Sunday, March 31, 2013

Stampin' Up! Punch Art Robots - Boy & Girl Birthday

Funny where you can end up creating whilst on a creative tangent! I was pondering what I could create with the Stampin' Up! Soda Pop Tops - the little ones that is - and this is what I ended up making! Robots with soda pop top! The boy one just has punched cardstock circles but the girl one has some crystal effects over hers for a "dreamier" kind of look. It's fun to make something a bit different and the Stampin' Up! Blast Off set worked perfectly with these "bots"! Hope you're having a happy easter weekend.......cheers for now, Sue :)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Stampin' Up! Print Poetry DSP - tealight and birthday cards

Happy Easter all! I don't like leaving home at Easter because it's just far too busy everywhere so it's the perfect excuse for me to stay home and craft and eat chocolate eggs! I made the above cards for my Wednesday class this week with the idea of playing with the Stampin' Up! Print Poetry DSP which is in our current seasonal catty. Print Poetry comes in a pad of  6 1/2" by 4 1/2" size variety of patterned papers, 48 pages of double sided designs (4 of each) for just AU $11.95! It's great value and perfect when you just don't want to buy paper in 12" x 12". The designs are extremely versatile for all occasions, ages and gender.
The top "tealight" card was actually from a tutorial by Tami White (US demo) who did a great tealight christmas card but I decided to revamped it to suit a birthday or Mother's day card. Good news this week from Stampin' Up! is "My Digitial Studio" (MDS) software is now available in Australia! Great for people who love to create "digitally", I'm a bit "techno challenged" but I'm going to give it a go soon, I don't mind trying a new creative challenge!.....we'll see how I go with it anyway.......hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend.........Sue :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Stampin' Up! "Blast Off" Stamp Set - Boys Birthday Cards

I finally "inked up" my Stampin' Up! Blast off stamp set over the weekend and had a bit of fun making some boys birthday cards. I think the Soda Pop Tops that Stampin' Up! have in their seasonal catty work well with this set too! I stamped the little astronaut and then used the 1" circle punch to punch out his head, popped it in a soda pop top (flattened out in my bigshot) then put a layer of Crystal Effects on it to give the effect of the little astronaut looking out of the spaceship window! The top photo does more justice than the bottom one which I had trouble photographing properly. I really like the little aliens too which I just had to add "googly eyes" to that I had left over from the previous seasonal catty. Well Sale-a-Bration is now finished for this year but being the 25th anniversary for Stampin' Up! this year will mean plenty of new and different specials and surprises instore for everyone I'm sure! So stay tuned.........cheers Sue :)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stampin' Up! Oh, Hello Bundle - Vintage Style Wedding Invite and a Thank You Card

Hi all, hope everyone has been enjoying their weekend! I've been happy to have a free day today to create with my new Stampin' Up! Oh, Hello bundle which arrived at my door on Friday, perfect timing for the weekend. This is a stamp set with coordinating framelits and I decided to go vintage with it! I also bought a pack of Stampin' Up "brushed gold cardstock" which I've never actually used before but I am very happy with it and it comes up beautiful when it is embossed, as you can see in the top thank you card. Well Sale-a-Bration is coming to an end this week - March 22 - so if you missed out and would like to get an order in and take advantage of this promotion before it ends, please contact with me before Friday! (Within Australia only)..............enjoy whats left of your weekend, Sue

Friday, March 15, 2013

Stampin' Up! 3D Easter Gift Ideas - without the "chocolate overload"

Hi all! Who would believe Easter is nearly here? I've just got over the Christmas season! They say "time flies when you're having fun"...guess I must be having lots of!! Well here are some of my easter gift ideas for the little ones in the family - "without the chocolate overload"! I wanted to come up with something other than buying a whole lot of chocolate, I think a lot of kids get plenty from the Easter bunny and other family members and usually end up with more chocolate than can be appreciated. So whilst I have put a "hunting size" egg and a few little ones for tradition, I have cellophaned up parcels of marshmallows to add as a filler and made little gold coin "money bags" as my gift to them. At least they can buy something other than chocolate for themselves or pop it into their money boxes, I would have spent the value of the gold coins on a larger chocolate option anyhow! The top picture of the "bunny butt" in pink is actually for my teenage daughter so I'll be putting in a bigger money note for her, a few gold coins won't "cut it" for a teenager, but the little ones will be happy with their little money bags!! That's me organised for easter at least! ..........cheers for now, Sue :)