I am enjoying our last week of school holidays! Yes … July is such a LOVELY holiday!! 😀 Because our kids are at a Christian school … we get 3 weeks holidays in July!!! It is so nice not to have the morning rush … and the lunches to make … and the school newsletter to produce for just one extra week!!!
I was a busy bee last week … trying all sorts of different challenges … and then doing the CYBERSTAMP … and also having my stamp a stack. So … I have lots still to share! Yippee!!!
Here is another cute sketch challenge … and once again … I am past the deadline! But … that is the great thing about these wonderful websites … the ideas are ALWAYS there for us to take advantage of!!! How fantastic that so many lovely ladies share so many gorgeous ideas with us! I don’t do a lot of square cards … mainly because I don’t have envelopes to fit … but as long as you keep them under the 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm … then they will fit in a standard envelope! So … here is a great SQUARE sketch from the Sketch Saturday blog -> Sketch Saturday #60.
I love the samples at the Sketch Saturday site … so make sure you check out the link above! And … here is my pretty card! I am really into pretty, lately!!! I think perhaps to brighten up the cold winter days!!!
I am so loving this “Sweet Stems” stamp set … it reallly does make some “sweet” cards!!! And … you can use the images for backgrounds as well as feature images. AND ….. here is another look at the absolutely gorgeous “Oval All” stamp set AND the pretty Scallop Oval Punch … BOTH FROM THE NEW MINI CATTY!!! Email me if you would like me to send you a copy of this fabulous new catalogue!!! I am so taken with so much in this catalogue!!!
- Stamp Sets: Sweet Stems, Oval All
- Inks: Basic Grey stamp pad; Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Gable Green SU! Markers
- Card & Papers:
- Whisper White: 10.5 x 21 cm + 4 x 6 cm + scrap for phrase
- Sweet Always DSP: 10.2 x 10.2 cm + 10.2 x 8 cm + scrap
- Regal Rose: 4.3 x 6.3 cm + scrap for phrase
- Accents: Matt Silver Dew Drops (non SU!)
- Extras: Crimper, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig (used to position two stems of flower images to meet perfectly)
I am giving you heaps of ideas … so why don’t you try some out and email me a pic to include on my blog??? I would love to see what you have been creating lately!!! 😀
Guess what I did yesterday??? SCRAPBOOKING!! Yep!!! I did say scrapbooking!! I have hardly touched my family portrait album in the last year … and now I look back at pages I did PRE-SU! and wonder “what was I THINKING???” But … even though I am not entirely happy with the old pages … I still think they are OK!!! Still so much to do … so I will keep plodding on … this time using all my gorgeous SU! stuff and hopefully the newer pages will be more to my satisfaction??? I know that at least it will all coordinate beautifully!!!
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