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Thursday, 28 February 2008

Blog of the Week - Stamp Happy NZ

Hey everyone, sorry I've been so slack lately keeping this blog up to date,things have been hectic the last couple of weeks.  But finally here it is, our blog of the week, and only a week and a half late!  Don't forget to check back soon for the March Challenge.  Have a good weekend, can't wait to catch up with some of you at the New Plymouth Training on Saturday!

Up2 Scrap

This week Jacquelyn Pedersen's blog Stamp Happy NZ is our blog of the week.  Not only does she create some amazing cards and 3D items like the one featured, but she has also had her work published!!

Check out Jacque's card in the latest issue of New Zealand's Scrapbooking Mag UP2 Scrap.  There are also some other good SU promos.





Tuesday, February 19, 2008

{Friendship Blooms Milk Carton}

jacque blog

This last week we made two milk cartons, a very FUN twist on the standard box. The template is quite easy, just a few extra diagonal creases to make this unique top.

This one uses the Soft Subtles colour range and two of the Saleabration sets, Freindship Blooms and Lots of Thoughts, both of which can be earned for FREE with a qualifying order.

The great thing about this flower is that it's so easy to cut out. I've added some accents with a white gel pen and one of the flowers from the Spring Bouquet punch.

Lots of Thoughts is really versatile because you can use your Stampin Up! markers to use just portions of each stamp, as shown in this sample. Hurry! These are only available until the end of February!

Posted by stamphappynz at 3:43 PM 2 comments

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Blog of the Week - Punknscrap

This post is from Louise's blog.  She's used one of my favourite stamp sets.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Bundle of Love

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This is my entry for the weekend SCS sketch challenge.
I love the Giraffe, it is from bundle of love which was a set available back in the spring catalogue. I can't stop using this one though. I like this set alot more than the baby sets in the idea catalogue.
I bought the Sarah dp for the mini book class I am holding next week, but I just couldn't resist opening the pack I fell in love with this paper in particular. I am mad on paisley!
Card Recipe:
Bundle of Love Stamp Set
Curvy Verses Stamp Set
Polkadots & Paisley Stamp Set
Sarah dp
Apricot Appeal Cardstock
Barely Banana Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Blender Pen
Basic Black Ink Pad
Barely Banana Ink Pad
Apricot Appeal Ink Pad
Soft Subtles Brads
Mini Glue Dots
Dazzling Diamonds
Distressing Tool

Posted by punknscrap at 9:03 AM

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Judy's February Challenge

Here is a stunning card that Judy made.  Check out more of her cards on her blog Cards, Scrapbooking & Musings

Feb Chal _Judy


I am submitting a card I have made using the gorgeous French Flair background gold embossed onto Vintage Violet cardstock. Added the ribbon before mounting onto the metallic gold cardstock card then added embellishments. Inside of card has a cream parchment insert with the bird from my matching Carte Postale set stamped in gold in the top right hand corner.  This was a reasonably easy card to make but feel that it appears more complex than it actually is.  I really love this stamp and the matching Carte Postale set.
I made this to send to friends later this month for their golden wedding anniversary.

Stamp Sets - French Flair, Carte Postale

Cardstock - Vintage Violet, Metallic Gold

Ink - Versamark, Gold

Accessories - Ribbon, Gold EP

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Sharlene M's February Challenge

Gotta love those water colour crayons!! Here's Sharlene's Entry.  You can check out more of her creations at Magpie Creates.

Feb Chal _Sharlene M

Stamp Sets - Love Matters

Cardstock - Pink Passion, Basic Black, Watercolour Paper

Ink - Basic Black, Stazon, Pixie Pink

Accessories - Bold Brights Water Colour Crayons, Aqua Brush

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Louise's February Challenge

These entries are coming in fast and so far they're looking fabulous!  Here's Louise's

Feb Chal _Louise

Stamp Sets - All Year Cheer I

DSP - Loves Me

Accessories - On Board Accessories, Flower (random)

Friday, 1 February 2008

Tracy's February Challenge

Wow! Tracy was fast getting her challenge entry in.  Here it is, check out more of her cards at Stamping All Seasons.

Feb Chal _Tracy

Stamp Sets - Merci

Ink - Sage Shadow, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum

Card Stock - Watercolour Paper, Sage Shadow, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum

Accessories - Spritzer, Mat Pack, Brads, Watercolour Brush and Blender Pen,

Trudi's February Challenge

Here's my entry for the February Challenge, it's an engagement card for a friend.  The verse was printed on vellum using my printer.


Stamp Sets - Time Well Spent, French Script (BG)

Ink - Basic Black, Versamark

Cardstock - Lavender Lace, Rose Red, Whisper White, White Vellum

Accessories - White Gel Pen, Silver EP, Clear EP, Stampin Dimensionals,