Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cased card and News

So at our last StampInkPaper team meeting, I was making a bunch of birthday cards.  Kay, one of my sister team members showed me a card by Ruth Clarke and mentioned a friend would love this for her birthday.  I had loads of bits of the Spice Cake paper chopped up so I went to work.  Tea-bag fold on 8 circles which are then placed together to form a flower.  Brad in the middle and voilà!

Supplies are Spice Cake DSP, Antique brad, Bring On the Cake stamp set, Early Espresso card body, Pool Party layer, Very Vanilla layer.  Coloured "Birthday" with Pool Party marker and stamped sentiment in Early Espresso ink.

News is that I've accepted a position with the ACT Public Service in Canberra until the end of June.  I'll be travelling down on Sundays and returning home on Fridays.  Will be busy, but worth it for both mental and financial health.  Also hoping it will lead to other opportunities at higher levels in the future and allow the family to move in July.  But nothing is ever set in stone, so we'll see how it goes.  At the least it will give me very recent experience in work I very much enjoy (stuff I do voluntarily - being paid to do it is a bonus).

And last but not least, its my littlest man's birthday today.  Toby is 7 today!  I'd been in hospital for a few days with ruptured membranes (same thing happened with Ryan) and was anxiously awaiting induction for Toby.  This is an old scrapbook layout I did quite some time ago about how strong (read STUBBORN) he was at 2 weeks old.  Remember, this is one week before his due date: he was 3 and a half weeks early!  He was such a fighter from the very beginning, but I suppose that's how you might be against the world when you're evacuated from your nice warm place a bit early.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Here's my valentine for my DH. Total CASE from a card appearing on the cover of Papercrafts magazine Jan/Feb 2012 edition.
Stampin' Up supplies used: Pool Party main card body, Cherry Cobbler for monster (copied from magazine), retired small oval punch for "window", 3" circle in whisper white cut with circle-scissor attached behind monster with brad through centre.  Notch in card-edge punched with retired small oval.  Twine is cherry cobbler from Summer Mini.  Markers used: sahara sand, cherry cobbler, basic black.

Card for my Mum's birthday below.  Again, update on iPad has caused gremlins.
Cherry cobbler card body, textured whisper white for card and punched lace border.  Used Mat Pack to align punched four-leaf flowers on left edge.  Stamp set is Elements of Style coloured with Pink Pirouette, Blush Blossom, Pear Pizzaz and Wild Wasabi.

Lastly, card for Aunty Kelli's birthday also within the last week.  Must admit I cheated and have the same card for my other sister-in-law, Emma, for the end of this month.
Card body is Lucky Limade, as is sentiment.  Flowers are Marina Mist with Not Quite Navy highlights.  Vase is a cropped Ornament Punch in Marina Mist.  Stamp set used is Charming from Summer Mini.