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Thank you, but……

I love that so many people visit my blog. Well that’s what my stat counter is telling me anyway, but I’m wondering if you are liking what you see?

Why do I ask this?

Not too many of you are leaving me comments.

Comments are something I’ve been slack with in the past too but I’m trying to improve that this year. If you aren’t fussed on what you see then obviously don’t leave me a message. It’s not that I can’t take criticism but I myself only leave nice comments for things I like.

So if you do like what you see could you please (pretty please with sugar on top….hahaha) try and leave me a comment from time to time. At least then I’ll know you enjoy visiting and seeing what I’m up to and hopefully you are coming back to see more.

My post last night showed you the birthday card I made for my mum and mentioned that it was a variation of one of my April Stamp-A-Stack classes. Well I’m here to show you the 2 cards we will be making. You will actually make 4 of each design during the class which is being held on Tuesday 13th April and there will be a morning session and an evening session available. If you’d like to book in to the class you can email me or phone on 0418 218 467. Cost of the class is $15 if you bring your own snail adhesive or $20 if you use mine. All other materials + envelopes supplied. I can also bring this class to you if you have a group of 6 or more.

This version of the card using the Vintage Vogue stamp set has a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set (also being released tomorrow) and has Happy Mother’s Day which is punched out using the word window punch. Teeny Tiny Sentiments has 24 images in the set, not all appropriate for this card but lots of others that are, so you could change the sentiment on each card rather than have 4 Mother’s Day cards. Most people only need 1 or 2.

The other card for this month is a CASE (minus a few bits) from the main Idea Book & Catalogue and is appropriate for males. The verse is from the same set as the main image and that is from the Seaworthy stamp set. You can add any sentiment inside the card so it could be used for Birthday, Father’s Day or just for someone special to let them know you are thinking of them.

So what do you think?? Will you leave me a comment????

Don’t forget to come back tonight at 9pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (that’s about 7 1/2 hours from now) to check out the StampersAnonymous team blog hop.

Card 1 (left)
Stamp sets: Seaworthy, Sanded
Card: Sage Shadow, Bordering Blue, Confetti White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Spiral Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Card 2(right)
Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Rich Razzleberrry, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brads, Word Window Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Till next time….

Some upcoming events…..

I’m sure you realise that we have a new Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue being released on Thursday April 1st (which happens to be my mum’s birthday) for the Australian & New Zealand Stampin’ Up! market. So what does that mean apart from some wonderful new products??

Blog Hops.

Yes, it is plural.

To start with, the team I’m part of which is run by the very talented and wonderful Marelle Taylor is holding a Blog Hop commencing at 9pm March 31st. Yep. That’s tomorrow night, so not long to wait now. We have 13 of our team participating in the Blog Hop and a special guest stamper, Teneale Williams, joining us too. Something new to our blog hop this time round, apart from Teneale that is, is that we are offering some ‘Blog Candy’. Details of how you can win will be included in the Blog Hop posts.

The next Blog Hop will be the ESAD-SU one which I will be participating in at 8am April 7th. They will also be having one at 8am April 1st and you can start that one from my fellow StampersAnonymous team mate, Juliette Chapman’s blog.

Would you like a sneak peek now??? No it’s not a sneak peek of my projects, you’ll have to come back and do the blog hops to see those, but it is a peek of a slight variation of one of the cards you can make at my Stamp-A-Stack class in April and it uses some of the gorgeous new products from the Autumn/Winter Mini. I have varied the card slightly for my mum’s birthday card with the sentiment.

For this card I’ve used a new stamp set, a lovely new In Color and a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

What do you think??

Here’s how I finished the inside of the card.

Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue, On Your Birthday
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Pale Plum
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.

Till next time….

March Stamp-A-Stack

Well tonight was supposed to be my March Stamp-A-Stack and I was all ready and waiting only to find out I had late cancellations. I had started to pack up but then thought “Why waste the kits. My girls can do a couple of cards each.”

They were so excited when I told them what we’d be doing. I decided to do one design with them tonight and one tomorrow night though as it would take too long and I wanted them to still go to bed at a reasonable time.

I actually do 2 Stamp-A-Stacks each month. One held in my home and the other at another ladies house. I’d be more than happy to do more if anyone is interested at either my house or yours if you have a group of 5 or more.

This month I made one set of cards the same for each group but the other set is different. I did this because one group wanted some boy cards where as the group at my house is a mother & daughter and I didn’t think they would want boy cards so I did a pretty card.

The design I’m doing at both is an Easter card seeing how that’s coming up at the end of the month. I went with the Chocolate Bunny stamp from the Summer Mini catalogue which ends on 31st March.

I’ve used a colour combination from the Colour Coach for this card and the layout is from page 16 of the current Idea Book & Catalogue.

Stamp sets: Chocolate Bunny, Occasional Greetings
Card: Almost Amethyst, Rose Red, So Saffron, Confetti White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Oval & Large Oval punches, Corner Rounder Punch, So Saffron 5/8” Grosgrain ribbon (previous promotional bundle), Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The second card which was planned for tonight was a card using the Priceless stamp set which I love but haven’t used in ages.

I love this colour combination of Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink & Old Olive. This is a variation on a card I made when this set first came out but with less cutting out and a simpler layout.

Stamp set: Priceless
Card: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Paper Piercing template & tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the boys card I went with a card I made a while back using the Wild About You stamp set but revamped the colours.

On the Pacific Point cardstock I’ve stamped a ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment from the ‘On Your Birthday’ stamp set but you could also use the ‘Wild About You’ word stamp from the ‘Wild About You’ stamp set.

Stamp sets: Wild About You, On Your Birthday, Weathered
Card: Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
Accessories: Paper Piercing template & tool, White Gel Pen, 1 3/8” & 1 1/4” Circle Punches, Pumpkin Pie 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Mini Glue dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Till next time…..

Happy Stamping