Sunday, March 30, 2008

Campbelltown Breast Cancer Support Group

I am supporting Campbelltown Breast Cancer Support Group through card making. this wonderful group supports women in the area who r=are or who have suffered breast cancer. They are volunteers and they strive to assist women and their families. I will be making and donating cards to this very worthy support group. They give cards on numerous occasions e.g. thinking of you, friendship, inspirational, support etc.
If you would like to help me with the donation of cards, please don't hesitate to contact me for further

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Have you tried these products?

Tim Holtz™ Distress™ Crackle Paint™A unique one-step paint that cracks as it dries. With a convenient, built-in applicator brush, add instant aging to cardstock, chipboard, paper mache projects and more.

Tim Holtz™ Distress Ink Pads A collection of 24 acid-free, non-toxic, fade resistant, water-based dye inks. They’re perfect for the new vintage, stained, aged effect used in altered books, scrapbook pages and more!

Ranger Adirondack® Acrylic Paint Dabbers are the perfect mess-free paint applicator for foam and rubber stamps, cards, scrapbook pages, altered books, canvas, frames and more. Dab them directly on stamps for mess-free paint application. Use direct-to-surface, for stippling, creating dots or full coverage. Remove cap for painting with a brush. • Acid free, non-toxic • Individual 1 oz. dabber bottles contain matte acrylic paint. • Works on multiple surfaces • Convenient, mess-free and portable

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Tops Retreat 7 - 9 March 2008

Wow, what a great weekend!!. The retreat was held at Stanwell Tops in their ‘Banksia’ rooms. The food was quite good and there was plenty of it. The fresh fruit was great – especially the peaches. The staff was great and they were only too willing to accommodate requests – well done TTR staff!!Deb Ellicott and Rose-Anne put many hours of hard work and organization into the camp. Each participant received a K & Co page kit as well as a noodle box full of goodies at the ‘Black and White’ themed dinner on Saturday night. There were some wonderful, creative and sharing ladies at this retreat. A good mix of stampers and scrappers. Carol Jeffery shared some great ways to use your Cuttlebug embossing folders.

The theme for the weekend was ‘Black and White’. All participants got into the swing of the theme and dressed in the appropriate shades for Saturday night’s evening meal. On Sunday there was judging of the ’Black and White’ themed entries in stamping and scrapbooking. Entries in both categories were amazing. Denise made some beautiful black and white cards, scrapbook pages and some off the page items.Deb and Rose-Anne were extremely busy all weekend, assisting participants.

Rose-Anne took the stamping part of Cropworks and what a range she had. She was also able to demonstrate several new products from the Tim Holtz range – grunge board, crackle paint, dabbers and distress ink.Rose-Anne and Deb did an awesome job with the classes and demonstrations – something for everyone to take away and play. Lots of templates for cards and off the page items were shared by them as well. They were also extremely helpful with suggestions for layouts and advice on how to use various products.

It was a fantastic weekend.
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