Sunday, 18 July, 2010

Echoes of Kindness

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a relaxing weekend.
Just popped in to show you this card, a watercoloured Echoes of Kindness card, it was a quick and easy one, hope you like it.

Stamps:  Echoes Of Kindness (Hostess Level 2), Occasional Greetings, Sanded Background
Paper:  Kraft, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, watercolour paper
Ink:  Black Stazon, Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana
Accessories:  Blender pen, Pretty in Pink taffeta, cropodile, hemp twine 

Saturday, 17 July, 2010

Bird Punch Shopping Pad

This little shopping notepad was a lucky door prize at a party I did a couple of months ago.  It has a magnet on the back so you can attach it to the fridge.  I decorated the notepad with the Cottage Wall DSP and the two step bird punch and then packaged it in a cello bag and made a bag topper.  I made the topper by cutting out some pale plum cardstock using the top note die and then ran it through the big shot again using the Impressions Pold Dot Folder, and  finished it off with some Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot ribbon and Sweet Little Sentiments.

Stamps:  Sweet Little Sentiments (Hostess Level 1), Cottage Garden
Paper:  Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink:  Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Impressions Polka Dot Folder, Scallop Edge Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, Button Latte, Word Window Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain, large cello bag
Non SU:  Notepad, Crochet Cotton

Friday, 16 July, 2010

Wonderful Favourites

This card was a make and take at my meeting last month, it is designed by Nicki Tidbold. It features another one of the sets that are on special this month, it's called Wonderful Favourites and you can find it on page 115 of the main catalogue.  It's a set of 23 stamps with "wonderful" and "favourite" being the main ones and 21 other smaller stamps you just slot in for whatever suits the occasion such as mother, son, daughter, friend etc.  On this one I've used "to my" , "wonderful" and "friend" - a great way to customise a greeting.
Until the 31st July, this set is only $31.96. 

Stamps:  Wonderful Favourites
Paper: Certainly Celery,  Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Ink:  Certainly Celery
Accessories:  5 petal flower punch, soft subtles brads, Button Bouquet, sponge
Non SU:  Crochet cotton

Tuesday, 13 July, 2010

Petal Party

Here's another example of what you can do with a simply scrappin kit.  This one is the gorgeous Petal Party.  I have made a stationary set for Mark's Aunty (she told me she hasn't used it yet cause it's too pretty!).  The set consists of a large notebook, a magnetic shopping pad, a small notebook, a jumbo paperclip and a magnetic bookmark.  All I added was ribbon, the rest came from the kit.

Here's another really cute little project, it looks like a little handbag from the outside....

Open it up.... and it's a gift card holder!  I made a little pouch to slip the gift card into, added a birthday greeting and then attached  some white cardstock to the bottom flap so you can write a message. Pretty cool, hey. The flap is held closed with a velcro dot. I did do a little stamping on this one.

Stamps:  Priceless, Happy Moments (SAB 2010)
Paper:  Petal Party Simply Scarppin Kit, Whisper White
Ink:  Pixie Pink, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories:  Corner Rounder punch, word window punch, scallop oval punch, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain,
Non SU:  velcro dot

And of course you can use it to do some scrapbooking.  I wish you could see this in real life - the letters are so sparkly.  I inked them in White Craft ink, sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over the top and then set it with the heat gun.

Stamps:  None
Paper:  Whisper White, Simply Scrappin Kit Petal Party,
Ink:  Old Olive marker, White Craft
Accessories:  Scallop edge punch, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Heat gun, On Board Loads of Letters

So there you have it - the versatility of the Simply Scrappin Kits.   This month I am doing a share on the Love Sparkles kit, $19.50 for a half a kit.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Monday, 12 July, 2010

A couple of cards

Every month I attend a meeting at my upline's (Nicki Tidbold) house and we always do a make and take.  This was the card we made a couple of months ago.  It features the Circle Circus set and a jumbo eyelet - on which I am offering a share this month 10 jumbo eyelets for $3.15, contact me if you would like to participate. They make great accents on cards and scrapbooking pages.

Stamps:  Circle Circus, On Your Birthday, Sanded
Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss, Bordering Blue, Pacific Point
Ink:  Close to Cocoa
Accessories:  small tag punch, large tag punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, sponge, jumbo eyelet, hemp twine, 1 1/4" square punch, cropodile

The next one uses the Level 2 Hostess set, Asian Artistry, free to qualifying hostesses - it's such a beautiful set.  I have used my chocolate chip and old olive markers to colour the stamp and finished off with some sponging around the edges.

Stamps: Asian Artistry, Pocket Silhouettes
Paper:  Old Olive, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip markers
Accessories:  1 " circle punch, sponge, button latte, linen thread