Monthly Archives: July 2012

Vintage Scrapbooking

I made this page for display at Regionals last year and completely forgot to post it.  This was my first go at vintage.and my last post is inspired by his page.  It’s been almost a year since I was game enough to have another go. I’ve used fabric to make the ‘frame’ and used a log cabin quilting look.  No sewing, but it is a fairly fiddly technique.

The photo is of my wonderful Mother in Law, Lucy and my son Jake the day of his christening just over 16 years ago.  I made his cutey pie outfit for the day and used a heirloom sewing technique called smocking and hand embroidered the little bunnies on the yoke. I just love this outfit – he looked so cute.  Lucy is a very talented quilter so I wanted to make a page that represents an important part of her life.

Stampin Up Supplies
Card:  Crumb Cake 12 x 12, Very Vanilla
Vintage Vogue, En Francais
Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Fabulous Flourishes: 
Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Victoria Crochet Ribbon, Antique Brads, Pearls, Twine, Deck the Halls Designer Fabric
Paper Cutter, Paper Snips
Sticky Bits: 
Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Snail, Dimensionals, Fabric Adhesive Sheets

Happy Scrapping!

Vintage Inspiration

Now I find the vintage style hard…and when I say hard…I mean really hard.  I love the look but it just doesn’t come naturally to me.  So when I discovered that this week’s challenge over at Simply Stampin Challenges is vintage, I thought it was time for me to have a go.  This card is in honour of my talented upline, stampin up bestie and Design Team extraordinaire, Deb Fearns. Her work is so beautiful and every time I see her creations I am envious of her talent.  Why not head on over to her blog and have a peek, you won’t be disappointed.

Card:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Brights Patterns DSP
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps:  Vintage Vogue, En Francais, Loving Thoughts
Fabulous Flourishes:  Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Victoria Crochet Ribbon, Pearls, Neutrals Designer Buttons
Tools:  Paper Cutter, Bird Builder Punch
Sticky Bits:  Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Snail, Dimensionals

Don’t forget, Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogues ends July 31 so be sure to send me your order by Monday at the very latest.

Happy Stamping!

Avid Inkers Christmas Extravaganza Stamp Class

I know I know…it’s too early for Christmas right?  Never! It’s only 156 days to go!  Get a start on your Christmas cards now and enjoy an afternoon out with some crafty friends.  This class is brought to you by Avid Inkers and you will make two cards, a set of gift tags in a holder and a favour box with a topper suitable for Christmas gifts. This class is suitable for beginners and experienced crafters and all supplies will be included.

Date:  Sunday 29 July 2012
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Location: Chisholm Community Centre, 15-19 Halley Street, Chisholm
Cost:  $30* (class only) or $65* (including Medallion stamp – wood mount)
* price includes afternoon tea, door prizes and lots of fun

To book you seat, email me at by 27 July 2012.

BTW….don’t forget the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue ends July 31 so if you have had something on your wish list, now is the time to order.  Just send me the deets.

Happy Stamping!


Stampin Up Gift Card Holder

This is one of the other projects we made in my Up, Up and Away Class yesterday.   It’s a cute little Stampin Up Gift Card Holder.

Punches and a little creative thinking are all you need to make the most of any stamp set.  The flower petals and leaves were made using the polka dot balloon from the Up, Up and Away Set.  What do you think?

Do you have a nifty idea to make the most of your stash?  Share your idea by leaving a comment – I’d love to hear from you.

Stamp Set: Up, Up and Away
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Lucky Limeade
Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools: Paper Cutter, Simply Scored, Big Shot, Small Heart Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Corner Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Fabulous Flourishes: Brad from Saleabration Everyday Enchantments Pack
Sticky Bits: Dimensionals, Snail

Need to add to your stash??  Order Stampin’ Up! products here. Don’t know what to buy for your crafty family and friends?  Why not purchase a gift voucher?  For a few dollars more I’ll design a unique, gift card holder in your choice of colours to pop it in. Email me at to place an order.

Happy stamping!

Stampin Up Scrapbooking

I just had to share this sweet little 6×6 page with you today. This page is one of the projects from my Up, Up and Away class that I held today. Don’t you just love cheeky two-year olds?  I just love the expression on my son’s face in these pics.

Stamp Set: Up, Up and Away
Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools: Paper Cutter, Big Shot, Scallop Edge Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Small Heart Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies
Fabulous Flourishes: White Bakers Twine
Sticky Bits: Dimensionals, Snail, 2-Way Glue Pen

Didn’t get to my class?  Well. I have good news!  This class is now available as a Stamps by Mail Class.  You can also order the PDF instructions.  Head on over to my Stamps by Mail page to buy now.

Need to add to your stash??  Order Stampin’ Up! products here.

Happy scrapping!

Autumn Winter Mini Project

I’ve been sick for over a week now and haven’t been able to craft and boy is it making me cranky!  I hate being sick more than anything.  There is nothing worse than being home, alone, bored senseless and unable to do anything because your head feels like it’s going to explode.  But I am feeling better today as I finally went to the Dr!

Because I haven’t been able to craft, I thought I’d share a super sweet project from Stampin’ Up! 

This sweet project showcases Sweet Shop Designer Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Sweet Cake Stamp Set.  I’m so going to miss the Sweet Shop paper when the mini ends – it has been one of my faves (remember my house mini album).  I’m not going to miss the stamp set though.  Why?  Well… because…I couldn’t help myself and had to add it to my stash!

Project Supplies
Stamp Set:
Sweet Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Soft Suede
Tools: Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Fabulous Flourishes: Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter

Just a quick reminder that the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue ends July 31, so if you have something on your wish list, be sure to place your order before the end of the month.

See you next time.


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