Saturday, 23 October 2010

Scrapping for my niece!

While I was recently in Port Macquarie my sister and niece wanted to scrap! Yah!! My niece had a photo she wanted to do and knew she wanted lots of flowers but no layout in mind and no time.... Hello... I am here with no photos of my own and love flowers!!! 'I would love to do it for you' I said. 'Cool' I think was her response!!

She picked some gorgeous bright orange Prima flowers and I picked out some Prima paper - yummo, along with ribbons and pearls and lots of other gorgeous stuff. I had lots of fun and this is the end result.

Thankfully she was extremely pleased with the end result of my fun!!
Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Little Miss Mae (3) and I went to the beach this morning, it was a perfect start to the day! We then came home to visit with my brother and his kids for the rest of the day. So a perfect start to the weekend... I wonder what we will do tomorrow!!

Friday, 22 October 2010

October Team Swap Card

Well, finally another chance to create something with some new rubber... I have lacked the mojo after holidays, but thanks to our team swap and some inspiration from my good friend Tiffany, I have come up with these...

I love this colour combination of Crumb Cake (formally known as Kraft), Very Vanilla and the new in-colour Blushing Bride. Stamp sets used are Notably Ornate, Curly Cute and a Hostess set called Punch Potpourri. Other things used are 1 1/4" striped ribbon - Pretty in Pink, Basic Pearls, Silver embossing powder, dimensionals, mini glue dots and sticky strip.

Can't wait to see what the other girls have come up with this month.

Have a great weekend xx

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

SAM Challenge #15

After being on holidays camping in the rain for eight out of nine days.... (the kids still had a great time - luckily!), some scrapbooking was just what I needed! The Stamp-a-Memory Challenge this week is to 'Scraplift' a page found in all the great layouts from their site. (this took quiet a while to find as I was having to much fun looking and remembering all those great layouts!)

This is the layout I chose - its by a guest designer, Janice Klass...

and this is my version of her layout...

These photos were taken at a picnic for my mums birthday. Dad brought along his whip and was trying very patiently to teach us all how to 'Crack that whip'. There was lots of laughs and great memories made that day!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

SAM Challenge #14

Well... I haven't participated in a challenge for a while and liked the idea of doing some scrap booking! The wonderful girls at Stamp-a-memory have put out this great sketch challenge, so I thought I would have to have a go!
This is the sketch

And, this is my entry! Thanks to my daughter and her great little soccer team - I had a couple of photos that definately needed scraping.
I have used the gorgeous new Newspaper Print DSP from SU and also the beautiful 1&1/4" stripped grosgrain ribbon in black and vanilla, the little leaves are from the two step bird punch and the Not Quite Navy flower is made using the scalloped circle punch.

This is a close up of the journaling.

Have a great week xx

Friday, 17 September 2010

Extreme Elements!

Hi all! I finally had time to have a play with some new rubber this morning! Gotta love new stuff... when I first saw this set in the new IB&C, I knew it would be great for boy/male cards and pages. Had to have it!
Below is a male birthday card - hope you like it.

Here is an 8x8" layout for my calendar next year! So nice to be able to do more of my son with a really nice set.

The colours I have used are Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Not Quite Navy. The stamp set is called Extreme Elements on page 52 of the IB&C.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

New Idea Book & Catalogue is here!

How exciting!! Its here and ready for you to order from and enjoy all the wonderful new things that are on offer! You can order your new IB&C from me for $10 or click on the image in the right hand column to view it on line!
Enjoy everyone!!

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Open Day Cancelation...

Due to both my very talented older children (slightly biased!) getting into the semi-finals with their soccer, I have had to cancel my Open Day until further notice... If they get through next weekend then there could still be another two weekends of soccer finals and grand final to go to. I love watching them play and they would be very disappointed if I wasn't there for these very special games. I hope you can all understand this.
I will post when I have another date for this special introduction day to the new Idea Book & Catalogue will be.

Friday, 27 August 2010

New Cards!

I have been having some fun with some new techniques and new stamps and thought I should share some!!
These first two cards are from a Stampin' Up! team training day which was lots of fun. Especially being on the other side of the table to the teacher!
This card is Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand and Whisper White card stock. We stamped the flowers onto velum and embossed them - I love that!

This card is using the technique called 'Emerging Colour'. We stamped lots of little stamps in pinks and purples onto white card stock, then clear embossed the big Medallion stamp over the top. Then we used the Brayer (a big rubber roller) to roll the purple colour over the top. Using paper towel to wipe off the excess from the embossed area - which leaves the colours under-neath 'emerging' through!

