Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Kasia

One of the great things about your kids starting school, is the new friends you make.  One of them is celebrating her birthday today. Happy Birthday Kasia! This is the card I made for her. 

Once I inked up the stamp,  I sponged on some White Shimmer Paint. for a little shine.  Here's a close up.


Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Medallion, Under the Big Top
Ink: Concord Crush
Card Stock: Concord Crush, Whisper White
Other: Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, White Shimmer Paint, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Ella

Yesterday Emily had another party to attend, this time it was for Ella, another of Em's best friends.  Here is Ella's card.

Here's a close up of the glittery bear.  She's so cute!

Happy 6th Birthday Ella!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Under the Big Top, Delicate Doilies, Woodgrain
Card Stock: White Glossy, Wisteria Wonder, Regal Rose
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Regal Rose, Black StayzOn, Wisteria Wonder Marker, Regal Rose Marker
Other: Scallop Circle Punches, Dazzling Diamonds, Two-Way Glue Pen, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Isabella

One of Emily's best friends had her birthday last Monday, and this is the card I made for her.

Happy 6th Birthday Isabella!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Baroque Motif
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Lucky Limeade
Other: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Boho Blossoms Punch, Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet Dies, Neutral Brads, Pretty in Pink Ribbon (retired) Dazzling Diamonds, White Shimmer Paint (spritzed), Snail Adhesive, Two-way Glue Pen Dimensionals

Friday, September 16, 2011

NSW Regional Seminar

Every year, Stampin' Up! hold a regional seminar - a training seminar open to all SU! demonstrators.  This year I attended.  It was my first SU! event.  My day started at 6am when bright as a button I sprang out of bed (at lease 1/2 an hour earlier than any other day...).  Leaving home just after 7, I headed of for my drive into Darling Harbour.  Now I don't drive into the city very often at all, and when I have, it's not usually by myself.  I was very proud of my self that I didn't get lost and didn't even use my sat nav!There were 10 of us Creative Stampers there, and the most talented Belinda Hennessy was one of the presenters.  Amongst all the presentations and give-a-ways (yes free stuff), we are able to swap cards we've made with other demonstrators. 

These are my swaps.  They were inspired by the Clean & Simple sketch challenge I recently took part in.

The swaps I made. There were 4 of each colour combo

Here are some photo's of the day.
The gorgeous Anita Lovell, winning her Lucky Door prize
Our gifts for attending - Under the Big Top stamp set and some Stampin' Glass Glitter
Most of the Swaps for the day

The Swaps I came home with
Belinda during her presentation
A great way to showcase SU!'s DSP's


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Clean & Simple FTL156

About time I took part in another challenge.  This is my effort for the Clean and Simple Fall to Layout Challenge.  I can't seem to get Christmas cards out of my mind...

A simple design, just the way I like it...


Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled, Christmas Greetings
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Vera Mark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Mailee

Another of Emily's school friends celebrated her birthday last week.  Mailee had a Disco party and Em was exhausted by the end of it.  Here's the card I made her.

I wanted to something different to the usual pink colour scheme, so I went with yellow and silver.


Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Delicate Doilies, Delightful Decorations, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Versa Mark
Other: Silver and Clear Embossing Powders, Dazzling Diamonds, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ever Thought About Joining?

Well, there is no better time than this September.

You can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for just $169.  The Mini Starter Kit has over $310 worth of products for this bargain price.  Here is what's included;

If you want more, then you can purchase the full Starter Kit for 20% off, usually $289, valued at over $610.  With both these kits, you can also purchase the optional Stampin' Memories Add-On kit.  Both of these can be viewed on the last page of the catalogue.

Contact me today if you have any questions about joining.  It's so much fun!



THE NEW 2011-2012 IDEA BOOK AND CATALOGUE!  Ohh la, la.....  It's so pretty!
Now seriously, get yourself a cuppa, no make that a thermos, as you will not want to move -whilst you looking at this little beauty. 

If you haven't already get the new catalogue from me, then simply click on the link on the right of the screen and peruse to your hearts content.  You can print off a wish list (or 2,3 maybe 4.;) or you can use a note book to write down all the lovely new products you'd like. 

Once you get past the beautiful cover you'll notice some new things straight away.
  • New Hostess Rewards Plan
  • New In-Colours
  • New Stamp Sets
  • New Designer Series Papers
  • New Ribbons
  • New Brads & Buttons
  • New Sizzix Dies & Embossing Folders
  • New Storage Options
The New Hostess Rewards Plan will allow you to have a greater selection of stamp sets to chose from as your reward for hosing a qualifying workshop.  Plus, as an added bonus, if you workshop totals exceed $600, you will be able to purchase ANYTHING IN THE CATALOGUE FOR 1/2 PRICE!  Yes anything!  That means you could potentially pickup the Big Shot for less than $70!  If your workshop sales exceed $800,the you get 2, half price items!

WOW!  How do you follow that up....  How about 5 beautiful new In-Colours.  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo.  Don't they just sound nice?

Anyway, enough rambling from me (I could go on for days...), have a look for yourself.  If you'd like a copy to hold close to your heart, then let me know and you can have one for $10 ($15 if posted).

Happy reading