AUGUST CLASS – Shaker Cards

AUGUST CLASS THIS WEEK!

This month we’re making three super fun interactive ‘shaker’ cards.

This will be a busy class with lots of steps but cards like these are easier than you might think! Each card uses the ‘shaker’ idea in a different way, for a different purpose, and with different materials – you’ll be scouring your house trying to figure out what else you can re-purpose for your own shaker card designs!
 

Are your eyes deceiving you? Are there really bubbles in the jar with the colourful fishies?

Know someone who loves heading down to the beach and feeling the sand in their toes?

What little girl wouldn’t love this birthday card with its fun peekaboo shaker?

 

ALL DATES ARE THIS WEEK!

Wednesday 10th AUGUST
8pm – 11pm
NARRE WARREN

$25 per person OR $15 with discount*
 
OR
 
Thursday 11th AUGUST
10am – 1pm
NARRE WARREN

Children able to entertain themselves
in the next room are welcome!
$25 per person OR $15 with discount*

Bookings essential

The products featured in this month’s class are…



Jar of Love
(141587 Photopolymer)
$47.00 for 37 stamps

You can also get this one in a bundle with matching dies.

Jar of Love BUNDLE
(142342 Photopolymer) 
$92.50 for 37 stamps & 17 dies


Seaside Embossing Folder
(141481)
$15.00 for 15.2 x 15.2cm folder

Painters Palette
(141907/141910 Rubber)
$44.00 for 9 stamps (wood blocks)
$31.00 for 9 stamps (clear mount)

Layering Squares Framelits
(141708)
$58.00 for 19 dies

Wetlands
(126695/126697 Rubber) 
$38.00 for 6 stamps (wood blocks)
$30.00 for 6 stamps (clear mount)



Stars Collection Framelits 
(133723) 
$45.00 for 5 dies

Endless Birthday Wishes
(140273 Photopolymer) 
$28.00 for27 stamps

Class bookings essential

If you want to come along please make sure you click the button above and follow the prompts to book your place.If you don’t have a digital way to pay the fee send me an email and I’ll give you the cash payment password so you can still pay on the day.

*ALL CLASS ATTENDEES CAN GET A $10 DISCOUNT ON THE FEE BY PLACING AN ORDER OF $100 OR MORE ON THE DAY.
Cheers
Genna

JULY CLASS – Alphabet Stamps. This week!

Making Alphabet Stamps work for you!

We’ll make three cards all using Alphabet Stamp Sets in different ways. 

Did you think alphabet stamps were just for scrapbooking? Or for adding the recipient’s name to a card?

In this class you’ll find out how alphabets can be used to tailor your cards for different people, themes, styles and occasions.

 

Ever wanted to say something on a card that you just didn’t have the stamp for?

Ever wanted to get creative in how you show off the words you’re featuring?
Ever wanted to make a card using your favourite quote or song lyrics?
Does this seem familiar? It’s a favourite quote from Winnie the Pooh!
And it’s much easier to create than you might think!
ALL DATES ARE THIS WEEK!
 
 
Wednesday 13th JULY
8pm – 11pm
NARRE WARREN

$20 per person OR $10 with discount*
 
OR
 
Thursday 14th JULY
10am – 1pm
NARRE WARREN

Children able to entertain themselves
in the next room are welcome!
$20 per person OR $10 with discount*
 
 
 
 
Here are all the alphabet stamps featured in these cards. There’s an alphabet for every purpose…
This one is a very relaxed style upper case alphabet and it comes with the circle and rectangle shapes that you can use to layer the letters onto.
This is a great alphabet for adding names!
Layered Letters Alphabet
(138692 Photopolymer)
$47.00 for 34 stamps

This alphabet has a lovely textured finish that makes it easy to stamp.
And the large letters make an impact at approx 3 x 6cm!

