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Beth Stewart’s Christmas Banner from Convention, Canberra

This gorgeous Christmas banner was inspired entirely by the ever-so-creative and clever, Elisabeth Stewart.  You can check out Beth’s beautiful work here.

Beth seriously inspired everyone at Convention in Canberra on stage this year with her wonderful creations!  Please excuse my poor photography, it’s hard to photograph something long with a standard camera!  But I have tried my best to re-create Beth’s Christmas banner here – this is a “Merry” banner:

This is a “Peace” banner (sorry about the TV!!):

Here are close-ups of the “Merry” banner:

And close-ups of the “Peace” banner:

And a close-up of one stunning Angel:

Thanks for looking 🙂

Bring on the Cake stamp-a-stack

This is a card I made for a recent stamp-a-stack for a lovely lady who wanted to share stamping on her birthday – what a simply wonderful idea!  Don’t you agree?

This is the other card that was inspired by one of my favourite cards here.  I began with the colours Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Certainly Celery.  We used the Scallop Trim border punch with a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock, which was layered with another strip of Certainly Celery DSP (from the Subtles DSP Paper Stack).  We stamped the sentiment from Bring on the Cake on the Very Vanilla cardstock and sponged the edges.

For the flowers, we used Silhouette Sentiments with the Blushing Bride and Certainly Celery marker pens.  The background of the flower circle was stamped in Crumb Cake with a “stamped off” stamp from the retired SAB stamp set, Bliss.  For the border around the flower circle, we punched the Fancy Flower punch with Crumb Cake and Certainly Celery cardstock.  A row of paper piercing finished off the card.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Sweet Treats New Catalogue Launch party

Well, it’s been over a month since my New Catalogue Launch party, and I’ve been quite MIA on the blogfront (sorry!), but I have been busy!   I think it’s time for some catch-up blogging … I’ve so much to show you 🙂

These are the cards everyone made at my launch and the gifts they received …

 This card was made with the Newsprint DSP (I love it!) and was entirely inspired by Jen Sannes here.  Thank you for a stunning card, Jen!   The cardstock colours are Very Vanilla and Basic Black.  And the Star was punched from Basic Black cardstock that had been through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  A silver brad attached the star to the card and on the strip of Very Vanilla the sentiment is stamped from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Sentiments. 

This card was also an inspired card.  This time I was inspired by My Sweet Stampin Spot here.  I’ve used the colours Sahara Sand and Whisper White.  Using the Big Shot, I cut out the Top Note in Whisper White, then ran it through with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I then used my brayer and Sahara Sand ink to roll over the top of the embossed image – and wow!  The ink rolls onto the embossed image.  Very cool effect, heh?

 We then stamped the sentiment from Perfect Punches, and punched it out with the coordinating punch.

This card was inspired from my trip to Convention in Sydney this year.  I’ve used the colours Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette and More Mustard – oh, and the strings are my Bashful Blue marker pen.  It’s using the stamp set Party Hearty, which I just love – it’s so versatile, especially for kid’s birthdays.

 Here is a close up with the silver flower and grosgrain ribbon.

Next is my daughter so wanting to be part of the night instead of going to bed!

Each guest received a little cupcake of Baja Breeze ribbon and a “brownie” box of goodies.

Aren’t the “brownie” boxes the cutest ever?  I saw them as a fan of Stampin’ Up! on Facebook here.  And I found an great tutorial for the boxes here.  For my boxes, I embossed the brownie boxes with Perfect Polka Dots and Manhattan Flower.  Then decorated them with pearls, ribbon, flowers punched from the Boho Blossoms punch and felt flowers.

 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 🙂

Whimsical Kaleidoscope hostess box

This is a box I made for one of my lovely hostesses, as a thank you for arranging a stamp-a-stack at her home last month.

