Thursday, October 28, 2010
I still have to get things organised (not for me - that's easy - but for my family's weekend without me!) so I'll make this a quick one. I had the pleasure of making a baby card to welcome a team member's little one a few weeks ago. It was the perfect opportunity to ink up a new Jumbo wheel and play with some new colours too:
How cute are these little jumpsuits? So much fun to watercolour too. I used an Aquapainter and inkpads on Whisper White cardstock.
Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel
ink: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Black Stazon
card: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Clips assortment, Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon
Monday, October 25, 2010
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Gifted Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
|Welcome Christmas Bundle|
Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
Season of Joy Bundle
|Delightful Decorations Bundle|
Delightful Decorations Set and Ornament Punch
And you can choose your FREE roll of Ribbon:
Mistletoe Ribbon Originals (value $21.95)
Sleigh Bells Ribbon (value $15.95)
Riding Hood Red 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (value $19.95)
Real Red 3/4″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (value $19.95)
Email me if you would like to order a bundle and get some free ribbon!
This offer is available until November 30, or while stocks last.
Once I'd warmed up, and the juices were flowing, I then decided to make my own version:
stamps: Punch Pot Pourri (Level 1 set) , Occasional Quotes (Level 3 set)
ink: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy
card: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White
other: Marina Mist Satin, Mat pack, Paper Piercer, sponge daubers, Full Heart Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Basic Pearls
Monday, October 18, 2010
My team and I are getting together to have our third Annual Giant Craft Sale Day. We have cleaned out our cupboards, and have lots of Craft Goodies that need to find new homes. There are retired stamps and scrapbooking supplies, ribbons, embellishments, plus handmade cards and gifts too (perfect for Christmas!), and lots lots more!
Everything will be priced to sell, so come along and grab a bargain! We'll also have Lucky Door Prizes to be won.
When: Saturday, 23rd October 9am -1pm
Where: The Church Hall (Blacktown East Presbyterian) Corner of Heffron Rd and Gallop Gve, Lalor Park
Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested, and I hope to see you there!
We arrived at Chalkies Beach first and did some snorkeling off the beach. Visibility was a lot better than it had been on the Reef on Thursday, and we saw lots and lots of fish and some amazing coral formations. Next we made a 5 minute boat trip across to WhiteHaven Beach, recently voted the Number 1 Eco Friendly Beach in the World. I can see why -it has 7km of the purest white sand I have ever seen, and is completely unspoilt. Here's Dave and I at WhiteHaven:
me, Theresa, Yvonne, Kim, Liz, Bec.
Even the plate was amazing! So, at least I showed you something healthy ;o)
On Thursday night, Skinny Shrek (thanks Karen, your nickname was perfect and has now stuck, although Dave says it wasn't what he had in mind!!), and 7 companions (amongst them Jared -Gareth's accidental re-naming by Cameron; Brad - our re-naming for Cameron; and lovely couple Terence and Tonya - a bit like Kath and Kim, only classier) went in search of a meal. We settled on the Gourmet Pizza place, but had to kill some time at the Tavern until a table was ready for us. We purchased liquid refreshments to kill the time:
We're all glowing from our day on the reef... that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!
There are 9 restaurants on Hamilton Island - an Italian Place, a Seafood Place, a Steakhouse, the Tavern, Gourmet Pizza Cafe, 2 Hotel Restaurants, Koala Wildlife Cafe and the Very Fancy Yacht Club, plus a Bakery, Deli Cafe and Fish & Chip Shop. We didn't quite get time to try them all.Make sure you try the Pumpkin, Feta and Rocket pizza if you go to the Pizza Place. It's to die for! We had a really fun meal there, overlooking the Marina. When we got back to our rooms, we found our pillow gift. It was a decorated tin containing a NEW stamp set (from the new mini) an inkpad, 2 markers, buttons, mini library clips and a punch. All supplies for our make-and-take session the next day.
We woke up on Friday to bright sunshine and sparkling turquoise waters. Most of us chose to have breakfast in the Reef View Hotel each day, so there was always someone to chat to over brekky. Then some of the hubbies headed off to play golf on a nearby island while the girls had make-and-takes. Here we are, all chatting and stamping:
It was rather warm and very humid, so Jayne and Teresa found some handy sweat-blotters in our make-and-take packs (actually backing from the Window Sheets). The make-and-takes were really cute, and playing with new stamps (I LOVE the set we used!) is always heaps of fun, especially when all the hard work has been done for you!
Here's our table of happy stampers:
Ngaire, Jacque, Jayne, Joanna, Teresa and me.
There were a few of us dressed in Turquoise that morning, so we gathered for a photo:
Jennifer, Emma, Angela, Linda, Ngaire, me.
There was also a group photo taken, but that's going to be emailed to us, so I don't have it yet to show you.
We also swapped cards. It's such a relaxed swapping environment, compared to the frenetic swapping that goes on at Convention. This is what my swap looked like:
I've used the set "Growing Green" and tried to give it a Tropical feel using Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand and Baja Breeze. I used the Petal Card Punch to make a mini envelope, and there are 3 little tags with "Hamilton Island 2010" printed on them to slip inside. I did the background by dabbing a Baja Breeze inkpad on Marina Mist cardstock. The Squares are made using the 2 square punches and layering Whisper White on Whisper White. There were 19 Aussie Demos on the trip and 4 Kiwis, plus 3 guest Demos and Aaron and Emma also made swaps for us, so I now have 27 gorgeous new samples.
It was also the perfect time to get a quick photo with Shelli, overlooking those Turquoise WhitSunday waters:
That afternoon was a good afternoon to explore the Island shops a little more closely (while I was a golf widow). When the boys returned a group of about 20 of us headed out for dinner at the Steakhouse, but again found ourselves at the Tavern when the Steakhouse couldn't fit us in. This time we just stayed there until we could no longer keep our eyes open!
We arrived back in our rooms to find another Pillow Gift, this time a clutch purse to match the luggage tags we were given with our Trip tickets....feeling very spoilt by this time!
Sorry that I didn't get past blogging Day 2. I didn't get comments from many of you, so it seemed that not many people were very interested? I can blog the rest of the trip if you would like me to, but you'll need to leave a comment and let me know, otherwise I feel like I'm talking to myself!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
We donned very glamorous Stinger suits to go snorkeling in:
Dave reckons he looks like a superhero in this shot, with his undies on the outside:
I'm not exactly sure which Superhero he thinks he is though!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
After dropping off our bags, we stocked up on US candy in the Hospitality Room and spun the Prize Wheel (Shimmery White paper for me!). Oh, and we also browsed through the NEW Summer Mini ....OMG Lots of gorgeous stuff coming!!!
Then it was time for some lunch. Here I am with Teresa, Miriam and Claire, having lunch by the pool:After lunch, the plan was to head down for a walk along the beach, but Tanya ran into people carrying lots of chocolates in the lift, so of course we had to investigate! We found a Food Convention being packed up, so we helped them clear some excess stock!!
After unloading our booty, we headed for the beach, only to be thwarted by heavy rain. Plan B was to hop on the Courtesy bus and take a tourist trip around the island. Here we are looking gorgeous and very touristy in the bus:
Pre-dinner drinks were in our room. Here are the girls, all looking glam:
Then over to the Outrigger Restaurant, which was gorgeously decorated for us. We were even treated to a Fireworks display on the way, along with a Parade of dancers and drummers (which was all part of the Food Convention thing, but we were happy to enjoy it anyway!)
This was our table at dinner:
Lots of laughs and chat over a really yummy dinner. We were even entertained by a cheeky possum. Here's the possum:
Just kidding - that's Kim, climbing on her chair to avoid the possum. Here's the possum, running away to avoid Kim:
It was getting late by this time, but we couldn't finish the day without singing Happy Birthday to Tanya. Teresa even brought her a slightly squashed cake from Canberra :o)