Saturday, 28 February 2009

Bye Bye Sale-A-Bration and In Colours

Today is your last chance to earn Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and also to guarantee your order of the 2008/2009 In colour products.
Below is some samples I used in workshops this month. They mostly use Sale-A-Bration and Summer Mini sets. The scrapbook pages are 7 X 7.

Colours - Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White and Basic Black
DSP - Spring Break, Bali Breeze
Stamps - In the Stars, Happy Happy Birthday Wheel, Loads of Love
Punches - Large and small Star punches
Accessories - Blender Pen, Jumbo Wheel Handle, Snail Adhesive
Colours - Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Soft Sky and Whisper White
DSP - Spring Break, Bali Breeze
Stamps - Polka Dot Punches, Yummy, Happy Happy Birthday Wheel, Eastern Blooms
Punches - 5 Petal Flower and Spring Flower Bouquet punches
Accessories - Signo White Gel Pen, Jumbo Wheel Handle, Snail Adhesive, Earth Element Brads and Dimmensionals.

I am off to work out what I am going to order before time runs out. If you have any last minute things you need to order please contact me before 9pm tonight. Remember tomorrow the retire list will be released so check back here for the details.

Friday, 27 February 2009

Bush Fire Appeal Update

Thanks to all of you who have ordered sets from the bush fire appeal list.
Stampin' Up! have advised us today on the demonstrator website that to date, with the sales of the Bushfire Appeal stamp sets, we'll be able to donate $34,653.80 to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal. This appeal has only been running for two weeks so that is a great result.
Remember we still have another month that the appeal will be running to increase this amount so I will keep you up to date with the progress. Thanks again for your support of this worthy cause.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Card Box Set

This is a gift I made for a friend of mine last year for her birthday. I made it in November but never put it up on my blog so I thought I would show you now. Better late than never! It uses a lot of items that are in the Summer Mini Catalogue as well as some of the In Colours that will be retiring soon. I have heard that 4 of the 6 In Colour Ink Refills are on back order so if you need In Colour items you would be better off ordering them before the end of February so they are not already sold out by the time the retire list comes out.The card box contains 4 cards with matching envelopes and 3 gift tags. The designer paper is Afternoon Tea DSP from the Summer mini. The stamps I have used to make this card box and cards are Live Your Dream, Friendly Flowers, Say it with Scallops, Occasional Greetings and Sincere Salutations. The punches are Scallop Edge, corner rounder, the two squares, large and small oval and small star Punches (I used the creative memories tag punch to make the gift tags). The colours I have used are Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.

If you are interested in making something similar to this and have a group of about 5-6 people why don't you contact me and book a class.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Something Different

I had a bit of a play the other day in the hope of coming up with something different. This is the result. I have used the tractor from the By Land stamp set (p63) and coloured directly on the stamp with the really rust, chocolate chip, basic grey markers and stamped it onto whisper white CS. I then cut it out, traced over some of the edges with the chocolate chip marker and used dimensionals to pop it up a bit (I put some summer sun CS in the tractor window). The backgound was done using a Brayer with creamy caramel ink at the bottom, soft sky at the top (lightly sponged with brocade blue) and then I made a mountain shaped mask out of computer paper and used my sponge dauber with chocolate chip ink to do the mountains and with another scrap piece sponged the tracks in the soil.
To finish it off I went round the edge of the picture with chocolate chip using the sponge dauber, mounted it on really rust then on a summer sun card base. The sentiment is a rub-on from the last mini catalogue. I think thats it. I hope I haven't forgotten anything.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

I'm Back......Did you miss me?

Well here I am. Yes I know I have been gone for a long time but I will try and make up for it. I had two workshops last week both using the same cards so here they are.

In this card I have used the flower stamp from the Eastern Blooms Set and stamped in in regal rose and rose red. I have then punched it out using the 5 petal flower punch and layered them on top of each other (I didn't come up with this great idea, I saw this nifty trick here I then put a dimensional in the centre of the flower and dipped it in dazzling diamonds (also an idea from the talented Marelle
The branch with little flowers was coloured directly onto the rubber using chocolate chip, rose red and regal rose markers and stamped on whisper white CS and the small flower on the background has been stamped using versamark. The patterned paper is from Bali Breeze DSP in the Summer Mini. To get the sentiment just where I wanted it I used my Stamp-a-majig! (The curvy edge was made using a Creative Memories Curvy Cutter).
For this card I have again used markers to colour directly onto the rubber. The colours are Ruby Red, Old Olive and Cameo Coral and I have used the Summer Mini set Live Your Dream (which is one of the bushfire appeal sets). The sentiment is from the say it in scallops Summer Mini set which i have inked up in cameo coral the rolled the edges in ruby red. I then stamped the small butterfly from the Live Your Dream set in the corner in ruby red then punched it all out using the scalloped square punch. I have used Craft CS for my card base and used the scalloped edge punch to make a decorative edge. The Designer paper I used here is from the Ginger Blossom DSP pack (also in the Summer Mini).
Well I hope you liked these cards. Remember that there is only 4 more days to take advantage of Sale-A-bration so get your orders in to get your free sale set.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Bushfire Appeal

My heart goes out to all the people who have been devastated by the fires that have ravaged parts of Victoria. I can't imagine what they are all going through.

Stampin' Up! wants to help and have set up a Bushfire Appeal.

From 12 February through 31 March 2009, when you purchase any of a select group of 10 stamp sets, Stampin' Up! will donate 50 percent of the sales of these sets to the Australia Red Cross Victorian Bushfire's 2009 Appeal.

These are the sets:

Stamp Set Item Number Page Number in Catalogue Retail Price

Priceless 112312 105 $48.95
Seeing Spots 108909 89 $29.95
Baroque Motifs 112380 98 $39.95
Live Your Dream 114261 3** $55.95
Looks Like Spring* 108864 76 $58.95
The Snowflake Spot* 108934 27 $39.95
Bodacious Bouquet* 108756 80 $58.95
Polka Dots & Paisley* 110247 46 $35.95
G'day Mate* 111973 115 $35.95
Be Happy* 108744 51 $39.95

*These sets will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they will only be available for the Bushfire Appeal--while supplies last.
**In the Summer Mini Catalogue.

To help Stampin' Up! sell as many of these sets as they can and therefore donate more to the Bushfire Appeal I will be offering a 10% discount on orders that contain one or more of the selected sets from now until the end of February. Remember that it is also Sale-A-Bration at Stampin' Up! till the end of February so with each order of $100 of merchandise you will earn a free Sale-A-Bration limited edition stamp set as well.