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Friday, June 29, 2012

Up to the challenge

We have a Paper Angels Demonstrator meeting each month to share ideas and for the ones that are more business focused it is a great way to learn how to make your business grow. Our monthly meetings are so much fun and we are always given some sort of challenge, sometimes it is swapping cards and this particular time it was coming up with a party theme using our new Designer Series Papers (DSP). Well my brain immediately went into overdrive once again. Pool Party, Slumber Party, Kids Party, Tea Party, Birthday Party etc...
Each night I went to sleep I was designing a new party. Finally I decided on a theme and it came about while I was actually just trawling the net without even thinking about the challenge. I found a great pattern for a paper doll that I wanted to make for my grand daughter to play with.

Well that sparked the whole dolly dress up party idea for the challenge. Poor Christina missed out on the paper doll game as Nana was on a mission. I made the invitation first, then cut out the dolly in skin tone card stock. To make the clothes I placed the dolly down and traced around her shape.
The smaller doll is the name tag. I glued a magnet on the back so that it could be attached to a blouse with another magnet. The DSP I used was Attic Boutique from our Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue. The hair on the little girl was cut from the DSP. I loved creating the Cheong Sam, I popped a little strip on the bodice of Early Expresso and also up the skirt. Luckily the corset on the DSP fitted her perfectly so all I had to do was cut the tabs. We know that every girl needs a trendy outfit so she had to have some flares, aren't they cute? And of course what does a girl wear for her coctail parties.
Yep you guessed it a cute little cocktail dress. Now she is set to party.

Monday, June 25, 2012

More little ladies

Liz Collett had made some cute wall frames using the Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper (DSP). the paper is so lovely it doesn't really need anything else BUT as I am in this crazy little lady faze, I suggested they could look nice with a little lady on them. She asked me if I could do that for her. So this is what I came up with.
The hair was cut from the Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper DSP as well. It was just a matter of finding the right piece that looked like curls. The dark haired girls were cut from Early Expresso card. The blue flower was cut using the scallop circle and then used the faux suede technique.
The pleats on the red skirt was created using the crimper, spritzing with water and then shaping it. I had to add the sliver of Early Expresso to make the bodice stand out.

The face and skin uses First Edition Specialty DSP. The dress was  Attic Boutique DSP from the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Only 6 more days to go

I can't believe June is nearly over and that means the great offer is too.
Junes exclusive Reason to Smile stamp set will soon be gone. For the next 6 days only you can get it  in two different ways:
1. Get it for FREE with a $125 purchase!*
2. Purchase it at the regular retail price-no additional purchase necessary!

Friday, June 22, 2012

70th birthday with Beau Chateau

I was asked to create a 70th birthday card for my friend's mother. Her mother is very English and quite proper. So I needed to create something to suit.
Quite by accident I found exactly what I was looking for in my Beau Chateau paper. I wanted to use the DSP and was wondering what to put with it. I looked at the pretty frame on one of the pages and then my mind went into overdrive.
What if I cut out the frame and stamped some wording in it? No, not quite what I wanted.
What about cutting out a framelit die with the Big Shot and put that on the cut out frame and then stamp? No, still not quite what I wanted.
Well finally I decided to use my Designer Frames Embossing Folder. I stamped the sentiment and then ran the Oval frame through the Big Shot. I cut out the inner part of the oval frame and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake. Then I cut out a Framelit and put it back through the big shot using the Designer Frames. (Gee I love my Big Shot!) Stuck the sponged oval on top and decided that was it. Finally happy with the look.
The three little flowers were made using the old 3 blossom punch and then rolled up and squished to create the faux suede look. Then I popped on the tiny half pearls.
Finally I put it all together, stuck Beau Chateau DSP onto Crumb Cake card, attached Crumb Cake seam binding around this and tied with a bow at the top. Added my frames and then the whole lot was stuck on to Very Vanilla card.
I didn't want to put the 70 on the front, but felt it needed  to go somewhere. So I sponged a piece of Very Vanilla, stamped the Happy and TH and added the 70 which I had cut out from the Big Shot. ( Oh I love my Big Shot)
What do you think? Will her mum like it? I hope she does.

Card details:
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Beau Chateau
Ink: Crumb Cake
Ribbon: Crumb Cake seam binding
Tools: Big Shot, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Set, Framelits Dies
Stamp sets: Memorable Moments

Friday, June 8, 2012

Special things happening in June

Reason to Smile - two great promotions this month
Stampin' Up! has announced two fantastic promotions this month.
For any customer:

Every customer can get something a bit special for the month of June. As a Customer you can purchase this lovely EXCLUSIVE stamp set, or even better receive it for free if you have purchased $125 worth of product. What do you think of that?

What a terrific incentive to hold your own workshop this month and also all your friends who spend $125 will receive this complimentary gift too.
as they say "That's not all" check out the EXTRA Hostess Benefits below as well.
I just love Stampin Up there is always something exciting on offer.

Gee I love being part of Stampin Up. The specials just keep coming
For the hostess: 

We {Heart} Our Hostesses
Bask in the extra $90 in FREE products you’ll receive in June when you host a friend-filled qualifying* party that celebrates your creativity.
The FREE product offer kicks in when party sales reach $650.
This is what the hostesses can get this month. If a workshop sale totals $650 you as the hostess will receive an extra $90 worth of hostess dollars to spend on top of the normal $100 to spend and 50% off any product. WOW, how wonderful is that?
Also your guests will not miss out they too will be spoiled. Take a look at the June 2012 Special for Customers above.
I am so excited about this offer, give me a call and book a workshop so you don't miss out on this wonderful offer.
With hundreds of innovative products to choose from, there’s never been a better time to party!  If you would like to place an order or book a party, email me at

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