Saturday, September 29, 2007

Petal Prints

I've been having so much fun playing with this set. I have no idea why I held off so long on buying it. It really is lovely. You'll probably be seeing a few more projects on my blog with this set.

This is the first card I made with it as soon as I mounted it. I hope you like it.

Materials Used
Stamp Set - Petal Prints
Ink - Really Rust, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - Whisper White, Really Rust, Old Olive
Accessories - Navy Organdy.

Friday, September 28, 2007

I've been tagged...again!

So here goes

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet, current car)
Cheeky Zafira (oohh I like that)

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (favorite ice cream, favorite cookie)
Boysenberry Venice

3. YOUR FLY “GUY/GIRL” NAME: (first initial first name, first 3 letters last name)

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Blue Jaguar

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Anne Kempsey

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters last name, first 2 letters first name)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink and add” the”)
The Purple Vodka

8. NASCAR NAME: (first names of your grandfathers)
William John

9. STRIPPER NAME: (favorite perfume, favorite candy)
Aqua Di Gio Boost

10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s and father’s middle names)
Elaine William

Okey dokey, I tag....... Sharon M, Dawn and Kate.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I Love Bling

I love playing with my Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It makes everything girly and sparkly (especially around my desk...but that's another story). This time I used some Crystal Effects for that 3D look and sprinkled the glitter over the top while still wet. And I love how it turned out.

I now have some 2 way glue as well and am off to play with that for a while. I have a feeling that by the end of the night I'm really going to be sparkling. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have a fab new card or 2 to post.

All materials used are Stampin' Up!

Cardstock - Night of Navy, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Inkpads - Not Quite Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Bravo Burgundy
Stamp Set - Dreams Come True
Accessories - Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Oh Geez...Another Christmas Card....

Yep, another one. I have quite a few Christmas cards to make this year. Including ones for family. So I really need a few different designs, and I had so much fun playing with the Criss Cross design that I made another one. It's simple and elegant I think, and I'll certainly be using it this year.

Material Used
Stamp Set - Holiday Spirit
Inks - Gold Encore, Old Olive
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories - Gold Embossing Powder, Burgundy Ribbon, Ivory Organdy Ribbon.

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Different Set

I recently had a chance to play with the Bareback set, before I sent it up to my Mum. For some reason she gets me to mount her stamps for her, which is cool, because then I can use them before sending them. I like this set, it's very different from what I would normally buy or use. But I had fun playing with it.

All material used is Stampin' Up!
Inks - Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Recollections
Stamp Set - Bareback
Accessories - Old Olive Brads.

And how's this... I posted 2 days in a row!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Criss Cross Card

I decided that it was time to take a break from doing the lawns and spring cleaning the kids bedrooms. (How much stuff can children shove under their beds???) It's been over a week since I posted on here and I was getting withdrawel symptoms, and I make a public promise to post at least 3 times this week.

I loved this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. Such a fun card to make, I did adjust the size to suit the Australian dimensions, so I could get 2 "folders" out of one sheet. And as you can tell, I used that paper again. I love this paper. It's so pretty and I use it for a lot of workshops.

All materials used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set - Scribble This
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Recollections Paper
Inks - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Friday, September 7, 2007

Free Hodgepode For New Demonstrators!

What a great deal that Stampin' Up! are offering new recruits that sign up in September. A free tin of Hodgepodge, valued at $52.95. Hodgepodge is a fantastic tin full of metal hardware like label holders, buckles and brads. Perfect to add to your scrapbook pages and cards.

There are many different types of demonstrators, you can either join up to persue a business aspect, or to make a little bit of extra money at your leisure or you can join up just to get the 20% discount that Demonstrators receive. If you think you might be interested in joining my team, please email me and I'll happily answer any questions and send you any information you might need.

Sunday, September 2, 2007


When I started stamping about 9 years ago, one of the first things I learned was how to emboss. It's always been a favourite technique of mine, although I haven't done much of it lately, I figured this weekend was a good a weekend as any to pull out all my supplies and start heating.

I love how embossing can make a card pop. And add a certain elegance to it. I've made 2 cards this weekend that I really like, one a nice simple Christmas card, cause let's face it, when you need to make 50 of them, you don't want complicated. And a lovely card using the Dreams Come True set that's hardly ever opened. I hope you like them..

All materials are Stampin' Up!
Be Merry Card
Stamp Sets - Snow Flurries, Warm Words
Inks - Versamark
Cardstock - Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue
Accessories - Silver Embossing Powder, Bluebird Grosgrain, Silver Organdy Ribbon.

French Love
Stamp Sets - French Script, Dreams Come True
Inks - Gold Encore, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories - Gold Embossing Powder, Olive Organdy, Stampin Dimensionals.