Regional Training Workshop Wow

Hi all.  I’m back today with pictures of the Workshop Wow that I presented at the Stampin’ Up! Regional training in Brisbane yesterday.   I must say it was highly nerve wracking to present to a group of my peers.  I am grateful that I didn’t trip going up the stairs!!  It was embarrasing when the microphone didn’t work and Aaron, the Business Development Manager for SU! Australia had to lift my shirt to fiddle with the microphone thing!  I had a Bridget Jones knicker moment!!  LOL.  I suppose that’s better than a diamonte thong though eh??  LOL

If I was clever, I would have taken many photos prior to the day, however it totally slipped my mind so I only have the one of my kids and not the other.  Same principle though.

envelope scrapbook1Above is the scrapbook closed with a ribbon acting as the belly band.  I have created this scrapbook using 4 Whisper White SU! Envelopes and part of the I Wish Simply Scrappin’ Kit.

Below is the album open.  Both stand up and flat.

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envelope scrapbook inserts

Above you can see the inserts that I added pictures of my kids to.  I also created a sample that was un-embellished using Bella Rose DSP.  The inserts were cut at 10x15cm. 

The other project I demonstrated was an accordian card holder.  I made this one using the I wish kit as well.  The other sample I made used the Bella Rose DSP.  Again no pics.  If I had a brain just think of what I could achieve!!!!  LOL

I wish accordian card holder

accordian card holder open

accordian card holder open with inserts

The other sample that I created had 4 little 3×3 love note cards inside.  This sample I created some tree decorations.  I love having pictures of the kids on the tree as I can track their changes each year!!  I think this would make a great gift for grandparents that have everything as well!!

I’m working on the tutorials for both of these projects and if you are interested, please email me.

I hope you enjoyed these.  I had fun making them and i’m very relieved Regionals are over!!  If you were there, please leave a comment, I’d love to hear your feedback.

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!!
Mad

Inkspiration Challenge and a Sneak Peek

Good Morning!!

I’m procrastinating again this morning so I’m here instead!  This week the Inkspiration Challenge over on Makeesha’s blog is gorgeous!  I love circles.  I love butterflies.  I also needed to get some new butterflies a little inky and have a play with some of the gorgeous new product that’s being launched on December 1.  Yep.  Time for another Summer Mini!!   I’m sorry Keesh, my card is square…but you know I’ve never been a “normal” kinda girl eh??  LOL

Anyway, here’s my card:

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Yep, new butterfly stamps.  Cute huh??  And I used a *new* butterfly punch to cut them out.  Even better.  I love it when a new mini satisfies my desire to own more punches!!  The Scallops you see behind the pink pirouette circle are Scallop Squares cut into quarters and adhered to the back.  I saw it on the internets in the last couple of weeks on a blog and just spent 20 minutes trying to track down the original post but I can’t, so if you do know where it came from I’d love to know so I can give credit to the very talented clever chicky who came up with the idea!!

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And a closer look at the ribbon.  Noice isn’t it??  NEW!!  LOL  I love new!

Stamps: Butterfly Prints, Baroque Motifs
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP
Other: Pink Pirouette Grosgrain, Butterfly Punch, Halfback pearls from Pretties Kit, Circle Scissors for the circle, Scallop Square punch

So there is your little sneak peek of some of the Summer Mini goodness that’s about to arrive.  I’m going to keep going now.  I think I have some more procrastinating to do!! 

Happy Stamping!!
Mad

Christmas Gift Giving Class

Hi!  Gosh, a week since I posted.  What’s been happening??  Well, Miss Lara has had the tummy bug.  Still does.  Everything seems to hit her with a vengence.  We soldier on though!! No choice!!  LOL

In the stamping world I had my Christmas container for gift giving class on Thursday night.  I think the girls enjoyed themselves!!  LOL

And here’s what they made:

Christmas container class

And some close ups:

Santa bag closeThe Santa Bag.  I’ve seen a few little Santa’s on the internets so I just up-sized him and away I went.  I love punches!!

christmas matchbox
christmas matchbox open

The little (larger than standard) Matchbox box was a cutie.  I filled mine with some Jewellery for my niece for Christmas.  The papers are from the Ski Slope range.  Don’t forget we’ve only got until the 30th to order them as the Mini Catalogue expires then. :-(   I shall miss those papers!!

