Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Stampin' Up! Regional's Perth

I had a fun time at Stampin' Up! Regionals in Perth last Saturday.  It was great to meet up with friends, learn some new techniques and see some new ideas.  We made some gorgeous Make and Take projects with a new stamp set and wheel and saw a few sneak peaks of products to come in the Summer Mini in December.  There were some great presentations from local demonstrator's and staff from Sydney and the US.
These are the four Make & Takes, a Card & Envelope, 6 x 6 Scrapbook page, a cute box with attached lid and a Trifold card.  I added a picture of my cute Grand daughter Kaela in her bathers to the Scrapbook page.  The ribbon tab is an insert for journaling behind the picture on the scrapbook page.

Key Supplies:
Stamps: Hello Again, Retro Remix Standard Wheel (new in Spring Mini), Defining Alphabet, Life Definitions
Card: Old Olive, Rose Red, Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Kraft
Ink: Rose Red, More Mustard, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie,
Accessories: Brads, Ribbon, Rick Rack, Accents & Elements felt flowers. Clips Assortment, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Square Scallop Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Stapler, Computer for Name & Date on Scrapbook page.
These are my Swaps.

Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Cheers to You, Fifth Avenue Floral, Oval All
Card: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Urban Oasis DP, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Stazon Black, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch (R), 1/8" Circle Punch,  Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Ribbon, Toothpick, Dimensionals
These four cards were part of a WOW presentaion by Louise Ryan on Vellum Petals.  Aren't they beautiful.

Andrea Buckland had a fabulous Tip for everyone when cutting Whisper White cardstock.  If the card is rough on the edges when cut, place a sheet of A4 photocoping paper just underneath the card at the cutting point and the Whisper White will cut nicely and the photocoping paper will be ragged.  It also saves the life of your cutting blade.  I have tried the tip and it works beautifully, especially if you have a slightly crooked piece of card or you only need to remove a smidgen to straighten or trim.
Andrea also presented a workshop on using Bleach in our projects.

Friends - Chantell Randell & Myself                                      

Jenny Chilton & Myself

Hope you enjoyed my review of  Perth Regionals.
Cat's Ink Siggy