Janeybell

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #200

Happy Sunday!! It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch, I hope you can join us!

This week is a pretty SPECIAL week!! It's the 200th Sketch!!! Seriously, AWESOME!!! And to celebrate this momentous occasion, our gorgeous and amazing leader, Karen, is be giving away an MFT gift card for a couple lucky participants, SOOOOOO, you're really going to want to join in the festivities!!!

Here is my card for this weeks sketch:-



And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


The colour combo I used for this card is Strawberry Slush, Costal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe. I stamped the sentiment in Baked Brown Sugar and then used my Apothecary accents framelits to cut it out. The stamp set I used is Oh, Hello! I added some Rhinestones and a Designer Vintage Faceted Button with some Bakers Twine too.

Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the amazing Sweet Sunday Stampers' for some inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

I'd also like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!!! It's been such a fun year playing along every week with such amazing and talented ladies. The Sweet Sunday Stampers are going to be going 'WILD' in the New Year with some fun and exciting changes, so be sure to pop back in the New Year to find out all about them!!!
Until then, here's a little Christmas Cheer from my beautiful family to yours (outtakes and all ;-) ) ... MERRY, MERRY Christmas!!

I created this FUN Christmas Card using the AWESOME My Digital Studio Software and the "And a Happy New Year" Photo card template, which you can purchase through my On-Line store HERE!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

SJ
xx

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #199



Happy Sunday!!! It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch, I hope you'll be able to join us!

So, this week has seen my small Flossie officially graduate from Kindy ( here in Oz that's the first stage of schooling here, then we have Pre-Primary and then into Yr 1 etc) and with that and the last day for my Big Flossie looming ( Wednesday actually), teachers gifts and cards have been a priority. Today's card was on of the Thank you cards, and we gave this one to the beautiful lady who runs our school canteen. Here's my card:-


And here is the sketch:-


I've used a little creative license with this one, just a little. I couldn't get the three little embellishments to work with the stamp I'd used, so I opted to use a gorgeous, vintage doily instead... It's still passes, Right!?

The colours I used are Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay and Baked Brown Sugar. The stamp set is Million and One. I've embossed the sentiment is Early Espresso Embossing Powder and added my THREE ;-) embellishments around the sentiment ;-). Hope that's ok Boss ;-) (Karen G) hehehe

Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the amazing Sweet Sunday Stampers' for some inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by.

SJ
xx

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #198

Happy Sunday!! It's time for another fabulous Sweet Sunday Sketch, I hope you'll be able to join us.

I'm keeping with a Christmassy theme, given it's ALMOST Christmas time again!!!! Goodness, where did this year go!?

Here is my card for this weeks sketch:-

And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


I've use Crumb Cake as the base of my card and added some colour in the form of Cherry Cobbler and some Old Olive from the Season of Style DSP stack!. Some DELICIOUS Burlap Ribbon... Seriously LOVE this stuff!!, and a little or BIG Rhinestone for some added bling!

Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the amazing Sweet Sunday Stampers' for some inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by.

SJ
xx

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #197

Happy Sunday!! It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch, I hope you'll be able to join us!

There are a few birthday's this month for some special people so I decided to use today's sketch for one of those. Here is my card for this weeks sketch:-


And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-

I've used a new colour combo (for me!). Crushed Curry, Smokey Slate, Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo. The sentiment is from one of my favourite sets Really Good Greetings and I've embossed that onto a  Tea Lace Doily using Melon Mambo Embossing Powder. The addition of a sweet little  In Color Boutique Detail Button in Costal Cabana, and some Rhinestones and Voila!! DONE!.

Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the amazing Sweet Sunday Stampers' for some inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by.

SJ
xx

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #196


Happy Sunday and welcome to another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!!! All sorts of drama today!!.. Firstly I couldn't find the sketch that Karen had sent to me, which meant I couldn't make my card until one of the other lovely Sweet Sunday Stampers posted their card becaaauuuseee... by the time I'd actually realised I couldn't find the sketch, most of them would've been in bed or close to it!!.. Just a teeny tiny problem with me being on the opposite side of the world ;-). Never fear, I found it, I've made a card and here it is:-


And the long lost sketch for you to follow along with:-


I've used the colours from the Birthday Basics DSP pack for  my card today. Smokey Slate, Basic Gray, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pool Party. The stamp set I used is from Chalk Talk, and I stamped the image onto Whisper White Card Stock using Jet Black Stazon Ink, then used my Blender Pen to colour the "BIG" in Pool Party. I also used the Chalk Talk Framelits to cut the other images on the tag. I added some Pool Party Seam Binding and a little bit of the This and That Washi Tape.

Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the amazing Sweet Sunday Stampers' for some inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by.

SJ
xx

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #195

Happy Sunday!!! It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch, so I hope you'll be able to join in on the fun!!

Karen has designed another FUN sketch for us to play with, and here is my card for this week:-


 
 And here is the sketch:-

A beautiful friend of mine is having her Baby Shower TODAY!!, So I wanted to make a card for her... YES, it's a GIRL!!!. I've used Pink Pirouette, Pool Party and Crumb Cake as my colour base (Thank you for the nudge Color Coach!!) Of course, I couldn't make a card at the moment without Burlap Ribbon (LOVE!!!) and some sparkliness, today in the form of Glitter Paper!!!. The background of the label on the front of the card is embossed in Pool Party embossing powder and the label is from the Chalk Talk Framelits, which of course coordinate with the Chalk Talk Stamp Set, which is where the delightful image is from.

Some Pool Party Seam Binding and a Designer Very Vintage Button, finish this sweet card off perfectly!

I made a quick little tag to go with it and a GORGEOUS PINK Bow using the NEW Gift Bow Bigz Die!! LOVE it!!!


Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the amazing Sweet Sunday Stampers' for some inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by.

SJ
xx


Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day!!!

Happy World Card Making Day!!!


I hope you've had a fabulous time creating!!

xx SJ

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #194 - Merriest Christmas Wishes to you!

Hello!!.. I'd love to say Happy Sunday, but it's not!!...My apologies for the lateness of my Sweet Sunday Sketch post. It's been a challenging couple of months here, with a few little, niggley health issues, and while I'm still trying to get on top of them, I shall not let them rain of my stampin' parade!!!.

So, although late, here is my card for this fortnights sketch challenge:-



And here is the sketch for you to follow along with, if you haven't already:-


I had fun with this one and even rebelled a tad and flipped the sketch! I know.. such a rebel, right!?  I decided to keep on a Christmas card roll, and create another to add to my stash. I've used Crumb Cake and CHerry Cobbler as my main colour combo and added some Old Olive in the form of Markers and Washi Tape!. I also used some of the GORGEOUS Burlap Ribbon (LOVE) and the stamp set is Tag It!, oooh and a little bit of Gorgeous Grunge in the background... did you see it there!?

Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the amazing Sweet Sunday Stampers' for some inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by.

SJ
xx




Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #193

Happy Sunday!!. It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch, I hope you'll be able to join in on the fun!.

Earlier this week a had a large brown SU! box delivered on my doorstep! Unfortunately, my little girls has be VERY unwell this week, so I've only today, managed to open it up and play with some of it's delightful contents.

Here is my card for today's sketch:-



And here is a copy of the sketch so you can play along:-


I've decided to get a start on some Christmas Cards :D. I've used Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and some DSP from the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack, which is available in the current Seasonal Catalogue. Also, some of the delightful Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (also in the Seasonal Catalogue AND a SERIOUSLY GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS Frosted Finishes Embellishment... SERIOUSLY GORGEOUS!!!

The sentiment is from the Merry Little Christmas stamp set, YEP, you guessed it, from the New Seasonal Catalogue, and I've embossed that in Black Embossing Powder. I think I would've preferred it in perhaps Silver or Espresso, but I don't have those YET... I think I'll have to get some :D

Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the amazing Sweet Sunday Stampers' for some inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by.

SJ
xx

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #192


Hello!!! I'm just going to get straight into it today... my Sweet Sunday Sketch post is a tad late, so here it is for you to enjoy :-



And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


The base of the card is Pool Party with some gorgeous Raspberry Ripple and a piece of DSP from the Birthday Basic pack. I inked up my Really Good Greetings stamp set and embossed that in Pool Party embossing powder and added some balloons from one of the images in the Tag It stamp set, which I coloured with my Stampin' Write Markers in Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green and Bermuda Bay. The sentiment is from Sketched Birthday and again I embossed that one, this time in Black embossing powder. I've also used some Washi Tape from the This and That range and a piece of fabulous Natural Trim Ribbon and a Hung Up clip!

