Friday, January 30, 2015

Easy as "Male Age" Birthday Card with Stampin' Up! Big on You and Adventure Bound DSP

Here's an "easy as" male birthday card I made this week. I used one sheet of the nature themed designs from the new Adventure Bound paper stack, which is a smaller stack of designer papers not 12x12 (Actually it is a "pad" of papers roughly about 6" x 4") and just perfect for making male themed cards.....Yay! I know lots of us struggle with male card ideas and this inexpensive paper stack just made things easy as! So I just stamped on it and added a silver embossed balloon from the Celebrate Today set and "Bob's your uncle" a simple, not tizzy, male birthday card!.........cheers Sue :)

Happy New Year mail with Stampin' Up! new products!

Hope everyone has had a good week and looking forward to the weekend which is almost here! Here's a pic of some "Happy New Year" cards I made for some friends, customers and some of my downline and posted off as "happy mail" wishing all a good start to the new year. Naturally, I made them with new products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue and some freebies I received in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. The Lotus Blossom stamp is very popular and lots of fun to stamp with, it's a new way of "3 step stamping" and I really love the sentiment in the Hello Life stamp set "do more of what makes you happy" which i think I'll adopt as a mantra this year! :)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Stampin' Up! Giggle Greetings Birthday Card

Hi all and Happy New Year! I personally, am happy the silly season is over with now and can get back to a bit of "normal" life! Had my first class for this year yesterday and it was good to catch up with my wonderful group of ladies and get back to some fun creating together!

This card above I actually made some time ago, I love a bit of humour and the stamp set "Giggle Greetings" does just that, however I think I must have made it before we got our new Blendability alcohol markers because I can see I have coloured it with our Stampin' Write markers. Anyhow i think I might just make this card again and use the Blendies to compare the difference!

Meanwhile it's another exciting time of year with a new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue full of new, exciting products (lots of different stuff too!) and best of all it coincides with the start of Sale-A-Bration which is full of "freebie" items to choose from with every $90 spent from either our Annual or Occasions catties! Hope everyone is having a great start to a new year!......cheers for now, Sue