Friday, December 14, 2012
Stampin' Up! have temporarily taken some products out of retirement with discounts up to *70% off* retail - only while supplies last! There will be different products on sale each week, for the next 4 weeks. This week there are Christmas stamps, cardstock, inkpads and markers, as well as ribbon, patterned paper...and even a punch...all at bargain prices! So if you missed out on any of these items in the last catalogue, or if you just love a bargain, check out the list HERE (you'll need a copy of last year's catalogue for the page numbers). But get in quick. At these prices, they are not lasting long.
Monday, November 19, 2012
On the weekend it was our turn for Queensland to have it's Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Event and wasn't it a wonderful day jammed pack with displays, information, demonstrations and Products to see and play with.
This year I was on Product Playground helping with the Stamping Table. I made a couple of things for the display boards one being a Christmas Wall hanging using the framelits and the gorgeous Stamp Set called Watercolour Winter. I just love this set. You may recognise that this is similar to one I made last year.
We also had to make something using the hostess set called "Christmas Wishes". This is not a set I would normally choose to buy but I gave it a go and came up with these for the display. Two little gift cards which have lots of paper piecing, multiple stamped images in different colours that I have cut out and pieced together to get a colourful image.
Here is my Santa Place Card for the Christmas Table. My eldest son saw this and said is that what we are having for Christmas this year? I guess now I'll have to make one for everyone at the table so as not to disappoint him.
Here is a card I made called an "Easel". So simple to make yet very effective for a "Special Card" for a special person. Again using Winter Watercolour along with the Holiday Ornaments and the wonderful new Coredinations Cardstock.
And lastly a "Joy Fold Card" to finish off the display. I used the Winter Watercolour poinsettia image to make these flowers. Stamping them three times and cutting out layers omitting the background leaves each time and then joining them together with a Vintage Brad.
I had such a wonderful time at the Heartfelt Event and look forward to convention now next year which is going to be held in the same place, Brisbane.
I promise I won't keep it this long between posts again.
Happy Christmas Stamping everyone.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It's that time again folks. Retirement List from Stampin' Up! Please contact me ASAP so you don't miss out because when the products are gone, they are gone forever.
For the Stamps Retirement List click here
For the Accessories click here
Monday, July 30, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Hope you enjoyed these. The girls had a lot of fun making them. Needless to say we were working very late into the night.
See you again soon.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
This is what I love about Stampin' Up! They have all these different products that colour co-ordinate perfectly. Here we've used Rose Red Ink Pad, Rose Red Seam Binding, Very Vanilla Cardstock and the lace trim which all works brilliantly together.
Mum added a few pearls, a Vintage Brad and some distressing to finish off the cards. I'm sure her friend will be thrilled.
Happy Stamping Everyone
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
This set would be perfect for any creative girls party activity and with three sets of 4 gift cards enclosed already, I can easily put more materials in depending on the numbers for a small extra fee.
Of course it makes a lovely little gift of blank cards together with it's own box for someone special.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
As you can see we had a play with the new Diagonal Plate that is available to everyone on July 1. It fits perfectly on top of the Stampin' Up's Simply Scored Tool and makes scoring diagonal lines and custom made envelopes a breeze.
Throw in a few other little embellishments and you get this fabulous little card that is sure to make anyone feel good who receives it.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Today my youngest son, Christopher, was invited to his first Prep Birthday Afternoon Tea Party and the Birthday Boy just loves Angry Birds. So today I spent a while making a card that I knew he would love. My boys have an Angry Birds Board Game so I got out the box and studied the figures quite closely.
Monday, June 18, 2012
I have used some of the new Baker's Twine and to make it not so clean looking I ran my Espresso Ink dauber over the top to "grubby" it up. The sentiment comes from the "Best Dad Ever" set which is great for men and it covers Fathers' Day, Birthday and Just Dad cards in general. You can also see a little Mini Library Clip which I used to attached the sentiment to the card.
Sorry I was a bit late posting this but better late than never.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
We had a great time learning new things, getting free goodies and of course catching up with Shelli and the US Staff as well as the Aussie girls too.
We had some wonderful displays of other demo's work to see as well as swaps and make and takes. Lots of information about our upcoming catalogues and products too. There are some good times ahead.
I'll be back next week with some pictures of my next class. My creative juices are flowing. See you again soon.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Then comes my youngest Son's card. He is a minimalist wouldn't you agree. I gave him bits and pieces to glue on here and there and this is what he came up with. He again was so proud of it. Aren't they funny things.
Now for the cards I made my mum and John's mum. I made them both the same this year as I've been a bit short of time. And I have cased them too which I don't do too often but I loved this one from Ruthy Clarke in Toowoomba and I just had to make it. She doesn't have it on her blog but check out her blog anyway. I bought the punch and all just for this card.
The flowers are coloured in with my Aqua Painter using Regal Rose, Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi.
I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday and I'll be back later this week with the card I made for my Hubby's birthday.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Hi everyone. Well this is the card we made at our last class a couple of weeks ago. I have used the Bordering on Romance Stamp Set which is fast becoming my favourite set out of the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue. The fact that I love to colour in makes it all the more appealing as it is so easy to colour these little flowers without making too much of a mess.
I have used the Stampin' Write Markers (Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Poppy Parade) to colour these petals and leaves in. When you use the thick end or "brush end" of the pen you can get a nice coverage without being too streaky.
I've also used the new Framelits and Edgelits together with the matching embossing folders to pretty up the scalloped edge.
The next project was this gorgeous little box made from the Milk Carton Die. I've tied the top with the new Pool Party Seam Binding. I've also used the Postage Stamp Punch and the 1" Square Punch for the flower image. A little pearl placed in the centre of the flowers just finishes it off.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Today I have a quick card to show you made with the gorgeous new stamp set called Apothecary Art. You will notice that it fits beautifully with the new Framelits from Stampin' Up! There are lots of different sizes. For this one I used the same size frame and cut it through the centre to give a small mat just across the top and bottom. Just enough to add a bit of colour without too much.
I used the Stampin Write Markers to colour the flowers in, Calypso Coral and pretty in Pink with Old Olive for the leaves. There's also a bit of Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon as well to finish it off.
Don't forget my Embellishment share which I've mentioned about last week in a previous post. If you would like to take part of I have few spaces left. Drop me an email if you would like to join in and receive lots of bits and pieces including this beautiful ribbon for not a lot of money.
See you next week with some more cards.