Wednesday, July 30, 2008

This is a Cathy B vellum card i made recently for a demo at a crop using Vellum. I love Cathy B papers and matching Vellum.
I haven't scanned it straight, hence chopped off in parts.
Cropworks sells all these products and they have a range of Cathy B papers and vellum in various colours.

Look at the lovely card that Margaret Ashby sent me in the mail. It made my day and made me feel special. I needed it this week. Thank you Margaret.

Monday, July 28, 2008

This is the chipboard stand I made to hold the card. Often we get cards we want to display and I have found these stands are ideal for this. I have many sizes of plate stands and have used them as a template. You can make as many as you want in a neutral colour and have your precious cards displayed all the time.

These 3-D cards are so cool to make.I also make a card stand that goes with them. You can just see it with the black one. The black card is not finished yet as I need to decide who and what it is for and so a message. The title in the cut out is an Italian Tile which is so nice.

Friday, July 25, 2008

I received my 20 years of service from the Education Department last week. I feel very proud to have received this as I love my job and get so much job satisfaction from it. Knowing what I do for students means so much to me and hearing from them and knowing what they do in their lives makes it all so worth while.
However, this certificate is a little late and both the Science Department at my school and myself had a chuckle as I have been teaching for 33 years this year.I guess I will receive my 30 years when I retire or some time after.

This Pyramid album is a fun one to make from one sheet of cardstock. I did this as a lesson with the kids at school, at my monthly crops and at a camp and a few other places. it has been well demonstrated. Brighton Beach in Melbourne is one of my favourite places in Australia. I love the little beach houses, so colourful and fun. It also holds very fond memories of a dear friend of mine who has passed away. Dave loved this place and whenever I go to Melbourne Ros, Dave's wife and I always go there and talk about Dave and remember all the fun times the 3 of us had together.

Once again, another unfinished mini album. I did this as a lesson with the kids at school and also at my monthly crop.

This is another unfinished mini album I have started. All I have to do is add photos and journal in it plus do a title.

I love the old Chatterbox papers.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I love this Christmas Mini Album I made. All I have to do now is add the photos.

Brian and I on Mt Wellington.

I knitted my scarf and beanie.

More of me at Mt Wellington in Hobart.

Brian and I up Mt Wellington in the snow. It was very cold here.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Me at Russell Falls walking through the rainforest. It was so dark and damp there.

Me at Russell Falls. Brian and I love this area. We had a nice walk through he rainforest and then Devonshire Tea in the cafe-the scones with jam and cream were so good after the long walk.

Me at Constitution Dock in Hobart. Even though it was cold here, it was not unbareable. I love this area of Hobart. perhaps because it holds so much of my family's yachting history from early years.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Now I know what I am doing I can update this blog so you can follow my life. This is especially useful for my friends who are a long way from me.I also manage the other bog called Cropworks so you can also see what I am doing there. Keep your eye out for updates.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose