Monday, January 23, 2017

Inksationals Team Day Creations

Saturday I held my a day of make and take projects with my Inksational team members. Each demonstrator attending brought along a project using new products from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues for everyone there to make. We had ten lovely new cards by the end of the session and had a wonderful time enjoying our shared Stampin'Up! passion.

To start off this post here is my contribution, a calendar card using the Custom Tee bundle of stamps and framelits and the Tie Dyed stamp set. Plus the Designer Tee stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

To get the extra colour onto the tie dye swirl stamp I used a technique known as "Thumping". I inked the stamp with So Saffron ink then with a Bermuda Bay marker I tapped the marker over the inked stamp until I was happy with the amount of ink added, huffed on the stamp and stamped my image. Check out the closeup below.

Here are the other cards we created.

Fiona's card used the Birthday Bright stamp set. As did Nicola for her card below.

Fleur used the Chase Your Dreams stamp set for her CASE (with subtle changes) of one of the cards in the Occasions catalogue.

Nicole used her Everyday Hero stamp for her card, knowing that most of us do not have the set. A great way to get a sample using this set and I reckon it got added to several of our wishlists!

Lifen highlighted the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and the Inside the Lines DSP from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

Susan also used the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits for her easel card. The vellum behind the dragonfly is sponged with ink and a battery powered tealight candle is placed behind it to create a very pretty display.

Simone had us play with the Window Box thinlit die to create the cutout with a sponged background showing through. A CASE based on the card on page 43 of the Occasions catalogue.

Rosie contributed with a tunnel card. Love the chicken from the Sale-a-bration set Hey Chick peeking out from the card! 

Bev's card is a one layer card using Avant Garden from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

 Finally Julie CASE'd the card on page 6 of the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

A terrific day and loads of fun! It was interesting to see how diverse all the projects were and the different styles of card and techniques showcased. A definite must do again day!

If you would like to purchase any of the products used in these cards you can go to my online store and order there. Just click on the "Shop Now" tab at the top right of this page.

Hope you enjoyed our creations!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sale-a-bration & Occasions Catlogue Launch Dates

Hello and Happy New Year! Sorry about the prolonged absence, a few family matters have had to be seen to since Christmas and as much as I tried to get up to date with my blog, it just did not happen. So let's hit the ground running and get on with a great year of creativity!

January 4th saw the arrival of the 2017 Sale-a-bration & Occasions catlogues. Sale-a-bration is always a fun time of year as every time you make an order for Stampin'Up! goodies, you reap the rewards! For every order of $90 Aust you get to choose an exclusive Sale-a-bration item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue for FREE! These products cannot be bought they can only be earned by making a $90 order or multiples thereof. Check out the catalogues by clicking on the photo to the right of this post.

To celebrate these lovely new catalogues I am holding a catalogue launch workshop over a selection of dates. The photo below shows one of the projects you will create in the workshop using my favourite stamp set, Beautiful You,  from the Occasions catalogue. You will make four items during the workshop.

Available dates for attending my Launch Workshop are :-

Thursday January 26 at 7.30pm
Friday January 27 at 10am
Sunday January 29 at 1.30pm

 Workshop fee is $5 refunded if you make an order on the day. Come along for a fun session of creating with the new Sale-a-bration and Occasions catalogue products. If you make an order on the day you can choose from my lucky dip basket of Stampin'Up! goodies.

The workshops will be held in my home in Mt Waverley and please RSVP by emailing me to book your place. Seats are limited to 8 per session.

Hope to see you here!



Thursday, November 10, 2016

Merry Mice and Stitched Shape Framelits Card

You have to love a special and wow there is a terrific special on at the moment with Stampin'Up! To celebrate the release of the Stitched Shape Framelits Stampin'Up! have discounted by 25% selected stamp sets. One of the sets is the cute Merry Mouse stamp set in the Holiday catalogue.

My big brown box of goodies arrived yesterday with my Stitched  Shape framelits and the Merry Mouse stamp set and fortunatley I had some time spare to have a play with them. I love the effect created with the new framelits and they work beautifully with the Layering Circles framelits.

The mouse stamp set is so sweet. It was on my wish list but after purchasing so many new Christmas sets I had to draw a line somewhere but then to have it come on special at 25% discount, well I just had to buy it!!!

For this card I watercoloured the mouse using my aqua painter and marker pens. To colour this way smooch some marker pen ink onto a plastic lid and pick up the colour with your aqua painter and colour away. I like to watercolour on Shimmery White cardstock especially for Christmas cards.

I can see so many uses for these lovely new framelits and the best news is they are available from now until the next Annual Catalogue and beyond.

As for the 25% discount sets, this special is only for this month so get your order in before November 30.

