Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fly in and Fly out!

Kathy and I went to Melbourne for the day to do an all day course on using Copic Markers. We are now both Certified to teach. We had a great day and learnt heaps. I never knew how much fun you could have colouring in with the markers. The image above is my first effort, and there is room for improvment! I will be doing some seriously coloring in over the Christmas. We will be running some classes in the new year at Seriously Scrapbooking, so check out their blog for updates closer to the new year.
I have sent another project into Graphic 45, its a Christmas wall hanger with a hand made Christmas tree. I will put a tutorial for the tree once it is on the Graphic 45 Blog.
thanks for looking
PS Only 62 sleeps to Go!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Check this out!!!!!

I logged into my Facebook today to catch up on the gossip and found that my friend Candy had left a message for me. My book I made for Graphic 45 as my entry for the final round, the one I have been mentioning but never showing photo's of is out in print in the USA in Scrapbooking and Beyond. (If you want to see for your self, just click the link). This is the reason why I have never put photos of it on the blog or in my Graphic 45 Gallery or why it has not been on their blog as well. As soon as Diane met me in Australia she asked if I wanted my book published in the states and of course I said yes, please do. Well it has finally happened. Scrapbooking and beyond have put a photo of my Cover as part of their promotion for their winter Issue. I can not tell you how excited I am to have my work published in America. They have asked to see more of my work as well, even better.
For some more unbelievable and exciting news (I am still pinching myself). I will be attending CHA in January, how exciting is this. I will be walking round looking at all the booths, doing make and takes, watching all the famous people in scrapbooking doing demonstrations and taking photos of my own work on display at CHA. I have to admit to being very very disappointed that all Tim Holtz's classes are booked out. Still I will be able to see him demonstrating some time during the show.
Way too much excitement for one day.
Only 66 sleeps to go before I leave
Thanks for Looking
PS Thanks for the lovely emails and comments I have received from the Ladies who did my class last week at Printblocks. I love getting feedback and comments from you all.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Photo as Promised

Here are some of the photos I took at Printblocks. These are at the start of the day so the tables all look nice. I always get caught up in the teaching and forget to take photos. Apologies to the Ladies up the back for not having a better shot of you all. I did make an effort to walk around through out the day and chat to everyone. I know Printblocks took photos as well so I will wait and see if they post any on their web site.
Once again, thanks to everyone who took time to attend and I hope you enjoyed the day.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Back Home again

Back home again and right into teaching again. It's Wednesday night and I am catching up on my blog after teaching two classes today. Blossomwood this morning and my Family Album class this afternoon.
I got back from Printblocks Tuesday afternoon in time for Josh's year 12 dinner (more about that later this week). I had a great time teaching at Printblocks and I think all the ladies enjoyed the day. They all must have been tired by the end as it was full on all day. It was great seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones. Next time I will have to get you all to wear name tags with shop names as well. I was delighted with how well the class went, as I had not taught it before. It was a project I special did for Printblocks and using Imaginarium Designs and Graphic 45 - my two favorite companies.
PS Will post the photos tomorrow

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Getting Ready for Printblocks

I am heading off on Sunday for Brisbane to teach all day Monday at Printblocks. I am really looking forward to this class. I hope every one booked in is ready for a busy and creative day. We will be doing a layout, wall piece and a surprise (if we have time and I get it finished!) I am teaching lots of techniques in this class, so be warned we will be getting our hands very dirty. If you are attending bring lots of baby wipes and an apron. You do need to be a store owner or teacher to attend. If are not, then you need to tell your local store owner to attend so she/he can teach it to you.
After the class I will share all the projects with you.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

As Promised

I have been running lots of classes over the past two years, where my ladies buy one of the K&Company Paper Pads. I do a double layout each month and they do my class. At the end of the 12 months, they and I have an Album all finished. This is the latest one I have just started. The collection of papers and embellishments is called blossomwood.
This is quite outside of my comfort zone, but I am loving working with Kraft (for the first time). I used one of Prima's vine and added some crystals to give it a lift.
I love this photo of my beautiful girls of which I am blessed to have 4. This photo was taken at Penola and they were just mucking around with each other. I have change the colour of my photo by lightening it and then removing some of the colour intensity.
I stamped a background stamp in vintage photo, added a chipboard title from Imaginarium Designs inked black over the stamped image. I love working with papers so I always use two or three and sometimes four different prints on my layouts. I am not good a leaving space on my layouts so this is proving to be quite a challenge for me. I am enjoying where this is taking me and the more I look at the layout the more I like it.
thanks for looking

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

What's New

Have you seen the new paper range "once upon a Spring Time" from Graphic 45. I can't wait to get my hands on it and start playing with it all. The ideas are endless. I also got in our store Tim Holtz's configurations so I think I will have to combind the two and see what I come up with.
I will be teaching in Brisbane again for Printblocks on the 15th November. I really enjoyed my day there last time. So if you are a store owner or teacher then spend the day with me. The class is over half full already so don"t leave it to late.
I will be sharing a layout with you tomorrow, as my good camera is home due to my son doing his year 12 art and having to take lots of photos. My old camera is here at the shop and the battery's are flat!!!!.
will be in touch tomorrow.
thanks for looking