Well this has certainly been a long time coming. I have been trying to get this off the ground for a long, long time however a few nights ago my darling husband and I were going through what we had done so far on my website and decided to scrap the lot and just go with a blog. Oh well all that hard work wasted but I think this will be much easier for both you and me!
I hope you enjoy seeing some of my work and reading some of the things I get up to in my life with Stampin’ Up! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think and what you would like to see more of.
I aim to use this blog as my main source of communication with my customers and trust that it is informative and enjoyable for you to read and view. I’m new at this so please be kind!
So we have to start somewhere don’t we? Ok, so first cab off the rank so to speak….
There are soooo many sets in the new Catalogue that I have fallen in love with and I have to say that the more I play with each one, the more I love them all. My very first new set was Baroque Motifs and I must say that I certainly put it to good use in the first few weeks, along with the new In-Colours.
My photography skills are not the best so you’ll have to hope I get better with practice!
This is a gift set I gave Mum on Mother’s Day using an A4 sheet of the Purely Pomegranate cardstock to make the gift folder and 3 matching cards and envelopes. I have also used River Rock, Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava inks and cardstock to complete the set, along with some new embellishments, the scallop punch (my favourite, most versatile new punch), the half pearls from the Pretties Kit and the double stitched Purely Pomegranate ribbon.
Recently I was involved in a Set Swap with a number of my fellow demonstrators. The set I chose was of course Baroque Motifs and here are the 5 cards I made for the swap.
Mini Accordian Album
Below is my first attempt at a mini accordian album and I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I just LOVE the Secret Garden Simply Scrappin’ kit and have used it quite a lot for scrap pages, cards and this album and still have plenty left over. I have used the River Rock textured card stock, the Simon Lower Chipboard Alphabet and some more bits from the Pretties Kit. I have softly coloured the flower with my aqua painter using the Groovy Guava.
Now for some scrapbooking…
I don’t do a lot of scrapping but I have to admit I just LOVE the Simply Scrappin’ kits and boy do they make it easy to pump out a few pages here and there. Here are two I have made using the Secret Garden kit on an 8×8 layout.
The designer papers in this pack are divine and the colours beautfiul. This layout of myself and my sisters uses the Groovy Guava and Always Artichoke textured cardstock (loving that texture) and everything else you see on this page is a sticker from the kit. So easy!
This page uses the same cardstock but in reverse and stickers also from the kit with the simple added touch of a half pearl from the Pretties Kit.
This page is of course my boys. Very cute pic I just couldn’t go past scrapping. This is a 12×12 CASE from an overseas Stampin’ Up! magazine and fellow demonstrator Claire Daly. I have used the white Anchored Rub-ons for the circular piece, the On Board Accents for the stars which I have coloured using my daubers and the ink pads, together with the Blue Bayou textured cardstock, Choc Chip strip which I dry embossed using the Cropodile, Certainly Celery Designer Print paper, the tab punch and the circle punch.
Ok, so that’s it for my first entry. I hope to be back soon with some more samples and ideas!