Monday, January 25, 2010

Busy busy

I've been teaching at Made with Memories today, the last of my card classes for January. Now I can show you what we've been making this month. These were the cards I had planned to teach in October, before my Dad passed away. I had a fantastic bunch of ladies in my classes, and lots are coming back in February. I am thankful that I have the opportunity to share my love of stamping. Plus, as this is officially now my work, of course I need to spend time and money playing (oops I mean practicing) .

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Beginnings

The theme for the Born2Create January ATC swap was "all things new". I've gone with "new life" as my inspiration. I had fun making the little raffia nests and placing the cultured pearl eggs in them. The background is sprayed with pearl mist, which really doesn't show in the photo.
I hope your year is off to a great start, full of hope and creativity.

Monday, January 11, 2010

cracked glass technique

My February Card classes at Made with Memories include Lots of Techniques and a fun fold too. We will be working with distress inks, embossing powders, Utee, vellum, Nestabilities, dry embossing and perfect pearls to create 3 cards suitable for any occasion. Here's a sneak peak of one of the cards I'm teaching using the cracked glass technique.
Papers are "little Yellow Bicycle", stamps from "stamp-it Australia"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Scrapping in memory of my Dad

The time has come, I'm ready!

I really wanted to scrapbook the last Christmas we had with Dad before he passed away. I know it will be an important page for my boys (and of course myself) to look back on. Christmas 2008 was special. Dad dressed up as Santa and handed out prezzies to all the families that were with us that day. I got some great pics. This week i felt ready to face them, and happy to look back on the warm memories of our Last Christmas together. He was the kindest most generous man. Remebering him giving to so many people is just so perfect..

Thanks for sharing this with me.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New DT position to start 2010

I am excited to announce that I have joined the talented ladies at Born2Create, Heading up their ATC challenges. I'd love you to check out the awesome gallery of scrapbook pages, cards, ATCs and mixed media projects.
Above you can see a couple of the tags I've designed using techniques inspired by the Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas tutorials. I'm swapping these tags with some talented stampers all over the world. I love sharing my creativity with my online friends. In 2010, I plan to be even better at sharing my projects on my blog!