Saturday, 26 January 2008
Hope you like it as much as I do!
Thursday, 24 January 2008
For those who don’t know, Jan introduced me to scrapping forever and a day ago! I didn’t even know scrapping existed until the day I went to her lovely home for a workshop! My friend rang me early that morning begging me come to ‘some photo thing’ to help make up numbers for her friend Linda. I dragged my sister, Kelly along too not even knowing what we were going to!
I still remember leaving that day so excited yet stunned that Jan knew so much about something I had never heard of! Jan was just a huge help… she sent me home with some paper, photo splits, a page and page protector and told me to get started! It seems like it was only yesterday really! Jan – I still have the black journaller you gave me (I was SO excited when you gave me that! – my scrapping was on a really tight budget back then!) You would be surprised at how often I still use the pen… it would be around 5 years old now and its still going strong! When I look back now… Jan, you opened a really big can of worms there!
Anyway, I am really grateful Jan for all of your amazing help and support and it was lovely to receive that comment… I just hope you come back now!
I thought it might be fun to post a photo of my very first layout; the one I did on that very first day of my new obsession that surprisingly lasted to the point where I couldn’t live without it anymore!
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Anyway, thats it for this week. I have been doing a bit of scrapping, just big pages like Movie World and Australia Zoo from last Christmas' trip to Brisbane... I have been trying to get through it all year. The pages are rather plain becuase they are just full of photos so I tend not to put them on here. If anyone is actually interested in seeing them, comment and I will post pics!
Over and out!
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
Sunday, 13 January 2008
I moved up from FrontPage and tried my hand with Dreamweaver this time. When I did my first website I started out with Dreamweaver and having no web design knowledge at all I almost went insane so I tried FrontPage instead.... it was much easier... pretty much like MS Word. Now I have a good idea of whats going on with all the funny words and acronyms I managed to come out of the Dreamweaver experience reasonably sane. Well, sane as I can be considering what I went in like!! Feel free to have a look at the site if you like at www.stampinstuff.com.au . Beware though that it's not as bright and in your face as the last one. I was going for simple (or bland!) this time... trying for a bit of class or professionalism maybe. It's just basic and as time goes on I will make it more pretty with pictures and stuff so its a work in progress.
Stamps: Unfrogettable & (you guessed it...) Canvas Print Background
Ink: Garden Green, Jet Black Stazon and VersaMark
Cardstock: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa and Watercolour Paper
Accessories: Linen Twine
Stamps: Carte Postale & French Flair
Ink: VersaMark, Rose Red & Regal Rose
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Rose Red & Regal Rose
Accessories: Ivory Organdy Ribbon
Stamps: Stem Silhouettes & 'Thanks' from Everyday Flexible Phrases
Ink: Handsome Hunter
Cardstock: Ivory, Handsome Hunter and Sage Shadow
Stamps: Carte Postale and Canvas Background
Ink: Chocolate Chip and VersaMark
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Bravo Burgundy and Sage Shadow
Accessories: Large Oval Punch and Foam dots
Wednesday, 9 January 2008
Stampin' Up! has all kinds of Demonstrators. Purchasing just for yourself, selling to close friends or looking to run at a business level.
You can choose how to work as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator to best suit your needs and you don't have to sign up to run workshops etc, if you want to join to make the most of your demonstrator discount (20%) to buy Stampin' Up! products for yourself and friends, you can do just that!
Signing as a demonstrator before 29th of February makes you eligible to choose any stamp set to the value of $79.95 from the current catalogue, for absolutely FREE.
PLUS... if you quote the promotional code from the January edition of Australian Scrapbook Creations, you will receive a further 10% off your starter kit making it just $291.60!
Your Starter Kit contains:
5 Stamp sets
6 Ink pads worth
Tools & Accessories
VALUED AT $590 for just $324
(or $291.60 with code)
If you have any questions, or if you would like an obligation free information pack, simply contact me!
Also in my order was Naturals Ivory cardstock... I have never seen it before so I thought I would try it out and its absolutely gorgeous! Its just fantastic... I don't have enough describing words to say how much of a nice colour it is. If you haven't tried Ivory before... get it... its just beautiful for a neutral colour! As for the three colours of cardstock I used... who would have ever though Night of Navy, Mellow Moss and Certainly Celery... before making this card I never would have even attempted putting those two greens together but I love it. Just quietly, I was just taking the easy way out when I came up with that combo and just used the colours I used for the sponging!
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss and Black Stazon
Cardstock: Ivory, Night of Navy, Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery and Gloss
Accessories: Sponge Daubers
Stamps: Stem Silhouettes (Summer Mini) & Canvas Print Background (as always!)
