Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I kept it simple this year and didn't even use a Christmas set, or Christmas colours. The set I used is called "Sweet Sampler". I inked the main image in River Rock, and then rolled the edges of the stamp in Mellow Moss ink before stamping on Naturals Ivory cardstock. I then sponged the edges of the cardstock in River Rock ink. The word 'joy' is actually the word 'enjoy' from the same set. I just inked 'joy' with a Not Quite Navy marker. I tore the bottom edge of the Blue Bayou piece, and sponged the edges in Blue Bayou ink. The ribbon is Mellow Moss Taffeta. I stamped En Francais in River Rock ink for the background, and I designed these cards to have the 'spine' at the top. I know a lot of people hang their Chrissy cards on blinds or tinsel, so this way the card doesn't have to hang sideways.
I probably won't be on here again before Christmas, so I'll wish you all a very safe and merry Christmas, surrounded by those you love!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
· Pumpkin Pie
· Rose Red
· Taken with Teal
· Groovy Guava
· Soft Sky
· Wild Wasabi
· Groovy Guava
· River Rock
· Ruby Red
I'll try and get some more blog posts happening over the next few days. We do have house guests arriving today, staying over Christmas with their 3 kids, so I'm not sure how often I'll be able to get on the computer!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
...now, you all know that I really like comments too, don't you? ;o)
As Amy reminded you yesterday, Sunday the 14th (that's tomorrow!) is the last day to order markers individually. I have a special offer for my local customers. If you would like to order some markers, let me know by 9pm tomorrow night (14th December) and you will pay NO shipping, when you pick your order up from me. This means you are free to order just a couple of markers, and you won't get the minimum $5.95 shipping charge! Email me to take advantage of this offer
Friday, December 12, 2008
Mum says there are only 2 more days to buy the markers individually so you can make ribbon like this too.
So, since I have still not taken those pictures (I keep moving that job to the bottom of my to-do list), I thought I'd tell you about some clever people who have not been doing nothing!
Check out what Kerry has been doing with carousel notes. What a clever chick!
Kirrily has also been busy. Have a look at the cute flower she made and the purse we all admired (and coveted) at our Team dinner.
And Look! Teneale has updated her blog. Yippee!
One more thing I wanted to tell you all - If you have a spare 5 minutes, and if you have an opinion about Stampin' Up!'s colours (who doesn't??), and if you are an Aussie Stampin' Up! customer, you might like to take THIS survey, and let Stampin' Up! know what you think.
Amy is going to pop on here this afternoon and show you a card she made recently, so check back later!
Monday, December 08, 2008
I've used "Live Your Dream" from the Summer Mini, and markers to ink it up (Old Olive, Bashful Blue and Brocade Blue). Don't forget, there are only a few days left to buy your markers individually...the promotion ends on December 14!
Here's a close-up of the Rhinestone brad nested inside a pewter Jumbo eyelet. Isn't it purty?!
You can also see the Linen background stamp more clearly:
Stamps: Live Your Dream, Linen, Forever in my Heart
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Old Olive
Other: Large Oval Punch, Small oval Punch, Pewter Jumbo eyelets, "Ice" circle Rhinestone brads, Pewter Jumbo eyelets, Crop-a-dile, markers (Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue)
Now, the answer to my Blog Candy. It was interesting reading your favourite papers. It was pretty evenly divided among the 3 designs, which isn't surprising since all 3 are just gorgeous. Afternoon Tea is a narrow favourite for me, and as many of you guessed, "Embrace Life" is my favourite stamp set. The first eligible guesser was Kerrie. Email me Kerrie with your address, and I'll pop some Felt Fusion flowers in the mail for you!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
It was the best night! There were 16 of us, and Ruth was kind enough to host us all at her house. She went to so much trouble with table decorations (check them out on her blog), Kirrily did some games for us all (Ruth and I won, but everyone else got the prizes LOL), and all the food was so yummy, especially Liam's Cannelloni! Ruth and I did the other food, and we had a feast! We also had a Secret Santa (isn't it great to get a present that you just know you're going to love?! We gave each other items on our Stampin' Up! wishlist of course!), and a Christmas card swap. I feel so blessed to have a team of such lovely ladies!
Now, a card. I made this card as a sympathy card for a friend a little while ago, and I had some very sad news today that another friend of mine lost her baby boy, so I am feeling rather emotional....
I stamped in Black Stazon on Watercolour paper and used an Aquapainter and my inkpad to colour in. I used the Scallop edge punch to make the Rectangle. Check out THIS tutorial to find out how I did it. I'm so happy we have this punch now. I don't think it has made it back into my drawer since I got it!
Stamps: Paisley, Embrace life, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Versamark, Black Stazon, Purely Pomegranate
Cardstock: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Watercolour paper
Other: wide Double-stitched Chocolate Chip ribbon, sponge daubers, Aquapainter, Scallop Edge punch
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
The Summer Mini is LIVE, and isn't it gorgeous?? I just love all those papers, and I have a favourite stamp set already....read on for some Blog Candy ;o)
The promotion for December is just amazing. You can get 20% off 12 great items, just by spending $20. It's not often you can get a set of 6 stamps for just $16.76!
Here's the list of all the items that are 20% off:
Festive Favourites stamp set (page 27) was $45.95 now only $36.76
Crazy For Christmas stamp set (page 28) was $39.95 now only $31.96
Snow Flurries stamp set (page 29) $20.95 now only $16.76
Tag Time stamp set (page 43) $53.95 now only $43.16
Many Merry Messages stamp set (page 111) $64.95 now only $51.96
12″x12″ Days-to-Remember Calendar (page 133) was $20.95 now only $16.76
6″x6″ Days-to-Remember Calendar (page 133) was $18.95 now only $15.16
Winter Bright Simply Scrappin’ (page 138) was $36.95 now only $29.56
Three for You Punch Box (page 138) was $85.95 now only $68.76
Very Vanilla 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon (page 146) was $14.95 now only $11.96
Certainly Celery 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon (page 146) was $14.95 now only $11.96
White Square Aluminium Metal Edge tags (page 147) was $7.50 now only $6.00
The Single Marker Promotion has been extremely popular, and now you have until December 14 to take advantage of it. Woo Hoo!
Now I thought it's about time for some Blog Candy of my own...tell me which is your favourite paper from the Summer Mini - Afternoon Tea, Bali Breeze, or Ginger Blossom - AND have a guess at which stamp set is my favourite? The winner will be drawn at random later in the week, and will get some Felt Fusion Flowers to try. Open to Australian residents who aren't Stampin' Up! demos (but feel free to have a guess anyway, and let me know in your comment if you aren't eligible!)
And now for a card...this is the card we made at my Catalogue Launch night, a nice simple one:
Stamps: In the Stars, Lots of Dots (Jumbo Wheel)
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Night of Navy
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Other: Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched ribbon, Wheel guide