June 28, 2009

Gift Cards
Liz (my lovely upline) provides us with so many inspirational idea's. When I was in Brisbane recently she gave me a set of 4 little gift tags in a cellophane bag.... very nice and a great idea to use up all of those bits and bobs of cardstock and patterned paper that we all accumulate. And for me a particularly good way to use up the non SU product that has been pretty much put to the side
I decided to make some gift cards for a couple of friends. My cellophane bag was a larger size and a perfect fit to hold 4, 3” x 3” cards. In this case I have used a retired SU DSP “Spring Flowers“ from the 2007-2008 Catalogue and Ideas book.

Dying the flowers
I do not have a “pretties kit” or many ink refills at present although I do have a load of Kaiser flowers. Whilst the pretties flowers are much nicer it is a matter of priority at the moment.... so how can I dye these flowers with the resources that I have...mmm... well I took my Aquapainter and filled it with water, pressed the flower face down into the chosen ink pad (in this case Apricot Appeal), then flooded the flower with water to disperse the colour.... I then had a very wet and very limp flower (which is effectively compressed paper)... so what does one do to dry the flower and ink.... well put it on the louver window in the sun of course (in June, a lovely 25 degrees in Townsville)

June 12, 2009

Gift Certificates

Are you stuck for Gift Idea's? Well how about a Gift Certificate for Stampin' Up! products.
All you need to do is determine the amount and pay for it I will do the rest. A custom made Gift Certificate that allows your friend or loved one to shop from the comfort of their home. A perfect gift for someone who is interested in stamping and papercraft.
The Gift Certificate is valid for 12 months and can be redeemed by either calling or emailing me.

June 1, 2009

June Challenge Theme

The Theme for the June Challenge is to create a “Bookmark”

Scrap Day

I had a lovely day on Saturday scrappin with 'Memory Makers', at the Condon Salvation Army Hall. Uninterupted scrap and social time...amazing. Being in a room full of crafty ladies there was lots of conversation, inspiration and laughter. Memory Makers meet monthly, thanks to Carolyn for organizing such a wonderful day, I am looking forward to attending this event on a regular basis. It is hard to believe $10 covers, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea as well as the use of available tools and equipment - byo paper/card, embellishments, photo's etc.
The theme for the day was”Autumn Leaves”. As I was new to the group I did not know you could deviate from the theme. So I was madly searching the night before the event for colours pertaining to Autumn and appropriate photo's. I really didn't have any Autumn related stamp sets so I have used the leaves from A little bit of Happiness..(a hostess set from 2008/2009) and trimmed around the Autumn leaf... a little time consuming, however I am happy with the end result.
I finally managed to scrap two 8 x 8 pages for Tristan's album and a 12 x 12 page ( t j ) of Tristan for my album..... my how time flies when you're having fun!

In the end I took the inspiration from the colours in the Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Autumn Leaves
SU Products
More Mustard, Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
DSP: East Coast Prep (2008/2009 Catalogue)
Stamps: A Little Bit of Happiness (2008/2009 Catalogue)
Inks: Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie

Dirty Work
SU Products

Card: Really Rust, Cerainly Celery, Very Vanilla,
Paper: East Cost Prep (2008/2009 Catalogue)
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet
Inks: Chocolate Chip