Thursday, July 31, 2008

BH & G Fiskars Submissions

Just a quick one. Recently the Fiskars Ambassadors were asked to submit some OTP creations to Better Homes and Gardens for their Upcoming events. We had a certain product line to create from.

This is what I submitted to Better Homes and Gardens.

Altered CD Mini Album

Mini Accordion File

We were asked to the the Heidi Grace Paper Kits in the "Orchard" Range. I had a play with the kits itself and some of the Fiskars Clear Stamps also from the "Romance" range.

My submissions weren't chosen for the classes at the shows however. I wasn't fussed that they weren't as it was just fun to have a go and play around with some more cool products by Fiskars.

Till next time.

Happy scrapping, M x

Direct 2 U Scrapbooking DT Work for August

When I saw this kit I knew it would be perfect for the photos I got recently of my Dad and also great for some of my parents wedding photos.

12 x 12 Layout - School Boy .. Teacher

Products used: DT kit - Delish Designs Bistro mini kit
From my stash: PP - Unknown Brand, Stazon Ink, Bazzill cs, grosgrain ribbon, tsukineko walnut ink, book page, MM Noteworthy book page, Heidi Swapp chipboard alphas, Dimensional Magic, Heidi Grace - clear stamps

12 x 12 Layout - Dad

Products used: DT kit - Delish Designs Bistro mini kit
From my stash: PP - Basic Grey - SweetPea Alyssa Collection - Vines in Bloom, Stazon Ink, Bazzill cs, lace, grosgrain ribbon, ribbon - cream, tsukineko walnut ink, book page, Heidi grace cardstock alpha stickers, Dimensional Magic, Heidi Grace - flowers and brads, Heidi Grace - clear stamps

Have made this up as an anniversary present for my parents wedding anniversary this year. The colours suited both the colours they had for their wedding and the colours of the house they currently live in. Now they will have something to hang up to remind them of their special day.

Altered Wedding Canvas - Dreams and Wishes

Altered Canvas - Close Up of Stitching

Products used: DT kit - Delish Designs Bistro mini kit
From my stash: Versamark Ink, Americana paint, music book page, Dimensional Magic, Bella flowers, Floss, Kaiser Flowers and pearl bling, Kindy Glitz, Kaiser Fozz Felt, Mixed Chipboard Alphas, Permanent Marker, Stuff2Scrap Chipboard word

Had heaps of fun making these from the scraps of the kit. A lovely kit to work with. Very versatile too.

Products used: DT kit - Delish Designs Bistro mini kit
From my stash: Stazon Ink, bazzill cs, Kaiser flowers, Bella Flower, Heidi Grace - clear stamps

Products used: DT kit - Delish Designs Bistro mini kit
From my stash: Stazon Ink, silver gel pen, bazzill cs, Bella Flower, Petaloo Flower, Heidi Grace - clear stamps

Products used: DT kit - Delish Designs Bistro mini kit
From my stash: Stazon Ink, transperancy sheet, bazzill cs, permanent marker, pattern paper - unknown brand, Heidi Grace - clear stamps

Don't forget to head on over to Direct 2 U Scrapbooking to check out this months challenges and give them a go.

TFL... Happy Scrapping, M x

A Big Suprise !!

Pleased and excited to announce that I made it onto the Direct 2 U Scrapbooking Design Team for the next year... I came back from a weekend up at the farm to find the email informing me.. I tell you I had to read it a few times before it sunk in... had forgotten that I had applied... So it was certainly a pleasant suprise to come home to...

So... here is what I created with the first design team pack that I had to play with....

DT Layout using July Kit -
Paper Range Used Imagination project, no clue whatsoever as if, - Imagination project, Way Existential, Cher's Pad and As If, Cardstock- Mulberry, Kraft and Olive, Queen+Company Queen + Company brads, Making Memories metal charms, Flower Petals

My supplies -
Cardstock scraps - Bazzill, Heidi Swapp Alpha, American Crafts - Mini Marks - Ginger alpha rubons, Machine stitched, Date stamp, Cloud9 ribbon, Mixed Ribbon scraps, Beads, White Journalling pen, Americana Paint, Gemstones

Thanks for looking.

Happy Scrapping, M x

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Birthday Fun Day Crop

Hello fellow Scrapbookers and Cardmakers.

Following the huge success of our previous crops
We are in the planning stages of our next Fiskars Crop.
Are you looking to get some new ideas?
Do you enjoy getting together with other to have fun ?
Then this is the day for you !
The day will be filled with fun games, exciting new techniques and lucky door prizes.

The details so far are:
Date : 13th September 2008
Time: 10 till 5 pm
Venue Address: Sheidow Park

All kits will be provided for the workshop
Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided
At the moment we are taking bookings to work out numbers for the day.
Numbers will be limited so you will need to book early to avoid disappointment.
Last time bookings were closed early due to the large number of bookings so get in quick.

