Thursday 30 June 2011

Color Coach - Blog Hop Tomorrow!

Join me at 10am tomorrow!

Teri xx

Friday 24 June 2011

Finally ...... Some Really Good News!!!!! :o)

It's been a really rough week for my family this week. Last Friday my 17 year old son was hit off his motorbike by a car when he was coming home from work. The next 7 hours or so were definitely the worse of my life so far. I won't go into too many details but his femur was snapped. We were at roadside for a very long time - I managed to get there just after the ambulance and he was eventually airlifted to the RUH.

They didn't operate until Sunday and he now has a rod in his thigh. BUT we've now got him home with us again :o) It's been horrendous. He's coping well with the pain, but is very sick all the time - and that's really hard. We've only managed a couple of hours sleep each night so far and we're all feeling the extra stress that's caused.

He's had a check up today and has been given some medication that seems to be helping ..... so fingers crossed things will improve now :o) So that's one bit of my good news :o)

The other .............. ????

TWO of my WONDERFUL and FABULOUS customers are WINNERS in last month's competition on the Stampin' Up! web site!!!!!

All you had to do was answer a simple question on the site each week during May to be entered for the draws.

who each get to choose any stamp set they wish from either of the current catalogues.

Both these ladies attended my first Stampin' Up! party - Martha was my hostess
both of them continue to host parties for me throughout the year.

So THANK YOU ladies :o)

Your prizes could not have been more deserved!

Love You Both xxxx

Teri xxx

Wednesday 15 June 2011

May Project Class - Hopeful Thoughts

This was my project class for May. I love the Hopeful Thoughts stamp set (page 73 £25.95). The sentiments are geared towards sympathy and get well messages, but the images can be used for absolutely anything.

The project consisted of a gift bag and two matching cards. The bag features the Scallop Circle die .... yet again :o) and also some of the lovely butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies Die (Mini page 7 ££18.95). The Butterflies die is one that is exclusive to Stampin' Up!, so you won't find it anywhere else :o)

The papers used are the Greenhouse Gala DSP (page 89 £8.75). Aren't they pretty and summery? The colours in the first set are Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz together with a little Pumpkin Pie. The colours in the second set are Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details below. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours ...

Hopeful Thoughts - Class Instructions - £3.00

Sunday 12 June 2011

Scallop Circle Die - April Project Class

My April Project class was inspired from this box HERE. I really enjoyed making the original, but needed to simplify it to suit my class requirements :o)

The papers used are - of course - Springtime Vintage :o) I have used these papers more than any other papers EVER :o) The Seam Binding too, is beautiful and co-ordinates beautifully - I have used just a touch of it this time threaded through the buttons.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details below. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours ...

Scallop Circle Die - Class Instructions - £3.00

Gift Box

This cute little gift box uses the Scallop Circle die for decoration only. I can't give you the measurements coz mum's pinched the box for a little pressie for someone! :o)

I used the Circles 2 Die to create the flower on the top. I cut them from Very Vanilla cardstock and then inked the edges with Rose Red before scrunching them up. After unfolding them all, I stacked them and secured them together with a Clear Rhinestone brad.

Teri xx

Saturday 11 June 2011

Scallop Circle Cards

More projects using the Scallop Circle Die!

Creating an easel card is so easy using this Die. Just fold your cardstock in half and when you place it on the Die, position it so that a few of the scallop edges are outside of the fold - so they won't get cut. This forms the base card i.e. you will have 2 scallop circles joined on what was the folded edge. All you need to do then is fold one of the circles in half. The full one will form the base (bottom) of the card and the folded one will form the back and support for your card front (cut another full scallop circle to decorate and position on here. You can see the shape of it in the top pic :o)

Big Shot Swing Card!

I found THIS video on YouTube by Deb Valder showing how to do this technique with the Big Shot. Deb used the smaller Scallop circle die, which we haven't got in the UK at the moment - but the technique is the same for using the larger Die that we do have. My card base was 13.5cm x 13.5cm. You don't want to go much smaller because it will make the 'hinge' sections too narrow and weak :o)

This was the technique I demo'd at Amanda's training day :o)

This final card was a 'happy' mistake. It was originally another Swing card, but I dropped it and tore one of the hinges - still looks good though :o)

Teri xxx

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Just Believe - March Project Class

This was my March Project class. It uses the very beautiful Just Believe Stamp set (page 57). I love this set and it goes perfectly with the Elegant Soiree papers (page 91).

The project includes a card folder and three co-ordinating cards. The colours are Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details below. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours ...

Just Believe - Class Instructions - £3.00

Sunday 5 June 2011

More Baby Carriages! :o)

There's still a few more projects to show you from my Inspiration Table at Amanda's training day - all using the Scallop Circle Bigz Die from Stampin' Up! :o)

This little beauty uses the die to form the base card.

I scored and folded a piece of cardstock (sized 24cm x 12cm) at 12cm and placed onto the Scallop Circle die - BUT just bringing the folded edge inside the scallops on the left hand side so they aren't cut by the die when you run it through the Big Shot. I then just cut a section away at the front of the card to create the Baby carriage shape :o)

The handle for the carriage was created using the little Sizzlits die - Sweet Scribbles ..... and the papers are - yet again - the beautiful Springtime Vintage DSP - both from the Mini Catalogue. The cardstock is Baja Breeze.

I found this idea on Dania Welch's blog here :o)

Teri xx

Saturday 4 June 2011

Baby Carriage

This cute little Baby Carriage is yet another project from my Inspiration Table! Just shows how versatile that Scallop Circle Bigz Die from Stampin' Up! is - it can be used for so many different types of projects :o)

The Carriage is based on a tutorial from the Scor-pal web site. But I've changed a few things to give it a 'neater' finish :o) The Scallop Circle has just been cut in half and used to make the hood on the carriage.

I've decorated it with the Tiny Tags stamp set, flowers from the Boho Blossom punch and some of our Basic Pearls.

Teri xx

Friday 3 June 2011

Hopeful Thoughts - Gift Bag

This is another project I originally created for my Inspiration Table at Amanda's training. I absolutely love this bag and it was the inspiration for my project class this month which I will show you soon :o)

I have used the Hopeful Thoughts stamp set to decorate the handle and the butterflies. I coloured the image with the Stampin' Markers.

The beautiful rosette was created by cutting 2 Scallop Circles and scoring each of them in between all the scallops. You then just need to cut along one of the score lines into the centre and then concertina fold the scallops all the way round. The 2 halves are then joined together. Simple ..... :o)

Teri xx