April 15, 2010

April Class - Postponed

Due to unforseen circumstances my April Class (Scrapbox) which was originally scheduled for April 20, has now been postponed to Tuesday April 27.

I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

April 14, 2010

Many Thanks Class

In February I held my first class for 2010..... Many Thanks. I ran this class again last weekend for those that were unable to attend the original class.

Each participant made 8 cards, 2 of each of the 4 designs. Each of the cards is very versatile and can easily be adapted to suit, other situations ie. Birthday, Best Wishes, Thinking of you, and some would suit with Sympathy etc. Infact you could make any or all of these cards ahead of time and just add the appropriate greeting as needed.

I was also determined to design one card that was suitably masculine. I know we can all easily design feminine, soft and pretty cards however we often struggle with cards for men. So without making it too difficult I wanted one card that would fit this bill whilst still using embellishments. The Curly Label thank you card uses Old Olive base, Very Vanilla overlay, a piece of Close to Coco as well as Close to Coco and Old Olive Ink. Finishing off with Old Olive Ribbon and two pieces of Hodge Podge. This card was a hit with all.

For the 2nd class I didn't realise until the last minute that I had forgotten to order the Pretty in Pink card stock and had to come up with a suitable replacement for the So Swirly Card. I have used Certainly Celery & Pretty in Pink along with the Pixie Pink Stampin Write Marker from the Bold Brights set.

February 20, 2010

Be Our Valentine

Valentine's Day was the perfect opportunity to try out my new punch and "I {heart} Hearts" stamp set when making a Card for Sam from both Ella and I. Fortunately the punch and stamp set arrived a few days before Valentines Day.

I used a white pen to write on the inside of the card.... I always like to let Ella write (have a little scribble) on the inside of cards we send particularly when she has helped me to make them in the first place.

Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate*, Very Vanilla, Kraft
Ink: Purely Pomegranate*
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Wonderful Words (retired)
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Double Stitch Ribbon*, Crimper, Hear to Heart Punch

*Purely Pomegranate is a retired "in colour" from 2008/2009 Catalogue...still one of my favourite colours.

February 4, 2010

Turning Two

I can hardly believe it, but it is true, Ella is about to turn two.
In keeping with trying to be more organized and not leaving our personal card needs to the last minute, I made Ella's Birthday card a couple of weeks ago, I also made a card for her little friend who turns two a month to the day after Ella.
Ella's Card:

Paper: Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron
DSP: Spring Fling (retired 2008/2009 catalogue)
Ink: Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Red Riding Hood
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet, Garden Whimsey & Birthday Wish (inside the card)
Misc.: Soft Subtle Brads...... & Bling (on butterflies)

Happy Birthday Card:

Paper: Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Pink Pirroette, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
DSP: Spring Fling (retired 2008/2009 catalogue)
Ink: Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze ... Pink Marker
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes & Birthday Wish (inside the card)
Misc: Soft Subtle Brads, Light Pink Gingham Ribbon

January 27, 2010

February Class – Many Thanks

Date: 16th February 2010
Time: 7:15pm for 7:30pm start
Location: Please contact me for specific address details
Cost: $15 if you use your own Snail Adhesive
$20 if you use my Snail Adhesive
Details: 8 cards (& envelopes) from 4 designs. You will make 8 Thank you cards in total (2 of each design)

Class Schedule

I have set my class schedule for the first half of the year. Prices on some classes are yet to be determined and will be confirmed at least a month prior to the class.
Classes are limited to 6 participants, will be held on Tuesday evenings starting at 7:30pm. It is anticipated each class will run for a period of 2 – 2.5 hours. I will try to keep them to 2 hours where possible. All materials to complete each project will be included in the class fee.

** indicates the class includes a stamp set

16th Feb 2010 - Many Thanks
30th March 2010 - Pocket Silhouettes**
20th Apr 2010 - Scrapbox
18th May 2010 - Party in a Bag
22nd June 2010 - Gift Cards Set (complete with matching box)**
20th July 2010 - Jump Start on Christmas

Want a private class? - If you have a group of 4 or more I am happy to discuss the option of a Saturday class for you.

Stay tunned for more specific details on each class.

In addition to the class schedule, don't forget my “Open Stamping Night” on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month (except March)

January 13, 2010

Walk in the Park

One of my Aunt's is often sending Ella Gifts which is always a pleasant suprise.

So when I found a lovely pewter Angel handbag holder (that you rest on the table so your bag does not sit on the floor) I thought of my Aunt immediately.

To go with the gift I decide to custom make a box to match the Tri-fold card.

Christmas Card Workshops - Season of Joy

I ran a number of Christmas Card Workshops in October and November. They followed 2 different formats.

One using Season Of Joy, making a variety of Cards, a Gift Card Holder, a Fold out Scrap Page and a Wine Bottle tag for $20 (including a Snail Adhesive & a sheet of dimensionals).

Very Merry:

Wine Bottle Gift Tag:

Gift Card Holder:

Ponsietta Card:

Fold Out Scrap Card:

Below is my small Thank you gift for each participant

The 2nd workshop included the Spotlight on Christmas stamp set and 5 projects from the Paper Angels Christmas Card Workshops (in Brisbane). These items will be published in a seperate post.

Many Thanks

This has been one very neglected blog. Not to say that I have not been spending time stamping, sadly I have just not spent anytime updating my blog.
So much so that I failed to post my October Challenge entry. Below are 3 variations on the same card.

I made 35 of the card on the left as my swaps for our Regional Training in Cairns and 40 of the card in the center for Mum to send our following her surgery.
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Sprinkles, All Oval
Punches: Lge Oval, Oval Scallop, Eyelet Border
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Mat Pack
The card I made for my swaps was recently posted on the demonstrators website unders Stampers Showcase.... much to my suprise.