Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gift Boxes Galore!!

It comes with the crafting territory that I keep all left over bits of paper, cardboard, empty toilet paper rolles, tape rolls etc.  Then I end up with this huge pile of 'bits and pieces' and think to myself, do I throw them out, or try and use them?  I just can't seem to part with them, so invariably I find different uses for them.

At one of my most recent Markets, I sold quite a few 'Gift Boxes', so my crafting bulb goes off and yesterday I had a very productive day turning bits and pieces into lovely Gift Boxes!

All the above boxes were made using empty double-sided tape rolls - aren't they pretty?  Then of course I get into the gift box mode and use some of Stampin' Up!'s great Dies to create just a few more.

I've also used some of the great new Designer Series Patterned Papers.  But I think I'll stop now as I'm getting a bit carried away!

What inspires you?  Happy Crafting!  Kelly

Workshop Success

I had three Lovely Ladies do a Christmas Workshop with me on Saturday, and of course, they all fell in love with the new Scentsational Season Stamps Set and Dies, in fact, two out of the three have ordered the Bundle!  It is pretty hard to resist.

Thanks Ladies for a really fun day, we created two Cards and six Gift Tags - a very productive and fun day!

I can't wait to see what they create when they receive their bundles.

Happy Crafting!  Kelly

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thinking of You Card

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I get to 'virtually' meet many people that share my enthusiasm and passion for crafting.  Often, there are some great inspirational stories that I get to share, and sometimes, some sad ones that touch my heart.  Recently, I read a post about a woman diagnosed with Cancer and another Demonstrator asked if Cards could be created and sent, to give this woman a lift and let her know she is being thought of.

I marvel at some peoples' caring, including Jennifer DiMarco, the Demonstrator who suggested the Cards and want to thank her publicly for her kindness.  I made this Card for her friend, but hope Jennifer also knows she is thought of too, for her generosity and kindness.

Happy crafting, Kelly!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Christmas Workshop This Saturday

Christmas is fast approaching, so I thought I'd run a few Workshops to get you all motivated to handmake your Christmas Cards and Gift Tags this year!  This Saturday, I am running a Workshop where you will get to make 2 Cards and 6 Gift Tags!  What a great start to your Christmas stash!

If you want to join in call me on 0426 822 968 or email me!  Bookings are a must so I have enough materials for everyone!

Details are:

Date:  29th September 2012
Location:  13 Toulouse Terrace, Narre Warren South
Time:  2:00 to 5:00pm
Cost:  $20.00 per person (all materials, tea, coffee, nibbles and a raffle included)

Happy crafting!  Kelly

Monday, September 17, 2012

Vintage Birthday Card

Though now retired, I do love the "Notably Ornate" Stamp Set.

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Stamps:  Notably Ornate, Happy Moments (both retired)
Inks: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Patterned Paper:  NA
Punches:  NA
Dies:  Itty Bitty Banners
Other: VersaMark, Gold Embossing Powder, Ribbon from stash, Brad

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Last of the Cupcakes I Promise

So much for not doing anymore Cupcakes LOL.  Oh well, this Stamp Set is just too cute!

Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Inks:  Baja Breeze, Stummer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green
Patterned Paper:  NA
Stamps:  A Cherry on Top (Hostess)
Punches:  NA
Dies:  NA
Other:  Brads from stash

Happy crafting!  Kelly

More Flags & Cupcakes

I just can't stop creating with this new Patterned Paper, and the new 'In Colours'; how can you resist Cupcakes with Flags?

Cardstock:  Summer Starfruit
Inks: Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse
Patterned Paper:  Patio Party
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners, Pennant Parade
Punches:  Petite Pennants Builder
Dies:  Bitty Banners Framelits
Other: Brads from stash, Toothpicks

Happy crafting!  Kelly

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Goodies - What Fun!

My much awaited new Stampin' Up! goodies arrived today and I opened the box with gusto to check out all my new toys!  I just love getting new Stamp Sets and some absolutely delicious patterned paper.  And of course, I've played with them already - doesn't take me long LOL!  This Card uses the new patterned paper "Patio Party" and "Patterned Party & Itty Bitty Banners" stamp sets.

If you want to have a play with the new goodies, why not come to one of my upcoming Workshops?

Call me on 0426 822 968 or email me to join in the fun!

Happy Crafting!  Kelly

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Birthday Wishes Card

I'm creating lots of Birthday Cards at the moment for my Market Stall and really loved how this one turned out.

