Tag Archive | Simple Somethings

Bon Voyage Fundraiser Fun!

On Friday night, a few members of the Creative Stampers team got together and held a fantastic fundraiser for the NSW Cancer Council. Wow! It was an exciting night … I heard lots of comments like “I’ve never sat down and made 10 cards in one night!” and “Isn’t it nice to sit down and make a card that’s pre-cut” … and everyone there had a smile!!


The biggest smiles came from our lucky door prize winners and raffle prize winners. And you can see why! Below is the main raffle prize … and (above) you can see the other raffle prizes …


Below were the lucky door prizes … and you can see the main lucky door prize in front of the basket (it had a Simply Sent kit in it and other goodies). I was stoked that one of my customers (and friends! Hi Jenne!) won the main lucky door prize!!


Below are a couple of photos with everyone hard at work. They had 10 cards to make and everyone had finished by 10pm … what an accomplishment! Well done to everyone who participated!


I must say, it was special to work with the great ladies who make up the Creative Stampers … Jo Wassens being our fearless leader!! The night went off without a hiccup … a testament also to Merryl Blacker’s excellent organising!


And here are some of the cards everyone made, using retiring stamp sets (all unavailable after 31 March 2009 or earlier if sold out) and, often, the cards also used retiring In Colors as well:


The above card used the retiring stamp set, Simple Somethings, and the retiring In Color Purely Pomegranate including the Purely Pomegranate Double-stitched ribbon.


The flower card used the retiring stamp set, Snowflake Spot, as well as the retiring In Colors … Purely Pomegranate and River Rock.


The above card used the retiring stamp set, Carte Postale, including the Leaves a la carte jumbo wheel … and the retiring In Color, Groovy Guava, Moss Gingham ribbon and Metallic eyelets.


The above card uses the retiring stamp sets All Through the Year and It’s Your Birthday … and the retiring In Color Wild Wasabi.


The above card used the retiring stamp set, Petal Prints, and the retiring In Colors, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky.


This cute little card (above and below) used the retiring stamp sets Big Pieces and Little Pieces.


A big thank you to everyone who participated on the night … we raised over $1,100 for the NSW Cancer Council. This week it has been fifteen years since I lost my best-ever Nan at the much-too-early age of 65 … to lung cancer (yes, a smoker). So this was a night very close to my heart! Thank you!!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Dazzling Baby cards

I’ve a few baby cards to show you today. The first two are from my embossing class the other night.

For these cards, everyone used the jumbo wheel with Nursery Letters and then embossed with Heat & Stick power and Dazzling Diamonds for a sparkling effect! Gosh, it looks even better in real life! Then we embossed the prams from Simple Somethings with silver embossing powder … and everyone could colour as they pleased to suit their events! I’ve coloured the baby girl’s card in Pretty in Pink using the Stampin’ Up! pastels …


I’ve coloured in the baby boy’s card using Bashful Blue from my Stampin’ Up! pastels …


This is a close up … I love the Heat & Stick plus Dazzling Diamonds effect, don’t you!?!


Then I had a card left over, so this is an additional card I made. This time I used the baby stamp from In the Stars (available in the Summer Mini) and stamped it in Versamark and then Barely Banana Ink … and then embossed it. I’ve used a metal edge tag to add elegance to the card and I used the Certainly Celery DSP to punch out the scallop circle that I’ve layered the baby stamp onto. I hope that makes sense!


This is a close up …


And, lastly, white taffeta ribbon finished off all of the cards.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Baby girls!

I’ve been asked by a friend to do some baby gift cards. Here are some baby girl cards I have started with … which one do you like best?

Simple Somethings No 1

The ‘It’s a Girl’ stamp I don’t like at all.  As soon as I stamped it on this card I regretted it.  The stamp is not a Stampin’ Up! stamp and, gosh, you can tell it is not!  The quality is clearly lacking, so this stamp will be off to Ebay!

Simple Somethings No 2

Simple Somethings No 3

I’ve used the Loves Me DSP for each of the above three cards and I really like this paper.  It is only available in the Summer Mini Catalogue until the end of March and after that … it’s gone forever!

Simple Somethings No 4

ATC – Artist Trading Cards “Little One”

ATC Little One Gold Embossed card

I recently did an Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This is the card I have submitted. The only condition for the swap was that we use the embossing technique.

So how did I do it? I have embossed the prams from Simple Somethings with gold embossing powder and heated with my heat tool. I have also embossed in gold the edge of my Very Vanilla cardstock square. For the rest of the card I have used my Floral background stamp to stamp the Bashful Blue card strip. The ‘little one’ is from Nice & Narrow. The stripy paper is Four Seasons Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I have also used Old Olive and Pale Plum cardstock. The prams are coloured using my blender pens and SU chalks with the colours Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Pale Plum. And there are dimensionals everywhere! Finally, I have bordered the different cardstock with Chocolate Chip and three SU gold brads finish off my very first ATC. It is only tiny … 3.5 x 2.5 inches!

This is the first one I had a go at, but I wasn’t as happy with it as the top ATC card 😦

ATC Pram gold embossed card

What do you think? Leave a comment! If I made this card again, I would not stamp ‘little one’ inside the pram …

I’m looking forward to seeing what I will get back. I’ll soon have 8 different ATC all using embossing to show off at my workshops and inspire me to create a full sized card!!