Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I have a loving Admirer

Aren't these just beautiful, I received them yesterday for my birthday from a "Loving Admirer". I don't often get a big bunch, it's usual a long stem red rose, but this was just beautiful. I was very spoiled as two friends arrived each with a home made cake. Another friend arrived with biscuits and her sister brought butter chicken, enough for the whole family. At my Tuesday night class I was given some beautiful hand made cards and chocolates. Due to work commitments my family birthday tea has been moved to lunch on Sunday. I am told that my presents will be arriving in the post any day soon.

I feel very blessed to have family and friends to share my birthday with. Still have a couple of years before another big one.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Just a Quick Update

What a week, last Saturday I did the catering for a friends wedding. Finger food for 180 people and all hand made. This Sunday cooking for a big group from all the Christalphans Meetings in Adelaide for 1200 people. It's going to be jacket potato's has I don't have enough ovens for any thing else. Should be lots of fun with a bit of work as well. Luckily I have a great team of people who just pitch in and help.
On the creative front, I got a letter from Scrapbooking and beyond in America wanting to publish my final project that I sent to Graphic 45 for the design team entry last year. It has been a long wait and I have been unable to share the "book"with you all, due to it being published by the magazine. It should be in print early next year. Very happy that my work is being accepted overseas for publication. I got my masters projects back today. So nice to see them again. Hope to have one of them published in the masters magazine issue in December, fingers crossed.
Have been updating my Graphic 45 ning page and have added some more photos. So I will share here as well. They are photos of my Halloween in Wonderland album I did for CHA this year. I used a Graphic 45 kraft album and an 8x8 paper pad. This gave me miniature images, which are perfect for a small project. I am hoping to teach this one, once I get it back from Graphic 45.
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

A blast from the Past

Wow, sorting through some files on my computer, and found photo's of one of my first off the page projects. I love this mini book with photo's of my son Josh playing in water on Saturday afternoon. The book is a 6x6 inch size. The inside is made of 3 - 12x12 paper s all folded into quarters. You tape one of each of the quarters together, making sure the pages all fold together so the book ends up being 6x6. Attach a front and back cover and there you are. The inside book folds out to show all three 12x12 papers. It is still one of my favorite projects. I have taught this book to so many ladies. It is perfect for a quick present.
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Trick or Treat

As it is October, Graphic 45 asked all the design team to make a trick or treat bag. I spent ages trying to find glow in the dark paint, pen or even embossing powder. No such luck. I had to make do with gloves which I attached to the sides of my bag. They can be worn or used as part of the decoration. Candy has posted my bag on the Graphic 45 blog so this means I can now share with you all. I used halloween in wonderland and cut some of the images from it. The chipboard shapes are from Imaginarium Designs. I have inked some with black ink then sprayed haunted shadows glimmer mist on them. The cat and tree, have just been sprayed with haunted shadows glimmer mist. This is one of my favorite colours. Although we don't do halloween in Australia I did have fun making this bag.
Just finishing my projects to teach at Printblocks in November. More about that later!
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Ps If you have a store in Brisbane and would like to have me teach while I am visiting. Then get in touch.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Something of mine published

Well, finally got some of my work published. Special thanks to Scrapbooking Creations for publishing a tutorial for me. Its in their September magazine - out now. The tutorial is for a 7 Gypsies mini book I did on Josh for my Graphic 45 first round entry. Love mini books and in this project I used the 8x8 Proper Gentleman paper pad. So glad they use a model's hands and not mine for the photos!
Ps they are publishing another tutorial for me in Decembers magazine (I think)
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