Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Gathering

Here are few photos of the Happy Gang that gathered at Murray Down Resort on Sunday. All 20 participants finished their 12 cards and nearly their birthday books. I have had many emails and sms texts to say they have finished now. Congratulations to all.

Naomi, Bev and Marg, looks like they are having time off.

Carole and Marg working there way through the pile of cards.

Vicki and Kate having a great time

Kristin, Cheryl and Robyn stamping and cutting out.

Rhonice, Loreto and Barb getting closer to the end. Well done to Barb, first ever Stampin' Up! activity and handled it with ease.

Will have a few more photos tomorrow. Off to Curves and a SU workshop.

Happy Stamping


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A BIG thank you to Aaliyah

I am the very proud owner of this fabulous scrap booking page, from my youngest little scrapper and card maker. Aaliyah was 7 years old when she created this page, and has recently turned 8. "Happy Birthday Aaliyah". Aaliyah is the grand-daughter of Cheryl (no not me), and she has taken to Stampin' Up! like a duck to water. The page says it all. THANK YOU Aaliyah I will treasure this page and show it to many people. Keep up the great work.

The poster reads, Super Scrapbooking & Stamping Up!

To Cheryl
I Love scrapbooking and Stamping Up they are Super!
From Aaliyah!

Happy Stamping

Cheers Cheryl

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The finished Album

I have the Album together now. Used a very thick acetate on the front for protection and cardboard from the 12 x 12 designer packs for the back cover.

Tomorrow is a big day at Murray Downs Resort, Swan Hill. We are making the birthday book and cards. I will post some pictures of the troops enjoying their day, and hopefully their finished items. There will be a lot of chatter and catching up I bet.

Happy Stamping

Cheers Cheryl

Friday, July 24, 2009

8 x 8 Scrap Album

I was inspired by one of my wonderful customers (Kate), she said she had been searching the net and found a blog with a home made scrap book. ( lanaharvery.) Thank you to Lana and Kate.

I have had a go at making my own, using my photos from Canberra Convention in May 2009. I have used only Stampin' Up! products in creating this album, and to bind it I used a Zutter machine.

I used the colours that decorated the stage for Convention.
Stamps:- None
Card Stock:- Gold metallic, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Regal Rose and Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Whisper White Refill
Accessories:- on board accents, crystal effects.
Technique:- Inked the on board letter, then applied crystal effects to give a shiney glazed look

Stamps:- Schoolbook Serif Alphabet,Pocket Silhouettes
Card Stock:- Kraft, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper Whit, Regal Rose
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Lge & Small oval punches, Flower Fusion, gold brad.

The Stage look fantastic, its was simple but really gave a bold happy feeling to the conference.

Stamps: Cheers to You, Scribble Lge Wheel
Card Stock:- Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: B/Burgundy, R/Rose, M/Mustard, P/Pie
Accessories:- 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, fine supernova

This was our first nights, drinks and nibbles, but as the night went on that was dinner as well.

Stamps:- Scribble Wheel
Card Stock:- Kraft, W/White, M/Mustard, R/Rose, R/Red
Ink:- B/Burgundy, R/Rose, R/Red, M/Mustard, Old Olive, P/Pie
Accessories:- Curly Label Punch, Word Window punch, 1" Rose Red stitched ribbon

The grand entrance to the convention centre. This is Sue and I poising for our picture as we entered the centre, with hundreds of others in tow.

Stamps:- Circle Circis, Frames with a Flourish, Life Definition
Card Stock:- Kraft , B/Burgundy
Ink:- Versa Mark, B/Burgundy
Accessories:- Pretties Kit, SU journaler

Donna, Sue and I had the pleasure of walking to the centre on the second day with Claire Daly. Claire is one of SU high flyers and is an inspiration to others.

Stamps:- Scribble Lge Wheel
Card Stock:- Kraft, W/White, M/Mustard, R/Rose, R/Red
Ink:- As card stock
Accessories:- Wide oval, lge oval punches, Boho Blossoms punch, Scallop Circle punch, brads

There we are sitting at our table doing make and takes. This is the best time of the day, but never enough time to finish. We all just wanted to stay and play more.

Stamps:- Flight of a butterfly, Scribble Wheel
Card Stock:- Kraft, R/Rose, O/Olive, M/Mustard, W/White
Ink:- R/Red, B/Burgundy, W/White

Sue, Donna and Mel sitting in the main hall waiting for another great presentation. Mel should be in her new house by now. Hope so Mel!!

Stamps:- Pocket Silhouettes
Card Stock:- B/Burgundy, Kraft, R/Rose, M/Mustard, P/Pie
Ink:- B/Burgundy
Accessories:- Scallop oval punch (new) SU journaler

Still ladies being idiots.

Stamps:- Scribble Lge Wheel, Life Definitions
Card Stock:- Kraft, W/White, B/Burgundy
Ink:- repeat of the above
Accessories:- Eyelet punch

Highlight of conference, meeting Shelli Gardner (Co-Founder of SU). What a truly talented lovely lady.

All things used as above

Donna, Shelli and myself, I will treasure these photos.

