This month in classes, as well as doing our art journal covers, we've been trying Faux Silk Technique.
One of the cards we're making is this one: Here's the Baja Breeze version.
Scuse my fingers - bit tricky to photograph! Here it is opened.
The other option is the Riding Hood Red base card.
Once again its a little tricky to make out the crushed silk look on the main panel - rather hard to capture on camera.
Out Of The Office!
A big big BIG thank you to my upline Claire Daly. Not only has she been such a great support over the last 18 months since I joined Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator, but she earned the Incentive Trip this year and invited me along to be her guest. How lucky am I?! THANK YOU!
5 days of warm weather and the fabulous company of Claire and a whole bunch of Stampin' Up girls. I don't think I can still quite believe that I'm actually going.
I'm feeling just a tad guilty about how much I'm looking forward to 5 days of just organising myself - no housework, school runs, meal preparing, diary checking etc etc. Claire and I have a deal - she won't call out in the middle of the night 'I HAD A BAD DREAM AND I CAN'T GET BACK TO SLEEP' if I promise not to run away and hide when its time to clean teeth! Other parents of young kids will relate I'm sure :-) Think we're both looking forward to a few days of relaxing. Parents don't get many opportunities for a little holiday from being mum or dad hey!
But I'm sure I'll also be looking forward to my 3 smiling faces greeting me at the airport on Sunday afternoon too. I'll have to store up a lot of cuddles to last 5 days, 4 nights and I think I'll especially miss that last tuck in of the kids I do at night before I head to bed. There's something about watching sleeping children isn't there and tucking them in safely at the end of a day. Nice to know they'll be well cared for by their terrific hands on dad (who has taken a few days off to hold the fort at home.) A big thank you there too. A supportive husband makes starting a home based business that much easier and I'm very grateful.
ANYWAY - so I'm officially 'out of the office' between Wed and Sunday. Will be back with lots of pics to share.
In the meantime I've set up some posts to share a few things with you while I'm away so if you're missing me (hee hee) stop by here over the next few days!