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Yes, I am Still Alive

Published July 17, 2014 by isisimaginings

Greetings, it’s 4.17am & I’ve been up since 2am. It’s so warm that I’m finding it impossible to sleep at the moment. I’ve been sorting through emails & visiting some blogs & now I thought I’d do a quick post to fill you I on what I’ve been doing for the past ten days or so.

Every spare minute has been spent helping my friend Lisa organise her crafting event day, which happens on Saturday, the 19th – approximately 54 hours away now. The amount of work involved is enormous & I’m just glad I’ve been able to help her with some of it. When I’m not helping I’m home making samples for her, trying to have as many as I can that will showcase all the new stamps, stencils, wood, etc., that she will have on sale. Later on today, we go to Costco to buy supplies, Friday evening we will get the hall set up & we’ll be there by 7 on Saturday morning, to make sure everything is ready before the doors open at 1Oam. I think I can safely say that we will spend Sunday collapsed in a heap somewhere……..

Because of all of that, plus everything else, I have deliberately stayed away from Twitter, Facebook, ignored emails & all the other distractions – apart from not having the time, I’m too tired. I do miss the Twitter chat especially, but I will get back to it next week. And of course, I’ve not made a single thing for myself for the last three – four? – weeks, so I thought I’d include two cards I made a while ago………..

My friend Georgina went on holiday & very kindly gave me her JoFY stamp sets to, ahem, look after for her & my first two projects were these birthday cards.

I kept this one very simple, just coloured with watercolour pencils.

 

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I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints on this card; Zesty Zing, Pumpkin Soup, Tikka, Pansy, Sherbet, Snowflake, Hey Pesto, Tinned Peas.

 

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 Behind the doors, a little pot of flowers…

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Before I go, I must tell you that, thanks to the vagaries of Blogger, there are some blogs I can’t leave comments on at the moment. I don’t know why this is, it seems to change from week to week & I can’t work out why, or fix it. So apologies to those whose posts I usually comment on & am not doing so at present, it’s not for the want of trying..

Thanks for looking, I’ll be back soon I hope.

Craft Extravaganza Day in Maidstone

Published July 6, 2014 by isisimaginings

Morning all, happy Sunday. This is just a quick post to let you know about this………………..

 

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Lisa will be demoing Sparkle Medium & Silkies from Imagination Crafts & Georgina Ford will be using Artistic Stamper stamps, among others, in her demoes. As well as lots of new crafting goodies available to purchase, there will be a huge sale, with many items at knockdown prices – and when you’re all shopped out, you can relax with a cuppa & chat with other crafting peeps.

Every year, Lisa has an event day raffle with all proceeds going to a local charity. This year the recipient will be the Heart of Kent Hospice, who are utterly deserving of it, they do such amazing work.

It promises to be a fun day, so if you’re in the area please drop in. If you know any crafters in Kent, we’d really appreciate it if you would spread the word.

Earlier this week, I finished making my samples for Lisa’s July class, which took place on Friday & I’m now making samples for the event day, as well as helping Lisa with the organisation of the day. I also run the Lisa B Designs blog & Facebook page. All of which means I have even less time for my own projects & blog at the moment, but it will all be worth if everyone enjoys themselves on the 19th.

Until next time, thanks for looking & please spread the word!