Everyday Enchantment

Sale-A-Bration* comes but once a year …… I however am still enjoying using the Everyday Enchantment DSP, ribbon and brads and the Elementary Elegance stamp set.

The colours in the Everyday Enchantment DSP are from our current In-Colour range and are simply gorgeous.  Very versatile for either cards or scrapbook pages.  Here are a couple of 8 x 8  pages showcasing Elementary Elegance DSP. The inspiration for the pages came from Shelli Gardner (Founder & CEO of Stampin’ Up!) www.soshelli.com with a few changes here and there.

Elementary Elegance

I have also used Everyday Enchantment DSP to decorate a journal.  This literally took a few minutes to do.  Inspiration for the journal came from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  I chose to simplify the design and use it as a demo at my Sale-A-Bration workshop.  My workshop guest were quite suprised to see how quickly this came together and how effective the finished product was.

Journal - Enchanted Elegance

*The products in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue were available from 24 January 2012 – 31 March 2012 and were offered free with purchase of $100 from the current Idea’s Book & Catalogue (IBC).  That’s right, for every $100 you spent on IBC products during Sale-A-Bration you could choose 1 free Item (or stamp set) from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  Watch out for Sale-A-Bration in 2013.


Celebrations – Designer Series Paper

I am loving the “Celebrations” DSP.  The coordinating colour scheme of Pear Pizzaz, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point and Real Red makes it easy to create bright, fun scrapbook pages (and cards) with little effort.  Each of the pages below uses the same colour scheme although they are all unique.  I am having so much fun with this DSP, I have trouble putting the projects down. Celebrations, also has coordinating rub ons which I am looking forward to using on my next project. Stay tuned for further posts using this DSP.

Punch Happy Scrap Page

This page has been created using punches and card stock only.

Picking up on the colours in my nephew’s top I have used Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard as the accent colours and Old Olive and Confetti as the base colours.  For something a little different I have printed the journalling onto confetti card stock.  using a corner punch as a consistent theme along with a large and small star punch.

>July Challenge

>You’ve had a sneak peak it’s now time for the unveiling. As I said in an earlier post I really did enjoy working on these items.

Very Merry Christmas Card:
For this card I have used the new “In Colour range and Designer Serie Paper Ski Slope from the new Spring Mini Catalogue.
Stamp Set: Season of Joy and Short & Sweet
Ink: Kiwi Kiss (in colour)
Caradstock: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze & Very Vanilla
DSP: Ski Slope
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware5/8 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – Kiwi Kiss

Christmas Decorations:

Both Leonie and Orrell made lovely Christmas Decorations for last years Christmas Card workshops using DSP and the round scallop punch. I was inspired to do the same for this challenge and thought I would use our new square scallop punch, creating a diamond shape decoration. I then thought it would add another dimension to fold in the edges of the decorations. I think they look like little lanterns. Each decoration has been finished off with an Indian Glass Bead.
DSP: Raspberry Tart
Punches: Round Scallop & Square Scallop
8 x 8 Fold Out Scrap Page:
I love the idea of the fold out scrap page as a Christmas Card…. great to send to those special people in your life. Can you imagine how excited Grandparents would be to receive a card like this. This fold page/card is made using a combination of current and retired SU product.
SU Product:
Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Ink: Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate (2008/9), River Rock (2008/9) & Always Artichoke (current)
DSP: Holiday Harmony (2008/9)
Ribbon: Purely Pomegranate Satin
Off the Page:

Just to show you that the challenge does not have to be all about Stampin’ Up! Remember your entry only needs to have 2 Stampin” Up elements. I have made a Christmas book for Ella for her First Christmas. Using Holiday Harmony DSP (from 2008 Spring Mini Catalogue), Cardstock , Ribbon, Kaiser Off the Page Board…. and some Christmas Rubbons I picked up at Crazy Clarks.
I really enjoyed this as it is something a little different for me and I found I was forced to journal; which I generally do very little of.
SU Products:
Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate (2008/2009) & Always Artichoke
DSP: Holiday Harmony
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Ribbon: Variety of current and retired ribbon

>Happy Birthday Sis!


It was my sisters Birthday at the end of June. I really wanted her card to be something special. So I decided to incorporate photo’s of her and her family with Ella.
Liz had made me a lovely 12 x 12 fold out Scrap Page when I was in Brisbane at the end of May, which was very special. This was one of the items that demonstrators made at Convention in Canberra in early May. Some demonstrators have since been running classes on these scrap pages.

So I decided to make an 8 x 8 fold out scrap page and incorporate photo’s of my sisters family with Ella when they visited earlier in the year and to effectively turn it into a card.
I think the beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP) help to make these projects something really special, there are some lovely designs and they all coordinate beautifully with the cardstock and inks.
Stamp set: Sweet Stems, Crazy for Cupcakes, Short & Sweet
Ink: Rose Red
Cardstock: Rose Red & Pretty in Pink
DSP: Raspberry Tart
Ribbon Pretty in Pink
Punches: Round Scallop, Circle

>Scrap Day


I had a lovely day on Saturday scrappin with ‘Memory Makers’, at the Condon Salvation Army Hall. Uninterupted scrap and social time…amazing. Being in a room full of crafty ladies there was lots of conversation, inspiration and laughter. Memory Makers meet monthly, thanks to Carolyn for organizing such a wonderful day, I am looking forward to attending this event on a regular basis. It is hard to believe $10 covers, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea as well as the use of available tools and equipment – byo paper/card, embellishments, photo’s etc.
The theme for the day was”Autumn Leaves”. As I was new to the group I did not know you could deviate from the theme. So I was madly searching the night before the event for colours pertaining to Autumn and appropriate photo’s. I really didn’t have any Autumn related stamp sets so I have used the leaves from A little bit of Happiness..(a hostess set from 2008/2009) and trimmed around the Autumn leaf… a little time consuming, however I am happy with the end result.
I finally managed to scrap two 8 x 8 pages for Tristan’s album and a 12 x 12 page ( t j ) of Tristan for my album….. my how time flies when you’re having fun!

In the end I took the inspiration from the colours in the Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Autumn Leaves
SU Products
More Mustard, Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
DSP: East Coast Prep (2008/2009 Catalogue)
Stamps: A Little Bit of Happiness (2008/2009 Catalogue)
Inks: Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie

Dirty Work
SU Products

Card: Really Rust, Cerainly Celery, Very Vanilla,
Paper: East Cost Prep (2008/2009 Catalogue)
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet
Inks: Chocolate Chip