Monday, January 31, 2011

Lots to tell but so little time!

Wow ! What a weekend!
So much in so few days and have I got some gossip and news to tell you all !

Firstly ...
I am very proud to tell you all that I was fortunate enough
to have been excepted onto the design team of ....

Wait for it ....

Yeppers ! The beautiful Crafty Pad.
It is such an honour to be able to work with their already gorgeous Design Team. 
Please do drop by and show them some love, you will not be dissapointed in the talent these ladies have!

The Crafty Pad Shop has some adorable digital images that are truely worth adding to your wish list so please pop on over and have a looksie, it is well worth the time!

The Crafty Pad also run a weekly challenge blog and while you do not have to use a Crafty Pad image (though we would love to see one) if you do ... you will be put into a separte draw for a chance to win a digital image of your choice.  Now that is worth going shopping for!
(Not that we need an excuse to go craft shopping do we lol )

My second big thing is a card AND some HUGE gossip to go along with it!

Well ... I made this card for something very very special

The flowers are hand made from dear hubbys old and torn boxer shorts (I did wash them before I hacked them to peices lol)  and the image is from Whimspy Stamps - Crafting Sentiments.
Last week I applied to Scrappers Haven
for their position of teaher for their card marking classes.
(My local craft store who is ONLINE as well and ships worldwide!)
They also run a monthly Scrapbook Challenge! Well worth peaking at!

I think my card must have been a sucess and I am pleased and so excited to tell you all that I,
yeppers thats me, am now the proud new card making teacher!

I am holding classes every Friday at Scrappers Haven from 9:30 to 12:30, the cost is $10 per class, and we will make 2 cards per class and each week a new technique.  I am also holding a once a month Saturday Off The Page workshop, and the next workshop will be on the 19th February 2011.

I admit I am as nervous as a bull rider at the gate but I am so excited as well.

Scrappers Haven stock everything the crafter needs from papers, ribbons, inks right down to storage sollutions.  They have just uploaded the new Basic Grey Curio line that I think is to die for! and I can not wait to get my hands on some!  Please grap a coffee, take some ME TIME and pop over for a peak at all their wonderful products.

I know this is getting long ... but I also just wanted to share with you my favourite picture from the weekend.

This was taken on Saturday, you can tell it was the perfect weather to be inside crafting and creating but nope... no such luck for me :(
My kids and I wandered on out to the farm in the pouring rain to ...
Fly a kite !

It really was magical standing high and dry on the porch watching the kids run around the paddock in the bucketing down rain trying to fly kites.  And I am really proud of Dylan for not only getting his in the air every time effortlessly but for also being the only kid to get their kite in the air!
Not that any of them minded getting soaked to the bone lol.
And in truth ....
Didn't the kids sleep well that night! bahahahah
(That's evil ? me? no NEVER :))

Oh the joys of being a kid again!

