Sunday, September 28, 2008

"Priceless" Mania - Pink Passion and Green Galore

Recently I took advantage of Stampin' Up's! September promotion and purchased the stamp set Priceless and received the free co-ordinating jumbo stampin' around wheel with it. Of course it literally took me a nano second to get started on playing with them and these are some of the final products. I have to admit I did CASE some ideas from Splitcoast Stampers but some are purely my own inspiration. I also combined them with some of my other SU! stamp sets as well and the results I feel are quite lovely. What do you think?

Stamp sets - Priceless, Wonderful Words
Card Stock - Pink Passion, Green Galore, Whisper White
Stampin Pads - Pink Passion, Green Galore, Versamark Watermark, Basic Black
Snail Adhesive
Rhinestone Brads
Pretties kit
Stampin Scrub

"Priceless" Mania - Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi

Here I used the combination of Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi. I just love these 2 colours and will be very sad when the new in-colour range changes in 2009. I guess I will just have to stock up on supplies before then. Both of these cards are very simple and easy to make but I feel are very effective non the less. Tell me what you think.

Stamp Sets - Priceless, A Beautiful Thing (from the Spring Catalogue)
Card Stock - Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Choc. Chip, Close Cocoa
Stampin' Pads - Choc. Chip, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava
Ribbons - Wild Wasabi D.Stitched
Punches - 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle
Snail Adhesive
Stampin Scrub
Rhinestone Brads

Stampin Dimensionals

"Priceless" Mania - Arty Celebration

This lovely card I CASED from splitcoast stampers. I am not usually that good with the arty effects but this one seemed easy enough for me to try. What do you think?

Stamp sets - Priceless, Wonderful Words
Card Stock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Ruby Red
Stampin' Pads - Ruby Red, Basic Black
Ribbons - my own supplies
Snail Adhesive
Stampin Dimensionals
Stampin' Scrub
Wire and beads - my own supplies

Saturday, September 27, 2008

1st Birthday

September 11 marks a most memorable day in American, if not world, history for a very sad reason. In my household it marks a very happy day in history. It is my 4th and last childs birthday and for each of my kids I like to make a special card for their birthdays. For this card I used a variety of Stampin' Up! products and supplies I already had at home which just goes to show how versatile their products are.
- UTEE -
One of the techniques I have used on this card that I would like to share with you is Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel or UTEE. Although the picture doesn't quite do it justice, the no.1 has a very glossy and raised look to it. This is achieved by first giving the chipboard colour by pressing it into a stamp pad or you could even paint it if you wished. When it is dry stamp it with the Mini Top Boss Tinted Embossing Pad, then using some UTEE (which at present can only be purchased through other craft outlets) and the small Powder Pals tray sprinkle it all over the chipboard. Tap off excess onto the tray and move to another surface and heat with the Heat Tool. Once all the UTEE is melted and still wet quickly return to the tray and reapply the UTEE. Continue this process of heating and adding UTEE for about 3 or 4 times until desired thickness is achieved. When finished allow to dry. Alternatively at the last application whilst it is still wet stamp an image into the UTEE for an interesting effect. This is such a cool effect and can be used in card making, scrapbooking and beyond the page items. Ask me to demo it for you at my next Freestyle class!!

Materials used from SU!
Stamp sets - Big Bold Birthday
Card Stock - Summer Sun, Green Galore, Whisper White
Stampin' Pads - Summer Sun, Ruby Red, Green Galore, Ballet Blue, Mini Top Boss Tinted Pad.
Ribbons - Wild Wasabi double stitched
Powder Pals tray
Heat Tool
Stampin' Scrub

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Totally Pink

Last week my daughter achieved the highest award in the schools behaviour and discipline system. It was a special occasion as she was the 2nd person in the school to achieve this and we were very proud.
To mark the occasion I made her a card for her to keep in memory of this and have posted it here for you to see. I was quite pleased with the final results.
Materials used were a variety of Stampin up! materials and some of my own supplies.

Card Gift Pack

Last week a girlfriend of mine asked me to make some cards for her. The first two were fathers day cards and the third was a baby shower card for a lady who knew she was having a baby boy. I put the kit together as shown in this photo. The kit was $10.00 for the 3 cards.
If you or anyone you know is interested in having cards made for you either separately or as a pack then just drop me a line and we can discuss the options. Generally I charge $3.50 for each card or $10.00 for a pack of 3.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Hostess Gift for my friend

I just thought I would show you what I made for my girlfriend Sophia for hosting my first out of home demonstration. I made it from a tin that I had in my cupboard and used mostly Stampin' Up! products. It was filled with cards that I had made as well.

It was reasonably easy to make and I would be more than happy to hold a workshop to demonstrate how to make a similar box. If you are interested in this sort of idea then just drop me a line.

Also, don't forget that this Thursday is "Freestyle Thursday" and I already have a handful of ladies coming, so just drop me a quick message to let me know if you will be attending.

In the meantime, Happy Crafting to all.

Materials used;

Designer Series paper - Fall Flowers

Eastern Elegance Rub ons

Double stitched ribbon in wild wasabi

Pretties Kit

Rhinestone brads