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Fundraiser

August 28, 2016

022Yesterday I held my first fundraiser which was very exciting for me.   Mates4Mates was my charity of choice, mostly because I have a connection through my nephew in-law, Dan Keighran, who is affiliated with this site.  Mates4Mates provides help and rehabilitation for Australian returned service personnel.  023Everyone who attended paid $10.00 of which I donated $5.00.  The ladies who attend made four cards, two of two designs, one of which they would keep and one they would donate.  Most of these lovely ladies donated both the cards they made and several donated more than once.  I was able to raise $120.00 for Mates4Mates and I have 65 cards which will go in the post next week.  026Hopefully the cards will help these veterans keep in touch with their family and friends and the donated money will be put to good use by Mates4Mates.

I am so grateful to all of the lovely ladies who attended and their unselfish donations for this wonderful charity.  My apologies to the ladies who attended early in the day as I didn’t take photos but these are a few to show you what wonderful people they all are.  027My thanks to everyone who attended early and alerted my to a few missing items in my card boxes and a special thanks to Rachel who I enlisted to cut some extra flowers I was missing from one of the boxes.

I can’t thank my friends and customers who supported me today enough.  You are all special and I am sure that your love will find it’s way to help someone in need.

Bye for now,

 

Kris

 

Oh Happy Day

August 27, 2016
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My friend Vicky shared some amazing notecards on her blog using the Day at the Beach stamp set which I cased for a card at my class at Beachmere. This stamp set was available to demonstrators on the pre-order for the new Holiday Catalogue.  (You will be able to order on 1st September.)  I had originally purchased the Day at the Beach stamp set with the idea that it would be fantastic to use in my Project Life pages.  This card set me in motion and last night at my Memory Keeping Class I was able to create two 4×6″ cards and four 3×4″ cards.  009They use the same layout and colours and different images from the stamp set.  The background is created by sponging Crumb Cake onto one half of Very Vanilla card and Soft Sky ink onto the other half. The Very Vanilla card is then attached to Soft Sky card.  I used the Layering Love stamp set to add the sentiments to the large cards and three of the smaller cards use sentiments from the retired Project Life Remember This stamp set.  The last one uses the “happy day” greeting from the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set. 010 I used Crumb Cake and Soft Sky inks as well as Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the sentiments and images.  I coloured the images using Calypso Coral, Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers.  The images are stamped onto the cards and then onto scrap Very Vanilla card which is coloured, cut out and attached over the stamped images using dimensionals.011

I am so grateful for this wonderful idea.  My head is now spinning with ideas for other stamp sets to use in my  Project Life pages.

Take a visit to Vicky’s blog and if you are up around the Harvey Bay area(QLD)  and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, be sure to look up Vicky.

I really love this stamp set and I didn’t even use all the images, so many to choose from and all very cute.  What do you think, bet you can’t wait to see the new catalogue now.  If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and you live in Australia, please contact me to get a copy.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Project Life Scrapbook page

August 22, 2016
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This coming Friday night is my Memory Keeping Class.  This is so much fun, especially for me.  I get to play while everyone else makes their own pages or even creates some cards.  Everyone who attends will get the product to create this scrapbook page or they can use the pieces any way they wish.  This page makes me smile, because it reminds me of the fun we had with Ethan and Noah when we celebrated  their birthday’s with a special lunch.  The looks on their faces while they are enjoying their drink says it all.

I used a couple of cards from the Project Life Love Story Card Collection (retired) to create this page and followed a scrapbook layout I found on Pinterest.  I cut two 6 x 4″ cards to create the central panel and used a left over piece to create the banner underneath the title.  I cut the word “happy” four times from Whisper White card using the Hello You Thinlits Dies and glued them one on top of the other to create a thick embellishment.  I think it makes the title really pop on the page, don’t you?  The 3″ x 4″ filler card is also from the Love Story Card Collection (retired).  To create the background, I punched Window Sheet using the 3/4″, 1″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punches and then used this to add White Craft ink to the Basic Black 12″ x 12″ page.  The journal panel was created by stamping Whisper White card with the Writing Notes Background stamp using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used the Layering Circle Framelits to cut the circle as well as the Basic Black Scalloped layer.  I will add my journalling on Friday night.

