Sunday, September 26, 2010

UStamp with Dawn and Friends - Circle Pop Up Card

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Cool Moves 2010 started on Saturday and I would like to share with you a Circle Pop Up Card which was inspired by the very talented Creative Crew Girl, Miriam Cassell. It has been quite some time since I have used the Tart and Tangy set but I thought it fitted so well with the layers of circles.

Stamp Sets: Tart and Tangy ($21.95 wood), Something Sweet ($44.95 wood, $35.95), Occasional Quotes (Level 3 Hostess Set)
Cardstock: Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White
Ink: Only Orange
Accessories: Groovy Gauva Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Circles #2 Originals Die, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Blog Hop featuring the New Idea Book and Catalogue

Hi and welcome to my creation for a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators Blog Hop, you will just love what the ladies have come up with.

You may have come from the fantastic Erica Boxall's blog, don't you just love her work! We are showcasing the new 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalogue and I am featuring one of my favourite new stamp sets, Friends Never Fade ($31.95 wood or $25.95 clear) and the word comes from Perfect Punches ($40.95 wood or $32.95 clear).

Stamp Set: Friends Never Fade, Perfect Punches
Card: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle Extra-Large Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Circles #2 Originals Dies

You are now off to share Kristine Thompson to be wowed again.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

UStamp with Dawn and Friends...the Winners

With great excitment I would like to annouce the following two very lucky ladies for winning the Free Passes to UStamp with Dawn and Friends Cards With Cool Moves 2010.

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie

If you missed out on my free passes, you can still join! Just go to UStamp with Dawn and Friends and sign up today ready for the start later this week on Saturday, 26 September 2010.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel

I hosted a couple of stamp-a-stacks on Saturday and Sunday, we made this Pacific Point card and the Melon Mambo/Regal Rose one is ready for this Sunday. I used the Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel ($15.95 for Jumbo Wheel and $10.95 for the Stampin' Around Jumbo Handle) with the Small Star Punch which unfortunately now is retired but you could cut out the smaller stars like I did with the big white one as I don't have the Star Extra-Large Punch ($33.95).

Stamp Set: Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel and Occasional Quotes
Ink: Pacific Point (Melon Mambo)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point (Regal Rose)
Accessories: Small Star Punch, Stampin' Around Jumbo Handle

Friday, September 17, 2010

Party This Way

I would like to share with you today a card that I made at the Stampin' Up! Convention back in May as we were only allowed to share with you this stamp set, Party this Way ($26.95 wood, $21.95 clear) once it was released in September I forgot I had this card. It is a spinner card as the arrow with party spins around on a brad. Don't you just love those Bday Party rub-ons too ($16.95 for 2 sheets of 2 designs) which would make some fantastic cards or scrapbooking pages)

Stamp Set: Party this Way
Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, So Safron
Card: Cake Crumb, Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Old Olive Textured, So Safron, Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Brad, Bday Party Rub-ons

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fancy Flower Boxes

Here are some little boxes that I made for the ladies at my church which they were going to fill with goodies and give as thank you gifts. I did make five for them and they were such fun to create I used the Manhattan Flower Textured Impression Embossing folder on the Orchid Opulence cardstock before making the boxes to give them depth.

Stamp Set: Wanted
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Lavender Lace
Cardstock: Really Rust, Orchid Opulence, Gable Green, Pixie Pink, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon, 1" Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Two-Step Bird Extra-Large Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Manhattan Flower Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Fancy Flower Bigz Xl Die, Sticky Strip, Sponge Dauber

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Friends Never Fade

I made this matching box and card for a friends birthday earlier this week and I also demonstrated it for a group of ladies yesterday. It uses one of the new stamp sets from the 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalogue, Friends Never Fade ($31.95 wood, $25.95 clear) and one which demonstrators were able to pre-order to the release on 1 September. I used the leftover piece of scallop edge cardstock from the box for the edge of the card which I think made a special touch.

