27 June 2014 – Sneak peak!!

One of my favourite parts of Convention is receiving free stamps!!! I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Leadership and Managers’ Reception with some of the lovely girls in my team.

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We got to go to the Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne for a lovely dinner and dancing!! We also got spoilt with a beautiful gift of a gorgeous lacy cream scarf and the I Love Lace stamp set.

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So I was having an online crafting session with a gorgeous friend and crazy stamper, and we gave each other a colour challenge and a sketch challenge to do. My colours were Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango and Sahara Sand.

So what do you think!! The lace stamp is so gorgeous that it goes with almost anything!!

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Rebecca….

25 April 2013 – Hellooooo, Poppet!!

Helloooo, Poppets!!!! Or rather Hello, Doily!! I love this doily stamp! I have seen so many lovely cards made with it!

I did this card at a new class that I’ve started close to home to show different uses for embossing.

We used the glossy card stock and embossing a doily using the versamark ink and white embossing powder. We then used a sponge dauber and rubbed it over the whole piece of card. A quick wipe off over the white embossing and voila!, awesomeness!!

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Here’s a close up of the sentiment.

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Stamp Set: Hello, Doily, Petite Pairs
Ink: Rose Red, Versamark
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Whisper White, Glossy white
Accessories: White embossing powder, heat tool, sponge daubers, 1 3/4″ scallop circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon

I also wanted to share with you this video from Stampin’ Up! showing how you can use My Digital Studio, the fabulous digital scrapbooking program ever!!

You can download a 30 day free trial by going to my online store, here .

Have a great day!

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28 April 2012 – April Stamp Club

Last weekend we had stamp club, so I thought I would share our cards with you.  I focused on some of the new stamp sets and fabulous new tools available in the latest Autumn Winter mini catalogue.

This first one focuses on the Adorning Accents edgelits and the matching embossing folder, including the co-ordinating stamp set, Bordering on Romance.  Once you get the hang of the edgelits, they are very easy to use and look absolutely fabulous!! I did case this one but I can’t find where.

Stamps:  Bordering on Romance, Party Time

Ink:  Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Staz on Black, Pear Pizzazz

Paper:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White

Accessories:  Adorning Accents Edgelits, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Embossing folder, Basic Pearls, blender pens, organza white ribbon

The next card is cased from here.  I used it as my inspiration but I used different colours and different stamps.  I made the rosette using the new Simply Scored which is great.  It makes making rosette’s so easy!!

 Stamp Sets:  Word Play

Ink:  Versamark

Paper:  Beau Chateau DSP, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist

Accessories:  Lace Ribbon Border punch, 1 3/4″ scallop circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, Scallop Circle #2 die, Very Vanilla Seam binding ribbon, subtles buttons.

I had some issues with the single photo that I took, so the next card is in a group of three.  I couldn’t decide on which colour combination to go with, so I had a couple of attempts.  I went with the card in the middle, using the gorgeous new Twitterpated DSP.  Love it!!  I also used the new Tea Shoppe stamp set which is so cute!  I did case this card but again, can’t find the link!!

Stamp Set:  Tea Shoppe

Ink:  Riding Hood Red,  Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze

Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP

Accessories:  Pear Pizzazz pleated satin ribbon, Adorning Accents edgelits, 1 1/4″ square punch.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop and making gorgeous cards like these, please contact me on 0408 193 792 or email stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

 

 

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.

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!!

26 September 2011 – Class Cards

Hi everyone,

Isn’t spring a lovely time of year!!  Not too hot, not too cold, just right!!

Here are a couple of cards that we did at my recent stamp club.  The girls enjoyed making them!!  The first is a petal card, thanks to a great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers by Beate Johns (click here for the link).  I felt it wasn’t too hard to make and looks pretty good, if I do say so myself!!  I love this paper too!! (and the Perfect Pennants die!!)

Here’s a picture of it open.

Stamp sets:  Happiest Birthday Wishes

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder

Paper:  Flirtatious Specialty DSP, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Circle Scissor Plus, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die,Perfect Pennants Die, 1 3/4″ scallop circle punch, 1″ circle punch, Wisteria Wonder Ruffled ribbon

 

The other card that we made used my other favourite new paper, Mocha Morning Specialty.  I love the velvet feel to a couple of the pages!!

I did case this card but I can’t find where from, but thank you!!

I used markers to ink the stamp and I think it came out really well.  I love this technique!!

Stamp Sets:  Oval All

Ink:  Real Red marker, basic black marker

Paper:  Basic gray, real red, whisper white, Mocha Morning Specialty DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Polka dot embossing folder, real red grosgrain ribbon, Scallop oval punch, large oval punch

13 September 2011 – CASEing the Catalogue!!!

Have you ever copied a card from somewhere else?  I do this all the time as I often lack the inspiration to come up with an idea.  Well, our catalogue is a great place to start!!  After all, it’s an ideas’ book as well!!

I wanted to showcase one of the new Christmas stamps, Beautiful Season, so I used the catalogue (page 22) and here it is!!

This is a lovely set and I can’t wait to make more with it!!

Stamp Set:  Beautiful Season

Ink:  Basic Black

Paper:  Watercolour paper, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Certainly Celery

Accessories:  Blender pens, Stampin’ Pastels, Curly label punch, pearls.

 

I also CASEd a card from one of the old Stampin’ Up! invitations for a workshop on the weekend.  The hostess, (hi Colleen!!), had requested a card from the invite but I didn’t have the stamp set or the papers, so I improvised!!  I love the Decorative label punch, so I punched it out twice, cut it in half both ways and then used the pieces to make a layer behind the sentiment.

Stamp Sets:  Button Buddies, Bring on the Cake

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi

Paper:  Just Add Cake DSP, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

Accessories – Scallop circle punch, decorative label punch, pinking hearts border punch