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Pick A Petal

Published by under cards | Jul 24 2009

 

I just had to share this cute card that my Stampin’ Up! Secret Sister gave me this week. It uses the Pick a Petal stamp set, and the paper piecing technique. Very clever!

My Secret Sister is so sweet she even sent my three little cherubs their own cards, and wrote they were from "Secret Auntie".

 

It’s a bit crazy around here at the moment so please excuse the sporadic posting. This Saturday is a very special day which I’ve been busily planning… the EurekaStampers Team Get-Together!

EurekaStampers is the name of my happy little group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. We’ve got ladies coming from all over Victoria and even NSW!! Because we are geographically so spread out some of us only get to meet in person a few times a year, which makes Saturday VERY special. When I first started these gatherings we all fitted around my dining room table; then it was the lounge room. Well, we’ve totally outgrown my house so we’re in a function room this time!  I’m soooo excited and can’t wait to see everyone (some for the first time!) and all their fabulous creations.

Have a great weekend and happy stampin’ (I know I will :) )

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Sweet Nothings

Published by under cards | Jul 23 2009

 

The Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’® kit (p138 Idea Book & Catalogue) is really something! I’m already into my second pack and I really love it.

Like all the other Simply Scrappin’ kits it contains: 

  • six sheets of adhesive die cuts, which are made from a sturdy cardstock weight sheet,
  • eight 12×12 sheets of textured cardstock and 
  • six double-sided 12×12 sheets of co-ordinating prints.
    All this for $36.95 + p/h.

That’s a LOT of product!

I’ve had a few of these kits in the past, and made various things from them including mini albums, flip albums, bags, cards and…yep, even scrapbook pages. They are heaps of fun and very very easy to work with. My favourite part is the adhesive ribbon strips. Use these strips as you would ribbon, but they are made from cardstock!

If you’d like to make any of the projects you’ve seen here, just ask when you place your order for a Simply Scrappin’ kit.

 

By the way, do you like the new-look blog? I have a habit of changing the furniture around at home (often unexpectedly!) as I’m a firm believer in ‘a change is as good as a holiday’. LOL. So my blog and I took a cyber holiday! Enjoy. 

 

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Handy Technique for Swirls and Flourishes

Published by under cards | Jul 13 2009

Here’s a simple but effective technique to try with all those beautiful stamps with swirls and flourishes…

Stamp the image in StazOn black, then add colour to selected areas with the sponge dauber after smooshing it into your ink pad (here I’ve used Bashful Blue). Finish up by highlighting the details with a StampinWrite Marker (Mellow Moss above). Hmmm, will have to go try this with my So Swirly jumbo wheel. I can just see it down the side of a scrapbook page… (hmm, thinking, thinking)

Before I go, I just want to say hi to the lovely ladies who attended the Christmas In July class on Sunday. What a great way to spend the afternoon! I’m now taking names for the next class: the All Occassions Stamp-a-Stack, on Friday 31st July at 7pm. Spots are filling fast so if you are interested contact me to reserve your spot.

Simone Bartrum

Snow Swirled stamp set (p30 Idea Book & Catalogue), sponge daubers (p156), Ink and co-ordinating cardstock in Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss and Whisper White)

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Christmas In July Part 2

Published by under Christmas,classes,Designer Series paper | Jul 10 2009

 

 

As promised, here are some more samples from our Chrismas In July class which will be on this Sunday in Creswick.

All these cards feature the Season of Joy stamp set (p31 Idea Book & Catalogue) and the very versatile Holiday Treasures designer series paper (p134). Don’t you love how the look of a card can be totally altered just be changing the orientation from portrait to landscape? (See cards above) Ahhh, it never ceases to amaze me!!!

(I’m easily amused, I know ;) ) 

 

To reserve the last spot in the Christmas In July class email me, and you’ll be able to join us for some festive fun (yep, 5 months early!)

Happy stamping,

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Christmas In July

Published by under Christmas,classes | Jul 09 2009

Season Of Joy dazzling diamond card

"It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…." in my craft room, that is! Christmas is still a loooooong way away (thank goodness) but it’s never too early to make a start on this year’s Christmas cards.

I’m holding a class this Sunday on just that very topic, so I’m feeling kinda festive at the moment :) It’s a Stamp-a-Stack event so everyone will go home with plenty of cards and inspiration. And a few little surprises!

Here are some of the projects my special guests will be making…

The blue cards feature the Snow Swirled stamp set, and even though it doesn’t show up in these pics there is sparkling Dazzing Diamonds on the tips and centres of the snowflakes.

These cards below feature the very funny Holiday Lineup stamp set and not-so-common Christmas colours. Fun cards.

 

 

And a close up of these funny fella elves…

 

This class has been booked out for the past month BUT due to an unexpected cancellation there is a spot (possibly two) available. Contact me ASAP if you are interested. More details here.

Check back tomorrow for more samples!

Happy stamping,

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Flower Pot Card

Published by under cards | Jul 01 2009

How sweet is this?! I got a lovely surprise in my letterbox from my Secret Sister! I don’t know who she is but I know she is a very talented papercrafter and she has great taste in Designer Series Paper (I LOVE the Bella Rose papers).

Secret Sister is an initiative of one of the demonstrator forums I’m on (ESAD-SU), where we are each allocated a different ‘sister’ to send little cards and surprises to – it’s a bit of fun, and who doesn’t love to get happy mail?

Lots of reasons to be happy this week. My mum came out of hospital after a number of operations, and she’s doing really well. Speedy recovery Mum!!

School holidays started in Victoria this week, so good luck to all the mums and grandmums reading this blog ;) 

Happy stamping,

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