Sunday, 30 August 2009

"Voila" Chef

I received the "Voila" stamp set for free by doing a certain amount of sales in the months of June and July. Stampin' Up have great promotions and this promotion was extended to hostesses as well. Keep an eye out for Stampin' Ups next promotion starting on the 1st September. My little Chef is one of my latest creations, I just love him. There hasn't been a lot of creativity going on this week as my son was swimming at Homebush on Saturday and Sunday in NSW State Age Champs. He swam really well and did pb's in his 3 events which he deserved as he has put a lot of hard work and effort in to all his training. For me, it is hard to create and be at Homebush at the same time but Homebush was where I wanted to be this weekend. Hopefully I will be able to do some more creativity this week.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Stitches n' Craft Show - Rosehill Racecourse

On Saturday my daughter and I went down to the Stitches n' Craft Show at Rosehill Racecourse. We had a great day checking out all the craft stands. It was very crowded but we managed to make some good purchases and have fun. It was wonderful spending the day with my girl who is just as interested in stamping and cardmaking as I am. We stopped by the Stampin' Up stand and Olivia was able to do a "make and take". Here is Olivia's card that she made. She did such a good job with it and it took her all of 3 minutes to make. I am going to add this card into my range of Stamp-a-Stacks. Thanks Livy and the ladies on the Stampin' Up stand at the show.

Father's Day Card - "Sense of Time"

"Sense of Time" stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue has been getting a workout from me.
I made this card for my Dad for Father's Day.
I used "Baja Breeze" A5 card, "Parisian Breeze" Specialty D/S Paper (from the Spring Mini Catalogue), "Going Grey"and "Chocolate Chip" cardstock. I silver embossed the clock face and the quote. A little 5/8" "Baja Breeze" striped grosgrain ribbon and some silver brads to complete the card.

Double Pocket Bag

This little Double Pocket Bag is perfect for anyone. Fill with cards or chocolate - whatever you can fit in it. I used "Sweet Always" D/S Paper and "Always" stamp set, "Pumpkin Pie" 1/4" grosgrain ribbon for the handles and a touch of "Chocolate Chip" 5/8" grosgrain ribbon to complete the bag.

Diagonal Double Pocket Cards

These are great cards that you can make out of one sheet of patterned paper. I used "Haiku" D/S Paper and "Sense of Time" stamp set. The inserts can be used as bookmarks. I added some Hodgepodge Hardware for an extra bit of "embelishing".

Flower Pot Pocket Card

This is a fun card. Send a friend some
flowers that won't wilt or fade.
Here I used D/S paper
"Sweet Always".
Stamp sets "Oval All"
and "Friends 24/7".
Punches: Scallop circle,
large oval and Scallop Oval.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Lovely as a Tree

My hairdresser Lynda from "Hair to Impress" asked me to make a card for her Dad's 80th birthday. This is the card that I made. I used the "Cracked Glass Technique" on the old oak tree from the "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set. I think this card has a weathered and aged look and with some vintage brads and a bit of "chocolate chip ribbon" it looks quite masculine. The oak tree to me represents age and wisdom. Perfect for an 80th birthday card. I hope Lynda's Dad liked it!

Spring Mini Catalogue Launch Night

On 31st July 4 other demonstrators and myself had our Spring Mini Catalogue Launch night.It was a great night with loads of prizes, coffee and cakes. Everyone who attended made 3 projects with new products featured in the Spring Mini Catalogue. If you'd like to see a Spring Mini Catalogue, click on the Spring Mini Catalogue picture in the side bar of my blog or email me and I will post one out to you.

Lunch Tin, Pen Tin & Post-It Note Holder

For these 3 projects I used SU Designer Series papers, Bella Rose, Bella Bleu and Urban Garden. The DS papers are beautiful to use and give your projects wonderful colour.

Upsy Daisy & Friends 24-7 Stamp Sets

These are 2 of my favourite stamp sets. I received them for my birthday in June. Upsy Daisy from my sister and Friends 24-7 from my Mum and Dad (they know how addicted I am to my stamping). The Upsy Daisy card I coloured with SU markers then misted the stamp with a water mister stamped image onto cardstock. I then used the SU spritzer tool to give it the "Spritzed" look. A little bit of ribbon, sponging and eyelet border punch and it has become one of my favourite cards.