Tuesday, September 30, 2008

World Cardmaking Day Special

Stampin' Up! are celebrating World Cardmaking Day by offering you 20% off Simply Sent card kits.

This offer is only vaid from 4th October to 11th October (one week only).

These kits have all the products and instructions you need to be able to make 5 cards of 2 different designs. This is how I started.

Email me to order a card kit or to find out about my World Cardmaking Day & "Girls Night In" Fundrasiser.

Monday, September 29, 2008

First Workshop Away From My Place - Part Two

Well here are the photo's that I promised, a little later than I intended.

The ladies at the workshop wanted to know how to make a Christmas card, Male Birthday card and something other than a card so this is what we made.

Male Birthday Card - we used Not Quiet Navy, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Old Olive card stock; Not Quiet Navy, Old Olive ink. The stamp sets were Sincere Salutations and Seaworthy.

The Christmas Card, I got the idea from a card that my upline Karen from a Christmas swap that we did a few months ago, thanks Karen. I did change it slight so the card would be a little quicker to make. We used River Rock, Groovy Gauva, Whisper White card stock; Groovy Gauva, Blue Bayou ink; Designer Series Paper - Apple Cider, Double-stitched Ribbon - Blue Bayou, Word Window Punch. The stamp sets were Season of Joy and So Swirly Jumbo Wheel. The Star is not Stampin' Up! but it is a scatter.

The something other than a card we made a Milk Carton. For the Milk Carton - we used Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, Whisper White card stock; Purely Pomegranate ink; Designer Series Paper - Holiday Harmony, Cutter Kit. The stamp set was Season of Joy.

I also gave each guest a thank you which was an Envelope Bag filled with some Double-stitched Ribbon - Blue Bayou, a Hodepodge piece - River Rock, and a Chocolate (thanks for the idea Kim). For the Envelope Bag I used Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Whisper White; Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, River Rock inks; Double-stitched Ribbon - River Rock, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Envelope, Cutter Kit. The stamp sets were Seeing Spots, Circle of Friendship and So Swirly Jumbo Wheel.

If you want to know more about having a workshop or you would like to order any of these products for these project please email me.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

October Special

Stampin' Up! are celebrating their 20th Anniversary and are kicking off their celebration by offering you 20% off preselected stamp sets. All you have to do is spend $20.00 on regular catalogue merchandise to qualify for the special.
If you would like to make an order or find out more about the promotion please email me.

Friday, September 26, 2008

First Workshop Away From My Place - Part One

I know that I have not done a posting for nearly a week, how slack am I?
I have a good reason for not posting anything and that is I was preparing for a big workshop this week that was not being held at my place and I was sooo nervous. The workshop went well and everyone enjoyed themselves so much that they are looking at having me back again next year.
Photo's of the make and takes, door prizes, etc., I will post soon so keep an eye out for part 2.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Local Craft Fair

I did my first ever display at a local Craft Fair a couple of months ago and after my nerves settled down, I ended up really enjoying the experience. Now I am ready to do it again. Here are a few photo's of my display area.
A very good friend of mine came along for the whole day and as a thank you for her help, I surprised her with a few Stampin' Up! products that she had her eye on. Also I made her a Thank You card in her favorite colours.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

KWerner Colour Challenge No. 23

Well, it's that time of the week again for another Colour Challenge from Kristina. Here is the colour combination that she has picked for this weeks challenge.

Here is my entry.

Stamps used: Bud Basic, Occasional Greetings, Bud Basic Jumbo Wheel

Accessories used: Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Very Vanilla, Stampin' Glitter - Dazzling Diamonds.

All Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


These lovely cards are from the a swap that I participated in last month.

Swaps really get you thinking as you have to follow a few criteria. The criteria for this swap was:

  • a brad or eyelet
  • a punched item
  • stamp set from the Mini Spring Catalogue

When making a swap card front you have to use current Stampin' Up! products.

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Monday, September 15, 2008


These cards are the cards that we will be making this month at my workshop. The inspiration for these cards came from my upline's, upline Kim and Split Coast Stampers (Spring Card and Tag Punch Star).

My next scheduled workshop is on Saturday 20th September 2008 at 10 am or 1 pm. Booking is essential as places are limited. If you are not able make it to this workshop but would still like to make these cards, please feel free to contact me.

For more information on my monthly special or to find out when, where and cost of my workshops please email me.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

World Cardmaking Day

How would you like to fundraise while making at least 5 gorgeous cards?

Well this is how you can do it.
Where: At my place

When: Saturday 4th October 2008

Time: 1 pm

Cost: $30.00
(all profits will be donated towards the Cancer Council – “Girl’s Night In” Fundraiser)

Booking & Payment by: Friday 19th September 2008
(Bookings are essential as places are limited)

There will be Refreshments, Lucky Door Prizes and a chance to be the Mystery Hostess.
For more information please email me.

Friday, September 12, 2008

KWerner Colour Challenge No. 22

This is the very first time that I have done one of Kristina's colour challenges. I have always looked at them and thought what wonderful colour combinations that she comes up with and today I decided to enter.

The stamp sets that I used were Carte Postale and Occasional Greetings. The ribbon is the Double-Stitched - Soft Sky.

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Ahoy, Matey

These card were made earlier this year for my nephew's for their Birthday's.
his one I made as a treasure chest. The photo above is the chest closed and the photo below is the chest open.

The card below is a Treasure Map.

They are all Stampin' Up! products. I used the Ahoy, Matey stamp set and the Matey's Map Jumbo wheel.

All Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy 21st

A few months ago I had to make a 21st Birthday Card for someone at my husbands work and this is the end product.

The only products that are Stampin' Up! is the card stock and the "Happy Birthday" stamp.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

September Special

Here is this months special that Stampin' Up! is offering which is a variety of a stamp set and matching wheel sets. If you would like to find out more or to order please email me.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Second & Third Place

I entered these cards with a few others into a Church Annual Flower Show and these two (2) cards came in at Second and Third places. My Sister-in-law, also a SU demonstrator, got First place with one (1) of her cards that she entered. The idea for both of these cards came from the Stampin' Up! 2008-2009 Idea & Catalogue Book.

I used Time Well Spent stamp set on both of the cards.

Second Place
Card Stock - Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, More Mustard
Accessories - Brads from the Pretties Kit, Double-stitched Ribbon (Blue Bayou)
Third Place
Card Stock - More Mustard, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive
Accessories - Double-stitched Ribbon (Blue Bayou), Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Write Markeres

All Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008