October 20, 2010
I went to Paperific last month and did a class and they showed us how to make a rolled flower to use as an embellishment. The end result simply stunning, BUT it made me wonder how in the world did she cut out so many spirals ready for us to use in class….THE ANSWER was DIE-NAMICS ROLLED FLOWER DIE!! what are godsend, this die saves you so much time and if you like me I am always time poor (such as now when I am suppose to be cleaning and hanging the clothes since it is a very nice day outside….ooops!)
Pictured above is the rolled flower I made at the class and the other is another way you could use this die as a pop up for the inside of a card. I chose butterflies as I am obsessed with them must be a girl thing I guess.
Below is a video tutorial by Rolled Flowers by Joanne Basile from Splitcoast Stampers on how to make paper rolled flowers, but if you buy the die you can skip the drawing and scissors part.
October 18, 2010
My apologies for the Unity Stamp Co images on my website, as my images where linked to the Unity website (I know my own doing) and when they updated their website I lost all my images. So I now have the tedious task of reloading each and every image. (I have heaps of stamps images to load **sigh*** but I do love the Unity stamps they are so varied you will find one to suit your needs for sure).
I just had another friend who has had a little baby boy. Babies are so cute, I wish they could stay that way forever. So I decided to make a card using the paper piercing technique. It certainly saves on colouring the image and with so many patterned papers to choose it was so much fun or you can use some of your off cuts as they are so tiny it really is a cost effective way of making a card. I decided to use the “bouncy blue” stamp from Unity Stamp Co for this card and of course blue papers!!
Stamps: Bouncy Blue – Unity Stamp Co, Nursery Necessities – Stampin Up! Paper/Cardstock: Stampin Up! pacific point designer paper, pacific point smooth cardstock A4, Stamp Pads: Classic Stamp pad – Pacific Point & Basic Black. Other: Basic Grey doily ribbons, royal blue grossgrain ribbon, Classic Circles Large die – Nestabilities.
September 25, 2010
I will be at the Hornsby Craft Fair 26th September held at the Hornsby RSL Club, drop by to say Hi and see the latest products before they go!
I have been so busy, I haven’t had time to update my blog, my apologies but should be back on track next week. So be on the look out for some exciting new products and scrap pages.
I just received a heap of new products from my favorite things (mft) which include the innovative die-namics (die to be used in a cuttlebug/wizard or sizzix die machine). They are awesome!
Lots of Christmas paper from Imaginsce and heaps of other stuff and heaps more coming and GCD embellishments.
September 6, 2010
Yes finally my order for the i-rock tool and Suzi Blu stamps have arrived. Visit the shoppe to place your order. Be quick as they are selling out super fast!!
September 3, 2010
The wait is over Studio Calico’s Back 40 scrapbooking kit is ready and available. It’s packed with so much of the latest products your bound to want more. If your a butterfly freak like me (smiles) ,those vellum butterflies are so so adorable you’ll want more of them for sure.
Take a walk down to the BACK 40 where you’ll find nature-inspired papers, embellishments and more, perfectly suited for fall. We’ve even thrown in an exclusive ruler stamp, perfect for back-to-school pages and whatever your creative mind conjures up.
Don’t forget these shop items:
Togetherness Ready-Set-Chip (Cosmo Cricket)
Max Font Stamps (American Crafts)
Small Receipt Holder (7gypsies)
Coordinates with the following:
Mists: Cornflower, Avocado, Buttermilk, Cream, Brown, Bronze, Plum
Ink: Rusty Hinge, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire, Spun Sugar, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet, Crushed Olive, Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen
Paint: Sable Brown, Traditional Tan, Yellow Pastel, Painterly Pink
complete kit contents:
Coffee (American Crafts)
Vanilla (American Crafts)
Kraft (American Crafts)
Lily Pad (Bazzill)
Pinwheels (Cosmo Cricket)
Making Plans (Cosmo Cricket)
Family Tree Die Cut(Jenni Bowlin)
Free Spirit (Sassafras)
Pocahontas & Me (Sassafras)
Couturier (Studio Calico)
Down to Earth (Studio Calico)
Glitter Alpha – Chartreuse (Sassafras)
Fairy Tales Chipboard Alpha (Cosmo Cricket)
Ornate Tags Mini Chipboard (Maya Road)
Indie Girl Banner Stickers (Sassafras)
Family Tree Journaling Cards (Jenni Bowlin)
Vellum Butterflies – Brown (Jenni Bowlin)
Border Stamp – Harper’s Ruler (Studio Calico)
September 1, 2010
I have been very very busy. I attended Paperific for the first time. Got lots of useful tips and tricks as well meant so good ol Aussie companies stocking some really cool things. I am definitely going to order some.
