Monday, June 3, 2013

New Month, New Goals

Hi all!

Please do not adjust your blog readers, yes it is me after nearly a month off the air. Sadly I found that life somewhat overwhelmed me and as usual I took on WAY too much....and finally my body gave way.

I am trying to get use to this whole new Demo thing, manage my family, work, create, play my sport, attended my yearly craft camp and put out all the wee spot fires that us as mothers do!!! My diabetes at the beginning of may did NOT like the way I was living my life and gave me a nasty ultimatum. I had to take notice and as a result I have been slowly getting things back up on track!!

Now....what to share....there is sooooooooooo much....I kid you not!!! I am also hoping to place my first PRE order for the new SU catalogue...so I will have a lot more inky fun to share with you too!!!

One of the things I got onto a little late was the whole All Dressed Up Framelits. Not being the biggest girly girl...the thought of playing with paper dresses and mannequins was not an up there ambition for me....but I have been proven totally WRONG!!!! I LOVE them and there is sooo much you can do with them!!!

I will share a mix of projects done, although sadly I have not photographed all of the fun!

The first card was based on a card I found on Stampin' Connection. I don't work with yellow much but found this a lot of fun.

 
On one dress I used the embossed side and on the other I used the debossed side.
 
The next one is based on a card I saw by Cristena Bagne here. I actually did it in red first, but did not photograph it. This one is in Marina Mist. Sorry about the dark picture as Sydney had some VERY dodgy weather around this time.
 
 
The next one just uses the mannequin from the set and was my very first use with the Natural Composition DSP. Lordy, I do love this paper!! I based it on a card by Niki Toll seen here.
 
 
Last but no means least....I got my co-ordinated card/gift thing on and made a little lip balm/lipstick holder for Nicole Derendorf (to say thanks) and Angela Sargeant (for her birthday). Again, the pictures are dodgy and are taken at my workplace, hence the "clinical" backgrounds!!!
 
 
The little holders were from a tutorial by Brenda Quintana here.
 
They are seriously so easy, have a beautiful WOW factor and go up in a flash.
 
Thanks so much for popping by and also for all you patience in my absence. I am going to endeavour to try and get 1-2 posts a week up and also keep you informed as to all the stuff going on in the world of SU.
 
Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight,, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango
Ink: SU Stazon, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango
DSP's: (SU) Polka Dot DSP, Natural Composition DSP, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB 13)
Stamps: (SU) Loving Thoughts, Itty Bitty Banners, En Francais BGS, Whimsical Words (SAB '10)
Dies/Embossing Folders: (SU) All dressed up Framelits, Banner Framelits, Oval Framelits, Tulip Frame EF, Holiday Oval EF, Delicate Designs Folders EF, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF
Other Bits: SU Flower Trim, Sycamore Street Ribbon (SAB '13), Carla Craft Corner Rounder Punch
 
Lynda xx
 
 

7 comments:

Melissa said...

I hope you are doing better hun, it sounds like you are getting there, and yes just one day at a time - am thinking of you! Your cards are lovely, but I have to say my fave is the one neutral one - with the naturals composition DSP - but you know me love anything vintagey looking including colours lol Take care of yourself - big hugs Mel xxx

Angela McKay said...

Oh my goodness Lynda! These are awesome! I didn't play with my framelit nearly enough so I was soooooo excited to see it in the new catty! Have fun playing with your new goodies, and TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF:)

ali said...

lovely to see you back posting and love what you've done with the framelits

look after yourself
Alison

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Just ordered som of the Natural Composition DSP! Can't wait to try it out. Lovely cards ... Haven't delved into the dress dies but love seeing what others are doing with them. Hugs xxx

Nicole Derendorf said...

Love all the cute dresses and I loved my card and lip gloss too!

Carol Carriveau said...

Your dresses are wonderful...and the holder is wonderful.... I love my framelits and need to play with them more! Did about a dozen for my Red Hat ladies and they loved them...I doubled them and glued skewers in between the forms and dresses and suggested they be used in flower pots or whatever....happily they loved them! Thanks for sharing and very happy to know that your have your Diabetes under control!

Pootle said...

Hey Lynda!

I've not quite yet been persuaded by the dressup framelits, but getting there.... I did put in an order for natural composition last night too. How funny!

S xx