Sunday, 18 March 2018

Sale-A-Bration 2018 - Amazing You Stamp Set and Celebrate You Thinlits

A week ago, when Andrea and I went to craft with Kate, I saw their stamp sets and freebies with the Occasions Catalogues, and some of the Sale-A-Bration items.  Since then for some reason I just couldn't help thinking about them. Now I know why, it's because I DON'T HAVE THEM!

So I bought them.  Now I have them and I am happy. :-)

So I'm showing two Sale-A-Bration 2018 exclusive items - "Amazing You" stamp set and "Celebrate You" thinlit die set.   Both of the sets are straight forward - no layering stamps or putting fiddly elements together to create something else, and can create impressive results easily.

Here's the Youtube video of the stamp set and thinlits by Stampin' Up!

And here are my quick and easy creations -

#1 You are Simply Amazing

 The first card can't be any easier. I stamp the flowers and use The Stampin' Blends pens to blend both dark and light Daffodil Delight colours.   I kind of wish I had put another layer of paper under the flowers panel. Que sera, sera.

Love the "amazing" diecut, which stands out nicely on the card. 

By the way blending is not my forte. :-P

#2 Celebrate You

Again so easy to make. And great result too for a masculine card.  I diecut two pieces of "Celebrate" and "YOU" just so they look more dimensional on the card.

I strictly follow the rule when it comes to heterosexual guy's cards - no frills, no bows.  So that know with just one loop is intentional. 

Hope you enjoy the stamp and die sets as much as I do. And if you like any of the supplies I use for the projects, check out the links below.

PS: The AmazingYou stamp set and Celebrate You thinlits may not be available after 31 March 2018.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Occasion 2018 - Cake Soiree

Gee, it seems like forever since last time I posted on my blog.  But it is finally here and I can't be happier to be posting something new and refreshing.

Going back to the beginning of the release of the 2018 occasions catalogue products, I, just like everyone else, was engulfed again in the vast selection of stamp sets, bundles, kits, twines and ribbons, and all kinds of mesmerising products in the catalogue.  Eventually I have chosen Cake Soiree as my bundle of the season, and I'm telling you it is not disappointing at all! 

(Not like the other die thing with the train tracks. Ack! It almost killed me)

So with the Cake Soiree I decided to make a proper card for Justin.

This is a beautiful and elegant bundle, with two stamp set boxes, coordinating dies, and other ribbons and embellishments perfect for a wedding card that is, not as casual or eclectic.  Besides, you can easily add texture with the new stencil and embossing paste to show off some technicality (which is in fact very easy.)

Below is the card I just made.  Oh by the way did I mention this can also be a birthday card too?

Besides the embossing background, I also diecut the old Sending Love glassine sheet and glue it on top of another diecut cake base, which is the doily-looking one below the case. I also diecut the rose and leave on top with the same bundle.  All in all it is not complicated and looks lovely.

I hope you like my creation and if you would like to purchase the bundle, just click on the links below (links are valid until 31 March 2018 as this is from the occasions catalogue)

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Sale-A-Bration 2018 - Lots of Lavender Stamp Set Sneak Peak

As expected, my premiere product pre-order has arrived after the Onstage Melbourne event took place earlier this month.  Very happy that I could get my hands on before these wonderful things before their official launch in January.

Here I'm show-casing one of the free stamp sets that comes when you spend $90+ during Sale-A-Bration, which kicks starts on 3 January 2018.

 This is no doubt my favourite Sale-A-bration stamp set.

This is a beautiful stamp set and it is easy to apply. You can stamp the flower image and then water colour it with watercolour pencils, or use the Blends pens to blend different colours in.  Or you can simply layer all the stamps up to create a bouquet with the lavender, leaves, stemps and bows all in different colours.

Do you like my project?  I'm using these supplies:

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Onstage 2017 - Melbourne!

Last Saturday our team minus Amie (she's in Perth and couldn't go unfortunately) went to the biggest Stampin' Up! local event in the year - Melbourne Onstage 2017!  

We were very fortunate to be able to go as a team, sitting altogether, share our ideas and thoughts, as well as having a fantastic make-and-take session with the latest products which are yet to be released!

It was full on with speeches, recognition, product spotlight, make and take, and of course prize patrol.  We laughed so much and had a fantastic time! Thanks to Kate Morgan's help and support to make it a great day.  She is the upline you'd dream to be with - caring, funny, relaxed and spoiling us with gifts and great support.  This time she gave each of us a bone folder with our names engraved on it! 

Deborah, me and Andrea.  We all have day jobs and so cannot get together on a regular basis, but I'm so happy we made it this time.

Me photo bombing Deborah! 

Our only group photo taken right before the staff pulled down the banner. Made it.

And we finally got a chance to have a photo with Bonnie, who is witty, funny and just joy to talk to.  But you should see Bev's face when we told her she missed it, again! 

I can't wait for our next time to get together again!