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"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!"

Monday, 31 March 2008

Blog of the Week

Ok everyone, I know blog of the week hasn't been weekly lately.  Things have been really busy so I haven't been able to get round to check out everyone's blogs as often as I'd like.  So I'm changing things slightly.
I want YOU to nominate a blog.  Just email me with the name and web address of the blog you've nominated and the reason why. 
We'll draw one of the nominees randomly and post it for that week.

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Karen's March Challenge 2 Entry

Here's another gorgeous entry from Karen 

I cased this card from stjogirl at SplitCoast Stampers for my upline's Christmas card

  Stamp Sets - Sleigh Full of Toys

Cardstock - Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla

Ink - Old Olive, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery

Accessories - Blender Pens, Brads, 1/2 inch circle punch, sponge, dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds

Jenifer's March Challenge 2 Entry

I am new to this but I had a few cute cards I wanted to share.  My name is Jenifer Jones. Attached are 3 of my creations. Thanks!!

March Chal _Jennifer Jones 01Stamp Set - Love Matters, Wonderful Words

Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral

Ink - Chocolate Chip

DSP - Spring Flowers

Accessories - Apricot Appeal Ribbon, 3 Flower Punch and Corner Rounder






March Chal _Jennifer Jones 02

Stamp Set - Wonderful Words, Buds & Blossoms

Ink - Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate

Cardstock - Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Whisper White

Accessories - Purely Pomegranate Ribbon





March Chal _Jennifer Jones 03 Stamp Sets - Warmest Regards, Winged Things, Priceless

Cardstock - Groovy Guava, Whisper White,

Ink - Groovy Guava, Versamark

DSP - Groovy Guava

Accessories - Groovy Guava Ribbon, Antique Brass Hodgepodge,

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Keryn's March Challenge 2 Entry

A very lucky kindy teacher received this card by Keryn

Stamp Sets - Pure and Simple Alphabet Upper, Sincere Salutations

Cardstock - Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Brilliant Blue

Ink - Taken with Teal, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Gable Green, Old Olive, Sage Shadow

Accessories - Paper Cutter with scoring blade, sticky strip and Snail, stipple brush

Trudi's March Challenge 2 Entry

Ok I have to admit this is a card I Cased from one of Michelle's $2 cards,  I've changed it slightly.Stem Silhouettes 02

Stamp Set - Stem Silhouettes

Cardstock - Mellow Moss, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink - Mellow Moss, Basic Black, Craft Whisper White

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Blog of the Week - The INKredible Journey

Karen has been busy making some gorgeous cards and 3D items for Easter, so thought that since it's less than a week away we should spotlight her blog.  Her blog The Inkredible Journey is definitely one to check out for Easter ideas.

Bunny Hugs are multiplying!!

I suppose that's what bunnies do.
I love my wee Bunny Hugs stamp set that is in the summer mini catalogue (6 stamps for $39.95) and was really pleasantly surprised to see that my upline Jacque was using it at class last night too. We made a wee treat box and a matching card - don't they look cute with my bag-a-lope - now I wonder who will get these next week??

Click the picture if you can't see but the card is all iridescent - ohhh!

If any of you are wondering why the layout is different on NZSU compared to the original post it's because I post via Windows Live Writer (a fantastic and easy to use and free blog editing programme)

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Trudi's March Challenge Entry

Just received my SU order including Bunny Hugs - so here's my Easter Card.

Bunny Hugs 01

Stamp Set - Bunny Hugs

Ink - Basic Black

Cardstock - Sage Shadow, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Very Vanilla

Accessories - 11/4 Circle Punch, 13/8 Circle Punch, Ticket Punch, Watercolour Crayons, Blender Pens, Dimensionals

Bunny Hugs 01a

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Karen's 2nd March Challenge

Wow!! Karen's been busy!  Here's another entry of hers and it's just gorgeous!!

March Chal _Karen 02

Stamp Set - Bunny Hugs

Card stock - Whisper White, Pretty In Pink

Ink - Barely Banana, So Saffron, Creamy caramel, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Lavender lace

Accessories - Light pink organdy ribbon, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamond glitter, fancy scissors

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Karen's March Challenge

This is a very cool idea for Easter. See Karen's Blog for more details.

