Wednesday, November 18, 2015

On Stage 2015 was amazing!!

Last weekend was incredible!! As a current SU! demonstrator I get to attend these exclusive events. This year it was a world wide occasion called On Stage 2015, so we were seeing over-seas demonstrators present from Belgium, in little ole' Melbourne, Australia!! Crazy, hey!!

The advantage of these occasions is the sharing of ideas, the personal and real connections that we get to make over the years and of course, the drooling of new products!!

Here are a couple of photos there were taken throughout the day, it was such an energetic day for everyone!

This is Mel, my upline, (the SU! demonstrator that I signed under, many years ago). She is my go to person anytime I am unsure of my colour co-ordinations for a card sketch, relevant business choices or even what I should cook for my family tonight!! She is a wonderful friend!

This is our table display, a special diary & notebook, a workplace to stamp on during the day & a new drink bottle - how did they know that Im back to running and needed it?

This smile says: I just won Prize Patrol!! Because of the colour of my badge on my lanyard, I one a 'not yet released' stamp set....therefore I cant even show you what it is!! You will have to come back early January to see the stunning images of the stamp set!!

With all Stampin' Up! events, we are encouraged to make a card or 3D item to share, known as Swaps. When I swap with another demonstrator, I receive something back that will give me new ideas of how to use a stamp set or particular product! And I now have so many ideas!!

These ear-rings is what I made to swap with my fellow demos - they use the Glimmer Paper and Organza Riboon, presented on Cherry Cobbler cardstock & Gold Embossing Powder. I made 90 pairs of these ear-rings and I was simply chuffed with the response as I was swapping with others.

Over the next few posts, I will share some of the swaps that I received back, they are all so gorgeous!

See you soon, Jo.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Love Is In The Air...

As promised, not so long ago, I am now sharing my latest Card In a Box.

Some of your may know that when I was younger, I was in Foster Care. During this time I was placed with a family that to this day, are very special to me. They became my honory Aunt & Uncle & Cousins. I went to family gatherings with them, celebrated Christmas and birthdays with them & learnt lots of life lessons, just as families do when they spend so much time together. 

I recently received an invitation to celebrate an impending marriage for their eldest boy, so was super excited to  make something so unique for them. Scott and Adriana will be married soon, in Columbia, so we had a great gathering. I got to catch up with so many people from my past, that I remember growing up with... It truly was special!

So here is the Card In a Box that I made for the gorgeous couple that are jet setting soon, to be married in Adriana's hometown, over-seas. 
Using lots of hearts, Real Red, Whisper White & Glimmer Paper mounted on acetate, I came up with this... It clearly goes outside the boundaries of the C6 envelope, so I used the next size up, to keep those hearts safe. 

I wish them so much happiness for their married life & I cant wait to hear about their Wedding and travels.

Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Card In a Box have taken over my life!!

Have you heard of the little boxes that are taking over the world, let alone my stamp table?
They are, simply put, a rectangle box that stands either landscape or portrait and have a great display of flowers, butterflies, cupcakes etc, to represent the theme of the card...

On the front is the decoration and the sentiment, while there is a  blank peice of cardstock on the back, for the message...

And as they say: Here is some I have prepared earlier... :P

Ive made this Daffoldil Delight a couple of times now, as a birthday box, Get Well Soon box & a Sympathy box. The set-up lends itself to so many occasions!!

Lots of people like a bit a of sparkle, right? They were the finishing touch to these butterflies, after they were embossed in various folders and squeezed through the big Shot....
One of the best bits of making these, in abundance, is the fact that these little bits n peices use scraps!! And my scraps were building up.... How does that not put a smile on your dial, hey?
I just love how the Glimmer Paper is so shiny in this photo!! I hope it puts a smile on the person receiving it too!!

Now you can see how these Card In a Box have taken over my stamp table, right?

I have left a very special one for my next post, which certainly wont leave you hanging for too much longer, I promise!! The next one I have to show you, is very much made with love!!

See you then...