Monday, January 12, 2009

Stampin' Up! Team Challenges

As I mentioned in a earlier post I am now a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I now have a wonderful Upline Christine, and great group of side-lines too!  If you have a moment pop over to see Margaret   & Michelle

So far most of my contact with these lovely ladies is via our Team Yahoo Group.  To keep the creative juices flowing they set Team Card Challenges, of course you are welcome to use the challenges to inspire you too.  

I've almost finised my Massive spring clean, (ok so I'm late, but better late than never!) so I've allowed myself to indulge in some stamping time.  Would you like to see what I came up with?

Challenge #1 - CASE of a card in the Stampin Up Ideas Book & Catalogue - pg 41


Challenge #2 - CASE of card on pg 18 of the Stampin Up Summer Mini Cataloge


Challenge # 3 -make a card using just Creamy Caramel, Ballet Blue, Black & one other colour.

Card Challenge Creamy Ballet w Black copy

Challenge #4 - was to use a stamp set I haven't used in a while - I chose to use Simple Somethings Set with Short & Sweet, but then I cheated and also used the SAB set Polka Dot Punches & Boho Blossoms Punch on the 2nd card.

Summer Challenge #1 Card 1 copy W  Summer Challenge #1 Card 2 copy w

Challenge # 6 - set by my Daughter Steph - "please make me a card with Yellow, Purple & Pink" I used, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace & Barely Banana.

Steph's Challenge copy w 

Challenge # 7- Ooops I almost forgot this one and it's my fav project, a box to fill with chocolates

I created this using 2 stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue - "Polka Dot Punches" and" Yummy". 

I've also decided I LOVE the combo of Soft Sky & Groovy Guave with a touch of Very Vanilla, and a sprinkling of Purely Pomegranite - Yum!  So Pretty with the scallops!  If I were to make the box again I add extra flaps at the ends of the box so you wouldn't see the gap, but I'm just learning and having fun while I'm at it!

Summer Challenge #3 - SAB & In Colors copy w 

Now I'm off to do a little more stamping.

Love Corinna

PS The challenge numbers do not correlate to those set by my Team, but for the order in which they were created.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

OMG! I can finally add pictures! Yippee - I'm back in blogland!

Steph & the Racecar

Here's a picture of my darling Steph standing in front of a car my Dad helped rebuild & he was responsible for the Spray Painting.

For those who do not recognise it, is is the 2nd last car that Peter Brock drove.

If you look carefully above the driver's door you will see his signature.  After racing the car at Goodwood in England he stood and signed autographs.  He had someone changing the posters under his hand whilst he signed. Oops! somebody was too slow & he autographed the car by accident!

Anyway, it appears that our antivirus, antipop-up & anti whatever else has been causing me these problems with Typepad.  So I think all's fixed and I can begin posting again! Yay!

Will be back soon with some creations

Love Corinna

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A new year always brings promise of wonderful things!

Hello everyone!

I always feel energised and inspired at the beginning of the year.  It feels like a time to start fresh, break away from all the not so good things in your life and start chasing and enjoying the good.

The end of last year was particularly hectic for me.  As a result many things got forgotten or simple left as I didn't have time.  WELL! I have had a marvellous week off work & thoroughly enjoyed a really deep spring clean & purge of all the clutter around my home & garage.

So far at least 4 carloads to the OpShop & there's more to go!!  The Hard Garbage Collection has been booked so that's another heap of stuff gone.

So now I'm nearing the end of this house cleanse I look forward to some evenings indulging in my new love of Stampin' Up!  A friend invited me to a workshop late last year, then after attending another 3 and holding one myself I joined up as a Demonstrator!  So I have lots of new toys to play with!

Tonite Hubby kindly took a look at the PC to take care of another problem I had with another site & I'm hoping that the changes made will also allow photos:

Sadly after a number of attempts the answer is no.  That problem has yet to be solved :-(.

Nevermind Happy New Year to you all & may it be filled with wonderful happy times with your loved ones & bring many marvelous surprises!

Love Corinna