Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Autumn Escape Day 2

 Finally finished for the day, I taught three classes today along with my make and take. I promised everyone that I would keep doing my make and takes until Midnight but quit at 11.45pm. Still have about 40 to do before I leave tomorrow.
  Its been a great day, with lots of lovely ladies in my classes. Need to thank my two wonderful helpers for their support yesterday and today, and Lowri who washed my masks and brushes for me while I taught my last class.
Just about to get in the shower and wash my masks with my feet, Michele Widdows, tip. Then bed before 2am, as I am teaching at 8.30am and do need some sleep.
Hugs Jane Tregenza


Day 1 Continued...

I Taught two classes today. First one was a Graphic 45 layout and everyone had a great time making their page. It was quite a relaxed class with lots of metal charms and Imaginarium designs chipboards. They had to do some masking using prima mixed media elements.

 The evening class was a full on mixed media canvas. I had 45 ladies in the class and it was great, the room was really buzzing. With lots of laughter once they started blowing their inks and flicking their paint, not everyone finished, but we have time tomorrow to get it finished.

Most only have to glue their cogs on. They all were amazing, happily stepping out of their comfort zone and really getting stuck in. Wish I could have taken more photos but I just didn't have time.

So time for bed, as my first class tomorrow morning is 32 ladies at 8.30am... which is in 7 hours time.

Autumn Escape - Day 1

 The lovely Marie Hodges drove me to Taupo in her little sports car yesterday, stopping at some lovely towns for shopping, gelatos and a visit to hobbiton before arriving at Wairakei Resort, the venue for Autumn Escape. Michele Widdows and Jodi Tomlin who run the weekend have made me feel right at home. They do an amazing job, along with their team of girls, everything looks so pretty and organized. Later in the afternoon, Maree look me to huka falls which was just amazing, wish I could remember how to get photos from my camera onto my tablet. Am thinking of walking to the falls later today when the light will be better. Will have to talk Wendy from Queensland to join me. It is on 6km there and 6 km back so it shouldn't take to long!
Its now 8.30am, and I'm ready to go. First class at 4pm with my awesome canvas at 7pm, hope no one is planning to go to bed before Midnight - I did warn them it's a big project and with 40 to 45 in the class it will be fun, fingers crossed.

South Pacific Scrapbooking Cruise

Sorry for lateness of my post about our cruise to the south pacific.
I got home 10 days ago, but have needed to help my father who has terminal cancer find a nursing home, help settle him in and support my mum. While getting really to teach at Autumn Escape in New Zealand.
I arived in New Zealand last night, but really wanted to share some photos of our cruise before I start sharing my New Zealand ones. The cruise was amazing, but as always it's the lovely people I met and teach that are the highlights. Two ladies came from England Christina Moore and Mary Gates, who joined me for a two day workshop.

 There were over 5 who were from Adelaide and who can do classes with me any day, but liked the the idea of doing classes to sea.

Then there was the wonderful group of friends from Victoria who had so much fun. I had two barbie dolls in my class one day as well. Trina McClune also had a group of kiwis travel over with her and it was so nice hearing a kiwi accent in my class. Everyone was so nice and friendly and having so much fun. The ship was amazing and needlework tours did an awesome job keeping it working so smoothly and making sure everyone was enjoying themselves.

 So next year I am teaching again on the same ship, but it will be traveling to the South Island of New Zealand.
Well I need to get ready to travel down to Taupo ready for the weekend.
Sorry about my photos being out of order.
Catch up soon
Jane Tregenza

Monday, February 29, 2016

New Kits

Lately I have been making double male layouts for my son. So far I have three lovely double layouts which have just been released as kits.
Life is Good:
This double layout features photos of my son dressed up to the 9's at my daughters wedding. Its quite a fun double male layout featuring a mix of BoBunny and Simple stories papers. Lots of little cut outs, banners & bits and pieces in bright colours over a grungy background. Some brads and chipboard added the finishing touches.
Perfect Man
This double layout is just perfect. I used a mix of BoBunny, Kaiser and Simple stories papers. It's a great combination of aged and distressed papers and makes for a very grungy masculine layout. Fun banners, inked chipboard and assorted cogs and brads just finish the layout off nicely.
You Are Here
You are here is a fantastic double travel layout featuring a mix of BoBunny and Simple stories papers. Its quite bright and effective with a grungy undertone and lots of layers. A hint of chipboard and some clever cutting and layering brings this page together nicely. This layout could also be used as a generic/ female travel layout.
I have many other kits available on my website at Seriously Scrapbooking.
Thank you for reading my blog.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Day Three teaching at A Place To Create

Yesterday I got to spend the day at Gayle's  well set up store - A place to create. It's a lovely store with so much beautiful things to look at. Even I was distracted by all the bowls of lovely vintage lace and braids. For me it was the equivalent of a lollie bar with the person looking at it having been sugar free for a year! I had to touch and stroke all of them
First class was mixed media tags, and we all had so much fun. The two tags were quite different,  so lots of different things to do and products to play with. The first tag was had a white foundation with white laces and flowers. It looks quite beautiful and would be perfect as a wedding tag. At this point it takes a bit of courage to add the colour. All the ladies just jumped right in, and really got quite adventurous.  I really enjoyed watching their faces has the colours on their tag came together.  The second tag had a black background,  and two of Louise Nelsons peaacock feather chipboards to paint and spray.
Every one was so nice, and the mini cheese cakes for morning tea was so unexpected. 
Gayle had a delicious lunch for us, then it right back into it with my second class.

As I am doing this post on my tablet,  I can't drag my photo, very frustrating. So the photo below is my Victorian tag class, and the one above my which is my evening canvas class.

 The Victorian Tag class was a more traditional scrapbooking
project. So I was able to sit with the ladies at the table and just chat,. A plate of home made mud cake all helped the time pass.

Tea was a hummy gluten free pizza,  so I really felt quite spoilt.
Then it was time for the last class. 14 lovely ladies joined me to get their hands really dirty. We got to blow inks and flick paint, heat emboss chipboard, and sort out a pile of metal charms and cogs. At the start they were a bit tentative, but by the end they were flicking their paint like a pro. We used so many different mediums, textured paste, heavy white gesso, silk glaze paints, mica powder and more. It was great fun and I had a ball. The mud and cheese cakes made appearance again and when down well. So much for loosing weight for the cruise.
Gayle was so welcoming and like all the ladies I have taught for, really looked after me, checking I was drinking enough water, and making stop and sit down to eat.
It was a long but so enjoyable day. All you Queensland ladies are so nice and generous. It's a pleasure to teach and spend time with you all.
Today I am teaching at work shop wonders, as the oldest teacher, I get to go last, so now I am off to help in the other classes, will post again later today

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Day 2 at TJ's Scrapping with style

Hello everyone

Had another great day teaching at Toni's wonderful store. She has the nicest workroom and air conditioning! 
She definitely is a kindred spirit as Anne of green gables would say. I felt right at home in her store. It's a nice size and again packed full of lots of lovely scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies. She has one of the largest range of Imaginarium chipboard I have ever seen.
It was so wonderful catching up with an old but dear friend Belinda (old as in time, NOT age). Belinda used to do scrapbooking with me in my store in Adelaide but moved a few years ago to Queensland. Though we catch up on facebook, it's not the same as seeing each other in real time.
 So back to Toni's,  she has her workroom well set up and she had everything ready for me. She runs her store the same way I do mine - her ladies can do classes or pop in and spend time in her workroom, they can work or just chat. Her store has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.  I am sure she has many lovely ladies as customers who have become friends through her.

I taught 2 classes, both were layouts and I had a great time, so I hope every attending did as well.
Everyone is so friendly and so relaxed, it must be the weather!
The first class was a layout called "little things, big memories" using papers from some of Graphic 45 older collections and a lovely title from Imaginarium designs. The ladies got to do some heat embossing, painting and more. It was to be an easy and quick layout, but due to the fact that we had plenty of time, we were able to chat heaps and take our time, which was really nice.
The evening class was a bit more full on, the ladies did a male layout which was a bit more of a challenge, (again I got to catch up with an old friend. Leonie has been doing classes with me every time I come to Queensland for a few years now, and it was lovely seeing her again).
It kept them quite busy, and for some of the time very quite. They also had some painting, inking and even a frame around their page to do. This class took a bit longer than I thought it would. But like all good scrapers they continued working on, long into the night to get it finished.
Toni's helpers even stayed on, not doing the class, but working in the background helping out, they were wonderful and a special thanks goes to them for sorting out the extra kits needed for those who missed the classes. Due to both layouts having some mixed media techniques,  these lovely ladies, painted the chipboard and some metals for all the kits, along with bagging up the extra items needed.
Thanks so much Toni for having me teach, I really enjoyed it. It was so nice chatting to you and your girls after the class. Please invite me back again soon.
Sorry if the post looks a bit funny, but I am doing it on my tablet,  so can't move the photos around.
Nearly time to leave for a day teaching at A Place to Create. I have 3 classes today, one of which is a mixed media canvas, so really looking forward to teaching it tonight.
Lastly, thanks to Alison,  for taking me opp shopping in the morning, Ikea for lunch, and Toni's in time for my classes, you are one amazing lady.
Catch up again tomorrow