Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Onstage 2017 - Melbourne!

Last Saturday our team minus Amie (she's in Perth and couldn't go unfortunately) went to the biggest Stampin' Up! local event in the year - Melbourne Onstage 2017!  

We were very fortunate to be able to go as a team, sitting altogether, share our ideas and thoughts, as well as having a fantastic make-and-take session with the latest products which are yet to be released!

It was full on with speeches, recognition, product spotlight, make and take, and of course prize patrol.  We laughed so much and had a fantastic time! Thanks to Kate Morgan's help and support to make it a great day.  She is the upline you'd dream to be with - caring, funny, relaxed and spoiling us with gifts and great support.  This time she gave each of us a bone folder with our names engraved on it! 




Deborah, me and Andrea.  We all have day jobs and so cannot get together on a regular basis, but I'm so happy we made it this time.


Me photo bombing Deborah! 



Our only group photo taken right before the staff pulled down the banner. Made it.




And we finally got a chance to have a photo with Bonnie, who is witty, funny and just joy to talk to.  But you should see Bev's face when we told her she missed it, again! 



I can't wait for our next time to get together again! 

Thursday, 12 October 2017

AWHT October Blog Hop - Designer Series Paper




From 1 - 31 October only! From selected DSPs, buy 3 DSPs and get 1 FREE! 

Tonight the Art with Heart Team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers.  

This month is the start of the new Stampin' Up year and we have a special promotion on our DSP - buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October, and there's no limit!  So take this opportunity and go to my shop to browse those beautiful papers and pay less! 

To demonstrate the DSPs I've chosen the one that is the latest holiday catalogue - the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper! 

I've used this DSP in my previous fun fold Christmas card, and am so impressed at how attracting it is.  Now I'm using it again to make two cards, one for Christmas and the other New Year.

#1 Season's Greeting

In this card I've used two sheets from the DSP, as well as the Cheers to the Year stamp set, plus the foil snowflakes to complete it. It is relatively easy (that's how I roll) and basically I just layer them all up. 



I try to ink the edge of the snow flakes with Bermuda Bay ink pad but it doesn't stay on very well.  I think most of the ink eventually got to my fingers! 


#2 Cheers to New Year

In this card I've also used two sheets of different design from the DSP, and the same stamp set and foil snowflakes.  I cut the other DSP in arrowed strips to place under the sentiment.  





Well I hope you enjoy my cards which are very easy to make with this DSP to impress the receiver.  Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented and lovely,  Catherine Proctor









Thursday, 21 September 2017

AWHT September Blog Hop - Fancy Folds




Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don't be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.

That's seriously true in my case.  


First I looked at all sketches on Pinterest to find the easiest one to make.  Gate fold? Too complicated.  Bridge card?  No.  Easel card? Too much.  Card in a box? That's probably not really a folded card. And also too hard.  I need something using less paper, less lines, and less cuts.  Yep found it.  It's this one.  The swing card.
I found this sketch from Splitcoaststampers, which is simple enough for me to follow and not fail.   And here's my work(finally).




Fully closed -




Viola! 



And fully open!  




( By the way I think my logo is too big.  )

From another angle - 



And this is the back side. I still haven't figured out where to write the greetings.  








Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, 

Catherine Proctor.  Catherine's works are all about details and quality, and you do not want to miss out! 

     

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Sunday's Class - Gift Boxes and Cards

I, just like a lot of hobbyist who signed up Stampin' Up, am rather reserved and self-content when it comes to promoting and selling Stampin' Up! products.  The majority of us make cards for special occasions, or by request of friends or colleagues.  Sometimes we make cute gift boxes and that's it.


Having said that, it's always encouraging to have people who genuinely like the products and buy them through me.

For example, my friend Suryani and her daughter, who are interested in crafting, have been a great support and customers in the last two months.  In the first Kid's craft class, they placed an order of ink pads, stamp sets and some tools back in July.  And in August, they came again for my one and only monthly class.  They bought a die-cutting machine this time, and were ready to venture to the very addicting world of diecutting and embossing!


But most importantly, I am happy that we all really enjoyed the class and the projects.  It is such a therapeutic hobby, and the world is just much simpler when you do crafts.


Suryani and Shana 


We made some gift boxes and an invitation card with the Foxy Friends Stamp set and others, as Shana's birthday is coming.



 The Happy Birthday Die!



A simple invitation card like this is easy to make with the Foxy Friends stamp and Foxy Builder Punch.  The stamp set is versatile in that you can create a fox, deer, racoon, bear, cat, or squirrel etc using different elements.  This is a must have stamp set for kids or adults alike.


You can buy the supplies that I used for my projects here: