Sneak Peak time!!

One of the lovely parts of Leadership at Convention is receiving a special gift in the form of a new stamp set.  This year, we received the Awesomely Artistic set, which has lots of great stamps in it.

My friend, Jess, has been experimenting lately with doing different backgrounds and she has inspired me to give it a go too.

I started with a piece of watercolour paper, then inked up my stamp with Mossy Meadow and gave it a spritz with some water directly onto the stamp. I then bravely stamped it onto the card. Phew, one stamp down!!

I continued on with the other stamps in the set. It’s a scary process!!! But I think I’m happy with the end result. I was a bit impatient to wait for it to dry so I used my heat gun to speed up the process.

I cut a piece of the burlap trim to remove the stitching and layered it with a piece of the lace trim. Doesn’t it look pretty!! I even hand cut out the dragonfly!! I didn’t cut out the label though as it perfectly matches the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.

I hope you like it!!

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Here’s a close up.

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If you would like to obtain a copy of the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! catalogue, please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au and I’ll post one out to you!!

Happy stamping

Rebecca

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Inspire, Create, Share Convention – Gold Coast 2015 Part 2

I took so many pictures at convention that I’ve had to do a couple of blog posts!! Here is the link to Part 1.

Day 2

We had a great day of general sessions, workshops and make and takes. We ended the evening with the Awards Night and After Party!! So much fun, although it was a little damp at times during the day!!

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With my friend, Shannon!!

With my friend, Shannon!!

With my main squeeze!!

With my main squeeze!!

Carolyn and I looking a little rosy!!

Carolyn and I looking a little rosy!!

Moira and I queuing up for the photo booth.

Moira and I queuing up for the photo booth.

My roomie, Annette, and I all dressed up!

My roomie, Annette, and I all dressed up!

Being silly with Tricia.

Being silly with Tricia.

Day 3

By this time, we were all so tired!!! But we were still ready to shoulder on!! Would you believe that this was my 7th convention and I still didn’t win a prize patrol!! There’s always next time.

It's a gorgeous day!

It’s a gorgeous day!

My amazing team, so many of us!

My amazing team, so many of us!

With Carrie Cudney from the Home Office

With Carrie Cudney from the Home Office

With Sara.  She is very lovely.

With Sara. She is very lovely.

Aaron, the Regional Manager for Australia.  Some things just can't be explained!

Aaron, the Regional Manager for Australia. Some things just can’t be explained!

Day 4

Home time!! It’s always lovely to go away but there’s nothing like coming back home. I’m ready to study my new catalogue and have cuddles with my kitty cats.

Gifts from my roomies

Gifts from my roomies

A special present from Bronwyn

A special present from Bronwyn

Convention freebies!!!

Convention freebies!!!

I can’t wait for the next one. Bring on Melbourne in November!!

Rebecca

Inspire, Create, Share – Gold Coast 2015

I have just come home from a fabulous time at the Inspire, Create, Share Stampin’ Up! Convention on the Gold Coast. Convention is something I always look forward to. It’s a great time of catching up with old friends, making new ones, seeing amazing new products and winning prizes!!

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Leadership afternoon and Manager’s Reception on Wednesday. It was a great afternoon learning about new plans and being inspired in our business.

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Afterwards, we were treated to an evening at the Australian Outback Spectacular which was amazing!! Makes me proud to be an Aussie!!

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Tricia and I on the bus being photo bombed by my upline, Tracy!

Tricia and I on the bus being photo bombed by my upline, Tracy!

Tracy, me, Tricia, Lorinda and Heather - Go Team!!

Tracy, me, Tricia, Lorinda and Heather – Go Team!!

With the gorgeous Shannon West from the Home Office.

With the gorgeous Shannon West from the Home Office.

Waiting for the show to begin!

Waiting for the show to begin!

Can you spot Sara?

Can you spot Sara?

Day 1

We had Sara Douglass (Shelli’s daughter) open convention this year. Shelli was not able to attend this year, however Sara did an amazing job! She is so sweet!!

We were lucky enough to receive the 2015-2016 catalogue first this year!! It was so exciting!! We also saw demonstrations of the new products and found out the new In-colours!! Woo hoo!!! I love being a demo!!!

