Well as promised this is a wee bit of a lengthy blog, but I have so much to show you!!!
Firstly I want to share a Sympathy/Well wishes card that I made for my dear Cousin in law and her family as they face sad news regarding the health of Tom, Dad, husband and Grandad – the Radu’s wish them all the best and I sent this card to each family yesterday:
Bashful Blue and So Saffron Card, Bordering Blue DSP (Hostess Level 1 Set), and Happy Moments, Vintage Labels (Both SAB Stampsets), as well as the Best Yet sentiment (Level 1 Hostess Set).
I wanted a really simple card with a heartfelt message, I think the window through to the flower bouquet from Happy Moments SAB works really well.
Here is a closeup of the label:
Ive stamped in White Craft Ink onto the So Saffron (no embossing this time), and placed the sentiment over the top in Black ink.
I am really happy with the way these cards turned out…
The next projects I’d like to share are from a really fun workshop I had last week – we had a bit of an Easter Theme for the make and take, and I coudn’t resist showing off my Sale-a-bration Good Neighbours stamp set which I demonstrated with a few projects – but first the hostess gift…
The hostess thank you gift was an Easter themed card, with a sweet treat cup, that I filled with photo corners and hodgepodge hardware, as well as some ribbon cutoffs, for my hostess to use on her own projects…
I suggested that, as I had left the card blank inside and used a general sentiment (“For You” from the SAB Vintage Labels stampset), that she could refill the sweet treat cup with mini eggs or lollies and pass it on to someone special for Easter.
And now for my Good Neighbours Card:
And my 8 x 8 Scrapbook Layout for the Hostess – my friend Jo:
Laurenz and I took Jo and Ellie to breakfast for her birthday at Waldecks in Landsdale, where the kids had a great play on the playground while us Mum’s chatted… and at the end of the moring, Ellie and her white dress was still spotless, but LAURENZ – well he was covered in black mulch from head to toe, and as we had to visit Kingsway across the road for a few things before we headed home, i tried my hardest to pretend he belonged to Jo!!!!
You like? I have a theory ~if it looks great as a card it should look even better as the basis for a Scrapbook layout – this is a theory I plan on testing for my workshops – I really love these colours together – and as I gave this page to my hostess, I had to try and recreate it with a twist for my own album…
I have always really liked the idea of preserving the first pictures of our family home once the gardens were finished in 2004, and thought the Good Neighbours stampset was the perfect backdrop:
Elegant Eggplant 12×12 Card, Kaleidescope DSP, Sage Shadow Card.
I have used my Schoolbook Serif Alphabet Stamps for the Title (our street name), in Elegant Eggplant Ink, and Used Versamark with the SAB Round Vintage Label on the Sage Shadow Card, then punched with my Scallop Circle Punch. Doesn’t the sentiment from Best Yet Hostess Set Level 1 just sum up how you feel when you move into a new house? “the Best is yet To Be”
I love creating neighbourhoods with this SAB Good Neighbours stamp set, and I have added a little chimney smoke with some lilac half pearls:
All I can say is gone are the days when I only scrap in blue for my two boys! Yay for Me!
And finally I’d like to share the Make and Take Easter Card the girls made at the weekend’s workshop:
Cute eh? Baja Breeze card, yet another side of Kaleidescaope DSP (Summer Mini), Certainly Celeray Card with Scallop Border edge, Basic Grey Mat and Egg Hunt stampin’ around wheel with certainly celery ink. A wee tab of White Grosgrain to finish things off! Oh and of course my favourite Oval Vintage Label with Happy Easter Sentiment from my A Good Egg stamp set.
Well I hope you liked everything you’ve seen today – remember that the SAB sets and the Summer Mini items like the kaleidescope paper are only available until the end of March – so be sure to give me a call if there is anything you would like to get your hands on!
Cheers and have a great long weekend!