Look Forward to seeing you there...

Michelle :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wow what an amazing day we had !

Finally able to get on line and catch everyone up with the amazing day that we had...

Last weekend here in Adelaide we had our Fiskars "Christmas in July" Crop...

The crop day started off being a cold blustery day.. I was up early to get the urnie filled, cupcakes iced with yummy chocolate icing and the heaters cranked up to the max to make sure we stayed nice and toasty....the crop was due to start at 10am and by 9.50am we were all sitting down ready to start. With such eager people the day was a real pleasure.

The morning began with an Off The Page item to get their taste buds flowing. We altered a 500gram Nescafe coffee tin using the "Love Blooms" and "Baby Boy" paper ranges from Heidi Grace.

We had so much fun playing with the Fiskars Threading Water Punch... I tell you one punch just wasn't enough for these lets not get started on the Heidi Grace Tag's and Word's clear acrylic stamps...

For morning tea we had some amazing slices and cookies to munch on.. thanks again to my darling Mum for the amazing help providing the slices and to my darling daughter Jhane for all her made biscuit rolling.. the ladies had Mars Bar slice, Moomba slice, Chocolate Almond slice, Ginger Slice, Peanut Butter Cookies, Coconut Macaroons, Chocolate Shortbread, Anzac Biscuits and Cornflake Cookies to curb the appetite we worked up scrapbooking.

After morning tea we were able to complete the tins and everyone was so happy with the end results. So many ladies we so much more comfortable hand cutting letters and playing around with the stamps.The hot glue gun certainly got a good workout that is for sure.

We then had another chance to have a gas bag about Fiskars and their amazing products over lunch. Once again my oven had worked overtime to provide us with some warm goodies on such a cold day. Everyone plates overflowed with Pizza Slices, Mini Spring Rolls, Chicken Bites, Spinach Fetta Parcels, Pasties, Pies, Sausage Rolls, Chicken Dim Sims with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Mixed Mini Quiches and Lemon Chicken Bites. Though were all able to still fit in a few more pieces of the yummy slices and hot chocolate.

All refueled everyone was ready and raring to get onto our next projects... We started to get ready for Christmas... Non traditional Christmas cards were the order of the day and with the help of some more amazing Fiskars products it was made possible.

We played with some amazing stamps from Cloud 9 and Heidi Grace that hopefully will be available for Christmas.. we were just very lucky to have them here to play with. The ladies also discovered the wonders of heat embossing, stamping, punching, played with paint and hand stitching. I don't think that there was many techniques we didn't play around.. we all had so much fun....

So much so that I didn't get a chance to have lunch myself or even take one picture during the big day that ended at 5.30pm with everyone leaving with their little goodies boxes. I know that some of my lovely ladies have taken some photos so will have to grab a copy to show you everyone in action.

Here is a few more pictures taken just before everyone arrived... I had so much fun. Many asked when the next one was and could they book in Congratulations again to Connie on winning the lucky door prize too... I have a few more goodie bags to draw in the next week as promised.. keep your eyes posted for the lucky winners as we ran out of time...

Many thanks to those who helped me put this amazing day together... especially to my darling husband for looking after our youngest two kids and keeping the urnie and biscuits trays topped up..these crops seem to get bigger and better than the last one..I am still in recovery mode here as I have caught the flu and have visitors over from Cairns..

Better go make a cuppa and spend some time with the family... Will catch up again soon...

Cheers and happy scrapping, Michelle :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Counting the day down here in Adelaide

Boy has it been a very busy time here in Adelaide....

I have been madly getting everything organized for the second biggest Fiskars Crop here this weekend.

As Lyn had mentioned in an earlier post we have our South Australian "Xmas is July" Fiskars Crop on the 12th of July...

For me things have been extremely busy in preparation for t his as we have interstate visitors arriving the day before the big event..

So you can guess that I have been living in a mad house of house cleaning... setting up rooms for visitors.. and scrapbooking supplies for the big event from one end of my scrap studio to the other.

Things have all been finalized for the day and I have set up for the big event in our garage this time due to larger group. We have 25 people coming this time..

I had to stop the bookings a bit earlier than I had planned as bookings came in thick and fast. Everyone was sooo eager to come and play with the amazing Fiskars tools have planned.

It is a complete secret to all those that have booked as to what they will be making for the day, so I thought that tonight I would give you a few sneak peeks to the cards we will be making on the day.

So love making cards with some amazing Fiskars products. Also love making cards for Xmas that are not from traditional Xmas paper.

So I will leave you with this sneak peek of th cards and will catch up again tomorrow with some more sneak peeks of our special event that is happening in only a few days.

Cheers and Happy Scrapping, Michelle