I'm sure by now, you've already visited the amazing blogs of the other Sweet SUnday Stampers' but if not be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the amazing Sweet Sunday Stampers' for some inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by.

SJ
xx

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #191

Hello!!!!... Firstly, let me apologise for my low profile of sorts of late. My beautiful little family and I have all been fighting a few nasty bugs for the past few weeks and they've left us all doing pretty much nothing but trying to recover fully. I think I can safely say, that we are well and truly back to normal... well almost! NOW... it's Sunday!! Which means... it's Sweet Sunday Sketch time!!.. I've missed playing with my gorgeous Sweet Sunday Stampers.

Here is my card for this weeks sketch:-


 

And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


I've used some of the NEW In-Colors for this card... I have to say, they could quite possibly be my most favourite In-Color, colours!. Strawberry Slush, Costal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe are the colours I've used. The stamp set I used is Yippee-Skippee, and I've LOVED this saying since the millisecond I saw it at the South Pacific Convention in May. It ALWAYS makes me smile!! I've used my Stampin' Write Markers to colour the image. I've added some Silver Glimmer Paper, Victoria Crochet Trim and some Strawberry Slush Ruffled ribbon as well as a Designer Vintage Faceted button with some White Bakers Twine which I coloured Strawberry Slush!! Oooh... I added some yummy Vanilla Smooch Spritz too.... because everything is better with sparkles, right!?

One more thing before I go.... next Saturday ( 24th August) I have the pleasure of presenting at the Perth leg of the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio - Make a Statement Tour!! If you live in the Perth area I'd LOVE to see you there. It's going to be an awesome day ( what Stampin' Up! event isn't awesome!!) and if you'd like to come pop on over here and register! All  the details are there and for the teeny, tiny registration fee of $35 (which includes the MDS software!!!) you can see first hand just how exciting a SU! event is!!! Oh, and I'd LOVE to see you too!

Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the amazing Sweet Sunday Stampers' for some inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by.

SJ
xx
 
 


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #189

Happy Sunday!! It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch! I hope you can join us.

Here is my card for today's challenge:-



And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


I've used lots of NEW goodies on this card... let's see... Chalk Talk and the coordinating Chalk Talk Framelits!!! LOOOOOVEEE!!!! Um...RIBBON!!!.. OH yes... the NEW In-Color Ribbon... DIVINE!!!.. I've used a teeny bit of Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar and Costal Cabana. Oh and of course a GORGOUS Very Vintage Designer Button. There is also some gorgeous Core'dinations Card Stock in Costal Cabana and some equally gorgeous Birthday Basics DSP.

Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the amazing Sweet Sunday Stampers' for some inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by.

SJ
xx
 
 




Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #188

Happy Sunday!!! It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch, so I hope you can join US and of course our BRAND NEW Sweet Sunday Stamper Sisters'!!

I actually had heaps of fun putting this card together. It's the first time I've had a chance to sit down and my stampin' desk and create something with my NEW goodies, AND... I can't wait to sit down again soon and do more.

Here is my card for today's sketch:-



And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


When I went to Convention (back in May!), all the attendees were lucky enough to receive this stamp set ' Really Good Greetings'. I absolutely adore it and am so pleased with how this turned out.

I've used some of the new and GORGEOUS colours... Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar and Costal Cabana ( and thanks to an equally gorgeous stampin' sister, everytime I type, think or use Costal Cabana, I burst into song!!!.. AND now it would be quite likely, you are too!! ;-).

I've also used my Polka Dot embossing folder, my  Fancy Fan embossing folder, Delicate Designs embossing folder and Needlepoint Border embossing folder ... Goodness! The Large Scallop Edgelit got a little play too.

One of the GORGEOUS Designer Very Vintage buttons adorns the bottom of the greeting also.

Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the amazing Sweet Sunday Stampers' for some inspiration:-
And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by.

SJ

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sweet Sumday Sketch #186 ... First Installment

HEllO!!!! I just thought I'd pop on in and say HI!!.. My beautiful family and I have just returned from a little break away, so my Sweet Sunday Sketch card will be up a little later.

