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My First Homemade Cards

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When this post is published I’ll be on the other side of the world visiting rellies and friends in the UK! Don’t you just love modern technology?! I’ve set up a few scheduled posts like this one, but will also be on with some ‘live’ posts too.

I recently came across a pile of cards I made just after joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator. For a long time I had very limited supplies and very limited knowledge! But I vividly remember having soooo much fun, and learning more with each card.

 

 

This week marks my 2nd anniversary of joining Stampin’ Up! as a demo. What an amazing ride!

I really enjoy what I’m doing, and love the new friendships that I’ve made with team members and my very special customers. It has also become a profitable part-time job, which I certainly never planned on when I joined. My style and tastes have changed, as you can probably tell from these cards *wink* but I still love creating with paper, ink and glue!

In a few weeks many of the Victorian demonstrators will be gathering in Melbourne for our annual regional training day (yes, we stamp together!!). I’m so looking forward to catching up with some of the girls in my team.

If you’ve thought about taking your papercraft hobby to the next level and want to know a little more about becoming a demonstrator and the benefits of joining my team, just send me an email and I’ll get an info pack posted out to you.

Happy stamping,

 

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Made for Each Other

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Just a quick one tonight. I wanted to share a couple of cards we made at stamp club today. They were inspired by an article in this month’s issue of Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft, Vol 15 No 4, and a great collection of 10 Quick Cards designed by Shelly Stakis. 

 

 

 

 

 

These cards feature the Upsy Daisy stamp set and co-ordinating Urban Garden DSP (designer series paper) – they are just made for each other! Colours used are Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, and a hint of Baja Breeze. 

By the way, it’s good to be back and blogging again. My computer had a total meltdown this week so I’m now back online with a brand new hard disk drive. Amazingly we were able to save all files but I lost every one of my bookmarks. Still, I’m not complaining. It could have been a lot worse!

Now I’m off to finish packing. We’re going on a little trip but I’ll be posting as usual – I’ve got a big backlog of projects to share with you. Hey I might even throw in the odd holiday snap!

Happy stamping,

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Fresh Fish

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Something to bring a smile to your face today.

Stamp sets: Just Beachy, Basic Phrases. Ink: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Stazon Black. Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White.

I was inspired to make this card after checking out Michelle Zindorf’s stunning works of art on her blog. Ok so I’ve got a looooong way to go, but this was a first effort! LOL

It is amazing what Michelle can do with a brayer and clear embossing powder. WOW!!! Make sure you visit her tutorials. Actually, ‘WOW’ doesn’t even begin to describe it!

Check back tomorrow for some exciting news about Stampin’ Up!’s September promotion!

Happy stamping,

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Soft Summer

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My dear Secret Sister sent me a beautiful card this week featuring the Soft Summer stamp set, available for a limited time from the Spring Mini Catalogue. (For an explanation of the Secret Sister program visit this blog post). It looks gorgeous with its Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and Close to Cocoa colours, and just a lovely touch of Chocolate Chip.

It’s a bit difficult to tell from this pic but she’s added chunky glitter to the middle of the raised flowers. How cute is that!!! Thank you Secret Sister :)

 

 

Have a great day, and don’t forget to check back soon for a card that will make you chuckle!

Happy stamping,

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Sense of Time

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I’m having loads of fun getting ready for our upcoming Make It Manly class, especially with the classic Sense Of Time stamp set (p4 Spring Mini Catalogue). I must admit, this wasn’t the set I was most excited about when I first saw the mini, simply because I *thought* it wasn’t my style. Oooooh…. but I think it is now!!! LOL.

 

 

I especially love how that little ‘seconds’ hand (within the main clock image) fits perfectly in Stampin’ Up!‘s 1" circle punch, so it can be raised or recessed for a bit of dimension.

 

I left the sentiment off this last card so it’s ready to use for whatever the occassion. I can always add the "Happy Birthday" or "Get Well" or "Happy Retirement" message later on.

These cards are super simple to make. The girls who are coming to Class next Sunday will enjoy making these, along with other ‘blokey’ cards.

Sorry, this class is booked out but email me to request priority notification of the next class schedule. Or book a workshop where you can try your hand at making these projects too.

I’ve also just finished decorating a journal with these stamps. I’ll share those soon.

 

Happy stamping!

 

 

Images © Stampin’ Up!

Sense of Time, Set of 4 stamps. $39.95 +p/h.

 

 

 

 

 

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Great Friend

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Great Friend card

I’m so excited to share this card with you, featuring the brand new Great Friend stamp set. Great Friend is featured in the Spring Mini Catalogue, and is available right now until the end of November.

This card was made by Wendy Gifford, one of the talented demonstrators in my team. She was inspired by the scrap page found on page 4 of the mini catalogue (on the right). I love this! It reminds me that there is no simpler way to be inspired than by flicking through the pages of a Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

 

Happy stamping,

 

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