Cheers To You

August 16, 2009
Life has been so hectic here this week that I just haven’t had the time to post anything at all! Unfortunately not much creating has been happening here this week either, so I am going to share cards that I made to do at the demonstration I had last Saturday.
This card uses the Cheers to You stamp set, which is another one of my favourites. I used the Aqua Painters to colour in the beer mugs, and a Blender Pen with Bordering Blue ink around the beer mugs to give them a bit more definition. The Happy Father’s Day sentiment comes from the Occasional Greetings stamp set, which has a bit of everything in it. This card looks fantastic even without the Happy Father’s Day sentiment on it, and is what most of the ladies did when they made it at the demonstration.

I loved the card so much I thought a “girly” version was in order! It would make a cool birthday card! I covered the drinks in Crystal Effects and added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds to finish it off, and it looks fantastic! I will be making a few of these cards to send to my son’s school for their Father’s day stall, and Very Special Kids to sell at their fair in November.
Happy Stampin’
Mel
Stamp Sets: Cheers to You, Occasional Greetings.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip, Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper.
Inks: Jet Black Staz On, Bordering Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad, Apricot Appeal Classic Stampin Pad, Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Pad, Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Blender Pens, Aqua Painters, Mini Glue Dots, 1/4″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4″ Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Powder Pals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Cropadile.

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Super Simple Fresh Cuts

August 7, 2009

Yay! A card that doesnt use the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set! This one was really quick and easy…less than 5 minutes from start to finish! I saw this card on Splitcoaststampers, and fell in love with it. Mine is a little different, I have left the ribbon off and used the same colour for the flowers. This card would look gorgeous as part of a gift set, with each card having different coloured flowers. Mmmm….now the brain is ticking!

I am going to make this card tomorrow at the demonstration I have booked in, and I think the ladies will be amazed by just how quick and easy it is to put together. I’m sure they will love it!

Happy Stampin’,
Mel

Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red.
Inks: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad, Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad.
Accessories: Trio Flower Punch, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Silver Brads.


More Pocket Silhouettes!

August 7, 2009

Can you tell this is my favourite stamp set yet??? Right now, this colour combination is my favourite too! I seem to be making everything with Baja Breeze and Basic Gray! I was so pleased with the way this card turned out that I made it again using Pumpkin Pie and Apricot Appeal, and it looks just as good!

Thanks for looking!
Mel

Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes.
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Baja Breeze 12×12 textured.
Inks: Baja Breeze Classic Stampin’ Pad, Whisper White Craft Pad.
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Crafter’s Tool Kit.


Pumpkin Pie Pocket Silhouettes

August 4, 2009

This is a card that I made a while back using the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set, which is STILL one of my favourites! One of my clients, Deb, has been dying for a photo so that she can CASE (Copy and Share Everything) the card, so she will be very happy with me today for finally posting it!

The card uses one of my favourite techniques at the moment, Poppin’ Pastels. It has taken me such a long time to come around to the pastels, and now I LOVE them!! They are such great value for money too, because you get all four colour families in the box, as well as some neutrals. Grab some Versamark and some sponge daubers, and the possibilities are endless!

Happy Stampin’
Mel

Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Inks: Versamark
Accessories: Bone folder, Stampin’ Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Large Oval Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, 1/4″ Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon.


The Spring Mini Catalogue is here!

August 3, 2009

I have been dying to show you all the spring mini catalogue…..and now I finally can! You can click on the catalogue cover over on the right hand side to view the catalogue. So many yummy things inside….enough to send a girl broke! As always, if you would like to place an order or host a demonstration please feel free to contact me.
Happy Stampin’,
Mel

Cyberstamp Colour Challenge!

July 23, 2009

Tonight is the start of the ESAD-SU (Extremely Special Aussie Demonstrators) cyberstamp weekend, and I set the first challenge for the group! I picked the colours So Saffron, Basic Gray and Whisper White, because i struggle to make cards with limited colours. Here’s the card I made to show the girls:

It uses the Great Friend and Oval All Stamp sets, which are available in the new Spring Mini Catalogue, beginning on the 1st of August. The scallop oval punch is in the new mini catalogue too, and I am in love with it!!

Thanks for looking!
Happy Stampin’
Mel

Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, So Saffron.
Stamp sets: Oval All, Great Friend.
Inks: Basic Gray Classic Stampin Pad, So Saffron Classic Stampin Pad.
Accessories: Large oval punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, So Saffron Brads.

My ESAD-SU Secret Sister Card

July 15, 2009

I received this card in the post on Monday afternoon from my Secret Sister! She has made it using my current favourite stamp set Pocket Silhouettes. The bottom right hand corner is stamped with the Fresh Cuts stamp set. It was so nice to receive “happy” mail in the letterbox, instead of the usual window envelopes!
I am part of a fantastic SU demonstrator group called Extremely Special Aussie Demonstrators-Stampin’ Up! (or ESAD-SU) who have organised this Secret Sister swap. It goes for 3 months, and each month you have to send your Secret Sister at least 2 cards and some sort of handmade gift. At the end of the third month you send your Secret Sister a big gift and let her know who you are! I wont find out who my Secret Sister is until the end of September….and I am dying to know! I have been sending my Secret Sister cards, and am planning to sit down and make her a special gift this weekend to send to her early next week. It was a bit exciting when she posted on the group a photo of the card I sent her along with a thank you note! She has no idea who I am either…..but she should keep her eye on her letterbox because I popped another card in the post yesterday!
Thanks for looking,
Mel