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A little bit of this and that from Jo Eades – Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator

Lots of Things Going On April 23, 2007

Filed under: Card Creations,Stamping,SU Creations — Jo @ 11:02 am

Firstly, my trial versions of the photo editing software that I was using has expired 😦 So, to work around this, I am putting all the copyright info at the bottom of my blog to ensure that I am compliant with all the rules!

Secondly, I have something to show you. This is the card we completed at a workshop I did on Saturday. It was very heavily ‘inspired’ from Kyla’s card, which you can see here, but I changed it up a bit. The set is Wild About You and I {heart} it SO much! I just love the crocodile, he looks so happy (probably because he’s thinking how nice all the other animals would taste, lol)
I decided to use Old Olive for the croc and More Mustard for the lion and carried those colours through. I distressed the O/Olive panel using the distressing tool from the Cutter Kit, used the word window punch to punch out the hole in the M/Mustard panel so I could pop the Wild About You sentiment in the space (stamped in B/Black on W/White) and added brads that I changed from silver to black by heating them up with my heat tool and dipping into black embossing powder and heating again to melt the powder. It gives them a kind of powder coated look and is a neat way to get ‘matching brads’. I used the 1-1/4 RD punch to punch out the animals and the 1-3/8 punch to punch out the black mats. They are all popped up on dimensionals. After I put this all together, I decided that it probably would have looked heaps better if the mustard panel had been stamped with the Rough Texture wheel but since I don’t have it – I left it alone. I have put the Rough Texture wheel on my ever growing wish list though!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Wild About You
Ink: B/Black, More Mustard, Old Olive Classic
Cardstock: W/White, B/Black, M/Mustard, O/Olive
Accessories: Distressing Tool from Cutter Kit, 1-1/4 & 1-3/8 RD punches, Word Window Punch, Heat Tool, Black EP, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing template from CTK (to help with brad placement), 1/16 punch
This was my first workshop featuring the new catalogue, so I thought I’d let you know what the ABSOLUTE favourite item is so far – The MAT PACK – I’m sure this is going to be my biggest selling item this year. I cannot tell you how many people had said to me ‘I wish you could get this without buying the complete tool kit’ – well now you CAN.

Tagged (For The Very First Time) April 20, 2007

Filed under: Blogs — Jo @ 8:53 am

How much fun is this – I’ve been ‘tagged’ . The object is to list your 5 (who can stop at only 5) favourite blogs. Since most of my favourites have already been tagged, I’ve tried to find some that haven’t:

Anna – Creative Delight

SpAzzGiRL – Daily Dose of Spazz

Bety – Iralamija

Angie – Quacking Creations

Emily – Stamping & Stuff

Hope you all have a great day


Hello, I’m Still Alive (and thanks for checking, LOL) April 17, 2007

Filed under: Card Creations,PAPERTREYink,Stamping — Jo @ 10:21 pm
Big thanks to my wonderful downline, Anna, who sent me an email today to make sure I was OK since I hadn’t posted in AGES (sorry about that). We went on a road trip over Easter, covering around 1,800 kms all up and came home to messed up Foxtel, messed up internet connection (read as NO internet for 2 days) and the whole family (well, there’s only 3 of us) ending up sick – so NOT fun, especially for poor little Harrison.
In some good news though, during the brief nano second the computer was up & running, I found out that I won some Blog Candy – yay for me. A big thank you goes out to Emily – I am so looking forward to receiving my new goodies. By the way, it’s Emily’s birthday today, so drop by her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!
Also, BIG THANKS go out to Erin who sent me out a HEAP of Inspiration Sheets. These are way cool and something I wish SU would bring out for us here in Australia (somehow I doubt it though, as it appears that they are being discontinued in the States). Specific to a stamp set, Inspiration Sheets have 6 samples using the set, with a complete ‘receipe’ so you can recreate each one.
I haven’t had a lot of spare time to get anything much that’s stamping related done, but this is what I did get done. The first is a birthay card I did for my BIL’s (for ease of explanation) birthday. I used my Papertrey Ink – Papertray set and did a CASE of Nichole’s sample – so simple and effective
Supplies Used: (All SU unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Paper Tray (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy Classic)
Cardstock: Craft, W/White, NQN
Accessories: 1-1/4 & 1-3/8 RD punches, dimensionals, sponges
This is Harrison in the Bunny Ears that we made at Playgroup. How cute is does he look in those ears? (I know, I’m biased).
Supplies Used: White Paper, cotton balls, sticky tape & glue!

Well, that’s about it for my papercrafting to date. I promise I will have more over the coming weeks, really


Happy Easter April 6, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jo @ 12:14 am

I’d just like to wish everyone a very happy Easter. If you’re travelling, please drive safely & have a good time whilst you’re away. I’ll catch up with you all on Tuesday (hopefully my new stamps will have arrived by then – fingers crossed)


The New Catalogue Has ARRIVED!!! April 2, 2007

Filed under: Specials and Promotions — Jo @ 2:12 pm

Whoo Hoo, the new Australian/New Zealand 07/08 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue has arrived. I know that you will all be pleased with what has been included, here’s a quick summary:

  • Lots of New Stamp Sets, including some of my favourites – Wild About You, Bodacious Bouquet, Eat Cake, Bugs & Kisses, Unfrogettable, Warm Words, Happy Everything, Linen Background, Paisley Background to name just a few, LOL
  • The paper piercing template is now available without having to purchase the entire Crafter’s Tool Kit. Check out the Mat Pack, 105826, pg 147
  • Stampin’ Spots (1″ x 1″) ink pads are now available in Classic (dye) ink, pg 128 – 129
  • A4 Cardstock is now available in individual packs in all colours, pg 128 – 129
  • Classic Ink (dye) refills are now available in individual colours, pg 128 – 129
  • New Punches – tag punch, sm & lg ovals, pg 140
  • Chipboard – On Board Accents, On Board Simon Lower, pg 136
  • All NEW Simply Scrapping Kits, pg 134 – 136
  • ALL NEW Simply Sent Card Kits – an easy wasy to create cards for a variety of occassions. Each kit contains all the supplied needed to create 10 cards (5 each of 2 designs), pg 18

How do you get your hands on this super duper new catalogue I hear you ask –

  • Host an In-Home workshop and it’s yours for FREE
  • Purchase one
  • View on line (link on left)

If you would like more information on hosting an In-Home workshop or would like to purchase one, just email me. I’m all booked out for April and have a few spaces left for May, so what are you waiting for. You won’t be dissappointed!!!!!