Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Family Fun

Just thought I would share what we got up to last weekend as a family.

Ventured off to Warrawong Sanctuary with the kids armed with animal food and a picnic. The weather was perfect for wandering around the park.

We were glad that we got there earlier in the day as the little wallabies were very friendly then. After lunch the wallabies were very reluctant to come up for a snack as there was lots of noisy people there. GRRR!!! so people just spoil it all for other!

Anyway... we had a great day out as a family.

TFL, M x

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mixing it up with Fiskars and Helmar

Have a chance to play around with my Fiskars punches and my favourite Helmar adhesives again.

Have had this layout sitting on my desk to create for a while and decided that as I had some freetime this weekend I would give it a go.

This layout was inspired by Patti Milazzo, who orginally created little owls like these ones. I made my owls similar to hers using a mixture of Fiskars and Carl punches that I had on hand. I have modified my owls to suit me and found them very easy to create.

With a little help from Helmar Zapdots and Helmar Liquid Scrapdots, it was easy to create the layers look of my owls.

I also played around with some Helmar Crackle Medium when creating my branches that the owls sat on. They didn't quite look right until I added a coat of the Helmar Crackle Medium and then a lick of white ink rubbed in. It then really made the branches look real.

To see the full layout, hope over to the Helmar Design Team Blog.


Helmar Design Team Call 2011

Helmar Design Team Call 2011

Helmar USA, Inc, distributes Helmar Adhesives & Art Mediums. Have you had dreams at night that adhesives would land on your doorstep? Do you want to be a part of one of the most creative teams and work with products from the most amazing manufacturers? Well, that dream can come true…….Helmar USA, Inc. wants YOU to become a member of our Design Team!

We are looking for:

Helmar Design Team Members
Helmar Educators - Ustream & YouTube
We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated designers and paper crafters to serve a six-month term beginning May 1, 2011 (Continuation of the term will be determined by both parties at the end of six months.)

As a Design Team Member/Educator, you will receive:

*Advance releases of products!
*Endorsement fees for published layouts and projects!
*Payment for projects used for trade shows!
The latest & greatest products from our Preferred Vendors!

Helmar Design Team Members are required to:

Dedication to a minimum of (2) blog posts per month. More are LOVELY!
Dedication to your personal blogs which means keeping them fresh and mentioning Helmar products (we will do our best to promote you personally as well which is a win-win for everyone). Keeping them fresh and new is important.
Involvement with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Facebook at minimum is required. This is the future for the industry and plays an even bigger part now than publications.
Dedication to our preferred vendors. They treat us great! We work very hard to secure those relationships.
Optional...Teaching experience. We are expanding our marketing efforts and the best way to do this is by demonstration and teaching.
Another great plus is video tutorials.....and step-by-step projects or kits featuring Helmar products.
Members are asked to submit their monthly Helmar projects for possible publication in crafting magazines and idea books.
Members will also complete special projects as requested by Helmar to be used for trade shows, catalogs, promotional items, and various other venues.
Helmar Educators are required to:

Dedication to a minimum of (1) video blog post via YouTube or Ustream video class/demonstration per month featuring Helmar products. Class will be on a regular pre-determined schedule to promote regular viewers.
Dedication to a minimum of (1) blog posts per month. More are LOVELY!
Dedication to promote, feature and demonstrate Helmar products.
Involvement with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Facebook at minimum is required with active participation on the Helmar Facebook Fan Page (we ask that you are not active on competing adhesive sites)
Interested applicants should send the following in a single email:

