April 29, 2009

Wonderful Mother

Hi all! Well it's been a wet day here for sure, after catching up on some work I spent a good while curled up on the couch with a book - the cats definitely appreciated being able to curl up in front of the heater!

Here's a simple Mother's Day card (no Mum - this isn't your one!) that I shared with a great bunch of ladies over the weekend. It was inspired by a card on page 111 of the current catalogue. I love the look of the spiral punch, but always forget to pull it out - I'll have to show it some more love!
We used two of my favourite sets for this one, Priceless and Wonderful Favourites. Everyone loved the different combinations for the sentiment that Wonderful Favourites provides - it's the perfect set for a cardmaker or scrapbooker (and you can't beat 23 stamps for $46.95!) Some ladies chose to make a card for their sisters, daughters or friends.

This card's about as simple as it looks, the Vanilla layer is up on dimensionals, as are the cut out butterflies. The pale plum squares were punched out with the 1 1/4" punch.

I used my quick cheat for the sentiment - just stamp it on an angle! No worrying about if it's straight or not, and it looks great with these curly fonts!
Hope you had a great Wednesday, only two more days till the weekend!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set: Priceless, Wonderful Favourites
Ink: Perfect Plum
Card stock: Kraft, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Punches: Corner Rounder, Spiral, 1 1/4" Square
Accessories: Mat Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!

April 27, 2009

Gifted Inspiration

Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I hadn't meant to go this long without blogging....but of course it completely slipped my mind that Shanan would have the camera with him during a trip to Sydney last week! All my plans of a creative few days with lots of photos went right out the window! Of course, there's always an upside to hubby going away - and this time it was a lovely gift....
I've wanted a Pandora Bracelet for ages now, I was so excited to unwrap this at 1am on a Monday morning when his flight got in! But like any crafter, I was almost as excited about the cute wee box the bracelet came in as the bracelet itself! So here's my quick 10 minute take on the elegant Pandora box.
This is a really simple, modified 2-4-6-8 Box. (Half a sheet of A4 card, score at 2" along the long side, then turn and score at 2", 4", 6" and 8". Cut off the smallest rectangle tab, cut alongside the bottom tabs, then adhere) All I did was cut off the top of three of the sides of the box to create a fold over flap. Then just squish the sides in the get the milk carton shape. Really easy! I used the slot punch to create the ribbon holes.Here's the view from the back of the box. I kept the decoration on this one super simple. The flower image from Three Little Words was stamped randomly on Pink Pirouette with Baja Breeze ink. I stamped an extra flower on Whisper White, cut it out and attached it with dimensionals. The sentiment was cut out with the Word Window punch. Quick, simple and effective (I hope!)

Hope the weather is nice wherever you are - cold and dreary here in Lower Hutt today, perfect stamping weather!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set: Three Little Words
Ink: Baja Breeze
Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Punches: Slot, Word Window
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!

April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!

Well, if you'd told me before Christmas, that I wouldn't be blogging again till Easter, I would have thought you mad! But here we are! Hi everyone - a bit late, but, Happy New Year!

So, where have I been? Well, the truth is very boring - I just haven't been stamping! Shocking right? I took the summer off, and other than dabbling a little, and a few small projects, I can't say I've spent much time in my stamp room at all. Instead I've been enjoying the lovely weather, spending time with friends and family, reading lots of good books and puttering around with a bit of beading and cross stitch.

Now that the weather is starting to cool, and we have a wonderful new Stampin' Up! catalogue for inspiration, I'm starting to feel like putting in some time with my beloved inks and stamps - finally!
I whipped up this wee mini 3x3" card this afternoon. The cute wee bunny is from a great new set, Greetings Eight. I coloured him using blender pens, and all the wonderful new In Colours from Stampin' Up! this year! Aren't they gorgeous? I love using blender pens for small images like this, the lovely pen tips make getting into those tight spots a breeze.

I'll hopefully have a few updates over the next couple of days, including a Beautiful Bundle with these gorgeous new colours. If you would like a copy of the new catalogue, feel free to email me to order your copy - or better yet, book a workshop to get one for free! I am all booked up for April (I could possibly squeeze in a weeknight workshop the last week if you're desperate!) but feel free to enquire about your date for May, or email to find out how you can earn hostess benefits from anywhere in New Zealand!

I hope you had a great Easter, that no one was stuck in traffic with hyper children on a sugar high, and that you've had a wonderful summer too! Thanks for all the emails and enquiries, they are much appreciated and it's great to be back in the stampin' swing of things!

Happy Stampin'

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set: Greetings Eight, Polka Dot Background
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, Stazon Black
Card stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Good Morning Sunshine
Punches: 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, Scallop Edge
Accessories: Mat Pack, Blender Pens, Soft Subtles Brads, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!