Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Just popping in to thank everyone for their lovely comments on my blog over the last year and visiting me here! Enjoy your Christmas celebrations and time with friends and family.

I am going to take a break from blogging for a week or so and hopefully will find some time to craft so that I can have some new things to share with you all in the New Year!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Just Add Ink #97

Fridays feel like they are coming around quicker and quicker at the moment and that means it will soon be Christmas and then not long after that my son's wedding and I haven't even found an outfit to wear yet! Oh well, at least the last couple of week's I have been organised for the challenges over at Just Add Ink (but this one is the last that I had done ahead of time!).

This week Jo Eades has provided us with a great inspirational photo...take what you like from it, whether it be the colours Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade and Pool Party or the purse picture or the layout or any element as your inspiration, even the bling!

I really enjoyed this challenge and so I took both the colours and 3D element (changing the purses into mini milk cartons) and then used the photo layout to photograph my projects. Here is what I came up with...

Project Supplies:
Stamps: Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade and Pool Party
Ink: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade and Pool Party
Accessories: Big Shot, Mini Milk Carton Die, Jewelry Tag Punch, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Pearls, Circle Pumch, Acetate, Mini Library Clips, Sticky Strip

I photographed these little beauties before I had filled them with sweet jellybeans! These were a hit at last month's market and sold very quickly...they would make great little Christmas gifts.

Now pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and check out how the rest of the Design Team were inspired by this photo and see how they intrepreted it for this week's challenge. Then have fun yourself with it and upload your project, whether it be a card, scrapbook layout or 3D project etc.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. Remember to slow down and enjoy this time of the year celebrating with family and friends.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge #96

I just love Fridays, not because I have to work, but because it's when the weekly Just Add Ink challenge comes online! It also means that the weekend is just around the corner...although this weekend is busy for me...Stamp Class tonight, Christmas Stamp-a-Stack workshop Saturday afternoon, lingerie party Sunday afternoon and sometime in between there I want to spend some time with my family!

Anyway enough about my busy schedule, you have most likely popped by to see what I have done for this week's JAI challenge...and it is a special one for me as this week the challenge is to "Just Add...Tania Gould". Tania is one of the very talented and fabulous Design Team members for JAI as well a friend of mine who inspires me tremendously, not in only her stamping and creating, but also in how she lives her life...full of family and fun!

The best accolade anyone can get for their craft is to have people inspired by what they create and to enjoy sharing their talents. So we would like to show Tania how much she inspires us by her creativity and therefore this challenge is to create something in which we "Just Add...Tania Gould". We hope you find inspiration from Tania and the Design Team and will join in the fun too!

I find Tania very talented in watercolouring and know how much she loves to use Elements of Style, so that is the stamp set I used and attempted to recreate a card she shared on her blog (click here) that I thought reflected a true "Tania-style card". I added ribbon as this often features on her cards and I used the lovely Marina Mist colour as this also reminded me of Tania.

Here is my Tania inspired card...

Project Supplies:
Stamps: Elements of Style
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ink: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Jet Black StazOn, Versamark
Accessories: Aqua Painters, 5/8" Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware (Silver), Sponge Dauber, Snail Adhesive

Don't forget to check out how Tania has inspired to Design Team members by popping on over to the Just Add Ink blog and then link up your inspired project!

Have fun, be creative and enjoy your week!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Frenzy!

How would you like up to 50% off on selected Stampin' Up! products? Well from 1-31 December 2011 you can have just that...what a great Christmas gift idea! Click on the image below to see the PDF of select items on sale during the December Frenzy...

Contact me today to take advantage of these great specials.

Today is also the start of our Summer Mini Catalogue which has some lovely new products...some beautiful Designer Series Paper (love Spice Cake p10-11), cute Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die (p13), great nautical masculine range (p18-19) and of course with me getting in to a wedding focus the Marry Me stamp set (p21) is just beautiful.

Click the image below to view the mini catalogue online and for those on my mailing list watch out in the post over the next few days for your own special hardcopy!

For those who know about Stampin' Up!'s regular promotions and offers etc don't forget to keep an eye out for details of the upcoming Sale-a-bration promotion that happens every January! I have my copy and there are some lovely items on offer for FREE so watch this space!

Anyway who places a $100+ order with me during the month of December will receive FREE shipping & handling and your order will be sent direct to you!


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