Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Workshop

Thanks ladies for a fun night of scrapbooking, laughter and lots of very yummy treats (both edible and in the gift department)  I can't really say we got a lot of scrapbooking done, but we did all have fun and some layouts were created in the process LOL.  Here are a couple I managed to do during the night.
 With Melissa being at a new school this year she was able to get a school photo, so I just had to create a layout with it.  I was very pleased with how it all came together.
 This layout caused me much distress in that I just could not think what to do.  All I knew was that I wanted to use the photo with the background paper.  Amazing how one comment can inspire you.  The letters for this layout came from Jamey as a part of her Christmas Swap gift.  Love this font, just another reason to consider getting a Cuttlebug (another tool - sigh)
Lastly I had fun creating this layout on Sunday after the workshop, funny how a workshop can inspire you to scrap even more, later.  It has been a fun year of workshops and classes, I am so looking forward to what 2012 has in store for our workshops, classes and more.

Thank you ladies for your lovely gifts, it really felt like Christmas at the workshop, what with carols playing, festive attire and gift giving.  I loved the thoughts that went into each gift.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sew Ribbon

Oh I love these tools.  They enable you to have some really great looks with your ribbons.  No more just straight ribbon, bows and knots.  Now you can have weave looks, leaf, zig zag and more.

They are also easy to use.  Each template comes in two halves so you can snap your cardstock in between the template pieces.  Then using the little cutter tool punch through each of the template slots.  Add the ribbon needle to your ribbon and start sewing.

Here is a layout one of my students did the other night.  She was very pleased with the result.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Masking and Misting

I had a class on Tuesday night this week and this is the layout we created using Glimmer Mist and Tim Holtz Masks.  I was really impressed with the Masks and how easy they were to use.
Glimmer Mist is so easy to use and gives such a great look.  I love the sparkles.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

So Much Sky

Oh my goodness has it been that long since I last posted.  So much has been happening I have hardly had a chance to sit down and blog.  I have been doing a lot of creative things but just haven't got around to blogging them.  I will do a post soon on the creative items ... but today I wanted to tell about the amount of sky we seem to have around our house at the moment.

I know, what a strange statement.  But on Monday morning just as I was about to take my daughters off to school, our neighbour's landlord came round to let us know that they would be trimming the trees.  Sure we said no problem, if they need to use our driveway we were fine with that.  So off to school I went.  Good grief by the time I got home they were really in to it.

There were four guys.  Two up in the basket thing - one holding the branch, the other chopping, then the first would drop the branch carefully to the ground.  Another guy on the ground would put the branches through the chipper.  The last guy had a chainsaw on a long pole and was trimming as far has he could reach.

We were amazed at how fast they worked and how much they were chopping.  By the end of it the hedge was pretty much chopped down and we could not get over the amount of light now available, let alone all the SKY above us.  It is still a surprise when we come out of the house, we feel very exposed - thank goodness for our new gate.

Anyway here are a couple of photos, a before and an after.

So when you come to visit things do look a bit different.