Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fiskars Birthday Bash & NZ Dares

It's Fiskars 10th birthday in Australia. And next month, the Fiskars ANZ blog has been running for 1 year. Wow. Two huge milestones! To make it a fun birthday the ANZ leads have decided to throw a big party. There are already a couple of challenges up on the ANZ blog (click here to see them), but come Saturday and Sunday we're going to be having a heap more challenges, games, inspiration, and fun!!!!
On Sunday we've also lined up the 5 USA Lead Ambassadors to come and visit and have a 'live' chat on the blog. Here are the times around the world if you'd like to join us:
12 pm Melbourne (Sunday lunchtime)
2pm Auckland (Sunday afternoon)
7 pm Los Angeles (Saturday night)
10pm New York (Saturday night)
3am London (Sunday morning)
The way it will work is we'll be online at the above times and will 'chat' with them in a post on the blog. Just keep refreshing your computer to see more, new questions and answers. Can't wait!
And no birthday would be right without prizes and you can bet your boots we've got a HEAP of prizes to give away during the weekend.
So do come and join us and don't forget to tell all your friends!

guess who elses birthday it is.
NZ Dares has been running for 2 years now and it's also our 50th Dare. So go check it out and check out all the cool LO's that have been posted for the dare.
Also an awesome prize up for grabs from Qtea kits.
Here's my LO.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Still around!!

Checking in with my bi-monthly post here, LOL.

The Fiskars blog is having an 'Around the World' game. Check it out, leave a comment and say I sent you. Click here.

Rock the Pipecleaners. The latest NZ Dare is a fun one. Go here, join the fun and be in to win an awesome prize from Shabby Chic Crafts. Here is my LO. They are such cool little things to twist and turn into all sorts of shapes and you can get them at the $2 shop. So cheap.
Our next dare is a big one. It will be our 2 year anniversary and our 50th dare. Monique is setting the theme and that is special too because she was the winner of our first ever dare, how cool is that. We also have some very special Guest Designers. So look out for that dare next Friday. It will be GRAND!!
This was very cool. Vicky asked me to be the featured scrapper in the June SBO ezine. Totally rapt I was.
Scrap the Teenz latest theme is about Teens and their pets. Here is my LO.Have you been watching the So You Think You Can Scrap challenge over at the Scrapbook Studio forum. It's really heating up now. Check out the awesome LO's in the gallery.

Recent LO's for Qtea kits. I love these kits so much, they are such fun to work with. Check out the Winter Add On one, looks so fab.

Ok that's it for now I think. Hope to get back a bit sooner next time. See you then.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Scrapcamp was the BOMB!!

What a really wonderful, great and awesome weekend. Can you tell I had a great time. I don't have any photos yet because we used Yolandes camera but if anyone has any can you please link us up in the comments here. I'd love to see some. Kelly's classes were a great success, thank you Kelly, you the best. And thanks to all you lovely ladies that came and made the weekend such a great success. It was so nice getting lots smiles and hugs from you lovely talented and kind people.

Monday, May 19, 2008

So You Think You Can Scrap

How fun is this!!
Scrapbook Studio (aka Scrapbooking by Design) are hosting a competition for 7 weeks starting on the 30th May, and the winner will receive a digital camera PLUS an optional position on the Design Team for 6 months. Each Friday a new challenge will be set for a scrapbook LO to be completed. How exciting!
There are also great prizes for 2nd and 3rd place winners.
Check the forum for more information soon.
Please email to register your interest by 30th May.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Friday, April 04, 2008

My boys birthday and some LO's

A random act of blogging, LOL, because I don't do it much these days and I would like to but I hate doing it on my computer at home. Today I'm at work super early so have a chance finally.

