Stampin’ Up! in kalgoorlie – Miriam Thomas

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I was going  through some photos the other day and stumbled across the following layout that I created for a Scrapbooking class some time ago.   I thought I had shared it on my blog but it appears that I haven’t….so here you go!

This is the sketch that was offered to participants.  People were able to use papers and colours that worked with their photos.

scrapbook layout sketch copy

One of my sample layouts was of my son- This was actually last year’s School Swimming Carnival (2012) and we’ve already had this year’s School Carnival….oops! Time does pass rather quickly.  This photo from last year shows Jared and his good mate after the carnival.  Last year Jared was runner-up Champion Boy and this year he was awarded Champion Boy which he was rather chuffed about….I must get around to scrappin’ that photo too!    ( I must add that in the other photo in this layout I tried to capture my son swimming in our backyard pool.  He couldn’t resist  ‘posing for the camera’- There’s no way he would stop and grin like that in an actual race! )

swim layout

For this layout I used the International Bazaar Designer Series paper (pg 164 Product code 126920)

I also created a second layout that was a little more girly.  This is my precious daughter, Erin and my sweet Great- Niece (as in I’m her Great- Aunty not that she isn’t ‘great’ as well!)

girl layout

I used the Floral District patterned paper for this layout (pg 163 Product code 126919)  The title was cut with the “Typeset Alphabet” Dies and my bigshot (pg 193 Product code 127553)

girl close up

In my last blog entry- I shared Adam’s Angry Birds Birthday Party . The day after Adam’s party we had a party for his twin, Erin.  This was a GIRL ONLY EVENT!  Even her 3 brothers had to spend some time outside with Dad while the girls enjoyed some crafty entertainment….much to their disgust! (Having said that all the boys- including Dad were allowed into the craft classroom after the party and were allowed to get creative too!)

Erin enjoyed the afternoon with a group of really lovely young ladies.  They were beautifully behaved the entire time! What a gorgeous bunch!

Here is the invitation that went out to her guests (Created in “My Digital Studio”)

erin invite 3


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A SNAPSHOT OF SOME OF THE DECORATIONS (Luke asked me why Dad and I hung up ‘lots of those things you use to wash yourself in the shower’….Hmmm I guess some of them looked a little like a ‘shower puff’)

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The girls were invited into my ‘craft classroom’ (that I use for adult classes) for a bit of creative ‘girly time’.

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erin craftng small

Each guest made a bracelet, a little purse to carry the bracelet and an ice cream card.

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They cut out the purses using a die and my Bigshot. Aren’t they cute!?  The ice cream on the front of the card was cut out of the shapes on the petal cone die.

I’m pretty sure they all enjoyed themselves and they all did such a wonderful job! 🙂

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We got so distracted that we ‘almost’ ran out of time for the party food.  I had just enough time to throw the party food on the table before the parents arrived to collect their children.  Please excuse the photos….it was my intention to make it look ‘pretty’ but in the end it was just placed on the table randomly and the sun was in an awkward position to take decent photos.

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party food 1 small

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party food 3

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The main food was of course- Ice Cream! All the girls were able to make their own ice cream Sundaes.  (I think a few were so ‘creative’ that they went home with a belly ache!) There were a variety of toppings to create their own ultimate Icecream Sundae! The other party food included cupcakes, sherbet cones, purple butterfly shaped biscuits, fairy floss, ice cream ‘cake pops’, marshmallows, popcorn, lolly teeth and other tasty treats!


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I must admit that I wasn’t entirely happy with how the cake turned out! I’m not one to make too much of a fuss of a birthday cake.  I am normally one to just  throw on some icing and lollies and hope for the best…..but I’m not sure I pulled it off this time! I just didn’t get the balance of colour right! I was hoping the chocolate on the icecream would be a deeper turquoise, the purple icing darkened over time and the pink wasn’t ‘pink enough’ (I used most of the food colouring on the red part of Adam’s cake the day before oops! )   At about 11pm I wasso disappointed that I was very close to starting up the oven to bake another cake and Jason convinced me that it would be crazt- reminding me that it only takes a moment to sing “Happy Birthday” and then the cake is cut into pieces!  No-one seemed to mind that I didn’t bake another cake.

ERIN BLOWING OUT THE CANDLES ( I can’t believe she is NINE!)

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Each guest took home the items they had made, a bag of lollies (decorated by Erin using retire Stampin’ Up! papers that matched her theme perfectly) plus a small wrapped gift containing a journal and shower gel, lotion etc all wrapped up with gorgeous Stampin’ Up! ribbon.

lolly bags small

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It is our final family birthday this month (All 6 birthdays are within a 6 week period) – I must give some serious thought to what I’m going to do for Jared’s birthday in about 9 days time!

At a cardmaking class last month particpants made the following “Trishutter card” using the totally gorgeous “Mocha Morning specialty paper”  Love love Love the flocked paper in this pack!

We used the Simply Scored board (below) to mark the score lines on the card.

and here’s the card from a different angle……

See what you can learn to make at my cardmaking classes with no experience required? You should join us at the next one!   If you’d like to attempt this card at home then please check out the following link where I have shown the measurements used to make this type of card.  Happy crafting! 🙂

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