Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #54 - Boho Birthday

Hi all,

It has been so long since I made time to enter a challenge, and yesterday was a perfect day to set aside some time for the latest Inkspirations Colour Challenge.
Things have been very hectic this week with my son starting school... I am so glad yesterday was a holiday!

Here are the gorgeous colours Keesh chose for this week:

And here is my card:

I recently came across the 'Inlaid Embossing' or 'Inset Embossing' technique here (thanks, Lyssa!). I cased a Valentine's Day card I'd made earlier, changing the colours, punched images and sentiment to suit a birthday card. I love this simple technique - easy and effective!

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Blushing Bride Patterns DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Trim border punch, Modern Label punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Little Leaves Sizzlit die, Word Window punch, Basic Pearls, corner rounder, dimensionals.

Hope you're having a great week,

Sale-a-bration has now started!

Hi all,

Sale-a-bration is here! This is one of the most exciting times of the Stampin' Up! year. You can earn FREE exclusive Sale-a-bration stamp sets - there are four gorgeous sets to choose from! See the sets and all the details here.

If you'd like your own copy of the Sale-a-bration brochure, let me know (or contact your existing Demonstrator, if that's not me) and I'll get one to you.

If you are keen to get together with a few friends and make a card or scrapbook page, have fun and earn free products, contact me to book your Stampin' Up! workshop. Dates for Sale-a-bration are sure to fill quickly, and I have an extra Hostess incentive in addition to the Sale-a-bration benefits, plus the regular Stampin' Up! Hostess benefits!

There's also amazing freebies on offer if you decide that this is the time to join my Stampin' Up! team. Contact me for a recruit pack or more information - I'm here to support you whether you want to build your own Stampin' Up! business or just want to receive a discount on your own purchases. I'd love to have you join my team! You can see more information here.

Happy Australia Day,

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Secret Santa!

Hi all,

The Stampin' Up! team of demonstrators I am part of (The INKcredibles) took part in a Secret Santa project again this past Christmas. I was thrilled that some of my Night Owl Stampers team joined in as well! It is a lot of fun to create and receive some papercraft goodness at Christmas time.

You can see the amazing gifts I received from my Secret Santa, the lovely Angie Jones, here. (Angie's photos of these gorgeous projects are better than mine- make sure you check out her beautiful blog too!)

The first gift I sent my Secret Santa (Christina) was a box containing five Ferrero Rocher chocolates:
(sorry the pics are not the best, they were done in the Christmas rush!)

And here is her Christmas present, a folder containing Big Shot embossing folders:

It is usual for me to forget to take photos of things before I send them, so I wasn't surprised to realise I don't have a photo of the Christmas card I made... I used the Medallion stamp with the emboss resist technique, and I was really happy with how it turned out - you'll have to take my word for it! :)

I'm glad to have met Angie in person, at SU Regional Training in Brisbane. Now we are looking forward to catching up again in Melbourne this year for the Stampin' Up! Convention! I can't wait.
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, contact me to find out more!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend, I'll be back tomorrow with another project to show you.