Saturday, November 28, 2009

My First Demonstration - Make and Take

I hosted my church's Girl's Night last evening to the theme of Christmas, therefore we did a Make and Take of four Christmas Cards. I had prepared for between 20 and 30 people but we only had about 15 as it's a very busy time of the year with lots of Christmas gatherings so we had quite a few apologies. I will have another one in the New Year on perhaps a Saturday afternoon for some ladies that were not able attend. I have had interest from a few girls to host parties in the New Year and a few orders were taken so it's all happening in my life as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Here are the four Christmas Cards we completed, I tried to make them easy as there were some ladies that had not stamped before.

Card 1
Stamp Set: Christ is Born
Ink: Old Olive, Riding Hood Read
Card: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White

Card 2
Stamp Set: Winter, Best Yet
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Card: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: 1/4" Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Card 3
Stamp Set: Trees Trimming, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Card: Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Very Vanilla

Card 4
Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red
Card: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Makeesha Byl Inspiration Sketch Challenge #16

I returned from my Queensland holiday on Wednesday evening to my big Stampin' Up! Starter Kit box of goodies (unfortunately I did not received my additonal order, there seemed to be a mix up of my products and it was finally only sent on Thursday so fingers crossed that it arrives for my Girls Evening at my church were we will be creating 4 Christmas Cards for 30+ girls on Friday!). I am really hoping that this will be my last hiccup I have with Stampin' Up! as my start to being an independent demonstrator has not been smooth sailing. Within my order of stamp sets, I purchased Christ is Born ready for my Christmas Cards, I have really loved using it this afternoon with a few Christmas Cards created. I created this one for Keesha Inspirations Sketch Challenge.

Stamp Set: Christ is Born, Best Yet
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery
Card: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Accessories: 1" Rose Red Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Sunday, November 8, 2009

UStamp Swaps

I received a message from Alessandra Reyes from the United States of American, my UStamp swap sister, to let me know she has received my swaps, so I can now post them here for all to see. I will be absent from posting anything for the next couple of weeks as I am heading north to Cairns, Port Douglas and Brisbane for a nice break.

Card 1
Stamp Set: Great Friend
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Card: Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories: 1/4" Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon

Card 2
Stamp Set: Season of Joy, Best Yet
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery,
Card: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery
Accessories: 5/8" Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Certainly Celery Brad

Chocolate Block Cover
Stamp Set: Season of Joy, Best Yet
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery
Card: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand
Accessories: 5/8" Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Brad

Thursday, November 5, 2009

UStamp Stair Step Fold Card

I did complete this on the weekend but have not had the time to post it on my blog, sorry life is just way to busy at work at the moment getting ready to go on holidays at the end of consulting tomorrow. This project was designed by the wonderfully talented Penny Hanuszak at UStamp with Dawn and Friends. I had not made a stair step fold card before and I did copy the design but with different colours and I used the sponge dauber for definition instead of the glitter.

Stamp Set: Winter Post, Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Baja Breeze
Card: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Silver Christmas Tree Brads

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's Official....I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Hi everyone, just a quick announcement after a couple of weeks of online chats and forms and more emails and phone calls....I AM AN INDEPENDENT STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR. Yes I have finally taken the plunge and I already have two bookings one later in the month and one in February. OH I AM SO EXCITED AND SCARED AT THE SAME TIME. So if you are wishing to purchase some great products or host a party please contact me on 0409 197 292 or email me

There are some really great offers on at the moment in the Christmas Gift - Giving Guide so have a look at these goodies and if you spend $85 (and that is not very hard) you will receive a FREE Scallop Square Punch or a Boho Blossoms Punch valued at $30.95.

Monday, November 2, 2009

UStamp Christmas Gift Bag

Yes I got my mojo back as I think this Christmas Wine Gift Bag is alot better than my project from yesterday. It was so easy to make just cover a plain brown paper bag with handles. It looks great with a couple bottles of Shaw and Smith wines from Balhannah in the Adelaide Hills.

Stamp Set: Winter Post
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke
Card: Very Vanilla, Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Pure Pomegranate Satin Ribbon

Sunday, November 1, 2009

UStamp Christmas Favours

I made this yesterday as part of the UStamp projects, unfortunately I was not really in the creating mood it must be this hot weather we are having in South Australia at the moment, but I will show you anyway that I have been up to something. It's another hot one in Woodside again today, but I think I will be creating something this afternoon as well as doing the ironing and getting organised for my trip to Queensland in 8 days time.

Stamp Set: Festive Favourties
Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green
Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Heirloom Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Red Ribbon, Gold Cord