Here's what Mum wrote:
While we're on the subject of family... I've just had an email the other day from a long lost cousin and it's awesome to be in touch with her again... (waving frantically across the ditch to you Maree!!!) It's so fab to be back in touch again and can't wait to catch up properly with you!
Right... now that Mum's finished hogging my blog!!! I've got a couple of projects to share :) This first one was a card swap with Glamour Girls. We each made a triptych card (meaning a card in 3 panels but all joined together) using the theme By the Sea. I really enjoyed this project because it was so 'arty'. Here's the front of my card:And here's the inside:There were lots of elements to the card and it was totally fun making it. Once I was done I figured it would be nice to make a matching envelope so here's the front:And here's the back:This next project is another Glamour Girls swap. We each altered a laminate sample... the kind you get from Bunnings for kitchen benches etc. The theme was 'Asian' and this is what I came up with:And here's a close up of the actual artwork:I really enjoyed 'playing' with stuff for this one! Today in the mail I received a beautifully altered laminate sample from 'Helga'. Here's one side:
And here's the other side:It's just stunning and the beads really look amazing!!!
The very special project I was working on is now done. I'm not going to show you (due to privacy) but I will tell you that it was an album for a family I've never met. I joined up with Care2Crop late last year and they are an absolutely worthwhile group to belong to. Basically Care2Crop is a place where scrapbookers from around New Zealand can join together to help families going through difficult times tell the story of their journey. I've totally enjoyed making the album I was assigned and I'd recommend it to other scrapbookers.
To finish off I've got a wee secret to share... well actully I'm not going to share it until Friday (yes I know that's mean! LOL) but I will tell you that it involves: scrapbooking, sneak peaks and pizza boxes :) Oh, and this butterfly is really important as well:
I'll be back on Friday with all the news... catch you then!