Well yet again I am showing how bad a blogger I am. And considering I actually don't find it that hard to write something on here (let's face it, I write the way I talk, and I can really talk!), it's even worse. Sigh...
This post would have been up earlier as I was writing it last night, but at a crucial moment my server crashed so it wouldn't work for me! Fortunately the bulk of it has been saved so I don't have to write it all again. Phew!
OK well before you all think I've been lounging around doing nothing much, I must say I've been pretty busy. The usual - my day job, workshops, making swaps for team training, but also I took a few days off from my day job last week and headed to Hamilton to work with some of my team at the Craft & Quilt show. Wow what a busy show that was! I know I took 300 door prize forms with me, and the other ladies had some too, and mine were almost all gone by the end of the 3rd day (it was a 4 day show). If you were there at the show and we met, thank you for visiting our little stand, and a very warm welcome to my blog! I hope I can provide you with a little inspiration this way, and if you have any questions about anything you see here, please don't hesitate to ask.
I'm slowly working my way through my long list of contacts from the shows I've been doing, it's tricky when I'm working and with a 4 year old, it's not easy to make phone calls in the evenings before it gets too late, so do bear with me if you're waiting to hear from me. I'll get there!
Two nights ago I decided that I really had to make a special birthday card for my friend and team leader, Jacque. Don't ask me why but I dislike the word "Upline", so although Jacque technically is my Upline, I prefer to call her my team leader. Maybe it's because I like to think of us all as equals and members of a team, rather than have a distinct hierachy. It could also be because the first time I heard "Upline" used it was for a different company that was into hard selling, and that's totally not me at all!
For Jacque's card I decided I had to use the stamp set from Simple Delights, one of our beautiful Simply Sent kits that are on promotion in October. From October 4 to 11, you can get 20% off the Simply Sent kits, but only for that week, so if that offer interests you, do let me know! Anyway, I know Jacque's favourite Simply Sent kit is the Simple Delights one, and I also know she doesn't have it yet, so it's a good one to use for her card. To choose a colour combination I know she'd love, I took inspiration from one of her cards that she taught me how to make recently. So here's what I came up with:
There's only two colours on the card apart from white - Groovy Guava and Purely Pomegranate. I haven't really used a lot of Groovy Guava until now, but I really like this colour combination! I used my corner rounder punch with the guide removed to scallop the edges of the Whisper White and Purely Pomegranate cardstock. I can't wait until Stampin' Up! releases their new scallop edge punch here (yes, it's coming soon!!) as that will make it SO much easier to make cards like this and get the scallops lined up perfectly!
Happy Birthday Jacque, I hope you have a great day!