Saturday, November 10, 2012

Christmas ornament decoration class

Today I had a great time with some lovely ladies making the Christmas ornament from the cover of the mini catalogue. I really had no idea how long the class would take so we arranged to make a day of it and had morning tea and lunch as well. Then the unexpected happened and my order for all the products didn't arrive in time, I was devastated as I had planned this for ages and everyone had been able to come on the same day; the thought of re-arranging it didn't thrill me. Fortunately I have a lovely upline, and she lent me her 'Ornament Keepsakes Bundle', along with some tulle ribbon. A couple of the guests also had the set from a previous order, and so thankfully we were able to muddle through the day - I couldn't have done it without you girls!
As it turned out it really only took a couple of hours, but it was kind of essential that we had a few Big Shot machines, and more than one 'Holiday Ornaments' Framelits set.
Thanks for an excellent day everyone, and I know you'll enjoy making some more of these delightful decorations when our order finally arrives! (Just to clarify, it is the delivery contractor who has delayed us getting the order, not Stampin' Up!)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Happy Hallowe'en

I got this idea from Pinterest somewhere, I'm sorry to not remember the originator but these web sites constantly lose me in multiple windows and before I know it I have spent far too long on the computer! Anyway the girls loved helping me make these little orange – I mean pumpkin toppers using the Googly Ghouls stamp set to give to their teachers.
Trick or treat!

Merry Christmas banner

I love my new Pennants Bigz die, and this is my latest creation with it. I've made a couple of these before with the Paper Angels, but this was the first one I made from my own ideas. I've still got to make the 'Christmas' part, hopefully before the big day itself, but we all know how time ticks away from us and we end of getting nothing done so... Must think positive!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Paper Angels charity event, Redland Bay October 2012

Here are some photos from the Paper Angels charity event we ran this month, raising more than $230 for the Mater Mothers. The Paper Angels are a group of independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators who have fun together creating papercraft. As you can see we had a fabulous time and I'm really looking forward to the last event on Sunday at Wellington Point. If you couldn't make it this year, I hope to see you next year as we'll definitely try and beat our total raised (I'll post what the grand total was after the Sunday event)

Regional Heartfelt event, Brisbane

Two fabulous new promotions – I just love Stampin' Up!

Check out these two promotions that are running simultaneously throughout November. I thought the first one was a great deal, but to have two is brilliant I feel like it's Christmas already! I am actually running a class with some lovely customers using the Ornaments bundle, so how cool is it that they can now get a free paper piercing pack? And with the brand new 'firm foam' ink pads recently released, the second promotion is a great opportunity to score not one, not two, no not even three ink pads, but a full set! (neutrals not included).

8" scrapbook pages

I have been very bad lately at blogging on this site! I was asked recently by a fellow demonstrator if I had blogged a little scrapbook page that I created a couple of months ago, and I had to confess that no I hadn't, so here are a few of the 8" pages I have created. I like 8" pages for a couple of reasons; sometimes I don't have enough time to really give my attention to a traditional  12" page and an 8" page can be made from a sheet of A4 card. (I can get two standard cards from an A4 sheet or one 8" scrap page – doub;e usage! They're not all new, and some of the products used have since retired, but I like these ones the best. Hope you like them too!