Thursday, 23 June 2016

Playful Palette Starburst

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I thought it was time to show you some more of my OnStage Samples - these two cards use the Playful Palette DSP Stack and feature four of the five new In Colors - Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach.

The first card is creating using the 'starburst' technique and uses eight different designs of the paper.  There are 48 sheets in a DSP stack - tweleve double sided designs and you get four of each design.  One side is multi coloured and the other side is one of the above colours and Very Vanilla - there is also a Basic Black and Very Vanilla design.

To create this card I cut a piece of copy paper 5" x 2 3/4" and then I like to place my 'triangles' on top and have a play with the layout before adhering them down for good.  The washi tape covers the edge of the paper and gives a nice finish.  I have been using the Tags and Labels Framelits heaps lately for cutting out and matting my sentiments - you don't have to worry about stamping the sentiment straight :)

This second card uses three strips of DSP that are about 1 3/4" wide.  I then cut the 'Sweetheart' from the bottom of the strip, mixed and matched them around then adhered the strip down and adhered the heart with dimensionals.  Another punch that could also be used would be the Elegant Butterfly.

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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Sheltering Tree - Happy Birthday

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It's been a while since I used Sheltering Tree but it was the perfect stamp set to use for my brother's birthday card last week.  He enjoys a good bike ride on a Saturday morning - 160km bike ride!  This set has so many components one of which is a bike :)

The colour inspiration for my tree above are the trees I pass on my way to work.  I'm fortunate to be able to drive through Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill Domain in the morning and see so many beautiful tree colours - it's a great way to start the day.

Stamp Set - Sheltering Tree, Endless Birthday Wishes
Card Stock - Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Momento Black

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Love and Affection - New In Colors

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Have you fallen in love with the new Annual Catalogue?  I sure have.  There are so many great products on offer this year.  If you're anything like me you'll have a long 'wishlist' - well I have an answer for you.  Why not hold a workshop for you and your friends.  This month we have a special for those who host a workshop and have sales of $550.00 or more - you get an additional $60.00 in hostess benefits.  If you're interested in hosting a workshop/party please let me know - I still have a few dates free this month.

Today's card is for a friend of mine who is going through a bad patch health wise at the moment so I thought I'd send her a card to let her know I'm thinking of her.

All the products I've used for this card are from the new catalogue.  Sweet Sugarplum is becoming a favourite for my projects and I do like this paper stack - the designs are all great.

Stamp Set - Love and Affection
Card Stock - Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla
Ink - Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Momento Black
DSP - Playful Palette Stack
Other - Rhinestone

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Catalogue Launch - the day after

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An apology - I forgot to post pictures from yesterday's catalogue launch.  It was a busy 'crafting' day with a team training in the morning and then my catalogue launch in the afternoon.  I had six ladies attend and this is the card they made.

The card base is the new Sweet Sugarplum which is one of my favourites.  They could each choose a piece of the new Painters Palette DSP stack.  This stack has 12 double-sided designs (4 of each design) and comes in a handy size of 6" x 6" (15.2cm x 15.2cm).  They could also choose which washi tape design they wanted.  The washi tape packs come with five designs and three different widths - 1cm, 1.3cm and 1.6cm

They also created a color chart so they could take home a sample of the new 2016-2018 In Colors.  I forgot to take a photo of the chart but it had a sample of card stock, ink and markers for all five colours.

Here are some pictures from the event.

Table all set
Attendee gifts - the cute bag is one I CASED from Pootles and the pegs showcase the new Playful Palette Washi Tape
Some of my samples
Team swaps from our training

 Some new products to play with

The ladies creating and checking out the new catalogue

and last - a yummy carrot cake made by Phil

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Friday, 10 June 2016

Sitting Here - Happy Birthday Delys

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Yesterday was my friend and fellow demo's birthday.  I hope you had a lovely day Delys.  It was a 'special' birthday but I didn't want to plaster that all over the front of the card.  Instead I went with a new stamp set which I love called "Sitting Here".  This is a great line art stamp which allows you to colour it in - that way every card using this set will be different.

I used the 'masking' technique to stamp the dog and his basket.  The cushions have been stamped separately then adhered to the 'seat'.

Stamp Set - Sitting Here, Cottage Greetings
Card Stock - Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Ink - Momento Black, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Other - Basic Pearls

Tomorrow I have my catalogue launch where I'll be showcasing some new products and getting the ladies to create a card using the new In Colours.  Check back later tomorrow to see what they make.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Happy Birthday Cards #5

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Well this is the last of the birthday card posts.  These are the lovely handmade ones Phil received - some great ideas for when I'm stumped on creating masculine cards.  Again thank you for all the lovely cards we received.

This last card is from our neighbours - Jacob (6) and Toby (3 1/2)
 I just love the art work.  If you can't read the writing at the top it says "Bat-man and Robin in the Bat cave" :)

I'll be back soon with some creations from the new 2016-2017 Catalogue.

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Monday, 6 June 2016

Happy Birthday Cards #4

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It was so lovely receiving 'snail mail' for our birthday.  If you are yet to have your birthday and would love to receive a handmade card from me please email me your birth date and postal address.


This last card is from the lovely Shannon West who started the 'I'm Bringing Birthdays Back'.  Shannon is the Demonstrator Training Manager at Stampin' Up!  It was her birthday earlier in May and she received over 940 cards from demonstrators around the world.  Thank you Shannon for my card and the lovely words inside.

I'll be back tomorrow with the cards Phil received.

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