Statement of the Heart

"To love what we do and share what we love,as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments... in this we make a difference!"

Saturday, 29 December 2007

Blog of the Week - Magpie Creates

This week we feature Sharlene Meyer's blog Magpie Creates.  She makes some wonderful cards, some of which I've got planned to case.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Window Card

I was inspired by Cambria Turnbow to try a little acetate window on a card.
Here is my first attempt:
Materials:Stamp Set:Simply Said; Cardstock:Pretty in Pink,Petals & Paisley DSP; Ink:Stazon; Accessories:White Gel Pen,Acetate,White & Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
I am not very happy with how this one turned out- the colours just don't seem right, so I had another go. I think this one is much better:
The words around the heart are stamped with Staz-on on acetate and laid over the DSP heart. The window is popped up on dimensionals so it has quite a cool 3-D effect.
Materials:Stamp Set:Simply Said; Cardstock:Chocolate Chip,Very Vanilla,Pink Passion, Au Chocolate DSP; Ink:Stazon, Chocolate Chip; Accessories:Choc Chip & Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon,Acetate

Posted by Sharlene Meyer at 9:19 AM 2 comments

Labels: Au Chocolate DSP, Card Inspiration, Simply Said Stamp Set, Summer Mini Catalogue

Blog of the Week - PunknScrap

I know it's late, it's been one of those weeks.  So finally here is our 'blog of the week'. Louise? yeah that's me aka Punknscrap is our featured blog this week because she's always leaving comments on my blog (Thank you Lou!) and because we just love her cards and creativity!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Red And Black - Posted for Trace.
I don't know why but when I upload pics on here they are never as clear as the original. Anyhow Trace and I were talking on the phone on Sat night and she said she had stepped out of her comfort zone and done a red and black for the freaky bizzare part, so had I. So this is my effort, although very badly uploaded.

lou blog photo 

Carte Postale Stamp Set
Leaves La Carte Jumbo Wheel
Basic Black CS
Real Read CS
Basic Black Classic Ink Pad
Brilliance Galaxy Gold pigment ink pad
Stampin Dimensionals

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Blog of the Week - O 2 B Stampin'

This is from Michelle Habib's Blog - she always has something new to inspire you.  Check out her blog site - O 2 B Stampin'

Sunday, January 6, 2008

A last one for tonight..

michelle blog photo

One last card for tonight - one that is inspired by Taylor - Thanks!

Using Time Well Spent (the free demonstrator set - will be a level 3 hostess set in the next catalogue!)

This is a beautiful set, and because I love the colouring in, I'm really enjoying how different each card is.

Inks : Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Green Galore, So Saffron

Cardstock : Rose Red, Green Galore, Whisper White.

Accessories : Green Galore Ribbon, Horizontal Slot Punch, Blender Pens, Dimensionals

Posted by Michelle at 2:13 AM 0 comments

Labels: CARDS

Blog of the Week - Last Week of the Year!

Each week we browse the links below and post our favourite as the 'Blog of the Week'

This post is from Sharlene Torres' Blog - Stamp With Sharlene

She's our feature blogger this week because of her awesome designs, use of techniques and because she updates her blog soo frequently I can't keep up!

So check out Sharlene's blog enjoy the music and you may even pick up on a tip or two.

PS: Sharlene was a demo in the USA and was one of the first to sign up here in NZ


I have just received my monthly demonstrator newsletter from Stampin' Up! (yes, another benefits of being a demonstrator - free ideas!!). Anyway, they had this great idea that I just had to try ...

This is a great technique that will really take your images up a notch. While this card looks okay in the photo, it's much more sparkly in real life, so give it a go!!

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You can create your own glitter in any of the Stampin' Up! colours very easily. This is how it goes:

1. Put one drop of classic re-inker into the bottom of a empty container (I used an empty eyelet container).

2. Add in a couple of drops of water.

3. Add about half a teaspoon of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and mix. Continue adding more glitter until it has absorbed all the dye and has becoming "fluffy" in texture and is sparkly.

Stamps: Bodacious Bouquet, Stem Silhouettes, French Script (background)

Inks: Versamark, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Heat & Stick Powder (to stick glitter to image in Versamark), the FABULOUS new chocolate 5/8" grosgrain ribbon!, Stamp-a-ma-jig (for lining up text stamp which I stamped in 2 parts instead of one line)

Posted by Sharlene at 12/24/2007

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Blog of the Week - First Blog of the Year!

Stamping All Seasons by Tracy Jackson is our blog of the week this week. Her cards are absolutely stunning. If you ever need some inspiration - visit her site!
Summer by the Sea

I had always wanted this stamp set, and when I got it I never used it. I love coloring and shading, it brings the kid out in me.!!!
My kids are at my side wanting to make cards, so better make them happy, might even have a few more creations to show you after today.

Posted by Stamping Seasons at Friday, December 28, 2007