Saturday, June 28, 2008

Something a little different........

don't you think?This was a card I made with Kristina Werner's last challenge. Didn't get it done in time to submit it but I kinda like it, so I thought I would share it anyway. It is totally different colours than I would normally work with but I am really into the circle thing at the moment.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Matchbook Album

I created this as a display for my workshops. It was so easy with the Simply Scrappin' Kit and some black & white photos.

This is the front and is held together with Mellow Moss Grosgrain ribbon.This is the album open. I have used the Baroque Motifs swirl stamp (again!) and the flower & pearls are from the Pretties Kit.I used different sized pages for each one and held them all together with the jumbo eyelets.
Here I have used a Life's Definitions stamp - I really like these. I was lucky enough to earn them FREE in my first three months of demonstrating (Love that SU!)I really like this photo of my Mum & I (I don't usually like photos of myself!) She really is a special person in our lives.

It was really enjoyable creating this little album, maybe I could do it as a class one day!?!?


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sketch Challenge

Ok, am really getting into these challenges that are out there. They are fantastic for creating quick projects and when you are a little time poor or idea challenged, any help is fantastic.

This is based on the June sketch over at Emma's Paperie. I whipped it up in just minutes.
It uses Soft Sky and River Rock cardstock along with Close to Cocoa and River Rock Ink. The pearl & flowers are from the Pretties kit and I have colour the flowers with the River Rock ink pad. Stamps sets used were Carte Postale Weathered Background and Life Definitions. Also used Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon and a Jumbo Eyelet.


Colour Inspiration Challenge #13

It has taken me a while to get into these colour challenges that Kristina Werner has been doing on her blog. I have been stalking her for a while now and love all that she does and only last time did I attempt the challenge. Only to realise that I was too late to submit it. Oops!

So tonight when the notification came by email (yes, I signed up so that I would know when the next one was without stalking!) I got to it immediately and created this:

I love these colours together and finally used some hodge podge (it looks so beautiful in its little tin that I never seem to want to disturb it....silly I know!). Anyway, I had a whole lot of fun and it is a terrific way to step out of your usual colour scheme.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Embossing Class

Last week I held the embossing class here at my place. I had a fabulous time teaching 5 gorgeous ladies how to play with powder! I thought I would show you what we created.

First we created a 8x8 scrapbook page:

This uses the Baroque Motifs swirl and the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet (new set to me - and I LOVE IT!), along with the white embossing powder. The scallops were made with the slit punch (I just love tools that have more than one use - don't you?) and the Jumbo eyelet was set with the Crop-o-dile.

Next we created a nice little card:This used Garden Whimsy and uses the Emboss Resist technique.

And finally we created these gorgeous little clips I have named 'Happy Clips'. I found these all over a heap of American blogs (one here) and just loved them.They were super easy and a really great idea for a gift. I think they would make a fabulous book mark - don't you?

Do you wish you couldv'e come now? Well, just let me know if you would like to learn how to use embossing powder......or even if you just want a night out! I would be happy to repeat this class if I have enough participants. Just contact me at, OK?

Bye for now,

Friday, June 20, 2008

I'm Published!!!!!!! Vol. 13 No. 11

Yay! I was very excited today when I drove out my drive to find a magazine sticking out of the letter box. As my magazine subscription had finished, I was a bit confused as to why I would have a mag delivered. Then it hit me.....could it be!?!?!?

Yes, it was! My very first card published in a magazine. YAY!

Here it is:This is the card I made for Mums birthday and it uses all Stampin' Up products. When we were in the car looking at the magazine, Jackson commented - "I have never seen you so excited Mum!". I had to laugh, I'm sure that can't be true.....can it? It was VERY exciting to see my work in print I must admit.

The magazine is Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft (new name for Stamping & Papercraft Mag) and I am not sure whether it is out yet to buy. I will certainly be getting another copy for my Mum...and maybe my MIL! LOL.


Monday, June 9, 2008

eScape Special

Ever wish you could escape from the daily grind of reading emails or text messages? I know, I know. They are far quicker than writing a letter and waiting for the postie. But don't you miss receiving that personal touch?

Well, for the month of June Stampin' Up have a fabulous special to entice you to take an eScape from all the electronics. Grab yourself a bargain and make a card for someone you care about. Picture them opening their mailbox and receiving your nice surprise.
The eScape bundle can be purchased until the 30th June and is FANTASTIC value.

eScape Bundle (item 113705):

Description Page Number Price
Love Notes assortment p. 132 $13.50
Circle of Friendship stamp set p. 112 $33.95
1-1/4″ Circle punch p. 142 $30.95
Total (non-bundled) $78.40
eScape Bundle price $58.80
This is a fantastic saving and a great set to have on hand always. It's a great reason to hold a workshop in June also. Invite some friends over and eScape the daily grind - it's worth it.

Feel free to call me (or email me!) with any questions you may have or if you would like to book a workshop. Would love to stamp with you and your friends.

Bye for now,

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Live Every Moment

Had fun creating this page last night with the SU Pretties Kit. I coloured the flowers with River Rock ink and used the Boho Backgrounds set of stamps.Have a great long weekend!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Forgot to share this one too!

It uses the Petals & Paisleys patterned paper, Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, metal edge tag, scallop punch, slit punch, Petals & Polka Dot stamp set, Warm Words stamp set and a Soft Subtles button. Phew, what a mouth full!

I thought it was a nice fun, fresh card.....just what we need in this horrid rainy weather we are having here at the moment!


Quick Share

Wanted to share this cute little card I made with my new stamp set.

It is made from the Garden Whimsy set, which is just so adorable!