Sunday, May 31, 2009

More Trendy Trees

As promised, here's another 'Trendy Trees" project. This is one we made at the SU! Convention in Canberra earlier this month. It's a super-cute little card that I've made a few times since as it's so flexible - just swap some colours and the greeting...voila! I love the leafy tree on this project as it uses the 'rock & roll' technique which is really effective. It's also carefully cut out and stuck on using a dimentional to give it a little height. Just one more project to come with this set, then I'll move on to another one for June. NB - I've made some changes to my class structure and dates - look to your right for details. It would be great to see you there so book in today!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

W is for...

Ok, I admit that I have cheated a little - I haven't been to a country beginning with 'w' so I'm using a state instead. I promised more post using 'Trendy Trees' - my current favourite - so here you go.... more to come over the next few days. I cased this page from my friend & very tallented SU! demo Kelly Slattery - go check out her blog for heaps of gorgeous projects.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fancy Fold Classes

This is a card we made at my last 'Fancy Fold' card class. I love this Trendy Trees set as it's really flexible and it's a bargain at $37.95. I'm also loving the "Urban Garden" Double sided paper as it's great for guys and girls - don't forget DSP is on special this month... 4 packs for the price of 3, which works out at just $1.25 a sheet. I used the 'rock & roll' technique for the central tree, then cut it out & used a dimentional to attatch it. I also love the colours - I've decided 'Basic Grey' is the new 'Chocolate Chip' and it goes so well with the new In Colours - Kiwi Kiss & Baja Breeze. The reason this is a Fancy Fold card is that it opens up as normal, but then you can open it up again from the centre to reveal space for a 'secret message'. This photo didn't work out so well but it might give you an idea of what I mean. Don't forget to contact me today if you'd like to take advantage of the DSP special offer, or if you'd like to order this gorgeous stamp set.
More posts with this set to come...!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Scrapping Classes

I actually made this project for my very first Class but have never posted it as I didn't ahve a blog back then! It's the first and last 6x6 page I've done in a class as I now have a 12x12 alnum to fill and am also addicted to mini-albums.
I've used the 'So Swirly' jumbo wheel and 'Priceless' set as well as 'Life Definitions' which I find great for scrapping. It's a 6x6 layout so I saved space by hiding my journaling in a pouch under the photo.
My next classes will be on Saturday 20th May - a card & 3D project in the morning and scrapping project in the afternoon - See details to the right. Contact me today to book a place.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

For him...

As soon as I got back from convention I realised that I had almost missed my cousin's and my uncle's brithdays, so I had to make some cards at top speed. Having been inspired by some great swaps and by Nicole Tidbold's presentation at convention (she had some fantastic ideas for male cards) I set off to make male cards.
I really wanted to use some DSP but only have 'Urban Garden'. I thought that might be a challange but it didn't turn out to be a problem as the colours and designs were really flexible. I roughed it up a bit by distressing the edges and I'm pretty happy with the way this card turned out. It's super easy and equally good for any age or gender, depending on the papers you choose.
As the Stampin' Up! DSP is on special offer this month I'll definately be investing in more - click on the image to the right and contact me today if you're like to order some too.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May Special Offers

This is a fantactic opportunity for all you scrapbookers out there...
  • Buy 3 packs of DSP and get a 4th pack FREE

What's more, you can join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for jusy $175. Whether you're interested in getting discounted products everyday, or you're looking for extra income, this is a great opportunity - contact me today!

Click on the link to the right for more information....

Convention Update

Ok, admittedly I've been back from the SU! convention in Canberra for over a week, but I'm still catching up! I spent the week before convention making swaps so had no time to blog, then I spent the week after convention making plans, editing photos and creating projects for classes - where does ths time go?! Thankfully I just brought a wireless router so I can now sit in my WARM living room with my laptop, so hopefully I'll be online more often from now on and can blog to my heart's content....
Firstly, convention was fantastic. I've come home with heaps of ideas and things I despirately want to create and do (I'm thinking I need to give up work...). Nine ladies from my SU! team headed over the ditch and many of them have worked so hard over the last year that they were called up on stage to celebrate their success :-) The above photo is just one of many - Jacque and Patrice both made it into the top 3 NZ demonstrators of the year - woo hoo.
These were my convention swaps. I used an emboss resist technique for the stamped panel; first I used the 'So Swirly' wheel, then stamped with a bold image from Baroque Motifes and clear embossed it. Lastly I sponged over the top with a darker colour. Unfortunately you can't really see the full effect in these photos.I made 90 cards all together - the ones below are just one version! Although it did take quite some time to make them all it was all worth it as I swapped them all and now have 90 very creative samples.