Monday, November 28, 2011

Nautical Scrapbooking LO, Male Card and Gift Box Ideas - Sneak Peek Stampin' Up! new Summer Mini Catalogue

These new "nautical" products will be available in just two days time! I think these are brilliant Stampin' Up! products which well and truly be used and used! By me anyhow!  If you would like to try out some of the new products coming December 1 and live on the Central Coast the Summer Mini Catalogue Launch is December 9, 7.30pm at Ourimbah RSL, cost $20, includes "Make & Takes" and refreshments - Please email me if you would like to reserve a place!

Only 26 Sleep till Ho Ho!! Might need a little help from the Angels!

 "Cased" this idea from Slitcoaststampers only just had to try it in Stampin Up's beautiful Mocha Morning Specialty DSP and a sneak peek product from the Summer Mini 2012 Catty which will be available to purchase from December 1 - just two days away.

Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catty Sneak Peek - Easel Calendar Card & Notes

"Cased" this idea from a talented demo on Stampin Connection only completely changed the decorating!! I think these are really cheerful and practical  - I plan to make a few for little Christmas Gifts!!

One of my favourite Stampin Up! stamp sets - Artistic Etchings is so versatile!

Well I haven't updated my blog lately - have had a busy few months! However you know the saying "It never rains but it pours" well I am going to be flat out like everyone else with Christmas only a month away so I will be creating like mad and back to some blogging - sharing ideas again!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Christmas in "Black Tie" style.....

"Only 55 Sleeps left till "Ho Ho"! I decided to try and stay clear of "traditional colours" while I was creating tonight and have to say I really like the "Black & White" for a change! It really is time now to get things happening for Chrissy because it's going to be here before we know it!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Father's Day Card idea "Sneak Peek" new Stampin' Up! product!

Love having all the new product from Stampin' Up! New idea book and catty to create with the "Pennant Parade" stamp set and the matching "Petite Pennants Builder Punch" have potential for all sorts of ideas! One of the new products coming soon is also very versatile as well! I made this card and liked it so much i didn't give it to anyone on Father's Day! I made another faster version instead! 

Stampin' Up new product "Sneak Peek" - Baby Boy & Baby Girl card ideas

Love the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!! We get to play with new product sometimes before everyone else!! This new one is very exciting and versatile too! These cards were "cased" and inspired by the talented Jackie Topa who shares very creative ideas on "splitcoast".

Stampin' Up! Merry & Type - 106 sleeps till Ho Ho....

This new Stampin' Up! Christmas set had me rattled for awhile! I wasn't happy just to colour it in - it didn't seem to "pop" or anything! Anyway I got an idea to "boldly emboss it" and this is the result! I quite like it! At least it's different!! Only 106 sleeps till Christmas!!! I think i can hear very distant sleigh bells ringing - or is it just my ears???

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Stampin' Up sneak peek new product - Petite Pocket In Colour Bear Gift Card Holders

I love "Punch Art" but my absolute favourite are my bears! They go with every ocassion and are easy to make! So is the new Stampin' Up Petite Pocket Die. These days I find I give alot of gift cards because everyone seems to have everything just about and the shops charge between $6-$8 just for a gift card holder!! Not the "gift card"! I will happily (and easily) be making my own now!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Stampin' Up! sneak peek new christmas stamp set - Beautiful Season

136 Sleeps till Christmas!!! Defininately time to get on with Christmas Projects. I made these with one of  Stampin' Ups new christmas stamp sets available in the new catalogue September 1st. Don't panic I can't hear any sleigh bells yet...................

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Stampin' Up stampin write marker "layering"! with Fast & Fabulous stamp set.

Whilst I have been playing with my new Stampin' Up products this weekend - i was checking out new product ideas on Splitcoast and came across a "layered markering" technique! Fantastic fun with markers beats the plain old "colouring in" by far. I actually want to colour in now!

More creating with Stampin' Up products available to all soon

Made these cards on the weekend too with new products - I can't make things quick enough with all my new toys and ideas!! Loove the new in colours.....I'll be spending my heart out with the new catalogue here!

Stampin' Up New in colours & Lace border punch available Sept 1.

The postman delivered my box of new Stampin' Up products on Friday and I didn't know what to play with first!! So I just started playing anyhow so here are a few of the projects I made over the weekend.
These will be available to all on Sept 1.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stampin' Up Creative Elements Stamp set ideas - available from Sept 1.

