Wednesday, September 15, 2010

JAI Challenge #34

Well I have been visiting a blog called Just Add Ink since it first started however I have never participated in one of their challenges. Well I'm taking the plunge and having a go at this weeks challenge which is a colour challenge. Basically anyone who wants to have a go has to make either a card, 3D object or layout using the following colours.

I'm a very card-y sort of person, so I got out all my colours (my Crumb Cake Ink Pad hasnt arrived yet) and pulled out a few of my favourite stamp sets and sat down to have a long think. And this is what I came up with.

Not a bad effort :) I've used the Inspired by Nature stamp set, some pearls and the Top Note Die.

If you want to have a look at the Just Add Ink website and some of the other wonderful creating then follow this link.

Bye for now!

Swaps for Regionals 2010 and some others....

Well I just thought that I would share the two cards that I made for the Perth 2010 Regionals that was held last Saturday. It was a great day, with it being my first Stampin' Up! event I've ever attended. It was defiantely worth it. The presentations were fantastic, with staff from the Sydney office and WA demonstrators alike getting up on stage and sharing their great ideas.

So the first card is a baby shower card (excuse the glare from the plastic). It uses the Baby Bundle stamp set from the new catalogue which you can find on page 56 and the Baby Tees Jumbo Roller Wheel which is on page 57. I made it in three different colours; Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and So Saffron. You can't tell from the picture but the background has been done using Versamark and some of the smaller images from the Baby Bundle stamp set, which I loaded up all onto one clear block and then just started stampin away.

The second card I swapped uses the Stamp set called Flight of the Butterfly. This is one of the stamp sets that I got with my starter kit but just havent been using. I'm one of the people who has to have all the stamp sets now but then when I get them, I don't actually use them and then I buy the next stamp set that catches my fancy. I'm terrible :D. So like I was saying the second card uses Flight of the Butterfly which you can find on page 88 as well as the set Inspired by Nature on page 76. I also used the Butterfly Punch, which is a new acquisition of mine, to punch out my butterfly and then I stuck some of the Basic Jewels Rhinestones down (these are some substitutes from Spotlights as I hadn't received my order yet. I also used the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set on page 105 which has been absolutely invaluable. There is a saying for everything! I stamped my sentiment onto a Tag which has been punched out using the fabulous big shot.

Since Regionals I have received my first order from the new Catalogue. YAY! In it I order the Many Marvelous Markers as well as the new colour paper and inks packs. While I havents received the new colours I did get the new In Color's yay for me :) so today this is what I made. It uses the new In Color's Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait. The stamp set is used is the Birthday Bakery stamp set which is a level 1 hostess set. So if you would like to own that one give me a call and we can organise a workshop! I've just noticed that I am a terrible photographer :p so i'm very sorry for the cruddy pictures :)

Anyway I have a JAI entry to first one ever :s so I better get onto that.

Bye for now! :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I'm back...

Well I definately have a lot to tell you. Firstly the new catalogue is now out. YAY! There is heaps of fantastic things inside, including all the brand new colours, new clear mount stamp sets, new die cuts and embossing folders and brand new ribbon! What to buy first? Click on the link to the side which will take you to the Stampin' Up! website where you can have a look at the new catalogue. :)

Next is the new colour renovation is finally in place. All those new colours to play with? Which ones to use first? Unfortunately there was a little bit of a mix up so I haven't received my new colours yet but fingers crossed that they will arrive this week. You should check out the colour renovation flyer which you can find by clicking on the picture. It includes all the new colour kits for your markers, pastels and watercolour crayons. Also the paper and ink pad kits are great value!

Thirdly, the 2010 Perth Regionals were held on Saturday. It was fantastic. The swaps I received were absolutely amazing, so I'll be sharing those with you soon.

So for now sit down with a nice warm drink and have a click through the new catalogue. You wont regret it.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Todays workshop...

Todays workshop make & takes used the Fox and Friends stamp set from the Autumn-Winter mini catalogue.

and this one....

And heres another one I've made recently...

