Friday, May 31, 2013

The Retirement list is here

Retired Lists Promotion

Stampin'Up are having a Spring Clean, the Retiring List is out.
Click here to see the stamp list.
Click here to see all the accessories retiring.
The availability of these retiring products is only while stocks last. Some of the products have already run out. You can email me or go through the online shop in my website click here. .
If you are new to my online shop you will first need to set up an account before you shop.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Convention Highlights Part 2

Here are a few more photos from Convention.
Ronald McDonald visited us at Convention seen here with the CEO of SU Shelli Gardner. SU have nominated Ronald McDonald as a charity that they will support. We were given a lovely stamp set that is in the new catalogue that for each set sold money $3 from each set sold will go towards Ronald Mcdonald charities.
Meeting Shelli always a highlight. Such a lovely gracious lady.
Sharyn Robertson  and I having a peak at the new catalogue!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Card Class dilemma

Last night my card class was to start at 7:30. But just after 7pm it started snowing lightly. Two ladies arrived for class from Ashburton which is 30 minute drive away. Do they stay or do they go home again. Difficult decision. They decided to go back home in case the snow got worse.
I had forgotten I had lent out a stamp set that I needed for the class so had asked one of the ladies who was coming to class to bring her set. Well...... because of the snow she was unable to come to class.
Eek what I do ? We decided to go ahead with the class and had to substitute some of the words with what stamps I had on hand.
Murphys Law though it stopped snowing just after the ladies had left to go back to Ashburton.
This is one of the cards that we made last night. I have cased this from Rhonda Fawcett her card is here. 
I have changed the colours around from her sample. Great girls card.
Stamps:Itty Bitty Banners (this was the stamp set that I was missing last night) Circle Circus
Paper:Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze,Melon Mambo, Vanilla, Marina Mist,Always Artichoke,Crumb Cake, Summer starfruit
Ink:Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Fancy Fan embossing folder, Modern Label punch,Heart punch, Itty bitty Framelits, Rhinestones, gold pen

Convention Highlights

I made another card to swap at convention which I had made using different colours for a card class before I went away.
I made this card in three different colour combos. The third colour combo was Midnight Muse ,Gumbell Green and Daffadil Delight.

I also thought I'd show some photos of Convention. Highlights for me.
Walking across the stage for being a demonstartor for 5 years. Behind me is fellow team member Sharyn Robertson.
Nine of us who went from the First KiwiStampers team.

We were all given one of these white and silver backpacks. Lovely idea and so practical.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Convention Swap

I have just come back from a fabulous week away in Brisbane. Holidaying with my husband for 5 days then attending the annual StampinUp convention .The convention was fabulous, so many things we were shown, lots of free product, friendships and much more.
On the first day most of the ladies who had made swaps swapped. Some lovely cards and ideas were swapped.
This is the card that I made for swaps.I have used the Polished stone technique in this card.Several different  reinkers. the stamp set is Serene Silhouettes.
Will show you my other swap tomorrow.

Friday, May 17, 2013

This is the last card we made in one of my classes last week. I cased this card from a blog search. I really liked the colour combo.
Stamps:Secret Garden,
Paper: Midnight Muse, Daffadil Delight, White, Night of Navy, In colour patterned designer paper
Ink:versamark, Midnight Muse
Accessories: White embossing powder,scallop trim border,Secret garden framelits,fancy fan embossing folder

Last swap is made for convention, flying out tomorrow morning. So much to do today to get everyone organised. Didn't help that half a tooth fell out earlier in the week and I could only get an appointment with the dentist this afternoon.
So I wont be doing much blogging the next week or so.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

All dressed up and.......

A couple of weeks ago I did a party where 4 ladies pulled out in the last hour before the party was due to start. (Still ended up being a lovely evening and the hostess was blown away by the amount of free product she could order because of the hostess deal on at for this month).That meant I had 4 make n takes left over. I have made a couple of these cards with dresses on them but have used variations of the basic card. Its great having the double sided paper as it gives you a choice, which side will I use.
The poetry designer paper stacks have been great to use for the dresses, lots of choice of colours.
Here is another version. I got the idea from Mary Fish, you can see her card here.
She had made square cards whereas I made mine the regular size.
Stamps:All dressedup
Paper:Midnight Muse, Summer Starlight, Poetry designer paper stack
Ink:Midnight Muse
Accessories: Embossing folder, Boho Blossom punch, Vanilla flower trim, All dressed up framelits

Time to get back into making my swaps for convention next week.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Another secret garden card

This card is another we did in class this week cased from Delys Cram whose card is here. I have changed the colours in my card sample.I loved the way the designer brad works in this card.
Stamps:Secret Garden. Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:Crumb cake,Wisteria, White
Ink:Lucky Limeade, Wisteria, Elegant eggplant,
Accessories: Designer Brad, Bitty banners Framelits,Secret garden framelits

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Mothers Day

This is another card that I made this week for class using several colours that will be retiring soon. I got the idea for this card from Ros Davidson. Another card made using the Secret Garden stamp set and Framelits.
Stamps:Secret Garden, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper:Bravo Burgundy,Not quite Navy, river rock,vanilla,Baja Breeze dsp
Ink:Gunbell green, Bravo Burgundy, marina Mist,
Accessories: Linen tread, window punch, Spring garden framelits, dimensionals, jewels, antique brads

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Secret Garden card

I have been busy making cards for two classes that I have had this week. I don't ususlly have two classes in one week but we missed a class in the school holidays.
This card we made today, I cased this from Kathy Mcdonnell. I have left the sentiment blank as I haven't decided what to put on it as it would also make a lovely sympathy card.
Stamps:Spring Garden
paper:Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Daffadil Delight, Marina Mist, White
Ink:Stazon Black
Accessories: Doily,Modern label punch, Spring garden framelits, Honeycomb embossing folder, Dimensionals

Friday, May 3, 2013

This and That

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Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until 31 May.
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