Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Circle Circus

Sorry I haven't posted for a couple of weeks.

Two reasons.

Firstly, (and I mentioned this on my last post) I lost my mojo there for a little while.  I'm pleased to report that it's slowly making itself known again so, with a bit of luck, I'll start churning out some decent looking cards and scrap pages again soon.

Second reason (and I'm tipping this is what made me lose my mojo in the first place (lol)) I've been caught up in the love triangle of Bella, Edward and Jacob.  Yes, I'm talking about the Twilight series of books.  I had read all of these books last year but, then I went and saw Eclipse at the cinema and that got me started back into them again.  I was totally addicted.  Anyways, I've finished all five books so my head should be in the right place for my cards again.

At our Stamp-A-Six-Stack on Friday we made some cute cards using the Circle Circus stamp set.  I've been wanting to purchase this stamp since this current Catalogue was released but kept getting side-tracked into buying other things.  I'm glad that I finally got around to ordering it - I LOVE IT!!  This is a very versatile set as you can use it for both male and female cards

Nice aren't they?  I've used colours which will be carried over into the new 2010-2011 Catalogue (can't wait to get it - starting to count down the sleeps).

Have a great day and I'll be back sooner with another post (oh but how I miss my Edward and co!!)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Baby

With the kids back at school and Mum safely back in Perth, I'm hoping life will take on a bit more of a "normal" feel again.

I haven't had much of an opportunity to stamp during the past three weeks and now I feel like I've lost a bit of my "mojo" - so please bear with me as I try and get back into the "stamping groove".

Over the holiday period a friend of mine had a new baby girl - her fourth child (!!!!).  I couldn't quite decide what to get her as a gift, as she already has everything with this being her fourth child (!!!!) - so I decided to make her some thank you notes.

Firstly, I made a card for me to write in.

I then decided to follow along the same theme for the thank you cards

Of course, I had to have a cute little box to put the cards in

I made a total of ten little cards and popped them into the box with some small envelopes.

Materials used:
Stamp set:  Fun and Fast Notes
Card stock:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa (card)
Ink:  StazOn Black, ink for shading - Pink Porouette, Pretty In Pink Going Gray
Misc: Eyelet border punch, word window punch, blender pen, chocolate chip 1/4" ribbon (box), pink button (box) (not Stampin" Up!)

Please let me know if you'd like a copy of the template I've used to make the box.

Congratulations Kylie and Mike on the safe arrival of your new baby daughter!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Promotion - Two-Step Stamping

Have you ever tried two-step stamping?  It's fun and looks great!  Stampin' Up! are offering us a great selection of two-step stamp sets during the whole of July and, the best part is you'll save 20% off these sets.

Choose from the following stamp sets:

Item  Page  Description  Regular Price  Sale Price 
116386  39 
Loads of Love 
$39.95 $31.96 
116342  42 
Big Bold Birthday** 
$53.95  $43.16 
115860  78 
A Rose is a Rose** 
$66.95  $53.56 
116332  86 
Playful Petals** 
$52.95  $42.36 
115770  98 
Cheep Talk 
$47.95  $38.36 
115946  115 
Wonderful Favourites 
$39.95  $31.96 
119187  14* 
Tiny Tags (wood-mount) 
$38.95  $31.16 
118592  14* 
Tiny Tags (clear-mount) 
$28.95  $23.16 
119163  31* 
Cottage Garden (wood-mount) 
$32.95  $26.36 
120003  31* 
Cottage Garden (clear-mount) 
$24.95  $19.96 
*From 2010 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue
**Retiring stamp sets!

I made this card a little while ago using the Cheep Talk stamp set.