Monthly Archives: October 2012

Little Girls

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I had been so busy getting our shop Craft Haven up and running that I hadn’t had much time for scrapbooking – but now things are getting into a routine I have gott’n back into it – Yay!!!  This LO is one of my latest – I used the Echo Park – Little Girl Collection Kit, a LYB Doily (love these), my favorite stamps, Stamper Anonymous – Tim Holtz, Spring Sprung  and the EK Success Triple Butterfly punch (all of which are in store at the moment).  I love a clean and simple LO and this is perfect.

Bubble blowing at the Foreshore.

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Come dive with me

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Last night – was Midnight Madness at Craft Haven.  We papercrafted the evening away – and yes, by about 11:00pm it is all getting  a little ‘mad’ – only in the crazy, fun, laugh till it hurts way – not the where is the straight jacket, lock me up way.  We had a sketch challenge and this was my LO on display as inspiration for the sketch.  I kept it pretty simple and clean as a good place to start for newbie scrappers.  There is some perfect pearl mist, spritzed thru a TCW mask, but the photo doesn’t really show it up too well.  I love the Cherry Lyn dies, and chicken mesh is a favourite of mine – so many different uses – here it takes on a fishing net look.  Of course Washi tape is fun to work with and another fav of mine at the moment.    The papers, lettering and pennants are from A Walk in the Park Collection Kit – by Echo Park.

Creativity is Contagious. Pass it On.

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This week a dream became a reality.  We have opened our own craft business – Craft Haven Limited.  It is exciting and scary all at once, but if you never step out of your comfort zone and follow your dreams you will never know what amazing things are there for you.  After 15 years of wishing, wondering, hoping and praying, and 7 weeks of very hard work and meticulous planning; it has begun.

At the start of our planning we found the following quote, it has been extremely inspirational to us.  It comes from Sir Peter Blake – it was the entry in his diary on the day he died.  “To win you have to believe you can do it.  You have to be passionate about it.  You have to really want the result, even it this means years of  hard work.  The hardest part of any big project is to begin.  We have begun – we are underway – we have a passion.  We want to make a difference.”  

Check us out on Facebook or http://www.crafthaven.co.nz.

We have begun!