Monday, August 31, 2009

Tree Trimmings , simple but elegant!

During the pre-order for the Spring mini-catalogue, I did not order this Tree Trimmings stamp set. But when I saw how gorgeous and versatile this stamp set is, particularly when used with the Ski Slope DSP, I couldn't resist. My set arrived this week and thought I'd try it out. You can create several simpl, but elegant Christmas cards for your loved ones. If you like this set, ORDER YOURS NOW for $28.95. Email me.

Stamp set: Tree Trimmings $28.95 (spring mini catalogue)
Sentiment: Best Yet (level 1 Hostess stamp set)
Cardstock: very vanilla, baja breeze, Ski Slope DSP $19.95
Colours: chocolate chip, ruby red, and bashful blue

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Grab the Spring mini product bundle paper share!

For all of us who love crafts, (as well as those who are just starting!) a product bundle share is a good way to have MOST at a LESS COST. As a new demo, I noticed that aside from the stamps that we want to get, paper is the one we need the most to begin any craft project. I thought of offering a product bundle featuring the 2 designer papers from the mini catalogue and their matching cardstock.

You get 2 sheets of 6" x 6" of each (double-sided papers). A total of 24 pcs. of DSP for $12.00 (Walk in the Park and Ski Slope DSP).
You also get 4 sheets of A5 cardstock for each colour (except for baja breeze, you get 8 pcs of A5). A total of 44 pcs of A5 cardstock for 10 colours for $26.00
Four people in this share of $38.00 each (includes shipping anywhere in NZ).
How to order Clarissa's Product Bundle Paper Share:
Email me to order. Once the product share is completed, I will email you for payment and shipping details.

Another Christmas!

I just love this Snow Swirled stamp set as it is very elegant, and so versatile to use. This time, I have used the main tree stamp. This coordinates really well with the Ski slope DSP, which I also find very versatile, especially when used with the In colour cardstock. It takes the guesswork to cardmaking out, but still making fabulous, classic christmas cards. I also used a technique of modifying the scallop edge by punching a circle on each scallop with the 1/16" circle.

Stampset: Snow Swirled $53.95
Cardstock: Kraft, In colour (riding hood red, baja breeze) multipack A4 cardstock $17.25
Other accessories: Scallop edge $35.95 and 1/16 circle $19.95
ribbon and brad (not SU!, bur still coordinates with the SU products).

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Christmas theme in a recessed window!

After accomplishing 3 readings yesterday, I thought of rewarding myself with some crafting. I remember seeing a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers (Lynn Mercurio) about a recessed window. I thought it was a little intimidating to begin with, but it turned out quite an enjoyable experience as I got to use my new scorpal again and the fabulous Ski Slope DSP from the new mini catalogue. I decided to use it as a picture frame by making a stand at the back of the cardstock. If you motice the detail in the flower, its my 1st time to use the bling from the SU prettiest kit. (I now have an entry to the August challenge for Crafty Fingers
Stampset: Snow Swirled and Circl Circus
Colours: Riding hood red, kiwi kiss cardstock in old olive and ruby red ink
Ski Slope Designer Paper (Spring mini catalogue)
Accents: Bling (Prettiest Kit, SU), red ribbon (not SU).
Note: If you see anything that you want to purchase, just email me. Some items, I can create a Kit Bundle to minimise the cost.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thank You notecard for a Surprise!

My wonderful husband came home with a wonderful surprise yesterday, he had this beautiful arrangement of flowers created by a lovely lady, Celeste (who is a florist,by the way). It was a lovely surprise as my hubby and I forgot that we were celebrating the special date of our wedding monthsary. So, to thank Celeste, I thought of matching the flower colours with a thank you note card.

Materials: Almost navy, ruby red, vanilla and certainly celery cardstock.
Stamp set: soft summer from the spring mini
sentiment: same using word window punch with choc chip ink
Technique: watercolour using SU pastels and blender pens

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Treat Box

I got my scor-pal in the mail yesterday and I thought of modifying this treat/gift box I downloaded from the SU demo website. This scor-pal is just great, a must tool for crafters who are into cards, boxes or any other 3D projects. I used the same materials from the mojo sketch #96, but used baja breeze ribbon instead. The sentiment is from the Best Yet hostess set on whisper white with a circle stamped accent from the Circle Circus stamp set, as well as the background outer circle, I used versamark to leave a watermark effect (although the photo does not do any justice, compared to the actual sample. The 1st image shows the 2nd lid, used recycled acetate with circle scallop punch. If you and your friends are interested in making gift boxes for those special occasions, just email me and I am happy to come to you to book a class. Cheers!

Happy Stamping!
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Mojo Sketch #96

Hi everyone, sorry that I have been silent for more than a week as I have been swamped with studies. Anyway, couldn't resist doing this Mojo sketch #96 using the Sense of Time stamp set from the spring mini catalogue using chocolate chip and black ink. Cardstock: Kraft, Not quite navy, and baja breeze DSP and cardstock. Accents: chocolate chip 1/4 grossgrain ribbon and hodgepodge hardware. Hope you like this one, I plan to make a similar card for Father's Day

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Open House this sunday!

I am having my first workshop as a demo, at my house. I am really excited about it as I will be given the opportunity to share my love for creating different crafts. At the moment, I couldn't do it full time though, as I still have 2 assignments to go. Nevertheless, it's from 1-3pm (August 9). Today, I also finished doing a card folder with 4 coordinating cards for my Mum, who had her birthday a few days ago, I hope she likes it as I always make something different each year for her birthday. Since it's my first time to do this project, I used stash cardstock and designer paper and SU stamps to experiment with. But will post a new card folder with the SU DSP and cardstock. I plan to include this project in my future classes (so watch this space). Till then, Happy Crafting!

Mojo Monday #97

When I look at other blogs, I notice that some demos do some weekly challenge. Thought I'd give it a go and see. I used paper from the new mini catalogue (ski Slope DSP), in colour cardstock (baja breeze, kiwi kiss, riding hood red). Stamp set (circle circus). Creating the other bigger circles was a challenge as I didn't have lids that were the right size at first, but glad I found some to match the size of my card. I am thinking of preparing Christmas card samples for my Christmas cards class, which I will announce here soon.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stamp your way to Spring

Just a preview of some of the great stuff from this mini-catalogue.

  • Choo choo stamp set

  • Great friend stamp set

  • Oval scallop punch with matching stamp set

  • Ski slope designer paper and tree trimmings to start off your Christmas cards.

Book now for your spring workshop to see all the latest from this mini catalogue. Email me on how you can get a copy of this catalogue if you don't want to view it online.