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Monday, February 25, 2013

Ideas a plenty...

I love being a Stampin Up demonstrator. We get so much support from other demonstrators and the ideas for projects is never ending. Each month all the Paper Angels get together and discuss new products, events and exchange card ideas. Two of the cards that I saw and loved have now been reproduced and added to my collection.
Notice how the bottom butterfly has been punched out of the Whisper White. Such a cute idea. The card base was made from the In colour, Summer Starfruit. I then added the layer of Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper. I punched out a Summer Starfruit Elegant Butterfly and a Rich Razzleberry Elegant Butterfly. I stamped the sentiment  from the Loving Thoughts  stamp set in Rich Razzleberry. The designer series paper was FREE from the Sale E Bration catalogue.
This one I just love. The dangly stars and hearts are just so cute, don't you think?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Back to the ole blackboard days

I love this technique that is around at the moment. It is the blackboard technique and it allows for you to be messy. I held back on trying it out as I find it a bit hard as I try not to be messy.
However at our Demonstrators meeting today I was taken out of my comfort zone.

Rebecca Ross showed us her version of the technique and I must say I loved it. We stamped images in White Craft ink and then embossed in white embossing powder. Then we lightly dragged the white ink across the card with a sponge, making it look like the rubbed out chalk on a blackboard.

Well I liked it so much that I had to try it again when I got home. Here is my version.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

On a roll

Well I had a productive day today. I finished creating the 3 cards for my next stamp class in March and have even written instructions for 2 of them with pictures. So make sure you keep either Wednesday 6th or Friday 8th free and come along for a big night.

I then wanted to stock up on some cards so here they are.

The first one was CASED but I don't know who from. If you recognise your work thank you for the inspiration. I used Tangerine Tango card and teamed it with Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive. Don't you just love the Colour Coach for helping you put colours together? I sat the Elegant Butterfly Punch on a 23/4 inch DSP circle. The Birthday sentiment is from an old SAB set called So Happy for You. I keep dragging it out as I love the font.
This one I had to really scramble to get things to work. I thought I had Pool Party ribbon but I must have used it all, so I got my Very Vanilla Seam binding ribbon and dragged it through the Pool Party stamp pad. Yuk, that looked dreadful it didn't look at all like Pool Party. So I decided to wash it out and "what do ya know" it came out this nice Pool Party colour. Yipee... I then wanted it to look scrunchy so I squeezed it up and then put the heat gun on it to dry it out and set the creases. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment with Versamark and embossed it with White embossing powder. I then used a paint dauber and Pool Party ink to colour over the card. I rubbed the ink off the embossing with a tissue to make it pop.

My last card is my favourite. I have been wanting to play with this Dress Up Framelit Die for some time. Anyone that knows me and my little ladies will know how excited I was when I saw this in the catalogue. The sentiment came from the All Dressed Up stamp set. I used Early Expresso Co'ordinations card on the dress stand to get an aged look.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's day

Who got spoilt today?
I had coffee and cake with my lovely husband at our favourite place Cafe Mila. Then came home and played for the afternoon in my craft room. Who could ask for more.  I was working on my next card class and I'm quite excited with what I have come up with. No peeks just yet, you'll just have to wait a tad longer.
This months class included a Valentine card of course. I brayered Real Red over the Glimmer paper to give it a pinkish tint. The DSP came from the pack Festival of Prints. Such a versatile little pack. The hearts were cut out of the Heart to Heart retired punch. The sentiment came from my very favourite stamp set Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  This is the perfect stamp set for someone that is just starting out as it has every type of sentiment they would need.

The other two cards we made showed how easy it is to use the same layout and make a small change to the embellishment thus changing the look of the card.
Isn't the DSP lovely I was lucky enough to get it as a free Sale A Bration gift. The new Seasonal Catalogue has so many yummy products that I just had to have. The bonus of course was getting the free gifts.

 I hope you all had a great Valentines. Now time for bed and sweet dreams of what I have in store for my next class.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Our new Seasonal Catalogue and Sale A Bration

What more temptations can Stampin Up come up with?

Sale A Bration, that’s right, it’s everyone’s favourite time of the Stampin’ Up! year, and it’s better than ever, with no less than 19 free products to choose from with your qualifying order of $100.

There are many ways you can benefit from Sale A Bration........Try one or all of these.

Host a workshop and you can qualify for additional bonuses.
Love to shop? How about shopping and getting rewarded?

Join Stampin' Up!
Sale-A-Bration + Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary = 25% more Starter Kit products for FREE
Their is also a new recruit bundle including the following products from the 2013-2014 annual catalogue:
  • Happy Day Stamp Set
  • Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
  • Hardware Clips Essentials

Truly something for everyone! How will you party?

Then we have the new Seasonal Catalogue. So take a deep breath and check out the most fantastic products. It has 39 pages chock-full of yummy stamps and accessories. It has a lovely vintage feel, and there are so many pretty stamps and embellishments to take your crafting to the next level.

Have a flick through the Seasonal Catalogue and try to resist all the pretties.
Contact me now to book your workshop, place your order or for more information about joining Stampin’ Up!

If you would like your own copy of the Catalogue, plus a copy of the Sale-a-Bration brochure, email me and I will send you one (Australian residents only please)
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