I have now updated my Retired Stampin’ Up! products for sale.
Please head to the below links and let me know if you are interested in any. Prices don’t included postage. These are for Australian residents only.
For Retired Products (Big Shot items and Punches) Head -> HERE.
For Retired Stamps Head -> HERE.
Everyone loves this BOGO Sale Day and it is on again for all my retired stamps, paper, Punches and Big Shot items. And I have lots!!
WHAT IS BOGO? Buy One Get One Free!
For the total you spend on my retired products you choose the equivalent value for FREE of brand new products from the 2018 Catalogue. (NB: shipping and handling not included). Recent retired catalogue items are listed at close to catalogue price. Past years items have been reduced.
This is just some of the stamps I have.
SO WHEN IS IT ON?
Drop in any time to my studio in East Corrimal, Wollongong (address given on request).
Saturday 7th July 2pm-4pm
Sunday 8th July 2pm-3pm.
Cash only. Bring a shopping bag for your new loved items.
WHY NOT SELL YOUR UNLOVED ITEMS TOO?
If you have stamps or other craft items you want to clear out (and you are local) then add them to my sale. (*These are not included in the BOGO). Drop them to me before the event, add your prices to them. Any unsold items are returned to you after with the cash for sold items.
I look forward to seeing you then. Help me clean these out because they need to go.
I shared a funky card yesterday with you using the Peaceful Reflection set. Today I have another similar one. This one is actually the first one I made of the 2.
I used similar colours of Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist. This one is matted on Rich Razzleberry and with a Thick Whisper White card base. It tones it down a little. 🙂 The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons. It is kind of fitting for this type of card don’t you think??
Have a great weekend. I hope I can get some creating happening this weekend. I haven’t done any all week and I am suffering withdrawals. Other things have been going on. 🙂 Hope you can get creative too.
By the way, speaking of creating. Have you joined my Facebook group yet? I share some projects and tips AND Sunday is ‘Share A Card Sunday’ where everyone gets to share their projects. Head over -> HERE to join the creative fun.
I don’t often share personal things here on my blog as I don’t like to toot my horn but this is Stampin’ Up! related – and it is very exciting for me.
For those who follow me on Facebook and Instagram will know that recently I achieved a HUGE milestone. It was a big goal and for the most part out of my control. As a Demonstrator we can achieve different titles. This one has alluded me for 3 years. Although I had the team and the sales for some time I needed some other factors to come in to play. Anyway, last month I did it! I made Silver Elite.
It might not be big for you and you may not really care what the fuss is but for me this is big! Thank you to my customers and my team for helping me along the way – and for your support. I received my certificate yesterday in the mail which was exciting. Always good to receive Happy Mail. I also received some other Happy Mail this past week and that is what I wanted to share with you today. I received 2 special cards.
The first one was from my Upline Vanessa. This is using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper that I have been sharing lately but this is one of the other patterns from the pack.
This card was a lovely surprise. This is from one of my blog readers who has become a dear friend, Ruth. It was even in my favourite colour too. This is using the Love What You Do set with lots of lovely shiny silver embossed features. Thanks so much Ruth x
Thanks for indulging me. Thanks everyone for your love and support and visiting me often. ❤
See you again tomorrow.
Legal stuff is boring right but I have a responsibility to tell you about this.
You might have heard about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) coming in to effect May 25th. For the most part this won’t effect us in Australia but as I do have some blog subscribers I need to inform you of these changes. Plus, I think anyone likes to know that there information is kept safe.
In short, For those who receive blog updates by email you opted in via the link in the side. (That’s great- thank you!). WordPress keeps your details safe and they; and even myself don’t use your personal details for any other purposes. You can unsubscribe at any time. (PS. I like having you here though as otherwise I would be talking to myself so I hope you stay. 🙂 )
So after all that legal stuff I need to go and make a card. Thanks for sticking with me. I hope you can get creative today too.
I was asked recently by a friend to make a 1st Birthday card for her Grand-daughter. All the requirements was that it was to be bright and fun.
So this is the result. She was pleased with it. It’s not her Grand-daughter’s birthday yet but I know that it is safe to post here. You won’t tell right … 😉
I used the Number of Years set and the Large Numbers Framelits. I am sad both these are going. They are great for special numbered birthday cards. I also used the Balloon Celebrations set for the bright, fun balloons. They are easily cut with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. The colours used for the balloons are Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. The card mat is Tempting Turquoise and the card base is Melon Mambo. The Tempting Turquoise is a retiring colour. A great big ‘1’ was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper.
The card was inspired by one on Pinterest. I am not sure by whom now.
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and maybe some stamping time??
