Saturday, May 31, 2008

First Workshop!

I held my first SU! Workshop today. I feel it went really well. The ladies all had a great time and want to come to techniques classes - guess I'll have to schedule some now!

These are the 2 Make 'n' Takes we did.

The card base of this one is Brilliant Blue. The image is from Loads of Love and is coloured using the Stampin' Pastels and a Blender Pen. The image is then mounted on Pink Passion and Green Galore. Although you can't see it very well in the photo there is a sentiment on the Green Galore layer which was stamped with Versamark. The card was taken straight out of the SU! demonstrator Getting Started Guide.
One of the ladies who came requested an 8"x8" scrapbook page! I came up with this layout after I was inspired by a card by Chrissie - I just loved this card and showed it to my wonderful upline, Nerine, seeking her opinion of whether to use it as a Make 'n' Take - she suggested it would make a great scrapbook page. She was right! My friend loved it and think the other ladies did too.
The image is the Basics Outline wheel on Whisper White, outlined with Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow and Pale Plum markers. This is layered on Sage Shadow cardstock and then Pale Plum textured cardstock. I just have to find a suitable photo of my daughter to put on the page now.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Rock 'n' Roll Basics

I used the Rock 'n' Roll Technique for the flowers and leaves on this card. The stamps are all from Bud Basics except the sentiment which is from Warm Words. The colours are Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke and Regal Rose (textured) cardstock, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Garden Green inks. I used the slit punch to make the scallops. This is a simple card but I really like the colour combination and I didn't CASE it from anywhere!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Waxed Paper Resist

I can't believe it has been nearly 2 weeks since I last posted! Please accept my apologies if you have been visiting hoping to see something new.

I have been trying the Waxed Paper Resist technique the last couple of nights. Here is what I came up with:
The colours here are Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Rose Red and Certainly Celery. I used the Jumbo outline alphabet and stamped the letter in Black Staz-on on the Waxed Paper resist scraps from the next card and cut them out. I then stamped the same letters in Basic Black on the Rose Red textured cardstock and stuck the patterned letters over them, giving a shadow effect. The flower is from Hearflet Thanks. I put the Certainly Celery tab on becuase it needed something in that corner.

The colours in this card are Regal Rose, Rose Red, Old Olive and Pale Plum. I used the Bold Butterfly stamp set with a sentiment from Warm Words. I drew in the butterflies antennas with the SU Journalling Pen in black.

Please leave a comment so I know who is visiting me.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wedding Acceptance

A good friend asked me to make her a wedding acceptance card. She lent me the invitation for inspiration.
This is what I came up with.
I used the ribbon for my colours - Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter and Mellow Moss. The stamp is from Both-Way Blooms (a retired Hostess set). I made the card gate-fold to match the invitation and tied it with a gold organdy ribbon. I hope Carissa likes it.

Friday, May 9, 2008


I found this on a blog today and thought it was a bit of fun.

65 words


Can you beat me?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Long Weekend Getaway

I took my daughter to Darwin for our May Day long weekend. We had a great time shopping, going to the movies, shopping, feeding fish and shopping!

This is my daughter (in the pink shirt) feeding the fish at Aquascene on Sunday afternoon. After this, we visited Mindil Beach Markets and watched the sunset over the water.

The sunsets at Mindil Beach are just fabulous. I was very proud of the photos I was able to take with my little Nikon Coolpix. I can feel a scrapbook page coming on.

Next I have some news for you all. I have resigned my CM Consultancy and decided to join SU! (if they'll have me). I have nothing against CM and have loved my 3 1/2 years with them but my passion lies with stamping now. I can't wait for my starter kit to arrive.

If you live in Australia and don't have an SU! demonstrator I'd love to help you out. Just leave a comment and I'll be in touch.