Australia Day Eve and hubby is making his legendary potato salad as we are having his workmates over for an Australia Day BBQ tomorrow. I am relatively organised and will do some last minute salad and dessert making in the morning so for now I get to chat on my blog.
Another of my favourite sets from the Saleabration sets is Elementary Elegance. I'm a sucker for birds, crowns and butterflies! This set particularly appeals to me because it coordinates perfectly with the Stampin' Up! Curly Label Punch.
Here's a couple of cards I have recently made with this set. In this first one I have embossed the frame in white onto Wisteria Wonder cardstock and popped the designer label shape up with some Dimensionals. I teamed it with some of the Flirtatious Specialty DSP. I have embellished the card with a greeting and crown (from the same set and embossed in Melon Mambo embossing powder), and some Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight ribbon (waving hi to Madonna :) ) plus some adhesive Rhinestones.
In this second card, I have used the same set, but this time lifted the frame up, not the centre.
I have used the Everyday Enchantment Saleabration paper here, and matching colours of Calypso Coral and Pool Party. I have also used some of the Organdy ribbon which is a party of the Everyday Enchantment embellishment pack (along with the matching brads and Lucky Limeade ribbon).
Also wanted to update you on the Spice Cake bundle, kits and instructions. Here's some peeks of some of the projects:
The order for the first lot of kits and bundles has gone in but I will be regularly putting in more orders throughout January and February at least, so these can definitely still be ordered. You can find all the details over on the Spice Cake tutorials page. I will be doing regular tutorials throughout this year. You can just choose to purchase month by month as I won't be locking you into any contracts. Each months step by step tutorials will include at least 6 projects, with the kits usually around $30-$40. In the kits and bundles you get all the bits needed to make all the projects including die cuts, brads, pearls etc. I have had such great feedback about the value, conciseness is that a word?) of the instructions and how lovely people find the projects. This makes me happy!
Something else that made me happy was the week at the beach last week with family and some friends who came down for a few days too. This was also Oscar's (Oscar is our 1 year old White German Shepherd if you are new to my blog) first beach holiday too and he loved it. Here's a couple of pics.
All ready to go on holiday:
Sam taking Oscar for a swim:
Oscar taking Sam and Josh for a swim (makes me smile):
and a peaceful walk along the beach at dusk:
On that note I had better get some sleep so I can get up to make those salads and have a fun Australia Day with friends. I am grateful to live in this wonderful country. Happy Australia Day everyone!