Monday, June 22, 2009

Woohoo! New Stamps

What a day! Had a very early start with Hannah. Up at 4.30 to get her ready and up to school by 5.45am to catch her bus to the airport and a plane to Canberra. She's off for the week - checking out Parliament, the War Memorial, Questacon, the Space centre and the Snow!! I'm sure she'll enjoy her week away, and we'll pick her up on Saturday. While she was having fun, I had a visit to the dentist - my most favourite place to be - NOT! I had a broken filling and had to get it replaced. I told the dentist I didn't want to feel a thing - and I didn't - not until about 3 this afternoon!!(and my appointment was at 11!!) Yes, it was hard to eat, speak and drink! But it was pain free, which is how I like it.
So it was great when I got home and found my latest order from Stampin' Up! I have some new Christmas stamps to be able to do my Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack. So after having a Nanna Nap this afternoon, and eating a yummy dinner that LeRoi cooked, I watched my favourite show - Masterchef- and put my stamps together. Have to be ready to stamp over the next couple of days. I will put a sneak peak up of the cards we'll be doing at the Stamp-a-Stack.

If you live in the Centenary area ( west of Brisbane) and would love to come to the Christmas in July Stamp-a-stack, it will be on Friday 10th July at 10am and 7pm. Shoot me an email- - if you'd like to come, and I will email you all the details.

Will post the sneak peak photos in a day or two.
Catchya, Deb

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

FINALLY some pictures

FINALLY I've had a chance to sit down and create some cards and photograph some I did a little while ago. This is going to be a long post, so I hope you enjoy!

I did this card for the New Catalogue Launch workshop back in April. I've since done it in other colours as well. It is simple and quick and that's what I like about it. I used Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain ribbon; Eyelet Border Punch; Friendly Words Wheel; Weathered Background Stamp; Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss Ink. I rolled the wheel then used my blender pens to take off the Tangerine Tango ink from the word 'friends',then used the blender pen to pick up the Kiwi Kiss ink and colour the word 'friends'. Then lined up the wheel and rolled it across the vanilla.

I've seen alot of this kind of card with the brayering and the trees. Thought I might give it a go. Brayering is not something I do alot of, but this was really easy so I might be doing some more. I really love the effect. I've use Not Quite Navy, Kraft and Gloss White card and some DSP from the Bella Bleu Pack. I used the Not Quite Navy ink pad and stamp straight onto the main card to get the background effect, and used versamark on the Kraft card to get the same effect. I used Brocade Blue and Not Quite Navy inks to do the brayering and I brayered the whole card with the Brocade Blue, then did a mask for the moon, then brayered the top part of the card using Not Quite Navy Ink. Then stamped the trees (Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set) using Black Staz On, and the words (stamped in Staz On) were from the stamp set Trendy Trees. Great masculine card, just change the words.

I've had this set (a current Hostess Set) for a little while and have been waiting to use it. And finally found and card that would suit it. I got my inspiration from the Mojo Monday blog ( Fabulous site for inspiration. This card was based on the Mojo Monday Sketch Week 70. I've used Bashful Blue and Whisper White Cardstock and DSP from the Washington Apple Paper pack. I've used Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Basic Gray Ink. And to finish it I have used a Silver Designer Holder to bring out the word LIFE.

This was also inspired by a Mojo Monday Sketch (week 68). I've used Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White Cardstock; DSP from the Sweet Always paper pack. I stamped the Hippo from Pun Fun with Black Staz On onto the white cardstock, then coloured in with Basic Gray, Regal Rose and Pumpkin Pie inks. I punched a 1" Pumpkin Pie circle and folded it in half and attached it to the hippo card using a circle brad from the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit. I finished it with stamping the Hip-hippo-ray onto white and punched out with small oval punch and then attached with the silver frame from the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit. I sponged the card edges as well - I like to sponge because I think it just softens the edges a bit. Especially with the white card.

This is a really easy card. I kind of just kept it basic for some girls who haven't stamped before. I've used Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla Cardstock. I stamped the Weathered Background stamp with versamark on the main card. Then stamped the flowers from the Pocket Silhouette Stamp set using Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy Inks. I stamped the 'friend to friend' words (from the same set) with Bravo Burgundy as well. Once again I sponged and added some Bravo Burgundy ribbon. Basic, I know, but I think it looks great, and it's real quick to put together.

I used Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White Cardstock; I think it was Rose Red DSP - can't remember which pack I got it out of!!; I stamped the cupcake image (Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set) with Black Staz On ink, then coloured using the blender pens and Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red and Basic Gray Ink Pads. Finished it off with some Pretty in Pink Grosgrain ribbon and a spot of Glitter on the cupcakes.

So there you have it. The first lot of photos! I think I'm going to enjoy this. Well better get back to the real world - no not back to the kids, but Masterchef has just started and I'm hooked!!

Catchya in a day or two.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Will post some pictures soon

I promise I will post some cards soon. I have been down with a head cold since last Thursday- still not 100% yet, but I'm hoping that now the fuzz in my head is mostly gone, I might actually be able to stamp and come up with something creative. I have some ideas to try, so will get onto that in the next day or two and hopefully when you come back to visit there will be a myriad of pictures uploaded!! Have to do some shopping first for J's birthday today! He wants a dog! So we will be obliging and get a toy dog like Joe's!! Then once that's done and cake is made.....I know I can hear the stamps calling!!

Catchya soon,

Thursday, June 4, 2009

June-July Stampin' Up! Promotion

Have some fun in June and July by hosting a workshop - and Stampin' Up! will give you even more hostess awards!!
When your workshop totals $600, you'll receive an additional $40 in hostess awards. SO that will make a total of $110 hostess awards for you to purchase anything you want in the catalogue as well as your FREE hostess stamp set.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop contact me asap to book in - I can come to your home to do a workshop, or if you are too far away, you can host a catalogue workshop. Contact me on 0424 726724 or email me on

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Here Goes!!

I've had a few people tell me how much fun it is to blog and how great it is to share what they have done. For a long time now, I have been lurking on a lot of other blogs, gleening from others and thought it might be time for me to share things that I have done and maybe even inspire someone else. So I'll share things I create and maybe even stuff about my family and what keeps me going. I hope you enjoy.