OnStage Live 2016 Team Gifts & Swaps

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Hello! I just got back from OnStage Live on Saturday night and what a fantastic time it was! After getting to know my team, the Crazy Crafters, and our wonderful team leader, Kylie Bertucci online over the past eight months, I hadn’t actually met any of them face-to-face. So I was so excited to meet twenty-eight of them at OnStage in Brisbane over the weekend! We had an absolute ball, got to see the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration brochure and play with the products! What a fabulous group of people!!! I also got to meet a lot of other amazing women who I’ve gotten to know online from all around Australia and New Zealand. Here’s some of the fun moments:





Kylie and me (Photo: Kylie Bertucci)


The whole gang (Photo: Bruno Bertucci)

I also wanted to share what I took as team gifts and swaps to OnStage with me. I was a bit devo that in my rush to get them organised and packed with sweets ready to go that I actually forgot to take a picture of them all before I left. I had a rainbow of colours http://laparkan.com/buy-vardenafil/ too! But I had four left which I brought home with me and here they are:


So cute! They’re itty bitty no stick boxes I CASEd from Sam Donald.


I also just wanted to quickly let you know about November’s awesome special offer – the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies + 25% off select coordinating stamp sets. Woohoo!!! The Dies will be in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue but you can get them this month ONLY, otherwise you will have to wait until next year. You have to have these! I couldn’t wait to order mine, and they just arrived today, so watch out for some projects I’ll be posting using them. I’ll also be taking part in a Crazy Crafters Blog Hop featuring these awesome dies, so stay tuned! Here’s some more details:


Click on the image below to watch the product video.


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That’s all from me today. Thanks for stopping by today.

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Honeycomb Happiness Easter Card

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Happy Easter everyone!  It rained here in Brisbane last night and we woke up to an overcast day, so we had an indoor Easter egg hunt this morning.  I hope you’re all enjoying your Easter break wherever you are. So onto today’s project – an Easter card of course!


I’ve paired that adorable chick from the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (which I stamped once with Basic Black Archival ink, masked, then stamped twice more) with some beautiful DSP from the It’s My Party stack.  I stamped the chick again on Whisper White, watercoloured it with a mix of So Saffron, Crushed Curry and Hello Honey inks for the body and Tangelo Twist for the beak and feet, fussy cut it and adhered it with dimensionals.


The sentiment I’ve used comes from one of my much loved and oft used stamp sets, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  I hope this one doesn’t retire for a while!  Doesn’t it look super cute enclosed in the banner from the Project Life Moments Like These stamp set?  Love it!  I backed that with some Crushed Curry and used the Washi Label punch to clip the ends. I felt that the Burlap ribbon would suit the “country” style of this card best, so I included it at the top (I just cut a narrow strip) and the bottom, where I pulled some threads to give it a bit more texture and interest.  I added a 4-thread bow of linen thread at the top to finish it off.  What do you think? Here’s the card with a visual of all the products used:


This was a really fun card to put together, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get more out of your ribbons and trims by doing something different and unusual with them. If you like http://nygoodhealth.com/product/lipitor/ these colours, feel free to save this image or pin it.  You can find more colour inspiration on my GaGa Papercrafts Colour Inspiration Pinterest Board.

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I love hearing from you.  If you have a question or thoughts to share about today’s post, please leave me a comment below.

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Birthday Blooms Dear Friend Card for GDP028

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  Team_Project_Highlight_Banner Today’s post is a special one because I’m so excited to be casing a fellow Aussie demo – Jess Williams – in this week’s GDP challenge AND the lovely Kylie Bertucci is highlighting some of the Crazy Crafters’ projects on her blog tonight (7.00pm Queensland time) including this one!  Woo hoo!!  So you can click on the GDP image below to view all the amazing and inspirational projects over there, and be sure to check out Kylie’s blog to see the awesome Crazy Crafters’ projects and vote for your 3 top faves by clicking on the banner at the top of this post.  I hope mine will be one of your faves! GDP028 I took inspiration from Jess’s card and included a soft and pretty floral image as well as embellishing with a trim.

Birthday_Blooms_Dear_Friend_Card-1 You can never have too many friend cards on hand ready to pop in the post and this one is so sweet. It uses an image and sentiment from one of my favourite Occasions Catalogue sets (of which I have many!), the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  The images are absolutely gorgeous and just beg to be watercoloured (so I did!).  But the sentiments in this set are also soooooo pretty with their curly font style.

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set © Stampin’ Up!®

I started by making a mask from the Decorative Label punch for the sentiment and then embossed the images using clear embossing powder.  Because the watercolour paper I used is not a bright white, I didn’t want the image outlines to look harsh.  I used Blushing Bride and Rose Red for the petals and Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.  A dash of Daffodil Delight in the centre of the main image looks so pretty!  I then took the negative of the mask and sponged inside with Crumb Cake so the sentiment would stand out on the card.  It wasn’t quite defined enough so I traced around the edge with a Crumb Cake marker. I think these colours are perfect for soft and pretty watercoloured blooms.  Feel free to download and save this image.

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Colour inspiration from GaGa Papercrafts

  Birthday_Blooms_Dear_Friend_Card-2 A few of the dotted image from this stamp set stamped in Crumb Cake and some of the clear sequins from the Metallics sequins pack sprinkled around filled in the white space nicely.  The finishing touch was some Very Vanilla thick baker’s twine wrapped around the panel before it was adhered to a Rose Red base. Before I go – just a reminder:  Don’t forget time’s running out to get Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!  Get one FREE with every AU$90 you spend!   This promotion finishes on March 31 – that’s 6 days away!  Click on the Shop Now button in the sidebar and don’t forget to use the Hostess Code at the top of this page to receive an extra gift from me!  Happy shopping!Sale-a-Bration_Freebies I hope you like today’s project.  Leave me a comment below – I’d love to hear from you!  Thanks for stopping by. XOXO Gail