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Kindness Matters Swap for Canberra Convention 2012

Well, another Stampin’ Up! Convention is over for Australia – and it was FUN!!  To all from Stampin’ Up! who entertained, made us laugh out loud and awed us over our time in Canberra – thank you!  You’re inspiring! 

There are so many amazing and talented ladies over Australia making cards, scrapbooking and other fabulous projects (and 1 guy too!!).  At Convention, we get to swap card fronts with other demonstrators (and guests – guests are welcome at Convention!).  I made 25 of these and I find swaps are a great way to try different effects and do lots of stamping!  It’s a great time to make and play … this was my swap:

 

I used quite a few stamp sets for this card – Kindness Matters, French Foliage and Rue Des Fleurs.  And my colour combination is Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  Now I know Blushing Bride is retiring soon, and I usually try and create a swap that is current and hopefully will be current for the new catalogue … but I couldn’t go past Blushing Bride.  I just love this colour and I’m really, really going to miss it.

I did lots of sponging on my swap – with Soft Suede ink and Champagne Shimmer Paint.  Love this effect!

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Forever Young again

This is another Forever Young card, and this time I embossed the lovely tree and girl on Crumb Cake cardstock.

It’s a simple card.  The paper is Crumb Cake, the now retired Newsprint DSP, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  The wide Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is my favourite on this card.  I don’t use this ribbon enough!

The sentiment is from that wonderfully useful stamp set, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Pink Punch Potpourri

Wow, I’m so sorry it’s been so long since I last blogged!  I have still been created but my business has steadily increased and it simply devours my time – which is good for business but not so good for my time to blog.  However, time to create must happen … it’s essential for our well-being, isn’t it?  So I hope to share a few more creations more often 🙂

This is a card I made last year for a Cancer fundraiser.  My ladies and I had a lovely night and we raised over $270 on the night!  This was one of our make-and-takes …

The colours are Pink Pirouette, Basic Black (and we also made cards with Early Espresso) and Pear Pizzazz.  We stamped the bird from Punch Potpourri in Pear Pizzazz and Pink Pirouette, of course punching it out with the Two Step Bird punch.  The background is the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, used with the Big Shot.  The cute little tag is made from Tiny Tags and punched out with the adorable Jewellery Tag punch.

I loved using a Rhinestone jewel for the bird’s eye – gotta have bling!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Last day of Sale-a-bration & Summer Mini

Well, today is the last day of Sale-a-bration and the Summer Mini.  If you haven’t yet received all the Sale-a-bration stamp sets you want, then today is your last chance to purchase $100 worth of product to earn one more Sale-a-bration stamp set on your wish list.  Please email me before 10.00pm today with your last Sale-a-bration order!

As promised, this is another card I made using the emboss resist technique.  I love the birdcage from Happy Moments that I’ve used on this card!  The birdcage is sooo sweeeet 🙂  And I also love the “hello” sentiment, from the Hello Again stamp set.  Today is also the last day of the Summer Mini Catalogue, and so it’s also the last day you can purchase Hello Again.  The flowers on the background were sparkled up with a touch of Tombow glue and some Olive Fine Supernova glitter – I love bling!

This is another card from the same class – I encourage trying different images and products in classes from what I have available.  In this card, I changed the Fine Supernova glitter to Orange.  Naturally, the Orange coordinates perfectly with this card!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Echoes of Kindness

I love the sentiment that comes with the Level 2 Hostess stamp set, Echoes of Kindess.  And the flowers that come with it are beautiful too.  I must use them more often! 

I’ve used the colours Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Certainly Celery for this card.  I’m happy with the colour combo, but not happy with my colour choice for the felt flower.  The brown just doesn’t do it for me.  Next time, I’ll improve it!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Jayne Mercer’s Girls’ Night In Cyberstamp – Challenge #1

On the weekend, my fabulous up-upline ran a Girls’ Night In Cyberstamp to help raise money for Breast Cancer Reasearch.  Jayne runs cyberstamps for her team members every month, but this event was opened up to anyone who wanted to participate, anywhere in the world!  Plus, Jayne hosted the event at her home as well for guests to attend.  What a super effort by Jayne, in my opinion.  Well done!  You can check out the results of her fundraising efforts here.  And you can see Jayne’s blog here.  Plus, you can see all the other entries here.

So, our first challenge was to find a card in the Idea Book & Catalogue or Spring Mini that we liked and to turn it pink. We could substitute other stamp sets too. So it was really the card layout we followed.  I chose the “Congratulations” card from page 47 of the Idea Book & Catalogue:

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I used the stamp sets Friends 24-7 and A Rose is a Rose.  The pinks are Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Rose Red.

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Next challenge up soon!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Embossing on Designer Series Paper

The latest issue of Impressions (for Stampin’ Up! demos) has this really cool technique … embossing on Designer Series Paper.  I have changed the colour combo, slightly, from that in Impressions, but otherwise this is a cased card!

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This card is made with the stamp set Baroque Motifs.  I’ve stamped the big swirly stamp in Versamark and then embossed it with white powder on the DSP from the Simply Scrappin Kit, Sweet Slumber.   The flowers are stamped in Tangerine Tango and cut out, and the cherish is stamped in Chocolate Chip.

Don’t forget, hurry if you want to take advantage of this month’s special – buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE (details here) – you have until Sunday night to place and pay for your order, so don’t miss out, do it now!

Thanks for looking 🙂