Letters For You
(141968 Photopolymer)
$85.00 for 37 stamps
 
You can also get this one in a bundle with matching dies.
(And there’s a co-ordinating number stamp set and dies too!)
Letters For You BUNDLE
(142348 Photopolymer) 
$231.25 for 37 stamps & 37 dies
The Labeler Alphabet is incredible value. 101 stamps for just $30.
This set has everything including different styles of letters, numbers, shapes and punctuation!
The multiples of the same letters allow you to build your words onto a clear block and stamp them all at once – how easy is that!
Labeler Alphabet
(141936 Photopolymer) 
$30.00 for 101 stamps
And the last alphabet lets you write what you want in a variety of languages.
With upper case and lower case letters, punctuation and symbols, these medium sized letters are also fantastic value!
Brushwork Alphabet 
(141772 Photopolymer) 
$45.00 for 65 stamps

If you want to come along please make sure you click the button above and follow the prompts to book your place.If you don’t have a digital way to pay the fee send me an email and I’ll give you the cash payment password so you can still pay on the day.

*ALL CLASS ATTENDEES CAN GET A $10 DISCOUNT ON THE FEE BY PLACING AN ORDER OF $100 OR MORE ON THE DAY.
Cheers
 
Genna

New Catalogue Launch Party – This week!

You’re Invited to a Card Buffet!
Drop in briefly or craft the day away.

It’s this week!

Thursday 16th June
Any time between 8pm and 11pm
NARRE WARREN
 
OR

Friday 17th June
Any time between 10am and 2pm

NARRE WARREN
 

OR

Saturday 18th June
Any time between 2pm and 6pm

NARRE WARREN
 

Floral Phrases stamp set & Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies

Come along to a free launch party
for your chance to have a play with new goodies
from the 2016/2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

Each launch party will include:

The chance to try out new products
Displays with sample projects
Prizes
Free product sheet to complete
Free mini project to create
Free package of sample products
Free hostess 
draw for every $50 order
Bonus gift for orders over $100!
The option to partake of the card buffet


Foxy Friends & Fox Builder Punch

How the buffet works:

  1. View the range of projects to choose from.
  2. Select the ones you want to create.
  3. Purchase the ‘kit’ containing the consumable materials and instruction sheet.
    (Around $2 to $5 each – CASH ONLY FOR THE BUFFET PLEASE, credit cards welcome for catalogue orders)
  4. Locate the tools basket for that project.
  5. Get crafting.
Feel free to drop in briefly at any time or stay for the whole session
and you can choose to make just one project or all of them.
They will vary in skill level, style, products used and techniques.
Have you spotted some examples of the types of projects you can create?

 


Baby Bear

What you get from the launch is up to you.
There’s no obligation to purchase anything or even to do the card buffet at all – there will be a mini project and a product sheet for you to get your hands inky.  And I’ll be on hand to demonstrate and answer any questions.

 

FREE GIFT FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIEND
IF YOU BRING ALONG A GUEST
WHO WANTS TO JOIN MY MAILING LIST!

(Remember – You must both have a place booked in advance.
And let me know you’re bringing a newbie so I can be prepared.
Only applies to guests not already on my mailing list)

RETIRED STAMPS SALE!

I have another stash of pre-loved retired stamps for sale
and I’ll have them all ready for you to browse at the launch.

CASH ONLY for second-hand sales.
CREDIT CARD welcome for catalogue orders.

All are welcome to the launch but bookings are essential…

If you have any trouble with the booking system
please call me on 0438 062291.
Cheers
Genna

Going, going…..don’t miss the retiring list sale!

Do you have a wishlist of stamping goodies from the current Stampin’ Up! catalogues?

Is there anything you’d be devastated to miss out on?

 

Both the Annual Catalogue and the Occasions catalogue are finishing on 31st May and everything that is NOT going to be in the new Annual Catalogue is now only available while stocks last! Even better, they’re currently at up to 50% off!

ENDS 31st MAY

ENDS 31st MAY

You can download a pdf of the full alphabetical list of retiring items by clicking the image below

Please note that this list is being updated regularly
so keep checking back to see what’s out of stock.

Or you can take the easy route and view everything – including images – in my online shop
by clicking on the image below:

 This one will be kept up to date so if you don’t see it there
it’s probably already too late!

If there’s anything you want to order
you’ll need to get in quick.

You can email me at genna@thestampersmess.com

Call me on 03 9705 2553 or 0438 062291

Or simply click on the link below and place an online order:

Cheers

Genna

Last Days of Sale-a-bration 2016

Must end Thursday March 31st!

Yes, we’re nearing the end of March already and so it’s time for Sale-a-bration to end. In case you haven’t caught up with what all the fuss is about here’s a look at how you can get free stuff during Sale-a-bration:

 

 

You can see all the fun stuff you can choose from here:

Click the image above to view the Sale-a-bration brochure.

