Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thank You cards for the PTA

Our School PTA needed some Thank You cards, so I offered to make them.
They needed 10 cards, so I made 2 designs for them.
Both Cards are made using Two-Step Stampin' Stamp Sets.
Card #1
I have used Cheep Talk Stamp Set.
Kiwi Kiss, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White. 
I love this colour combo.
Card #2
I used Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set for this card.
The colours I have used are Lovely Lavender, Passion Pink, Orchid Opulunce, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White. To finish this card I wrapped string around and tied in a bow.
I wasn't too sure on this card, the colours are not me at all.
Rhonda (PTA Chairperson) was thrilled with them.

Stampin' Up Promotion for July is 20% of selected Two-Step Stampin' Stamp Sets.
I will post again tomorrow with more details.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Birthday Card and Matching Shoe

After making the thankyou card on Friday for JAI challenge, I liked it so much and Savannah needed a birthday card for her friend Nadine whose party she went to on Saturday I made another one.
Change the words and you have a birthday card.
I also made this shoe for Nadine.
The flower is made using 5-Petal Flower and Boho Blossom Punches.
We cut and scored  another and put Sticky Strip on another shoe for Nadine to make up, with other supplies, Savannah punched out lots shapes for her. Nadine was so pleased with her gift she made a card straight away.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Bargello Technique

I came across a new technique the other day while blog hopping on Dawn Olchefske blog, go check out her blog she has lots of tutorials.
The technique was called Bargello. 
Which is an embroidery technique that uses long stitches to create patterns.  But of course, we use paper to replicate the technique.

 So here is the my results using this technique. Do you like the chervons that I have created using the striped Cottage Wall DSP?
This week challenge at Just Add Ink # 23 is Just Add... Patterned Paper.
 So I thought this would be a great entry.
Last weeks JAI # 22 was a colour challenge which I wanted to do but I didn't get chance to do, so I have used them for this weeks challenge.
These are glorious colours and I have enjoyed using them together.
I don't know what the name of the style of card is, it is nice to make different cards from time to time.
I have used Cheep Talk Stamp Set, which is a 2 - Step Stampin' Stamp Set, which is very fun to use. 
Next month, Stampin’ Up! is having a promotion on several selected 2-step stamp sets – so you may well be able to pick up one of your favourites at a great price. 
Watch this space!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Warm fuzzie...

Thanks for all the comments and encouragement that you all of you out there in blog land.
As you know I have been quite busy lately and that I haven't blogged much lately ( I finished my book and have been to the library to get another one today), I had a email earlier in the week from my friend Bron and fellow SU demo whom I have never met in person only blogs and emails just to see if I am ok. It's so nice that you care, and that I was missed. I have enjoyed making so many new friends (in person and on the net) since joining Stampin' Up a year ago.
Today I was awarded this Swap Sisters Bonny Blog Award by the very talented Bron Heslop
So now I want to ’pay it forward’, and share with you five blogs that I visit and find inspiration from (besides Bron who nominated me!)
In no particular order, here they are:

And now 5 things about me...
1. I'm on the 50th Celebration Committee for Life Church Timaru.
2. I have just started driving the school bus on a Thursday afternoons and oncall for other days when Raewyn can't do it.
3. I'm enjoying reading Karen Kingsbury books. Tissues are a must for them.
4. On Saturday I'm helping make over a 1000 dozen cheese rolls for Girl Guides Jamboree Fundraiser.
5. I love school holiday and I'm looking forward to going to the movies with Samuel and watching Toy Story 3.
I hoping to have some bits and pieces to show you tomorrow, but first I have to find my benches and tidy my craftroom.

