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A Special Birthday Book

Last year one of the Ladies at my work, Wendy – who is also my friend – Celebrated a special birthday.  Now at the time – she thought she had got away without anyone knowing……….but we found out!

So – when Wendy least expected it – we gave her a surprise Birthday Celebration.
Knowing that she is a fabulous Scrapbooker and Card Maker – and that I did some too – work asked me to put together a special card for her. 

I had a few ideas and realised that I either needed a really really big card – or something else that everyone at work could sign.  So I decided to decorate a little book.  One of Wendy’s other great loves is the Eagles AFL team – their colours are Blue and Yellow – so that set the theme for the little book.  

 I really enjoyed putting this book together – it was made with lots of love for a fellow Paper crafter.  And it was perfect for everyone at work to write a special Birthday Message in for Wendy.

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Birthday Cards

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One of the wonderful things about being a Card Maker and Stamper is that at special times I receive loads of beautiful cards.  It was my Birthday at the end of last month and I was surprised with an array of very special cards – I thought I would share them with you too.

Aren’t they all beautiful?  Thank you to all of you.

It really made my Birthday wonderful – so exciting to get the mail in each day (for a few weeks) and find so many wonderful surprises.
It also inspires me to explore new techniques, colour combos and ideas.
And….. there are more beautiful Birthday Cards here some where….but embassassingly I have to admit I have misplaced them!  Weird I know.  But I had a few of them that I was looking at the thinking about and mulling over.  As in – I was using them for inspiration for something I was doing.  But when I went to do this post I could not find them…..stached them somewhere special I imagine!!
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Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Dad’s Birthday.  Happy Birthday Dad – I hope you have a great day (and aren’t too hung over after your party last night)!

Sadly – I could not make it to NZ to celebrate with Dad – so I decided to put together a card full of Candles for him.  He’s 70 – so there are 70 Candles.

I have used DSP for the Candle sticks – and all  70 of them are different!  For the Flame – I used the Petal from Vintage Vogue and Rock’n’Rolled it.

S0 – Cheers to Dad!!

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Card Class – Easter Projects

Easter is not far away…..we have been eating Hot x Buns for quite a few weeks now….I love them.  I stash a few packs in the freezer, they are great in lunch boxes as well as a snack when visitors pop over.   Yummy!

And then there’s all the Chocolate of course! 

Last week we did an Easter Projects class.  I decided to show the ladies a quick way to pack up a few eggs for a surprise treat.  We made a little pocket sort of shaped like a Chip Packet out of a square of card.

 

We used Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive – the idea with to do colours like a carrot.  As in Easter Bunny……carrot……get it?

The Stamp Set is called Hello Again.  We also used these colours and Stamps to stamp on the Ribbon – but you can’t quite see it in these pics.

Our second project was a card……

This card was inspired by a lovely card I saw done by Marlene Peters (Canada).

The colours are Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso and Whisper White.    In this picture it is hard to see the glitter on the Egg Shape – I think the glitter really sets it off.

I also got an Easter surprize on my doorstep the other day….from my friend Kim.  Kim had sent me some yummy marshmallow eggs…that I have hidden because otherwise someone (not me) would have scoffed them already – so I snaffled them away and they don’t even know I have them…..hee hee hee.

Also in the pack was this ‘cute as’ little bunny box…..

 It’s really cool how it folds at the ends – very clever.  You can’t see it in the pic – but it has a little round fluffy bunny tail too.  The goodies that were inside…..are gone!

Thank you Kim, that was a lovely surprise.  You are very clever at making these cute boxes.

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Aus-NZ Challenge – February

The February Challenge with Kim and Nadine was to use the current In-colours which are Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzazz.  Again – we all came up with total different projects.  Here they are:

Kim’s one came with Yummy’s!  She put together a Sweet Treat Cup Flower Card.

It’s sunny, bright and IRL glittery too.  Kim has used all of the In-colours on this card and they look fantastic.  The inside of the card is also stamped with a pretty design around it too. 

Nadine’s card was also Bright and vibrant.  She used the Brayering Technique and a mask.  Then did some silhouette stamping.

These colours look awesome together.

My project started as just a 3D box for each of them…..but then I decided that I need to use more colour – so I made some little cards to go inside the box which is bundled up in some Cellophane bags. 

Here are the Boxes…..the Pink went to Nadine and the Green to Kim.

And these are the cards.  I used the SAB Stamp Set, Sweet Summer.

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Christmas Project # 1

Hey – Happy New Year everyone!    Hope you all had a great New Year Celebration.       We are already 3 days into the New Year and it’s back to work tomorrow for me.  As my husband said to me this morning….Time waits for No-one!I have been meaning to post a couple of Christmas Projects that I made last month – but wanted to wait until they had all be given to the people that I made them for…..now that they have been I can show you.

The first is a Christmas Decoration.  You may remember that I went to a Team Dinner at the end of November where we all exchanged Secret Santa gifts – Well….one of the ladies received one of these – and I really loved it, so had to case it.

Because it’s long – it’s kinda hard to photograph – so I have taken individual pic’s of each of the rosettes.

Here are the ones I made up – all packed up and ready to give out.  I really enjoyed making these and I think my Family & Friend liked them too.

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Klass Act Team Dinner

I had a great night out with the ladies from A Klass Act last night.  Usually when we get together – we are stamping (and it’s during the day).  It was great to go out for a lovely meal too.

We still combined it with Stamping by making and giving Secret Santa gifts.  That was fun too.  We are a talented group of ladies and made some beautiful gifts for each other.

I received I lovely box of Chocolates. 

This was made by Alisha.  It’s very clever cause it has a window in the Box and lid…..so you can see the yummy contents.  And how about that Ribbon?  It’s the really beautiful 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain and perfect for tying round a box like this. 

We were also given this cute little Bouche made with the Two-Step Owl Punch.  

They were made by Michelle and this is a pic that she took of them altogether.

I put together a gift box and filled it with girly things…..Shoes & Handbags.  Inside the Shoe is a Nail Polish and File.  And the Handbag had Stampin Bits and Pieces inside.

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Birthday Book Class

On Wednesday night – we did a Birthday Book Class.  The ladies have been asking me to do this for quite some time – so we had a very full table.

I decided to use the Elegant Soiree Papers – because I really love the colours.  They are Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla & Basic Grey. 

I used the Big Shot and Timeless Type Junior Alphabet to write the word Birthdays.  On the inside we used different colours to decorate the pages.

Once it is all Stamped and folded up we bound it together with a coil binding.  Then attached some ribbons.  The way we folded it created little pockets to put cards in for each month.

I had to laugh actually – cause I often stamp away on my own and then within a very short time find I have a major mess everywhere.  On Wednesday night when every body started making their Birthday Books we had a mess within minutes………so I decided to take a pic of the table so you could see.

From Bottom left going round the table the ladies are……… Virginia, Alison, Gayle, Kerry, Janet, Jenny & Michelle.

And from the other end of the table……from Centre of pic, Kerry, Janet, Jenny, Michelle, Virgina, Alison and Gayle.