Archive | March 2009

New Baby Boy!

My neighbour gave birth to a beautiful baby boy last Monday, and he’s simply adorable!  It’s so nice to have a newborn bubba only next door!!!

This is the card I made to go with his present …

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My favourite jumbo wheel, Nursery Letters, is the base for this card. Then I used God’s Blessing for the sentiment, which fits perfectly inside the large square metal edge tag!  I was happy about that!   Do you recognise a new colour?  It’s the new In Color, Pacific Point, and it’s gorgeous!!  I even sponged around the edge of the sentiment to use more of the ink!! LOL!  The other colour is Bashful Blue … and the ribbon is the Bashful Blue 1″ double stitched.

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This is a close up of the stars … aren’t they sparkly!!!  I punched out the stars and using my Versamark ink and the Heat & Stick powder, I then adhered Chunky Sprinkles to the stars.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Kristina Werner Colour Challenge #46

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It has been a while since I’ve had the time for a Kristina Werner Colour Challenge … and I didn’t have time today either, but I had to make time because I simply adore these colours … and the image!!

So, this is my attempt … using Eastern Blooms and Think Happy Thoughts.  I forever struggle to find the right place for good light to take my photos at home, so I have two photos!  The first, taken in morning light …

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the second taken at twilight …

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Here is a close up of the flower branch … I embossed the branches with black embossing powder, so it shines … in morning light …

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and at twilight …

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Here is a close up of the ‘Happy Birthday’ from Think Happy Thoughts, with a flower cut out from Eastern Blooms, a Rhinestone brad and Dazzling Diamonds … in morning light …

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and at twilight …

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I’m putting this card away for someone very special …

Thanks for looking 🙂

Daddy’s birthday

It was my husband’s birthday on St Patrick’s Day … remember the card I made for him, here?  Anyway, these are the cards Isabella and Joshua made for him … they picked the colours, the DSP, the type of ribbon, the stamps … and then they punched and stamped and glued … and Bella coloured in … they loved it!  We had such  a wonderful afternoon together 🙂  I was very proud of them.

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Not only do I get to have fun with my kids making cards … but as a demonstrator, I also get to see the new catalogue early and all demonstrators also got a sneak-peek and pre-order opportunity this year!  So, do you see any new colours on these cards??  Because, each card has a sneak peek … for you … of two new In Colors … and a new stamp set too … called Cheers to You.

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I must say … I will really, really, really miss In the Stars when it finishes with the new Summer Mini on 31 March … it has been a fabulous stamp set for me!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Retirement List update …

Well, it’s almost half way through March and retiring product has been selling fast. If you want something on this list, please contact me asap to place your order so you don’t miss out! Just check out the list for yourself, there is alot already sold out …. this is the current list as at today …

