I’m back…

So it’s been quiet here AGAIN! LOL  Lots been happening.  Firstly, one of my children who will remain unnamed (though if you know my kids you’ll be able to guess who) managed to kill my laptop.  Thankfully my hard drive was saved (phew) but all my old emails were lost 🙁  But we’re back on track with a new laptop and I’m in the process of re organising my files and pics etc.  Then we headed off to Melbourne for the Easter Break with my husband’s entire family!  It was a great week and the kids had a ball together with their  cousins.  Very exciting news also came that week about a “renovation” of the Stampin’ Up! Colour families! (It was very flattering to find how many demonstrators thought of me and rang to share the info knowing I was on holidays!)  I’ll add the links to link at the end of the post.  Then the NEXT weekend was our Stampin’ & Scrappin’ Retreat weekend!  Phew!  That was again an awesome weekend away.  So here I have two of the make and takes from the weekend.  As well as a couple of the girls hard at work!

First this is a little Scallop Circle Flower Gift Bag!  Very cute and easy to make. 



And Celia very excited by hers!



And next was a card using a great new set from our Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue called Fox & Friends.  See the “dotty” background.  That’s made with our Polka Dot Embossing Folder and our Big Shot!  I like this so much I think I’ll make some extras as swaps at our coming Stampin’ Up! convention!


Some of the lovely girls hard at work – With the “Warner Girls” and Susan in the background!


Some of the mess at about 3am!


And me with my mum!



And we’re all set to do it again this October!  It’s on the Halloween weekend and there’s just 3 spaces remaining!  And today I have opened bookings for our first retreat next year – March 25th – 27th.  Let me know if you’d like to come along!

Finally.  The new “Colour Collections” that will launch in our New Idea Book & Catalouge in September this year.  Here’s a list of all the colours that are GOING!  That means if you have the ink pads, it may be a good idea to order the re inker and/or cardstock now while you can!  And if you don’t have them, get in now!  

Well this was a rather long post… hoping to make up for my absence! 🙂  I do have quite a few more projects to show you and I’ll schedule them to pop up over the next few days!  So make sure you check back!

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