Happy New Year!!! – 2 January 2012

Happy New Year!!!  Can you believe that we are now in 2012!!!  I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year.  I spent Christmas day going to church and then with my parents and in-laws at my place.  We were stuffed by the end of the day!!!  Santa was also very kind to me and I got just about everything on my list, including a silver pandora bracelet!!  Now to fill it up!!

Stampin’ Up! have announced that the Stocking Tag punch will not be continuing into the main catalogue later this year and when stocks run out, that’s it!!  So if you were thinking about purchasing this punch, you need to get in quick.  Contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792 to order.

I’ve had to work between Christmas and New Year so I’m just getting into playing with some of the new products from the Summer Mini.  One of my goals this year is to be more original with the cards that I post on my blog.  So I’m going to try out a few of the sketch challenges that are out there. This week, I’m trying out one from Mojo Monday, who have a great sketch every week.  This one has already closed but I thought I would give it a try anyway.

Here’s the sketch:

I’ve been wanting to use the Spiced Cake DSP from the Summer Mini.  This paper is just gorgeous and the catalogue really doesn’t do it justice.  I think I set a record on this card for the number of big shot dies that you can use on one card!!  Love my Big Shot!!!

Here’s a close up of the flower (and isn’t the paper lovely)

Stamp Set:  Perfectly Penned

Paper:  Spice Cake DSP, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Soft Suede

Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die, Oval Die, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Neutrals Flower Brads, Very Vanilla Velvet Designer Ribbon.

I also participated in a Secret Santa swap with ESAD (Extremely Special Aussie Demonstrators) which is a Facebook group that I belong to for SU demonstrators.  I sent a parcel to Richelle and I received a parcel from Louisa.  I was very lucky and got lots of lovely goodies.  Thank you, Louisa!!

All the packages before opening.

After opening!!!

9 September 2011 – Fabric!!!!!

I’m so excited that Stampin’ Up! have introduced fabric to their range of fabulous products!!!  As an occasional patchworker, I love all the fabrics that they have on offer.  I also love my big shot and I’ve been able to use it on this project.

I’ve made a bag using the Scallop Square die and the Beau Chateau fabric range.  It was really easy to put together, and so easy to cut out using the Big Shot.  I was able to put 6 layers of fabric through in one go which I was really impressed with!!!  I also used the flower folds die to cut out the flowers, which I attached with the subtles buttons.

Here’s a close up of the flower.

Fabric:  Beau Chateau, calico

Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop square die, flower folds die, subtles buttons.