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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

315: Tuesday Tip

I was going about without a bone folder for years and have to agree!!

Monday, 20 February 2012

316: Product Review

Stampin up glitter and heat and stick powder can give awesome results. Here is a little video on one way in which to use them.


Saturday, 18 February 2012

318:What's Scrapbooking

Not scrapbooking this weekend but am working on a off the page project for my sisters wedding so apologies to my blog visitors. Will upload some pics when I am done only have a few extra little bits to add :)

Thursday, 16 February 2012

320: Whats on the Web

There is a buzz felt in the USA that I wish was felt the same way here. Maybe its just because I am not on the mainland but I kinda get the feeling that scrapbooking and stamping doesnt have the same enthusiasm as it did a decade ago. I used to frequent the papercraft and craft and quilt shows which were so much fun and I am definately flying over to Melbourne this year for one.. maybe two of them this year (hopefully coinciding with AFL so I can drag an unsuspecting husband along with me LOL) I do love being a demonstrator for such a great company and I equally enjoy the enthusiasm of the girls out at Image Plus at Claremont who have the greatest scrap shop EVER!

So when it comes time to see whats new I stalk the old You Tube to see updates of the Craft Hobby Association shows that occur in Summer and Winter in the states.

The best site this year for viewing was at paperclipping4u so if you are after some previewed fun this it the go to place. I also posted my favourite vid :)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

322: Tuesday Tip

I havent used a lot of the masking technique so I have been looking around and found this little gem on Utube. Plan on giving this ago over the weekend seeing as though I am back at work after a wonderful holiday :)

Monday, 13 February 2012

323: Product Review

Spritz sprays produce a shimmer when sprayed onto cardstock and paper items.
There are many manufacturers of these products. Stampin up produce 4 available in the catalogue but what if I were to tell you that you could produce your own in any of the Stampin up colours to easily match any of your creations!! Well you can!! I got this awesome fact from frenchiestamps.com

All you need is the stampin up reinker of choice, some Stampin up Frost White shimmer paint 116854 alchohol solution and an empty mister. Pour alchohol solution into the mister add three drops of shimmer paint, three of reinker and attached the lid. Give it a great shake to make sure that all the solution has blended together and WALA!! Tailor made Stampin up smooch spritz!!!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

324: Video How to

Remember the stocking stamp punch that I Product reviewed on Monday well.... here is a fabulous little dancing card in a football theme that makes use of that very product!!!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

325: Whats Scrapbooking

You can change the whole look of a page just by using your stamps for the background!!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

327: Whats on the Web

I was visiting Julie Davidson's Blog and came across this fabulous idea!! Its an apple made from rosettes!! How friggin cool is this!! I wonder also if the Bigz die featured in the Stampin up video will be on its way to Oz real soon too :) I have added the video for you to take a peek at as well.


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

329: Tuesday Tip

Wood mounted or acrylic there are some simple things to remember when looking after your stamps.

Always make sure to clean your rubber stamps before storing away   

Use a rubber stamp cleaner to clean your stamps. I always use  Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Scrub and Mist. The stamp scrub is great it has a wet and dry side. You spray mist onto the wet for a clean and then rub on the dry for a final clean. Works an absolute treat.

Dont have a scrub and mist. A damp cloth will work as well. Many of my friends also use baby wipes.

Store your stamps in the stampin up boxes that they have come in or store them flat in draws or plastic boxes. Standing on a shelf is great too! you will be able to see your favourite stamps easily.

Ensure your stamps are kept clear of hot and cold extremes. Room Temperature is best.

Monday, 6 February 2012

330: Product Review

I have to admit when I first saw the stocking punch I thought "how much use would I get out of a christmas stocking punch" well wasnt I just a little stamping naive LOL! I did a little searching and will never look at my punch the same way again. Everything from baby booties, hobby horses, baby tops and football socks. I have a special project to share with you later in the week using this punch set but in the meantime did a little search and came up with a collage of images to get your creative juices flowing in the meantime.
Just a little reminder too... this punch will only be available through the summer mini and not brought into the main catalogue so if you want to get your hands on this little baby you will need to act fast :)

331 Video How To

Saturday, 4 February 2012

332: Whats Scrapbooking

I used my tansparent flowers to frame up the photo in this layout. This is my little nephew a cheeky little monkey would love to know what thought was crossing his mind in this one LOL.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Acetate Flowers

Todays technique is using stamped acetate to make an embellishment. You will need to use versamark ink to ensure a strong and lasting image. The stamp set I have used is the Stampin Up Baroque Motifs Set. I stamped a selection of the images straight onto a piece of acetate that I saved from some packaging.

I then took my five petal punch and punched the shapes from the acetate piece. The fact that the two shapes contrast only provides more of a unique effect.



Finally I attached a button to the centre of each acetate flower. This is a really simple technique that anybody can try and tomorrow I will post a layout where I have used this little embellishments. Hope you have fun giving this technique a try :)



Thursday, 2 February 2012

334: Whats on the Web

I love making flowers! there are so many ways to create them and I plan on having a make and take at 10am on Sat the 25th February called 'Flowers Five Ways'so if you would like to come along send an email to let me know :) everyones welcome :) and if you are too far away to take part keep your eye out for all step by step instructions included on purchase kits and orders page.
So during my browsing I cam across... wait for it.... yes another way of making flowers which looks awesome and am sharing the link here so that you too can play !!

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