19 March 2012 – Journal

Hi everyone!!

I didn’t realise it had been so long since I last posted here.  I’ve been meaning to but I haven’t made much new stuff lately.

This weekend I went to the Hillsong Colour Conference in Sydney with my sister and friends.  We had a great time and I learnt a lot from the word of God with inspring speakers Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer.  I made all the girls a journal so that they could take notes during the sessions.

I used a journal from a $2 shop and covered them with the Berry Blossoms DSP.  I love the glimmer paper and the Perfect Pennants die, so I had to combine the two!!

Here’s a close up of the lower portion.

Stamp Set:  Broadsheet Alphabet

Ink:  Calypso Coral

Paper:  Berry Blossoms DSP, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die, Silver glimmer paper, 1 3/4″  circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, scallop edge border punch

13 February 2012 – Birthday Cards

Hi everyone,

As you may know, I’m a member of the Extra Special Aussie Demonstrators (ESAD) on Facebook.  It’s for Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators to share and chat about Stampin’ Up!  One of the things we do is Birthday Fairies.  Once you sign up, you go on the list to send cards when it is someone’s birthday.  I had mine last month and I had so much happy mail!!  What a talented bunch!!

Here’s a card that I’ve made for one of the February birthdays.  I recently got the Medallion stamp after umming and ahhing for quite a while but I think I’m in love with it now!!  I cased it from here.  I added a bit of glitter paper as you always need a bit of bling!!

Here’s a close up.

Stamps:  Medallion, Short & Sweet, Broadsheet Alphabet

Paper:  Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Bashful Blue, Real Red

Accessories:  Real Red Satin Ribbon, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, Modern label punch, word window punch.

9 November 2011 – Brisbane Regional event

Last Saturday I attended the Stampin’ Up! Brisbane Regional training event with some of the girls in my team and a few of my customers.  My upline, Tracy was also able to attend.  It was a great day of catching up, swapping, sharing, learning and laughs!!!  This is why I love Stampin’ Up!  They are such a generous business!!  They had door prizes during the day (I didn’t win one but one of my team members did, Yay Carolyn!!) and gave everyone who attended a container of Champagne glitter glass. Gorgeous stuff!!!

Some of the girls in my team, Carolyn G and Mary R.

 

Here are my guests, Me, Jan S, Lynn W and Sandra (aka Super Mum!!)

One of the best parts of any Stampin’ Up! event, is the swapping!!!  Generally, you make a card front, include a project recipe and make lots of them.  I don’t enjoy making 50 of the same thing, so I usually do a couple of different cards.  This year, I did two card fronts and a bookmark.

I cased this one from another SU demonstrator, Elizabeth Dyson.

Stamp Set:  Elizabeth, It’s Your Day

Ink:  Early Espresso, Rose Red

Paper:  Early Espresso, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White

Accessories:  Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Whisper White organza ribbon, pastels, blender pens.

This one was cased from Heather Klump.  I really love this paper and the colours!!

Stamp set:  Four Frames, On Your Birthday

Ink:  Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder

Paper:  Berry Blossoms DSP, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Corner Rounder punch, Decorative label punch, oval punch, scallop oval punch, doily triple layer punch, finial press embossing folder

 

Now when I saw this on Splitcoaststampers, I just knew that I had to make it as a swap.  It’s by Snowteach.  I have to admit that I am addicted to Angry Birds!!!  These were very popular!!

Paper:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, More Mustard

Accessories:  Two Tags Die, Scallop circle punch, owl punch, bird punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, slot punch

 

 

1 November 2011 – It’s Special time!!!

It’s always exciting at the start of the month when Stampin’ Up! release their new specials!!!  This month,  it’s the big shot!!  Woo hoo!!  I love my big shot; it’s one of the best crafty investments that I made!!

You can get 10% off selected dies, or if you don’t own a big shot, you can choose the big shot bundle which also includes an embosslit and an embossing folder for 10% off as well!!  How good is that!!  I use my Mr Big on nearly every card that I make, so sometimes I have to challenge myself not to use it.  But I can’t really help it as it is such a great tool and saves me cutting out fiddly shapes.

Check out my specials page for all the details or contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792.

I recently attended a baby shower for a close friend and I thought I would try a set that I haven’t used for a while.  I find that I get all excited about the new stamps that come out and forget about the old ones.  Well, Something Sweet is an older set but it is very cute.

I cased this card from Leah Weir, who is a talented Aussie demonstrator.

Stamp Set:  Something Sweet, Baroque Motifs

Paper:  Flirtatious DSP, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White

Accessories:  Scalloped circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, scalloped edge punch, mat pack, paper piercer, blushing bride poly stitched ribbon, whisper white grosgrain ribbon.

Look, I did manage to not use my big shot!!