Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Finally I've done some actual scrapping!

Its been a busy couple of weeks around here. Mum has finally gotten out of Christchurch and has moved to Waimate! unfortunately 2hrs after she arrived her GP rang and told her she has Breast Cancer again, so that took the shine off things a bit. However this time she is in the same town as us so we can help and support her a lot more than last time. She was happy with the house I found her, which I was relieved about, and seems pretty OK about things so far. She also thinks my husband is great! he has earnt lots and lots of brownie points with 6 trips to CHC to help her and all the stuff hes done around her new place. Wish he would fix my leaky kitchen tap!
On the scrapping front, website going a bit slower than expected so I can't link you to the new stock yet. Trademe has the new spellbinders and a couple of new Martha Stewart punches have arrived today so will put them on when I get back from Dunedin tomorrow.... maybe!
I've actually been doing some scrapbooking, incase you all thought I just liked looking! Quite proud of this effort as it is totally different to how I normally scrap (clean lines/bright colours)
The BoBunny Gabrielle range was just so easy to use, resulting in a much softer, worn look than I normally use and in colours I would never usually try. It was my first time using eyelets - good fun! and I think my handmade lollipop flowers look perfect.
Kids wont leave me alone so time to sign off..... hope to see you all at the next Crop in Timaru Sat 30 April.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

First Camp..... done and dusted!

Thank you to all who came and joined in at the first Raincliff retreat that I have organised.
I hope you felt inspired, well fed and relaxed over the weekend, and were able to churn out a few masterpieces.
Scrapbooking seems to attract such a wide variety of personalities but its great that we can all come together and have such a good time regardless of our differences.
I also thank those of you that took the time to tell me what you liked lots and not so much about the weekend, this is the way I will improve my service to you all, and keep things changing and evolving.
Pam and Kirsten (the cooks) were surprised that even the promise of food was not enough to draw people away from their projects. I have not yet asked these two dear friends if they want to come back and do it all again in about 5 months! maybe I will leave it a while.
Heres a couple of piccys taken over the weekend, the rest will be in a gallery on my new website when I have learnt how to do this (give me a week or so please)
Should have had a prize for the best dressed - note to self - NEXT TIME!
Hubby was amazed that this next photo was taken about midnight "dont scrappers ever sleep!"
The Zumba class seemed to be enjoyed (by some more than others!) we raised $120 for the Canterbury earthquake fund (less a wee bit for Doms petrol) so that was great.
Irene won the page of the weekend random draw and was pleased with her tote bag prize, but somehow got away without having her photo taken. Those who did the handmade lollipop flowers workshop seemed to really enjoy it and Nic B was thrilled with winning the Dusty Attic/Kaiser kit challenge and has already started using all that lovely Dusty Attic product.

Thats it for now, time to head out to the shop and unpack (I avoided this yesterday and finally did some housework inside). It will be interesting to see what has sold.
I will be in touch soon with upcoming crop details.

Thanks again.......Tania

ps. anyone know who these shoes belong to?