Or click the images below to view the second release of freebies you could choose from!

 

 

And here’s a reminder of some of the projects I’ve been making, sharing and teaching using the free Sale-a-bration products:

 

 Botanicals For You

Hello & Perfectly Artistic Papers

 

Sky Is The Limit

Wildflower Fields Papers

 

Wildflower Fields Papers

 Honeycomb Happiness

 

Botanical Garden Designer Vellum Stack

Pedal Pusher

 

 What I Love

Sky Is The Limit

 

Botanicals For You

To make sure you don’t miss out on the Sale-a-bration products, place your $90 order today:

And if you want to take advantage of the $295 worth of products for just $169 you can order your Starter Kit here.

It really is a bargain. You get to choose any products you like up to $295, you get a business pack for free, and you don’t pay any shipping fees. All for just $169! There’s no obligation to do anything else. If you never place another order it’s all still yours for the bargain price. But…you also get the opportunity to get your own future orders at at least 20% off, and the opportunity to earn and income with Stampin’ Up! What you do when you become a demonstrator is entirely up to you. Hobby, business or somewhere in between.

Feel free to get in touch if you’d like any more information.

Cheers

Genna

ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS – Project Kit Class

Bookings close THIS FRIDAY!

 

Don’t you just love it when someone gives you a break and does the hard work for you!

With this kit you get the fun of creating something beautiful without any of the pressure of designing it or preparing it.
You’ll make 13 interchangeable display panels for your own eye-catching home decor piece using this new kit from the Occasions Catalogue.
 

Thursday 24th MARCH

10am – 1pm

 

OR

8pm – 11pm

NARRE WARREN

Only $50 per person
including the full kit to take home!

Children able to entertain themselves

in the next room are welcome to come to the morning class.

Because of the nature of this class I need to do things differently,
so for this class only please take note of the following:

Kits need to be ordered in advance.
Bookings close Friday 11th March.
All fees must be paid by this date.
If you want to come along please make sure you click the button above
and follow the prompts to book your place.
 
The kit includes: 15.9 x 21.9cm high quality chalkboard stand with clip; gold brads; gold cord; wood veneer pieces; gold metallic thread; sequins; doilies; faceted buttons; muslin fabric; die-cut shapes; printed pieces; cotton paper; white label with gold foil; star confetti; adhesive balloon dimensional and a balloon window sheet.
At the class you’ll have access to my Enjoy The Little Things stamp set,  inks, adhesives, tools and accessories so you can make up the kit without having to pay anything extra.
Get the class, the kit
AND access to all my tools
for just the cost of the kit itself!

Here’s a look at all 13 finished panels, there’s something there to suit all moods and all seasons!

Watch this video to find out more about the kit!

 

 Additional kits available as gifts
– make one for yourself and one for a friend
all at the same time!
Matching photopolymer stamp set is $30.00
(Plus postage)

REMEMBER

You can qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration product with this class.
 
All you have to do is buy TWO kits
OR
Buy ONE kit, ONE stamp set and ONE ink pad of your choice

Either way you get any Sale-a-bration product you like!

 
Cheers
Genna

MARCH CLASS – This Week!

Interactive Easter Surprises!

We’ll make three projects perfect for Easter, all containing swinging, spinning, fun surprises.

But if Easter isn’t your thing there’s a quick and easy way to change the occasions and put the same designs to completely different uses.

We’ll be using pretty much the same materials so you can mix and match and make whichever ones appeal to you on the day.

 

Easter Versions
Alternative Versions
ALL DATES ARE THIS WEEK!
Wednesday 9th MARCH
8pm – 11pm
NARRE WARREN

$25 per person OR $15 with discount*
 
OR
 
Thursday 10th MARCH
10am – 1pm
NARRE WARREN

Children able to entertain themselves
in the next room are welcome!
$25 per person OR $15 with discount*
The surprise part of some of these cards might not be immediately obvious so I’ve made a couple of videos to show you what I mean.
First up are the two options for the Spinner Cards:
And here’s what they look like in action:

 Then there are the Swinging Cards:
 In a photo these really don’t look like they hold any surprises, but hold them in your hands and it’s a different story:

Finally, there are the Baker’s Boxes, made with the very aptly named Baker’s Box Dies:
Baker’s Box Thinlits (p171)
(138279) 9 dies for $54.00
The surprise in these is a bit different to the cards because it’s entirely up to you! Fill these boxes with whatever treat you would like, edible or otherwise. The finished box is 10.5cm high so there’s plenty of room for lots of goodies!

