14 July 2013 – New loves!

This card features quite a number of my new favourites!!!

I was a little slow off the mark to embrace the paper doilies which were featured in the last seasonal catalogue. I liked them, I just kept forgetting to order them!! I finally got them and was so glad to see that they had carried over to the new catalogue.

I found this cute card on Pinterest by Becky Jensen, here.

I got to play with the new Simply Pressed Clay. It certainly doesn’t feel like clay! I made a batch of flowers one night watching the tv. So easy to do!! I just left them white as I wanted to try colouring them with markers. When colouring, make sure you touch them gently as they can mark easily.

One of the most exciting parts of this card is the washi tape!! So easy to use and it looks great. I love this stuff!!

I wanted to make a banner for the sentiment, so I trimmed the Thank you stamp in the Hello, Lovely set.

thanks doily

Stamp Set: Hello, Lovely
Ink: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Paper: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Designs embossing folder, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Gingham Garden Designer washi tape, Tea Lace Paper Doilies.

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12 June 2013 – An awesome birthday card!!!

My birthday was at the end of January and my amazingly talented Stampin’ Sister, Jess, sent me an absolutely awesome birthday card!! She is sooo talented!! Check out her blog here.

I didn’t have the same stamp set that she had used, so I improvised with what I had. I used the Delicate Doilies stamp set (which I love!!) and embossed each of the “doilies” with white embossing powder. I then coloured them using markers and blenders pens. I just love the rounded corner which I tried to punch out but was a dismal failure so I ended up cutting it by hand. Sometimes, you just have to go the old fashioned way!!

I also love the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit!! Too pretty!!

bday case

Stamp sets: Delicate Doilies, Curly Cute
Ink: Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight, Versa Mark
Paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Doilies sizzlit, White embossing powder, heat gun, blender pens, Naturals Designer Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

I hope you are enjoying the retirement list!! Contact me for more info or to place an order, stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or phone 0408 193 792.

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24 November 2011 – Birthday Surprise!!!

It’s so nice to hear rain on the roof today, given how hot it’s been over the last week or so.

Last weekend was Mum’s 60th birthday and did we plan a surprise for her!!!  She didn’t want a surprise party so we decided to give her and Dad a weekend away at Lennox Head.  But that wasn’t the main surprise…. we all came too (me and my husband and my sister and her family)!!!  and so did Mum’s best friend, Pauline and her hubby Eric.

We let Mum know that we were giving her the weekend away a couple of weeks before, so that she could look forward to it and know that we hadn’t completely forgotten her birthday.  Dad was in on the plan and he knew that we were all coming.  He had to have her at the restaurant at 6.30pm on the dot and he did!!

She was sooo surprised!!!  She had no clue that we were going to be there!!  I had tricked her and called in the morning to wish her a good trip and said that I would call on Saturday which was the actual day.  I also had a big bunch of flowers delivered with a message saying that we couldn’t be there.

We had a lovely time away as a family and the beach was great!!  Will definitely have to go back there!!

Mum, Dad, my sister, Sue and I.

I gave Mum a Big Shot and a few embossing folders and dies for her birthday, which is very exciting!!

I made a telescoping card for her birthday.  I used a template from Julie Davison, who is a US Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

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Stamp Set:  Delicate Doilies, On Your Birthday

Paper:  Whisper White, Rose Red, Specialty Flirtatious DSP

Ink:  Rose Red, Pretty in Pink

Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop circle die, circle scissor plus, Large scallop circle punch, 1 3/4″ circle punch, glitter brads, blushing bride ribbon.