Monday, April 12, 2010

4 More Sleeps!

4 more sleeps - that is if I can sleep i am very excited to be going to Taupo on Friday morning for weekend retreat called Autumn Escape.
I can't wait - did I say that already lol, there is 6 of us from Timaru heading up and doing class's with Nic Howard, Kelly Goree, and Rachel Tucker.  Kelly Goree is coming all the way from America!  And the venue looks amazing - I am planning on using ALL the amenities like the swimming pool, spa, sauna and even the squash court!  I play in a Thursday pennant at Old Boys for squash - useless but I try lol and I am meant to be playing Jo this week but Jo is also going to Taupo so the game will still go on - just in Taupo cause I can get my butt beaten up there just as good as I do here lol.
Anyway here are some photos of some work that I did for submission for the the up to Scraps magazine unfortunatly it was not sucessfull this time so i can share it with you all:

This is a pack a picnic template that I have used before these are fun to make and you can fill these will all sorts of yummy stuff. I used the punch around the page Martha Stewart Punch for the outside of the card
and the martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly (this is the big one) on the card and on the top of the Pack a picnic basket.
This is a candle that I have stamped the image onto tissue and then Melted it into the candle so the
Whiff of Joy image is on the actual candle and then I have made the tube following a tutorial from the Whiff of joy Inspirational blog and again I have used the Martha Stewart lace heart punch for those lovely scallop hearts on the top and the bottom.  Then using the nestabilities flowers (which we have in stock the four pack for $129.90) I made the flower on top of the tube - and using Dimond Dust (which we also have in stock for $7.50 a jar) I put glue on the edges of the flowers and put the Dimond Dust on (which is basically crushed glass) and it gives it a fantastic look!  The georgous ticket hanging off is Tim Holtz Adage tickets - I LOVE these (again we have some books in stock $12.50) they go great on Cards and scrapbook pages.
The Leaves are a McGill Punch (these are also in stock) and the flowers are a mix of Kaiser and the packets of Roses that we have in stock (10 in a packet for $2.70 loads of different colours)
Paper is kaiser and Ribbon is from my stash. The doily is from avery good friend - thanks Anne!
This is the card I made to match the candle holder!
This is another card and box that I made - all for Mothers day in mind  (Man I am going to be SO prepaired this year!
The punch on the bottom of the card is another Martha Stewart punch - garden trellis and I have used the nestabilites for the image and the sentiment (which was just printed on my computer) The flowers on the card and the box were made from my Nestabilites- flowers  - the green rose was made by me and the purple roses are more of the $2.70 packets that we have in stock, the paper is Prima and also the leaves.

Well I think that is enough from me for now.  Hopefully I will be back next week with photos from our weekend - did I say I am excited and CAN'T wait????????

LOL - Have a great weekend everyone.



Trace said...

Have the best time at the retreat!

Bronwyn said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous they are all so beautiful

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work Rachel and can't understand why they weren't chosen. The Whiff of Joy stamps are gorgeous and the way you put them all together stunning.
Taupo here we come!!! -Dianne