece

while this has all been going on I have been very busy getting the first class kits ready for class next week ....with a little help from Gus!
I am convinced he is the gayest cat around as he absolutely loves flowers and always seems to want to sleep in my flower bag
We are using the latest collection from Kaisercraft Treasured Moments and and I think the papers can lend themselves to either a nice Wedding layout, a Family or even Grandma
If you would like a kit which includes a layout and card let me know and they will be sent out next Friday the 19th
$40 couriered within NZ with full colour instructions.
The goodies are starting to arrive for my SENZ kits and there is boxes everywhere with notes scribbled all over them
I love getting happy mail and putting everything together.,...which means I can now concentrate on my classes and what we will be making....possibly a few OTP items along with cards and layouts
Lots of fun ahead
This weekend takes us to our Eldest Sons rugby game. Chris has been asked to join the Spartans 2016 squad and gets to play alongside some of the "old" players  Brendon Laney, Pita Allatini, Kees Meews, Carlos Spencer John Leslie etc so it is going to be a wonderful day and I'm sure one he will remember for a long time.
Chris is on the right side with the signed jersey that is up for auction tomorrow night at prize giving
would like to think we might bring it home but will have to wait and see.
We are very proud of his rugby achievements over the years especially reaching the 200 game milestone as a premier player for Zingari here in Dunedin..... But surely this also has to be up there

 Ok everyone short and sweet and not really much about scrapbooking, so I will leave you with a couple of sneaky pics from this months class/kit

Oh yea and in case you didn't realise I used some of Chris and Anna's wedding photos for the layout. they worked well on the papers
Until next week take care and
Happi Scrappin'

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

STOP!!! I have lost 2015

where have these last few months gone
are we all that busy now that life just passes us by in the blink of an eye!
I know for us we have been very busy almost every weekend since SENZ in July and then I suppose throw in a trip to the UK and Europe probably doesn't help!
What a fantastic time we had though and I really do love cruising unpack once and every morning wake up in a different City/Country....Perfect!
We left NZ on the 26th August and headed to London spent 4 days there and then headed to Southampton to board the
massive Cruise ship  Explorer of the Seas which took us to the Mediterranean
we visited Gibraltar UK, Barcelona Spain, Cannes (Monte Carlo) France, Civitavecchia (Rome) Italy, Livorno Italy, Cagliari (Sardinia) Italy, Malaga Spain, Cadiz Spain, Lisbon Portugal then back to Southampton
16 nights in total and a thoroughly enjoyable trip
then we headed over to Paris.... I am in love with the iconic places that everyone knows about but not so sure about the people, I walked out of 3 shops due to standing in a line ( a line of!) and they totally ignored me
We did know a certain amount of French between all of us and thought we did pretty well at asking for coffee etc lol
Actually everything I expected to see was non existent you know the little cafes and bakeries with the red and white table clothes....maybe its a trap I have fallen into from movies, books and possibly the odd scrapbooking item
But anyway  been there done that ...probably wont do it again.
Happy Travellers the first leg of a 23 hour flight
with Brian and Jackie

                                                       a couple of iconic places in London
 Our ship "Explorer of the Seas"
 On the Promenade
 One of our Main room amazing waiters Custodo

and another Dominique
both absolutely wonderful and funny guys
Trevor at the outside bar we frequented a lot on the ship
In Nice 

Trevor and Brian at the Trevi Fountain in Rome
Amazing sights in Rome
Outside the Coliseum in Rome 
There's Trevor the Gladiator
Chairs at the Vatican for Wednesday service
Some of the coloured Houses in Cinque Terre Italy
Do you see the Old Lady watching the world go by in Cagliari Sardinia (Italy)

The Boys found Coronas in Cadiz
Lisbon Portugal
A very cool wooden dog statue in a shop window
And there it is!!! the Eiffel Tower
view from the other side of the Eiffel tower and the Bus we were on
Looking down from the summit of the Eiffel Tower - not a nice day but did come out warm and sunny later on
The Mona Lisa - not sure what all the fuss is about lol

all that was available at the Paris Airport to eat before long haul back home
not good really for supposedly a international airport!
Ok Scrappy World that's it from me for the start of the year....but look out I am intending on blogging a lot more this fact I intend doing it so much you will be sick of me!
Until next time
Happi Scrappin'