Yes I know it’s nearly over but I hope you had a good one!
Today I have a card that is inspired by one by my friend Paula Dobson using Butterfly Basics and the gorgeous new Butterfly framelits …
I’ve gone a bit monochromatic with this card and I really love it.
The card base is the Naturals White and I’ve only used Soft Suede Ink and added some of the new Sahara Sand Lace and used our vellum for the larger butterfly.
The ‘bronze’ embellishment on the butterfly is actually some of our joined pearls coloured with the medium Crumb Cake Blendabilities marker. Too easy
This is a quick ‘one layer’ card and adding the butterflies and the ‘bronze pearls’ give it that little extra bit of elegance. The ladies loved it Saturday and couldnt wait to make it!
Do yu like this card? would you like to make this card? Simply hold a Sale-a-bration Party during February and I’ll bring everything needed for you and your friends to make this card! Contact me now to book your party in!
I really really love the new Sheltering Tree Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalogue.
I love that you can build a scene and you can make it as simply or as involved as you like.
I love all the tree cards and have been thinking and searching for a way to use this set that was different and didn’t look the same as all the other cards you see. I now also love the fact that you don’t need to use the tree at all if you don’t want to!
If you have followed my blog for a while you will know I love tulips! It’s probably my Dutch heritage coming through. If I could have had them in my wedding bouquet I would have but you just cant get them in Australia in Summer!
Also, out of the three cards I showed hubby the other night this was his favourite so it has to be good right?
How would you like me to come show you how easy this card really is like I did last night for Vanessa and her guests? Simply contact me to arrange your party date and I’ll bring all we need to make a couple of projects and have some stamping fun. It really is that easy.
Good Morning and Welcome to another Thursday Time Out.
This Saturday I’m hosting my first Card Buffet and it’s a Birthday one and today’s card is one of the cards the girls can choose to make …
This card uses several new products from the Occasions Catalogue – I’ve used the Hearts Embossing Folder and the little hearts on the card are those punched out from the Heart Strip in the Mini Treat Bags Thinlit Framelits. The sentiment and the stripe on the punched out hearts is from Best Day Ever Stamp Set which is free during Sale-a-bration with a $90 order.
I’ve also used the Deco Labels framelits which are discounted in this week’s Weekly Deals.
This card is quick and easy and fun to make.
Thanks for stopping by and catch ya latte
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How much do you love the new Occasions Catalogue? Are you like me and find something new every time you look through it?
One little kit you may not have noticed is the new Artisan Embellishment kit on page 27 ….
This kit is just gorgeous and so very versatile. One thing I will point out though is that in the catalogue it lists 4 white doillies when in fact there are 2 in each kit so just be wary of that.
The rose cutouts are lovely and you can use either side so you have white or sahara sand. You can also use these as masks to sponge the rose design onto a card before using the actual cut out on another card – cool eh? Then there’s the beautiful buttons, pearls, lace, flower trim and velvet trim – just divine.
Here’s a very simple card you can make …
I simply used the same colour cardstock as used in the lace – Rose Red and added a white panel at the bottom to stamp my greeting from Butterfly Basics. Used one of the clear buttons and popped a small pearl in the centre.
I then cased the decorated journal from the Catalogue …
Now I’m not sure if you can see the stamping I did on the journal cover – I took the fern stamp from Butterfly Basics and stamped it in versamark just to give it a bit of pattern. Then I adhered one of the doilies, lace, velvet trim and butterfly. The embellishment on top of the butterfly is simply one of the silver buttons with a large pearl on top – it reminds me of the old pearl buttons you used to see on Grandma’s Blouses and Cardigans! I then cut off two of the ribbon rose trim and popped them either side – all my layers were adhered with the Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive – I find that will stick anything to anything!
I love this little ‘old fashioned’ kit and I know you will too!
Welcome to the Creative Blog Hop – the Blog Hop that’s a little different than a regular Blog Hop. I was nominated by my sweet friend Sue Erickson in USA and I’m to share one or two projects, answer some questions and nominate a couple of friends. You may wish to grab a cuppa as this is a bit of a long post.
As Sue mentioned in her post last week we’ve been friends for years (not really sure how many but quite a while) and I love how Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are so giving of their ideas and they have no boundaries – meaning that it doesnt matter if you are from USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Germany, The Netherlands or Australia you are all family and it doesnt take much to become close friends and it’s a friendship that goes on for years.
