Monday, 30 November 2009

Summer Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers Anonymous Stampin Up blog tour! You may have just come from Noreen's blog, but if you are starting here, don’t worry … you can make the complete circuit just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 14 stops along the way and we hope you will visit each one to see the gorgeous creations we have to show you!

For our first tour we decided to showcase the beautiful new products in the Summer Mini, available to you from December 1st! At the end of each post there will be a link to take you to the next stop on the tour. Feel free to “share the love” and leave a comment! So sit back, relax and enjoy!

When I first saw the Summer Mini Catalogue the layout on p7 immediately caught my eye and I knew I had to CASE it. Having just had my little Josh, and getting these gorgeous first photos of him smiling, it was very easy to adapt the layout for him.

The hearts on the left of the photos were not my idea or CASEd. I had left this on my workspace and I came back to find my 5 year old with the SNAIL adhesive in hand. Job done.

I absolutely love the new buttons. I've never been a big button user but this idea just appealed to me. I have adhered them with SNAIL first and poked holes through the cardstock with my paper piercer then using a needle and Linen Thread I sewed them on and used a little bit of Crystal Effects to make sure the bow won't come undone.

The Chit Chat Rub Ons have some very cute sentiments suitable for either scrapbooking or cardmaking.

The stamp set is I {Heart} Hearts and how cute is this idea with the little heart stamp. Some of them are raised up on Dimensionals and they are all cut out as I didn't have my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig when I was stamping them so my efforts at lining them up by eye failed miserably so the paper snips got a work out.

Cardstock: Old Olive, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Real Red.

Accessories: Playground and Sherbet Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch

Well, that’s all from me. Now you’re off to enjoy the wonderful creations of Juliette. Thanks for stopping by!

Retired Stamps for Sale

I have several Stampin Up stamp sets for sale in various conditions. If you are keen on any please email me with which one/s and your postcode so I can work out postage.

Lots Of Thoughts BRAND NEW Unmounted - $20
Congrats BRAND NEW Unmounted - $20
Yummy BRAND NEW Unmounted - $20
Cause for Celebration BRAND NEW Unmounted - $45
Labelicious Lightly used - $30 SOLD
So Very Lightly used - $15 SOLD
Headline Alphabet USED some staining $40 SOLD

Wheels
Cool - Jumbo $11 SOLD
Lots of Dots Jumbo $11 SOLD
Boho Friend regular $9 SOLD

I've linked each one to a gallery of ideas using the stamps set on SplitCoast Stampers so clink on them to see what they look like. Happy browsing!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

baby mail

I forgot to post these earlier but these are some of the cards I received when Josh was born. They are all gorgeous. This one is from my dear friend and upline Karen - love it! This is from another dear friend Naomi. Such a great boy design. Marelle, my team leader, decorated the envelope with some punch art - cute! And the card inside is really sweet. And how cute is this card by the very clever Liam. Sadly I think the rain got to the sentiment {sorry Liam} but it's still gorgeous. If you've enjoyed seeing others creations don't forget the blog hop starting on the 30th Nov at 8pm. If you've never done a blog hop before basically you just click on the link at the end of my post and it will take you to another blog with samples from the new Summer Mini shown. At the end of that post click on the link to take you to the next one. You will eventually end up back at my blog {hopefully!} so it's like a guided tour. Should be fun!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

clear & classy

I recently taught a class on coordinating cards with gift packaging. This was part of the class. The white Stazon looks gorgeous on acetate. I stamped the swirl from Baroque Motifs, combined it with the butterfly image from Great Friend on the card and wrapping paper and used a strip of DS paper from the Urban Garden collection with Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain to finish it off. Plain white wrapping paper is a fantastic thing to have in your stash as you can coordinate a gift so easily. As long as it's not too shiny it can stamp up beautifully. I got a huge 60m roll so it should last me some time!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Blog Hop

I wanted to let you all know that our Stampin' Up! team - Stampers Anonymous - will be holding our first ever Blog Hop starting at 8.00 pm on Monday 30th November (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time). Fourteen of us will be showing you some totally AWESOME projects using products from the new Summer Mini Catalogue, including cards, scrapbook layouts and 3D items. It's going to be tons of fun and I hope you will be able to join us! You can join the fun from my blog and 'hop' on over to the other team members. You'll be able to get lots of inspiration and ideas.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Introducing

