Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Creative Block Day 2 & 3

Back again with the round up of Creative Block. On day 2 I didn't take many photos at all, just way too busy scrapping, shopping and socialising. My three favourite 'S' words.

So here is a tiny snippet of Day 2:

Here's Tracey doing a make 'n' take.
Me in the We Are Memory Keepers class.
And lunch time (more food)
Aisles and aisles of shopping to do
More and more aisles
And we finished off the day with a cocktail party on the roof of a hotel. It was great to chat and have a drink with everybody. (sorry bad photo but only one to add)
By Day 3 we were getting totally tired but we fronted up to another early breakfast. Here is the healthy starters.
And then tired 'ole me with the unhealthy version to finish.

Pancakes with choc chips, berries, maple syrup and cream. I had this EVERY morning.

Fancy Pants class today with the lovely Kathy.
And I met Jane Clark (from Stamping, Cardmaking and Papercraft) and Sherry Mendoza (from Scrapbooking Memories) the night before at the cocktail party. So Jane saved me a spot in the Fancy Pants class with them on this day. They are lovely and I had a great time in this class (thanks girls!).
Then we rallied round at the end of the day for last minute shopping (as if we hadn't done enough!), last minute make 'n' takes and photos with some great people we met from the States. Here I am with Rich (sizzix demo extroirdinaire and Super Grover impersonator), Shane from EK Success and Mindy from Core'dinations.
Tracey and I with Julianna from Sizzix (Super Grovers wife). She is just gorgeous and I can't wait to see her again in Chicago.
And both of us with Mindy (Core'dinations)
We headed out for dinner that night with Tracey's Auntie and Uncle and cousin. A delicious meal at Bow Thai. (I have discovered Coconut rice and love it!)
And then we lined up (yes, lined up) for dessert at this fabulous place that pretty much just does desserts.
It was delicious.
Phew, it was an exhausting but totally exhilarating three days and I loved every minute of it. Here is what we faced on the Sunday morning. Trying to squeeze everything into our suitcases. We managed ok and headed home.
Can't wait for July and Chicago!!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Creative Block

I have just spent four days of last week away with my boss, Tracey at Creative Block in Brisbane. IT WAS FANTASTIC!! We had the best time, learning about products, shopping, doing make n takes, shopping............and did I mention shopping???? lol

Here are some photos from our "business" trip on day one and two.

On the plane.

We arrived and checked out our room (nice view, bad photo!)

before venturing down to the restaurant for dinner (gorgeous food, felt ill afterwards though).
Then the next day it was on the bus at 7.15am for the trip out to Printblocks. (Me with my medicated sunglasses)

Where we saw some gorgeous displays. (Graphic 45 was just THE best)

Got some goodies in our classes. (Yay, free product)

Made some great projects.

We did some warehouse shopping (did I mention that?)

Then after it had all finished we trotted off to the shopping centre for some more shopping and dessert.

And then late night room service for dinner on our return. (yes, a bit backwards I know) :)

Lots of shopping and eating on this trip. Will come back tomorrow with photos from the rest of our trip.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ezy Breezy Cover Girl

An exciting week this week with the new Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercrafts magazine turning up in my post box. And my card made the cover!! Yay.
Here are the other cards that are in the article inside:

Also exciting this week, I am off on my first "business trip". My husband goes on business trips all the time and he sells 'stuff' to mines and does other things that don't sound overly exciting. So he never seems that excited about going on his business trips. However, MY business trip is super, super exciting!! I am off to Creative Block in Brisbane which is held by Printblocks to show off all their products to retailers. We will be doing classes (I love being on the other side of the table for a change) and make 'n' takes and a cocktail party. Sigh!! What a fantastic business trip, don't you think? Will let you know all the details when I return.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Busy, Busy

Have had some time to get creative over the Easter break. Lovin' it.
Used some cute DCWV products on these pages.
Then Nathan picked out a ton of chipboard shapes that he wanted on a page about him. I used most of the ones he picked but there were far too many to cram all of them on the page :)
Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Surprise Mail

I was very excited to receive a box in the mail yesterday that I wasn't expecting. It was pizza shaped and that could only mean one thing...........scrapping supplies!! Sure enough, it was my DT package from Marcia at The Stamp Spot. And I loved what I found. Crate paper, Cosmo Cricket, Maya Road chipboard and a gorgeous Prima sparkle swirl.

* Edited to add: It was actually a 'just because' parcel from Marcia. How cool is that? Thank you so much Marcia. I love surprises.

So last night I got my fingers busy and created this page for The Stamp Spot Blog:
Love the sparkle and pearls.....and they were very easy to apply. Love these, gonna have to get me some more.
And I used some black ink and Kindyglitz on the little Maya Road bird. This came off a keychain and had a hole in a funny place (not quite the eye area, more like the bird brain area!). So I used a hand held hole punch and some scrap chipboard to punch out a circle and squeeze it into the hole before inking it up. Worked a treat.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Easter. I am hoping to get quite a bit of crafting done as we are staying close to home all weekend. Yippeeee