30 March 2013

My first digital KReation

So no laughing as it's my 1st go - but I played with opacity, worked out how to do layers, so the ribbon would go behind the punched image all by myself after watching just 2-3 videos on You Tube.  So yes My Digital Studio is easy to use.

This is a thank you card to Linda for some lovely flowers she gave to me - so rather than a stamped image I have used the photo of the fabulous flowers for my "fantabulous you" card

I've tweaked or torn a back muscle so when it's right going to play some more & make a few scrapbook pages.

But if you haven't downloaded the 30-day free trial of mds - I'd say definitely have a go, you have nothing to lose.

Ciao for now.

29 March 2013

Easter treats for me :)

Firstly Happy Easter everyone. I'm really looking forward to my 4 days of work & catching up with family & friends & a bit of KReating! I was rapt to find a special delivery for me just before the break & even more overjoyed when I saw what was inside the box - a beautiful thank you card & an Easter bonnet from Kristine McNickle for me - thanks Kristine they really made  my day.

Kristine has been very clever & has converted our containers that our buttons & brads come in,  into Easter bonnets filled with wee candy eggs. She's embellished them with Primrose Petals satin stitched ribbons & a few flowers from the Flower Trim strip.

And the beautiful chalkboard card she's created using Blooming With Kindness. Absolutely perfect timing as my next class is "chalkboard technique".

28 March 2013

Clearance Rack Blitz 28-31 March

WOW glad I checked the demo site they sure know how to surprise you/me they have unretired a few items for 4 days!! This blitz closes March 31st, 2013.

Contact me ASAP if you'd like to order something - last time items sold out pretty quickly - please note these items are NOT available in my online store, they can only be ordered by a demonstrator.

2011-12 Summer Mini Catalogue click HERE
2011-12 Idea Book & Catalogue click HERE

27 March 2013

More free digital downloads for NZ

As well as the 30-day free trial of mds - it looks like we can also download other freebies.

Check out this link to see what else is available for FREE - I can not wait for the long weekend to be here so I can play - this will be much better for me than chocolate.

26 March 2013

try My Digital Studio for FREE for 30 days

MDS & online ordering are here if you'd like to trial it for FREE for 30 days click HERE (be warned it's a huge download - nearly 1 GB) - I'm really looking forward to playing with it tonight & over the upcoming long weekend though.

25 March 2013

mds is coming

and you ask what is mds?? It stands for My Digital Studio - it sounds like it's arrival down under is imminent so thought I'd share the excitement with you - stay tuned for more updates.

23 March 2013

Debbie cases our new mini

My dear stampin' friend Debbie Lamb swapped this fab card with me recently that she cased directly from our new seasonal catalogue. It can be found on page 24. And I'm sorry one of my lights has blown for my light box but I hope you can see what a fab job Debbie has done.

Did you know you can find the ingredients used on any card or project in our catalogues. I have the links on the RHS of this blog under the catalogue pictures & links.

So clicking on the link I can see Debbie has used the following to recreate the card beautifully.

20 March 2013

Simple thanks

I need to make some Thank You cards & just had to case this simple but elegant card I found on the So Shelli blog created by Sara (Shelli's daughter) which I just loved.

It uses the lovely Vintage Verses which you can still earn for FREE for any order over $120 until midnight on March 22nd.

Stamp set: Vintage Verses (SAB 2013)
Ink: Soft Suede, Calypso Coral marker
Paper: Confetti White (retired), vellum card
Other: Elegant butterfly punch, dimensional, basic jewel

And a bit of a giggle:

I hope you don't forget as it's not to late just contact me ASAP. With 19 items to choose from this year I don't expect the market to be flooded with the stamp sets this year so if you want a set I'd be placing an order before it's too late.

Well thanks Sara for the lovely card inspiration & I sure the lucky recipients will think so too.

