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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 🙂

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Only 4 days left … including today!

It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of February … but there are only 4 days of February left and that means only 4 days left of Sale-a-Bration!

Are you often wondering what you could make with a particular stamp set? Well, this is one idea of what you could do with the Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Congrats. I’ve made this card into a card for my sister-in-law for her graduation. I’ve also used Boho Backgrounds for the handbags and have embossed them using Versamark and Wild Wasabi. Such a simple card … and made so much easier with Stampin’ Up!’s square punches.

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This is a close up of the embossing and the red rhinestone brad …

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I also paper pierced the dots under the word “congratulations”.

Here is another embossed handbag card (I think they’ll be a really popular birthday card theme for me this year!!) … again using Boho Backgrounds on the handbags … and the sentiment is from In the Stars, available in our current Summer Mini. I’ve used more rhinestone brads on this card …

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and, of course, a close up of those gorgeous brads …

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Come visit again tomorrow and I’ll post some more ideas for another Sale-a-bration stamp set. If you don’t have any Sale-a-bration stamp sets yet, then you’ll need to place an order with me of $100 or more before the end of the month to pick your own!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Guest Artist

My guest artist this week is one of the lovely girls I work with, Brie.

How would you like to receive an invitation for High Afternoon Tea and for the rest of a Hen’s night/weekend looking like this?  It’s pretty special, isn’t it?  Brie is a bridesmaid in August and for her bride she made these lovely invitations for the bride’s Hen’s weekend.  I’m sure you will all agree, Brie has done a fantastic job!

If you are wondering  about how to recreate an invitation like this, well Brie used Pretty in Pink and Old Olive cardstock with the matching Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon.  She stamped the images using Boho Backgrounds and “Party Time” from a Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

There were also a lot of punches used and lots of punching, wasn’t there Brie!?  Brie started with the corner rounder punch and used it to create the edge at the top of the invite … and for a short while had her boyfriend convinced she had used the corner rounder punch to create the scalloped circle around “Party Time” … until he noticed the scallop circle punch !! LOL!!

My apologies for the below photo, it’s a bit blurry.  I had to share though how Brie used the All Year Fun stamp set on the bottom inside of the invites … very clever!

Well done, Brie, it was a great achievement to make all these invitations … and it was Brie’s first time at cardmaking!

Priceless Boho Bag-a-lope

This is the Bag-a-lope we made at my eScape night last night. It is amazing what you can do with a some card stock, a few stamps and an envelope, isn’t it?

We used Pretty in Pink card stock and stamped with Pretty in Pink ink Stampin’ Up!’s Priceless swirly stamp (it’s gorgeous, isn’t it?). Then we stamped Boho Backgrounds twice, once in Pretty in Pink and once in Certainly Celery on Whisper White card stock.

The punches then came out! We used the slit punch for the corners of the Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Certainly Celery paper. We then punched out our Boho Backgrounds two stamped images with the 1 inch circle and the 1 3/8 inch circle punches. We layered them on top of the scallop circle punch and there you have it! Pop it all on top of Certainly Celery DSP and Certainly Celery cardstock and we’re almost done 🙂

Of course, except for the top of the bag. We used the corner rounder punch for the scalloped effect and then the word window punch (yes! that’s right!) to make the handle. Pretty cool punching, heh!

And what a great bag-a-lope you can use for a gift bag and coordinate with your card.

If you would like to order any punches, they are a great tool and make card making a breeze! Contact me today to order your new punch. Have a great day!

Another eScape card for tomorrow night …

Tomorrow night is the night Stampin’ Up! has designated as “eScape day” – a day to put away your mobile phones and laptops and focus on reconnecting with your “wireless network.”  And tomorrow night, this is one of the cards we are making in my class!  We will be making 4 other cards and a Bag-a-lope.  You will be able to pack away all the cards you make on the night in your new Bag-a-lope!  All this for the great price of $20.  Let me know today if you can come along to Parklea.  All are welcome  🙂

I’ll post some close ups of the Bag-a-lope after Wednesday, so keep watching this space 🙂

eScape Event with Think Happy Thoughts

I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to show you all what is happening for my eScape Event this coming Wednesday 25 June 2008.  Here is is though!

We will be making 5 different cards and a Bag-a-lope that will fit them all for you to take them home in.  All for the great price of $20.

I love this stamp set!  Think Happy Thoughts works perfectly with Stampin’ Up! punches.  Too much fun!

Book your place before Tuesday 24 June to come along to Parklea in Sydney, Australia.  Start time is 8pm.  I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 🙂

I’ll post close ups of the cards we’re making over the next few days.  This is the first card …

Have a great weekend!

Kristina Werner’s Colour Challenge #9

Wow! I have just completed my first ever Kristina Werner colour challenge! Every week Kristina puts up a colour challenge and this week’s challenge was based upon the picture above. I love Kristina’s blog, she does the best videos! You really must visit Kristina here.

The colours we had to use for our colour challenge were real red, pumpkin pie, so saffron, old olive and tempting turquoise (have you ever noticed how Stampin’ Up! Colours always begin their colour name with the same letter?!!?)

This is the card I came up with … and it was a challenge! Although it was great to have a driving challenge behind a birthday card for a special friend living in London … now I have to get this card in the mail!

This is a close up of my Boho Backgrounds stamp … it is layered with dimensionals and looks lovely with the square red rhinestone centre. I really love the colour combo I’ve used on this part of my card – real red, pumpkin pie and old olive – they look great together, don’t you think?

I also used our our So Saffron DSP that you can only purchase until 31 May 2008 (in Australia, from me in Parklea!) with Stampin’ Up!’s Palette o’ Prints promotion. I love the spots!

Have a great day and thanks for looking 🙂