Have a great evening and I will see you all tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Deal of the week #4

Up until 6pm on the 30th June get your selected Rhinestone Brads and Ribbon at Fantastic Prices....
109113 Pg 149 Square Ice Rhinestone Brads Regular Price $23.50 Sale Price $14.10
109111 Pg 149 Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads Regular Price $23.50 Sale Price $14.10
109112 Pg 149 Square Fire Rhinestone Brads Regular Price $23.50 Sale Price $14.10
111848 Pg 150 Bashful Blue 1” Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Regular Price $23.50 Sale Price $12.93
109050 Pg 151 Certainly Celery 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon Regular Price $17.95 Sale Price $10.77
To view online click here.
Shipping costs are 5%.
I need orders and money to me by 6pm Tuesday 30th June.
Thanks for all your orders, there have been some great specials.

Nearly finished Ever After...

Life has been busy around here, and my book has been calling me away from my crafting.
I finish reading Even Now last Wednesday and am now nearly finished Ever After by Karen Kingsbury. I do recommend you read these books but you have been warned that you will need tissues.
I have been helping my Friend Liz in her shop while she was in Brisbane and also this week to help her out, thanks Liz I have had a blast.
I made this wee Note Card Tote last week, it fits 4 3" x 3" cards.
I was suprised at the size of the cards even though the instrustions told me that it made 3" square cards (blonde moment), my excuse it that we work in metric her in New Zealand.
This would make a great gift.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Up to 50% off

Deals of the Week

Throughout the month of June, Stampin’ Up! is bringing you a new deal every week!

Here is Deal of the Week #3

Up to 50% of the following Stamp Sets this week, it a steal.

Contact me to place your order.

Shipping costs are 5%.

Orders and money in my account needs to be by Tuesday 22th June 5pm.

114263  A Happy Heart Stamp Set  normally $49.95   Sale price $24.98

115792  Greetings Eight Stamp Set  normally $58.95   Sale price  $29.48

116330  Bella’s Bloom Stamp Set  normally  $28.95  Sale price  $17.37

1130009  Enjoy Every Moment Stamp Set  normally  $62.95  Sale price  $31.48

114283  All Scallops Stamp Set  normally $66.95  Sale price  $33.48
Email me today to order yours.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Team Swaps

I finnish my book today, so now I am now reading the next book Ever After.
I recommend you go to the library and get a Karen Kingsbury book, great reading.
Here are some of the swaps from last weeks meeting.
This is the gift Rebecca made for me for my recent promotion to a supervisor.
This is Alison's swap. Don't you love Autumn Tradations DSP.
This is Jenny's Swap, love the bird on the in and outside of this card.
This Carolyn's swap, love the way she punched the Square Scallop then reattached it.
This is Sonia's swap, love the pillow box in acetate with great flower. There were Jelly Beans in this, which got eaten very soon after showing it to the kids.
This is Trina's swap, beautiful flower love Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise together.
This is Rachel's swap, she has Embossed the petals.
This is Lisa's swap, great mini card and envelope.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Missing From Action

Sorry that I have been missing from action, nose in a good book that Mum lent me. Even Now by Karen Kingsbury, it well worth a read in fact I'm having problems putting it down, you will need tissues.
I was in Christchurch Wednesday for a team meeting, what a great meeting. Its so good been apart of a team were you can bounce ideas, thoughts  and support each other. I have bouught home some really great swaps, which I will photogragh and show you.
Talking of Tissues here are the Tissue Boxes I made for our team swap.
Our brief was to use the Big Shot, New In Colours and use a Stamp Set out of the current 2009 - 2010 Catalogue.
Keryn Campbell had made these and has measurements on her blog.
I have used Priceless and Petal Pizzaz Stamp sets.
Join my team and join in the the fun and support you get from been part of the team. There is no better time that at moment to join Stampin' Up, Save 20% of your Starter Kit.
Contact me for more information.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Deal of the week #2