Stamps:  Creative Elements, Elements of Style, Sincere Salutations (retired)
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Inks:  Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Punches:  NA
Dies:  NA
Other:  Die cut Butterfly and Button from Stash, Pearls, Seem Binding (Baja Breeze)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Upcoming Workshop - Christmas Cards - 12th October 2012

A Customer has booked a Workshop and wanted to make Christmas Cards, so here are the designs.  I just love Christmas and it gives me an excuse to get excited early.

I've used to many different Stamp Sets and colours, they are too numerous to mention - it's one of the best things about Stampin' Up goodies, you can use them for so many different projects.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Blog Update

You may be noticing that my Blog is getting a bit of a 'facelift'.  I thought it was time to update it so I have changed my background, and added some more information such as, on the right hand side, you will see information about where you can buy my Cards.  I've also updated the Catalogue details with our new and very exciting Catalogues for 2012 - 2013!  Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or if you would like to join my Team, I'd love to welcome you.
Happy crafting!  Kelly

Vintage Birthday

Though the "Notably Ornate" Stamp Set is now retired, it lends itself to the 'Vintage' look beautifully when combined with the "En Francais" background Stamp (which is my all time favorite).

Stamps:  En Francais, Notably Ornate (retired), Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy
Patterned Paper:  NA
Punches:  NA
Dies:  Bitty Banners Framelits
Other:  Die-cut Butterfly from stash, Seam Binding Crumb Cake, Itty Bitty Button, Pearls

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

In Colours for 2012 - 2013

I've been playing around with the new "In Colours" and created this Card.  I think the 'Gumball Green' is my new favourite.

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit
Inks:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Patterned Paper:  NA
Stamps:  Because I Care (Hostess) - retired
Punches:  Bird Builder, Postage Stamp, Square, Pinking Hearts Border - retired
Dies:  NA
Other:  Pearl

I'd love to hear what you create with them!

Happy crafting!

Spring is here! Bring on the Bright Colours!

Although the weather today is not as good, the last couple of Spring days have been gorgeous and have given me a taste of the warmer weather to come!  Warm weather means nice bright colours and inspired this Card.  The basic design was CASED from someone else (with a few of my own touches).

Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point
Patterned Paper:  Patterns DSP (Brights)
Stamps:  Punch Bunch (Sale-A-Bration) - retired
Punches:  Scallop Circle, Circle
Dies:  NA
Other:  Brads, Satin Ribbon

I hope you are being inspired too!  Happy crafting, Kelly!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Summer Afternoon - Watercolouring

The "Summer Afternoon Hostess Set" is simply gorgeous and I thought it perfect as we welcome Spring.  I'm not much for water-colouring normally, but this Stamp Set lends itself to it just beautifully and I am very pleased with the final result.

If you would like this Stamp Set, book a Workshop and earn those 'Hostess Dollars'.  This set is just $19 Hostess dollars when you hold a qualifying Workshop - awesome value for money!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Ridinghood Red
Stamps: Summer Afternoon 'Hostess'
Inks: Midnight Muse, Old Olive, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Ridinghood Red, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Wisteria Wonder (I think I've name them all)
Patterned Paper: From stash
Punches: Border from Stash
Dies: Framelits, Edgelits, from Stash
Other: Denim Jean Ribbon, Pleated Satin Ribbon (Cherry Cobbler), Pumpkin Pie Tafetta Ribbon, Letters from Stash, Edgelits Embossing Folder

So get your friends organised and book a Workshop today!  Call me on 0426 822 968 or email me.

Happy crafting!  Kelly

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Workshop - It's all about Christmas - 29th September - 2:00 to 5:00pm

Christmas - yes I know, I can hear the groaning from here!  But, before you know it, Christmas will be here, so why not get organised a bit early this year?  Join in my Christmas Card & Gift Tags Workshop and get a head-start on Christmas.

The Scentsational Stamp Set and Dies are just TOO CUTE!  In this Workshop, you will make these 2 Cards and 6 Gift Tags and have plenty of materials left over to make lots more.

I am running this Workshop at my home for just $20.00 per person and if you bring a friend, you will go into the draw to win this brand new "Scentsational Season" Stamp Set from the current Holiday Catalogue (the one we are using in the Workshop), worth $25.95!  

The more friends you bring, the more entries you will get.  So come along!  Bookings are a must so that I can make sure there are plenty of materials for everyone.  Give me a call on 0426 822 968 to book, or drop me an email.

Happy crafting everyone!  Kelly

New Catalogues

They're here!  The new Annual Catalogue for 2012 - 2013 and the Holiday Catalogue for 2012.

 Click here to view the 2012 Holiday Catalogue.

Click here to view the awesome new Annual Catalogue for 2012 - 2013.

To place an order, give me a call on 0426 822 968 or why not join in one of my upcoming Workshops.

Happy crafting! Kelly