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Project Life Stampin’ Up! style again

If you haven’t heard me bang on about Project Life yet you obviously haven’t been near me for the last 6 years. I have been a huge fan since Becky Higgins brought this system out.

I was ecstatic when Stampin’ Up! announced they were introducing Project Life as part of our line. As a busy mum of 5 Project Life has helped me keep up to date with memory keeping for our family.

You will have arrived here from Kelly’s blog, hopefully you will continue on the blog hop and be inspired to create something yourself.

Everyday Adventure Project Life kit

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This is a really simple version. This system is so awesome because you just print the photos and slip them in, add a bit of journaling and slip in some filler cards to make it all pretty. All I’ve added is the stamps from the Project Life Day to Day stamp set for the “April and the black arrow comes from the set Project Life Point & Click. Both of these sets are photopolymer and stamp just beautifully. 

Just a few bits of stamping from your stamp stash and you make a beautiful layout.

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This one is totally plain. Nothing but the photos and the Project Life kit.

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With this one I stepped it up a bit. I used the Everyday Adventure kit and the Everyday Adventure accessories kit. Just a little layering and some stamping add a whole other level to this layout.  I even stamped on the wood veneer. They are really cute.

I am leaving off the journaling until after I post this because it’s a bit mushy and I get a little embarrassed which is a little stupid because I like to read others’ mushy journaling.

Now you’ll be wanting to head to the next blog post. Next up is Christie. If you get lost I have a list of all the blogs at the bottom of the page for you to refer back to. Have fun being inspired by these wonderful ladies.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and

blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD

Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

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1.   Emily Campbell

www.tinykiwicards.blogspot.co.nz

2.   Kelli Gordon

www.kelliskards.blogspot.com.au

3.   Sharlene Meyer

www.magpiecreates.com

4.   Delys Cram

www.delysc.wordpress.com

5.   Keryn Campbell

www.kerynscards.com

6.   Monique Fielder

www.stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com.au

7.   Kathryn Ruddick

www.katlodesigns.com

8.   Narelle Hoggard

www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com

9.   Ann Gerlach

www.discoversu.com

10.   Libby Dyson

www.libbystampz.com

11.  Kelly Kent

www.mypapercraftjourney.com

12.  Amity Knight

www.stampinamity.com.au

13.  Christie Kunkel

www.christiescreativecorner.blogspot.com

14.  Louise Layton

www.inkyloulou.blogspot.com.au

15.  Andrea Buckland

www.creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com

16.  Yvonne Walker

www.yvonnescreativecorner.blogspot.com

17.  Sally Williams

www.sallystampingdelights.blogspot.co.nz

18.  Debbie Lamb

www.debstampinstyle.blogspot.co.nz

19.  Nerida Carter

www.stampingjoy.blogspot.com

20.  Richelle Fletcher

www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com

21.  Norelle Targato

www.rellspaperink.wordpress.com

22. Rochelle Blok

www.rochelleblok.blogspot.com.au

23.  Clare Mcilhatton

www.crafty-cow.com

24.  Tracy Speight

www.handmadewarratahstree.blogspot.com.au

Blendabilities Stampin’ Up!s alcohol markers

You’ve heard about alcohol markers so what’s the hype?

Blendabilities by Stampin’ Up!

 

If you would like to know more about Blendabilities why not join my monthly colouring club?

You will receive a new set of Blendabilities and a new project sheet for $20.95.

If you are local why not come to my classes to learn how to colour with these amazing markers?

Contact me for more information.

Undefined

Ever wanted a stamp or an image and just couldn’t find the right one?

Undefined is just what you need.

I really like the look of leaves which look a bit like petals but couldn’t find one so I created my own.

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Here is the stamp I carved. It is very easy to carve. The material is very easy to carve.  I really like the fun look it creates.

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This is a rather large image. I have not used the wooden blocks that come in the Undefined kit.

If you would like to carve your own stamp why not give Undefined a go?

Until next time. Happy crafting.

Stamp-a-stack class

WHAT is a stamp-a-stack? Stamping a stack of cards. In my case I run my stamp-a-stack classes so participants make 12 cards for $25. Participants get to make 4 each of 3 different designs. That’s what usually happens. Normally you also get to choose your own sentiments to stamp too incase you don’t want 12 birthday cards.

This class was slightly different. Participants made a box using the envelope punch board and only got to make 10 cards. They made 2 each of 5 card designs.

Want to see the cards?

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This was made using Papaya collage and is on the retirement list. So if you like this card and want to make it don’t forget to purchase this stamp set while you can still get it.

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This has to be one of my favourite sets. This is The Open Sea and it is just gorgeous. Easy to use and very versatile.

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I just think this card is so effective. I don’t know whether it is the basic black that makes the card pop or something else. I Just love this card. This uses Zoo Babies as the main stamp set.

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I don’t think you can get any more effective or simple than this card. Three ink pads to colour the leaves (I think it would be just as effective with one colour) and another colour to add the detail to the top. This is called 2-step stamping and it is one of my favourite (and effective) stamping techniques. Unfortunately this is another set which is retiring. Gently Falling is a stunning set and I’m very sad it’s retiring. I use it a lot especially in my scrapbooking.

And finally,

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The die used to cut this set is just amazing. What a stunning card. So simple. Sticking with one colour really makes a difference and the fact that all the paper, cardstock and ink co-ordinate takes all the work out of it for you. Don’t you just love this embossing folder. This is beautifully baroque. I love it.

If you would like to attend one of my stamp-a-stacks please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time,

Happy crafting.

Brisbane Scrapbooking and papercraft expo

Another year done and dusted at the Brisbane scrapbooking and papercraft expo. Did you come and visit us?

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What were we doing there?

We were showing people how amazing Stampin’ Up! is. We showed how easy it is to create something wonderful from stamps, paper and ink. Simple and effective.

We showcased some of the retiring products, booked workshops/parties and we offered people the opportunity to join Stampin’ Up! under the $85 joining deal.

How stall won best small stall at the expo. We even got a really cool award.

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We showed off some retiring products with our make and takes. What’s a make and take? You make it and take it away for free.

Here are the three we did over the two days I was manning the stall.

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Using simply stars and Off the grid.

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This one uses You’re My Hero and is so simple but very effective.

This one is exactly the same design except it uses Rev Up the Fun!

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If you’d like any more information about the retirement list please don’t hesitate to contact me. You have until the end of June to purchase these items before they are gone forever.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Beautiful feminine card

The technique we used in April’s class was repetition.

Here is one sample we created. I created another one which was a Thank you card using the Thanks a Million. Exactly the same design with an alternate sentiment.

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We used the woodgrain background stamp which is on the retirement list. So if you love the background order it before it is no longer available.

So until next time,

Happy crafting.

Stampin’ Up! convention Melbourne 2014 #inspirecreateshare2014

Day 1 is over and although I am exhausted (not helped by getting up at 6am and running 7km) I am so inspired by this fantastic company I work with.
We creates many projects today. I’ll show a few of them soon. All of these products are available in the new catalogue being released in July.
I am most excited about the project life line in our catalogue and so pleased we were able to create with it today and trial the new photopolymer stamps which coordinate with the project life line but which would be perfect for any scrapbooking project or card project.

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We were given the set Kinda Eclectic as part of our convention registration. Here are 4 projects we made with this awesome stamp set.

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Tomorrow I’ll be back with another update because this isn’t all the projects I created today. Can you tell I’m so pumped? Awesome. If you’re jealous you’re missing it. Start saving for next year. Everyone is welcome.

Wheel stamp video

Ever wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! wheels? Want to know how to use them with a mask?
I have created a video using the Stampin’ Up! wheels.

 

This card was part of my stamp-a-stack. It is easy and quick to do. So easy in fact I made a variation in one of my kids craft classes.

I hope you enjoyed it. Please leave me some comments. I’d love to hear what you think.

Until next time,

Happy crafting.

Scrap the Boys challenge

Do you ever do a challenge and not upload it? Me too. That’s me almost every time. Not this time though.

At Scrap The Boys they issue a monthly challenge. The challenge was to incorporate flowers into a boy layout. This month I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The flowers are stamped using the set Oh, Hello!

 

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As you can see it is just a subtle 3 flowers in the background but it is so sweet.

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Behind the strip of “washi tape” at the top of the photo is tucked the journaling. It reads;

There is nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby. I could hold you and stroke your beautiful face for hours on end. There is something about it that just makes your heart melt and feel so full. You are just the most adorable boy. Your soft skin, your baby smell, the way your smile in your sleep, all of it. It makes my heart swell. I would have thought after 5 babies the novelty would wear off but it hasn’t. I still love it as much this time as I did the previous 4 times. I am a very lucky Mummy to have such a sweet boy as you.

I am a massive fan of date roller stamps. I have repeatedly stamped the date on this page with the “splatters” from Gorgeous Grunge. This date roller stamp is Remember This and That and I use it all the time.

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I am really getting back into sewing on my layouts. I guess it helps if the sewing machine is out and not packed away. I just have to make sure I set it up permanently in my room somewhere. I just have to find a good spot.

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Rock a bye is an MDS download which I converted into a cut file in Silhouette Studio and has been cut using my digital cutting machine.

If you’d like to know more about my scrapbooking classes or about using MDS or any of the products shown here please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m always more than happy to help.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Card in a box

These cards have been all over the internet. I resisted the urge to make one but thought the ladies in my technique class would like to have a go. I ended up making a sample for class when Hannah (5 years) saw it and said I had to make one for her to give to her teacher for her birthday.

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I made mine a little more simple than most you will see on the internet. I prefer it that way. I didn’t embellish the sides (apart from some embossing using the petals-a-plenty embossing folder. I also used the Stampin’ Write Markers to add the different colours to this stamp set from Delightful Dozen.

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Isn’t her handwriting amazing. She wrote this the day before she turned 5. Mrs Paxton’s birthday is the day before hers. Pretty proud of her efforts there. I didn’t even need to tell her how to spell any of the words.

If you would like more information about my classes, how to make this card or the supplies used please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I will post the the second card from my class in a few days so make sure you check back or subscribe to my blog so you can get notifications when I update.

Until next time, happy crafting.