Saturday, 28 March 2009

What has been happening lately?

Just a quick post to let you know what I have been up to and why I haven't been here much lately....
Firstly, our house has started, the slab went down yesterday and the roof should be on in a couple of weeks (if the weather allows). So that has all been very exciting! Here is a picture of our slab...



I have also had a go at sewing in the past couple of weeks and here is what I have made, an outfit for Georgia. It is not great, but not bad for a first attempt!



This is why I haven't done any stamping lately!

Big Stampin' Up! news also, the new 2009/2010 Idea Book and Catalogue is out on Wednesday, so contact me to reserve your copy today. You don't want to miss out! If you are wanting to book a workshop, you will need to book in advance as I will only be doing 1 workshop/month plus my monday night class from now on due to my busy schedule.

Here is a piccy of the pretty cover!





The next monday night class will be 6th April, so let me know if you are coming. I will be showing you a couple of different techniques and you will be able to bring along any projects you are currently working on. I will have some stamps (including some new ones!) for you to play with as well. I will also have a variety of retired stamps on the night that you can buy. Cost of the night is $7 and you will be required to bring your own supplies and tools. I will have coffee/tea and some light refreshments available. It will be held at the Aldershot Hall again, it seems like a nice venue, I hope you all liked meeting there last time!

Ok, now finally (this is the longest post I have ever done!!), the April Challenge...

This month I want you to make a card or scrapbook page using the following layout -



I found this sketch on the following link http://sketches-r-us.blogspot.com/, great site for sketch ideas!

Anyway the rules:
1. Use this sketch to design your card/scrapbook page
2. Use the following colours on your card, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White, lovely colours and very similar to those being used in our new house! If you don't have all of these colours, just try to use something similar.
3. Challenge closes midnight 19th April.

Good Luck!
Gina x

8 comments:

Chook said...

Wow, I didn't know the house had started. No wonder your a busy girl. Hope all goes to schedule. Can't wait to see it.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW - I didn't know you were building a house!!!! Cool!! Love the outfit for Georgia, very very cute!!! Love the new layout, here's hoping I actually get to join in this time!!! {HUGS}

Robyn said...

I did one Gina!..Here it is...
http://rainbowsbyrobyn.blogspot.com/2009/03/ginas-challenge_31.html

Chook said...

Hey Gina, thanks for the challenge again. Here's my card. Thanks Chook http://chooksscrap.blogspot.com/2009/04/ginas-april-challenge.html

Little Bits of Mel.....Melissa Board (Hume) said...

Hi Gina!
I know I always tell you that you are a super mum and wife but now I know you are also building....you've just gone up another level.

I know I've already emailed you my link, but I thought I should do it the proper way.
http://littlebitsofmel.blogspot.com/2009/03/ginas-monthly-challenge.html

Loved this colour scheme!

Tracy McCarroll said...

Hey Gina... great challenge mate... Here is my Scrap Page...

Kathryn Mangelsdorf said...

Hi Gina, You do make it a challenge (colour and sketch combined) but I did create one with my favourite stamp set at the moment.
http://klm55.blogspot.com/2009/04/stamp-with-gina-april-challenge.html

Kel... said...

Hi Gina... You can find my page over @ Tracy's Blog here. Thanks for the Challenge...
Kel...