Out with the markers and aquash brushes today to paint up these cards designed by Sharon. It was challenging as we had to try out different techniques with brushes, markers, crackle medium and pearl paints. Topping this off with the new white distress marker made this something really new for our ladies. It was a little daunting to think we had to “paint” colour onto our flowers, but we were all so very impressed at just how lovely each one turned out.
One lady in class commented during a section that we were all finding tricky, “This is difficult”.
Another replied ” I guess if we all knew how to do this we wouldn’t be here”.
So wonderful and positive, I just love all my wonderful customers. Thanks for a great morning.
This weekend was rather busy with the shop, family and friends. How blessed I am to have so much to do!
Friday night was the Art Journal class, using Distress Ink, Paint and Stain. Here is Kim’s page – I’m loving the colour tones in this.
Saturday after the shop had closed, we had a children’s birthday party scrapbook class held at the shop where we shared the afternoon with 13 little girls (and some helpers who didn’t quite know they’d signed up) as they crafted and chatted the afternoon away. Jo shared a photo with us afterwards – so cute as they left, walking to afternoon tea, hand in hand in rows of two.
The Nagle Year 12 Ball was held this weekend too, and how wonderful it is to see our beautiful young people dressed in their finest, on their special day. I think half the town heads out to the Marina, it seems to be “THE” spot for photos, the perfect venue for “Pre- ball greeting and photos”
I had the pleasure of shooting with some friends – they all looked so beautiful.
At the beautiful Marina and also the 50 cent ‘seat’ (more commonly known as the 50 cent swing)
And my darling hubby had his beloved old car out tonight.
Then we all went out to dinner for my Mum’s birthday – we were late… but we were there! Happy birthday Ma xxx
I’m not sure where Sunday went, but it whizzed by far too quickly. I did go see The INKS at the Freemasons as usual for a few hours – chill time, so good 🙂
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Nat’s most recent class kit was jammed with gorgeous products, all chosen by Nat herself from the superb range Prima releases.
Her class is lovely, using bits if everything and there is so much left over, that there are bonus layouts using more of the products all with Nat’s beautiful style.
Gee there are a lot of products in this kit – two classes in one!
We have these class kits for sale, each has instructions for the class page as well as photographs of the additional pages and cards completed. Kits $39.95
Note – because not everyone has the crackle template and texture paste for the first step, I have used my template and done this step for you – I know I got the fun of it, but really didn’t want anyone to miss out on the overall look of this layout, the texture is lovely!
Have a great day!
This page in our Art Journal was an exploration of some different mediums that most of us hadn’t tried before. I love new stuff!
There are a bunch of new mediums on the shelf at the shop, flakes, beads, sand, stucco and more!
Oh and so many different Mod Podges your head will spin!
This is Shelley’s art tonight “Patience”.
We all had a pick a word for tonight, as if picking a colour wasn’t hard enough. I struggle with this, straining my head and all it’s contents for the perfect word, which if course doesn’t exist. Pick a word. Heck, Michelle sure knows how to throw me a curve ball. Of course I want a word that is meaningful to me, for today…My first word was going to be “Procrastinator” but I needed spending a little more positive. I went through a dozen in my head, like “Blissful”, “Relieved”,”Perfect” to “Valium”, “Drained” and “Alone”, (Yes it was a big weekend in our home) until I decided on “Celebrate” – lets celebrate the painful end to having to pick just one word!
We all enjoyed this class so much many of us decided to begin a second page. This time (inspired by Suzie’s colours) I have used a red and yellow ochre mix, next thing you know, there’s browns and terracotta happening as we’ll. Fun! But it’s too late now tonight to do any more… Goodness gracious me… It’d take me another 45 minutes to choose a different word!
Be good and sleep well.
Tonight’s class was small, just the four of us, so relaxing and easy that I decided to complete the page along side with the girls. We used Teresa Collins “Far & Away”, I love the banners the most!
Of course because I decided to do this last minute I didn’t have the correct size photos, so I needed to leave the black & white Washi tape and the “sign post” off in order to fit the photos on. So, my layout isn’t as striking as Michelle’s, but at least it’s done. Gotta be happy with that. Our classes are all adaptable to your own style or taste, and to accommodate your photos. There are kits left from this class, call us for yours on 08-99648288
An easy night with some fun chatter and some laughs – and a bonus was that I ended up with a few of my “phone” photos of my nephews scrapped! This was our amazing and fun whirlwind weekend away to do the class with Finnabair at Scrapbook Secrets in Perth, which turned into a bit of brotherly love as my two brothers were both in the city too. Loved this weekend – good things.
Night – sleep well xx
Friday night fun at The Scrapbook House making a gorgeous house-shaped printers tray, filled with Prima papers and flowers.
We went a little overtime, but then that’s nothing new. Gotta love getting amongst the papers and glue.
Marion with a few papers here to play with and below Diana making sure it all fits just right.
Lucky we have plenty of room to spread out.
Pat working away, trying to ignore my banter and bad-singing, can’t wait to see the finished products from everyone.
Verna, her burned fingers caused her a little trouble tonight, but she kept on – what a trooper!
Ruth added lots of photos to her house, along with flowers and shells from home. A lovely family memento.
Decisions decisions! Each of our houses started the same, but will all be unique by the time they are ready to hang on the wall.
I added some things from my Prima stash to the little openings, and some photos too. This will be a gift for my Dad and StepMum – I hope they’ll like it.
Words cut from the Prima packaging, more flowers and some trinkets. Notice the cool little hammer I added near my Dads picture, I’ve been hanging onto that little beauty for ages, waiting for the perfect project to add it to.
More flowers on the roof, the stems were twirled around a thin paintbrush in a spiral, then glued in place. A couple more trinkets and a photo of my babies! Complete! Thank you to Kira for the wonderful class and original design! I have one full kit left in store ($40) and houses on their own coming back into stock soon. They are $10.95 each. Thanks for looking!
Tim Holtz distress stain is the new product focus for class one term 2. (which starts first week in may just in case you wanted to play along with us, there is time to book for term 2 even if you don’t live near us, we post!)
But if you can’t wait to learn in Sharon’s fabulous class, then check this link out for a quick lesson. Really it’s so easy, you gonna love them! You’ll wonder how you did without them!
So, with our first class you will receive one black distress stain ( so don’t buy that one) but you will also need one more to suit your layout.
Its not just the colours pictured either… They come in ALL the distress ink colours that we have come to know and love – and we stock every single one! We have every ink, every refill, stain and also distress stickles in the range.
We also have a few of those limited editions distress ink sets of 3 if you were after them.