30 June, 2010
We'll be making these four cards and the little acetate window box that holds them all, at my class this Sunday if you want to come along. There are still a few spaces left, so contact me here to reserve your seat.
Stamp set: Share a Cup (only $13.95)
Cardstock: Whisper white, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Certainly Celery.
Designer Paper: Tea Party
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Certainly Celery.
Other: Circle Scissors, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Trio flower punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, So Saffron brad, Certainly Celery brad, Pretty in Pink brad, Snail Adhesive.
28 June, 2010
Stamp set: In the Stars (retired), For a Friend (retired)
Card stock: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst
Ink: Almost Amethyst
Other: Perfect Polka Dots Die with Big Shot, 3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals.
27 June, 2010
I really appreciate Nicole helping me out because I know she's been a bit crazy busy lately. She's heading off on a big adventure on Wednesday 21 July (in 24 short days time, which I know are going to zoom by) on an overseas student exchange, to the little town of Emmetsburg, in the state of Iowa, USA for 6 months. And, as if that isn't long enough, she then goes to Germany for 6 months. We don't know where in Germany at this stage.
To say I'm going to miss her is an understatement, but it's a trip of a lifetime and she'll have a fantastic time. The fact that she's going so far away seems quite surreal and the time until she leaves is going by too fast. There are so many things to do and so little time to do it. So, if I neglect to post as regularly as usual, you'll understand that I've got a very good excuse...Anyway, if you want to learn more about Nicole's exchange - check out her blog here... It makes a good read and gives you a bit more of an insight of where she's going.
And, in case any of you are wondering - no, there isn't a SU! demonstrator in Emmetsburg. I couldn't resist having a peek at their locator. The closest demo is in a town called Rolfe which is 23 miles (37 kms) away. No harm in looking..
Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
25 June, 2010
Stamp set: Lots of Bots
Card stock: Whisper White, Silver metallic
Ink: Silver Encore, Basic Black
Other: Bordering Blue Stampin' Marker, Perfect Polka Dots Die, Crystal Effects, Big Shot Blender pen, Mat Pack.
24 June, 2010
Bashful Blue 1"
Certainly Celery 5/8"
Brads and ribbon are the little extras that give your projects the WOW factor!!
22 June, 2010
I cased this card from a swap I received at convention because I needed a thank you card in a hurry and my brain wouldn't kick into gear. That's one of the great things about swapping, is that you're never short of an idea. This is one of my favourite swaps and I received it from Jennifer Adnitt. Pop over and have a look at her blog HERE and the other stunning creations she's made. My medallion background stamp has come out quite dark whereas Jennifer's was a lot more subtle. I had several attempts too, but maybe because my ink pad hadn't been used before (shame on me!!), and if I stamped it off, then it was too pale. Oh well, you get the gist and I still love it!
Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Going Grey
Ink: Going Grey
Other: Half Pearls (from the Pretties kit), Medium Jewellery Tag Punch, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch
Until next time - happy stampin'
20 June, 2010
This was a card that I cased from Michelle Zindorf. Michelle is an amazing artist!! Check her blog out HERE and you'll know what I'm talking about. I didn't quite do it justice - but since it's my only my 2nd ever attempt at a reflection card, I'm quite pleased with the result. There is certainly room for improvement, so I'll keep practising. Also, Michelle is a master at using the brayer. I'm not, so cheated a bit and sponged instead.
16 June, 2010
|A Happy Heart stamp set|
|Greetings Eight stamp set|
|Bella’s Bloom stamp set|
|Enjoy Every Moment stamp set|
|All Scallops stamp set|
12 June, 2010
Here's another favourite swap I receive while at convention. It's from a lovely lady we met from Wellington - Judith Hutchinson. Unfortunately, Judith doesn't have a blog but you can email her here if you need to ask her about her gorgeous card.
I love the bright colours and the glittered icing (Dazzling Diamonds mixed with Crystal Effects) on the cupcake which makes it really sparkle!. It looks almost good enough to eat....
10 June, 2010
09 June, 2010
Code Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
112470 132 Haiku Designer Series paper $19.95 $11.97
113976 132 Pink Flamingo Designer paper $19.95 $12.97
113992 133 Tea Party Designer paper $19.95 $11.97
113975 133 Raspberry Tart Designer paper $19.95 $12.97
114037 133 Sweet Slumber Specialty Paper $27.95 $18.17
Here's a simple card using the Tea Party Designer Paper and one of my favourite stamps - Upsy Daisy.
The links below also show you a few more projects I've done using some of the designer papers that are on sale this week.
Tea Party Designer Paper Link 1, Link 2
Raspberry Tart Paper Link 3
Don't miss out on this great special, email me today to place your order.
08 June, 2010
Thank you so much Juliette - we had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and it was wonderful to meet you. So, if there are any Australians out there reading this, from the Hills district in Sydney - contact Juliette HERE to attend one of her fabulous classes. You won't be disappointed!!
And, keep an eye out on my class listings - because I'll be running this class myself in the not too distant future.
07 June, 2010
Anyway, back to the task at hand.....I received this lovely calendar as one of my swaps from convention. It was made by Lana Harvey from Australia (check out her blog here) and was a favourite with my daughters, fellow demo's and myself. I love the colours used which are Pink Pirouette, a touch of Pixie Pink on the tips of the flowers and Old Olive. The little butterflies are from the Cottage Garden stamp set. Not sure if you can see the background which has been embossed with the Big Shot Manhatten Flower die. Totally gorgeous!!
06 June, 2010
This week’s deals:
Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
112081 152 Scallop Square punch $35.95 $23.37
109183 153 Trio Flower punch $35.95 $23.37
110711 153 Boho Blossoms punch $35.95 $23.37
114889 n/a* Scallop Oval punch $35.95 $23.37
Here's some links to projects using the punches that are on Sale.
Trio flower punch: Link 1,
The Boho Blossom punch: Link 2
The Square Scallop punch: Link 3
The Oval Scallop punch: Link 4
Deal #1: Starts Tuesday, 1 June 2010 (ends 8 June) - payment will need to be cleared by this date for me to process - so if you're interested, please order as soon as possible.
Deal #2: Starts Wednesday, 9 June 2010 (ends 15 June)
Deal #3: Starts Wednesday, 16 June 2010 (ends 22 June)
Deal #4: Starts Wednesday, 23 June 2010 (ends 30 June)
•Individual products will not be announced early. All Deals of the Week announcements will be made on the commencement dates above.
•There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
•There is no limit to the number of Deals of the Week items, a customer may purchase.
•All Deals of the Week are current products and are featured in the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalogue.