Winter in the wings!

Hi there,

Well, it seems I missed spring and summer!?  That is not to say that I wasn’t doing anything since my last post.  I was making cards and scrapbooking and on holiday on and off over December and January.  Also, even after three and half years, trying to get unpacked and getting rid of unwanted “stuff” I still have heaps to toss.  I have got rid of a great deal of clothing which was trying to “drown/bury” me, and I still have plenty to give away to charity, but I can at least see the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak.

Anyway, back to Creative Memories.  Trying to set up a regular workshop and finding people to attend is not at all easy, I never expected it to be but you’d think there would be at least a handful who would be interested.

So, I am again holding National Scrapbook Day (NSD) on Saturday, 5th of May 2018 to get you all interested, inspired and attend my workshop.  I have put a flyer on Facebook but I have extended the deadline to Friday, 6th April.

Some other relevant information is that we have heaps of good stuff to give away to new Advisors, so this is a great time for you to join me and my team to get your freebies.  You like freebies don’t you?  I sure do so what’s to stop you from joining me, check out this link and see if we can whet your appetite.

The latest catalogue can be found here and you can check out the latest new products here which also includes the latest new products.

Well, I think I’ve given you enough to mull over so, until next time.  Cheers, thanks for reading.

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A quick post!

This is just a quick note to let you know I’m still alive and kicking.  Been a little busy the last few months and been too tired to make enough sense to write a decent post so … of course nothing got posted.  I’ve also been trying to work out how to actually get my cards sold, which means I have to find an appropriate online site, not as easy as you’d think.  Even finding a physical store willing to display and sell isn’t easy.

Anyway, my next event will be a Creative Memories National Scrapbook Day on Saturday, 5 May 2018, 10am to 5pm.  So if you’re local to me, and you enjoy making cards or making the occasional page to show your photos come and join us.  Space is limited so get in quick.  How to register, simply send me an email via contact me or via messenger on my Facebook page.

Well, that’s it for a quick post, while I’m sitting in a breezy alleyway selling raffle tickets (in front of a supermarket).

I’m told by the experts that I should write about what I’m doing, so, that’s what I’ve done.  I hope you found it interesting enough to visit again.  Bye for now.

Virtual Crop and other things

Hi folks,

I haven’t been here for a while but I’ve been busy getting things ready for Croptoberfest, making cards and other scrapbooking challenges.

You may (or may not) have seen my Virtual Crop participation on Facebook in September, my goodness it seems so long ago.  In case you missed them I will include a couple here but my main purpose today is to let you know of all the new products which have been released since my last post.

First of all the lovely “Countryside Comfort” and “Sugarplum” papers, embellishments, washi tape for Halloween,  and the related mat packs as well.  Gorgeous papers I aim to get them all, if not physically then digitally.  Simply gorgeous both sets.  Then there are the albums, punches and border maker cartridges etc.

It’s hard to keep up with all the great new products coming out. Plus the gifts for those joining http://trck.me/449927/ Creative Memories, wow! While you’re joining up, why not use your bonus and order some (or all) of the new products released in September/October.  I’m sure you’ll love them.

I have included some fliers for you. Have a look, join me and get scrapbooking!

I have also attached a copy of the new catalogue ISSU.

You can find the new September products here browse through and download so you can pick out all the goodies you like.

Here are the October new products for you to browse through.  Have fun and come and join me.

Now, I did promise some photos of my Virtual Crop participation. So here are three of my efforts.  The first one is my winner, I won a Croptoberfest kit for this card.  The next one is my favourite scrapbook layout, not sure why but it seems to have a lot of life in it.  Thank you for looking and I’ll see you next time.

Virtual Crop - Challenge 2
Virtual Crop – Challenge 2
Virtual Crop - Challenge 1
Virtual Crop – Challenge 1
Virtual Crop - Challenge 4
Virtual Crop – Challenge 4
Virtual Crop - Challenge 5
Virtual Crop – Challenge 5

 

Virtual Scrapbooking! Not what you think….

Well, two weeks and a lot has happened.  Went to Camden and had a great workshop on Friday night, where I completed a 2-page layout, minus a few small embellishments which were added on Sunday night.  My partner came along as well, but he was making use of some of the border maker punches which we don’t have yet, as you do!  So, here are the two pages I completed:

The layout and papers are from last year’s Croptoberfest.  I didn’t participate last year but purchased the kit because I liked the papers, our hostess on Friday didn’t have anything specific for us so we worked on our own projects and this was mine.  I still have another 3 layouts to complete for that kit and I have Croptoberfest 2017 coming up in a months time.

So while I’m here I might as well give Croptoberfest 2017 a plug, as I will be holding one, in Australia of course.  CM Advisors in the US will also be holding Croptoberfest events so if you’re interested, go to the website (this is in Australia) but once there you can change to USA or whichever relevant.  For those in Australia, you can check for an event near you here, not sure where the American list is located, sorry.

The next event I participated in was the Virtual Crop, on Sunday, 17th September.  What is a Virtual Crop you ask, well, you are given a template to follow shown on the CM Blog and  for each challenge you have 2 hours to complete and upload to the relevant FB page and of course you can’t be too pedantic which was my downfall for the first challenge but I learnt quick and the rest of the day went much better and I even won a prize.  Hard work, tiring and certainly got your brain working quickly but also fun.

So with all that as well as my normal card making, I’ve had a busy couple of weeks.  You may or may not have seen my Virtual Crop contributions but for now, I will just show my winning card.  I will show the layouts from the Virtual Crop later.  Until next time.  Thank you for visiting.

 

Spring – not sure where it is but not here yet

Well, it is “officially” spring but the only thing ‘making it so’ are the blossoms which come out by date rather than the weather.  Make sense?  I don’t think so either but the plants seem to know more than we do and seem to anticipate the weather.

Anyway, sorry folks, been a little busy last few weeks and also, for some reason my Apple laptop doesn’t want to talk to my iPhone so it makes it a little more complicated uploading/transferring photos to the laptop.

But I have some photos for you and also some cards.  First of all some cards I made for the Splitcoaststampers over a couple of weeks.

Then some photos and perhaps a video, of a trip to Perisher Valley with some medical students for their networking with Ambulance, Ski Patrol and Medical Centre to gain a sense of working as a medic in alpine and remote areas.

Black and White blog hop

Hi everyone,

Today is unusual for me, I am actually taking part in the Michael Strong Black and White Blog Hop.   With the “Black and White” theme and at least one of Michael’s stamps on the card, what better stamps to use than – Penguins.  I and some other members were fortunate to be gifted these stamps by Michael and what better way to show them off.

Hopefully you will have arrived here from Herma Fitche’s blog and would have seen all her beautiful work.

Penguins are a perfect subject for a black and white theme!  I have some placemats which have the “Antarctica” theme, with ice peaks and penguins of course, so I decided one would make a great backdrop for Michael’s wonderful new Penguin stamps.  Of course, I could only use one and because there was a “party” of penguins on one of the placemats that is the one I chose to print and re-size to fit the card.  I then stamped the penguins onto white cardstock, cut them out and using foam mounts added them to the card.  So, I hope you like my card.

Please leave comments on all the blogs you visit and if you would like the chance to win some blog candy, also leave comments on Michael’s blog, which you can access through this link where you can also see Michael’s beautiful stamps.

So, here are my “Penguins” which I affectionately call Pingu – I picked that up from the Antarctic Centre in Christchurch NZ:

Now it is time to  visit Dorly Weitzen’s blog and see all her beautiful work.

Just a quick note that if you have “lost your way” through the blog hop you can start again at Hetty’s blog.

Have fun visiting all the blogs and don’t forget to leave comments on all you visit.  Thank you for visiting!  Enjoy.