Sunday, June 21, 2009

Roll up! Roll up! get your Stamp-A-Thon tickets....

Those of you who know me well, will remember me telling you all about my wonderful experience at Makeesha's fantastic Stamp-A-Thon two years ago,I went along to support a good cause, Like many others I have been touched by breast cancer and lost my sister to it when she was only thirty five years old. Makeesha has a beautiful friend called Lou who I'm very glad to say is now also my friend. Lou was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time and Makeesha felt she really needed to do something about raising awareness and funds for the national breast cancer research fund. Well the most enjoyable way she could think of to do this, was to organise a big day of Stamping fun and no one was disappointed. I had so much fun I signed up to become a Stampin'Up! demonstrator not long after the event. Because of the great success of the first one Makeesha decided to do the whole thing all over again last year and it was just as much fun as the first one, soooo You guessed it! Makeesha has decided to hold another day filled with stamping and laughter which I'm happy to say Lou and myself are helping out with! You can read all about the previous events HERE, HERE, and HERE!

Fundraiser for
National Breast Cancer Foundation

Yes it is that time of year again, for the annual Stamp-a-thon for the National Breast Cancer Foundation!

We have had two very successful Stamp-a-thons in the past, to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Those that have attended are still talking about it!

I am sure that being a woman who could be diagnosed by the life threatening disease at anytime you can understand that it would be a very difficult trial to live through. So we thought we could help to give back to those that have or have had to suffer through the agony of being diagnosed with Breast Cancer by doing what we love best…..STAMPING!

So far we have received positive response from the Foundation about the event as well as support from Stampin’Up.

So be sure to get your registration form in as places are strictly limited.

(places for current demonstrators is limited, depending on the registration amount of guests)

The Details

Where: Free Reformed Church Armadale – Church Hall
84 Fifth Road, Armadale

Time: 9:30am -4:30pm

When: 1st August 2009

Cost: $60 for the day inc materials and supplies for 8 projects, Morning and Afternoon tea & Lunch, and a $10 gift voucher to be redeemed on the day.

What are we doing?
We will be making 8 different projects using a variety of stamp sets, colour, and accessories throughout the day.
There will be demo boards with a variety of projects for your viewing, so make sure you bring a digital camera!
You will need to send in a registration form and upfront payment to attend the Stamp-a-thon. So don’t miss out, send yours in today!
You will need a moderate level of stamping to complete the projects
Ages 15 & up
Have questions?
Please contact the Registrar, Monique Bruning – ,
You can upload your Registration Form by clicking on this link
We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A bit of a challenge...

Hello out there in blogland, I hope those of you who are reading this in Australia are keeping warm, it's been really cold here today and the winter rain finally came too.
I was given a little challenge a few months back and it was to bring a project along for some ladies who meet as a craft group once a month. Now the card had to have some criteria met and that was to include the use of a mask and to only use two colours, it also had to be able to be completed by fairly new stampers. Well it was harder than you would imagine, but this is what I came up with for them. It is using the set called "Always" which is one of my favourites, I used two of the new in-colours : Riding hood red and Tangerine tango, the card stock is of the same colours except for the piece of whisper white for the main images to be stamped on. I hope you like it, thanks for stopping by, lots of inky hugs from...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Lemonade award...

Thank you to Makeesha, my very sweet friend and very talented and generous upline, she has very kindly awarded me with this lovely lemonade award. I must now nominate some other blogs with it and follow these rules:

1. Comment on this blog.
2. Cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog.
3. Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.
4. Link to your nominees within your blog post.
5. Comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award.
6. Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.
So I'd like to nominate the following people for this award:
Margaret Knoops of Purple Buttons, my far away friend over East.
Andrea Buckland, O Creating cards with Andrea, who is always very friendly and has some beautiful work on her blog.
Trish Davey of Cody's nans blog, who posts some lovely cards and photos on her blog.
Lynne Purdy of my cherished creations, this is to encourage you to put some more work up Lynne!
Marcia Pringle of The Stamp Spot, this blog is so pretty and Marcia was the first ever person to nominate me for a blog award many moons ago, however I was moving blogs and just not quite computer savvy enough to post it etc. So here's a new award for you Marcia.
Have fun girls and keep up your beautiful work, you are all very inspirational in different ways.
Lots of inky hugs from .....

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A CASE from Shelli...

Hello visitors, Those of you who went to this years convention in Canberra will regognise this card and those of you who visit Shelli's blog will also recognise this card. Shelli Gardner who is our CEO and co-founder of Stampin'Up! showed us this beautiful card up on stage at convention. Shelli is the most warm and friendly person you could ever want to meet, I was absolutely blown away by her compassion and enthusiasm for her business and all her employees, she made all of us demos feel loved and appreciated. I was truly inspired by her and felt so honoured to be a part of her SU family.
This card is as close as I could get it to hers, but I didn't have all the products that Shelli had used, so mine is a little different, I still managed to rouch "not sure if that's the correct spelling!"the ribbon along the bottom and I stamped the word friend from the sentiment stamp included in this gorgeous set called 'Friends 24-7' I used Versa mark and Pastels for the background images, I also used the matching wheel for this set. The flowers were coloured in by using a blender pen with the pastels. I used a wet brush loaded with close to cocoa ink to splatter over the finished card for that weathered look. I really enjoyed making this card, so I hope you like looking at it. If you've never been over to Shelli's blog, take a moment to stop by and take a look at how very talented she is and get to know her a little better. I have to go do a Technique Tuesday now. See ya, lots of inky hugs from .....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thank you Trish..

