Let's start off with a very exciting announcement. I was invited to be part of the Rasberry design team!! Rasberry are a locally designed scrapbooking range of papers and embellishments. The range that I have used in the layout above is called the Classic range.....very masculine/boyish papers which are absolutely perfect for those Father's day projects and the most gorgeous gorgeous round coasters. The coasters are sold in a pack of 6 in Rasberry punnets - how cute!!!!! anyways, go check out the Rasberry website.
Other exciting exciting news.....Arty Pants have now officially made the move from Hampton Park to Cranbourne....it's a bigger store with a permanently set up classroom. The Hampton Park store was great....but everytime they had a crop, they had to move the stock to the sides of the store to accomodate trestle tables and chairs. I haven't been to Cranbourne yet but I am going next Tuesday to check it out! Arty Pants put up a congrats notice for my EDM win on their till....saw one of the opening day photos....so I'll bring my album in for show n tell.....lol.
Now onto One Page at a Time boy oh boy....was this kit lovely or what??? Beautiful cherry arte...summery.....beautiful....deep sunset colours teamed with the blue skies of summer. Great for the USA girls as it's summer there! With OPAAT, I've always made it a point to use my photos for the month with my kit....so I used my snow trip photos and they came out a treat....well I think so.....wdyt? Ok....don't be tooo critical.....these were the first layouts scrapped in 3 weeks....that's right...I hadn't scrapped a layout in 3 weeks!!!
We had the first committee meeting for the Crop for Kids 2008 event last night and it was a fabulous turn out and it was great to catch up with a lovely bunch of ladies...some of which I haven't seen the retreat!! Yes....Crop for Kids 2008 is 7 months away and we're planning already. This year, we raised $7.5K but next year, we're aiming for a bigger event. The Crop for Kids blog has already been set up....so go check it out regularly for updates as we will be starting our fundraising efforts very soon!
I had my stampin' Up! workshop a couple of weeks ago and it was soo much fun. Thanks to everyone who came, we had an absolute blast and learnt so much from Fleur. I fell head over heels in love with the watercolour crayons....the colours are just so beautiful and intense!! Look out for them on a layout soon.
On the home front, we have another Learner driver in the family. Jarryd just got his learners permit last week!! Jordan seems to be cruising through his VCE.....I'd like to see him study more but he seems to be confident in what he's doing so I'll leave him to that. He recently sat his UMAT test which he quite enjoyed. Jeromel is absolutely loving Prep...and it's quite amazing that at the start of the year, they consolidated the alphabet sounds...and doing readers and sounding out words and last week.....first spelling test...in which he got 3 out of 3. It was a surprise test so I was pleased that he knew the words! They now have to learn 3 words each week for their spelling test!
I think that's about it......I promise to update my blog more often!!