Archive | February 2009

Last day!!!

Well, today is the last day of Sale-a-bration!  Here is another idea for you using two of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets, Botanical Blooms and Yummy.

I’ve used the colours Sage Shadow, Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink,  Rose Red and Basic Black.  And I’ve used the tone-on-tone effect for the base of the Sage Shadow card, stamping Botanical Blooms in Sage Shadow.  Then, on the Whisper White, I’ve two-step stamped the flowers … first the outline in Basic Black and then the solid colours in Sage Shadow, Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink and  Rose Red.  And just because it’s been a while … I’ve added Dazzling Diamonds to the flowers!

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I finished off the card colouring in the sentiment from Yummy using my Lovely Lilac Stampin’ Write marker pen and then stamping that onto the card base.  Then a dash of ribbon with some Rose Red grosgrain ribbon and a Lovely Lilac button (threaded with linen thread), finally lifts the card.  I could not have made this card without my Stamp-a-ma-jig either!!

Remember to visit again tomorrow … the retirement list will be out as the countdown for the new catalogue begins!  Exciting days! hehe …

Thanks for looking 🙂

2 days to go …

Well, on 17 March it will be St Patrick’s Day … and it is also my husband’s birthday. So, this is the card I’ve made for him … and how handy was the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Polka Dot Punches!! I was completely inspired by Splitcoaststampers for this card here. I’ve also used the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Yummy, for the sentiment “with love” and my “Happy Birthday” is from God’s Blessings. And the background stamp I’ve used is En Francais. My only regret with this card is that I should have stamped the “Happy Birthday” a little lower 😦 But, otherwise, I think this has to be the best birthday card I’ve made for Shane yet, especially seeing as it is also St Pat’s Day!!  Oh, and the colour is Wild Wasabi through and through!

As you no doubt know, I love embellishments! And so there are a few on this card: a square rhinestone brad, Antique Brass hodgepodge, Wild Wasabi stitched grosgrain, black and white gingham and linen thread.

I hope you like this idea!

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Remember, Sale-a-bration finishes for the year on Saturday, so if you have an order of $100 or more, then now is the time to place it with me … so you can have a free Sale-a-bration stamp set to go with it!

Thanks for looking 🙂

3 days to go …

Here is another idea for you to make a card using the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Botanical Blooms.  I have cased the idea for this gorgeous card here, which I’m sure is using one of the new In Colors (can’t wait for 1 April!!)!  Thank you for the inspiration, Dawn … that’s the second card of Dawn’s that has inspired me this year!  And it’s not even March yet 🙂

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The colours I’ve used to recreate this card are Pretty in Pink, Berry Bliss DSP and Basic Black.  I’ve stamped the flower outline in Basic Black and then coloured it in with my marker pens with the colours Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose on scrap paper.  Then I have cut out the three flowers and stuck them over the solid leaf image I’ve stamped in Pretty in Pink.  The greeting is stamped in Basic Black and the ribbon is pink taffeta.

Although I started to make this card to inspire you with an idea to make a card, I had only half finished this card and I knew I had to send it to my step-mother.  So, it will be in the post on the weekend on its way to Canberra.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Only 4 days left … including today!

It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of February … but there are only 4 days of February left and that means only 4 days left of Sale-a-Bration!

Are you often wondering what you could make with a particular stamp set? Well, this is one idea of what you could do with the Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Congrats. I’ve made this card into a card for my sister-in-law for her graduation. I’ve also used Boho Backgrounds for the handbags and have embossed them using Versamark and Wild Wasabi. Such a simple card … and made so much easier with Stampin’ Up!’s square punches.

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This is a close up of the embossing and the red rhinestone brad …

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I also paper pierced the dots under the word “congratulations”.

Here is another embossed handbag card (I think they’ll be a really popular birthday card theme for me this year!!) … again using Boho Backgrounds on the handbags … and the sentiment is from In the Stars, available in our current Summer Mini. I’ve used more rhinestone brads on this card …

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and, of course, a close up of those gorgeous brads …

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Come visit again tomorrow and I’ll post some more ideas for another Sale-a-bration stamp set. If you don’t have any Sale-a-bration stamp sets yet, then you’ll need to place an order with me of $100 or more before the end of the month to pick your own!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Dazzling Baby cards

I’ve a few baby cards to show you today. The first two are from my embossing class the other night.

