Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy 18th Caitlin

Hi All!

Well here I am trying to get back in to blogging and crafting for that matter!! A long while ago my friend Tracey (and former crafting buddy before we all went back to work) asked if I'd make one of my 'books' that I had been making for her daughters 18th.  I cut out the pages for her and punched them ready for binding so she could hand them out to friends to sign - a fabulous idea, as they haven't just signed the pages but written notes, stories etc. Tracey has also put photos in it too!! It's pretty amazing :-)

Anyway, so I get a text last week asking about the cover!! Crap I didn't forget, time just crept up too fast. We already knew the colours etc, I just needed to confirm the Tatty Teddy that I was putting on the front, so Tracey came over for a cuppa and we picked out the picture and had a play with a few layout ideas, then I had to get stuck in to it. It really doesn't take that long to make. 

Tonight Tracey came over with her pages, so we could bind the book and get it ready, I had also made a box up for it ... getting good at boxes now.  She also need an envelope as one person typed our their message and printed it up, so I got out my fancy new Envelope Punch Board from SU and whipped up and envelope out of DSP to stick in the book. AWESOME :-)

Sp here is Caitlin's 18th Book and box. Tracey did all the tying of ribbons as that is more her thing than mine. I am thinking it turned out rather spiffy

Till Next Time...
Friday, November 8, 2013

Happy Halloween MST8

Hi All,

I know I have been absent for a VERY long time. I just haven't had the energy to do any crafting.  MS is driving me crazy with numb leg and arm and constant buzzing. The fatigue is really getting me down as I am sleeping so much :-( BUT....this shall change!!!!  We are embarking on a whole new way of eating...which hopefully will make us all a lot healthier and with a bit of luck I may lose some weight.

Last year for my team, I made little Halloween treats which I popped on everyone's desks as a surprise. I had ordered a cute new stamp kit from Stampin Up! and even though we don't celebrate Halloween at home, I thought it would be nice to do treats at work - any excuse for stamping right?? I am not sure I blogged them as cannot see them, so will show them in this post was so much fun to see the smiles on my colleagues faces and then watching them swapping 'Favourites' chocolates like kids at recess!! haha. So here are my 2012 Halloween treats.

All the tags

The Witch and Frankie


All in a box ready to go to work...

Then this year I left it really late, as I've not been well and very tired, but, I felt as I did it last year I've 'started' something.  So did a bit of googling and found some treats made with the Candy Wrapper Die. Once you figure out how to actually get the 'twist' it is really easy!!  And these are what I came up with for MST8 this year.  I start early so was there before everyone and popped one each on their keyboards. Each contained a wrapped (in matching DSP) 3 Hershey's Minatures Chocolates.

So that is my Halloween Treats for work!!! In the middle there were some Christmas Sour Cream Containers with Favourites in them too!!! Best way to lose weigh - Fatten up the people around you!!  

Till Next Time...