When the retiring list is released each August at midnight, I carefully go through it - yes at midnight, and check out all the things I wont be able to use again in my classes. The biggest shock for me this year was the pillow box is retiring. Wow, my beloved pillow box, which I have loved since I first laid eyes on it, is retiring. You can do so much with this, and it makes a wonderful quick easy gift with a few chocolates in it. I know I won't be parting with my die anytime soon.
Anyway, I managed to make up a few samples with it last week, amongst the chaos of the house while preparing for the fundraiser.
I hope you have enjoyed this post on the pillow box, and are inspired to get out your pillow box and start creating. If you don't own one, you only have a few days to purchase one, so contact me quickly so I can order you one. And that goes for the beautiful moccha morning speciality paper too - thats 25% off. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Wow, what a day Saturday turned out to be. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather, a lovely location and 80 very happy ladies attend our Cancer Council Fundraiser. We managed to make over $2,000 to donate. Isn't that terrfic! I have quite a few photos of the day to share with you, hopefully I will have some time tomorrow to download them.
I would like to thank each and every one of you that attended and to those that could not make it, but donated anyway. Thankyou. Every bit counts, and its lovely to know I am surrounded by so many generous and giving people. I hope you all enjoyed the day and took home a prize or too, or even lots of inspiration for your own crafting.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Have you checked out the retirement list yet?? There were a few surprises and a few old favourites that appeared on it.
This class is centred around using those old favourites one last time. So sad, to see them go. But I am excited to get some new friends into the cupboard!!!
All the cards are super easy, and because the pillow box die is retiring (gasp, shock, horror!) I decided I had best make this cute little owl with you. I have cased this from various sites around the net, so not sure who was the original creator.
The class is $20 and is all inclusive, and would be a fabulous class for beginners.
Email me if you would like to attend, so I can prepare a kit for you.
Cheers all, and stay out of the wind.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Just a quick post to you some boxes I made recently. You may not be able to tell from the photos, but the boxes are covered in fabric, making them lovely to touch, and a bit more hardwearing too. You simply adhere the fabric to cardstock with an adhesive sheet, then run it through the bigshot and then assemble as usual. So easy!
We still have a handfull of places left for the fundraiser, so if you would like to attend email me, so i can reserve a spot for you. All welcome, great for beginners! email@example.com