Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bell's Birthday Gifts

It was my sister-in-law (and team member) Bell's birthday yesterday. I've finally given her the gifts I made so now I can post pics of them!
This is a jar I bought a while ago which I thought would be great for putting rub-ons onto and filling with choccies or biscuits etc. Well, I had a bit of trouble at first, getting the rub-ons to actually stick! They are usually so easy to apply and stick to everything. I don't know what it was about this jar but it was giving me trouble. My wonderful team member Rel suggested I give it a rub over with my sanding block - hey presto! It worked!! The rub-ons were very easy to apply after that and the sanding block didn't damage the glass at all - no scratches or anything!

The card was really easy to do. It is a pre-cut and scored mini note card with matching envelope. I used rub-ons again, this time from the Bright Delights collection and added some felt flowers and brads over the top. I also put some rub-ons on the envelope to match.

I made a cute little post-it note holder for her as well. It was inspired by the one you see below.
This one was given to me by my lovely upline Liz at a meeting recently. It, in turn, was inspired by some swaps we received at Convention in May.
Unfortunately there are no details on the back of this swap. If you recognise this as your swap or someone you know, please let me know so I can give proper credit. Isn't this owl just so cute??

If you would like to learn how to make these little cuties, just contact me to book a free workshop.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fabulous Deal for Hostesses

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This means if your workshop totals $600 you receive:
*A level 1 OR level 2 stamp set
*$110 to spend!

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Pocket Card with DSP

Here's my final entry for Liz's challenge:

This time I decided to actually challenge myself! The first 2 cards were easy to make - that spotty design on the DSP is fun to work with.

I decided I needed to try and use a pattern that I didn't necesarily love...and here's what I came up with. I stuck to just the 2 colours to keep it simple. The pattern is already busy so I didn't want busy colours as well.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Frames with a Flourish
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Papers: Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Choc Chip grosgrain (wide and narrow), Jumbo Eyelet,
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Round Tab Punch, Cropadile, 1/2 inch circle punch (for the corners of the frame).

Rolling Bug

Here's another of the cards I made for Liz's challenge.

This time I made a spinner card. I got the instruction from Splitcoast Stampers AGES ago so just did one by memory. It still worked!

The bug has dimensionals and a couple of 5 cent pieces on the back to help it roll across the card. The space it rolls through was created with the Word Window punch - punched a couple of times to create an extra long window.

The words were stamped by inking one or 2 words at a time and using the stamp-a-ma-jig to positioin them. On the word stamp, the words are not all in one line, they are on 3 lines so I had to fiddle around to get them to look like this.

I've sponged all the edges of the cardstock and DSP with Old Olive ink and put Crystal Effects on the bug.

Stamps: Bugs and Kisses
Inks: Old Olive, Pacific Point
Papers: Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Pacific Point ribbon, Crystal Effects
Tools: Circle punches, Word Window punch

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer Daisies

I am totally loving the "Upsy Daisy" stamp set! Here's a card I made for a little challenge my upline Liz was running. We had to make a card using the Good Morning Sunshine DSP. There were some BRILLIANT entries by lots of the Paper Angels team. I'll post pics of my other 2 entries soon.

I used the Eyelet Border punch on the corners of my whisper white to create these decorative corners. Just insert the corner of your paper into the middle of the punch.

The stamp was inked in So Saffron ink, then I daubered Summer Sun onto the middle of the flowers. I used an Old Olive marker for the stems.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Short and Sweet
Inks: So Saffron, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Pacific Point
Paper: Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Accessories: Pacific Point ribbon, Fire Circle Rhinestone brads
Tools: Small and Lage Oval punches, Eyelet Border punch

Apricot Giraffe

Here's a recent 'make and take' from my workshops. This card is super easy and quick to make.

Stamps: Wild About You, Family Phrases
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi kiss, Whisper White, Patterns Pack II (hostess only)
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss ribbon
Tools: Stapler, Word Window punch