The next one is a very simple card using the 'small heart' punch with five different coloured card stock and a simple birthday greeting. Very simple but very effective! And if you need a card in a rush - this one is perfect!

I have never used the 'Spritzer' tool before and borrowed it from a friend to play with.... This tool allows you to spray colour from a marker pen over your project to 'age' it. If you look closely you can see a fine mist of chocolate chip ink sprayed over the card - I like it! (and yes - its a mens card - shock horror - very much out of my comfort zone!!!)

Can you believe it - another mens card LOL!! Again using the Spritzer tool!

These next three cards would have to be my favourites!! And so easy! All you do is ink up your stamp with the Versa mark ink pad, stamp onto your card stock and then using the Sponge Daubers, dab chalk over the stamped image and it sticks to the embossing ink! No heating required! Then add a diamonte and some ribbon and quick as a flash - another very simple card!

This one is a little more time consuming as I cut the design and layered it onto a backing piece and ruffled some ribbon - just to dress it up a little! Oh and added some Dazzling Diamonds to the purple chalked area too!

Last but not least... this is the same technique but first I have used the Big Shot machine to dry emboss a pattern onto some white card stock. Then rubbed the Versa mark ink over the raised pattern and added the coloured chalk! Easy hey!

Told you I have been busy! I hope you have enjoyed this post and maybe learnt something new you would like to try yourself. xx

Monday, 16 August 2010

Updated Sale Items

Just a reminder about the discontinued items I have for sale as of 1st September. Items are running out fast so make sure you check the list below to see if there is anything you want...

Stampin' Up! Sale Items
Stamp Sets

Page Description Price
17 Punches Three $10.00 SOLD
19 Best Yet $15.00
34 A Happy Heart $20.00
68 Just Riding $12.00 SOLD
78 Bella's Bloom $12.00
83 Embrace Life $23.00 SOLD
83 Heartfelt Thanks $25.00
92 Sprinkles $12.00
95 One of a Kind $15.00 SOLD
97 Enjoy Every Moment $26.00
99 Good Friend $35.00
104 Say it with Scallops $15.00 SOLD
120 A Little Birthday Cheer $12.00
n/a So Many Sayings $15.00 SOLD
n/a Party Punch $10.00 SOLD
n/a Alphabits $10.00
n/a Friendly Flowers $15.00
n/a Merry, Merry $25.00
n/a In the Stars $20.00 SOLD

Wheels for Sale
61 Nursery Letters (jumbo) $8.00
78 Bella's Border $5.00 SOLD
n/a All About Christmas (jumbo) $8.00
n/a Bloomin' $5.00 SOLD
n/a Size it Up $5.00

Ink Pads for Sale
Brilliant Blue $5.00 SOLD
Green Galore $5.00 SOLD
Close to Cocoa $5.00 SOLD
Mellow Moss $5.00 SOLD
Orchid Opulence $5.00 SOLD
Glorious Green $5.00 SOLD
Pink Passion $5.00 SOLD
Kiwi Kiss $5.00

Misc. Items for Sale
18 Patterns Pack II DSP $5.00 SOLD
145 Glitter - Chunky Sprinkles $10.00 SOLD

Double-sided Papers
all papers - (per sheet) $0.50

Friday, 6 August 2010


Here is your Invitation to come and view the New IB&C and some exciting samples!!
There will be a Lucky Door Prize ticket with every order placed on the day, discontinued items for sale and good company with like minded people!

Where: My house
Date: 4th September '10
Time: 10am - 2pm (drop in any time between these hours)
RSVP: 1st September for catering purposes!

Come and enjoy a cuppa and the excitement of 'all things new by SU'

Discontinued Items for Sale!

As you would all be aware by now, we have a huge list of discontinued items to make way for the new IB&C. Below is a list of items that I am selling at my Open Day on the 4th of September '10. If there is something here that you really want, drop me an email or give me a call to hold it for you!

Stampin' Up! Sale Items
Stamp Sets
Page Description Price
17 Punches Three $10.00 SOLD
19 Best Yet $15.00
34 A Happy Heart $20.00
68 Just Riding $12.00
78 Bella's Bloom $12.00
83 Embrace Life $23.00
83 Heartfelt Thanks $25.00
92 Sprinkles $12.00
95 One of a Kind $15.00
97 Enjoy Every Moment $26.00
99 Good Friend $35.00
104 Say it with Scallops $15.00 SOLD
120 A Little Birthday Cheer $12.00
n/a So Many Sayings $15.00 SOLD
n/a Party Punch $10.00 SOLD
n/a Alphabits $10.00
n/a Friendly Flowers $15.00
n/a Merry, Merry $25.00
n/a In the Stars $20.00 SOLD

Wheels for Sale
61 Nursery Letters (jumbo) $8.00
78 Bella's Border $5.00
n/a All About Christmas (jumbo) $8.00
n/a Bloomin' $5.00
n/a Size it Up $5.00

Ink Pads for Sale
Brilliant Blue $5.00
Green Galore $5.00
Close to Cocoa $5.00
Mellow Moss $5.00
Orchid Opulence $5.00
Glorious Green $5.00
Pink Passion $5.00
Kiwi Kiss $5.00

Misc. Items for Sale
18 Patterns Pack II DSP $5.00
145 Glitter - Chunky Sprinkles $10.00

Double-sided Papers
all papers - (per sheet) $0.50

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Last Calendar Page for classes

Just thought I would share my last creation for our Calendar classes. In these classes we are scrap booking two 8x8" layouts per month so that our calendars are ready to hang by the time the new year starts! We have been having so much fun in these classes, the girls are enjoying scrap booking which has always been my passion. Its great to be able to share that with these ladies.
Anyhoo... back to the picture!

This is my gorgeous daughter Molly. I love this photo of her, she looks so grown up. There are lots of techniques and elements on this page (sorry the photography is poor). We have embossing, distressing (inking edges,scruffing edges and melting ribbons) I have used the Bigshot, which the ladies are loving (less cutting out for them!).
Thanks for popping by and I hope you are inspired to create! xx

Updated Class Scedule

Hi ladies! Sorry for the confusion... I had classes scheduled during the Sept/October school holidays!! Oops... all has been fixed. Please see the right hand column for updated class dates.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Christmas Stamp-a-stack cards

Hi all! I would like to share a couple of cards that we will be making in our upcoming Christmas Stamp-a-stack! Two very different cards for you.
This first one is more traditional - picture wise anyway!

This one is more of a fun one!

I hope you like them! If you are interested in coming along and making some of these cards, contact me ASAP to book your seat. We make three each of two different designs. Class details are listed down the right hand side of my blog.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Christmas in July!

With all the cold days and in door entertainment and all the talk of 'Christmas in July' at the moment, I thought I would make some chrissy cards to put in my stash! As you can see below, I have gone a little Baja Breeze mad! (love that colour!) and as always had to have one with Kraft!!
All three cards are very clean and simple in design - but I am very happy with the results.
This first one, I have used the 'reverse masking' technique and sponged the rectangle and stamped the background trees with Baja Breeze ink. Then the top tree is stamped with Baja Breeze and Versa mark ink then sprinkle with a mix of clear embossing powder and dazzling diamonds! The sentiment is from the 'Many Merry Messages' set.

These next two are using the gorgeous 'Illuminations' set, embossed with white powder. I restamped in Baja Breeze/Real Red and embossed with clear powder and then cut out the 'J' and raised it with dimensionals! I added white taffeta ribbon to the kraft card and a small flower and rhinestone brad to the white card.

(if you click on the images, you can see more detail!)
I hope you are inspired to get some of your chrissy cards started xx

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Quilted Top Note Card

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share another card I have recently made. Its affectionately called the 'Quilted Top Note' because of the look it achieves as you can see in the photo below.

To get this look, all you do is punch squares of the DSP and stick them to some card stock and then run it through the Big shot using the Top Note Die! Simple as!!
I have used the lovely Cottage Wall DSP from the Autumn/Winter Mini along with Orchid Opulence card stock. The ribbon is also from the Autumn/Winter Mini - Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain. The sentiment is from the Hostess set, Best Yet. Hope you like it!

Friday, 25 June 2010

Swap Cards

Hi everyone. I wanted to share a couple of pics of a card I have made for my 'Team Swap' for July. Yes, I am a little ahead of myself, but - there's nothing like being organised is there!
Being part of an SU team has many benefits. We support and encourage each other when that elusive 'mojo' goes astray! and we share ideas and inspiration too. One thing our team is doing at the moment is a card swap each month. We all make a card for each person who signs up for the month and they get distributed back to each member so that we all get one from each of the other members... does that make sense? By doing this we get to see ideas and techniques that we might not have thought of ourselves and then share with our customers!
Anyhoo, this is my card for July!

