A Wonderful Find :)

I found these at Spotlight today when I wandered through the quilting section to get to the paper crafting section LOL and I stopped when I caught a packet of these out of the corner of my eye. I grabbed them and thought "WOW!, I know exactly what to do with these!"
A while ago I bought some plain hair clips and was going to attempt to punch through the ends with a Crop-a-Dile to create the hole but in finding these I don't have to worry about it, plus I don't have a Crop-a-Dile (yet). These are Quilting and Hemming clips aka Hair clips with holes in. When I got home after picking up the children, I got out my supplies and created these--------->

Aren't they cool? There were four but Miss Three grabbed one and has been running around all afternoon with it in her hair. I used the Felt Fusion Flowers (I only had a handful given to me by my awesome upline Lisa Johnson) and I attached them with a Rhinestone Brad, bending the prongs around and clamping them underneath with a pair of pliers. Total time to make this?, approximately 1 minute each if that!

I now am kicking myself for not ordering the Crochet Flower accents in the new Summer Mini Catalogue as how cool would they look? So my next order to Stampin' Up! will include some Felt Fusion Flowers (both colours *tee hee*), more Rhinestone brads and the crochet accent flowers, among other stuff LOL. Anyways if I get too busy to post on here before the Jolly Man in the red suit visits, I wish all you readers a very happy Christmas and good health, lots of wealth and happiness for the coming year xx


Christmas swaps, fun but *whew*

It is Christmas time and last night we had our team meeting. These are fantastic, great group of people sharing ideas, discussing all things stamping, having a play and SWAPS! This is the fun part where you take a set amount of the same item that you have created and then swap them for the same amount of different items, giving you a variable feast of ideas and samples, it is AWESOME, like Christmas has come early. Even though we were focusing on samples from the "about to be released" Summer Mini catalogue (being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator you get to pre-order before the release date *yay*) I was still in the mood for Christmas (could be because our telephone's ringtone is set onto Jingle Bells LOL) so I made a little gift for everyone. It is a little chocolate holder that contains one Whittikars chocolate square and the box is held closed by the belly band. Dawn Griffith's channel on youtube has a video tutorial on how to make the poinsettias with the five-petal flower punch, you can view that here. Hopefully, I will have time to post up a few more photos tomorrow, but in the meantime I have to go and cook Dinner for the children :)
Have a great day xx


Long Time No See...

Life is just so busy at the moment. I have a few health issues that I am dealing with so my stamping is out of necessesity rather than for pleasure i.e. I still refuse to buy cards now, no matter how crook I am feeling! I made a card for a friend to give someone who had a loved one pass away and, as always, I grabbed my versatile favourite stamp sets that covers every kind of occasion - Baroque Motifs and Great Friend. The subtle bling that I added was some beading wire wrapped around the butterfly with some seed beads threaded on and then twisted to form the antenae of the butterfly. I love the simple elegance of Baroque Motifs and it always seems to get an Ooh and an Aah out of most people, long may it live, it will be a sad day when SU! retire this set.
Card Recipe: Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip. Ink: Baja Breeze, Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip. Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Great Friend. Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Sponges, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Dimensionals and Snail.


Jazzy New Clothes :)

Look what my 15 year old daughter made for me, a new header for my blog :) She knows my favourite Disney character is Tigger and she said it looked off balance so she put my second favourite, Eeyore. I wanted purple but when she showed me this with all the colours, yeehaa we had a winner! I am working on a deeply personal project at the moment, I am embellishing the memory book that was signed by attendees at my cousins funeral. I am taking my time with this as it has to be perfect and it will be sent down to my Aunt, it is my contribution seeing as I couldn't travel down for the funeral due to other family commitments.
School holidays are on at the moment, but I hope (after I have finished the book) to get creative again when I don't have children "helping" me LOL and will try to get a halfway decent picture to post instead of the grainy cellphone pictures or the blurry dinosaur digi cam pictures. In the meantime have fun and TTFN ;)


Thinking ahead and other stuff...

I am (trying) to get organised so I bought next years diary, it looked plain and boring and I bought it for this reason *tee hee* anyone who is a papercrafter (or any crafter) will jazz up plain boring things. ;) So with a bit of Designer Series paper, card stock, Scallop Edge Punch and a stamp, we have the finished article :) It has month to a page and week to a page features, which is great, I can see at a glance when I have free dates for *important* appointments like creative nights and such :D
I had every intention of punching along the edge with the Spiral punch so the card stock would slot around the spiral binding but *sigh* the spirals were too close together. I like it and that is all that matters and Miss "Going to be a Stampin' Up! lady when I grow up" has put in her request for one. *cute*
On a much much sadder note :'( My beautiful, outgoing, happy go lucky cousin lost her fight to cancer last week after a short but courageous battle with the devastating disease. The bottom fell out of our world with her passing and we are only grateful that she did pass quickly and is no longer in pain. She passed the same day as Patrick Swayze and we came up with the theory that she wanted to head him off at the pearly gates for a dirty dance ;) She will be missed terribly and the world needs more people like her. We will miss you Leah xxx
Book Recipe
Collins 2010 A53 Diary produced by Croxley Stationery Limited (NZ), Paper: Bella Rose Designer Series paper, Chocolate Chip card stock, Stamp Set: Great Friends, Ink: Chocolate Chip, Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, SNAIL adhesive, White Gel Pen



