Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mum's the word-on now!

In my previous post I mentioned that the Kim Archer's Mum's the Word @Home Mother's day workshop was kicking off on Monday. Well it is now well under way and all I can say is wow!!! The projects have been amazing so far, and I can't wait to see the rest. See the one in the bottom right hand corner...that is mine :)
There is still plenty of time to book into this class, so to find out more information or register go here.

On another note I have been busy playing with the Q4 releases from Kaisercraft. Can you believe it has been one year since I joined this wonderful team. How time flies!

Here is a layout I made using the Utopia collection.

I was a little worried about this collection because they aren't colours I would normally choose. But I was pleasantly surprised with how beautifully they came together in this layout.

Next up is a Family History folder that I have made using the Kaisercraft Recipe book and Tea at Elsie's collection. Anyone researching family history would know that the amount of information to sort through and find can be a little overwhelming. So I thought it would be fantastic to put it all in the one spot, safe and sound.

Inside the folder I have used the 6x6 paper pads to make mini-layouts of any photos that I find. These are just simple little pages to tell me who is in the photo.

I hope you have found some time to be creative lately.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mum's the word!

Some exciting news!

Kim Archer Workshops@home is going to have a new workshop being launched on Monday 26th April. It is the new @Home Mum’s The Word workshop. It will feature great Mother's day ideas from the girls who made the Top 15 Support Team, including yours truly. I just know this class will be fabulous, so make sure you pop over to the Kim Archer Workshops@home site and book into this class.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tea Anyone?

Have you seen the Tea at Elsie's collection from Kaisercraft yet? If not you should have a bit of a lookie. The colours in it are so soft and pretty, my sort of papers. I have only made one layout so far with this collection, but my mind has been racing with ideas for BTP projects.

“With each step” by Renee Ludlow – Tea at Elsie’s papers, die cut elements, colour rub-ons, black rub-ons, clear stamps, ink (brown and moss), 6×6 paper pad, Alpha stickers (cream), chipboard alphabet #2, wood flourishes (curls), paper flowers (snow).

On another note I didn't make the Kim Archer @home support team. But I am not disappointed at all, two very talented ladies were chosen and Kim has asked me if I wanted to be Guest Tutor sometime in the future. So that in itself is extremely exciting for me. Yay me!!

Have a fantastic Thursday everyone.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tick tock-Kaisercraft Round Clock

Hellloooo everyone.

Wow this week has flown past. I have been busy having fun with the girls while Kayla is on school holidays. Emily is loving her big sister being home again. Although at times when they are bickering a little time out for them both wouldn't hurt:)

We have had a few little appointments for Kayla while she is on holidays. The first was with a speech therapist to see if she needed to have any further help with her articulation of a few sounds. It turns out it is only a minor problem and we are going to try an at-home program to try and correct it. We also had to have her hearing re-tested and thank goodness that came back all clear. Only one more appointment to go to, and that is the physiotherapist for her feet. Kayla is loving going to all these places and meeting these new people, it is all so exciting. Little treasure she is.

Talking about how fast these school holidays are going, here is a Kaisercraft Round Clock that I made using the La Di Da range. You can find some quick tips on how I made it on the Kaisercraft blog.

This clock now sits in Kayla's room and she loves it! She knows how to tell the time on it a little bit. Mainly the time when morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea should be served. These are the most important times for her apparently lol.

We don't have any major plans for the weekend. We may venture to the farmers market to grab some fresh fruit and veg, but other than that I think it will be a quiet one at home.

I hope you have all had a fantastic week and that your weekend is filled with fun.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

G-g-g-good morning

Good Morning everyone. The temperature has dropped a little bit here the last few days, so the winter woolies have been pulled out of storage ready for the fast approaching winter. Kayla has had a massive growth spurt, which became evident when we tried on a jumper that fit her only 6 months ago :)

Luckily it isn't that cold just yet that my hands have frozen. So on the weekend I was able to make these two layouts for our blog week over at Kaisercraft.These layouts use the Q1 ranges Loire Valley and Duchess.

Our two little scallywags.

How young and fresh faced do we look in our wedding photos? I can't believe that was over 9 years ago.

