Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Scrapbooking - friends

Images: (c) 1990-2009 Stampin'Up! (r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford.
In 2005 I went on a scrapbooking cruise and I met some great people. Two of them are pictured here - Sharon (middle) and Diane (left). They live in Denver, Colorado and I was fortunate enough to spend time as a guest in Sharon's home and I got to visit with Diane whilst there. These photographs were taken at the birthday celebration for Sharon's husband. Enjoy, Margaret

Scrapbooking - Rusty Pickle class


One of the classes that I took at The Great American Convention (GASC), in Arlington Texas was a class with Kim from Rusty Pickle (Hi to Kim if you are reading this). It was a Play Day concentina book using file folders to create pockets with lots of tags to put in the pockets.
I decided to make the book a record of my first day at the convention - 4th June and I have put pictures and bits and pieces from the day in there.
The day started very early following an 11 hour plus road trip from Missouri -4am snooze in the car in the convention carpark - 8am with Kim's class, 9am the doors opened so that we could shop and look with the many vendors there. I did several make and takes with some new products on the market. Lunch at noon and then more shopping and looking. At around 4.30 I started to flag (check out the photo of me with my hands on my head) and decided to wait until my friends joined at about 5pm (thanks to Laura for taking this photo!). Then back to our motel to check in, show each other our goodies and share stories of the day, shower and then refreshed out to dinner. Finally to sleep sometime after this.

On one of the tags there is a rub-on that says "fun 1. a source of enjoyment, amusement or pleasure. 2. Playful, ofen noisy, activity". This sums up day one of convention.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Is it too early?

Images: (c) 1990-2009 Stampin'Up! (r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford

Is it too early for Christmas Cards? Never. I am currently making up some Christmas Cards to be given to Camp Quality for them to use as they wish. You cannot see in this photo, but I have a little bit of glitter on the cards and I might add all over the bench, the floor and my clothes!!! And now all over my computer! I have used stamp set Christmas Classics. These cards were quick to make up.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Catching up on a cyberchallenge

Whilst I was away there was a cyberchallenge with The INKlings group, Fiona set the challenges. The first challenge was a sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping, here is my take on the layout.
I have used Best Wishes and More and the greeting is from Upsy Daisy and Raspberry Tart DSP which I love.

Images: (C) 1990-2009 Stampin' Up! (r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford

Friday, June 19, 2009

70th birthday card

Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
I arrived back in Sydney this morning. I was aboard a Qantas Airbus, my that plane is large. I treated myself and upgraded to Premium Economy and due to circumstances beyond my control, I spent most of the trip in Business Class watching movies (as the controls did not work at my allocated seat).
One of the classes that I did at the Great American Scrapbooking Convention in Arlington, Texas was with Kim of Rusty Pickle - we made a great little scrapbook - but more of this in a later post.
Here is a card I made for a friend's husband who had a surprise 70th birthday in Denver last Saturday night. I used the left over corrugrated card numerals from the Rusty Pickle class and some old Stampin' Up! (r) papers. I gave the card a rough texture look by stamping the edges of the numerals.
More photos later.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Great American Scrapbook - Arlington Texas

Here I am in Texas. Sitting here with 7 others ladies (Carol, Laura, Tracey, Gaylen, Leisha, Susan, Vicki) looking at our purchases today from the convention. Lots of oohs, aaah's, and where did you get that going on. I have been doing classes and will share some of my creations soon. Bye for now. Margaret

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