Seven ladies have signed up so far for July (including myself) so, seven of the same card!
I have used the Bigshot machine, running the Scallop Circle through to make the base of the card. Then my Circle cutter to cut a piece of Pink Pirouette DSP. I have used the Eyelet Border Punch on Chocolate Chip card stock. The sentiment is from the Hostess gift set called Best Yet and the Butterfly and the pale pink leaves behind the sentiment are from the Great Friend set. Then to finish it off, I have used the lovely Riding Hood Red striped ribbon and some Hemp Twine.

Hope you like it xxx

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Starter Kit Promotion!

I am very slow at getting this special up... sorry ladies and gents.
If you have been thinking of signing up with Stampin' Up! this is the time to do it!! Whether you are looking for a home based business to work at your own pace, or just to take advantage of demonstrator discounts and knowing specials in advance to help with your hobby - now is the time to take advantage of this great special.

From 21 May-31 July, get a 20 percent discount on the Starter Kit when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator!

The Starter Kit is normally $324.00, with the 20% off it is now down to $259.00! In the kit you get a host of goodies including Ink pads, Stamp sets, Stamp & Scrub with Spray, a wheel and Standard Handle, Stampin' Pastels (chalk set), Aqua Painter Pens, Versa mark ink pad, Snail Adhesive, Rubber Scissors and the list goes on!! Retail value of the kit is over $560!!
This really is a great opportunity to get started on your dream Hobby/Home Business. If you are interested don't hesitate to contact me via email or phone.

Deal of the Week #4!

Well, here it is, the last specials for June. Wow, hasn't this month flown by, because I have been anxiously waiting for each Wednesdays announcement of the new specials LOL!
This week we have bling and ribbon! What card or scrap page is done without bling or ribbon!!

pg 149 Square Ice Rhinestone brads (109113) was $19.95 now $11.97
pg 149 Circle Ice Rhinestone brads (109111) was $19.95 now $11.97
pg 149 Square Fire Rhinestone brads (109112) was $19.95 now $11.97
pg 150 Bashful Blue 1” double-stitched grosgrain ribbon (111848) was
$19.95 now $10.97
pg 151 Certainly Celery 5/8” grosgrain ribbon (109050) was
$14.95 now $8.97

There you have it ladies and gents... you have til Tuesday the 29th June to get your orders in. Talk to you all soon xx

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Deal of the Week #3

Well, the weeks are flying by aren't they... here is the number 3 deal for the month of June! It is stamp sets this time! Yah, who doesn't like to get a stamp set at a discounted price!!

(114263) pg34 A Happy Heart stamp set was $41.95 Now $20.98

(115792) pg57 Greetings Eight stamp set was $49.95 Now $24.98

(116330) pg78 Bella's Bloom stamp set was $24.95 Now $14.97

(113009) pg97 Enjoy Every Moment stamp set was $53.95 Now $26.98

(114283) pg105 All Scallops stamp set was $55.95 Now $27.98

Please check these out in your Idea Book & Catalogue and let we know what you like. Don't forget that these are on special for one week only! You have til Tuesday the 22 June to get you orders in. Happy shopping xx

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Deal of the Week #2

This weeks specials are the wonderful Double Sided Papers! Check out the specials below!

Haiku Designer Series paper normally $16.95 now $10.17

Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper normally $16.95 now $11.02

Tea Party Designer Series paper normally $16.95 now $10.17

Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper normally $16.95 now $11.02

Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series paper normally $22.95 now $14.92

Please check your Idea Book & Catalogue pages 132 and 133 for pictures of these papers - then email or phone me with your orders.
This special runs from the 9th June to the 15th June 2010.
Talk to you soon xx

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Special card for Special Occasions!

I recently borrowed some sizzix embossing dies from my bestie Kim to have a play with... I needed to make a Wedding card for my nephew and a Birthday card for my mum. I had seen a technique that I wanted to have a go at and this is what I have come up with!
This first one is for my mum's Birthday

This one is the Wedding card

and these two were just for fun!

I have used Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla and Kraft cardstock and ink. Along with the gorgeous Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, the eyelet border punch and the En Francais background stamp.
To get this effect with the embossing die, all you have to do is ink directly onto the die itself! Then very carefully put your cardstock into the folder and then through the Bigshot. Each side of the die you ink will give a different image when embossed. I think both came out beautifully! (then make sure you wash and dry the die when your done! I just ran it under warm water)

Give it a go and enjoy the results yourself. xx

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Stampin' Up! - Deals of the Week #1

Hi everyone! Something exciting from Stampin' Up! They are having a 'Deal of the week' special every week during June! Yah! Who doesn't like a special LOL!
The first deal is below - check it out and let me know if there is anything you can't live without!!

