Monday, 24 May 2010

SU Convention 2010

I have just had a fabulous weekend at Stampin' Ups Annual Convention. Convention this year was in Darling Harbour, Sydney. I stayed down at Darling Harbour for 2 nights, enjoyed convention during the day and Saturday night was the banquet dinner and Awards Night. I got to spend time with some lovely ladies from the Central Coast sharing what we all enjoy doing, stamping. I got heaps of "card swaps" which I can show you next time we meet. 3 new stamp sets from the new IB& Catalogue that will be coming out on the 1st September. We did 4 make & takes, heard some great ideas to build our business. Here are a few pictures from the weekend.
Table centrepiece at Awards Dinner.
The tulips were real and it was just stunning.
Awards Dinner on Saturday night.
From L to R: Me, Bettina, Gemma and Felicity.

Ella's Pink Lady - Jessica Watson's boat.
A young lady who is truely inspiring.
I couldn't believe how "small" her boat was!

View from my room.


Card Tree with card swaps from Convention.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Sweet Treat Cups

I wasn't sure about the "Sweet Treat Cups" when they came out in the last mini catalogue. They co-ordinate with the new 1 3/4" circle punch. I went to a Baby Shower recently and saw these tiny little dummies and baby bottles I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. Just love this baby card. Will have to find some more of the little dummies etc so I can make a whole range of baby cards.

Cardstock: Whisper white, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue
Ink: Brocade Blue
Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes & Punches Three (Hostess set)
Accessories: Wide Oval punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Sweet treat cups, 1/4" whisper white grosgrain ribbon, sponges

SU Annual Convention 2010

I will be heading off for the Stampin' Up! Annual Convention on Friday morning. Convention is in Sydney this year, but I am staying down at a Hotel in Darling Harbour to make the most of the couple of days. Last year was my first Convention. It is an amazing time. There are 500 people that are all passionate about stamping. It's a great time to meet new friends, learn new techniques and do some card swaps. There is an Awards Dinner to finish off with on the Saturday night. All the top demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand will be rewarded for all their hard work during the year. I am just a little fish in a big ocean, but I can go along and enjoy the excitement. I have finished my swaps, these are the cards that I have made to swap.

Biggest Morning Tea

Thank you to those of you who came to my "Biggest Morning Tea". Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves having a cuppa a chat, eating some lovely cakes and making a card. Your donations will be forwarded off to the Cancer Council in the next week.
We raised $180 for the Cancer Council. A great effort for a little craft morning and evening.

This was the very simple card that we made on the day.

Monday, 10 May 2010

"Always"

It was my 27th Wedding Anniversary last week and this is the card that I made for my hubby. I really don't know how we have clocked over 27 years. The last 16 years has been busy with 2 beautiful kids and the first 11 years a lot of it I was a very sick lady. Time just passes and here we are 27 years on.
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Lavender Lace
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
DS Paper: Cottage Wall
Stamp sets: Always, Short & Sweet
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Heat & Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Birds & Swirls embossing folder, cuttlebug or Big Shot embossing machine.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Olivia's Thank You Card

My daughter, Olivia, went on her Year 7 camp the first week back at school this term. They went to "Outdoor Education Experience" at Morriset and had a great time. They got to do all kinds of team building activities, Leap of Faith, Survivor, Canoeing, Crawling through mud!!! (yucko), she enjoyed it. When she got home she came downstairs with this card she had made. She told me she was giving it to the teachers for taking Year 7 on camp and giving up their time so they could have a great time. The flower was heat embossed with white embossing powder then coloured with inks using an aqua painter. Olivia made quite of few of these roses in the holidays and they all turned out beautiful. I on the otherhand made only a few as I was wanting perfection each time and not happy with my results. I will have to borrow from her stash when she's at school!!!!!!
Stamp sets used: Fifth Avenue Floral, Life's Definitions