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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Artful Stampers - Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop 2013!

It's SALE A BRATION time!!! It is our Annual party and it's where you get the presents!!! You can earn free products by hosting a party, purchasing products or joining to become a Demonstrator yourself.
Email or telephone me on 0413 405 139 to find out more details!!

To whet your appetite for all the goodies you can earn it's time for another Artful Stampers Blog Hop!!

You may have hopped here from Tamsin Adams’ blog. I’m stop #5 on the hop and I’m glad you're here sharing in the fun!!

I wanted to go 'clean & simple' on these cards....and limit myself to one Sale A Bration Set + one sentiment set....just to show you that you don't need to throw "the kitchen sink" at your cardmaking. Sometimes simple is OK :)

I wanted to do one-layer cards and use repeated stamped images for effect. The Stamp-a-majig is ESSENTIAL for this. My favourite stamp is the leafy stalk image from the Madison Avenue Sale A Bration set. It is SO CUTE...and it reminds me of 'Eva' from the Wall-E movie!! :)

I used the 2012-2014 In Colors and coordinating Dahlias as a contrast to all the white space.

Now click on the link to for the next stop on our Hop. I am sure you will find lots of wonderful ideas on Nicole Derendorf’s blog to inspire you. If you get lost or there are broken links just pop back here for the full list of stampers taking part in this hop.

Don't forget to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave comment love as you trip along the hop from blog to blog. We like to know what you think about the things we've been doing!!

1. Madonna Dunn

2. Melissa Davies

3. Anna Foster

4. Tamsin Adams

5. Alison Barclay – THAT’S ME …you are here…have you left a comment yet?

6. Nicole Derendorf

7. Kirraleigh Brooks

8. Michelle Bartholomaeus

9. Karlie Ann

10. Carolyn Bennie

Materials used (all Stampin' Up!....of course!) :
Stamps - Madison Avenue, Friendly Phrases
Ink - Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals,
Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit
Paper - Whisper White
Accessories - In Color Dahlias
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Glue Dots (for the Dahlias), Stamp-a-majig, Stampin' Scrub, Stampin' Mist, Corner Rounder Punch  

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stampin' Up! Patio Party DSP

This card was made a while ago for a friend's birthday....it was based on the Clean & Simple Stamping Sketch #216, but I didn't load it up in time for the challenge on their site.

I used Stampin' Up! Patio Party DSP and teamed it with Primrose Petals and Midnight Muse cardstock. On the Whisper White cardstock, I created a lattice pattern using the Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate. Too easy!
The sentiment was stamped and then trimmed with the Decorative Label Punch to give it an interesting border, and I postitioned this under the Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon and decorated it with some tiny pearls.

I really like this card and it was so simple and easy to make. :)


     Materials used:
Stamps - Create a Cupcake
Ink - Primrose Petals
Paper - Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP
Accessories - Pearls, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, SNAIL, Glue Dots (for bow), Decorative Label Punch, Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate.



I confess to neglecting my blog and ignoring my crafting.....but I have a good excuse......I've been getting my health & nutrition in order. I've been following the Michelle Bridge’s 12 Week Body Transformation program and I feel fabulous!

If you are wanting to build a healthier, fitter 'you' in 2013, I can't recommend it enough.....and you don't have to be in Australia to do it. :)

Anyway....by for now...and I promise there will be some Stampin' Up! creations coming your way soon.

Promise! :)