Saturday, February 21, 2009

Be Happy

This card was made using the Be Happy stamp set, which is one of the sets Stampin' Up! has included for the Bush Fire Appeal. It will also be retring at the end of March. The colour combination of Lovely lilac, Sage shadow, Perfect plum and Summer Sun came straight from the colour coach wheel. I knew I wanted to use a purple colour, but wasnt sure what I would put with it. The wheel is great for getting combos outside of the colour families.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Embrace Life

This is a card I have made for my sister's 40th Birthday. Happy Birthday Julie!!

I used the Embrace Life stamp set with crystal effects on the large flowers in the centre for that laquered look. Cardstock: real red, whisper white and tempting turquoiuse. Ink: black stazon, real red and green galore markers. Finished off with a real red ribbon and a bit of bling in the corners.

I love the bright colours of this card and hope Julie will too!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Thomas Kinkade Stamped Card

I would love to be able to take credit for this beautiful card, but it was actually created for me by a friend. I joined a Secret Sister group on the Splitcoast site and each month I get 2 cards from my secret sister and I send 2 cards to someone else! This card was stamped with a Thomas Kinkade stamp, watercoloured and then a 'cracked glass' technique was used to give an aged look. I am not sure how this is done, but when I find out I will post it on the blog.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


We are halfway through the sale-a-bration promotion. For those who dont know, this is how it works: for every $100 of SU products you buy (from either current cat.) you get a free stamp set from the SAB cat. There is no limit to the number of free sets ie if you spend $300 you get 3 sets free! As an added bonus if you host a workshop with a sales total greater than $600 you get a free set plus all the usual great hostess benefits. New recruits during this time get to choose an extra stamp set from the Idea book!

Waterfall Card

I was taught to make these waterfall cards at the Inkers Group for SU Demonstrators. One of the other demonstrators (thanks Julie) was very patient teaching us to make these and a onesie card for babies. One of the great things about being a dmonstrator is the great support and freindship you get from other demonstrators and upline. I hope to be doing a class teaching this technique sometime in March.

Stamp set: Garden Whimsy
In colour cardstock and inks