27 August 2012 – Sneak Peak 1

Hi all,

I had my catalogue launch on Saturday for the new Stampin’ Up! 2012 – 2013 Catalogue this weekend and it was a great success!!  The girls had a great time and everyone walked away with a prize!  They also got a copy of the new Catalogue and the Seasonal Catalogue.  Yes, there are two catalogues coming out at once!!  So exciting!!!  The Seasonal catty is to die for.  So many amazing stamps and accessories.  Fortunately it goes until the end of January, so I should hopefully be able to get it all!! (But don’t tell my husband!)

This week, I am going to share with you a few of the cards that I made to display at the launch and also what we made.

Here are a couple made with Betsy’s Blossom Stamp set.  It is a cute set with a little bird just asking to be cut out.  This first card was cased here, from Ladybug Designs.  I’ve changed it to the new In-colour, Midnight Muse.  I love the new Bitty Banners Framelits as I am hopeless at cutting even ends on a banner.  I get one end just nice and the other is not.

Stamps:  Betsy’s Blossom, Loving Thoughts

Ink:  Midnight Muse, Wild Wasabi

Paper:  Midnight Muse, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Accessories:  Big Shot, Stripes Embossing folder, Adorning Accents Edgelit, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners framelits, Wild Wasabi stitched grosgrain ribbon,  2 3/8″ scallop circle punch, 1 3/4″ circle punch, rhinestone.

I found the next card on Pinterest here.  There are so many lovely ideas there.  You can spend more time just looking than actually making!!  This card uses the new Oval Accent Bigz die which is just lovely.  I love all the new dies that are coming out!!

Stamp Sets:  Betsy’s Blossoms, Kindness Matters

Ink:  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Early Espresso

Paper:  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White

Accessories:  Big Shot, Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die, Bitty Banners framelit, Square Lattice embossing folder, Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon.

Check back tomorrow for more sneak peaks!!

 

 

3 October 2011 – Simply Stockings!!

Can you believe that it’s almost time to start planning for Christmas!!  I was asked at work recently to think about what leave I wanted to take over Christmas.  It’s too early to think about yet!!!!!

Stampin’ Up! have a great promotion for the month of October.  You can purchase the stamp set – Stitched Stockings and the matching punch – early before the next mini catalogue is released or you can earn it for free when you host a workshop and have over $450 in sales.  How exciting is that!!!

Seeing as I am in denial about Christmas coming so quickly, here’s a card that I made that I cased from here for a stamping friend who had a baby recently.

Stamp Set:  Stitched Stockings, Word Play

Ink:  Bashful Blue

Paper:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Watercolour paper, Crumb Cake (Mum hates this colour!!)

Accessories:  Stocking tag punch, Designer Frames embossing folder, Square Lattice embossing folder, 1/4″ Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Paper Piercer, Tombow multi purpose glue.

 

7 June 2011 – Challenge!!

Hi everyone!!  Hope you are having a great week.

I visited my grandparents and aunty today.  We had a lovely lunch together, thanks Pop!!  My Aunt is getting ready to head off to the Scrapbooking convention this weekend.  I’d love to go but I’d be tempted to buy too much!!!  We had a look through my swap cards from the recent SU! convention and it inspired me to make a card this afternoon.

I thought I would try a couple of challenges to get me going.  I found the Inkspirations Colour Challenge here and the Sunday Sketch and Stamp here.

At the moment, my favourite embossing folder is the new lattice one!  I just love it.  I thought it would make a nice background to my stamps.  I think this would make a good male birthday.  (Hmm, who’s is next!!)

Stamps:  Bring on the Cake, A Slice of Life

Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White

Ink:  Not Quite Navy

Accessories:  Big Shot, Lattice embossing folder, Birds and Blooms Scallop circles sizzlet, Regals buttons.

4th March 2011

I had a lovely craft day last week with two lovely ladies (Hi Michelle and Lynette!!).  We had a great day of crafting and chatting and having cups of tea!!

I did actually manage to make a few cards using the free stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration.

I’ve cased this card from Michelle Le Breton, a fellow SU! demonstrator.  I thought it was simply gorgeous, and although I tried to pick different colours, pink just seemed to be perfect for this one.  I hope you enjoy!!

Stamp sets:  SAB Bliss

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink

Accessorries:  Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Organza Ribbon, Crochet Trim

This is one I’ve cased from Splitcoaststampers, here.  I’ve changed the colours a bit but still a cute card!!

Stamp Sets:  SAB Sweet Summer, SAB So Happy for You

Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Brights DSP Pattern Stack

Ink:  Old Olive, Pretty in Pink

Accessories:  Blender Pen, Pastels, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Modern Label Punch

Here one more using the SAB sets.  This set just asks for being coloured in!! 

Stamp Sets:  SAB Sweet Summer, SAB So Happy for You

Paper:  Pear Piazzazz, Blushing Bride, Whisper White

Ink:  Pear Piazzazz marker, Marina Mist Marker, So Saffron Marker

Accessories:  Big Shot, Lattice embossing folder, Blushing Bride Poly Stitched Ribbon, Modern Label punch.

4 February 2011

I’m getting used to have a few days off and I’m starting to get lazy, I think!!!  It’s been pretty hot the last couple of days and it’s been very tempting just to sit in the air conditioning and read (or play with my new iphone!!)

I’ve finaly got around to taking some photos of a few cards that I have made when it wasn’t as hot!!  I’m getting in early for my sister-in-laws birthday in March.  She loves all things asian so here is a card from the Kimino Kids Stamp Set which I cased from here.

Stamp Set:  For your birthday, Kimino Kids

Paper:  Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Whisper White

Ink: Black staz-on, Poppy parade marker, Baja Breeze marker, So Saffron marker

Accessories:  Big Shot, lattice embossing folder, Finial Press embossing folder, Small oval punch, large oval punch, basic rhinestones

Here’s a photo of the detail of the embossing.

I’ve also been playing with the new Sale-a-bration stamp sets.  I really love Punch Bunch as it goes with all the punches (funny that!!)  Here’s one that I cased from here but I turned it around a bit.  I inked up the stamp and then sponged around the edges with the platinum shimmer paint before stamping on the cardstock.  The photo doesn’t really do it justice but it looks great!!

Stamp Set:  Punch Bunch

Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry

Accessories:  Big Shot, Elegant Lines emobssing folder, Platinum shimmer paint, Whisper White Organza Ribbon