Just thought I'd show you a few of my Stampin' Up! cards I've done.
I really only got into cards this last year or so. I never understood the fun of making cards - for me scrapbooking and papercraft was all about showcasing my photography. BUT as I got more into the paper hobby I discovered the love of creating things not necessarily to showcase photos. I made a few cards for some reason I forget and suddenly I saw the light.
It was another way for me to express myself through paper. I have always been useless at the "wifely arts" of cleaning, cooking, sewing, knitting - really useless. So I finally found something else creative that I could do - and I've always LOVED stationery.
I originally got into Stampin' Up! because I am absolutely useless at choosing colours that go together - I like to call it "colour co-ordination challenged" - so I love that everything matches and they have all the doo-dads in matching colours - ink, paper, brads, ribbon etc... Because I stress and angst about every choice this helps me no end. I became a demonstrator after I left the Scrappy-go-Lucky business so that I could get my craft items at a discount price, but then I did a few workshops and really enjoyed the challenge of creating a new project for each occasion and teaching (although I still need some serious practice at the teaching part!)
I get lots of ideas from Split Coast Stampers. I do my very best not to copy ideas in full ... I usually like colours from one card, a stamp from another and a design from yet another, then I will rearrange it all and make my card.
If you're interested in Stampin' Up! products the latest Australian catalogue is here. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy a little look at cards I've made ....
|This one is so simple. White inked flowers on a blue card then a |
simple stamp and sentiment to finish off.
|First attempt at a card with the Sweet Treat Cup. |
I need to get some more ideas for these.
|I used part of a flower fantasy window sheet (acetate with a design on it) |
from a previous mini catalogue for the front design.
|First attempt at scrapbooking with Stampin' Up! kits ... I normally do a double |
page layout so I really must finish this off sometime... and journal
(oh how I hate to journal though I know I must)
|Hmmm ... I am seeing a blue and orange theme|
|Finally used the pretties kit I bought ages ago.|
|Although you cannot see it all that well I've used clear embossing powder and |
dazzling diamonds on all of the stamped images to give it that bit of extra pizzaz.