Hello fellow Sunday blog surfers,
I was very nicely surprised a while back by one of my sweet downline Trish, she honoured me with this little blog award and as I was still in the throws of all my computer problems "and still am" I couldn't manage to get it posted when she actually awarded me with it. I promised to do so as soon as I was able, so here it is. I'm very touched that anyone would do such a thing for my little cyber contribution, so thank you very much Trish. I would like to pass it on to a couple of very inspiring people too, so my choices are Makeesha who is my very talented upline, Monique who always has the most interesting photos and is a beautiful person to know, Jen who is always leaving gorgeous comments on my blog and she always has interesting stories and pretty cards to see on her blog , Chantelle who has a gorgeous blog with beautiful photos as well as wonderful works of art and Lou who has been a true inspiration to a lot of us over the past couple of years, well done Lou and keep up the good work. I really could go on for ever and nominate hundreds of blogs which inspire me in so many ways, I love all the friendships which have formed from this wonderful world and hope you all have some wonderful experiences from blog hopping too. Inky hugs from............

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Straight from the catalogue...

Hello everybody peeps!
Here's a CASE straight from our very own Stampin'Up! catalogue, it can be found on page 81 in your current idea book and catalogue, I guess that's why it's called an idea book! the set used is called "Friends 24-7" and I think it's my new favourite set. I just love all the inspiration my catty gives me, when ever I'm stuck for a card or perhaps a scrap page, I know I can find some really good inspiration from those colourful pages full of yummy stamp sets and accessories. I have changed a couple of things on this card because I didn't have all the products shown on the original, but that's the beauty of these gorgeous SU products, you can always find things to coordinate with each other from the colour families. If you don't already own one of these precious books, then treat yourself to one asap! If you would like to know how to get one free just contact me : Take care all, lots of inky hugs from...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Make and take from convention.

Good evening all,
I made this cute little card at convention in a really mad rush, some of us were off to a leadership talk and we only had a short time to try and get a couple of our make and takes done. This was one of them, which was made with the gorgeous set called "Trendy Trees" it was a gift to us for going to convention along with the set called "Circle Circus" which we also used in our make and takes. I didn't actually complete any other M&T's on the day, but promise to get my kit out and finish them off soon! You can see how much of a rush I was in, the poor trees are all over the place, oh well maybe I'll do another one and try to align them a little better next time.
I hope to have some new work to post up here very soon, so keep visiting and don't forget to leave some comments every now and then, I like to see who pops by! Take care, lots of inky hugs from....

Last Illumination card.

Hello visitors,
This is the last project we made in our "Illuminations class a few weeks ago. Unfortunately this photo isn't the best and the card looks a bit washed out! The colours are a lot deeper in the flesh. I cut out the "C" from cherish and then put some dazzling diamonds glitter on it to bling it up. I will endeavour to get DH to retake this photo and re-post it with the correct colours showing. I have used Choc chip and pink pirouette cardstock and the same colour inks. I also used the lovely new eyelet border punch, 'isn't it purrdy! The matching wheel was used down the side of the card but you can't see it in this photo Harrumph! Oh well I'll be back with a better version for you soon hopefully. Take care and thanks for visiting, lots of inky hugs from....

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Some more Illuminations!

Hello out there in blog land,
Thank you for stopping by to visit, I thought you might like to see a couple more projects from the "Illuminations" day. I love this set, it's so versatile. One of my very good friends who attends my classes picked out this set to do this class, as she owns it and hadn't used it much. This is the second of three projects which were made on the day, we made a cute little pizza box with a little love notelet inside. I even put matching DSP on the inside of the envelopes to finish it off. This gorgeous luxury cardstock is Basic Grey and it's really lovely matched with the paper from the Urban Garden pack, the ribbon is Basic Grey Taffeta and the "Thanks was embossed in silver EB powder on the box, we also embossed the card with clear EB powder and used a strip of the DSP to finish it off. I hope you like it, the third project will be posted tomorrow.
Take care and stay inky, lots of inky hugs from...

Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm Back!

Hello Patient ones,
I seem to have been dealt a little bit of good luck for a change, my DH has just checked his thumb drive and found that he hadn't unloaded some photos he had taken for me and there are a few of my projects included....wooohoooo! So this is a picture of one of the projects which were made a few weeks ago at my Illuminations class, this is a case from the catty that I have changed around a little bit, the colours and size of the box are different but we all had fun putting it together. I'll show you the other two projects we made that day a bit later.
I am now off to get inky in my hobby room, now don't go getting all impressed on me, it's the size of a big walk -in wardrobe! but it's mine and very FULL of all things crafty. Maybe one day I'll take a photo of it for you, would you like to see my work space? Take care all, thank you for being so patient with my blog and please keep visiting. Lots of inky hugs from ......