Thursday, September 30

Every Moment.

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out. Sophie Zadeh from Stampin' Up! gave us an excellent water colouring class at the Regional training event. She showed us how to get depth and shadow when water colouring. And a few other tips and tricks. I've used the very lovely Every Moment stamp set that we received. Added a Scallop Trim Border, a satin bow and a bit of bling to finish it off. It did take quite a while to make but I think it was worth it.

Stamp Set: Every Moment
Card:Water Colour paper, Early Espresso, Cheery Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: StazOn Black, Garden Green, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede,
Tools: Big Shot-Scallop Circle die, Circle Scissor Plus, Aqua Painter, Dauber
Punch: Scallop Trim Border
Accessories: Satin ribbon-Early Espresso, Jewels-Rhinestones, Clear Rhinestone Brad

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Tuesday, September 28

More Swaps.

Here are a few more amazing swaps I received at Regionals.

Bev Watt - Stampinovation

Lyanna George

Deb McLean

Leanne Coghlan

Gwen Bloomfield

Have a great day.

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Monday, September 27

Unscripted Sketches #74.

A sketch challenge from Unscripted Sketches, a great site I found through Gardenia at A Little Less Useless, who is on the design team. I went with a Christmas theme, I've been wanting to play with Dasher since I got him and hadn't had a chance, until now. Isn't he gorgeous! I have heat embossed him in gold and inked around all the edges. The lower panel is the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder that I ran through the Big Shot. The centre panel is the Jolly Holiday DSP.

Iv'e added a tiny bit of Champagne Shimmer paint, new in the Stampin' Up! catalogue, to the lower panel and 3 pearls. Hard to see in the photo's. This shimmer paint is so cool!

Stamp sets: Dasher, Tiny Tags
Card: Early espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
DSP: Jolly Holidays
Ink : VersaMark, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Punch: Jewellery Tag Medium
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus, Big Shot-Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, mat pack & tool, dauber, heat gun, buddy
Accessories: Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, Jewels-Pearls, Gold embossing powder

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Sunday, September 26

Sunday Scrap.

Happy Sunday Stampers, hope your all having a great weekend. This weeks page is of my very cute little man, Zach when he was 18months old. I have used the new colour Cherry Cobbler, it's a very deep red, I quite like it. Zach has a bit of red and an elephant on his outfit, the Cherry Cobbler coordinates well. There are even Cherry Cobbler brads now. I really enjoyed making this page. It came together well and I got to use my new Scallop Trim Border punch again.

Stamp Set : Animal Stories
Card: textured Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray
DSP: Urban Oasis (retired)
Ink: Basic Gray
Punches: scallop trim border
Tools: Big Shot - Buttons #5 die, Top Note die, Timeless Type Alphabet Jnr, mat pack & tool
Accessories: brads Cherry Cobbler, Gray taffeta ribbon (retired)

Hope you get some stampin' in today.

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Thursday, September 23

Stamp A Stack.

Hi, where has the week gone? When it's school holidays the days just seem to fly by.

Mark your calander, I'm have a Stamp A Stack on Saturday 9th October 1.00pm at my house Calamvale Brisbane. We will be making 10 All Occasion cards . Cost $20.

Check the Events page for all the details then contact me to book your seat. Numbers are limited.


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Tuesday, September 21

Swaps - Brisbane Regionals.

Look at all these swaps I received at the Brisbane Regionals. There are so many talented people out there and to spend a whole day with them was just awesome.

Here a a few swaps that really stood out.
Christine Cretan - no blog yet.

Julie Hansen - Stampin Up Jewels

Kirsty Brown - Kirstys Cards 'n' Scrap
( It was so wonderful to see you again Kirsty)

Karen Barnes Barnsie Creations

And there is more but I'll leave them for another time.
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Sunday, September 19

Sunday Scrap.

Hi, hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. Today Sunday Scrap page is of my Wonderful Mother. I have been playing with some new Stampin' Up! products on this page. I left a lot of blank space on the page to show off the beautiful DSP Elegant Soiree and I have used the Scallop Trim corner punch to make fancy corners and I really love the Pearls.

Here are a few close ups.

