Just Add Ink - A Note of Thanks

30 July 2012

I know, two challenges in a week! 
I have been wanting to play along at the Just Add Ink Challenge for a while now, ever since I met the beautiful Nikki Spencer at the Stampin' Up! Convention this year. She forms part of the design team at Just Add Ink and is such a talented crafter. 

The idea around this weeks challenge is to be inspired by the photo. I decided to case my own swap card! Is that bad? (My swap card is the card I made to swap with other ladies cards at Convention this year...I made 70! ) I did this because I really enjoyed making these and really do love this 'Array Of Sunshine' hostess stamp set. It also matches all the colours and elements in the photo.

My 2012 Convention Stampin' Up! Swap Card:

Just Add Ink Inspirational Photo:

My Just Add Ink Creation:



My 'Note Of Thanks' card has been made for a lovely, talented lady who I have only had the oppotunity to meet briefly, however she drove me back from Convention in Canberra this year and I am so grateful. A huge thank you Marelle Taylor for making space for me, in a car packed with Stampin' Up! goodies!

Stamp Sets: Array of Sunshine, Thank you Kindly
Accessories: Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin' Write Markers, Blender Pen, Simply Scored,
Colour Combination: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Melon Mambo

Thanks for stopping by - Love your comments!

Lou X

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Mojo Monday 251

Hello my lovlies! To my dedicated followers, I am sorry for my absence. Sometimes life hands us lemons and all we can drink is Vodka - in my case I like a good Moscato!

To those who might be just popping by, Mojo Monday is a sketch challenge I am (poorly) attempting to participate in every week. It has great card ideas and anyone is welcome to play along. You can visit them at www.mojomonday.blogspot.com.au

I'm running a bit behind with my Mojo this week and actually had it made on Friday. So this is last Mondays sketch and hopefully I will get to this weeks Mojo a lot earlier! 

Mojo Skecth:

Here is my card: 

I need to get caught up on some of my 'belated' birthday cards and this one is made for a special little girl who just loves Stampin' Up! and cardmaking. She makes her own video tutorials and one day I'm sure her mum, Marlene Goulder will post one! Happy (Belated) 9th Birthday Natalie - I hope you like your card!

The stamp is a little 'teaser' sneak peak from the new catalogue. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Lou X
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Too Young To Retire?!

07 July 2012

When is the right time to retire? "Right now sounds wonderful to me!'' said my Mum. I don't think my Dad will ever retire, but my Mum could retire now to make quilts for the rest of her life! Maybe that is why my mind continually wonders to all things craft and I struggle to bypass the craftroom on route from our business home office to the kitchen! I'm blaming my Mum - she's given me 'craft blinkers'! 

So the word 'retire' led to me wondering 'what is being retired from the current catalogue?'
After attending the recent Stampin' Up! Convention, there are so many new and exciting stamp sets and products being introduced into the new catalogue. However, a few of my favourite all-rounders are leaving us.

This blog is dedicated to my trusty old friends who I have come to rely on for the everyday, instant and effective cards I have made for my freinds and family in the past. 
This month's card classes are based on these three retiring stamp sets:

1. Something Sweet 

2. Loads of Love

3. Crazy for Cupcakes

And voila - cards for everyone! 

 The other items that are retiring which I love are treat cups. They make such effective, yummy cards and kids love them - even the big ones! Be careful though - they will distroy your card in seconds to get to those treats!

On another note...filing cabinets in my truck trailer you ask? 
Well, a few months ago our business home office was in danger of being flooded. All things on the lower level of our home had to be moved (don't worry girls - I moved the craft room first - no really, I actually did! Insert smiley face!)
All of our filing cabinets were moved to a storage facility and there they have stayed. With the end of financial year looming I started gently asking nicely for their return. My requests have fallen on deaf ears and I now hope the making of this card (for my wonderful husband) might prompt their speedy return! 
One might ask if my husband even owns a truck like this one? Yes, he has three! All at different stages of restoration. Another reason why I really will miss the 'Loads of Love' stamp set from new the catalogue.

Please contact me if you would like to attend a class, book a cardmaking party or if you would like to place an order. M: 0410 613 140

Thanks for stopping by - love your comments! 

Lou X

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