Stamp Set: Friends Never Fade
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pale Plum, Cameo Coral
Ink: Perfect Plum
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Fancy Favor Bigz xl Die, Pink Pirouette 1 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Cellophane Bag, Lindt Chocolates

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Win Free Passes to UStamp with Dawn and Friends

I am happy to announce Dawn Rapsas has again welcomed me back as a Guest Designer for UStamp with Dawn and Friends...which means I have TWO PASSES to GIVE AWAY. Just leave me a comment and you could be the lucky winner. (Entries close 12 midnight ACST Saturday, 18 September 2010),

Get ready to get "YOUR MOVES ON"!! This is going to be a super fantastic event that you do NOT want to miss!! If it spins, pops, twists, turns, slides, shimmies, wiggles, flips or flops...we got it going on!

It's that time of year where the holidays are slowly but surely creeping up on us, so we are mixing up the project themes to include, Everyday, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas/Holiday. Something for everyone!!

Why change a REALLY GREAT thing, right??!! We are going again with the really fun twist of each Designer picking a stamp set and color combo and will create using that same stamp set, and same colors. Each Designer is creating a "project set" to include 1 Movement Card and 1 Non-movement card, each with co-ordinating envelopes, which gives the projects the perfect final touch. So if you are adding up the projects, that would make 80!! We will once again be including 40 Color Combos, NO REPEATS with PDFS is pretty darn AWESOME!!

UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! "Cards with COOL Moves...2010"!! will open September 24th (EST) and will run through Oct 15th. C'mon and join us and "Get Your Moves On"!! Hey don't ever get caught having to admit..."I got no moves"!! LOL!! Join us!!

Register today for Early Bird Pricing of only $19.99.

Early Bird pricing ends Sept 13th and regular pricing of $24.99 goes into effect.

Talented excited Designers all around the world are working hard right now creating the most fabulous projects for YOU!! I am so very blessed to be able to be associated with an absolutely A*M*A*Z*I*N*G group of friends who work so hard every event to inspire you on many levels.

"COOL Cards with Moves...2010" will deliver all same opportunity to do something REALLY FUN, even if only or a few minutes a day, to check out a project or peak into the chat room to say hello to some friends around the world or be inspired by a challenge or two or three :)

Don't we all deserve a few minutes of fun to help us re-charge and enjoy what we love??!! Of course we do!! One of the many great things about UStamp is that YOU create when YOU are ready. LOVE the projects, but don't have time to make them yourself right away?? No worries!! The website will remain open for many months, ready when you are to create so you won't miss out

Here is what you can expect when you join us...

* 40 Color Combos with NO REPEATS, showcasing EVERY Stampin' Up! Color

* 40 Movement Cards with co-ordinating envelope

* 40 Regular cards with co-ordinating envelope

* All Projects include downloadable PDF with Photo's

* Designer hosted chats with prizes

* Open Chat Room 24x7

* Gallery to share your re-creations

* Prizes, Prizes and MORE Prizes!!

* A totally cool blinkie for your website/blog

Just go to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends website and register today or try your luck by leaving a comment here.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Great Friend Returns

As you probably are aware I am again a Guest Designer for UStamp with Dawn and Friends and this round it was all about cards, we needed to create 4 cards using one stamp set and four colours plus a neutral - well I chose one of my favourite stamp sets which returned in the new catalogue, Great Friend ($31.95) with Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze with a little Whisper White.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's finally here...the New Idea Book and Catalogue

I am really excited to share with you the exciting New Idea Book and Catalgoue, which has some fantastic new stamp sets, colours and accessories.

I am hosting a couple of Launch parties so if you are interested in attending any of them please contact me, we will make 4 handcrafted cards for $10 and you can purchase a catalogue on the day for an additional $10.00 only.

Saturday, 18 September 2010 at 1.30 pm or
Sunday, 19 September at 1.30 pm

If you wish to host a workshop and therefore receive a free catalogue and special gift from me, just email me today or ring me on 0409 197 292.