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new Paper Salon sneak peeks for CHA

These are a few of my projects using new Paper Salon products being released at CHA.

Spring Flowers, below, uses new the Blossom collection and the new Rugged Font Tailored Tin. The flowers along the top are cut from one of the pattern papers and some are mounted with foam tape for a little dimension.


Friendship and fun times, below, uses the new Celebrate collection and the new Rugged Font Tailored Tin.


Easter Bunnies, below, uses the new Blossom collection, new Rugged Font Tailored Tin, new Spring Fling Tailored Tin {the two little stamped bunnies} and the XL Alphabet Tailored Tin.


This little HELLO card uses the new Create-a-Critter {for the bee} and Pattern Play {for the swirly background} Tailored Tins. I created the bee's wing by stamping the wing part of the stamp set onto thick plastic, cutting it out and attaching it to the bee's body with a little brad.


I have loved being able to see these new Paper Salon products and use them on some projects. Lots of fun happening around here at the moment. Just thought I'd share a few photos below. I can not seem to work on any stamping projects without having some hangers on....




At least I'm helping to create a future generation of stampers :-)

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend.


Maya Road canvas for CHA

For CHA Maya Road is creating a display of canvases created by each design team member. All the projects have been gorgeous.

This is the canvas I created {which is now on its way to the US}. I've used MR chipboard letters, chipboard shapes and ribbon {and a lot of paint}.


And a few close ups.

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If you would like to view the projects that the Maya Road girls have been creating, there is a thread at 2PEAS with links to the individual projects in the gallery.

Thanks for visiting.



Some projects to share

I received the latest Scrapbooking Memories earlier this week which had a few of my projects.

One of my favourite little projects lately is the little album I created about my girls snorelling adventures last summer. I used the Maya Road paisley chipboard book which I decorated with photos and Paper Salon papers. Only the cover and one page were published in the magazine.

My last Scrappin' Step by Step was in this edition too. This marks the end of my three years writing this article with the magazine. Thought I'd share some of the projects from this step by step which was all about ribbons.

The first project was a canvas:


Here's some close ups. The 'B' monogram is from Making Memories covered with Ribbons Galore ribbon:

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The photos were mounted on collage board, then coated with CraftSmart Brushstrokes to seal the photos' surface before being glued to the canvas.


Some other projects from the step by step.

This is a Bazzill big chipboard flower decorated with ribbons and rick rack. The rick rack was used as an edging to the chipboard shape:


I sewed lengths of ribbon together to make the little ribbon bag to hold the mini album in the pictures below:

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I've been working on some projects for Paper Salon and Maya Road for CHA coming up in the next week or so. So I'll share some of those over the next few days.

Thanks for visiting.



Maya Road RAK - announcing the winner

Thank you to everyone who entered the Maya Road challenge this month. We have printed all the names and my gorgeous daughter, Phoebe, has randomly picked out a winner.

Here's a link to the video, if you are not able to see it here on the blog.

I would like to send a big congratulations to Kathryn. You are the winner of the RAK pictured below.


Thank you for visiting my blog, for taking part of this month's Maya Road DT challenge and for your all your lovely comments about Emily and her video.

Have a good weekend.




Maya Road RAK closing soon

The Maya Road RAK which I'm currently hosting will close in 24 hours. That's midnight Friday 12 January, Sydney, Australia time.

We will be chooing a winner on Saturday (once my gorgeous girls have cut up all the pieces of paper with your names on them). So stay tuned over the weekend.

So, you still have 24 hours from when this message is posted to enter. Please see the post below for details and to leave your name and answer to the question in the video.

I see that typepad has some work scheduled, which sometimes means you might be unable to leave a comment here on the blog. If that is the case, send me an email with your answer and you will be included in the draw. Please include MAYA ROAD RAK in the subject line.

Have fun.



Maya Road RAK

Well, it's my turn to host the Maya Road design team challenge and there is a RAK just waiting to be given away. My lovely Emily has helped me set this month's challenge, please see below.

Emily is holding a Maya Road ribbon in the video. I would like you to tell me the name of the RIBBON COLLECTION to which the ribbon belongs. Here's a HINT.

Leave your answer with your name in the comments field of THIS POST.

We will place all the names in a hat, draw one out and that person will win the RAK. Maya Road will post this RAK anywhere in the world.

EDITED: OK, so it helps to make the video on You Tube "public". Here's the link, incase you can't view the video above. VIEW MAYA ROAD RAK VIDEO . Also, I'm keeping the comments invisible, but please know I'm seeing them all, and you will be entered in the draw!

Good luck.

Thanks for visiting!



Happy New Year

I'm a few days late in posting a HAPPY NEW YEAR post, but we are in a very lazy, relaxed holiday mode here in the Carter house. I just love summer school holidays!

We spent a lovely evening down by the pool and Sydney Harbour on New Years eve. North Sydney pool held its family evening again, so the girls were able to swim the evening away until the 9.00pm fireworks.

New Years eve combines two of my favourite things... fireworks and Sydney Harbour. The fireworks were beautiful again. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is turning 75 years old this year and it was, as usual, part of the celebrations.

Photo taken early evening:


As it started getting dark, the red '?' appeared on the bridge...


As the fireworks got underway, the '?' changed to a red coat hanger image (the nickname for the Harbour Bridge is the coat hanger)...


And some fireworks photos...




I'd like to thank you for visiting my blog in 2006. I appreciate your comments and love hearing from you. I do hope you have a wonderful, safe and successful 2007.

Bye for now.