Sunday, 29 November 2009

Life has been .......

super busy and super stressful the past few weeks. I have been busy this week creating a few Chrissy presents for the girls who work at the Scrap shop where I teach! Will post up some pics when I actually get around to taking them.

Finished all my Chrissy shopping this week. Phew! what a chore that is! Also finished off all my Chrissy Cards, all hand made, just have to remember to buy stamps. The kids are busting at the seems to put the tree up but I told them not before the 1st December!

Had a big week with mum. She hasn't been well at all. Spent alot of time looking after her, keeping her mind occupied, taking her out, etc.

Though I did have my fortune told on Saturday! WOW! So so accurate. Describe Grants, Travs. Coops and my personalitys to a T! So bizarre! Was a really positive reading, really enjoyed it. Jan was a lovely lovely lady! Would definately go back to her. She reads your Astrology charts and then does the Tarot Cards. WOW! She even picked up that my car is having meltdowns and its time for a new one, her words "Your car has gremlins"! LOL! Love it!
I have been out of car nearly all week, this is constantly happening the past few months, the mechanic can't find the problem. Spent a fortune on it, and still keeps dying and playing up! I love that it has Gremlins! LOL! So true! She also said that I had spent to much money already on trying to fix the problem, and that they will never find the problem it is just Gremlins. Thinking a Prado very soon down the track!

Well thats me for a quick update. Will chat and download some more pics soon!

This time of year is crazy! So busy!
Love Ya's

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tonights class is

a beginners crash course on paper piecing. Nothing to elaborate, just some a few different size circles using your scraps to create a tree. Paper piecing seems to be the craze in the scrapbook world at the moment, so why not introduce you to this craft the easy way.

Sorry for the sideways pic, Blogger keeps puttiing all my pics on the side lately, even though are up the right way in my computer. *pulling hair*

You will need to bring:

1 x Cardstock

1 x 4x6" portrait picture

2 x 2x3" portrait pictures

Green / Brown scraps (or Duchess Scraps)

A title for your layout

9 x Assorted Green Buttons

1 Pkt Light Green Rhinestones

And of course your adhesive, your trimmer, your scissors and a pencil.

I will bring along all my different sized circle punches for use.

Remember the class starts at 6.30pm tonight and please make sure that you have booked in.

Thank you and hope to see you tonight!


Sunday, 22 November 2009

I went to see.....

New Moon today! OMG how good is this! And how hot is Jacob??? OMG! Talk about goosebumps!!! The movie was sooooo good. I really can't wait for the next two movies! These have to be the best movies of all time. I really really loved the books, they had me hooked from Twilight, and only took me like 1-2 days to read each book! Now the books have come to life and it is awesome!!!

Has anybody else seen New Moon? What did you think? Who else is a huge Twilighter fan like me?

Apart from that my life has been quiet. Been hybernating inside the house for 4 straight days of 40 degrees or more! Too hot to go outside. Even saying that it is nearly 7pm and it is still in its mid 30's outside. What is going on with the seasons? We don't usually get weather like this until January / February, and its only November!!! Here's hoping that January / February is more like Autumn then, seeing that we are getting Summer now in Spring! So confusing!!!

Now as for Christmas I am getting organised! I have my boys done, and pressies wrapped. Little snoops kept looking for them, easier to wrap them! Ha Ha Ha! Have even done Coops birthday pressie and wrapped them to ready to go, seeing that his birthday is the 26th december! The big 4!! So exciting! Have done my parents, have done my Sister in Law, have done my Aunty, and Grants niece and nephew, though still have Grant, Grants Brother and partner, Grants Dad, Mele & the kids, and a few others. I am making all the salon girls a gift, along with Trav's teacher and the lovely Leanne at the Scrap Shop! So better get cracking on those too. Can't believe how fast this year has flown nd its nerly time to put up the tree and all the lights! *Wiping brow* How are you going with all your Christmas preparations???

Have a nice cool day inside and lets hope for that southerly tonight!!!
Love Lisxx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

The Silly Season is

fast approaching, so for tonights class I am teaching 6 Christmas Cards using Kaisercraft Christmas Carnival Papers!

Christmas Carnival Christmas Cards

I can't believe how quickly Christmas is coming around! I am trying to be good and starting to get organised! In saying that, I have finished the kids pressies and even wrapped them, just have every other present to go! Wiping brow! Its such a big job!!!

Looking forward to tonights class, something different other than a layout evey Tuesday night!
Lets get into the festive season together!


Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Tonights class is

my Please don't stop the music class! Tonights class incorporates hidden journalling, stamping, using punches, paper layering, using rhinestones, using 3 photos, and creating embellishments from pattern paper. Please do not forget to book in!

The materials list is
1 x Burgandy Cardstock
1 x White cardstock
1 x Bird Song Flutter PP
1 x Bird Song Morning Flight PP
1 x Robins Egg PP
1 x Water Threading Punch
1 x Scallop Punch
1 x Tab Punch
1 x Pkt Clear Rhinestones
Title for you page (One Word)
Bird Stamps
Staz On Ink
3 x Photos ( 1 x 9cm x 13cm, 2 x 8cm x 11cm)

DON’T FORGET TO BRING – your Pictures, three sheets of co-ordinating pattern paper, 1pk Clear Rhinestones, A one Worded Title. Scissors, Trimmer, & Adhesive. I will provide a sheet of small alpha’s, the stamps, the water threading punch, the scallop punch and the tab punch.

See you there!


Sunday, 8 November 2009

I have my........

creative juices flowing this week. I have scrapped a double layout, something I hardly ever ever do, but thought I'd challenge myself, as one of the girls where I teach asked if I could come up with a double layout on holidays. So what does that focus on? Heaps of pics!!!! But I stood up to the bar and using the new Kaiser Pack you bags range came up with a simple double layout that was quite quick to put together. Surprised myself actually!

Here is a close up!
For some reason the double layout keeps coming up as sideways, so will have to post another pic later when I work out what is going on!!!

Also this weekend I manage to create two more layouts. Both for classes at Medowie. One layout I focused on doodling, the other on paper piecing.

Hunter valley Gardens - Focus on Doodling (and using scraps)

For HVG I used Kaisercraft Babushka Papers and Paint.

HVG Close up

Again facebook has turned my pic sideways, I'll leave this one for now! Sorry all!

For Bike Riding I used Kaisercraft Duchess Papers and Rhinestones
Bike Riding - Focus on Paper Piecing (and using scraps)

Bike Riding - Close up

Other than that my weekend has been the norm, with cleaning, tidying, washing, etc etc.. What have you been doing this weekend????
Chat soon

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Carefree Layout

Tonights class I am teaching a new layout that I have created using Kaisercrafts new Rewind Papers. I just love these papers and all the rubons, diecuts, stamps, etc to match! Well done Kaiser.
Carefree Close up

Hope to see you at class tonight and don't forget to book in!

Cheers Lisxx