Friday, June 5, 2009

How Much Free Stamping Stuff Would You Like???

Hey, if you ever thought of having a Stampin' Up! workshop, now is a great time. During the months of June and July Stampin' Up! are giving away money! Free stamping money that is...

If you host a workshop or catalogue party (where you take a catalogue to your friends and build up orders that way) that reaches $600 in sales or more you get $40 more in free merchandise! That means you get:
  • a free Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalogue
  • a choice of a free level 2 or level 1 hostess stamp set
  • $70 worth of free merchandise AND
  • $40 worth of free merchandise extra which adds up to a minimum of $100 worth of free merchandise!!!
  • PLUS I will throw in my last 2008-2009 Idea Book and Catalogue to the first person who books a workshop with me this month. That's over 230 beautiful ideas and ways to use your stamps in cardmaking, scrapbooking and 3D projects.

Now that's a great deal.

Imagine, your next gift being accompanied by a gorgeous hand made card or even the gift itself being hand made and being treasured for years to come.

I think that is just wonderful. Yes, the benefit of this is you can even do this for yourself and place an order for just you. I know I could even after being a demonstrator for 2 years.

Got some friends who enjoy stamping or are in need of a hobby? Just want some benefits for yourself? Why not take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s generosity and book a workshop with me today.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Birthday!

We love birthdays at our house. My middle child is turning 4! We are looking forward to a special day today with him. Of course, birthdays need cards so I've some special punched cards that Heather Summers from UStamp and Simply Punches has created. He will love them. I'm going to upload later. Nothing like a tease, is there? Going to spend time with my family. Talk to you soon.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

On Top of the Cake

I realise that I hadn't included the picture of the top of the cake! Well, here it is...

You can see a lot more detail of the topper. If you want more information about the cake, please see the previous post.

Have a lovely day!


Monday, April 27, 2009

Take the Cake!

Here is a picture of a cake I made in October 2008 for a display that I had at a local library. The template comes from the wonderful Splitcoast Stampers website. It is made of wedge boxes that you could put cake into or even lollies for guests to take home from an event such as a party. I will be making more of these. I want to make one each for two of my children as their birthdays are coming up soon. What do you think of the cake as a jungle and a princess castle?
For this cake used Whisper White card stock and rolled each box with Flitting By jumbo wheel in Almost Amethyst. Each layer is wrapped with Bashful taffeta ribbon and tied in a bow. The topper is on a Whisper White card base raised by a little plastic medicine cup and overlayed with more white card. I stamped two of each of the butterflies and several flowers from the Bold Butterfly stamp set (now retired) using Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac. I rock and rolled the large butterflies. I overlayed the outline of this two-step set on the butterflies and flowers with Dazzling Diamonds glitter using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Verasamark, Heat and Stick Powder. Also, in the flowers are some purple and blue Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads. The some of the cascading flowers also have these brads. They were stamped off and attached to Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon.
Hope you like the cake.
I love this stamp set and I don't think I will part with it even though it is now retired even in Australia. It is one of my personally most used stamp sets and I still have plans for it.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Finally, I'm back on the blog...

Here is a blinkie of a great stamp class that I have been doing. It is called UStamp Spring 09. The fourth of its kind. I just love the projects they post. They are clever, stylish and very cute. All projects come with instructions and many with accompanying videos. These are designed using Stampin' Up! products that are simply excellent quality and value. You should have a look. Here is a link to the UStamp blog:

Yay! I did it! I'm still learning about this blogging stuff which is why I haven't posted that many. Let me try some more.

This is a card that I made for a friend's little girl's first birthday. My friend had a colour theme of pink and yellow and I wanted to make a card to go with it.

The main stamp set is All in the Family with Family Favourites and It's Your Birthday (now retired) to accompany. Card stock is Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and So Saffron.

Hope you have a lovely day and I'll check back in soon.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Newest Addition

Here is a picture of Megan Grace. She is the newest addition to our family and quickly becoming a part of all that is loved in our family. At 8 months, she is already crawling and pulling herself up. Megan wants to keep up with her beloved big brothers.