Monday, April 26, 2010

Rich with Razzleberry!

My favourite new colour to play with is one of our NEW 'In Colours' in the Autumn Winter Mini Rich Razzleberry, and it's here to stay!

Here's a few projects I've made since Rich Razzleberry came to join me at my house...

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Orchard Opulence
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Whipser White Taffeta Ribbon, Crystal Brad (Purple) from the Ice collection
Tools: Paper Snips, Piercer (for brad), Adhesives including Dimensionals

Below is a cute little bag that I had previously shown here in Good Morning Sunshine DS, this time I've made it with the new DS Papers Cottage Wall and my New Favourite Colour
'Rich Razzleberry'.

Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DS
Accessories: Build-a-Brad, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Brads,
Silver Brad, Small Clear Bag
Tools: Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Paper Snips, 1/2" Circle Punch, Piercer (for brad), Adhesives including Dimensionals.

I've case this next idea from another demonstrator (I'm sorry I can't remember who it was) who made these and will be having them as her swaps at our Convention coming up in May.
They are cute little bags made from the 'Top Note' Big Shot Die. I'm planning on using it to put little pages in and make a mini album (brag book) for Grandma for Mother's Day.

Card: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cottage Wall DS
Accessories: Silver Brads
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Trio Flower Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Piercer (for brads), Paper Snips, Adhesives including Dimensionals.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Colour Renovation!

Stampin' Up!s latest BIG news is that at the end of August, there will be a Colour Revamp!
I can share that with you now so we can all start planning ahead for Stampin' Up!s new colour collections hitting our craft rooms on the 1st Sept 10, and stock up on those favourite colours we will be saying a fond farewell to.

Colour is fundamental to Stampin' Up! and it is important to keep up to date with trends. After extensive research for the past 2 years investigating colour trends in fashion, home decor, crafting industries, and asking demonstrators and customers through surveys etc, Stampin' Up! have put together a fresh and fashionable new colour pallet for us to work with...
and it is a very exciting and welcomed change!

Below are the new colour collections we will have as of the 1st Sept 2010.

Click on picture to enlarge.
You may notice some of our favourite in-colours present and past are here to stay, and there are new colours we haven't ever seen before. Kraft even has a new name 'Crumb Cake'.
Maybe you've spotted the 3 new colours from the Autumn Winter Mini and jumped up to do a little dance like me! :-)

Below is the list of colours we will say a Fond farewell to... (There is still plenty of time though to stock up on ink re-fills, card, ribbons etc if an old time favourite of yours is in this collection.)

Click on picture to enlarge.
Stampin' Up! is thrilled to be introducing their new 'Up to Date' line of colours, I'm excited and hope you all are too!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm still here!

Just a quick note to let you know I am still here and hoping things will be settled in the next week or so, so I can be back on track posting lots of projects to share and keep the Inspiration flowing!
I have had a few workshops on over the past couple of weeks, even heading off to one tomorrow night (Hi Helen, Sarah, and Kelly), I'm finding the balance is slowly falling into place between working full time, being a mum, and having my time for Stampin' and workshops etc. (Lets not mention the extra shopping I've "had" to fit in for new work clothes etc, with no complaints from me of course. lol)
Stay tuned... I might even find time over the long weekends we have coming up for a big pile of posts to share!
Happy Stampin' xo

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Magical Birthday Wishes!

At our Paper Angels Meetings once a month, we have a challenge that Liz sets and there is the opportunity to win great prizes.

Last month the challenge was to create using any products from the New Autumn Winter Mini.

This was one of my entries, that scored me 2nd Prize!

Stamps: Pony Party
Ink: StayzOn Black, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst
Card: Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Water Colour Paper
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools: Circle Scissors Plus, Eyelet Border Punch, Crimper, Aqua Painter, Adhesives including 2Way Glue Pen for Glitter and Dimensionals.
(Card inspired from Split Coast Stampers)

The pony was coloured in using ink from the lids of my Stampin' Pads and an Aqua Painter. This works best on Water Colour Paper like I've used.

