Wednesday, December 9, 2009
The past two weeks have been flat out with my customer Christmas Party last Tuesday night and then the Stampin' Up! team that I am lucky enough to be part of on Friday night both at my house. They were both fantastic nights and I totally enjoyed both parties. I also did a workshop on the Thursday night.
I have my son's Year 10 formal tonight which I still can't believe he isn't in Year 7 anymore, where did those years go.
As usual I am running behind schedule and still need to make my own Christmas cards which I will hopefully get done along with my tax return this weekend. Luckily I don't have any overseas ones to send or they would be more like Valentines cards. I am hoping that I have a stash of cards somewhere I have forgotten about that will get me out of trouble.
I am hoping to get a few more posts done in the next week or so but I won't promise anything.
Perhaps while I am laying around sipping cocktails over the holidays I can get some work done for next year so I can at least start the year ahead of myself.
Back soon hopefully!!!!!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Welcome to the Stampers Anonymous SU Blog Tour! You many have just come from Jennifer's blog, but if you are starting here, don't worry....you can make the complete circuit just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 14 stops along the way and we hope you will visit each one to see the gorgeous creations we have to show you!
For our first tour we decided to showcase the beautiful new products in the Summer Mini, available from December 1st. At the end of each post there will be a link to take you to the next stop on the tour. Feel free to "share the love" and leave a comment! So sit back, relax and enjoy!
The photo's don't do the colours justice, not sure if it is the camera or the photographer - but hope you enjoy these!!
Kaleidoscope Papers (Mini)
Tempting Turquise & Gable Green card
Tempting Turquise ink
Large Oval Punch
1 - 3/4" Circle Punch (Mini)
Sweet Treat Cups (Mini)
Trendy Trees (words)
Jelly Beans - one for the card - two for me!
Kaliedoscope Papers (Mini)
Tempting Turquise & Gable Green cardstock
Butterfly Punch (Mini)
Scallop Edge Punch
1 -3/4" Circle Punch (Mini)
Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon
I hope you enjoy these creations and you will visit again over the next few days to see more projects.
Well that's it from me. Now your off to enjoy the wonderful creations of Robyn. Thanks for stopping by.
What is a Blog Hop? Just check into my site on November 30th from 8pm. You will be able to "hop" from one blog to another until you are back to where you started. You are sure to see some fabulous creations so don't miss it.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I recently had the pleasure of meeting a lovely group of ladies at a workshop that I held. One of the ladies came along to the Stampin' Up! stand at the Stitches & Craft Show so it was great to catch up again.
They wanted to do some gift tags and with the potential of being a large group I thought the Fun & Fast Notes set from page 50 was a great option. This set covers so many occassions and with 8 stamps it is great value and allowed everyone to have something to go on with.
I used Bold Bright card stock and to add some colour we used the Bold Brights markers. The group got to try a little Faux Stitching, Dry Embossing, Crystal Effects, and Dazzling Diamonds.
In order to keep these great little cards together, they also made a Wallet using Whisper White and Lovely Lilac. The wallet was embellished using the Scallop Edge, Scallop Circle and two of the Circle punches and of course some more Dazzling Diamonds.
If you would like to earn some FREE products - and lets face it we all love something for FREE, why not book a workshop. Get a group of friends together and have some fun.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
A few weeks ago we made these cute little gift cards using Christmas Classics from page 32 and Spotlight on Christmas from page 28 of the Catalogue. There are 4 cards in the pack, two of each design. The second card of each design was done in reverse colours. We used Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and Whisper White. We added some Riding Hood Red Ribbon and Dazzling Diamonds to dress them up and created a little gift bag so that they could be given as a gift or kept for some special presents at Christmas time.
Friday, October 16, 2009
10.00am - 12.00 noon and 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 12.00 noon
Bookings are necessary and I hope to see you all at one of the classes. If you have done any homework over the holidays, please bring it along, just don't expect to see much from me as I really had a holiday this break.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
My eldest son has just got back from 2 weeks in Japan as an exchange student. He had a marvelous time and wants to go straight back. I was so envious, I wish I could have gone.
My youngest son was at school camp for a week and also had a great time. We have all just come back from Anna Bay at Port Stephens where we spent 4 days. I had two extra children and everyone really enjoyed themselves.
I feel like all I have done is pack and unpack for the past 3 weeks and I am happy to be home and settled. Now I just have to catch up on all the washing and ironing.
I will get around to posting some cards soon. While I have been away my computer has also been away on a little holiday being refreshed so I have to catch up on emails also.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
As you will no doubt be seeing, I love my bling and I think any card slightly girly should have at least a little bling on it.
The colours are Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. The image has been double stamped to give a look of depth in the flowers. I have picked out the darker images from the first stamp and applied Crystal Effects and then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds onto that. The Eylet Border Punch adds a bit of softness and the image used to create a brad from the Build a Brad kit adds some interest. The Thank You is from the ever so useful Short & Sweet set.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The perfect time to pick up some great Christmas gifts for teachers, work mates, family and friends.
A group of very talented ladies are getting together again and we have all cleaned out our cupboards. There will be stamps, (new and used), scrapbooking supplies, embelishments, craft goodies, cards and heaps more!!!!
Everything will be priced to sell so don't miss out on the opportunity to pick up a bargain and get to cross of a few christmas presents as well.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The following week will be Shaker Cards. This was one of the first cards I made many years ago and I have to say they seemed a whole lot more difficult then. I don't think I have made a shaker card for about 3 years so had fun creating a couple of different samples today. I am pleased to say they are not difficult but great fun! Its always nice to have an interactive element to a card.
