Saturday, 13 February 2010

GirlGuiding Pencarrow

As you may know I am a GirlGuiding Leader - with the youngest group, 5 and 6 year olds, called Pippins. I love it!

Through my involvement as a volunteer I have had opportunities to do many other roles within Guiding and have even scored my dream job - working for GirlGuiding NZ in their Lower North office in Wellington. This is just a temporary job while the administrator is on maternity leave but I am making the most of it.

One of my volunteer roles has been as part of the Management Team - helping to oversee the running of the entire Region - from Lower Hutt to Pahiatua. It has been great to see the bigger picture of Guiding and help with running events on a wider scale.

Late last year I volunteered (with the help of The Geek and some other leaders) to set up a Website to advertise and resource GirlGuiding in Pencarrow Region. This is WAY beyond my regular skill set but I have enjoyed the challenge and I am really pleased with how it is coming together. Please go and check it out and let me know what you think.

Friday, 12 February 2010


Here is a layout we made at the Stampin Up! demonstration on Friday night - I found a great photo to go with the layout I based on the demonstrators one. It all came together quite well I think.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

For Naomi

Happy Birthday Naomi!!!

Naomi is my neice who is turning 3 today - we miss you Naomi but it was great catching up with you at Christmas time.

This card uses a Stamping Up! set that I have paper pieced on different designer papers to get that very "pink" look I wanted - almost good enough to eat.

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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

More Easel Cards

I am really loving this style of cards just now - in case you hadn't noticed :-)

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Card Update

And here is the finished card - with stamping and facial details.

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Birthday Cake

Here is the cake I baked and decorated for the birthday boy - to match his card.
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Happy Birthday Cameron

My boy is turning 9 today - and here is the card I made for him - it's not quite finished but I can't take another picture at the moment so this will have to do until then - I made the arms by winding wire around a skewer till it was the length I wanted. The other pieces are all cut free hand but based on a design I saw in a magazine.

It's a very special time for Cam as he starts back at Cubs tonight and he starts at GKP tomorrow - a programme for Gifted Kids which he just can't wait to start.

Check back later when I'll hopefully have a better picture too!
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Monday, 8 February 2010

Easel Card #1

I had fun playing at Sally's on Saturday - here is one of the Easel cards I made (I made two there and then two more that night - I was one a roll) They were all using my new stamp set - Flight of the Butterfly - I am really liking it.

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Sunday, 7 February 2010

New Card

I went to a Stampin Up! demonstration on Friday night - the first one for the year and this was one of the projects we tried - a card using the designer paper from the Summer Mini catalogue.

I'll be needing a couple of baby cards this year - who knows, this may be one of them......

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