Page

Item #

Description

Availability

Stamp Sets

125

112229

ABC Images

Low

62

108720

Ahoy, Matey

Unavailable

75

108722

All I Have Seen

Low

40

108728

*All Through the Year

34

108992

*All-Year Fun

110

108734

*Alphabits

48

108738

*Artfully Asian

102

108742

*Background Sampler

53

111229

*Backyard BBQ

86

108740

Bareback

Unavailable

51

108744

***Be Happy

83

108998

Beautiful Life

Low

124

108746

Best Friends Alphabet Lower

Unavailable

124

108747

Best Friends Alphabet Upper

Unavailable

124

108748

Best Friends Numbers

Unavailable

88

110250

Big Pieces

51

108753

Birthday Best

79

108755

*Blossoms Abound

80

108756

***Bodacious Bouquet

81

108757

Bold Butterfly

101

112294

Brocade Basics

65

112376

*Bronc Buster

78

111232

*Bud Basics

58

110255

Bundle of Joy

Unavailable

63

108763

By Land

Low

116

112326

Calendar Cues

108

108764

*Canvas

94

111234

Carte Postale

115

108765

Cheery Chat

Low

112

108767

Circle of Friendship

30

108768

City of David

102

112272

Classic Backgrounds

Low

55

110246

Crab & Company

28

108772

Crazy for Christmas

33

112253

*Dad’s Day

Low

42

108781

*Eat Cake

106

112300

Elegant Notes

Low

116

108785

Everyday Flexible Phrases

58

112391

Everything Baby

Low

117

108786

*Expressive Flexible Phrases

79

112310

Fabulous Flowers

Low

27

108790

Festive Favorites

40

108805

Figures of Speech

108

108806

*Fine Lace

95

108807

*Finest Flourishes

67

108809

Fishy Friends

107

108811

*Floral

32

112316

Forever in My Heart

Low

108

112397

*Friendly

115

111973

***G’Day Mate

110

108820

Genuine Articles

68

111975

*Go Team

56

108828

*Greetings Galore

92

112306

*Happiness

28

108840

*Holiday Wishes

26

108842

*Hung Up on the Holidays

116

108847

It’s a Date

112

112320

It’s All Good

111

108849

It’s Your Birthday

Low

97

108850

Itty Bitty Backgrounds

68

112330

*Just Golf

68

112332

*Just Tennis

31

112216

*Keep Christmas

Low

122

111989

*Kia Ora

96

112338

*Labelicious

113

108855

*Lexicon of Love

53

110254

*Like It a Latte

107

108857

Linen

Low

88

108860

Little Pieces

76

108864

***Looks Like Spring

29

112223

*Merry, Merry

77

108874

Mostly Flowers

Low

118

108875

Much Appreciated

84

108877

Natural Beauty

90

110243

*Office Accoutrement

107

108884

*On the Spot

108

108887

*Paisley

31

108888

Peaceful Wishes

74

108890

Petal Prints

46

110247

***Polka Dots & Paisley

47

110248

Polka Dots & Petals

Low

38

108894

Pretty Princess

126

108904

*Rough Edges Mini Alphabets

83

108906

*Sassy Stems

32

112362

Sealed with a Kiss

122

112346

Seasonal Wishes

124

112402

Short Order Numbers

Unavailable

43

108913

Simple Somethings

29

110244

*Snow Flurries

27

108934

***Snowflake Spot, The

30

108918

*Solemn Stillness

122

112395

Spring Pictograms

91

108920

*Stamp of Authenticity

65

108921

Starstruck

74

108923

Stipple Rose

Low

84

108924

Summer by the Sea

100

112284

*Sweet Sampler

93

108927

*Sweet Shapes

60

112290

*Sweet Thing

49

108929

Symbols of Solicitude

Low

43

108930

Tag Time

38

110249

Tagger’s Dozen

49

108931

Take Three

75

108937

Touch of Nature

54

108944

Unfrogettable

Low

108

108954

*Well-Worn Words

36

112336

Whale Wishes

72

108960

Wild Rose

49

108962

Wishing You the Best

120

108963

Wonderful Words

Stampin’ Around Wheels

29

109690

All about Christmas

78

106610

Basics Outline

Unavailale

42

107467

Birthday

Low

80

107466

Bodacious

81

104156

Flitting By

Low

95

108423

Leaves à la Carte

62

107212

Matey’s Map

Unavailable

47

108980

Petals

104

107464

Rough Texture

Low

91

107465

Speckled

Low

65

109672

Bronco

54

106662

Daisy Field

Unavailable

67

104065

Fishy

Unavailable

53

107565

Flip Flops

Unavailable

40

107561

Garden Annuals

Unavailable

28

103195

Gifts Galore

Unavailable

32

109678

Kisses

74

104279

Leaf Prints

Unavailable

54

107482

Lily Pad

Unavailable

125

109568

My ABCs

55

108978

Sandy Shells

28

101638

Star

154

104061

Star Studded

Low

Hostess Sets

24

109812

All about Occasions Bundle

21

112393

Cause for Celebration

18

112261

For a Friend

18

112239

From the Garden

22

112340

In the Spotlight

21

112233

Infinite Goodness

19

112259

Little Bit of Happiness, A

17

112214

Oh, So Lovely

17

112243

Party Punch

19

112245

So Many Sayings

20

111127

Spring Solitude Bundle

23

112263

Time Well Spent

Accessories

Brads, Buttons, Eyelets

145

105320

Basic eyelets

Unavailable

147

103977

*Bold Brights buttons

145

100375

Bold Brights I eyelets

147

103981

*Earth Elements & Neutrals buttons

Low

147

103978

Earth Elements buttons

Low

145

100381

Earth Elements eyelets

Unavailable

145

105319

Metallic eyelets

147

105446

Rich Regals buttons

Low

145

105316

Rich Regals eyelets

Unavailable

147

105445

Soft Subtles buttons

Low

145

100378

Soft Subtles I eyelets

Unavailable

Designer Series Paper

135

110749

