Archive | November 2009

Sydney Regionals swap

Well, I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, ’cause I surely did!  I was in stamper’s heaven … at Stampin’ Up!’s Sydney Regional training.

Now, I won’t confess the dire hour I stayed up until making my 32 swaps.  And if you’re not sure what a swap is, post a comment so you can learn about the fun.  But … these were the swaps I made:

And these were the swaps I received in return:

For my swap, I used the stamp sets Boho Backgrounds and Think Happy Thoughts.  The colours are Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand and Riding Hood Red.  I used LOTS of punches on the card for all the circles.  Plus, I used the masking technique for the flowers down the side.  Naturally, there has to be a little bit of bling SOMEWHERE on my cards, and this card had two rhinestone brads.

Now, these were three of the four gorgeous make-and-take projects we all made:

We made these with the stamp set Hello Again and the wheel Retro Remix, both new and upcoming in the Summer Mini Catalogue (beginning 1 December – yeah!).  As part of the cost of the day, each attendee received a brand new Hello Again and Retro Remix … and a new handle and a new Old Olive ink cartridge for our handle.  I was pretty stoked!  Stampin’ Up! is so generous, honest!  And did you see the beautiful ribbons we used on our projects?  They are stunning IRL!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Happy Halloween

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween.  This was the first year my kids went Trick or Treating … very cute!

These were the treats I made for our Trick or Treaters and friends.


I had a really old cobweb stamp, (like at least 15 years!), that I used to stamp in Staz On Black on SU cellophane bags.  I then was inspired by Jayne Mercer here, with the railway track like a fence and the punches used to make a scary face on the pumpkin, and Jenn here (A New Ink on Life), with the oval punches for my pumpkin.  Awesome ideas!  Thanks, ladies 🙂


I used Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa and black cardstock.  I sponged the edges of my Pumpkin Pie oval punches with Close to Cocoa ink.  I rolled the Right on Track wheel across the Elegant Eggplant, stamped the cobweb on the side and stuck my pumpkin on top.  I love the Halloween colours!


Thanks for looking 🙂