Friday, June 25, 2010

Product Challenge - Fortnight 1

One of my downlines Tania and myself attended the May TTD (Kaszazz Team Training Day) over in Forbes with a lovely bunch of ladies. We all decided to set fortnightly challenges using a different product and then at the next TTD we would bring along what we had made and then have a show & tell session over a cuppa and some cake at the end of the day.
The first challenge - was the 4195KE Stamp - Return to Sender! I brought this stamp in my last order and have been thinking of what to do with it - until this morning when I was at playgroup with Will looking at some great Kindy collage when I came up with this idea. The cards turned out how I saw them in my head - I am just not 100% sure if I like them. I have used a lot of edge distressing with the paper distresser and also with my Walnut Stain inkpad.
Let me know what you think!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I Love the new products!!!!!!

My parcel arrived on Monday and since then I have been in love with the new 12x12 mat and also the craft trays when it comes to using embossing powder or glitter. I haven't played with the new adhesive flock yet - waiting to have a child free day first.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Birthday Card Holder

I have been making these card holders for many years now - I saw it originally in a Scrapbooking store in Orange, but can't remember which one! Anyway I made this one yesterday for a friend's son's 1st birthday. It is made from the My Boy Kazazz papers, A Chipboard Frame It page - 12x12, Alphamidi - Weird stickers, Organdy ribbon in red, yellow & white, Blue Ric Rac and a Hinged Ring. Once made all you need to do is punch a hole in the top left hand corner of each card and then thread onto the hinged ring - so easy! Apart from making them for my own use - I normally make them as gifts for new births and milestone birthdays.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Kaszazz is Child's Play!

Charlotte and I have been making sock puppets over the weekend just gone, as part of the Caring & Sharing Badge for Joey Scouts. I just thought that I would share this photo of "Louise" with you all - showing you her lovely hair acessories compliments of my Kaszazz stash! It is amazing the many purposes our 4cm Daisies and our 13mm Rhinestones have outside of the cardmaking and scrapbooking areas.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Upcoming Workshop - Thursday 24 June

Ebony & Ivory Quote Book
Created by: Glenys Vivian

Date: Thursday 24 June 2010
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Cost: $30
Venue: My house
Please message me for more details
Bookings Essential as places are limited

With Christmas not that far around the corner - this book would make a fantastic start to your shopping list for that hard to buy for person, friend, teacher or work colleague.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

September 2010 Pre-Release

Kaszazz has pre-released some fantastic new products such as a range of ribbons (same as the old designs - but at a much much cheaper price), adhesive flock - Spring Time Black, 12 x 12 cutting mat, small & large craft trays and two new stamps - Lace and Journal Postage Frame.
These new products were meant to have been part of the May release but due to supplier issues, they have only just landed in our Wharehouse - so rather than make us all wait until September - Kaszazz thought that would surprise us all now.
I am so excited about these new products and can't wait until my latest order comes back so I can have a play with them.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Almost 100% Kaszazz!

Both kids have been driving me round the bend for the last two days, leaving me little time to myself let alone to do the housework etc - but I did manage to make two cards today. Although I need to report that the cards aren't 100% Kaszazz and I have broken my vow of only posting items with only Kaszazz products - but I just had to share these with you all.

My sister asked me to make this card for an 18th that she is going to tonight. Fellow Kaszazz Consultant Tracy Franklin taught me how to make this card originally - this is my version. I used my Opposites Attract Cartridge in my Cricut to cut the 18 from the new SB Card Essentials - Lemon. The non-Kaszazz parts are some stray ribbon and of course the Frangipani Paper - but the recipient is white/yellow Frangipani mad and I had this paper stashed away from my pre-consultant days.

I love the simplicity of this card - it is simply a photo of the table centrepiece at a friend's wedding Braydon and I attended in April. I then matted the photo on some x-Kaszazz Glitter Paper, tied some ribbon around it and then stuck it to the front of the card. I am planning on sending this card along with a disc of the photos I took from the wedding to the newlyweds. Being an avid Scrapbooker - I have taken odd photos such as the ironwork gates at the church, the welcoming sign, the back of the Bride's dress, candid family photos and not to mention the meals!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Stuck @ home sick!

Hi all! Well the kids and I have managed to pick up some yucky colds - not fun at all especially since Hubbie is working away again. Anyway, I suppose I can't really complain - two little kids means a mid day sleep at least for a couple of hours. I managed to make some really cute Nappy Cards during today's sleep that I saw on Alicia's blog - Alicia's Creative Space the other day.

Materials: Kaszazz SB Sentiments Paper, Bazzill & Antique Gold Pins

One of the biggest things I love about being a Kaszazz consultant is how the other Kaszazz consultants treat you like you are an important member of their family - regardless of who you are. Being new to blogging I emailed Alicia to see if I could post her cards on my blog (so I could recognise that she was the designer of these fab cards), anyway she emailed me back saying no problems at all and if I ever needed any help etc just to give her a yell - I have never met this woman - but I just know we are going to be great friends!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Upcoming Workshop - Saturday 12th June

Cherish Family Life 12x12 Page 'n' Card
Created by: Jane-Anne DeVisser
Date: Saturday 12th June 2010
Time: 2 pm to 4pm
Cost: $25
Venue: My house
Please message me for more details
Bookings Essential as places are limited
Choose either Blue or Pink Background

The photo does not do the page or card justice - there are a lot of shiny rhinestones and also the colours are a lot brighter! Learn new techniques such as stamping on acetate and using vellum.

Monday, June 7, 2010

I have finally taken the plunge!

Talk about shell shocked!
After years of blog hopping on the net - I have finally decided to take the plunge and create a blog all of my own.
I can't wait to add photos of the many creations that take place in my overstuffed craft room, as well as letting you all know about the upcoming Kaszazz workshops that I run on a regular basis.

Credit and thanks needs to be given to Alicia from Alicia's Creative Space as it was her blog that finally inspired and encouraged me to take this plunge.