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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stampin' Up Convention 2012 - Snow Swirled and Pedal Presents


I write this post with great excitement as tomorrow I am off to Canberra (or should I say Canbrrrrrr) for the Stampin' Up! Australia Convention 2012!!!!

It is my very first Convention and I am popping with anticipation!!! :)

Stampin' Up! Convention is 3 days of pure Stampin' Up! awesomeness. Demonstrators from all over Australia and New Zealand come together to learn more about the Stampin' Up! craft, meet one another, discover new products and see exciting 'sneak peaks'. Shelli Gardner, the founder & CEO of Stampin' Up! will also be there to talk to us all. There is an awards dinner that celebrates the achievements of Stampin' Up! demonstrators....it is going to be fabulous!! 

During Convention it is customary (but not compulsory) to take 'swaps'....where you make a number of the same card so you can swap them with other demonstrators at Convention. The idea behind this is to swap ideas and that you end up with cards featuring stamp sets that you may not own so you can show them to your customers. I can't wait to see what the other demonstrators have come up with. I promise to take photos and put them on my blog. :)

I thought I would share my card swaps with you here. My first swap is based on this card that I made earlier this year as part of the Festive Friday Challenge.

I removed the bow and the 'sanded' stamp that I used in the original. Instead of the background stamp, I used the 'direct to paper' technique, where I dabbed the Crumb Cake inkpad directly onto the Very Vanilla cardstock....it creates a lovely effect I think. :) 

This is my second swap....I used Pedal Presents from the current Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue. A very simple design that fits on a notecard sized card. You can't see it in the photo very well but I sprayed the Crumb Cake layer with some Frost White Shimmer Mist.

I will be back after Convention with more news, photos and a tutorial on how I made the small rectangle on my first card using the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder....stay tuned!! 


Materials used:
Card No . 1
Stamps – Snow Swirled
Ink – Not Quite Navy, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Champagne Shimmer Paint
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy
Accessories – Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique Brad
Tools – Big Shot, Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stamping Sponges, Stamp-a-majig, Paper Cutter, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper Snips.

Card No. 2 

Stamps – Pedal Presents
Ink – Stazon, Frost White Shimmer Paint (as Shimmer Mist)
Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Accessories – Rhinestones
Tools – Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Stamp-a-majig, Paper Cutter, SNAIL Adhesive.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Festive Friday Challenge #19 - Stampin' Up! Medallion Christmas Card

Hi everyone
Today's challenge over at the Festive Friday Challenge is to use Glimmer & Glitter!!! Perfect for a Christmas Card don't you think?!

I decided to use the Stampin' Up! Medallion stamp with the scallop sentiment from Perfect Punches layered on a glimmery scallop circle. I coloured the silver glimmer paper with Bravo Burgundy using a sponge dauber. It seems that when you colour the silver glimmer paper, it really brings out the sparkle....as if it could GET any sparklier. The two best things about Stampin' Up! Glimmer Paper:

a) there are no bits of glitter debris on your work space...none! It's fantastic stuff.
b) it has been carried over from the Summer Mini so you can still order it!!! :)

For my 'glitter' element, I applied some of the Champagne Glitter from the "Fine Galaxy" (page 145 of the catalogue). Using the 2-Way Glue Pen, I dabbed some glue on the circles of the medallion image and sprinkled the Champagne Glitter over the top.  

For my final festive touch, I sprayed the card with some champagne shimmer spray, made by combining some Stampin' Up! Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (pg 147) with some Isocol in a spray bottle. It is beautiful!! :)


I love how this card sparkles & shimmers. Hope you can all play along with your glimmer & glitter this week!! :) 


Materials used:
Stamps: Medallion, Perfect Punches
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive
Cardstock: Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Naturals Ivory, Silver Glimmer paper
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (retired), Champagne Glitter (from Fine Galaxy)
Tools: Paper Cutter, SNAIL, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 2 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 2-way Glue Pen, Sponge Daubers, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (mixed with Isocol), Embossing Buddy.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Less is More 67 - Stampin' Up! Delightful Decorations


This week over at Less is More the challenge is do create a 'One Layer Card' using just 3 stamps.

My colour palette was inspired by this colour challenge at Festive Friday Challenges except I used Very Vanilla instead of Whisper White.

Here is my card:

To get the border around the outside, I used my 'Simply Scored' and rotated the card. I like doing this on 'one layer cards' as it adds a bit of dimension and interest. I also sprayed the card with Champagne Shimmer Spray but you can't really see it in the photo.

Hope you like it - is was very very simple to make! :)

Materials used:
Stamps - Baroque Motifs, Delightful Decorations
Ink - Real Red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Cardstock - Very Vanilla
Tools - Simply Scored (for border), Paper Cutter, Champage Shimmer Spray

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stampin' Up! Make A Monster - Sunny Challenges & Creations Week 40

Hi again

I received an email last week from Vicky, from Sunny Challenges & Creations inviting me to be a a Guest Designer for them this week. Of course, I was flattered and said "YES!" :)

Here is the sketch for this week:

...and here is my card:

I thought I'd do a kids card as I haven't done one for a while and the girls at my card class today saw "Make A Monster" and commented on how cute it was.....and yes, it IS very cute. You will have to forgive me for my rushed blender pen use....the strokes aren't as blended as I would have liked...but I quite like the rest of the card. :)

Head on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to have a look at what the Design Team have done and we invite you to play along with us! :)


Materials used:
Stamps: Make A Monster, Pennant Parade
Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey,Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black Marker (for dotted outline on card).
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Big Top Birthday DSP.
Accessories: Real Red brad
Tools: Paper Cutter, SNAIL, Mat Pack, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot.     

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Stampin' Up! FREE Designer Series Paper

Dear Everyone

Exciting news for all you paper addicts out there! Stampin' Up! have announced a very special offer for May....get a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper* (value $18.95) when you purchase 3 packs!!

Choose from a wide variety of designs and colours available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue and 2012 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue. See details on this flyer:

In addition to this great special, Stampin' Up! are also offering any new demonstrator who signs up in May, a free pack of Designer Series Paper* every month until the end of the year!!! Note - the FREE monthly package of Designer Series Paper begins 1 June and ends 31 December 2012 and you will be able to choose DSP from the new catalogue when it is released in September....and TRUST ME....the new paper is AMAZING!!! :)

Your orders must be placed with me by 5pm Wednesday 30 May (email)...with late phone orders being taken up to 11pm Thursday 31 May.

Stock up for your scrapbooking layouts and winter cardmaking!!
*Note - neither offer includes Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Festive Friday Challenge #17 - Delicate Doilies Christmas!

Hi everyone

Another festive card for Nicole Derendorf's Festive Friday Challenge #17! 

Here is the sketch that Nicole set for us:

When I first saw the sketch, I had hoped to do 3 ornaments down the right hand side with a lovely festive bow, but no matter what I did, it just never seemed to work, so I rotated the sketch, stamped a couple of doilies, punched a glittery ornament and voila....here's my card:

Materials used:
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Delicate Doilies
Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Red Glimmer Paper (from 2011 Summer Mini, but still available!),
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine (from 2011 Summer Mini, but still available!)
Tools: Ornament punch, 3/4 circle punch, SNAIL, Paper Cutter, Dimensionals, Simply Scored, Sponges