*Berry Bliss Designer Series paper

136

109174

*Brilliant Blue Prints Designer Series paper

134

109149

*Brocade Background Designer Series paper

136

109178

*Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series paper

136

109169

*Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper

136

109150

*Dashing Designer Series paper

136

110699

*East Coast Prep Designer Series paper

134

109160

*Fall Flowers Designer Series paper

136

110479

Jersey Shore Designer Series paper

134

109151

*Le Jardin Designer Series paper

135

110748

*Notebook Designer Series paper

136

109176

*Old Olive Prints Designer Series paper

134

109148

*Outlaw Designer Series paper

135

108503

*Petals & Paisleys Designer Series paper

136

109170

*Pumpkin Pie Prints Designer Series paper

Low

136

109167

Rose Red Prints Designer Series paper

136

110698

*Spring Break Designer Series paper

135

110273

*Spring Fling Designer Series paper

NA

106686

**Spring Flowers Designer Series paper

NA

106685

**Spring Showers Designer Series paper

135

110271

*Spring Silhouettes Designer Series paper

135

109157

Wintergreen Designer Series paper

Hodgepodge Hardware

144

105532

Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware

Low

144

105531

Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware

Low

144

105515

*Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware

Low

In Color

129

111860

Blue Bayou A4 card stock

Low

129

109018

Blue Bayou Classic Stampin’ Ink refill

Unavailable

129

109013

*Blue Bayou Classic Stampin’ Pad

146

109060

*Blue Bayou double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

129

111857

Groovy Guava A4 card stock

129

109019

Groovy Guava Classic Stampin’ Ink refill

Unavailable

129

109012

*Groovy Guava Classic Stampin’ Pad

146

109063

*Groovy Guava double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

129

108638

In Color 12″ x 12″ card stock

Unavailable

129

111856

*In Color A4 card stock

129

108694

*In Color textured 12 “x 12” card stock

129

111853

Purely Pomegranate A4 card stock

Unavailable

129

109011

*Purely Pomegranate Classic Stampin’ Pad

146

109061

*Purely Pomegranate double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

129

109017

Purely Pomegranate Classic Stampin’ Ink refill

129

111852

River Rock A4 card stock

Unavailable

129

109016

River Rock Classic Stampin’ Ink refill

Unavailable

129

109010

*River Rock Classic Stampin’ Pad

146

109062

River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

129

111851

Soft Sky A4 card stock

Unavailable

129

109015

Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Ink refill

Unavailable

129

109009

*Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad

146

109059

*Soft Sky double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

129

111850

Wild Wasabi A4 card stock

Unavailable

129

109020

Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Ink refill

Unavailable

129

109014

*Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Pad

146

109058

*Wild Wasabi double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

146

110716

*Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon

Miscellaneous

133

103604

*Days-To-Remember 12″ x 12″ Wall Calendar

148

103280

Embossing kit

Unavailable

133

100900

Gift sacksGift sacks

Low

132

106523

Five-in-One Card Cover Envelope Template

Low

133

110730

*Pockets & Pieces Office Accents

Low

On Board

140

107307

*On Board Accents

141

109181

*On Board Blossoms & Basics

141

109179

*On Board Ginormous Pieces

140

107306

*On Board Simon Lower

Punches

142

104942

1/4″ Circle punch

142

104943

*1/4″ Square punch

143

104389

Double Circle punch

143

106522

*Spring Flower Bouquet punch

143

112670

Three for You Punch Box

Ribbon

147

109189

*Beachfront Ribbon Originals

147

101259

Black hemp twine

Unavailable

146

104830

*Caramel gingham ribbon

147

109187

*District Ribbon Originals

147

109188

*Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals

147

109185

Jersey Ribbon Originals

Unavailable

146

104829

*Light Blue gingham ribbon

Low

146

104828

*Light Pink gingham ribbon

146

109037

More Mustard 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon

146

104831

*Moss gingham ribbon

147

109184

Sherbet Ribbon Originals

147

109186

Theater Ribbon Originals

Low

Rub-Ons

141

110282

*Anchored Rub-Ons

141

110281

*Cherished Memories Rub-Ons

141

110285

*Urban West Rub-Ons

Simply Scrappin’

138

109610

Confetti Simply Scrappin’

Unavailable

137

110572

*Crew Kids Boy Simply Scrappin’

138

110567

Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin’

139

109649

Round Up Simply Scrappin’

139

109635

Secret Garden Simply Scrappin’

138

109663

*Winter Bright Simply Scrappin’

Simply Sent

13

112664

*Friendly Notes Simply Sent

12

112666

*Lifelong Notes Simply Sent

Low

13

112665

*Sending Happy Thoughts Simply Sent

14

112667

*Simple Delights Simply Sent

14

112668

*Three Thoughts Simply Sent

A new baby girl!

