Susan's Saga

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Album for a New Baby's Grandma




A friend has become a Grandma and what better gift could she have than a new Grandma's Brag Book? In this case though the other Grandma is in Finland and is missing out on all the goodness of her new grandson's birth. A group of us scrappy girls decided to make two Grandma Brag Book albums for the two Grandmas - on in English and one in Finnish. Now I don't speak Finnish, so I relied on the Internet to find some kind of interpretation of the words 'Baby's First Bath'. I sure hope I got it right!

If you speak Finnish please do let me know if I got it wrong - it's not too late to correct any little problems! Lol!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Stampin' Up! Australia is having an Inventory Sale!!

I just found out that Stampin' Up! (Australia) is having its first Inventory Sale! There are some bargains to be had!

If you would like to check them out, you can do so on my Stampin' Up! website :)

I would be glad to help you Aussie visitors out with an order if you are so inclined. The sale lasts from 15th December to 24th January, so maybe a post Christmas order would be fun. You can contact me via my Stampin' Up! website.


Have a lovely Christmas, everyone.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas for a Cousin



I'm back :)

I was trying to think of a cute card to make for my cousin, who always sends me funny cards at Christmas. Suddenly I thought of the waiter from 'Voila' and the presents form 'Loads of Love' - the two make quite a cute little ensemble for Christmas, don't they? I made my own speech bubble up and I crumpled the paper behind the image to give it a little dimension.

What do you think?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Taking a small break....

Don;t be concerned if I am away for a few days :) Hubby and i are off on a little jaunt :wink:

See you when I can access the Internet again! (It will be soon).

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Just for a change.....



It was my bestie's birthday today so how could I resist making her a card? I made a simple one due to time constraints but think it turned out sweetly anyway :)

I used Stampin Up!'s Time well Spent set and some Stampin' write markers, some Encore Gold ink (it was handy from the glittery Christmas goodness I've been making lately anyway) and whisper White, Barely Banana and Very Vanilla cardstock.

I stamped the butterfly once on the VV cardstock then stamped one on a separate piece, cut it out and glitzed it with some crystals before folding its wings up and adhering it over the original stamped butterfly.

I think my friend liked it :) and her little gift too. Happy Birthday, my friend!

A Quick Christmas Card Idea




How is your Christmas preparation going? Do you need a quick and easy to make card idea? How about making a card with a wreath like the one I made here? It's so easy, it's light (it only has one layer) so it is perfect fro mailing .... you can read about how to make it on PaperCraftCentral.

I hope you are having a great day! Only twelve sleeps to go!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Christmas Recipe Cards




I've been having fun making some Recipe Cards for a swap today :) I made ten of these and am expecting 10 in return, eventually. Won't that be great?

I have been taking part in Recipe Card swaps for a little while now and really need to think about how to store them. I was considering an altered shoe box and making some dividers for it. The cards are 5" x7" (12.7cm x 17.8cm), and if anyone has an idea for me I would love to hear it!

I could punch a hole in them and keep them on a book binding ring, but I think they may get a little beaten up if I do that....

Oh I almost forgot to say - nearly all materials used in making my cards are from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: basic black, Kraft, Christmas designer paper (retired)
Stamps: Baroque motifs
Inks: Chocolate chip, gold
Accessories: Curly punch, red rhinestones, computer generated recipes on notepaper, gold pen

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Sparkly Christmas Card





How are your Christmas card projects going? I decided to make a sparkly card for this week. It fits in with a few mini challenges people I know have made, such as 'make a card with glitter on it', 'use blue and white', and so on. Do you like the card? It looks cute to me because of the stamp set (Classic Christmas) and the bling! It is clean and simple, I know, but I kinda like CAS. I have plans to try out some similar cards with some Designer Paper if I get a chance, so will upload them if I get to them :)

Meanwhile, I hope your own projects are coming along nicely! Happy Stampin'!