Ink: Rose Red, White Craft, Creamy Caramel and VersaMark
Cardstock: Kraft, Rose Red, Very Vanilla (although I realised after it would have been better as Whisper White)
Accessories: Silver Cord
I used my new background stamp that I received in the mail yesterday for this one and although Wild Hearts has never screamed out to me before now, now I have it I'm wondering how I ever lived without it! It's just a lovely little background and I'm sure it will go with SOOO much!
Stamps: Merci (Sale-a-bration) & Wild Hearts Background
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, VersaMark and Jet Black Stazon
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron and Watercolour Paper
Stamps: Merci & Canvas Background
Ink: Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, VersaMark and Jet Black Stazon
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, Rose Red, Close to Cocoa and Watercolour Paper
Stamps: Time Well Spent (2008 Level 3 Hostess Set) & Edgy Eloquence
Ink: Basic Black, Orchid Opulence, Pink Passion & Jet Black Stazon
Cardstock: *deep breath* Brilliant Blue, Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Pink Passion, Real Red, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Glorious Green & Watercolour Paper! phew!
What a great day! I can't believe I didn't have to settle for anything this time, like usual and was able to go home and start the project immediately! YAY!
Monday, 7 January 2008
For every $100 you spend on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you can choose 1 FREE stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration Catalgoue!
There is no limit to the amount of sets you can earn - spend $200 and you get TWO FREE stamp sets.... its just keeps going!
Orders over $300 (excl. postage) are eligible for Hostess Benefits too!
If you place an order of at least $300 before 29 February, you will receive:
1 FREE Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set
$30 of shopping dollars to spend anywhere in the Catalogue
3 FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp sets of your choice!!
Anyone who joins as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration can choose any stamp set, a value of up to $79.95, from the current catalogue, for absolutely FREE.
Friday, 4 January 2008
Stamps: Carte Postale (Summer Mini Catalogue)
Ink: Ballet Blue and VersaMark
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Brocade Blue and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Ivory Organdy Ribbon
Tuesday, 1 January 2008
The rules of the game:
• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
- I am addicted to stamp sets.... I have 60 sets now but rarely use any of them these days... yet I still keep buying them!
- I used to be an apprentice lint brush... haha nah... that was ALF's first job... Matt gave me the complete four seasons of ALF for Christmas... you know the cute little alien that lived with the Tanner family in the 80's.... its still as great now as it used to be!
- I have barely moved in the last two and a half weeks of annual leave from work... I have watched 2 seasons of That 70's Show, 1 Season of Desperate Housewives, 2 Seasons of Scrubs, 2 seasons of ALF and half a season of How I met your Mother... that was after I exhausted the video shop of decent movies!
- I don't like to leave home.... if I had my way I would stay home forever!
- Our dog, Rouge, is a Dalmatian x Rottweiler (yeah thats weird but she is cute... really just a 30kg Dalmatian with a bit of tan on her face) I love everything about her! Though, I hate walking her in the morning. Everything else is fine but I hate walking! I have to do it and its great to see how much she loves it but I would rather sleep in til 8!
- I'm crazy for cake! The way to my heart is CAKE! Cheesecake, Mud cake... anything chocolate flavoured is a winner really.... I just LOOOOVE sweets.... which is why I am on a diet now... 4kg and counting!
- I moved to Cairns from Barmera in SA (21 years) four years ago this August 4th (every year I count down to another whole year in paradise) I still think I came here 21 years too late and haven't regretted the move for a single second and never will!
Right.... now to tag seven more people....... ARRGHH!
- Karen (Lexi)
Sorry, the hyperlinks wouldn't work on those names for some reason. I will try and get them working another day when I'm not so tired!
I was having technical difficulties with it for a while and ended up covering each side about four times before deciding on the colours I have now. Then once it was covered I couldn't think of any way to decorate it! The bells were an easy one but then I was stumped for a few more days on what to do with the rest of it!
I am really happy with how it turned out in the end and I had it decorating the office at work from late November... now its in the lounge room at home and chances are it will stay there for a while yet!
The first pressie I made (months ago!) were these two Eclipse Mint tins. I covered them and put a whole heap of little bits of hardware pieces in them and anything I could fit in them really. I gave them to Nerida and Jo, Matt's Mum and Sister.
I whipped the Santa journal up pretty quick and was surprised how easy it came together after I started, I used the gorgeous Basic Grey range and I'm kicking myself for not buying two of each paper now! I especially loved that they were double sided.... I am such a sucker for DS paper!! I hope they bring out more double sided in their range! I gave this one to Jade, Matt's sister-in-law to put photos of their son Isaac's first Christmas.