Friday, May 22, 2009

The photo above is the two cards we made at last weeks class. It ended up being a smaller group than usual, but we had a great night and the girls who were there really enjoyed the technique. They were surprised how simple it was to do and were really proud of the cards they made.

At our last Stamp Club night we made these cute and really easy to make Pull Treat Pouches, pictured at the top of this post. They would be great for a small gift like chocolate or a voucher. You just make them to measure whatever you want to put in them. We used DSP so that made it even quicker and easier, but they could be made using card stock which you could stamp and decorate however you want. I've been looking for ways to use up some of my DSP collection. I keep buying it but very rarely use it. It's always so nice, I hate to cut it up! Because Stampin' Up! have a special offer this month on the patterned papers (so naturally I have ordered some more), I have to stop hoarding it. I've also decided to use some on the cards for my next 'Stamp A Stack' too. I'll post a photo of them soon.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day everyone. I hope there is a lot of pampering going on out there! At the top of this post is a picture of the lovely flowers I got from my daughters. Thank You girls X X X X

As I mentioned I would yesterday, I made another Card Organiser last night. Black and White with a touch of Gray, using Baroque Motifs. I am happy with the result, I think is looks simple but elegant.

It was announced last weekend at the annual Stampin' Up! Convention, that Baroque Motifs was their biggest selling stamp set last year.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I finally got around to making a card organiser. I bought my Bind it All especially to make these but have been procrastinating about doing it for quite a while now. Anyway I have finished this last night and I am pleased with it.

I really love these colours - Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze on Whisper White, they look so fresh. The Stamp Set is Petal Pizzazz.

In case anyone out there isn't sure what you do with a Card Organiser, you store your cards in the pockets on each page (one for each month). When you have made a card and you think, that would be great for "so and so", if their birthday, anniversary or whatever is in May you would place the card in the pocket on the page for May and there it is ready for you when the time comes to send the card!

I think lots of people will be getting these as presents! I'm thinking of holding some classes to make these too. So if you are interested keep watching for more on that. I am off to make another one, I am picturing Black and white (maybe a touch of gray)using Baroque Motifs! Then maybe one using DSP instead of stamping.

Thinking about Designer Series Papers, that is the SPECIAL OFFER this month from Stampin' Up! BUY THREE PACKS OF DSP FOR $16.95 EACH AND GET ANOTHER PACK FREE! Contact me if you would like to take advantage of this offer, or if there is anything else you would like to order.

Monday, May 4, 2009

I really have been busy! I made six card fronts for a swap I was involved in. Had to organise three lots of ribbons for ribbon shares and got six new sets of stamps, so they all needed to be put together. Then of course I had to spend some time making samples with the new sets. It's a hard life! My next class is tomorrow night, thank goodness for my dear friend Trish she came and helped me with the ribbons when they needed cutting and sorting out, and she was here again on the weekend helping me prepare for the class. There was quite a bit of cutting to do. I have nine people coming and they are each making ten cards.

Here are some of the sample cards I made with my new stamp sets, I hope you like them. There are so many sets that I really love in the new Idea Book and Catalogue
These use the sets Upsy Daisy, Inspired By Nature and Fifth Avenue Floral.