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Deal of the Week - Week 2

This week’s deal is huge discounts on 5 of the Designer Series Papers. You can see all the papers on page 132 of the Idea Book & Catalogue. You have until 15 June at 11:50 PM (AET) to take up this offer.

112470 Haiku Designer Series paper now $10.17

113976 Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper now $11.02

113992 Tea Party Designer Series paper now $10.17

113975 Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper now $11.02

114037 Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series paper now $14.92

Jess xx

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Last day for the deal of the week...

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that today is the last day to get some fabulous punches at a fabulous price.

Also stayed for this weeks deal of the week which starts tomorrow!

Jess xx

Monday, June 7, 2010

Class Schedule

Just letting you know I've posted my new class schedule so why not check it out? Just click on the 'Classes/Workshops' tab to view it.

Jess xx

Medallion Card

Just wanted to show you one of the cards we will be making at my next openhouse on the 20th.

We will also be making a box and a 6x6 scrapbook page.
So why not book your spot?

Jess xx

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Just wanted to share a card I made for my Grandparents Anniversary.

Materials - Cardstock: Whisper White. Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments. Punch: Heart to Heart Punch. Others: Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlits.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Join the Stampin' Up! Family....

Its a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family. If you sign up and purchase the starter kit by the 31st of July you will receive 20% off! ($324RRP, $259SRP).

So if you'd like to start your own home-business then contact me today!

Deals of the Week - Week 1

For the entire month of June, Stampin Up! will be having a new Deal of the Week for each week.

This weeks promotions are-

They are available for purchase until 11:50pm on Tuesday the 8th.

If you'd like to purchase these or any of the other Deals of the Week then don't hesitate to email me.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Hello everyone,

Just letting you know that on the 30th of this month I will be having an open house workshop. Details are as follows.

Date: 30/5/10
Time: 1:30 - 3:30
Cost: $20 (Quote "Blogger" and come for only $10)

RSVP by the 20th of this month

Call me on 0400486000 for more details or to secure your spot!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Colour Renovation!

Well, big news. Stampin' Up! has decided to undergo a colour renovation. As of September this year with the release of the IB&C they will be retiring some colours as well as bringing back some old favourites and even introducing all new colours. You can see the charts below with the new colour families.

If you cant read the colour families properly then here they are:
Bolds Collection - Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Real Red.
Neutrals Collection - River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (a.k.a Kraft), Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black.
Regals Collection - Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy.
Subtles Collection - Pink Pirouhette, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, So Saffron.

And if you can't read the above then the retiring colours are:
Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Taken with Teal, Glorious Green, Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Green Galore, Gable Green, Barely Banana, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Only Orange, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Going Gray.

So stock up on your favourite colours and I'll let you know about any other changes once I hear them.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

Stampin' Up! has released its latest mini catalogue! From the 1st of April until the 31st of August you can purchase any of these great products through me! There is a link to the right if you would like to view the new catalogue.

Included in the new catalogue are a couple of great new products Stampin Up! has never sold before. The most awaited would be the new BigShot......

...also they now have a range of clear mount stamp sets....

...lastly is the new compact punch design!

Book a workshop now to celebrate the catalogues new release!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

First Workshop

I have just created the cards I will use for my first few workshops!!! Take a look....
and this one too....

all three cards use my new stamp set "Flight of the Butterfly"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Its official!!!

Yes, finally!! I am a Stampin Up! Demonstrator :) I am so terribly happy. I cant wait to get into the swing of things and start having stay tuned....

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hello to all....

Well hello.....I'm so excited that I finally have this blog looking the way I want it to. However I dont think anyone will be reading it for quite a while though :s anyway I have to get into practise. Basically the reason why I have set up this blog is because I have applied to become a Stampin Up! demonstrator and I want a place online where I can show everyone my ideas and even possibly inspire people :) I look at all the really nice Stampin Up! blogs online and can only wish that one day mine will be as great as some as them.

Well thats all for now. I just didnt want my post page looking so blank. Can't wait to get this blog well and truly started!