christmas stocking

christmas stocking open

Next was the hanging gift card holder in the shape of a stocking.  So cute.  I think I’m nearly tempted to buy some more people gift cards just so I can make some more!

christmas paper bag

Next was a little paper bag decorated with a big “bauble” tag.  I think in retrospect I should have drawn on the hanging bits and I may still go back and do that.  They iritate me now I’m looking closer!!  LOL.  I was in a hurry to get them finished!!  Stamp in haste, repent at leisure!! LOL The Tree Trimmings Stamps are also in the Spring Mini and won’t be available after 30 November.  Contact me if you’d like to put in a last minute order!!

And the last project was a gusseted cello bag which we stamped some white stazon ink onto and then made a simple topper for it.  I think I’m going for the simplistic Christmas this year!

Anyway, I do have other things to get around to showing you and hopefully I can get back to you before a week has past again.  I do however have another large week coming up!  I’m getting that nasty tooth out that’s been giving me grief tomorrow.  And I’m off to regionals on Saturday and i’ve NO swaps made yet.  EEEK.  Ah well.  There is always the night before!!  I do work well under pressure!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping Friends!
Mad

Baby “B” is on his way…

And I’m off to a shower tomorrow to celebrate!!  Now I’m apologising in advance for the retired product I’m about to show you but I just couldn’t help myself.  I *needed* to use the stripedy paper and the Blue Bayou and the Soft Sky.  I miss them.  They were some of my favourite colours!!  Anyway, onto the project.  I had bought her some bits and pieces and wanted a “nice” way to package them.  I’m on a bag run at the moment (running a container class next week & the week after) I’ll show you some more in the next week.  I must thank Miss Megan for reminding me just how nice a decorated bag is!!

So the bag, and the card.  Right – here it is:

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Just the bag:

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Bit of detail:

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And the back of the bag and the card:

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And then just the card:

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Hope you like it.  I’m happy with the simplicity of it. 

The details:
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Old Olive
Card stock: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou,  Whisper White
Other: Paper snips, Chunky Glitter, Tombow Multi, Blue Bayou & Soft Sky ribbon, SU Button, Star Punches, Scallop punch & Retired DSP.

I’m hoping to get some more cards and things posted soon.  I’ve been so busy lately that some days I don’t know if I am coming or going!!  LOL!!  I must also thank all those that sent birthday wishes to my dear Lara May.  We had a wonderful celebration!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping Friends!!
Mad

On this day….

12 months ago my sweet little Lara May was born.  We never could have envisiaged the changes she would bring with her.  Both to our day to day lives and to ourselves – the way we think, the people that we are.  I will say that some of those changes have not been to my liking.  No-one ever wants a child with a disability.  We all dream of perfection and wonder for those sweet little beings growing inside of us.  Lara is just a different kind of perfection!

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Happy Birthday darling girl with all my love!!

{Normal programming will resume tomorrow!!}

Mad

Christmas Extravaganza

christmas extravaganzaHow about a free scallop square punch for Christmas??  All you have to do is order $85 worth of product from the brochure above and you could have that free punch!  Click on the picture above to get a better view.

Don’t forget I can also do gift vouchers for Hubby to pop under the tree this Christmas!!  Contact me if you’d like more details!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!
Mad

Lara’s 1st Birthday Invites

Hi all!  It’s been busy busy here at the moment.  Lara’s little op went well last week and we were only in hospital for a night!!  It still discombobulates though!

Just a quick post today to show you the cards I made for Lara’s birthday party invites.  I decided to do a little tag with the “Please come” stamp set and then I needed a pocket and then there wasn’t enough information on the front so I needed a card to write in and thus the following was born:

Lara's bday invites

lara's tag

I am IN LOVE with the Walk in the Park Designer series papers and the Great Friend Stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue.  I am DEVASTATED that the catalogue is nearly OVER!!  There is only this month to get your hands on some of those papers or stamps!!

Ok, must keep dashing as the children have their most horrific heads on today and cannot even possibly for one small minute co-operate and get along with each other!! Oh the joys! The joys!!

Until next time!
Happy Stamping Friends!
Mad
xo