If you want to come along please make sure you click the button above and follow the prompts to book your place.If you don’t have a digital way to pay the fee send me an email and I’ll give you the cash payment password so you can still pay on the day.

*ALL CLASS ATTENDEES CAN GET A $10 DISCOUNT ON THE FEE BY PLACING AN ORDER OF $100 OR MORE ON THE DAY.
Cheers
Genna

March & April Calendar Pages

Don’t miss out on another class or event!

Here are my March & April event calendars.

Click on the images below and print out your own copy of my schedule month by month.

With handy icons to highlight different types of classes, gatherings and other events you’ll always know what’s coming up.

 

MARCH

Click on the image to view the printable pdf.

  APRIL

Click on the image to view the printable pdf.

Cheers

Genna

Awesome Card for His Awesomeness!

In The Meadow to the rescue.

It was Wonder Hubby’s birthday this month and I needed to make a special card – but struggled a bit with what to make. He is a huge fan of hiking and loves mountains. He loves to look into the distance at a fantastic view and know he’s going to head out and disappear into it. He also loves the magic of sunrise – which is why he chose that time to propose (at the edge of the Grand Canyon, but that’s another story). I don’t get the hiking part but I do understand what he finds so beautiful about mountains. And sunrises.
 
I’ve made a few cards with the mountains from the In The Meadow stamp set and thought it would be great to do something a bit three-dimensional with them. And I was inspired by the amazing talented brayer artist Michelle Zindorf to try to combine this with brayered background. The result was a card I was REALLY happy with.
 
 
I started out with a piece of A4 Whisper White, cut in half longways. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the finished piece and thought I’d probably muck it up somewhere along the line and this way I’d be able to pick and choose the bits I liked. 
 
I brayered Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral ink onto the top part of one piece, masking off a circle for the sun. I then added some Daffodil Delight and Hello Honey ink to the sun with a sponge, using the reverse mask that I’d punched the circle from to help me leave a white border.
 
On the other long strip of Whisper White I stamped a series of mountains all the way along and coloured them with Basic Gray ink and an Aquapainter. Then I carefully cut along the top line of the mountain range.
 
I brayered Wild Wasabi and Always Artichoke ink over the rest of the white areas and stamped flowers and grass over the top. The final touch was to use the White Gel Pen to colour in the flowers and add speckles to the expanse of meadow to suggest the distance the fields disappear into.
 
The two pieces were then layered on top of each other with Dimensionals.
As it turned out I didn’t muck it up and I ended up with a very long scene that I loved.
 
But then I didn’t know how to use it on a card.
 
When it came time to cut up that long strip I felt sick – what if I cut it up and ruined it? Luckily I didn’t and I was able to use a pretty big portion of the image on that single card.
 
Here’s a good look at the finished project from all the different angles.
We’ll start at the front…
…and move to the left…
…keep going left until…
We’re back to the inside!

 

The ‘awesome’ on the front is from Endless Birthday Wishes. This is a photopolymer stamps so I was able to bend it to match the banner shape from Endless Thanks. 
And I helped tie it all together by colouring it with the same colours as the brayered sky.
And just because I’m really pleased with it, here’s a close up of the sun!
PS – Wonder Hubby liked it! 
Cheers
Genna

Brand new freebies!

Remember you have until the end of March to earn yourself a free Sale-a-bration product for every $90 you spend on any Stampin’ Up! goodies you like.

And from today you have three new choices when it comes to the freebies:

Pedal Pusher
(141312 Photopolymer)
Free with a $90 purchase

Metallics Glitter Tape
(141020)
Free with a $90 purchase

Party Pants
(141324 Wood, 141327 Clear Mount)
Free with a $90 purchase

I don’t have any of these new goodies…yet. So I can’t show you any of my creations. But you can see them in action in these updated pages for the Sale-a-bration brochure:

 

 

 

Click here to see these images as a printable pdf

And here’s a reminder of how Sale-A-Bration works:

Back soon with some more creations to share with you.

