Just add an extended absence and a crazy rumour....

So if you've visited me here at all in the past four weeks, you'll know that there's a new catalogue out :)

And that will be about the extent of your knowledge at the hands of me, since that's all I've had to say here in the past month...

Certainly not through lack of wanting to blog, I have just had a bunch ofย  bits and pieces requiring my attention - a catalogue launch, a birthday party, some 'real' work, workshops, classes and life in general - you get the idea :)

What I do need to do however, is put to rest the "bigger and better things" rumour that started as a result of my resigning from the Just Add Ink design team!

After receiving some messages and emails about my supposed upcoming "bigger and better things" and realising that my absence from blogging was probably adding fuel to that particular fire, I thought it best to clarify that my departure from JAI was due to nothing more than wanting to simplify my commitments a little and make room for someone who had the time and energy to give their all to the wonderful experience of being part of such an awesome team.

That's it.

I almost wish I did have some exciting news to share, but truly, that's all there was to it.ย  I felt that I was putting in last minute substandard work that wasn't fair to anybody and so I made the long put off decision to step down.

I absolutely loved being part of the JAI crew and want to thank Danielle and Amanda for giving me the opportunity to be on my first ever design team.ย  The gals on the team are all gorgeous and SO very talented and it was a delight to get to "know" them all a bit better.

For old time's sake (and because I love the sketch that is the current challenge over there, I have a tidy craft desk with new stuff to play with and school holidaying poppets that are so divine at playing together and entertaining themselves...), I thought I would whip up a quick entry to Just Add Ink Challenge #36.

Here's the sketch...

...and here's what I did with it...

jai-36-sketch

I am completely in love with Awash with Flowers and also the DSP Patterns Stacks that are available in the all new colour collections.

Then there's the new In-color Poly Twill - the one here is in Pear Pizzazz, the gorgeous new green In-color - love that too.

In fact there's a whole lot to love in the new catalogue and I have much to share, from my launch projects to other bits and bobs that I have been creating with my new and exciting gear.

Now that we're on school holidays here, I can't specify a time frame, but I will be back soon with more to show.

Promise ;-)

"Just Add Ink Challenge #36 - Sketch" Stamps: Awash with Flowers, Apple Blossom Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Watercolour Paper, Brights Patterns Stack Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Poly Twill, White Gel Pen, Aquapainter, Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers