Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator

30 March 2011

A few Pictures as promised

Here are a few samples of cards from the Summer Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogues which finish on Thursday March 31st

The card on the left is the Easter Blossoms stamp set, the card on the right has been made using the Scallop Square Bigz Die and the Lattice Embossing Folder ,these two cards were made at Auckland Extravaganza

Samples made with the Bliss stamp set from Sale-A-Bration
This is my favourite Stamp set
Two cards using the Sentimental Journey stamp set from the Summer Mini catalogue


29 March 2011

Only 3 days to go

If you havn't bought that stamp set, Designer Paper or embellishment that you really really want out of the Summer Mini Catalogue, or there's one of the Sale-A-Bration sets (which  you  receive for free with your $120 spend), now is the time to put your order in as both finish at midnight on Thursday March 31st. I have both catalogues on the right hand side of my blog  if you need to have another look, email here if you wish to place an order.
I have had trouble uploading my photo's this morning grrr, so I will try again this afternoon, with a few of the projects we have done with these catalogues.

26 March 2011

Technique's Album

This is the Techniques album I made at Jacque Pederson's class. Don't you just love it, each time I do a different technique I can add a sample and instructions to my album.
Would you like to make one of these albums, come to a class and I will teach you how to make it, after that I will hold a series of classes (one each month) to teach you a different technique, you will make two different projects using the same technique in each class, plus make a small sample to add to your album with the instructions.

19 March 2011

Three Little Birds

I love Michelle Zindorf's cards,  I have often looked at her blog to see what her latest project was and today I received an update on her blog which had this tutorial on it so I decided to have a go at making the card.
This isn't usually my style but thought it was time to try something different.
Stamp Sets: Aviary, Cheep Talk, Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
Other: Basic Black & Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Markers, Gold Brads, Mat Pack, 
Paper Piercer, Stampin Sponge, Acrylic Blocks

Have you got your Aviary set yet,  it is one of the sets in the Summer Mini which finishes on March 31st
don't miss out, email me if you would like to order it.

16 March 2011

Presto Patterns or Punchart for a wedding

Which wedding card would you pick, the traditional or something a little different, I made the first card at a class with Jacque Pederson we  used the Presto Patterns Specialty Paper and sponged over it in Blushing Bride Ink.  The Presto Patterns Specialty Papers are in the Summer Mini Catalogue which finishes on March 31st.
Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes
Ink: Blushing Bride, Basic Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Blushing Bride
Other: Presto Patterns Specialty Paper, Basic Rhinestones,
5/8" Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Stampin Sponge, Mini Glue Dots

The second card I found on Dawn Giffiths blog, a demonstrator in America whose blog I have a look at  every now and then.

Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes
Ink: Basic Black
cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Other: Elegant Bouquet Embosing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Full Heart punch,
Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

14 March 2011

Stephanie's Grunge Rock Birthday

Yesterday afternoon (Sunday) I demonstrated how to make the stationery box that Rachael Knight showed us how to make at Stamp Camp in February. Stephanie chose the colours she wanted for her set at first I wasn't to sure how they would look together but the finished set turned out fabulous it was such a nice afternoon that I even had time to make up the whole set for myself while demonstrating. When we were finished we sang Happy Birthday and had srumptous gluten free Chocolate cupcakes (they were so nice) baked by Stephanie and her friend.

The main stamp set we used was Grunge Rock perfect set for a teenager, although I love it myself. 

All 4 Stationery Boxes

(The set on the bottom left was made by Stephanie's
mum with a retired stamp set)

The contents of the Stationery Box

Stamp Set: Grunge Rock, Notes and Details
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Punches: Scallop Border, 1 3/8" Square, 1/2", 3/4", and 1 1/4"Round,
Itty Bitty pack, Petal Card,
Other: Neutrals & Regals Designer Paper, Lattice Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones,
Elegant Eggplant 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (retired) Sticky Strip,
Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, 2 way Glue pen

Punch Pot Pourri

Punch Potpourri is a Level 1 hostess set it's the ideal stamp set if you want to make a quick card for any occasion, it is a set of 4 stamps which fit 4 of our fabulous punch's, the Butterfly, Boho Blossoms, Two Step Bird and Full Heart punch. You can earn this stamp set for free by holding a workshop with sales of $350, also every $120 spent qualifies for one Sale A Bration set until March 31st 2011.  If you would like to hold a workshop send me an email

Stamp Set: Punch Potpourri
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Night of navy, Whisper White
Other: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Boho Blossoms punch, Full Heart punch,
Dimensionals, Snail adhesive,

11 March 2011

Bleaching class

At class last week I taught the Bleaching Technique, this is one of the cards we made, I learnt this Technique at a class with Jacque Pederson, I changed the background matt to black and instead of using Designer Paper we stamped the Blushing Bride Cardstock with Versamark.

Stamp set: Elements of style
Ink Basic Black, Versamark
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Other: Butterfly Embosslit Die, Finial Press Embossing folder,Lattice Embossing folder,
Black Embossing Powder, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Blushing Bride Cotton Poly Stitched ribbon, Aqua Painters, Janola

09 March 2011

Cake Anyone plus a Quick Little Tip

Doesn't this look good enough to eat, this is a swap I received from Julia Leece at Regionals on Staurday isn't it fabulous. One of the best parts of Regionals is getting to do a swap with other Demonstrators.

Stamp set: Occasional Greetings& Petite Petals Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
 Punches: Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms Extra Large,Small Oval
Other: Basic Pearls, Petals-a-plenty Embossing Folder

A Quick Little Tip

I was having a little play around on the weekend and wondered if you could colour our Basic pearls.
I used a Stampin Write marker to colour the pearls while it was still on the backing sheet , I adhered the Pearl to a little flower I cut out with the Boho Blossoms Punch, then  heated it with the Heat Gun for only a couple of seconds be careful as if you heat it for to long the pearl will be ruined, (don't touch it as it might not be dry), I left it for a few hours to make sure it had dried completely.

06 March 2011

Auckland Regionals

It was Auckland Regionals for all Stampn'Up Demonstrators on Saturday and what a fabulous day we all had. This is a day we as Demonstrators all look forward to as we get to make projects with a free stamp set we receive (which is yet to be released). Our New Zealand Manager Emma, and the Creative Trainer Sophie from Sydney demonstarte new Techniques and projects to make, plus some fabulous projects you can make with the Big Shot. We make cards to swap with the other Demonstrators attending and of course  we receive back some fabulous projects which I will share with you over the next week.
Here is my swap I made 

Stamp Sets: Friends 24/7, Just Believe 
Ink: Concord Crush
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Whisper White
Other: 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Tombow Glue

04 March 2011

Auckland Extravaganza Sneak peak

Wouldn't you just love spending a whole afternoon crafting to your hearts content, come and join me
5 Projects in 4 hours all instructions and materials are included in the cost.
Enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea, plus spot prizes on the day.

When: March 12th 2011

Where: Balmoral War Memorial Hall in Auckland
Time: 1-5pm

Cost: $45 (with $10 discount on the day with any orders over $50).
What to Bring: Basic kit sharp scissors, bone folder double sided adhesive (preferably Snail Adhesive)
Idea Book & Catalogue,camera, pen, pencil & ruler and a water bottle.
Contact me: by phone or email to book your spot today. Spaces are limited so don't miss out

See you there

02 March 2011

Lovely as a Tree Reflections

On this card I have used the technique called Reflection, you stamp the image onto a piece of acetate then turn it over and upside down and line it up under the trees you have already stamped onto your card stock.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Wild wasabi,
Other: Big Shot, Bigz Top Note Die, stampin Sponge, Blender Pen,


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