Friday, August 19, 2011

Online Technique Class

I took part in my first online technique class yesterday. I've recently joined Crafters Anonymous and they hold regular classes there.  We did the shadow technique, you stamp your image in Whisper White ink and then with the help of a Stamp a majig restamp slightly off set with a darker colour.  This gives a shadow effect.  I found it quite hectic trying to create a card and follow the chat on the screen, plus add a bit to the chat too.  I ended up with the card below, it's quite basic but not bad for my first on line experience. Thank you to all the ladies over at Crafters Anonymous for making me feel so welcome.

The colours I used were Bravo Burgundy and Pear Pizazz with a little bit of Whisper White.  Ooohhhhhh!!!  did you notice that gorgeous bit at the bottom of the card?  That's a bit of a sneak peak of one of the new punches in the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up!Idea Book and Catalogue.  Isn't is fabulous, I love it! I'm sure that will be very popular.

Bye for now.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August Stamp a Stack Cards

I shouldn't be doing this I should be tidying up and getting ready for the ladies who are coming over tonight to make these cards.  Oh well, it will get done, eventually.  Hope you like the cards.  Five Christmas cards and five others, using patterned paper.  I'm always looking for ways to use up some of the Designer Series Paper that I have.  It seems to accumulate, and I really do have to make myself use it. These are all retired long ago, so I need to get rid of them so that I can make room for some of the lovely new papers in the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue - Starts on 1st September.  Contact me if you would like a copy of the catalogue.  There are some really gorgeous new things in there!!

This card is my favourite from the non Christmas ones. I really like the flower, it was made using the Big Shot and the Originals "Blossom Party" die.  The colours are Real Red and Pumpkin Pie. I have a spare pack due to a cancellation tonight so I might just make another of these cards and make it into a birthday card.

I'm not sure which of the Christmas cards is my favourite, but this one is nice (well they all are, aren't they?) I am a Green & Blue sort of girl. Not sure if you can tell from the photo but the JOY is cut out and  mounted up, on dimensionals.

I hope you are keeping warm whereever you are, it's been freezing here today.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Embossing - Technique Class Cards

Last week the Technique of the Month class was embossing, we did heat embossing using a heat gun, plus dry embossing using embossing folders and the Big Shot.  I think everyone enjoyed the class and was impressed with the end results.  I always think that embossing is impressive. Dry embossing always adds class to a card, and heat embossing is just so magical.  I love watching as the powder turns to a glossy coating. Here are the two cards we made.  The girls at my Stamp Club made the brown card too.   I hope you like them.

Last night I finished designing the cards for the next Stamp a Stack.  So now I am thinking about what we will do at the NEW 'Idea Book & Catalogue' Launch Nights
It's so exciting!  I am expecting my pre order and copy of the catalogue to arrive early next week.  I have had a look at the catalogue on line, but it's never to same as holding that book in your hands and flicking through the pages.  I have to say I am very excited about all the gorgeous new things in there.  I really can't wait til 1st September when we can start ordering all of it.
If you would like to come along to the Launch Night email me or give me a call.  I am planning to hold it over two nights so if one date doesn't suit you, hopefully the other one will.  It will be on Monday 5th September and Tuesday 6th September at 7pm.  Everyone who comes along will receive a copy of the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue. Contact me if you would like more details.  If you can't make it to the launch but you would like a copy of the catalogue they sell for $12.95 + postage.  I will be selling them as a launch special from now until the end of September for Just $10.00 each. Contact me now to order your copy.
Hopefully by next weekend I can come back here and share a couple of things made with items from my pre-order, including the five new In Colours.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Monday, August 1, 2011

2010-2011 SU Catalogue Retirement List

How exciting! today Stampin' Up! has announced what products will be retiring at the end of this month.  There are six pages of items, so lots of things going. 

So, you know what that means!!!  Lots of new things coming!!  Before we get too excited thinking about the new catalogue, we need to think about what we need to get before it's gone.  The items on the list are only available until stock lasts, so get your order in Soon or you could miss out. Go here to see the list, it will be updated daily Mon. to Fri. if things run out or are getting low in stock.

Call or email me if you have any queries or would like to place an order.