Fair winds and following seas,
The Navy Wife
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Challenges I am entering:
* The Corrosive Challenge - #101 - Button It Up (Sundays)
* Pile It On - #5 Punch It - The leaves are a punch (Sundays)
* Sketchy Colors - #56 Blue, Brown & White (Sundays)
* Stacey's Stamping Stage - #ACT 67 - Chocolate chip, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst & Cajun Craze (Sundays)
* Stampin' Sisters in Christ - #74 Blue & Green (Sundays)
* Whoopsi Daisy - Any shape but a square (Sundays)
* MyGrafico - Aything Goes (Monthly)
* Ohh-La-La - #72 Three of a kind -I have 3 flower embellishments (Mondays)
* Pear Tree Designs - #34 Flowers (Mondays)
Bearly-Mine - #2 Tis a Recipe, 3 flowers, 2 DP and 1 image - I have 3 flowers, 2 dp (the spotty dots are on the back of the paisly blue DP and 1 image/sentiment (Tuesdays)
City Crafter - #41 Sewing (Tuesdays)
Everybody Art - #126 'My Favourite Thing' - easy CRAFT! (Tuesdays)
My Time To Craft - #125 Emboss - I have embossed the punched leaves (Tuesdays)
Top Tip Tuesdays - #19 Flowers - My flowers are hand made from my husbands old boxer shorts(Tuesdays)
Paper Pretties - #PWC138 Sewing (Wednesdays)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - #45 Anything goes - (Wednesdays)
The Pixie Cottage - #54 Sketch and or Flowers - I have flowers (Wednesdays)
* The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything goes Entry #2 (Wednesdays)
Do you Stack Up? - #4 Patterned Papers - My card has DP (Thursdays)
Moving Along With The Times - #83 Spring (Thursdays)
Pals Paper Arts - Bows (Thursdays)
PaperPlay - Week 4 Layer it up (Thursdays)
* Southern Girls - Dry Embossing - The punch leaves have been embossed (
1st Week - Thursdays)
* StampInsanity - SISC#44 Find your Zen - Crafting is my Zen (Thursdays)
* Crafts 4 Eternity - Poka Dots - There are poka dots on the DP paper along the bottom (Fridays)
* Crafty Catz - #67 Flowers (Fridays)
* Delicious Doodles - #10 Spot or Stripes - There are poka dots on the DP paper along the bottom (Fridays)
* Fairy Knoll - #35 Flowers (Fridays)
* CES Challenge - #21 Bold & Bright (Saturdays)
* Just Us Girls - Make Your Own Flowers - Mine are handmade (Saturdays)
* Saturday Challenge - Chocolate (Saturdays)
* Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - A Punchy challenge - The leaves are punched (Saturdays) 
* Crafty Calendar - New Beginings - I made the card as my resume for a new job (Monthy)
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60 Treasured comments:

Miranda said...

congrats with your DT membership
your card is very cute, nice details and i like the sentiment
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Donna said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenges, love your card, it's gorgeous and such wonderful colours.
Donna x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful colours, a really lovely image and card.
Thanks for joining in with us for our 'Spring' challenge at MAWTT.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Deirdre said...

Fab card - great sentiment.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our Layer it Up Challenge. ♥

Patti J said...

Congratulations on your acceptance for the DT at The Crafty Pad! They will be lucky to have you! How exciting to pick up the teaching gig - you will have extra $$$ for 'necessities' like Basic Grey Curio papers! lol... Thanks for joining with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenges! Hope to see you back next week. Love your card (glad you washed the boxers first...tee hee)!!!

Beth said...

AWEsome!! That is such a great card! Yep - awesome. :) Thank you so much for sharing your Zen with us at StampInsanity! :)

Lou Mac said...

Congrats on getting the DT position!!

I love the card - especially the flowers, nice job of recycling! Hehe. The rich blues are gorgeous

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs this week - good luck in the challenges!

Lou Mac. xo

Ros said...

Congrats on your good news!! ... you made your card using what!!!**!!! (Lol)
Still it did make me smile .... thanks for joining us at CCCB

Rleen said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this week.
Hugs, Rleen

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Beautiful blue flowers my dear. Thank you for playing in The Pixie Cottage Challenge this week.

Chrissy said...

Congratulations on your DT position, AND becoming a teacher, wow that sounds scary but exciting, and also thankyou for showing me your husbands BOXERS......I mean your gorgeous card, and those flowers are fantastic.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

What a cute card.......Thanks for joining us at BM Challenges......


WencheP said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Cards by Gina said...

Pretty bow on a pretty card! Thanks for playing at PPA with us this week.

pinky said...

Gorgeous card, love your boxer flowers lol. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

patriziawithaz said...

You have had a busy and exciting time and well done for entering our challenge too at MTTCC - it's great to see your super entry x

Susie said...

Great card, love the rich colours and the sentiment...and great flowers, what a good use for old boxer shorts! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Crafteezee said...

