That's what these colours remind me of. Yumm. I borrowed the Stampin' Up! Scribble This set off my lovely friend Viv and this is what I came up with. I created an A5 sheet of the flowers using crayon resist again (are you proud of me Jen?) and then used them on the cards. The main colours are Chocolate Chip, Rose Red and So Saffron with a hint of Old Olive thrown in. Besides the crayon resist there is also some watercolouring and heat embossing thrown in.
I am really enjoying learning some of these new techniques. It's good to actually be doing something other than sticking things onto cardstock! Over the next few months I want to really get stuck into my scrapbooking again and getting my fingers dirty in the process. I still love my old style scrapbooking, but I enjoy myself so much more when I actually get a bit creative in the process and add a personal interpretation to the page. I find myself spending so much less money on scrapbooking products these days (actually I have been getting rid of heaps on ebay). Don't get me wrong, you'll still find me in the scrapbook shops for the items Stampin' Up! don't sell, but my basket has different things in it. OK, I did spoil myself this week on some gorgeous vintage papers and I love the Making Memories Noteworthy range. Once upon a time I would have filled my basket with papers and rub ons and embellishments and had to have the latest papers, but now I love exploring different mediums and techniques. I also find myself drawn to different places for inspiration. There are some incredibly amazing artists I am discovering :) Isn't art cool.
I have a new nephew. My DH's brother and his partner had a gorgeous baby boy in early October, so I'm off to make a welcome card for him.
Busy busy couple of months ahead. My Stampin' Up! team is growing and I am now a Manager, so I will be helping the girls in my team to reach their own goals. We are also in the last month of the Spring Mini catalogue, so if you love any of those stamps you need to order them in the next few weeks. They will no longer be on sale after November 30th and I don't know which, if any of them will be in next years main catalogue.
We have a new Summer Mini catalogue coming soon. My regular customers will get their copies towards the end of the month. We also have a very special promotion coming soon. Demonstrators were all deeply saddened when the Australian Stampin' Up! General Manager passed away last week from a rare blood disorder. He was far too young to die, and leaves behind a wife and 3 young children. Stampin' Up! will soon be releasing a very special stamp set in Australia called All In The Family, with 100% of the proceeds from the sale going to support his family. I will definitely be buying the set myself, and will let you know as soon as it is available as I know many of my customers will want to support this cause.
If you have got this far you have done well. Have a great week. The tutorial for my regular customers is coming, as is the monthly tutorial for my subscribers. I am nearly there :)