Sunday, March 28, 2010

I've been busy doing housework today!! That's a bit different for me! My Husband has been away and gets home this afternoon, so I thought I should make a bit of an effort and get the place looking nice.

I spent most of yesterday designing cards for a Stamp a Stack I am doing early next month at Condingup. Almost there just two more cards to do. Then I have to start cutting out the card etc and making up the packs for the ladies who will be attending. Here is a sneak peak at just one of the cards we will be making. Don't want to show all and spoil the surprise.

I have used the 'Petal Pizzazz' stamp set, Whisper White, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum cardstock. The inks are Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Always Artichoke and I used some Always Artichoke Grosgrain ribbon and the scallop edge punch. I hope you like it. More importantly I hope the ladies at Condi. like this and the other nine cards they will be making.

This flower was made using the five petal punch from Stampin' Up! Notice the leaves behind they are made by punching just part of the same punch, and lines for veins drawn on using my scorer.

I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Thanks for looking, don't forget to leave a comment so that I know you are out there.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Sorry everyone who has been checking here since the weekend to see what I have been up to. As promised here are some of the things I've been making. I don't want to show too much because then it will spoil the surprise for my Autumn / Winter Mini Catalogue Launch on April 6th.

These first two pictures are of the cards we made at last weeks Technique of the Month class. We used the Sweet Treat Cups and created the Gumball Machine card using the Something Sweet stamp set. That set is in the Summer Mini Catalogue and will only be available until the end of this month. If you were thinking of buying anything from the Summer Mini Catalogue, now is the time to do it!

The first picture is two cards using the Sweet Treat Cups to make a snowglobe. By filling the cup with water and a little glitter, sealing up the back of the cup with clear acertate and sticking a picture over that. We made the card with the fishes on using the Jumbo Wheel Something Fishy.

Here are the cards I made for a swap I joined on one of the Stampin' Up! demonstrator forums that I visit. We had to make 6 cards using products from the NEW Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue. Soon I should be getting 6 different cards from other demonstrators. It will be great to see what they have done, and how they have used some of the products.

You might notice the similarity to the card I posted the other day. That was my first effort. I used Perfect Plum instead of Rich Razzelberry in that original card. For my swap cards I used a gorgeous stamp set called "Vintage Vogue". Not only are there lots of new stamp sets in the up coming Mini, most of them come in a choice of two styles. The regular wood mounted stamps, OR Clear Unmounted stamps!! I also used ink in one of the three NEW 'In Colors' Rich Razzelberry. It is such a lovely colour and I seem to be grabbing it each time I go to make something. The leaves around the flowers were made using one of the NEW style punches available in this mini. This particular one is called 'Extra Large Two Step Bird' and it is fabulous! The punches are a new design and can be clipped closed, so that they are much smaller than the usual punches for storage. Finally the main body of the card using Pale Plum cardstock has been embossed using the Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Embossing folder 'Perfect Polka Dots' and the Big Shot.

That's right, you read it correctly!!!! As of 1st April Big Shot will be available through Stampin' Up! I am so excited about this and have been lucky enough to pre order my very own Big Shot and I am loving it.

The next card uses Rich Razzelberry and Pale Plum cardstock (again) with a little bit of Old Olive for the leaves and Watercolor paper for the rose. That large shape on the front is made with the Stampin' Up! Top Note Bigz Die, and the Big Shot (Love It!). I used the Rich Razzelberry and Pale Plum reinkers to watercolour the rose from 'Fifth Avenue Floral' stamp set and the sentiment is made using the Curly Label Punch set (stamp and punch). I made the leaves using my crimper.

This card was so simple to make and I think it looks quite elegant. The main part of the card is Kraft cardstock and I used the NEW Jumbo Wheel 'Very Vintage', using Sahara Sand ink as a background. The bird sitting on the branch is made using the NEW punch that I mentioned earlier 'Extra Large Two Step Bird'. I punched all three parts out of Basic Black cardstock and stuck it onto a piece of Urban Oasis DSP. Stamped the sentiment from the 'Embrace Life' stamp set. Mounted that on black card and attached it to the front of the card. Added Black grosgrain ribbon with a Rhinestone Brad and there you have it.

I hope you like this little sneak peak of some of the Amazing new things in the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue. It is very exciting!

Don't get too excited just yet though, don't forget if there is anything you wanted to get from the Summer Mini Catalogue you only have one week left to get that order in. Do it now! You also have a week to take advantage of the FREE Sale a Bration stamp sets! Place a $100 order and choose any one of the four great sets!!!!

Thanks for looking I would love to hear what you think of the new things.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I received some really exciting new products at the end of last week. Unfortunately I haven't had a lot of time to play with them yet. I had a Stamp Club meeting the day they arrived, and then had to get ready for a Technique class for Tuesday night. Since then we have had Athletic carnivals at school each day. So this weekend I am looking forward to really getting to know my new goodies!! Below are a couple of cards I made while having a quick play.

Keep checking back after the weekend to see what else I get up to.

Happy Stampin!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Two Beautiful Cards

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to share with you two gorgeous cards that I received this week. The Black and White one is from Trish Jones and the Baja Breeze and Vanilla one is from Di Parkins. Thank you girls.

I also got a new camera, not sure if it will make any difference to the quality of my photos. We will just have to wait and see about that??

Think I might have to go and have a 'Nana Nap', I can hardly keep my eyes open and we are going out for dinner tonight.

Til next time, take care!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This weeks Stamp a Stacks

Hi Everyone, hope all of you in WA had a great long weekend. I haven't been up to much except preparing for this weeks Stamp a Stacks. I have two this week. That was quite a lot of cutting out of card stock!! When I first made the cards I thought this was going to be a good, simple one to prepare for, but when you have 170 cards to prepare, no matter how simple, it is still a bit time consuming. Anyway, below are the pictures of what we are making. I hope you like them. I really love the ones in the bottom picture.

Have Fun,