It's James birthday tomorrow, happy birthday dude, 19 years old, whew where did that time go man.
Anyway, thought I'd share a couple of LO's while I'm here.
This first one is a canvas I did for NZ Dares and the start of my obsession with Kobi Yamada quotes particularly the She ones from this book. Here is a link to a list of them. I used goodies from a Qtea kit and Fiskars letter stamps. It is for my scraproom wall when it ever gets finished.
We have a huge range of awesome designer fabrics at Scrapbook Studio now and I wanted to do a LO using this gorgeous floral fabric. I also used the very cool Bazzill Stitchz templates at the bottom there. Yummo and so easy. And another Kobi Yamada quote; also some Qtea kit stuff.
I did this LO for the Qtea March kit and it won me a spot in the SIS TV Catwalk last week. So rapt. Another Kobi Yamada quote too, hehe.
And this LO was a Scrapjack of Janine Langer and was one of the favourites. Rapt again!!!
And this LO of my Dad for the latest NZ Dares to 'scrap a childhood memory'. What a great dare. It made me realise how many childhood memories I need to get down on paper not just in my head and telling my kids, it needs to be written somewhere. We are very lucky to have this dare sponsored by Digital Scrapbook Place.
Lastly, Book of Me month at the Fiskars blog - each day we're posting BOM prompts. Some great ideas for LO's, check them out each day. This LO was for April the 2nd - What did you have for lunch today?

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter fun

Check out the Fiskars blog this Easter weekend for some great games, challenges and prizes.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Scrapcamp 08 Details

Check here for all the details of our next rockin
to be held May 23rd - 25th at Rotorua.
Wahoo. It's gonna be so much FUN! FUN! FUN!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Qtea kit fun

Got my Qtea Kits on Friday and couldn't wait to have a play. Here's a couple of LO's so far. The Chocolate Kisses kit was perfect for this fun photo of Rob & I taken with my Lomo Fisheye camera.
And this LO for the latest Scrap the Teenz Summer Fun theme using Qtea's Phone Gnome kit.
James left today for Uni again but this time he's going flatting and we won't see so much of him this year. He will probably pop home occasionally but not every weekend like last year. Boohoo, I'm gonna miss him so much.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Can you believe she's 16 today, I can't. She had a party at home on Saturday night which went as good as a 16 year olds party can go I suppose, a couple of problems but nothing too bad. She seemed to have a good time. And tonight we are having a yummy dinner at home.
Emma is leaving school this year and going to the Cut Above Hairdressing Academy in Auckland city for 2 years. She is so excited.

Oh that's the card I made her up there.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Kiwijack and NZ Dare

Wow I can't believe I got Kiwijacked - how cool, thanks heaps guys, I'm totally rapt. Check out the cool LO's the girls have done.

Here's my card for the latest NZ Dare to use a photo on a Valentines card. Such a cool idea of Jo's, you can use one of your own or one from the net somewhere like I did from Flickr, I just did a search for 'hearts'.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Acrylic album class and Fiskars LO's

This is a class I'm teaching at Scrapbook Studio. See here for details.
And these are 2 LO's I did using the Fiskars Cloud 9 dog and cat ranges. so great for pet LO's. Everything on both LO's is Fiskars except the c/s.

There's a blinkie competition over at the Fiskars blog if you want to check it out. A cool prize is up for grabs.

Friday, January 18, 2008

The best news

I made the Qtea kits DT. I am so rapt. I absolutely adore these kits; a creative selection of unique accessories, vintage finds, handmade items and funky fabrics. Here is a LO I did using some items from the kits.

Here is my LO for the latest NZ Dare to scrap something that Tickles Your Fancy. This sign in Pukekohe always Tickles my Fancy because they always have a message on it, something to think about and have a giggle about.

Monday, January 14, 2008

where has my sidebar gone

Just testing to see if I post something if it will come back.

And it did. Whew!! Was panicking a bit then. That's my main linkage to other sites.
While I'm here I might as well share a LO I did for Scrapbook Studio for a challenge I set to make your own p/p to use as a background or on your LO somewhere. I did my back ground with these cute foam Star stamps from SS.

Look out for a new NZ Dare this Friday coming. It's a goodie!!