Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tea Shoppe Altered Container

Here is another altered project for you - this time it is the insert from a package of tea bags.

How cute does this look!
I used one of the stamps from set Tea Shoppe (get in quick - retires Monday night!) and retired DSP Pocketful of Posies.


 I decorated all four sides with DSP


When mum handed this to me and asked me to decorate it, I won't tell you what I thought!, but you know what, it has come up looking great.....wonder what she will give me next!

Remember, the Seasonal Catalogue finishes tonight! and the Annual catalogue finishes Monday night!

Come back on Tuesday morning around 10.00 am (Queensland Time) and check out the projects I have created for the ESAD Annual Blog Hop - there are 25 of us so plenty to inspire.

As always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

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Friday, June 28, 2013

More Altered Jars

Here are the two female themed jars I made along with the male ones I showed you in my last post.

This first one uses the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set (2 days left to get it before it's gone for good!)
and the retired Just Add Cake DSP.


I used Gold Embossing Powder on the cup to give it a lift.



This second one I used the Sent With Love Stamp Set and DSP that was the special Promotion that ended a few weeks ago.


I used the retiring Calypso Coral Ribbon - good news is that the colour is returning as part of the Subtles family.



Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Twisted Challenge 01 - Blown Ink

Looking for a new and different Challenge Site to get you thinking and creating from your normal style.

Pop on over to The Technique Twist site - a new place to help take your Techniques to a new level.

I have given the first challenge a go and must say I have not done this technique before but had a blast giving it a go - and yes, my fingers looked like I was camouflaging them...LOL....

Here's my card for the challenge.


The colours I have chosen are Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke.
I used my Spritzer Tool to get the ink to disperse across my Whisper White cardstock.
And have you noticed I used a new stamp?????? Label Love, I am loving (excuse the pun!) this set and you will too.

Now I have my dad's birthday card sorted and ready to send in a few weeks time....yay, gotta love that!

Here's the link for the challenge, just click here and then get your ink refills out and have a play.
Apologies as there is only one day left to enter, but still worth giving it ago, or at least the next one.

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Blue Ribbon Altered Jars

I have been given 4 jars to decorate, so I thought it would be a good chance to use up some retired DSP.

The only directive I was given was to have a couple with a Male theme...........

For both of them I used the Blue Ribbon Stamp Set.

This first one I used the retired Well Worn DSP.


 (Sneak Peek - Artisan Label Punch)


 This second one uses the retired Twitterpated DSP.


(Sneak Peek - New Smoky Slate colour,
You can see from the Basic Grey Cardstock Star that it is a lighter shade)


I will show you the other two in a female theme in my next post.

5 more days left to order from the current catalogue.........if you need anything that is going to be retired, place your order now.

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MDS Digital Tuesday & FREEBIE !!

Tuesday again which means new release Digital Content at Stampin' Up!

Ready For Departure Ensemble - Digital Download # 134706  Price: $ 19.50
Ready For Departure Ensemble -- Digital Download
Get Going July Kit - Digital Download # 134764  Price: $ 10.95
Get Going July Kit -- Digital Download
Be Brave Pocket Cards - Digital Download # 134840  Price: $ 6.50
Be Brave Pocket Cards -- Digital Download
Graphic Days Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download # 133496  Price: $ 10.95
Graphic Days Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Then Now Kit - Digital Download # 133497  Price: $ 7.50
Then & Now Kit -- Digital Download

And here's your FREEBIE !!

Get Going July Wallpaper - Digital Download # 134838  Price: $ 0.00

Get Going July Wallpaper -- Digital Download





Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

MDS Make A Statement Tour


Brisbane
    Saturday, 17 August            12.30pm to 4.30pm


Bring out the digital designer in you and discover My Digital Studio-an intuitive digital design software featuring Stampin' Up!'s exclusive artwork, colours and templates! 
Learn how My Digital Studio can fit in with your life and your style to help you become your own digital designer-creating cards, invitations, photobooks, party décor, recipe books, home décor, calendars and more! Being creative couldn't be easier!

For only $35 (includes My Digital Studio software and access to all activities and presentations at the half-day event.) Once you have registered for Make a Statement Digital Tour, you will receive an email from Stampin' up! within 1-2 business working days containing the MDS software link and instructions for downloading 

Discover a range of inspirational projects, ideas and techniques through project displays and engaging presentations. 
Just bring your laptop and digital images and follow along in our classes to create your own designer photobook—capturing your own cherished memories! You’ll go home with several complete pages—which you can then print, e-mail or upload to the Internet. 
Classes are designed for beginners, to provide you with a basic understanding of My Digital Studio software.

To make the most out of the event, please bring your laptop so you can follow along during the class and create your photobook layouts. 
My Digital Studio must be installed on your laptop before the event
Please also bring a selection of at least 20 digital photographic images that you’d like to use to create your photobook pages. 
The following image file formats are supported: PNG, JPEG or GIF. 
The photobook template used during the training session--Downtown Grunge--has a neutral colour scheme. 

Click here to RSVP your spot now! and check out all the cool things you can do with MDS.

