Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Top Note Handbag

How cute is this!!! I can't stop playing with my Big Shot. This is the cutest little handbag made from the Top Note Die using cardstock, D/S paper, jumbo eyelets, 1/4"grosgrain ribbon, 5 petal flower punch and a rhinestone brad. I am going to make some little 3x3 notecards to pop inside. Another cute little gift.

Stationery Box - Project Class

This Stationery Box is quite easy to put together. I haven't used SU cardstock here as I wanted to test it out first and make sure the pattern worked well. Now that I know it does I will be running this as a Project Class. The Box includes four birthday cards, four 3x3 notecards, four gift tags, a little address book a pocket for postage stamps and a pen. They make a beautiful gift. Unfortunately Stampin' Up have run out of the Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series Paper which is what I was going to use for this class. I will postpone this class until the new IB&C comes out and hopefully there will be some more Specialty Designer Series Paper in the new catalogue.

Blooms Away

This is a note card folder I CASEd from CSP magazine. I changed it around a litte bit. I popped three 3x3 gift cards in it and 3 notecards. I used the "Blooms Away" stamp set, Weathered Background stamp, Friends 24/7 stampset and Lifes Definitions. Apologies for the photography, not the best.

Manhattan Flower and 5th Ave Floral

I have been playing with my "Big Shot" and having lots of fun. Just love the Manhattan Flower embossing folder. The Sizzlits "Little Leaves" is my latest addition to my Sizzlit dies. I am getting into watercolouring too. Just love Fifth Ave Floral rose.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Deals of the Week #4

Rhinestone Brads and Ribbons are this week's deals.

Item no. 109113 Square Ice Rhinestone Brads Reg Price $19.95 Sale Price $11.97

Item no. 109111 Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads Reg Price $19.95 Sale Price $11.97

Item no. 109112 Square Fire Rhinestone Brads Reg Price $19.95 Sale Price $11.97

Item no. 111848 Bashful Blue 1" Double stitched grosgrain ribbon Reg Price $19.95 Sale Price $10.95

Item 109050 Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon Reg Price $14.95 Sale Price $8.97

If you'd like any of the above specials, you will need to email me before 30th June to take advantage of the sale price.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Fox & Friends Scrap page

Please excuse the photography. It was late at night.

This scrap page has been CASED straight from the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue. I've just changed the colours they used around a bit. This was very easy and if you'd like to do a scrapbooking class please email me.

Seaworthy - Male Cards

"Seaworthy" is a great stamp set for Male cards. It is on my wish list! My sister has this set and when we last got together I stamped off some boats so that I could play with them and construct some masculine cards. There is also a surfer and a quote by Oprah Winfrey in the set.
The first card the sailing boat has been stamped on vellum paper in Staz-On ink, secured with brads over some D/S paper.
The second card I cased from a swap at convention, I didn't actually get the swap it was displayed on the boards, sorry I don't know who to give credit to. This card would be a lot easier if I had the 2 square punches.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Deals of the Week #3

This week you can take 40-50% off the following stamp sets:

Item No. 114263 Pg 34 A Happy Heart stamp set Reg Price $41.95 Sale Price $20.98

Item No. 115792 Pg57 Greetings Eight stamp set Reg Price $49.95 Sale Price $24.98

Item No. 116330 Pg 78 Bella's Bloom stamp set Reg Price $24.95 Sale Price $14.97

Item No. 113009 Pg 97 Enjoy Every Moment stamp set Reg Price $53.95 Sale Price$26.98

Item No. 114283 Pg105 All Scallops stamp set Reg Price $55.95 Sale Price $27.98

You have until Tuesday 22nd June to take advantage of this offer!

Email me at stampingpassion.denise@gmail.com if you'd like to place an order.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Birthday Fun

It was my birthday last week - 29 again!!!! (29 is such a great number, I just keep using it each year now.

All I wanted was a nice photo with my kids!!! Well like as if that was going to happen. You've gotta love em!

Top Note Box

This little box has been made using the "Top Note" die. The "Top Note" die works with the Cuttlebug and the Big Shot.
The "Big Shot" can accommodate the Bigz, Bigz xl, Movers & Shapers, Embosslits, Originals, Sizzlits dies and the textured impressions embossing folders so you are not restricted in any way.
If you would like to know how the Big Shot die cutting machine works contact me or watch for upcoming classes on the Big Shot.

Fresh Cut Notes

Fresh Cut Notes are in packs of 15 with envelopes for $17.95.
The first card is sooooo simple. Pop out the petals to make the flower window then using the 5 petal punch cut some matching cardstock and place behind the window. Line the inside of the card with some "Cottage Wall" D/S paper pop a rhinestone brad in the middle, cover the inside brad ends with another 5 petal punch flower. Then using the "Cottage Wall" stamp set stamp some complimentary images. Finish off with 5/8" Old Olive ribbon and your done.
The second card is just as simple. There is never any waste with cardmaking. Using the petals that you popped out of the Fresh Notes attach them to the back of a 5 petal punch flower, a rhinestone brad in the centre, mount on to some cardstock, attach some ribbon, a bit of D/s paper to your A5 card and another quick and easy card.

