Friday, January 27, 2012

Queen for a Day

I have recently had a bit of creative block, sitting at my desk with a blank I went online. I have bookmarked on my iPad a list of crafty bloggers which usually inspire me. The talent is endless and I feel I pale in comparison at times.

As a demonstrator we have a wonderful online community called Stampin' Connect, it is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator only access site (one of the many great things about being a SU demo whether you do it just for a hobby or a business). It has a great forum of with discussions ranging from how to multi use a tool, to how to have successful and financial rewarding workshops.

My favourite pages would be the Stampers Showcase, where demonstrators are encourage to post pictures of their beautiful work. It allows us to see the beautiful creative talents of our wonderful SU community. As I have discussed on a previous post we love to CASE (copy and share everything) our projects. I have to give credit to a fellow SU demo Yvonne Pree for my creation below she is my Queen for a Day. I enjoy teaching paper crafts but also love learning from my peers.

The card above resembles a dressing screen from the Victorian era. This beautiful Timeless Portrait designer series paper reminds of the gorgeous wall paper of that time. The cute little Trinket Crowns in the current catalog are to die for and even more darling matched up with the You're a Gem greeting stamp set. I have also used the Established Elegance stamp set which help give it more of an old world charm. The Island Indigo paper with it's coordinating inks and  ribbons have become a bit of a favourite of mine lately and I tend to find myself drawn to it lately.

Go to my Contact Me page if you are interested in any of these products used in this project or becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (remember you can just be a hobbyist and receive the same discounts).

Happy crafting,


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Host A Workshop

Happy New Year fellow crafters, I hope your festive season has been as wonderful as mine. Did you make a new years resolution? Included in mine was to get in my craft room more often and to do more regular posts on my here's hoping LOL

Onto Stampin' Up! issues... 

Are you interested in earning FREE products? Host a Workshop! It's easier than you think and you don't even have to live in my vicinity.

I just recently did a Stampin' Up! catalogue party with a bunch of girls on the Sunshine Coast in Qld and with a touch of technology I was beamed into my Hostess' dining room via Skype whilst I sat in my craft room on beautiful King Island Tasmania. It was wonderful and the girls who had all levels of craft experience seemed to enjoy themselves. If you are not tech savvy that's fine, it simply means I will put more detailed instructions included in your Make 'n' Take instructions. I supply all items to complete the projects such as scissors, glue, stick strips etc. You are just required to post these back to me along with your orders.

Along with a 2 Make 'n' Take projects, Catalogue (which the hostess gets to keep), a Door Prize which is a lovely surprise for one of your guests and not forgetting the Hostess a gift from me in appreciation along with all the wonderful products you can earn.

Checkout the chart below to see how easy it is and don't forget to click on the images on the right had side of my blog to check out the latest Ideas Book and Catalogue along with our latest Mini Catalogue.

I can be contacted via the details on my