Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It was all a dream...

I have been really challenging myself lately to actually spend time creating cards/scrapbook pages rather than just thinking or blog surfing about cards/scrapbooking. My aim is to spend some time each day physically papercrafting. It doesn't have be long, it just has to be something...
The result of this seems to be that I am now dreaming about papercraft. Two nights in a row I dreamt of a card with the sheep from the Pun Fun set stamped all in a row and mounted onto a Kraft card base. After the second dream I decided that it really was time to try to make the card...and the results are below.
I was actually really happy with how it turned out and even went looking on the web for it because I couldn't believe I dreamt it up and thought I must have copied it from somewhere...but no, I think I really dreamt it up!

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Pun Fun
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red marker
Cardstock: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Washington Apple DSP
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Small Heart Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Jumbo Grommet, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon



Sunday, May 16, 2010

Stamp-a-stack Projects

As promised, here are some snaps of the projects we worked on yesterday at the Stamp-a-stack (SAS). The idea of a SAS is to build up your stock of cards by having a mini-production line. Yesterday's class consisted of 10 cards (3 designs) with the focus on buildong our stock of gender neutral cards.

The first card (below) is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from Split Coast Stampers though I am very naughty and do not remember the person who posted it to give them credit. Edited to add: all credit for this design goes to Kimberly Joy on the SCS website...

Next are two designs based on sketches from Clean and Simple Stamping. This site is a great resource which I highly recommend.

As you can see each card is simple enough that we were able to complete 10 cards in the allocated 2 hours, with time to spare for lots of chatting and snacking, of course. I hope all the girls had a nice afternoon, I know I certainly did...

Happy Stampin'



Card Details:
First photo:
Stamps - Circle Circus, Occaisional Greetings
Cardstock - Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink - Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa
Other - Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon

Second Photo:
Stamps - Occaisional Greetings
Cardstock - Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - 1 1/4" square punch

Third Photo:
Stamps - Animal Stories, Happy Moments
Cardstock - Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Washington Apple DSP, Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP
Ink - Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Accessories - Scallop punch, 1 #/8" circle punch

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I'm Back...

What a terrible blogger I have been. I just spent an afternoon running a Stamp-a-stack for a lovely bunch of ladies, and in talking to them realised that I urgently need to update my blog! It is late (for me!) now, but I will post some samples of the Stamp-a-stack cards tomorrow.

Happy Stampin'



Monday, March 1, 2010

Phoebe's Punch Art

We've all been sick here over the past couple of weeks (that's why I have been such a bad blogger) but over the week-end I was having a play around with some punch art. I haven't done much before so I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) a frog and and owl to start with. I found them both on Split Coast Stampers, a site that I highly recommend. Below are my versions...

I was pretty happy with them, though they are both yet to find their way onto a card or scrapbook page. My daughter Phoebe was impressed too, and came up with her own creations...she is much more origional than me and created them from her own imagination.

Can you tell what they are? Obviously, the lion is on the right and the panda is in the middle. The one on the left is a meerkat! She's done such a great job, I just had to post them here.

All the punches we used are SU! and include:

Scallop circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1/2" circle, 1/16'' circle, Wide oval, Large oval, Small oval, Word window, Horizontal slit and Round Tab. Phew, I hope I didn't forget any...I'm sure Phoebe will let me know if I did.



Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Challenge Entry

I'm so excited this morning. I entered my very first cardmaking challenge this week. The challenge is for a forum I belong to called ESAD (Extremely Special Aussie Demonstrators) which is for Aussie and NZ Stampin' Up! demonstrators. I've never been confident enough to enter a challenge before but decided it was time...and I'm so glad I did, because I just found out I won! I'm still don't quite believe it and have to keep checking the e-mail. Thank you to Tanya at ESAD who runs the challenges for choosing my card, it has given my confidence such a boost!

Here is my entry;

Card details:

Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Inspired by Nature, Occasional Greetings

Ink: Old Olive, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery

Card: Old Olive, Rose Red, Regal Rose

Accessories: Scallop Border Punch



Monday, February 8, 2010

Mum's Creations

Oh dear, I have been a long time between posts. Tonight it will be a short post...but will include some lovely creations by my Mum (Barb). Mum has been working on this card and matching bag for her finance's grandson all week-end. She has done a lovely job. And here they are...

I'll be back soon with some of my holiday creations.


Kylie xo

Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm back!

Well, it's been a lovely Christmas and New Year. I have been spending heaps of time with the hubby and kids, hanging out, going swimming...and stamping, of course! It's actually been really nice to just be stamping for fun at the moment without the subtle pressure of upcoming workshops or classes. I love both workshops and classes but a break is nice, too.
Since I joined Stampin' Up! I have been loving the card making, but I have sorely neglected my first love, scrapbooking. For me, scrapbooking is so much more than photo albums. It's about recording and preserving my families history, and when I am scrapbooking I become so absorbed - it's totally therapeutic. So, today I am sharing with you my first Stampin' Up! scrapbook page.
Each year I choose a photo, and write a brief summary of the main events of the year and complete a 6" x 6" double page layout. I always keep them very simple. These yearly summaries live in a special album of their own, so that no matter how far behind I may become with the family album the years are recorded. It has become a great little album to look back on...though I am a year behind. The layout above is for 2008 (just waiting for the photo to arrive from Snapfish). I will share 2009 with you when it is complete.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Hello Again (Summer Mini, pg 14)

Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine DSP

Ink: Summer Sun

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker, Hodge Podge Hardware, (non-SU! date stamp)


Kylie xx