Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sale-a-bration is here!

Our fantastic Sale-a-bration is here once again. This is a time I look out for as you are able to receive a free stamp set when you spend over $100 or hold a workshop to the value of $600. To view the beautiful stamp sets just click on the Sale-a-bration icon on the right hand panel. My favourite is Whimsical Words. This special runs from 25 January to 31 March 2010.
We had our group swaps this month and the theme was the Sale-a-bration catalogue. Although there were not many in this swap we all had a lovely evening at Ngaires and we stamped on well into the night. Here are a few of the swaps I received as well as the card I made.
My last workshop that I held at home was the 'I Wish' Scrapbook which was cleverly designed by the very talented Andrea Walford. The girls really seemed to enjoy the workshop and left feeling chuffed about what they had achieved. All the girls but one chose the 'I Wish' Scrapkit and one of them chose Love Sparkles. It was a very busy workshop but I found I was able to relax more once the girls were decorating their albums. I had most of the cutting and scoring done prior to the workshop but some of them had still had cutting to do. I did get my camera out but was distracted and did not manage to get a photo of the busy girls but I did get a quick one of Kay's done in Love Sparkles. (Really quickly before she left) Here is a photo of Kays and also one I made for a very dear friend who has just lost her daughter to cancer. My cat decided to hop up and try to play with the ribbon on the scrapbook. She always sits on the table or the chair next to me and watches me while I work.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Whimsical Words

Happy New Year! I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that 2010 will be a great year for us all. We had a busy Christmas and there was a lot of cooking both Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We spent Christmas at home with relations and then drove three hours the next day and had another Christmas with our youngest daughter on the farm. New Years was a lot quieter and I spent all day on New Years Day in my craft room. (A good start to the year). It was so relaxing and I enjoyed every minute of it.

There are only two more weeks left of the Inventory Clearance as it finishes on the 24th January. If you haven't already had a look at the list you dont have long to do it. Its on the right hand side of my blog. All you have to do is click on the icon. There are great savings to be made.
Well! We have Sale-a-bration coming up on the 25 January and it runs till 31 March. This is where each time you spend $100 of Stampin' Up! products you will receive a stamp set of your choice from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. If you have been eyeing off some products in the catalogue then this will be a good time for you to purchase them and collect your new freebies.

I have a sneak peak for you with a card I made on New Years Day ready for the Sale-a-bration swap with Ngaire's group. (my upline)

I have used Whimsical Words stamp set. This set has 6 stamps in it and is really lovely and I think will be very popular.

For this card you will need:-
Stamp Set - Whimsical Words, Always
Cardstock - Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Stamp Pad - Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
Accessories - Stamp-a-ma-jig, Clear Embossing Pwd for sentiment, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Daubers, Not Quite Navy Marker, Eyelet Border Punch, Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie

First of all using the heart stamp from the Always Stamp Set I took my Not Quite Navy Marker and coloured the edging on the heart. I stamped onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. Then using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I used the stamp from Whimsical Words and stamped on Versamark then Pumpkin Pie and onto the cardstock in the middle of the heart. I then used Clear Embossing Powder and then the heat gun.

On the Not Quite Navy cardstock I used the dauber and the Versamark and sponged around the edges. I used Versamark to stamp the sentiment all over the cardstock.

To get the pattern on the small Pumpkin Pie cardstock I used the Eyelet Border. If you place the corner of the card into the eyelet border and centre it in between the patterns and punch you will achieve this pattern. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to raise the heart so that I was able to run the ribbon underneath.