Ive been a busy bee with my Christmas Extravaganza events lately and here is one of the projects I did with at our Gisborne and Whakatane events.
These new swing card thinlets are soooo cool to use and as you can see have extra dies that can be used with it or by themselves. There is also a circle one too and both retail for $67.95 NZD. So with this one I extended the card and made it into a desk calendar. You can write on the inside as a card and then on the back has the mini calendar tabs so its a card that has a use as well!
I also made a matching box using a video I saw on pinterest. You can see that video here. Its using the envelope punch board which is my new favourite tool!
So Ive done a photo picture tutorial which you can see below. Hope everyone can understand it. This is Coastal Cabana but we used all of the incolors for my events. This colour matched my Daughters ball dress beautifully though! One Christmas pressie all sorted for my Mum and my MIL!
Have a lovely week..I have a few days off this week and should really be cleaning my house but …..my craft room is calling!
I’m all in a rush this morning and cant find anything to take with me to a stamp camp this weekend where I’m teaching! I wish I was more organised in my scrap room so I could just pick it up and pack it lol ..obviously I’m not one of those sorts!
Anyway enough rabbiting on …here is my card for this weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink.
The masking Ive done here is Santa behind the tree so I masked off the tree and then stamped with the Santa. I haven’t quite finished with this card as I’m putting our sons name up the top to go along with a mini album for Christmas …here’s a sneak peek of that. Cant show the whole thing as I’m teaching this album at my upcoming Extravaganzas this month! This was my first attempt at masking for awhile so it was a bit hit and miss! lol
Do go and check out what the other girls have done here and hope you play along with us this week.
Its not often you get a chance to scrap about yourself so this challenge with us this month at Just Add Ink will certainly help get you another page completed!
I did put some hidden journalling behind the photo on this one.
Heres a closeup
Stamps I used on this Layout were..Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid, Notable Notations, Tape it, Morning Post Numbers (frame) and For My Family (retired). The chipboard is non SU. I love the new candy dots ..just give extra dimension to the page! The paper is from Soho Subway.
Hope you come and play along with us this month ..check out what the other girls have done here
This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink courtesy of Paula is to Just Add Grunge…um well I actually had trouble with this challenge but then I had this lightbulb moment and my card was done in 15 minutes! Love how this card turned out and reminds me of celestial night skys or the Northern Lights.
Any here it is
This technique is called Gesso resist and is a lot of fun to do. Ive been teaching this technique in my scrapbooking classes lately and is a real wow and a lot of fun to do.
My Daughter has already snaffled it for her friend for Christmas..might make some more up! The colours I used was Cherry cobbler, Primrose Petals and Bermuda Bay. I stamped over the top with silver encore ink and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The greeting is from a hostess set called Warmth and Wonder (Holiday Mini).
So check out what the other girls on the Design Team have done here.
With a sale to start on Tuesday (more details on that on Tuesday!) …. and you can now order the thinlets then too! Woohoo! If you have seen these online ..you will know that we are super excited to get this product in our market now!
Here is the PDF of these new Thinlet Dies .
Mine just arrived on Friday so I havent had a chance to play with them yet. I also got a new product coming on the 29th ..the envelope Punch Board! Yahoo! This is one of the perks of being a demonstrator!
Dont forget that you only have TWO Days to sign up to be a Demonstrator for $25. More Details here
Join for $25.
This deal wont ever be repeated so what are you waiting for?
Contact me asap by emailing me!
And I cant go without showing you some creation …while Im busy with Christmas classes at the moment ..I made this simple Birthday card just recently as a quick card for my classes. I love the hessian ribbon..its my fave at the moment!
This week at Just Add Ink we have an inspiration challenge. Here is the photo to get your inpiration from.
I did a couple of projects for this firstly I made a wreath using the pansy punch and used the bow die..love that die! The polystyrene ring I got from a discount store here in Whakatane and my Edgecumbe class made this last Saturday. Time consuming but oh so enjoyable to make!
Then I mistakenly shared it on a facebook group Im on ..lol so I had to make another project. Heres what I came up with ..