The groovy edge around the large circle was created by punching a border along the long side of A4 card with the Eyelet Border Punch, then crimping this so it curves easy as you stick it around the outer edge of the back of the circle. I love the effect it gives.

'Be Happy' Teenage Card & Mini Book Class

Liz's latest Class addition - this time you are invited and your teens are too!

A colourful & fun collection of 8 cards, 4 notelets and a mini book/journal; this class has been designed with teens in mind. Come and make a great stash of cards that the teens in your life will love to receive OR send your teen along to make the cards! Recipients will also receive a cute bird house template & colourful BLING and use some really fun products including the 'sweet treat cups' and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

Cost is $35.
Friday 7th May 10 - 2 (Adults Only Class)
Sunday 9th May 2 - 5pm (Adults and Teens)

Liz's Home Studio
17 Mossvale Dve, Wakerley QLD

To book please contact Liz on 3348 9456

Or click here to view Liz's Blog for more info including PayPal Payment.

Scissors & Adhesive (Also a cutter if you have one - small number available to borrow)
(Snail /Tape Runner is essential)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Medallion Kisses

I know I say this over & over, but I sooooo LOVE being a Paper Angel! Specially those times when we all get together at Liz's house and play with new products!

Here's a card I made on one of those "Play Days" at Liz's
featuring the new Medallion Stamp
from Page 17 of the Autumn Winter Mini.
The chocolate Baroque Swirls you can see are created by
'Kissing' Baroque Motifs and the Medallion together before Stamping.
Ink Medallion in lighter colour, then ink Baroque Swirl in darker colour and 'kiss' both stamps together so the Baroque Swirl leaves an imprint on the Medallion. Then stamp the Medallion onto your card stock. "WOW"
Stamps: Medallion, Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip
Card: Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Half Pearl
Tools: Stamp-a-Majig (for verse in corner of card), Adhesives.
(Card inspired from Split Coast Stampers)

Above is Kathy's funky version of this card in the NEW colours
Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry
from our Autumn Winter Mini!

Big Shot Variety Bundle!

We asked for it.. and we got it!

For those who haven't heard yet, the latest and most exciting news to come Stampin' Up! Australia's way, is the BIG SHOT!
Woo Hoo!!!!!!

It's here NOW... and you can't live without it!

Click here to find out why the Big Shot is the latest and greatest
Paper Crafter's NEW Best Friend!
You will also find a great video tutorial link by clicking here.
please note though, this is an American Video Tutorial and not all products are available in Australia.

As a Celebration of the Launch of the Big Shot
I am offering the
Big Shot Variety Bundle

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine RRP $179.95
(Includes standard cutting pads & multipurpose platform)

Scallop Circle Bigz Die RRP $37.95
Little Leaves Sizzlits Die RRP $10.95
‘Lots of Tags’ 4-Pack Sizzlits Dies RRP $39.95
Embosslits Die of your choice RRP $21.95
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder of your choice RRP $15.95
Level 1 Hostess Set Value $30
$30 FREE Product of your choice
FREE Postage (save $15.26)

Value over $380

SALE Price $300
This offer is only available until 31st May 2010

Not wanting the full variety bundle?
You can purchase the Big Shot Machine
at my Special Price of $165 (FREE Post)
Only until the end of this month, April 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A 'Super Cheap' Birthday card for DAD!

My Dad's Birthday got my mojo happening this year when I decided to give him the same gift as we did last year. But this time it was to be delivered in style! *giggle*

Yep, the good old 'SuperCheap Auto' Voucher to the rescue. I know he loves that place!

How better to package it up and have it delivered to dad than in a good old "Classic" Car Card!

Stamps: Short & Sweet, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Handsome Hunter
Card: Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Going Grey, Very Vanilla, Clear Acetate (covering vanilla for the window effect)
Accessories: Hodge Podge Hardware (numberplate)
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Corner Rounder Punch, Bone Scorer (grooves on boot), Adhesives including Dimensionals and Sticky Strip.

