Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Regionals - the Final Chapter

I promise, no more posts about Regionals after this one!

Here is the final project we did - so cute!  Love the look of the layers with the two boxes.

Stamps:  Every Moment; Ink:  Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red; Paper:  Baja Breeze, Old  Olive, Very Vanilla; Other:  Fancy Favour Die, Big Shot, Spritzer  Tool,  Soft Suede Marker, Aquapainter, Old Olive ribbon, Linen thread.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Regionals Part 3, Revenge of the Stamper!!

Well no, there is no revenge here.  Sorry to mislead you.  I was getting carried away with the whole "Part 3" thing......oops.

Anyhoo, back to the pretty pictures!

This is a sweet 3x3inch gift card (love note).  It was easier to cut out that daisy than you might think, thanks to the most excellent Paper Snips from Stampin' Up!  They are very sharp, right to the tip, which makes them ideal for fiddly jobs like this.  The white gel pen added highlights.  Sorry about the untidyness of the sentiment inside the circle - I neglected to clean my stamp properly.  D'oh!

Stamp:  Every Moment; ink:  white gel pen, Riding Hood Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Soft Suede; Paper:  Baja Breeze textured cardstock,  Old Olive, Watercolour paper; Other:  Aquapainter, Paper Snips, 11/2 circle punch, Soft Suede Marker, Basic Pearls, thin ribbon. 

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Regionals Part 2

Hope you are happy and well!

Here is the second M&T from Regionals, I hope you like it.

Stamps:  Every Moment; Ink:  Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Paper: Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White; Other:  Narrow Whisper White Taffeta, Beautiful Butterflies die, Big Shot, paper Piercer, Scalloped Edge Punch, 13/4 circle punch
It's a 6x6 inch scrapbook page!  I will have to take another picture when I find a photo to put there.

Love these colours together!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Brisbane Regionals

I posted last weekend while at the Brisbane Regional Stampin' up! Training Day, which was heaps of fun.  What did we do there?  We swapped sample cards, chatted, took photos of display boards, chatted, listened to interesting and informative speakers about cool new stamping techniques and business ideas and chatted, and we also did some stamping!

I'm going to post a picture of each Make & Take we made over the next few days.  It is school holidays, and I'm (hopefully) programming my posts to take place while I'm away from the computer....magic!

As part of my registration to the Regional Training, I was given a lovely new stamp set called Every Moment.   We used this stamp set in all of the Make & Takes.

Here is the first one:  
Stamps:  Every Moment; Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Old Olive; Paper: Soft Suede Textured cardstock, Watercolour paper, Old Olive, Very Vanilla cardstock; Other:  Daffodil Delight Taffeta, Spritzer tool, Aquapainter, basic pearls, scallop edge punch, clips assortment.  
I really love how this turned out, even though I messed it up a little.  I haven't done much watercolouring, but the thing I learned was to be patient and not rush.  That was you can build up layers of colour, and also it helps prevent "bleeding" of colours where you don't want them.

Just so you know, whenever I am creating in front of my fellow demonstrators, whether at Steph Pike's team meetings, or at Regionals, I ALWAYS mess something up!  Without fail.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Final September Class Project

Last, but not least, we made this cute little milk carton with the new die for the Big Shot. It has, naturally, a co-ordinating stamp set called "Got Treats?". They are just gorgeous!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

3rd September class project

I am loving Daffodil Delight! It is a soft, warm yellow, deeper than So Saffron, not as overpowering as poor Yo Yo Yellow. My brother is getting married in November, so weddings are on my mind lately.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

My swaps for Brisbane Regionals

Stamp:  Afterthoughts (hostess set); Ink:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz;   Paper:  Confetti White, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler.  Other:  Big Shot - Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions, Brayer, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Marina Mist satin Ribbon, Pear Pizazz ribbon, basic pearls
I posted this photo from the Brisbane Convention Centre where I was attending Regionals because I'd forgotten to take a picture of my card before I left home!

Regionals is a one-day traning/social event run by Stampin' up! for Demonstrators and guests, there is always swapping to be done with other Demonstrators, some Make & Takes, and fabulous presentations and informative speakers.  It was a lot of fun!  If you want to come with me next year, why not join my team?

I still  have photos to show you of the other two September Class projects, and more from Regionals, so I'll hopefully be  back with more fun stuff to show you tomorrow.   Did I just jinx myself then?  LOL

Friday, 17 September 2010

September Class Card 2

How cute is this little guy?
This card uses the following NEW products:

Owl punch, stamp set Curly Cute, card stock colours Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Early Espresso ink.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

September Class project #1

Here is the first of the out projects we made in my class this month - it uses the new Newsprint DSP, new flower punch, new antique brad, new Garden Gala DSP, new border punch, new Hostess stamp set, new ribbon and new colour - Marina Mist, which I love now.
What do you think?
Three more projects to show you over the next 3 days!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

A quick note

Just a reminder that I've rescheduled my September Class, so it is on this week.  Thursday (tomorrow) from 10:00, Friday evening from 8:00pm.  Please let me know by noon today if you are coming so I know how many supplies I need to prepare.  We will be having fun with NEW stuff, so don't miss out! 