Cheers

Genna

FEBRUARY CLASS – This week!

3D Birthdays
This month we’re making three different three-dimensional cards, all with a birthday theme and all in very different styles.
ALL DATES ARE THIS WEEK!
Thursday 18th FEBRUARY
8pm – 11pm
NARRE WARREN

$30 per person OR $20 with discount*
 
OR
 
Friday 19th FEBRUARY
10am – 1pm
NARRE WARREN

Children able to entertain themselves
in the next room are welcome!
$30 per person OR $20 with discount*
 

The three different projects are…a Shadow Box Card: 

…a Pop Up Card using the Party Pop-Up Thinlits on the front…

…and the inside:

 

 

And the final project is a Wiper Card…

…with a fun surprise when you open it:

 

It’s going to be a busy class but you will love knowing how to make these three extra-special cards.

 

If you want to come along please make sure you click the button above and follow the prompts to book your place.If you don’t have a digital way to pay the fee send me an email and I’ll give you the cash payment password so you can still pay on the day.

*ALL CLASS ATTENDEES CAN GET A $10 DISCOUNT ON THE FEE BY PLACING AN ORDER OF $100 OR MORE ON THE DAY.
Cheers
Genna

Today is your last chance…

…before these products fly away!

It’s still Sale-a-bration – that doesn’t end until 31st March.

You can still get a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $90 you spend.

But this year we’re changing things up a bit…

 

 

The last three pages of the brochure show three products that won’t be on offer to claim as your freebies after today! 

And here they are:

 

 

Sky Is The Limit
(141282 Wood, 141349 Clear Mount)
Free with a $90 purchase

 

Perfectly Artistic 12″ x 12″ DSP
(141021)
Free with a $90 purchase

 

Hello
(141240 Wood, 141243 Clear Mount)
Free with a $90 purchase

And here are a couple of cards I’ve made using these products:

This one uses both the papers – which I’ve sponged to add more variety of colour – and the Hello stamp set.

And this one is a variation on the Valentine’s cards I posted yesterday. I used the same layout but all of a sudden it’s a Congratulations card instead!

So while it’s sad to say goodbye to these products, the good news is that I’ll be back tomorrow to tell you about the THREE brand new products you’ll be able to earn for free instead!

Cheers

Genna

Love is in the air!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thought you might like to see all the love-themed cards I’ve been making lately for workshops, classes, and of course one for His Awesomeness too!

The first one is truly a Valentine’s card.

Why is that? Because it says so!

The background on this, and the next couple of cards, was made by creating a mask from a piece of Vellum Cardstock, either by using the trimmer or one of my dies, and then sponging ink over the mask in two or three colours.

 

The next two were variations on the same card using the Sky Is The Limit stamp set from Sale-a-bration. There’s a morning version…

 

With close up details using a back to front brad and the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush:

And then there’s a sunset version…

With close up details using the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush!

This stamp set is one of three products in the range of Sale-a-bration products – the ones you can choose for free for every $90 you spend – that you only have until the end of the day tomorrow to get.  Sale-a-bration is still on until the end of March but the last three products in the brochure are finishing tomorrow, and there’ll be some new ones to choose from Tuesday!

So if this one takes your fancy you’ll have to get in quick!

Sky Is The Limit
(141282 Wood, 141349 Clear Mount)
Free with a $90 purchase.

 

And this is the card that I actually gave to Wonder Hubby this morning. It’s so perfect for us because he’s from England and I’m from Australia (love how these two countries are embossed on either side of the greeting) and when we were getting to know each other we spent a lot of time a VERY long way apart. Didn’t stop us then, won’t stop us now, this sentiment truly says it all! 

Cheers

Genna

Stamp Your Way Through A Card Buffet!

Yes, it’s time to get together
to launch our two new catalogues!
2016 Occasions Catalogue
You’re Invited to a Card Buffet!
Drop in briefly or craft the day away.

It’s this coming week!

 

Thursday 14th January
Any time between 8pm and 11pm
NARRE WARREN
 
OR

Friday 15th January
Any time between 10am and 2pm

NARRE WARREN
 

OR

Saturday 16th January
Any time between 2pm and 6pm

NARRE WARREN
Bookings essential, so let me know asap if you’re coming!

Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits (p18)
Come along to a free launch party
for your chance to have a play with new goodies
from the 20165 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue 
AND the exclusive products in the 2016 Sale-a-bration brochure!
 
Each party will include:
 
Free catalogue
Free sample products
Free mini project to create
Displays with sample projects
The chance to try out new products
Prizes
Entry into the hostess prize draw for every $50 order
Bonus gift for orders over $100!
The option to partake of the card buffet

Botanicals For You (Sale-a-bration p4)

How the buffet works:

  1. View the range of projects to choose from.
  2. Select the ones you want to create.
  3. Purchase the ‘kit’ containing the consumable materials and instruction sheet. (Around $2 to $5 each – CASH ONLY FOR THE BUFFET PLEASE, credit cards welcome for catalogue orders)
  4. Locate the tools basket for that project.
  5. Get crafting.
Feel free to drop in briefly at any time or stay for the whole session
and you can choose to make just one project or all of them.
They will vary in skill level, style, products used and techniques.
Have you spotted some examples of the types of projects you can create?

What you get from the launch is up to you.
There’s no obligation to purchase anything or even to do the card buffet at all
– there will be a mini project for you to get your hands inky.
And I’ll be on hand to demonstrate and answer any questions.

FREE GIFT FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIEND
IF YOU BRING ALONG A GUEST
WHO WANTS TO JOIN MY MAILING LIST!

(Remember – You must both have a place booked in advance.
And let me know you’re bringing a newbie so I can be prepared.
Only applies to guests not already on my mailing list)

All are welcome but bookings are essential…

If you have any trouble with the booking system please call me on 0438 062291.
Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies (p16)

Cheers
Genna

New Year, New Catalogues, New Products!

So many new products!

And the chance to get some for FREE!

So exciting! Today we get to welcome the brand new Occasions catalogue, packed full of new stamps, papers, kits, tools and more!

 

Click to view the online pdf

If you look closely you’ll also spot some returning favourites from the Holiday Catalogue, including some of the discounted bundles – see page 48.

 

 


AND… today also marks the start of our much-anticipated annual promotion – SALE-A-BRATION!

If you haven’t taken part in Sale-a-bration before, here’s how it works:

 

There are 11 brand new and exclusive products to choose from including stamps, papers and Project Life!

You’ll find all the details and lots of wonderful inspiration in the brochure below:

Click to view the online pdf

 

Let me know if you’d like me to post you hard copies of both of these catalogues free of charge!

 

Cheers

Genna

New Calendar Pages for the New Year

Don’t miss out on another class or event!

Happy New Year!

Here are the January and February calendars.

Click on the images below and print out your own copy of my schedule month by month. With handy icons to highlight different types of classes, gatherings and other events you’ll always know what’s coming up.

JANUARY

Click on the image to view the printable pdf.

  FEBRUARY

Click on the image to view the printable pdf.

Cheers

Genna

Halloween at home!

You never know what you’ll use your Stampin’ Up! products for!

And this is a project I never expected to spend Halloween morning doing!  

I love Halloween! I know it’s not traditional to celebrate in Australia but since I became a parent it’s become an essential part of our family calendar. My boys love dressing up and getting into the spirit of all things spooky, creepy and downright horrid! 

And His Awesomeness loves it too. At some point he had the crazy idea to order a couple of polystyrene heads that he would chop the tops off, scoop out the insides and use as bowls! Odd indeed!

So on Halloween morning I found myself looking at two white heads, the tops cut off and various implements skewered through them. He’d even added a bit of tomato sauce to one of them.

I made a passing comment about having plenty of ink to take care of that sort of thing. He said ‘Go for it.’ And then I was stuck.

So I sponged, spritzed, flicked, smudged and drew with my markers and ink pads until I’d created something rather gruesome.

 A Gifford-style Treat Dispenser!

This is the second one I did – because I couldn’t have one looking all dressed up and the other plain white!

I decided less was more this time and it ended up looking like a tortured alien. 

I think I like this one the best of the two. What do you think?

 Note – I left the tomato sauce intact!

And would you believe this is what they both looked like when they were first delivered.

The colour change was great but what really made the difference was giving definition to the features. The nose on these is pretty much non-existent until you outline and shade it. And the eyes are completely lifeless. Can’t have that!

