End of the school year for my girls yesterday. End of an era for my eldest as she is off to intermediate next year. Her teacher finished at school as well and moves to Christchurch. Today she is getting married. I helped out quite a bit throughout the year and decided to give her a special leaving present. I made her a Gate-fold Mini Album.
Products used were
Papers: My Minds Eye Black Damask Flocked
Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue Violet , Label on front of album is from Bella - Amore Unity Tags
Cardstock: Forget-me-not, Cream Puff
Embellishments: Ivory Buds n Bows ribbon, Black Satin ribbon, Martha Stewart Punches, Maya Road Trinket Pins - Vintage Pearl, Green Tara White Roses and Kaisercraft Pearls.
All products are found over at Scrap Box NZ
Something so true about the "silly season" - maybe it's my involvement in school now that both my daughters are there, but there seems to be so much happening and I'm checking the calendar everyday to see what is coming next.
Sort of Christmas all year for me at I undo boxes of stock at Scrap Box NZ. Some more Chipboard Lasercuts to top up the Swirl Christmas Trees, Antique Keys and Doves came in yesterday. Below are some neat new stamp sets - there are of course other Christmas stamps from Kaisercraft and Imaginsce in store.
I thought I'd show you some christmas stamps from a new range that Scrap Box NZ has recently added.
These two sets are from Fundamentals and would be great on cards and layouts. I think the seals in the top set would be great to finish off your envelope just before posting. What a great feeling to have all your cards done and posted in early December.
Be back later with some of the new lasercuts!
The men of Pike to work that day
The afternoon shift way down deep
Beneath the mountains oh so steep
A long way in but further out
The afternoon shift sets about
A job not flash but hard and trying
A job that holds the risk of dying
From seventeen to sixty two
They start their shift to see it through
For one his first, for all their last
How could they know there’d be a blast?
For all at once no siren whining
Suddenly the worst in mining
Dust and rubble fill the air
A loader driver thrown clear
Just one other finds the light
The rest are hidden from our sight
And so we learn as news is spread
The news that mining families dread
It’s up at Pike there’s an explosion
Faces drop and hearts are frozen
Who, how many, where and why ----
Will they make it ---- will they die
Fathers, husbands, brothers, sons
Coasters, Kiwis, Aussies, Poms
Mates and friends who we are seeking
Methane gas from coal seams leaking
Vents exploded, phones unheeded
Level heads and strength are needed
The world above unites as one
To bring the missing to the sun
Rescue teams are standing by
As holes are drilled and experts try
To find a way that’s safe and sound
To rescue those beneath the ground
Could robots work where men are mortal
To pierce the dangers of that portal
But alas all effort fails
The darkness of the mine prevails
A second blast of rock and thunder
Hope and prayers are rent asunder
A nation weeps and Coasters mourn
Pike falls silent, dark, forlorn
A hole remains within the ground
Devoid of joy, of life, of sound
Another hole within the heart
Of those forever set apart
From those they loved who went to toil
Digging coal beneath the soil
Those who gave their lives that day
To work a shift for honest pay
They wait at rest within their mine
The men of Pike, the Twenty Nine
Written by Sean Plunket
he used to be a journalist/announcer on National Radio.
Our thoughts and sympathy has been with all those involved and touched by this unthinkable disaster. Life is very precious.