I have been lucky enough to also have this new stamp set since Stampin' Up convention in Melbourne in May and as much as i liked it I wasn't sure what i was going to do with it! Well I started playing with it yesterday and these are some ideas I came up with!! Sooo excited for the new catague products to be available.......................soon.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

More Stampin' Up New Product Sneak Peek Ideas - Timeless Portrait DSP, Forever Young Stamp, Button Buddies Stamp.

Here's some more new product ideas using the Timeless Portrait DSP, Forever Young Stamp Set and Button Buddies stamp set. Everyone will be able to create with these products after September 1!!

Sneak Peek New Stampin' Up Catalogue Product - Forever Young Stamp Set

I was lucky enough at this years' Stampin! Up convention in Melbourne to win a "prize patrol" - Forever Young stamp set. This is just sooo suited for brayering!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stampin' Up Birthday Bakery in Mosaic

I love "Mosaic" style whether it be in tiles and grout or cardstock and adhesive - the effect is always a "popper"!! Love these bright & cheery colours especially with all the "RAIN" we've had all week!!

Stampin' Up Sneak Peek Projects - from new catalogue available September 1.

Just like kids we just have to play with new "toys" if we are lucky enough to have them. I was lucky enough at "Convention" to win some of the new products coming out in the new Stampin' Up catalogue on September 1. Can't wait to actually see the new IB&C but in the meantime I can enjoy some of the new DSP and stamp sets.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Watercoloured Cards - Stampin' Up, Summer by the Sea (retired)

This is my first attempt at watercolouring, I must still have that "Beatrix Potter" fever - I've moved from farm animals to watercolours!! Anyway I must say I really enjoyed it!! I have had this beautiful Stampin' Up "Summer by the Sea" stamp set for quite some time but it is an old favourite and I have only ever "chalk coloured" it but now I have finally watercoloured it and I must say I prefer it done this way! I love the little verse on the two children's cards - I "cased" the verse from a card I saw on splitcoast and thought it really suited these cards.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Four More Little Pigs - Stampin' Up

I must have Beatrix Potter fever today - I have "pigs running amuck in my head" so anyway here's another two piggy creations I came up with!

Stampin' Up Three Little Wishes Birthday Card

I came up with my "three little wishes" card because I have just recently bought the Stampin' Up Brights Designer Buttons to play with and they go well with Celebrations DSP.  The Christmas card was obviously a spin off from the birthday card. Quick, easy and fun!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thanks "Dotty Decor" I love the marker rolls you made for me!!

A big thank you - Dotty Decor - for making my beautiful marker rolls to put my Stampin' Write Markers in!! They are perfect! I loved picking my favourites materials from your wonderful selection of designer fabrics. So to thank you I made you a Dotty Decor Stationery Box filled with personalised "thank you" cards for your business. I know you are too busy sewing and filling your orders to have much time to make your own so I hope you like these!! The cards were actually quite quick and easy with my new Stampin' Up Movers & Shapers die.

Birthday Gift Set made with Stampin' Up Big shot & Punches

It was my friend's birthday the other day and I was having one of those "tight budget" type weeks so I bought two chocolate bars and made the rest of the present with Stampin' Up products!! Even the flowers! So that also saved my purse and she loved the whole gift set!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Stampin' Up Sock Monkey - Christmas Jolly Holiday designer series paper

It's "181 sleeps" till Christmas!! Hope that didn't frighten anyone!! Anyhow I am so proud of myself for actually starting making my Christmas cards in June. I have NEVER made any of my Christmas ideas before December and usually by the time I have made them they get posted a couple of days before the public holidays. My resolution is to keep going on these projects at least twice a month till they are completed by November!! I luv Stampin' Ups' Sock Monkey and the Jolly Holiday DSP is always easy to coordinate. I also mounted my new set of "delightful decorations" to play with. I will be posting up the countdown of "sleeps till Christmas" with each diffent idea i post. Can't hear sleigh bells yet!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Stampin' Up Punch Art Cars, birthday, father's day & valentine.

I really enjoyed making these male cards, there is just not as many options for males as there are for female cards!! Am really into using Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks from Stampin' Up at the moment as well they are really beautiful and so easy to co-ordinate because they only have the colour you really want and need to put with your projects. The specialty papers are great too but they usually have too many colours on the one sheet to deal with at once. I'm gonna buy all the paper stacks now!!