I do love Stampin’ Up! and how all their products are designed to coordinate with each other and no matter whether you are just starting or have been crafting for years there is something for you and there is always something new. I also love how one product can be used so differently by different stampers.
Now you saw Sue’s MDS project last week using the Painted Petals set well here are a couple of my cards using the same set and so different to Sue’s project.
I love to use our Notecards and Envelopes. They are a great size to give as gifts in a bundle or to just send a quick cheery hello. They come in packs of 20 cards and envelopes so they are also a very cost effective way to give cards – especially if one is just starting out.
These two cards are literally a 5 minute card and to lift the card I simply coloured some rhinestones with my Blendabilities for a bit of sparkly colour and added them to the centre of my flowers.
Now one can not simply send ‘naked’ envelopes can they?!
Now onto those questions ….
What are you working on now? Well with the start of the new Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-a-bration I have lots of new products to play with and make samples for. I’m working on exclusive projects for my Creative Club members plus classes for February and some other things for a special event I’m helping with in February. Never a dull moment here!
How does your work differ from others in your genre? As I said earlier you can give the same products to three or four crafters and you will get three or four different projects in return. I think my style is clean and elegant however I do love to do a card or project with layers, embellishments and I also love to do collage stamping and vintage work. It all depends on the mood and how much caffeine is flowing through my veins.
Why do you create what you do? I have found that I love creating cards and gifts and its wonderful for someone to receive something handmade by you. It resonates with them more than going out and buying a mass produced card. They know its come from your heart and one of a kind and just for them! I have also found that creating cards and memory keeping is very therapeutic. In 1998 I was held up in a Bank Robbery where I worked and it really affected me big time – my body was stressed and the Bronchialitis turned into Pneumonia and I was later diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In 2004 I contracted a ‘virus’ – well that is what my Doctor called it – in actual fact it was Fibromyalgia. During my treatment we discovered I was pregnant and in 2005 Daniel was born still – he had Trisomy 18. I ended up in a very dark place then and told my husband and best friend I was going to get rid of all my craft stuff as I had so much and no desire to make anything. The told me not to make any rash decisions and to wait till my head was clearer and my heart had healed somewhat. Then I heard Stampin’ Up! was coming to Australia in 2006 – well my heart leapt as I’d seen their stamps, their papers and their products and knew this was my way back to crafting again. I’ve been a demonstrator now for over 8 years and I’m proud to say I’m no longer on Anti-depressants and I’ve travelled the world with Stampin Up – I’ve been to USA and cruised the Caribbean visiting Jamaica, Mexico and Haiti. Now while one dreams of visiting far-away lands sometimes you just dont think it will happen but thanks to my ‘Stampin’ Up! Therapy’ I have and I hope to do the Mediterranean Cruise in 2016. Oh I did mean this answer to be so long but now you know why I do what I do and why it means so much to me.
How does your creative process work? I can honestly say that my creative process is truly a mysterious thing! Some stamps just jump out with ideas where others take a little more effort. Sometimes I may see something in nature, in a shop or magazine and think oh I could do this or that with a particular paper, stamp set or tool – the only problem I have is the ‘remembering’ part! I need to make me a little book and have that with me everywhere I go so I can jot things down. There will also be times when I’ve bought a stamp set or die with all these grand ideas and when it arrives the mind is blank as can be so in these times I utilise my friends – Google and Pinterest!
Now it’s my turn to nominate and I’ve great pleasure in nominating my sweet friend Libby Dyson and Narelle Fasulo. Libby and I met what seems like a life time ago through an online stamping group and we have become very close friends – we have been through a lot together and our friendship just keeps growing. She is my confidante and encourager. Narelle and I also met online, through Facebook actually, and became good friends. I am blessed to have these ladies not only as friends but also as part of my Latte Girls Stampin’ Up! Team.
Sale-a-bration is a wonderful time of the year where you are rewarded for buying your Stampin’ Up! Products.
Today’s project is the second make and take from my Sale-a-bration Crafternoon last weekend. Maybe you’d like this as one of the make and takes at your party …
I’ve created this mini treat bag with the free Best Year Ever Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper and the Mini Treat Bag Framelits from the Occasions Catalogue
Now while these appear to be expensive for a framelit pack there are actually 12 different framelits and many of which will be very versatile for lots of different projects! I know I’ll be using mine quite a bit!
I am sure you’ll find many uses for these little bags and this one here I just popped some boiled fruit lollies into one of our cello bags and popped it inside.
