Daily Archives: April 23, 2008

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April Class Projects

For April’s class I wanted to show some different ways to use our Stampin’ Pastels.

We made 3 different cards, one using blender pens to colour, another was Chalk Poppin and the last one was doing the Chalkboard Technique. I only have 2 of the cards photographed so I’ll share those with you.

This card is done using Triple Chalk Poppin’Petal Prints - Chalk Poppin

Stamp Sets: En Francais, Petal Prints
Card: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss, Whisper White.
Ink: Perfect Plum & Mellow Moss Stampin’ Spots
Accessories: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, cutter kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Pastels, sponge daubers, Crafters Tool Kit.


This next card is done using the Chalkboard technique. The colours and initial idea came from this card on Beate’s blog. I just love these colours together.

Bodacious Chalkboard

Stamp sets: Bodacious Bouquet, Paisley, Weathered, Background Sampler.
Card: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery.
Inks: Versamark, Old Olive, Whisper White.
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie & Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Cutter Kit, Crafters Tool Kit, 1/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Pastels, sponge daubers, Vintage brads, Bold Bright buttons., Stampin’ Dimensionals.

March Class Projects

I’ve started holding Beginner Stamping Classes at my home on a Thursday night once a month. The March class we focused around the Heat Gun and I showed how to decorate a candle with stamping, embossing and also using Heat & Stick Powder with Dazzling Diamonds.

This is 2 of the items we made.

Heat Gun_Embossing Class

Most of us started out stamping using embossing powder but I don’t often use it these days. It’s something I have to remind myself to use and it shouldn’t be that way. I really liked this card.

Candle supplies:

Stamp set: Simply Said
Ink: Stazon
Markers: Only Orange, Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: White Tissue Paper, Waxed Lunch Wrap, Stamp-a-ma-jig, paper snips.

Card supplies:

Stamp set: Sassy Stems, Much Appreciated, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Card: Cameo Coral, Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Confetti White.
Ink: Cameo Coral, Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal.
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin’ Up Convention 2008 + my Swap card

It’s been a busy few weeks for me and hence part of the reason for no card posts. The Stampin’ Up Convention 2008 was held in Brisbane on 11th & 12th April and I was busy leading up to this making my swap cards. All up I made 120 card fronts to swap with other demonstrators and the good news is I swapped them all.

Initially I came up with one card design but in 4 different colour schemes. I was going to make 50 of each but then some demonstrators weren’t making a lot, due to time restrictions, so I revised my plan. I didn’t want to be coming home with a stack of my own card fronts after all. The colour schemes I came up with all needed to include a colour from the Earth Elements brads and this is what I came up with.

Carte Postale - Old OliveCarte Postale - More Mustard Carte Postale - Not Quite Navy Carte Postale - Ruby Red

Clockwise from top left: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie, next is Not Quite Navy, More Mustard & Old Olive, then Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red & More Mustard and finally Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy & More Mustard. This last combination is what I ended up using for all 120 swaps.

Convention was great fun again this year. What else could it be when you spend 2 days with 280+ other demonstrators stamping, watching demonstrations and prize patrol where free stamps sets are given away. I wasn’t lucky enough this year to win at Prize Patrol but I won last year so I can’t complain. We received a super Convention bag this year which contained a Idea Book & Catalogue, our 2 stamp sets (Happiness & Fun & Fast Notes), our Make & Take supplies, an Aqua Painter and a Stampin’ Up Dream Big Pen (Dream Big was the theme for Convention this year).

This year Leadership Training was held on the Friday night for Snr Supervisor and above and when the training side was finished we went outside the room for supper where we were not only treated to a rich chocolate cake but we all received a FREE stamp set called Garden Whimsy. This was a set on my wish list which I decided to hold off on ordering when I place my initial order from the new IB&C so I must have known and was so glad that I hadn’t already ordered it.

Convention 2009 will be held in Canberra on 1st & 2nd May. Convention is only open to demonstrators and their guest if places are available. Why not consider joining my team in time to come along to Convention next year and join in all the fun.