Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Clearly my popping back 'soon' is open to a lot of interpretation, with almost three weeks having past since my last post. Things have been busy as always and as a result being able to play along with my favourite challenges becomes something I just don't get time to do.
So this week I was super excited when I saw that Just Add Ink's weekly challenge is 'Just Add Baby' as my friend had asked me to make a very special baby card (***Hi Lee***). This card had to be very special as Lee's bestie and her hubby were about to meet their first born bundle of joy. We new that he was going to be of the boy variety (smile) and that his name would be Jack so with those most important bits of info I set about creating.
Now this card of mine is actually a sort-of CASE of the super talented and all around gorgeous Kirsty Brown who I was lucky enough to spend time with at Convention this year. I have had Kirsty's version of this card in my 'Fabulous Ideas' file for ages and knew this was the perfect chance to make it my own. I found the template for the onesie part of the card HERE. I changed the colours (I used Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Marina Mist) and the stamp set (Baby Bundle) and ta-da here is my card:
I find it so difficult to photograph my cards the way I would like them to be when the weather is not the best. Hmmmmm.....I'd LOVE one of those light boxes tht make your cards look amazing in any light.
Once I finished the onesie bit of the card I had to think of a way to get the card up and standing. It is quite a big card so creating a fold at the top or the side and having it open like a giant sized regular card just won't work unless you have a huge piece of card. Instead I made a normal sized 14.7x10.5cm card and adhered it to the back of the onesie and trimmed to fit the shape of the template and wah-laa a standy up onesie card. Here is a piccie of the inside of the card and also the envelope which I decorated using more of the cute images from the Baby Bundle stamp set:
I was so so happy with this card- it was one of those ones that you can't stop looking at. I delivered it yesterday and am very happy to say that Lee LOVED it too and gave it to baby Jack's happy and proud new parents yesterday afternoon when she went to visit for her first snuggle.
Hope that you think it's as cute as I do.
Now I do have lots more things to show off but won't make any promises about when I'll be back to post them- maybe not promising to be back will mean I will be back sooner. We can only hope.
It is Stampin' Up!'s Perth Regional event this Saturday and I am so, so excited. Will be heads down, bum up creating my swaps for the rest of this week. I also have a Baby Shower to plan and create things for, for a very special friend of mine . Exciting times!!!
Posted by Louise Layton at 11:08 AM
Friday, September 2, 2011
The 2011-12 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue is here and it is FABULOUS. Gorgeous and fabulous all at the same time. Here is the stunning front cover:
If you click on the cover above you will be able to see the lovely catalogue in PDF form. If you would like your own real-life copy to spend hours pouring over with numerous coffees and biccies then send me an email and I will post it straight to your mailbox for just $15.
I don't want to think about how many hours I have already spent studying every little detail of the catalogue's loveliness- it's been worth every minute. Yesterday I placed my first BIG order from the catalogue and I can't wait to show you all the goodies I ordered and the things I'm going to create with them as soon as that big brown box arrives on my doorstep. I do have a few things I have created so far with some of my sneak peek products and promise to post them as soon as I've taken photos and edited them.
Another exciting thing I have to share with you is a fabulous new 'Joining' promotion that Stampin' Up! announced yesterday. Have a looky here:
If you find the 'Mini Starter Kit' is too small for you and you want more goodies to get you started on your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator adventure you can purchase the FULL STARTER KIT for just $231.20 which is a HUGE 20% off its usual price of $289. Woweeee!!!
This kit appears on p169 of the new catalogue and the product in this kit is worth $610.
For more details on all the wonderful benefits and fantastic things that come along with being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator click on the Join My Team tab at the top of my page. Please contact me for more info and with any questions about joining my stamping team.
Back soon with some of my latest creations.
Posted by Louise Layton at 9:45 PM