Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Winner, Winnner, Winner!!!!!

I was the lucky one to make the call to the winner of the hamper from the craft show on the weekend from the door prize forms. I just love doing this job. The lucky recipient was Anna Funder. She was so excited when I broke the news to her on Monday night. I delivered her prize to her last night and she happily agreed to have her photo taken with me as I presented the hamper. Well done Anna. Hope you have hours and hours of fun with all your fabulous Stampin' Up! products as I am sure you will.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Craft show display

Today I worked on the Stampin' Up! stand at the Craft Fair in Melbourne and met lots of lovely ladies. Here is one of the display (with Chris and Pauline) some of the display boards oh and of course a picture of me demonstrating. I will post a close-up of my display board from the mini catalogue tomorrow. I am pretty stuffed and need some sleep.

Faux Dry Embossing (show demo)

I worked at the Craft show in Melbourne today and on our stall we each had a turn at demonstrating something. I chose to do the faux dry embossing technique. Ever since I discovered this I have been trying all different types of stamps but I think these ones work really well. Unfortunately the photos just dont do them justice. A lot of people were walking past and thinking that they were really embossed - I love it :)
I chose the image from the Upsy Daisy Set for the card on the right and the branch stamp from Kindred Spirits for the one on the left. Can you spot something in the branches??? This techinique is super easy but so effective. All you need is some Whisper White Craft Ink and choose a dark colour cardstock and matching ink. You will also need a Stamp-a-majig for this technique. Simply stamp your image first in whisper white ink on your cardstock. Set aside to dry. Clean your stamp off then create a template for your image with your dark coloured ink on your stamp-a-majig. Layer this over your white stamped image and move the image sheet (from your stamp-a-majig) ever so slightly a little to the right and down. Line up your black positioner (from your stamp-a-majig) around your sheet then take your image sheet away. Finally stamp your image over the top of your white one with the darker coloured ink, but dont move your black positioning tool, ink up your stamp and stamp again. This really helps make your image 'POP'. Now if this seemed all a little too much, maybe you need to give me a call and I can come and demonstrate this easy technique to you or perhaps you would like to register for my classes or stamp club. Please send me an email at or call me on 0414 400 841 and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Here are some more pics.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New toy....

This post is especially for Steph (by request) Bout time you updated your blog BTW Steph! Here is my new toy. I have spent most of the weekend getting aquainted with it and all its features (lots of kewl ones) So now it pretty much tops off my PINK craft room. I have had my eye on this for months kinda hoping that my old one would die (hey what do you know - it did and it wasn't me either) so I could get this one. My old one had a very good innings since it went everywhere with me. It has been to Japan, twice to America and has been to most of the east coast of Australia. But time to move on I guess. My new one's sooo kewl - I luv it! It's not too bright like my feature wall in my craft room but a nice soft baby pink. I think they call it sakura pink - how awesome is that. I think Stampin' Up! should release a colour called that heheheheh :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Embossing (it's been a while)

My friend Kylie asked me to make a card for her friend or family, can't remember which and she said it was for a 25th anniversary so straight away I started thinking 'SILVER'. Well.....had to dust off the heat gun, haven't used it for a while, and get out my silver embossing powder. It reminded me of when (many many many years ago) I experienced my first WOW from embossing, how exciting that was. You just have to see it to believe it :) I have used the Always set with some 'Bling', grey taffeta ribbon, some brads and the sentiment is from Cheer and Wishes. I printed a 25 on my computer and attached it to a metal edged tag. I hope she likes it. Thanks for looking.

A gift for a friend

I discovered some of these on SCS and found the template here. These truly are easy as to put together and the templates really are affordable. I wanted to make something for my friend because I never know what to buy her and I know she will appreciate something I have made myself. I have used the Bella Rose Designer Series Papers with Chocolate Chip and some Ribbon. The medallion is made using Circle Circus and an 'F' from Lovely Letters Alphabet (love those letters, you may have noticed I used them on my Post-It Note holders too) and my punches. Inside I have made some little gift cards with matching envelopes using the Note cards from the catalogue (great value at only $9.50 for 20 cards and envelopes in our beautiful Whisper White) and the cute little set Bella's Bloom but I think it is still missing something......I might add some pencils and cover them with DSP... any suggestions anyone??

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another Stationery box.....

This is the fifth one of these I have done now, maybe I am addicted slightly :) I just love these boxes made from Jackie Topa's tutorial.

I used the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin' Kit in the latest catalogue. These are amazing to work with and make putting cards together sooooo easy. I still have heaps left from the kit to make more too. I used a lot of my punches and some ribbon with the a lot of the adhesive die cuts in the kit. I also sought some inspiration from various contributors on SCS. I look forward to continuing putting together more cards and tags from this kit.

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