Sunday, 23 April 2017

ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop


Welcome to the ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop.

It is always both sad and wonderful when the Retirement List is announced each year. It means that we have to say goodbye to some of our favourite products, but it also brings us joy. We are excited as we anticipate all the wonderful new products coming in  the next catalogue.

So join us as we celebrate all the wonderful items that need to go to make room for some new stuff. I am sure you will find some wonderful creations as you make your way around the blog hop.

For my creation today, I used the gorgeous Flower Patch stamp set and coordinating Flower Fair framelits. I also snuck in a bit of Gorgeous Grunge, another set that I am sad to see retiring.

Flower Patch - Simply Stamping with Narelle - shop here - https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228


I hope you like what I have created. I have used this set a lot and no matter what you do with it, the project always comes out beautiful.

Make sure you come back and check out what else is retiring here, but first you need to pop over to Kirrkie's blog to see what amazing projects she has made. If you get lost along the way, I have included the complete blog hop list below.









Blog Hop Participants:
5. Narelle Fasulo  <you are here>

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Freshly Brewed Projects - Cakes & Candles



Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls. This week it is all about Cakes & Candles.

Here is what I made.

Cutie Pie Thinlits - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2oehOea

Cutie Pie Thinlits - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2oehOea



I have a confession to make. I have had this stamp set and these framelits for nearly twelve months, and this is the first time I have used them. Isn't that shocking! And now I have, I can see me using them a lot more often in the future. 

The cake slice closes with tabs at the back, so it is perfect for party treats and even birthday money. I can see these lots of uses for it.

Here is the stamp set, incase you haven't seen it before. And you can purchase your set here.
Sweet Stack - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2oei9xm


And  these are the framelits, grab yours here.

Cutie Pie Thinlits - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2oehOea

Now that you have seen my project, hop over to see what the other Latte Girls have done.



Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Don't waste it...Use It!

Quite often I will have scraps of things left over. If I do a video of how I have made a card, I will have bits and bobs left. I used to throw these things away. But I now challenge myself to see what else I can do with them.  

Today I want to show you how a scrap of left over watercolour background has turned into these cards. 

Beautiful You - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2oef9kI

Beautiful You - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2oef9kI

Beautiful You - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2oef9kI


I did a video on facebook showing how to create a watercolour background, and make tags and card backgrounds out of it.





And when I was finished, I ended up with a piece of multicoloured card stock that I would normally throw away. But I looked at some of the bigger sections on it, and thought I could probably fit a stamp on them. And what better stamp to use than Beautiful You.



So I hope that you take a second look at what you are about to throw away. Could you get another use out of it ?

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle


Monday, 17 April 2017

RemARKably Creative Blog Tour


I am so excited to be participating in the RemARKably Creative Blog Tour. It is going to be great.

This blog tour is for the members of Janet Wakeland's team and the training centre members. I am lucky to be a member of the training centre. It is fantastic and I have learnt so much.

The theme for this blog tour is Urban Underground.


This product suite is wonderful for all the male cards and projects that we need to create throughout the year.

Here is what I made.


I love that the D and A in the Urban District stamp set has lots of little images in it. When you look closely at it, there is probably at least one image that can be applied to every male. So I thought it would be fun to colour in the ones that apply to my husband. Now this card will be the one that my children give to my husband on Father's Day. 

The designer series paper in this suite is very cool. Lots of greys and crushed curry. And the little metal embellishments are to die for. Then there is the washi tape. So much to love in this product suite. Check it all out here.

Now that you have seen what I have made with this amazing product suite, follow along with the list below to see what every one else has done.



I have used the Urban Underground product suite in my April Scrapbook Kit. Make sure you check that out here.


Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle



Sunday, 16 April 2017

Birthday Note Cards

Do you sometimes just need a little note card to pop into a gift? Sometimes a normal sized card doesn't always work, especially when you want to put a card in with the gift  but the gift size isn't that big.  That's when cute little cards like these are perfect.

Party Animal Designer Series Paper - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2oe5WsD

These were made using the Party Animal Designer Series Paper and  the Balloon Adventures stamp set. They are 4"4", so a perfect fit for most gifts.

Here is a close up of each. They are all basically the same, just with different backing paper and colourways.

Party Animal Designer Series Paper - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2oe5WsD

Party Animal Designer Series Paper - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2oe5WsD

Party Animal Designer Series Paper - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2oe5WsD

Party Animal Designer Series Paper - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2oe5WsD


These cards were one of the projects in March's Stamping By Mail.

What is Stamping By Mail?

For all stampers from the beginner to the experienced.

Each month a new Stamping By Mail Class is released with a different theme.

There is no lock in contract, or any set amount of months you need to purchase. Just purchase whatever months you like the look of. Easy peasy.
April's Class is using the Special Reason Bundle.



Special Reason





Stamping By Mail is a fun way to get some great project ideas straight to your door for you to do in the comfort of your own home.

Now onto the finer details

What you get is the following -

Special Reason -  $110
  • Special Reason Clear Mount stamp set
  • Stylish Stems Framelits Dies
  • Affectionately Yours  Washi Tape
  • Class Materials to make 8 projects
  • Full instructions and photos for each project
  • So let's break that down. You get all this 
    •  $90 worth of product
    •  over $60 in class fees for FREE (normally a $20 class covers only 3  projects)
    •  full instructions
    •  FREE shipping normally worth $15 or more, depending where you  live
    •  exclusive videos 
    •  WOW that's a whole lots of stuff valued  over $200, for just $110

This is the new product you will get with your project kits and instructions.

Product List


All class materials and products will be shipped to you free of charge. Yep, no extra shipping cost included.

If you already have some of these products, you can substitute them for something else once you have registered. 

Please note the kits will start shipping late April.
So want to join in the fun? Just click on the Register button below. I can't wait to get started.


Registration will remain open until the last day of the month.


Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Recycle


Have you ever recycled anything and used it when making your projects? 

This months challenge over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking is just that. 
Use something recycled long with this fabulous mood board.


I decided to use the colours of the mood board and the butterfly as inspiration. But I twisted the butterfly to insect, and then translated that to dragonfly. A bit like chinese whispers or mind association I guess. 
 I just love that with any mood board you can use it for inspiration and twist it your way.

So this is the page I made.

Dargonfly Dreams - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2odL44V


The recycled component of my layout is the background. That is the brown paper we get in our boxes when we order. I simply scrunched it up, opened it up, then spritzed it with Pacific Point and Old Olive. Scrunched it up again and then opened it to let dry.

I tore a few strips off and made flowers out of them too. Here is a close up of them.



Make sure you pop over to Off The Rails Scrapbooking and check out all the other inspiration from the design team. Why not enter the challenge while your there.

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle


Friday, 14 April 2017

Falling in Love

I have fallen in love with the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper. It is just so girly, romantic and sweet. So I just had to use it in last months Scrapbook Kit. Here is another page I made with it.

Falling In Love Designer Series Paper - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2l6x61k

I used four of the patterns on this page. Normally I wouldn't mix so much on the one page, but because they are small pieces and separated by photos, I thought it would work ok.

Here is a closer look at the paper in case you haven't seen it yet. You can grab  yours here.



Like I said earlier, this page was done as inspiration for the Scrapbook Kit in March.
 I am taking sign up's for April now.

Do you have lots of photos laying around in boxes?
Would you love to be able to create beautiful pages to showcase them?
Don't know where to start or what to do?

Then let me show you how to create beautiful scrapbook pages that are easy to do.

Just purchase my Scrap Kit of the Month to begin.

Each kit will contain new product, plus kits with sketches and instructions 

See more information HERE.



Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day
Cheers,
Narelle





Thursday, 13 April 2017

High Tide

Today I wanted to make some cards using the High Tide stamp set. So I decided to have a play around with the backgrounds to see what effects I could get.

High Tide - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available  here - http://bit.ly/2nSlOyd


All these three cards are basically identical. The only differences are between the background and the colour of the lighthouse. It was so much fun playing around with the different colours for the backgrounds. And so easy to do. Just a couple of ink pads and some of our sponges. So much fun. And you have to have fun, right ! Otherwise what's the point.

Here is a closer look at each card. Which is your favourite?


High Tide - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available  here - http://bit.ly/2nSlOyd

High Tide - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available  here - http://bit.ly/2nSlOyd

High Tide - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available  here - http://bit.ly/2nSlOyd

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Freshly Brewed Projects - Stamped Backgrounds



Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls. This week it is all about stamped backgrounds.

Here is the card I made.

Window Shopping - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://bit.ly/2nRRNyI


I created the background for this card using one of the stamps from the Window Shopping Stamp set. This is a great set, designed to go with the Window Box dies, but they can be used by themselves as well. 

I love being able to use stamps for other things than what they are intended for.

Now that  you have seen what I have done, please check out what the other Latte Girls have been up to.




Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

Wedding


Today I am thrilled to be playing along with Kylie's International Highlights.

The theme this month  is Weddings.

Here is what I made.

All your weeding needs - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228



Stampin' Up! have made it so easy for you to make everything you need for a wedding. We have the most gorgeous papers, stamps and dies to cut the most gorgeous favours.

Here are some items that would make your special day truly beautiful and unique.

All your wedding stationary needs - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

Get all the supplies to make these items and more in my online store.


Did you know that you can vote for me on Kylie's International Highlights. I would be thrilled if you would consider voting for me.



Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle