Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Freshly Brewed Projects - Leaves and Foliage


Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects. This week we are focusing on Leaves and Foliage. We have some fantastic products in the catalogue that you can use for this theme. Today I choose to use a couple of my favourites - the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and the matching Botanical Builder Framelits. 

Botanical Blooms - Botanical Builders framelits - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

I decided to do a scrapbook page this time around. I have sadly neglected my scrapbooking for some years now. I have so many photos waiting to be shown off. I do Project Life more often now, but I still do love to do the traditional pages.

This was such a quick and easy page to put together.  I stamped the edges of a 12"x 12" sheet of Whisper White paper with a mix of Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron, using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

 I then got a piece of  Whisper White cardstock measuring 8 1/4" x 7 3/4"  and stamped the leaf pattern from the Botanical Blooms stamp set in Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron. I started by stamping the bottom row in alternating colours. Then I stamped the second row, but I offset them. I continued with this pattern until the whole piece was covered. I had used this pattern on a card a little while ago and thought it would make an interesting background for a layout.  

A technique like this is fantastic for when you don't have  the right designer series paper to suite what you want to do.

Have you seen this stamp set in the catalogue. You really need to get it. I have seen so many wonderful creations using it.

Botanical Blooms - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228


I then sponged around all the pieces of cardstock and the page as well. The other elements on the page are cut from the Botanical Builders framelits which coordinate with the Botanical Blooms stamp set. If you get the stamp set, you really do need to get the framelits as well.

Botanical Builder Framelits - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228



Now that you have seen my project, it is time to check out what the other Latte Girls have been up to.


Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.

Cheers,
Narelle


Monday, 27 June 2016

Marquee Messages....again

I still have lots of projects I have made with Marquee Messages that I haven't shown you. And my weekend didn't quite go as I planned, so had nothing to show that I created over the weekend. That's why today I will show you Marquee Messages...again.


Marquee Messages - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141727&dbwsdemoid=4008228

There is so much going on with these cards. Each one has three layers of DSP, all of which have had the edges distressed. Then there is the Marquee Messages stamp in the middle, one with added rhinestones, one with pearls. An extra arrow has been added that has balloons attached to it. These are such fun and whimsical cards that anyone would love to receive on their birthday.

I hope you don't overlook the Marquee Messages stamp set in the catalogue. It is such a fun set.

Marquee Messages - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141727&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Marquee Messages Photopolymer Stamp Set 141727
Price: $37.00


You know that person who doesn’t get something unless the message is big and loud and written in lights? They’ll get the message when it’s on a marquee. Make your own marquee messages for all of the awesome people in your life.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. 
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). 
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 16 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, e, g, h

Grab yours today here.

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


Friday, 24 June 2016

Picture Perfect

Today I have a card to share with you that has an interesting spine. I taught this technique in class a few weeks ago and the ladies could  not believe how easy it was to do.

Picture Perfect - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle -available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=140520&dbwsdemoid=4008228

I downloaded a template from somewhere ages ago for the spine. But basically  you cut diagonal  lines along the fold and then fold every second  piece down and tuck it  under. The template had lots of different cuts for many different looks, so one day I will have a go at some of the others.

The stamp set I used is called Picture Perfect, and just happens to be the set of the week over at What Will You Stamp. This set is one that I have found people either love or are luke warm towards. The multi step stamping puts some people off, but what I have found in class, is that once people have a play they are more confident and come to love this set. Actually when I did this card in class, the ladies all stamped much better flowers than mine.

Here is the stamp set if you haven't seen it before. 

Picture Perfect - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle -available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=140520&dbwsdemoid=4008228

I hope I have  inspired you to get inky real soon.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Marquee Messages

I thought it was time to show you some more of the projects I did for OnStage Local in April. I was given the opportunity to showcase Marquee Messages. Here are a few of the projects I made.

Marquee Messages - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141727&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Marquee Messages - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141727&dbwsdemoid=4008228


Have you spotted this set in the catalogue??


Marquee Messages - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141727&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Marquee Messages Photopolymer Stamp Set 141727
Price: $37.00


You know that person who doesn’t get something unless the message is big and loud and written in lights? They’ll get the message when it’s on a marquee. Make your own marquee messages for all of the awesome people in your life.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. 
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). 
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 16 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, e, g, h

Grab yours today here.