Deals of the Week #1
Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
112081 152 Scallop Square Punch $30.95 $20.12
109183 153 Trio Flower Punch $30.95 $20.12
110711 153 Boho Blossom Punch $30.95 $20.12
114889 n/a* Scallop Oval Punch $30.93 $20.12

These amazing deals last for one week only, so get in fast!
(apology in advance - one of the item #'s and page #'s is coming up as a phone number???? can't seem to stop it, sorry!)

Monday, 31 May 2010

Another Page for the Calendar classes

Ok, so this is obviously the December page! I am having such fun coming up with these layouts! Its great to be using some of the new things from the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue. Like the Bigshot!! Gotta love that little machine. If you haven't seen the catalogue yet, click on the image in the right hand column to view it. There are some gorgeous goodies in it.

If you are interested in doing this class, time is running out to book your seat. Details are in the right hand column and seats are filling fast.

Monday, 24 May 2010

ESAD Scrapbooking Challenge

Over the last weekend ESAD has been running a myriad of challenges for those of us that couldn't make it to the Stampin' Up! Convention in Sydney.
On Sunday, the scrapbooking challenge was to follow a layout. I did this using the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrapin' Kit (found on page 138 of the IB&C). This was all made possible by my bestie 'Kim' who kindly donated alot of DSP that she wasn't using...

I have scraped this photo of Maisy before, and so have all my sisters! I just love it - its such a natural candid photo captured by my sister Robyn at mum and dads farm. She was having a ball splashing with her cousin Lleyton and Nanny! I am very happy with this one! Too cute Maisy baby xxx

Friday, 21 May 2010

8x8" layout for Calendar Class

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share one of the twelve layouts I have come up with for the upcoming Calendar Classes.

We will be doing two layouts per class and one class per month between June and December! This way it will be ready to hang by the New Year.

If you are interested in joining in the fun, you need to book your seat and prepay for your calendar by June 9. The first class will be June 16 starting at 10am at my house. Costs involved are listed in the Class Dates & Times in the right hand column. I hope to hear from you soon xx

Monday, 10 May 2010

TCR #5/SAM Callenge #9

Time for a challenge.... or two as this one may be! The lovely girls at Stampamemory have set a challenge to use a photo that you have altered in some way, (showing the original photo as well). The photo I have used is actually a favourite recent photo of my daughter Molly. I didn't need to alter it for any other reason than wanting to 'shabby' it up! So, I have printed it onto canvas and changed it to black and white.

The other half of this challenge was set by a wonderful site called The Color Room. You have to check out the talent that oozes from every person on this site!! It is awe-inspiring!! Below is the colour challenge and also the sketch they have set for this week.

Well, here is my entry, I hope you like it.

The next photo is a close up of the gorgeous flowers...

This photo is to try and show you the photo on canvas paper...

Card Stock: Very Vanilla
DSP: Bella Bleu (various scraps from scrap bag)
Ink: River Rock
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Accessories: Kaiser Rhinestone Letters, Flowers and lace from Spotlight!

PS This is the original photo

Friday, 7 May 2010

Mothers Day Card

Hello again!
On one of our team forums, the challenge for this month was to create a card using only two colours... This can be really hard sometimes, but I wanted to have a go and decided to make a Mothers Day Card while I was at it!

Here is my entry

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Kraft
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Bigshot - Manhattan Flowers embossing folder
Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies
Kraft Taffeta Ribbon
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Happy Mothers Day Mum - hope you like your card!! xxx

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

S.A.M. Creative Challenge # 8

Hi again every one. I have entered in a challenge set up by the girls at Stampamemory. The challenge for this fortnight is to create a layout using a photo of yourself and list five things that you like about yourself. Scraping myself is not something I normally do, but thought it would be nice to have some memories for my kids of me and what I was like! So.... here it is!

I have used Bella Rose DSP along with Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, the Scalloped Circle Punch and two clear Rhinestone Brads all from Stampin' Up! I have also used my Bigshot for the very first time! Cutting the topnote shape for the journaling. The chipboard letters, flowers and bling are from my stash.

This photo shows a close up of some of the embellishments. I actually painted the chipboard letters with crackle paint and then went over the top with crystal effects to make it shinny. I punched Riding Hood Red card stock with the scalloped circle punch and the snipped it to make the petal shapes for the bottom layer of the flowers. I used Close to Cocoa ink to age the edges of the DSP.

