Monday, March 29, 2010

I've Done it!

I still can't quite believe it! What seemed an impossible task at the beginning of this month -a mountain too high to climb- I have actually achieved. I use the word "I" very loosely...I feel like I have hand hands helping me up the whole way, and I most certainly couldn't have done it without you all. It's funny, that the reward I thought I was aiming for has become secondary to what I learnt along the way...and I know I'm getting all philosophical now, but isn't that just life in a nutshell? Earning the trip is fabulous, but discovering that I had so much support out there means so much to me and that has been the best thing that has happened this month. So you all have my heartfelt thanks for that.
It is such a relief to be at the top of this mountain!

I have a couple of last Summer Mini projects to show you. Here's a card I made for an embossing workshop a little while ago (Hi Marilyn!)

We embossed Razzle Dazzle in silver. I made the large circle with my Circle Scissor and framed it with a scallop edge. To make the Scallop frame, just punch a scalloped strip using the Scallop Edge punch, make some cuts along the way (every second scallop) and work it around the circle. I also crimped mine too, to give it a ruffled texture. The rest of the card is nice and simple....En Francais background, and some Taffeta Ribbon

TIP: Do you sometimes struggle to find a place for your greeting? Try punching a hole from the front of your card, and popping the greeting inside. For this card, I have a Wide Oval on the inside (with that gorgeous Swirly Oval from Vintage Labels Sale-a-Bration set) and I punched a Large Oval from the front of my card.


Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Razzle Dazzle, Vintage Labels
ink: Night of Navy
card: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper white
other: White Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Ede Punch, Circle Scissor, large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, sponge daubers, Crimper


  1. I posed my WOOHOO on your initial envelope countdown post Marelle, but just wanted to say again how excited I am for you! It just goes to show that you can do anything you set your mind to! Way to go!

    Luv K

  2. Congratulations Marelle!
    Now we can all look forward to living the incentive trip through your eyes.
    You are an inpsiration to many and who doesn't like to see others succeed.

  3. Congrats Marelle, you deserve it!! That was quite an effort and its great to see you've achieved it!! Don't even want to think what that means your order from SU looks like, lol!!

    Can't wait to see your posts on the trip. :)


  4. Congratulations, Marelle! Your determination and attitude have been so inspiring, and I hope you have the most fabulous Incentive Trip yet!

  5. WELL DONE MARELLE! Congratulations! What a huge blessing to have such great support! You must be feeling the love! Really wrapt for you! You work hard! So now you can enjoy the benefits!
    Lisa Martin

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  7. WELL DONE YOU!!!!That is terrific news that you achieved your goal.I am really excited for you and green with envy.

  8. Fabulous news!! Was thinking of you today hoping you would make it.

  9. Fan-flippin-tastic Relle! What a wonderful achievement and good for you to set your sights on an awesome reward and actually achieve it.

    You do have a bunch of support out there (here!) and so you should as the inspiration and talent that you share with your blog audience, and the humility and friendliness with which you do it is simply gorgeous.

    Can't wait to see you in Sydney and congratulate you with these skinny huggin' arms in person ;-)

    Love ya!

    S x

  10. I have been watching your countdown and was so excited to see you made it!! Congrats!!

  11. Well done Marelle! I'm so pleased you made it!
    Love R



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