Thursday, July 26, 2012

I am very excited to tell you that I have finally used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to make rosettes!  I know mine could still do with a little more practice, but I am delighted with the results on my scrapbooking page of my nephew Josh and his partner Sonya,  Hope you like it too.

I also had fun making the centres of the rosettes using the pleated ribbons.  I found a similar layout designed by Tania Willis and then made a few changes to it.  Very happy with the result.

Next, I made the following card and gift card holder for my friend Heather's 70th Birthday on the weekend.
I found the card idea on Splitcoast Stampers by Stamping Still, sorry it doesn't give her name.  Once I made the card it was easy to make the gift card holder to match.  The stamp set is Elements of Style and then the 70th Birthday is a sneek peak from a set called Memorable Moments that we received at Convention it will be available in the upcoming Catalogue on September 1st.  I loved the effect of stamping on vellum and then going over the reverse side with my scoring stylus to make the white highlights on the flowers.  By the way, you may have noticed there is a little bump on the top right hand corner of the card when I photographed this, but I did take the brad out and made it right before I gave it to Heather.

If you would like me to make these for you, just book a party by contacting me here and I will be most happy to oblige!

Remember, the Autum/Winter Mini Catalogue expires on 31st July so place your orders if there is anything you want from it.  

On 1st August there will be a retirement list issued with all the products that won't be going forward in to the new 2012-2013 annual catalogue so it will be time to say good bye to a lot of the current ones.  Makes me sad just thinking about losing some old favourites!

Until next time,
Keep stamping!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Firstly, a reminder that the Autum/Winter Catalogue is finishing on July 31st so if there is anything you need, place an order before the month end.  You can order from me without having a party, simply let me know what you want and I can have it shipped straight to you. 

August 1st will see a Retired List of Products that will be available for purchase before the new Catalogue is released on 1st September.  

Now to some stamping....

 This card was made using the Vintage Vogue stamp set (118598 clear or 119191 wood).  I love this set and thought I would show you both the card and the gift holder I created.  The gift holder can be used for a gift voucher or perhaps a block of Chocolate, or any sweet treats in a cello bag inside.  If you would like to know how I made either of these, please contact me and I will be happy to show you, or we could do a workshop presentation showcasing them.



 Now to some exciting news.......

The BEST Starter Kit Promotion EVER!

Stampin' Up! often runs fabulous monthly promotions. But the best promotion of all runs all year round...How would you like to choose $235 worth of Stampin' Up! goodies for only $169...PLUS free shipping?

That's what you'll get if you join Stampin' Up! The Starter Kit is now completely customisable..... so you can choose any mixture of products from any current catalogue.
So whether you want to simply buy supplies for yourself to use, or you would like to earn some extra money by joining my team and become a demonstrator, the choice is yours. contact me
A NEW Release:    For those of you who have the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Metric Scoring Plate, you can now purchase the amazing Diagonal Plate for $20.95 to complete your set.  Imagine being able to make all your envelopes to add that extra special touch to your handmade cards.  The other night, a group of my demonstrator friends got together and made a very pretty card and then the envelope to match.  By making two envelope shapes, one being just a little smaller, we were able to have a matching coloured paper lining in the envelope.  It looked amazing.   Have a look at the video below and see for yourselves how this diagonal plate can work for you.

 Would you like to join me at the Stampin' Up! Regionals?   It will be held here in Melbourne on Saturday 4th August.  The cost is $120.00 and what you get is a day of creative fun with lots of demonstrators and their guests.  A set of stamps will be provided to do some make and takes and lunch is also included.  We are all going to make a card, using current products to take along with us.  These will be displayed on boards and we will be able to take photos of all the new ideas to use as inspiration to share with our clients and friends.  Please  contact me if you would like any more details.
Until next time....