Wednesday, December 21, 2011

a super quick chrissy card

I am giggling to myself as the lady I gave this card to is called 'Chrissy' LOL BUT it still was a super quick Christmas card! hehe I used the brushed silver cardstock. I punched the middle one out of a scrap that I had scored every 1/4", the right one is the largest circle punch for the Whisper White and the #2 circles die for Big Shot. And the left one is the wide oval plus the tail of the biggest petal from the Blossom Petal Builder punch. I added the top of the Ornament punch to the outside two baubles. With the left bauble I embossed it with the Lattice embossing folder which hides any joins!!
The ribbon is left over strips of the brushed gold cardstock too.
I have been pretty slack this year sending Christmas cards - I ran out fairly early and haven't sent them to heaps of people I usually do. I just ran out of time to make them and just COULDN'T send store bought ones could I?? lol My New Years resolution is to start making Christmas cards EARLY!!!
:)

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Monday, December 19, 2011

project for my last class of the year - an easel calender!

Sorry for the loooonnngggg gap since my last blog post, life has just gotten in the way - that and a very sore back! But this week I am having my very last class for the year and this is what we are making - a lovely calender easel card!. This can be used as a card, and a gift in one!! Great for those last minute Christmas present.
I opened my pack of Spice Cake DSP for this project. I must admit that when I first saw the pictures of it in the Summer Mini Catalogue I wasn't a fan as I don't like green and orange together BUT I am so pleased I ordered it (along with the matching fabric!) as I LOVE IT!!! I think the inclusion of the Soft Suede and Pool Party helps the More Mustard and the Pear Pizazz to be happy together! hehe AND Stampin' Up! have offered these enormous buttons to match the DSP. Of cause the lush velvet ribbon goes awesomely with it all!!
I even love the Spiced Paisley stamp set which matches again and I have used for the decoration on the front panel
Inside I have allowed for a space to write a greeting to the receiver of the gift, plus another nice sentiment from Every Moment stamp set which goes well with the sentiment I used for the front from Elements of Style - my always go to stamp set!!

If you want to order any of these products email me at julia.leece@vodafone.co.nz
thanks :)

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Up on the Rooftop BLOG HOP - UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!





Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Up On The Roof Top 2011

World Showcase Holiday Blog Hop.

If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just been wowed by Melissa Huie's AMAZING Sparkling Ornament - wouldn't one of those look great in you house this Christmas!!

If you are just joining the Blog Hop, no problem, as you can start at any point. All the Designer's Blogs are linked together so you will be able to see ALL the FABULOUS projects we have for you.

My project is this frame that I designed. I LOVE making things from scratch - that way you can get EXACTLY what you want, in the colours that you like and in the size you need.



I love using the Brushed Gold cardstock and embossing it with the Lattice Embossing Folder. And heat embossing with the Cherry Cobbler and gold ties it all together.



The card matches the frame to make a complete gift!



As a Special Thank You for stopping by my blog I am giving away BLOG CANDY!!

Please leave a comment about my project to be entered for a chance to win a great goodie bag of current Stampin' Up! products. I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Tuesday, so please check back to see if you are the lucky recipient!

AND there's MORE...LOTS MORE!!

  • You have the opportunity to get the downloadable PDF Tutorial for my project FREE!! It's a GIFT from UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Woohoo!! See the blinkie below to access the FREE Blog Hop Website.
  • In the Spirit of the Holiday Season, you have the opportunity to get in on "Special Holiday Pricing" for the upcoming UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! SCORE!! Event. The Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Tool is HOT STUFF and SCORE!! will feature 40+ projects, all created using the Simply Scored Tool. SCORE!! is a MUST NOT MISS Event!! See the blinkie below to join and get in on the Early Bird savings.
And now for the most exciting giveaway of the season...
Everyone that joins the new and exciting upcoming event - SCORE!! - with "Special Holiday Pricing" will be entered into a Drawing to win 1 of 3 FREE Passes for an ENTIRE YEAR of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!
YES!!
You read that right!!
YOU could win a whole year of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events FREE!!

***Special Holiday Pricing of just US$19.99 ends Dec 8th***

Winners will be announced on Friday, Dec 9th.
Click the Blinkie below to join SCORE!! with Special Holiday Pricing
and a chance to win a FREE Year of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!
Click the blinkie below and you will be taken to
THE UP ON THE ROOFTOP BLOG HOP WEBSITE!!



Of course it's ***FREE*** to join and
there you will find the tutorials for ALL the blog hop projects,
PLUS live chats, challenges and more prizes!!

You will even have an opportunity to be considered for a spot as a Guest Designer!!
Yes!! It is all FREE, so tell all your friends and
join the fun with UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!

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AND last but certainly not least, it's time to hop on over to the next Designer's Roof Top, so please click below for NEXT BLOG, where you will find FIONA ready to share a delightful Holiday project with you.

If you would like to hop back to Melissa's Roof Top, please click below.

Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Holidays to YOU!!


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Thursday, December 1, 2011

A FRENZY of savings - up to 50% off


Stampin' Up! are not only starting their new Summer Mini today but also a month of FRENZY sales - below is the awesome sales which will go on all month BUT my last order for the year will be 27th December but get in early and grab yourself or someone else some GREAT Christmas pressies!!

Item Page Description Discount Retail Price Sale Price

120597 22 Welcome Christmas Clear-Mount Set 50% $47.95 $23.98

121584 22 Welcome Christmas Wood-Mount Set 50% $59.95 $29.9

117715 28 I {Heart} Hearts Wood-Mount Set 40% $50.95 $30.57

121528 35 Got Treats Wood-Mount Set 40% $48.95 $29.37

117699 42 Something Sweet Wood-Mount Set 40% $46.95 $28.17

116686 46 For Everything Wood-Mount Set 40% $57.95 $34.77

119163 67 Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set 50% $39.95 $19.98

121508 72 Every Moment Wood-Mount Set 40% $38.95 $23.37

121480 74 Awash with Flowers Wood-Mount Set 40% $87.95 $52.77

121522 75 Friends Never Fade Wood-Mount Set 50% $38.95 $19.48

120618 75 Friends Never Fade Clear-Mount Set 40% $30.95 $18.57

121600 75 Ornate Blossom Wood-Mount Set 40% $24.95 $14.97

123551 88 Clearly For You Wood-Mount Set 40% $57.95 $34.77

123848 96 Chloe Stampin’ Around Builder Wheel 40% $11.95 $7.17

116911 126 Padded Envelopes (3) 40% $7.95 $4.77

119263 138 Poppy Parade 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon 30% $20.50 $14.35

119267 138 Blushing Bride 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon 30% $20.50 $14.35

119731 143 Regals Flower Brads 30% $20.50 $14.35

119730 143 Neutrals Flower Brads 30% $20.50 $14.35

118762 146 Distressing Essentials 30% $45.95 $32.17

103179 149 Craft & Rubber Scissors 30% $45.95 $32.17

112531 149 Circle Scissor Plus Glass Mat 30% $45.95 $32.17



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