My Kawerau Class will be making these cards this weekend. The box is easy to put together as its a decorative window gift box from our Holiday mini Catalogue. Ive used the Wonderful Wreath set for the topper. The art work was inspired by a set of three cards on splitcoaststampers here
Hope you can play along this week. Check out what the rest of the Just Add Ink design team have come up with using this challenge photo here
Hi I still have more spots available in my Christmas Stamp A Stack next Saturday the 19th October from 1-3pm. You will make 20 cards (5 each of 4 different designs) and includes envelopes and will cost you $40. All you need to bring is your scissors and adhesive of choice.
Venue is the Knox Church, Domain rd, Whakatane.
Contact me today to book in ..you can pay on the day but you must RSVP by the 17th October.
If you are interested in Joining Stampin’ Up! then until the 21st October it is just $25..wow! You pay $25 and you get product up to the value of $26.95 and the business brick (catalogues etc)..you will also get a stamp set for free if you place an order of $350 within the first month of joining. It would be great to do this in October as we have a hostess promotion on as well if you order $450 worth of product. Like all recruits, If you place an order within the first 45 days of Joining then you get an extra 10% off ..so in reality getting 30% off your first order would be something special right?
So something to think about if you just want to get started with SU, used to be a demonstrator and want to rejoin or have so much SU product already and just want to get the discount! You will join my small and friendly team. I have demonstrators all over NZ so you dont have to be near me to join my team.
Of course if you cant afford to put an order in just yet ..you wont have to place an order for your minimums until March 31st next year!
So what are you waiting for?
This deal wont ever be repeated ..its a once off deal because its Stampin’ Up!s 25th Anniversary this year.
You can sign up online here
There is a suggestion PDF of what you can get for $26.95 ..but you can get any smaller amount of items to make up to the total of $26.95. You cant get more than $26.95 and pay the difference though! (darn it hehehe)
Email me today to either find out more or book into my Stamp a stack class.
Hi ..been awol sorry ..couldn’t get into my blog for a couple of weeks ..was just put into the too hard basket until I had time to figure it out!
So Ive missed out on a couple of JAI challenges ..oops ..will update these shortly but first…
This months Just Add Ink Scrapbooking Challenge is a sketch done by me! Yeah! Managed to have a play in MDS and came up with this.
and heres the LO I came up with using our beautiful Daughters’ photo of her Year 12 Ball.
Super pleased how this the ribbon matched her ball dress so perfectly!
So, I hope you can play along with us with our scrapbooking challenge this month. Ive kept it simple so lots of you can have a go!
Check out what the other girls have done here
well I have a sizable stash of washi already (some SU and some not) so this challenge (from Kim) was right up my alley.
Heres what I came up with using the new season of style washi and the epic day washi.
I used the season of style papers for this LO which is a Christmas themed paper but as you can see fits in well with any theme.
some close ups here ..the gorgeous new ribbon ooh la la and Ive used my new rotary arm and decorative edge to make the 2013 banner (stamps are morning post numbers)
The ball letters were diecut with some retired alphas and embossed with the pretty prints Embossing Folder which is quickly becoming my favourite.
Photos are of our gorgeous girl at her year 12 ball.
So hope you can come and play with us this month at Just Add Ink.
Go and check out what the other design team girls have done here
Today SU announced the nitty gritty details of this years Incentive trip which is being held on a Carribbean Cruise in May next year.
I normally only go for the incentive trips every two years but this trip would be a dream come true for me. For one I could finally take my Hubby along (as my previous trips were wrong time of year for dairy farmers in NZ) and two I can take our daughter (and son if he wants to come) ..last year she helped me with my business to get the Incentive trip to Utah and then we found out she couldnt go as my guest because she was only 16.
I need your help to get there! So how can anyone help? You can order so i can get the sales needed or you can sign up for $189 and become a member of my team and promote to the next level (easy to do) ..please message me or contact me on email@example.com if you are interested in helping me achieve this goal. Thank you so much to my customers and team for supporting me so far.