Love you Dad xoxoxoxo

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A gift for mum!

4 weeks til Mother's Day!

Does your mum love to stamp?
Are your kids looking for ideas for you this Mother's Day?

I have just the perfect solution!

Purse-on-alized Gift Vouchers!

Created in your favourite colours.
Vouchers can be made for any amount required. They must be paid for at the time of purchase and are redeemable only through myself for Stampin' Up Products from current catalogues during the voucher's valid dates.

Vouchers for $100 or more will come with a complimentary current Idea Book & Catalogue, or choice of a Stampin' Pad. Vouchers will be made valid for 6 months from the time of purchase.

To order please contact me by emailing or phoning 07-34095101

Cottage Wall Card Collection Class

Cottage Wall Card Collection Class

Come along for a great morning/afternoon creating 36 cards (6 of each design/greeting) showcasing stamped greetings in the gorgeous Sizzlits Lots of Tags Dies. This class features our beautiful new in color Rich Razzleberry, which coordinates beautifully with the new Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper. Once you have learnt this easy to replicate formula, you will never be caught short of a hand made card again.

COST $65
Mixed Pack of A4 cardstock
1/2 pack of Cottage Wall DSP
40 Whisper White Envelopes
Roll of Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon
2 pkts of Clear Adhesive Rhinestones
Use of Liz's ink, stamp set & Big Shot
Morning/Afternoon Tea
Please bring adhesives (snail & dimensionals),
scissors, and a cutter.

Liz's Home Studio
17 Mossvale Dve, Wakerley QLD

Friday 23rd April 10am
Sunday 25th April 2pm

Click here for info regarding payment etc. (paypal/credit card etc)

Or contact Liz on 3348 9456

Places are limited to 7 per class

As most of you know, I have returned to full time work. I am still doing in-home workshops, and keeping you inspired here on my blog, but I may not have the time for monthly classes as I have done in the past.
I don't want you missing out on the fun of classes though, and Liz's place is the perfect place for just that! Liz has some wonderful classes in the pipeline that I will keep you informed about, I would like to extend the invite to you all to go along and create and have fun with Liz!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hostess Prize Winner!

A huge Thank you to all the wonderful Hostesses
who held a workshop or class
in the months of
January/February/March 2010

All of your names went into the draw to win a
Scrapping with Pink Pack!

While having my sister Jackie here to visit,
I gave her the honors of drawing the winner.
(Thought it was also a great way to show off the new bride's wedding rings!)

and the winner is.......

I will be in contact with you in the next couple of days to deliver your prize to you.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Crafting with my Sister!

Check out these cool projects my sister made while she was staying here, with full access to anything she wanted to use in my craft room... she's pretty clever I say!

This card features our new Two-Step Bird Punch in our Autumn/Winter Mini
(Jackie got to use it before me, gee she's lucky I love her so much xo)

Card: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Ski Slope DS (retired)
Accessories: Button, Linen Thread
Tools: Two-Step Bird Punch, Adhesives including Dimensionals.

Jackie also made this lovely gift for a friend's little girl's 2nd Birthday, so she can add a photo and hang it straight on the wall. Using the layout I have been using LOTS of times and personalising it with Sophia's name. How did she do the name???? Oh with the BIG SHOT!!!!!!! Pretty cool hey? I can see me using this heaps for personal gifts and scrapbooking titles etc. The number 2 on the card is made with the BIG SHOT too!

Card: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Candy Lane DS Papers
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1" Double Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, 12x12 Wooden Frame
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Dies, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Adhesives including Dimensionals

Jackie added Dazzling Diamonds all over the letters 'Sophia' and the number '2' to give it a little girl feeling, it made it all sparkly and cute, the glitter doesn't show up much in the photos.

I'm sure it will look great in Sophia's room. I think I might order one from Jackie for Elana's room next!!!! ;-)