When the Stampin Up Spring Mini came out I saw this set and the sample alongside it in the catalogue and immediately knew that was what I was going to do for our baby thank you's. So here is my effort. Yes he's a fairly serious fellow - in fact this was his most common expression for the first four weeks. Now we are getting lots of lovely smiles. His eldest brother was the same - very serious. I changed a few things around and took advantage of the ribbon bundle offer from September and used the Celery Grosgrain. I started out tying a bow and then realised it was going to be too thick to post so I did this faux bow. You open the flap to find the thank you inside. I also used the other stamp from the set for the invitations for the family to Josh's baptism. This is the first batch to go out. It will take me quite a while to get through all the thank yous - we have been showered with gifts, which is lovely. I intended to attach the little bunny from the Forest Friend stamp set punched and mounted on circles over the bottom right hand corner of the photo but totally forgot. So to add the baby touch I stamped the envelopes with the giraffe from Wild About You. Stampin Up! envelopes are so smooth, white and crisp I feel I'm wasting using them if I don't stamp on them. If you've never tried SU! envelopes I highly recommend them.

Friday, 20 November 2009

tonights class

These gorgeous wallets are what we are making at tonight's class. You can fit a set of cards or 8 wrapped chocolates in - Yum! There are still a few spaces so email me if you'd like to come. These wallets can be adapted to suit any occasion. I love the cute paper from the Good Morning Sunshine DS Paper set. So I used it to make this wallet. And inside.... I didn't realise it's been so long between posts - this may be the reason..... cute isn't he!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

butterfly note pad

I am so sad about the Spring mini catalogue going at the end of the month as I love so many of the stamps in there - thankfully I have all the ones I love so that's okay but don't miss out if you haven't! One I've used so many times is this one Great Friend. At another team meeting Ruth showed us how to make this cute little note holder. You'll have to imagine it full - a very cute gift to someone that would last them a while. I thought I loved cutting but now I know Ruth must really love cutting as this little embellishment involved a lot of cutting - but it is beautiful isn't it?

Friday, 6 November 2009

scallop square punch

This is a card we made at our latest team mini meeting. I love these meetings - they are a great time of chatting, crafting and eating! My friend Karen had this as a make and take for us all. Isn't it gorgeous! It uses the Scallop Square Punch which you can get free until Dec 14th with an order of $85 from the Christmas Gift Giving Guide (scroll down for details), the Parisian Breeze DS paper which is only available until the end of the month, a Felt Fusion flower and brad. If you'd like to come to these meetings to see what being a demo is about email me.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

a good day to craft

Considering it is supposed to get to 37C today and it is already showing 38.4C on my outside thermometer (in the shade) it is a good day for crafting - too hot to iron, too hot to hang washing, what else is there to do? These are a couple of cards using things I had stamped a while ago so they are retired now but before Josh was born I think my nesting came out in the form of cleaning up my bag of unfinished projects. Hope if it's hot where you are you can be inside in the air con too!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Christmas Promo

Stampin' Up! have released a Gift Giving Guide with great suggestions for the Neighbours, Card makers, Stocking Stuffers, Scrapbookers and Kids and Teens. The promotion that goes with this is with every $85 spent on items from the guide and you can choose either the Scallop Square Punch OR the Boho Blossoms Punch FREE! (value$30.95) Things on the Guide include Simply Scrappin Kits $36.95 each I Wish Petal party Rock-A-Bye Girl Rock-A-Bye Boy Sweet Nothings Hoppy Memories Cardstock Real red 12"1x 12" $14.50 Kiwi kiss A4 $10.50 Whisper White A4 $13.50 Bold Brights A4 Assorted $14.50 Ribbon Old Olive 5/8" $14.95 Riding Hood Red 5/8" Striped $19.50 Dress Up Originals $24.95 Valet Ribbon Originals $24.95 Pigtails Originals $24.95 Punches Curly Label Punch Bundle $65.95 Spiral Punch $20.95 Stamps From the Kitchen of $52.95 Just Jawing $45.95 Accessories Small Flat cellophane bags $7.50 Cutter Kit $33.95 Button latte $15.50 Button Bouquet $15.50 On Board Art Journal $13.50 Kits p142 - 143 Thanks x 2 Simply Sent Card Elements & More $48.95 More Thoughts $83.95 2U Simply Sent Card Elements & More $48.95 No One Like You $83.95 Markers Real Red Marker $5.75 Brilliant Blue Marker $5.75 Glorious Green $5.75
Email me to place an order!

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