Wednesday, April 30, 2008

60 Years

Hello everyone! Just last week my husband's grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary! That's amazing isn't it! We had a big party for them and brought in lots of friends and relatives from all over the place, they had a great time! I made this card for them using my favourite set, Baroque Motifs.

I used a Sahara Sand long note (from the 07 Spring mini) and stamped the swirly image on it in Sahara Sand. Then I stamped the small flower image in Perfect Plum. I stamped the diamond/square image on Whisper White cardstock in Perfect Plum and mounted it on Mellow Moss and Perfect Plum cardstock (this is my new fave colour combo I think!). It's probably not clear in the photo but I used my 2-Way glue pen and dazzling diamonds to highlight the centre and outer flecks of the diamond image, and the centres of the small flowers on the card. I think this was appropriate for their 'diamond wedding anniversary', even Grandad pointed that out! For the envelope I just stamped the swirly image in Sahara Sand and small flowers in Perfect Plum. You can't see it in the photo, but on the inside of the card I stamped a portion of the swirly stamp in the bottom corner in Sahara Sand and the word 'Cherish' in Perfect Plum. I really am enjoying this new stamp set (and the colour combo!).

Friday, April 25, 2008

Stamps for Sale

The Stampin' Up!® year runs from April to March, so we've just started with the new catalogue. There are lots of new and exciting stamp sets and accessories in the new catalogue! But in order to make room for these new things, some of the old sets have been retired and are no longer available to purchase brand new. I have some of these sets and accessories for sale as below. If there is anything that you would like, please email me.

Stamp Sets;


Page No.



Because of You

(07-08 IB&C)




Pure & Simple Alphabet Upper

(07-08 IB&C)




Easy Elegance

(07 Summer Mini)

As New



(SAB 2008)

As New


Birthday Whimsy

(SAB 2008)

Brand New (mounted)


I also have some of the In Color ink pads and accessories for sale in bundles;

Cranberry Crisp Bundle (Ink pad, single stitched ribbon, 4xA4 cardstock) $15
Vintage Violet Bundle (Ink pad, 5xA4 cardstock) $8
Cool Caribbean Bundle (Ink pad, 8x long notes with envelopes, 2xA4 cardstock) $10

All the ink pads are fairly new with plenty of ink. The Cranberry Crisp ribbon and Cool Caribbean long notes were available in mini catalogues during last year. I am sad to lose these colours, but I love the new In Colors for 2008 as well!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The First Post

Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®

I've recently attended Stampin Up!®'s annual convention in beautiful Brisbane and have decided to start a blog! This is where I will share my creations made with rubber stamps, ink and cardstock. I'm a Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator and have been since October 2007 when I was introduced to the wonderful world of stamps! It was like love at first stamp! I love sitting down and creating something unique and special with my stamps (this can be quite a challenge at times with a toddler at my heels). As a demonstrator I also get to share stamping with others at workshops. There's nothing quite like seeing someone's face light up as they see their creation take form! I love the words "I can do this!", they remind me of my first stamping experience.

I look forward to sharing my stamping creations with you and receiving your comments! Please bear with me as I learn how to use blogger and all the finer details of uploading photos, creating links etc.

To view Stampin' Up!®'s 2008-2009 Idea Book and Catalogue click here. If you would like your own hard copy of the catalogue, you can buy them from me for $10.

The scrapbook page above is one I demonstrated at a workshop on the weekend. It's a 6x6 mellow moss page. I've used the brand new Baroque Motifs stamp set (my favourite at the moment!). I inked up the large swirly image with Versamark™ and stamped it in diagonal corners. I used Perfect Plum cardstock to matt the photo of my cheeky little girl. I used scrap Whisper White cardstock to stamp three of the large flower images (one in perfect plum and two in Sahara Sand). I cut these out and added a silver brad with a glue dot and Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the Perfect plum image. I used SNAIL adhesive ™ to adhere the Sahara Sand images and Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the Perfect Plum image. Finally, I inked up the Cherish stamp with Perfect Plum and stamped it in the corner. (Please excuse the crooked picture.) I hope you like it!