And just to prove that my boys really do get into the spirit of things, here they are about to set off Trick or Treating in our little street. 

 

And here’s Wonder Hubby waiting for anyone to venture nearby! Creepy!

Cheers

Genna

November & December Calendars

Don’t miss out on another class or event!

Here are my calendars for the rest of the year! Click on the images below and print out your own copy of my schedule month by month. With handy icons to highlight different types of classes, gatherings and other events you’ll always know what’s coming up.

Please note that these are updated versions from those previously distributed – it’s a busy time of year and required some juggling!

 

 NOVEMBER

Click on the image to view the printable pdf.

 

  DECEMBER

 

Click on the image to view the printable pdf.

Cheers

Genna

Stampin’ Up! Mega Garage Sale

 TURN YOUR OLD STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS INTO EXCITING NEW ONES!

2pm—4pm

Saturday 7th November

RAFT Anglican Church
131 Taylors Lane
ROWVILLE

(Easy access from the 
Monash and Eastlink)

Gold coin entry for buyers 
or $5 admin fee for sellers

I’m very excited to be organising this event coming up next week. It’s really soon because we wanted to get it done before Christmas and venues at weekends are getting hard to come by!

Bring your friends, share this news around!

Please feel free to ask me any questions

about being a seller or a buyer at the event.

BUYERS

  • Pick up bargains and sought after second hand stamps, dies, punches, tools, retired papers, kits and more! 
  • See your options from multiple sellers all in one place.
  • Browse to find the best price.
  • Inspect before you buy – know the quality of what you’re purchasing.
  • Stampin’ Up! is a realiable brand so pre-loved doesn’t mean poor quality.
  • No postage fees.
  • No wait times and no lost parcels!

SELLERS

  • Consign your no longer wanted old Stampin’ Up! products to us and get a voucher for brand new Stampin’ Up! product for every dollar your items sell for. 
  • New for old! Dollar for dollar!
  • You decide on the price and you don’t even have to be there—if you’re not going to browse or buy just deliver your pre-labelled products to one of our drop off points in advance!
  • All unsold products can be collected by the sellers for up to 30 days after the event.

Check out more details here.

Talk to me today:

Cal me on 9705 2553  or  0438 062 291

Or register your interest at the Event Page on Facebook:

Colour Challenge Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for October. This is an awesome Australia-wide team full of fun, friendship, inspiration and support – who wouldn’t want to be a part of that!

This month instead of a theme we have a colour challenge! And I have to admit that I did indeed find this one a challenge! A fun one, but a challenge none the less. Here are our colours…

 

I love all four of these colours individually and when I set out to play I wasn’t having any trouble combining them in groups of two or three. But I struck some trouble when trying to use all four!

From the outset I looked at these as some really girly colours so thought I might be able to kill two birds with one stone by using them on the birthday card I needed to make my 4-year-old niece. I tried, I really did – and probably for far longer than I should, but I just couldn’t get it to come together for a 4th birthday card.

I decided that I needed a design with lots of white space to accommodate all those different hues. And then I realised that it was the brightness of the gorgeous Watermelon Wonder that was throwing me so I hit on a way to include it without having it compete too much with the other colours – as the outline of my Pink Pirouette flowers! Here’s my first card:

 

But I’d played so much I had all sorts of ideas buzzing round – and lots of partially completed pieces – so once I’d had some success I salvaged my bright girly butterflies and took them in another direction. Here’s the result:

 

 

It is a birthday card, but I didn’t really think it was right for my niece so back to the drawing board on that one.

In the meantime I can’t wait to see what all my fellow blog-hoppers have been doing with these colours – and I’d love to see what you come up with too so feel free to share.

 

Well that’s it from me, now it’s time see what Kathryn Ruddick has conjured up with these colours.

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Oh, and don’t forget that we’ve got a fabulous opportunity to make the most of being a workshop hostess right now. Until the 9th November there are more benefits on the table so there’s no better time to host a party or even a virtual party on Facebook. Contact me to find out more.

Cheers

Genna

 

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view all the participants below: 

  1. Tina Gillespie
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Genna Gifford (that’s me!)
  4. Kathryn Ruddick
  5. Judy May
  6. Jenny van Dijk
  7. Kate Morgan
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