Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Well, it sure has been a while!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your loved ones and I hope you're all geared up for the New Year. May 2009 be a safe & happy year for us all.

One thing I know is that 2009 will be a busy year right from the start. We have at least ten birthdays, weddings and other parties that come to mind, in January alone! Help! And here are some cards to start us off...

Firstly, we have a birthday card for one of Mia's school friends made using the Garden Whimsy, Think Happy Thoughts and Live Your Dream sets, and the now retired Summer Picnic papers. Also used were Whisper White and Black cardstock, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black ink, circle punches, and a non-SU number stamp set and non-SU half-pearls.

Secondly, is a card for another of Mia's school friends. This card was made using the Just Cricket and So Many Sayings stamp sets, Basic Black ink, and Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Basic Black cardstock. Also used were the window punch, silver brads, circle punches and a non-SU number stamp set.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More "Live Your Dream"

I recently bought some of the "In Colour" ink pads & cardstock to go with the new Afternoon Tea 12 x 12 papers, and I just had to use them! And I had to use them with my favourite Live Your Dream stamp set.

Firstly, I made this one using River Rock and Soft Sky.

For this next one I used River Rock with Groovy Guava.

My verdict? I love the In Colours!

Congratulations Mia!!!

What a proud day we had yesterday. Not only did Mia win a trophy for "Most Improved Swimmer" during the school swimming program, but she also brought home the most amazing school report.

Well done to my gorgeous girl. She has worked very hard during her first year of school so it was all very well deserved.

I can't believe Mia has just about finished Kindy and Demi will be starting preschool in a few weeks! Where has the year gone?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Live Your Dream - Double Scrapbooking Layout

As promised, I have completed another scrapbooking layout.

Left side...

Right side...

This layout was completed using the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper (loooove it!) and the Live Your Dream stamp set (loooove it even more!) from the new Summer Mini Catalogue. Some stamp sets are perfect for scrapbooking and this is definitely one of them. Also used were Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstock, Chocolate Chip ink, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, twine, large tag punch and silver brads. I think that's everything.

I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Our 2008 Christmas Card

After um-ing and ahh-ing about whether to make our Christmas cards or ot this year, I finally just bit the bullet, got the photos developed, and made them - well twenty of them. Some hand written ones snuck in there too. Anyway, here they are....

Not much stamping on them - just the Polkadot background. The colours used were Sahara Sand and Real Red. I printed the little messages on my computer, punched them out with the small oval punch and mounted them onto large punched out ovals. The flowers are non-SU flowers that I had in my stash. I didn't have enough red flowers to make all the cards with so I used white ones on some cards. One regret - I should have printed the year on them. Oh, well.
If you received one, let me know what you think.
Bye for now.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Summer Picnic Scrapbooking Layout.

I've had a whole bunch of photos developed lately so expect a few scrapbooking layouts over the coming weeks. I always do double page layouts, as opposed to single pages. That's just the habit I got into and I like the way they look in an album. Here is the first one of Mia's dancing concert...

I used Summer Picnic papers from the now retired Spring Mini Catalogue and the Hostess Stamp set, In the Spotlight with Bashful Blue and Old Olive cardstock and inks. I purchased two lots of these papers and now I regret not having bought more. They are so lovely. I hope they make a re-appearance in next year's catalogue.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Little Creations

I haven't had a chance to make anything lately, what with a school mass, dancing concert, Christmas shopping, etc, etc, etc, but I did get my 'fix' by helping Mia and Victoria make some cute little cards. Here they are...

...and here are their creations...

Demi joined in too!

She started off with all the same materials as Victoria and Mia, but somehow she ended up

Too cute!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

From the Garden

Can you tell how good I am at this Blogging stuff? - NOT! I just found an old post that in actual fact, I never posted! Well, here it is now.

These are some cards I made with the hostess set, From the Garden.


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The Summer Mini Catalogue is Here!

That's right! The Summer Mini Catalogue is here and it's filled with some wonderful products on offer until 31st March 2009.

Contact me to obtain a catalogue or click here to view the catalogue online.

Click on the links below to view projects made with items from the Summer Mini Catalogue:

Ocean Commotion

Time For You

Live Your Dream

Take care!

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