I loved this Designer Series Paper and had just enough left to complete this layout. I know it’s retired but I think it suits the photos well. Stampin’ Up!® have such beautiful Designer Series Papers. I used Rich Razzleberry ink on the title and yes, that is a fabric heart. I found it in my sewing stash and thought it suited the layout.
The photos are of my twins sister, Carolyn, and i way back when we were young. I’m not sure where the photos were taken – it looks a bit like my Grandmother’s yard. Sweet memories.
Thank you for stopping by. If you have time, I’d love to read your comments.

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I have to demonstrations coming up on the weekend and decided to make this card for the Make and Take.
Recipe:
Card – Whisper White; Pink Pirouette
DSP – Regal Rose
Classic Stampin’ Ink – Regal Rose (sentiment); Pink Pirouette (butterfly)
Big Shot & Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossig folder
Punch – Corner Rounder; Butterfly
Stamp sets – Flight of the Butterfly; Well Scripted
Adhesive
Dimensionals
Ribbon – Whisper White

There are other stamp sets that would suit this card – Punch Potpourri; So Happy For You; A Word For You; Sincere Salutations

I like to give the ladies a few ways to use the stamp sets I choose for the demonstrations, so watch for more samples later.
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This little card was fun to make. 

Recipe:
Card – Regal Rose; Whisper White; Early Espresso
Daffodil Delight DSP
Stamp Sets – Punch Bunch; Priceless
Rhinestones
5/8″ wide ribbon Early Espresson
Punches – Scallop Circle; Circle
Classic Stampin’ Ink – Early Espresso

Stampin’ Write Markers – Delightful Daffodil; Regal Rose; Certainly Celery
I usually put a piece of copy paper cut to size and folded, inside the card for a sentiment or message. I did this  and then used the scallop punch to punch out the bits of white paper too. Below is a picture, that I hope shows you how I did that. I usually adhere the paper to the side of the card that may have ribbon ends, brad backs etc on it. I feel it just tidies the card up for a more professional look.

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I promised you all a sneak peek at some of the prizes that I’m giving away for the Blog Candy. So here is a very quick peek at them. I’ll post more details and pictures tomorrow. (Did a 12 hour day at work and I’m a bit tired :))

These are just 4 of the cards I have made as part of the Blog Candy prizes. I’ll show you the rest during the week. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for the winners.

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 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
1. Winner of the Blog Candy for the comment was …. Sharon.
2. Winner of the ‘Follow Me’ Blog Candy was … Glenda.
Thank you everyone for participating. Pop back tomorrow to see samples of what these 2 have won.

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SALE-A-BRATION  – January 25 to March 31st.

This is Stampin’ Up!®’s BIG annual sale.   For every A$100. you spend between the above dates (before shipping & handling), you will earn a free stamp set. This new catalogue has some beautiful new stamp sets exclusive to this special campaign only.  

  
Therefore, if you placed a $300 order, not only do you get the traditional Stampin’ Up! hostess benefits (one free Level One stamp set, $30 in free merchandise), you would also get THREE FREE items from the Sale-a-bration brochure!
Take a look at these wonderful products featured in this year’s Sale-a-Bration brochure.

 Now A$300 is a lot to spend on stamping and scrapbooking products. I agree but read below the ways you could reach your A$300 and more easily:

  1. Book a demonstration before 31st March – I come to your place and you invite some family and friends over and provide light refreshments and a place to sit. I will do the rest for you. We will do a walk through the catalogues and I will demonstrate some of Stampin’ Up!®’s  fantastic products and we will do a make-‘n’-take card. As hostess you will receive a small gift from me as well. How easy is that? Contact me today to book your workshop.
  2. Hold a catalogue party at work, playgroup, with your friends, family and neighbours. The 2010 – 2011 Catalogue and Idea Book is just A$10.95 plus I will give you a couple of the Mini-Catalogues and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues. Get orders over A$300 (before shipping and handling) and I will reimburse you the cost of the catalogue. Another easy way to get yourself free stamps and product.
  3. Order a Big Shot through me before 31st March and bring your order up to A$200 before shipping and handling) and you will be eligible to choose 2 free stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and I will pay your shipping and handling
  4. Join my team and choose 1 free stamp set from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue valued up to A$79.95. Plus I will give you A$35 to spend on product of your choice from the current catalogues (WOW this is an awesome deal). Go here to find out more.

Blog Candy Winners announced shortly

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Just a quick post to everyone. I will announce the Blog Candy winners on the weekend. I’m sorry the announcement is late but the temperatures have been unbearable here, so I haven’t spent much time on line now I’m back at work and no time at all creating as my studio bears the brunt of the heat.
Now don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration – scroll down to see the special offers I have going and don’t forget you get to choose a free set of stamps for every A$100 (before s&H) spent from either the Idea Book & Catalogue &/or The Summer Mini Catalogue.
I have a few dates left for workshops or demos before the end of March (when Sale-A-Bration ends), so contact me today.

