BLISS TIME!!

Can you believe that there is only 3 days left of Sale-A-Bration and the Summer Mini Catalogue.  Wow,  these past few months have flown by!  I have really loved using the SAB set ‘Bliss’.  It is such a beautiful set and so versatile.  I just wish it was in the main Stampin’ Up! Catalogue and I can keep using it for a long time still.  I don’t think it will be one I will part with in a hurry. 

With these cards I want to show you today, I actually made the Marina Mist card before Sale-A-Bration started.  I thought It would be nice to have a set of these in different colours, but I only got around to making the other 2 last week.  The original design was inspired by a card by Ronda, a US demonstrator.

Here they are individually. 

Marina Mist and Black.

Melon Mambo and Black:

Old Olive and Black:

I love the Old Olive and Black.  It is not as clear in the photo but in real life the Olive against the black is intensified – If I can say that!   The Olive is so much more deeper.   It is such a contrast.

They are just very simple cards.  I added some narrow black Grosgrain ribbon tied around the bottom of the torn black card mat, and a matching Rhinestone brad.  I think they make a nice set.  If I had more time I could make a folder for them but I think I have to leave that for now. Time is running out. 

So, you still have a little bit of time to put those last minute Sale-A-Bration orders in and get your free stamp set.  You can’t miss out on this ‘Bliss’ set, or any of the others for that matter.  So contact your demonstrator today.  If you haven’t got one, drop me an email with your order.  I can send it anywhere in Australia.  For now, I’m off to bed.  Tomorrow is another day of stamping – I hope!!  🙂

Jenny xx

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BLISS BOX AND CARD!

On Saturday I held my Sale-A-Bration Kick-Off event to start the new year of stamping.  It was a great day with some lovely ladies.  I think they enjoyed their stamping????  This is the project I put together for them.

I have used the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Bliss’.  I love that set, it is so versatile.  I used the lovely rich Cherry Cobbler and Regal Rose.  This is the box.

This is just a little narrow box as you can see in the photo below.  Just the size to put some small love note size cards or something simlar.

The original box came from a USTAMP project a few years ago.  I modified it a little to fit our card size so I could get 2 per sheet.  On the front of the box we scalloped the edge of the Regal Rose card with the scallop trim punch.  On the Whisper White card, I sponged the edges of the card with the Regal Rose ink.  The flourish from the set was stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  The butterflies for the box and the card were stamped in scrap card in Regal Rose and then rock and rolled in Cherry Cobbler.  These were cut and raised up with dimensionals.  The little tags were made with the Tiny Tags set.  The flourish from that set was stamped in Regal Rose on the white and Cherry Cobbler on the Regal Rose.  The greeting was stamped on the white.  They were punched out and layered and raised up with the dimensionals.  Phew!  That’s a mouthful!  Does that all make sense???  Here is a close up to see that clearer.

To add the bling I added a Rhinestone to the centre of the flourish and the edge of the tags.

The card was similar to the box with the flourish and 2 butterflies.  The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  Here is a close up of the card.

I had made up a similar box in different colours for the lucky Door Prize.

I used Elegant Eggplant cardstock and Lap of Luxury DSP.  The tag was made using the “For You” Flower from the Sale-A-Bration set “Punch Bunch.  It was first stamped in Elegant Eggplant and then stamped again in Pretty in Pink.  I cut the one flower out and raised it up with dimensionals.  This was punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle then matted with a 1 3/8” circle in Elegant Eggplant and I then punched out a scallop circle in Pretty in Pink.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds for a bit of bling.

Ok, I hope I didn’t bore you too much with all those details.  It was a fun day and I’m looking forward to more stamping with my friends soon.  Right now, I’m getting off here.  It is such a hot day here today.  The summer weather has arrived just when all the kids go back to school today. 

See you soon,

Jenny xx

IT’S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!

Sale-A-Bration 2011 begins TODAY!  This is one of the most exciting times in the Stampin’ Up! year because YOU get FREE stamps!!!  How can you get the FREE stamps????

– For every $100 order between today and March 31st you can select an exclusive Sale-A-Bration stamp set with your order.  I think the big problem will be which one to choose!!  

– Hold a workshop or a private stamping class with you and your friends.  When the orders from this exceeds $600 then you can select a SAB stamp set for yourself.  If you live nearby, I would love to get together with you and your friends and show you some great projects that you can create with these stamps. 

– Join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration and you can select a stamp set up to the value of $79.95 from the current Catalogue for FREE!  This is a great time to join!

 There are some great stamp sets this year.  If you would like to see the Sale-A-Bration brochure then click on the link in the right hand column under Catalogues.  OR, I can mail one to you.  Just email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

The last few weeks I have been playing around with some of the stamp sets (another little perk with being a demonstrator!).  This is one of the cards I created.  Using the stamp set ‘Bliss’, I went for a vintage feel.  Still trying to get a grasp of this style, but I enjoyed creating it.

This set has so many great images to create a Vintage effect.  On Very Vanilla card I stamped in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.   The edges were sponged in crumb cake.  I think I should have done some spritzing too when I look at it again.  I adhered the piece to a  Soft Suede mat and distressed the edges.  On the Crumb Cake base, I stamped the flower randomly over it.  The butterflies were stamped in Baja Breeze onto scrap Very Vanilla card and cut out.  I stamped a greeting from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and created a flag notch with the square punch.  The rosette is created with the Victoria lace from the Summer Mini.  I just ran a straight stitch with a needle and thread and gathered it up and then shaped it into a circle.  I finished it off with a couple of stitches to secure it.  I added a Vintage brad to the centre before adhering it to the card with mounting tape. 

I will show you some of the other cards  I have been creating shortly, so pop back again soon.   Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Jenny xx

 

A CUTE BOX- AND A CARD!!

Just stopping by quickly.  I wanted to show you some cute projects we did last week at our play day.  I got together with some of my best stamping buddies, Andrea, Leonie and Tracey.  We did some fun projects.  I have to say though, I didn’t get as much done as the others.  I had to leave early.  They went on into the early hours!

This is one of the first projects we did. Andrea showed us her cute box she received recently from Lynda.  We got to make one.  Thanks Lynda for the inspiration!

EDITED TO ADD:  Lynda and Andrea let me know that the little box is by Dawn Griffiths.  This is her blog.  Go and check out all her amazing creations.

Here is my creation:

For this I have used the flower from the Sale-A-Bration set “Bliss” directly on the cardstock.  I have used Marina Mist.  I have just discovered this colour.  It is such a lovely colour.  The scallop circle ‘For you’ is from another Sale-A-Bration set “Punch Bunch”.   I used the markers direct to rubber to colour the flowers and words and punched the circle with the 1 1/4″ punch.  This was layered on a circle punched from the 1 3/8″ circle in Marina Mist.  I then inked up the stamp in Regal Rose and punched it out using the Scallop Circle Punch.  These were all adhered together and layered in mounting tape.  I added an adhesive pearl in the centre of the flower.  This is such a cute little box.

I can show you a card I made that day too but I have to say I really struggled with this and I am still not that happy with it.  This one was a White is White Challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenges here.  We could add another colour but the project must be predominantly white.  In the end this is the end result.  Sometimes what you have in your head just doesn’t come out right!!

I used the Heat and Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds on the Baroque swirls to add some bling.  It is a bit hard to see here.  I added some adhesive pearls to the sentiment oval.   Go and check out the entries to this challenge.  There is some absolutely gorgeous designs there.  I didn’t even bother adding mine!!

I have another project we did that I will show you shortly.  That’s enough for one day.  Enjoy the rest of your day.

Jenny xx