Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention Swaps I Received

Oh and whilst I'm sharing swaps I made I've got to share some of the lovely swaps I received! This is not all of them but there's inspiration enough in just these samples. Particulary liked the "male" card ideas which we never can have enough of, male cards are the hardest to create in my book and I gladly welcome any new inspiratons for these! Ok now I'm going to get off this PC and do some "real" creating..lol! Sue :)

Stampin' Up! Brisbane Convention My "Swaps"

Hi all, I'm back home from the Stampin' Up! Convention in Brisbane and as always was "Great"! I always come home with my head spinning with ideas and inspirations! Had a great time catching up with old friends and making some more new friends, that would have to be one of the best parts of convention! Stampin' Up! did another great job of spoiling us again and celebrated their 25th Anniversary with us by giving us lots of extra "all attendee" gifts and even gave us all a copy of the "New Catty"! Wooohoo...thank you Stampin' Up! The cards above are piccies of my "swaps" and am happy to say one of my favourite and longest running stamp set "Lovely as a Tree" is staying for another year! I decided to make these with the Stampin' Up! Brushed gold and Brushed Silver cardstock which are lovely but I never see these used very much but I love it! We received so many new goodies that there will be plenty of "sneak peeks" to share around with you all..........gonna start playing now! Cheers Sue :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Applique "Swap" Bags made with Stampin' Up! for Convention in Brisbane

Had some fun the other day making up some "swap" bags with a friend for the Stampin' Up! Convention in Brisbane later this week! Soooo excited!! This year's convention theme is "Be The Difference" so quite a lot of Bigshotting letters was required (last year's theme was "I Am"...lol....only three letters!) All the shapes were cut out with various dies and framelits through the Bigshot and ironed on with applique suited adhesive. Getting excited now, only 2 more sleeps!!.........cheers Sue :)

Stampin' Up! Butterfly card ideas - Sympathy and Thank You

Here's a few cards I made over the weekend (two of which were inspired by Dawn Olchefske "DoStamping with Dawn, US Demo). Unfortunately the "Sympathy" cards were needed but I think butterflies are very appropriate for so many occasions and whilst I was creating those I also made a pretty "thank you" card for one of my customers. The Stampin' Up! butterfly punches are perfect for making quick,easy and pretty cards! I'm sooo excited to be going to the Stampin' Up! Convention in Brisbane in two days time but I'm not ready yet so I better get cracking with packing and my swaps!! :)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mother's Day Card made by my DD with Stampin' Up!

Hi all....my blog posting has been a bit "all over the place" but that's how life can be at times! Have to share this very special Mother's Day card made for my by my DD! Sooo cute and meant the world to me because I know we all love to make and give cards etc but so very special when we get a hand made card that was hand made especially and given to me! ............thanks to my DD, it made my day so very special!  :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Thank You and Happy Mail cards made with Stampin' Up!

Hi all! Hope everyone has had a nice week. The autumn weather here has been just perfect this week, blue skies, sunny days and not too hot! Today I decided to make some thank you cards and then decided to make a whole stack to send out to my team downline and customers. We all love to make cards for others but I decided that we also love to receive a hand made card, especially because we usually make a lot more than we get! These are bright and cheerful and were easy to make except that I hand-markered all the flowers which wasn't hard just a bit time consuming, but worth the effort! The flower is from the Stampin' Up! Button Buddies set which is on the US retired list which means it will be retiring here in Australia as well, unfortunately but we can't have exciting new products coming our way without saying goodbye to some as well! The sentiment on these cards (which I now realise you may be unable to read) is a retired one from "Totally Tess" that I love which says "The best things in life are made not bought" which is a favourite of mine and one us papercrafters can very much relate to!.......enjoy your weekend.............cheers Sue :)