Stamp Set: Wonderful Favorites
Card: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Baja breeze
DSP: Elegant Soriee
Ink: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
Punches: 1" circle, full heart, fancey flower, trio flower (retired), scallop trim border, scallop trim corner, word window, corner rounder
Tools: Big Shot-perfect polka dots embossing folder, scallop circle die, timeless type jnr alphabet die
Accessories: jewels-pearls, 1/8" taffeta ribbon very vanills,

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Saturday, September 18


Hi, I am currently at Brisbane Stampin' Up! Regional's. I really love attending Stampin' Up! events where I get to meet and catch up with other demonstrator friends, learn new techniques and have lots of fun. I also love to swap cards and ideas with other demonstrators. I made three different cards to swap all using the same technique, Shadow Dancing, but with different stamp sets.
Shadow Dancing is where you first stamp an image in Craft Whisper White ink, let dry, then using a stamp a ma jig stamp again but slightly over to one side, in the same colour ink as the card. It gives a really cool 3D effect.

On my Friends card I have used the Friends Never Fade stamp set in Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White. Adding a couple of black brads, black ribbon and Black scallop square punched out shapes. I have also ruffed up the Melon Mambo edges with the cutter kit. Hard to see in this photo but I have added a bit of dazzling diamonds to the centre of the flower.

On my Merry Christmas card I have used the Contempo Christmas stamp set in Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White. Adding silver brads and Old Olive ribbon. The greeting is on a die shape from the Lots of Tags die then layered on a wide oval punched out shape. Again I have ruffed up the Real Red edges with the cutter kit.

My Party card is great for teenage boys. Using the Extreme Guitar and Extreme Elements stamp sets on Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White card. The greeting and Party this way arrow are from the Party this Way stamp set.

I'll have lots of great swaps to show you next week.
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Thursday, September 16

Wonderful Friend.

This is another flying pop-up card. After I had so much fun making the butterfly flying pop-up card I had to make another but in a jungle theme. I love that little monkey, he's so cute.

Stamps Sets: Wonderful Favorites, Fox & Friends, Inspired by Nature, Perfect Punches
Card: Baja Breeze, Choc Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Ink: VersaMark, Choc Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
Punches: scallop edge, wide oval, 1 3/8" square, two-step bird

Have a great day.
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Tuesday, September 14

Thanks Karen.

I've been meaning to show you this for a while now. A gift from my stampin friend Karen, check out her new blog design it's awesome. It's a CD holder with a CD of photo's from Convention. Although I did take lots of photo's at Convention it is really good to have more from a different perceptive and even some photo's of me. Thanks so much Karen.

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Sunday, September 12

Sunday Scrap.

Hi and welcome to Sunday Scrap, where each Sunday I show a Scrap Page I have made. This is week 20 which means I have made 20 scrap pages so far. Very happy about that!

Today's page is of Jamie at his 6th birthday party. We had his party at the local bike park where the kids road their bikes around a track with street signs, a roundabout and traffic lights etc. They all had so much fun. I've used a combination of new and retired products on this page. The new being a stamp set called Party this Way and coordinating rub-ons Bday Party.

Jamie also had his first kiss that day (that wasn't from Mum or Aunty or Nana) from his special friend that shares his birthday. So Sweet!

Stamp Set: Party this Way
Card: Choc Chip, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Markers: Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Old Olive, Journaler Basic Black
Accessories: Rub-ons Bday Party, Jumbo brad, simply Scrappin kit Hoppy Memories, linen thread
Punch: handheld 1/16" circle
Tools: mat pack & tool

Thanks for stopping by.

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Saturday, September 11

JAI #34

The second challenge is for Just Add Ink #34 using the colours Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Crumb Cake. My card is simple yet sweet, ideal for one of my daughters friends. I used the Printed Petals stamp set, colouring in some of the white area with markers. I used the Scallop Trim Boarder punch again, love it. And added a couple of Embossed butterfly's with bling. The greeting is from the Curly Cute stamp set.

Here is a close up of the colouring.

Stamp Sets: Printed Petals, Curly Cute
Card: Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery
Markers: Pretty in Pink, so Saffron
Accessories: Jewels-Rhinestone, So Saffron ribbon,
Punches: scallop trim border, 1 1/4" circle
Tools: Big Shot-Embosslits Beautiful Wings, mat Pack & tool

Thanks of checking in today, be sure to check back tomorrow for Sunday Scrap.

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TESC #127

I got a couple of challengers done this morning. This first one is the Taylored Expression Sketch Challenge #127. I've used lots of new goodies. A new colour Cherry Cobbler, beautiful, with coordinating DSP Jolly Holidays. Two new punches, Ornament and Scallop Trim Border. New 1/8" taffeta ribbon and new bling, Jewels - rhinestones. A really great sketch, it only took me 15 minutes to make this card. Pretty good!
Stamp Set: Contempo Christmas
Card: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Jolly Holidays
Tools: Big Shot-Sizzlits Lots of Tags, mat pack & piercing tool
Punches: ornament, scallop trim border
Accessories:1/8" Taffeta ribbon Very Vanilla, Jewels-Rhinestone

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Friday, September 10

Thinking of You Teressa.