18 March 2013

Quick, easy & WOW cards

Well we hope so; these were the other 3 designs my team the WOW paperKRafters taught at our Stamp-a-Stack in the weekend. We allowed 45 mins for each set of 3 cards & all ladies completed the task easily so guess they were easy & I hope a bit wow too.

From Sally Williams 3 baby cards using the SAB set Patterned Occasions (congratulations to Ann Mitchell who was the winner of our giveaway set on the day), wee saying comes from Petite Pairs & everyone made one in Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery

From Vanita Hurbuns our masculine card of the event using By the Tide & colours were Marina Mist & Sahara Sand.

From Debbie Lamb using the SAB ab fab set of 2013 Feeling Sentimental - I received from Debbie the Pink Pirouette version, but it was also created in Certainly Celery and one version in Early Espresso - ain't the little paperclips adorable too (they're a new accessory in our Seasonal Mini).

Clicking on the word Certainly Celery takes you to Debbie's blog where she has a lot more detail about the card & it's components.

Well I think these plus my sympathy card were fabulous value ($30 for 12 cards plus pizza) so if you'd like to know when our next team event is make sure you sign up for My Monthly Newsletter . If you missed the event & would like to host a home workshop contact me directly as I am more than happy to come to you too.

Thanks for poppin' in

17 March 2013

My Twilight card is unveiled & happy green day all

Hi all the WOW paperKRafters (Debbie, Sally & Vanita) held a twilight stamp-a-stack (SAS) with pizzas yesterday. Everyone got to take home 12 cards (4 designs; 3 of each design & hopefully a full tummy).

Above is my design for the SAS - I was the 3 sympathy cards which were all the same apart from the option of using the border embossing folder in different directions & embossing & debossing with it, and then the number of corners you could round went from 0 > 2 > 4 - the option of 2 opposing was the most popular on the day & with my fellow team-mates who chose that option as "their sample" from me to them.

Stamp set: Love and Sympathy
Ink: Sahara Sand, Wisteria Wonder
Paper: Naturals White, Wisteria Wonder
Other: Needlepoint Border embossing folder, corner rounder punch, Wisteria Wonder baker's twine, basic pearl, glue dot.

Thanks to all that attended & made it a really fun afternoon of crafting, especially the naughty table & you know who you are ;)

Well it's St Paddy's day today & I just think this video clip is gorgeous, teddy bears, green & jigging - makes me clap my hands with joy. Hope you had a fun day.

I'll be back tomorrow with the other samples from the SAS so do check back if you can.

16 March 2013

Only 5 days left & sharing Vintage Verses

Happy weekend everyone - never thought I'd be so happy to see a gray sky I only hope the promised rain comes & my garden survives the drought. Isn't this a real easy thank you card.

Stamp Set: Vintage Verses (SAB)
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB)
Other: Elegant Butterfly punch, dimensional, basic jewel

Below is the other funky images in the set which you can still earn for free with any order over $120 (SAB finishes March 22nd).
These are the demo swaps I received from my team mates using the Vintage Verses stamp set, ain't they fab!

from Sally Williams; a simple & elegant card

Ohh a wee treat from enclosed in this beauty from Andrea Hill & she's also used the fab Honeycomb EF (love it)

 From Sharon de Vos, another elegant card:

Last but not least a happy card from Pam Olds:

Many thanks ladies & if you'd like to own this set you only have 5 days to qualify now.

Have a lovely weekend all my team is doing a Twilight Stamp-a-stack today - not sure what I am more excited about meeting up with some of you or an excuse to eat pizza.

14 March 2013

Only one more week to sale-a-brate

YEP Sale-a-bration finishes at midnight on the 22nd March, so I thought I'd better share some more SAB stuff before it's over - remember you earn a reward for every $120 you spend. It's also a great time to join  SU! as a demonstrator as the phenomenal starter kit gives you an extra 25% of product to get started ($356.50 for $189), it's so easy to join now - just write out your wish list, grab your IRD number & credit card & click the brown Join The Fun button on the right hand side of my blog.

