21 March 2011

I’ve been trying to post more regularly but sometimes life just gets in the way!!!  Never mind, here’s a card that I have made as part of a swap with my team, Eureka Stampers.  One of the great benefits about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is being a part of a team and learning and sharing with fellow demonstrators.  One of the ways we do this, is by swapping cards.  You make, say 6 card fronts, and then post them to 5 demonstrators, keeping one for yourself.  Then you end up with 6 gorgeous card fronts to get inspiration from!!!

If you’re interested in becoming a demonstrator, and enjoying the wonderful benefits, please contact me.  If you join prior to the end of March (and Sale-a-bration), you will be able to choose another stamp set from the main catalogue as part of your starter kit for free!!  How great is that!!!

This month’s theme for our swap is Male cards which I always find a bit of a challenge.  I’m currently getting “happy” mail every day and it’s great to see different ideas!!.  Here’s my card.  I used a sketch from Utah Divas International for inspiration.

Stamp Sets:  Word Play, Hodgepodge Hardware

Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand

Paper:  Blueberry Crisp DSP, Not Quite Navy, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand

Accessories:  1 3/4″ circle punch, Bitty Buttons

Here’s all my swaps!!!  I don’t enjoy making lots of the same card but I can do 10!!

27 January 2011

I thought I would start the day by making a card using a new Sale-a-bration stamp set but it was just too hot in my craft room to be inspired so I have given in and put the air conditioning on and relocated to the kitchen!!  So here I am, updating my blog instead of crafting!!!

I made a card earlier in the week, using a technique that I learnt from Paper Crafter’s Library called Ruched Ribbon.  It’s done without using any cotton, just sticky strip.  I love the effect!!!

Stamp Sets:  Hodgepodge Happiness

Paper:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack,

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry

Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Polka Dots embossing folder, hodgepodge hardware, Designer label punch, Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon, Basic rhinestones, Itty Bitty Shapes punch