Recently, my old boss and his wife had their first baby girl … and this is the card I made for them:

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I used the colours Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum and Whisper White, plus I used versamark with Heat & Stick and Dazzling Diamonds. I really love the jumbo wheel, Nursery Letters, for baby cards … it looks fabulous embossed and all glitzed up in bling! And I love the butterflies from Live Your Dream (available in the Summer Mini which finishes at the end of this month) … I stamped the butterflies in Pale Plum and cut them out, sticking them on with dimensionals. Then I used Short & Sweet to finish off the sentiment and wrapped the card with white taffeta ribbon.

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This is a close up … you can see I added a little Dazzling Diamonds to the tips of the butterfly wings too …

Thanks for looking 🙂

Happy Birthday, Josh!

Today is my son’s birthday … and he is 3! This is the card I made for him (not that he paid a single look at it!!), but I really like the way it turned out.

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I based the colours around the retiring paper, Spring Break, and used the colours Not Quite Navy, Old Olive and Metallic Silver. The jumbo wheel, Classic Stars, has been embossed using silver powder. I’ve embossed the Best Friends Number “3” and cut it out (another stamp set on the retirement list). The “3” is mounted on a 1 1/4″ circle, stamped with the small star from In the Stars, and mounted on a punched out star. I’ve added silver eyelets in the corners and a strip of Old Olive wide grosgrain in the middle.

Did you know that the Spring Break DSP is only $8.96 at the moment ??! … the cheapest it will be ever, especially for double-sided paper! After 1 April 2009, all DSP will be $19.90 … so get in before the price goes up!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Bon Voyage Fundraiser Fun!

On Friday night, a few members of the Creative Stampers team got together and held a fantastic fundraiser for the NSW Cancer Council. Wow! It was an exciting night … I heard lots of comments like “I’ve never sat down and made 10 cards in one night!” and “Isn’t it nice to sit down and make a card that’s pre-cut” … and everyone there had a smile!!

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The biggest smiles came from our lucky door prize winners and raffle prize winners. And you can see why! Below is the main raffle prize … and (above) you can see the other raffle prizes …

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Below were the lucky door prizes … and you can see the main lucky door prize in front of the basket (it had a Simply Sent kit in it and other goodies). I was stoked that one of my customers (and friends! Hi Jenne!) won the main lucky door prize!!

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Below are a couple of photos with everyone hard at work. They had 10 cards to make and everyone had finished by 10pm … what an accomplishment! Well done to everyone who participated!

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I must say, it was special to work with the great ladies who make up the Creative Stampers … Jo Wassens being our fearless leader!! The night went off without a hiccup … a testament also to Merryl Blacker’s excellent organising!

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And here are some of the cards everyone made, using retiring stamp sets (all unavailable after 31 March 2009 or earlier if sold out) and, often, the cards also used retiring In Colors as well:

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The above card used the retiring stamp set, Simple Somethings, and the retiring In Color Purely Pomegranate including the Purely Pomegranate Double-stitched ribbon.

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The flower card used the retiring stamp set, Snowflake Spot, as well as the retiring In Colors … Purely Pomegranate and River Rock.

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The above card used the retiring stamp set, Carte Postale, including the Leaves a la carte jumbo wheel … and the retiring In Color, Groovy Guava, Moss Gingham ribbon and Metallic eyelets.

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The above card uses the retiring stamp sets All Through the Year and It’s Your Birthday … and the retiring In Color Wild Wasabi.

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The above card used the retiring stamp set, Petal Prints, and the retiring In Colors, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky.

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This cute little card (above and below) used the retiring stamp sets Big Pieces and Little Pieces.

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A big thank you to everyone who participated on the night … we raised over $1,100 for the NSW Cancer Council. This week it has been fifteen years since I lost my best-ever Nan at the much-too-early age of 65 … to lung cancer (yes, a smoker). So this was a night very close to my heart! Thank you!!

Thanks for looking 🙂