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

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Freshly Brewed Projects - Furry Friends

Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls. This week we are talking Furry Friends. I am sure we can all relate to this one as most people have some sort of pet. We have a cat. She is a gorgeous Chocolate Point Ragdoll and is around 18 months old. It is my children's first pet, so she is one spoilt kitty. 

But today I haven't done a cat for my furry friend.  I have instead opted to honour my daughters natural ability to draw cartoon characters. She is always drawing and one of her favourite things to do, is to make up characters. The thought of doing this came to me last weekend when we were relaxing on the lounge and she was happily sitting next to me with sketchbook and pencil in hand. When I saw what she was drawing, the Playful Pals stamp set came to mind. So this is what I made.

Playful Pals - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

Don't ask me whether this furry friend is a dog or cat because I honestly don't know. I was aiming for a cat but when I look at it, I see dog as well. I think I may have just created a new character for my daughter to include in her stories. Yes she also writes stories to go along with the characters she draws. This furry friend was so much fun to make. Just look at the elements I had to work with.

Playful Pals - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228


The possibilities are endless. There are so many different creatures you can create. And I am sure you can come up with more realistic looking ones than I can.

Because I wanted my furry friend to be the main attraction of the card, I choose a relatively plain back drop from the Pop Of Pink DSP.  
Pop of Pink DSP - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228


The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes.

Endless Birthday Wishes - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

Did you notice the scalloped square behind my furry friend. Isn't is awesome. It's just enough of a pop of colour. I did that with the new Layering Squares Framelits. These are so cool. There are 19 squares in the pack. Half plain and half scalloped, so the combinations are amazing. I can see these getting used a lot. Check them out for yourself.

Layering Squares Framelits - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228


Ok so that's enough from me. Now it is time to see what the other Latte Girls have done.


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

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Fairy Celebration Simply Done

After yesterday's somewhat over the top Fairy Celebration card, I thought today I would share a much simpler card. 

Fairy Celebration - Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

 Again I water coloured the fairy image and I wanted it to stand alone on the card. I didn't want a lot of fuss around it, but I needed something other than plain card stock behind it. I couldn't find any dsp that suited and none of the embossing folders I had seemed to work. 

As I was scrounging through my dsp drawer I came across the wonderful Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. Have you noticed this in the catalogue.

Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

It is the same as the window sheet that we have, BUT it has the most amazing gold and silver prints on it. It is so so nice. You really have to see it and feel it to truly appreciate how nice it is. It is perfect for this card as it adds a little interest in the background without distracting from the main image.

So back to the stamp set. There are more images yet in this set that I haven't used. Aren't they all so cute and I love the script of  the sentiments.
Fairy Celebration - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228
So expect a few more Fairy Celebration cards in the future.
I hope I have inspired you to get creative.
Thanks for popping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

Monday, 20 June 2016

Fairy Celebration Garden Step Card

Today I have another card for you using  the Fairy Celebration stamp set. This is such a beautiful stamp set. This card would be perfect for any special little girl.

Fairy Celebration - Jar of Love - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle

I water coloured the fairy image and mounted her onto Melon Mambo card stock, and then onto some Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Then I went crazy with cutting out lots of flowers and leaves from the Jar of Love stamp set. The steps to the side of the fairy panel were then covered in all these amazing flowers and leaves. Can you see the little fairy wandering through  the flower garden.

I was in love with stamp set as soon as I saw it, but was unsure of how many different cards I could make with it. I was unsure how different I could make  the images. But I am happy to say that I have come up with more ideas than I thought I would. I will probably share another card tomorrow.

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

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Do you love FREE stuff?

Who doesn't right !!  Then let me tell you all the FREE  stuff I have on offer at the moment.

First up, I have a limited time promotion where you get FREE stuff when you attend one of my classes at my home.

Want FREE stuff ? - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle

It is so so simple, and so so good. All you need to do is attend one of  my classes at my house and pick a number when you arrive. At the end of class, I will give you a gift with your corresponding number on it. All the gifts are Stampin' Up! product. How cool is that !!   To see all the classes I have on my calendar just go HERE. Just so you know, the weekend classes are the ones in my home. The weekday classes do not qualify. Now make sure you bookmark that page as I am always adding new classes and adding information and pictures to the ones already listed.

Now the next FREE thing I have to tell you about is the extra stamp sets you can get when you join in June. 


Now  these stamp sets are of any value you choose. I love this ! No having to choose from a select range. No sir. You can choose any two stamps you want. Wow. So for $169 you get the normal $235 worth of product, that again, you get to choose. PLUS the two FREE stamp sets. Amazing! So if you want a discount on all your crafting needs, make sure you  join before the end of June.


And the third FREE stuff I need to tell you about, is the FREE stuff you can get with my Loyalty Programme.


When you purchase from me you automatically enter into my Loyalty Programme. The programme is really simple and really easy to get FREE stuff. For every full $50 per order, excluding postage, you will receive a loyalty stamp on your Loyalty Card. Once you have all 10 spots stamped, you will receive from me, a stamp set of your choice, up to the value of $50, from any current catalogue. Now that's easy isn't it. I love my customers and I love rewarding them. 

To start earning your Loyalty stamps, pop over to my online store and start the road to rewarding yourself.


Wow that's a lot of FREE stuff ! Make sure you don't miss out on any of it. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me.
As I am in Australia, I can only offer all the above to Australian residents. If you live else where, be sure to look up your local demonstrator to see what they can do for you.


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


Friday, 17 June 2016

Tutorial - Add Dimension to your flowers

A little while ago I showed you some monochromatic cards highlighting the new InColors. On those cards were some dimensional flowers. And since this months challenge at Off The Rails Scrapbooking is all about monochromatic, I thought I would share with you how I made those flowers.

Here is one of those cards.

Flower Shop - Dimensional Flowers - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle

Here is a close up of the flowers.

Flower Shop - Dimensional Flowers - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle


And this is how I made them.


First I stamped the flowers using the Flower Shop stamp set and punched them out using the Pansy Punch. I then water coloured them using an Aqua Pen and Dapper Denim ink. Some flowers I coloured fully, some I just did the edges.

Flower Shop - Dimensional Flowers - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle


Then I spritzed them with water and did like a concertina fold on each petal.

Flower Shop - Dimensional Flowers - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle

After I spritzed the flowers I realised that I forgot to cut them. To enable a nicer petal fold, I cut between each petal down to the stamped stamens. This just makes each petal that you are folding as long as the stamped edge of the petal. I hope this bit makes sense. Once you get to this step when making them, you will understand what I mean....I hope...lol

Flower Shop - Dimensional Flowers - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle


They were then dried with the heat tool.

Flower Shop - Dimensional Flowers - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle

Flower Shop - Dimensional Flowers - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle

Once dry I pulled out the petals a little so they weren't quite so scrunched. Then I cut out the centres using the Botanical Builders Framelits. I pushed down in the centre of both the flowers and the flower centres using the Stampin' Pierce Mat and Paper Piercing Tool. This gave the flowers more depth.

Flower Shop - Dimensional Flowers - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle

Flower Shop - Dimensional Flowers - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle

The centres were then glued into each flower using Tombow Liquid Glue. The last thing I did was add a rhinestone to the middle of each flower. And there you have it, completed flowers.

Flower Shop - Dimensional Flowers - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle



I hope you find this tutorial useful and you make them yourself real soon.

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

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Playful Palette DSP

Yesterday as part of the Freshly Brewed Projects I showed you a card using the Painter's Palette stamp set. But did you know that it is part of a bigger product suite. The Playful Palette Suite.

Playful Palette - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle

Another item in the suite is the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack. This paper stack is just wonderful. And a very handy 6" x 6". So you can do more than just card fronts with it.

I must say when I first saw this paper I was a bit taken aback because it seemed so bright and bold. But the more I have used it, the more I have grown to love it. And if you really can't get over the bold patterns, there is always the reverse side which is much tamer.

Painters Palette - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle


The card I did today is a very subtle card. Even though I love the paper, I still wanted to mute it more. So I added a layer of vellum on top which added some softness. I also wanted to show off several of the designs in the pack, so went for a design that allowed me to do just that. All I simply did was cut 1" strips of several of the papers. Sponged around each in Sweet Sugarplum. Then glued them on at an angle. I trimmed the excess and then completed the sponging on the cut edges. I adhered the vellum in the top right and bottom left corners. I knew I was putting elements in those two places, so the glue would not show.

We have so many beautiful new flower options in the new catalogue, but I wanted to highlight a stamp set that has been around for a little while and probably overlooked by now. Flower Patch. I love this set as you can do so much with it. A change of colours and you have a whole new look.

Before  you go, I just wanted to ask you, do you want FREE stamps? You do !! Of course you do. Then all you need to do is to purchase the Starter Kit in June and you will get TWO FREE stamp sets, of your choice. Click on the graphic below to get started.



Contact me if you have any questions.

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