Wednesday, February 26, 2020

#simplestamping - KISS, right?

All too often we over think things, right?

It may be at work when trying to present something important, at home during meal preps & it absolutely happens when stamping!!

KISS - is an anagram for Keep It Silly & Simple - what a great way to live life and to stamp, dont you think?

So it's time to pull it back and create something with simple stamping. Why complicate the process & the end product, hey?

With this simple image, I just love the lines and the continual pattern that this stamp creates!!

While this was taken from the catalogue, it makes me wonder what occasion the card would be for and who would receive it?

The blues are stunning & the image is simply beautiful and beautifully simple!!

Id love to see your #simplestamping, share them below, on here!!

Right, Im off to create something too, inspired by this image alone!!

Thankyou, chat again later, Jo. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Kylies demonstrator blog hop, Feb 2020

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Oh my goodness, the birthday, Christmas & New Year celebrations have come, gone & become a memory already & now it's February!! Ekkk!!

And now I'm trying to play catch-up from the time that I have had away from my business...a bit of a mistake, I think??

That's why I'm here participating in Kylie's Blog Hop, giving my blog some desperately needed CPR!!

So with this in mind, here is one of the projects that I have made this week. I found out that the mother of a friend was recently married to her partner of 21 years, during January & I loved the idea of making a card to celebrate the occasion.

 After using the hearts dies, I then ran one through the Beads & Baubles embossing folder & the other through the Country Floral embossing folder.

And the third embossing folder I used, for the back of the card, was the Subtle one, just to give a softer look, rather than the stark white of our beautiful Whisper White cardstock.
I then painted each of them using Wink of Stella, to give the hearts a little bit of glimmer & added the beautiful pearls for a touch of class.

Teaming the Silver Embossing powder, I stamped a sentiment from the Sending You Thoughts set, (available FREE during Salebration, ask me how) & mounted this.

So, of course, I JUST HAD to complete the 'set' & went ahead & made a card for 2 grooms & then a bride & groom.
 For each of these cards, I simply embossed Congratulatios inside.
 Here they all are, together, gosh Im happy with the simplicity of them!
And of course, I always dress up the envelope, Going back to the original card), the new wife s must have a tease of what lays inside, right?

For those interested, here is my Live video from last week, where you can see how I put this card together...

Thanks for looking at my blog, Jo Weedon, I'd love to see you back here again, soon.

Now onto someone else who has been busy with their creations!!

Cardstock: Whisper White & Very Vanilla
Big Shot & Accessories: Beads & Baubles, County Floral, Subtle embossing folders.
Ink: Versamark
Accessories:  Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Tear n Tape, Dimensionals

Monday, December 9, 2019

End Of Year Class Gifts...

Using a single piece of A4 cardstock as the base, Whisper White for the mat and then the Designer Paper, Shefka & I spent Friday making these for her class participants.

She has studied with her peers for 6 months, completes her Child Care Course next week & then they go out into the 'big wide world' to find work!!

What an accomplishment - her studies & getting these done!! :)

I can''t wait to hear what Shefka decides to put in each box, I'll let you know!!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron.
Accessories:  Whisper White ribbon, Paper Trimmer,Bone Folder, Tear n Tape


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Year-End Closeout.

This time of the year is fantastic for sales!! Especially during the Year End Closeout - selling retiring favourites or discounted items!!

When you follow this link: Shop now, you will be able to purchase items that have been heavily reduced and have them sent directly to you!!

Easy peasy, dont you think??

Quick, go and check them out...

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Parcels & Petals, A Great Card & Wrapping!!

How gorgeous is this bundle?
Buy purchasing this stamp set and matching dies, you will be able to create many delightful cards, tags, bags or wrapping paper!!

And of course, the images will all match - which is exactly what SU! is all about!!

And with most bundles, you receive 10% off when you purchase it together!!
 How cute is this simple card? And you can leave it as it is or step it up and embellish even more with layers, if you like!!

Find this bundle here. Did you know that it can be sent directly to your stamp studio, rather than me delivering it?

How awesome is that!!

Happy shopping!!

Hugs, Jo

Sunday, November 24, 2019

It's a Cut Above The Rest!!

The new  Paper Trimmer from Stampin' Up! is stunning!!

It cuts paper or cardstock right up to the 12 x 12 sheetswith ease & the arm stores away neatly.

 The blade is twice the size of the past one while the scoring blade moves silently & smoothly.
 The markings of CM or Inches run aross the top and bottom of the tool, so can be used easily by left and right handed people.
The space between the main body of the tool & the arm has markings on it so you dont loose your measurement, should it fall into that area.

At $44 each, with each of the blades, they make a great addition to your craft table and is a great Christmas present.

Be sure to purchase yours soon, yes its available now, so as to have it by the time Santa arrives OR you can place this in your Starter Kit, during Saleabration period, (beginning Jan 3), along with other goodies!!

Talk again soon, happy crafting!!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Let's Swap Inspiration!!

During a Stampin' Up! event, one of the best things to do is to swap!!

We can swap cards or 3D items and the buzz is incredible when it happens!!

It's always lovely to introduce yourself while swapping - I just love when I make a connection with who I am swapping, to be someone that I have either followed or even chatted with on-line!

And the ideas, colour combinations & inspiration is so incredible!! Check out a few of these cards!

Margi's card uses 2 pieces of DSP, which we dont see very often & I LOVE IT!!
The Daisy Lane bundle, Butterfly Gala & Stamping Your Way To The Top work so well together.

The Pressed Petal DS & coloured vellum are simply stunning!!

Leonie's card is made just in time for this Christmas! And it is so clean & fresh!! Co-ordinating the Christmas Gleaming & Tidings All Around stamp sets with Sahara Sand & Cherry Cobbler cardstock is a great combination!!

I love it all!!

Monica's card has so many parts to it but it absolutely works!!

She has used the Perenial Essence DSP with Whisper White cardstock & given it height by using the Rectangle Stitched Dies & lifting them up on Dimensionals. Sponging the petals of the punched Perennial Flower gives it depth & makes it a focal point - just beautiful!

This card really does make me smile!!

If any of these cards make you want to create, contact me or my page, to order your own supplies.

Stay close, I'll share more swaps that I have received. They wont disappoint!!

Card 1:
Stamps: Daisy Lane, Butterfly Gala
Cardstock: Whisper White & Think Whisper White, Perennial Essence Vellum
DSP: Pressed Petals DSP
Ink: Merry Merlot, Mossy meadow, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Daisy Punch, Linen Thread, Shimmery Crystal Effect, Perennial Essence Floral Centres, Tear n Tape.

Card 2:
Stamps: Christmas Gleaming, Tiddings All Around
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot items: Well Written
Accessories:   Linen Thread

Card 3:
Stamps: Tasteful Textures
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Perennial Essence
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Big Shot items: Tasteful Backgrounds, Rectangle Stiched
Punches: Perennial Flower, Leaf, 1/2' circle
Accessories: Perennial Essence Flower Centres, Dimensional, Tom Bow Glue