Monday, January 30, 2012

Pacific Paisley Postage

Even if we hadn't received the Spiced Paisley stamp set as a gift on Incentive Trip, I would have bought it in a flash. I've always been a sucker for a bit of Paisley (I am a child of the seventies after all!). It can look so different, depending on the colours you stamp it in. I love the soft look of it in the Spice Cake DSP, but here I've gone for something a bit brighter, and quite nautical - Pacific Point and Night of Navy (with a dash of Island Indigo ink). I've also used the Postage Stamp punch. I can't believe I hesitated over buying this punch, and I've already used it so much.

I just finished reading "The Help". Loved it! I think I'll have to see the movie now!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Up in the Air Square Card

Here's another card that showcases the gorgeous *FREE* Everyday Enchantment DSP in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. I've paired it with the *FREE* Hostess set Up in the Air on the first page of the Summer Mini. The stamped circle is the 1-3/4" Circle punch, and I've matted it on a Pool Party Circle that I've die-cut using the Big Shot Circles Die. I watercoloured the image using Blender Pens. The finishing touch is Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon, layered with the *FREE* Sale-a-Bration ribbon.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sale-a-Bration Favourites

So what do you think of this year's Sale-a-Bration selection?? Any favourites yet? I dare you to pick just one! Here are my TWO favourites:

The Fresh Vintage stamp set and Everyday Enchantment, so pretty!
I kept this one really simple...with such lovely colours and designs, I felt I could get away with it! I've added a vintage touch with a dash of spritzing and some gorgeous Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon (from the Summer Mini). I cut the circle with my Circle Scissor and coloured the image with markers.
I'd love to hear your Sale-a-Bration favourites!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sale-a-Bration 2012

It's HERE! It's every one's favourite time in the Stampin' Up! year, when you can earn free stuff with every order of $100. And this year, there is more of a selection than ever before. Check it out HERE.

It's also the best time to join Stampin' Up! ...Not only is the Starter Kit discounted to $249, you also get to choose an extra stamp set for free, from any current catalogue!
Joining is so can do it online in only a few minutes. Click on the "Join my Team" tab to find out more. Why not make 2012 the start of something great? There's nothing to lose and so much to gain!


Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm back!

Have you missed me? Hopefully you've been so busy enjoying school holidays and getting the New year off to a fantastic start that you haven't even noticed my blogging hiatus.

We've been having a lovely January. It's been a nice combination of accomplishment, activity and relaxation. We re-painted our bedroom, bought some new bedding, which then inspired me to make a set of 3 framed artworks to hang above the bed, plus I've sorted through lots of cupboards and drawers and had a big clean-out. We've taken the kids to see the Harry Potter Exhibition, the Illusionists, a couple of movies, and lots of catching up with friends. We've also had plenty of time just chilling out at home.

I've managed to squeeze some crafting in amongst all that, playing with my new stamps. I'll take some photos in the next day or two so that I have something new to show you. In the meantime, here's a very *bright* design from last year's stamp-a-stack using the Blossom Party die and a few punches:

The colours are Rich Razzleberry, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla and Wild Wasabi. I used the Big Shot to cut out one set of flowers in the 3 main colours and came up with 4 card designs, just adding a couple of punches.

I'm getting excited - Sale-a-Bration starts TOMORROW! I'll be back then to show you this year's selection of free products. I know you're going to love them.


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