Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunny Sunday

I managed to get most of my washing done yesterday but the ironing, well that will have to wait, I shall do it bit by bit over the next week, or two.

Paul opened a letter yesterday telling him that he had been zapped speeding.  It looks as though he is going to be getting a fine and points or, he can attend an advanced driving course, not sure what he will do yet but I have no sympathy I am afraid.  If there is one thing that I do not agree with that is driving faster than you should but I cant moan about it too much.

Katerinas Blackberry packed up on Wednesday night.  This was just days before the warranty expired.  After frantic phone calls to the UK, a facebook communication with Orange and lots of people trying to help, no one could tell me what I should do.  So yesterday I went to the Orange  shop.  I was told that even though the blackberry was purchased from Orange and has Orange written on it, because I dont have a contract or pay as you go sim with Orange, they couldnt help me.  Umm do they think I am daft?  I knew there was a reason that helping Katerina with her spelling and her English on her uni course would come in handy.  Only a few months ago she did a great big assignment on purchasing law.  I just quoted the Sales of Good Act, fit for purpose and the warranty period and later today a brand new Blackberry will be delivered to me at home.  Sometimes.......

Did you know that as from next month, if you live in either the Netherlands or Austria, you can purchase Stampin' Up! products from me.  Even better, you can join my team of Stamperettes and the SU family by becoming a demonstrator yourself.  I think that this is fantastic news and, if you would like to find out more, just get in touch on 00441332 721877 or by email

Yes my email got sorted out and I have replied to all the emails I received, sorry it took so long.
Yesterday I saw this and just had to purchase it, so sad arent I?  It is a whole book it notes lol.  I just love post it notes and pretty things and this just fit the bill.  With the front saying "Today was made for all sorts of fun" I thought that I would say that each morning.

 Here are a few cards that I made for this months Thank You cards

 And here is a bit of a close up
 This is from the Easy Events Stamp Set, one of 8 stamps.  I inked the stamp up with SU Black ink and then a few hours later (in between washing and putting away), I went and coloured them in using the SU pencils.  Lots of scrap card was cut up for the matting but it was lovely just to sit there and do them.

More SU News about new stamp pads

With the introduction of the 2012-2013 annual catalogue, Stampin' Up! 
has made a very big change to the Stampin’ Pads. They will be 
introducing firm foam pads and these will change your stamping 
experience for the better.
These new pads will  
Provide better ink coverage for your stamps! 
Light-tap stamping produces flawless images! 

In addition, the new Stampin’ Pads
Create wonderfully solid images. The Firm Foam releases 
more ink onto your rubber stamp than the felt pads. When 
using the Firm Foam pad, your stamp will get an even, solid 
covering of ink that you may not have been able to achieve 
with the felt pads. Please note: if you are using the ink pad 
frequently you may need to re-ink your Firm Foam pad 
more often. It is recommended that you purchase a refill 
at the time of your ink pad purchase.
Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad 
that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
Comes with colour name labels in all four languages (English, 
Spanish, French, and German)—just choose your language, 
peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy 
Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the 
inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
Are available in all colours, including the exclusive In Colours!
Please note: Five ink colours have undergone formula changes 
to improve functionality and colour stability with the new firm 
foam pads. These colours are
  • Basic Black
  • Basic Grey
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Tempting Turquoise
All five colours of the reformulated inks have been fully tested 
and approved. While using the new ink formula in the old 
Stampin’ Pads is fine, it is not recommend using the old ink 
formula in these five colours in the new firm foam pads.
Using the Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad on Whisper White 
or Very Vanilla Card Stock is not recommended. Instead, we 
recommend you use the StazOn Ink Pad.

I bet you cant wait to try these out now can you?

Well thanks for visiting today and having a read, quite a long post really.  Now I must go and write these cards and put them with all the SU goodies that I have sorted out.  Have a wonderful day x


Karen M said...

Hi Tracey, your cards are so cute and pretty! AND I ADORE the Winnie the pooh book...where did you get that? I'm obsessed with paper and notes and all sorts of things like that! Kx

Tracey said...

KAREN - the little post it notes were from WHSmith. I am so pleased that I am not the only one who likes things like this. Tracey x