Monday, June 18, 2007

My Sleeping Babies

After I had finished watching Grey's Anatomy the other night, (which I've got to say that Meredith just can't die!!! They've have to change the name of the show to Steven's Anatomy if that came about! My heart is still breaking for McDreamy though.....sigh). Anyway....I found my 2 babies sound asleep in my bed. They were just gorgeous together that I had to take this picture. Christopher adores our little cat, Min, and shows his affection by sneaking up on her, poking a finger into her fur and yelling EXPELLIARMUS!. I guess he's hoping that she'll fly across the room (which she does anyway out of pure fright)! Its obvious that Min isn't too bothered by the way Christopher shows his love. So cute!

June Newsletter

We've had a bit of rain lately, which I know all of us who live in Canberra are grateful for. I LOVE rainy days, and have always kept a box of activities stashed away for just a day. (...although it hasn't been opened much since moving to Canberra!) Rainy or just gray winter days makes me feel like brewing a cup of tea and sitting down to create something colourful. I've done that a bit lately by using the Stampin Up Kraft coloured cardstock as my foundation and when I add the slightest amount of colour, those colours POP off the card. I love that look! What do you think?

The first 2 cards are pretty much the same in style. If I like it, then I usually make more than one. I don't like to reinvent the wheel everytime I want to make a card!

June's Stampin Up Special has to do with those wonderful markers I demonstrate at every workshop. If you purchase any one of the four sets of markers then you can receive a 30% discount on the following stamp sets (shown here with the discounted price): Greetings Galore ($40.57), All the Best ($27.97), Eat Cake ($34.97) or Heartfelt Thanks ($40.57). If you've had your eye on any of those stamp sets, then this is a great deal for you to take advantage of. The markers are one of my favourite and most versatile tool that I use in my scrapbooking and card making. You can click on the link above for more details about this special, and remember to have your orders to me by June 29th.

I'm really looking forward to seeing those who have RSVP'd to the workshop that I'm hosting on Saturday 23rd June at 7:30 PM. If you'd like to come, please let me know by next Wednesday 20th of June. I'll be demonstrating some of the new products that appear in this year's catalogue, such as the chipboard, colour spritzer and the stampin spots. It will be a great time to meet others who love this hobby as much as yourselves.
One more thing that I can offer you this month is a "Use what you buy" night, on Friday June 29th, starting at 7:30pm. This is a night that you can bring those things you've bought at workshops and have sitting in a bag waiting to be used. You can use my tools, inks, cardstock and idea books to help you get going with your own stamping. Or you can just come and use my craft and rubber scissors and cut out the stamps you've bought and get some colour combinations organised using the colour coach. The price is $12 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits and the use of my stuff. My table can only hold a maximum of 6 people so you'll have to contact me to book a place.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Over the weekend my parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. WOW! Forty years! I wish them all the best for the next 40....I'm so proud to have them as my parents! Love you both!

I used some of my older but favourite supplies to make this card. I dug out my Making Memories De-fined clear stickers (I don't think you can buy those anymore) and covered the Fancy Pants paper with those stickers, used some of the Making Memories metal embelishments as well. I can't remember where I picked up that heart....but I used Staz On ink and stamped on it with a stamp from the Cute Converse set that is now retired. The chipboard numbers are Stampin Up, I covered those in FP paper and then added ruby coloured gemstones from Heidi Swapp. Then with Stampin Up Crystal Effects, covered the numbers for a shiny finish. The ribbon is also Fancy Pants.
It was fun digging out some of the older supplies and using them again...a great way to get the creative juices flowing!