For these cards, everyone used the jumbo wheel with Nursery Letters and then embossed with Heat & Stick power and Dazzling Diamonds for a sparkling effect! Gosh, it looks even better in real life! Then we embossed the prams from Simple Somethings with silver embossing powder … and everyone could colour as they pleased to suit their events! I’ve coloured the baby girl’s card in Pretty in Pink using the Stampin’ Up! pastels …

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I’ve coloured in the baby boy’s card using Bashful Blue from my Stampin’ Up! pastels …

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This is a close up … I love the Heat & Stick plus Dazzling Diamonds effect, don’t you!?!

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Then I had a card left over, so this is an additional card I made. This time I used the baby stamp from In the Stars (available in the Summer Mini) and stamped it in Versamark and then Barely Banana Ink … and then embossed it. I’ve used a metal edge tag to add elegance to the card and I used the Certainly Celery DSP to punch out the scallop circle that I’ve layered the baby stamp onto. I hope that makes sense!

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This is a close up …

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And, lastly, white taffeta ribbon finished off all of the cards.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Twins’ 2nd Birthday – Big Bold Birthday

We went to a birthday party for a very old friend’s twins on the weekend (her third and fourth children!). The girls turned two and these were the cards I made for them, something similar but slightly different.

Can you tell that I love my Big Bold Birthday stamp set yet? It’s just fab! Anyway, I teamed it up with striped paper from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin’ kit (which will most likely retire at the end of March) as I just love the colour combo … Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose and Bashful Blue. I added a bit of 1″ Rose Red double-stitched ribbon to divide the card, then some crystal effects and Dazzling Diamonds on the cupcake top and balloons. I stamped the “happy birthday” underneath the cupcake. And I used my Pretty in Pink marker to draw the balloon string.

This is the Regal Rose card with a felt flower added and a Pretties Kit rhinestone brad in the centre …

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And this is the Pretty in Pink card with a felt flower added and a Fire red rhinestone brad in the centre …

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Unfortunately, a drop of water must have fallen on the bottom of the “happy birthday” on this card … and I noticed as we were walking out the door (and I rushed to take these photos). I’m sad that it is a bit ruined! But I didn’t have time to recreate another card either 😦

Thanks for looking 🙂

Victorian Bush Fire Appeal

It has been a heart wrenching week for many Victorians over the last week, with bush fires that really seem more like fire storms, destroying homes and far more profoundly, taking the lives of too many special people.

To help support the people left after such devastation, Stampin’ Up! have offered to make a donation to the Bush Fire Appeal,  like so many other businesses across Australia (I even made sure I did my shopping at Coles today and bought my bread from Bakers Delight – all offering donations for our purchases).

So, from today through to 31 March 2009, when you purchase any of a select group of 10 stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will donate 50 percent of the sales of these sets to the Australia Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal.  Remember, that if you include one of these stamp sets in a $100 purchase before the end of February, you will also receive a Sale-a-bration stamp set of your choice.   Stampin’ Up! will let demonstrators know how much money has been donated sometime after 31 March … so when they tell me, I will share with you how much Stampin’ Up! has contributed to the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal.

Stamp Set Item Number Page Number in Catalogue Retail Price
Priceless 112312 105 48.95 AUD
Seeing Spots 108909 89 29.95 AUD
Baroque Motifs 112380 98 39.95 AUD
Live Your Dream 114261 3** 55.95 AUD
Looks Like Spring* 108864 76 58.95 AUD
The Snowflake Spot* 108934 27 39.95 AUD
Bodacious Bouquet* 108756 80 58.95 AUD
Polka Dots & Paisley* 110247 46 35.95 AUD
G’day Mate* 111973 115 35.95 AUD
Be Happy* 108744 51 39.95 AUD

*These sets will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they will only be available for the Bushfire Appeal–while supplies last.

**In the Summer Mini Catalogue.

Today also happens to be my brother-in-law’s birthday, so on a brighter note, this is the card I made for his birthday.  He’s a bloke’s bloke … so it had to be as masculine as possible!  So, you can see, only one stamp used (and, I know, it’s crooked … that will teach me to use my Stamp-a-ma-jig!)!  Otherwise, I used the Outlaw DSP, my star punches and the wide grosgrain ribbon with a bit of linen thread.

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Thanks for looking 🙂