ItemDescriptionRetail PriceSale Price
145372Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies—set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares$50.00 AUD/$60.00 NZDNo discount
142069 (HC p. 11)Greetings From Santa Wood-mount Stamp Set$47.00 AUD/$57.00 NZD$35.25 AUD/$42.75 NZD
143269 (HC p. 11)Greetings From Santa Clear-mount Stamp Set$33.00 AUD/$40.00 NZD$24.75 AUD/$30.00 NZD
142114 (HC p. 15)Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set$37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD$27.75 AUD/$33.00 NZD
142049 (HC p. 19)Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set$61.00 AUD/$73.50 NZD$45.75 AUD/$55.13 NZD
142142 (HC p. 23)Merry Mice Wood-mount Stamp Set$40.00 AUD/$48.00 NZD$30.00 AUD/$36.00 NZD
142145 (HC p. 23)Merry Mice Clear-mount Stamp Set$30.00 AUD/$36.00 NZD$22.50 AUD/$27.00 NZD
142180 (HC p. 33)Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set$37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD$27.75 AUD/$33.00 NZD
142206 (HC p. 43)Suite Season Wood-mount Stamp Set$49.00 AUD/$59.00 NZD$36.75 AUD/$44.25 NZD
142209 (HC p. 43)Suite Season Clear-mount Stamp Set$35.00 AUD/$42.00 NZD$26.25 AUD/$31.50 NZD
140386 (AC p. 31)Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set$37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD$27.75 AUD/$33.00 NZD
141859 (AC p. 61)Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set$45.00 AUD/$55.00 NZD$33.75 AUD/$41.25 NZD
141784 (AC p. 139)Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set$37.00 AUD/$44.00 NZD$27.75 AUD/$33.00 NZD
To make an order click on the "Shop Now" tab at the top right of this page.

Also here is a link to Stampin'Up!'s You Tube Stitched Framelit guide.

Thanks for stopping by.



Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Presents & Pinecones Quick Christmas Card Class

I've added a couple of quick Christmas card classes to my calendar. It's a busy month for me and I had to see how my rosters worked in with family commitments before working out class dates. I am so sorry for the late notice about classes for this month.

In my Quick Christmas Card class you will make 6 easy cards all using the same layout. The cards are pictured below.

This class is a terrific way to get some cards made for those special people in your life who appreciate a handmade card at Christmas. If you are new to cardmaking these are easy cards to create and this will be a perfect class for you to come along to for a play at stamping.

Class dates - Friday November 18 at 10am
                     Saturday November 19 at 1.30pm

Class fee - $20

To book your spot email me

Hope you can make it!


Friday, November 4, 2016

On Stage Inksationals ATC Team Swap

One of the fun aspects of Stampin'Up! On Stage is taking part in swaps. There are general swaps where demonstrators attending On Stage make cards/items to swap with other demonstrators. Or there are team swaps where members of a team attending On Stage swap with each other in the team. I am so lucky to have a big team of lovely demonstrators attending On Stage and we always run a team swap at what used to be Convention but is now known as On Stage Live. This year our chosen theme was ATC's ( Artist Trading Cards ).

We will be trading these on Friday night at our Team dinner. Here is a sneak peek of my ATC. I have made 30 of them and I am excited to see what ATC's I will receive in return.

Now I have to confess this is my first attempt at and ATC. It took a few attempts to come up with one I was happy with and my On Stage roomies were a big help as we bounced ideas off each other in our Messenger group. Thanks Julia, Nicole, Fiona and Sandra!!!!

There was a heap of stamping to do to create these but once I got the production line going it all went smoothly. Fussy cutting 30 butterflies did take some time but you know what it becomes quite a mindful task and I enjoyed it. The same goes for colouring all the butterflies. Just goes to show us stampers were onto something long before it became the trendy new thing to do!

See below for stamp sets and colours I used to create my ATC.

When I get home from On Stage I'll post a display of all the other ATC's created by my team.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Pillow gifts for Brisbane On Stage Live

We are up in sunny Brisbane, Queensland. Such a warm change from the wet and chill weather we have had back home in Melbourne. Why are we here? For Stampin'Up! On Stage Live! My team and I have been looking forward to this trip and event for months! One of the highlights will be previewing the new Sale-a-bration and Occasions catalogues and better yet, getting to play with the products from these catalogues! You just have to love being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator!!!!

My pillow gifts are from a sample that my downline Simone Bartrum created for our stand display at Paperific a couple of months ago. I loved the sample as soon as I saw it and decided yes my pillow gifts for On Stage are sorted!

The cute little boxes are Clear Tiny Treat Boxes 141699 page 176 in the Annual Catalogue. They are easily missed in the catalogue but look how cute they are! Inside are eight Christmas gift tags made from Cherry Cobbler card.

The pretty paper used comes from a Designer Series Speciality Paper pack in the Annual catalogue - "This Christmas" 141628. Aren't the tags so sweet? The tag size folded is 5x5cm. 10x5 unfolded.

The Layering Square and Layering Circle Framelits were used to cut out the paper and silver foil pieces. The 1 3/8 circle punch created the stamped sentiment piece. The stamps are from Holly Jolly Greetings 139879 page 34 Annual Catalogue. Ink is Black Memento and Smoky Slate on Very Vanilla card.
To create a pop, the silver foil sentiment piece is raised with Stampin'Dimensionals.

Punch a hole for the tag strings with the 1/8 inch hand held punch and thread through Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Bakers Twine from the Trio pack 141999 in the Holiday catalogue.

I hope my roomies love their cute pillow gifts!



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