Congratulatory Roses!

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A work colleagues of my husbands was married over the week-end and this is the card I made for the happy couple. I based it on one I made last year for a very dear friend.

Congratulatory Roses

I think the So Saffron color scheme worked well for the event. This color was inspired by all things, the flip-flop charm I had in my stash!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

It’s said… time flies when you’re having fun

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but sometimes I think it could also be said that time flies when you simply have too much to do and too little time to do it in but alas, sadly I fear you’ve heard me say all this before. As my children would say… BLAH BLAH BLAH!

Maybe it’s just me but there simply doesn’t seem to be enough days in the week anymore. Not that it helped that I was in bed with the flu for three days last week, which put the Christmas decorating back even MORE. This year has been the latest I’ve EVER put up my Christmas decorations… good grief, it’s only  32 sleeps ’til Christmas… talk about cutting it fine! LOL

What’s worse, it’s DECEMBER next week, DECEMBER for goodness sakes… I’ve had it planned in my mind since Regionals to have a Mini Summer Catalogue launch Wednesday December 1st and guess what? That’s next Wednesday… EEK!

Given the timeline, unfortunately there shall be no invites in the post rather if you’ve been to one of my workshops and ticked the box on the Lucky Door Prize Form saying that you’d like to receive mailings about upcoming specials then  keep an eye out in your inbox for an email inviting you to my workshop next Wednesday.

If you don’t receive anything in the next 24 hours but would like to attend next week, please email me by Friday so that I can send you details as to when and where. I’d love to see you and,  to risk soundly like a used car salesman, the summer mini is rather fab… I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

Here’s a little something I had been planning to show you but in Christmas form next week, and still might but I’ll share this one with you as this was one of the tips we received at the Brisbane SU Regionals: to achieve the scalloped edged rectangle around the sentiment, simply join two square punched scallops together and VOILA! I mean how basic but effective is THAT!

Stamp Set: Word Play
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Black StazOn
Accessories: Square Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder Punch,
Lap of Luxury DSP, Scallop Edge Envelope Die Cut, Big Shot, Oval Large Punch,
Sticky Strip, SU Dimensionals, Basic Black 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

You know you’re tired when…

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after two hours in the bath you wish you were in a spa bath so the water jets could pound your weary bones… then you realise you ARE in a spa bath and what’s worse… it’s your own bath! Just goes to show you how often I have a spa bath…

This was me after our garage sale on Saturday. Many thanks to everyone for their support – it was all very much appreciated I can assure you! The day went surprising quickly given Master Nine and I were out putting up our signs at 5.30am, with our first potential customer arriving not long thereafter and we continued on until 2pm when we closed the garage door. I managed to keep my eyes open until 7pm before falling asleep, only to wake at 11pm wide awake for the three hours… aaaahhhh!

But get this, even after the week that was I was still expecting to get into the Studio today for a bit of creating… HA, AS IF! So, with hands on hips tonight  I wondered what I had before spying three cards I haven’t yet shared with you.

The reason I haven’t yet shared these was because they were going to be October’s Make & Takes, then when I postponed classes until next year I was keeping these for February’s Make & Takes but today I was able to pre-order from the Summer Mini Catalogue that Stampin’ Up! is releasing next month and there’s a set in there that will be perfect for February’s Make & Take so now I’ll share!

You may remember the purpose of my Make and Take classes is to highlight just the one set of stamps, showing you how to get three very different looks. (Don’t you hate those classes where you’ve used stamps from at least three sets, then you find  out at least of those sets is retired… very frustrating to say the least…) Most times I aim to do a male, female, and child;s card but given the Eiffel Tower stamp  in this Artistic Etchings stamp set, I felt on this occasion we could omit the child’s card and do a bon voyage card instead.

This card tonight was my “male” orientated card. I thought male through the repeated use of the crown which I believe is more male in style than female but hey, maybe that’s just me!

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Perfect Punches
Cardstock: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Black StazOn, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot,
Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Spiral Border Punch, XL Oval Punch,
Hemp Twine, Antique Brass Eyelet, Crop-A-Dile, Dimensionals

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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