Good Morning here is the Deals of the Week #2,
I know you have been waiting eagerly for today arrive, I have a customer phone yesterday she was so keen.
This week is Designer Series Papers, don’t we all love papers they are so versatile from Scrap pages, cards and 3d projects you are only limited by your imagination.
There are no limit to how many you can buy, this is a fantastic price.
Contact me before 6pm Tuesday to order yours
  Haiku Designer Series Paper @ $11.97 instead of $19.95
 Pink Flamingo Designer Series Papers @ $12.97 instead of $19.95
Tea Party Designer Series Paper @ $11.97 instead of $19.95
Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper @ $12.97 instead of $19.95
 Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series Paper @ $18.17 instead of $27.95

Monday, June 7, 2010

Just Add... Stitching

This week at Just Add Ink # 20 is just add stitching, real or faux.
My friend Jo has a sketch challenge on her blog and I thought it would look good with stitches.
Go check her out blog, Jo is very talented and I love to see what she has been doing.
I have destressed the edges of the DSP and Card. Pull the tab and out pops your journaling.
Samuel was about 18 months old when this photo was taken. He just wouldn't keep still for the photographer so this was the best we got.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Light Tent

I have been busy this weekend.
I have been making 14 swaps for a Team Meeting on Wednesday evening, I will blog them later in the week.
I have changed my blog appearance. Do you like it? There is a link at the top to the website to customise your blog.
 And today after church Paul (DH) and I made a Light Tent. 
A few weeks ago as I was blog hopping I came across Renee (SU Demo in Canada) her husband had made her a Light Tent and there was a link to the instustions. So click here for the instuctions. We had the pipes at home already, we needed to buy the joiners it was money well spent as it is hard getting perfect photos especially now we are in the winter months. So now I will have to play around with my camera to get the settings just right.
Here is my first photo using my LT.
This is sneak peek of my swaps that I have been working on.
Our brief was to use the Big Shot, new In Colours and Stamps from the current 2009 - 2010 Catalogue.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

More Brayer

Here are the other two cards, I got completed on Friday Evening.
I used the retired Choo Choo Stamp Set from the Spring Mini 2009.
I have used two techniques in this card brayering and masking.
Supplies List
Stamps: Choo Choo, Right on Track Wheel (both retired)
Card: Whisper White and Pacific Point.
Inks: Basic Black, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point and Night of Navy.
I have used Lovely as Trees Stamp Set in this Reflection Card.
I have used my brayer and daubers to achieve this.
Supplies List
Stamps: Lovely as Trees.
Card: Whisper White and Tangerine Tango.
Inks: Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Pacific Piont, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango.
If you would like to learn these techniques email me.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Deal of the week #1

Can you believe it is June already?

This month Stampin’ Up are having Deals of the week.

Deals of the Week #1
1 June 2010
The first deals of the week are from 1 June, through 8 June, 6pm.

Regular Price
Sale Price
Scallop Square punch
Trio Flower punch
Boho Blossoms punch
Scallop Oval punch
 *From Carryover flyer
If these punches are still on your wishlist, contact today to order yours, you will not get them at a better price than this.
 Visit my official Stampin’ Up Website, link found at the bottom of this email. Check it every Wednesday.
I can’t tell you what’s coming up next as we don’t know until that day of the special.
And to a card I made over the weekend.
This card was inspired by a card Michelle Zindorf had made, she is a very talented lady with a brayer.
I am enjoying using my brayer very much.
On this card I have used my Brayer and Sponges.
On Friday night I stayed over at the Guide Hall as a parent help on a senior guides camp. So I when armed with most of my craft supplies and even phone Paul (DH) a couple of time to bring me bits that I had left behind. I got 20 cards complete 5 cards of 4 designs. 
I made them for Agape Children's Home in Thailand, Bev Watt saw a docomentary (Aussie) on the home and was deeply moved and emailed them and asked if cards would be of any help to them. They replied and said that cards would be great as they like to celebrate the children's birthdays and often there printer is broken so that they can't print cards. Bev asked for help to make them and has committed to sending them 200 cards.
This is another design that I did for them.
I will show you the other two designs tomorrow.
Have a great day.