Sunday, September 26, 2010

JAI 36

Ever have an afternoon free for stamping and no idea what to do? For me the easiest way to combat a lack of inspiration is a challenge! The super talented ladies at Just Add Ink are great for providing ideas and JAI 36 is no exception. I love the simple elegance of this sketch. Although the sketch called for dsp on the left edge I really wanted to use this stamp set and so substituted the large flower for dsp.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Elements of Style and Oval All
Cardstock: Rich razzleberry and very vanilla
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Rich razzleberry 5/8 grosgrain ribbon, large oval and scallop oval punches, corner rounder punch

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Big Shot Blog Hop!
What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!
We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps,
challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.
So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.
Whether you  have come here from Shirley McAvoy's blog or starting here it doesn’t matter as the hop is a circle with 23 blogs in total. Remember if you visit each one and leave a comment you will be in the running for some awesome Stampin’ Up blog candy.
My first project is a scrapbooking layout.
Cardstock: very vanilla, soft suede, baja breeze and pumpkin pie
Ink: soft suede marker
Stamp set: Elements of Style
Accessories: Big Shot Hearts and Brackets die, Elegant Soiree dsp, chipboard
I first cut the chipboard brackets with the Big Shot and die and then the dsp. I then covered the chipboard with the dsp which, of course, is a perfect fit! I sanded the edges to neaten the edges.
Next are a few examples of the mini milk carton die cut.
_DSC7884Project recipes left to right.
1.Lap of Luxury dsp, Elements of Style stamp set and concord crush and blushing bride ink (incolours),
2. Crumb cake, poppy parade and very vanilla cardstock, Perfect punches stamp set, old olive 5/8” ribbon,
3. Whisper white cardstock, Peach parfait and pear pizzazz ink and Vintage vogue stamp set.
These are just the cutest little boxes which were all made in just a few minutes and are ideal as small treat boxes.
Lastly is a card using the Scallop circle die.
Cardstock: Perfect plum, blushing bride and sahara sand
Ink: perfect plum
Stamp set: Because I Care (level 1 hostess set)
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop circle die, Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, large oval and scallop oval punch, antique brad.
Don’t forget to leave a comment before heading over to Carol-Ann Torrie's blog to continue the hop.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BLOG HOP Saturday

Just a couple of lines to let you know that there will be a Blog Hop on Saturday 18th September, launch time 8am. All posts will show projects using the Big Shot and other products from the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue. There will be about 25 blogs to visit, with the opportunity to win a prize for those who visit all blogs and leave a comment on each one. So make sure you join me here on Saturday the 18th, with a cuppa and a bit of time to enjoy these great projects from the ladies at ESAD.