Saturday, June 26, 2010

I am in LOVE with Bob!

Yes I know poor ole Nigel - but i LOVE bob - take a look:
 This is called "scrap ma Bob" and I am in love!  This fantastic gadget goes on almost any surface and you simply screw onto the table so you can put your drink in the holder right beside you and have your rubbish bin right beside you - no more sending your drink spilling over your work or having to reach for a rubbish bin - its right there beside you!
We saw these in Taupo at the Autumn Retreat a lady had brought one when she was over sea's and I thought it was a fantastic idea so - here we go!
I have some in the shop here at home they are metal not plastic and the bag is (i am going to say canvas) but you know the bags you buy at the supermartket to pack your groceries in now days instead of the plastic variety well made of that stuff lol!
They cost $32.00 - I think this is going to be my next best buy!

Also we have had our next shipment of Dusty Attic arrive - loads of new images avaialbe, like this one:

These are so delicious and only just a few of what we have in stock!

Righto - I am off to play - have a great weekend everyone!

:-)  Rachel

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Laouts by Kathryn Fraser

Kathryn has been kind enough to send me through the pictures of the last couple of layouts that she has done  when creating a album for her sister.
I think you will agree with me that she has done a stunning job!  So here are the pictures so you can see for yourself!
 Here is what kathryn told us she did:
There are around 50 of the larger McGill leaves and 23 of the  McGill Pine branch punch. I used clear stickles on the Pine branch and edged the others with a brown tombow. I enhanced the faint scroll on the paper (tim holtz paper pad) with dimensional magic then layered the printed workds on acetate over the top with some bling. I mde my own fling flourish tracing off a wooden flourish!

The Dusty Attic gates are inked in black then embossed with "verdigris embossing powder" by Ranger, them mum had some Napier tartan left over from when she made my kilt (ah way back in 1979!) so I've used a piece of that. The leaf punches to make a blue tree with Dimensional Magic round the edges of the leaves.  Some of the paper squares are raised using magic mount.

These are STUNNING Kathryn - thank you very much for sharing your inspiration and tips with us!

Embellish It has the punches, stickles, paper and Dusty Attic products that Kathryn used to make her stunning layouts so if you need any just send us an e-mail and we will be happy to help you out.

Thanks again Kathryn!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Finally a layout!

Ok so finally I managed to take the photos of the layout!  Now don't hold your breath it is just a "scraplift" from the Dusty Attic web site's gallery the layout by michelle Grant - seriously this girl has talent!
The colours are much better in real life and I decided that i didn't need a title as really her stance etc says it all.
We had these photos taken 3 years ago this August while at Surfers paradise - we all had photos done and I have to say they are still a talking point for the kids!
The Dress and Hat stand are of course Dusty Attic, the flowers are Prima and flowers that Embellish It sell (heaps have just arrived and are in stock now).
This was loads of fun and I am chomping at the bit to get into my scrap room and make another layout!
Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel :-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Well Done Nic!

Just wanted to share a sign that Nic Burford (Richards he he) made I am sure you will all agree with me that she has done a stunning job!

Nic has used the kaiser craft sign, Martha Stewart Lace heart punch, Prima flowers & Bling, Dusty attic swirl, kaiser bling and our new papers in by imaginsise, some other product in there too I will contact Nic if anyone wants to know anything more specific.
Nic did this as a gift for a friend and I think you have done a stunning job Nic - so Nic kindly agreed to let me show you her work.

Got that layout all finished and all the lovely new flowers arrived today - take a look at these stunning curly roses - lots of these in variouse colours and loads - LOADS more in stock now!

Now i just need some more time to PLAY with them :-)

Have a great week - back in the next couple of days with my layout!



Saturday, June 12, 2010


Huge congrats to all those who made the Prima Design team - but an even bigger congrats to the two New Zealander's  Trina McClune and Nic Howard - yay way to go girls!
I can't wait to see all the Prima Lovelyness that you guys will create - for just us to "scraplift" he he.
While I have been busy ordering HEAPS more product for you guys we have LOADS of lovey new flowers on the way - and hopefully our Dusty Attic order should ship anyday now (fingers crossed!) as we are running really low on those - but on the up side we have more designs to choose from with some new ones on the way!
Also we have more of the new Whiff of Joy stamps hopefully on the way in a week or so - just waiting for this little cutie to come back into stock
This is a picture from Katharina Frie the founder of Whiff of Joy - she made this lovely first aid box go to her blog and check out all the inspiration!

I have also been busy in the scraproom - made a card and am halfway through a layout (hope to show you that real soon promise!)
But a good work friend left our work on Friday and Margo will be missed by me a great deal so I made her this card to congratulate her on her new job for which she is going to Dunedin (did anyone tell that girl it is FREEZING) down there at this time of the year - DON"T GO MARGO!

This is one of the Whiff of Joy images and I didn't have enough flowers (will that flower order hurry up - please lol) so I made the rose at the top and the one in the middle of the spray down the side also - gotta love the spellbinders flowers dies.

Speaking of the Spellbinders dies - DID you know that we have the four packs of dies normally $199.00 retail for a SPECIAL PRICE of $129.90 - yes you read it right SAVE OVER $69.00!
Just send me an e-mail if you would like any of these!

Tonight i am off out to tea with 25 others to celebrate my Dad's 70th Birthday, Dad is very special to myself and my family he is our rock and we love him SO much - SO happy birthday DAD *hugs & Kisses*

Have a great weekend everyone!


Monday, June 7, 2010

Dusty Attic

Hi All

Hope you have all had a fantastic Queens Birthday weekend - great one for staying in doors and playing!

I have done NOTHING this weekend 3 days of R&R didn't even get out of my PJ's on Sunday until lunch time how bad was that!
I did get to have a little play and have one project finished and two more half done just waiting on a couple of bit's and pieces to finish them off with.
But here is a journal that I have completed using the Dusty Attic frame - gosh I LOVE their products so versatile and easy to use. (and many more on the way)
I have inked the edges of the frame and then went over it with Rock Candy disress paint by Tim Holtz - hard to see in these photos but I think it looked great!

The paper is Prima the flowers some are home made and the others are just the rose buds that we stock in store (PS LOADS more on the way - new roses and flowers and heaps more leaves - very exciting).
The little monarch butterfly is a Martha Stewart Punch - we have a few of these in stock but you will need to e-mail me for these as they are not loaded in the store and as we only have a few it will be first in best dressed senario. 

Also on Wednesday we had a visit from Tracy - another great example of how through blogs and web sites you can make new friends, Tracy's blog is on my google reader and while her work brought her down our way (she is from the North Island) we got to go out for tea and then come back home here for Tracy to have a little shop (shhh hopefully her hubby doens't read her blogs) and also Tracy brought her copic pens for us to have a play with at colouring in.
Now while I am not a convert with the copic's I think Jo might be keen too!
Thanks so much Tracy for making the time to come and visit us and let us have a play with your copic's!

Hopefully with having an extra long weekend (I have Tuesday's off work) I will get to have a bit more of a play tomorrow and get my scrapbook page finished! 
You know - sometimes work just gets in the way!

Hope you are all staying warm :-)