Thursday, August 20, 2009

Just Beachy

Sorry, I haven't posted anything for several days - I've been busy making cards.

For those that couldn't make the Just Beachy Workshop, here are the cards that we made. If you'd like the directions to make these cards, please let me know and I'd be happy to forward them to you.

Let me know what you think of them.

I've also completed a scrapbook page with this stamp set (what can I say.... it's a versatile stamp set). Now I'm hanging out for summer again.

Hope you all have a great day.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Party Hearty

Today is my brother-in-law's birthday. This is the card I quickly whipped up for him. I've used the Party Hearty stamp set. I recently purchased the cutter kit and I LOVE the distressing tool - I don't think I've made a card lately which hasn't been distressed. It's really good if you cut a piece of card stock crooked - just distress the edges and no one is any the wiser (just a little trick between us). Happy Birthday Matt.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Spiral Pop Up Card

My sister-in-law, Tracy, came for a visit today and she's just as crazy about making cards as me. I introduced her to Stampin' Up! and the rest was history - she even has some stamp sets that I don't have (humph). Anyway, we decided to give the spiral pop-up card a try. It's Caitlin's (eldest daughter) birthday on Sunday so I made a card for her. What do you think?

Here is this inside of it. Can you see the little spiral with the butterflies on it? It opens out when the card opens.
And here is Tracy's gorgeous card. Maybe I'll get it for my birthday in a couple of weeks??

Thanks for a fun day Trace!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cute Birthday Invitations

At a demo I ran on Saturday (Hi Jeanene) we made an invitation instead of a card (just for a change). The invitation is made with the new Introducing stamp set, on page 8 of the Spring Mini. As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I'd have to have it - having three children creates lots of birthday party invitations to make up over the next several years.....

The invitations were placed into pink envelopes which were trimmed at one end with a half circle punch for little fingers to easily pull out the invitation. The birthday girl was stamped onto the front of it using the All In The Family and Family Favourites stamp sets. She is coloured in using Stampin' Pastels.

What little girl wouldn't love to receive this invitation??

Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Always
Inks: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Dimensionals (for the little tutu), Daubers, Pretty in Pink
Taffeta Ribbon, 1.3cm Circle Punch, 3.5cm Circle Punch, pink envelope
(not supplied by Stampin' Up! - shame on me!!)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sneek Peek

I can't resist showing you one of the cards we'll be making at the workshop on Thursday 13th August - 7:00pm. We'll be using the Just Beachy stamp set.

Isn't it cute??


Well, it has been a long time coming, but I've finally done it. I hope you enjoy this blog.

The new Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalogue has arrived and offers a brand new range of stamps, gorgeous papers and accessories. Not only are there the usual fantastic stamp sets but, for the first time, Stampin' Up! are offering a few single stamps for sale.

As a special offer I am giving a 10% discount on one item from the Spring Mini Catalogue to all hostesses who hold a demonstration during the month of August (I'm afraid I only have a few dates left).

The Spring Mini Catalogue runs between 1st August to 30th November 2009. There are 23 pages and I'm quite sure you'll be tempted with something on each page.

If you would like to receive a free copy of the Spring Mini please contact me. Alternatively, you can view the catalogue online (click on the Spring Mini image ).


I will be holding several workshops at my home on the following dates:

Thursday 13th August, 7:00pm

4 Just Beachy Birthday Cards
Cost $15
Using the Just Beachy stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue you'll create 4 birthday cards (two for boys and two for girls).

Saturday 22nd August, 10:00am

Small Gift Box with 6 Small Gift Cards
Cost $20.00
Many people at my demo’s comment on how lovely this box of gift cards is – so I thought I’d hold a workshop for it. The Fun and Fast Notes stamp set is used for this workshop, as well as the polka dot background stamp. Lots of colouring!

Thursday 10th September, 7:00pm

4 x Christmas Cards
Cost $15.00
Start stamping your Christmas cards. We’ll use a couple of different stamp sets and create them using water colours.

Places are limited so please reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment. Workshops will start on-time (so that we’re not climbing into bed at midnight) and I will provide all supplies.

Can’t make it to any of these workshops? Hold your own workshop with your family and friends at a date and time convenient for you. Please contact me to set a suitable date.