Sunday, January 31, 2010

Kids Cards

I always need a stash of cards for little people. This was made using some goodies from the Summer Mini Catalogue. Love the bright colours in this one. I think I probably cased it from somewhere but made it so long ago I don't remember - sorry :(.

Stamps: Animal Stories, Best Yet (Hostess)
Paper: Brillian Blue, Rose Red, Whisper White, Tall Tales DSP
Ink: Brillian Blue, Old Olive
Accessories: 1 3/8: Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Rose Red 1" Grosgrain Double Stitched Ribbon, Large Grommet
Can't believe its the 1st February! What happened to January? 16 weeks to go and counting!
Happy Stamping,

Saturday, January 30, 2010

More Hearts For Haiti

Don't forget to purchase your I {Heart} Hearts set to help the people of Haiti. For every set sold Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to the Red Cross. Here is a card I made with that set.

Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Circle Scissors Plus, Full Heart Punch, Kiwi Kiss Button, Linen Thread

Trying to get some scrapbooking done today as my photos are starting to overwhelm me and with another bub on the way its only going to get worse! Picked up some new photos of Oscar yesterday had to control myself to only buy one but got a freebie as he was a finalist in the cutest kid comp - yeah he gets it all from his mum - not! If I manage and get some done will post soon - after the washing, cleaning etc.

Happy Stamping


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sale-A-Bration Begins and Hearts for Haiti

Sale-A-Bration is here again so now is the time to take advantage and get yourself some free stamps! Here is how you can benefit:

Customer: Order $100 in product and choose from one of four free sets.

Hostess: Hold a workshop with $600 sales and choose from one of the four free sets.

Join Up: Become a SU demo during Sale-A-Bration and you get choose any set from the Idea Book & Catalogue valued up to $79.95!

Click on the Sale-A-Bration link in the sidebar to see the fabulous free sets you can choose from and contact me to place your order, book a workshop or join my team.

We have all been devastated by the horrible events in Haiti over recent days and would all like to help in some way. Stampin' Up! has announced that they will donate $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts set sold until 28th February. Here is a card made with that set which is in the current Summer Mini Catalogue.

Why not get this great set for yourself and help people in need at the same time. Hope you are all keeping well, I am into week 23 of my pregnancy and doing well although it looks like this one will be a whopper!

Happy stamping,



Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts (Summer Mini), Always

Paper: Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP

Ink: Kiwi Kiss

Accessories: Fleurettes II (Summer Mini), Rhinestone Brad, Button Bouquet, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Linen Thread, Full Heart Punch

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Summer Mini Cuties

The Summer Mini is well into its second month and I have realised I haven't really shown you anything from it. This was a make 'n' take we did at my launch party. I love this set as it is soooo cute!
Here is what I used:
Stamps: Hello Again

Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Old Olive, Tall Tales DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals, Pearl from Pretties Kit

This is another card that we made when I went to Melbourne Regionals.

Ain't it cute! I have used this set a lot already and plan on using it much more in the future.

An update on the inventory clearance sale. The Jumbo Outline Alphabet set and Just Riding have sold out :(. Please let me know if there is anything else you would like but get in quick!

Happy Stamping


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Last Lot of Christmas Cards

Ok I promise after this post you can forget about Christmas! These are the last few I haven't got around to uploading.This was for CC246 over on Splitcoasters which was to use Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Bermuda Bay (I used Taken with Teal as Bermuda Bay is an American In-Colour). Wasn't sure about doing a Christmas Card in these colours but I like how it turned out. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Scribble This, Tree Trimmings (retired), Short & Sweet

Paper: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Taken With Teal, Tea Party DSP

Ink: Taken With Teal, Old Olive, Versamark

Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Non-SU Ribbon and Brads

This one was a sketch challenged over on the Our Creative Corner blog. Decided to go all monochromatic for this one. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Tree Trimmings (retired), Best Yet

Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red

Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Rose Red Ribbon, Paper Piercer & Template
I used the card sketch for SC256 over on Splitcoasters for this one. My hubby brought home from work this cool plastic beady things which I thought looked like snow - the hard bit was making them stick! I ended up using spray on adhesive. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Basic Phrases, Window Dressing

Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DSP (retired)

Ink: Staz-On Black, Baja Breeze

Accessories: 1 3/8: Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals: Non-SU "snow pellets" and ribbon

This was another take on the previous card but without the frustrating snow! I used all the same stuff except I embossed the swirly panel with the cuttlebug.

Thanks for dropping by - Christmas is now officially over!


Monday, January 4, 2010

Belated Chrissy Cards

These are my cards I made for overseas at Christmas. I had all good intentions of posting them before Christmas but you know how it is! Anyway hopefully it will give you some good ideas for next year and the set I used "Happy Christmas Mate" is on the inventory sale list for only $28.46 so its a good time to buy.
This was using Kazan's Sketch 40 on 2S4Y.

This one was using Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #16 on Makeesha Byl's Blog.

I can't remember where I got this sketch from but its cool huh!

This was using MOJO114.

This was using SSSC45 over on Karen Giron's blog.

This was using TESC92 over on Taylored Expressions.

Here is what I used for all of the cards:

Stamps: Happy Christmas Mate, Punches Three, Circle of Friendship (Retired), Best Yet

Paper: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Watercolour Paper, Ski Slope DSP (Retired)

Ink: Staz-On Black, Real Red

Accessories: Blender Pen & Ink, Scallop Edge Punch, Small & Large Tag Punches, 1/4" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Scallop Square Punch, 1 3/8" Cirlce Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Small & Large Star Punches, Circle Scissors Plus, Paper Piercer & Template, 5/8" Grosgrain Old Olive Ribbon, 3/8" Taffeta Chocolate Chip Ribbon, 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Chocolate Chip Ribbon, 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Real Red Ribbon, 1/4" Grosgrain Real Red Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Distressing Tool, Dimensionals,

Non SU Products: Puff Paint, Cuttlebug

Thanks for sticking with me - it was a long one! Hope this inspires you to what you can do with this set it is very versatile.

Happy Stamping


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and great new year. We had a quiet new year at home which was kinda nice for a change. Being as I'm not drinking at the moment with splodge on the way meant I wasn't the designated driver either! Here is a card I did a while ago for a girl at work for her mum.

This was for LS247 which was to make a long and tall card. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Butterfly Prints, Bloomin' With Beauty, Wonderful Favourites

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose DSP, Watercolour Paper

Ink: Staz-On Black, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Pearls from Pretties Kit, Butterfly Punch, Blender Pen and Markers, Cricut

Don't forget the inventory sale is still on so click on the link on the right to see the list. Happy stamping!