Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stationery Box

I received one of these wonderful Stationery Box for my birthday, full with wonderful cards, notes and tags. One of my very talented Stamp Club members, Jo, made it for me. I was so delighted with it, and at how beautiful it was, I decided to finally have a go myself.

This is a flower that I made myself , here is the link, so you can make one also.

This is a pretty decoration for the front.

This is the flower on the inside of the box.  This one is a lot smaller.

These are the tags for inside the box

Four little love notes and envelopes.

Four cards, all made from a couple of pieces of DSP from Stampin' Up!

The Stationery Box open

Close up of the Address Book, Stamps and little flower.

The lot altogether.

Closed Box.

You can find this tutorial from Amy Celona website

This tutorial is made from USA size papers and a little small for Aussie envelopes and cards.

Adjustments I made, after I made the box.  When you download from Amy's site the adjustments will make sense.(Score at 5" & 7" on one side, 2 3/4" & 9 1/4" on the other score bottom at 3/4" 7 11 1/4")

I would like to thank Jo so very much for her beautiful gift and the inspiration to make my own. My Mother and Mother-in-law both received one of these for Mothers Day.

Have a go now and you will be very happy with the end result.

Happy Stampin' Cheryl

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

All in the Family

More Family scrapping.
I thought All in the Family stamp set suited this shot very well.  Everyone had a great time, the kids all playing, swimming and fishing.

Stamp Set:  All in the Family, Family Favorites and Family Phrases
Card Stock:  Basic Black textured, Sahara Sand, Whited White
Ink:  Shara Sand, Basic Grey, Going Grey
Accessories: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Double Rectangle Punch, Word Window Punch & dimensionals

This is another very simply page, but tells its own story.

Happy Stampin'

Scrapping Family Shots

Continuing to Scrap Family shots.
Staying with the natural colours whilst using black and white photos, I feel this gives a simple, but effective way to scrap.
This is Emily and her soon to be husband Stuart.  This was taken when we all went away for the week end to Echuca.

Stamps:  Simply Said, Short order alphabet.
Card Stock:  Basic Black Textured, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Grey, Going Grey, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Twill, Silver Hodgepodge hardware, sponges, dimensionals, White gel pen
Technique:  Tearing.

I stamped their names straight onto the twill, very easy and effective.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Love to Scrap

I should be hanging out the washing, and getting ready for work, but I just had to scrap this photo.  This little princess in my Grand-daughter "Jordi".  I captured this shot, just after she had her nappy changed, while we were on a weekend away.

All products used, are from Stampin' Up!

Stamps:  Vintage Vogue
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Going Grey, Swhisper White Craft
Accessories:  Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Corduroy buttons, white gel pen

Want any of these products email me or go to my website

Just had to share this page.

Happy Stampin'

Sydney Conference Swap 2010

Sydney is getting closer and the excitement is building.  I have been getting some swaps together, here is another couple.

This first one is a calendar book mark.  Its double sided.  I used the new Level 2 Hostess Stamp Set.

Stamps: Asian Artistry, Heartfelt Thanks
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink:  Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Taffeta Kraft Ribbon, Crop-A-dile, Jumbo eyelet, 2010 calendar template,
Flip Side

Another swap.  I have always loved the large paper clip bookmark, but never tried it.  This is simple but fun to create and a great little gift for a friend.
Stamp Set:  Share a Cup, Sip by Sip
Card Stock:  Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 & 1 1/4" circle punches, Crystal Effects, 1/4" grosgrain     Old Olive ribbon, non SU paper clip. (available as your Paper shop)

So if anyone out there going to Conference, I would love to swap with you, and see you in Sydney.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Surprise Surprise Surprise

I had a Big birthday coming up, and thought I would just go out to lunch with a few girl friends.  So I organised this for the day of my birthday.  BUT my family was organising something much bigger behind my back. This is very unusual for Matt, as he is not into anything like this. So as I organised, my daughter was un-organising my plans.  Matt told me he was taking me out for a romantic dinner for 2.  I laughed and said, " you never do that", he said, " I thought we would give it a try".
We arrived at the Tooleybuc Sporting Club to a room, few of family and friends. It was amazing that they could pull this off, because I am usually the organiser. I had a wonderful night, with everyone and would like to thank my wonderful family very very much.

This is the group that I walked into, what a Surprise.

Me cake my 50th Birthday Cake

Matt and Myself

This my family, with the exception of Danny.
 Justin, Matt, Myself and Emily

Donna, Cheryl and Carolyn

My wonderful daughter. Emily

The night came to an end, and we all went home.  The next day was actually my birthday.  So there was more Surprises. They had continued to organise something more.  Matt told me to pakc a bag for a few days.  We left for our road trip.  We travelled to Echuca, had lunch, then onto Moama and beyond.  We arrived at a lovely place called Deep Creek Mariner Resort.  This was amazing.  On the banks of the Murry River, with wonderful accommodation.  Then as the day went on , the whole family started to arrive.  This was fantastic.  We all stayed here for the long weekend.

Matt and I with Baby Jordan 5 months.

 Than I was lucky enough to have another cake.  Both my cakes were made by Loreto Kennedy.  She done a great job.  Thank you Loreto.

 Blowing out the candles with Maddi.  Beau is in the background.

Out 2 grand-daughters.  Jordi and Maddi

Jordi, Danny and Marnie

Beau, Leanne, Madi, Justin and Maddi

Emily and Stuart
My wonderful husband Matt

Matt, Jordi and Me

The surprises didn't stop there, Matt had organised for my sister, Leanne and her husband Dean with their kids Jackson and Brady to come and a close Friend Marg to come. I was so happy for them to arrived.  We had a lovely day with them all.
Leanne (sister) and Jordi.

Marg and Me.
We all had such a wonderful time, we are going to do this yearly. The kids played, fished, swam and ran.  The Big kids fished,waited on me all weekend and drank a little.
thank you all for a birthday I will not forget.
Happy Stampin' 

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