Have a great week. Visit again soon,
Today for Friday Favourites is a very special one. I am sad to see the Thoughts and Prayers set retiring. It has been a much loved and very well used set, although I haven’t used it for a little while now. This was one of the first sets I bought when I joined Stampin’ Up! nearly 10 years ago.
I had to take a photo of the stamps. Not only was it a wood mount set only but it was double-mounted (or even triple-mounted!) which some sets were at the time. I have to say I am glad that Stampin’ Up! have moved away from this idea. It does make it a little harder to stamp like this.
I went back over some cards I had made with this set. Many were for Sympathy cards. I think that is why this set is so special. The cards were often for loved ones at a very difficult time. I went searching on my blog but in the early days I hadn’t tagged my posts at all so it was hard to find some posts. I found some photos in my computer files that I thought I would share with you.
Remember this was early days some even before the Big Shot and some photos were even scanned!!! Bear with me here. 🙂
If you haven’t got this set already then please grab it now. The sentiments are beautiful and the flowers are simple but elegant. It is certainly one to have in your stash. You can even choose clear mount now ($36 AUS).
View and order it in my store -> HERE.
Thanks for reminiscing with me with this set.
I had some time over Easter to have a go at the Colour Inkspirations challenge for this week. Let me say these colours were hard!!!!
These are the colours for Colour Inkspirations #30.
What do you think of them?? What a combination!!
I will share the card I made. I will say this is Take Two. The first card was not good. Can a card be ugly? Yes …
I was happier with this one.
When I attempt a challenge like this I pull out all the ink pads to see how the colours look together and then go through my stamp sets to see what might work with the colours. I had a few stamps out. I made the first card and I wasn’t happy with it – at all! And no it won’t see the light of day. Just let it be said that we can all do dud cards.
Any of the sets I had out didn’t appeal to me to try another one so I went through my stamps again and came across this set, Happy Celebrations. I had forgotten about this set. It was in my drawer with the “sentiment” stamps. I have had this set for over a year I think and used one sentiment out of it. I thought this might just work and it had 5 letters in “HAPPY” for the 5 colours. 🙂
The letters were coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers. I even added a little sparkle with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.
The layout was based on Freshly Made Sketches #326.
If you get stuck how to put a card together following a card sketch is a great idea. I have a board for Card Sketches on Pinterest -> HERE if you want to follow it. If you missed yesterday’s post I gave some tips on following a sketch to make a card so head back to the previous post.
So how would you work these colours in a card??
Thanks for stopping by,
It’s been a busy few months with Sale-A-Bration. First of all, Thank you to all my customers for your support and patronage AND to the wonderful new people who have joined my team. I had 4 new people join the JEN’s INK team over Sale-A-Bration. They know a bargain when they see one. Welcome to them all. I love my team whether they are hobby demos loving the discount or striving to build up their business. BUT, Thank you to you all for visiting my blog. I would love to talk to you in person and love to say Hello. I love talking to people about cardmaking and sharing ideas. It’s always so exciting. We can all learn from each other. Thanks for stopping by in your busy day. Don’t be scared to leave a comment now and then. 🙂
Now we move on from Sale-A-Bration and from Easter. This past week I have been making my swaps for Onstage this coming weekend. This is such a fun event for Demonstrators held in locations all over the world. It’s too early for sharing my swaps yet but stay tuned in the next week and I can share them.
Today’s card I realised I hadn’t shared with you yet. I made this for my niece who recently got engaged in January. When I went to check on the photo to share with you today I realised it’s not the best photo. BUT I have already sent it so I hope it gives you an idea. This is with her favourite Stampin’ Up! colour Island Indigo.
A Whisper White card mat is embossed with the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder. A piece of Island Indigo was cut with the Detailed Floral Thinlits and adhered directly to the white card. I left a section on the left of the Island Indigo card to allow for the sentiment and the ribbon. The sentiment is from Vertical Greetings which fitted well in the space. I thought I had added some Rhinestones or Pearls to the sentiment but obviously after the photo was taken. 😉 Some of that gorgeous White Organza Ribbon was wrapped around the card mat before adhering to the Island Indigo base. It was a very quick card and time was limited but I can report she LOVED it. So that’s all that matters.
Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back with more creating very soon,
So I have done it! I have finally made a Facebook group just for you. Of course you can see my projects I share with you here but why not join me in my own little group where I will not only share what I am up to BUT I hope to inspire you and encourage you in your own crafting. I will keep you up to date with all the Stampin’ Up! news and it can be a great place to ask questions and share ideas.
Do you want to know the most exciting part?
You can join in ‘Share a Card Sunday’ where it’s your turn to shine. Sundays is the day for you to share your own creations and get cheered along by everyone there. It is a positive group so don’t be shy. Occasionally we will have giveaways too.
So come and join in the fun. Head to my Facebook group -> HERE and ask to join.
I look forward to welcoming you there.