Name, address, daytime & evening phone numbers, and email address (USA, Canadian, Australian & New Zealand applicants only, please due to shipping constraints). Current and prior Design Team Members welcome to apply!
Please indicate if you are applying to be a Design Team Member or Educator.
Short biography
Links to any on-line galleries and/or blog
Link to Facebook/Twitter Pages
List of other design teams in which you are currently or were previously a member. NOTE: Members are encouraged to be on other design teams (except for competing adhesive companies) and partner their products with Helmar Adhesives & Art Mediums.
A brief paragraph stating why you would like to be a member of our Design Team.
Three example projects (layouts, altered projects paper crafting projects, etc.) no larger than 150k each – Make sure to list any special adhesive techniques used and list the Helmar products. NOTE: You are not required to use Helmar adhesives for your application however, that is preferred so we see how creative you are with our products.
Anything else you want us to know about you…..what sets you apart from the rest? We want to see your enthusiasm!
Educator Applicants: Please provide Links to your YouTube or Ustream page including a link to a video showing your demonstration or teaching techniques. Please do not send the video in your email (only a link).
Please submit the above information to info@helmarusa.com by April 10, 2011. No late entries will be accepted. The new Design Team members will be announced on our website.

For additional information on our products, visit our design team blog at: www.helmarusa.typepad.com. Feel free to EMAIL any questions to info@helmarusa.com

Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekend Crop fun

Hello Everyone...

I have managed to drag myself away from my studies to show you what we got up to here in Adelaide for our last crop.

The weather on that day was a real killer.. about 32C plus... but everyone managed to have plenty of laughs, good food and fun time scrapping.

This was the first crop back for the year and everyone was eager to be here. I really challenged the ladies for the first crop as we have changed things around a little for the crops this year.

I have had several requests to do more layouts at the crops. So for the first crop back we managed to get three layouts done.

I am looking forward to catching up with everyone for the next crop.

Just for fun I would like to run a bit of a competition....

Check out the Fiskars Craft Blog for details.

TFL, M x

Miss T is definately TROUBLE !!!

Heard a noise while I was studying in the study the other day..

"Help.. 'TUCK.. TUCK'.. Help.. Mum!!" in Miss T's voice, a little muffled though..

Went in search of where she was.. Found her in the pantry.. SURPRISE SURPRISE!!!

Please excuse the really bad photo... but had to post it.. couldn't get a really good photo of this as was giggling so much and trying to make sure she didn't fall while I caught her in the act...

She had climbed my pantry shelves (please excuse the untidy pantry!) and had a lunch box of goodies under her arm, which she refused to put down so she could actually climb down the pantry.. hence she was "STUCK" !

Needless to say.. I now study at the kitchen table to keep an eye on Miss Trouble!

TFL, M x

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Butterfly Fun with Helmar

I have been playing around with another of my favourite Helmar prodcuts and some paper scraps again this month.

Here's a sneak peek of the layout.

To see the full layout check out the Helmar Design Team blog.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Helmar Guest Design Team Call !

We have the greatest Design Team on this crafty planet and I am not just saying that! I love each and everyone of these Helmar Hotties and they inspire me every day! I feel fortunate to work with each of them. Daily I get asked how one goes about trying out for our Design Team and it got me thinking. Why not have some Helmar Guest Designers! We want to see what YOU are doing with our adhesives!

Submissions Guidelines:
Email the following information to: info@helmarusa.com by March 20th.

Full contact information: include your shipping address, phone number, email address, blog/website.
A short bio...tell us about yourself.
Let us know what your favorite Helmar products are and why.
List any current/past design teams you are on.
Post a minimum of (3) projects that you have created using HELMAR Adhesives on your personal blog. Provide the DIRECT Link to your blog post that features your Helmar Design Team Submission. A blog is a must-have to post your submission. Remember to provide the DIRECT Link to your Submission. Please include the following in your blog post;
TITLE: Helmar USA Design Guest Designer Submission
Project Photos (videos count too!)
Materials List
Helmar Adhesives you used and how you used them
Any unique techniques
Remember to link your Guest Designer Submission on Helmar's Facebook Wall: http://www.facebook.com/HelmarUSA

If selected to be a Helmar Guest Designer you will receive a wide variety of Helmar adhesives and art mediums to create with. You be asked to post a minimum of (3) blog posts during the month on the Helmar USA Design Team Blog: www.helmarusa.typepad.com.
Please submit the above information to info@helmarusa.com by March 20th. No late entries will be accepted. The Guest Design Members will be announced by March 31st!

It is time to get your GLUE on and become a Guest Designer!