Dec 26, 2009

Stamp 'n' Stack Results

Hi Everyone! Merry Christmas!!! But pheww, as much as I love Christmas, I sure was glad to sit back and relax today! Time has been flying past in the lead up to Christmas so I was very grateful to hardly do a thing all day today.... lol - I even managed to have a sleep-in as the girls were up late last nite at my family xmas dinner and that was after a big lunch at our house for my hubby's family,so they were extremely tired girls today but thankfully only slightly grumpy.

In my quiet day, I realised today that I haven't posted either of the projects from the Stamp 'n' Stack in November or the recent December SAS.... Ooops! :P So here's 2 quick pics of the 2 projects:

Stamp 'n' Stack November
We used the 'Spotlight on Christmas' Stamp Set, scallop cirle punch, scallop square punch (it was my brand new toy!), 2 circle punches, 1 square punch, crimper, dimensionals. And I must say a big thank you to my sideline demonstrator Andrea as I cased her Christmas card layouts and borrowed her stamp set! So a BIG BIG Thank you!

Stamp 'n' December
We used the 'I wish' scrapbooking kit and not a single stamp was used! The album was designed by Andrea Walford, an extremely talented Canadian Stampin' Up Demonstrator. This was my first time teaching something other than a card or a box, so I thank my ladies for being so patient with me on the day. The album on the left was my original and the one on the right is what I made on the day.

If you like this album, I'm going to do another class but with a Mother's Day theme around March-April next year, so don't forget to check back to see when the class is scheduled. I received a new diary from my MIL so will work out my Class Calender soon and post all the details!!

Thanks for looking,

Dec 14, 2009

Inventory Clearance Sale!

Hi Everyone,

Grab yourself an extra Christmas present here.... With Stampin' Up's Inventory Clearance Sale - Just gotta luv a BARGAIN!!! Starts 15th December, whilst stocks last!

Thanks for looking,

Dec 13, 2009

2 Baby Cards


Here's 2 quick baby cards I've made for friends... One was a 1st b'day card and the other for a friend whose bub is on the way :)

Isn't it easy to make? I just changed the colour of the teddy and the sentiments as we don't know whether my friend is having a boy or a girl and the blue teddy is perfect for a little boys 1st b'day! Both teddies have been coloured with my Stampin' Write Markers.

The Teddy bear is from a retired set, My Favorite Teddy, but everything else is current including the fresh stripey paper from the Washington Apple DSP. The little red bird & present have been stamped seperately and added to the card on a dimensional. Oh and the words are also adhered with dimensionals.

Colours: Riding hood red, Bashful Blue & Glossy White card. Stazon Black Ink

Thanks for looking,

Dec 7, 2009

Don't throw that Spring Mini away just yet....

Hi Everyone,

Hopefully you will be reading this post before you've thrown away that Spring Mini Catty as Stampin' Up have extended the life on some of the products

The lucky products here to stay are:

Item #       Item                                                        Price

112534    Jumbo brads 5/16" Neutrals Assortment  $15.50

112533    Jumbo brads 5/8" Neutrals Assortment    $13.50

114889    Scallop Oval punch                                 $30.95

106960    StazOn ink pad (White pad and refill)      $22.95

109196    StazOn Cleaner                                       $9.95

And they will also be making it to the 2010-11 Idea book and catty :) YAY!! :)

And those projects I promised last week are on their way... As per usual I've run out of time for my stampin' over the past week! lol :)

Thanks for looking,

Dec 1, 2009

Summer Mini Catalogue

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the 1st day of Summer!! And the serious countdown to Christmas is now on with only 24 sleeps until the jolly fat man in the red suit arrives lol :)
Here's the link for the new Summer Mini Catalogue and I will hopefully be back soon (like later today) with details of my last Christmas Stamp 'n' Stack and also some photos of some recent cards.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thanks for looking,

Nov 27, 2009

Summer Mini Catalogue Starts Soon

Ooooo! It's coming! The Summer Mini Catalogue will be here soon.... Starting on Dec 1st, it is crammed with new goodies just in time for your Christmas wishlist.

