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Bushfire Appeal

Published by under general chat | Feb 12 2009

Bodacious Bouquet Card Compendium 

So many of us have been affected by the tragic bushfires that hit Victoria this past week. We live in the middle of a state forest in Victoria, so bushfires are never far from our thoughts, but this is beyond anything that we could possibly imagine. 

We were incredibly lucky last weekend that our district was safe, but so many other small towns and communities – so similar to ours – weren’t as fortunate.

As a community of craft lovers, stampers and scrappers we can do something to help those who are trying to pick up the pieces by supporting Stampin’ Up! and the Red Cross in their generous fundraising efforts.  

Here are the details:

From now until 31 March 2009, Stampin’ Up! will donate 50 percent of the retail value of all sales from a select group of 10 stamp sets to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal.  I will also donate my commission, adding another 20 percent to the donation.  

This means that 70% of the purchase price (not just the profit) of the stamp sets listed below will go directly to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal.

Here is a list of the Bushfire Appeal sets:
 

 Stamp Set Item Number  Page Number in Catalogue  Retail Price 

Priceless

112312 105   $48.95
Seeing Spots 
108909   89  $29.95
Baroque Motifs 
112380   98 $39.95
Live Your Dream 
114261   3
(Summer Mini Catalogue)
$55.95
Looks Like Spring* 
108864   76  $58.95
The Snowflake Spot* 
108934   27  $39.95
Bodacious Boquet* 
108756   80 $58.95
Polka Dots & Paisley* 
110247   46  $35.95
G’day Mate* 
111973  115   $35.95
Be Happy* 
108744   51 $39.95

 

*The sets in blue will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they will only be available for the Bushfire Appeal while supplies last. These are expected to be very popular.

As a heartfelt thank you for supporting this appeal, I am looking forward to giving you a handmade gift along with your order.

Email me for more details or to place your order.

I’ll be back tomorrow to share some of the projects I’ve been working on lately.

Happy stamping,

 Simone

 

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New Classes

Published by under classes | Feb 10 2009

 

Isn’t he cute? I love this little hedgehog fella from the Fun & Fast Notes stamp set (p41 IB&C). This is a Lip Balm Holder I made for my lovely hostess and fellow stamping addict (*wave* to Felicite and the Kyneton girls).

This is one of the projects you’ll be able to create yourself in a gift-making class I have planned for later in the year…

 Class?

 

Over the last few months, I’ve had more and more requests to hold regular classes. So here it is! The first class schedule is ready and I’m so excited to launch it. 

Click on the link below to open the document.

Download Class Schedule

I am keeping class sizes small so that you can have the time and space to enjoy the session.  If you are interested in booking a spot let me know ASAP as it really is a first in-best dressed situation.

These classes will all be held in Creswick, but as always if you and a group of friends would like to run your own classes we can set up one for you.

After the new catalogue is released in April (wooHoo – are you excited yet?) I’ll announce some more classes. You can always check my Workshops & Classes page for details.  Stay tuned.

 Happy stamping!

 

 

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Faux Mosaic Technique

Published by under General | Feb 01 2009

Today we have a card that features the Faux Mosaic technique which I learnt from watching a Stampin’ Up! DVD for demos called “Workshop Wows”. I just had to try it! You can’t tell from the photo, but in between the mosaic pieces is sparkling Dazzling Diamonds glitter – it really shimmers in the light.

The technique is created by first taking a piece of adhesive-backed paper (such as sticker paper). Peel off the backing paper, and carefully place your pieces of paper ’tiles’ – yes, this is a great one for using up all those tiny pieces of paper you’ve been saving!

Next, sprinkle gold or silver embossing powder over the sticker paper – it will adhere to the gaps between the tiles. Heat emboss for an amazing effect, then trim the piece as desired and use to embellish your cards or scrap projects. Or instead of embossing powder, use glitter as I have for this one.

It certainly is a Wow IRL (in real life).  I made this one for a very talented Stampin’ Up! demo and gorgeous lady…  Happy birthday Juliana!

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GLITTER

Published by under cards | Jan 29 2009

I must have been a magpie in another life because I LOVE shiny things! I’ve always loved the superfine Dazzling Diamond glitter, So I guess it’s no suprise that I’ve fallen in love with Stampin’ Up!’s new chunky glitter and have been using it like mad lately. It’s in the Summer mini catalogue (p15) and comes in a pack of four colours. I was surprised how big the containers are – they should last a while.

I’m having a bit of trouble taking pics of my newest creations (think big stars with chunky blue glitter on white cardstock), but I’d love to share this chunky glitter card that Jenny Myerscough (demo in Rowville, VIC) made for me. Isn’t she talented?!

 

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New Crop & Stamp Session In Creswick

Published by under General | Jan 27 2009

Do you love…

 

PAPERCRAFTS?

Scrapbooking

Card making

Stamping

Off The Page projects

 

Would you love some… Me Time?

 

New social morning

 commencing February 20

In Creswick, VIC 

(15 mins from Ballarat, 20 mins from Daylesford).

 

Bring along your projects and spend a few hours creating, cropping, crafting, sharing ideas, chatting and catching up with friends (even ones you haven’t met yet!). Catch up on your scrapbooking, or make an early start to your Christmas cards!

 

Third Friday of Every Month (Feb 20, Mar 20, etc)

Creswick Learning Centre (CLC) Meeting Room

9.15am – 11.45am

Cost: $5

BYO projects, supplies, tools.

Guillotine, tea, coffee & light refreshments provided.

 

Occasional Child Care available by CLC at Creswick Preschool (charges apply) Ph:5345 2274 for enquiries.

 

Any questions? Contact me.

 

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What to do when the Stamping Mojo is Missing!

Published by under cards,stamping techniques | Jan 25 2009

Ok, so you’ve managed to find some peace and quiet (yes, a feat in itself), your inks and stamps are all set to go, and you are ready for inspiration to strike…. but…. nothing happens! Your stamping mojo has disappeared! What do you do next?

Well, the answer is simple and it’s something I’ve done many times, because my stamping mojo frequently disappears, let me tell you! I grab my Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalogue and flick through it until I see a design that catches my eye. Force yourself to NOT look at the stamp sets (yes, I know it’s hard… but you can do it 🙂 ) Just look at the layouts. Don’t worry if you don’t have the same stamp set, or the same coloured cardstock, or rub ons, or the right ribbon. Trust me, that’s not important for this exercise (and you can always order them from me later LOL  *big grin*).

Now, make up the card by swapping the stamps and supplies for what you have available but try to follow the card design/layout as best you can. It’s heaps of fun, and saves you having to ‘think’. It’s just like following a recipe. Within no time at all, you’ll have created something new and your stamping mojo will be back!

Now, just for fun… who can tell me which page I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) these cards from? (Check the current Australian Idea Book & Catalogue). Leave a comment when you’ve worked out which page. 

 

 

Your turn to have a go! Email me a card that you CASEd/adapted from the IB&C and let me work out where the inspiration came from.

Tomorrow is Australia Day, but I’ll be back on Tuesday to announce an exciting venture for papercraft lovers in the Creswick & District area, to help get you stamping, scrapping & creating, and to enjoy some ‘me time’.

Till then, happy stamping!

 

Thank You Card. Supplies used: Real Red, Night of Navy cardstock and ink, Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up! rub-on, Eastern Blooms stamp set, Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon, Night of Navy 1/4″ (narrow) grosgrain ribbon, stampin’ dimensionals, Stampin’ Up! brad.

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