Tonight's selection features the Vine Street embossing folder, Sycamore Street DSP, Madison avenue stamp set, Pretty Petites stamp set, Petite Curly punch plus some Island Indigo & Tangerine Tango satin ribbon and a Tangerine Tango button.

The punch will be in our new Annual catalogue out in July but I think the matching Pretty Petites stamp set is pretty damn cute & you only have one week more to earn it for free with an order before it is no longer available.

This really sweet thank you card was given to me by Kristine McNickle & I think a few have been re-KReated & found there ways into shopping bags.

Angela Pamela has also used the thank you card to whip up this beauty - again another really simple but effective thank you card.

Vicky-Lee Mueller (who loves punch art) has made us all individual cards - look mine has KR on it.

And Paula Reid has also made us a lovely thank you card - gosh was I spoilt in this swap.

So any questions about sale-a-bration drop me a line ASAP.

10 March 2013

NZSU Colour Challenge 8

Callena from NZSU blogs has challenged us to create a card using our Colour Coach & a Creative Combination, I've used the combo for Bashful Blue which also includes Rose Red & Wild Wasabi.

I wanted to play with some of my new toys/things & I have to say this card came together very easily.

I've made the flower using my 1-3/4" scallop circle punch & the creped filter paper - I folded one of the rectangles into 4 & & punched out 12 scallops (I've used 8 of the 12 on this card) - it punched real easily. I then brayered each scallop with Rose Red which only took a second & then added a brad to hold them all together & scrunched up each layer & then smooched with my Silver Foil Smooch Spritz - many thanks for Jodi sharing "how-to". The creped filter paper is much sturdier than it looks & a dream to work with.

Stamp set: That's the Ticket
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Confetti White (retired), Whisper White, Creped Filter
Other: 1-3/4" scallop circle punch, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Little Leaves sizzlit, basic jewels, Lattice Bigz die

5 March 2013

You are invited to a Twilight Stamp-a-Stack

I tried to get Bella & Edward but guess the pizzas we have coming will be more fun to sink our fangs into.

The WOW paperKRafters (Debbie, Sally, Vanita & myself) invite you to join us for a late afternoon of stamping, frivolity & pizza. We have 4 card designs/themes to get 2013 kick started off for all of us - baby, sympathy, feminine & the 4th one is masculine - you'll make 3 of each design plus a break for pizza in the middle (included in the costs).

WHEN: Saturday March 16th 4-8pm
WHERE: Marina View Drive Primary School Hall, West Harbour, Auckland
COST: $30 for 12 cards & the pizza (no envelopes supplied) - fantastic value!

Pre-payment is necessary to book your seat (which are limited).

If you'd like to come please contact me ASAP as we're starting to cut & prep for the event now.

3 March 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous Notecard Holder

This was the very cool project (but I maybe biased) that Sally Williams & myself helped Vicky-Lee Mueller with at our team's stamping extravaganza AKA as an afternoon of papercrafting with like minded ladies that involves food & door prizes - my idea of heaven.

Stamps: Bloomin' Marvelous
Ink: Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Core'dinations & smooth Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP
Other: Sycamore Street ribbon and button pack, Vine Street embossing folder, Apothecary Accents framelits, Finishing Touches edgelits, Bitty Butterfly punch, Dimensionals, Basic rhinestones, strong adhesive (Sticky Strip or equivalent), Stampin’ sanding block, Big Shot

As you can see the holder was designed to hold 4 SU! notecards & envelopes that Rachael Knight designed to co-ordinate with our project.

The Sale-a-bration exclusive items used in the 2 projects are Bloomin' Marvelous & Madison Avenue stamp sets, Sycamore Street DSP, Vine Street embossing folder, Sycamore Street ribbon and button pack. These items are only available until March 22nd & are FREE with any order greater than $120, no limits you earn one item for every $120 spent - this year we have 19 items to choose from, so we are really spoilt for choice. If you'd like to know more or would like to place an order don't hesitate to contact me.