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Jessica’s sports day- a scrapbooking page

For me the most important thing about scrapbooking is the journaling. I want my kids to know their story and the story of our lives. I don’t really enjoy looking at scrapbooking pages without journaling. Maybe it is the voyeur in me that likes to read other people’s story? I don’t know but I know reading their story helps me to connect with them a little.

This is a journal heavy layout. It is a layout I love and as most of you know I’m not really a fan of my handwriting but I am a fan of our stories.

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Of course you’re going to need some close ups.

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See what I mean about journaling. Messy writing but I’ve told her story. I left out her teacher’s name because I don’t have her permission to publish it.

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Such a simple layout but gosh I’m happy with it. I’m also so proud of my darling Jessica and her commitment to having a go and having fun.

The products can be found at my online store or by contacting me to make a purchase. If ordering in January make sure you use the hostess code NC9TAQRD so you can go in the draw for my monthly prize.

Don’t forget sale-a-bration starts on the 6th of January. Every $90 you spend enables you to choose a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. Items range from stamp sets to patterned paper to blendabilities. To find out more please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time,

Happy crafting.

Curvy Keepsake die

Have you seen all the amazing things done with this die on the net? Have a look at what Stampin’ Up! have come up with. This is just the cutest little die.


If you want more information on purchasing this die please don’t hesitate to contact me at stampinamity(at)gmail.com or have a look at my online store.

Project Life Birthday spread

Last year my little, or should I say younger sister?, turned 21. Such a special time in the life of a young person. I’m so glad she decided to have a quiet celebration with family.

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Very simple. Only a bit of washi tape and a heart punches out. Simple yet effective and the memories are recorded. Yay.

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If you would like any more information on Project Life please don’t hesitate to contact me or place and order or an enquiry at my online store.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Masculine cards

Do you have trouble creating cards for the men in your life? I know I do. It’s one of the most challenging crafty things I do. My husband likes the cards to be very simple, very square and without fuss. Why not come along to my class on the 19th of December where we’ll make some cards for the men in your life as well as a whole heap of other cards as well.

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This was an extremely simple card to create.

Cut a standard card base using Naturals White cardstock, I find this much better for masculine cards as it isn’t as harsh as Whisper White, with a top layer of Naturals White  measuring 10cm x 14.3cm.

Using World Maps  or a similar background stamp, stamp onto the top layer using Basic Grey ink.

Distress the edges of the top layer by using the edge of your scissors at a 90 angle and rubbing vigorously.

Further distress the edge by adding Crumbed Cake ink to the edge.

Using Memento ink stamp feathers from Four Feathers all the way along one edge of the card.

Finally stamp you sentiment along the bottom of the top layer.

 

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This is not a standards size card for Australia although it still fits into our C6 envelopes. The Hexagon Hives die creates this beautiful background. I just stamped the Four Feathers stamp set over the whisper white in Lost lagoon, smoky slate and hello honey then added a few of the feather onto of the Hexagon Hives die cut out. Super easy.

 

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This robot card is a CASe of a card in the catalogue however I did change it slightly based on the cardstock and supplies I had at home. Don’t forget to substitute from the example for what you have. The original  is on page 86 of the catalogue for those of you playing at home.

These are very easy cards to make. If you would like any further information about these cards or attending classes please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Petite petals card

This is the card the participants at a recent workshop completed. It is very simple but very effective.  If you would like to make a card like this why not book a workshop with your friends? It’s easy, you gather your friends and I come along and teach you how to do it. Instructions are included below.

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This simple card was created with a whisper white card base, a strip of whisper white (5cmx10.5cm), a strip of strawberry slush cardstock (5.5cm x 10.5cm), and a strip of paper to stamp the 3D flowers on.

1. Emboss the whisper white card base with the woodgrain embossing folder.

2. On your small strip of whisper white stamp one of the petite petals stamps all over, making sure some of your image goes off the edge of the whisper white.

3. Adhere the stamped whisper white to the strawberry slush cardstock then adhere this to the card base.

4. Stamp one flower from petite petals, flower shop, and beautiful bunch.

5. Using the co-ordinating punches punch these flowers out. Petitie petals punch, pansy punch and fun flower punch.  

6. Use your thumb to curl the flower petal up. This is achieved by pulling your thumb from the centre of the flower to the edge of the petal. The more dimension you create the more realistic they look.

7. Adhere the 3 flowers to each other using dimensionals.

If you have any questions or would like to book a workshop please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time, happy crafting.

We have an amazing joining deal

Ever thought of joining?

For one week only you can join for $126.75 and receive $235 in product of your choice as well as a business kit valued at $80. That’s a 25% discount on your joining fee. What is more exciting than that?

Not only that but during the month of December you will also receive 5% cash back on orders placed. What an amazing deal. So get in quick and take advantage of this fantastic deal. Offer ends 2nd December. Contact me for more information. You can join online here.

Seasonal Snapshot Project Life kit by Stampin’ Up!

This video shows the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life kit. It is amazing. Have a look at the video. I’ll show you a few pages I’ve created soon.

I was really impressed with this kit. The catalogue doesn’t do it justice.

If you would like to know more about my Project Life get together let me know.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Amity

Merry and Bright Extra Special Christmas supplement

I don’t know about you but I’m addicted to Christmas craft supplies. Stampin’ Up! seems to agree with me and have bought out an additional mini catalogue.

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These products will be available from the 20th October until the 31st of December unless sold out sooner. Get in quick. Contact me for more information or order at my online store.

I can’t wait to show you what I’ve created.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Amity

Thank you

I don’t think people acknowledge others enough in our society. I made this quick card one night for my eldest daughter because she helped me out. Hollie had only just turned 8. It was a busy evening (aren’t they all when you have young kids?) and I hadn’t had time to get the washing off the line. I was cooking dinner. My darling husband wasn’t home. I wasn’t getting flustered. The kids were nagging because they were hungry and were fighting with each other because, hey that’s what you do at the end of the day and you just want to go to bed. Hollie, seeing me a little flustered and knowing I wanted to get the washing off the line, offered to take the washing in for me. Isn’t that just so sweet?

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Hollie loves creating. Hollie loves praise. I left this outside her room so she could see it when she got up. Nothing special but the sentiment was what was special. She loved it and even now thinking about her taking the washing off the line for me makes me smile. What a lovely girl.

 

To create this card you will need:

Whisper white card stock

Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ink.

Scalloped edge punch

Hearts border punch

Big News for the sentiment and the hearts in the background.

If you would like any information on these products or any of my classes please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time,

Happy crafting.

Stampin’ Up! blocks

One of the things that got me hooked on Stampin’ Up! was the amazing blocks for the clear stamps. I had never held another stamp block in my hands and have it feel so right.

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They have been designed so the contour of the along the side fits perfectly in you fingers. They are really amazing. I love them. Here is me holding block D.

They come in a variety of sizes but if I was going to recommend a starting size I would Block E would be the best as if fits most stamps onto it and is reasonably priced at $19.95. If you are looking at a bundle to start with I would recommend the Clear-mount Starter Bundle as it contains 3 blocks and comes with a 15% discount. 

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Don’t they just look fantastic stacked up like that? Would you love some of your own. Contact me for more information about ordering these.