But with the Summer Mini starting soon, it does mean that time is running out for the Spring Mini Catty. Ending 30th Nov, contact me today if you are interested in purchasing any of the stamp sets or embellishments as they may never be seen again. If you wish to have a stick-beak at the catties, please click here

Also, I thought I'd take this moment to mention that the current 2009-10 Idea book is running until 31st 2010, and not finishing in March like previous years.

Thanks for looking,

Nov 26, 2009

Hello! Can you believe its already the end of Nov!??

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick hello and to let you know that I am working on some projects at the moment.... I've been extra busy this week playing mum and dad to the girls as my hubby has been away plus my lil' bub burnt her feet in hot sand on Tues so we went for our first ever trip to the Emergency room at the hospital. Luckily, the blisters looked worse than what they seem to be as it has not slowed her down at all. It's amazing how resilient kids can be!!

So amongst all that I have made some more Christmas cards, as well as prepping for my Stamp 'n' Stack tomorrow night. I will post the pics over the wkend! Plus some sneak peaks of some new stamp sets soon to be released!

Thanks for looking,

Nov 12, 2009

Hitting the right spot with men's cards

Hi Everyone,

I don't know about you, but I'm nearly always stumped when it comes to men's cards... I just find them challenging as you can't do flowers and make it pretty lol :)

Well in an attempt to overcome this problem I pulled out my Seeing Spots stamp set from the cupboard and made this men's card some time ago... I actually demonstrated it at a recent workshop as part of a focus on layering your card to add extra 'ooomph' and on this card its simply by adding the 3 big spots punched out with the 1.25" punch, raising the centre one on a dimensional and then stamping the background spots on vellum. Easy ways to add extra but without making it girly and just using a simple layout with no fuss.

 Thanks for looking,

Nov 10, 2009

Rubbing you the right way...

Hi all,

These are 3 quick note cards that I made using the rub-ons from the Bright Delights pack. The words have been stamped on the 2 cards with owls... And the weird thing is I was photographing the 'perfect pear' card when sesame street was on the telly and bert was playing the 'perfect pair' game! Bit freaky!!

These cards all use Tangerine Tango as the base card and the layers are chocolate chip, whisper white and kiwi kiss.

The little owl in the middle card is from the Forest Friends stamp set in the Spring Mini Catty and he's actually sitting up on a dimensional but unfortunately my photo doesn't show the height.

The 'Look who's turning (  )' stamp is from On your birthday stamp set.

For any more info, please leave me a comment or email me :)

Thanks for looking,

Nov 9, 2009

Organic Grace Cards

Hi Everyone,

I thought I'd show you a pic of a flower that in my garden at the moment (a gladioli). This is the first time in 4yrs that its had this big a flower (I've only taken a pic of the top half as the other part had wilted!).. Last year I managed to chop the flower off with the hedge trimmer and so I moved it to a new spot where there will be no hedge trimming... lol

So after seeing this flower blooming over the last couple of weeks, I thought I'd better use the Organic Grace stamp set I've had in the cupboard for a little while (isn't it always the way..I had the best of intentions when I picked out this set to stamp more often but as usual time is too short!). Here's 2 cards I've made....

This card I actually demonstrated on the wkend at a workshop and added a little extra sponging around the whisper white card of the flower and word images and also sponged regal rose and old olive on the corresponding card... Amazing the difference it makes, so I will have to make another and post a pic for you to compare :)

Oh I should mention that the Organic Grace stamp set is 1 of the Level 1 hostess sets, and the words "To you from me' is 1 stamp from the Best yet stamp set, which is another hostess set.

Thanks for looking,

Nov 8, 2009

Christmas Extravaganza Update

Hi Everyone,

Just popping in to update you on the Christmas Extravaganza.... You can now choose either the Scallop Square punch or the Boho Blossoms punch when you spend $85 or more on the products in the gift giving guide (which has goodies from just $5.75!)... I placed my order today as this was 1 punch I don't have yet!

Click here to see the entire list

And I'll be back tomorrow with some pics of some recent cards..... And maybe a sneak peek at the summer mini catty........ :)

Thanks for looking,

Nov 1, 2009

Christmas Extravaganza

Wow this is fantastic!! Just in time for your Christmas shopping, when you purchase $85 on products from the gift giving guide you will receive a FREE scallop square punch (worth $30.95)! 