Kayla is on school holidays now for two weeks...yay (I love having her home). We haven't made many plans, I think for the most part we will relax around the house and have fun together. Kayla loves crafts at the moment and she wants to make something new everyday. Yesterday we made paper bag mice. Very cute, although trying to get Emily not to cut off her fingers with scissors was a bit of a challenge lol.

Hopefully I will be back on by the end of the week with some more creations. I have been bitten by the sewing bug again, and I am go to try and find time to make a table topper for the kitchen table (now where to start looking for all that spare time hehe).

Have a great week everyone

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Belated Easter!!!

Happy belated Easter everyone. I had all intentions of hopping on my blog yesterday but the day just got away between the girls (and chocolate of course). I hope the Easter Bunny visited you all, and I hope you had a weekend full of love and laughter.

Our Easter Sunday began with Emily racing into our bedroom exclaiming that the Easter Bunny had been. I told her to hop back to bed because it was still too early. But instead she toddled into Kayla's room and woke her up with the news that the Easter Bunny had in fact visited our house. This was followed by a little bit of giggling and a lot of "what did you get".

Kayla then taking charge of her overly excited younger sister announced that "we are not to start our Easter Egg hunt until Mummy and Daddy get up" (God bless her little heart). This gave us a few more minutes grace before the hunt for Easter Eggs around the house began.
I was so impressed with how Kayla looked after her little sister this year. The Easter Bunny had left lots of little solid eggs around the house in pairs. Whenever Kayla found a pair she kept one for herself and then helped Emily get the other one. Now I cannot be positive, but if it had been the other way around I am sure Emily would have kept both eggs for herself lol.

Here are a couple of photos of our little Easter treasures

After all this excitement we sat down for some yummy bacon and eggs before we headed down to the Lanyon Homestead for yet another Easter Egg hunt. This was the first time we had been there, and the girls loved it even though the hunt only lasted a few minutes.

So with even more chocolate to add to their supply we headed home and enjoyed a much more relaxed afternoon.

I also have some very exciting news to share. I recieved an email from Sherry Mendoza at Scrapbooking Memories asking me to do a product challenge for them. How cool is that. I have never done one before so I am thrilled to be asked!

Also (and I cannot believe I am actually saying this) I made the Top 15 for Kim Archer's @Home Support Team 2010 competition (check it out here). I could not believe it when I read the email. I almost fell off my chair I was that surprised. I am so thrilled to be included in this list of amazingly talented women and to have even made it this far. So this week I will be doing a few little projects supplied by Kim and the team (all of which I love) for the next step of the competition. Wish me luck!

So I think I am all up to date now on my news. No doubt I have forgotten something but there is always next time. I truly hoped you all had a beautiful Easter. Sending you all lots of chocolaty hugs.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sew Handy

Oooops! I was going back through my blog last night when I realized that I hadn't yet shared my Kaisercraft Storage Drawers with you. I think I must have posted them everywhere else, but then forgot to post them here on my own blog. I remember telling myself to post them...but I guess I never did (oops). So to resolve this slight error in memory here are my Kaisercraft Storage Drawers using the Made With Love collection.

I decided to turn my drawers into a little sewing box to hold my bobbins, tape, pins, needles, embroidery thread and other little bit and bobs. It has turned out to be one of my most used storage solutions.

So now that I have shared that little creation, what are your plans for Easter? We are having a very quiet long weekend. Sunday we will wake up and do a little Easter Egg hunt around the house, and then we are heading down to Lanyon Homestead for another Easter Egg hunt. I am sure the kids will absolutely love that (it is going to be a surprise). This morning the girls and I decorated a few little eggs. Here is the end result.

Aren't they just they cutest little eggs ever. I found these little shrink wraps at a homewares store, and basically you put the wrapper around the egg, pop it into boiling water for three seconds and voila you have decorated eggs. So very cute, and the girls love them to bits. Tomorrow we are going to get a bit more adventurous and paint some eggs, I may even have to pull out the Kindyglitz for them :)

I hope you are all enjoying your Friday and if I don't pop on again before Easter, I wish you and your families a blessed Easter filled with lots of love (and of course a little bit of chocolate).