Friday, September 30, 2011

Final day of "Magic of Oz" hop :)

And WOW wouldn't you say!!!!!!!!!

( EDITED TO ADD AT 9pm my time - lol PS my cold has got the better of me and I am off to bed - so this is posted at what I believe 2 hours prior to Graphic 45 's post!!!! )

From Hilde's Candy Time bag yesterday along with Yuka's Green and purple themed bag where even the sides were embellished!! Laura's depth in her window featuring Dorothy and Jane's see through middle of the bag (to check the level of your treats of course!). I have been inspired :)

And what has it all been about... well...

Each day you'll see a sneak peek of a fantastic Graphic 45 trick-or-treat bag designed by our design team members. Just click on the link to their blog and you'll be transported to a magical world of craft bliss! See the full unveil the trick-or-treat bags on our featured design team member's blog each day and get inspired by their amazing projects! We are offering two awesome Magic of Oz gift packs as prizes this week!

Want the opportunity to win? Just click on over to our featured design team member's blog each day and leave a comment. We will choose two random winners from our design team member's blog comments and announce them on Friday, September 30th! Sound like fun!? You bet it does! Check out this amazing prize! A Magic of Oz 12x12 paper pad, Chipboard Button Staples, 3 chipboards from Imaginarium Designs, and some beautiful bling by Want2Scrap! Remember, there's two chances to win this week! Wow!

In case you couldn't make it every single day this week, here is the schedule for our featured design team member blogs. This shows you who will be featured on what day so you can check out all the fun! Don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win!

Lynette Carrol:
Jane Tregenza:

Laura Denison:
Robin Shakoor:
Tara Orr:

Sherry Cheever:
Jack & Cat Curio:
Nicole Eccles:

Nancy Wethington:
Hilde Janbroers:
Yuka Hino:

Melanie Forbes:
Gloria Stengel:

So without further ado - my Magic of Oz Treat Bag :) which along with a LO was proudly on display at the CHA back in July - still pinching myself my work was there on G45's display! Also please remember to pop over to Gloria's Treat bag as well today!!!!

PS - If anyone can tell me - I am waiting till 11pm tonight (unless my eyes tell me otherwise!) to post this - just so I can time it with Graphic 45's post at 8am Pacific Standard TIme which is 15 hours behind me :) so last time I tried to schedule my blog to post it didn't - what is this computer illerate blog person doing wrong lol?????


A little bonus project I worked on a couple of months ago at Camp mojo - I will be creating a home for them next, out of, of course the Le Cirque papers :) SO enjoy your peak at my Family ;) I must say a HUGE big Thankyou to the gorgeous and very talented Deb Godley for painting their faces - she made them come alive!!!!!!!

There is a little story about these clowns - but if you are interested and come back and leave a comment for me when I update this post in the next week - I will send out a little RAK to one person. International comments welcome! :)


As we have done for 4 out of the last 5 years - GO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Graphic 45 + Fiskars =

a whole lot of fun!!!!!!!!!! One of the perks of being on the Graphic 45 DT is the companies it teams up with for blog hops and promotions!!!! It is so exciting to not only receive a huge box of G45 goodies but to also have a play with new products and old favourites... Just like Fiskars! Ever since I started scrapping I have used the Fiskars trimmer - light and compact - easy to get new blades etc.....Their scissors I love as the rbight orange never gets lost on my desk and the border punches.... well they are just too easy to use!!!!!!!!! This week we are hopping around with Fiskars :) Each day you will be inspired by new projects showing you how versatile and easy it is to use Fiskars and Graphic 45 together :) In fact don't forget to swing on by the Graphic 45 Facebook page and the Fiskars Facebook page to see more wonderful crafts. Leave a comment on both pages for your chance to win a spectacular prize this week! Just write "Graphic 45 + Fiskars=______" Fill in the blank with your own words and you'll be entered to win! Two random winners from Facebook and our blog will be chosen and announced this Friday! So what are you waiting for!!!!!!!! OK So today is my project - along with stunning Layouts from Jane and Yuka With the arrival of Graphic 45's new ABC Primer range and some devine Fiskars Border punches it was a perfect match for a sporty LO on my daughter who took out Yr 1 School girl champion and her state acro Level 1 trio championship all in the one day!!!
Fiskar's tweezers - great for little alpha's
Border punches - Leave it to Weaver for the ribbon threading, Notebook and postage stamp to help create layering on your LO
Twiddleybitz feather and swirl
Scrapbook adhesives 3D foam dots are great for adding dimension!
Simply line up the punched area with the border punch and voila.... beautiful edging!!
My good old trusty Fiskars trimmer :) Having tried several brands and expensive ones... this is my favourite
Graphic 45 Papers ABC Primer – Happy go Lucky, Grammer School, School Days, Jumping Joan, Calico Kids, Primer Chipboard diecuts 2, Cling An ABC Primer 3 stamps. Core’dinations Signature Series – Heritage Kraft Colourbox Graphic 45 Decades – Venetian Lace, Dark Cashmere, Photogenic, Triumphant Red FISKARS – Border punches in Leave it to Weaver, Notebook & Postage Stamp, trimmer, scissors & tweezers Twiddleybitz – Feather & swirl FLOR021 May Arts – 3/8” Metallic Velvet Black ribbon 377-38-10 Scrapbook Adhesives – black and white 3D foam squares Basic Grey – Delilah White Choc Chip alpha’s Carolee Creations Adorn it - Buckaroo alpha’s Tattered Angels - Glitter Glam Blue Suede Shoes White Gesso Thanks for popping by and Happy scrapping :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

