Sunday, July 13, 2014

Ready to go again and new posts from the team

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is dry and safe after this round of weather.  I used to live in Kerikeri and Kaikohe, so watching parts of Northland underwater is very sad, and brings back many memories, especially where the main road was washed away, I always got car sick coming around there, so I always drove that stretch of road when we were travelling home to the Waikato.
Well we are back from Senz, and recovered, as long as you consider recovered as still wanting to go to bed at 8pm.  Still it was worth the exhaustion, from the setup on Thursday, being told to go away as you kept touching things and husband wanted to just get his part done before I started unpacking.
I thought I was in charge!

So we went from this first photo, to go away Jo!, to the final look 7 hours later.

These were half eaten day 1:
NOT just by me though, everyone had to walk past us to set up their stall, so it kept everyone sustained through Thursday, but we had to go and buy another 4 packets on Saturday morning.  

It was lovely to catch up with everyone, and to have three out of four full classes, I was thrilled with the faith everyone had in me.  25 people certainly kept me busy, I have had some really positive emails from people who went, so that was just the best way to end the show. 

The products went very well, the chipboard, the MDF and the Stencils WOW, did they move.  I am still cutting orders even now a week later.

I was hoping to have all the products on line this week, but it just hasn't happened, but not from lack of trying, just all the orders.  My friends always tease me because I want everything done yesterday they say Rome wasn't built in a day Jo! but I always answer that is because I wasn't in charge, if I was, it may have been a different story, so I am sorry but I hope to have all the products on line this week.

We also have some amazing new products being imported at the moment, and as you will see I am expanding our product range.  Yes I know, bigger premises required! this space.

If you haven't had a chance to see our new stencils yet check these out..

They have been very popular, and everyone is pleased with how strong they are.  Where possible I am putting the negative piece into the packaging, so you get a mask to use as well as the stencil, it doesn't work on all stencils like the boys words, or the faces. I have also cut along the bottom of the scene stencils to add extra to each one, the snowflakes have a snow drift at the bottom, the beach scene has waves, and the mountain and water scene has a waters edge cut into them.

We are also now doing Calico and Canvas flowers that I have been cutting, and flags, I cannot wait for you to see the banner that Lilian made for us from the canvas flags, and when I find what I have done with it, I will photograph it and put it up.

We are also doing chipboard books, shaped like a house, and splits in the middle and so many things, I cannot wait for you all to see everything.

Wednesday 23rd July 10am.  
Scrapbooking layout...$35.00  6 only for this class. 
This folded layout, is great for holidays, birthday's or when you have a lot of photos.
There is a waterfall feature, and uses magnets and has a hidden envelope for more photos.

You will get all the paper, magnets, and heaps of embellishments, and instructions to finish it off at home, because the pictures take ages to organise as you can fit up to 20 on here.

August classes will be out next week, and we will be doing some kits as well soon.  Not to mention there is going to be some collaboration with another well known brand so keep an eye out for that.  
Blog hop:
Today the girls have a range of different things on their blogs, each has just been playing.

Today my project is Time for Tea
This cute little MDF teapot is so easy to put together, the parts are all labelled and it just clips and glues into the slots.  I have decorated it in Graphic 45 secret garden paper, and added feet and a knob to make it look so cute.  I have added the tea quotes which come with the teapot kit, and then added lots of flowers to match my paper.  I have added some steam with some muslin and some pearls.  I have also added some fabric tape to the edges of the teapot and some pearl ribbon drops that I had in my stash.

I really wanted to make a book to put inside the teapot, but time was against me, but it is hollow inside and would be a great place to add a stash of tea as a gift for a friend, the feet and the knob do not come with it, but there are so many ideas out there we decided to leave that up to you.

The kit is $26.00 and if you are interested in it, we will send it freight free this week.  Just email me and we will sort out the details.
Ready to go and check out the other girls work!  
Prize: A set of 4 Imagine If stencils: Rain Go Away, Walking in Sunshine, Snowflakes, and Twinkle Little Star, all you have to do in comment on the girls blogs and on here to be in the draw.  The more blogs you comment on the more you will be in the draw. 


Well that is it for me today, please stay safe in this weather, happy crafting.  

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  1. Wonderful blog as usual Jo, how you find the time to fit it all in I don't know but thank you as you keep us all inspired.

  2. Yeah your stall looks great all set up for senz. The teapot looks fab.

  3. Great that SENZ was so successful for you Jo, how about a coffee pot for us coffee drinkers?

  4. So wish I had been able to go to SENZ. Maybe next year. I keep going back to the website but see so much I can never decide. What will I be like once you get everything up lol ? I think that teapot is awesome and love The Secret Garden papers you've used. I've done 3 books using them and still have more ideas to use them for. The Apricot colours match my house so might have to make the teapot to match. Here's hoping for time for you.

  5. Good greif Girl! How do you find time to breathe, lol. So pleased SENZ was good to you and your team.

  6. Senz looked like heaps of fun!!! Wish I could have got up here. Maybe next year

  7. The stencils look really exciting. I love that you left in the negatives where possible. I also love the idea of a coffee pot too Eileen.

  8. Oh my goodness. I am commenting on All the Blogs here. Sensational! Love Nys butterfly dress! But they are all fabulous!

    Tricia Collins

  9. You've done yourself proud at SENZ, now its time to reap the rewards of all your hard work. Congrats, I'm glad to be part of all this fun

  10. I am so very pleased that I got to be on your design team , and I am so inspired by the other girls creations. Hope it keeps flyinggggggggggg out the door Jo :)

  11. You make me tired just reading what you have been up to,must swap from art journalling to scrapping and catch up,lovely stuff!!!!