21 March 2009

Creative Play

In between sanding ceilings, painting and re-decorating I found time to make a couple of cards last night. And today I had the day off and just relaxed - it was great!
So I just thought I would share. Not much else happening here at the moment, still getting the house ready and hubby gets back in five days, yay!
And we have new carpet being laid in the bedrooms when he gets back and a LOT more ceiling painting and garden work to be done ... all in a week :) But who doesn't work well under pressure right?

Supplies: All cardstock, paper and stamps by Stampin'Up! Added some ribbon stitching and coloured with prisma pencils. Colours: Baja Breeze, Whisper White and So Saffron.

Supplies: Stamping Bella stamp coloured with prisma pencils. Card by SU! and paper by Cosmo Cricket. Love this retro looking paper!

14 March 2009

Some big News and RAK Time

Well the big news in our family is that we have put in an offer on a house in Perth and after 15 years in a remote mining town we are moving to the city! The offer was accepted this week but is subject to the sale of our current home, but I am sure everything will go great. I would post some pics but I don't want to jinx it. LOL
But the great thing is it has so much more space. Which means the girls get their own rooms, I get my scrap room, Gerard gets his music room and we have 2 living areas AND a games room. Oh and of course a beautiful pool :) Pity we will move down at the start of winter ... I can't wait for next summer!
We went to Perth last weekend and also got the girls into schools so that is another load off my mind. Now I just have a tonne of work here to do to get our house on the market and then all the in between stuff. Now that we have made the decision I just want to be there already! And of course in the worst timing Gerard is working overseas in PNG until the end of March.
It has been ages since I have participated in any RAKS so I was excited when I joined a new online Yahoo Group recently for Stampin' Up! enthusiasts in Australia. It is not only for demonstrators either, which is good (since I'm not one). And each month you have to send a RAK out to someone on the list using predominantly SU! supplies of course. I used some of my new stash on these cards. I just LOVE the new papers that have come out!
So here are my first two cards. These are for March and I won't say who is getting them in case they pop in here and see them, but I hope they like them! I am always nervous sending my creations to other stampers. I know I said you only have to send 1 a month but soon we will be moving and I may miss a month so it won't hurt to get a little ahead of the game now ;)

Supplies: Paper: SU Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Paper (this has the best texture!), card in riding hood red, whisper white and baja breeze, Like it a Latte Stamp set (an old set) Accessories: Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, filigree brad and I used nestabilities for the matting and added some machine stitching.

Supplies: Paper: SU Bella Birds DP, Card and ink in Choc Chip, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White, Botanical Blooms and Happy Harmony stamp sets, choc chip ribbon. I used the new eyelet border punch and just added some stitching and distressed the edges of the paper.

10 March 2009

A quick catch up and new stuff to play with!

Well things have been pretty crazy around here. We travelled down to Perth last weekend for 4 days to go house hunting and have some school interviews for the girls for our upcoming move to the city! We got the school sorted and have put an offer in on a house subject to selling ours, so fingers crossed it will all work out! I don't want to have to go back and start looking again.

Today I got an AWESOME parcel in the mail - thanks Andrea!! Here is a list of all the fun, fun stuff that was in it ... I can't wait to go home and play! Wish I wasn't at work right now.
Stampin' Up! Stuff:
Red Riding Hood taffeta ribbon
5 new designer paper packs including Candy Lane, Delicate Dots, Sweet Slumber, Bella Birds and Rasberry Tart.
The new (US) Catalogue - I just love this for the inspiration!
Fleurettes (crocheted flowers, so pretty!)
Eyelet Border Punch
Sprinkles Background Stamp Set
Botanical Blooms stamp set
Snow Burst Stamp Set
Cheep Talk stamp set - too cute!
Congrats stamp set
Elegant thank you
Cupcake wheel

Other stuff:
2 mini mailboxes
Tinkering ink peekaboo flower album - I have never seen these!
3 packs of watercolour paper
6 HUGE felt flower shapes ... beautiful!!