Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pyramid-fold card






Here's a cool card idea that was passed on down to me from my upline Katie. I thought it had that "Wow" factor-and I was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out-and being so simple and easy-I think I'll make a few of these when I'm feeling a tad more creative. Here's my very simply decorated pyramid-fold card.

Also, for those of you who want to get your hands on Stampin' Up!s In Colours before they change-place your order today to avoid dissappointment. After March 1st, they may be gone-and then there will be six new colours!!
So if you want to get some more papers/inks/ribbons/scrapbooking papers to match with products you already have-now is your last chance-as these retired In coloured products have a habit of running out-fast!! As the new catalogue for 2009/2010 is due out on April 1st, keep your eyes out for items from this catalogue that will be retired (no longer available)-I will keep you updated as the "Retired List" is revealed.

If you would like to get your very own shiny new catalogue-please contact me-and I'll send one to you as soon as they arrive-Otherwise you can book a workshop and receive one for free!!
Also, if you would like one of the 2008/2009 Stampin' Up! idea book and Catalogues (although retiring, they are great for card/scrapbooking ideas) You can have one for $4 (until they run out) Just contact me, and I will get one out to you.

Mother's Helper




Life has been quite full and busy-so busy in fact that I decided my poor little brain needed some visual promptings. So as not to forget our daily schedule's needs, I created a little reminder for both myself, and Julia as to what she needs for each day-what uniform to wear, what books to bring, and what homework is due, etc. Here is a little snippet of my little weekly calendar.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Just a reminder...



I realise my posts have become a bit few and far between, sorry. Here's a few things I have been working on in dribs and drabs-and have finally completed. I have been spurred on a little by an upcoming stamping get-together. I'd better get those creative juices flowing.
And just a little reminder that Sale-a-Bration will be finished in one week! So if you'd like to make the most of a great deal-give me a "Hoy" and leave a message at craftyeve@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bushfire Appeal

To help the families from the recent Bushfire disaster in Victoria rebuild their homes and their lives-Stampin' Up! is donating 50% of the sales from selected stamp sets to the Bushfire Appeal. To find out more, click on the icon below, to see how you can help.
If you would like to take part, contact me on craftyeve@gmail.com to make your contribution to this effort.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

All Party-ed out...


after a hard day of party-ing. Good friendships make the heart happy...


This cake didn't turn out according to my plan...in fact not even similar to what I had imagined. However, Madame was happy! I was planning to add a ribbon around the cake-but somehow I forgot to add that in all the party preparations. It looked good on Anna's cake (which also used musk sticks)




School/church friends happily munching away-and having great fun! This really is a group of such sweet girls, and they really just had a great time!


Well it's been a big weekend of little girl's birthay parties. My own now-6-year-old daughter, my niece, Rosa, little Anna, and Rachael J. We have eaten a great deal of cake, party pies, and fizzy drink. But sweet friendships make it worthwhile. Really, I'm sure that my Little miss would have been happy with no presents-just spending the day with a bunch of girls takes the cake. It was actually Me who was excited at a few gifts that Julia received. Yes, they were from my sisters...and I was impressed! Check out the gorgeous t-shirt my sister, Sharon, made using the scallop punch. It looked like a bought one-except that I have a keen eye for things made using the scallop punch. Also two little covered containers (I think they were made using recycled baking powder containers?) They look lovely-and yet so simple to make. My sister, Angela, made some lovely creations using her scroll-saw (sorry no picture). They were made to match the butterfly theme in Madame's bedroom.
Happy Birthday little girls, we hope you have many wonderful memories of your special day-and that you know you are loved!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

All I want For (next) Christmas...





Wiggle by wiggle, this long a-waited event has occurred! Julia's first tooth has fallen out, just in time for her birthday. Here's little miss, proud as punch! And then there's our little guy-just because he's cute. Yes the photo's blurry-he's a very wiggly little guy-it's very hard to get him to sit still-especially when Mum's holding a camera with buttons on it-buttons are there to be pushed, didn't you know Mum?
 
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