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!


Recipe
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 really, REALLY tired when…

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no matter where you stand, what setting you put the camera on, or no matter how many lights you put on you simply you just can’t get the camera to work... then after 15 minutes you realise the lens cap is still on!

And that my dear friend is a fairly good indication how things currently are at our house. I couldn’t tell you how many times of late I’ve stood there of a morning waiting for the shower to get hot only to realise, after what seems half a day, that I haven’t even turned the hot water on – how sad is that!

Anyways, back to some paper-play… this mini-scrapbook was going to be this month’s “Off-the-Page” class but  after much deliberation and soul-searching on my part, I’ve made the executive decision not to have any further classes until next year. There simply isn’t enough time so this will now become February’s “Off-the-Page” class. However I do hope to have a Christmas workshop so please stay tuned!

Now back to the Mini-Scrapbook… this was inspired by the extremely talented Dawn Olchefske. This has been something I’ve wanted to do for such a long time as it’s something I feel could be adapted to anyone’s style. Plus it’s small enough to “pop” into the post to family or friends filled with happy snaps.

And I’m sure after making one or two of these little gems you could even do one a month as a great keepsake (sure would be easier then the 12×12 albums I do for EACH child EACH year… that’s something else I need to complete before year’s end… for both this year and LAST… ugh!). Now bear with me as there are MANY photos to this project…

I’m so pleased that you can see the beautiful new Champagne Shimmer Paint on the Big Shot’s Vintage Wallpaper embossing finishing with an Antique Brad… love it all!

The DSP I’m using throughout this Mini Scrapbook is the delightful Greenhouse Gala which co-ordinates beautifully with the textured Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla I’m using on each page and the base of Soft Suede.

Maybe, just maybe do you think, I’ve used a tad too much Champagne Shimmer Paint on the Two-Step Bird Punch and the Embosslits Beautiful Wings… I don’t think so but  then again the flash does make it appear that there is a LOT more then there really is 🙂

I’ve been loyal to my beloved Pumpkin Pie for the past 18 months but I have to say, the Tangerine Tango I’ve used on the various sentiments has really grown on me of late. What a shame we don’t celebrate Halloween in this neck of the woods otherwise I could have some reall fun with it 🙁

Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi (Textured), Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Baza Breeze
Stamp Sets: Sense of Time, Word Play, Every Moment
Classic Inks: Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Accessories: Two-Step Bird Punch, Embosslit Beautiful Wings, Corner Punch,
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Antique Brads,
Champagne Shimmer Mist, Organza/Satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Scallop Trim Border


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

Joanne x


What a coming together of the world it was today!

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How wonderful was it to see all those Chilean miners returned safely to their families? And how wonderful was it to see  how happy not only their families were to see them, but everyone in their country and so many countries throughout the world? It truly was an inspiring story of faith. Makes ones own problems seem rather insignificant in comparison…

Below is the beginning of a mini scrapbook that I’ve been trying to start for the last couple of months. Today I took the plunge and was rather pleased with how things progressed. Sadly it looks so much better sitting beside me then on the screen.

The scan doesn’t show the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint I’ve daubed (for some crazy reason the sound of that word even in my mind makes me smile 🙂 ) over the Vintage Wallpaper embossing. Nor does is show the sponging of the Wild Wasabi over it either. I’ve used one of the the brads from the Antique Brad collection (I simply adore these brads, using them whenever I can!) in the centre of this which to me adds to that old-world, “Remember When” feel…

Mini Scrapbook Front Page Recipe
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Whisper White
Classic Ink: Espresso, Wild Wasabi
Stamp Set: Word Play (Clear Mount)
Accessories: DSP-Greenhouse Gala, Antique Brads,
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Dimensionals,
Sticky Strip, Organza/Satin Ribbon

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

Joanne x

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