Friday, November 12, 2010

Butterflies In Paris

A card I made today to play with paper tearing and inking.
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, All a Flutter and En Francais
Ink Colours: Crumbcake, Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizazz and Black.
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Crumbcake and Baja Breeze.
Tools: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Aqua Painter, Distressing Essentials Kit, Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive.
Thanks for looking,

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Some new cards to share.

I got some new products from the 2010-2011 Catalogue this week and couldn't wait to have a play. Here are some new products mixed in with some old favourites.
This one is the new in colour peach parfait and circle circus stamp set

Vintage Vogue

Two step owl punch and play date DSP

A CASE from someone on Stampin Connection.
I love this butterfly!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Two new cards

Hey there,
Just thought I would stop by to show you some of my latest cards.
Will post details later as Kobes wants to use the computer,
Have a great day,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Thank You and the Last Chance List

One of the things I've started doing which I absolutely love, is making "Thank You" tags for my customer orders. It's a nice personal touch that makes my customers happy and also shows them different ways in which our products can be used.
I have used Kraft paper, Raspberry Tart DSP, Versamark ink pad, Regal Rose ink Pad, Two Step Bird Punch, Baroque Motifs Stamp Set and Enjoy Every Moment Stamp set.
Some of these items are on the Last Chance {retirement} list which you can find HERE.
Take a couple of moments to go through and see if any of the things on your wish list are about to retire.
Come September 1st, we have a great new catalogue and things on the last chance list will be gone forever. (I know.....slightly dramatic)
Please feel free to email me if you would like anything or have any questions.

Stay tuned for sneak peaks of some goodies from the new catalogue throughout the month.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Convention Swaps

Last weekend I was at the Stampin Up Convention and it was incredible. I was so very inspired and had a great time meeting people and learning alot from all the wonderful speakers.
One of the fun things about convention is swapping.
It's a bit different to the normal craft swaps that I do. You make up a card using current stamping up products, usually you make either one or a few designs and then mass produce them to swap with other people when you arrive at convention.
This is what I decided to make.
It is a lavender sachet.
I cut out some calico using the top note die and the big shot.
I then stamped some of the images from Baroque Motifs in Old Olive and Mambo Melon Inks.
I sewed and filled the sachets and TADA!
I made about forty five. I am thankful that I have a wonderful husband who helped me cut out all the calico and helped me pin them together.
I wanted to give/make  the other demonstrators I was swapping with something they could show their customers to showcase some of the other uses of the big shot dies.

I got some great swaps back in return and I love flicking through them for inspiration.
I had a great weekend and can't wait for next year!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

But I wont use that stamp.

That is a sentence I hear from time to time and one that I don't think is entirely true. Sometimes it's not until you see a card made up with that stamp in it that you realise the possibilities of it.
I thought I would share with you some examples of how you can use every stamp in a stamp set. I have used Big Bold Birthday as it is a really versatile set of images to use on your cards. 
Using Bold Brights as the main colours.
Adding texture (ripped paper)

Using some DSP and ribbon. I love this colour combo the best.
 Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink and Real Red

Using versamark on Kraft for the background.

The same card in different colour combos to show how you can use one design for both male/female cards.

I hope I have inspired you to have a play around with those stamps in your sets which you may not have used yet. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate them into your designs.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sale A Bration!

This is a great promotion that Stampin Up! is running till the end of March.

Spend $100 and get one of four stamp sets for free.
Have a party with over $600 in sales and recive a free stamp set.
Become a demonstrator and get a free set.
How Cool Is that?
Here are the ones you get to choose from: