Thursday, 24 July 2014

Something for Dad from Something For Baby

This week I had a light bulb moment.

I was looking at the new Something for Baby stamp set and matching Baby's First Framelits, and I could see something else that I could use them for. 

And since Father's Day is coming up in a few months here in Australia, I was busting to try out my idea.


Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Isn't this such a fun card.

If you have a look at the t-shirt on this card, you will see that it is the baby suit from Something For Baby that I have trimmed off. The trimmed off bit of the t-shirt the makes the perfect pair of underpants....lol. How cool is that. The tie is also from the stamp set, and so are the socks. I just added another top to them so they look more like socks than baby booties.

This is actually a hybrid card. I used My Digital Studio to create the wording and then printed it onto a piece of DSP from the Moonlight Paper Stack. Then just stuck on my different elements and the Happy Father's Day sign.

I love how this card came together, and the fact that I could use My Digital Studio for some, and traditional card making to finish it off.

To make this card you will need :-
Paper - Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Moonlight DSP
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Stamps - Something for Baby, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Accessories - My Digital Studio, Word Window Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Dimensionals, Baby First Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform


Remember you can grab anything you don't already have to make this card in my online shop anytime.

http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

Thanks for dropping by today.
I hope you find the time to be creative some time soon.

Cheers,
Narelle

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Stamp Club - Flower Patch



I am so excited to be introducing something new to my customers.

Stamp Club !!

For my very first Stamp Club will be using the wonderfully new and gorgeous Flower Patch stamp set. Oh this set is absolutely beautiful. The possibilities are endless. 


What is Stamp Club?


Stamp Club is a subscription based program where for 4 months you get to create some amazing projects.

 But all the hard work has been done for you.

The supplies are delivered straight to your door and every project comes with full instructions. 

Each Stamp Club will feature a different stamp set. In this one we use the wonderful new Flower Patch.

How does it work?


Your subscription to the Stamp Club lasts for 4 months. 

Each month you will receive a selection of products I order for you, as well as enough materials from me to complete the 4 projects per month.

 All the hard work is done for you. I co-ordinate everything and precut all the materials for you.

Full instructions for every project are included.

Doesn't this sound exciting !!!!  I can't wait to get started.


To read more about it and sign up, go to my page here for all the information.
OOhhh I can't wait.
Thanks for popping by today, and don't forget to  contact me if you have any questions at all.
Cheers,




Narelle





Monday, 14 July 2014

Father's Day just around the corner

Would you believe that Father's Day is only 2  months away. Let me tell you that time is going to go fast. I am on top of it this year and have started making my cards already. No last minute rush for me this year.....

Here is the first card I have made.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Featuring  the timeless classic "Westlands". I find this stamp always produces such a calming card. Perhaps its because the background is always made using sponging or watercolouring, so it has a softness to it. I used my aqua painter and the Classic Stamp Pads to make this background. Then just played with placing the stamps.

Oh I know I am naughty, I used retired paper and ribbon on it too. Oh well, what can I say? The stamp is meant to be the focus anyway.

If you want to make a card like this for a special man in your life, then these are the supplies you are going to need.

Supplies used:-
Stamps: Wetlands
Paper: Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Soho Sunbway DSP (ret.)
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Accessories: Antique Brads, Aqua Painter
Non SU: Brown Ribbon

And don't forget all the supplies (except for the retired ones...lol) are available in my online store 24 hours a day and can be delivered directly to your door.

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions. And if are inspired by this card and make one similar, I would love to see it. Just email me at narelle@simplystampingwithnarelle.com
I also always love feedback from the people who visit my blog,so please don't be shy, leave me a comment.

Thanks for popping by today.
Cheers,
Narelle

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Share Time

Do you love all the Designer Series Paper in the new Catalogue? And all the lovely ribbon for the new In Colours? But there is no way you can use it all, then read on.

 

Paper Share


Do you love all the Designer Series Paper in the new catalogue but know that you won't use a whole pack? Or do you want to see what it looks like in real life before you commit to a whole pack?

Then you need to join in with my paper share.


You will get a 6" x 4" piece of every bit of Designer Series Paper that is on pages 186 and 187 of the catalogue. That is 48 pieces of Designer Series Paper for just $20. This price includes postage and a guide to which pack each piece belongs.

If you want to be in the share, then please just let me know by Saturday 12th July.



Ribbon & Twine Share


Just like all the Designer Series Paper in the catalogue, do you love the new ribbon and baker's twine for the InColours? But there is no way you will ever use a whole roll?

Then you need to join in the Ribbon & Twine Share.



You will get 1 metre of each of the In Colours new ribbons and bakers twine. That is 10 metres of ribbon and twine. All this for just $12, which includes post.

If you want to be in this share, please let me know by Saturday 12th July.
Please email me at narelle@simplystampingwithnarelle.com

Thanks for popping by today.
Cheers,
Narelle

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Colour Blocking & Blendabilities

Today I have a card for you that I have used the Colour Blocking technique on for the background and Blendabilities for the flowers.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I was set a challenge by my upline to create a card using the Colour Blocking technique. Colour Blocking is where you either press the acrylic block straight onto the ink pad or colour the acrylic  block with markers, and then stamp onto the paper. That is just a basic run down, but there is so much more you can do with this technique. If you are interested  in learning more then why not come to my Tools & Techniques class on August 2nd.

I also used Blendabilities to colour in the flowers. I love how easy they are to use. I can see me using them a lot in the future. On this card I used the Cherry Cobbler and the Daffodil Delight pens.

One last thing I used to create this card was the ColorCoach.

http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=992&dbwsdemoid=4008228

I started with Cherry Cobbler as I love how rich the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities are. The combination I chose from the ColorCoach was Cherry Cobbler, Daffofil Delight and Early Espresso.  I was a bit dubious about the Early Espresso as I knew I wanted to use the Colour Blocking technique and wasn't sure how that would come out. But I was pleasantly surprised.

I love the 'arty' look of this card. It is a little different to your normal card and I love it. I hope you do too.

Supplies used:-
Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Flower Shop
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Momento Black
Accessories: Blendabilities, Basic Jewel Rhinestone, Decorative Label Punch, Pansy Punch

Thanks for popping by today.
Cheers,
Narelle

Friday, 4 July 2014

Blendabilities

Today I am very under the weather and also have a sick daughter. So I couldn't spend the time at my craft desk that I normally do. But I still wanted to do something, so I sat and thought 'what is portable that I can do anywhere?'.

Blendabilities is what came to mind. So I quickly stamped some images using Momento Ink and grabbed my packets of pens. Then I just coloured while sitting with my daughter in the family room.

First of all I had a play with all the colours I have and coloured heaps of flowers ready to make quick cards in the future.



Then I was eager to open my newest stamp set - In This Together. This was a bit trickier to colour as it is smaller and fiddly. It is not impossible, but I think I need a little more practice. I am happy how it turned out. This is such a fun stamp set which I think will be very popular.

 
 
 
Supplies used:-
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Polka Dot Designer Series Paper
Inks: Momento Black
Accessories: Blendabilities, Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Banner Punch

Thanks for popping by today.
Hope I have given you some inspiration to get creative.

Cheers,
Narelle


Sunday, 29 June 2014

Classes - all Welcome !!

Would you love to experience individual coaching and endless amounts of help and advice while you make something stunning?

Just look at some of the things we have made in the past.


Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


If you would love to make something like these then why not come along to one of my classes.

I like to keep my classes small so I can make sure that everyone gets the individual attention they deserve.

All classes are held in the air conditioned comfort of my home. So you will always be comfortable, no sweating in summer or freezing in winter.

There is always plenty of room to spread out.

My space has many samples displayed so there is always lots of wonderful creations to give you inspiration.

With tea, coffee and light refreshments on hand, what else could you want?

Individual attention that's what ! Don't get lost in the crowd, come to a class where we love to chat, have a laugh and I can help you every step of the way.

How much does all this wonderful experience cost, I hear you say. Well all classes are just $20. Now that is a bargain. That money covers your kit, the refreshments and my personalised tuition.

You not only go home with some stunning  handmade creations, but lots of inspiration and tips & tricks I share along the way.

I even have Crop Nights where you can come along and do whatever craft you want. They are only $10.

I would love to see you soon.

This is what the calendar looks like through till the end of July.

5/7 - Tools & Techniques - Blendabilities
9/7 - Card Class - Christmas in July
12/7 - Card Class - Christmas in July
16/7 - Stamp-A-Stack - Christmas in July (different cards to the Card Class)
19/7 - Stamp-A-Stack - Christmas in July
26/7 - 3D Delights - lets stay with the Christmas Theme and do a Christmas Banner and some decorations


You can check out more details and RSVP here - http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/narellefasulo/events


Hope to see you soon.
Cheers,
Narelle

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Hi I am Olaf......

...and I like warm hugs.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator




Isn't he just so adorable !!

My daughter's friend is a HUGE Frozen fan, so I decided to make her an Olaf punch art card for her birthday party this weekend.

I am so pleased with how it came out, but it wasn't my original idea. I used the video below by the very talented Michelle Suit as my guide. I didn't have all the same punches but I think my substitutions turned out ok.


I hope you enjoyed my card. I am forever grateful for fellow demonstrators who share their talents like in the video above.

Thanks for popping by today.
Thanks,
Narelle

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Sneak Peek

Today I have a sneak peak of  a project for an upcoming class, as well as a closer look at a couple of the new 2014-2016 InColours.



This will be the covered journal we will be doing in the 3D class on the 28th June. And it uses two of  the new InColours - Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey. I am sooo in love with Blackberry Bliss. So I am sure you will be seeing it pop up on a few more projects yet !

In the class I mentioned above, we will be covering a notebook, as well as making a gift box full of notecards. Would love to see you there if you are local to me. I only have 5 spots available, so make sure you book your place today.

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/narellefasulo/events?id=994284

Thanks for dropping  by.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Cheers,
Narelle

Friday, 20 June 2014

Bright Blossoms

Today I am featuring another stamp set that is about to retire - Bright Blossoms.

This is such a cute little set, I will be sad to see it go. You can make lots of different designs with the vases and flowers, so so versatile. I made the cutest little Just For You card. This is actually going in the post to one of my customers today.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Supplies used:-
Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Primrose Petals, Whisper White, So Saffron
Inks: Primrose Petals
Accessories: Primrose Petals Satin Stitched Ribbon, Punch Pack, Basic Jewel Rhinestone, Stampin Markers - Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Word Window Punch, Chebron Embossing Folder

Here is the amazing array of stamps you get in the Bright Blossoms stamp set. But because it is on the Retired Product List, you had better grab it now before it sells out. It is only available till June 30 or unless sold out.

http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=128424&dbwsdemoid=4008228
 
 
 
Remember that this stamp set and many more are only available until June 30 or unless sold out. So check out what's left today. Items are selling out fast, so make sure you don't miss out.
 
 
http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=977&dbwsdemoid=4008228
 
 
 
 
Thanks for dropping by today.
Cheers,
Narelle