Sunday, January 3, 2010

Finishing School, Pre-school and Christmas

As well as doing heaps of different craft projects, we've had a few things happen with the family as well.

In October the Waihi Beach RSA had an open day, all the rides and bouncy castle was set up, during the day there were lolly scrambles as well. First came the ferris wheel.

Then the bouncy castle for Leila.

And for Aidan.

Reece was more then happy just to run around all over the place, not caring what the other two were up to.

In November Aidan's school had their annual Pet and Flower Show Day. His own creations are in the photo, they also did group projects. We all had a great day watching the pet parades and having a look at what the kids had created.

4 December was the final day for Mainly Music. Leila looks very serious as we sung a song all about baby Jesus arriving into the world and how he was born in a stable. All the kids had a baby, blanket and bed to help them imagine what would have been happening.

As it was dress up day as well, Spiderman was invited to look after his own baby!!

5 December was my side of the family get together, we already had plans to go to my husband's side for Christmas day. All of us before the presents were handed out.

Our lovely family photo, trying to keep the kids from taking off on us was a huge mission.

And our youngest, Reece, trying to hide from everyone as the noise and people were getting too much for him. Believe it or not, he wasn't asleep, just wanting to cuddle with Mum.

Other Projects

Can't believe it's been so long since I last posted, lots to add now.

First is the October ATC swap, the theme was "Mixed Media". Have to say I loved doing this swap, I took a lot of inspiration from Tim Holtz with the inking and layering.

And this is the final set.

Then came the November ATC swap, it was the first time I've hosted a swap and I quite enjoyed seeing the envelopes arriving every couple of days. The theme was "At the Park". Great job from everyone, (mine is the top left).

Next came the cards and gifts we made for Aidan's two teachers.

The tins I covered were filled with homemade chocolate truffles, (yummy) and done up with cellophane, bows and ribbon.

Aidan also made some cards for his friends, he did a fantastic job of picking everything out. Apart from helping him with the embossing gun, he pretty much finished the cards himself. Each card had a lollipop inside.

Then onto Leila's ten pre-school teachers. Everyone received a card and fruit flavoured candy canes. Leila also drew some lovely pictures on the inside of the cards.

The December ATC swap was next, "Christmas" was the theme for the month. I loved doing this swap and quickly had an idea which worked first time!! (Mine is the top left).

Here's my little envelope to Santa, with the pull out wish list inside.

The wish list reads:

What I want for Christmas:
X-Box 3
New bike
All the Weetbix rugby cards
All Black jersey
My Mum says I can only pick one small present.

And finally, the last craft project in our house for the year was making a card for Aidan's friends birthday party on 31 December. Once again he picked everything out and where it was going to go. Great job and best of all his friend loved the card.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Card for Miss M

After getting my creative flow going, I made a card for Miss M, 15 today!! I loved making this for her, very girly for once. The paper has a little embossing and sparkle to it, really cute and so glad she liked it.

This is the inside, more girly with silver embossing. Hope you have a fantastic day.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Catch Up

As I mentioned in my first post, I have recently started joining in the ATC swaps with Scrapbook Dreams. This was my first swap (August 2009), the theme was Playing Cards. Really enjoyed this one as I've been lacking inspiration for a while and wanted to get back into being creative. My ATC is the top left, great work from everyone.

This was my second ATC swap, September 2009, the theme for the swap was Humour. It took me a while to come up with my design, but once I got going it was great. Another swap that I'm so pleased with, great work again from everyone.

Looking forward to posting some more photos for other projects, unfortunately I have to wait!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New to This

Hi, I'm a bit new to blogging, but thought it would be a great idea to try and keep family and scrapping friends up to date with what's happening with us. I'm going to start with a few projects I've completed lately.

First off, I re-organised my scrapping area and am really pleased with it. I bought a few new storage drawers and a cheap bookcase. The bookcase was hung off the wall so provided heaps of storage and with the drawers underneath everything is now at my finger tips!!

The lovely boxes at the bottom of my bookcase were another cheap buy from our local bargain shop, $3 each, couldn't believe it, just perfect for all my ribbon (I'm an addict to ribbon!!).

Then came my cupboard to get a revamp, I've sorted things so much better and now have separate sections for my papers, rub-ons, alphabets and cardstock. I've also sorted out my scraps so when the kids are crafting they have some lovely papers to use (hopefully no more trying to get my good papers!!).

Well after all that sorting out, came some inspiration. First was to make some Christmas Cards for a swap with Scrapbook Dreams, photo to come later as the swap hasn't finished yet. Next I made an ATC album using chipboard to keep my newly started ATC collection. I've only completed two ATC swaps at the moment, but really wanted somewhere to put them.

Another project I had been thinking about doing for a while now was to make something for my son's teachers for the end of the year (I know it's early). Usually I'm running around in December trying to find something that says THANKS for everything during the year, but doesn't break the bank and is also personal. So I've altered these tins, the teachers will be getting coffee sachets (the type that stand up) and chocolates, like flakes etc that stand up too. After all the goodies are gone they could use them for a pencil/pen holder on their desks.

Hopefully my first post hasn't been too long and I'll put some photos up soon of other projects I've got on the go.