This scallop envelope box is a sneak peek of a few lovely products that will be available in the new Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue that starts on 1 April 2010.  The box is made using the BIG SHOT (yeah! you too can purchase the Big Shot from Stampin’ Up after 1 April 2010!!).  I’ve used the Stampin’ Up! Scallop Envelope Bigz Dies with the Big Shot to make this box.  There is a yummy new In Color available from 1 April 2010 – Melon Mambo.  And coordinating ribbon will be available too – don’t you love the polka dots?  The sentiment has been also stamped in the new Melon Mambo ink.

How lovely is the sentiment?  It’s from another Sale-a-bration stamp set, Whimiscal Words.  I love the font too!  Remember, you only have until 31 March to place your $100 or more order to receive a free Sale-a-bration stamp set!

This is the side on view of the box.  The Designer Series Paper is from the current Summer Mini Catalogue.  Doesn’t the  Kaleidoscope DSP look great with Lovely Lilac and Melon Mambo?

This close up (below) shows off the elegant SU Filigree brads and rhinestone brads.  My favourites!

Inside the  box I have some yummy chocolates in a SU cellophane bag that I also stamped, using White Staz On ink and the new Dreams wheel.  The new Dreams wheel will be available in the upcoming Autumn/Winter Mini on 1 April 2010.

Another close up of Dreams:

Thanks for looking 🙂

Upcoming embossing class – 29 January 2010

I first became addicted to making cards when I discovered embossing.  I think there is a touch of magic to the way embossing powder melts under a heat gun and transforms to a shiny, textured image.  So, because I love it, my next class will be on embossing.  This is one of the cards we will make, and a handy one too, I reckon!  It’s a masculine card, and so handy to have ready for a bloke’s birthday.  This card was inspired by this card here on SCS, and the card below is Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Whisper White.

And here it is again in Close to Cocoa, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.

Which colour do you prefer?

If the idea of embossing intrigues you, email me today for more details of my class at 7.30pm Friday 29 January 2010.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Watoto Card Making Fundraiser – 19 Sept 2009

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Card Making Fundraiser

Every day, we have the opportunity to influence a child’s life in some way.  This card making fundraiser is to raise awareness and funds for orphaned children of Uganda.

Watoto Child Care Ministries RESCUES orphaned and vulnerable children and RAISES them to be leaders in a broken and war-weary nation which will REBUILD a nation.  You too can help in this special mission to raise funds for a house to be built – a home for a “house mother” and eight children.

What are we Doing?

  • We will be making 8 different pre-designed cards using a variety of rubber stamp sets, colour and accessories on the day.  You will receive everything you need to make the cards.
  • You will learn new techniques and tips.
  • There will be demo boards with a variety of projects for your viewing.  So bring your camera!
  • Purchase raffle tickets to be in for a chance at winning over $2,000 donated in products, plus lots of other great fun!  Look at the great Stampin’ Up! product that you need come along and win …

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and then there are all these other goodies you need to win too …

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Come along for a great morning and bring a friend, or two, or three, or four!! LOL 🙂

THE DETAILS!

When: Saturday, 19 September 2009

Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Where: Blue Mountains City Church, Multi-Purpose Centre (next to Fire Station), 172 Rusden Road, MOUNT RIVERVIEW NSW 2773

Cost: $20 per person (to make eight cards)

Other: All card materials, tea, coffee and light morning tea provided.  Stampin’ Up! products used on all cards.

Registration is required as places are strictly limited.  Registrations close 14 September 2009.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Rachel Capps on 0413 487 331 or rachel.capps@yahoo.com.au

Registration is essential!  Register online here or contact Rachel

Learn more about Watoto HERE 

 

Major awesome donation from:

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Other awesome businesses who have made donations:

* Loganberry Lane  *  Blue Tongue Lizard Café  *  Glenbrook Butchery  *
*  Glenbrook Garden Centre  *  Abcoe Bulk Food Warehouse  *

We look forward to seeing you there,

Rachel, Michele, Alison, Kara and Julie