WOW I have so many things to share with you today. Firstly, I am so happy to say that I have been selected as one of the new Design Team Members over at Just Add Ink! Check out my badge –>
I’d love to see you all over there – if you’ve never joined in on a JAI challenge this is the perfect opportunity! It is so much fun and the sketch challenge this week is really interesting! Click on my badge to check it out!
I would also like to share a few projects that I recently demonstrated at a workshop (Hi Amanda!). The first is a really cute pillow box using the Big Shot Die and a Window sheet – both featured in the Autumn Winter Mini:
After first making one pillow box out of the Window sheet, I cut out half of another pillow using Cottage Wall DSP and slipped it in as a printed lining to the pillow. One end of the pillow is punched using my horizontal slot punch and I’ve fed a little Rich Razzleberry Ribbon through and secured with a styled silver brad. A contrasting scallop circle out of Cottage Wall is attached with one of my favourite sentiments from the Best Yet Hostess Set. My hostess (Amanda) at the workshop suggested the great idea of popping a matchbox car in there for a kids party – how cute would that be? The kids could see right through to the surprise inside!
The next project I demonstrated was a keepsake box featuring a scrapbook layout as the lid:
I used one 12 x 12 textured cardstock in Tempting Turquoise from my Simply Scrappin Kit Hoppy Memories , and another Chocolate Chip 12 x 12 for the base of the box. Most of the embellishments are from Hoppy Memories and the stamps are from Life’s a Breeze. All of the sides are wheeled with my Nursery Letters Wheel – and the letters for Kyan’s name are cut using my Bigshot and the Timeless Junior Alphabet dies. I created this box to keep Kyan’s booties, umbilical cord clip, hospital name card etc nice and safe and in one place.
The girls had a great time with the make and take – I really took it back to basics and love the result:
Stampin’ Pastels, a choice of stamps from the Fun and Fast Notes set, the fast flowers wheel, and my small heart punch – simple and effective!
The next thing I would like to share with you is the current special offer from Stampin’ Up! valid for the entire month of July and it’s a beauty!
Stampin’ Up!’s Two-Step Stampin’ sets allow you to quickly and easily take your creativity to the next level. And from 1-31 July, you’ll get 20% off select Two-Step Stampin’ sets from our current catalogues–no limit, no minimum purchase required! Choose from any of the stamp sets listed below:
|Item||Page||Description||Regular Price||Sale Price|
|116386||39||Loads of Love||$39.95||$31.96|
|116342||42||Big Bold Birthday**||$53.95||$43.16|
|115860||78||A Rose Is a Rose**||$66.95||$53.56|
|119187||14*||Tiny Tags (wood-mount)||$38.95||$31.16|
|118592||14*||Tiny Tags (clear-mount)||$28.95||$23.16|
|119163||31*||Cottage Garden (wood-mount||$32.95||$26.36|
|120003||31*||Cottage Garden (clear-mount)||$24.95||$19.96|
*From 2010 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue **Retiring stamp sets!
There are a few of my absolute favourites in there! If you would like to get your hands on any of these stampsets, give me a call on 0400 220 177 or drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to book a workshop during July where I can demo some of these great sets on special get in quick before I head off to sunny Coral Bay at the end of July!
Now another thing I would like to share with you is that I am now available for Stamping Elegance Craft Parties:
– just check out the Craft Birthday Parties Page on my Blog or facebook for details.
I think that is enough for one post don’t you??? Come back tomorrow I’ll have some more projects to share with you!