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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hey Everyone in Scrappyland....

Its almost time .....The Classes for this years SENZ go on sale for VIP's tomorrow at 9am
I hope you have all got your trigger fingers at the ready so you don't miss out on some amazing classes created by some real Talent....both from New Zealand and Australia
Click on the link above to be taken to the main page and get booking
Hopefully I will get to see you in some of my classes....I have a few different options this year and can't wait to catch up with old and new friends, and I'm pretty sure Trevor, Keri Sharon and Emma are also equally keen to say hello again
Until then
Take Care and
Happi Scrappin'

Friday, April 7, 2017

Hey Everyone in Scrappyland

Yes I know....Again I have been absent....but I do have a great excuse!
her name is Penelope and she is awesome! (and the apple of Pops eye....shes already got him wrapped round her tiny little finger!)
  but that's enough time wasting now we have to get down to scrappy business lol (I'm pretty sure sometime in the future you will see plenty more of her!)

So life....well we have sold our house and are on the move however the takeover date for new house isn't for 5 weeks after we leave our present one so we are going to be living out of suitcases and boxes in a motel ...... little does the owner of the motel know that the 2nd bedroom i requested will be full of scrapping boxes, my computer and printer, plastic bags, tins, even a cricut and cuttlebug
WELL A GIRLS GOTTA SCRAP! (and get ready for SENZ)
I hope you are all ready for the class sales that happen early next month you are going to be totally spoilt this year with so many different classes and tutors on offer you are really going to have a ball!
Sharon and Emma will again be on my stall with lots of wonderful Kits and goodies to complete any project you might like to try. Trevor and Keri will be in the class again to help and guide.
I have a wide variety of classes planned this year so hopefully you will come along and have some fun in them. Check our the site if you havent already
Anyway since we last spoke we have had a couple of classes and this weekend we have card class
so I am looking forward to the much needed distraction from packing.

The cards are 6 in total and are covering a wide variety of themes from baby to male to birthday etc
if you would like to grab one of these kits let me know (cost is $45 couriered and if rural delivery is required add another $5) email me on or message me on facebook

Our Beautiful Daughter got married in February to her longtime partner Jayden and the wedding and day couldn't have been more perfect. Emma planned everything and I must say she did a really amazing job and thought of everything....she never once thought the day would need a contingency plan as she only ever imagined her wedding day as a beautiful warm summer day and that's what she got! Her dress was beautiful as was she we are very very proud of her and all she has achieved

and a sneaky photo of some special ladies......Sharon and Noeline

Have an amazing lots of scrapping, eat lots of junk food and drink lots of good wine
thats my plan lol

Till next time 

Happi Scrapping 
and Take Care xxx

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hey Everyone thought you might like to see....

thought I would very quickly show you a very special card I made recently
I made this for a friend to give to a relative that was getting married and I must admit I did enjoy the process of making this card as it is so delicate and I love how the papers/flowers and little saying all work.....

 this is the little saying I used for the front of the card
The pic below is the once I have used for the inside....I printed onto watercolour paper, distressed the edges  and lifted. It certainly made the inside "POP" a little
I also created a special envelope by making one just a bit larger than the normal card envelope for my size card ( using my envelope maker )  I then scored some lines on the outside of the already created fold lines - only about .5cm  this created a little  buffer for the card to sit nicely in and not rub so would loose all its "pretty"
to the centre of the main base I cut 2 small lines either side of half way about 2.5cm apart and then threaded ribbon (matching to the card)  through and when the card was inside I tied a nice bow on the need for adhering the flaps as the ribbon holds everything in place and looks quite affective.
Ok told you it was short and sweet
Take Care and
Happi Scrappin' till next time

Monday, October 3, 2016

Hey Everyone in Scrappyland.....

Guess what......its time for a Little Bo Bunny Mini Album using Soiree papers
I have really enjoyed creating this little album and there is enough room for up to 30 photos....however if you used smaller ones on some pages or in some folders you could apply a lot more, there is 14 pages to complete
Every page has a little pocket of some kind for you to add your photos or Journaling
I have not added any photos yet as when our first little grandie is born I am going to "steal" her and take some of those cool pics in planters and pots etc......shush don't let her parents know!

here is a couple of sneaks of the album....cant put up to many till after the class but then I will show you some more of the pages

 the photo above shows the front cover.....I have covered the title in some metallic  acrylic paints to match the cover papers and think it actually gives it a really nice soft look
 this photo shows the inside of the album and all the pages you will get to fill....would be a great Christmas project as its definitely not a quick album to make

A wee sneaky of the inside cover and some of the little pockets that are available for you to cover and adhere you special photos to
I really am looking forward to this class and seeing what the Ladies use their little albums for as always they will all be so different but its going to be a lot of fun. Class is on the 15th in Dunedin and the 16th in Balclutha. Then there is only 2 more classes for the year and we wont be starting back until mid February  (Christmas is only 82 days away......just thought you might need a little reminder)
A quick couple of pics of my Daughter in Law Sherie, who is glowing (and growing) more everyday. I cant wait to meet and say Hello to the little bundle she is carrying ....I have nicknamed her Harriet...not sure why but it seemed to work better than Bump, or Baby or whatever
8 weeks to go and we finally get to put face to name and then I get to fill my album lol

there is only a few weeks difference between these photos so a very big difference
in that short period of time.
We have the baby shower this coming weekend so makes it all the more real and especially now we can feel her moving around a little bit and poking her booty out
Very exciting!
Ok that's it for now short and sweet
until next time
Take Care and
Happi Scrappin'

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hey Everyone in Scrappyland....

seems for ever since I was on here but honestly the time has gotten away from me
so a quick catch up and then we should be back in the "zone"

June - found out we are going to be Grandparents - first Grandie - very exciting due in November so guess there will be quite a few little girl layouts in the future
July - Had amazing classes at SENZ and again was well supported by my helpers
Sharon, Emma on the stall, Trevor (my superhero) and of course the amazing Keri
the classes all went well and hopefully the Ladies all went away happy with almost finished projects
Am busy thinking and working on next years ones and I promise they will be better than any previous!

August - We took all the kids to America and created havoc at the theme parks - Disneyland and Universal, went to Mexico for a day trip and took in the sights of LA on a day tour which included some Stars houses.....I kept wondering are they really these peoples houses and are the stories the driver is telling us completely true or have they been "embellished" a bit
We even made it to Santa Monica and got to stroll along the Pier - I must admit I was a little in withdrawal and kept thinking there's a Michaels just up that hill and round the corner but we weren't there for scrapbook shopping we were there to create some wonderful memories and that we certainly did......amazing how every Restaurant bill  had more alcohol expenses than food! but then those Sangrias were pretty delicious

The Bells hit Disneyland
 Trevor and his mate Goofy
 Mike Sherie and Baby makes 3
 Emz and Jayden
 Chris Anna and of course Goofy
 California Land....nup didn't do the roller coaster in the background (Sherie and I are not that stupid!)but all the others did and some did it twice

Sept - have just finished class and thoroughly enjoyed how everyone's layouts looked so different
this month there was a Female and a Male version - the Male version appeared to be more popular to begin with but then the Female one took over. We were using the latest papers from Kaiser ...for the Men it was Barber Shoppe Collection and the Ladies was Mademoiselle...both amazing collections
 found a couple of nice photos of myself so thought about time I did a "Robbi" layout
and I do love this set of photos of Trev and Goofy so had to use them

Oct - for the next class we are making a Mini Album....very girly and pretty so not manly at all but hey like I always say the first one is a sample so if you had any good weathered paper you could create a nice male one for Xmas or just as a nice thank you gift

Ok that's it for about now but if you are going to be in Christchurch for the Labour weekend break and feel like a bit of scrapping then go online to Scrap n Chat and register we are creating 2 layouts on the Friday night (time permitting) and mixed media goodies on the Saturday....not to many place left in either class so don't wait to long
Until next time
Take Care and
Happi Scrappin'

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Hey Everyone in Scrappyland

Thought I would share with you the 2 projects we made during Mixed Media class here in Dunedin and Balclutha last weekend
Had a heap of fun and everyone's was so totally different just by using the different colour paints but even with some ladies using the same it came down to those who added heavier amounts or lighter
the process was very easy to achieve the finished result for both projects

Who would of thought playing with glue and paint would be so much fun lol

This board is 8x8 and has a multitude of layers - including the new white crackle from Finnabair (love the product) a cute resin frame and of course Prima flowers

I am absolutely blown away by this box and drawer set and how they all ended up, We used the little Art stones and Mini Art stones also from Finnabair they just give a really cool finishing touch to any mixed media project. Lots of metals including some household pieces of course there is lace and a butterfly.
Maybe we will play again later this year....

How is everyone's SENZ class purchases going, there is a lot of choice this year and some amazing tutors coming from all round NZ and  Australia  SENZ Website for classes and info
Classes are released today for 2 and 3 days pass holders and for non ticket holders from Monday but the information I have heard is in some classes there's not many places left....Good Luck getting the classes you are after
Ok short and sweet
Until next time
Happi Scrappin'

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hey Everyone in Scrappyland!

Whose Coming to ......

This year there is an amazing line up of Tutors and stalls to fill your every "scrapbooking" need
so I hope you have already purchased your VIP ticket as the classes go on sale from next Wednesday
then following on for the daily ticket holders up till Sunday when they go on sale for the General Public.
I have been very busy ferreting away in every room of the house getting goodies ready and I hope I will have some type of project that you might just like....I do have 2 favourites  and cant wait to have you join me in class this year to get creative with them.
My class numbers are a bit less this year so don't dilly dally when it comes to booking a class whether for myself or other tutors as I am pretty sure the classes are all going to be overflowing and possibly waiting lists might apply lol
If you haven't purchased a ticket yet then get hold of Fiona via the SENZ website and get yourself sorted.....
I will be back over the weekend with a couple of pics from the Mixed Media classes I am holding here in Dunedin and Balclutha...its going to be heaps of fun, mess and laughter but I am super excited to see everyone's work and what they come up with as everyone's will be so different
Until then
Take Care and
Happi Scrappin'