27 September, 2012

Bright Blossoms

I made this card for a lovely colleague from my job at the primary school where I use to work. Lee Lee has worked there for over 20 years and is semi-retiring. I was fortunate enough to be able to sneak away from work today and attend her special morning tea. It was great catching up with lots of familiar faces and it seemed a lifetime ago that I worked there. How quickly we adapt to the changes in our life. Wishing you all the best for your 'semi' retirement Lee Lee. 

Stamp Set: Bright Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock: Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse, Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Gumball Green Stampin' Markers
Accessories: Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Basic Pearls 
Tools: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Folder, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack. 

I'm off to Christchurch tomorrow for the night, which will be tinged with trepidation. I was born in Christchurch and lived there until the grand age of 9 years old. I visited friends and family a lot when I was a teenager and then later on, when I joined the Airforce, so it holds many fond memories for me. Although I've been back a few times since the earthquakes, I haven't ventured any further than the airport, which is still all intact and shows no signs of the devastation. I imagine that it's not going to be pleasant, but is something that I need to do. 

Have a GREAT Friday and I'll be back soon!!

07 September, 2012

Word Play

I've not used the set Word Play very often and I don't know why because it's very versatile and there are some great messages to choose from. Teamed with Betsy's Blossoms, it makes a great little 'Z' fold card. I cased this card from Artistic Inkspirations.  

Stamp Set: Word Play, Betsy's Blossoms
Card Stock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight
Designer Paper: Floral District
Ink: Midnight Muse

Yay - Friday today, which means I'll be going home tomorrow. I hope you've had a great week and have an even better weekend. 

05 September, 2012

Perfectly Preserved

There are endless possibilities with this stamp set Perfectly Preserved.  It's very versatile and coordinates with the Cannery Set Framelits die. You can also purchase it as a bundle and save 15% in the process. Who doesn't love a bargain?  Orchard Harvest designer paper and fabric coordinates with it too. 

Stamp Set: Perfectly Preserved
Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Floral District
Ink: Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread
Tools: Stapler, Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

03 September, 2012

More Betsy's Blossoms

I hope you don't get sick of seeing this stamp set Betsy's Blossoms because I must warn you now, I've already made quite a few cards with it and I really want to show them to you. 

This one I've cased from Shelly Godby and it shows all the new in-colours. 

Stamp Set: Betsy's Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners
Card Stock: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit
Tools: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Houndstooth Embossing Folders

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01 September, 2012

Stampin' Up! New 2012-13 Catalogue Launch!

You've been waiting patiently for the launch of the new Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue and the time finally arrived!  

I spent a wonderful afternoon today with some lovely ladies who attended my launch. It was really enjoyable and great to catch up with them. We managed to squeeze in a bit of stamping using new products and in-colours too, so all in all - a fabulous day! 

Here's the make 'n take everyone made, using Betsy's Blossoms stamp set. Simple, but effective using the new in-colours. 

Stamp Set: Betsy's Blossoms, Curly Cute
Card Stock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, 
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit

I also baked some shortbread and used the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps which were a big hit. The shortbread was very delicious {if I may say so myself}. It's only the third time I've made shortbread and I couldn't have made it any better, if I'd tried! Blowing my own trumpet here lol ;)  Then, we used the Season of Sweets Designer Kit to wrap the shortbread  in. What a cute kit and great idea! An ideal little treat for your neighbour or postal delivery person. 

It's the first day of spring today, but the temperature is probably the lowest it's been all week. We can't complain though as we had a stunning week. 

I'm away tomorrow for a course and have scheduled some posts in my absence. Have a wonderful week and I'll see you again real soon!