Monday 28 September 2015

Mojo Monday 416 challenge

My Aunts birthday card - 70 wow she has hit a milestone that not many in our family get to so it was super special.
She organized a surprise party for everyone - she knew but no guests were told the final destination. So the surprise was for 50 people instead of 1 like most surprise parties.

I gained my inspiration for this card from Mojo Monday - they have weekly card sketches that usually take me a little out of my comfort zone but help to stop my cards all looking the same. 
So this is Mojo Monday 416 and my Aunt loved it.

Here is the inspiration sketch.

I will link the goodies used in the showcase below but for ease the colour combination was Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.

Oh and for those wondering about the surprise - we boarded a pink bus at Hornsby then headed west to Big Als world for an musical tour of my Aunts life including an Elvis Tribute show and let me say WOW Allen (the performer for the evening) was amazing. The Facebook page is HERE  and if you want to have a look at Al's business page it is HERE - they do some fab Karaoke nights.

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Sunday 27 September 2015

Card Sketch Challenge FMS205

September is a big birthday month here in my family and although I had a few (translates to heaps and heaps) cards in my stash I could use I decided to do a special one for my cousin and Aunt that share birthdays - of course in this competitive family they both had to be different and with my Aunt also being a Stampin' Up! Demo hers had to be one she hadn't seen before.

Where did I find my inspiration firstly for my cousins card - well HERE at Freshly Made Sketches sketch FMS205

And the sketch.

To make your life easier for recreation the showcase below has all the Stamp sets, the DSP, glimmer paper and punch listed in it. I kept my colour family to those teamed up in the DSP Stack adding Tip Top Taupe as my base Card. 

Happy Stampin and check back soon to see my Aunts special card. 

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Friday 18 September 2015

Stampin' Up! Big News

Big News by Stampin' Up! has a heap of occasions covered and is such a big set that it takes up 2 cases. 

So a Hubby's birthday has arrived and since we stamped Guy Greetings within an inch of its life I steered away from it for his birthday and pulled out Big News.

Our Stampin' Up team is called Inksomniacs and we even have started a team board on Pinterest, my board is Bagsthatone so feel free to pop on over there for some more inspiration. This months team challenge is to create something using your favourite technique - I love to colour with the Stampin' Up! pens on our red rubber stamps. I love a card that floats 2 boats - card for a family occasion and an entry for the team challenge. 

Do you have a regular Demonstrator? You know you need one to purchase Stampin' Up! Products and the best bit with online shopping is you don't even have to actually know one or have been to a workshop. The Stampin' Up! Online store has a Demonstrator Finder and you can choose anyone anywhere in the country you live in. The order gets processed online and sent directly to you. 

Like my style and want to connect or purchase with me? Think you would like to change your online Stampin' Up! Store account to reflect that I am your Demonstrator? 

Here is how - 

This is for Australian Customers only.
1. Sign into your online store account as normal,
2. Click 'My Account' to bring up all your account info,
3. Click on the Tab 'My Demonstrator' to see who is listed as yours,
4. To change it to me click on the button 'Find A New Demonstrator' then follow the prompts.
You need to at least put in Court (Courtenay Heuston) and NSW for me to show up.

Sunday 13 September 2015

Guy Greetings Stamp Set

Guy Greetings wasn't a stamp set that made it to my wish list initially but recently with a plethora of male birthdays and a Fathers Day on the horizon I found myself looking more seriously at it.

Following a busy open house at my place I had a huge order to put in that netted me a half price item so perfect timing. I love our host rewards at the best of times but it's even better that Demonstrators  are also entitled to those same rewards along with other perks.
Enough of that I'm sure you want to see what I've done with this set since I've thought enough of it to write a whole blog post about it. 
Let's start with some Birthday love for the builder in the family - oh how I love the way silver foil comes up when going through the Big Shot.

Fathers Day for my Father In Law 

This kids wanted to get in on some of the stampin fun so here is a glimps into my life and my beautiful girls. Their father loved his cards and was a very good sport not peaking whilst the creating was taking place. 

The inside was completely written with these stamps - interesting as this kid is not usually very patient.

The front of Miss T's card

Next we move onto Miss M 

She loved the colouring with the markers - dad looks like he had a poor fake tan we decided.

It's fun to annoy the big sister whilst she is concentrating apparently!
Miss 16 wanted to be a little different so Sprinkles of life made an appearance.

So to sum it up Guy Greetings from Stampin' Up! Is a fun versatile set that comes in wood, clear and photopolymer. In Australa it is $89 wood, $61 clear or $45 pp. I am still to master the art of marker colouring on the photopolymer so my preference is for red rubber but how great is it that all varieties are available so all loves are catered for.

Monday 7 September 2015

Kit of wonder - Tin of Cards

I am in kit love! 
They never really grabbed me but wow this catalogue has a lot of kit love to offer.
I hearby stand converted.
I ran the Tin Of Cards as a class this past week and my friends loved it also. 
The kit sells in Australia for $47 plus postage and has a divine stamp set to go with it. 
All the goodies can be seen on page 152 of the Australian Catalogue and the stamp set is on page 110 but here are some photos of my set.

The kit includes goodies to make 16 cards - 4 of each design. You will need ink, adhesive and the coordinating stamp set to complete it as per the instructions. 

Following the instructions here is a pic of the 4 cards - love them all and can't decide which is my favourite.

The stamp set that coordinates is also called Tin Of Cards code 138946 cost $30 au. I have used it heaps and the photopolymer is a lovely pink colour now because the font is so pretty.

Oh and you should see the new kits that have arrived with the Holiday Catalogue - I'm in love with the shaker cards in there. 
Drop me a line if you would like a catalogue.