Click here to view the gift giving guide.. Its only 1 page but its jampacked!!! The perfect place to find gifts to suit everyone, no matter your budget :)

Thanks for looking,

Oct 28, 2009

Times running out...

Just a quick reminder that its almost the end of the month (already! - where did October go?), and that means that the World Card Making Day promotion is drawing to a close.

If you are interested in taking part, click here for all the details and just email or call me with your order before 5pm on Sat 31st October.

Thanks for looking,

Demonstrator Business Website

In a very cool & recent development, I'm proud to say if you click here you can have a look at my brand new Stampin' Up Demonstrator Website. I'm still in the process of setting everything up but couldn't wait any longer to share it with you.

On this new site, you can find all the latest Stampin' Up promotions as they begin, project ideas, and there's also a calendar with all my classes and other Stampin' Up events! Yay!

Of course, I'll still be running my blog as well, so don't forget to check back here for all the latest Stampin' with Richelle news.

Thanks for looking,

Oct 25, 2009

Stampin' Up Regionals Perth 2009

WOW!!! I had the best of best days yesterday (Although it was VERY tiring!!). I spent the day at Perth Regional Conference for Stampin' Up. Its the first time I've been and soo worth it! I learnt lots of new techniques, saw some sneak peeks of the new mini catty and some extra news on SU as a company. It was also a great opportunity to meet other demo's here in Perth and all over WA.

A big part of the day is the swaps. This is when we swap card fronts that we've made with other demos. I made 2 different swaps as I couldn't decide which I liked best. The first was a bright & colourful girly card made with the Garden Whimsy Stamp Set. The colours are Pink Passion, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac and Whisper White.

 My second swap is one of the cards used for my October Stamp 'n' Stacks. A simple, clean Christmas card usingthe Christmas Classics stamp set and only 2 colours. Or perhaps I should say a monochromatic (1 colour - Night of Navy) card with 1 neutral (Whisper White). The edges of the centre card pieces have been lightly distressed on all layers and the ribbon was tied through holes punched into the card with my double rectangle punch.

This is a pic of my haul of cards (and yes I do say haul because there are a lot!!) Thank you to everyone who swapped with me! :D There are some wonderful cards here and I will be casing a lot of them.

Throughout the day there were lots of presentations from SU staff, inc Bonnie from the USA (she was an absolute crackup... She was so funny and showed us some great colour wheel tips and techniques that I can't wait to try out.

We also heard from 6 great WA's demos inc one of my friends Andrea, with different workshop wows and I can't wait to show you some of these new techniques. Its a pity my daughter Charlotte doesn't sleep anymore during the day, I've lost my stamping time...Never mind, I'll fit some in somewhere! lol :)

All in all, it was a fantastic day and I can't wait to do it all over again next year lol :P

ps:  Did I mention one of the best parts was that my girls had a sleepover at their Nan's house on Friday night and when I picked them up yesterday, they already had tea & baths and they were so tired they fell asleep in the car on the way home, transferred them straight to bed all before 6.30pm! Which meant I could relax for the night, so much so I was in bed myself by 9pm -ahhhhh Thanks Mum!!!!!! :)

Thanks for looking,

Oct 19, 2009

A card for a cowgirl...

Hi Everyone,

On Saturday, the girls and I went to a friend's 3rd b'day. She had a hoe-down theme for her party so the girls and I got dressed up in our denim skirts and shirts (I even had plaited pigtails). It was a real scorcher weather-wise with 35degrees so it was too hot for the planned overalls and boots. Anyway, this is a quick pic of the card I made (it was taken on my new mobile so its not the best quality but you can still get the idea of it). I cased the background layout from a card given to me by Lee-Anne, so thanks for the idea :)

Card: Regal Rose & Whisper White
Sweet Always Designer Series Paper
Hemp twine
And I don't normally do this but both the stamp sets I've used have retired :( They were the "Its your b'day" & "Bareback" sets)

Thanks for looking,

Oct 8, 2009

Stamp 'n' Stack September

Hi Everyone,

Here's a pic of the 2 cards made at my Stamp 'n' Stack September. I've used the "Tree Trimmings" Stamp set from the Spring Mini Catty (avail until Nov 30th).

