Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Online Class & Scrappy Shopping

How cool is this? Iris Babao Uy is teaching an online class for only R40! I'm all booked & paid & can't wait to take part. And the best thing about it is that all the proceeds are donated to charity. So not only will we have tons of FUN but we'll be helping to make the world a better place at the same time. That sounds like a win/win situation to me! You can find Iris's blog here - that link will take you straight to the post you need. There is a link there for you to follow to Pay Pal.

If you don't know Iris's work you should go take a look. Awesome loveliness...


A Class For A Cause (01)

Hello everyone. Our country has recently been ravaged by the tropical storm Ondoy (International name: Ketsana). This site will show you the damage brought about by the storm. Hundreds have perished and thousands are left homeless. Families are cramped in evacuation centers without enough food and medication. Children are becoming sick and so much work needs to be done. A lot of children are suffering from lack of medication, basic supplies, and food.

Children - Ondoy

In an effort to help the victims in whatever way I can, I am offering an on-line class in which all proceeds will go to the donations for the victims of Ondoy. "Enjoy The Process" is a layout class that is all about having fun and enjoying the process. It will be freestyle with lots of embellishments and photos. Plus, there will be NO PATTERNED PAPER at all, except for the cardstock which is meant to support the fabric layout.

Teaser 4

The class will be taught via a blog which will go live on November 6. The blog can be accessed only by those who purchased the class. A detailed supply list will be emailed to you one week before the class goes live. We will also have a section in the blog where all the participants can share their work.

Thank you in advance for your support. The on-line class costs only $5.00 U.S.

The latest news is that Prima are giving away one awesome stash-pack too! Anyone going to join me???!!!

Next up is a sneaky peaky of some goodies my darling DH bought for me to use on our family albums, on our recent sojourn through Joburg, aswell as some of the contents of the Sassafras Warehouse box recently received.

All those Sassafras buttons are pre-threaded & pre-glued so all one needs to do is stick 'em on! The woodgrain paper you see is sticky-backed contact paper {basically wallpaper} that I found locally at the Hypermarket. Woodgrain paper is big news right now & impossible to buy here as far as I know so this is a good substitute & reasonable priced at about R20 {USD$2.67} per roll. Not sure how much is on the roll but it looks like a good few metres so I should be in wood-grain paper for the rest of my life!

The "Carefree" chipboard sentiment I found in Joburg & comes from local manufacturer, Enmarc, who are doing a sterling job at creating world class chipboard embellishment at very reasonable prices. The flowers & ribbon were purchased with my Botswana photos in mind & the the ones at the top - "Easily Suede" - are made of soft, gorgeous, imitation suede fabric. An interesting twist on the basic flower...

I got a couple of Heidi Swapp pre-glued chipboard alphas. I chose pink as it was the lightest colour, so that I can re-ink or paint the letters if necessary. As you can see there are plenty of vowels in these alpha stickers & the font is very clear & straightforward - making these a firm favourite for me.

How are you all getting on with your December Daily? If you are anything like me the answer will be "not very well"...I have decided on a less ambitious project than last year, in the form of an A4 "mini" album , bound with metal book rings, using up my older Christmas papers. Yup, I am not buying ANY new papers this year. I have been given ONE sheet of fancy die-cut MME paper from their new Christmas range & everything else paperwise is going to be taken from my stash. I am going to be using a few new bits & bobs in the form of Making Memories alpha stickers & chipboard buttons & found these great Fiskars border strips in Joburg.

Thinking of taking Iris' class?

How are you planning to record your Christmas memories this year?


Vicki said...

Am over doing mini books for Christmas - have decided its just not me! LOL. Will however likely be doing a scrappy page for each of the albums and that will do it.

Lynette said...

Sjoe...you seriously added to your stash.

Will go and check out the online class and see how my time availability is.

Desire Fourie said...

No need to take an Iris folding class (if that is what you are referring to) ... you will definitely be able to do it teaching yourself. here's a link you can visit with how toos and templates:

Michelle Ramsay said...

Lovely goodies you have got - enjoy creating with them.

tania said...

I also booked, right from the start, i like her VERY much and it is for a good cause. Hmm, also have a lot of Christmasy goodies, only bought 2 sheets american craft paper. I like your stash, love those buttons!

Helen Tilbury said...

Maybe you are right Vicki...I will decide after this year whether I will do it again...it is such a busy time as it is. I like the idea but battled to keep up with it last year. My project this year is less ambitious & more realistic though. Can't wait to take Iris's class! Need to find my supplies list & get ready...