Friday, December 31, 2010

Just Add Summer (#49)

At JAI this week it's 'Just Add Summer'. Here's my entry...


I really enjoyed doing another scrapping page. It's been a while coming; probably because I only just got some more photos printed a couple weeks ago. I think this photo captures perfectly my son's love for the outdoors. He's lapping up the sunshine that summer brings. Anyway, I loved the way the Crumb Cake softened the brightness of the other colours I used. Everything came out looking warm and summery without having to be too earthy.


Want to know how to make these cute little dandelions? Check out Inna's blog. I stumbled across her blog today and was amazed at her talent with quilling!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Basic Phrases
Colours: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Others: Twill Tape, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Celebrations DSP

Wishing you a Happy New Year.
x

Edit 06/01/11:
Thanks for choosing my entry as a top pick! I'm blown away!
View top picks here

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just Add Ink #48

This week at JAI it's a sketch challenge which is just what I needed to get me going with this card for a special someone. The best thing was I finally cracked open my bottle of Crystal Effects and I'm chuffed with how easy it was to use and how it totally took my card to the next level of coolness - even if I do say so myself.





Supplies used:
Stamps: Birthday Bakery (hostess set)
Colours: Basic Grey, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Bashful Blue, Going Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White.
Others: Lap of Luxury DSP, Basic Pearls, Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon 

Friday, December 24, 2010

A two year old's masterpeice...

This is the first year that my son has really been able to get involved with Christmas. Today I got him to make some special Christmas cards for his grandparents. He loves stamping just like Mummy! Of course, being only two, he had a little help, but you're never too young to get in touch with your creative side eh? Excuse the photo quality.


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Baby Love

Feel like a wee break from all the Christmas crafts you're seeing around at the moment? Here's a little doozy I made for my cousin who is only a week or so away from giving birth. She's one of five girls and is having a boy so I imagine my uncle will be a very happy grandfather! A boy at long last! I love baby colours that aren't the traditional pinks and blues so here I've taken the chance to use some of our great Stampin' Up! In Colours.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Pun Fun
Colours: Peach Parfait, Concord Crush, Crumb Cake and a smidgen of Pear Pizazz
Others: Basic Rhinestones, Concord Crush ribbon, In Colour Designer Series Paper Pack (level 1 hostess reward)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Treat Cones

Thought I'd share this wee Christmas decoration idea that I cased off Vicky Hayes. Such a cute way of hanging little gifts or chocolates on the Christmas tree (which we have yet to put up...)

Supplies Used:
Jolly Holiday DSP, Gold brads, Rhinestone Brads, Modern Label Punch, 5-petal Flower Punch, Linen Thread.

{And for those of you who haven't heard. Our lovely girl, Penelope Ruth was born on November 17th. We're enjoying having her around.}

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Frenzy!!

December is a great month at Stampin' Up! Not only do we have the release of the Summer Mini but check out the items on sale below (some up to 50% off)...


Item
Page
Description
Retail Price
Sale Price
119181
39
A Little Treat Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$26.95
$13.48
120018
39
A Little Treat Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$21.95
$10.98
119189
40
Tote-Ally Tess Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$45.95
$32.17
111255
43
Daisy Dash Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel
$19.50
$11.70
121482
56
Baby Bundle Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$59.95
$41.97
119161
72
Autumn Days Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$46.95
$23.48
120012
77
Pendant Park Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$36.95
$18.48
113031
88
Tart & Tangy Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$26.95
$18.87
115806
91
Fresh Cuts Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$46.95
$32.87
115946
102
Wonderful Favorites Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$47.95
$28.77
119167
104
Heard from the Heart Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$46.95
$28.17
119185
105
Teeny Tiny Sentiments Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$75.95
$37.98
105115
118
Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker
$6.95
$4.87
105106
119
Certainly Celery Stampin’ Write Marker
$6.95
$4.17
100045
119
Pretty in Pink Stampin’ Write Marker
$6.95
$4.17
105114
119
So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker
$6.95
$4.17
105111
119
Bashful Blue Stampin’ Write Marker
$6.95
$4.17
105108
119
Regal Rose Stampin’ Write Marker
$6.95
$4.17
105109
120
Bravo Burgundy Stampin’ Write Marker
$6.95
$4.17
100069
120
Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker
$6.95
$4.87
100082
121
Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
$6.95
$4.17
103104
122
Small Cello Bags
$9.25
$5.55
111325
140
Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware
$70.50
$35.25
112530
140
Circle Scissor Plus
$67.95
$40.77
116681
161
Kind Heart Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$14.50
$7.25