Saturday, January 24, 2009

First Workshop

Well, I had my first demo last night. I think by the time I finished demonstrating my first card, my hands had finally stopped shaking. I really want to thank Kylie, for being such a wonderful host, and trying her hardest to instill confidence in me. It finally kicked in, once I started the second project. I would also like to thank the five other ladies who attended, Kerynne, Paula, Louise, Nikita and Mum, for being so supportive. We all had a great night.

Below are a few things I have made in the last couple of weeks. A few ideas came from Split coast stampers, and from some of my favourite blogs.

This little box and love notes were so quick, easy and fun to make. I used the beautiful Afternoon Tea DSP. Most definitely a favourite of mine.

As soon as I saw this mini magazine holder, I knew I had to make it. It's just so darn cute. I used the Ginger Blossom DSP.

I saw this on the Paper Pleasing Ideas blog. I have a couple of small candles inside.

I'll sign off now, but will post some more in a few days. I would like to say a big thank you, to all the lovely ladies who have left comments. I really appreciate each and every one of them.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I'm up and running. Yay!

I know there have been a few people waiting for me to actually post something, well here it is, please bear with me. I am very new to all of this.
For my first card, my best friend Kylie (hello lovely lady) and I, got together after dinner a few nights ago and created this little baby. I absolutely adore the Embrace Life set.

Stamp used: Embrace Life
Card stock: very vanilla, ruby red, ginger blossom designer series paper
Inks: ruby red, close to cocoa, wild wasabi and groovy guava
Other: mellow moss 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, stampin pastels, dazzling diamonds, scallop border punch

I used all the same papers as before, but this time included the Say it with Scallops set.

Stamps used: Embrace Life and Say it with Scallops

Card stock: very vanilla, ruby red and ginger blossoms designer series paper
Inks: ruby red, wild wasabi
Other: mellow moss 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, stampin pastels, scallop border punch, square scallop punch

I really enjoyed making this card. It all came together quite quickly, You've gotta love that!

Stamp used: Embrace Life
Card stock: ruby red, wild wasabi and very vanilla
Inks: ruby red and wild wasabi

Other: mellow moss 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, window punch

Stamps used: Eastern Blooms
Card stock: taken with teal, bali breeze designer series paper
Ink: rose red, pumpkin pie, tempting turquoise
Other: rose red 1" double stitched ribbon, scallop border punch

I think it was about 11.30pm when I made this card, not sure whether I like it or not, thought I'd pop it in anyway. I used the stampin markers instead of ink for the flowers and leaves.

Stamps used: Botanical Blooms
Card stock: pretty in pink, certainly celery, blush blossom, whisper white
Ink: pretty in pink
Other: pretty in pink, blush blossom, regal rose, old olive, sage shadow markers, mellow moss 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, stampamajig

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My first post

Words cannot express how excited I was today. My Starter kit arrived. YAY!!! It felt like Christmas all over again. No sooner did I have the boxes open and my daughter Erin (17 tomorrow, happy birthday honey), decided that I had to get a blog up and running. I had absolutely no idea where to start. Of course being a computer literate teenager she did. So here it is. I am so looking forward to being a part of the Stampin' up family.