Forever Brayer!

Hey everyone!

Can you believe I have blogged two days in a row??! LOL! I am in shock too don’t worry! I did however make this card  a couple of weeks ago and taught it in a workshop. I challenged myself and decided to do a brayered image. I haven’t played with the brayer too much, I know the basics and would love to play with it some more to learn about creating more intricate designs. Maybe a river or some mountains or both. I think I might check out Michelle Zindorf’s blog as her brayer work is simply stunning.

I also had inspiration from Kerry Bunting’s creation Thanks Karen!

I used inks, So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Tangerine Tango for this creation. I love how it has turned out, so much so I created another one in different colors

This time I used only two colours and they are Pool Party and Island Indigo. They go together beautifully, don’t you think? I am not sure which one is my fave. Do you have one? I look forward to your replies.

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Building Blossoms!

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I have finally had a play with my Build a Blossom stamp set……and I love it! I couldn’t help it, though I had to play with Calypso Coral and I teamed it up with Poppy Parade. I love them together. I used to struggle with Poppy Parade but with the new addition of Calypso Coral in our colour palette it has made it easier to play with. Have a look

I had lots of fun making this one. I only made it today too. Are you shocked that I am blogging it already? LOL!

I had a great morning creating with two new stamping buddies today. I started a scrap page, finished two projects and created this card. Not too shabby huh? I wish all my mornings were like that…lol! I bet your double surprised I blogged the creation on the same day! LOL!

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Inkspirations Challenge #88

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It’s Inkspiration time, and this time it is a colour challenge. I love the colour challenges. Check out this weeks colours

Pretty bright huh?! My first thought was “WHOOAAA!! What am I going to do with that??” lol!

Here is my sample-

I had a little play with the chair stamp in the Little Additions SS and used some other stamps to give the chairs a patterned appearance. I love how they turned out. I used the Kindness Matters SS and stamped the half-doily along the top to jazz up an otherwise boring card…lol!

Well, now you need to head on over to the Inkspirations Blog to check out the rest of the DT and to submit your creation.

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Inkspiration Challenge #87

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It’s Inkspiration time and I am not going to miss this one. I have so much inspiration lying around me in the shape of brand new SU goodies that I have no excuse! lol!

Here’s this weeks sketch

I really like this sketch and found there was a lot of options with this design. So to help me along a little I pulled out what I find to be one of my most useful tools when I need a little push, the Colour Coach. I wanted to use a colour I have trouble using. The first one that came to mind was Always Artichoke. I checked the card out and saw a very interesting combo. Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Cajun Craze. So here is my result-

I really love the end result of this one. I played with my one of my newest SS, My Friend and my newest ribbon, Seam Binding. This stuff is great to tie bows with. So soft and pliable, you will be seeing me use this a lot.

I stamped the leaf image in second generation with both So Saffron and Cajun Craze then I stamped the “Hello” sentiment in Always Artichoke over the top.

Anyway, hop on over to the Inkspiration Challenge Blog to check out the rest of the DT’s designs and to submit your creation for all to share.

I have one more thing to share, it is a pic of my youngest dressed up in a dragon costume but for the purpose of his dress up theme of “Under the Sea” at Kindy he was the Lochness Monster! lol

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I’m still here!

Hey everyone!

I must admit…..I have been a slack blogger these past weeks! But I will also admit I have been one very busy little girl, and I have a doozy of a blog post to share with you all!

I will start with the scheduled post of mine that didn’t publish. It was my submission to the Inkspiration Challenge #85. That little post disappeared into cyberspace and never to return!! LOL! So I apologise for any inconvenience for this little mishap.

I wasn’t totally happy with my card and after I completed it I was like “Oh, I could have done this” or “This would have looked better”. LOL! I have a lot of cards like these, but you know what? It is growing on me. I used one of our new 2011-12 In Color’s, Pool Party and a new Stamp Set available to hostesses only, Ain’t Love Grand, plus one of our new punches, Lace Ribbon Border. This past week a heap of new goodies have arrived on my doorstep and I will show you what I have created over the next few days.

Next up I have some pics of my Catalogue Launch……all three of them. LOL! I held two in Gatton and one in Toowoomba. All one day after the other, the only way to go. I don’t think I got any pics of event number three but it was similar to event number one!

The first one was at my home in Gatton-

The next was in Toowoomba-

As you can see I used the same samples for each, but they look so different in each environment. My little tree was a hit, and you might recognise it from the new catalogue. I didn’t get my new order in time so I made do with what I owned and created similar cards to suit. I totally enjoyed these events and so did the girls. I failed miserably to get shots of the girls from Gatton, which I am sure they are happy about lol, but I did get some of the Toowoomba girls, bar a couple of shy ones!! LOL!

Okay the last event is the doozy, the hum dinger, the event of all events. The Brisbane Papercraft Festival. It is a three-day event at the RNA Showgrounds, which is usually held in February but due to the floods earlier this year was pushed back to September. My upline Madonna Dunn was the coordinator behind this and did an awesome amount of work to make this happen for us. Thanks Mads! I only managed to do one day out of the three but I was able to spend a full day with Mads previous to the event to make a heap of samples. It was agreat day too, lots of side-splitting laughter and food (thanks Mark)….oh and some crafting!

Here is a pic of the display-

Isn’t it fabulous?! I Love the big butterfly colour display, that was Mads creation. You might even recognise my little butterfly tree in there too.

We all took turns at demonstrating, talking and helping with the make and takes. My demonstration was on punch art. I made some cute owls and flowers. It seemed to be popular and people were looking at the Owl Builder punch in a whole new way! I also got to meet some lovely ladies who, would you believe it?, love to stamp. I love that.

Anyhow, that’s what I have been up to. Now I hope to sit down for a few days and create madly with all my new goodies! Would you like to see my stash?? What a silly question.

Any requests?? LOL!

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New Catty +Join for JUST $169

Hey everyone!!

The new catty has gone live ladies! How super exciting. Here’s a little pic of the cover

Isn’t it gorgeous?! Click on the catalogue picture in the side bar on the right to see it all in it’s glory!

I will be having my launch next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and if you live around Toowoomba or Gatton and would like to attend you are more than welcome to contact me for more details. I would love to have you and I plan on having lots of fun and laughs, not to mention some crafting at this event. You will also be going home with your very own copy to keep beside your bed to browse every night!! LOL!

Now about this fabulous new promotion-

Stampin’ Up! advertised first thing this morning a very sweet joining promotion!!! Have a look-

Check out the FLYER with all the details on what is inside this fabulous kit! The kit is worth $310. What a fabulous saving!

Don’t forget if some of goodies you already have or would like something different you can swap some of them for similar and equal value.

But if the Mini Starter Kit is too small for you, you can purchase the FULL STARTER KIT (page 169 of new catalogue), for $231.20. Usually $289, so that’s a whopping 20% OFF! There’s an even bigger saving on this kit as it is valued at $610. A saving of $378.80 WOW, that is HUGE!!

So if you have been thinking of joining our family of Stampin’ Up! OR if you are a stay at home Mum looking for something to do to earn a little extra cash OR fill in your spare time with a new hobby this is perfect for you!!

Contact Me today if you would like some more information. I would be happy to answer your questions and of course have you on my team!

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