Monday, March 29, 2010

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Well this post is going to show you some old and some new SU! products. Yes, I still have a cupboard full of retired SU! product that I just can't part with.

Anyway my daughter was invited to a birthday party for one of her classmates, who I didn't know very well. I find it so hard to buy for kids, but figured I would be pretty safe with a DVD. So I set about making Tracey Old's DVD box gift set.

The picture above shows it closed, and the picture below shows it open. Isn't it just the coolest? I love the way that you can put a bag of popcorn in the front. It sort of personalises the gift I think!

And of course, I had to make a card to match. I just love these new (available 1/4/10) in-colours. I used Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo here. And isn't that polka dot ribbon just divine? But before you get excited about that, don't forget that the Sale-A-Bration promotion and the Summer Mini catalogue finishes on 31st March 2010. Only a few days left to get your order in!

Okay back to normal programming. Guess what's coming soon? Yep another blog hop. I can't think of a better way to get to see all the new products coming in and the many varied ways of using them. Keep your eye's peeled for more information!


Card: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Summer Sun
DSP: Pink Pirouette
Punches: Eyelet Border, Heart to Heart
Tools: Blender Pens, Dimensionals
Stamp sets: It's your Birthday (retired), Fun and Fast Notes, I {heart} Hearts

DVD box

Card: Rich Razzleberry, Mellow Moss
Ink: Melon Mambo
DSP: Pink Pirouette
Punch: Large Heart
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain

Till next time, happy stamping...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Butterfly pansies!

Well this morning I was going through my daily emails and suddenly this inspiration came to me from Mary Jo Price-Williams. She sent this gorgeous card with Pansies made from the butterfly punch. Well I couldn't wait to try it out. I didn't read Mary Jo's technique first and went off and made my own, my own way. LOL!

So with butterflies pansies in mind, I remembered that I hadn't done the Mojo Monday sketch for a long time and this just fit perfectly.

In case you haven't worked it out yet, I love this butterfly punch! Unfortunately it's only available in the Summer mini and will not be available after 31st March 2010.

Card: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Barely Banana, Old Olive
DSP: Kaleidoscope
Punches: Butterfly, Designer Label, 5 Petal Flower
Embellishments: Soft Subtle Brads, Hodgepodge Hardware
Stamp set: Best Yet (hostess set)

Till next time, happy stamping..

Friday, March 19, 2010

A set of cards....

Well I have been asked to have a stall at a fundraiser for the local daycare. So I have been busy creating items to sell.

Anyway I remembered Madonna Dunn's fantastic idea for our Sale-A-Bration blog hop and thought that I'd make some of these using the Kaleidoscope DSP and Butterfly Prints stamps and the co-ordinating Butterfly Punch. I did case Madonna's ones too, but thought that I'd show you mine originals.

Each box holds six cards and envelopes. I have even stamped on the envelopes. On the left hand side of the box is six differing sentiments, that you can choose to add to the card. So if you have a friend that likes green, you can add a sentiment to a green card to suit your friend.

For the butterfly, I stamped onto Whisper White and then punched them out. I also stamped some dots onto some acetate, using Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamps, and then punched butterflies out of these. I then bent the acetate in half, so that the wings appeared raised, as you can see in the pictures below.

Sale-A-Brations ceases on the 31st March 2010 and I have put a little bundle together for you to make these cards. For $108.30, (including P&H) this is what you will receive;

Bold Brights A4 pack of cardstock
Kaleidoscope DSP
Butterfly Prints Stamp Set
Butterfly Punch
Rhinestones - your choice between Fire or Ice Circles
Whimsical Words Stamp Set FREE (Sale-A-Bration set)

You can also add the Scallop Edge Punch for another $30.95 and I'll throw in a Classic Stampin' Pad in your choice of colour.

I can have your order delivered to you anywhere in Australia. I will also mail you a tutorial on how to put these cards together. Contact me before 31st March 2010 to place your order.

Card: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Tempting Torquoise, Only Orange, Summer Sun, Whisper White,
Ink: Summer Sun, Pink Passion, Green Galore Tempting Torquoise, Only Orange
DSP: Kaleidoscope
Punches: Butterfly Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Round Tab
Embellisments: Fire Circle Rhinestones, Ice Circle Rhinestones
Non SU!: Acetate, Clear bags
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Prints, Whimsical Words, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (retired)

Till next time, happy stamping...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sale-A-Bration ends soon

This is just a quick note to let you know that Sale-A-Bration ends on the 31st March 2010.

You can receive FREE stamps sets by:

Spending AU$100 on product
Hosting an AU$600 party
Joining Stampin' Up! ®

Did you just love the product used in my previous post? Click here for another look! If you would like to receive product before it's available to the general public, you should join SU! As a demonstrator not only are you entitled to a 20% discount, but you can also purchase product before it's available to the general public. And if you join now you are eligible to receive a stamp set to the value of $79.95 from the Idea Book and Catalogue for FREE. To find out more about joining Stampin' Up!® click here.

Don't forget there are only TWO more weeks left to receive FREE stamps sets. Don't miss out!

Till next time, happy stamping...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sneak peak - Stamping 411 challenge

I feel like I have been so busy lately and haven't had enough stamping time - or even worse, time to update my blog! Thanks for your patience.

Todays entry is about a sketch challenge from Stamping 411. As soon as I saw the challenge I knew exactly which papers and stamps to use. Only problem was time! I was away and then visitors came and then I had to spend the day in town, so eventually at 10.30pm, I finally sat down and made this card.

Okay so I knew which papers and stamps to use. Basically I have fallen in love with some of the new in-colours that are to be released here on 1st April 2010. Namely Rich Razzleberry and we are also getting some gorgeous Designer Series Papers to match. And of course, you can't have that without a co-ordinating stamp. Oh boy, I love Stampin' Up! ® for making things come together so easily!

Also on this note, this is just a quick reminder that there are only two more weeks of Sale-A-Bration, which means these adorable stamp sets will not longer to available to receive for FREE.

Anyway I am sure that you'd like to know the names of all these yummy ingredients, so that you can have your order ready for the 1st April 2010.

Card: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry
DSP: Cottage Wall
Embellishments: Fire Circle Brads
Stamp Set: Cottage Garden

Till next time, happy stamping...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bad Blogger

Hi all,

I can't believe it has been a week since I last posted. I apologise for keeping you waiting.

Today I am showing you what we made at a workshop on Wednesday. I used Becky Roberts Milk Carton Tutorial, but changed a few things to make it for Easter. I had heaps of fun making this and it seems the class had a great time too! Hi Julie, Janne, Kylie, Toni, Lee and Helen!

All the ingredients for this are listed on the project page of my SU! website. Click here for more details.

So aside from this, what have I been doing. Well making papercraft items of course, but I am not ready to show them to you just yet! And I have been waiting, rather inpatiently, for my pre-order of the new product that is coming out on the 1st April 2010. I can't tell you much, except the new mini is big! And there is something for everyone. Hopefully I'll give you a few sneak peaks over the next couple of weeks.

Anyway I have an overtired little girl here, begging for attention, so I'll sign off now.

Till next time, happy stamping...

Friday, March 5, 2010

A moving card.....

Well, this isn't a card about moving.... but it does have moving parts.

As you may be aware, I have recently been away to attend my brothers wedding. Now the bride and groom aren't totally traditional, to say the least. So I thought a quirky humorous card would suit them better.

I got the tutorial to make a moving card like this from the last Ustamp I attended. This card design was submitted by the very talented, Lynn Pratt. Lynn's instructions ended a little further ahead than mine, she had boy + girl + love = baby. Obviously there a lots of different images you can use to create different outcomes.

As you can see below, I used boy + girl + love = wedding cake. I really enjoyed making these little pictures. The cake I used from Fun and Fast Notes. Instead of inking up the whole stamp, I chose one cake and only inked it up.

Now you are probably thinking what a strange colour combination. Well it was a challenge set by the Yahoo group Stampin_Up_In_Oz. Definitely not colours I would normally choose for a wedding card, but they did look great together. And I enjoyed colouring in with my Stampin' Write Markers.

Card: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Punch: Scallop Edge Border, 1 3/4" Circle
Embellishments: Earth Elements Brad
Stamp Sets: Illuminations, All in the Family, Simply Said, Fun and Fast Notes

Till next time, happy stamping...

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