Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
I really enjoyed participating in this challenge it got the creativeness flowing.
While I was at convention I learnt so much cool new stuff both to do with different techniques, cost saving ideas and also some business tips. What I didn't learn off anyone in particular but did take notice of was the fantastic display boards that were all around in the main dining/make and take hall, so when I came home and unpacked all of my convention goodies I come up with the idea to dust off my old cork board that I got from a $2 shop ages ago and tack some black fabric on it and make my own display board. I used some of my many swaps that I received as well as my own.
I am really happy how it turned out and my customers really like it also, it helps me preserve all of my displays, it is easy to change out different projects and best of all it gives a lot of different styles and techniques in one small space. Fellow demos why not try it out for yourself.
I thought I would share with you a very easy and cost effective invitation. I love making invitations and actually I have made quite a few sets of them, I made my own wedding invitations, my sister-in-laws wedding invitations also her hens party and my other sister-in-laws baby shower as well as my past work's Corporate Invites... Wow, come to think of it I have done quite a few.
I have used Pocket Silhouettes and also Please Come stamp sets accented with Raspberry Tart DSP on Pink Pirouette base with Blush Blossom and tied it off with White Grosgrain Ribbon that I dyed with my dauber and Pink Pirouette ink (I think I have just found my new favouritist technique - daubing). And also I have stamped my vines into my Whisper White envelope so the whole set matches.
I hope you enjoy and see what you can create using this simple but effective template
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I have been a little MIA lately, I had a bit of a melt down last Thursday and have been trying to pick myself up again... story goes like this. My DH and I went to the Home Hill Growers Races on Saturday, and I thought that I had all of my outfit organised, I was going to wear what I wore last year to DH work race event, so I came home from work on Thursday afternoon (after nipping out to buy just a pair of shoes to match, because I have wore the heal of the ones I was going to wear) anyway, so I come home had a shower and tried on my races outfit (that I wore only 9 months ago) to my disgust found that it was now skin tight, but that never has stopped anyone before has it. So I get it up over my hips then onto my shoulders do my zip up (very stretchy dress) then breath a sigh of relief and as I am breathing out my zip pops (arghhhh) so this is when the crisis starts, I can't get the thing off because it now doesn't fit over my head can't get the zip down because it has busted. So I get onto the phone to DH (he is still at work) "THERE IS A CRISIS AT HOME", he thinking that the place is on fire or the dog is missing, "what's wrong", "MY BEAUTIFUL CUE DRESS THAT I HAVE ONLY WORE ONCE DOESN'T FIT AND THE ZIP IS BUSTED AND I CAN'T GET IT OFF" after he laughs at me said "that's OK darling we will go tonight and buy you another one" I was a little calmer. BUT... I finally get the thing off and try on a back up dress (a girl can never have to many dresses), the backup doesn't fit also, so we went out and bought a new dress, shoes and jewelery. So much for me thinking it will be a cheap weekend. So long story short guess who is on a diet...... So this week has been very busy preparing food and doing a little exercise. Now ladies can you see my drama. But in the end we had a fantastic day at the races and I also had a couple of wins.
So for a post. I showed you earlier my take on Shelli's card she made at convention, well I have also created an 8x8 scrap layout, which my lovely ladies who came to the May workshop made.
I have used Pink Pirouette as my base, Kraft, Very Vanilla and card stock, then complimented with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip ink and used the ever so versatile Versamark with my Pastels, I have also accented with Pink Pirouette in the flowers, and also cannot forget the Pretties Kit and White Grosgrain ribbon. This layout really shows off how beautiful the Friends 24-7 and matching wheel are. Love it, this is definitely my favourite set out of the new catty.
I hope you enjoy... Until next time and hopefully a few kilos lighter...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
So welcome Mellissa to our little family.
P.s I cannot wait for the road trips to start again, Field and Regional Trainings and also CONVENTION. I think we will have our second share in Gloria's' starting up again...
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Well who thought I had fallen off the face of the Earth.... But I haven't, I have just landed back in Townsville this afternoon from 09 Stampin' Up! Convention in Canberra. What a few days, convention was fantastic. I have learnt so many new tips and tricks with not only the stamping side but also the business side of things. Loved it and now I definitely can't wait for next year. I met some fantastic demos from all over Australia in particular some very lovely ladies from Canberra.
I will post some photo's soon and also what I made for my swaps.
See you Soon.