Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Last Day to Dress up Christmas!

Just a reminder that today is the last day to take part in Stampin' Up!'s "Dress Up Christmas" Promotion. When you purchase one of 4 bundles, you get to choose a free roll of ribbon! None of this ribbon is available in the catalogue, and some of the DSP in the bundles is also not in the catalogue. The only way to get your hands on this delightful stuff is by purchasing one of the bundles:

DescriptionWood Mount Item / PriceClear Mount Item / Price
Gifted Bundle
Gifted Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper

124041; $66.90

124042; $56.90

Welcome Christmas Bundle
Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper

124045; $69.90

124046; $59.90

Season of Joy Bundle
Season of Joy Set and So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel

124043; $67.90


Delightful Decorations Bundle



And you can choose your FREE roll of Ribbon:
Mistletoe Ribbon Originals (value $21.95)
Sleigh Bells Ribbon (value $15.95)
Riding Hood Red 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (value $19.95)
Real Red 3/4″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (value $19.95)
Email me if you would like to order a bundle and get some free ribbon!
This offer is available until November 30, or while stocks last.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Simple Thank You

One of my favourite sets from the new catalogue is Growing Green (page 78). I love that you can watercolour it (check out Teneale's gorgeous job of watercolouring it HERE) or just leave the flowers as line-art images as I've done here. I made a batch of these cards and mailed them out to some special people in my life that are always there for me. So often the cards I make are for classes and workshops, but by far my favourite type of card to make is one that is for someone. It's the best feeling in the world to tuck it in an envelope and know that it is going to brighten their day. So why don't you make a simple card like this one and pop it in the mail for someone special in your life? It will make you both feel good!

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Growing Green, Curly Cute
ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
other: In Colour Patterns DSP, Pear Pizzaz ribbon, Antique Brad

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Birthday Bakery

I needed to make a birthday card for a Very Special Person a little while ago, and this is what I came up with. I gave "Birthday Bakery" (Level 1 Hostess set) its first inking. I love this new sentiment set too "A Word for You", and the 'cherry on top' just suited the row of cakes perfectly. I watercoloured the cakes using a Blender pen and inkpads (my favourite way to watercolour small images like this one).

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Birthday Bakery, A Word for You
ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Baja breeze, Blush Blossom, Black Stazon
card: Whisper White, Blush Blossom, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
other: Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Monday, November 08, 2010

One Stop Shop

I made a start on some Christmas shopping on Saturday. As I sat in the LONG queues to enter the car park I started to regret my decision. Parramatta Westfield is not a happy place to be on a rainy Saturday!)
Here's a good way to avoid the queues - buy a Stampin' Up! Gift Voucher! Here are some that I made recently using Blueberry Crisp Paper and Razzle Dazzle Stamp set:

And some Christmas themed ones using Jolly Holiday Paper and Sparkly and Bright Stamp Set:

Just email me and I can pop one in the mail to you, or your desired recipient, no car park queuing required!
Now, if only my Dad, hubby, Father-in-Law, etc were going to be happy with one of these for Christmas... I might have to slip a Bunnings voucher in there instead!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Don't Miss Out!

There's so much going on over at We Stamp for Lara. It's not too late to join us, if you haven't already. It's open to anybody, anywhere in the world (except for the Prize Draw which is only open to Australian residents). So far we've had fabulous tutorials on Shimmer Paint (4 ways to use it, with 4 more ways coming soon), a Christmas organiser (I need to make one of these now!), a Mini Magazine Holder and matching set of cards and some amazing Masculine Cards...and there's a whole month of fun ahead of us! Click HERE to find out how to join. It's only $25 and for a very worthy cause (and a lovely, lovely lady).

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Greenhouse Gala Fantasy Box

I had "Fantasy Box" on my to-do list for a long, long time before I actually made one. The prefect opportunity came up when I was looking for an idea for my September Project Class. At that stage we only had limited items to play with from the new catalogue, and since this box requires only DSP and cardstock, it was perfect.
I made my box using Greenhouse Gala DSP, but of course you could substitute any. You can find instructions for these if you google "Fantasy Box" or "Stepper Box". I adapted my instructions to suit A4 cardstock and metric measurements.
Here's a side view:
I decorated the lid:
And inside, Voila:

It always get a Wow when it is opened up. You could fill each compartment with any goodies you like.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Stamp for Lara

Today is the day that the Lara May Dunn Equipment Appeal is launched. You can read all about little Lara, and how to help her HERE
There are lots of prizes to be won, and fabulous new Stamping Tutorials every day. Just $25 will get you access to all the fun and stamping inspiration (and you can help little Lara at the same time). Hope to see you there!


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