 The centre bauble in Red has been stamped on a seperate piece of card, cut out and adhered with a pop out glue dot or a dimensional.
Card Stock: Garden Green & Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Garden Green and Basic Black
Ribbon: Vanilla grosgrain


For this card, we sponged the Whisper White Craft Ink over a piece of Real Red for a frosted look to add a bit extra to the card.
Card Stock: Whisper White & Real Red
Ink: Real Red, Whisper White and Basic Black

Thanks for looking,

Oct 3, 2009

World Card Making Day Promotion

Hi Everyone,

Things are busy in our house today with Charlotte turning 3 and a fairy party this arvo! I can hardly believe how quickly these last 3 years have gone! So today I'm just stopping by to tell you about a couple of great promos from Stampin' Up this month.

Firstly, to celebrate World Card Making Day, if you purchase a Simply Sent Card Elements kit, you can get 20% off the coordinating stamp set – and even better there's no limit if you want to buy more than 1!

The second promo is for any potential demonstrators... Its the Stampin' Up Breast Cancer Awareness Promotion

For over 20 years, Stampin' Up! has helped women make a difference in the lives of others by simply doing what they love to do--sharing creativity.
Now you too can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and make a difference! For every person who joins the Stampin' Up! family between 7 October and 31 December 2009, we will donate $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (AU) or The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
Plus, until 31 December 2009, we'll give you a FREE pack of Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper and a Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad to help you get started!

So, if you would like any further info on either of these promos, please leave a comment or send me an email :)

And when all the fairies have left and the house has been restored to something resembling a neat house, I'm hoping to hit the craft room and have lots to show you over the coming week. Especially, seeing as my hubby has a week off so fingers crossed for a lot to be done both in the craft room, around the house and lots of things out and about in the forecasted sunshine this week!  Ahhh a girl can dream can't she :)

Thanks for looking,

Sep 26, 2009

Last Days

Have you got your FREE Ribbon yet? Stampin’ Up! have been running a fantastic promotion through September. Simply place an order of $100 and you will receive 2 rolls of ribbon for FREE! Wow!! There are approx 9.1 metres per roll, so you will get over 18 metres of ribbon! The ribbon bundle includes 9.1 metres each Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon and So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

Both of these ribbons are limited release and aren't in our catalogue, so this will be your only opportunity to get them. Contact me if you "need" to order a few bits and pieces so you can take part in this great offer.

Be quick, this offer ends Wednesday, 30th September!

Thanks for looking,

Sep 21, 2009

Urban Garden Gift Set

Hi Everyone,

Here's a set of 2 cards and matching box I taught at a workshop on the wkend...

The stamped verse says "You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough"

I've used the Urban Garden Designer Papers; Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Not Quite Navy card and ink. The flowers are all from the Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set and I've also added white grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals to make the cards 'pop' and a filagree brad on the last card.

The box is deep enough to fit 5 cards + envelopes so it would be a great gift idea & I'm going to make some ready for Christmas.

If you would like any further info, please email me or leave a comment :)

Thanks for looking,

Sep 18, 2009

Boo! Guess who!

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know that I haven't disappeared off the planet after my mass of posts last week and then zilch this week... Well so far anyway... I do have some new stuff to share with you and will do so in the coming days :)

Thanks for looking,

Sep 10, 2009

Fairy Punch Art

Hi All,
This is a busy time in Stampin' with Richelle land cos here's another post! Woohoo!! I'm sure I'm setting some records this week. lol :)
Ok, I've been trying all week to use Makeesha's Inkspirations Colour Challenge #12 and whilst I've had a few ideas, the 1 I'm about to show you is my favourite!!

I've been doing some searching for a fairy picture to use on Charlotte's 3rd b'day invites and came across this punch art fairy on a blog and I've traced the idea back to Samantha. I've changed the colours of my fairy to suit Makeesha's colour challenge. And I've used different sized circles for my fairy's head and body, and using the small circle punch, I've given my fairy a headband... awww......I've also doubled my fairy's wings and then covered them in dazzling diamonds.

And here's a pic of the card from the side so you can see my faux embossing of the regal rose love hearts...

Now the task is to make a whole heap of these over the wkend to hand out to Charlotte's friends. Maybe I will be able to rope in Lee to help with the punching out.

Hope you like my fairy as much as I do!! And if you would like any more details, please email me or leave a comment.  :D

Thanks for looking,