Friday, January 2, 2009

A Happy New Year and a few bits to share!!!!

Firstly let me start by apologising for being 'MIA' lately!!! With Christmas, New Years, a little persons 2nd birthday party to organise ( a week before Christmas) and just generally being TIRED, TIRED and a little bit more tired and trying to deal with mmm... 5 stys in the last 3 weeks ( again I think due to being overly tired), I've been a tad neglectful of my blog... but no more.... I'm back and I do have a few goodies to share with you. So I hope ( if I haven't scared you off already, that you enjoy what I have to show you.

Before I show you all my bits and pieces I do hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and want to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope it is a year filled with lots of wonderful memories and happy times spent with those that mean the most to you.

We had a lovely Christmas... of course it was Ella's very first and well she spent most of the day sleeping!!!... but Jorja of course had a wonderful day and It was absolutey awesome and amazing to sit and watch her get soooo excited. Mind you she pretty much had a whole week of excitement and presents with her birthday too. Here's a little pic of the two of us on Christmas Day... she's on her Lady Bug which Gee (Granny) and GanGa (GranDa) gave her, and I just adore this picture.

Ok here we go.

As I mentioned December is a crazy time of the year, not just because of Christmas, but also it is my Beautiful Jorja's birthday.... 5 days before Christmas!!!! So the first lot of projects I have to show you are a couple of Scrapbook pages I made.. I did want to make MANY MANY more, but time got away from me and trying to squeeze Chrissy preps, cards and a Mickey Mouse birthday cake to make in as well, I had to settle for just these ones for her special day.... I hope you like them.

The first one you've probably seen on my Blog before, but I thought I'd show you again given it was one of the pages I had displayed on her birthday... and I LOVE this page and picture of her.

This next one I got my inspiration for a page that Kristina Werner had created... I loved her layout so thought I'd make a similar page for Jorja's 2nd year!!!!

I used Wild Wasabi textured card stock as the base.... mainly because it was the same colour as the dress she was wearing in the picture... clever huh.... and clever SU! for making such awesome colours... I also used Regal Rose and Whisper White. The stamp set used was my Simple Serif Alphabet set and the rest was hand written.

And this page I used Groovy Guava and Cameo Coral ( a colour I've been a bit scared of before, but not any more!!!!), and given the photos were taken at the zoo I thought it was fitting to use my Wild About You stamp set... with a little bit of Bling added!!!!

I also wanted to show you the Birthday card I made for Jorja.... again similar to one I've made before... but I LOVE the layout so I HAD to make it!!!

And given I'm a PINK girl...well her card just had to have varying shades of pink on it!!! hahaha.
Anyway.. I used Chocolate Chip as the base and layered Regal Rose, PRetty in Pink and Whisper White card which were tied together using Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain. The Stamp set I used was Big BOld Birthday and I added some PINK Rhinestones for the 'Chips' on the cupcake.

Now what else to I have to show you.... well Jorja shares her birthday with my Aunty and I thought I'd whip up a little something for her too.

I first made these Card Holders with Keesh, when she invited me to one of her team stamping nights (which I enjoyed soooo much) and I loved them... they are a fantastic idea for a gift for some one and don't take too much time to make. Inside they hold 2 cards and envelopes. For the folder I used Wild Wasabi and Really Rust Card and the Apple Cider DSP which was in the Spring Mini and unfortunately isn't available anymore. I also used my Corner Rounder to create the scallop, however I WILL be purchasing the 'Scallop Edge Punch' soooo much easier and quicker!!! And that wonderful punch is available in the current Summer Mini!!!! I also used some River Rock card and my Round Tab punch to create the large circle followed by my scallop punch ( Really Rust) and image was stamped on Very Vanilla using my Boho Background stamp set.

Inside were two cards that looked like this:-

For these I used River Rock as the card base and some Wild Wasabi which i created a Scallop Edge with and some more of the Apple Cider DSP. Ive also used some River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon and the sentiment is from my So Many Sayings (Hostess Set) stamp set.

And finally here is the little gift card I made to give to her:-

I've just used a Love Note (Whisper White) and added some flowers from the 'Felt Fusion' tin which is available in the Summer Mini and the sentiment is from the Short and Sweet stamp set.

Ok I think I've probably given you a SJ overload for one post... but I do have more things to share with you... but lucky for you I still have to upload and edit the photos....

I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my creations and hope to see you back here soon.

Take care