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I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth, I promise....!

I've just been busy with Life stuff! Holiday, packing for holiday, unpacking from know the drill.

I have a couple of things to show you. First, a card I made for my parents' 40th Wedding Anniversary (do you recognise the layout and colour scheme from page 21 of the IB&C?)
Congrats, Mum and Dad!
Ingredients: (All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated)
Stamps: En Francais, Cheer & Wishes, Botanical Blooms (retired),
Paper: Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Edge Distressing Tool, Pastels, Sponge Dauber, Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies, Cuttlebug Machine, pearls from Pretties Kit.

Next is a "Stepper Box" I saw on Sam Post's blog - the directions are from Stampin' Terri's blog here - it was quite easy, but looks hard. I'm going to make more of these, they are fun! I used Baja Breeze DSP, Baja Breeze cardstock, ribbon and felt flower, baja corduroy button, plus a flower from the Pretties Kit to decorate the lid.

Next is a double 12 x 12 page scrapbooking layout I did of our New Zealand holiday. It is based on a Becky Higgins' Sketch (from the US Magazine, Creating Keepsakes). I like using sketches on 12 x 12 pages, because I feel overwhelmed about where to start otherwise. Becky's sketches are usually for multiple photographs too, which I love, as I can never take less than 100 photos of any occasion. All paper and ink is Stampin' Up! Here's a detail of the accents and embellishments I used - a snowflake stamp from "Occasionally" and "Short & Sweet" with Kaisercraft adhesive rhinestones, and snowflakes I die cut out of vellum with my Cricut Expressions machine. I also used the Cricut to cut out the title.
Ingredients: Baja Breeze 12 x 12 Cardstock, vellum, Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock, Stayzon Opaque White ink, Kaisercraft adhesive rhinestones, Accents and Elements Cartridge, Doodletype Cartridge, Cricut Expressions.

I have a few more things to show and tell, but that's for another post.
Have a wonderful week!


Sam said…
Hi Louise,

Your stepper box turned out beautifully! Love your snow trip scrap layout too.

Best wishes,
Leah said…
Hi, I've seen the stepper box aswell. You've done a wonderful job of it. Looks like you all havd a fab holiday in the snow.
Rebecca. said…
Gorgeous! Any you have been playing around with your blog again - more procrastination? LOL!
See you soon,
Lin Mei said…
Fabulous stepper box, Louise! The Baja Breeze with white is such an elegant combination.
Anonymous said…
I love these stepper boxes and have been meaning to try one for a while now. Glad to see that you did make one and that it has turned out absolutely beautiful.

I love it!