Please contact me by phone or email me to book in. Hope to see you soon!
There are still some places available for the Saturday 19th September if you haven't had a chance to book in.
I made this card before the show along with the "Trifold Wonder" that I posted on July 30, wow where did that time go. The Petal Pizzazz set is so gorgeous and with Spring being here I want to experiment with this some more. I might of mentioned earlier that orange is not one of my favourite colours but I enjoyed going outside of my box to make this one.
The colours used are Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Old Olive. The patterned paper is from Haiku and the ribbon is Old Olive grosgrain. Once again, bling is always close to my heart and the flower centres are Dimensionals dipped in Dazzling Diamonds. Punches are Word Window and Large Oval. The card base is Very Vanilla.
Even though cutting out is not my favourite pass time I do sometimes find it a bit theraputic.
Hope you like this one.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
A huge thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments and your emails commenting on the stand. Another HUGE thanks to all the fantastic ladies from our team for all their hard work as we couldn't have done what we did without them!!
For anyone who ordered any goodies from the show they are being processed and you should be receiving them shortly. If you requested any follow up information regarding classes, products or workshops, someone will be contacting you to discuss the details.
If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of the ladies on the contact sheets that you received in your Make & Take bags or email me and I will be happy to help you.
I am looking forward to catching up with those of you who want workshops very soon.
Now I have to get back to doing some postings of something a little more exciting.
Keep a watch out over the next day or two and I will have dates posted for the Christmas "I Wish" fold out booklet that so many people were interested in.
Once again, thanks for attending our stall.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
This week will be a hive of activity in our house creating new products for everyone to see. Come along and join in on the "Make & Take" and meet some of the other fabulous ladies I have the pleasure to share this great passion with.
The show starts on Wednesday 19th August and finishes on Sunday 23rd August. It is open from 10.00am - 5.00pm and entry fee is only $10 this year!
Make sure you come and say hello!!!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I am starting the Christmas In July theme this Saturday night with a dinner party with some friends. We have done this for a few years now and I am looking forward to the great company and the sticky date pudding we are having for dessert - my all time fav!
Now down to business!! Classes will start back next week and I will be continueing the Christmas theme with Christmas Cards. This will help get everyone ready for that mad rush time at the end of the year. Without starting now I know I would have to do the unthinkable and buy cards - and how would I explain that one away.....
Can't wait to see everyones projects you have been working on over the holidays. If you want to attend classes, contact me to book in.
This was juts a quick card that I put together to have as a spare back up card. I used the tree from "Thoughts & Prayers". The cardstock is Whisper White and Always Artichoke. I finally got around to using some of the great papers from the Level 1 Hostess DSP Patterns Pack. There are some beautiful papers in this pad and I will have to get around to using more of them. Too many projects and not enough hours in the day!!!
I purposely kept this simple so that it could be used for any occassion and also it could be a male or female card.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The first card was created for a work shop. The main card is Not Quite Navy with Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze. The patterned paper is from the Urban Garden pack.
We stamped with Versamark and the Inspired By Nature set and then embossed with White embossing powder.
The strip of Kiwi Kiss was torn and edged with the sponge daubers and Kiwi Kiss ink. The words are from the Inspired By Nature set also and the edges of strip were rounded with the corner rounder punch. We made a ribbon tag with the Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon. These colours work really well together and create a peaceful look.
When I was putting some things away I found a spare pack from this work shop. I was going to make up another of the same cards but then thought I should try and make it different. I think I achieved that.
I used exactly the same cardstock but turned the patterned paper over which made it more male orientated. I used the words from the Starring You set on page 141 which are easy to look over but are really handy. I punched out a few small stars with the punch and as you can see it is very different from the first. You should try doing this yourself and see what you come up with. If you have a blog send me the link so I can see what you have created.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Stamps: Just Jawing, Really Retro & Sanded
Paper: Urban Garden
Card: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze
Punches: Small and large Star, 1 3/8" circle, 1 1/4" circle, word window& Round Tab
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
We all love spending money but how good is spending FREE money!!!
Stampin' Up! have just released a wonderful Promotion.
Simply host a workshop during June or July which totals $600 in sales and you will receive an extra $40 free...so that's at least a $110 shopping spree from the catalogue, plus a free Level 1 or 2 Hostess set too! What a fantastic deal!
Just think what you could get from your wishlist with this opportunity! Why not get a bunch of friends together and learn some new stamping techniques, and then have fun choosing some freebies too :o) I only have a few openings left in June and July so book in quickly to take advantage of this fabulous offer. Email me to book a date.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
What do you do with some great Designer Paper and an unused tin? Put them together and see what you come up with.
I have used the Urban Garden Designer Series Paper and covered the tin and then sealed it for added protection. The inside is a flip out booklet using Basic Grey and Baja Breeze cardstock.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Upsy Daisy was one of the first sets I got when the new catalogue came out. I made this card a few weeks ago but I was waiting for my new Eyelet border punch to finish it off.
The colours are Riding Hood Red, Mellow Moss and Whisper White. After stamping the main image, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped over with Versamark and then used clear embossing powder to give a wet look shadow effect. The words are from the Best Yet Level 1 Hostess Set. They were punched out using the 1 3/8" circle and mounted on the desinger label punch.