Archive | September 2011

“How To Un-mount Wooden Stamps!”

Hi Everyone

I know it has been a bit quiet here and I do apologise!!

If any of you are like me and love wood stamps and collect them lol! Then this might be what you need for better storage of any wooden stamps you have!

I havent been able to part with any of my Stampin’ Up! stamps and as they take up a bit of room on blocks and in the shells I have unmounted most of them to make them clear mount and I store them in cd cases!!

I have a tutorial to show you how to do this at  http://livestampscrap.wordpress.com

Hope this may help any stampers out there!!!

TFL 🙂 Kerri x

“Card Samples!’

Hi Girls

Sorry for not a lot of posting here Been working on my Stampin up! blog!  Thought you might like to see what I have been up to over there!!

My first workshop is on Sunday and I thought I might make a few cards to showcase the new stamp sets that are now available in the new catty!

I was only going to do a couple but got carried away as I was having fun making some samples!

This one is a Flower Pot card and you pull it up to see the writing! I used Clear Mount Flower Fest and the Short and Sweet Sentiment set!

This one is on page 82 of the new catty, but it is done in Perfect Plum and Rich Razzleberry ink! As I don’t have any of that card-stock yet! I used Flower Fest and the sentiment from Fifth Avenue.

I used the large flourish from the Baroque Mofits set and the single stamp Triple Treat Flower!

This one is done using Button Button and the In Stitches Wheel. I used the Mat Pack and Paper piercing tool to make the stitch holes!

this was a quick one to make using the Music notes Standard Wheel, short and Sweet and the Modern Label punch!

This is a great set called All In The Family and I know I don’t used it enough!!! You can stamp all these cute little family members and color them in! I used the eyelet Border Punch and a background stamp!

This was stamped using Button Button and some different colored inks!

I used Button Button again and put some on the dimesnionals to give them a 3D look!

I haven’t decided which ones we will be creating for the Make and Take yet, but for those coming to my workshop you will have fun making a couple of cards!

TFL :) Kerri x

“New Stampin’ Up! Blog!”

Morning everyone! It’s a bit dull and overcast here this morning! I think it will be a day indoors today!  Have managed to get the garden and back yard in good shape this week and I have started the inside cupboard d-clutter yesterday!!!

I will hopefully receive my new kit from Stamp’in Up! Tomorrow and I have started work on my new blog solely for my Stampin’ Up! business at http://www.livestampscrap.wordpress.com      It will be a work in progress this week as I add bit and pieces to it! the latest promotions, newest products etc!!!

I hope to be able to start my monthly workshops again with you and show you all some great new projects!  I will be having a Business Launch soon and will let you know the details shortly!!!

I will still be blogging here with all my non SU layouts and work etc!!

I hope you will pop over and have a peek and if you have any questions or would like to place an order all the details are over there!TFL 🙂 Kerri x

“Recipe Swap Reminder!”

Hi girls

Just a reminder tomorrow is the last day to sign p for my recipe swap!!!! We have 6 girls so far joining in, a couple more would be great!!!!

Just leave me a comment if you would like to join in and I will add you to the list in my side bar!!!

 

OK GIRLS THERE IS ONLY 6 OF US SO YOU ONLY NEED TO MAKE  6 AND SEND THEM TO ME BY THE END OF THE MONTH!!! IF YOU NEED MY ADDY JUST EMAIL ME AT stampnaddict@bigpond.com OR LEAVE A COMMENT! tHANKS FOR jOINING IN!!!

TFL 🙂 Kerri xx

“Stamps For Sale!!”

As I am waiting for my new kit to arrive from Stampin’ Up! with my new stamps etc, I have decided to have a ‘sale’ of my clear mount stamps! Ones that cling to an acrylic block!!

They are here on my Facebook page if you would like a look! http://www.facebook.com

These are an example of the stamps.  They are in great condition and some haven’t been used and a few only a few times!!! They are all $5 and in cd cases for easy storage!

THANKS TO THE LOVELY PEOPLE WHO BOUGHT MY STAMPS!!  THEY ARE ALL SOLD AND GLAD THEY ARE GOING TO A WONDERFUL HOME!!!!!  !

TFL 🙂 Kerri x

“Finding My Passion!”

You might need good strong drink after this post! lol

The past few months I have been probably what you call “having a stock take of my life at the moment!”

I am not dis-satisfied with what I am doing, but think I need something a bit more full filling and something I love doing!!  I don’t mean to seem ungrateful for where I am in my life at the moment either! I am happy being a Stay At Home Mum; I am enjoying Home Schooling JJ, teaching Cody to drive and looking after my mum and dad! They are all are important jobs but I just need something else to put my passion into!  As things are with mum and dad I am not sure if nursing is going to be an option for a while and I need to do something!!!  That is just me, I have to be busy!!!!  I have been dabbling with my quilts and some scrap-booking, my garden etc but nothing seems to be full filling like having a job!!!

Being home and having the opportunity to work from home I have decided to………………….. rejoin Stampin’ Up and re-build my business! I was just not happy doing Kaszazz and realised I love teaching people to enjoy stamping, card making and scrap booking using Stampin Up’ products!!! I love sharing as most of you know!!! I still have lots of Stampin’ Up products that I always go back to because I know them and love using them!

I can hear you saying “God she is on that train again, wont she ever find something and stick to it!”   You are probably right I have had a change with companies along the way and now I now realise that I should have stayed with Stampin Up‘ as it is their products and company that I love!! I always “learn the hard way!” lol but that is life!

I have the urge to make cards again and sell them like I was and share my passion for stamping and scrap-booking that I always have had!!! It isn’t going to be easy to re-build my business but I am determined to do it and make it successful!  It may take me 12 months to get back out there and get my customer base back but I am going to make it!! I still have some current stamp sets to use and it wont take me long to rebuild my kit ! I am totally addicted to stamps!!!

I have got to know a lovely demonstrator online and I have ordered a few things off her over the past 12 months! Her name is Sarah Jane Kale’ and she has talked me in to re joining again.  Said to me.  “How do we know how much we love something if we don’t try other things!” I think that is true and she didn’t think I was ‘weird’ for wanting to re-join!! I have found my passion again and the excitement I had when I first became a demo with them!!!

I am filling out the paper work tomorrow. I have just been been on the Stampin’ Up website deciding which new stamps, inks, card-stock, pattern papers etc I want in my new kit!! Oh the stress! lol

So watch out for my new Stampin Up’ Blog which will hopefully be up and running by the end of this week, and business launch with the new 2011-2012 Catalogue which has just been released with some beautiful new products to temp us!!

Stay Tuned for more info!

TFL 🙂 🙂  Kerri xx

“Black and White Twinchies!”

I just decided to get my butt into gear and get these Black and White Twinchies done for a swap I joined in over at Home and Scraped!  They are so much fun to make and they don’t take long to whip up!!  I used all Stampin Up’ stamps on these to make a collage effect and then stamped and fussy cut the butterfly and quote!! “I added a bit of white lace to soften the look of them.   I am happy with them and I hope the girls will be too!!!

TFL 🙂 Keri x