Birthday Basics

On the weekend I had a play with Birthday Basics DSP. I saw this design on Pinterest and made 2 versions. The one on the right uses Birthday Basics DSP and the one on the left I did the Birthday Basics in MDS and printed it on my laser printer as a comparison. They are slightly different, but love the fact that if I'm making multiple cards or invites that I can print exactly what I need in whatever quantities on MDS.

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Party Invitations

Last weekend my best friend Cathy and her daughter Rose came over to make party invitations for her birthday in August. When I bought Simply Sketched back from convention her eyes lit up and she commented we could make party invitations with it so I knew which stamp set to get out. The paper is from the new Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper, and she stamped and cut the you're invited in the middle using Labels Framelits. We threw in a bit of retired Melon Mambo ribbon as it matched so perfectly.  You could also use the new Melon Mambo Taffeta Ribbon. We used MDS for the invite details in the middle. Playful Polka Dots Frame which we changed to match the Island Indigo Cardstock. Layered with Celebrate Any Day - Pennant Birthday. To finish it off she stamped Happy Birthday Cupcake in Island Indigo Ink. I think she did a great job and look forward to doing her Stampin' Up! 12th Birthday Party on August 10th with her friends.

Hello Lovely

I made this card recently with the Limited Edition Best of Flowers Stamp set, and Hello Lovely which we received for free at Convention.

My new catalogue order arrived on Monday but I have been busy each night this week and haven't had a chance to use any of it yet.  I just sprayed all my woodblocks with varnish to keep them clean and sealed.  Maybe tomorrow night I will put the stamps on their wood blocks, ready to use on the weekend. I am excited for Saturday as my best friend and her daughter are coming over to make birthday party invites for Rose's party in August.  I have been given the privilege of doing a Stampin' Up! Kids Party for her birthday, I can't wait to plan a couple of projects for 10 girls.  Anyway I should go to bed before the varnish fumes get to me.

Colour Refresh

This weekend I spent some much needed time on refreshing my blog and have come up with a gorgeous new colour scheme of Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana & Pool Party. My Blog Header features my favourite Stampin' Up! Colours and also my favourite Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper from the This and That range. I am going to post a photo of it here as I know one day I will change it and will want to look back on it.  I am glad I got to spend some time using MDS, learnt a few new tricks with it and hope to create some more digital projects soon. I also made a new watermark with MDS and you will see that soon, when I post my next photo.  I am waiting for my Big Brown Box to be delivered next week with lots of goodies from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.