Sunday, April 27, 2008

Baby news

Well, this is probably just about my last post for the next couple of weeks.  

I am going in to hospital tomorrow to have my baby!!!  Since I am having this baby by caesarian section, I will be in hospital for the best part of a week and then won't be up to doing much for a little while.  But I do hope to pop on to the internet after I get home to post a photo of the baby here for you with all the relevant details.

Here are some pics of me and my baby belly taken just the other day - can't believe this belly is about to be gone very soon!

Wish me luck!  

Baby cards

Two of my lovely friends became Grandmothers this month!  Here is a picture of the card I made (I cheated and made them both the same cards!  I was running short of time so it was just easier to make two of the same)

Sorry about the wonky photo.

Here's what I used:

Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes
Inks: Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Staz-On black
Paper: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, Not Quite Navy, Watercolour paper
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate stitched grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals
Tools:Word Window Punch, Aquapainter

You may notice that the sentiment is a long way away from the image.  When you purchase the Fun and Fast Notes set, you can actually cut the sentiment apart from the image and mount it on the end of the wood block.  I like to do this now so that I can use my images and sentiments separately more easily.  If you don't like to cut yours apart like this, you can just ink up the part of the stamp that you want with a marker or do it carefully near the edge of the ink pad.

Next time I have the time to blog, I will post some photos of my stamps that have been cut and mounted in this way so you can see the difference and the versatility.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Convention 2008

Wow, what a big event! The Stampin' Up! Convention was held over 2 days (11t and 12th April) and it was packed full of information and fun.

I've got lots to share with you about Convention but I don't have all my photographs sorted out just yet.

To start with, I'll just share some group photos with you.

The Paper Angels Group (hope you don't mind me posting your photos girls!)  These photos were taken at the end of the Awards Night Dinner.  We had a lovely time and 3 of the ladies in our group won awards.  In fact, our lovely leader Liz, won SEVERAL awards and is among the top 25 demonstrators in Australia - well done Liz!!!  Well done to Kathy and Helen also.

Orrell and I.  Orrell only joined Stampin' Up! in February so Convention was hopefully a great experience for her to have so early on.  Thanks for being there with me Rel!

Liz and I.  Liz is a wonderful team leader and we all enjoyed ourselves at Convention.  

A picture of some of our team - we're all wearing the gorgeous necklaces that Kathy and Liz made for us.  I will post a close up pic of the necklace later on.  You can also see one HERE on Liz's blog.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Birthday Invitations

I thought I would share with you the invitations I've made for my son's 2nd birthday party this month.

I've used a colour combination that I chose from the Colour Coach - Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery.

I made these invitations in the pocket card style and have used the "Eat Cake" stamp set.  You can't see it very well in the photo but I have used the 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the candles.

I like to stamp matching envelopes where possible and the Stampin' Up! envelopes are lovely and smooth to stamp on.

I didn't use my Stamp-a-ma-jig this time but it certainly would have helped to get exact placement.  I was running short of time so just estimated and stamped "by eye".  I think they turned out ok!

Stamps: Eat Cake

Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal (ink pads and markers)

Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Apricot Appeal brads, Celery Grosgrain ribbon

Tools: Corner Rounder punch