Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I have lost a MONTH

Where to start, first, sorry for not blogging for so long. I have just had too much on my platter and something has to give. So my blog has been a bit neglected. I promise to blog more often starting from now. I have been to Brisbane and done my classes. I had a great time meeting lots of lovely ladies from all over Australia and New Zealand. My classes went well and I got lots of great feed back from those attending. I taught 9 classes in three days to over 250 people. All my projects were using Graphic 45 papers and Imaginarium Designs Chipboard. I Hope to teach next year, so would love to see some of you who attended this year again. I then drove home - back to Adelaide and spent the week getting over the expo.The next big job was writing and planning all the classes and newsletter for my store Seriously Scrapbooking, we hold over 40 classes each month of which I teach 10-15. This is a huge job and takes me three days to do. I roped in Nat this time to give me a hand. While I was away my box of goodies arrived from Graphic 45 for CHA. The girls in the store got to open it and wrote me a note on the paperwork. It read, " lots of lovely goodies, please remember your amazing staff - its nice to share", with a hug & kiss at the end! Talk about a big hint. I have to say it was an amazing box with so much in it. Hampton Art was very generous along with spellbinders, clearsnap and lots of other companies, which I will mention latter. I have just today sent a box of projects back to them for display at CHA. I did a layout, card. altered art pieces and a pop up book all in the new "magic of Oz" range. Can't show any sneak peeks until they show them on their blog. But as soon as I am allowed to, I will post some photos on the blog to share with you all. Some of my work as been featured on the Graphic 45 blog so this means I can share with you all.
I have been doing some Altered Art pieces which I love, as anything small is an addiction for me.
This little book is only 4 inches high and 5 inches wide. It sits on a stand and is a great way of displaying a photo. It's a new line from Imaginarium Designs and I have done two so far. This one is on Aimee, who is one of the ladies from Graphic 45. She is another amazing lady who I have had the pleasure to met a few times.
This view is from the back and shows the stand, which I inked and stamped with a tiny word stamp. Don't you love the butterfly, it's only an inch long.
Each month as part of my being on the Graphic 45 design team, I have to do three projects, one of which is a tutorial. This is great as I can do anything I like! They are a great company to do work for and I really am delighted to have another year with them. Charee asked us to do a project using one of the staples door handle and plate. I decided to do mine as a fan and used a photo of Diane taken in Brisbane this year. Diane is the lovely designer and owner of Graphic 45, a very special person. I had John from Imaginarium Designs cut me the fan blades in the same shape as the door plate.
I used some white beautiful lace gathered up to make a circle. I glued flowers to the middle of it to make a rosette. I used one of Prima's glass looking vines which I love. They have an old world charm about them. They remind me of the cut class dishes my Grandmother used to have.
I used some of the butterflies from Imaginarium designs sprayed with gesso, this gives them a white chalky look. Don't you love the fine detail on the butterfly wings!

Well that's all for now. I am feeling like I have finally caught up, although I have an all day scrap in just over three weeks time to arrange. 85 Ladies have booked in to attend, so tomorrow I will start planning it all. One of my first jobs will be to make the project I am teaching, I can share with you that it is an altered art project using a mini black tin in the shape of an old hat box from Prima. Can't wait to get started.

Thanks for stopping by.

Catch you again soon.



  1. seems like you are very busy !!! I'd give a hand if I could... your work with G45 papers is fabulous ! I love it so much !

  2. Wow Jane, your work always blows me away! The detail is always stunning! Can't wait to see what you did with the Magic of Oz papers, I'm sure it will be jaw dropping fabulous :o) *hugz*

  3. your surely AMAZING! love your work and am very inspired by what you do! thankyou! xxoo :)

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