March Chal _Karen 01  Ink - Stazon

Accessories - Cuttle Bug, Acetate

Tracy's March Challenge

Tracy's blog - Stamping All Seasons (Tracy had her entry in within 1/2 an hour of me posting it - now that's fast!)

march chal _tracy

Stamp Set - Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories

Card - Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Pixie Pink, Natural Ivory

Ink - Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Pixie Pink, Natural Ivory

Accessories - spritzer tool, blender pen,  SU clear bag, matt pack, SU ribbon

NP Training Swaps

The following posts are swaps that were made by Demos for New Plymouth Training on Saturday.  We had a great time, learnt lots and it was good meeting some of the new demos.  Emma did a great job and despite a lot of nagging didn't give away any secrets about the new Catalogue.

I've tried to acknowledge the person who has made each swap and included the recipe.  If one of the swaps is yours and your name isn't on it, or I've got any details wrong please email me and I'll correct it, thanks.

The card below was our 'make and take'.  Very cool and nice and easy.

make and take

Stamp Sets - Looks Like Spring

Ink - Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue

Cardstock - Whisper White

DSP - Spring Showers

Accessories - white grosgrain, Spring Bouquet Flower Punch, stampin' dimensionals


swap Renee Veza_Allen Stamp Set - Bugs and Kisses

Ink - Cranberry Crisp, Marigold Morning, Cool Carribbean,

Cardstock - Cranberry Crisp, Marigold Morning, Cool Carribbean, Whisper White


swap Kathy OatesStamp Sets - Terrific Tags, Looks Like Spring, Seeing Spots

Ink - Real Red, Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana

Cardstock - Whisper White, Real Red, Only Orange

Accessories - Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals


swap Michelle Habib Stamp Sets - Touch of Nature, Natural Beauty, Merci

Ink - Ruby Red, Old Olive, Stazon Black

Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Confetti Cream, White Vellum

Accessories - Oval Punch


swap Megan FinerStamp Set - French Script

Inks - Pretty in Pink

Cardstock - Whisper White, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss

DSP - Spring Flowers

Accessories - Circle Punch, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Crimper, Circle Punch


swap Jocelyn Grigsby Stamp Set - Birthday Whimsey, Rough Texture (JW)

Ink - Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Cranberry Crisp, Green Galore

Cardstock - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories - Turquoise, Apple Green & Cranberry Crisp Grosgrain Ribbon


swap Angie Brunton Stamp Set - Warmest Regards

Ink - Brilliant Blue

Cardstock - Certainly Celery

DSP - Sarah

Accessories - Bluebird Grosgrain Ribbon


swap Judy Reader

Stamp Set - Artfully Asian

Ink - Basic Black

Cardstock - Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Whisper White

Accessories - Silver Brads, Watercolour Crayons, Bluebird Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch


swap Patricia Griffin Stamp Sets - Lots of Thoughts, All the Best

Ink - Yoyo Yellow, Glorious Green

Cardstock - Green Galore, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Glorious Green

Accessories - Spring Bouquet Flowers Punch


swap Trudi Hopkinson Stamp Set - Friendship Blooms

Ink - Basic Black, Versamark

Cardstock - Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories - Silver Brads, Pink Gems, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig


swap Isabel MarchantStamp Sets - Natural Beauty,

Ink - Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst

Cardstock - Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst

Accessories - Staples, Corner Rounder Punch

Swap 02

This one was un-named, if it's yours please let me know, thanks.

Swap 01 Stamp Sets - Big Blooms, Sincere Salutations, Petals (JW)

Ink - Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Vanilla Craft

Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Pretty in Pink

DSP - Au Chocolat

Swap 01

This one was un-named - If it's yours let me know, thanks.

swap 03 Stamp Set - Simple Somethings

Ink - Black Stazon

Cardstock - Basic Black

Accessories - Silver Brads, Acetate

Swap 04

This one was un-named, if its yours please let me know, thanks.

swap 05 Stamp Sets - Simple Somethings, Paisley

Ink - White Craft, Basic Black, Pixie Pink

Cardstock - Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Accessories - Watercolour Crayons

Swap 03

This one was un-named, if its yours please let me know, thanks.

swap 06 Stamp Sets - Friendship Blooms, Rough Texture (JW), Much Appreciated

Ink - Cranberry Crisp, Basic Black

Cardstock - Brocade Blue, Apricot Appeal, Cranberry Crisp

Accessories - Cuttle Bug


swap 02 Stamp Sets - Greetings Galore, Much Appreciated

Ink - Basic Black, Real Red

Cardstock - Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White

Accessories - Watercolour Crayons

Swap 06

This one was un-named, if its yours please let me know, thanks.

swap 04 Stamp Sets - Lots of Thoughts, Stem Silhouettes

Ink - White Craft, Versamark

Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories - White EP, Spring Bouquet Flowers Punch, Notched Corner Punch, Brads