Saturday, 31 May 2008

Opps Missed a Day

I was trying to post something in this blog everyday but yesterday I was sick. Well today I am still sick but I just had to show you the wonderful RAK I received yesterday from my friend Amanda. (RAK stands for Random act of Kindness). It is amazing to me that my friends always seem to know when I need them. So often when I really need a friend to talk to they will ring me or drop round unexpectedly. Well yesterday it happened again. First of all I got a call from my good friend Colleen. I was feeling horrible in the morning and her phone call cheered me up and got me through the day. Then in the afternoon another friend Amanda dropped round to give me this wonderful card and some yummy cupcakes. Now neither of them knew I was sick so it was just typical of my friends just knowing when I needed them. Thanks guys, your the best!The cupcakes were as yummy as they look!
Another RAK that I have received lately was from my good friend and downline, Zarna. She sent me an awsome magnet which says, "A clean house is the sign of a lazy stamper". Every stamper needs one of these. I will have to take a picture of it when my camera batteries recharge but it is just the coolest thing. Now when the house looks like a bomb has gone off I can look at the magnet and be assured that I am not a lazy stamper! Thanks Zarna!

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Male Birthday Cards

Here are a couple of male birthday cards. I have to admit I find cards for males so much harder to do than cards for females but here goes nothing.

This was one of the cards that used for my April workshops. I have used the Sanded background stamp (p 108), Wanted (p 64), and Occational Greetings (p 121) Stamp sets. The patterned paper is from the Outlaw pack (p 134) and I have used the large star punch (p 143) with really rust cardstock and then stamped the star out of the Wanted stamp into it and popped it up with dimentionals. I stamped the horse from the Wanted set directly onto the patterned paper with Basic Brown Ink.This is a card I made back in April for my brother's 30th Birthday. I have used the Outlaw designer Paper (p 134) again because the colours are great and it works well with male cards. I have stamped the ute image from Loads of Love stamp set (p 44) onto the paper then cut it out and then stamped it again on the cardstock and stuck the patterned paper ute on top and coloured the bits left over with my markers. The sentiment has been stamped using the Lovely Letters alphabet (p 125), the Rough Edges Mini alphabet (p 126) and a retired number set. I will be back tomorrow with a girl card with some bling!

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Another Day Another Post

Today i have put up some links on this blog to some of the other blogs that i read. They can be found on the right hand side of this blog under the heading - Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Blogs. These blogs are full of fantastic card ideas and projects. So check them out if you get the time and be inspired!
Today I have a purse album to show you that i made for my Nanna and Grandad. I got the idea for this album from a blog i read. You can find Jan's tutorial here -

I had to change the design slightly due to the fact that it was from a US blog and we don't have all the same products as they have. The Stampin Up products I have used are ribbon from the Theater Ribbon Originals pack for the handle, River Rock Ribbon, Hodge Podge Hardware, Urban West Rub-Ons, Rhinestone Brads, Carte Postale stamp set, Le Jardin Designer Series Paper, So Saffron Ink, Always Artichoke ink, Always Artichoke CS, River Rock CS, Bashful Blue CS, Circle Punches, Scalloped Circle Punch, Word Window Punch and the Slit Punch to make the large scalloped edge. I have used a combination of snail adhesive, Dimensionals and sticky strip to put it all together. I think that is everything. If you have any questions leave a comment or send me an email and i will be happy to help. If all goes well I will be back tomorrow with another post.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

I'm Back

Don't fall off your chairs but i am going to post something on my blog. I have been spending too much time checking out other peoples blog lately and have neglected my own. SORRY! I am going to try and make it up to you now so here we go.

In my blog hopping i have come across some fantastic blogs. I will start putting up links to some of the best ones over the next few weeks. Today i am going to post a picture of a card that i was inspired to do by two separate bloggers. Firstly there is a challenge over at Andrea is a Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and she does something called Stampin' Up! Makover Monday where she finds a card she likes then recreates it using only Stampin' Up! products. Her card this week can be found here: Now the card i have done is CASED from a card by the very talented Michelle Zindorf and it can be found here:

For my card i have used the SU sets "Touch of Nature", "Weathered" and "Occational Greetings" as well as SU Colours (summer sun, more mustard, ruby red, really rust, close to cocoa, chocolate chip, basic black, certainly celery, rose red, pretty in pink, blush blossom and sahara sand), Outlaw patterned paper and Vintage Brads.