Monthly Archive: April 2015

Retiring List – Don’t miss out

Dont miss out on some great items that will be gone from sale as they are retiring

Dont miss out on some great items that will be gone from sale as they are retiring

Are there some products that you have been waiting to own but were saving your pennies? Be sure to see that they are not on this list. There are many things that I will be stocking up on.

You can see the list here and shop online too http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=1170

There is also a Youtube clip to show you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PDkQzwZyXc

Be sure to check with me as some of the items are already sold out and the Sold Out list grows daily.

Convention Swap 2015 Gold Coast

Cracked Glass Technique

Cracked Glass Technique

This is my swap for the Stampin Up Convention for 2015 on the Gold Coast. We have just arrived today and I wanted to share with you a sneak peek of my Swap. Swaps are a great way to meet people but also to get some ideas from other fellow demonstrators. It is a crazy busy time with people swapping madly, I will try and get some pictures of the madness.

So my swap is a little plain compared to other years but this is a showcasing a technique that I had wanted to try for a long time. Cracked Glass is applying layers and layers of clear embossing powder and then allowing it to dry and then cracking it. I did about 3-4 layers and just bent it carefully. Most of the time it cracked well other times if I was too rough it snapped the card. I know it may be hard to see but hopefully you can see the cracks. You can also run a sponge or ink over the cracks to make it stand out a little more. I didn’t do this on this card.

Close up of Cracked Glass Technique

Close up of Cracked Glass Technique

So what do you think? Please let me know….

The One Product That Makes Me A Better Stamper.

Page 204 Stampin Up Catalogue

Page 204 Stampin Up Catalogue

Well I have been a stamper for many years now and Im heading into my eighth year as a Stampin Up Demonstrator. Today I was pondering while making some swaps for the upcoming Australian Convention and I was thinking that so many stamp sets and products have come and gone in that time. I was pondering about what Products I have loved that have gone and ones that I have stayed. I could tell you that its ink pads, cardstock or adhesives, but its not one of those things. For a while I lost this particular item and found that I was lost without it. I can be such a Messer (is that even a word?)  when stamping and if you have attended one of my workshops you will know that one of my favorite sayings is – “If it was supposed to be a perfect card you would buy it at the shop!” Well I’m not going to give it up that easy but I can tell you that it is on Page 204 of the Current Stampin Up! Catalogue. First Person to comment correctly on what the product may be I will reward them with one of these 🙂 Can’t wait to hear your thoughts