Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy New Year....!

Happy New Year, and also Happy Australia Day!
I had a great break from work, unfortunately Michael didn't get any time off other than the public holidays so that was a bit of a bummer. I managed to get a lot of things sorted out and organised.
The two Stampin' Up! workshops that l have so far this year are this coming weekend and the following. I have designed one make and take for each and l am working on a second for each workshop as well, depending on how well the ladies work on the first one (which will be easier than the second)
I have collected 3 more cricut cartridges over the break, Kate's ABCs, Campin Critters and Give A Hoot. April was having a special at her shop, buy two, get one free. I have wanted Kate's ABCs and Campin Critters for a while, and Give A Hoot was also up on my wishlist so l thought why not? Saves me from purchasing all 3 at full price.
I also managed to get my hands on one of these:
Its another Corner Chomper from We R Memory Keepers, but its a smaller radius corner cut. This was so hard to find, no one sold it but l was lucky enough to find it! Couldn't believe my eyes when l saw it.
Not a lot has been done on the scrapbooking front, the last layout l created was an engagement layout:
Its a little bit squished, but l'm sure if you click on the photo it will enlarge it. I designed this layout myself. I had a idea of what l wanted it to look like in my mind and l'm pleased to say it ended up looking pretty close!
I have missed scrapping so much =( I have all this really cool product just itching to be taken out of its packaging and to be glued down!
Michael has his brand new shed, which means l will be able to have a bit more room in the spare room! We went to Ikea last weekend to buy this:
Woooooo Hoooo! We managed to get it AND in the white!
It will house all of my Stampin' Up! products, and l am hoping to have a "cube" for each type of product. E.g. adhesives, big shot (and dies and embossing folders), stamps (clear), stamps (wood), embossing powders, ribbons, brads (and buttons), Pastels/markers, stamps (retired), business supplies (catalogues, order forms etc) and my glass cookie jar.
Glass Cookie Jar?
This is my glass cookie jar. My wonderful upline, Pauline gave me this idea (along with a ton of others when l went to visit her one day during my christmas/new year break).
Its for workshops! Guests can pick a stamp if their name gets called out as a lucky door prize. 1st prize is a full stamp set, all other prizes will be from the jar. I embellished the jar myself (even tied the bow!)
As you can probably tell, l am REALLY nervous but also REALLY excited about my first workshops. I have looked at videos and websites to get tips and hints on how to host a great workshop, and my upline Pauline has been a load of help too!
Until next time (whenever that will be!) take care and happy crafting!