I hope you've had a lovely Easter and enjoyed one or two Easter Eggs! I'm a bit sad that I have to go back to work in the morning, four days did go a bit too fast for me because I've not managed to make everything on my "to create" list yet! It was an ambitious list though, and I can't even show you what I was making because that would ruin the surprise for the recipients.
Anyway, the Autumn Winter mini catalogue is officially open and if you hadn't noticed already, I've linked the picture of it (see the sidebar at right) so when you click on it you'll be taken to my official Stampin' Up! website and be able to view the mini online. So many wonderful things to drool over!
If you would like a hard copy of the mini and you live in NZ, do let me know and I can get one out to you. Better still, come to my launch party this coming Sunday 11th to see lots of things from the mini up close and personal, and try some of them out when you complete your make n take projects so you can be sure to order your favourites! The party starts at 2pm and you can come anytime between then and 5pm. I'll have some light refreshments and lots of samples to inspire you and a prize draw you can enter to win some goodies too! There's no charge for attending my party, but you must RSVP by this Friday so I can be sure to prepare kits for you. Click here to e-mail me and book your space!
Of course, it wouldn't be a good blog post without the "card candy" now would it! Here's a 6x6" page I did as a swap recently (yes, I do create scrapbook pages sometimes!). Here I used the lovely Vintage Vogue stamp set and the rock & roll stamping technique to create my flower embellishment, and I hand cut the flowers out for this page. The frame where I will eventually add a photo when I can find a suitable one, is made using the Top Note Die and my fantastic new Big Shot die cutting machine. I love the Big Shot, it's getting a lot of use! The fabulous Top Note die puts a perforation line on the cut shape so I die cut it once in Perfect Plum and again in Old Olive, and trimmed the Old Olive one along the perforations to get a layered frame. Easy! You'll see more projects here in the coming months using the Top Note die, it's very versatile and I can't wait to try out all the ideas that are running around my head. Oh to have more hours in a day!
Don't miss my launch party if you'd like to see more of all the samples I've been making. I'll share some of them on here, but I rarely share it all - that's why you need to see me in real life from time to time, then you get to see everything I've designed!