You can get more details regarding this class on my Workshop and Classes page.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Flourishing Christmas

August 16, 2016
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I have been working on cards for my September Class which will feature the Flourishing Phrases product bundle and I had a little play with the large flourish image to create a Christmas card.  I stamped the greeting from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set onto the bottom right hand corner of Whisper White card and attached it to scored and folded Crumb Cake card.  I embossed a piece of Old Olive card using the Holly Embossing Folder and attached it to the left hand side of the card front.  007I stamped the large flourish from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then used Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the image. 008 I attached the stamped panel to Real Red card and then the card front using dimensionals.  Lastly I added medium Basic Rhinestones to the image.

Inside the card I added a piece of Old Olive card once again embossed using the Holly Embossing Folder and added a greeting from the Peaceful Pines stamp set using Real Red ink.

I am really impressed with just how versatile this particular stamp set and matching Flourish Thinlit Dies really are.  If you haven’t been inspired previously to purchase these products, perhaps this card might be the one to convince you of its worth.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Day

August 12, 2016
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Here is a quick and easy card for any man in your life.  This is one I created for my class this week at Beachmere.  I stamped the greeting from the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set using Early Express onto the bottom right hand corner of Very Vanilla card.  I attached a strip of Early Expresso Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack to the left hand side before attaching to scored and folded Early Expresso Card. 013 I stamped the boots from the Country Livin’ stamp set onto Crumb Cake card using Early Expresso ink and sponged around the edges uses Crumb Cake ink.  The image panel is attached to Early Expresso card and then the card front using dimensionals.

014To decorate the inside panel, I stamped the image from the Timeless Textures stamp set across the bottom of Very Vanilla card using Crumb Cake ink.  The boot image is stamped onto the left hand corner using Early Expresso ink.

All in all a really simple card.  I have to admit that this is one stamp set that I was drawn to immediately when I saw the new catalogue.  It has three images – the boots, a guitar and a gorgeous old truck – perfect to represent our beautiful outback Queensland.  Of course, I also thought of my grandson and husband who are both pretty good guitar players!  I can see these images featuring in my project life pages, especially the ones about our travels in outback Queensland.

What do you think of this stamp set?  Will it make it onto your wish list or have you already purchased it?  I’d love to know.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Funky Birthday

August 9, 2016
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I created this card after seeing a card sketch somewhere on the internet.  I liked the general idea and although I did change it up a bit, I love the final result, fun and a little bit off beat!  I layered Whisper White card onto scored and folded Crumb Cake card.  I wrapped a square of Old Olive card with Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine to represent a “present”. 010 I stamped the greeting from the Suite Sayings stamp set onto a small piece of Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I added another piece of Whisper White card and assembled the three pieces onto Crumb Cake Card, the “present” is on dimensionals. 011 I punched small balloons from Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight card using the Balloon Boutique Punch and attached them to the Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Confetti Celebrations stamp set onto Whisper White card using Tangerine Tango ink and cut it out using one of the Stars Framelits Dies.  The starry greeting is added to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Confetti Celebrations stamp set onto Whisper White card.

I love how this turned out, a really fun card for any age.

Bye for now,

Kris

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First Christmas Card

August 7, 2016
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It’s that time of year when I start adding one Christmas card to my Beachmere Class each week.  By the end of the year, we all have quite a stash, more than enough to cover our needs.

I also wanted to showcase the beautiful Thoughtful Branches stamp set and matching Beautiful Banches Thinlits Dies which will be available for purchase on the 2nd August.  This is a limited time stamp set 2-31st August but only while stocks last, so don’t delay in placing your order if you want this gorgeous stamp set and matching thinlits.0022

I stamped the greeting from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of Whisper White card using Crumb Cake ink.   A strip of Crumb Cake card is attached to the left hand side of the stamped card and then the whole piece is embossed using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. 0032 I wrapped the top of the embossed card using some retired Real Red Cotton Ribbon and attached the panel to scored and folded Cucumber Crush card.  I stamped the trees from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cucumber Crush ink, cut them out using a Layered Oval Die and attached them to a Cucumber Crush Scalloped Layered Oval card.  The panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I tied a bow in another piece of the Real Red Cotton Ribbon and attached it to the card front using a glue dot.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the trees once more on the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card.

I absolutely adore this Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies.  It is so versatile and if you love Pinterest, you can see a million uses for this set – really has to be a million.  I’d love to know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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