Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Baby Shower Invites

Yes here we go again.....but this time it's my turn! Thanks to my Mum, SIL and BFF, all 40 of my baby shower invites are done. We spent most of the day today in 'production mode'. I guess you can figure out what I am having.....LOL! I CASED the idea from this card. I have used Baja Breeze (I soooooo love this colour) and Very Vanilla combined with the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper. Lots and lots of Big Shot on this card, the Clear Scallop Square, Top Note, Ovals, Button Embosslit and lots of punches, the 1/2", 1" & 1-3/8 Circle punches, Scallop Trim border, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Decorative Label, and of course some embellishments using the pearls and the chantilly lace. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Something different...

Kids cards are always a challenge for me, better improve on this since there will be many many kids parties in the years to come.... Anyway, I have wanted to make something like this for ages with the punches. I sought inspiration from this card. I have used Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait and combined it with the Birthday Party Rub-ons and the Short and Sweet and the Party Heart stamp sets. Of course many many punches have been used also, including; scallop circle, all the circle punches, small oval, plus a couple of retired ones. I made this for my nephew who is turning 2. I hope he likes it :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Bunny Swap

I recently participated in a swap organised on a group I belong to for Stampin' Up! Demo's. I sent off my package last week (will post some pics when she receives it) but mine arrived today from Juliette Chapman. She sent some really cute projects around the Easter theme and I received some great gifts including a stamp set, some dimensionals and a snail refill. The best part - a Lindt Gold Bunny - I luurrrrve these :) Juliette also made me a really cute twisted easel card, have been wanting to make one of these for ages, now will definitely make one, they look so easy but really effective. Thanks so much Juliette, I love it all.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Strength & Hope

Here is a project from the latest UStamp with Dawn & Friends called Big Shot Brilliance.....projects to DIE for!. I have not had as much time as I would like this round to make many of the projects but when I saw this I just had to make time. It is such a gorgeous set and the colours are fab! The stamp set is called Strength & Hope (set of 4) and is available in the New Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue (wood - $35.95, clear - $28.95) with $2 from the sale of each set going to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Plus I love butterflies so I love this set even more and I am still a PINK girl afterall.....

This project comes from the very talented Ilina Crouse. It uses the Fancy Favor die for the Big Shot as well as the Elegant Lines embossing folder. I have embellished with the Blushing bride ribbon and pearls. The box contains a collection of love notes with matching envelopes. I hope that you will all support this wonderful cause this season. Strength & Hope will only be available until 31st July 2011. If you would like a free copy of the latest Mini Catalogue and you currently don't have a Demonstrator of your own, please contact me and I will get one in the post to you.

Thanks for visiting my blog today......

Friday, April 1, 2011

More Paperific....

You are probably thinking to yourself - 3 posts in one day!!! Is she drinking too much coffee or something??? LOL No, it's none of that, it's just that now Paperific is here I can actually breathe a little better now that all the prep has been done and I have some more spare time again. Here are the two display posters that I put together for the show. The first one uses the new Sew Suite collection of products - sooooo cute and heaps of really gorgeous ideas for this set. I will have more pics of things made with this collection next week - they are on display at the show and I have not photographed them yet. The second poster uses the Just Believe stamp set and the Elegant Soiree DSP. I think these two go so well together. So make sure you get along to the show this weekend and check out all the other ladies gorgeous work too.

Paperific started today PLUS the new Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue!

Here is what I did for my Free Make & Take today at the show. It uses the cute little Mini Lunch Sacks (pack of 10 for $9.50), the Sweet Stitches DSP and the Sweet Buttons emblosslit ($21.95, if you love the Butterfly embosslit, you will looooove this too) all from the new mini. To learn how to make these cute little floral embellishments click here. Paperific runs tomorrow and Sunday so get along and check out our stand (no.22) and take advantage of some of the great specials we have on offer. I also demonstrated alternative ways to use the 2-step owl punch making the roses and the iris. You can click here to see video tutorials on how to make these.

Baby Shower time again....

One of my girlfriends at work (Hi Jess!) held her baby shower on the weekend and I kindly offered to make her baby shower favors and prizes for the games we played. Jess does not know what she is having so I had to keep it neutral so once again I went with the So Saffron and Certainly Celery colours similar to what I did for an earlier baby shower here for my SIL. Here I have included a picture of the baby shower card I made plus one of the favors and the milk carton prize filled with little lollies. I have used the Baby Bundle stamp set and matching wheel. The card is made similar to a set of invites I made a couple of years ago here and the favor uses the pillow box die and the prize uses the milk carton die both using the Big Shot.
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