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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Just so you know......

I am still alive and kicking.... barely..... did some damage to my ribs last week playing basketball. Extremely painful, especially when I sneeze, cough, laugh or breathe deeply. I had an x-ray and they are not broken, however the doctor cannot rule out a hairline fracture. Bruised or fractured.... it really doesn't matter there is no treatment..... and either way it will apparently take some weeks until I am back to normal.

Anyway - that's not why I haven't posted lately... it's because it's JELLY BABY TIME. That's right, JDRF is gearing up for the 2010 Jelly Baby Campaign which raises funds for research for a cure for TYPE 1 DIABETES which my daughter Alisha has. I help coordinate the Schools and Volunteers program here in Victoria and in Tasmania with the help of a small (there are 4 of us) group of very dedicated and passionate mums. So I have been busy preparing letters, forms, flyers, fielding phone calls, faxes, and many emails from those schools and supporters who are happy to take part in the campaign this year.

During May - if you go to Amcal or Safeway/Woolworths, please don't walk past the Jelly Baby themed merchandise without buying something.... and if merchandise is sold at your place of work or child's school - please buy some. May be you could sell some at your work - if you are interested, send me an email (see left) to find out more.

I am VERY excited about what's happening in the stampin' world next week - a new mini. That's right - the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue comes out on April 1st. Given the Easter break, I won't be posting again until April 6th, but tune in then to view the Catalogue online.

Happy Easter...

Fiona :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Challenges

I made two cards last night for some of the March challenges on the Art with Heart demonstrator team forum.

The colour challenge revolved around white, black, grey and yellow. This is what I came up with:



To make this card you will need the following Stampin' Up! supplies:

Stamp Set - Whimsical Words (SAB set)
Ink - So Saffron
Card Stock - So Saffron
DSP - Basic Grey (Level 1 Hostess), Pattern DSP - So Saffron
Accessories - , Clear Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, So Saffron Brad, Scallop Circle Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

The other challenge was a sketch challenge.





I am really loving the Echoes of Kindness Stamp set and colouring with my markers and/or Blender Pens. It really is SO easy to do.

To make this card you will need the following Stampin' Up! supplies:
Stamp Set - Echoes of Kindness (Hostess Set)
Ink - Certainly Celery &Apricot Appeal Markers, Staz On Black
Card Stock - So Saffron, Certainly Celery
DSP - Apricot Appeal (Level 1 Hostess),
Accessories - Dimensionals

Thanks for dropping in!

Happy Stampin'

Fiona :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chalks & Blender Pens


At one of my workshops this month, a couple of ladies purchased the Stampin' Pastels and Blender Pens, amongst other goodies. I've also had many customers choose the Whimisical Words Sale-a-bration stamp set as their "freebie" . So I thought I'd make a card sing these and Fun and Fast Notes - a  stamp set which hasn't had that much time on my craft desk. This is what I came up with.



I've used Kraft and Not Quite Navy Cardstock and Bella Bleu DSP. The greetng from the SAB Whimisical Word stamp set punched out nicely with the 1 3/8" circle punch, which I then mounted on a punched scallop circle. I really do LOVE the way Stampin' Up! punches can be used with MANY stamp sets....

The Stampin' Pastel colours I've used on the cake image are Not Quite Navy, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant and Garden Green. I applied these with a Blender Pen. The greeting was inked with Not Quite Navy and Rose Red markers.

A little bit of Kraft Taffeta Ribbon and it was done!

Thanks for dropping in to see what I've been making.

Fiona


Too Kind....

I must apologise for the long delay between posts. Things have been very busy around here. I've had quite a few workshops to prepare for and I've been doing my Jelly Baby volunteer work (I help JDRF with their Jelly Baby Campaign which raises money for type 1 diabetes research here in Australia. My daughter Alisha has type 1 diabetes and I want to do my bit to help find a cure).

Anyway - finally got around to making and photographing a card for you all to see. Recently received the "Echoes of Kindness" stamp set - which is a level 2 hostess set and thought I would do a quick card. One of my lovely hostesses - Wendy - has also just received this set so I guess she'll be playing with it too!


To make this card you will need the following Stampin' Up! supplies:

Stamp Set - Echoes of Kindness (Hostess set) & Whimsical Words (SAB set)
Ink - Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Staz On Black
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Watercolour Paper
DSP - Raspberry Tart
Accessories - Eyelet Border Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4 "  Circle Punch, 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon

If you'd like to get either of these sets.... FOR FREE....then call me and:

  • Book a workshop where workshop sales are at least $600 and you can get Echoes of Kindness AND Whimisical Words for FREE.

  • Place an order and get Whimisical Words for FREE if you spend $100 on Stampin' Up! product.
But you'll need to be quick if you want the Whimisical Words stamp set. As one of 4 exclusive Sale-a-bration sets it is only available for workshop and customer orders placed by 31st March 2010.

Til next time.......
 
Fiona :)