See inside my Black H'Art

for inside it is black... it is also, red and purple and blue and green and orange and all the colours of the rainbow. I am showing you my true colours.

Monday, January 18, 2010

My Angel

And no, I am not talking about my children! In case you didn't know we live in a very tiny house, and there is alot of us, so I don't put up a Christmas tree because there is no room. We decorate with all the beautiful things that are made by all of us in the family. Lots of school made stars and wreaths and this year an angel made by me. We got these foam cones in the store before Christmas and I think we all pondered what to do with them.  Our talented Jenny saw a Christmas tree with cascading spiralled paper - me, I saw an angel!!

The wings are made from the Angelina Fibres which give them their beautiful colour and their gossamer appearance. Her face is not drawn in for a reason.  You can't look on the face of an angel and so we left her face for our imagination.

If you want to see my Angel or Jenny's tree they are in the store on display.  You can get some great ideas for next Christmas, can't believe I just said that, and yet I know it is screaming up to us at a cracking pace!!

Take care of each other,
see you soon.
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Monday, January 11, 2010

Intro Classes, the Sisterhood and a Thank YOU!

So this is the layout of the Intro Class I ran on January 3. They were a lovely group of girls to spend the afternoon with and we all had a great time. I had two mums with their daughters and I can't think of a better way of getting some girlie time together. I love having the opportunity to teach classes, not only because I love to see the "aha" moments the girls get when they realise how easy and how much fun scrapbooking is, but also because I get to spend time with some really amazing ladies that I would never have been able to meet otherwise. I am a strong believer that we have lost contact with our sisterhood, we have become far too competative with each other instead of teaching and nurturing. I will look for any excuse to make opportunities for girls to make connections with each other in an enviornment that reminds us that we are all walking in the same direction. How good is it when we can put out our hands and help each other along, isn't that what it is all about?
Absolutely have to show you the beawesome dragonfly stamp from the Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen and Stamp ranges. I have used the Tsukeniko Glue Pad and some fine glitter and it came up an absolute treat. Photos just don't do it justice. Those stamps are so huge, they a brilliant for Stampers and Scrapbookers and for those of us who do both and everything in between. And on the other side, you know around the edges!!

This is a "preview" of the Intro class I am teaching on January 31. I will be showing the girls in this class some basic heat embossing techniques as well as all the usual basics and not so basics. I am planning the classes so they roll on after each other that way the girls that are coming can get to know each other, and I will introduce a technique or product every month as well. Feel free to contact Scraptivate if you'd like to book in!

Got some more work and photos to share soon, but some of them will be on the Scraptivate Ning site, so feel free to have a look and join so you can have chat withh all of us from the store!

I should have, at the beginning of the blog done the usual apologies and excuses for leaving my poor blog neglected over the last few weeks, but I decided not to bother, as I am sure all of you out there know and understand without me having to say a thing.  Instead I want to say thank you for coming back and having a look at my blog, I love that you do that, and I will try to keep in touch more often. 

Take care of each other,
see you soon!
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