How cool is this! The latest special from Stampin' Up! is *drumroll please* From the 1st - 30 September Stampin' Up! is GIVING you a FREE ribbon bundle when you either spend $120 nzd or host a $700 nzd workshop. The ribbon bundle includes 9.1 metres each of Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon and So Saffron 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon.
If you want to take advantage of this special offer (and why wouldn't you?) contact me for info :) scrappymood@hotmail.com


Just a little project

Well what do you know? I got some creative time today and after a good nights sleep, I had the desire to play :) The photos aren't that great, I took them with my cellphone, the batteries in the camera had "fizzled". This is the Ghirardelli box from SplitCoastStampers. Seeing as we don't have that brand of Choccy here in NZ it fits perfectly the Whittikars Chocolate Squares (which Countdown supermarket has on special for $5.99 a box of 16). The lucky recipient of these chocolates will be my cousin in Invercargill who is having a few health issues at the moment. The children are on the mend *yay* long may it last!
All products Stampin up: Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip and Baha Breeze Cardstock, DSP: Urban Garden, Stamp: For You from Great Friends, Ink:Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Accessories: SNAIL adhesive, Large Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch, Stampin Sponges.



Eek! The tiredness has zapped my stamping Mojo! Sick kids again, Master 18 mths has ear infection in both ears, and a nasty cough to go with it, all this adds up to restless nights and a very cuddly, unhappy boy :( Hopefully by tomorrow the antibiotics will have kicked in and he will be well on the mend, giving me a full nights sleep and the return of the mojo and motivation to stamp *sigh*



I thought I better fulfill my promise and upload a card that I made. It wasn't made on the day that I had intended on stamping, as always it ended up turning to custard stamp wise :( I was trying to "girlify" the Choo Choo stamp set from the Spring Mini and I must have been successful because Miss Three has claimed it for her next birthday in June LOL Of course I had to make another one and as predicted Miss Eight claimed it for her next birthday. The green based one is for Brianna and the pink based one is for Abbey.
All products Stampin' Up! : Stamps: Choo Choo, Short and Sweet, Right on Track roller, Cardstock: Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Whisper White. Ink: Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise. Accessories: SNAIL adhesive, Dimensionals, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch.


Watch This Space :)

Yay! I might have time to have a play tomorrow *BAS* One child at school and one at preschool, it leaves just one home and he has a sleep in the afternoon *yay* so if I create something, Mum and Dads anniversary card (at the very least) as well as another Nephew's birthday card, I will endeavour to post photos of said creations. Wish me luck ;)


Busy Busy

My hopes and dreams of becoming a regular blogger seem to get sidelined :) Partly by children , partly by getting sidetracked when online looking at youtube projects and blog hopping ;) but mostly by spending all the spare time that I do get to stamp! :) Birthday season is upon me and that is keeping me busy. The latest birthday was my nephew and creating a card for a 12 year old boy is no easy feat. He likes music so I gave it my best shot and the end result even turned the head of Miss 15 who fluttered her eyelashes at me and reminded me of how much I really love her LOL
Everything except the images and the music sheet is Stampin' Up! the images are Ink by Steph (Fiskars? but don't quote me on that one), Colours used are Real Red (obviously :) ), Brilliant Blue and Tempting Turquoise. I sponged the colours onto Whisper White randomly them stamped the Guitar image in black Staz On. I tore the edges then sponged them with Chocolate Chip to give it that "grunge" look. The stamped winged cross was cut out and "boy bling" (silver brads) were added for dramatic effect. The music sheet was punched with the spiral punch (way cool), stamped with Basic phrases (Stampin' Up!) and the sentiment that I cut from the top of the guitar image. In keeping with the rock theme I tore more music sheet and wrote the sentiment for the inside and printed out a small copy of AC/DCs Let There Be Rock. Apparently he loved it (not just for the birthday money that was slipped inside *hee hee*) and I covered a 3B1 notebook in the same manner (these covered notebooks are very popular with the kids, Who Knew?!). I hope this gives you an idea of what you can achieve when you just "roll with it" this project wasn't planned, it just evolved in the making :) Miss 15 now wants her diary for next year covered in the same manner LOL and Miss 8 is making noises about wanting *another* notebook just the same LOL


Cough cough, sick kids!

*sigh* no time for stamping, sick clingy kids. I love the cuddles but I would prefer if they weren't sick, breaks my heart when they aren't well. Hubby isn't well either, I seem to have escaped the worst of it but have a touch of the bug. I can't afford to get sick! To fulfill my "creative ambition" I am watching card making videos on YouTube and am going to brave the wild weather and head on down to spotlight to see if they have any replacement cutting strips for my paper trimmer :)


Welcome, lets take a journey together :)

I decided to take the plunge and start a blog *yay me* It will be a mixed bag blog with posts about me, the kids, the hubby, maybe some creations that I can come up with (time permitting). So sit back and enjoy the ride that is life :)