Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sorry for not posting sooner...

I had a whole heap of items to post and then on Mother's Day my camera was stolen and now I have to try and take photos again. So sorry for the delay - hope it won't take too long!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day

We had a Mother's Day stall at school today and I donated some little notebooks and pens for sale.

I used some Blue Paper that had quite a rough texture and was covered in glitter. I ran it through the Cuttlebug. The top layer is Whisper White. I stamped it with one of the plant stamps from the Pocket Silhouettes set using Tempting Turquoise ink. I punched the border with our new Eyelet Border Punch. I tied some gold cord around the base of the plant. The bag tag was stamped using the Occasionally set and Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise ink

They must have been a hit because when my son went up to the stall they were all gone.

I hope all the Mum's out there have a great Mother's Day!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May Special

The May special is great on two fronts!! If you have thought about joining Stampin' Up! but found the $324 Starter Kit a little out of your price range - then now is the opportunity for you to sign up at a bargain price!!! For the month of May, Stampin' Up! is offering a Scrapbooking Starter Kit for the low price of $150!!!! The kit contains A Simply Scrappin' Kit, Craft & Rubber Scissors, Ink Pad, Alphabet stamp set and 12 x 12 card stock!!

If you are interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator please email me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The other special Stampin' Up! is offering this month is Buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and receive another pack free!! That is a saving of $16.95!! This is a great time to stock up on the DSP. I have posted the flyer below for your information.

Perfect Plum

I decided to play around with some stamp sets that I haven't used for a while and I came across "Heartfelt Thanks". This stamp set came in my starter kit 2 years ago so I haven't used it for a long time.

So with this card I used Perfect Plum as the base, I stamped the outline flower with Perfect Plum ink. I layered Pale Plum card on that then stamped the base flower on Whisper White. I used Markers to colour the stamp so that I could use the two colours on the flower and stem. Using my Stamp-a-majic I lined up the outline flower stamp and using markers again I stamped the outline on Vellum. The ribbon is Purple organza. It was nice to grab an old stamp set out and have a play. Using the Vellum over the white card softened the colour of the flower petals and I think gives it a more subdued effect.

More soon....