Thursday, February 12, 2009

Scallop Square Birthday

Here's the card I sent to my friends' little boy Hunter when he turned 1 in January. (Check out the baby card I made when he was born.)

This was such an easy card to make. I started by choosing a piece of Designer Series Paper and that determined the colour combination for me. The crocodile image is simply stamped, cut out and mounted with dimensionals.

The sentiment was punched out with the Scalloped Square Punch. The larger, red scalloped square was created with the Scalloped Edge Punch. I will be creating a photo tutorial on how I made this sized one. There is a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers that shows a different method for creating scalloped squares and rectangles too.

Stamps: Birthday Best, Wild About You
Inks: More Mustard, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, East Coast Prep DSP
Accessories: Nil
Tools: Scalloped Square Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch

And sorry about the large gap in time between posts. Life with small children gets pretty busy as you all know and sometimes this blog just has to take a back seat to all the other things that need to get done in life. Sale-A-Bration is keeping me VERY busy with workshops and getting my new recruits off to a good sart with their Stampin' Up! businesses. Creating and organising the Album in a Day event has also been keeping me very busy. If you'd like to attend the Album in a Day event you'll need to get your payments in ASAP to secure your booking.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February 2009 Newsletter

Album In A Day Event

A Paper Angels Charity Event supporting the Garry Palmer Memorial Fund
(for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation)

Spend a wonderful day with friends creating 20 beautiful scrapbook pages using lots of gorgeous, coordinating Stampin’ Up! products from the new Summer Mini Catalogue.
This class includes an album to showcase all your layouts and is suitable for beginners right through to advanced paper crafters.

Cost is $55 and includes:
• All materials needed to complete the 20 pages for your album (Designer Series Paper, Coordinating cardstock, Styled Silver Hodge Podge, flowers, beads and more from the Pretties Kit, Ribbons and more!)
• Instruction Sheets
• 6x6 Scrapbook Album
• Afternoon Tea, Tea/Coffee (Lunch can be purchased on site at the bistro.)

What to bring: scissors, adhesives, paper trimmer and your photos* (printed at 3x4 inches)

There will be wonderful raffle prizes full of gorgeous Stampin’ Up! product so do bring along some extra money for raffle tickets.

Venues and Dates:
Sunday 1st March - 10am to 4pm
Pine Rivers Bowls Club
Cnr Sparkes & Francis Rds, Bray Park

Sunday 15th March - 10am to 4pm
Carina Leagues Club
1390 Creek Rd, Carina

All proceeds from the raffles and 10% of sales on the day will go straight to our charity.

*Most photo labs will let you print 2 photos per 6x4 page, which will give you 3x4 photos

(This charity is close to my heart. My downline Bell who is also my sister-in-law lost her step-dad Garry to brain cancer just after Christmas. She had the wonderful idea of setting up a memorial fund and raising money for research so together with my wonderful upline Liz we have created this charity scrapbooking day. We hope you can join us and raise some money for a good cause.)

Contact me ASAP to reserve your place.


Our Sale-A-Bration promotion gives reason for everyone to celebrate! Click HERE to view the gorgeous stamp sets you can receive for FREE!

Customers -- Receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set for every $100 purchase. Contact me now to place your order. I can have it delivered directly to your door!

Hostesses -- Receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set with a $600 or more workshop, in addition to your normal hostess benefits.

I am all but booked out for Febraury workshops. If you would like to host a workshop this month you will need to contact me ASAP and it will have to be held on a weeknight.
Another option is to host a "catalogue party" where you as hostess collect orders from your friends, hand them in to me and you get the hostess benefits. Call me for more details.

Recruits -- Choose any retail stamp set (a value up to $79.95) from the current catalogues when signing up during the promotion.

Shoe-Box Swap Event

*** There are 3 spots left for this fun event! Anyone can come- you can be a customer, a friend, another demonstrator - you do not have to use strictly Stampin' Up! materials in your swap. Contact me ASAP to confirm your place! ***

A Shoe-Box Swap is a fun stamping event where a group of people all design a card and provide the materials and tools to make it. For example, if there are 6 people in the group, each person provides enough materials to make 5 of their card design and provides one sample for the other people to copy. This means that each person gets to make 5 cards on the day but only has to design one card. As you complete each card, you move on to the next “shoe-box”.

There is no cost for this event – it is just for fun!

Date: Monday 9th February
Time: 7:30pm
Place: 15 Coral Pea Close, Warner
What to bring: Your “shoe-box”, a basic kit with scissors, adhesives, etc, and a plate to share for supper

What to include in your “shoe-box”:
You need to supply everything needed for your card design (except for adhesives as each person will bring their own). Please pre-cut the cardstock to all the correct sizes.
For example your box may include: Stamp set, inkpads, markers, punches, an embellishment such as ribbons or brads, pre-cut cardstock, sample card. Please don’t include any difficult or time consuming techniques like embossing as we will not have the time to complete it all. Please keep your card relatively simple. Include at least 1 layer in your card design and at least 1 embellishment.

We will keep this a small group – maximum 6 people so that you only need to provide enough materials to make 5 copies of your card plus your sample card.

Summer Mini Catalogue

The Summer Mini Catalogue started at in December and runs until the end of March. Do you have a copy yet? If not, contact me so I can arrange to get one to you. Alternatively you can view it online HERE.

Team Meeting

If you've ever considered becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please come along to one of my monthly meetings. You'll meet the other wonderful ladies in my team, do some stamping and have a chat about all things Stampin' Up!

Date: Sunday 15th Feb
Time: 7:30pm
Place: 15 Coral Pea Close, Warner

Product Spotlight - Flower Fusion

These gorgeous felt flowers add a really special something to your cards, scrap pages and other projects. They come in a gorgeous silver tin and you get over 130 flowers in 3 colours - Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and Old Olive.

I like to use a Rhinestone Brad through the centre - I think the pink ones and orange ones from the Fire collection work well.

Project Corner

A Little Something For You card
  • Sanded Stamp Set
  • Yummy Sab Stamp Set
  • Card Stock Whisper White A4
  • Card Stock More Mustard A4
  • Card Stock Old Olive A4
  • Card Stock Rose Red A4
Ink :
  • Classic Stampin Pad Chocolate Chip
  • Classic Stampin Pad More Mustard
  • Buttons Earth Elements
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Ribbon Grosgrain Chocolate Chip 5/8 Inch
  • Accents & Elements Flower Fusion


1. Stamp Sanded background image in More Mustard ink on More Mustard card.
2. Stamp ‘A little something for you’ image in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White card stock (5.5 x 10.7 cm). Ink ‘For you’ with Chocolate Chip ink again and stamp on Old Olive card stock and cut out. Adhere to Whisper White card stock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
3. Distress left edge of Whisper White card stock and adhere to Rose Red textured card stock (11.5 x 6.5 cm). Tie Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon around bottom of Rose Red card stock and adhere to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4. Adhere More Mustard button to Old Olive felt flower and adhere to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.