Friday, February 26, 2016

Just Add Ink #300 - Just Add a Sketch & Prizes


I'm so happy for the weekend to be here!  It's been a long and busy week.  It seems the twins birthday has gone on for days - starting last Sunday with their first official non family party to celebrate with their little day care friends, loads of homemade cupcakes to share with their preschool friends on Tuesday and a family dinner out that evening. We are all so full of cake....

Over at Just Add Ink this week we are celebrating a milestone.  Today is our 300th challenge! To make it a little extra special we'll have some brand new SU! SAB items as prizes for the winner and two honourable mention participants this week.  Be sure to check the rules over on the JAI post to ensure you are eligible to be in the running.

Kim has given us a sketch today.  I've been super short on time so pulled this card together in five minutes flat. Fortunately the bloom was already coloured (with Blendies - thanks for the inspiration to pull them out again Judy).  I used a base of Blushing Bride c/s with a mat of Tip Top Taupe, a touch of Glimmer Paper and the gorgeous Birthday Bloom popped up on dimensionals.  The stamens have some gold Wink on them and the whole card has a little sheen of glitter from working with the Glimmer Paper.

Pop over to JAI and check out the design team inspiration so you can join in the fun with us.  Here is the sketch for you, you'll see I flipped mine on its side.

I haven't downloaded any party pics yet so will share this one taken a few months ago.  It's usually very hard to get both smiling at the same time!

Gorgeous Kid received a couple of Awards at school yesterday.  One was the Principal's Award for receiving all A's and B's on each of his reports for 2015.  Way to go kiddo!

Well I'm off to lunch with a couple of girlfriends today.  I'm looking forward to a relaxing hour or two catching up and having a little down time.  Then tonight is date night.  We have a booking at a fancy restaurant and I'm looking forward to putting on a dress and heels.  Can't wait!

Whatever you have planned for the weekend I do hope you enjoy!  Thanks for stopping in today.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Just Add Ink #298 - Just Add anything with V

Hello friends ~

Well I missed blogging last week *insert sad face*.  I was extremely time poor...with the twins starting preschool and switching our swimming lesson day, Gorgeous Kid returning to school and of course all the notes home that I needed to read through, and action.  And that was only week one! My routine has been so messed up and I don't cope well with that.  Week two is coming to an end and I've had a better handle on things this week thankfully.  Still some fine tuning to do though - I'm hoping at least some of you can relate and it's not just me struggling with the back to school rush?!

Welcome to the new challenge at Just Add Ink!  This week Tina has suggested we add anything with a V - perfectly timed for Valentine's Day.  And that's just what I did.  I love the little Chubby Chums images from Paper Smooches and couldn't resist adding them to the awesome SU Crumb Cake note cards and envelopes.  The perfect size for school lunch boxes, however, I'm thwarted this year with Valentine's Day falling on a Sunday.  Perhaps I'll serve them up with a special brekky....

I added some Real Red Glimmer Paper hearts to this little guy.

And some Blushing Bride Glimmer paper hearts to this little miss.

I'm sure there are loads of other 'V' ideas and the design team would love to see them, so please share your gorgeous creations with us.  Pop over to JAI and get yourself some inspiration.

I've got a social weekend ahead - catching up with a long time friend Friday night, dinner with a few special girlfriends Saturday night and next week my in-laws are arriving from interstate to stay for just over a week (the twins are turning 4) so we're hanging new blinds in the room they'll be using. It's one of those jobs we just keep putting off...good reason to get it done.

Hope you've got some fun plans for the weekend!