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Project Inspirations

Published by under General | Jan 24 2009

(from back) Maureen, Cheryl, Kerri, Wendy, Deb, Simone (in the white shirt at the front), Sandra, Ronlyn.

We had a great time at our group stamping day last week with a wonderful bunch of ladies – it’s so much fun to look at new ways of doing things, see how different colour combinations work, and learn new techniques. I came away from it inspired to try new projects, and grateful for new friendships made.

Thank you so much to the ladies who came to share and learn and stamp!

I’ll be back tomorrow with some new projects, along with my best ever tip on what you should do if you’ve lost your creative mojo!

 

 

Kerri’s Diorama card

 

 

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Let’s Sale-a-brate

Published by under General | Jan 16 2009

Haven’t I been a bad blogger! Can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post. Well, in my defence I have been busy planning a special stamping day (details below) and it is school holidays. Hmmm, enough said! 😉

First up, here’s a few projects I made with the beeeeeuuuuutiful Sale-a-bration stamp sets. The more I play with them, the more I love them!

 

Polka Dot Punches stamp set

Yummy stamp set, gift card holder

 

Botanical Blooms stamp set

 

Now this weekend will be very special as I’m having many of the wonderful Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in my group over for a stamping day. Woo hooo. Now, that sounds like fun! Our team has been growing over the past few months, so a few of the ladies I’ll be meeting for the first time. I’m soooo looking forward to it, and have been planning lots of fun things for us to do. It’s going to be very hands-on, that’s for sure!

Don’t forget, now is the perfect time to order the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator starter kit. The starter kit is normally great value at over $560 worth of goodies for only $324.  But until the end of February you can also choose another stamp set (to $79.95 value) for FREE!  There are loads of benefits in joining up – obviously free or cheap craft supplies is the big one, but attending one of our stamping functions has got to be up there pretty high! LOL.

Stamping with friends. Priceless.

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Happy New Year

Published by under cards,general chat | Jan 03 2009

Hello again and happy new year to my visitors! It’s great to be back and crafting again after a wonderful but hectic Christmas and New Year time.

We had a great Christmas. Hope you enjoyed yours! The kids were so excited to open their presents – hearing their squeals of delight was priceless (although 5.50am might have been a *little* early for squeals).

We went to Mum and Dad’s on Christmas morning, and spent the day there with family. Mum put on an amazing feast for us all – she’s truly amazing. Highlights for me were watching the kids opening their family presents outside in the beautiful sunshine, spending time with my sister and her gorgeous boys, and the walk we all went on after lunch.

 

Our stamp club for January was held on Friday. It was so lovely to see all the ladies again and to spend a bit of time stamping together. We did the Emerging Colour technique (above), using inks, the All In The Stars stamp set, clear embossing powder and the brayer. To finish up they all stamped a 2009 calendar bookmark.

Now a new month and a new Year brings lots of new treats from Stampin’ Up!

January marks the start of one of the highlights on the Stampin’ Up! calendar: Sale-a-bration.  Yes, free stamps! It’s the perfect time to book that workshop you’ve been planning to have 😉 

Do you have a copy of the Sale-a-bration brochure? Shoot me an email and I’ll get one in the post to you.

Happy stamping,

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Christmas Birthday Wishes

Published by under General | Dec 23 2008

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Today is the birthday of a wonderfully talented stamper and friend who I’m very proud to say is one of my team members. I wanted to make her a special card, but I took so long making it that I didn’t send it early enough and I suspect it got caught up in all the Christmas mail. Happy Birthday Maureen! On this card I’ve used the Infinite Goodness stamp set (free Level 2 hostess set) and Curvy Verses, watercolour paper and the Rose Red Prints Designer Series paper. The new 1" wide double-stitched Rose Red ribbon features here, which is only available in the current Summer mini catalogue (p20). I love using Rose Red so it’s wonderful to have a ribbon that matches the cardstock, paper and ink perfectly. Layered on top is the moss tafetta ribbon, which unfortunately doesn’t photograph too well but looks great in real life. The large scallop rectangle was made with the Scallop Edge punch. I followed this great tutorial to match up the scallops so there is one in each corner of the layer. It was fun to make something non-Christmasy, even though I looooove this festive time of year. Two more sleeps until Santa’s here!  

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Wrapping it up

Published by under 3D projects,Christmas | Dec 21 2008

Well, the cards are (finally!) done and sent, pressies bought and wrapped so now it’s time to sit back and enjoy Christmas.  Yaaaay.

Yesterday I spent the day cooking with the kids. They got to pick all their favourite foods and we had so much fun – and made a huuuuuge mess, but hey that was half the fun.  Cupcakes, fruit pies, choc-dipped fruit and more.

I even found some time to decorate this little ‘double-pocket bag’ that my friend Keah showed me how to make. I decorated the front with the ‘roo from Happy Christmas Mate, using Real Red and Old Olive cardstock and ink to tie in with the stripes on the Dashing designer series paper. It’s the perfect size for a gift voucher and matching gift card.

Hope you have a safe and very merry Christmas, and enjoy the festive time spent with those we don’t see often but especially those we see and love every day.

Ho ho ho,

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Peppermint Cream Sandwiches

Published by under 3D projects,Christmas,punch art | Dec 12 2008

It’s that time of year when the kids are finishing up school and kinder, and all their other activities, and there are lots of people to thank. This year I’ve had fun making Christmas Tree ornaments out of the wonderful scallop punch, a couple of circle punches and yummy peppermint cream chocolates from Cadbury’s sandwiched in the middle. They make fun little treats and look great when done up in a gift box.

 

These are acetate ‘matchboxes’ I made for the girls in my Stampin’ Up! group at the recent Melbourne Regional training day. They perfectly fit 3 of the Peppermint Cream Sandwiches inside. The slide-off ‘lid’ is made from clear acetate sheets (similar to overhead transparency sheets) which are available from office supply shops.

  

 

 

This one (above) features the Level 2 Free Hostess Set Spring Solitude – now that is one understated stamp set! When I first saw it I thought ‘not me’, but it has really grown on me. With any of the 2 Step stamp sets it takes a little more effort to see their potential, because it’s not immediately obvious what you can do with it, but let me tell you this is one great little versatile set! Colours: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum.

Better get back to the chocolate, oops I mean stamping…

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