Thursday, 31 March 2011

Mother's Day

Hi Everyone

Not long now before the new Mini Catalogue is launched (tomorrow!!!) so before you all start getting excited, I'm just showing you the Mother's Day card I've rushed to make today (am I the only one who leaves it until the last minute?) I made two identical cards, one for my mum and another for mum-in-law, but have to post my mum's as she lives away so need to make sure I get it in the post tomorrow at the latest!

I got the original idea for this card from my lovely upline, Michelle Last, but then had to change a couple of things as I didn't have the same stamp set and I wanted to make a large card, so used some non-SU cardstock for the main part. It's got a bit of a sparkle to it but isn't far off from Crumb Cake in colour. I also substituted the Growing Green stamp set but I'm quite pleased at how it turned out. Don't forget to come back and visit my blog in the next couple of days as I'll be showing just a few ideas from the lovely new stamp sets that are featured in the new Mini ...

Stampin' Up! Supplies

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, WhisperWhite; Stamp Sets: Growing Green, Occasional Greetings (retired); Punches: Eyelet Border Punch; Inks: Basic Black, Garden Green; Stampin Write Markers: Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz; Bits & Bobs: Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Jewels, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Sponge Daubers

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Hi there!

Sorry, but I haven't got a card to post on my blog today. I've got quite a lot of work on for my desktop publishing business, so need to get my head down and stay disciplined ... if that's possible! However, one of my jobs was to design some party invites so I thought I'd just get out one of my SU compliment slips and wrap them up with some linen thread & some of those delightful tiny tags! Perfect ... just finishes off the job nicely!

Now I really must get my head down and get some serious work done. I've got my mum to stay at the beginning of next week and that usually means I don't get any work done OR any stampin! So I probably wont be posting again for a few days!

Have a good weekend!

Bye for now

-x- Linda -x-

Monday, 7 March 2011

Just Believe

Hi Everyone,

Today I'm showing you the swaps I made for Michelle Last's "Stamp with me Reward Day". For all her downline who have promoted to the next level, Michelle kindly invited us to a fun day of stamping today (Sunday). Unfortunately, due to family commitments, I wasn't able to attend, but did join in the swaps ... I've used the lovely Just Believe stamp set, tried a little distressing on the scallop flowers & Newsprint DP which I think gives it a shabby chic look! I'm quite pleased with how they turned out.
For the vintage flower:
1. Punch out 3 scallop circles in Newsprint DP, distress with Stampin' Up! ink & used the sponge daubers (love these) to accent the edges.
2. Scrunch into a tight ball, then carefully unfold.
3. Punch out 1" circle in Newsprint DP then layer scallop circles with 1" circle on top and secure with Jumbo Eyelet.

For those ladies who received my swaps at Michelle's stampin' day don't forget to carefully separate the scallop layers on the flower, pulling forward for added dimension (obviously they had to lay flat in the post)!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stampset: Just Believe
Cardstock & Designer Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, ChocolateChip & Newsprint DP
Classic Inks: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie & Versamark
Tools & Accessories: Crop-a-Dile, Scallop Circle unch, 1" Circle Punch, Stamp-a-ma-Jig (for sentiment), Whisper White Satin Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Jumbo Eyelets, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Friday, 4 March 2011

Just Believe Emboss Resist

Hi Everyone ... I've been a little bit naughty this afternoon! I had a couple of clients call this morning to discuss various design projects they want me to do for them as part of my desktop publishing business. One of them (fortunately) involves a little of my Stampin' Up! skills and so I took the opportunity to grab a few SU bits & pieces and try out a few ideas!

Why can't I be a bit more focussed? Did I follow the brief I had been set? Of course I didn't ... I started to play with my stamps instead (much more fun!) and came up with this card. I started by using the emboss resist technique using the En Francais stamp (love it!) and then stamped the large motif from the Just Believe set (love this too!) and just kept adding to it until I was happy with it. What do you think?

Oh, well ... Friday isn't such a good day for business in any case ... we all feel like winding down (even those of us who run our business from home!) ... anyway there's always Monday!

Earlier on in the week I made some swaps for Michelle's "Stamp with me Reward Day" on Sunday. Unfortunately I wont be able to join in the fun, but will show you my swaps after the weekend (so as not to spoil it for those attending!)

Have a lovely weekend and let's hope we all get some much needed sunshine!

Bye 'till later!

-x- Linda -x-

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Stamps: En Francais, Just Believe
Punches: Scallop Border Punch
Inks: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Versamark
Bits & Bobs: Linen Thread, Sponge Daubers, Jewels, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue, Paper Piercing Tool

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

March Frenzy ...

Hi Everyone

How would you like to get up to 30% off great Stampin' Up! products in the great March Frenzy sale? Click here to see what's available and if you see anything that you'd like, please email me

Bye 'till later.
-x- Linda -x-