Here is the sketch though, incase you'd like to play along:-


Be sure to pop on over and say HI to the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers', they've got some AWESOME samples to show you :D

  • Dana White
  • Dawn Easton
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Karen Motz
  • Karen Giron
  • Lori Tecler
  • Lynn Put
  • Melissa Hubert
  • Sarah-Jane Kalé - that's ME!
  • Tracy Clemente
  • Vicki Burdick

  • And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    SJ

    Sunday, June 9, 2013

    Sweet Sunday Sketch #186

    Hello!!!! Long time no hear, right??? My apologies for that. I'm back this week though for a NEW Sweet Sunday Sketch.

    Here is my card for this week:-


     
    And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


    Sooo... this card didn't quite work out the way I'd hoped... it looked much better in my head than it seemed to turn out... hmmmm... perhaps I'll play a little more with it and see if I can get it to, well work out a little better.

    I've used Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and GUmball Green as my colour combo ( I took some inspiration for that COMBO from the NEW This and That set in the upcoming NEW SU! Catalogue!!). The stamp set is Summer Silhouettes and the sentiment is from my Create a Cupcake set. I've also used a NEW set Gorgeous Grunge, it will be in the NEW Catalogue which is due to be released on the 1st July!!! Gorgeous Grunge allows you to be perfectly imperfect with splotches, lines and drops!!.. LOVE that... my crafting OCD for perfect placement LOVES that too .. hehe.

    Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers for some amazing inspiration!!:-

  • Dana White
  • Dawn Easton
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Karen Motz
  • Karen Giron
  • Lori Tecler
  • Lynn Put
  • Melissa Hubert
  • Sarah-Jane Kalé - that's ME!
  • Tracy Clemente
  • Vicki Burdick

  • And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    SJ

    Saturday, May 18, 2013

    Sweet Sunday Sketch #184

    I'm just sneaking in here... possibly unnoticed, quite likely a little noticed with my Sweet Sunday Sketch, which should've be here last week, but, well... it's a BIG bit late... SORRY!!

    I've been battling a cold and a bout of Laryngitis this past week, so haven't had much of a chance to sit down and type my post.

    I won't ramble on, so here is my card for the last this weeks sketch ;-) :-


     
    And here is Karen's fabulous sketch:- (I'm pretty sure, you've already seen it, BUT, just in case ;-)



    I've use Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White as my colour combo and kept this one pretty Clean and Simple... I did have a little helper with this one ( my little 4yr old) so don't look too closely at the off centred centre piece... oops.

    Be sure, if you haven't already, to pop on over to the other Sweet Sunday Stampers for some AMAZING inspiration:-
     
  • Dana White
  • Dawn Easton
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Karen Motz
  • Karen Giron
  • Lori Tecler
  • Lynn Put
  • Melissa Hubert
  • Sarah-Jane Kalé - that's ME!
  • Tracy Clemente
  • Vicki Burdick
  • and our guest stamper this week, Jenny Peterson.

    And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    SJ

    Sunday, April 28, 2013

    Sweet Sunday Sketch #183

    Happy Sunday!!! It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch!!. I hope you can join us and play along.

    You might want to sit down for this one!!!.. I've gone all crazy this week and actually made a BOYS card!!! YEP!!!! A MALE CARD!!! Not a drop of pink to be seen... not ONE!! I did manage to squeeze a little something special onto it, but I'll let you figure that one out ;-)

    So, here is my 'NON- PINK, Male card:-


    And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


    I've used Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake as my colour base and added a little colour with a Baja Breeze tie. The stamp set is Best Dad Ever. I really need to use that one more. It's such a fun and easy stamp set to use to create BOY cards!! ;-) Who'd have thunk it! I've added a few little extras... some Linen Thread, Button Boutique Button and some Rhinestones (I told you I squeezed something special onto it!! ) ;-)

    All of the goodies on my card can be purchased ONLINE at my Stampin' Up! Shop!!! EXCITING!!.. Click on the SHOP NOW button at the top of my blog if you see something you need!!

    Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers for some amazing inspiration!!:-
  • Arielle Gordon - this weeks AWESOME guest designer
  • Dana White
  • Dawn Easton
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Karen Motz
  • Karen Giron
  • Lori Tecler
  • Lynn Put
  • Melissa Hubert
  • Sarah-Jane Kalé - that's ME!
  • Tracy Clemente
  • Vicki Burdick

  • And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    SJ

    Sunday, March 31, 2013

    Sweet Sunday Sketch #181

    Happy Sunday!!! Happy EASTER!!! I hope you and your families have a wonderful Easter. It's time of course for another Sweet Sunday Sketch. I hope you can find some time to play along with us.