I'm all booked in and hope to see you there too!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Friday, June 21, 2013

ESAD Unconvention Challenges - Sketch Saturday

Looking back, I realised I hadn't shown you the card I made for the Sketch Saturday Challenge.

Sketch Saturday had us following the sketch while using colours from the Brights family.


Now this card is far from my normal style as in both colours and the busyness of it, but I actually don't mind how it turned out. Good to challenge yourself, right!

The sentiment is from the Loving Thoughts set.

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

CC17 - With Heartfelt Sympathy & SNEAK PEEK!

When Mitzi set the Card Challenge over at Soul Scrappers for using Photo Card /Paper, I just knew I had to make this card using the new Hostess Stamp Set Simply Sketched and the new In Colours Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding with Basic Black.


I used my Blender pen to colour the sketched flower.


What do you think! I love they way it looks and the photo card gives it a nice shine.

The new catalogue goes live on July 2nd, so not long now - you are going to love all the new trendy products!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

MDS Digital Tuesday

Tuesday again which means new release Digital Content at Stampin' Up!

Lovely Romance Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download # 134799  Price: $4.50
Lovely Romance Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Chores & More Designer Template - Digital Download # 134806  Price: $3.50
Chores & More Designer Template -- Digital Download
Everybody's Business Designer Series Paper - Digital Download # 133499  Price: $ 7.50
Everybody's Business Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download
Hooray For Today Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download # 133498  Price: $ 10.95

Hooray For Today Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Memory Milestones Baby Photobook Template (11" X 8-1/2") - Digital Download # 134759  Price: $ 21.50Memory Milestones Baby Photobook Template (11" x 8-1/2") -- Digital Download

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Sunday, June 16, 2013

ESAD Unconvention Swap 2013

As you all know, I participated in the ESAD Unconvention Event we had last month.

I organised the Full Card Front swap and now that everyone has received them, I can show you the card I made and the Drink Coaster I made them all as a Thank You gift.

Here is the card I made. It was inspired by a card I saw made by Angie at MyChicNScratch.


Stamps used are Creative Elements and Papillon Potpourri.

This is the Drink Coaster gift I made everyone using cork and the MDS program.


Thank you sentiment is from the Sassy Salutations set.

I am definitely having some fun with the MDS program.

Have you got your copy Yet?
Why not get the 30 day Trail copy of  My Digital Studio (MDS) for FREE !!!
Have a little look around and you will see a few free downloads to get you started along side the generous content included already.
  • MDS software: It's easy enough for beginners, but includes a variety of tools for advanced designers too. Anyone can try it FREE for 30 days! Download it straight from the store (item 130910).  
  • Downloads:  Check the store every week for new artwork to build up your digital library. 
  • MyDigitalStudio.net: Check out the online community with forums to answer questions, videos to train techniques, and regular blog posts to provide inspiration and the latest product line information
All digital content downloads are available to you immediately once you complete checkout - no waiting!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Friday, June 14, 2013

2013 SNEAK PEAK !!!! Mosaic Madness

Ohhhh, the joys of getting your Preorder delivery!!!!!!

You are just going to love the new Catalogue! Not much longer to wait.

Earlier in the week I had a craft night catch up with a lovely new demo I had a chance meeting with.

We decided to have a play with the new Mosaic Madness stamp set and CASEd the flower off a card we found on pinterest by Trinity Designs that I had seen earlier that day! Yes I know, I spend far tooooooo much time looking and admiring others crafting efforts.

Anyway, here is the card we made using the new In Colour Strawberry Slush (Yep, can see it fast becoming a favourite!) and just a hint of Real Red. The little banner is from the new Hostess Set Banner Greetings.


 This one shows the colour better.


And here is the Paperclip we made which is showcased in the new Catalogue and we have used the new Quatrefancy Specialty DSP (Please don't ask me how to say it, but you are going to love this one! )

I have actually made this slightly wrong, but I do know where I went wrong and will make some more that will look right!!!! LOL, still had to show you as none of us are perfect, right?

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fan Fair Altered Jar

I have been given a few more jars to be altered, so here is the first one I have just finished.

I have used the Fan Fair DSP (#126918 $18.95) which will be retiring in a few short weeks!


The lid using the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die (# 121812 $55.95)  and the gorgeous 5/8 Flower Trim (# 126869 $11.95) that I have inked up to be Pink Pirouette - if you haven't got the Flower Trim yet, be quick, it too will be gone in a few short weeks!


I have used this years SAB Stamp Set Vintage Verses as I just love the saying and it's very elegant.
Doesn't it just co-ordinate so well in the Labels Collection Framelits (#125598 $45.95).
Such a shame the SAB sets are only available for a short few months.

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

MDS Digital Tuesday

Tuesday again which means new release Digital Content at Stampin' Up!

Hash It Out Greeting Card Templates - Digital Download  # 134696   Price: $10.95Hash It Out Greeting Card Templates -- Digital Download
Label It Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download # 134736   Price: $10.95
Label It Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Summer Possibilities Kit - Digital Download # 134705   Price: $8.95

Summer Possibilities Kit -- Digital Download
Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper - Digital Download # 134735   Price: $5.50Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download

Click here to purchase or to view kits in more detail, or have a look around and see if there are some other downloads that meet your needs


Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project, just ask!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE