Thursday, December 30, 2010
Hope you all got spoilt too, and had a great Christmas. Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Fabulous New Year.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Just thought I would show you a few of the things I have been making.
Thanks to Trudi for giving me some of these long thin cello bags. I made these cuties and put them in with the final orders for the 2010 stamp club. They would be great for kids parties too. I hope all the girls like them, I will be delivering the orders today.
I made these flowers using the Sweet Treat Cups and the Ornament Punch. I gave each of the girls in stamp club one at our last meeting. I also gave them a glass with a candle, chocolates and a bag of assorted embelishments in it. Just a little thank you for being in Stamp Club and for their support and friendship.
Finally here is a picture of what I got from my Secret Santa. I feel very spoilt with all those gifts to open. Yes, I got all 12 gifts from one Secret Santa, I must have been Very, Very Good! Some of them had popped open in the mail (honestly I didn't touch them!!) So I have seen a couple of the things in there, but I am waiting for Christmas Day to open them all up properly. Thank You Secret Santa.
I probably wont be back on here until next year, so have a safe and happy Christmas everyone.
Best Wishes to you all,
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
These next five cards I tried to make them varied to suit male, child and female with an engagement, wedding or anniversary one thrown in there for good measure.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
These are just a couple of the pages:
At the back of the book I have put in some old photos of Mum when she was younger.
Thanks for looking,
So today I will show you some of the things I made for the show. I even decorated the inside of the cards, as you will see in some of the photos.
Firstly here are three Christmas cards, I really love the Delightful Decorations and Dasher, they are gorgeous stamp from Stampin' Up! and the matching Large Ornament punch makes creating gorgeous Christmas cards easy. The third card isn't Stampin' Up!, it's a stamp I have had for a long time.
This is inside the card above:
This next card I made using the hostess set "Cuter By The Inch" and it really is a cute set. I used Whisper White, Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist colours, I think this combination looks crisp and fresh.
Just lately it seems I can't get enough of Butterflies! Don't you think these are gorgeous? There's hardly any stamping at all on this card. It uses Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla along with the 'Beautiful Butterflies' Bigz Die, 'Beautiful Wings' Embosslits Die and the 'Elegant Lines' Embossing folder. Add the Large Oval, Scalloped Oval and the Scallop Trim Border Punches and a couple of Stampin' Up!s gorgeous stick on Pearls and there you have it.
Oh look, another butterfly, this time it's on a lattice card that I cased from Valita.
This card was going to be a tri shutter card, but something went wrong, so I fiddled around and turned it into this. I was rather pleased with the results. Those flowers on the front were made with some of the packing paper that comes in a Stampin' Up! order.
The next two cards use the Baby Wipe method to colour the backgrounds. Fold up a baby wipe cloth and drip reinkers along the cloth then drag it (or in what ever direction you would like) across glossy cardstock.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Dressing up Christmas Promotion
Dates: 16 October-30 November 2010
During the Christmas season, you can earn exclusive Stampin' Up! ribbon in two different ways:
• Purchase a gift-giving bundle and receive one FREE spool of ribbon.
• Host a $550 workshop and receive a FREE spool of ribbon.
(There is no limit to how many bundles you get. Bundles and ribbons available while supplies last).
Gifted Bundle: Gifted Set Page 21 and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper page 126 (wood mount)124041 $66.90 (clear mount) 124042 $56.90
Welcome Christmas Bundle: Welcome Christmas Set page26 and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper (wood mount) 124045 $69.90 (clear Mount) 124046 $59.90
Season of Joy Bundle: Season of Joy Set page 20 and So Swirly Stampin' Around Wheel page 158, 124043 $67.90 --- ---
Delightful Decorations Bundle: Delightful Decorations Set page 25 and Ornament Punch page147, 124044 $72.90 --- ---
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Sleigh Bells Ribbon 116795 $15.95
Riding Hood Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon 113099 $19.95
Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon 115608 $19.95
If you would like to place an order or get more details about this great offer please email or phone me. Details on the right hand side of the blog.
Thanks for looking, have a good weekend.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
This was the card I made for someone who purchased a gift voucher. I know the lady who received this was thrilled with such a thoughtful gift.
Next time someone asks what you would like for a birthday or Christmas why not suggest a voucher from me. That way you can choose exactly what you want from the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue. It only takes a phone call or an email to organise.
I am really loving this cute little owl and I'm sure you are going to see quite a lot of him/her around here. I used Early Espresso card and ink with the background stamp Woodgrain for the tree and the Best Wishes sign post. I used a scalloped circle and sponged Bashful Blue ink on Whisper White card to create the cloudy background. The crimper and paper snips were used for the grass.
Thank you for looking.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Here's the cute little owl, one of my favorites in the new punches.
Thanks for looking, hope you find the video useful.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Below are the projects that everyone made at my launch nights. The small gift card and origami box were made using Very Vanilla, Real Red and Basic Black card stock, and the new DSP Newsprint. We also used the new stamp For You Flower and the matching Fancy Flower XL punch. There's a little bit of Real Red ribbon and Old Olive ribbon there too. (My sample has a Vanilla base to the box, but I decided the base looked better in black so everyone else did that.) We used the Fancy Flower punch to make the flower on top of the box too. I think everyone was a little bit nervous about all the scrunching and screwing up we did on the flower, but they loved the results.
This was the third item that everyone made. This card uses the Medallion stamp as the main feature, but we also used Teeny Tiny Sentiments and Petal Pizzazz. The ink and card colours are Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point , and we used the 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle and scalloped circle punches. There's a rhinestone brad there in the middle of the flower, and we used a dauber for the sponging around the edges. I did get the idea for this card from someone on the Stampin' Up! demonstrators website.
Here's what I made at the workshop I did recently
All these things were made before my big order from the new Idea Book & Catalogue arrived. Thank goodness demonstrators get to pre order from new catalogues. My real order arrived on the day of my first launch night. So I opened the boxes and had a quick look but had to restrain myself. I didn't have time to do anything more than look. With another launch the next night I had to wait another day.
I had put my name down to take part in a swap of cards made with products from the new catalogue, so I really did have to get in there and start inking up those new stamps. I made a card using the Delightful Decorations stamp set and the Sassy Sparkles jumbo wheel. The sentiment is from the Many Merry Messages set. I used the new XL Ornament punch that matches the Delightful Decorations set and the Contempo Christmas set. Card stock and inks are from the new In Colors Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz plus Whisper White card stock. I think it looks great. I hope you like it. I imagine those of you who attend my card making nights might be seeing this or a version of this card sometime soon.
Thanks for looking
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Sign up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during September and receive all of the above In Color products for FREE! That's five Classic Stampin' Pads, five Stampin' Write Markers and an assorted pack of the smooth A4 cardstock. All this is valued at $84.90, it could be yours for FREE.
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Thursday, September 2, 2010
After much anticipation the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue is now available. I was going to do this post yesterday, but I was a bit busy putting in my order. Demonstrators could do a pre order of a selection of items from the new book, but the things I was really keen on didn't happen to be in that selection. Of course I still managed to pre order some things. However yesterdays order was slightly larger :)
If you would like your own copy of the IB&C please contact me. I am selling them for the special price of $10 during September. The regular price is $12.95. If you don't live local to me then postage would apply on top of the $10.To view the catalogue on line just click here. If you are booked into one of my launch nights later this month then you will receive a copy of the catalogue then.
Have a great day!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
A card organiser for myself, I've made about five of these in the past but have given them all away as presents.
I received a calendar from my upline Jayne last year so I took that along and used it to figure out how to make one. I thought that it would make a good class later in the year. The calendars are nice little presents for friends and teachers etc.
The final thing I made was a baby card for a friend/customer who has just had a baby girl. I used the new jumbo wheel 'Baby Tees' available in the new catalogue.
Hope you like them, everyone else seemed to be making heaps of stuff. I told them it was quality not quantity that counts!
See you again soon, I think I have redeemed myself a little bit today, with all these photos and posting twice in the one day.
Bye for now,
The Christmas cards used a new stamp set I recently got 'Christmas Classics'. It is in the 2009-2010 catalogue and will be in the new catalogue too, which starts in just one weeks time.