Statement of the Heart

"To love what we do and share what we love,as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments... in this we make a difference!"

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Things to remember...

Hi Crafters,

As you may know it's the last week for Stampin Up's Buy 3 get 1 free DSP offer. I only just remembered yesterday it's the last week, so don't forget to contact your local demonstrator for this great deal!

Another thing to remember is Fathers Day this Sunday 1st September, so start making those cards!

From the first weekend in September I will start posting the NZSU weekly pics again on a Sunday.  With this being the last week of club rugby I will get the time to manage it then instead of Tuesday.

Well that's all my things to remember for this week, I hope you get those Fathers Days cards made and I would love to see some examples in next week's pics. Below are a few “Man” card ideas from our great local demonstrators...

Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Thank you card...

Hi Crafters,

As mentioned a few weeks ago, I was asked by my son's school to be a guest speaker on Professional Photography for their 'Art Attack' week.

Well I ended up speaking for 50 minutes on the subject, even after compressing my speech and making it child friendly. There were 30 pairs of big round focused eyes on me for the whole time and some very keen young photographers. I am pleased to say it went off without a hitch and they were so pleased with me I was one of 3 nominated to received a hand made card along with a Westfield voucher.

It's nice to know that with technology forever evolving, that the good old fashioned card is still around and means so much to the recipient - and I can say when I received mine I was VERY happy!!!

The handmade card the kids made for me.


So don't think twice about sending a card and make one today, even if it's just to say "Hello" - you never know, you might be the one on the receiving end.

Now onto this weeks pics ... and don't forget if your card is displayed below, let everyone know I loved it and use the "NZSU Pic of the Week" badge...

Have a great crafting week!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Pic of the week...

Hi Crafters,

Well another busy week filled with sick children, managing a Rugby team and helping out at school.  I'm starting to get craft withdrawal symptoms, consisting of getting butterflies in my tummy when I feel like crafting, thinking of great card ideas and even dreaming of making cards. Do you get those days?

For those of you that have taken a little time for yourself, I applaud you! So why not take a moment so everyone can see your hard work.

From today onwards on this blog if I select your great craft idea and display it on my weekly pics, I want you to display this image on your blog beneath your picture. This is my way of saying "Good job for crafting this week"

So don't hesitate start crafting today so I can see all those great craft ideas...
Now for this weeks pics...
Have a great crafting week everyone!

Monday, 5 August 2013

How do you prepare for a class?

Hi Crafters,
I got asked today to be a Professional Photography guest speaker at my sons school for Art Attack Week. Although very excited and privileged to be asked, it got me thinking about "how do I prepare for this" especially when the target audience are all under 10 years old.

We all tend to do things automatically, often without thinking too much about it. Like taking a picture with a camera, or even making a card. But to explain this to someone can sometimes make you think "how much information is too much"

So when preparing for a Stampin Up party or class I think the same rules apply:

1.      How old are the attendees - kids or adults.

2.      What level of experience do they have.

3.      What skillset do you want to teach them without losing them.

4.      What will keep them interested.

5.      How can you make it fun!

Once you have the first 2 sorted, you can base your class around the next 3.

I've personally taught adults and kids. For kids I just focused on how to punch out on card stock, how to hold a stamp and use a stamp pad - where as for adults, I've taught them how to heat emboss and techniques like rock and roll

I'm going to leave you with this "How do you prepare for your classes"

Now onto this weeks pics...