I had an avid Ninjago fans’ 7th birthday on the weekend and what better to make him than a ninja card? I found a few different ones on Pintrest and went with a clean and simple version – no stamping!!!
The eyebrows are made by double punching the owl punch body lengthwise – the card was completed with a customised badge curtesy of My Digital Studio enabling me to add his name to it! Inside the card had a die cut of his age and also a little ninja owl – cute isn’t it?
Accessories: Owl bulder punch, Tombow glue
Card stock: Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
Well I have just finished packing to fly off in the morning to my first Australian Stampin’ Up! Convention – that means ~700 demonstrators from all across Australia and New Zealand in one venue for 3 days! (Well 4 for me actually as I have a day of leadership for managers as well – so excited we also get a reception event to chat with Shelli!) Can you imagine the noise when they give us sneak peeks of new products coming in the next catalogue on July 2nd – you’ll probably be able to hear us clear across Brisbane!
The first is a competition I am running is to win something FREE (not sure what yet as I’ll be buying it this week at Momento Mall in Brisbane at Convention later this week) for the person who guesses how many free stamp sets I receive during my time at convention. I know as part of registration that we get at least one free stamp set, but the question is how many more I get as part of awards, door prizes, bonuses with SU! being generous as it’s our 25th anniversary year (I have my fingers crossed for the later) so basically email or SMS me a number with your name before midnight on Sunday 26th of May and I will add you to the draw (if more than one person guesses the right number I’ll think of something extra as a prize – or darn it I’ll just have to buy lots at Momento Mall just in case!)
The second offer is that if you order online or by emailing/phoning me your order before June 15th using the hostess code RV94WAYH and if the sales total reaches hostess benefit levels I will be able to redeem extra product to share amongst those who ordered (this code closes June 15th 2013).
A third offer is that if you take advantage of the current offer to join my team before May 30th in addition to the bonus $60 I will add in an extra gift RRP +$30.
Have a super creative week – I know my head will be spinning with all the ideas by the time the weekend comes along!
I am now able to accumulate small online orders & orders given to me using a Hostess Code. This is awesome as it allows me to redeem items if the totals reach hostess benefit levels and pass them onto customers (i.e. those who ordered during that time period) as freethank you rewards! The code will change each month – so be sure to check my newsletter, Facebook or here on my blog for the latest code to use!
If you order online you must enter the current hostess code RV94WAYH and your order will ship directly to you straight away which is brilliant for taking advantage of clearance sales or retirement lists where you don’t necessarily want to wait for me to submit my order as you might miss out on limited stock. Of course I can submit the order for you the traditional way…….of course if your order goes over $300 you get to keep the hostess rewards yourself – this is just an extra way we can order smart and I can reward my customers for shopping with me!
Quite a long time ago, we did a technique called faux mother of pearl it’s a super simple technique which really doesn’t require a lot of tools to create it, the photograph really doesn’t do it justice – but the effect is really very shiny on the butterfly die cut.
I also love the shadow effect of double layering the numbers, again really simple yet effective don’t you think? Want to learn some cool techniques – why not join my technique classes each month.
Stamps: Elements of Style
Card stock: Patterns Stack Neutrals DSP, Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Shimmer White, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Black Stazon
Here is the final batch of birthday cards that people sent me pictures of for the April competition (details here) and you can see other previous cards here too.
Gorgeous sponged rainbow butterfly card made by Catherine – loving the sponging over the dry embossing on this card – so effective yet so simple!
This funky clock creation with beautiful stamping detail was done by Monique.
Diana has used my all time favourite SU! stamp set – Baroque Motifs – I was SO sad when this retired last year – love the butterfly die cuts.
All of the names got put into a container (there was no limit to the number of times people could send me scans or pictures) and the winner of the $50 Stampin’ Up! prize is………
Catherine! Congratulations – she submitted some lovely creations – stay tuned for another change to win some free stuff in May when I am away in Brisbane for the national Stampin’ Up! Convention……….of course I’m always open to ideas for giveaways – both the prize and the method of engaging people to earn their prize – so leave your suggestions below.
Here are the rest of the gorgeous birthday cards that people shared images of with me during April, the first lot were here.
Love the flowers and delicate edges to this card – made by Sue.
Here is another made by Sue using one of my favourite hostess sets from 2 years ago – such a pretty flower.
How gorgeous was last years Sale-a-bration set – love Pool Party so much!
Can’t go past a matching stamp set and punch – this bright and happy flower with the gorgeous glitter detail was made by Diana.
Can’t go past Need for Speed for a masculine birthday, love rock ‘n roll technique so effective, great card Diana.
The final card in this batch was also from Diana – made using the awesome Owl Builder Punch – what is not to love about this card? Such a great idea putting the die cut number of the birthday into the balloon.
Stay tuned for more birthday card creations from some talented people soon & of course the winner of the $50 prize!
We had a lot of fun in the recent school holidays with two classes to give children a creative outlet, the first class was themed for Mothers Day. We covered an A5 notepad and card that some made for their Mum’s and others made for their friends.
Butterflies and flower were the theme of the day – and what’s not to love about glimmer paper? Sanding the coredinations card stock that had been dry embossed was also popular with the boys – they liked using “tools” like the Big Shot and the sanding block.
I loved the scrunched flower this student made using the 1 3/4″ scallop circle punch and them layering it onto a silver glimmer blossom punch.
This also has to be one of the most novel ways I’ve seen to attach a button to a piece of card stock with a brad, but innovation was not about to slow this student down in their creative process.
Well if you haven’t taken advantage of the FREE 30 day trial of My Digital Studio (MDS) yet – I’d really encourage you to check it out via my new online store here as it’s a lot of fun (the full version is just $24.95). Extra content can be downloaded for FREE and paid (starting at just $1.50), you can also get discs as hostess rewards or for normal purchase. The program works fine on both PC & Mac computers. Not a scrapbooker – well check out some other fun things to do with MDS
New digital content is released every Tuesday and as an awesome bonus From May 1st-June 15th you can get 25% off selected digital products including ALL ensemble, calendar, photobook and swatchbook digital content.
MDS can be ordered 24/7 here – if you do use the hostess code Z46BFUFU and I’ll add you into the draw for mystery hostess benefits (closes May 15th 2013).
If you aren’t familiar with MDS or need some help – there are a swathe of You Tube training videos on it here or a dedicated online resource centre and forum here.
Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. Stampin’ Up! has decided to give us a sneak peek of one of their newest product lines that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That debuts in the 2013-2014 annual catalogue on July 1st. The individual items will be available to purchase in the new catalogue, but only for the month of May, you can get a special bundle with all five products for 15 percent off – this is a limited offer so if you love the quirky freedom this type of scrapbooking/journalling presents order it sooner rather than later!
Remember you can order from me by emailing or phoning me or you can order online yourself 24/7 here – if you do use the hostess code Z46BFUFU and I’ll add you into the draw for mystery hostess benefits (closes May 15th 2013)
Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day This and That Bundle Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until 31 May.
SU have a FREE digital download for My Digital Studio (MDS) – if you don’t have the MDS software yet you can download it for a FREE 30 day trial or the full version is $24.95. The Playful Polka Dots digital download (above) is normally $10.95 but from now until April 23rd it is FREE. Item number 126027.
The kit includes four Designer Series paper patterns, 55 embellishments, and a one-page 11″ x 8-1/2″ designer template. Coordinating colors include: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Rose Red.
If you aren’t familiar with MDS or need some help – there are a swathe of You Tube training videos on it here or a dedicated online resource centre and forum here. Hint of the day is that if you don’t like the DSP colour/s, try adding it as a layer instead of a background, and you can recolour it to any colour of your choice. For multi-coloured pages, it will recolour as a monochromatic version of the colour you select.
So click below and get your free Playful Polka Dots digital download.
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