Stampin' Up! Convention

23 May 2013

The Stampin' Up! Annual Convention has started and I'm just so excited!

It's hard to explain the excitment. A kid in a candy shop. Maybe?  I am possibly that kid.
My heart is full with joy. My nights a filled with dreams of ribbons and pretty papers!

Most demonstrators participate in something called 'Swaps.' These are a card front and I have
made 100 of the same design. Yes, 100. Phew, so many bows! I had help thankfully, from my
good friend - thanks Nicole. xx

Here is my 'Swap' card:

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms ; From My Heart
Accessories: Crotchet Trim (dyed green with Isocol and Old Olive ink refill) ; 1cm Taffeta Ribbon ; 
Twine ; Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Colour Combination:Whisper White ; Old Olive ; Certainly Celery ; Pink Pirouette ; Melon Mambo
 I will be back on my blog to post more pictures of  Convention. If you would like to stay up-to-date with all the fun happenings at Brisbane Convention, follow me on Facebook.


Much Love,
Lou X

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Happy Mother's Day!

12 May 2013

I'm not sure about other parts of the world, but today in Australia it's Mother's Day. I am very lucky not only to have an amazing Mum, but I am also blessed to be a mother myself. 

This is just a quick post to show you the Mother's Day card I made for my mum.

'Stippled Blossoms' Tri-Fold card:

There's lots of tutorials on YouTube about tri-fold cards like this one. I have a handout that I give in my classes, if you would like the handout send me an email and I will send it to you. :)
Happy Mother's Day
With Love,
Lou X

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Just Add Ink - Sketch Challenge

06 May 2013

Just Add Ink 164

To all my devoted followers, please forgive me for not posting some creations for a little while. I am hoping I still have followers! Thank you to those who are still with me. Mwah. xx

To get back into the swing of things, I am playing along at my favourite challenge - Just Add Ink.

This week is a sketch challenge:

My card has also been made for a very special friend who loves blue and white, shabby chic and pretty things. Swoon. I'm sure the universe brought us together! Happy Birthday Sue.


The top flower has been stamped in Marina Mist and I added extra colour with Stampin' Markers. I also cut it out and raised it a little to give it dimension. Hopefully these images show it a bit better.

'You Are Loved' - Page 24 of main catalogue.

Accessories / Tools: 3.5cm Square Punch, Elegant Line Embossing Folder, Stampin' Markers, Seam Binding Ribbon 
Colour Combination: Marina Mist and Very Vanilla

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou X
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This & That - Journal your way!

01 May 2013

Firstly, please forgive me for be AWOL! I'll be updating some projects soon - promise!
Just want to quickly share the new Stampin' Up! product because it's so cute and quirky.
This is how Stampin' Up! have advertised this product and I think it speaks to so many, including myself and the part where the say 'perfectly messy!' :)
"Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, but we're giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now."


Here's the details:
  • Epic Day This and That Bundle – 133350 – $55.88 (15% off) - Only available in bundle until 31st May
  • Epic Day This and That Journal  - 131268 – $18.95
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper  -130814 – $18.95
  • Remember This and That Rotary Stamp – 131463– $9.95
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers  - 131271 – $8.95
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape – 131269 – $8.95
The fine details…
  • Stampin' Up! are introducing the line with these five products, but we’ll be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • Bundle Dates: 1-31 May (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in June and in the new catalogue, but we're only offering the discounted bundled until 31 May).
  • You can get as many This and That products or bundles as you want.

  Lou's personal little note:
I am personally very excited about this journal. I used to keep a journal like this with pictures, tickets etc and think that my Miss 10 will love this too. Stay tuned...I can't wait to get my hands on this and just love the date stamp and the pretty tape!  
Please contact me if you would like to place an order.
M: 0410 613 140
Lou X

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