Monday, 30 June 2008

a rocky christmas

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On Saturday I helped my friend and upline run a card course where we made Christmas cards. It was a very popular class and I met many lovely ladies who made great use of the time to get very organised for the busy season. It was so lovely (and tiring!) to spend a whole day card making.
Whilst there I experimented with some dry embossing using my paper trimmer and bone scorer. Hope you can see the embossed line around the main image.

Please excuse the dodgy stamped words - I didn't have my Stamp-a-ma-jig and thought I could wing it - my practice effort was perfect but of course the one that mattered sadly not! oh well!

I also played with my new Star punch which when punched out first and then centred inside the Large Star punch gives this awesome effect - love it! Lets hope this Christmas is not a rocky one!

Paper : River Rock, Wintergreen DS Paper, More Mustard, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Ink: River Rock
Stamps: Crazy for Christmas

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

june stamp-a-stacks

These are the designs we are making this month.
Email me to book in for the class on tomorrow night.
These star cards are CASEd from my lovely fellow demo Sue see her's here.

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These ones may be familiar to you as I did the Blue Bayou version in a note card for my catalogue launch. See here for the original post.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

more IKEA?

This card is inspired by the latest Kristina Werner Colour inspiration and the colour scheme she has taken from an IKEA display so that's where IKEA comes into it...
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The Going Gray flower is from Labelicious and the So Saffron and Rose Red flowers from Petals and Polka Dots, the little flowers in a row and all over the So Saffron semi circle and the sentiment come from the hostess set So Many Sayings. I used my corner punch without the guide to make the scalloped edge in Rose Red.
I love layering and cutting and so had lots of fun with Dimensionals and brads.
This was certainly out of my norm but that's why I love these challenges
as they really stretch the creative brain cells.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

you've got to love IKEA

so here is my newly "renovated" crafting space - small but mine! and I'm very happy with it. How good are these rails and baskets from IKEA? These rails cost $1.95 and you can get longer ones but I was worried about the weight on our wall. The baskets were from around $4. I was fortunate to have the space to be able to attach them to a wall however if you don't or are renting then check out my up-line's hubby's punch storage solution which she attached to the side of her desk. He may still take orders if you email.
You can see my organiser to the left - see the tutorial for how I made it here.
Something missing? - well a lot actually!!! To the right is a big Billy (those who love IKEA would recognise that name) bookshelf which has my stamps, wheels, DS paper, scrapbook albums and business supplies. It is in bad need of reorganising now this area has changed so I won't be showing that til it's sorted. Plus my cardstock is in a filing cabinet behind the desk. You may notice some hooks on the wall - they were a bad idea I had originally that failed miserably - anyone got any ideas for what to use them for now?
As you can see there is lots of room to grow!

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

longing for sunny days....

We've had such a busy week that I've had no time to post anything new plus my hubby put up some new storage for my craft room so I'm in the middle of rearranging that - very exciting! Shall post photos of the new space soon!
So in the meantime I've pulled out a couple of photos of cards I made up at my mums months ago. I gathered together whatever bits ands pieces we had there and was surprised at how much I liked the results. Plus they remind me of sunny days at beautiful Forster.
Hope you enjoy too!

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These cards use some of the sets from Sale-A-Bration,
Wild About You, Mostly Flowers and also the Hostess Set For A Friend.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Two great offers

Stampin' Up have two great offers on at the moment - I love it when they offer great deals. Great deals on fantastic products is hard to beat! The first is for Hostesses. EXTRA! EXTRA! Anyone who hosts a workshop between June 1st and July 15th can earn an extra $50 in hostess benefits if your product sales total $700 or more. The regular hostess benefits for that sale is $80 but instead would be $130!!!! plus a Level 1 or 2 Hostess Stamp Set of course. So if you think hosting a workshop would suit you give me an email and we'll book at date. I already have a few lucky hostesses who have bookings during that time so get in quick to get a date that suits. The second offer is for all customers called eScape. Stampin' Up! are dedicating June 25th as eScape day - a day to escape all the electronics in modern busy life - mobiles, email, faxes, etc and reconnect the personal way through handmade cards and notelets. Join me at a card night this month to join in the spirit of eScape. To encourage you to be able to do this at home they are offering a 25% discount off the eScape bundle which contains
Love Notes assortment p. 132 $13.50
Circle of Friendship stamp set p. 112 $33.95
1-1/4" Circle punch p. 142 $30.95
Total (non-bundled) $78.40
eScape Bundle price $58.80
This offer is valid for June only. Email me to order your bundle!

Monday, 2 June 2008

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A photographer came to swimming lessons a couple of weeks back and getting underwater shots was just too cute! Jakey is doing so well - I love the look on his face where he's diving through the hoop - such concentration!!!
(and such slicked down hair!)
The balls are his favourite part - they are even worth going under for!
Paper:Blue Bayou textured cardstock, Rose Red, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky inked with Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green, Real Red, Orchid Opulence inked in Orchid Opulence
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet
Accessories: Black Journaler


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