Friday, 30 September 2011

We Dig You Joshie

My Joshie turned 2 today and being obsessed with trucks, cars, diggers, trucks, diggers,cars... this set was the perfect choice for his card. My effort was rewarded when he exclaimed "BIG DIGGER!!!" upon seeing it.

You may notice the new Textured Impression Folder Houndstooth on there as well as the No 2 from the Simple Numbers Bigz Die.

Colours: Marina Mist, Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Whisper white & Basic Black
Here he is playing with his favourite present from this morning - a new Cars 2 car - hasn't left his hand all day - even during the Smurfs movie!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Button Buddies

is such a cute set and oh my goodness I think it is the easiest stamp set I've ever used.
I admit I just copied straight from the IB&C and made this cute set of notecards.

The images stamp up beautifully and are matched so well with the buttons in the packs on p141 it's almost too easy!

How cute for a baby card. I just added the sentiments from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

What a sweet card to show someone you care and flowers that last forever!!!!

The pig is probably my favourite!

and these cherries look juicy enough to eat!

The flower I used in my launch is also in the set so it's a very versatile set and will get well used.

Monday, 26 September 2011

stamps & scrap for the boys

My boys chose these stamp sets and I've already used both - one for a card for my nephew and the other for my littlest's birthday invites. This DS paper 'Well Worn' is perfect for boys and I can see it being used over and over. It has really masculine patterns and colours and I think is suitable for a huge range of ages.  Here's a closer look....

Then I was inspired to get busy with some scrapbooking so got two kits and shared them with a friend as you get so much in one kit it's easy to split in two. This one is Country Club and while it's not obviously "boy" I think it will lend itself nicely to the males in my life!

Then there's Party Animal - it's certainly bright and great fo the younger men in my life. I'm really looking forward to getting some pages done quickly with these kits!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Pocketful of Posies and other girly things!

This is the DS papers that really impressed  me the most. How beautiful are these 6 designs? And on the back are another 6 lovely patterns versatile for both male and female cards or pages. I'm so inspired to make beautiful layouts with these I can't bear the thought of cutting them up so I just have to search my picture library for the perfect photos to match each page. There will hardly be any work to do to get the layout looking great with a back ground like these ones!

These are some other supplies I got that inspire me to be quite girly. I'm not really a girly-girl  and having 4 other boys in the house there's not a lot of girly stuff going on here often, that's why I love having classes and balancing the girl quotient in our home!

This paper is the hostess paper Cheerful Treat - I think the word for it truly can only be 'pretty' and these stamp sets will work well with these designs. I have here 'Four Frames', a Hostess set 'Precious Butterflies' and another Hostess Set 'Happiest Birthday Wishes'. So much inspiration now to find the time to do it!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

New supplies

My supplies from the new catty arrived the other week and I've been drooling and setting up and having fun playing in the limited time I've had recently. As you can see I got a few of the papers and they are what prompted me to show you these on my blog. In the catalogue and probably on here the picture don't do the DS papers justice.When I got them I was so impressed with them I had to lay them out and admire the designs in full. So over the coming days I'll show a bit closer up what they look like and what I've decided will work well together to get my creative brain working.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

New Catalogue Launch

At the start of the month I had a launch party for the new catalogue and it was a lovely evening with a great bunch of ladies who all love Stampin' Up!'s products and enjoy having a laugh, a chat and a good craft session.

I had these lovely bags (photo to come) made up using the new Designer Series Paper Cheerful Treat that you can only get with Hostess Dollars - isn't it pretty! I used the flower from the Button Buddies stamp set. It stamps up so beautifully and being able to punch it out with the scallop circle punch make it so easy to use.

I'd prepared 2 make and takes to do.

 One using the gorgous A La Carte stamp "Something for Christmas" p 15 $19.95. Such a lovely image - I am a bit partial for ornaments! It's so easy to make a really lovely card with this stamp. Just a grab a few markers and away you go.

The other was using the Button Buddies set and the flower to make a little notecard. If you cut an A4 sheet into 3 at 9.9cm this is the size you get. I thought it would be nice for my guests to make a card that matches the bag they got so if they wish to use the bag to give a gift they have a card to go with it!

Another thing on the "To Do" list was collect cardstock and patterned paper to enter a challenge and I've had cards filling my letterbox already so look out for posts of those over the coming days.

Everyone left with a year full of special offers, their lovely creations, their copy of the new catalogue to drool over, a challenge idea on their mind and a smile on their face.  It was a really enjoyable night.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Join at a FANTASTIC price!

Stampin' Up! have announced the best offer I've seen yet to join in the fun of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
Get this mini kit (worth over $310) for only $169 AND get all the fantastic advantages of being a Demonstrator.
Even if you don't want to do all the things a demonstrator can do (like run workshops or sell to other people) but just want direct access to SU! and a 20% discount - it is worth investigating! You no longer need an ABN to join so it's easier than ever.

This offer is only for September.
If you're after a bit more than this offers then you can get the Regular Starter Kit at 20% OFF.
That's over $690 worth for only $231.20!!!

Stampin' Up!'s 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue

The new Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue is here! Those coming to my launch tonight will get their copy then but if you aren't and want copy email me. You can pick up from me for $10 or I can mail it to you for $15. It comes with a voucher from me worth $10!
Click on the picture to view the catalogue online.


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