Monday, April 23, 2007

Lots of Things Going On

Firstly, my trial versions of the photo editing software that I was using has expired :( So, to work around this, I am putting all the copyright info at the bottom of my blog to ensure that I am compliant with all the rules!

Secondly, I have something to show you. This is the card we completed at a workshop I did on Saturday. It was very heavily 'inspired' from Kyla's card, which you can see here, but I changed it up a bit. The set is Wild About You and I {heart} it SO much! I just love the crocodile, he looks so happy (probably because he's thinking how nice all the other animals would taste, lol)
I decided to use Old Olive for the croc and More Mustard for the lion and carried those colours through. I distressed the O/Olive panel using the distressing tool from the Cutter Kit, used the word window punch to punch out the hole in the M/Mustard panel so I could pop the Wild About You sentiment in the space (stamped in B/Black on W/White) and added brads that I changed from silver to black by heating them up with my heat tool and dipping into black embossing powder and heating again to melt the powder. It gives them a kind of powder coated look and is a neat way to get 'matching brads'. I used the 1-1/4 RD punch to punch out the animals and the 1-3/8 punch to punch out the black mats. They are all popped up on dimensionals. After I put this all together, I decided that it probably would have looked heaps better if the mustard panel had been stamped with the Rough Texture wheel but since I don't have it - I left it alone. I have put the Rough Texture wheel on my ever growing wish list though!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Wild About You
Ink: B/Black, More Mustard, Old Olive Classic
Cardstock: W/White, B/Black, M/Mustard, O/Olive
Accessories: Distressing Tool from Cutter Kit, 1-1/4 & 1-3/8 RD punches, Word Window Punch, Heat Tool, Black EP, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing template from CTK (to help with brad placement), 1/16 punch
This was my first workshop featuring the new catalogue, so I thought I'd let you know what the ABSOLUTE favourite item is so far - The MAT PACK - I'm sure this is going to be my biggest selling item this year. I cannot tell you how many people had said to me 'I wish you could get this without buying the complete tool kit' - well now you CAN.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Tagged (For The Very First Time)

How much fun is this - I've been 'tagged' . The object is to list your 5 (who can stop at only 5) favourite blogs. Since most of my favourites have already been tagged, I've tried to find some that haven't:

Anna - Creative Delight

SpAzzGiRL - Daily Dose of Spazz

Bety - Iralamija

Angie - Quacking Creations

Emily - Stamping & Stuff

Hope you all have a great day

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hello, I'm Still Alive (and thanks for checking, LOL)

Big thanks to my wonderful downline, Anna, who sent me an email today to make sure I was OK since I hadn't posted in AGES (sorry about that). We went on a road trip over Easter, covering around 1,800 kms all up and came home to messed up Foxtel, messed up internet connection (read as NO internet for 2 days) and the whole family (well, there's only 3 of us) ending up sick - so NOT fun, especially for poor little Harrison.
In some good news though, during the brief nano second the computer was up & running, I found out that I won some Blog Candy - yay for me. A big thank you goes out to Emily - I am so looking forward to receiving my new goodies. By the way, it's Emily's birthday today, so drop by her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!
Also, BIG THANKS go out to Erin who sent me out a HEAP of Inspiration Sheets. These are way cool and something I wish SU would bring out for us here in Australia (somehow I doubt it though, as it appears that they are being discontinued in the States). Specific to a stamp set, Inspiration Sheets have 6 samples using the set, with a complete 'receipe' so you can recreate each one.
I haven't had a lot of spare time to get anything much that's stamping related done, but this is what I did get done. The first is a birthay card I did for my BIL's (for ease of explanation) birthday. I used my Papertrey Ink - Papertray set and did a CASE of Nichole's sample - so simple and effective
Supplies Used: (All SU unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Paper Tray (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy Classic)
Cardstock: Craft, W/White, NQN
Accessories: 1-1/4 & 1-3/8 RD punches, dimensionals, sponges

This is Harrison in the Bunny Ears that we made at Playgroup. How cute is does he look in those ears? (I know, I'm biased).
Supplies Used: White Paper, cotton balls, sticky tape & glue!

Well, that's about it for my papercrafting to date. I promise I will have more over the coming weeks, really

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Happy Easter

I'd just like to wish everyone a very happy Easter. If you're travelling, please drive safely & have a good time whilst you're away. I'll catch up with you all on Tuesday (hopefully my new stamps will have arrived by then - fingers crossed)

Monday, April 2, 2007

The New Catalogue Has ARRIVED!!!

Whoo Hoo, the new Australian/New Zealand 07/08 Stampin' Up! Catalogue has arrived. I know that you will all be pleased with what has been included, here's a quick summary:
  • Lots of New Stamp Sets, including some of my favourites - Wild About You, Bodacious Bouquet, Eat Cake, Bugs & Kisses, Unfrogettable, Warm Words, Happy Everything, Linen Background, Paisley Background to name just a few, LOL
  • The paper piercing template is now available without having to purchase the entire Crafter's Tool Kit. Check out the Mat Pack, 105826, pg 147
  • Stampin' Spots (1" x 1") ink pads are now available in Classic (dye) ink, pg 128 - 129
  • A4 Cardstock is now available in individual packs in all colours, pg 128 - 129
  • Classic Ink (dye) refills are now available in individual colours, pg 128 - 129
  • New Punches - tag punch, sm & lg ovals, pg 140
  • Chipboard - On Board Accents, On Board Simon Lower, pg 136
  • All NEW Simply Scrapping Kits, pg 134 - 136
  • ALL NEW Simply Sent Card Kits - an easy wasy to create cards for a variety of occassions. Each kit contains all the supplied needed to create 10 cards (5 each of 2 designs), pg 18

How do you get your hands on this super duper new catalogue I hear you ask -

  • Host an In-Home workshop and it's yours for FREE
  • Purchase one
  • View on line (link on left)

If you would like more information on hosting an In-Home workshop or would like to purchase one, just email me. I'm all booked out for April and have a few spaces left for May, so what are you waiting for. You won't be dissappointed!!!!!