Stamps:- Occassional Greeting
Card Stock:- R/Red, W/White, Kraft
Ink:- SU Write Markers
Accessories:- Filigree, brads, 1/4" ribbon, boho punch

Breakfast time at the motel and then, into our pj's that night, it's a hard day crafting all day.

As for the front cover.

Stamps:- Baroque Border Small Wheel
Card Stock:- Kraft, Taken with Teal, W/White
Ink:- Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Hodge Podge, 1/4" ribbon, Designer Label punch, sponges

Elegant table setting, we soon made short work of that.

Stamps:-From the Kitchen
Card Stock:- W/White, Kraft
Ink:- Riding Hood Red
Accessories:- Scallop Oval punch, Riding Hood Red Ribbon

This is the dinner we all enjoyed. Oops, no picture of the main meal, we were to busy eating it.

Stamps:- Baroque Border Small wheel
Card Stock:- Kraft, Take with TEal, Gold Metallic
Ink:- W/White, Gold Encore
Accessories:- Square scallop punch, Build-a-brad

This is our little group, all dressed up for the night.
Mel ( Mildura), Cheryl (Nyah), Sue (Nyah), Jodie (Robinvale/Mildura) and Donna(Gerang Gerung). We all come from far and wide, and only get to meet up on occassions. Wish we could do it more often.

Stamps: Frames with a Flourish
Card Stock:- Kraft, Basic Black
Inks:- Silver Encore
Accessories:- 1/4" Red Ribbon, Pretties Kit

Glamor shots, this is as good as it gets. Well done Girls!!!

Stamps:- None
Card Stock:- Kraft, Basic Black, Silver metallic
Ink:- None
Accessories:- Eyelet punch,Trio Flower punch, Lge & Sml Tag punch, Rhinestones.

The stage is set, and Shelli gives one of her many messages. A great speaker.

Stamps:- Friendly Word Lge Wheel
Card Stock:- Kraft, B/Black, W/White.
Ink:- W/White, R/Rose, P/Pie, B/Burgundy
Accessories:- 5 Petal Punch, 1/2" circle punch, on board letters, crystal effects.

Flowers made out of the 5 petal punch, all of them. On borad letters covered in W/White C/S and then added crystal effects.

All the same products used.

Top 25 Demonstrators in Australia, scraped in at No. 25. I was very happy.

Stamps:- Lifes Definitions, Scribble Wheel
Card Stock:- Kraft, R/Rosel, B/Burgundy
Ink:- B/Burgundy, R/Rose
Accessories:- Corner Punch, dimensionals

Sue and I outside our motel, great day to go home on. Well Sue and I travelled onto Tasmania for 2 weeks, and had a ball.

Stamps:- Fifth Avenue (my favourite) Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Friends 24-7
Card Stock:- Kraft, P/Pie, W/White
Ink:- W/White, P/Pie
Accessories:- dimensionals

Waiting at the Airport in Canberra for our flights. We will all do it again next year, and we can't wait. It's off to Sydney.

That was a marathon, well thats all the pages complete, now I have to assemble the album, using the zutter spiral binder. So you see it's very easy to make your own album using only stamps and a few basic accessories. Now it's your turn, have ago.

Happy Stamping, and Thank you Kate.

Cheers Cheryl

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Old Favourites

I was looking through my stamp sets, and came across an old favourite, thought I would give it another go. I also had a request for a workshop to make a box instead of a card, so this is what I came up with.

Stamp set : Watercolor Wheel - 107560 $15.95, Simply Said - 116414 - $48.95
Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Regal Rose and Whisper White
Ink: Mellow Mose, Regal Rose
Accessories: Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, both size tag punches, large oval punch, dimensionals, sticky strip.
Technique: Gable Box, 2 Step stamping.

This is a great little box that can be made for kids birthday party's for their lollies, or for a friend for a thank you, or just because you can. Enjoy making it.

The following card is simplistic but very pretty.

Stamp Set: En Francais 112358 - $33.95, Embrace Life 114269 - $45.95
Card Stock: Whisper White, Vellum Card Stock, Silver Metallic
Ink: Encore Silver Pad, Stazon Black Ink,
Accessories: Regal Rose Crayon, Blender Pen, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, 2 way glue pen, basic grey taffeta ribbon, double rectangle punch
Technique: Faux Rimmed tag

Hope you will try these. Enjoy making them, and thanks for looking.

Happy Stamping


Monday, July 6, 2009

Last card for the Birthday Book

Hi to everyone,

I am finally back, the pressure has eased off, our small little nursing home, Jacaranda Lodge, has just passed it's accreditation with flying colours. It was a very busy and stressful time for all concerned, and a big congratulations to all staff, especially Linda. You can stamp now Linda, and not feel guilty.
I have assembled my last card for the birthday book. It is 2 small gift cards. A great way to use up your scraps, and experiment with colours.

Stamp Sets: Circle Circus 114375 - $52.95 & Short and Sweet 116410 - $29.95
Card Stock: Base of card - Sahara Sand, multiple colours of SU colours
Ink: co-ordinate with card-stock.
Accessories: 13/8" circle punch, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, spiral punch

I have put dazzling diamonds on the circle area, doesn't show in the picture, but just adds a little dazzle to the gift card.
Happy stamping


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