Elements of style meets Wallpaper Embossing Folder

9 November, 2010

I have a few favourite stamp sets from this latest catalogue and this is one of them. As soon as I saw it, I just HAD to have it. It’s Elements of Style. There are so many things that I love about this card – the ribbon – didn’t I mention that I LOVE satin ribbon? Well – I’ve always loved ribbon and the gorgeous Satin ribbon is defintely my favourite, then maybe the thin taffeta ribbon, although I love the wide striped grosgrain too… ok I digress… Embossing folders are so easy to use and they add dimension to the card immendiately – just so quick to run it through my Big Shot – if you don’t have one of these – YOU MUST GET ONE!  I swapped one of my cutting mats with a mat I created using old cardboard (the backs of my DSP) and traced an oval shape (I used the large Ovals Die and just enlarged it by a centimetre) before cutting out the oval – a few more layers and then my oval mat was complete. And where the embossing die touches the cardboard mat is where it embosses – so you can see a section where this smooth oval is where the folder did not touch the mat.

What else do I love about this card? It’s the colours – I love Marina Mist and I just adore Rish Razzleberry. I’m so glad they brought this In Colour into our new Colour Collection.

I’ve added a bit of bling bling and there my card. I also made the envelope to match the card.

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Stamps – Elements of Style, FUn and Fast Notes
Ink – Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Old Olive Classic Ink
Paper – A4 CS in Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Accessories – Big Shot, BS Wallpaper Embossing folder, BS Lots of Tags Sizzlit, Word Window Punch, Blender Pens, Rish Razzleberry Satin Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Basic Rhinestone Jewels


Fantastic Regional Training Event

19 September, 2010

Did I tell you how much I love being a demo? I love meeting new people and I love spending time doing things I love and when you meet people who love the same things that you do, even better! Just a perfect match.

Yesterday I spent the whole day at the Regional Training Event held here in Brisbane for Demonstrators. It was fabulous, great to see all the demos from all Queensland and an opportunity to catch up with some good friends that I haven’t seen for a while. On Friday night, I was in a frenzy completing the last of my swaps. I ended up making 30 swaps, here’s my swap. Tell me what you think.
Lyanna Swap

And after swapping with so many ladies, there were so many more that I could see – if only I had a little more time to make more – isn’t that always the case? There were so many talented and creative people. Here are the ones that I came home with.

There were so many people there. Here’s a few shots of the room and then of Aaron as he was the MC.

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At training events like this and the annual Convention, Stampin’ Up likes to give away stuff and this time it was no different, they gave away two different stamp sets to 20 lucky people. AND I was one of the lucky people – I couldn’t believe it when I saw my name – I jumped up and down with joy and waved my arms around (something we had to do anyway – but it wasn’t hard when you’re so excited!)- it was awesome. Unfortunately the stamp set is part of the Summer Mini (available in December) so I won’t be able to show you a pic until later, but I can tell you it’s a wonderful stamp set perfect for Valentine’s Day with some gorgeous images. I can’t wait until I can show you the beautiful stamp set and the projects I make with it.

Stampin’ Up spoiled us with a gorgeous buffet lunch and for dessert we all had a Cornetto or a Heaven – very nice! Yum! Not to mention at these training events we have lots of make and takes – 4 lovely projects using our included stamp set Every Moment. It’s such a wonderful stamp set – perfect for watercolouring. I’ll be using this one more often too.

Finally there were some lovely boards with other samples. Have a look at these!