Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Another Purse Album

I had so much fun making the last purse album that I just had to make another one. (The link to where I originally saw this idea is on the post for the last one). I made this one slightly different and made it more like a book on the inside.
This is made using Stampin' Up! products, (except for the Creative Memories Circle Cutters and the velcro dots from Spotlight).
Cardstock - Kraft, Really Rust and Old Olive.
Designer Paper - Fall Flowers (p134).
Punches - Handheld 1/16 Inch Circle, Slit Punch (to make the scalloped edge), Scalloped Circle and the 1-3/8 Inch Circle (p142).
Other - Crop-A-Dile (p145), Pretties Kit (p144), Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive (p148), Cherished Memories Rub Ons (p141), Jumbo Eyelets Pewter (p145), Rhinestone Brads Ice Circles (p145), Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon and Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon (p146).

This is the view from the back. The Crop-A-Dile make it easy to punch the holes for the eyelets and set them. I also used it to punch the holes in the scalloped edge.
Here is the inside. It is blank now as I am still deciding what photo's to put in it. I just realised that I didnt use a single stamp or ink pad for this album, I will have to use some on the inside so they don't feel left out.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008


I want to shout it from the highest mountain! I have finally had the time to complete a scrapbook page and I couldn't be happier. So here it is, I hope it is worth the wait! I was so impressed how well the colours all came together. This is my gorgeous little boy on his first day of PreSchool this year. This page has been done using 99% Stampin' Up! products. The only thing I used that wasn't SU was my album because I use Creative Memories Albums and the Creative Memories Circle cutters.
The SU products I have used are:
Cardstock - Old Olive and Not Quite Navy textured CS, Soft Sky CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Not Quite Navy CS and Old Olive CS.
Designer Series Paper - Spring Break
Stamp Sets - Linen and Office Accoutrements
Ink - Not Quite Navy and Old Olive
Punches - Scalloped Circle, 1 1/4 inch Circle, Large Star and Star
Other - On Board Lots of Letters, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon and Old Olive Marker.

I coloured the chipboard letters with my sponge daubers and my ink pad then inked up my linen background stamp and pushed the letters into it for some texture. (note: Use darker colours when you ink chipboard as lighter colours don't show up as well). The word "day" was traced from the outline of the chipboard letters then cut out and also stamped with the linen stamp.

So what do you think? I am happy with it but I think I am a little biased because it stars my gorgeous little man :).

Bling Card

Here is a card I made back in May for my Niece for her birthday. I added the bling to the card by using the 2 way glue pen (p148) on the icing of the cupcake and the centre of the flowers and then I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds (p148) on top then just tapped off the excess back into the container. The designer paper is from the palete of prints pack from last months promo and the stamps are from the level 2 hostess set "Cause for Celebration" (p21) and "Occasional Greetings" (p121).

Thursday, 12 June 2008

New Office Furniture

Hi all, I am finally over my cold and feeling much better. I thought you might like to see my new office furniture that we bought on the long weekend! I just love that I can now have all my supplies and accessories within reach, organised and tidy.
This is where I keep my tools, accessories, albums, kits, markers, ink spots, ribbon, punches, embosing powders and packs of cardstock both 12 X 12 and A4.
On my desk I have my large cutter, my laptop and my ink caddy with all my large ink pads. Under my desk I have my 12 X 12 patterned paper, scrap pieces of cardstock (organised in the Stampin' Up! colour families of course) and scrap pattered paper storage. My work files are in the clear box.

I have all my stamp sets here. All but two of the sets on the top shelf are background stamps. Can you tell that I love background stamps?

Well now you know where I work, (