Friday, January 29, 2010

Sweet Treat FUN!!!!

Happy Friday!!!!

It's funny because even though I don't go out to work I still get excited about it being Friday. I love the thought that on the weekend everyone is around and Elliot loves it because we spend lots of time with Nanny and Grandad.

So Monday just gone was my Stamp Club and I decided to show the girls the Sweet Treat Cups that are available in the Summer Mini. I am in LOVE withe these little cups - probably because I am such a sweet tooth!!! So I decided to make up a few card examples showing off what can be done with these cute little cups. I have to say that I do love the little gum ball machine filled with colourful sweeties but the rattle and sun card turned out to be my absolute favourites!!!! Every time I look at the little card with the racoon smiling up at the sun I say "Awwww". I hope you like them too:-

This is the card we all made on Stamp Club night:

"Sweet Happy Birthday"

Stamp Set/s: Something Sweet; Basic Phrases
Card/Papers: Kraft; Pacific Point; Whisper White; Real Red
Ink: Pacific Point; Real Red; Green Galore; Summer Sun; Tangerine Tango
Other: 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain; 1 3/4" Circle Punch; Sweet Treat Cup

"A Jelly Sweet Day"

Stamp Set/s: Something Sweet
Card/Papers: Pacific Point; Whisper White; Real Red
Ink: Pacific Point; Real Red; Green Galore; Summer Sun; Tangerine Tango
Other: 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain; 1 3/4" Circle Punch; Playground Button; Sweet Treat Cup

"Welcome Rattle"

Stamp Set/s: Something Sweet; Nursery Necessities
Card/Paper: Bashful Blue; Brocade Blue; Tempting Turquoise; Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue; Brocade Blue; Tempting Turquoise
Other: Bashful Blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon; Beads; Scallop Edge Punch; 1 3/4" circle punch; Corner rounder punch

"You Are My Sunshine"

Stamp Set/s: Pun Fun; Petal Pizzazz; Something Sweet; Big Bold Birthday (tiny flowers)
Card/Paper: Bashful Blue; Brocade Blue
Ink: Basic Black; Summer Sun; Brocade Blue
Other: Sweet Treat Cup; Scallop Edge punch; 1 3/4" punch; Paper piercing tool; Sherbet button; Aqua painter

And there you have my "Sweet" little creations!!! Hope you like them.

I have an exciting day tomorrow with the quarterly "A Klass Act" team day being held tomorrow afternoon. I love nothing more than an afternoon of stamping, idea sharing and chatting. Tomorrow we are doing a Summer Mini Shoebox Swap where we each design a card for the other girls attending to make. I am so looking forward to having a play and making 13 different cards designed by my talented SU team members . Yay!!!! Must remember to do less chatting and more stamping though!!!
Will let you know how it goes and hopefully get to show you some photos of the swaps.

That's all for now. Enjoy your weekend.

Lou x

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Finally.......A blog......and a challenge entry!!!

Finally I have a blog!!!!! After lots of delay, questions, procrastination and general "I don't know how to work it!!!" I am finally blogging on my very own blog. Woo Hoo!!!! Thanks to my very clever little brother it is finally looking how I want it to and I know how to work it - so am looking forward to lots of blogging now and showing off of all things stampy.

So where to start???? Do I go back to the very beginning of my Stampin Up stamping journey??? I think not. There are some cards in that collection that I don't mind but some which are definitely best left in the "Oh I was just starting out" file. So I thought I would start from my latest creations.

What better way to start than with my first ever challenge entry. A couple of very talented Aussie and New Zealand Stampin Up Demos have started up their own challenge site "Just-Add-Ink" and I thought it was a great opportunity to have a play.

Each week the girls will create a challenge for others to play along with. This week was a colour challenge. The colour combo was Taken with Teal, So Saffron, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Rose Red (which is by the way my very most favourite SU colour!!!).

I absolutely loved creating my card and also seeing everyone else's creations on the blog. Here it is, let me know what you think:

Stamp Set/s: For Everything; Something Sweet; Hello Again
Card: Chocolate Chip; So Saffron; Whisper White.
Ink: Taken With Teal; So Saffron; Rose Red; Chocolate Chip
Other: Rose Red 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain; Chit Chat Rub Ons

Thank you for popping by and having a look,

Lou x x