Welcome to my blog.

Thanks for dropping by. I can see from my visitors log that I have lots of lovely visitors.
Please leave a comment so I know you called by!!xx

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Altered Label

I've had this Stampin' Up! bag since before Christmas & as soon as I saw the label on it I wanted to alter it but have only just got around to it!! I've left the label as it is on this side but have decorated the other side.
Stampin' Up! even colour coordinate their accessories so the Lucky Limeade cardstock matched the bag perfectly.
I will really miss these Everyday Enchantment Designer Papers when sale-a-bration end on 31st March but I'm putting in an order at the weekend and anticipate earning a few packs to keep me going!

The 'S' is my initial but could also be 'S' for Stampin' Up! lol!

Stampin' Up! Products

Cardstock - Lucky Limeade & Very Vanilla
Stamps - Broadsheet Alphabet
Ink - Poppy Parade & Crumb Cake
Other - Basic Pearls, Designer Frames Embossing Folder & Crochet Trim Chantilly

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sprinkled Expressions

I'll admit that the Sprinkled Expressions was the last of the free Sale-a-bration sets I was drawn to but when I saw these cards on Pinterest I just had to have a go.

I spent Sunday afternoon making up cards for my workshop on Saturday 24th & once I'd made one I couldn't stop!

These were so quick & easy & I love the monocrome Stampin' Up! makes it so easy.

Stampin' Up! Products

Cardstock - Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Ink - Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Ribbon - Ruffled Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Other - Basic Rhinestones

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Stampin' Up Fiskars Paper Trimmer

I wonder how many Stampin' Up! customers & Demonstrators are like me & never read the small print??!

I bought my Fiskars Paper Trimmer from Stampin' Up quite a few months ago & probably like many people who have bought this products ripped it out of the packaging & got to work with it.

I love my trimmer but have always struggled to swap the cutting or scoring blades & at class all of my ladies have commented on how difficult it is to swap them. I even managed to cut both my index fingers swapping the cutting blade at one class which was very embarrassing.

Not any more!!

Today I got another Fiskars Trimmer & when throwing away the packaging I noticed this instruction on the back.

The groove on my trimmer is at the top of the rail at the same end as the Fiskars Logo.

You push the blade or scorer to that end & as it reaches the groove you push down with your thumb & pull up with your index finger & viola!!
Now I might be telling you something you already know here but I'm hoping that the light bulb will come on for some of you the same way it has for me this morning!!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Next scrapbook class

I've had a couple of days without blogging as I had classes on Friday night & Saturday afternoon & was busy preparing for them.

My next scrapbook class is on Wednesday 14th March & these are the layouts we'll be using.

I've had these pictures of my youngest daughter for about 6 years & never got around to doing anything with them but they are perfect for a double page scrapbook layout.

They say every picture tells a story & I think it's obvious from these how much she enjoyed her Tumbletots sessions.

These medallions are very effective & really easy to make.
The Circle Circus stamp set is perfect too.
The bottom of the banner is made using the Large Heart punch. I found this on pinterest a very clever technique by Annika Flebbe.
The Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies are perfect for scrapbooking.

If you would like more details about my scrapbooking club or card making classes please contact me.

Stampin' Up! Products

Papers - Just Add Cake
Cardstock - In Color 12 x 12 (2010-2012)
Stamps - Just Perfect Alphabet, Circle Circus & Broadsheet Alphabet
Punches - Full Heart, 1 3/4 Circle & 1 3/8 Scallop Circle & 1" Circle
Other - In Color Glimmer Brads & Linen Thread