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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Kristina Werner's Colour Inspiration #43

Kristina's colour Inspiration for this week is chocolate chip, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Brocade Blue, a colour combinations that I found reeeeeeeally difficult to put together. I made 3 attempts, 2 I will upload for you to check out and the other remains in the recycling bin!!

Recipe: All Stampin' Up unless stated
Card stock: Old Olive, Ruby Red, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and whisper white.
Ink: Stazon black, chocolate chip and Ballet Blue (didn't have Brocade Ink!)
Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts
Accessories: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, scallop punch, Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon, nestabilities circles, cuttlebug embossing folder- swiss dots, Kaiser Rhinestone.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Kristina Werner Colour Inspiration #42

Yes, it is that time of the week again!!.
Kristina's colour inspiration #42, More Mustard, Really Rust, Old Olive (Kiwi) and Whisper White, here is my take on those colours!

My recipe:
Card: More Mustard, Really Rust, Old Olive & Whisper White
Stamp: Friendship Blooms & Beautiful Life
Ink & Markers: More Mustard, Really Rust & Old Olive
Accessories: Kaiser Rhinestones, Old Olive Ribbon, Stickles, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, sponge dauber, Nestablities rectangles
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Louise Hay's Daily Affirmation- 'Today I give myself permission to do absolutely nothing!'

Boy I wish I had read this affirmation earlier in the day!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Colour Inspiration #41

Kristina Werner Colour challange for this week is Real Red (Riding Hood Red), Basic Black, Basic Gray and whisper white.

Stamps: Riveting and Stem Silhouettes
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper white
Ink: Basic Black and Basic Gray
Accessories: SU real red grosgrain ribbon, real red marker, silver brads, scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches and red rhinestone heart
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First day at school ( wee bit late!)

It is nearly 2 weeks since the start of school, the bushfires and running around with school pick ups and other appointments have put updating my blog on the back burner. but finally the post of the first day of school for our youngest daughter Rylee and returning to grade 2 for older sister Darcy. It is hard to believe that our baby is off to school, it seems like only yesterday that she was born!! There were no tears from Rylee and surprisingly none from Mum! Rylee is loving heading off to school and feels totally comfortable in the school having visiting daily for the last 2 years when dropping Darcy off. I have not had to get used to being in the house by myself yet (I am sure it will happen with ease!) as DH is still at home on holidays and Rylee is finishing at 2pm everyday for the month of February. Tuesday DH heads off to work again (sniff!) and i will have the house to myself- should be fun!!!!

To all the firefighters and volunteers who have helped and worked during the fires in victoria, you are absolute superstars and you have been in our thoughts and prayers for a safe return to your families- THANK YOU.
To those who have lost homes and loved ones you are also in our thoughts and we pray that you will find comfort and shelter again soon.
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A thought for the firefighters:
"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them to the impossible." -Arthur C. Clarke

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Kristina Werner Color Inspiration #40

Kristina 's colour challenge for this week is more mustard, So Saffron, taken with Teal, Old Olive and whisper white. I have been asked to make a 60th birthday card for Dennis- a friend of my Aunts, as the colour challenge was suitable colours for a man i could combine this with kristina's challenge!!!! Two birds with one stone- I like it!!
This is the first time I have completed a challenge and am not really sure what i am doing but will give it a go, the Dominatrix (Ange- see 1st post!) is going away so i will be doing this on my lonesome!!

Materials Uses- All Stampin' Up unless stated
Card: More Mustard, So Saffron, Taken with Teal, old Olive and Whisper white
Stamps: Sanded Background
Ribbon: Old olive grosgrain
Extras: So Saffron brads, crimper,Large and small star punches, sizzix 'girls are weird' alphabet,Argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder

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Monday, February 2, 2009

21st invitation and Card

Claire asked me to help her with her birthday invitations and here it is!
A pocket card made with a template from splitcoast stampers. Relatively easy to make, which was great as we needed to make nearly 50 of them!

all Materials Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise:
Cardstock: SU real red, pixie pink and whisper white
Paper: Romantics from spotlight
Ink: Pink Passion
Stamps: Taggers Dozen
Other: scallop punch, circle punches,scallop circle punch, corner rounder, white grosgrain ribbon, Kaiser bling

The Birthday card

Materials used:
Paper: romantics- stripes and dots
cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Pixie Pink, Passion Pink
other: scallop circle punch, circle punches, Key (from spotlight), white 1/2" grosgrain (spotlight), sizzix die- dress and shoes, Kaiser bling, metal numbers, SU rhinestone brads from the pretties kit, silver cord.

thanks for stopping by again, I am now off to bed, will post 'My baby's 1st day at school' tomorrow.



Claire's 21st

Our niece turned 21 last Thursday, she celebrated her milestone with a rainbow party on Friday night. An awesome night enjoyed by many despite the fact that there was no power for at least half the night! No power means No airconditioning, No music and No flushing toilets but on the bright side all her friends and family were there and there was cold drinks- of the alcoholic type of course! A knight in shining armour came to the rescue with a generator which allow the music to play and the party to begin earlier than the power company could!

Claire in the centre, her sisters Mandy and Lauren to the left, my brother Terry and sister in law Marion to the right.

Me, Darcy and Rylee dressed ready to head off to the party!

Down at the Beach!

We have been lucky enough to be able to use some great friend's beach house down at Dromana. We spent the last week of the school holidays, in the heat wave, with the beach at our door step, having some wonderful family times and catching up with friends. We spent the mornings playing at the beach, home to watch the tennis during the hottest part of the day and then heading back to the cool of the water in the evening! What a life!!

Ash with the girls, playing on the boogie board.
Darcy playing up to the camera- yet again!

Lots of sunscreen! it is a bit hard to see the good time we are all having- lol!

I'm Back!!!!

We are now back from holidays, revved up for yet another year!!
I have a few posts up my sleeve ready to add, so stay tuned................................

Friends of ours had a new arrival late last year, as part of Jagan's welcome present I made a box of thank you cards for his parents to send out. the box (made from co-ordinating card stock) included 10 cards, featuring 2 different designs. This is a unique gift to give a couple who have just had a baby as there are so many people to thanks, and what better was than a beautiful hand made cards!

All materials Stampin' Up unless stated:
Cardstock: whisper white, certainly celery, bashful blue, brocade blue
Paper: bashful blue designer paper, unknown strip
Ink: whisper white, black stazon, night of navy
Stamps:nursery necessities, year after year, short and sweet
Accessories: cuttlebug swiss dots, crimper, certainly celery grosgrain ribbon , pale blue 1/2" ribbon, nestabilities circles and scallop circles, so saffron marker, white embossing powder.

Louise Hay's affirmation for today:' I open my heart to love, and I am safe'

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