I love a good sketch

Sometimes, you just need a bit of inspiration and I love heading to Mojo Monday to check out their latest sketch.

I liked this week’s sketch, which you can see here or down below.

Mojo358Sketch

I thought I would ink up the new Groovy Love stamp set for this one. I also love using the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack to add a pattern to the background.

I just love how everything matches!!!

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I hope you like it!!

Rebecca

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8 October 2012 – It’s a birdie!

I had to make a birthday card for a cute little friend who was turning one this past weekend.  However, I had a crisis as I realised that I didn’t have any kiddy stamps since cleaning out my retired stamp sets.  So after having a look at Splitcoast Stampers, I found this cute card by Linda Zoellmer.

It was pretty easy to make quickly, and you could certainly make it using a variety of colours different looks.

Happy Birthday, Miss Charlotte!!

Stamp Sets:  Aviary, Create a Cupcake

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point

Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point

Accessories:   1 1/4″ square punch, Scallop Square, Small oval.

29 August 2012 – Sneak Peak 3

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I have access to a demonstrator only forum which links all demos from around the world, Stampin Connection.  It has a great gallery of images for inspiration.  The first card that I am sharing today is by Melissa Stout, The Stamp Doc.  Check out her website here for a video on how she made this cute card.

This card is using the Festival of Prints DSP from the new Seasonal Catalogue.  This pack gives you 48 sheets of gorgeous papers that are 11.4 cm x 16.5 cm.  I think this is the first time that I have used the pennant part of the Perfect Pennants die!!

Ink:  Early Espresso

Paper:  Festival of Prints DSP, Early Espresso , Very Vanilla, Old Olive

Accessories:  Big Shot, Holiday Collection framelits, Silver Glimmer paper, rhinestones, Perfect Pennants Bigz Die, Dotted Scallop ribbon border punch, Scallop trim border punch and scallop edge border punch.

This card is from fellow Aussie demo, Ellen Woodbridge.  It uses the Papaya Collage stamp set from the New Catalogue.  You can see what I mean about needing the framelits for banners!!  Never mind, it’s the thought that counts, right?

Stamp Set:  Loving Thoughts, Papaya Collage

Ink:  Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit

Paper:  Whisper White

Accessories:  Pearls, Organza Ribbon

13 February 2012 – Birthday Cards

Hi everyone,

As you may know, I’m a member of the Extra Special Aussie Demonstrators (ESAD) on Facebook.  It’s for Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators to share and chat about Stampin’ Up!  One of the things we do is Birthday Fairies.  Once you sign up, you go on the list to send cards when it is someone’s birthday.  I had mine last month and I had so much happy mail!!  What a talented bunch!!

Here’s a card that I’ve made for one of the February birthdays.  I recently got the Medallion stamp after umming and ahhing for quite a while but I think I’m in love with it now!!  I cased it from here.  I added a bit of glitter paper as you always need a bit of bling!!

Here’s a close up.

Stamps:  Medallion, Short & Sweet, Broadsheet Alphabet

Paper:  Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Bashful Blue, Real Red

Accessories:  Real Red Satin Ribbon, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, Modern label punch, word window punch.

18 January 2012 – Spice Cake

No, I’m not cooking a spice cake today, but I am in love with the Spice Cake DSP in the latest mini catalogue!! The pictures really don’t do it justice.

I’m attempting to be more organised this year and actually send out more birthday cards this year.  To this end, I’ve been thinking about a birthday card folder where I can get the cards ready at the start of the month, including addressed, stamped and written in and then just be able to whip the card out a week before and post it off.

I’ve had lots of cardboard used as stiftening for projects so I thought it would make a good base for the folder.  I was going to use a different DSP for each month but I fell in love with Spice Cake so the whole book will be the same paper.  I’m also using the matching stamp set, Spiced Paisley.

Of course, my photo really doesn’t do it justice but you get the idea.  I’ve usedthe Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlits for the title and the very glittery Silver glimmer paper.  There’s also the new velvet ribbon for the border and flowers.

January

Here’s close up of each page.  Special birthday’s are indicated by a rhinestone.

February

March

April

I’ve still got a few pages to go but I’ve run out of paper!!  And I think I might need some bigger rings as well.

Stamp Set:  Spiced Paisley

Paper:  Spice Cake DSP, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, River Rock, Very Vanilla.

Ink:  More Mustard, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, River Rock, Very Vanilla.

Accessories:  Big Shot, Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlits, velvet ribbon, Silver Glimmer paper, various punches and big shot dies, brads, paper flowers.

 

13 September 2011 – CASEing the Catalogue!!!

Have you ever copied a card from somewhere else?  I do this all the time as I often lack the inspiration to come up with an idea.  Well, our catalogue is a great place to start!!  After all, it’s an ideas’ book as well!!

I wanted to showcase one of the new Christmas stamps, Beautiful Season, so I used the catalogue (page 22) and here it is!!

This is a lovely set and I can’t wait to make more with it!!

Stamp Set:  Beautiful Season

Ink:  Basic Black

Paper:  Watercolour paper, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Certainly Celery

Accessories:  Blender pens, Stampin’ Pastels, Curly label punch, pearls.

 

I also CASEd a card from one of the old Stampin’ Up! invitations for a workshop on the weekend.  The hostess, (hi Colleen!!), had requested a card from the invite but I didn’t have the stamp set or the papers, so I improvised!!  I love the Decorative label punch, so I punched it out twice, cut it in half both ways and then used the pieces to make a layer behind the sentiment.

Stamp Sets:  Button Buddies, Bring on the Cake

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi

Paper:  Just Add Cake DSP, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

Accessories – Scallop circle punch, decorative label punch, pinking hearts border punch

24 January 2011 – First Post, finally!!

My goal this year is to post at least once a week.  I know, it’s a bit of a challenge!!

So here is a long one to start the week off.

One of my customers (hi Lynn) is moving and I wanted to give her a little gift to show my appreciation.  I got the Milk carton die for Christmas and I have been dying to use it.  They are the cutest little milk cartons that you have ever seen.  They are a bit smaller than I first thought but what they lack in size, they make up for in cuteness!!!

I found an example of a milk carton made into a bird house and I fell in love!!  I just had to make one.  I used a piece of actetate behind the hole, so that the surprise inside didn’t fall out. 

Paper:  Marina Mist, Elegant Soiree DSP, Acetate

Accessories:  Big Shot, Milk Carton Die, bird punch, 1″ circle punch, sticky strip, scalloped edge punch

I also made a card for Lynn, using the Word Play set.  I love the words in this set, espeically the size.  I also used the Colour Coach for the combination – Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Cajin Craze.

Stamp Set:  Word Play

Paper:  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze

Ink:  Cajun Craze

Accessories – Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Brad from Hodgepodge Hardware, Elegant Lines Embossing folder, Big Shot

I’ve got another post plannned for this week, so keep an eye out.  Until then, have a great week!!