Friday, 30 April 2010

Biggest Morning Tea - Friday 14th May 2010

Craft Biggest Morning Tea 10.00am - 12.00pm and Craft Biggest Evening 7.30 - 9.30pm
When: Friday 14th May 2010
Address: 75 Woodview Avenue, LISAROW

Please join me for the Biggest Morning Tea - Craft Morning and Evening!

I'm holding a Craft Morning and Evening in support of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea 2010 and would be thrilled if you would attend. By taking part in my Craft Morning and Evening and donating, you can help support Cancer sufferers and their families. The money we raise will help fund Cancer Council research, prevention and support, including the Cancer Council Helpline, printed and online information as well as one-to-one and telephone support groups.

To raise funds for this important cause, here's what I plan to do:

You will make one craft project eg card, enjoy a fabulous morning tea, have the opportunity to look through Stampin' Up catalogues and view other craft projects and make a donation to the Cancer Council.
RSVP to Denise MacCabe
Ph:4362 7563 or 0412 364 685

May Technique Class - "Spotlighting"

Wednesday 19th May 7.30-9.30pm
Come learn the very easy technique of "Spotlighting".
You will make 2 cards using this technique and receive technique notes.
Cost $15 (cash). Limit of 6 per class, bookings essential.

May Class - Chocolate Wallet

Chocolate Wallet Class
Wednesday 19th May 10.00am - 12.00pm
You make a beautiful Chocolate Wallet including chocolates and instructions so that you can recreate the wallet.
Cost $20 (cash). Limit of 6 per class, bookings essential.

May Classes - Stamp-a-Stacks

Thursday 6th May 7.30-9.30pm
Thursday 27th May 10.00am-12.00pm
Come and make 8 cards including envelopes, 4 of each design.
Using the "Bloom Away" stamp set. (Cards cased from Marelle Taylor)
Cost $15.00 (cash). Limit of 6 per class, bookings essential.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

It's Time for a Colour Renovation

Stampin’ Up! is undergoing a Colour Renovation, very exciting times. At first I was a little sad, as some of my favourite colours are retiring but looking at the new Colour lineup has me very excited. It’s a very current and fresh look.
So here are the colours that are going to be retired in AUGUST 2010.

And these are the colours that will be available in SEPTEMBER 2010, as you can see the colour families have been renamed and we will be having some new core colours, and we’ll also see some past In colours brought back.

Even though the changes won’t happen for 4 months, I thought I would let you know so that you can start to stock up on reinkers, and co-ordinating products. Personally I would start purchasing the reinkers now rather than wait, as it could be a case of ‘while stocks last’ as we get towards August.
You can email me on to place your order for reinkers and co-ordinating colour products.

To view the Colour Renovation "Fond Farewell"
and to view the New Colour Collection

Let me know your thoughts on the exciting changes.

Fox and Friends

I have been a very bad bloger. So sorry, I have been busy with school holidays and swimming carnivals but I am now back in the land of bloging.
Another new set from the Autumn/Winter Mini "Fox & Friends". I have cased this card from a blog hop that I started on Marelle Taylor's blog, I can't remember whose blog I got it from, sorry, but if you go to Marelle's blog and do a hop you will come across it, along with other great cards from other demonstrators. This card would be much easier if I had the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches. Cutting such small squares is a bit tedious so I thought I'd try the card with 1 3/8" circle punch and scallop circle punch - don't like it as much, so the square punches go on my "wish list". What do you think, do you prefer the squares or the circles...... let me know by leaving a comment.

Say it with Scallops

Another set I used at my sisters "Say it with Scallops" and the "Scallop Square" punch. (Oh dear more to add to my "wish list"). The wrapping with string idea came from CSP magazine a couple of issues ago, how effective is it! You could adapt the "Hemp Twine" to this idea and give the card a more masculine look. "Sweet Always" D/S paper and whisper white 1/4" grosgrain ribbon for finishing touches.

Fifth Ave Floral and Perfect Polka Dots

Over the April holidays I got to spend some time with my sister from Canberra. She has the stamp set "Fifth Ave Floral" (one I don't have - shock horror!). She showed me how to water colour (which we both had read about on Alisa Tilsner's blog). How good does this rose look, almost like I have gone in to the garden and picked it off a bush. I ran some white card stock through the cuttlebug machine with the "Perfect Polka Dots" textured embossing folder and just mounted the rose on top with dimentionals. A little tag from the "Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies" some "Always Artichoke" textured card and 1" Rose Red Double-Stitched grosgrain ribbon to finish it off. Simple and elegant.

Cottage Garden

I just love playing with new stamps. This is one of the new sets in the Autumn/Winter Mini called "Cottage Garden". The stamp set has matching DS papers called "Cottage Wall". Just love the new In-Colour "Rich Razzleberry" which in french means "Fruits of the Forrest". This card is simple but elegant.

Kids Workshop

I did my first "Kids workshop" in the school holidays. We made the above card and 8x8 scrap page. I kept the card fairly simple using "Fun and Fast Notes" and based the scrap page on the theme of "friends" using the "Friendly Words" jumbo wheel and "Cottage Garden" stamp set. The girls at the workshop really enjoyed themselves. Olivia, my daughter, always likes to rearrange the layouts of my cards and scrap pages - which is good, it shows creativity. Here is Livy's page, she used a photo of her and her dance teacher Miss Paige at last year's end of year concert.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Mother's Day Chocolate Wallet

Mother's Day Chocolate Wallet - Project Classes
This is another lovely gift for Mother's Day or as a birthday gift. You make the chocolate wallet using Designer Series Paper. The wallet is designed for "merci" chocolates which are availabe from Aldi Stores. You will receive class notes. Project Class is $20 (cash payment). Limit of 6 per class, so bookings are essential.
Email me if you would like to book in for this project class.
Friday 30th April 10.00am-12.30pm and
Saturday 1st May 2.00pm-4.30pm

Mother's Day Card Wallet

Mother's Day Card Wallet - Project Class.
This is a lovely gift for Mother's Day or as a birthday gift.
You will make 5 cards with envelopes and a matching wallet to hold them and receive class notes. Project Class cost is $20 (cash payment). Limit of 6 per class, so bookings are essential.
Email me if you'd like to book in for this project class.
Wednesday 21st April 7.30pm-10.00pm and
Friday 23rd April 10.00am-12.30pm.

More Birthday Boy Cards

Another look at Matt's birthday card but also a look at another card he received.
I think the best thing about me becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator is that I have converted my sister to stamping. The card on the right is the one she made for Matt's birthday. We have such different styles but we tend to compliment each other. I learn from her and she learns from me. It's great to share a common interest.

Birthday Boy Card

My son Matt had a birthday recently and this is the card I made for him. Using the "Spot on" jumbo wheel I wheeled the card in versamark ink and clear embossed it. With the 3/4" and 1" circle punches I punched some Designer Series Paper and cardstock and layered them on to the card. Using my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders nestabilities - Labels 3, I made the templates for the "happy birthday and 16". I then used the crop-a-dile to attach a jumbo brad and threaded some Bravo Burgundy 5/8" grosgrain ribbon through the jumbo brad and tied a bow. I think Matt liked his birthday card - but he liked getting his "L's" even more!!!!

Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue - Big Shot

There's a new big shot in town--the Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up! The Big Shot is a sturdy manual die cutting machine used to die cut materials for use on crafts, home décor projects, and even clothing! You'll love what the Big Shot machine--a six-time winner of Creating Keepsakes Reader's Choice Award for best die cutting equipment and dies--can do for you. From sewing to quilting to home décor, the Big Shot is the perfect tool for many types of crafting. Use our Stampin' Up! exclusive dies to create die cuts and stencils with our artwork and designs for all your craft needs.You'll be able to cut and score 3-D items in seconds, or create embellishments for cards, scrapbook pages, or any other type of project by cutting multiple images at once. The Big Shot works with ALL competitive dies, and the steel rule dies can cut through an impressive list of 50 different materials, including fabric, foil, and chipboard.

I know a few of my customers already own a "Cuttlebug" die cutting machine, as I do. For those of us with a "Cuttlebug" nearly all the dies in the new Mini will work with a Cuttlebug with the exception of the dies shown on page 9.

Clear Mount Stamps

Well, you asked for it, and now you have it! Starting with stamps in the 2010 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option.Our new clear-mount rubber stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle. Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel. Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist. Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not. Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning. Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets. Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organisation easy.

New Punch Design

Starting with the new 2010 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue and continuing with all new punch designs going forward, Stampin' Up! has adopted a new body style for our punches!
A few features of the new punch style: Low-profile, rectangular punch body allows for easier stacking and storing Punches lock shut for easier storage and transport Dual labels on top and end allow for easy identification and selection when stored Available in three sizes: small, medium, and extra-large New punches allow for larger punched images and more intricate designs while providing greater ease of use. Extra -large punch images also allow for two-step designs like the Two-Step Bird punch in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue Larger, whole-hand handle design provides better leverage for easier use While new punch designs will be in the new body style, existing designs will remain in the existing body style for now.