Saturday, 28 January 2012

February Birthdays

January and February Birthdays really creep up don't they?  So, I am getting super organised for the months ahead so I won't miss their birthdays.

For these 2 cards, I used the Letter It stamp set, which is great, because it helps you really personalise a card.  The background paper is Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper, which has some lovely soft blues and pinks in it.  I cut out each of the letters (which I stamped in Weisteria Wonder) and mounted them with Stampin' dimensionals to make them stand out.  If you look carefully, you can see tiny pearls in between the letters.  I think everyone likes a card with their own name on it!


Thursday, 26 January 2012

Have a Crafty New Year

I just wanted to show everyone the great stuff you can get as a demonstrator.  The picture above is a sample of the things you get in the starter kit:  YOUR choice of paper, YOUR choice of ink colours, YOUR choice of punch and YOUR choice of stamps too. 

Stampin'Up! call this time of year Sale-A-bration.  From now until March, you can join Stampin'Up! for just $249.  You also get an extra stamp set of your choice, so choose the most expensive!  I did.

I joined Stampin'Up! this time last year- the deal was too good to refuse!  I love card making and scrapbooking, so I thought:  "Why not? Worst thing that could happen was that I would get $610 worth of product for $249!".  It's been a year now and I have loved showing others how to make beautiful cards to surprise and delight their friends and family.  Even if you don't intend to hold demonstrations, you may wish to join as a hobby and enjoy a 20% discount on all the products.

Feel free to contact me for more information (even if you are just toying with the idea!)

0402 276 324

Ness xx

Back to School (almost)

Happy Australia Day!  It's a bit wet, but still great to have a holiday mid week!  It's back to school for most kids next week and I know lots of kids starting school and some starting hight schoool!  I remember my first day of Kindy, the bell rang for recess and one boy walked home thinking the day was over!  I had 40 children in my class and my teacher- Mrs Smelcher used to smoke at her desk(!!!)  Olden days!

As I know lots of kids starting a new chapter in their lives, I made them each a card to let them know I am thinking about them.  I used to love getting a card or letter addressed to just me in the letter box (still do, just not a bill)

For these cards, I kept it really simple and used the owl punch.  This punch is great as it is a great way to use up all your scraps (which I hate throwing away).  I assembled them and stuck a couple of Stampin Dimensionals on the back of them to make them stand out and stamped the phrase 'Good Luck' underneath.  The 'good luck' stamp is from the retired set: Basic Phrases, which is really good for, you guessed it - basic phrases.

Here is a close up.