Friday, January 30, 2015

My nametag

I've made my name tag for our Stampin' Up! day in Brisbane this weekend.... and I have to say, I'm so pleased with it!!  I've made it with one of my favourite colours Coastal Cabana - which I used for the letters of my name and for the Butterfly.

My background piece is Pool Party stamped with I Love Lace in white and heat embossed with white powder.  The collage stamping comes from Butterfly Basics.

I'm most pleased with my name - I used the Wondrous Wreath framelits, and the Hello You framelits for my letters - J from the word Joy, u from'you', l from 'hello', i cut down from the u in 'you', and a from 'happy'.  How cool is that!!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Butterfly Basics Notebook Gift

I have discovered that this stamp set Butterfly Basics is a great stamp set for collage stamping - giving that lovely vintage shabby chic look.  To make my notebook gift, I stamped some of the images in my background with White and Black Stazon Ink,

Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

and then I added my feature greeting coming from the From My Heart stamp set over the top.

I hope you are inspired by my gift to go ahead and make your own handmade gifts for friends and family!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Just Add Love and a Tag challenge

I have used the lovely Lotus Blossom SAB stamp set on my tag, along with a couple of stamps from Hello Life for the little heart and love greeting along the sides of my tag.

The top of my tag is embellished with some painted blooms twine. The colours I have used on my flowers are:  Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi and Pistachio Pudding

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SUO Valentine

I have made a card for my lovely hubby, who is not really a 'frilly' sort of a guy - consequently the card is quite simple.  I've used the 'love' from the So You stamp set, as well as the little heart in the bottom right corner.  My 'you' comes from the Hello You thinlets dyes, and I've also used the On Frame framelits for my Polaroid snapshot of the greeting.

This little cute heart comes from the You Brighten My Day FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set, and I've punched it out with the Itty Bitty Heart punch, and mounted it on some of the Best Year Ever Accessory pack ribbon.

My finishing touch is an arrow punched from the What's Up punch.  My colours are Real Red, Coastal Cabana, and Island Indigo.  I'm thinking my darling should 'love' his card very much!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Love is Kindness

More colouring - this time with blendabilities - and this gorgeous single stamp which I've coloured with cherry cobbler, and rich razzleberry blendabilites.

I have cased the card out of our lovely Occasions Catalogue - only changing the colours.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Happy Thing

I've been trying out some different watercolouring techniques and for this card I've coloured my little bird with markers for the line image, and then coloured in using an aqua painter and a little bit of extra ink..... what do you think?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Perpetual Calender Kit

I've finished my calender!!  Doesn't it look lovely!!  This is a wonderful project - and the resources provided in the kit all work so beautifully together!  If you are interested in doing this project, be sure to contact me and I can help you to complete your own kit.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Adventure Bound Paper Stack

This lovely paper stack has some FANTASTIC images and I have made some very simple masculine cards using the DSP as the focal point of each card.  This one features brick work, and I have added Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craze.

I have coordinated cardstock to suit the colours on each piece of DSP.  I have also cut each piece of the DSP in half, so I can get two cards from each sheet in the paper stack - that makes 96 cards!!!! (if I wanted to use the whole paper stack for guy cards!!!)

This card is a lovely green - my photography doesn't really show it to it's best advantage, but the cardstock I've used is Garden Green and Pear Pizzaz.

The stamped image comes from Butterfly Basics.


This lovely paper features rocks and my cardstock is Smoky Slate and Basic Grey

My stamped image comes from By the Tide.

And this watery card uses Bemuda Bay and Island Indigo cardstock with the little fish from By the Tide.

Don't they make a lovely set all together!!

25th Anniversary Wishes

The 25thWedding Anniversary is a silver anniversary - so when I made this card I went ALL OUT with the silver!!  I've used Memorable Moments again for my greeting but the rest of the card used any and all silver products I have!!!

The card base is smokey slate, and the DSP comes from Something Borrowed DSP from the new Occasions catalogue.  My silver accents include:  silver glimmer paper for the happy sentiment;  silver foil cardstock embossed with I Love Lace background stamp and the Iridescent Ice embossing powder; silver satin ribbon; silver thin taffeta ribbon; and the sahara sand lace trim from our Occasions catalogue.  I have also stamped the greeting with silver ink and embossed it with the Iridescent Ice powder also.

I love how this card has turned out!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Memorable Moments

Memorable Moments is a great stamp set for lots of occasions - especially birthdays and anniversaries.  

I've used the Dictionary Background stamp set here to give my card a shabby chic vintage feel.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Big Day

This stamp set Big Day is one of our FREE stamp sets in our current Sale-a-bration promotion - yours free with a $90 order.  The  potential with this stamp set is limitless!!

I've coloured my images with Blendabilities and added some cute little arrows using the What's Up punch - along with the great Simply Pressed Clay for the age of the recipient of this card!  
My colours are Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana and Black.

Friday, January 16, 2015

More Children's class projects!

At my recent Children's Cardmaking Class, we made these gorgeous little cards featuring the 'oh so gorgeous' images from Hey Valentine.   We didn't make the cards to be valentines cards, but the children really loved colouring the images and adding all the lovely embellishments.  

Hey, Valentine Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

This card features some images from the Sale-a-bration stamp set You Brighten My Day, but the children didn't copy this idea - they really loved the Hey Valentines images.

These 2 cards were the most popular ideas - and we had a few fish cards, and a few pirate cards too!!  

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Come and complete the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit by Stampin’ Up!

Never forget a birthday again! The Perpetual Birthday Calendar will not only help you keep track of birthdays, it will look oh-so-beautiful doing it. Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately. 
Kit includes

■ Printed calendar sheets
■ Die cut accents and adhesive letters
■ Printed cardstock sticker (for front of box)
■ Die-cut Gold Glimmer Paper Banners
■ Die cut printed banners
■ Confetti stickers
■ Clipboard
■ Gold binder clip

Coordinates with Baked Brown Sugar, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Melon Mambo, Real Red.

I am holding a workshop for you to create the Perpetual Calendar
Saturday 7th February 2015
from 9.30am
at my home

Cost is $30.00 each which includes the kit priced at $26.95
I need all RSVP's by 23rd January so I can order a kit for everyone in the class.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!!

Best Year Ever Bookmark

This little bookmark was one of our projects at my recent Children's Class.  We used the Best Year Ever DSP and the accessory pack for the lovely ribbon.

The stamp set Best Day Ever completed the bookmark perfectly !!  The children did a lovely job and I really loved seeing all their beautiful creations!!!

Build a Bouquet Project Kit by Stampin’ Up!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It's all about the DOTS

I'm totally in the groove with my scrapbooking now!!!  

My dots feature in:  the DSP, Carstock, stamping, and punched shapes.

I've used the oh so yummy Best Year Ever DSP (free for Sale-a-bration) and punched some of the gorgeous circle motifs, as well as some coastal cabana punched "dots" too!  I've also used lots of sequin dots along with buttons, and one little circle epoxy dot over the top of some DSP.

My background sheet is some of the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (another Sale-a-bration freebie), which I have spritzed with some rubbing alcohol and pool party reinker and bemuda bay reinker.  After spritzing, the lovely little embossed dots show up on the background paper too!!

My journalling panel is punched out of the coreboard and stamped with one of the lovely images from Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set.

I have also stamped the lovely dotty stripes down each side of my dotty vellum.  The dots come from Painted Petals stamp set, and the colours are Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana.

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