My good friend Teressa is layed up in bed for a while so I made her a Thinking of You card. I had lots of fun using some of new my goodies from the new Catalogue. The new In Colours, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride & Pear Pizzazz are just beautiful, I know I'll be using these a lot. I really love the new Two-Step Owl punch, he is so gorgeous. I have also used my favorite embossing folder Vintage Wallpaper, adding little Jewel Pearls, another favorite. The greeting is from the Curly Cute stamp set.

On the inside of the card I've used the Scallop Trim Boarder punch with the Greenhouse Gala DSP and one of the really cool images from the Extreme Elements stamp set on the background. And of course I had to add more pearls. The only thing missing is ribbon, But I just couldn't fit it in anywhere. Sometime, not very often, you don't need ribbon. :)

Thinging of You Teressa and I hope your back on your feet again soon.

Stamp Sets: Curly Cute, Sincere Salutations, Extreme Elements
Card: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing bride, Whisper White
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Ink: Concord Crush, Blushing Bride
Punches: Two-Step Owl, Wide Oval, Scallop Trim Border
Accessories: Jewels-Pearl
Tools: Big Shot-Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, Mat Pack & tool
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Thursday, September 9

Thank you card.

Good morning, this is one of the thank you cards I made for my Stamp Club girls this month. They were all much the same but using different DSP from the sampler pack. I have inked the lovely flower from Friends Never Fade stamp set with Stampin' Write markers then stamped onto white card. The greeting is stamped with StazOn black ink. I then covered the whole circle with Crystal Effects for a stunning glossy finish. The flower image kind of smudges leaving a watercolour effect. Very cool! The larger circle was cut with the Big Shot, Circles #2 die.

The colours are Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron.

Have a great day.

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Monday, September 6

Flying Pop Up Butterfly's.

Hi, today's card is based on Brenda Quintana's Flying Pop Up card. My good friend and road trip buddy, Marcelle had it in her project folder and when I saw it I had to make one. The front of the card is looking through a window and when you open it.......

...the butterfly's pop up and fly. I love it. I have used the new Greenhouse Gala DSP which I also love, with the All a Flutter butterfly stamp, coloured with a blender pen. The flowers are hand cut from the DSP. The greetings are from the Wonderful Favorites and the new Perfect Punches stamp sets.

I gave this card to my Mother-In law for her birthday today.

Stamp Sets: All a Flutter, Wonderful Favorites, Perfect Punches
Card: Baja Breeze, Choc chip, Whisper White
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Ink: Choc Chip, Baja Breeze
Punches: scallop edge, 1 3/8" square
Accessories: blender pen, ribbon

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Sunday, September 5

Tool Box for Dad.

Hi, Happy Sunday and Happy Fathers Day. Since it's fathers Day today instead of showing you a Scrap Page I thought I would show you this fantastic Tool Box designed by my talented friend and fellow demonstrator, Julie Hansen, Stampin Up Jewls. Julie showed us how to make this at our last group meeting. Isn't she clever!
Jamie has filled this one with a mini screw driver set and some chocolates for his Dad.
I made this next one for Jamie to store is tools in.

I also made quite a few Real Red tool boxes for the school Father Day stall. They looked pretty good. Sorry no photo as I only had 4 days notice to make them. Someone is not very good at giving me notes from school.

Anyway I hope you all have a fantastic day today.
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Friday, September 3

Another Shirt & Tie Card.

Another card for Dad or the man in your life, much the same as the one I posted on Tuesday ( click here to see or scroll down) but a little bit fancy. Using Rhinestone brads and Jumbo eyelets. These are so fun and easy to make.

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Wednesday, September 1

The NEW 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.

The NEW Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue starts today. Woo Hoo!
Click here to download the New 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue. (it's long 164 pages, 22,024KB)

Would you like a hard copy of your own for just $15 (postage included) or $10 if your in my area, just contact me .

Or book a workshop with me a get your 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue for FREE and have fun playing with some of the new products.

There are so many fantastic new products in this Catalogue, if your wish list is very long consider joining the Stampin' Up! family and my Passion & Paper team and get a 20% discount on all your Stampin Up! products. The new Starter Kit is just $289 valued at more than $515. Check my Join My Team page for more info.

There's more, if you join the Stampin' Up! family from the 1st September till the 15 October 2010 you will also get a complete package of In Colour products. That includes Classic Ink Pads, Stampin' Write Markers and an assortment of card stock completely FREE with your Starter Kit, valued at $84.90. Contact me for more info.

Hope your having a great day.

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