I'll come back with some more stuff to show you later, I have to get the kids off to school now!

Friday, 10 September 2010

More and More Mojo!

I'm so excited to show you the cards I've been making with my NEW stamps!  I can't stop at the moment.  I have even taken the kids to school late because I was in the zone....oops!

I am having a lot of fun coming up with ideas for classes, too, so watch this space!

Hope you like them!
Stamps:  Elements of Style , Occasional Quotes (Hostess);
Paper:  Confetti White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Other:  Basic Pearls, Early Esspresso ribbon

Stamps:  Curly Cute
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink:  Rose Red
Other:  Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Stamps:  Heard From the Heart,
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Easrly Esspresso (marker)
Other:  Two Step owl Extra Large Punch
So, which one is your favourite?  I can't choose - I love the vintage elegance of Elements of Style, and the gorgeous Elegant Lines embossing folder (now the coordinating DSP and stamps are on my wish list too!) and the owl is so fun to make and is just so cute in real life.

What do you think?

Thursday, 9 September 2010

More New Stuff

I'm on fire, baby!  LOL.  I'm really feeling inspired by all the fresh new products, I've recharged my mojo!

Friends Never Fade, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Hodgepodge
Love this colour combination!

Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Fancy Flower Extra Large punch, Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Ocal All, Eyelet Border Punch, Very Vanilla Tafteta, Adhesive half pearls, Newsprint DSP

How gorgeous is this newsprint DSP?  Love it!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

What you missed...

If you missed our Launch Day, you missed a great day out!  Here are the projects we made, in no particular order:

This was designed by the lovely Rebecca O'Gorman, and it uses the NEW  Flower punch, and a new stamp, called For You. 

This one was designed by me, and it uses the new Party This Way set.  

Bec's work again, with the new baby Bundle set and Jumbo Wheel, Baby Tees.  It was a little tricky - it is a suspension card, but heaps of fun.  

Mine again, this time using Artistic Etchings in a collage.  I love the Vintage look this stamp set gives!

Steph's work, using the Polka Dot Embossing folder (we inked up the folder, then ran it through the Big Shot to get this cool polka dot DSP effect!) using the new Contempo Christmas set and matching punch.

If it is pink, it must be Linda's!  This card used the divine Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, and the Friends Never Fade stamp set.

Linda called this card the "Underbelly" male card, because of the dark colours.  The greeting was heat embossed using black embossing powder, which some people had never tried before.  They were experts after this!

Finally, Steph's pretty card using Printed Petals and the greeting from Party This Way.  The little label the greeting was stamped on is actually made from the scalloped oval punch.  There is a new punch that looks similar called the Modern Label Punch, but our new orders had not arrived in time to use it at the Launch.

Apologies for the photos - left it too late in the day to take them in good light - but as you can see, there was something for everyone!

We had a fun day, at the scenic Virginia Golf Club, with door prizes, a raffle and a mega-huge sale of our retired stamps and accessories.   We are planning to have another big day in a few months to tie in with the Summer Mini (which will be here in December I think?), so I'll keep you posted about that.

In the meantime, I have scheduled a class this Thursday - but that will depend on whether my order of new products arrives tomorrow!  If not, we'll move it back a week.  The poor Warehouse people who pack our orders are working overtime trying to keep up with the rush of orders since the new Catty started, so it is taking a little longer than usual for my packages to arrive.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Fun at the Launch of the new catty!

We are having a lovely day of stamping, chatting and enjoying the new catalogue here at the Launch, as shown by my dear friend Sarah here.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

It's HERE! The 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalogue!

At last!  And it's a cracker of a catalogue.  You can see it online at the Stampin' Up! Website, or download the PDF  HERE and I'll also put a link to it on my page above.

If you are like me though, you will NEED to have a hard copy you can feel, put post it notes in, take along to the kids' soccer games/music lessons, etc.  If you are coming along to the Launch on Saturday, you will already be getting one in your kit.  (there are still a few spots left!) If not, you can purchase them from me!  So contact me to get your copy today.  I can arrange for it to be mailed right to your door for $12.95 plus $5.95 postage.  Alternatively,  if you live locally, you may purchase one and collect it, without paying postage.  Of course, if you hostess a workshop you get one FREE!  So contact me today!

Another exciting offer is the Colour Kits which allow you to retrofit your existing collections of markers, crayons, pastels, ink pads, etc.  Say  you have all the markers, except, for example,  the new colours (or is that just me?  LOL)  so Stampin' Up! has created a kit that contains only the new colours - bargain!  Otherwise you'd have to purchase them in the new colour families and double up on the old colours, or else buy the new markers individually, which is more expensive.

There is another recruitment promotion as well this month - it is awesome! 


Join Stampin' Up! during the month of September and get a complete set of In Colors-that's Classic Stampin' Pads, Stampin' Write Markers, and an assortment of card stock-completely FREE along with your demonstrator Starter Kit. The Starter Kit has over $415 AUD worth of stamping and business supplies and is always a great deal at only $289 AUD. Add the value of the free In Colors ($84.90 AUD), and there is no better time to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!