Monday, January 18, 2010

Baby Shower for Bell

A few months ago my lovely sister-in-law and (valued team member) Bell had a baby shower. Today she had her baby!!! I will be going to visit and meet my new niece tomorrow but in the mean time, here are some pics of the baby shower gift packaging I made a couple of months ago...

Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes (the pram image)

Inks: Pretty In Pink

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP, Pretty in Pink Patterns DSP

Accessories and Tools: Butterfly Punch, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Soft Subtles Brads, Chit Chat Rub Ons.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Face Book Fan Page

Hi All,

Just a quick note to let you know I have started a Face Book Fan Page for "Stampin' With Bec". If you're a Face Book User please come and join my page!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

9th Wedding Anniversary

My lovely husband Matt and I were married on this day, 9 years ago. :)

Here is the card I've made for him this year.

You can see here that I've used Dimensionals to raise up the hearts. I've also used glue dots under the smallest hearts just to get a different height on them. The hearts were punched with the "heart to heart" punch.
I've used the Regal Rose patterned paper from the Level 1 Hostess pack as well as Night of Navy cardstock. I've done faux stitching around the navy cardstock with my white gel pen.

The "Happy Anniversary" is stamped and embossed in Whisper White.

I was really stuck for an idea for this card. I think it is taking me a while to get back into the swing of things after not doing any papercraft for 2 weeks! In the end, I pulled out a card magazine and had a flip through until I found something that caught my interest and then off I went. Here's the card that inspired my creation:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Baby Thomas

This card was made for baby Thomas who made his arrival about 6 weeks ago - 4 weeks early - he just couldn't wait!
I'm having trouble getting my software to crop the photo, sorry about that! The sentiment on the bottom reads "welcome baby".

Stamps: Bundle of Joy (retired),
Inks: Staz-on Black, So Saffro, Close to Cocoa, Going Grey (outline) Bashful Blue
Paper: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Watercolour Paper
Accessories: Soft Subtles Brads
Tools: Designer Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Aquapainters

(Oh, and this was taken ages ago, before I got my new camera)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Xavier's Baptism Card

Here's what I came up with for Xavier's Baptism (which is today so I better hurry up and get this post done so we can go to church!)

So photography-wise I am a complete novice, have no idea what I'm doing but am keen to learn.
My new camera (Canon G11) is more than a point and shoot but not a digital SLR. Its kind of in-between because it has some manual functions and great zoom etc. I do plan on going to a beginners class to learn about all the functions. Hubby has a great Digital SLR too so I will be able to better utilise its functions.

The first photo here was taken on Automatic, just point and shoot.

This second photo was taken on Manual with me choosing the aperture and ISO (I am still learning what those even mean!)

This last one was taken at close range on Automatic and the camera automatically chose to use its Macro function for me. Sweet!

I know I still have lots to learn about lighting and other things but I think these came out ok considering I have not even read the manual yet! LOL!

Now onto the details of the card:


The cross I used is a non-Stampin' Up stamp set - OMG!! I don't own a Stampin Up cross so I used this one instead. (My back up plan would have been to create a cross out of a small love heart stamp if I could not find the acrylic block for this stamp!)

The sentiment is from "Occasional Greetings" and I thought it appropriate for a Baptism.


I used Bashful Blue, overlayed with Silver Encore for the crosses and then Silver Encore for the sentiment.


Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Brushed Silver


Eyelet Border Punch

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Christmas Cards 09

As promised, here are some photographs of the hand made cards I received at Christmas:

Didn't everyone do a great job?? As you can see, the tree from "Season of Joy" was popular again - definitely one of my favourites!

I'll be back again soon with a Baptism card for my nephew Xavier.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Wedding Invitations for Shaun and Shell

Hi All!

Yes, I know its been a looooooong time since I last updated the blog but I plan to be back for good now!

Let's get started with my most recent creation. Well actually it was a joint effort with my friend Monica - these are invitations for her son's upcoming wedding. They had the colours already in mind and wanted something simple and elegant and here's what we came up with:

We stamped the rose in Versamark and embossed with Gold Powder. The card is standard size but we sliced about 1cm off the edge and adhere a strip of gold paper that had been punched with the Eyelet Border Punch. This lines up with the edge of the card when its closed.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations
Inks: Versamark
Paper: Textured White cardstock and gold paper (not from Stampin Up)
Accessories: Gold Ribbon (not from Stampin Up), Gold Embossing Powder
Tools: Heat Tool, Eyelet Border Punch

Well, there you go, my first blog post in many months but hopefully the start of a more regularly updated blog. I also have a new camera (Canon G11) so it will be interesting to learn how to get some nice shots on it and hopefully you will notice the difference as I start to improve my photography skills.

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Years. I'll be back tomorrow with some shots of the lovely hand made Christmas Cards I received this year. They are really great and I was so impressed with so many of them!