Archive | January 2010

Lovely as a Tree & Funky Forest scrapbook layout

Wow, it’s nearly the end of January!  Hard to believe it.  Anyway, this is another of the layouts I made for my step-Nan’s 90th album.

This was her house as a child in Dulwich Hill.  I kept this simple, simple colours – Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette, and simple trees with the stamp set  Lovely as a Tree and standard wheel Funky Forest.  There is also a strip from the Simply Scrappin’ Sweet Nothings kit along each border of each page.  Too easy!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Sale-a-bration & Summer Mini Invitation

I have my Sale-a-bration & Summer Mini Mystery Party on Friday 5 February 2010.  This is the invite I posted out to friends and customers.  I really loved the colour combo – Elegant Eggplant, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla and Summer Sun.

The stamp set I used was Hello Again – very versatile!

If you would like to come to my night, it is FREE, and you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration and Summer Mini catalogue, plus lots of other goodies.  It will be great fun, so look here for more details.  And please RSVP by Monday 1 February 2010.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Small Friendly Words photo album

And this was the present I made for my great-Aunt’s 70th birthday.  Of course, the “m” is for her Christian name 🙂

The cover and back of the album are Baja Breeze textured paper.  Inside there are 5 sheets of  Whisper White card stock, which I stamped for a scrapbook effect.  I thought 5 sheets good because that meant there was space for 10 photos, perfect for photos from our night out.  I’ve bound it together using the Crop-a-dile and Jumbo Pewter eyelets.

The Designer Series Paper I’ve used is Regal Rose from the Hostess Patterns Pack II.  The cover DSP is layered on Pink Pirouette card stock. 

The ‘m’ is from Sticky Cut Letters and is covered with Fine Supernova glitter.  And the jumbo wheel is Friendly Words stamped in Baja Breeze.

The flowers are from the Pretties Kit, Flower Fusion and Flower Fusion Too, with a pearl from the Pretties Kit in the centre.

I’ll put a small tutorial with measurements in my next newsletter, so if you’d like to make an album like this, join up for my newsletter (on the sidebar).

Thanks for looking 🙂

Happy 70th Aunty Margaret!

Yesterday my lovely great-Aunt turned 70.  We had a great night out last night and this is the card I made for her.  Aunty Marg had asked for no presents, so I didn’t buy a present, instead I made her a little scrapbook album – somewhere she could put her photos in from the night.  You’ll have to check back tomorrow to see the album!

I used the stamp set A Rose is a Rose.  Seriously, my favourite stamp set in the catty.  The “70” comes from the stamp set Best Friends Numbers (retired).

I really love this colour combo – Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie.  How pretty is the rose?

And of course, I have to use textured cardstock for really special cards.  Aunty Marg is a very special person, so it goes without saying, I used textured cardstock.  Plus, I must have embellishments!  I used the Pretties Kit, So Saffron ribbon (unavailable) and Kiwi Kiss corduroy buttons (unavailable).

And this was the insert.  Again, the stamp set A Rose is a Rose, but then I stamped Sincere Salutations for the salutation.  I added a different colour in here.  I wonder if you can tell me which colours I used for the insert?

Thanks for looking 🙂

It’s Sale-a-bration time again!

Whoo hoo!  This is my favourite time of year.   It’s time to earn free stamp sets!  So how does that work?  Read on …

Promotion Dates: 25 January-31 March 2010

Customers: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $100 purchase (no limit!).

Hostesses: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product with a $600 or more workshop, in addition to the regular hostess benefits.

Recruits: Choose any retail stamp set (a value up to $79.95) from the current catalogue when signing up during the promotion. New demonstrators must write the name of the set they choose on the top of the Starter Kit order form, or they will receive the default set (Defining Alphabet; item 112344).

Pretty neat promotion, don’t you agree?  Don’t miss out, email me with your order today! 

These are the exclusive Sale-a-bration stamp sets you can choose from:

Thanks for looking 🙂

Sweet Nothings scrapbook layout

It’s been a while since I made this layout.  It’s the fourth layout for my step-Nan’s 90th album.

The photo isn’t the best, it was taken the night before we drove to Canberra last year for Nan’s 90th party.    I think the red top my step-mum is wearing really ties in to the background colour I’ve used, Riding Hood Red.  And I adore the striped DSP in this Simply Scrappin’ kit.  To accent it more, I added an edge in Kiwi Kiss to the DSP, using the Eyelet Border punch.  Then I’ve tied some white tafetta ribbon around the panel to finish it off.

This is a close up of the detail, and the pearl from the Pretties Kit in the centre of die-cuts from the Simply Scrappin’ kit.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Haitian Disaster Relief

Help Haiti!

On 12 January, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope. Stampin’ Up! is a company that has a heart and they have a plan to help Haiti too.  We can help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this earthquake by purchasing the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (available in the Summer Mini).

From now until 28 February 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set you purchase will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Reflief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

To help raise lots of money and encourage you to help as well, I will be removing my demonstrator discount. That brings the stamp set to only $34.36 (plus P&H).

And, with Sale-a-bration starting on Monday, this set can count towards your $100 order.

For more details, follow the link on my sidebar or click here.