Sunday, 24 July 2016

Peace This Christmas

With all the madness happening around  the world at the moment, the name of this stamp set is something that is on everyone's mind. Wouldn't it be fantastic to actually have Peace This Christmas. It is something we can all strive for and indeed achieve, if only in our immediate families. So I challenge you all, mend any bridges that may be broken in your relationships so you can truly work towards a peaceful Christmas.

Today's card using this set was based on the current sketch over at Mojo Monday. I hope you like it.

Peace This Christmas - Thoughtful Branches - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - avialable here -  http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

This is the sketch it was based off.


This is the Peace This Christmas stamp set in case you have missed it in the catalogue.
Peace This Christmas - Narelle Fasulo -Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141570&dbwsdemoid=4008228


It is part of the This Christmas Product Suite which also has the beautiful This Christmas Designer Series Paper. This paper is just beautiful and you get 4 sheets of each design, so you can do lots with them.

This Christmas Designer Series Paper - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141628&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Not only did I use the Peace at Christmas stamp set, but I also used the Thoughtful Branches stamp set for the trees. This set is available for a limited time only starting August 1. 

Thoughtful Branches - available from August 1 - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle

You will be able to get these at a reduced price if you take advantage of the Bonus Days deal that is on now.
HURRY there are only a few days left.
Here is how it works - You’ll get a $9 coupon (via email) by spending $90 in July. You can use the coupons in August on any item you want! The best part is that you can earn another coupon for every $90 you spend.



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


Love and Affection

Well wishes and floral kisses brighten even the gloomiest of days. Send a smile or let someone know how lovely they are.

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

And because this is an open flower design, it is also perfect for water colouring, like I did on todays' card.

Love & Affection - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141545&dbwsdemoid=4008228

This such a great stamp set. There are so many possibilities with it.

Love & Affection - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141545&dbwsdemoid=4008228

The colour scheme of today's card is brought to you by the current challenge over at Global Design Project. Challenges like these are so much fun. So why not pop over and give it a go.



And don't forget that during July you can earn vouchers to spend in August.
HURRY there are only a few days left.
Here is how it works - You’ll get a $9 coupon (via email) by spending $90 in July. You can use the coupons in August on any item you want! The best part is that you can earn another coupon for every $90 you spend.



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



Saturday, 23 July 2016

Jar of Love

Mason jars are so 'in' these days. I see them everywhere being used for all sorts of purposes including vases and drink glasses, and the more unusual including terrariums and snow globes. Some are painted, others tinted and the rest left clear but fancied up with lots of ribbon and lace. 

So as soon as I saw the Jar of Love stamp set in the catalogue, I had to have it. Natutally I was thrilled to see it as this weeks theme over at What Will You Stamp?, and just had to play along.

Jar of Love - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=142342&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Jar of Love - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=142342&dbwsdemoid=4008228

I had seen earlier in the week a beautiful window display of mason jars. They were all pastel pinks and blues that were used as vases containing the most gorgeous peonies and soft foliage. So this is what I had in mind when I made this card. 

I had no patterned paper with the right design so I just stamped the card front to give it a soft foliage look which echoed the foliage in the vases. The card was purposely left without a sentiment so it could be used for many different occasions. The Hello Friend on the vases is enough I think.

And don't forget that during July you can earn vouchers to spend in August.
Here is how it works - You’ll get a $9 coupon (via email) by spending $90 in July. You can use the coupons in August on any item you want! The best part is that you can earn another coupon for every $90 you spend.



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


Thursday, 21 July 2016

A Little Foxy

Foxes are everywhere at the moment. I have seen them on home decor, invitations, babies wear and lots of other places. So how cool is it, that Stampin' Up! are so on trend with the A Little Foxy Product Suite. Have a look at some of what you can make with it.

A Little Foxy Product Suite - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=31005&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Because this suite is so stinkin cute, I just had to have it. A bit like most of the catalogue really !
Anyway, I finally had a chance to play with the stamp set from this suite the other day, and this is what I made.

Foxy Friends - Narelle Fasulo -Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141549&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Just something very simple. I used the Foxy Friends stamp set and the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack. That paper is so cute. And the amount of different animals I have seen made with the stamp set is amazing.

This is the stamp set.

http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141549&dbwsdemoid=4008228
Foxy Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set141549
Price$47.00
What does the fox say? She says that you’re invited to a forest party! This stamp set lets you make foxes, raccoons, wolves, squirrels, rabbits, deer, and the forest to boot. Furry forest friends are calling!

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: 29 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, d, h


And check out all these animals that some clever person has come up with. I have saved this image from a Pin on Pinterest that was pinned  by Stamp Spectacular with Desiree Spenst - Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 

Fox Builder Punch - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141470&dbwsdemoid=4008228

All these cuties were created using the Fox Builder Punch. And how clever are some people, this one is so now.

Fox Builder Punch - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141470&dbwsdemoid=4008228



Hopefully I will get to have a play with the punch soon.

What a fantastic product suite this is. So versatile.

And don't forget that during July you can earn vouchers to spend in August.
Here is how it works - You’ll get a $9 coupon (via email) by spending $90 in July. You can use the coupons in August on any item you want! The best part is that you can earn another coupon for every $90 you spend.



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

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Freshly Brewed Projects - Feathers


Weclome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls. This week we are talking Feathers. So I chose to work with the cute and oh so fabulous Flamingo from the Pop of Paradise stamp set.

Here is what I made.

Pop of Paradise - Narelle Fasulo -Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141581&dbwsdemoid=4008228

I love the instant feeling of summer when I use this stamp set. The fabulous flamingo and the bold foliage just make me wish that I was somewhere warm and tropical. 

Check out the stamp set.
Pop of Paradise - Narelle Fasulo -Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141581&dbwsdemoid=4008228


The background of this card was created by using the Brushstrokes background stamp in Blushing Bride. I stamped off once so the background would be more subtle as I really wanted the flamingo to pop. I then stamped some of the leaves onto the card. I stamped once in full ink and then stamped a second time without reinking. On another piece of Whisper White Card Stock, I stamped several more leaves, the flamingo, the Thank You banner and another small section of the Brushstrokes stamp. I cut all these elements out and used the Layering Circle Framelits to cut out a section of the stripes. I glued the flamingo straight onto the card, but all the other elements are raised using Dimensionals.

Now that you have seen my card, it's time to check out what the other Latte Girls have been doing.


And don't forget that during July you can earn vouchers to spend in August.
Here is how it works - You’ll get a $9 coupon (via email) by spending $90 in July. You can use the coupons in August on any item you want! The best part is that you can earn another coupon for every $90 you spend.






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


Friday, 15 July 2016

#frommetoyouwhenyouarefeelingblu


Today I am playing along with an International Blog Highlight hosted by fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Kylie Bertucci. Kylie sets a theme and any one who wants to play along just creates an  item and does a blog  post for it. Simple. And so much fun. I have played along with these before, and wanted to do it again.  Did you know that you can vote on your favourite projects in this blog hop. So make sure you read all the way to the bottom of my post to find that voting link. I would love it if you showed me some love and voted for me.

The theme for this blog hop is From Me To You When You Are Feeling Blu. At times there are people we know who are struggling with depression or just having a lousy time. So why not send them some love and kindness. Let them know that you are thinking of them.  It is a powerful thing to receive a handmade card containing encouraging words.

This is the card that I made.

Flower Patch - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=134207&dbwsdemoid=4008228

I have a friend in mind that I will be sending this card to. I can't tell you anymore than that, because then she will know it is for her. I want it to be a surprise.

I used the Flower Patch stamp set on this card. I let my daughter pick the stamp set I should use. I sat at  my desk and was slightly overwhelmed with all the choices before me. So when she came into the room I told her the brief and asked her to pick a set. I was at first disappointed that she didn't pick a new stamp set, but in the end I am glad that she chose this one. Sometimes we forget the older stamp sets when a new catalogue comes out.

Flower Patch - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=134207&dbwsdemoid=4008228



Some may look at this card and query the dark colours on it. They don't exactly cheer you up instantly. Not like a bright bold card. But I wanted to portray that in amongst all the darkness, a spot of colour and hope can emerge like a  beautiful flower. I know, its a bit deep...lol...and I hope my friend gets it.

OK at the top of my post I mentioned that you can vote for your favourite creations in this blog hop. I hope you loved my card enough to vote for me. 



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

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Love You

Remember the love themed card I showed you the other day. Well as I was cleaning up my desk I came across the piece of card stock that I used to cut the white heart from. So being a person to never waste anything, and noticing how I had nicely cut the heart out at an angle in the bottom left corner, I decided to make a card out of it.

Shaker Card using Foam Adhesive Strips - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141825&dbwsdemoid=4008228

And of course it had to be a shaker card. But I didn't want just a plain background behind the heart, so I put down some of the Pop of Pink Washi Tape. Then I placed some Blushing Bride sequins on top. 

Shaker cards are so easy to make now using the new Foam Adhesive Strips. They are nice and long and bend around corners so easily. I used one whole strip on this heart. So quick and easy.

Foam Adhesive Strips - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141825&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Foam Adhesive Strips141825
Price$14.00
Sheet of adhesive white foam strips for shaker
and spinner cards.

