Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Christmas Scrapbook Pages

These cold, rainy days sure give you a good excuse to sit down and catch up on the long list of unfinished projects. I have really enjoyed sitting down looking through my pile of photos that are yet to scrap. I found some lovely Christmas photos and produced these lovely pages.

I just love all the range of Christmas papers. For this page I used a

selection of papers. The striped paper is from the Simply Srappin papers, and the red and green papers were from the Spring Mini Catalogue - the Ski Slope Designer Paper series. I mounted the photo and did the journalling on Going Grey card stock and the holly was made from Old Olive and Real Red card stock. I just love the way all the different set of papers all co-ordinate.

The next page that I completed was with some photos of a School Performance that Ashleigh participated in.
I again used the Ski Slope Designer Paper Series.
I mounted the photos on Basic Black textured card stock and the journalling was on Whisper White.
The bauble was from the I Wish Simply Scrappin' set and I used a Red Rhinestone brad to go in the top of the bauble.
I like the effect that the aqua painter had, by wetting and rolling the edges of the paper.
this was a nice page layout to display a few photos on.
Christmas is fast approaching and I quess in no time I will have another lot of Christmas photos to work on.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

International Card Making Day

What a great day it was. I held a craft afternoon in the St Johns Church Hall. What a great turnout. Thanks to everyone who attended.

During the afternoon everyone made 2 cards that had been selected for them and then some ladies tried their hand at the card challange I had for them. All the cards looked great.

The first card we made was a birthday card using the Choo Choo and Right on Track stamps sets. I made a template for the clouds and everyone tried their hand at sponging the clouds. Even though we all made the same card they all looked so different. Some of the clouds looked quite stormy, depending on which blue ink the ladies chose.

The second was a birthday card using the Crazy for Cupcakes stamps. Mine was not quite completed, the colouring in had not been completed, but you get the idea. We used Pink Pirouette cardstock and papers from the Candy Lane Designer Series Papers.

As I mentioned I gave everyone a card challange to work on if they so wished. I gave them a layout and waited to see what the finished card looked like. Pictured is a selection of some of the finished cards. They look great. Thanks to those who took me up on the challange. Its a lot of fun and great to see what the finised product is.
I will be holding another afternoon in November, unfortunately the last one for the year. As Christmas is fast approaching I will have a few surprise Christmas ideas for you all to try.

Thanks to everyone for making Saturday a great success, a great day had by all.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

choo choo train set

Well it has been a while since I entered a blog. The time seems to be slipping away so quickly.

I have been enjoying using the Choo Choo set and the Right on Track Roller Stamp.

I used a variety of colours of inks and I made a stencil for the clouds. It was a fun stamp to make and I am sure any little boy would love to recieve a card like this.

I attended a crop day on Saturday run by a good friend of mine, Rachel. I had such a great day and it was so good to be able to catch up on some of the projects that have been sitting in the corner of the craft room. This is such a lovely layout and the colours are just beautiful. Thanks for a great day Rachel.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Father's Day

Father's Day is fast approaching.

I found this tool box on another web site while surfing one day, unfortunately I can't remember the web site. But I thought it was rather cool for Father's Day. I made a card to match it.

The card stock was Riding Hood Red and the stamps were Occasional Greetings and Totally Tools. The papers were some I had in my paper stash.

While I was on the Father's Day card making run I also made this card using some of the papers from the Urban Garden paper pack and the Occasional Greetings stamps.

Masculine cards are one of the hardest cards to get ideas for, but both of these turned out well. I was pleased with the effect.

Parisian Breeze Papers

It has been a good week for me to be able to catch up on some card making.

Wee Courtney has been off school this week with the dreaded flu, so between Bruce and I, we have been spending some time at home with her. On my days at home I have managed to get some time in the craft room while she has been resting.

My order arrived last week so I had a great time using the new papers and stamps. It sure feels like Christmas when an order arrives. I just love unpacking all the goodies.

I love the new Parisian Breeze papers. I make this card using a selection of these papers and the Best Yet Hostess Gift stamp set, the oval and circle scallop punch and the scallop edge punch. I inked the edges with Chocolate Chip.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Happy Birthday

Wow, it has sure been a busy month, hense not many blogs or card making happening. August is the month for birthdays in our house, so it seems to be all go. I finally bought myself a Cuttle Bug so have been enjoying trying to master its use.

I made a birthday card using the Happy Birthday embossing plate. Great fun to use and I am pleased with the result. I have not used any Stamping Up product on this card though.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tree Trimmings Stamp Set

This is such a lovely stamp set.

Tree Trimmings stamp set is found in our new Spring Mini Catalogue.

I have taken a new approach on a Christmas card and used not traditional Christmas colours. This card still looks acceptional.

I have used Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze card stock and the papers were from the Urban Garden Designer Paper Series.

The inks were Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze.

Scrapbook pages

It has been a busy couple of weeks, hence my lack of blogs. Have been working on a small scrapbook album of my 2 lovely girls, Ashleigh and Courtney. These are a great size to work on, quick and easier.

I have used chocolate chip card stock and papers from the simply scrappin' set - Sweet Nothings.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

First Blog

Welcome to my first blog.

I have been a Stampin Up since April 2009 and really enjoy the challenge of the workshops.

I love showing all you lovely ladies out there our wonderful products and teaching you new techniques.

I had an excellent workshop on Friday night and we made these lovely Post-It Note holders.

I have used Kiwi Kiss Cardstock and some of the papers from the Sweetnothings Simply Scrappin Set.

The Inks were Regal Rose Rose Red, and Always Artichoke.

These were very quick and easy to make and wonderful gift for anyone.