FRIDAY: Summer Mini Catalogue Launch
On Friday I held my Summer Mini Catalogue Launch.
I decided to hold 2 sessions, 10am and then again at 6pm. Although I didn't get alot of people attend due to other commitments, those who attended said they had a good time and they all walked away with prizes!!
Just as a little Thank-You gift for attending, I made these cute little goodie bags which contained yummy shortbread and candy canes!
Below are a few photos of my display board and sample table plus some of the prizes.
I made up Show Bags which contained a copy of the Summer Mini Catalogue, a small stamp, lollies and a few other bits and pieces.
SATURDAY: Mini Trifold Scrapbook Album
On Saturday we had some friends from the Gold Coast here as Nicole wanted to make a special gift for her friend Anita.
Nicole & Anita had worked out that this year they have been friends for 30 years. So to mark this special occasion they were going to have a Anniversary Party but as usual they got busy and this never happened.
The last time I was down visiting Nicole, I showed her a class that I had run which was the Mini Trifold Scrapbook Album and she loved it, which got her thinking that she could make one for Anita as a Special Anniversary Gift, by adding some photos of the two of them over the years.
The traditional Anniversary gift for the 30th wedding anniversary is pearls, whilst the modern anniversary gift for the 30 year anniversary is diamonds. So with this in mind she wanted to combine the both in her Trifold Album and she wanted to use the Bella Bleu Designer Series Papers as it has a elegant feel about it (when you see this paper close up rather than in the cataolgue you will love it)we matched it up with Kraft, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla Cardstock and then she added Pearls and Silver Rhinestones.
The final result was stunning!! We even made a gift box to match!
I have included a few photos but they aren't the greatest but you get the general idea and of course it looks so much better in real life!! Nicole was absoultely rapped with what she achieved.
SUNDAY: Anthony's Birthday/ Xmas BBQ
On Sunday afternoon I had arranged a BBQ for Anth's Birthday plus a bit of a Xmas get together, nothing huge, just family and a few close friends!
During the day here on the coast it was stinkin hot, they had predicted thunder storms also, but too hot to be inside!
We are wanting to build a deck off the side of the house, so as a bit of fun I decided to move the outdoor table and chairs out onto the grass area to where the deck will go, as this has the best view over town, down the valley with a bit of a ocean view and a nice breeze! Plus there is heaps more room than on the verandah!
So I have put in a few photos from the day, just of my table, his Bomber Cake, Anthony just after he had blown out the candles and just as the clouds were rolling in!
We ended up having the cake and dessert inside because just as we all sat down to eat dinner, the clouds came in and got really black and we had a few spots of rain, so we all quickly ate, then cleaned up and moved everything back inside, then of course the storm blew itself away!!
It was a very relaxing afternoon and was great to catch up after a busy year for us all!