Welcome to WOYWW 209 and today it’s a bit covered and I have finally opened my This & That journal. I’ve been so busy what with getting an essay finished, and generally knackered these past few days that I hadn’t got around to opening it and getting stuck in! But now, it’s all unwrapped. Sorry but the bundle is now longer available but you can buy the ‘parts‘ separately.
One of the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demo is that I get to pre-order certain products from forthcoming catalogues. So, taking up this pleasure, I put in my pre-order and (happy dance) it arrived today 🙂 Here are some projects made using the new products 🙂
This one is using the hydrangea from the Best of Flowers stamps that you can get now. The sentiment, patterned paper and mat (costal cabana) for the hydrangea are released in July.
This second card, I have used some washi tape that came with my This & That bundle. The rest of the card is made using products that will be available in the annual catalogue released 1 July. I am loving the mosaic paper and coordinating products which include some stamps.
I hope you like them, I am going to play some more as I have some other things in my box 🙂
Washi tape 131269 £4.50
Best of flowers stamps 133342 £13.95
Framelits labels 125598 £22.95
Modern mosaic textured impressions 129984 £7.50
Quatrefancy dsp 130141 £11.50
Mosaic punch 131267 £14.25
Label love clear stamp 130622 £17.95
Artisan label punch 130920 £14.25
Ink pad coastal cabana 131175 £4.95
Ink pad pistachio pudding 131177 £4.95
As I was getting some of the new colour stamps, I have treated myself! Finally, I have the carousel for my ink pads. This means no more rummaging through the pile – more like leaning tower of Pisa – to find colours. That’s a good enough excuse isn’t it 😉
Peering out of the living room window a pair of birds caught my eye, they were picking at the dandelion fluff. Sorry for the rather blurry photo but it is taking through the living room window as I didn’t want to open it and scare them away. A pretty pair of goldfinches and this is just one of them.
I am having guest spots each Wednesday this month and I would like to introduce you to Debbie. As Debbie has just opened her new store, I am doing this post for her so I hope that her head is swelling 😉
Debbie is a mum of five, four boys and a girl, and how she fits everything in that she does I do not know and I am truly inspired. Debbie is multi-talented and has been part of several design teams during her creative life and has broadened her horizons, and so do read on and I hope you find inspiration as well.
You only have to head over to Debbie’s blog to see what she fits in, she has written a book (Gifts from your Kitchen), runs retreats and has recently opened a store. So how does Debbie fit all this in with being a mummy, wife and creative artist, well I don’t know and I do think that perhaps she is nothing like me and so doesn’t need much sleep!
If you have not been to a retreat, then you must go to one of Debbie’s, the Creative Heart and Soul retreats are held mainly in the UK but there is one scheduled ‘overseas’ with Debbie venturing to Ireland for the retreat in September. With Debbie’s ability in creating spectacular projects, the retreats are themselves perfect in every way. Just take a look at the delegate tables.
So, as you can see, Debbie doesn’t, I think, sleep! Having recently opened her own store in Durham, these are her own designs so she is making what she sells. Deborah Nicholas Designs also has something that I want to try and that is the Scottish tablet!
Do please share your love and head on over and check Debbie’s creations and leave a comment here to say hello too 🙂
As ever, may the crafting mojo be with you!