*1/8" x 9" (3.2 mm x 22.9 cm)
* 10 yards (9.1 m) total



Shaker cards have never been easier.


And don't forget that during July you can earn vouchers to spend in August.
Here is how it works - You’ll get a $9 coupon (via email) by spending $90 in July. You can use the coupons in August on any item you want! The best part is that you can earn another coupon for every $90 you spend.



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


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Freshly Brewed Projects - Bags & Boxes

Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls. This week we are featuring Bags & Boxes. Stampin' Up! have a great range of products you can use to create Bags and Boxes. We have punch boards, framelits and of course the Simply Scored. 

Today I have decided to make a project using the Baker's Box Thinlits Die. I love this die. It is super cute and super quick and easy to put together. It makes up to a nice size that will take all manner of small items.

Bakers Box Thinlits - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - shop here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=138279&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Bakers Box Thinlits - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - shop here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=138279&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Here is the die incase you have seen it. It has 9 dies in the packet and the Finished box size is 4-1/8" x 2-1/8" x 2-5/8" (10 x 5.4 x 6.7 cm)

Bakers Box Thinlits - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - shop here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=138279&dbwsdemoid=4008228

I used the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack to make the box. These paper stacks are 6"x 6" in size, so perfect for making these. You just need two sheets and you have very little wastage. So economical.

Some of my customers have looked at this paper and gasped. They just don't like the bright paint splotchy side of the paper at all. But in true Stampin' Up! style they have made sure they have appealed to everyone and made the reverse side much calmer. This is the side that I used for my box today.

Playful Palette DSP - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141657&dbwsdemoid=4008228
Now that you have seen my project, make sure you check out what  the other Latte Girls have made.


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



Tuesday, 12 July 2016

A Little Valentine Sweetness

Today I was looking at the My Hero stamp set and the sweet little heart stood out to me, so I decided to make something with it. Yes I know it's not anywhere near Valentines Day, but who says you can't tell someone you love them at any time of the year. We should be doing it all year long and not just on one day of the year.


My Hero - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141957&dbwsdemoid=4008228

I thought that the sweet love heart paper from the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper was a perfect match. And the new Sweet & Sassy Framelits are made for cards just like these. 

Here is a closer look at the stamp set.

My Hero - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141957&dbwsdemoid=4008228


My Hero Clear-Mount Stamp Set141957
Price$37.00
Not only does the stamp set give to a wonderful cause, but it also has something for every moment in the year. This set boasts amazing versatility and will fit into any cardmaking scenario.

Stampin’ Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date we’ve contributed over $1,000,000 to RHMC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the My Hero Stamp Set, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RMHC.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 12 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, g, h

I think it is fantastic that every year Stampin' Up! bring out a new stamp set that helps support local charities. So consider doing your bit to help. Not only will you get a great all occasion stamp set, but you will also help the families of our sick kids.

The other thing I wanted to show you was the new Sweet & Sassy Framelits. There are a ton of dies in this pack in two different shapes, and they layer, so imagine the endless possibilities.

Sweet & Sassy Framelits - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141707&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies141707
Price$58.00
Create die-cut hearts in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting.

* 15 dies
* Largest image: 4-1/8" x 3-3/4" (10.5 x 9.5 cm)
* Use with Big Shot


I am loving all the new layering dies in this new catalogue. They are so much fun to work with. Now would be a great time to grab any of the products I have used on this card, as you will earn $$ to spend next month.


And don't forget that during July you can earn vouchers to spend in August.
Here is how it works - You’ll get a $9 coupon (via email) by spending $90 in July. You can use the coupons in August on any item you want! The best part is that you can earn another coupon for every $90 you spend.



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









Monday, 11 July 2016

Just a Note

Todays Just a Note card has been created using the Flourishing Phrases stamp set that I used on yesterdays card. But it has a completely different look.

Flourishing Phrases - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141534&dbwsdemoid=4008228

I used only two colours on this card. Mostly black with a pop of Sweet Sugarplum. And I used only three stamps on this card. All the flowers are from the same stamp. The larger flowers I have layered by stamping the large flower and trimming the outer petals, then mounting on top of an original flower.

This card shows you that you don't need a lot of supplies to make a card. Just two ink pads and one stamp set, and you can make a card like this. If this set is on your wishlist, then now would be the perfect time to get it. Read on.


And don't forget that during July you can earn vouchers to spend in August.
Here is how it works - You’ll get a $9 coupon (via email) by spending $90 in July. You can use the coupons in August on any item you want! The best part is that you can earn another coupon for every $90 you spend.



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