Sunday, January 24, 2010

Birthday Card

I made this card for my nephew's 2nd birthday. He had his party today. In the background you can see his colourful train cake that my sister baked and decorated. She did a great job and the kids loved it!

Stamps: Pun Fun
Inks: Basic Black
Card: Brilliant Blue, Green Galore
Other: stampin' pastels, blender pen

I was feeling very creative today after the party (must have been all that colourful sugar, thanks Em) and practiced some water colouring and blender pen techniques. I have also been inspired to create some of my own embellishments. I made a bunch of paper roses, which I cant wait to add to a project, and I am excited to have a couple of ideas to make my own buttons - just need to order some more great products form Stampin' Up! before I can make them... and the wish list just keeps on getting longer and longer.

Friday, January 1, 2010

My Into to Stampin' Up!

I was introduced to Stampin' Up! by one of my good friends in October 09 when she invited me to a workshop she was hosting. Below is a pic of the card that I made at the workshop.

This was my attempt at using pastles and a blender pen and although it took me a minute to get used to them I just had to have them, along with a whole bunch of other Stampin' Up! products.

It took me a while to cut down my wish list to just these products and I knew I was going to want to get so much more. That is why I just had to become an independant Stampin' Up! demonstratior. There is a great range of products that are fantastic to work with and they are great value for money too.