Waterfall Card - Stamp Club

At Stamp Club last week we made this Waterfall Card using the "Fox & Friends" and Organic Grace stamp set. If you'd like to make slightly more challenging projects and be in a Stamp Club, contact me to find out how Stamp Club works.

Random Act of Kindness

Last week at Stamp Club one of my ladies, Jeanette made me a card and gave me these chocolates to say thank you for sharing my craft with her. She is a good friend who has helped build up my stamping customers and we lend each other stamp sets that we don't have but the other does. Her act of kindness took me by surprise but it was lovely. Thank you Jeanette for being a good friend.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Deals of the Week #2

The second deals of the week are from 9 June, 12:01 AM (AET) through 15 June, 11:50 PM (AET).

112470 Haiku Designer Series paper Reg price $16.95 Sale Price $10.17
113976 Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper Reg price $16.95 Sale Price $11.02
113992 Tea Party Designer Series paper Reg price $16.95 Sale Price $10.17
113975 Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper Reg price $16.95 Sale Price $11.02
114037 Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series paper Reg price $22.95 Sale Price $14.92

Be sure to contact me if you'd like any or all of these beautiful Designer Series Papers at these special prices.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Tool Time Class - Thurs 10/6/10

Thursday 10th June 10.00am - 12.00pm
"Spritzer Tool" Come and learn how to use the Spritzer Tool. Make a gatefold card or 2. A great tool to have on hand for all your paper craft projects. Cost $15 (cash). Limit of 6 per class.

June Stamp-a-Stacks - Fri 11/6/10 & Fri 25/6/10

Friday 11th June 7.30pm to 10.00pm and
Friday 25th June 10.00am to 12.00pm
You make 8 cards with envelopes. This stamp-a-stack you can make 4 cards of 2 designs or 2 cards of 4 designs using "Organic Grace and Best Yet" hostess stamps sets and Patterns Paper pack (hostess pack). Cost $15 (cash). Limit of 6 per class.

Chocolate Wallet Class - Fri 18/6/10 & Sat 26/6/10

Friday 18th June 10.00am to 12.00pm and
Saturday 26th June 2.00pm to 4.00pm
I am running this class again in June as some couldn't get to earlier classes. These wallets make a great gift. All materials supplied including chocolates and instructions on how to recreate and construct the wallet. Cost $20 (cash) Limit of 6 per class.

Emboss Resist Tech Class - Thurs 24/6/10

Thursday 24th June 10.00am - 12.00pm
"Emboss Resist" technique. Come and learn a very simple technique that can change your cards dramatically. Make 2 cards using this technique and receive technique notes. Cost $15 (cash). Limit of 6 per class.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Deals of the Week

Stampin' Up are announcing "Deals of the Week" each week in June. The first deal runs from 1 June to 8 June, the following punches are 35% off:

Scallop Square punch Reg Price $30.95 Sale Price $20.12

Trio Flower punch Reg Price $30.95 Sale Price $20.12

Boho Blossoms punch Reg Price $30.95 Sale Price $20.12

Scallop Oval punch Reg Price $30.95 Sale Price $20.12

Orders for these punches must be placed between 1 June and 8 June. They can be placed through a workshop order or as an individual customer order. Contact me if you would like to place an order for one of these punches. Email: stampingpassion.denise@gmail.com

Join Stampin' Up for $259!!!!

I think one of the most exciting things that came from this years Stampin' Up! Convention is actually for YOU! It was announced that from now until July 31st 2010, you can join Stampin' Up! for a mere $259!! (Over $560 of value in products and business supplies.)

Imagine how much fun you'd have being a demonstrator and sharing your passion for stamping and scrapbooking with friends and family.
Imagine the satisfaction of introducing someone new to the craft.
Imagine being able to buy Stampin' Up products at demonstrator price (20% discount).
Imagine being able to fund your stamping/scrapbooking addiction!
Imagine being able to earn a little (or a lot) of extra cash. (This could pay for kids sports, a car payment or help with the household budget).
Imagine all the new friendships that you could build through Stampin' Up!, friendships through new customers and other demonstrators.
Imagine going to Fiji next year on the "Incentive Trip".

If you can imagine one or all of these, what do you have to lose? Absolutely Nothing, you have Everything to Gain.

The starter kit can be changed around. If you already have some of the stamp sets or ink pad colours listed you can select different stamp sets and colours. Colours that will be carried over into the IB&C in September 2010.
Give me a call or email me and we can have a chat.