Friday, August 26, 2011

Just Add Ink #82

Hi all

It seems that I can only find time once a week at the moment to update my blog as I have been busy juggling other commitments, including working at H&R Block preparing tax returns. It has been a big adjustment going back to work almost full-time, 4 days/week, but an enjoyable change though, including being paid!

This week over at Just Add Ink Jo Eades has challenged us to find something in our craft stash that we have had for a while and not used and to use it in a new project. I didn't think I was going to get this week's challenge completed in time, but as I was the one managing the post over at Just Add Ink this week, I had the power to add my project at the last minute...if I could find the time or an item to make something!

So after preparing this week's post at Just Add Ink I went into my craft room to see what I could find and came across a "Simply Sent card kit" which has been in my stash for a while now and not used. A Simply Sent card kit is one that has all items pre-prepared for making quick and easy cards, great as a gift for new stampers and cardmakers or for someone who wants to make a bunch of cards quickly. I didn't feel I had time to mount the stamp set supplied, so I decided to just use the pre-cut cardstock and accessories, and use a stamp that was just sitting on my craft desk waiting to be inked up. The stamp I used was one that I got at Stampin' Up!'s recent Convention Love What You Do and I thought this might make a nice card to give those who attend my upcoming New Catalogue Launch.

Here is my small collection of cards, made in 10 minutes, I still need to finish the rest of the cards from the kit...

Project Supplies:
Stamps: Love What You Do
Cardstock: Crumb Cake (Kraft), Real Red, Old Olive, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories: Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, Real Red buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge

I sometimes think I shouldn't "think" about what I need to make or how to put something together and just do it because I was happy with the result of these very "quick and easy" cards...what do you think?

Now why don't you rummage in your craft stash and find something you have forgotten you had and create a project to share with those who visit us over at Just Add Ink. Also, don't forget to pop on over there to see the other inspirational ideas from the rest of the Design Team.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Just Add Ink #81 - Colour Challenge

Well as you can see I have been a bad blogger of late, not having made a post for three weeks, but that has been because life has just been too hectic for me to stamp, create or even support Just Add Ink. Those girls are great, supporting and carrying us when life gets too difficult or complicated to do everything we have committed ourselves to. Thanks team!

Anyway, I have managed to find some time to create a card for this week's Colour Challenge, put forward by Bronwyn Eastley, and in which I enjoyed using some of my new items that will be available in the upcoming catalogue to be released 1 September.

Here are the colours we had to use...

and here is my card...

The flower stamp is a new hostess set and I just love that new lace punch! Hopefully I will get some more time to play with the new items I have received in my preorder.

In the meantime, why not pop on over to Just Add Ink, see what the other Design Team members made and then join in the fun and link up your project using the colours provided.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Say Goodbye!

Only one month to go until the new Idea Book & Catalogue 2011-2012 is released and that means lots of lovely new products and accessories. If you would like a new catalogue, you can pre order your copy with me for $12 plus postage if you aren't local. 

However, until then we are saying goodbye to some products from the current catalogue to make room for the new items. So check out the list of retiring items by clicking here and contact me ASAP if any are still on your wishlist as you don't want to miss out because once they are gone they are GONE! Only available while stocks last!


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