We finished off the day with a team dinner at the Kurrawa Surf Club and a rather large storm!!

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My downline and amazing friend, Margaret

My downline and amazing friend, Margaret

Sara at the opening session

Sara at the opening session

I've got one!!

I’ve got one!!

New In-colours!!  Pretty!!

New In-colours!! Pretty!!

Here they are!!

Here they are!!

My up-up-line did a stage walk for $200k career sales.  So proud of her!

My up-up-line did a stage walk for $200k career sales. So proud of her!

My upline, Tracy, was part of a panel discussion

My upline, Tracy, was part of a panel discussion

Team Dinnner

Team Dinnner

Here is the link to Part 2.

Rebecca

Convention Swaps!!

I have just returned from the Inspire Create Share convention held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. I always have such a great time, catching up with my team, seeing lots of great projects and did I mention that I got a copy of the New Catalogue!!! I love being a demo!!!

One of the traditions of convention, is participating in swaps. My team had decided to do a two-inchie swap. What’s that, I hear you ask? It’s basically a 2 inch square, which we decided to do using the brights colour collection and in a party theme.

So here is my swap. I used the owl punch and made 40 crazy owls!! (He’s been to a party after all!!)

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As you know, I am also part of the Case-ing the Catty Design Crew. Most of us were attending convention and we decided to do a small swap.

I have been wanting to try out the Bokeh technique so I thought I would give it a try. It was a bit scary but I’m happy with how it turned out. Each one looks different!!

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If you would like to find out about becoming a demonstrator and getting to share in the fun of convention, seeing products first and receiving the catalogue before everyone else, please contact me on 0408 193 792 or click on the link to join my team straight away!!

Now to start cleaning up my craft room!! It always looks like a bomb has hit before convention!!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Product List

Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Brights Collection

Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack – Brights Collection
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$37.95

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….

1 June 2014 – Presents for my roomies

Firstly, can you believe it is the start of winter today!! Where has the year gone!!

Last week, I attended the Inspire Create Share convention in Melbourne. I had such a fun time!!! One of my favourite parts about convention is catching up with old friends and making new ones. We have a tradition of making gifts for our room mates so I searched for something different to make this year. I found Tanya Bell’s Washi Tape Box tutorial here, which is soooo cute and fairly easy to make.

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I’ve been making a few roses lately, so I thought I would whip up a bunch for everyone as well. I’m a bit over pink at the moment, so I made them in Daffodil Delight. Don’t they look cute!!

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I also received lots of lovely gifts as well. My roomies’ are so talented!!!

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I’ll be sharing more photos of convention later this week.

Rebecca

14 August 2012 – July Stamp Club

Hi there,

It’s starting to get a bit warmer during the day now although it is a bit chilly at night time.  Here’s the cards that we made at July Stamp Club (yes I know I’m late posting!!)  I was inspired by swaps that I had received at Convention for all these cards.  The first one is from fellow Demonstrator, Cathy Clark.

Here is her card using the Spirelli technique.

And here is my card.  Yes, it’s time for a Christmas Card!!

Stamps:  Merry & Type

Paper:  Letters to Santa DSP, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive markers

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Pennants die, Boho Blossoms punch, White baker’s twine, Cherry Cobbler baker’s twine, Rhinestone.

The next card was inspired by Bronwen Cornish. I did virtually the same card that she did.  We made ours in Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise.  You can’t really tell from the photo but we put a multipurpose adhesive sheet over the centre panel and put dazzling diamonds over the top.  We were all a bit sparkly going home!!

Stamps:  It’s Your Birthday, Mixed Bunch

Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White

Ink:  Tempting Turquoise

Accessories:  Blossom punch, Multi-purpose adhesive sheets, 1″ circle punch, dazzling diamonds.

The last card was by Heather Moekotte which I just love!  I really love the Tea Shoppe stamp set. And guess what, it’s in the new Catalogue!!!!  woo hoo!!!

Stamps:  Tea Shoppe

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler marker, Old Olive, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Labels collection framelits, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, crochet trim, sponge.