My swaps

This Saturday I will be heading off to Regionals for Stampin Up I am looking forward to it, has been just over a year now since I first joined Tracie and her team,  if I was to look back a year ago, thinking can I do this how  hard do I have to work at this and what am I going to get out of this.

Answer:  A lot-  not only do I have a stack of stamps and inks I never  thought I would own, I have gained good friends, and knowledge on products that I never even considered using , I now have a Blog never even considered that  until I was encouraged by our team, it was the done thing to do. So if you ever are interested in becoming a demonstrator it’s not scary its nothing but positiveness worth considering.

Having reflected here are my cards that I will be swapping at Regionals

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They are a little simple for me but as you are making about ten or more it pays to be simple the photo doesn’t pick up the pattern paper or the edging in gold and the bling on the tree

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Tilda is arrived at the Web

Very excited Magnolia stamps are at the web now I have purchased two new stamps and are looking forward to stamping them up, so soon I should have some more posts happening  have been working on Christmas cards lately trying to get ahead also am thinking about classes aswell.

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one of these cards will be a class not sure which one I have made four different ones they are so elegant have had a lot of fun with these

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Squares

For the Southern Bells challenge

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challge2Well my “things to  do list ” are getting smaller

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At the Web

Past classes at the web:

My story

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Hallows Eve

Well here is my magnolia challenge  I had fun doing this one, as we dont really celebrate Halloween here in Australia its interesting as I had a few comments on different views on the celebration of Halloween and then I called it hallows eve and somebody looked at me as if I was weird, as I could not explain in-depth as to why I called it that, I researched it a little so under my pictures is a short version of what I like about Hallows Eve.pum0kin2I Have used Purple, Orange cardstock and Black pattern paper with lots of layering

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Its Hard to capture everything on the card especially when you use transparency pum0kin3

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The term Halloween, originally spelled Hallowe’en, is shortened from All Hallows’ Evene’en is a shortening of even, which is a shortening of evening. This is ultimately dervied from the Old English Eallra Hālgena ǣfen.

Halloween is a holiday observed on October 31, primarily in regions of the Western world. Was popularized in America after Irish immigrants brought it to the United States in 1846

Halloween’s origins are from the ancient Gaelic festival known as Samhain (pronounced sow-in or sau-an), which is derived from Old Irish and means roughly “summer’s end”.  A similar festival was held by the ancient Britons and is known as Calan Gaeaf (pronounced kalan-geyf). The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the “lighter half” of the year and beginning of the “darker half”, and is sometimes regarded as the “Celtic New Year”.

It could be seen as a festival of the dead. The ancient Gaels believed that the border between this world and the other world became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The family’s ancestors were honoured and invited home whilst harmful spirits were warded off. It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks. Their purpose was to disguise oneself as a harmful spirit and thus avoid harm. In Scotland the spirits were impersonated by young men dressed in white with masked, veiled or blackened faces.

 Samhain was also a time to take stock of food supplies and slaughter livestock for winter stores. Bonfires played a large part in the festivities. All other fires were doused and each home lit their hearth from the bonfire. The bones of slaughtered livestock were cast into its flames. Sometimes two bonfires would be built side-by-side, and people and their livestock would walk between them as a cleansing ritual.

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Buttons number 23

Have wanting to work with the colour orange for a while its not my normal colour of chioce, this is my first card. I have some more papers that I want to play with to do a layout. I made this card while we were away  I took minimal supplies with me so my card is a little on the simple sideorget3

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Opportunity Lost

 I made this card on the way back from Geelong in the car all I could think about was that it reminded me of Jenni’ costume I am going to create a page using the same concept soon

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 I used Stampin Up’s Playful Petals my Aqua painter and my markers all set on Tea Party paper

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Where have I been

Ive been there and back

Wow its been a long time between posts

The past few weeks have been crazy I was pulling split shifts,working at the shop and then going off to work at night meanwhile trying frantically to finish Jennifer’s dress.

We then went off to Geelong for the National Irish Dancing Championships for a week

Jenni danced her first dance beautifully and was very happy and confident,  she then went on to dance her soft shoe as she was landing a bone in her foot broke  she then rolled her ankle. Now she is in plaster for six weeksjen hospital

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Jenni’s dress

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