Saturday, 20 February 2010

Party in the USA -cover by Dan n Ric

Valentines and Birthdayz 2010

Party all week at our house: Valentines on the 14th, Stefs B/day on the 15th and mine on the 19th:) Putting on the pounds - yikes!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Happy Valentines

I was wondering how/or even if, I was going to get my traditional annual bunch of flowers today for Valentines and YES I did! Aren't they just gorgeous! And after 24 years of marriage this is the only time that Ren has been able to give them to me personally because Valentines happens to fall on a Sunday lol. All the other years I have always received them by delivery. It's not Valentines until I get them - Kahamsamnida! Arigato! . . . . and . . . . ALRIGHT!

Smile, YOU!

Okay - so this is the first post since over a year. I had a look through the blog and  was amazed that I had done so much. So, I sent it along to Dan, Ric and Laura via Facebook (as u do:) just for a laugh and Ric suggested I should keep it going . . . . so in order to get out of doing my next weeks planning for school lol, I have spent the last 4hrs trying to figure out what my password is to get in here, done a bit of tweaking to the Title and added a slide and video bar. Both of which I could never figure out how to do before. (My friend Joelene who is residing reluctantly in Tonga also thinks I should carry on . . . .) *I feel like breaking into song here* Let's see how long I last:)

I have decided to change the focus of this blog (coz, I could never keep more than one blog going unlike some other people) and so it will be more of a "whatz up" with the Huysmans . . . oooo that's a fun title - might make a change from 'Inked and Ready'. . . . . maybe? . . . especially as my stamping mojo has faded into . . . 'only for special occassions.' hahaha:).

Which reminds me of Dan's graduation (Dec 2008). Below is the original that I was half way making, about 25, for her when I started to play with the burgundy coloured card and it just popped and looked so awesome that I just changed the whole thing there and then.Below is the final product. I bought pre-made tassels from Ikes Emporium and used the Tassel Time SU set. I also used 'shrinky dink' to incorperate the line: 'The tassel was worth the hassel' which I thought was way cute.
I made Lillian (Dan's roomie and best friend) a batch as my gift to her. Ren went over to the ceremony for us and stayed with Timo. Apparently the recipients loved the cards so much they asked if the designer does wedding invites. . . but that's a whole 'nother story lol.

PS: Smile, You - is the title of the current kdrama that I am watching lol. It just seemed an approprite title for this comeback. hahahahahaha!

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

We got so carried away surfing the net for bargains when we met for this class that we had to take our tins home to make up. This is what everyone brought back on our next meet. The bigger tins were coffee tins discarded at work after use and rescued from the bin.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Secret Compatment Card

Tuihana showed us how to make this card. Very simple and fun. The above sample was made by Joeleen for fathers day. When you prise open the middle section of the card - a whole new section is revealed. 1. Measurements are: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" for the main card and strips: 2" x 5 1/2" Stamp your desired background images on both sides of card. 2. Lay card on landscape position: score 2 1/8" from either side. 3. Make half inch slits one inch from top and bottom. 4. Weave the strips into the slits. . . .so that one sits above and the other below. 5. Close the sides inward and fold the whole thing back into itself. . . . . and score well. 6. Prise the middle open to use the hidden section. The more you open and close it the easier it is to use. Good luck. Thanx Tuihana - this is a fun and useful card. Love it!

Saturday, 15 September 2007

School Ball.07

The School Ball on Thursday night was a lot of fun. Everyone just looked so gorgeous! Most of these kids are from my class. I was impressed that they all turned up to school the next day.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Last One

Here is our third entry. The colour combo just fell into place once I teamed up the specialty light blue and gold paper with mellow moss. The stamp set is Delight in Life. The ribbon poking out from the top inset wasn't glued in so I was glad to see it had survived the journey in the magazine.

Friday, 7 September 2007

Happiness is Bravo Burgundy with Certainly Celery

Here is a very bad picture of Joeleens entry. Top is her original before I sent it. Awesome colours.