16 February 2014 – I’m always up for a challenge!!

An MDS challenge that is!! I love doing sketch challenges and this week I’ve had a go at the MDS Monday challenge No. 53, which is focusing on using “scraps”. But it’s digital, I hear you say, there are no scraps!! Well, that’s true, but you can make some!!

Here’s the sketch.

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And here’s my interpretation.

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I love how I can whip up a page in an hour or so. I also love that if I don’t like a stamp or DSP, I can delete it or re-colour it, resize it or change it completely. The magic of digital!! Love it.

Supplies: Finest Simplicity frames, Staple and Stiching, Tres Chic stamp set, 1.25″ square punch, Decorative label punch, Hooray for Parties DSP

If you would like to try out My Digital Studio, you can download it for free by clicking on the button on the right hand side.

Happy (digital) stamping!!!

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20 January 2014 – Oohh, I like the shiny paper!!!

Where is the year going!!! It seems to be flying past already!!

We had stamp club on the weekend and I wanted to share a project using the gorgeous Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. I really love this DSP and wanted to show how it could be used in a non-christmassy way. I had not used all the shimmery paper in the pack (shock, horror, I know!!), so I decided to use that one as the background.

I was inspired by Dani Dziama, here. I loved her card, especially with the doily.

I gave the girls a sneaky peak at a new product being featured in the Sale-a-bration catalogue, the mini banner punch!! Is that not the cutest punch you’ve ever seen!! I am hopeless at making the ends of banners even so this is perfect for me.

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Here’s a close up of the banner.

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Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Winter Frost Specialty DSP, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Paper Doilies, white baker’s twine, mini banner punch, modern label punch, word window punch, rhinestones.

If you are interested in finding out how you can earn the mini banner punch for free, please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or call me on 0408 193 792.

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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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11 February 2013 – I’m on the banner wagon!

I’ve noticed whilst surfing Pinterest that Banners are becoming quite popular. I have loved them all and wanted to make one.

As you may have noticed, I love my Big Shot!! I’ve used so many dies!! Firstly, I started with Scallop Square Clear Bigz die. I love the fact that you can cut 6 pieces of cardstock in one go! I then used the Rosette XL Bigz die to cut out strips from the lovely new Tea for Two Designer Series Paper to make the rosettes. I used two strips per square. These are so easy to make using my trusty hot glue gun.

I then used the 2 3/8″ Scallop circle punch in So Saffron and then layered with the Circle 2# Original die cut from more of the Tea for Two DSP. I used the Naturals White card stock as the base circle for the letters.

This is the first time that I’ve used my new Typeset Alphabet Bigz die. Using the multipurpose adhesive sheets makes it so easy to attach the letters. I just had to think about which way the letters needed to be cut so that they weren’t backwards!!

I added the Tea Time Trinkets which are very cute!

I hope you like it! I’ve hung it in my craft room above the window that I sit in front of.

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Paper: Tea for Two Designer Series Paper, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Naturals White

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Bigz die, Rosette Bigz die, Circle 2# originals die, 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Tea time trinkets, Flower trim.

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22 January 2013 – Sale-a-bration time!!!

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One of the best times of the Stampin’ Up! year is here!!! Yes, Sale-a-bration starts today!!! Bring on the free stamps!!! But wait! This year, you can not only choose free stamps, you can get designer series paper, ribbon and button packs, embossing folders, punches, simply sent card kits and even 6 products from the annual catalogue!! That’s right, you can choose from 19 different items!! How to choose which ones to get!! I know, get them all!! (and become my most favourite customer ever!!)

So here’s the info:

* Spend $100 and choose 1 free item. So if you spend $250, you can choose 2 free items.

* Host a party and have $300 in sales and receive a pack of silver glimmer paper as well as the usual hostess benefits of $50 free product.

* Host a party and have $600 in sales and received a pack of silver glimmer paper and a free product bundle consisting of a stamp set, ribbon, buttons and designer series paper and the hostess benefits of $100 free product and 1 half price item.

* Join the Stampin’ Up! family for only $169 and choose 25% more in your starter kit. That’s $294 worth of product for only $169.

If earning freebies appeals to you, contact me arrange a party or place an order. Email stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or phone on 0408 193 792.

I’ve been able to have a play with some of the SAB products and they are all so nice!! My team has been doing a swap and I’ve been receiving gorgeous cards in the mail (so much better than bills!!). I was inspired by the talented US demo, Mary Fish (check out her blog here).

I used the 1″ square punch to punch out the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper. I did two squares using the new Vine Street embossing folder (I love embossing!!). I then stamped the birthday sentiment from the Pretty Petites stamp set and punched it out using the Petite curly label punch. It is one of the cutest punches ever!!! I used the Sycamore Street ribbon and button pack as well.

I hope the girls in the team like their swap!!

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Stamp Set: Pretty Petites

Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper

Ink: Island Indigo

Accessories: Big Shot, Vine Street Embossing folder, 1″ square punch, Scyamore Street ribbon and button pack.

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2 January 2013 – Cuteness!!!

I recently got the Lovely Little Labels stamp set and the matching Little Labels Punch Pack and they are so cute!!  They are teeny, tiny stamps and punches but oh so cute!!

I cased a card from Too Cool Stamping but made a few changes.  I love the Elegant Butterfly punch as well.  No more fussy cutting around butterflies for me!

My current favourite paper is the Birds of a Feather DSP.  It matches nicely with the 2012-2013 in colours.  I just love how everything SU! matches with each other!!

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I put the greeting onto a circle punch to give it some ‘pop’ .butterflies 2

Stamp Set:  Lovely Little Labels

Ink:  Island Indigo, Primrose Petals

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

Accessories:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Little Labels punch pack, Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, 3/4″ circle punch.

If you would like to order this stamp set and co-ordinating punch pack, please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792.

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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