Sunday, April 29, 2012

Weekend Workshop

Better Scrapbooking had our Saturday night workshop this past Saturday.  We all had a great time scrapbooking, chatting, laughing and catching up.  I think I ended up talking more than scrapbooking, but it is really nice just to get together with other like minded crafters.

Well I thought you might like to see what I created on Saturday night.  for some reason my creative juices just did not want to flow on the night.  So most of these were not actually finished on the night, so I added the last touches yesterday and this morning before taking the photos.  I am pleased with how they have all turned out.

The first project I worked on was this gift voucher/gift money wallet.  I am very pleased with the end result.  It was probably the only thing I actually finished on the night.  Let me know if you would like me to do a tutorial on this project (just leave a comment below)

Next I thought it a good idea to do some layouts.  So I started with this one.
I have left space on this layout as I would like to get Grace to do the journaling for this one seeing as it is about the day I took her to give Archery a go.  I have titled it True Original as she is a left handed archer.

My next layout was this one Sink Trick
I thought it could be fun to do a layout of me.  So here is me having what my family liked to call a 'Sink Trick'.  This was done when there wasn't time for a full on bath or when they wanted to save water.  I was so little I could fit in the sink.  I did struggle with this layout but am pleased with the end result.  I think the pearl swirls have helped to finish this page off.  The scallop border was made by punching out heaps of green circles. (that was really fun)

My last layout of the night was my baby bath time layout.  Again I found it hard to match some papers for the photos so ended up using a cardstock and flicking some glimmer mist to make some fun splatters down on edge.
I think one of the things I really like on this layout is the sewing for the banner title and using a mix of colour and black and white photos.

So that is what I managed to get up to on Saturday night at the workshop.  Let me know your thoughts on these layouts.  I love getting comments.

Happy Scrappin' everyone!

Rock Garden as Promised

I mentioned in last weeks G&T newsletter how we had a friend come round and work in our garden for us at the beginning of last week.  Well as promised here is a photo of one of the things she worked on.
We had only put the rocks on the top and not down the slop as we didn't think we had enough.  But our dear Sam moved each rock and weeded then put back the rock.  She went and found other rocks and did this wonderful entrance to the house.

Sam we love it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Scrapbooking Workshop This Weekend - Whoop Whoop


I love this time of month when we can get together and scrapbook til really late.

Yes we are having our monthly scrapbooking workshop this Saturday night 28th April starting at 6pm and going until midnight.  That is six hours of full on fun and scrapbooking.
Come and join the fun, this is a time just for you, come and work on your latest projects, or start new ones.  Create your layouts, cards, mini albums with a fun bunch of ladies that also have a passion for scrapbooking.

The cost is $15 which includes a pizza dinner and a home made supper - yum!

Book your place at this fun workshop simply by either emailing me at: or phone me on 09 818-2045.

The workshop is held here at:
153 Solar Road
Glen Eden

Monday, April 16, 2012

Organising Your Photos

Do your photos look like this?
Do you find it hard to find your photos on your computer?
Then this is the workshop you have been waiting for.
You will learn how to:
  • organise your photo prints
  • store your photo prints
  • organise your digital photos on your computer
  • what you can do with your unwanted photos
For $20 you will come away with not only some of your photos organised and the knowledge to carry on with at home, but you will also receive a FREE photo box to get you started.

You will need to bring with you a stack of between 50-100 photos, don't count them just grab a pile and bring them with you.

If you store your photos on a laptop, bring your laptop with you (be sure it has a fully charged battery - I don't have enough plugs)

To book your place for this fun workshop email me at: or
book at our online shop (click here)