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Don’t forget I have blog candy to give away. Here’s the deal:-
1. Sign Up to follow this blog by 1st February 2011.
You could win a Stampin’ Up!® Textured Impressions folder and 4 of my handmade cards
2. Leave me a comment (and your email address in the comment so I can contact you) on one of my projects before 1 February 2011 and you could win a small Stampin’ Up!® stamp and 2 of my handmade cards.
So what are you waiting for?  Follow my blog or leave a comment today.

Sale-A-Bration is here. You could earn yourself free stamp sets. Here’s the deal:-
Sale-A-Bration has started and will run until 31/3/11.Click on the image above to see the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and seethe free stamps sets you can choose from when you spend $100 (not including s&h).
I also have a few specials that will start on 1st February 2011:
1.    1.  Host a workshop of at least A$600 and you’ll earn 1 free Sale-A-Bration set in addition to the generous hostess benefits
2.     Join my team and choose 1 free stamp set from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue valued up to A$79.95. Plus I will give you A$35 to spend on product of your choice from the current catalogues (WOW this is an awesome deal)
3.    2.  Buy a Big Shot (A$179) and extra product totalling at least A$200 and you will get your 2 free stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and your shipping and handling will be free (I’ll pay it)
4.     3. Hold a Catalogue party with sales in excess of A$300 (excluding s&h) and I will give you a free catalogue (worth A$12.95), you will earn at least 3 free stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue plus you choose 1 set of stamps from the Level 1 hostess sets and free product to the value of A$30 plus I will give you a free Classic Stampin’ Pad. (This is for catalogue parties only and cannot be combined with any other offer)
So what are you waiting for? Contact me today to:
·      1. Book a demonstration or workshop
·      2. Join my team – see details here and on my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website
·      3. Buy a Big Shot
·      4. Hold a catalogue party
Please note if you hold a workshop/Stamp-a-stack and sales reach A$300 you will receive hostess benefits.

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Recipe:
All products are Stampin’ Up!®
Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Baja Breeze; So Saffron; Poppy Parade; Whisper White
Ribbon: Real Red Grosgrain
Classic Stampin’ Ink: Poppy Parade
Big Shot and Finial Press Textured Impressions folder
Punches: Tag and Slot (retired)
Adhesive
This card was a bit of an experiment using the Colour Coach. I took a liking to Poppy Parade and thought I’d like to make a card with it. So the Colour Coach suggests So Saffron and Baja Breeze – what a great combination?
I love texture and the Big Shot! Next time I think I’ll experiment and ink the folder before I send it through the Big Shot. You can use the ink pad straight on the folder and when finished, just rinse the folder under the tap or use a baby wipe to clean up. I think this card would look great if the texture was inked with Baja Breeze – that’s for another day.
I had a little trick with the tag punch. I punched it in Whisper White first and then decided it needed to be mounted on the Poppy Parade. Now we don’t have a larger tag – I moved the tag around on the Poppy Parade card stock until I got the desired mat edge that I liked. I then traced the top of the tag onto the Poppy Parade card and just shifted the tag itself until I had the shape right, then just cut it out with your snips. Stamp your sentiment on the white tag. See below for a picture explanation of how I did it.

Now the bow (I have Lee Conroy’s Bow Maker) I made in Real Red (fairly case match to Poppy Parade and I didn’t have the Poppy Parade ribbon with me.) I left a long and a short end when I made the bow. The shorter end I threaded through the slot on the white tag only and adhered it to the back of the white tag. Now this is a bit fiddly but persevere and you’ll get it.  The long end of the ribbon went through the slot of both tags and out the back. Now stick your tags together, then stick it where you want on your card (you could use dimensionals if you like). Now the long end of the ribbon needs to be adhered to the card and taken up and over both pieces of card. I put a little adhesive under each bow loop to help it stay vertical on the tag.

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Recipe:
Card: Naturals Ivory; Early Espresso; Basic Black
Ribbon: Basic Black
Classic Stampin’ Pad – Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: A Sense of Time and Fresh Cuts (sentiment))
Modern Tag Punch
Dimensionals
Adhesive
Technique: Aged Tile
Here’s a male themed card, using A Sense of Time stamp set again. I inked up the gears stamp and then stamped it a few times around the card before re-inking. Sponge the edges. Decide how many ‘tiles’ you want and cut the card as desired. (I draw lines on the back of the stamped image and with all the tiles on this card, I number each tile before I cut.) Sponge the edges of each tile and then put it altogether. I used the Modern Tag Punch for the sentiment, sponged around the edges and matted it with dimensionals on black.  Put the ribbon on and you’re done. This is a great stamp set for this technique. You can make your ‘tiles’ any shape and size. Check back later to see how I use this same technique and stamp set, in a different way.
I love to read what you think of my creations, so please leave me a comment. Thanks for stopping by.

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