Wednesday, October 31, 2012
this week I made a few cards for the girls in my first level downlines. These are girls that I personally recruited. They have been all working hard on their demoships as well as many of them are going thru some tough life issues! SO for some of the girls I made these 'cheers' cards- I did different colour combos just cause I could! lol I will show those over the next few days. I loved this set but this is the first time I actually USED it!. And as you can see below I had a "what the .......?" moment. I had accidentally put a stamp on a clear the wrong way around and didn't notice till I stamped it!! THIS is what it looked like!! I can't believe I didn't notice!!! And yes I did "laugh out LOUD" :)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Earlier in the month I signed up a new recruit to the wonderful world of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, welcome Tania (and her mum Liz!!). As part of them joining my team I gave them a welcome pack, which including all sorts of goodies including stamp set, card stock, ribbon etc and it included this card. I LOVE the tall poppies - they reach out to as far as they can go - sort of what like being a demo is all about - going forward as far as you can go. Why not celebrate being able to achieve great things.
Over the last week I've seen the awesome pictures from the Incentive Trip that the qualifying demos went on with their partners - an all expenses paid trip to Broom, Australia. It look AMAZING! Next year the Incentive Trip (now called Grand Vacation) is to UTAH, USA!!! Wouldn't it be amazing to go on a trip like that!!! I would love to go as do all demos. Being part of a great organisation like Stampin' Up! is awesome!
If you would like to know more about getting your crafting products at a discounted rate, or earning ALL your crafting supplies so they cost you NOTHING or even better - making money to help out the family income or save for something special or aiming for a free holiday- email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat soon!
inside the card.
Friday, October 26, 2012
I added the "thinking of you" sentiment as this card is for a friend and downline of mine who has a very sick teenager in hospital and a hubby unwell as well. I hope she finds comfort in knowing that we are all thinking of her and her family!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
For the last week we have been away attending the New Zealand Mustang Owners Club Annual Convention and this year it was held in Wellington. We were amazed but very pleased to be awarded first place in our category!! We had a FABULOUS trip away and met lots of lovely people!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Then starting with the lightest colour we sponged from the bottom up- first was Pretty in Pink, then up to the 2/3 mark with Primrose Petal and the last third was Raspberry Ripple. Then we removed all the maskings and over stamped with Midnight Muse our bird and branch stamp from the Serene Silhouettes. The sentiment is stamped in Primrose Petals matching the backing card and the card base is also Midnight Muse. A few diamantes and the card is done. Easy peasy!
Hope you all have a terrific Labour Weekend and get some crafting in!!!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
This month in the Quilter's Companion magazine I have two items being shown. They are part of a page about 'what's hot'!!! lol Obviously it is to do with Stampin' Up!'s fabric not my beautiful figure!!! haaa heee!!! I won a competition between Stampin' Up! demonstrators to be in the magazine and I come up with a peaked cap and a bolster pillow using the Timeless Portrait fabric. If you look closely enough you will see my name! I picked this magazine up when I was in Australia two weeks ago but it is available at some quilting and magazine shops.
Stampin' Up! have quite a big range now of fabric so contact me to pick up some of their lovely three fat quarter packs.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Last night on Crafters Anonymous Tia taught us this album cut from DSP but it's no bigger than an A4. The original Tia saw at our Heartfelt Event in Auckland but we weren't sure who made it - so if it was you please let me know! It was on the table with the fabric display! It's a FANTASTIC thing, easy to make and you can use it in lots of different ways - either as a mini album or even a special card - great for sending to family where you could put photos of the grandchildren or something on it! I don't think you would have a big bow like this on one of those! hehe
I have enjoyed crafting after a 2 week break, so I now have some samples to share!
I have heard that the original creator was the lovely Kayoto Daly from Christchurch and it was at the Christchurch event not the Auckland one. Thanks so much Kayoto for letting us know - we always LOVE to give the credit where it is due!!
Monday, October 15, 2012
On Saturday I had a workshop and I demonstrated this card. I used the Flocked window sheet out of the current Holiday Catalogue. This is such an easy card that doesn't require ANY decoration or embellishment other than a simple sentiment. I put a piece of Whisper White card at the back and used our Sticky Strip to adhere it to the window sheet. Because the window sheet is so decorated you don't notice the uniform strip of adhesive on each side to the sheet.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Stampin' Up! have a promotion running for October where for every $70 you order you can pick a free ribbon! Hows that for cool!!
The ribbons are on page 172 of the Annual Catalogue and called 3/8" (1cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon valued at $19.25 each. You can pick from any of the five colours.
Price with $70 Purchase
|126848||Gumball Green 3/8” (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon||$19.25|
|126847||Midnight Muse 3/8” (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon||$19.25|
|126844||Primrose Petals 3/8” (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon||$19.25|
|126845||Raspberry Ripple 3/8” (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon||$19.25|
|126846||Summer Starfruit 3/8” (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon||$19.25|
I am putting an order in on Wednesday evening so contact me if you would like to get some free ribbon! email - email@example.com
I had a FANTASTIC holiday with the family - it might be the last family holiday as our eldest is finishing high school this year and starting his tertiary studies next year. They got do see and do some great things in North Queensland in Australia. Will share some photos soon :)
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The heart is die cut out of the Core'ordinations card stock which has the lighter colour on the inside. It was scored using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. The butterfly is from a new stamp set Papillon Potpourri and it has the matching butterfly punch. It is SUCH a cool set and with the punch it is so versatile. The sentiment if from Elements of Style and they cut out the scallop rectangle with a new die called Scallop Rectangle Clearlits. Topped with a clear button from Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and a piece of bakers twine and it's done. Neat eh!
Monday, October 1, 2012
I can't show you my actual swap I did cause all the ladies need to receive them first. In my absence I have sent all of mine to a my friend (and sister from another mother) Dee and she's sending mine out with hers. All the ornaments are being sent out on the same day so we should all receive them together (-ish hee hee). I can't WAIT to see what everyone's done!!!!