Archive | June 2008

Kristina Werner’s Colour Challenge #11

I’ve completed my second Kristina Werner Colour Challenge this weekend.  It was perfect timing to make a card because I had to make my sister-in-law’s birthday card and we’re seeing her today!  It’s always great to have some direction when making a card for someone, that’s why I love challenges!  And this was a great inspiration and challenge 🙂

The picture above was Kristina’s challenge, and this is the card I made …

I love the stripes from Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper.  Even though I have it under layers in this card, I made sure I lined the stripes up the same direction!  I also used Glossy White cardstock which gives a really crisp card.  I love it!  I embossed with versamark, Old Olive ink and clear embossing powder on the glossy white for the green “stem” and I cut my Rose Red flowers from Priceless with extra Dazzling Diamonds.  Then I coloured a flower from the Pretties Kit with my So Saffron marker pen.  A bit of grey ribbon here and some circle punches layered with Think Happy Thoughts, a half pearl from the Pretties Kit and some paper piercing with my mat pack and there you have it!

Here are a couple of close ups …

Love that half pearl!

Love the rhinestone brad in the flower’s centre too!  I hope my sister-in-law likes it 🙂

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Priceless Pretties

Do you ever make a card and wonder, I’m not really sure if I like it?  Well, this is that card for me.  I really love the Groovy Guava textured cardstock, my Priceless stamp set and the Pretties kit pearls and flower I’ve added (and touched the flower up with the coordinating colours with my blender pens and ink pads).  But I just am not sure I like the end product.  What do you think?

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Fun & Fast Get Well Wishes

I’m very slack … I have been meaning to make this card for a while. It is for a lovely friend who has had an operation recently. Except she’ll be well on the mend by the time she receives the card!

Anyway, a long while ago during a training session I had the chance to use someone else’s Paisley background stamp. Finally, I decided to use it! The rest of the card just grew from the old olive Paisley stamp on Whisper White card stock and the need for a Get Well card. Of course, Fun & Fast Notes provided me with all I needed then. I had fun with my new aqua painter, water colour paper and, naturally, I couldn’t help but use my crop-a-dile!

I really like Old Olive and Regal Rose together … and the ribbons are just fabulous in the new catalogue! Enjoy your day and thanks for looking!

Double the temptations for June

I think this card would make a great make and take for a workshop party. What do you think? Would you like to make this card with your friends and family? Let me tell you why now is a good time to organise that workshop party in Australia between 1 June 2008 – 15 July 2008

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

If I asked you … what do you earn if you host a workshop party that earns $700 of sales, what do you think you would get for FREE? Do you know?

If you are unsure, then let me tell you 🙂 Normally, if you host a workshop party with me the FREE list would look like this:

  • A Hostess stamp set (you choose between either a Level 1 OR a Level 2 hostess stamp set);
  • $80 worth of FREE product from the Idea Book & Catalogue;
  • A FREE Idea Book and Catalogue (worth $12.95);
  • A FREE Stampin’ Up! Ink pad – your choice of colour (worth $9.95);
  • the opportunity to make and take a project home with you (and for all your guests) like the Happy New Baby card above; and
  • the opportunity to learn new techniques and have fun!

But his month there is EXTRA! EXTRA! to be earned!! If you host a workshop with $700 worth of sales between 1 June 2008 – 15 July 2008, then you earn an EXTRA $50 in hostess rewards! When you add the $50 to the list above … that’s heaps of FREE product from the catalogue. Contact me to book a date today!

BUT WAIT … THERE IS MORE!

eScape

Join me with Stampin’ Up! during the entire month of June in breaking free from the ‘e’!

Stampin’ Up! has designated 25 June 2008 as eScape day–a day to put away your cell phones and laptops and focus on reconnecting with your “wireless network.” As part of the eSacpe, Stampin’ Up! is calling for a day of card making and letter writing as a way of honouring personal relationships.

Throughout all of June, Stampin’ Up! is offering a terrific eScape Bundle with products at 25 percent off, to help create your own cards! This is the bundle …

eScape Bundle (item 113705):

Description Page Number Price
Love Notes assortment p. 132 $13.50
Circle of Friendship stamp set p. 112 $33.95
1-1/4″ Circle punch p. 142 $30.95
Total (non-bundled) $78.40
eScape Bundle price $58.80

So, let’s reconnect … book the evening of Wednesday 25 June into your diary to come to Parklea for cardmaking. More details to follow 🙂