Sunday, 31 March 2013

Paper Piecing & Sent With Love

Hi everyone,

Today I have a scrap page that has a bit of paper pieceing on it.  Plus I have used the brand new Sent With Love DSP available from April 1.Paper piecing is the art of layering papers on an image.

If you have a look at the hot air ballons you will see that there are plain colour panels and patterned panels. To achieve this look I stamped the image onto a white card stock to get the solid coloured panels, and stamped it again onto a patterned paper. Then I have cut out the panels that you see on the balloon that are patterned and stuck them onto the original stamped image.
This is a really fun technique and can give you so many different looks for the one image. Give it a try and see for yourself how much fun it is.
I love the new Sent With Love DSP. As you can see it is so versatile that the subject matter doesn't need to be travel oriented at all. I just love the colour combinations in this paper. It is released tomorrow - April 1, for a limited time only so make sure you don't miss out.

Now I wanted to tell you a little about the subject matter of this layout. This is my son who has started high school this year. He has Aspergers, ADHD and Tourettes. This poor kid has suffered so much through his primary school years because of his conditions, so we were very pleased and hopeful when we managed to secure a place for him in a specialist Autism unit for high school. We thought in the past that he was receiving help but now we know it was sadly lacking. It is only now that he is getting all the help he could possibly want that we are seeing the true potential of what he can achieve. He has been at high school for only 8 weeks and so far has received 5 Merit Certificates and gradings on tests of A's and B's. We always knew he had it in him, he just needed the right environment and assistance to get it out of him. We are so very proud of him and know now that he will be able to reach his full potential - hence the title of this page "The sky is the limit". We know now that he can do whatever it is that he sets his mind to. And we love him very very much.

Supplies used:-
Stamps: Up, Up & Away, Quint Essential Flower
Paper: Sent With Love DSP, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Inks: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelit, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Ovals Collection Framelits, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Stampin Write Markers, Sycamore Sreet Designer Buttons, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Pool Party Bakers Twine, In Colour Printed Designer Brads, Sponge Daubers
Non SU: Tim Holtz Paper Rosettes Die

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Happy Easter

Hi everyone,

Well I can't believe that Easter is upon us already. This year is going to fly by!!

Today I have a couple of cards to share with you that I have made for my daughter to give to her teachers wth their easter eggs. She has merrily gone off to school today so pleased with them. They took literally 5 minutes each to make. I think they are simple yet effective.

Have a safe and happy Easter everyone.

Supplies used:-
Stamps: Everybunny
Paper: Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Brights Collection, Watercolour Paper, Very Vanilla Card stock
Inks: Rose Red, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Big Shot, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Stampin Write Markers, Blender Pens, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Rain or Shine

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all having a wonderful day. The sun is shining brightly here in Sydney, it is trully a glorious day. Everything is sparkling, just like the card I have to share with you today.  I hope it adds a bit of sparkle and inspiration to your day.

Supplies used:-
Stamps: Rain or Shine
Paper: Brights Colour Collection DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White, Real
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder, Stampin' Write Markers, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 1 3/4"  Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

New Background Technique

Hi everyone,

I was wanting to make a card the other day but didn't have a patterned paper that I thought would suit the embellishments I wanted to use. So I made my own.
I must admit it was a bit of an experiment , but I think it turned out ok. Here is the card I made using the technique.

Now for how I did it. It really is very simple.
You will need a piece of Whisper White card stock, sponges, and Classic Stampin Pads in the colours of your choice. I used Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.

Working on one colour at a time, all you do is press the sponge into the ink pad and then press onto the card stock.

Press harder for a darker pattern and lighter for a more subtle pattern. Experiment with creating paterns or just randomly sponge like I did.
I think makes a really funky and unique background.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Who doesn't love butterflies !!

Hi everyone,

I just love butterflies. They look so carefree fluttering around the garden. To me they symbolise beauty and peace.  Following this theme I have a lovely simple card design to show you that features a gorgeous butterfly. The front is raised so you get a lovely 3D effect.

Supplies you will need:-
  •  Note Cards
  • Whisper White Card stock
  • Dimensionals
  • Butterfly Punch
  • a sentiment stamp
  • markers
  • stamp pad
These are so quick and easy to make, and you can tailor them for any occassion you want.

Don't forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on the 22nd March. So there isn't long left to get freebies with every $100 you spend. The paper I have used on all but one of these butterflies is free during Sale-A-Bration. And don't forget that when you join Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration, you get nearly $300 worth of product for just $169. And you get to choose what you get. How amazing is that !!! Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity, you will be kicking yourself if you do.

Thanks for visiting. Have a fantastic day.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

A change is as good as a holiday !!

Good morning everyone,

Isn't there a saying that says a change is as good as  holiday?? 

Well thats what has happened here at Simply Stampin' with Narelle. I have a wonderful new banner, background and signature. Isn't it just gorgeous? And it's very me, so shabby chic and flowery and just beautiful.
 I am not talented enough to produce something like this thats for sure. So I asked Lynn from Lynn's Designer Digitals to create something gorgeous for me. And boy did she deliver!!!

I recommend anyone who needs some digital design work done to contact Lynn. The service she offers is very professional, quick and very cost effective. You will not be dissappointed. Tell her I sent you over.


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Sale-A-Bration goodies

There is only a few more weeks of Sale-A-Bration left.
This means that time is running out to grab your freebies. It also means that the 25% extra product when you join will be gone too. So why not contact me today about joining the team - you will get nearly $300 worth of product that you choose for only $169. How amazing is that? You will kick yourself if you miss out.
With only a few weeks left for Sale-A-Bration I thought I would show you some projects I have made with some of the wonderful freebies you can get.

First up is a yummy treat box.

Next is a covered note book.

Some cute little cards.

And finally a cute little box to pop those cards in.
Make sure you contact me soon before Sale-A-Bration finishes. You will kick yourself if you miss out !!!
Cheers for now.