I also completed my copic certification… yes it’s official I am a copic certified!! whoo hooo!!
There was so much information to take it, but best tip if you are starting out and have a hard time understanding light source, get a piece of acetate and draw in the sun and the direction it hits on you stamped image. Awesome it certainly helped me.
Now if you haven’t tried airbrushing with copics — YOU NEED TO it is awesome and it also saves your ink to colour large areas and not saturate but gives a nice even flow!!
Last but not least the Studio Calico Scrapbooking kit is due to arrive by the end of the week. This kit is sooooooooo beautiful you will love it. I will post more images of the kit in the next day or so. But in the mean time check out the sneak peek in the store!
I have heaps more product to load and the I-rock is due any day now….yippeee finally!!
Have a great day and will keep you posted!!
August 26, 2010
Today I went into my son’s preschool and helped the kids make a father’s day card. I was amazed at how well they did in putting all the different pieces together, and Hugo was as proud as punch to have mummy at preschool today. I heard him say to one of the little boys – You go make a card with MY mummy and then you can come over here and help me paint my lollipop!! LOL it was quite funny. He became my little helper and even let me know that I had forgot to close one of the inkpads and it might dry out!!
Here is the amazing work of the Preschool Kids I am sure their Dads will love their little creations. I kept it as simple and only brang 1 stamp and 1 inkpad and all the other bits were pre-cut so all they had to do was stick it down.
August 17, 2010
I lot of fellow scrapbookers have been asking about a scrapbooking kit. Well you asked for it and here it is. These kits and its add ons will be available from September. Each month the Studio Calico team put together an amazing scrapbook kit filled neutral + colored cardstock, patterned papers from multiple manufacturers, at least one alphabet, journaling aid(s), variety of embellishments which may include vintage items, stamps, ribbon, chipboard, and more!
Here is a sneak a peek at September kit and add ons:
September’s kit and add-ons will be available for purchase at 12:00am EST, August 28. Become a subscriber and not only can you shop early you will SAVE!! For subscribers your kit can be ordered at anytime and will be mailed out on the 27th August.
Each month, Studio Calico combines the latest scrapbooking products with unique finds from a variety of sources while staying true to the basics. You’ll find kits filled with products from a variety of manufacturers, coordinated for ease-of-use by both the advanced and novice scrapbooker.
For pricing and on how to subscribe click here.
August 16, 2010
I am so excited for this was the first time I entered the Friends With Flair and was showcased on Unity’s Blog site!! YIPPEEE!!!
Want to be the next to have your card showcased…then why not try FWF38. See below to see how you can have your card showcased on Unity’s Blog site!! Let’s make 2 Aussies in a row.
Here is the card made. The card was made for a fabulous friend who is expecting their 1st baby.
It’s always exciting when something you made gets recognised. I am so happy. It was very hard to part with this card as it was so pretty, but the person I made it for will sure enjoy it too!!
This is another variation of the card that I made for another friend. So many people I know are having babies. I love babies, I’d love to have another but my husband does not share the same view…. I just have to keep dreaming for now.
Here how you can enter Unity Stamp Co FWF38:
- Look at the incredible cards above (you can see more details about her projects and leave her some love HERE.)
- Create an art piece inspired by it (there are no rules when it comes to inspiration so just go with it!)
- Upload to SCS with the keyword FWF38.
- Watch for next week’s FWF post here and your card may just show up here too!
August 11, 2010
Here are some samples of what I have made using the one of the stamp and store kits (SSK) from Unity Stamp Co.