Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Talented Ladies

You have seen me show you all the wonderful cards that we make each week in the card classes I teach. And you have heard me tell you how wonderfully talented the ladies are who attend.

So today I thought I would show you some of their work.

Each of these photos below, shows my card and one of the ladies in class. See if you can pick which is mine in each one.





I just love that they can take my idea and change it every so slightly to make it their own.  And then sometimes they will make it look so different and I think so much better than mine. Like the one below. I love love this card one of my students made.



Thanks for dropping by and have a great day.

Cheers,
Narelle

Sunday, 30 August 2015

To You & Yours

Have you checked out the new Holiday Catalogue yet ?  I know it's not released until Tuesday, but all my customers have theirs already. If you don't have one and are in Australia, then please let me know.

In the Holiday Catalogue there is a cool new kit called To You  & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit. It is on page 4, so make sure you check it out. The photos in the catalogue do not really do it justice. It is so much prettier in real life.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I haven't bought this kit yet, because  I just can't afford it all right now. You see my Wish List for this catalogue has 'everything' on it. And yes, I mean EVERYTHING from the catalogue.

But how lucky was I last weekend. I went to my uplines house for a team meeting and this kit was part of our Make and Takes. Yeah!

And yes, when I say the kit is prettier in real life, then believe me it's true. Here is the card I got to make out of the kit. Please ignore the couple of little mistakes, I'll explain them in a minute.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Isn't it so pretty.

Now you can see a few little mistakes - the star at the top didn't fully stamp, the pot down the bottom didn't fully stamp, and there isn't enough sprinkles in there  to see when you aren't shaking the card. My excuse ? Well it was what we call organised chaos when we were doing our make & takes. People were all so busy chatting I don't think we listened to the instructions. Then you had hands going everywhere grabbing what they needed. People were constantly asking "who has this, who has that". Yep organised chaos. But boy was it fun. There were so many giggles that I am surprised that we ended up with a completed card in the end.

But even in all that chaos, we managed to complete a card. That's  the beauty of kits from Stampin' Up!. They make it so very easy to walk away with a gorgeous project each and every time no matter your skill level or circumstances you are creating in. 

Could you imagine having a great time like this and being able to complete  these cards and some gorgeous Christmas tags as well. Then make sure you check out my Events page for the class I have scheduled to do just that. Or you can have your own private class for either these cards or the tags, or we can work out a tailored class just for you and your friends. Make sure you contact me to organise something so you can experience the joy of creating with your friends.

Check out how my private classes work.



Thanks for dropping by and have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle


Friday, 28 August 2015

Boys Will be Boys

Last week we had a family gathering for my nephews birthday which was actually in early August.

When I looked at  my stash of stamp sets I was a little stumped with what to do. This kid was turning 13 so not quite the boy anymore I guess. I toyed with the idea of using No Bones About It, but thought he might see that as a bit immature. I had already used Gorgeous Grunge on a card a few years ago.

The only set I had left in my stash that might remotely suit was Boys Will Be Boys. So this is what I came up with. I think he liked it..lol..

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


I love the effect the watercolouring gives to this cute little robot. And did you notice the background paper? I made that just by randomly stamping the robot in Marina Mist on some Whisper White card stock.

Such a simple card to make, but very effective I think.

You can get all the supplies I have listed below in my online store which is open 24 hours a day.


Product List

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

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Holiday Catalogue Tease

Do you want to see some more projects using products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue?

Of course you do. What a silly question right?

Today's project uses the wonderful Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, plus the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies, amongst others.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


I think the Hearth and Home Framelit is going to be very popular. I can see lots of uses for it besides christmas.

I loved making this card a shaker card.  But I may have added a bit too much Dazzling Diamonds Glitter as there appears to be a large snow drift outside the window.

Another product from the Holiday Catalogue I used was the Cozy Christmas stamp set. This set created my scene outside the window or Santa flying over the neighbours house. It also was used for the Christmas Wishes sentiment.

The Festive Fireplace stamp set and matching Festive Fireside Framelits were used to create the pin tree garland that is sitting in the window box.

I can see so many possibilites with all of these products. They all work beautifully together.



Product List

Remember that you can not order any of these until September  1, so if you see anything you need make sure you start writing your Wish List.

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

Friday, 21 August 2015

Using Bleach

Did you know that you can change the colour of card stock.

Well you can. Using bleach.

These are the cards that the ladies did in class this week and they have all had beach applied to change the colour of some of the card stock.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

For this first card I used Strawberry Slush (yes I know it's retired) card stock, as I had a stack of it left and couldn't stand to see it go to waste. (oops the stamp set is retired too...lol) I am sure that you get a similar effect if you used Melon Mambo. I can't say for sure as I didn't try it. But what I learnt when creating these cards,is that you can't predict what the card stock will do when bleach is applied. Some colours I tested and the bleach did nothing. Other's changed just ever so slightly.


Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

You might remember a few weeks ago I did a scrap page using the Swallowtail stamp and bleach. Well I really loved how it turned out, so I decided to incorporate it into a card as well. I love how the bleach turns the Basic Grey card stock into a So Saffron colour. So it was only natural that I added a Butterflies Thinlit butterfly in So Saffron and another in Basic Black.  I decided to not put a sentiment on this card as I think it would detract from the gorgeous butterflies.



Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

As I mentioned earlier, some card stock changed every so slightly when bleach was applied. This Night of Navy card stock was one of those. It actually changed to a lovely green colour. Perhaps if I used a different stamp you would be able to see the colour change better. It is easier to see in real life.



Product List
Bloom With Hope Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bloom With Hope Clear-Mount Stamp Set
[133952]
$30.00
Big Shot
[113439]
$169.00

I hope I have inspired you to try this technique soon.
Thanks for dropping by.

Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle