Thursday, May 29, 2008
So now that it is all over, I delight in getting some 'me' time to scrap tonight. I decided to play again with the 'Round Up' Simply Scrappin' Kit and scrapped some photos that I took earlier in the year. We had a great day out at Long Jetty and of course I played with my camera the whole day.
I really like using the Simply Scrappin' Kits. I was struggling tonight with my other scrapbooking supplies and ended up putting them away out of frustration. I decided to pull out my Stampin' Up goodies and these two pages came together so fast. It helps so much when you get a whole bunch of great products that MATCH! It takes alot of the hard work out of the planning. It leaves you free to be creative, knowing that it will all go together. I like that!
Happy Friday everyone!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Images copyright Stampin' Up 1990-2008
If you have any questions about anything used on this project, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Want to know how to use that 'powder stuff' to create FANTASTIC cards and scrapbook pages?
Let me show you how! My next class is on Embossing Powders and will be held on Wednesday 18th June at 7.30pm.
Here is a sneak peek for some inspiration:
Limited spots available, so contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment now if you would like to come.
I made a couple of vintage style cards this weekend using the 'Le Jardin' Designer Paper and just wanted to share.
On this next one I used the 'Scribble' Stampin' Around Wheel and embossed the image to give the side panel some texture. You can see it in the detailed photo.Have a great week!
Friday, May 23, 2008
Only kidding. I wanted to share with you the boxes we covered at the Idea Book & Catalogue Night on Monday. We used the Palette o' Prints papers and my favourite tool, the Scallop Punch.
I was lucky enough to find a delicious coconut soap to fit perfectly inside my little box.
Handmade gifts are just the best don't you think?
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I am sooo excited about this little surprise I have for you. Over the last year I have spent a great deal of time on this here computer. It provides me with fabulous inspiration and I have enjoyed and learnt a whole lot from video tutorials on other people's blogs. So when I joined Stampin' Up and began this 'blog journey', I have had it in the back of my mind that I would love to provide my customers with these sorts of tutorials.
TA DA!! Today I fiddled and played and figured out just how to do it. YAY! I am a little bit proud of myself, I must say. Now, please be kind....it is amateur and I need some (read 'A LOT') of practice but I do hope (and feel) that these video tutorials will help you in your paper crafting journey.
The first video I prepared covers the Stampin' Up Heat & Stick Powder and the Dazzling Diamonds glitter. This is one of my favourite techniques and I know quite a few of you have purchased these items just recently. I DO NOT WANT THEM TO SIT IN YOUR CUPBOARD GATHERING DUST! Now you will have this reference to come back to whenever you feel the need to 'glitter' something. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave any comments (please be kind though! LOL!)
Little user hint: Pause the video while it completely downloads and it will play a lot smoother.
All products used are Stampin' Up products. If you are interested in purchasing anything you have seen or would like to learn first hand how to do this technique, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com. I am only too happy to help.
Bye for now,
Monday, May 12, 2008
I have decided that the workshop for next month will be an Embossing class. I have ordered myself some gorgeous white embossing powder and can't wait to share with you the 'wonder of powder'. I will keep you updated here on the date etc.
Bye for now,
Thursday, May 8, 2008
This delightful Mother's Day card uses some of the New Designer Series paper from the pack called 'Le Jardin'. All the Designer Series paper is double sided this year, so very versatile. I have also used the Pretties Kit and coloured the flowers with So Saffron Pastels. The stamp comes from the Occasional Greetings set which is so useful - it has stamps for Birthday, Father's Day, Easter and more. This is on my 'GIS' list - that's my GET IT SOON list!!
My Scrap Alley Technique Class is booked up for Monday next week but I wanted to extend this invitation to you if you are local to the Central Coast:
You’re invited to our
2008 – 2009 Idea Book and Catalogue Evening
Come and join us for a fun Evening showcasing many of the new Stamp Sets and products from Stampin’Up’s latest catalogue.
Bring a friend…. It’s going to be lots of fun!
When: 7:30pm – Monday 19th May 2008
Where: Narara Valley Baptist Church Hall
127 Narara Valley Drive, Narara
Behind what’s left of the main church building - just drive on in - plenty of off street parking.
Cost: $10 - refundable with any order on the night over $60 (not including postage and handling)
*3 Make and Take projects
*Prizes and giveaways
Call Alex Hughes on 4362 7209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Reserve your place ASAP as numbers are limited.
*Prepayment is required to secure your seat.
Hope you can make it. I plan on doing some fabulous Make and Take projects for my group, including a snazzy little Post-It-Note gift.
Bye for now
Friday, May 2, 2008
This one uses the Round Up Kit.And this one uses the Secret Garden kit.
They made is so easy to create the pages and there are heaps of elements in each pack (in fact, a friend and I halved each pack for better value and more variety!).
Bye for now,
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Then I wanted to show how you could 'Step-it-Up' with even more Dazzling Diamonds and the Pretties Kit. I have used the soft sky ink pad to stamp and colour the flower (therefore it all coordinates perfectly!)
And a close up of that gorgeous flower and flat-backed pearl. If you want more information on the Pretties Kit or Dazzling Diamonds, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Bye for now,