You will need to be selective with what you pop inside due to the size of the treat bag but I still had 10 or so lollies in mine so worked fine. It will be great for all sorts of things like gift cards, gift vouchers, charms, jewellry, chocolate, coffee sachets, tea bags and such.
Did you know …
We have two wonderful catalogues for you to shop from plus we also have the Clearance Rack, Weekly Deals and My Digital Studio to shop from and purchase from all these can be included to earn you free Sale-a-bration items!
Contact me today to place your order or book your party so you can earn even more for free!
You dont even have to be local – I’ll send you my “Party Box” with all you need to show your friends and collect orders and then you just contact me with your orders and I’ll process them and work out your free Hostess Benefits and they’ll all be sent to you with bonus freebies as my thank you! Too easy!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my sweet little Mini Treat Bags.
Oh man its full of so many gorgeous products that you can earn for free just by doing what you love – stamping! You’ll get one free gift with every $90 in your order or you can select two for free when you join my Latte Girls Stampin’ Up! Team!
One of the loveliest sets inside is the Lotus Blossom and here’s a couple of simple and elegant cards using it …
I love how easy this set is to use and how pretty the flowers turn out. This set is listed as a two step stamp however it’s actually a 3 step stamp and it’s ingenious – it gives the flower so much more depth and being photopolymer it’s so easy to line up!
This was one of the make and takes the girls made last weekend at my Sale-a-bration Crafternoon. They too were very surprised at how easy it was to line up and get a sweet flower stamped.
One thing I will mention for this stamp though it to not rock your stamp when you stamp it. Each stamp has a ‘tab’ on it so you can line them all up going the right direction, however, if you get ink on this tab and rock your stamp then you will get a mark on your card. You may see a little spot on my card above so just be wary of that and maybe have a baby wipe or tissue handy just to remove any excess ink before stamping – or dont be too heavy when you ink up your stamp – that would help too!
Now I know these are just two colour combinations with the Lotus Blossom and to show the different effects with colour I made this print out for my customers …
It’s a great way to see how the different colours bring a different effect to the Lotus Blossom. Click here to download the LotusBlossomSampleSheet to stamp out for your own reference.
This printout is available free to …
anyone who has placed a qualifying Sale-a-bration Order with me (shop now)
Latte Girls Stampin’ Up! Team (join today and select your free items and get this and other resources for free!)
I am sure you will love this set just as much as I do and make many beautiful creations with it.
If you have any questions about Sale-a-bration please dont hesitate to give me a call – I’m only too happy to chat about all the wonderful products you can get for free and you have 3 months to earn as many as you can!
Welcome [back] to Thursday Time Outs! What is Thursday Time Out? well it’s a weekly card that’s quick and easy and designed specifically for you to take some Time Out of your busy schedule and be creative!
These cards are sent out via email to your inbox to inspire you to stop and create!
This week’s card (well ok card’s cos I have two for you today) uses the gorgeous new Best Day Ever Stamp Set …
How cute is that? and it’s oh so easy!
This card also uses a couple of our new products – our new Ornate Tag Topper Punch and our new Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers! I love both those items and on my tag here I wanted a little embellishment to lift it and the Epoxy Stickers were perfect for that! I simply coloured my sticker with the medium Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, let it dry for a few seconds and then popped it on my card.
How sweet is this one? again so very easy and still using Best Day Ever.
I love these little hearts and they work perfectly for flowers and using the 2013-2015 In Colours gives you a really pretty card! I am going to be very sad when we have to say goodbye to these colours at the end of June.
Now that card is cute but lets make it a little cuter …
Those Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers have hearts in two sizes – perfect for this card! I’ve simply lifted the Epoxy Stickers off and placed them directly over my stamped hearts and it just lifts this card so much and at $6.95 for 27 stickers it’s a very affordable embellishment!
Now remember I said the Best Day Ever Stamp Set was free? Yes it is one of our Sale-a-bration Free Items which you can choose with a $90 order and you’ll get a free item with every $90 in your order so if your order totals $180 you’ll get two free items of your choice! I just love Sale-a-bration and being able to give you free products just for shopping with me!
Need a Catalogue? No worries – just let me know and I’ll get one in the post to you or deliver it if you are close by.
How do you order? Well you can shop online or you can ring or email me with your order – it’s that easy! Payment can be made by Bank Transfer or Credit Card.
Want more free stuff? No Problems – simply host your own Sale-a-bration Party and I’ll show you all the lovelies from the new catalogues – you will be reward in free products depending on the total of your Party Sales. Contact Me to book your date!
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