Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Time to Play

I've had a bit more wind beneath my wings lately, so I've been having tons of fun creating scrapbook pages again. Not that I have never enjoyed creating those, but as you know they're a bit more work than creating cards. So, I just thought I'd share with you what I got up to the other day.
I've always love twill....all colours, all widths and was spoiled for choice while living in Hong Kong. I've got plenty of Stampin' Up's twill in my stash too, so I started to play around it and I'm LOVING the result!

Firstly I dug out some letter stickers and stuck them to to the twill, pressing them down hard so no corners were sticking up. Then I mixed some real red ink refill with some water and brushed my twill with it until it was covered, then left it to dry.

After it was dry, I carefully removed the stickers, and my verse stuck out from the twill beautifully.

I also heat embossed a Jenni Bowlin chipboard butterfly, (which I bought from my dear friend Ainslee at Scrap Junkie) with the Stampin Up En Francais background stamp and inked over top with more real red ink. I added some of Stampin Up's clear buttons and put it together.

The end result! This page design is from one of my scrapbook idols Nia Reddy's pages I saw and sketched down on a scrap piece of paper a couple of years ago. I only just found the sketch tucked away in one of my many idea books.....and I still loved it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Check This Out!

This FREE online class looks great, too good to keep to myself! I'm SOOOO doing it! "You don’t have to be a scrapbooker, just a person with stories to tell." This class is for everyone! For more info and registration for the class, check out Jessica Spague's website.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Waterfall Card

I've had a few workshop themes lately that involved making cards that were different from the usual fold in half piece of carstock. I've got to say that I've had a TON of fun experimenting with different card folds and gift box ideas. My favourite so far is this Waterfall Card. With my friend Tanya just having her baby, I couldn't wait to try out this card for her! Its a lot easier than it looks! You pull down where the ribbon is, and the card flaps, flip up and over.....and then the card message is hidden under all the flaps. Does that make sense???

The instructions on how to make this type of card are here.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

October Stampin Up Special & Newsletter

October is here and Stampin' Up! is bringing you a fabulous Birthday Promotion. When you spend $20 on regular catalogue merchandise, you receive any of the stamps sets below with a 20% discount. Birthday cards are one of the most popular reasons for sending a card; everyone needs a birthday set (or two!) to be ready for the occasion. There is no limit to the number of sets you can purchase below after you have found your initial $20 to spend from the main catalogue. You can view the details of this promotion when you click here, and please have all orders to me by noon on October 31st.

Another special is valid FROM OCTOBER 4-11th only, you can purchase the Simply Sent kits at 20% off! (You can see these kits on pages 12-14 in the main catalogue). This is a great time to buy them for your stamping friend or family for Christmas or just to treat yourself! This is a fantastic deal, so please have your orders to me by noon on the 11th.

I have another Christmas card class to offer you, but before I give you the details, I just want to say how much I've enjoyed catching up with so many of you in these classes. Its such a fun night for me to have you over. There is usually LOTS of good conversation and laughs. And please know that what is said at my craft table - STAYS at my craft table!!!
I'm holding this class on Saturday October 25th and Thursday October 30th. Both classes start at 7:30pm and you'll be making 10 cards, 5 each of the 2 designs below. The cost is $20, which includes the envelopes and all supplies used in this class. Please email or call me to book your place in either of these classes.
Class update: Both classes are now full. I'm trying to organise another night for this class. Let me know if you're interested!

I'm still planning on holding a couple 6x6 scrapbook page classes for those of you who are interested in putting together a calendar or just to have some beautiful memories on some pages. I'm a bit behind in preparing these as I my usually quiet social life has been bombarded with visitors. My lovely sister and her kids were here for the last week of term and part of
the school holidays, and now my best friend from Hong Kong has arrived with her kids for the remainder of the holidays....with my son's birthday squeezed into the middle of that. So please know I haven't forgotten about this class, I'm just taking a little longer to get it ready. If this is something you are interested in doing, would you mind letting me know. It would just help me to know if I need to prepare for a full class or just for a few people. Thank you!