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!

1 comment:

Rosanne said...

Great blog Sam!