Monday, March 14, 2011

Easter Treats

Good morning everyone.  I hope you're enjoying the long weekend.  My poor husband is full of a head cold (the flu according to him) so we'll be staying around the house today - which suits me because I've got a few card ideas in my head which I'd like to make.  

At my last Stamp A Stack class the girls made these gorgeous little Easter Treats.  

This little Sunnyboy container has little Easter Eggs in it - it would probably hold around 10 mini eggs and is a great gift idea.  The container is made from a piece of 15cm x 15cm designer series paper.   

The stamp set is Stampin' Up!'s A Good Egg from the current Idea Book and Catalogue.  I just love this stamp set and pull it out each Easter.  In the past I've also used the little circles stamp as bubbles on children's cards.  The little chick is also cute on new baby cards - see, quite a versatile stamp set.
You can't see it from the photo's, but I've added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the egg shell and it's been stuck on with a dimensional.  The chick has been stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured using ink and blender pens.

This is a great gift idea for neighbours, teachers, children, EVERYONE.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Extreme Surfboard

I currently have 5 (yes, 5) birthday party invitations stuck to my fridge for Bailey to attend.  I made up a stack of these cards yesterday using the Extreme Surfboard stamp set.

This is a great stamp for boys of all ages - big and small.   The image is stamped with Basic Black ink and I added a bit of faux stitching, tore the Basic Black card stock and distressed the Not Quite Navy card stock.  I also spritzed Basic Black marker ink over the entire card when it was finished.

I'm sure the boys will never know that they've all received the same card from Bailey.....

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Aviary Cute Stamp Set

It took me a little while to purchase this stamp set, but boy I'm glad I did.  How coot are those little birds?  I have a feeling I'll be whipping up quite a few cards with this set.  This is a quick card I made for one of my  hostesses.

The ribbon was a little tricky - you have to find a single thread at the end of your ribbon and pull it to give you the ruffled effect - and then stick it in place.  I notice that my ribbon was a little crooked - darn it!

Friday, March 4, 2011

40th Birthday Cards

A friend recently asked me to make a 40th birthday card for a close friend of hers.  The only request was that the card have the number 40 on it - the rest was up to me.  Now, I love having creative licence like everyone else, but I always worry that my taste might not necessarily be my customers' taste.

I decided to make two cards and let her choose from them. This was the first card I made:

And then I came up with this one: 

Which card do you think my friend chose?  The blue and green one - phew, lucky I decided to make two cards.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Belated Valentine

These are a couple of the cards that we made at my last Stamp A Stack.  I really love the owl two step punch.  This was the card we all made for Valentine's Day:

And then we made a couple of little gift cards.  It was great so see all the different coloured owls that the girls made.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Simple Birthday Thanks

Last year all three of my children had birthday parties (I know, what were we thinking??).  With parties come gifts so I purchased the Simple Birthday Thanks stamp to make thank you cards for all the guests that attended each of the birthday parties - did I finish the cards - no - but that's another story....

Anyway, I was looking at the stamp the other day thinking it was a shame that I hadn't used it for it's intended purpose, and that I probably wouldn't use it again until we celebrated another birthday.

All of a sudden I realised that it didn't have to only be used as a thank you stamp.

Using a black marker I coloured all the lines of the cupcake that I wanted to stamp.  I stamped the image onto pretty in pink and whisper white card stock, and bashful blue and whisper white card stock.

How cute are these cards??   I've now got a selection of cards on hand for the birthday parties my kids get invited to AND I'm using a stamp that I originally only thought could be used as a thank you stamp.

I've used the square lattice embossing folder (from the Summer Mini Catalogue) on so saffron card stock behind the cupcake.  I love this embossing folder!!  The numbers were created from the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies.  I used red fine galaxy glitter as the sprinkles and the number and cherry were created with real red card stock.
Don't forget that Sale-A-Bration and the Summer Mini Catalogue end on the 31st of March.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

sale-a-bration time

This is a fantastic time of the year isn't it?  Why?  Because the kids have gone back to school?  Perhaps.... Certainly the house is a whole lot quieter and I'm not asking 3 kids to stop fighting - but I digress.......  No, it's a fantastic time of the year because it's sale-a-bration time again.  What does this mean?  FREE STAMP SETS.  Simply spend $100 on Stampin'Up! products between now and 31 March and you get to choose from a selection of free stamp sets from the sale-a-bration catalogue.

Click on the image of the catalogue below to view the choice of stamp sets available for you to choose from.

Don't forget that my classes start again this Tuesday evening.  Click on the Class Calandar tab at the top of this page for details.  Looking forward to seeing my regular ladies again, and perhaps meeting some new ones this year.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy New Year and a New Promotion

I'd like to wish you all a very happy new year.

I hope you had a very merry Christmas and are surviving the rain that we are experiencing in many parts of Australia.  Much of Queensland is suffering from floods and my prayers are for everyone who has been affected by the flooding.  

I've been absent from blogging recently due to the many Christmas card orders I had prior to Christmas but, with that behind me, and the lovely holiday I've had with my family, I hope to return to more frequent blogging.  Thanks for sticking with me!!

I've returned from my holiday just in time to catch the great promotion Stampin' Up! are offering for Valentines' Day.  Receive a free pack of Heart Treat cups when you purchase the Sweetheart Stamp Set or Full Heart Punch:

Sweetheart Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Sweetheart Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Full Heart Punch

Get a free package of Heart Treat Cups:
Retail Value
Heart Treat Cups

This promotion is only available until the 24th of January, so please contact me if you'd like to take advantage of it.

Here's a photo of one of my bigger orders that I had before Christmas (just to prove that I have been busy and not avoiding you all....)

It feels good to be back on board.  Chat to you soon.