Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What a blast!

Well Raincliff camp is over and it was the last camp with me at the helm, some of you are not aware but Embellish It is for sale, I have finally after about 18 months of procrastinating decided to "hang my apron up" but lets hope that it is not the last as we all had a blast!

Friday saw us arrive at camp and be all set up within an hour - amazing.
A big thank you goes out to all the ladies that turned up to lend a hand (and a huge thanks to Bronwyn who came Friday and Sunday just to help as Bo was not able to make camp itself and was missed HEAPS) - that meant that those ladies all started scrapp'n about 4.30pm on Friday so there was a power of work - and laughter done just on Friday.

Here are a couple of photos taken on Saturday - which we could have forgotten it was "winter camp" as the sun was out and boy was it hot!

 One has me in it and the other has Dad, I will get it photoshopped so we are all in it but I couldn't get the timer to work on the camera lol.
Saturday saw a few shenanigans happening and I am sure we could have guessed that this lady would be involved:

Gwenda saved the life of one of our scrap ladies by preforming CPR and keeping her alive until the ambulance and then helicopter could take our dear Lynn (missed you at camp Lynn) to Hospital only a fortnight ago so we thought it fitting that she become the camp ANGEL and made her wear her wings for the day - she was a good sport!
Then Gwenda had her apple all "blinged" up by the girls at this table- they look like trouble don't they lol:

The sad face on the apple is because someone "stole" the apple and left clues as to it's where abouts and so the game of "cludo" began.  Gwenda even got a note take a look at this
I guess you had to be there but it was seriously funny and this lot made the "you don't have to spend a lot on toys to amuse the kids" SO RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!
Lucky we had a policewoman (off duty lol) that helped Gwenda get her beloved "Blinged apple" back - unharmed I might add!
Yet again we had some YUMMY food available to us and a huge thanks goes out to my Mum, Dad and Aunty Cicley also to Michael who came in on Saturday to help us out - mum was meant to be doing NOTHING but that was a laugh -  talk about naughty!  But the food was delicious take a look - so hard to decide!

These girls have updated there blogs and there are more photos and stories so go and check out Beck, Trace, Diane and Kathrine's blogs.

I will be back with some more photos of the fun!

Just before i go, a BIG thank you to you all - without you we wouldn't have a camp and it is such a great way to get things done, form new friendships and have a blast while we are at it - fingers crossed it won't be the last one and maybe at the next camp it will be ME going to bed at 4am :-)

Catch you all soon



Saturday, August 21, 2010

This time next week?

This time next week we will be on scrap camp!
Wow that came around real quick, we have a full house for camp and a few tricks up our sleeves to make the last camp (well hopefully with me at the helm and not the last - last camp) a bit of fun!

Tomorrow is my mum's (or camp mum's) birthday so last night I set to in the scrap room and made this card for her, the image is one of Elisabeth Bell's digital images called "i love you this much" and really this is so fitting for mum as when my kids were little my kids used to say "Nana i love you this much, plus this much, plus this much" and they used there arms to indicate how much - so when I saw this image I knew we just had to have it lol.

I coloured the image in with Tim Holtz Distress inks, used the spellbinders tags and label images, the leaves punch is Martha Stewart, the flowers used are in stock 10 in a packet for $2.70.  Paper is Prima and Kaiser and the card stock is Bazzill.
Hope you are all having a relaxing weekend :-)



Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fundraising for Leukemia Foundation

This is a can you help us post? Would you like to win some great prizes?  For $2 a ticket you could win any of these:

$150.00 of scrapbook or stamping products by - you guessed it Embellish It :-)
$50.00 Benny's Again voucher and a Barkers gift Basket
Woman's Hoddie and a mans T-shirt
Electric salt and pepper mills, Watties gift box
2 soccer Balls, Domino Game, scotty Star Trek action figure
1 Soccer Ball and one Necklace
2 Soccer Balls

Abby is doing a project for school and she chose Event Management, so she decided to organise a raffle.
Now for a 12 oops now just 13 year old she has done really well.
Abby wrote a letter requesting people to donate a prize and then followed up with a phone call two weeks later, so she has sourced the prizes by her self (apart from one that I asked Katherynn for) she then liaised with Brenda from Pope Print and got the tickets printed by them via sponsorship.

She was sponsored by Pope Print, Benny's again restaurant, Barkers Fruit Processors, Soul Surf and Skate, Noel Leemings, Watties, The frontrunner, Embellish It, Toyworld, and Green Thistle House.

Now for the hard bit - to sell them.  She has 300 tickets at $2.00 each with an aim to fundraise $600 for the Leukemia Foundation, so if anyone out there wants to purchase a ticket for a chance to win a great prize please e-mail me - or if any of the local ladies can help out by selling some books of tickets for her it would be much appreciated. 
I fully understand that most of us with children have to fund raise for our schools and I usually just buy the book and be done with it because I HATE asking other people to help, but since Abby has put so much time and effort into this to raise funds for a great cause I am happy to help out and get word out there.

Now if it is one of our "girls" that wins the Scrapbook goodies - they can come and choose the product that they would like :-)

Thanks everyone for taking the time to read this post - I hope you all have a fantastic week.



Sunday, August 15, 2010

Is it bed time yet?

I hope everyone has had a great weekend, mine has been VERY, VERY busy!
Friday saw me finishing off this new project from Kaiser that we have in stock - a large desk organiser:
 I used the new papers in stock from Bo Bunny and i am really happy with how this turned out!  Love these papers can suit all ages and genders.
I was also making this - talk about multi tasking although I did finish icing it on Saturday morning:

I think you can see she is pretty happy with it - even if I did go wonky with the stings of the guitar do you know how hard it is to try and ice it straight my hand was shaking like you wouldn't believe!
Then at 4pm on Saturday we had 6 - 12 or 13 year old girls invade our home for a "slumber party".
Seriously I feel sorry for the neighbours at three o'clock this morning I finally got up and told them to whisper!
Man were they LOUD!!  Then about 4am they fell asleep, here are a few photos:

This last photo was taken as they were trying to eat chocolate out of flour!  Apparently a cool game to play and I will admit to it being quite funny.
All and all the girls were really well behaved and made up games and amused themselves really - but I am still happy it only happens once a year!
At least I could just skip into my scrap room to escape poor ole Nigel was going to get a motel and escape but he was a good dad and refilled the carrots, lollies etc and make sure they were all happy :-)
So with that being said IS IT TIME FOR BED YET!!!
Well yes actually - I know its only 7.30pm but I got NO sleep last night so an early night is called for.

Hope you all had a great weekend.



Saturday, August 7, 2010

Been Playing!

Wow where on earth did that week go?
Bet Jo and Sean are saying the same thing but at least those lucky people have spent their week in Fiji - well Jo you will be well rested and ready to help us all out at Camp!  Only a few more weeks and 50 lucky ladies will be scrapping to their hearts content - well scrapping, eating, gossiping and a little scrapping lol for two nights and two and a half days!

I have been doing a Kaiser place mat set for a while now and FINALLY today I got to finish it off.  It is actually harder than you think because I want to modge podge them and use them for the purpose that they were intended - it meant that they had to be kept flat so when you placed your cuppa on them it didn't tip your hot coffee all over the mat, so here is what I have done:

Have to say they were lots of fun - not as quick as I had thought (but then what is?) Now I just have to modge podge them to seal them off and they are ready to use - now to buy a coffee table to sit them on lol.
Also I brought one of the kenny K images - these are digital stamps easy to use :-)
This Tuesday will be Abby's 13th birthday - wow all officially teenagers where are my babies going?
Abby is having a sleep over next weekend and we are going to make her a guitar cake (she is learning the guitar) and she used this image to send her invites out so it's only fitting that I make her birthday card with the image too (shh don't show her - but here it is)

Now while surfing one of our suppliers I found this little beauty and have a couple in stock:
These are used to pluck off the bling and place on your project - now my scrap ma bob (see previous post) is still top, but man do I LOVE these little beauties - where have you been all my scrappin life!
Because I am very bad (and bite my nails - badly) I struggle with getting my bling off my sheet (usually using my craft knife) and onto my project without it pinging off or falling off onto the wrong side - BUT with these little beauties they pluck off and back on where you want them - piece of CAKE!!!!

Well I think that is a long enough post from me, so I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by