23 March 2014 – Springtime Hello? or is it Autumn??

Well, here in Queensland it’s supposed to be Autumn but the temperatures this week don’t seem like it!!

Have you noticed the Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland Kit in the Occasions Catalogue? It is great!! It includes all the accessories for making a cute garland, including 3 sheets of printed stickers, 3m of Natural Linen Thread, 5 mini clothespins and 5 natural designer buttons.

I wanted to make one similar to the one pictured in the catalogue, so I picked up a photo frame from the local cheap shop. To create the image on the chalkboard, I used My Digital Studio (MDS). Now I didn’t have any chalk board paint or even chalk to write on one, so I used the 12×12 DSP which comes in the My First Day download (here) as the background. I then used the Be Awesome today Easel Calendar Template (here) which I love as it has amazing stamps like this one that you can use to inspire. I then adjusted it to the size that I wanted and printed it out. How easy was that!! I love MDS!!

I then created the garland using the supplies in the kit. It took me about 5 minutes to make!! Doesn’t it look cute!!

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kit be awesome

So I had a lot of pieces left over and I was inspired by my up-up-line, Simone Bartrum to make some simple thank you cards. Check out Simone’s cards here. I ended up making 24 cards, which I used as thank you’s for my birthday, which was a little while ago.

I love the new Envelope PUnch Board for creating envelopes but did you realise that it has a corner rounder on it as well. So I used it to put a nice corner on my cards. Some of the cards needed a bit of bling (most cards do, I think!).

Let me know what you think.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

1 November 2012 – Time for a birthday!

I’ve got a few friends having birthday’s over the next few weeks, so I’ve had to take off the Christmas hat and put on a birthday one!  It’s actually nice to do something different!

This one was for Fiona, in which I also included an SU! gift voucher.  If you are looking for a gift for birthdays’ or Christmas, I’m happy to do vouchers.

I cased this one from Pinterest here.  I loved the colour combination and, of course, who doesn’t love polka dots!!

One of my new favourite, non-Christmas, papers is Birds of a Feather DSP.  It features some of the new in colours and is very cute.  The catalogue doesn’t do it justice.  I’ve used a few strips as the banners.

Stamp Set:  Perfectly Penned

Ink:  Primrose Petals

Paper:  Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Birds of a Feather DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Polka Dot embossing folder, Apothecary Accents DSP, Rhinestones.

 

27 February 2012 – New Punch!!

I’ve been eyeing off the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, so with the great benefits of Sale-a-bration, I added it to my latest order.

One of my stamp ladies is having a birthday this week so I had to create a special card for her.  I found this lovely card here.  I’m loving this Berry Blossom DSP at the moment.  Happy Birthday, Jan!!

Stamp Set:  Perfectly Penned

Paper:  Berry Blossom DSP, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder,  Lucky Limeade

Accessories:  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Basic Pearls.

Remember, during Sale-a-bration, you can earn stamp sets or accessories for free when you spend over $100.  Don’t you just love free stuff!!  If you are interested in finding out more, please contact me on 0408 193 792 or email stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

 

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!!!