So many exciting things :)

where do I start...

Obviously first up is how proud we are of Chionia :) Back in June she was asked to try out for both gymnastics squad and acro squad. Being new to all this we tried out for both and were told we could pick :) So we went with acro - the other girls were wonderful to her and the coach Alida made her feel at home - it was a small group which we thought would be good at letting her settle in... Fast track a month and whilst I was at Mojo we were asked if she could compete in the Go for 2&5 Spring State acro championship at the beginning of September so we signed yes and the last 6 weeks has been learning all about routines - dynamic and balance etc - then came the leotard and all its sparkles...all set for Friday 9th Sept....

Last week was also sports week at school so it was a huge week for Chionia - she did well in her jumps and throws - she surprised us all by coming first in cross country and shaving 3 seconds off the school record for her year. (Jess also did really well coming first by 100m or so in her cross country!) Then Friday was sports day - we decided that as she had the states that night that we would let her stay at school till lunchtime when I brought her home for a rest... She came first in her running race and then disappeared before receiving her ribbon or standing on the dias...she said her feet were cold from running on wet grass and that she already had a first and someone else could have it! How cute!!! Fast forward to pick up time for Jess where we arrived early to see the results from the day and Chionia got named School champion for Year 1 girls :) A trophy :) YAY thank goodness I brought her back to school with me and managed to get a photo this time!

Off to states - it was interesting to see it all first hand - Chionia did so well and the scores reflected all the hard work her and her 2 friends had put in - They entered at Level 1 trio so they work as a team :) At the end of the night they were named winners overall and also took first place for their dynamic routine and their balance routine - we have a state champ in the house rofl!!!!! :) Well done gorgeous - we are very very proud!!!!

And in the midst of all this I was asked to join the Design team for Scraptivate Of course!! Can't wait to start creating :) Thanks Nat! Keep an eye out from next month!

Also Graphic 45 are having a rather cool comp.....

"Graphic 45 is pleased to announce our Halloween Rejuvenaiton Challenge! Fall and Halloween are definitely on the way and we thought it would be fun to have an altered art challenge that's inspired by this colorful season. We're asking you to take an old object and bring it back to life with Graphic 45! We've all got stuff around the house that could use a little dressing up. Maybe it's something you found at a garage sale, thrift store, or even an old item that's been sitting in the basement since forever. We want you to create a beautiful Halloween or Fall-themed altered art project from any old, random objects you might have using Graphic 45 products. It's the perfect craft challenge to jump-start your holiday crafting!

The submission deadline is September 25th. Email submissions to On September 26th all of the submissions will be uploaded to our Facebook photos and you will get to vote for your favorite submission by "Like"-ing it! Voting is from September 26th to 7am on Septmeber 30th. The TWO projects with the most likes win! Winners will be announced on Friday morning at 8am on our Facebook and on our blog.

The prize? You could win our entire Christmas Emporium collection! A 12x12 and 8x8 Paper Pad, both coordinating chipboard die-cuts and one of each cling stamp! That's a $76 value! Wow! We can't wait to see what you create!

We hope you are all excited about this great challenge! We certainly are!
Happy Papercrafting!

So what are you waiting for - off you go and rejuvenate that project!!! I have a few special ones up my sleeve to share with you soon :)

hhmmm What else is there..... need to find my list!!!!! Too many things - will be back :)

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