Some of you didn’t like our name but you attended all the same,
from around the country you all came.
We moved to building three, as you did see,
The first hundred people got a red bag for free.
Swanny was at the front door for most of the day,
He almost got trampled and pushed out the way!
Jesse from security worked all through the night,
it was lucky the ladies didn’t give him a fright.
The Scrapbooking Masters were there,
with so much inspiration to share.
We added more classes and included the Masters,
and we avoided so many Disasters.
The Great Card Swap was a flop,
We didn’t get a lot, but we still won’t stop!
The rain stayed away but only for one day,
at least it kept those zombies at bay.
Naomi was very busy announcing the winners,
there were so many lucky prize patrol grinners!
The croppers were shoppers with a place of their own,
they just didn’t really ever want to go home!
Patsy’s her name and creativity,
cropping and crafting is her game.
So we thank you for coming, we’ll see you again,
Please make sure you bring a friend.
– Naomi Swan
Inspired by my Nanna who loves to write rhymes. Photo – Nanna Mavis age 90! She makes the best Lemon Tarts!
History of Paper Arts Tarts
As mentioned in the previous newsletter, the Paper Arts Tarts idea wasn’t mine but that of Stacey, the original founder of Paperific Expo. The first Paper Arts Tarts was in 2005 at Mt. Waverly Community Centre. It was just a one day hands-on event with about four traders. Kits were available for purchase and you could sit and make up the projects in the area provided.
This was the inspiration for our Paper Arts Tarts. We did it on a little bigger scale but we provided more mini classes and workshops on the stands. Several kits were available to purchase and we had an area (crop room) where you could create. Crop room tickets did include morning tea provided by Yum-Mammas and a show bag with assorted craft products.
I think Stacey would be really proud of how her little idea has grown!
Door Prize & Prize Bags
Congratulations to Alison Noble who won a Big Shot pack which included a big shot donated by Craft Giraffe, a very stylish big shot bag from Stampin’ Up! and a selection of assorted dies by Catchy Crafts.
A big huge thank you to all the exhibitors who donated to the Prize Patrol. Without their donations the prize patrol wouldn’t be possible.
Arnolds Scrapbooking (flowers), Craft Queen (Ribbon), Dragonfly Craft (stickers and kids products), Ecelectic Images (Versa Colours), Fat Cats Card Corner (So much stuff I can’t remember), Stampin’ Up! (big shot and catalogues), Close to my Heart (inspiration books), ScrapbookingnCraft (so much stuff we can’t remember, thanks Melinda), Scrapmatts (200 Cute ocean die cuts), Copic X-pres Graphics (27 show bags including 6 packets of copics), Tinkeringtools (the cutest embellishments) , Hobbysew Echuca (assorted supplies), Manor House Creations (assorted products), Express Publications Magazine for Australian Scrapbooking Memories Magazines and Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft Magazine and Me (I supply the bags and assorted items out of my stash).
Naomi’s Show Highlights
If you would like to read all about my highlights of the expo please read it here on the Paperific website.
Thank you once again to those who believed in me and my new-but-old idea. We are so glad you LOVED Paper Arts Tarts. We look forward to seeing you at Paperific’s 15th birthday Expo on 28th – 30th August!
Nanna Mavis’s Lemon Tarts!
As long as I can remember my Nanna has made her little lemon tarts. She always has a jar of lemon butter (or curd) in the fridge ready for a visitor to pop in. She also keeps her mini tart shells in freezer so they are ready to go at a minute’s notice. You are very lucky to be receiving my family secret recipe!
1 cup of sugar
Juice of three lemons (adjust if they are small or large)
4 ounces of butter.
Place all ingredients in a pot on the stove on medium heat and beat until it smooths and thickens (I do cheat and put everything in the Thermomix!). If you don’t stir enough and it goes lumpy you can whip with a stick mixer.
3 Tablespoons of soft butter
3 Tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
5 tablespoons of milk
1 to 2 cups of self-raising flour.
Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla. Add the egg and beat well. Add the milk and self-raising flour.
Once all is combined I put it in the fridge for half an hour. You need to roll this out very thin(as thin as you can). Cut out using a cup or cookie cutter. Pop in a greased patty pan and bake until they are golden brown but not too overcooked.
Make sure the lemon butter/curd has chilled in the fridge, then just pop some lemon curd/butter in each of the pastry shells. Enjoy!