Monday, August 29, 2011

Once again... has got in the way of posting on my blog. I have good intentions, but it just hasn't happened lately. I have been posting on the Simple Aussie Girls site, make sure you check out the latest challenge, its a good one!

Anyway, thought I'd stop by and show you what I have been up to. It is Jacob & Ella's 9th birthday in a couple of weeks, so of course we are in party planning mode. We've gone for a combined party this year (we haven't done combined for a few years now) just at a park. As I was a little worried about how I'd keep track of 25 kids, we came up with theme's for each of them. Ella has gone with an aqua theme as its her favourite colour. So all her friends are to wear aqua. Jacob has gone with a footy theme so all his friends are to wear a footy or soccer jersey.

Ella's invitations were obviously done in Aqua seen as that was the theme! With Ella's help we decided to use the new Stampin' Up! bunting stamp set and matching punch. I have been dying to use these and am loving bunting at the moment, so I was very happy that Ella loved it to. I'm really happy with how the invitations came together. They are very simple, but cute!

Jacob's invitations weren't quite so easy to come up with. Stamping on a 9 year old boys inviation is apparently not very cool! So we took a different tact and went with the footy theme. I pulled a picture of the Sharks footy mascot from the internet and made up the invitation in the Sharks colours!

Jacob was very happy with the finished product. I couldn't help myself and added a brad to finish it off!

So I'm busy with party plans and also organising our school fete that is on in a few weeks. So lots happening around here!

As I mentioned, the SAG challenge at the moment is to do a layout that includes a news or current event item. This really made me step outside what I would normally do, but I loved the story behind the layout I came up with. The layout is basic as I did it in a bit of a hurry, but for me, its all about the story! So head over to Simple Aussie Girls and check it out.

Thanks for stopping by, hopefully I'll be back soon. Don't forget the new Stampin' Up! catalogue starts on 1st September. You'll be able to check it out through the links on my blog.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Week in the Life

Just stopping by quickly to let you know I've posted some of my Week in the Life pages over at the Simple Aussie Girls blog, so check them out! I'll post some more here in the next day or two when I finish my title page and finish page. In the meantime, I'll leave you with one photo...

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm Back!

I've had a busy couple of weeks, so not a lot of time for posting on the blog...sorry!

Last weekend, I went on a scrapping weekend with some friends, run by Remember When. We had an awesome time and I got lots of layouts done. I've shared one of my favourites today on the Simple Aussie Girls Blog so make sure you go check it out. I will share more over the next week or so.

But today I wanted to share a couple of cards I have done for a Workshop I have tomorrow. These are simple cards, but I think they are quite effective.

You can't really see it in the photo, but when the card is closed, there is a different colour strip down one side which you can also see when the card is open.

I'm looking forward to making these with the ladies tomorrow.

Also, just as a bit of a teaser, I have seen the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue which will be available on 1st September and it is gorgeous. As I did last year, I will be doing a special series on my blog of my Top 10 favourite products from the new catalogue so stay tuned for details of that. It will probably be mid September that I will do this.

Thanks for stopping by and I promise I will be back tomorrow with another layout.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The SU Retiring List

As always at this time of year, Stampin' Up! release the Retirement List...the items that will no longer be available when the new Catalogue comes on 1 September.

You can view the list of retiring items here. There is a variety of items including stamps, paper, cardstock, ribbons and lots more. Some items are available at a discounted rate. So get in quick as this is only while stocks last and trust me stock sells quickly fromt this list.

So if you would like to place an order, email or call me (0419 219 240).
Some of the items that are not to be missed are the multitude of ribbons, stamp sets like Lots of Bots (one of my favourites) that is 25% off, some great Simply Scrappin kits (a few at 40% off) and lots of 12x12 cardstock including Tempting Turquoise at 25% off.

So get in quick as its while stocks last!

Ok so I know I promised more photos from my week but once again life is just too busy and I have not had a chance to upload the second week of photos. I will try and do it in the next day or two. But I'm pleased to report I did take photos everyday during the week and I have written notes on our daily lives. Now I just need to find the time to put it all together and finish the album! So stay tuned, I promise, more to come on this very soon.

Thanks for stopping by,