Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happily Ever After

The Wedding was lovely!
A perfect day in Bowral and Ash made the most gorgeous bride I’ve ever seen. Her dress was amazing & she looked beautiful!

Here’s the card I made for the newly wed’s.

Using (retired) ‘Greeting Galore’ stamp set on watercolor paper.
Brushed copper card stock, basic black, whisper white
Scallop edge punch, clear rhinestone brads, white taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

for the 'bride to be'

So… I’m a bridesmaid on Friday for a dear friend from School.

I’ve made the ‘bride to be’ this card to give to her tomorrow to wish her good luck. (The bridal party head to Bowral for a girlie night before the Wedding J )

I’m so excited for her and honoured to be in the bridal party.

I usually cry at Weddings… I just hope I don’t make my mascara run!

colours: tempting turquoise, pink passion & basic black

'bride to be' stamp is from the spring mini catalogue (sorry: no longer available) stamped in black staz-on on watercolour paper.

'sanded' background stamped in tempting turquoise on whisper white card stock

accessories: dazzling diamonds glitter, scallop edge punch, ribbon, markers & blender pens to colour,

Monday, April 13, 2009

EGGStra special Easter wishes

Where does the time go?
The Easter long weekend is nearly over and it’s gone so quickly!

Here’s sending you ‘eggstra special Easter wishes’ as Easter Monday is almost finished... and so is the Easter chocolate at our house, for two reasons:
Firstly because the grandparents gave practical pressies this year (hooray!) so we didn't get a ridiculous amount (phew!) and secondly because three year olds don’t get the ‘save some for later’ theory.

This card uses the very versatile loads of love set & loads of love accessories set (pg 39)
I’ve stamped in black staz-on ink, & used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the eggs in the back of the truck. The Designer series paper is from last years catalogue.

Card stock: Real red, tempting turquoise, whisper white
Ink: black staz-on, real red,
chocolate chip, close to cocoa, creamy caramel with blender pens to colour the truck.

: stamp-a-ma-jig, blender pens, dimensionals, sponge daubers
real red & tempting turquoise markers (fine end) to colour the eggs.

Wednesdays Workshop Easter card

I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter Weekend.

Above is the card I made on Wednesday at a workshop.
The notepad & matching box (with eggs & rose red ink spot) was D's hostess Thank you gift from me. We had a fun evening, with lots of giggles!

Heres what we used to make the card:
Colours: baja breeze, barely banana, pink pirouette
Stamps: sanded background, greetings eight, spot on jumbo wheel (with versa mark ink)
Punches: slit punch, 1" circle, slot punch
Accessories: blender pens & markers to colour the bunny, white taffeta ribbon

Catalogue corrections

FYI: I've just added another link under 'useful info' directing you to the 2009/10 IB&C corrections list.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Window Dressing

I pre-ordered this cute stamp set as part of our demonstrator sneak peak opportunity. It’s called ‘Window Dressing’ (level 3 hostess set). I’ve used the new in colors pink pirouette and textured baja breeze. The roof is made with choc chip & the scallop edge punch.

(sorry not the best photo, big shadow... urgh!)

I stamped the window & girl with stazon ink on watercolour paper. Then used my blender pens to colour in. Watercolour paper allows you to get a much smoother colouring in finish, regular whisper white card stock still works but you get marker pen lines and the ink doesn’t glide along the paper the same. I have cut out the window & shutters & used diamensionals to raise it on the whisper white card.

And a bit of 1” double stitched grosgrain ribbon… made me think of bricks.
(1” ribbon is available in my product share below $10 for the 4 colours)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

IB&C supply list

As you browse through the new IB&C you will notice there is no longer a ‘supply list’ or recipe for the projects at the back of the book.

Do not fear! Its still available just no longer in the catalogue.

I have just added links on the left hand side of my blog (see 'useful info') which will lead you to the supply list.
Now you can save a copy and/or print one off.

Please Note: there is a text only option which is less pages (7 pages), or the pictures option (16 pages) has a small colour picture at the side as well as the text.

Product Share

I'm organising a product share, for the products listed below.

This is a good way to play with some of the lovely embellishments in the new catalogue, without having to purchase a whole container of 1 particular thing or a whole roll of ribbon.

I have included the page numbers so if you haven't yet purchased a copy of the IB&C click here to have a look online.

Clip Assortment – (page 148) 6 Clips (2 of each design)
4 way share : 1 share = $3.30

Designer Brads - (page 148)
4 way share : 1 share = $11.25
16 Designer Brads (2 large flowers & 2 small flowers, 2 large filigree & 2 small filigree, 2 large circle & 2 small circle, 2 large star & 2 small star)

Clear Rhinestone Brads – (page 149)
3 way share : 1 share = $6.60 :
3 different sizes, 7 of each size

Designer Buttons – Both Bouquet & Latte (page 151)
3 way share: 1 share = $10
20 Buttons :
Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

Flower Fusion – (page 144)
3 way share: $10
Approx 40 felt flowers, 14 flower designs in three colours: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Old Olive

Flower Fusion Too – (page 144)
3 way share: $10
Approx 40 felt flowers, 14 flower designs in three colours: Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze & Chocolate Chip

Hodgepodge Hardware – (page 149)
5 way share: $12
Approx 20 pieces & 20 brads.


1” Double-Stiched Grosgrain Ribbon - (page 150)
8 way share: 1 share = $10
4 colours: Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip.
Approx. 1.1m of each colour

5/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - In colors (page 150)
8 way share: 1 share = $15
6 colours: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango.
Approx. 1.7m of each colour

1/2” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
(page 151)
8 way share: 1 share = $11
6 colours: Old Olive, Pretty in pink, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red.
Approx. 1.1m of each colour

Satin Ribbon - (page 151)
8 way share: 1 share = $2
Double sided ribbon, very vanilla on one side & kiwi kiss on the other
Approx. 1.1m

one share of all of the above (save $11) $90.00

If you are interesting in participating or would like more info, please email me

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

2009/10 Idea Book & catalogue... IT'S HERE!

There are so many exciting things to tell you about!

Loads of new stamp sets, new punches, gorgeous new In Colours, decorative brads, lovely patterned papers, ribbons, buttons… take a look for yourself on line HERE, or contact me to purchase your own hardcopy.

For a free copy of the Idea Book & Catalogue simply book a workshop, as the hostess you receive a copy as a ‘Thank You’ gift from me. As well as the potential to earn free products & hostess stamp sets.

The other exciting news is Stampin’ Up! are changing to die-cut stamp sets!
Don’t we just love the ease of mounting these types of sets, and I’m happy to say these die-cut stamp sets are now on offer to you in the new idea book & catalogue.

A Message from SU: “Please be aware that we've set up a process to transition from square-cut to die-cut with those sets that we are carrying over from the 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue to the new 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue. We will continue to fill orders with the carryover square-cut sets until our inventory runs out.”

I’ll be back soon with some pictures of some cards using some of my ‘sneak peak’ goodies from the new catalogue.
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