Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wise Words

Twenty years from now we will be more
disappointed by the things we didn't do
rather than the ones we did. So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

I love this quote. I don't want to be disappointed in twenty years time. So I think it is important when we plan things and go about our everyday lives, that we are doing just what we want to do. (Gosh if only life and time was that good to us :) Maybe if we just strive to do what we want to do 70% of the time. Maybe that is a good aim????

As most of my friends & family know I spend a lot of my time persuing this craft that I love. I am happy when I am at my craft table creating cute things with paper and ribbons and stuff. I am even more happy when I give my creations to someone I care about. This little beauty is going to find it's way to someone special very soon. Hope she likes it!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to Explore, Dream and Discover.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Stamp Spot cards

I forgot to share my latest cards for The Stamp Spot over here. Ooops! And Friday is my day to feature over there, so I need to get my 'paper fingers' moving today ready for another blog entry.

Here are the cards that were featured last week:
This one uses the What's Up Cupcake set from My Favourite Things. It is so cute, with its separate stand, cupcakes and icing stamps. Plus I used the new Paper Doilies that I purchased from The Stamp Spot.
This one uses Essential Sentiments from My Favourite Things also. And the label front is from the Sweet Cakes Postcards 12x12 sheet from Pink Paislee (love their stuff).
What I love about the clear acrylic stamps is that you can manipulate them into a shape you like. This sentiment stamp comes straight, but I stuck it to my block on a curve to make my sentiment a little different.

Well, off to make some more cards for The Stamp Spot. Will share them with you over there and again here tomorrow.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kaiser Cards

Had a play with some Kaiser papers and die-cuts last night. I love that the diecuts and rubons etc now come in little ziplock pockets to put in my A5 binder folder. I LOVE STORAGE!! :)
They are quite simple cards (sorry, the photography is blah due to the overcast day we are having today) and I have used gold embossing with the Kaiser swirl stamps.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Father's Days a comin'

It is not long now till Father's Day and today Mum asked me to create a card for her to send to Pop. So I decided to give her a choice. This one:
or this one:

These were really quick and simple cards and I finished them in just half an hour. I just love those days when you don't over think everything and you actually get ink on paper and stuff stuck down......don't you?


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A need to scrapbook....

I feel the need, the need to record more memories.

My scrapbooking has taken a backseat to just about everything lately and I miss it so much. So now that we are getting settled and life is not so chaotic I want to concentrate on getting more photos onto pages. Here is my attempt last night:

I used some Teresa Collins paper, Tim Holtz tags and lots of bits-n-pieces that I have lying around. Amazing how much craft stuff you can accumulate :) While downsizing my craft area I have had to have a major clean out. I am yet to decide how to get rid of the excess?????

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, August 7, 2009

Hello Ian

....he's my DT submission for The Stamp Spot blog this week.
I have to be honest and stay that I found him a challenge as it is not my normal 'style', if I really have a style. But it was fun to watercolour him in and I really enjoyed working on this card. He comes from The Greeting Farm stamps (will show you some more over the coming weeks). He can be purchased from The Stamp Spot along with Anya.

I found it amusing this week to see that the other girls from the DT picked Anya to feature on their cards and I picked Ian. (You can see the others at The Stamp Spot Blog.) Does that say something about me with my three boys, I just gravitated towards the boy image? Weird, considering I love all things girly I looked at the girl images I was sent and didn't know where to start with them. There in lies my next challenge, watercolouring girl images. Will get on to that this week and see what I can come up with. Keep watching..................


PS. Message from The Stamp Spot "All orders made in August go into the draw for the chance to win 20% off your next order. Each order made during the month gets one entry into the draw. Enter as many times as you like, with a valid purchase. Good luck!"