Friday, 19 June 2009

Another layout CASE

Images © Stampin' Up!® 1990-2009 This is the second layout I did CASEing the same inspiration. I used my Circle Circus to make the background. This is the stamp set we were given at convention and it's so versatile I think its going to be a favourite for making fantastic backgrounds. There were several stamps appropriate to the water theme of this layout so it was easy to use. This time I used another layout in the SU! monthly newsletter as inspiration to make a double layout.
Minus the journaling - sorry! The Tangerine Tango had gone a bit wild in this photo -it's not quite so bright in real life but it certainly brings out the orange in Jake's "Cars" swimmers. Ingredients: Circle Circus stamp set, corner rounder punch, Bold Brights brads, Silver Hodgepodge, Urban Garden DS paper Colours: Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

a week of gifts

My Dad is not very well at the moment - his cancer has returned aggressively so we are taking things a day at a time. So this week has been pretty hard going, I'm sure being almost 6 months pregnant isn't helping. So to have two exciting parcels arrive this week has been such a blessing, a little ray of sunshine. Firstly I was promoted within SU! and as part of the promotion I was rewarded with $200 of product of my choice from the catalogue. I've had my eye on the ColorCaddy for a while now and imagined how good it would be to have so that was first on my list, then I love cards done using a brayer so that was next, which left enough to get the new Eyelet border punch, some Build-a-Brads - so cute and a SNAIL refill - can't craft without it! The package arrived on Monday afternoon and I've had fun setting up the caddy and can't wait to start with the other things. The second package arrived today and was my new camera!! I mentioned in yesterdays post about our Canon dying and them offering a replacement so i was thrilled to hear a knock on the door and be handed this little package this morning. It's a basic point and shoot camera but I love it as do the boys who've already filled it with shots. Here's a self portrait of Jake and Toby's latest creation. I'm sure we'll have lots of fun with it over many years, hopefully - who knows we might even break 12,000 in 5 years with any luck! And the next gift of the week I'm looking forward to is time spent with my Dad this weekend when we visit.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

scrapbooking!!

Finally I have managed to do some more scrapbooking. It's my first papercraft passion but since getting into card making it's so quick and addictive that my scrapbooking has been one of those desires on my to do list.
I was inspired by a layout in the monthly newsletter SU! send out to all demonstrators. I love layouts with lots of photos - perhaps because I take lots of photos - you may have realised if you read about my old camera dying after taking over 12,000 in under 5 years - good news on that front though Canon have acknowledged that it is a fault known about the camera and they are sending out a new camera as a replacement! (Thanks to my biggest fan for finding out that info for us!)
So when I see a layout that uses lots of photos I am immediately drawn to it. Here's my version.
Images © Stampin' Up!® 1990-2009
These photos are years old as Tobes is now 5 but he used to love being in the garden (gets it from his Dad) at our old home. Our townhouse had garden in front and back and he loved playing with the hose and drinking whatever he could get out of it. He would end up saturated but it never bothered him and he'd go straight in the bath afterwards. I took colour inspiration straight from the photos, using the Garden Green to emphasise the setting and picks up the colour of the hose, the blue highlights his eye colour and the Pumpkin Pie balances the warmth of his skin tones and the hose fitting. I'm yet to journal on it on the card in the bottom left hand corner so it's a bit dominant in it's whiteness at the moment. I'll be back with another layout CASEd from the same inspiration but turned into two pages. Ingredients: Cheep Talk stamp set, choc chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, chipboard, silver brad, corner rounder punch Colours: Garden Green, Bordering Blue, Choc Chip, Pumpkin Pie

Friday, 12 June 2009

Marelles June challenge

Marelle is holding her second monthly challenge which is to take a card and step it up a level. This is a card I did at my launch party for the new catalogue using the Pocket Silhouettes stamps set which was the top of my list from the new catalogue ~ absolutely love it! This card also uses three punches which makes it so quick and easy to put together - Scallop Square, Word Window and Scallop Edge punch. Colours are Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss and Sahara Sand.
Images © Stampin' Up!® 1990-2009
Then Maree asked me to show some glitter at her workshop so I changed a few elements by adding a line of sticky strip instead of the Kiwi Kiss cardstock strip and poured the green Fine Supernova glitter over the sticky strip and rubbed it on so it stuck as much as possible. And I got out my Two-way Glue Pen and drew over the flower images and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over them for some more sparkle. It's always difficult to photograph glitter well so you'll have to use the close ups above to help you imagine the full card, shown below, in all it's glittery glory. There's one other element I changed from the top card to the bottom - can you work it out?

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

June & July Special

Hostess Promotion

Dates: 1 June - 31 July 2009

Promotion Details:

Hostesses who hold a $600 workshop during the months of June or July will receive an additional $40.00 in hostess free dollars.

So email me to book a time to host a workshop and then you can shop for free!

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