I am in love with that stunning blue, wow, just my favourite colour. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine. Hugs Tracy x
P.S. I have huge candy on my blog if you'd like to pop over.

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card I love the ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La

Maria - Artsy Oils said...

Congrats on your new stamping ventures! Fabulous! Beautiful card! Love your flowers and colors. Thanks for playing along with JUST US GIRLS!


A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply gorgeous, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Katie said...

Cute card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card, Leesa and unusual too. It's great to have you on board The Crafty Pad team. A well deserved place, hun.

Miesje said...

Congrats, great card - love the flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ - hope to see you again next week.

Unknown said...

Congrats on your great news.. And your card is beautiful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Becky said...

Congratulations!! yahoo for you :).
Beautiful card, love the blue ribbon. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

maxine said...

Great to have you as part of the team x

cheryl said...

oh this is gorgoues beautiful detail bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW!! congrats on your fab news hun, well deserved!!
Gorgeous creation, glad you wash um first tho! lolol xx

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & CES Challnge this week, good luck!!
Hugs Shell xx

Teri said...

WOW - you have had a great week! Love the card too hun.
Thank you for playing our Spots & Stripes Challenge at The Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Anonymous said...

Ohhh congratulations on the dt post. your card is stunning too
Hope you are having a lovely week my friend.
hugs June

Unknown said...

gosh what a buzz - 2 new posts

kitten DYSU team

Lesley said...

Lovely card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty! Love the gorgeous flowers and ribbon! Great us of the CC colors. Thanks for playing along with us. :o)

Nanda said...

Lovely card and beautiful flowers! Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.


❤ Kaia said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining Sketchy color's colorchallenge this week.
Hugs Kaia

Alison said...

What a cute card! Love that you used your husband's boxer shorts! Congrats on making that DT. Thanks for playing along with StampInsanity!

Janna Werner said...

Hey heay :) It always makes me smile when ppl say they are a servant to their cat ... good i am a dog mummy ;) Thanks so much for sharing your sweet patterned paper card with us at DYSU! Janna

artish said...

LOVE your sentiment! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!

mckinkle said...

Flying kites in the pouring rain!! What fun they had!

Great card! I like your hubbys boxer flowers, how special does that make them!

Thanks for joining us this week over at Delicious Doodles!

Keryn :)

Chris said...

whoa! from DH's boxer shorts, that just cracked me up. thanks for sharing that info behind (no pun intended) your lovely card. thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Linda said...

Wow great card and post! Flying a kite wouldn't be good were I am we have 40mph winds right now.LOL
Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a fun card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage
Pixie Cottage DT

KC said...

what a great senti! I love this!!! Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity:)

Suzi Mac said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage.
Suzi x

Ruth said...

Lovely card,Ruth, Crafty Calendar Challenges

michele said...

Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful flowers and ribbon. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs Nataliya.

Wendi said...

Wow you've certainly had a full week, congratulations on your posts and those flowers are amazing no wonder you got the job
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

Kathryn B said...

Lovely flowers!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just us Girls this week!

Flutterby Trina said...

Love it!! thanks for joining us at PTD this week

good luck



tiggertastic said...

what an amazing card, love your texture

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous hun, love the blue ribbon & flowers...too funny! You're very creative, great job!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Amazing work on this and congrats on your new DT!! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous work with us again this week at WHOOPSI DAISY!! Hugs:)

Emma said...

So beautiful, I love the verse.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
Hugs Emma x

Hetty Hall said...

Congrats Leesa on the DT gig and welcome to the Scrappers Haven team, we are so excited you could join us. And ladies the card looks even better irl!! :)

Julie said...

Great card,so many embellishments,great embossing too,thanks for sharing this with the Southern Girls. Hope you've had a good weekend,Julie.x

TannyP said...

What a gorgeous card! Those boxer flowers turned out absolutely beautifully =) Thanks for playing along with our Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge!

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