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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Urban Underground Scrapbook

A month or so back I was asked by kindy if I would help them with their scrapbook for their 50 year Celebration.  Hearing the word 'scrapbook' I eagerly said "YES" without realising the very tight timeframe.  It was an honour to have been asked but boy did I scrap my little heart out!
My brief was to keep the theme earthy and to be inspired by nature.  The 'Urban Underground' DSP was chosen by one of the teachers.  The album's colour palatte became:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Delightful Dijon and the retired Mossy Meadow.  I can quite honestly say that I have finally made friends with 'Delightful Dijon'!
I will showcase a few of the pages here.  Most of the supplies are from Stampin' Up!  The 12x12 Whisper White cardstock, Urban Underground DSP (retiring), Baker's Twine, and inks.  I will detail the stamp sets and additional S U supplies at the top of each layout.  Enjoy! 
Cover Page:  Number of Years (stamps and dies), Touches of Texture,  Timeless Textures (edging), Little Leaves (retired). 
Grateful Bunch (stamps and punch), Lace doily. 
Lace doilies (as masks).  Urban Underground Washi Tape (retiring)
Timeless Textures (edging), Grateful Bunch (butterfly- also retiring).
Vintage Leaves stamps and dies (space left for additional photo)
Touches of Texture, Copper Metallic Thread
Lace Doilies and Grateful Bunch (both retiring) 
Vintage Leaves and Timeless Textures
Butterfly Basics and Grateful Bunch (retitring) 
Layering Oval dies, Hardwood and Summer Silhouettes (retired)

It was an interesting process to stick to one pack of DSP, a colour scheme and a nature theme for an entire album.  I have since bought the paper myself and hope to replicate some of the pages for my boy's albums. 

A special thank you to my friend Trish who came and helped on the project for a couple of hours.

Thanks for visiting!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Cute tags and new SAB items

Some new Saleabration items have been added.  Anything there on your wish list? 
Don't forget that it's an awesome time to join Stampin' Up!  In addition to products of your choice in the starter kit, you can choose 2 additional free stamp sets of your choice.  Offer ends 31/03.  Enjoy the demonstrator perks of at least 20% discount, being the first to see the new catalogues, a quarterly magazine, team get togethers and swaps.  Such fun!   

Here's some more 'Lift Me Up' love.  Sweet little tags made with the 'Lift Me Up' bundle.  In addition I have used:
  • Scallop Tag Topper (wouldn't be without this!)
  • Washi Tape (Affecionately Yours)
  • 1/8" Stitched Ribbon in Bermuda Bay

Until next time.  Hope to see some of you at 'Coffee and Card' on Weds. Pop in between 10 and 11:30.  Garden Window Cafe, Stoke, Nelson.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Guest Gifts

Thank you to 'Pootles' for the tutorial on how to make these SUPER cute little milk cartons that my Extravaganza guests received as a thank you treat.

I have used:
  • Sending Love DSP (page 15 OCC: 6"x6" paper stack)
  • Mini Paper Clips (36 clips in gold, silver and white)
  • Circle Punch (3/4"- a really handy size)
  • Endless Thanks stamp set (sentiment)

These would also be awesome filled with tiny easter eggs, as Pootles shows in her video. 

Have a great weekend all!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

'Beautiful You' and Coffee and Cards

 Last weekend was the Nelson Extravaganza.  At these events participants make five projects throughout the course of the day, each taught by a different demonstrator(s). 
My project was a set of three notecards using the 'Beautiful You' stamp set.
It's easy to create beautiful backgrounds with Stampin' Up's Watercolour Pencils and an aquabrush!   

The elegant lady was coloured with a watercolour pencil and overstamped in ink (both using the colour 'Pacific Point').

Lastly my fave of the three women...  Here we masked her, sponged around, created the splatters with the Gold 'Wink of Stella' and paper pieced used the lovely 'Falling in Love' DSP.

The set is bundled together with a Soft Sky belly band that has been embossed through the Big Shot using the 'Falling Petals' embossing folder.  

Lastly I have a new event happening over the next three Wednesdays.....

Coffee and Card at The Garden Window Café

Have a cuppa and make a beautiful card. Beginners welcome

Isel Park, Stoke, Nelson

Weds March 15th, 22nd and 29th

Pop in between 10:00 and 11:30am

$10 per person (includes the cuppa and the card!)

Weather dependent

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Two Cheeky Pukekos

Recently hubby and I attended a wedding in Castle Hill, Caterbury.  The invitation had 'two cheeky pukekos' on the front.  I wanted to continue this theme for the wedding card...not your typical wedding card!

So I started with a leftover kit from the project I taught at November's extravganza.  You can see this project here

With the exception of the 'pukekos' all of the products used are from Stampin' Up!  

I thought that the Falling Petals Embossing Folder and the wood heart (Sending Love Embellishment) made it a little more 'wedding-y'.  The sweet sentiment inside the card comes from 'Floral Phrases'.

The 'Wetlands' set is a new one for me and I adore it already.  I used 'Garden Green' and 'Crumb Cake' ink and an aquapainter and sponge to create the swampy scene.  I used copper thread on the front and copper foil as a mat inside, which enhanced the card in my opionion.
Three sleeps till the Nelson Extravaganza.  It's not too late to book!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lift Me Up Love

I could sure do with being up in a hot air balloon right now, feeling the nice cool breeze through my hair!  Yes here in New Zealand summer has finally hit and it is HOT.  Fortunately I found some shade watching my eldest two doing swimming sports this afo. 
Without further ado, here is a batch of cards I whipped up.  The tutorial that I followed can be found here and it is awesome.  It uses the new Lift Me Up stamp set and DSP that can be earnt with a purchase of $110 (NZD) of products. 

I loved making these cards.  The colour combination is so nice and fresh:  Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macaroon and Smoky Slate are the cardstock colours used.

The 'Thanks' sentiment comes from the Watercolour Wishes kit.  All of the other sentiments come from the Lift Me Up set.

There is just so much to love about the 'Lift Me Up' stamp set.  It can be used:
  • for many different occasions
  • for men, women and children
  • for scrapbooking and cardmaking alike 
  • Here it is used in a bright playful way but it looks equally as good in vintage style. 
It is truly versatile, that's for sure.

If you are free this Saturday (4/3/17) and would like to join us for the Nelson Extravaganza please contact me as I have a couple of spaces still available. 

Until next time!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Foxy 40!

A Twist and Pop card certainly makes a WOW statement.  Here's a card I made for a friend last year. 
The belly band is made with silver glimmer paper, with our luxurious satin ribbon in silver also. 

The sentiment on the card front is stamped and punched using the 'Thoughtful Banners' bundle.  VERY versatile, I use this often.  Not to forget the sweet foxy bundle and DSP.

The inside sentiment and '40' come from the 'Number of Years'.  Lots of friends and family have had BIG birthdays and anniversaries over the last year so I have really appreciated this set!    More of the foxy DSP inside too.

Off to another wedding tomorrow.  The card I have made is not your ordinary wedding card!  I will look forward to sharing that with you sometime soon.  Have a great weekend!