    Here is my card for this weeks challenge:-



    And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


    I'm not goint to lie, this sketch had me in a panic. Those of you that know me, know that I most definitely struggle with TILTED panels. They kinda freak me out... I don't know what it is, apart from the non straightness of it, but TILTED panels take a lot of looking at and thinking and, and, well you get it, right!?

    Soooo... I decided to make the whole 'tilted' experience this week an easy one and use a piece of Designer Series Paper, More Amoré, to be exact and use the delightful phrase that is printed on the equally delightful DSP as the main part on the abovementioned TILT!!. Genius, don't you think? ;-)

    The colours are all based on the More Amoré DSP and I've added some Rhinestones to bling it up just a tad. The little banner was made using my  Hearts a Flutter Framelits.

    Did I mention that you can get ALL of the goodies I used to make this card from my ONLINE store!!?? So head on over if there is anything you need :D.

    Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers for some amazing inspiration!!:-
  • Alyssa Scritchfield - this weeks AWESOME guest designer
  • Dana White
  • Dawn Easton
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Karen Motz
  • Karen Giron
  • Lori Tecler
  • Lynn Put
  • Melissa Hubert
  • Sarah-Jane Kalé - that's ME!
  • Tracy Clemente
  • Vicki Burdick

  • And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.


    Thanks for stopping by.

    SJ xxx

    Sunday, March 17, 2013

    Sweet Sunday Sketch #180


    Happy Sunday!!! It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch, so I hope you can join us!!

    This week some beautiful friends of ours had a SWEET Baby Girl!!! So, I've made today's card for her!!.. I can't wait to snuggle her.

    Here's my card for this week:-


    And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


    I've used the gorgeous  More Amoré Speciality DSP and the equally delightful Happy You (Hostess Set) Stamp set for the image. I watercoloured the baby using Rasperry Ripple, Primrose Petal and Blush Blossom. The ribbon is the GORGEOUS two tone ribbon from the current seasonal catalogue and I've also used the Large Scallop Die and  Textured Impressions 'Delicate Design' Embossing Folder.

    Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers for some amazing inspiration!!:-
  • Dana White
  • Dawn Easton
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Karen Motz
  • Karen Giron
  • Lori Tecler
  • Lynn Put - isn't playing this week, but do drop by and say HI!!!
  • Melissa Hubert
  • Sarah-Jane Kalé - that's ME!
  • Tracy Clemente
  • Vicki Burdick
  • Wendy Bond - this weeks AWESOME guest designer!!

  • And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.


    Thanks for stopping by.

    SJ xxx

    Sunday, March 3, 2013


    Happy Sunday!!! It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch. This one is FUN! So I hope you can join us in the challenge.

    I must apologise for being AWOL the past few weeks. I've been REALLY, REALLY AWOL!!!.. Goodness. My little girls have both started school, one in Yr 1 and my baby in Kindy! We've been busy adjusting to the CRAZY school, afterschool activity schedule, which is really CRAZY. On top of that I've been struck by a HORRIBLE head cold, which has really hit me for a six, it's still lingering, so fingers crossed it's gone by the week.

    Anyhoo... I did, FINALLY, get a chance to sit at my desk and stamp. It's a new concept this past few weeks, I haven't sat at my desk, computer or heaven forbid, pulled out a stamp for about 2 weeks!!!

    Our very own VICKI, came up with today's sketch, and I have to say, I LOVED it!!!!

    Here is my card for today:-



    And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-


    I'm so lucky to have been offered the opportunity to have some of my cards go for sale in a local Card and Invitation store. This month we've been asked to create LOTS of baby cards, soooo, I thought I'd start with one for today's sketch too.

    I've used my Sale-a-bration set Patterned Occasions, isn't that Elephant adorable!!?? The sentiment is from my Teeny Tiny Verses and is stamped in Midnight Muse. The other bits and pieces are Midnight Muse DSP, Baja Breeze DSP and some Midnight Muse Satin stitched ribbon.

    Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers for some amazing inspiration!!:-
  • Dana White
  • Dawn Easton
  • Heather Dennis - our FABULOUS guest designer
  • Jackie Pedro - isn't playing this week, but do drop by and say HI!!!
  • Karen Motz
  • Karen Giron
  • Lori Tecler
  • Lynn Put
  • Melissa Hubert
  • Sarah-Jane Kalé - that's ME!
  • Tracy Clemente
  • Vicki Burdick

  • And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.


    Thanks for stopping by.

    Sunday, February 3, 2013

    Sweet Sunday Sketch #177

    Happy Sunday!!!! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend. It's time of course for another Sweet Sunday Sketch, so I hope you can join us.

    Here is my card for this weeks challenge:-


    And here is the sketch for you to play along with:-

    I've been wanting to try out the "Chalkboard" technique that I've seen on various blogs, so that's just what I did this week... try it out :D

    I've used some of the DIVINE papers from the NEW Seasonal Catalogue More Amore Specialty DSP... GORGEOUS!!!! And some of the equally DIVINE Two Tone Ribbon. The stamp set is a Sale-a-bration set called Vintage Verses ( YOU can earn this one for FREE!!!), and I've used Versamark ink and White Embossing powder on the image. Some White Craft Ink to make the Black Cardstock seem Chalkboardy and that's it. It's a really simple technique, VERY effective and FUN!! Can't wait to play around with it some more .

    Be sure to pop on over and visit the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers for some amazing inspiration!!:-
  • Dana White
  • Dawn Easton
  • Jackie Pedro - isn't playing this week, but do drop by and say HI!!!
  • Karen Motz
  • Karen Giron
  • Lori Tecler
  • Lynn Put
  • Melissa Hubert
  • Sarah-Jane Kalé - that's ME!
  • Tracy Clemente
  • Vicki Burdick

  • And don't forget to link your card to InLInkz over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.


    Thanks for stopping by.

    SJ
    xx

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

    A Sale-a-bration to Behold!!

    Be sure to check out my other post today with all the deets on SALE-A-BRATION... you can find it right HERE! :D

    As promised, I'm BACK!!! How do we top the excitement of Sale-a-bration??? Well, we gather together with a wonderful group of Stampin' Chicks and throw a Soireé of all Soireés'!! And when we do that, we not only celebrate the AMAZING Sale-a-Bration brochure, which in itself is worthy of a party, BUT, we add to it a BRAND NEW Seasonal Catalogue which is sooooo divine, I can barely contain myself!! Seriously, you'll be swooning and oohing and aahhing and possibly even drooling a little over the DIVINENESS that fills this little beauty!!

    So, here is YOUR invitation to join US in a Celebration of Sale-a-bration AND Seasonal Catalogue AMAZINGNESS:-

     
    Isn't that invitation divine? My gorgeous stampin' bestie (Sarah Klass) designed it!!.. She's AMAZING!!! Oh, she'll be there too!!! :D
     
    There will be FUN, NEW PRODUCTS, FUN, STAMPIN' and quite possibly a lot of SQUEALING!!
     
    Now that you're coming ;-), all YOU need to do is to send me an email and let me know how many spots you'd like to reserve, I can then send you my account details so you can transfer your entry fee and secure your spot! Sound good!!???
     
    It really will be FUN!!
     
    Thanks for stopping by.
     
    SJ
     
     

    Sale-a-Bration!!!!!


    It's that time of the year!!! What time? I hear you ask. Quite possibly THE most exciting time on the Stampin' calendar!!! No Really, it is!!!

    It's time to gather your friends, grab your cuppa (or bubbles if you so desire ;-) ), browse through the Catalogue AND earn yourself some FREE, yes, FREE stampin' goodness!!!

    This year, it's even MORE exciting (if that's even possible!). Stampin' Up! are celebrating their 25th Anniversary! And that means, MORE, MORE and MORE freebies for you to earn!!

    Soooo, now that we're all excited, here's how YOU can go about earning yourself some of these AMAZING goodies:-



     
    If you choose to JOIN our Stampin' family during Sale-a-bration, you can get 25% MORE products for FREE!!!!

     
    Now that you're ALL excited about ALL of the FREE goodies you can earn, I best be showing you where to peruse all this loveliness!!!
     
     
    Be sure to check back here soon, I have some MORE exciting NEWS to share with you!
     
    In the meantime, if there is anything you NEED, be sure to let me know!
     
    Thanks for stopping by.
     
    SJ