Tuesday, June 25, 2013

invitation to MDS™

Check out this new video for and invitation to the MDS™ (My Digital Studio) just click the link and enjoy:
Just so you know, the $35.00 fee for this event will include your very own download of MDS, usually $24.99 when purchased through your preferred demonstrator or $27.99 without a preferred demonstrator, so you can put it on your lap top and bring it along to the digital creative day. If you don't own a lap top, don't worry because you can come along and watch all the fun on the big screens as well as take home instructions and advice on using your MDS to its fullest potential.
 Hope to see you there, lots of inky hugs from.........

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Back from the sick bed.

Hi there lovely paper crafters,
I'm sorry to have been MIA for the past week, but I can assure you I had a good excuse. My dear generous hubby decided to share his rotten cold/chest infection with me. It was certainly a doozy and knocked me sideways for a while, I'm now feeling much better but still coughing like a seal.
 I have been busy playing with my new white simply pressed clay today and managed to finish a few cards for a meeting at my uplines house, it was to show all the girls who didn't make it to convention what we all got up to, so I showed the demo that I did with the clay and a few of the other attendees showed some wonderful things too.
 I'll show you some of my clay samples in a later post, but for now you might like to see the wedding card I made for some close friends a couple of weeks ago. It's a rendition of one I had made before and the original card was CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from the very talented Teneale Williams, a fellow demonstrator. I found her card on Pinterest and just fell in love with it. Mine is a bit different to the original and I'm not sure if you can see it very well, but I sprayed the finished card with some Champagne mist which I mixed in a spritzer bottle with some rubbing alcohol, if you click on the picture it will enlarge and you can see all the sparkles. I was really pleased with the finished project and the bride and groom loved it too. What do you think........?
 I used the bird punch for the love birds and the leaves, the owl punch for the hearts. I just cut the bells free hand and the "Congratulations" was from the Bitty Banners set. The embossing folder used for the background was the soon to retire Lacey Brocade.
 I used the 'Word Play' set for the 'Happy I Do day' sentiment inside as well as another Stampin' Up! embossing folder. I don't get many opportunities to use my calligraphy pen so thought I'd have a go at writing a little message for the happy couple.
Take care, lots of inky hugs from......

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

More photos from Convention 2013 Brisbane

I know some of you have been hanging out to see some pictures from convention so here's a few more for you:
 This first one is of a paper cake to celebrate Twenty five years of Stampin'Up!©
 This cute little display of ribbons is such a good idea.
 This printers tray was filled with scrummy little trinkets all made with Stampin'Up! products.
See you tomorrow for a few more. Lots of inky hugs from .......

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A couple of convention highlights...

I promised some more photos from convention so here you go..
This one is of me with my upline and very dear friend Ngaire, we also share a room when away on convention and just laugh and laugh ;-)
 This one is of us dancing the night away at the awards after party, the band was amazing and we never left the dance floor.
 Here is a very special one of me with Ann (on left) and Maureen on right, it's so special because this is the first year any on my downline have come along to convention.I don't normally look this red but after dancing my feet of for quite some time, I'm afraid I turned into a tomato head ;-)Go 'The Paper Charmers' !
 This one is of the 'Stamp-a-roos team and side lines, we're a big bunch of friendly girls and this is only some of us!
Hope you enjoyed these pictures, more to come soon. Lots of inky hugs from ......

All the single stamps, all the single stamps....Wo oh oh wo oh oh.

 Did you sing that in the tune of Beyonce's All the single ladies?

Well the fun just doesn't stop....
Stampin' Up!© have given us all the opportunity to purchase a single stamp or two, or three ;-) They're gorgeous and just waiting to be inked up. You can purchase them from me by placing an order on my corporate web site HERE (just click on Stamps on the left hand side bar) or email order or just give me a ring on 040 232 0779.
1. These are only available until August 31st 2013 (unless sold out prior to this)
2. They are only available in clear mount
3. They will be packaged in cello bags not in clear mount cases (if you want clear mount cases, they come 4 to a pack for $9.95 & you can order them here)
4. You will need a clear mount block to use them with – all of them fit nicely onto block size E
5. You can purchase as many of these stamps as you wish – there are no limits.
6. The images in the picture are not shown full size, they are approximately 75% of their size.

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Inky hugs from .....











Sunday, June 2, 2013

Best of...25 Years stamp sets

Wow! I can't keep up with all the great deals that Stampin'Up!© are releasing this month, here's one you might like to take a little peak at.

For our 25-year anniversary, we’re bringing back some

of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 11 sets, which will release—one set per month—through April 2014. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!
Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $25.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month) until October, all of the Best of sets will be available until April 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • The stamp images may be sized differently from the original stamp sets.
I know you will recognise a few of these, don't forget they are different in size to the originals and there is a gorgeous never before seen  image in with each set too, you can click on the image to see a bigger picture of these gorgeous stamps. Any image with a coloured line around it shows that it will fit into one of our great punches available from the main catalogue. If you just can't wait to get your inky fingers on these special releases then you can click on the "Shop" button at the top right of this blog or you can call me to place an order on 040 232 0779 or just email me at charmaineblack@y7mail.com  I'm looking forward to hearing from you ;-)
 Stay tuned for more special news and some more photos. Inky hugs from ........