Not to brag, BUT I have had the most fabulous day!
Pete has a very rare day off and we were going to the movies so had organised babysitting but he was easily convinced that it would be a good chance for him to work in the garden and oh “I could probably find something I needed to do in the office”. Yes I did feel mildly guilty about enjoying myself while he was slaving away, but I didn’t want to take his sense of accomplishment away from him, quite noble of me really – don’t you think? 🙂
So, part of my day has been to try to update this neglected blog a little. Here is a piccie of the Post It Note Holders that I made for each guest at my recent workshop to launch my new office:
These are super easy to make, and were enjoyable until I got to about the 45th one, I didn’t really love making them from that point on, variety is the spice of life after all. After the workshops I finally tracked down some mini mechanical pencils from a local discount store, look how well most of the colours coordinate! If I could be bothered I would make a blue holder to show you a set to match the pencils, but I just can’t bring myself to do it….
For the holders pictured I have used the delicious new In Colours. “Red” is Poppy Parade, “Orange” is Peach Parfait, “Purple” is Concord Crush, “Pink” is Blushing Bride and “Green” is Pear Pizazz.
On the day I had found little half pencils at a large stationary store, they were so cheap, something like $2 for 50.
The front of the holder is decorated with the stamp from the Hostess Set “Punch Potpourri”. I have run the Whisper White through the Big Shot with the Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I have used the new edge punch “Scallop Trim Border”. The bird punch then finishes it all off with Chocolate Chip accents.
My next post will be how to make these little treasures…
One of the Stamp Sets we were given at Convention was “Printed Petals”. Steph has used it here on her card from our Catalogue Launch:
This card was given to me for my Birthday and I wasn’t able to show it to you until now. On the day we used the Scallop Oval punch to recreate the fancy little feature on the bottom right of the card, you can now buy a punch just like it in our catalogue (Modern Label). Mine just arrived in the post yesterday, I can’t wait to use it!
This card uses Rich Razzleberry, Cake Crumb (previously Kraft) and Basic Black, with some So Saffron stamped on the flowers and also punched in the middle of the large flower. The background has been stamped with “Sanded”.
Here is a second card from last Saturday…
This card has a Old Olive background, a crimped feature of Elegant Eggplant and some Confetti White. I have punched out the new Fancy Flower in Rose Red and then stamped the “For You” individual stamp in Rose Red also. It has been punched out with the 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch and layered on top of the 1 3/8 inch Circle punch that has been punched in Elegant Eggplant. The Scallop Edge punch and a turn back with a silver brad finish off this card.
We had a great day at the Virginia Golf Club on Saturday. We have had some great feedback, if you haven’t been to one of these card making days I hope that you will be able to join us one day in the future.
I am going to show you each of our cards over the next few posts to spread them out (cause I am mean)….
Here is one of my cards:
You may not be able to tell but the little circle part with the outfit on it spins around. I have used the new “Baby Bundle” Stamp Set, along with the Baby Tees wheel. The colours used are Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Pink Pirouette.
We got to use the Big Shot on several of the cards and I did hear many of the ladies comment on how versatile it was, and how easy it is to use. As you can see here I have used the Polka Dots embossing folder. I have also gone crazy with punches on this card, using Scallop Oval, Large Oval, 1 3/8 inch Circle, 1 1/4 inch Circle, 1 inch Circle, Scallop Circle and Scallop Edge Border punches.
Gotta run, it is book week “family afternoon” at the school and no doubt my girls will find a book (or two) that they simply cannot live without! Plus a sausage etc etc etc 🙂
I think the one thing that I was the most upset to see on the Retiring List was the Pretties Kit. I love it! I love the hat pins that are just impossible for me to get anywhere else. I love the beads. I love the flowers and pearls. I have seen the new Catalogue and I know that I can still have the flowers and pearls BUT what about all those other beauties????
With that in mind I would like to share some projects with above mentioned items…
I recently got some lovely happy mail from a Demonstrator in New Zealand. I thought it was a lovely gesture, not only had she sent a card but she had also organised for 10 other women in her team to contribute cards/notebooks and sent them over. To say thank you I made each of them a bookmark but also a Stepper Box and a few other items just for her.
The Stepper Box, covered with DSP Candy Lane, and some Felt Fusion flowers, they have a Rhinestone Brad through the centre.
Once you take the lid off the box opens out and this is what it looks like on the inside:
Inside was some earrings (Stampin’ Up! aside from the metal jewellery bits):
Some scissor/mobile phone charms:
And the bookmarks that use the Scallop Square Punch along with ribbon and beads:
Hey there Stampers!
My Dad retired at the beginning of the year and it is lovely to see a lot more of him. I am very lucky to have my parent’s help, especially with babysitting on the day that I work. While they are here they tend to get busy, it is amazing how much they get done. I will often come home to a clean house, empty ironing basket and dinner! (No you can’t have them). Dad has also nominated himself a “Mr Fixit” and potters around doing odd jobs. One of his projects has been enhancing the lives of our chooks, and he now refers to himself as “The White Winged Warrior”. After a recent installation of some fabulous new nesting boxes I made him this card (cased from Tanya Kitto):
It seems you either love or hate this stamp set, “Rustic Rooster” from our nearly retired Catalogue.
The colours used here are Riding Hood Red, More Mustard and Bordering Blue. I love the tearing, I think it suits the rustic style of the stamp, but once again I know a lot of people don’t like that look.
Thanks for looking!