Thursday, January 11, 2018

Memories and More Colour Theory Class

I'm teaching a new style of class this year - Memories and More.  Just as the name suggests, the class includes scrapbooking and "more" (the "more" is card making)  It will be held on the last Friday of each month.

Stampin' Up! has a great line of products called Memories and More and they have created it to coordinate perfectly with other products in our range.  You can use the Memories and More packs for traditional scrapbook pages, pocket pages and cards - and probably a few more things too if you use your imagination!

The cost for this class is $30 and that includes a full pack of Memories and More cards (RRP $17.50 and the left overs after class are yours to keep) and all other supplies required to make the scrapbook pages and cards.  All you need to bring is your basic kit of adhesives.  I will need your RSVP and payment early enough for me to order your Memories and More pack to book in ASAP :-)

There's a morning session at 10am and an evening session at 7.30pm, both on the 26th January.
I know it's Australia Day....its just how it worked out for this month - hoping it actually means lots of you have the day off work and can come along! ;-)

Here's a look at what we will be making, however this class is so easy to personalise and change the colours.  There are 4 main colour options in this particular pack so your pages could end up looking totally different to mine!  It will all depend on the photos you bring and your personal preferences for colour.  You could bring along photos from a variety of occasions, this pack cover all the 4 seasons of the year in colour and themes.  I've used Spring and Summer here but there's also blue tones for Winter and green and brown tones for Autumn.

If you can't make it to the class but you'd like to recreate some of these projects yourself at home, here's a list of some of the products I've used:

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Picture Perfect cards for my 1000 club

I love to recognise and reward my team of demonstrators and one way of doing that is our 1000 Club.
Each quarter I look up who has done 1000 CSV (Commissionable Sales Volume) and send them a card and little gift.

Here are the cards I sent out for the Oct-Dec 2017 quarter.  I used the new Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue and some bright, funky colours.  I hope they liked it!

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms in Black and White

Each month I send out Thank-You cards to the lovely people who have purchased from me.  Here is the card I sent out for my December customers.  I used the brand new "Heartfelt Blooms" stamp set which is a FREE item during Sale-a-bration.  I put it together with some retiring items from the Holiday Catalogue - the Designer Series paper, black crochet trim and the metallic washi tape. I love how the black and white theme turned out.

The stamp itself is amazing. So much detail and shading with just one ink pad!  Its all in the way the stamp was made.  It almost looks totally flat when you first look at the rubber.  Its very clever.

Here's a video so you can see a few ways to use it:

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Magical Mermaid

Hi friends! Long time between blog posts, I know.  New Year's Resolution - get back into blogging! ;-)

I have attempted to set up my blog and email provider so that when I post to this blog, it will be emailed out to those on my newsletter email list. Fingers crossed it works! Hopefully this will be the first blog post that will be email out - if you're reading this post because you received it via email, please leave me a comment to let me know :-)

I shared this photo on my Facebook page but I know there are many of you who are not "on Facebook" so I hope you enjoy this post.

I made this Mermaid card recently for my friend's daughter's birthday. I really enjoyed making this card - I love heat embossing and I love mermaids! :-)

The Foil Frenzy Designer Paper gives plenty of shine and the heat embossing also adds some more shine.

Here's a close up to try to show you that shine a little better:

To create the copper doily, I patted my versamark ink pad all over the white doily, then covered it it Copper embossing powder and heated it until it melted.  I had to repeat the process in a couple of spots to get a nice, even coverage.  I love the way it turned out!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my mermaid card and I look forward to sharing lots more creations with you this year.

Love Bec.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Baby Bear Blues Card

Each month my team participate in a card swap.  Last month our theme was "Blue" and here is my card design.

I used the Baby Bear stamp set for this card.  Often we think of teddy bears in shades of brown or beige but really they look great in just about any colour!  I remember my eldest child received a blue teddy bear when he was born so I figured that a bear stamped in shades of blue would look good too.

Baby Bear is such a gorgeous stamp set but you do need some patience and a good eye for lining up the stamps correctly to get the 3D effect.

I used one of the layers of the bear stamp to create the background on the card - I stamped it "randomly" all around the background - Soft Sky ink on Soft Sky cardstock.

The main bear is stamped using 3 colours - Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Dapper Denim.

I like to use the Stampin' Pierce Mat underneath my card stock when I am stamping with photopolymer stamps such as these. It gives some cushioning to help the whole image stamp out nicely onto the paper.  Photopolymer stamps don't have their own cushioning like rubber stamps do.
If you don't have a mat for using with photopolymer stamps I highly recommend the one I use.  You can click the image below to purchase one in my online shop.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hey Chick!

I just love the Hey Chick stamp set from the Sale-a-bration brochure. If you love chooks then you NEED this stamp set! With only a couple of days left of sale-a-bration you'll need to be quick.

These cards were super quick and easy to make.  I stamped the chickens in Staz-On ink onto Watercolour paper and then coloured with Watercolour Pencils and my Aqua-painter.

I've used the hexagon 3D embossing folder (it reminds me of chicken wire!) and the finishing touch is the Enamel Shapes - I am loving the enamel shapes!

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