Monday, January 31, 2011

Fresh Cuts

Every now and then I like to pull out a stamp set that I haven't played with for a while and breathe some fresh life into it. That's just what I did here, with "Fresh Cuts" a set that I had used to death for a while, and then left neglected on my shelf. I had fun watercolouring the delicate blooms, and bringing them to life. It's a nice soft colour combination too - Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke and Sahara Sand. I think I'll pull out some more neglected sets and try something new with them!

TIP: I used the Colour Spritzer tool and a Perfect Plum marker to add some texture to the background. It's a quick way to fill a space that feels too 'empty'.

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Fresh Buts, Bella Toile
ink:Black Stazon, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke,Sahara Sand
card:Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
other: Ovals Die, Paper Piercer, Color Spritzer, Blender pen, sponge daubers

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale-a-Bration Time!

Yay! It's finally here - Sale-a-Bration! Click HERE to view this year's selection of FREE stamp sets, anmd to read all about how SAB (as we fondly call it) works. This year's selection is awesome, and if you're anything like me, you'll want to own them all.

If you get in fast, I have a special bonus for you.... For every $100 order placed between now and January 31, I will include a FREE GIFT with your order. It's a little thankyou pressie from the Summer Mini Catalogue, but I'm not telling you what it is, so I don't spoil the surprise...but it's good, I promise!
Email me to place your order... but it must be by January 31!

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm back!

Did you miss me? I've just returned from a very relaxing family holiday on the North Coast (Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour). At one stage we weren't sure whether we'd make it as far as Coffs, as we watched the news of devastating flood waters heading south. We weren't affected, but my sympathy goes out to all of those who were.

I came home to this latest update from Stampin' Up!:
To help the victims of the floods that have devastated over three quarters of Queensland, join with us in supporting the Australia Flood Appeal. Stampin' Up! will donate $2 AUD of the retail value of sales from any stamp set (with a retail value of $30 or more) sold in Australia and New Zealand from 15 January through 15 February to the State Emergency Services in Queensland. As flood waters continue to inundate Australia in what has been described as the worst flooding in 37 years, we express our deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones and homes and to those whose lives have been changed forever. We, like so many of you, feel a compelling need to lend support to all those who have been affected.

I'm hoping to get to my stamp desk soon, and start regular blogging again...first I might have to do some grocery shopping and wash some clothes though, or I don't think I'll be very popular around here!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Happy New Year!

I've been having a lovely family time over Christmas and New Year, and the computer has been very neglected. Once I get past the withdrawals, I actually find that I'm reluctant to switch it back on!
Stampin' Up! have a new promotion to see in the new year. You can get a FREE package of Heart Treat Cups-- $6.50 value--when you purchase the Sweetheart Stamp Set or Full Heart Punch. You can read all about it HERE
And for those of you who have been wondering if you've dropped off my newsletter list - you haven't! December just got away from me, but I'm planning on getting a newsletter out later today, hopefully. If you're not on my subscriber list, you can subscribe in the sidebar over there ------>


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