Sunday, February 27, 2011

Olivia's birthday

I had to pull my finger our and get her invitations done as time was ticking, so I came up with this really simple card design - I had seen this type of thing done at convention, but I tweeked it with her photo in the owl's nest, and text added from the computer. I used the 'Woodgrain' and "fox and Friends' stamp sets, with the large scallop circle and large circle punches. The toppers for the party bags were along the same lines, but I used the owl from the Sale-a-Bration set 'Punch Bunch' instead.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Why not earn some FREE stamp sets this month and through to the end of March by spending $100 on products from the Idea Book and Catalogue (IB&C) or the Summer mini catalogue?

or host your own workshop and also get FREE stamp sets with qualifying sales levels?

or you could join my team and earn a FREE stamp set from the IB&C up to $79.95 from Stampin' Up!. Get 20% off your own purchases and 20% commission from sales you make as a demonstrator, this could fund your craft hobby or build a successful, fun business. You can choose how far to take your love of paper craft.

Not only will you get to choose your FREE stamp set up to $79.95 from Stampin' Up!, but I will also give you a FREE punch of your choice up to the value of $33.95 when you sign up during Sale-a-Bration!

valentines day card and gift box

This little gift box and card were made at last Tuesday's craft class, and went down a treat! I love the envelope for the card, made using a C6 envelope that is cut and then corrugated to create a pouch. The box is made from Riding Hood Red card stock, and contains a coffee sachet wrapped in ribbon. The sentiment reads, "Love you a Latte" from the Pun Fun stamp set. I decorated the box and envelope/card with "Hello Again" stamp set and "Retro Remix standard wheel. The DSP is some left over from last year, the "Washington Apple" pack. Hope Mike likes it on the 14th!

embossed butterflies

I've been meaning to scrap this photo for the last four years!! It was at Liv's first birthday. That's what I love about scrapbooking, you don't have to be obsessive about it, just wait until the right papers and images come along that match your photo. I love this DSP from Stampin' Up!, its called "Blueberry Crisp" and blends well with Marina Mist card stock. The butterflies are cut from the exclusive Big Shot die "Beautiful Butterflies", and the stamped butterfly image is from the new Sale-a-bration set "Bliss". I stamped the flower image from "RazzleDazzle" in Whisper White, and embossed it with a mixture of white embossing powder and turquoise glitter, which is a bit hard to see but looks really pretty. You can get a FREE sale-a-bration set by spending $100, and if you have a qualifying workshop too you can get extra free sets. Check out the link to my web page to find out more.

Pretty Punched Posie

Here is my gorgeous girl posing with the Punched Posie hostess stamp set! This set is designed to co ordinate with a variety of punches from the Idea Book and Catalogue, and also includes a butterfly stamp (not shown). I used Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist card stock with the matching ink pads to create this simple 8" scrap page. I still have to add a title to the page, but I'm still thinking about that! The centre of the yellow flower is created by stamping in a different colour and punching with the larger flower from the triple flower punch. If you host a workshop and have over $600 in sales, this set can be yours for FREE.