The last photo shows the journaling. Just incase you can't read it.....

About ME @ 40....

After recently becoming a single mum I have learned a few things about myself. I have discovered that I am a lot stronger than I ever thought I was. I am capable of coping with three gorgeous kids on my own. I am happy with my own company (something I never thought I would be!) I can manage a budget! I love to mow the lawn. I have found my love of craft all over again. I have conquered my fears of different things.... I have always wanted to learn to ride a motor bike! So, I now have my licence and love it!

All in all - I am happy being me!

Well there you have it - a page on ME! Hope you like it...

Monday, 19 April 2010

Who knew....

Hi all... Sorry its been a while. Life is hectic sometimes isn't it.
I have been getting together with my good friend Kim lately at least once a week to try and inspire us both to get back into the swing of things and I must admit its working. Slowly but surely!
I find Kim very inspirational. She has a great style when it comes to scrapbooking and she is very creative - so thanks Kim for all you help.
This photo was taken by my almost 12yr old son Mitchell. We went away camping for a week at Easter time and had a fabulous time.

In the photo below, I have tried to get a little closer to some of the embellishments. (my photography skills are very bad - sorry) The doillie (not sure if thats the correct way to spell that...) in the background and the bird cage and also the bird at the top of the photo are cut using Kim's silhouette machine (gotta love that thing!) I have painted the bird cage using crackle paint which is fantastic for adding dimension and depth to things. The bird I have inked a little to try to age it a bit! There is a page out of an old reading book in there as well which I have used my Spiral punch on and there is machine stitching around the border... what else... oh yer that gorgeous clock face is a stamp from a previous mini catalogue. The set was called Sense of Time. There is also lace, Pearls, flowers and leaves! Lots of layers - which I am loving more and more.

Below is a close up of the journaling.

I had a lot of fun creating this page with lots of help from Kim... it celebrates our first time away on our own... and what a fantastic time we had. Love you three more than you will ever know xxx

Sunday, 21 February 2010

S.A.M Creative Challenge #4/ 8x8" Layout

This fortnights challenge over at Stamp a Memory is to create a page using only Black and White, with one extra colour added. You can use as many shades of that extra colour as you like but only that one. There have been some awesome entries and example pages by the design team so pop over and check them out.

This photo I have chosen is a favourite photo memory of two out of seven girlfriends that I play tennis with. We call ourselves the 'TWB' girls. That is Tennis with Benefits!. We go away once a year for a weekend to relax and have some girlie fun. This photo was taken at the Formal Night on the Pacific Dawn! Thats right, we went on a Cruise last year and had a fabulous couple of days away. 'Simply said' they are great 'Friends'.

The Stamped journaling up the left hand side reads, a friend is someone who makes it easy. Below is a close up of embellishments used.

Products used are
Card stock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White and Basic Black
DSP: Riding Hood Red Patterns Designer Series
Inks: Basic Black and Riding Hood Red
Stamps: Simply Said and Jumbo Outline
Others: Stampin Dimensionals, Silver Hodgepodge and Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon

This layout is for my 8x8" calendar that I Scrap every year. Its really nice each month to see a favourite memory from the year before and the kids get a real kick out of seeing themselves on the months where they feature! (its a real talking point with visitors too!)

Thanks again for stopping by, until next time, have a great week xx

Saturday, 20 February 2010

More 1/2 Page Wonders!

Time for some more creations! After visiting with Bettina (fellow SU Demonstrator and friend) last night, I borrowed a couple of stamp sets to play with... thanks lovey!
I borrowed three sets that have always been on my wish list (really, really want them now that I have had a chance to play with them!) Fifth Avenue Floral, Simply Said and Circle Circus. They are all great sets to use with the 1/2 page wonder cards that we are doing in our class this Friday. If you haven't booked your seat, now would be a good time... come and have some fun and laughs with the girls.

In the following photos you will see how simple these cards are to make. Just stamp up a 1/2 sheet of A4 card stock and punch shapes and edges or cut strips and stick them on with a bit of ribbon and a sentiment and there you have it! Each 1/2 page of background stamping will get you three or four cards.

This first lot are my favourite - Fifth Avenue Floral.

I have used Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze card stock and ink.

Next is Circle Circus (tried to make some for the blokes in our lives).

This one is Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango card stock and ink.

Next is the lovely Simply said set.

I used Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla card stock and ink.

And last but not least my own Enjoy Every Moment set.

This one is Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette card stock and ink.

Well that was lots of fun, I hope you have enjoyed this post! Thanks for stopping by xx