26 June 2015

Ruby truly is Gorguss

Well it's been a very long time since I've blogged, let's see if I can remember how to do it!! As some of you may be aware I am no longer a Stampin' Up! demonstrator but I still love their products and will still share my love of them (of course).

I've started a new role at work, after 39 years working days, I've moved to the graveyard shift at the hospital which means I now have a lot more ME time to craft etc.

My dear friend Judy kept me true to my words to get together each week and bring along a project to share. I must admit I went eek when she rang this week but when I thought about it, it really was time to use one of those stamp sets I imported some time last year with her from Simon Says Stamps.

Some of you may know I love/adore Kristina Werner and this card is cased from her but as I don't have that many Ranger distress inks; so my colours are similar but different. But I am still very happy how my  Gorguss ™ Ruby turned out, she really is gorgeous!

Stamp sets: Ruby (Gorguss), Handwritten Borders (Simon Says Stamp).
Card: Ranger Watercolour (white base), Neenah Solar White.
Inks: Stazon Black, Versamark (for embossing), various Ranger distress inks & markers (rusty hinges, fired brick, walnut stain, vintage photo, scattered straw, wild honey, frayed burlap, peacock feathers, pickled raspberry).
Other: White embossing powder, Zig water brushes, Dazzling diamonds, sticky foam tape, heart punch (Stampin' Up!), heat gun, Signo Uniball white gel pen.

I have to say using watercolour paper & Ranger distress inks & water is a very fast & forgiving way to watercolour.

4 September 2013

Last days to register for Make a Digital Statement

Just a quick reminder that this coming Saturday 7th September Stampin' Up! are hosting an afternoon of fun & MDS.

When: Saturday, 7 September 2013 12:30–16:30 - Check in starts at 11:30 AM with doors opening at 12:00 PM.

Cost : $45

Registration includes the full free MDS software - if you have already downloaded the full version you'll have a spare copy or a gift for a friend.

Where : Alexandra Park, Greenlane, Auckland

You can register online or you can contact me if you would like me to do it for you.

Bring out the digital designer in you and discover MDS™!

 MDS™ intuitive digital design software features Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive artwork, colours and templates.

 Be your own digital designer and create an array of photobooks, cards, calendars, slideshows and more. Register for the Make a Statement Digital Tour, Stampin’ Up!’s MDS training events and receive MDS free when you register !

At the events learn how My Digital Studio can fit in with your life and your style to help you become your own digital designer—creating cards, invitations, photobooks, party décor, recipe books, home décor, calendars and more! Being creative couldn’t be easier! 

For only $45, discover a range of inspirational projects, ideas and techniques through project displays and engaging presentations. Just bring your laptop and digital images and follow along in our classes to create your own designer photobook—capturing your own cherished memories! You’ll go home with several complete pages—which you can then print, e-mail or upload to the Internet. 

Classes are designed for beginners, to provide you with a basic understanding of My Digital Studio software.

 Before you leave home, please remember to bring the following:

 Laptop and Digital Images: Please bring your laptop so you can follow along during the class and create your photobook layouts. MDS currently isn’t compatible with tablets. My Digital Studio must be installed on your laptop before the event. Please also bring a selection of at least 20 digital photographic images that you’d like to use to create your photobook pages. The following image file formats are supported: PNG, JPEG or GIF. The photobook template used during the training session—Downtown Grunge—has a neutral colour scheme.

Inspiration Displays: At the event we have display boards to showcase attendees’ creative ideas and to provide inspiration. Feel free to bring along a project you created using MDS to add to the display. Make sure you bring your camera so you can take home a sample of everyone's work!

Food and Beverage: Refreshments will not be served at the event; however, café facilities are located at the venue.

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4 August 2013

What a bargain!

The Boutique Blossom flower stamp is big & beautiful & only $16.95. This is the card that we all got to make at a recent team training my upline Jacque organised for us - even though we call them team training they're really fun play days, it's so nice to be the other side of the table :)

I just adored the card, the big flower is big WOW for me. The flower stamp has been embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder on the pre-cut out Chalk Talk framelit & then the centre lightly sponged with Crisp Cantaloupe ink (which is my favourite new in-colour ink). The framelit is lightly sponged with Crumb Cake ink around the edges too.

