Happy Birthday to my Stampin’ bestie!!

One of the best things that has happened since I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, is the friendships that I have made. I’ve met lots of my crazy team members at convention over the years and when I met Miss Jess, we just clicked. Even though she lives in Melbourne, and I in Queensland, we chat regularly (ok, daily!!) on Facebook sharing ideas and projects that we have made.

Here we are at convention this year, with a couple of my other Stampin’ besties, Emma and Shannon from the Home Office. (Of course, Shannon is my bestie (lol!!)

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My fabulous friend had a birthday this weekend just gone, so I had to make a special card for her.

I wanted to use the new Striped Scallop thinlit which I had just purchased as I am loving what I’ve seen on Pinterest made with it. But I didn’t case this time!!

So when I cut out the scallop, I found that I needed an extra piece of shim to go through the big shot as it didn’t quite cut it all the first time through. Could also be my cutting plates as they are starting to get a bit curved from lots of use!!. But I still could use what was left and decided to cut it half way. As Jess is a bit of a sparkly queen, I knew that I had to make a blingy card!! I embossed the sentiment from Flower Patch in gold embossing powder and added a bit of sequins to the flowers.

I hope she likes it!!

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PS: You can check out my talented friend’s blog, here.

Rebecca

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Flowers that Bloom

I don’t know about you but one of my favourite new stamp sets and matching framelits is the Flower Patch stamp set and the co-ordinating framelists Flower Fair.

There have been lots of gorgeous cards on Pinterest lately showcasing this set. I found this one here, which I decided to use as a card at my July Stamp Club.

I love the fact that you can stamp the leaves on a light colour and then stamp the petals in a darker colour and be able to see through the polymer stamp so that you can line it up.

I found that the smaller flower done in Lost Lagoon doesn’t come as a framelit, so we still had to do a little cutting out. But it looks cute, so it’s worth it, right??

I love that this card also showcases some of the new in-colours, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon. I think these 3 are quickly becoming my favourite colours!!

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Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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24 December 2013 – Christmas wishes

Firstly, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas for tomorrow!! I am looking forward to sharing lunch with my family and in-laws, then having a dip in the pool after a great feast!!

It’s been a while since I last posted. It’s been very hectic with work and getting ready for Christmas that I haven’t had time to create anything let alone post anything!! I’m planning on doing better from now on!!

I must share with you the new Clearance Rack Blitz which is now on and will be a permanent fixture!! YAY!!!!

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Stampin’ Up! will regularly update the Clearance Rack with new items, so make sure you check it out, here . They are retired items which will only be in the Rack until they are sold out, so make sure you get in quick!!

I wanted to share a quick card that I have made as part of a set for my Grandparents for Christmas. I was stuck for what to get 90 year old’s for Christmas so I thought I would make them birthday cards to give the family throughout the year.

I found this card by Amy Bollmans, here. I too recently got the Zoo Babies stamp set and thought it would make a nice card for one of my 2nd cousins. I have done a shameless case but why change a perfect card!! I love it!!

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Stamp Set: Zoo Babies, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, I am ME DSP, Regals Colour Collection DSP stack
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim, In Color Boutique Details, Paper Piercing kit.

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13 May 2013 – Tri-fold Shutter card – So Gorgeous!!

The yearly Stampin’ Up! convention is almost here and I’m so excited that it is in my home town of Brisbane!! I can’t wait to welcome all my team members to Brissie!! Only 9 more sleeps to go!!!

It’s been very hectic here getting all my swaps ready but I wanted to share this gorgeous card that we did at Stamp Club recently. I came across a tutorial by fellow SU! demonstrator, Tanya Bell, who does the most amazing work and creates fabulous tutorials. You can purchase Tanya’s tutorial here.

As it was so lovely, I didn’t really change very much. It was a fairly challenging card to do as a class but the girls took up the challenge and they all finished their card (although I’m not sure if they’re going to make another one!!).

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Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake
Paper: Rose Red, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Natural Composition Specialty DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder,Labels collection framelits, paper daises, Large pearls, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

If you are interested in any of these items, please click on the Shop Now button to the right to visit my on-line Stampin’ Up! store.

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3 November 2012 – Another Birthday

Happy Birthday to Roz!

I’ve been wanting to use the Daydream Medallion stamp set and the matching Floral Frames framelits since I got them when the new catalogue came out.  I finally found a great card (where else but Pinterest!!) here.

I used the Comfort Cafe DSP, which I really like.  I used two in-colours – Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit, which also gave me the opportunity to use some of the free ribbon I got in October.  (love freebies!!)

Have I mentioned before that I love framelits!!  Maybe once or twice!!

Enjoy!

 Stamp Set: Daydream Medallions, Blue Ribbon

Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse

Paper:  Comfort Cafe DSP, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Big Shot, Floral Frames framelits, 1 1/4″ circle punch, Scallop trim border punch, Midnight Muse striped ribbon.

 

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.

 

25 October 2012 – McDonald’s birthday!!

I picked an interesting colour combination for this card!!  It was suggested by the Colour Coach which is great if you are stuck for a colour combo.  So I used Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler for this card but it does kinda remind me of Macca’s!!

I love the postage stamp punch which is sooo cute!!  The Pretty Postage stamp set matches nicely.

Stamp set:  Pretty Postage

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Polka Dot Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Polka Dot ribbon, postage stamp punch