If you'd like to recreate the card it's a 5x5" square card, with strips of gorgeous Soho Subway DSP (which you can stock up this month on - see the latest promo from SU! at the end). The designer paper forms the background & they've been faux-stitched using our Essentials paper piercing pack.


Stamps: Boutique Blossom (132663), Mosiac Madness (130246 Wood or 130249 Clear)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Crumb Cake (126975)
Paper: Early Espresso (121695), Soho Subway DSP (130140) , Very Vanilla (106550)
Other: Essentials paper piercing pack (126187), Early Espresso marker (119680), sponge daubers (102892), Very Vintage designer buttons (129327), linen thread (104199), dimensionals (104430), Chalk talk framelits (129883)

We have 5 single stamps available to purchase until August 31st which are all pretty cute - at this stage I'm not sure if we're getting other assortments as it was a trial. Click HERE to see the flyer.

The Fine Print:

  • These won't be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four.
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to purchase a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer.
  • There's no limit on how many stamps you can purchase.
  • These stamps are only available through 31 August 2013, so get them while you can.
Also on offer at the moment Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series paper* : also available until 31st August.

*The Fine Print:
  • These items don’t qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalogue
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you're paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you're paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item. 
  • No limits. Order six? You’ll get two for free. Nine? You’ll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalogue pages 151, 153, and 154.
Happy stampin' all until the next time.

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9 July 2013

In-colour Wildflower Meadow

Loving the ease of making cards with this stamp set & it's matching folder. This was one of the make and takes at my launch party for the new catalogue and it really is a winner so was also used as my make and take project at our SENZ stand.

Recipe to reKReate the card:

Stamp set: Wildflower Meadow (129165 W or 129168 C), Banner Greetings (hostess set)
Ink: Strawberry Slush & Pistachio Pudding
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Other: Wildflower embossing flower (129376), Beautiful Wings Embosslits (118138), Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds (131272), Simply Pressed Clay (130685)

If you buy the stamp set & matching embossing folder as a bundle you save 15%
- Clear Bundle 132985 ($39.75) or Wood Bundle 132735 ($46.50)

I made my flowers by adding some Pistachio Pudding re-inker & leaving them in the freezer for approx. 10-15mins before leaving overnight to dry, then lightly coloured the tips of the petals with Melon Mambo or Blushing Bride markers & then painting them with a mix of Crystal Effects & Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

It's been a crazy of couple of weeks with my catalogue launch & then working SENZ with Rachael Knight & Rosie Dunn over the weekend. If you visited us on the stand I hope you had as much fun as we did.

I finally have some down time as I'm in Adelaide all week at a microbiology meeting (another hat I wear) so hopefully will be able to post a few times whilst here.

Catch you soon.
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2 July 2013

So much news - where do I start???

2013-14 Annual Catalogue

Whilst we wait for our Holiday Mini Catalogue to be released September 1st some seasonal stamps have being carried over & are still available:

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

3 greeting sets Sassy Salutations, Sweet Essentials & Petite Pairs are 25% off

Dates: 2–31 July, 2013
Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$30.71$40.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$25.46$33.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$36.71$48.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497

Best of Butterflies 

Celebrating SU! 25 year anniversary this month's best of is BUTTERFLIES

Last but not least

Make a Statement Digital Tour

Is coming to Auckland on Saturday 7th September you can register online 
or you can contact me to do it for you.

Cost : $45
Where : Alexandra Park
Time : 12 - 4.30pm

To make the most out of the event please bring your laptop so you can follow along during the class and create your photobook layouts. My Digital Studio must be installed on your laptop before the event. Please also bring a selection of at least 20 digital photographic images that you’d like to use to create your photobook pages. The following image file formats are supported: PNG, JPEG or GIF. The photobook template used during the training session--Downtown Grunge--has a neutral colour scheme.

There's a few more updates I'll share over the next few days & if you haven't checked out our gorgeous new catalogue - grab a drink & a pen & some paper & start KReating your wishlist. If it's very long consider hosting a home party & maybe earning some goodies for free.

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