Monday, July 26, 2010

Card - Teenage Girl

Hi, I wanted to use some of the gorgeous girly images on Forever Young, and have made this bright waterfall card which I thought would be perfect for a teenage girl.

When you pull the bottom tab, the images flip up one by one.

When it is completely pulled down, a hidden sentiment is revealed.

Below are some close-ups of each of the cute images.

I have used cuttlebug folders, glitter, and glossy accents to add different dimensions.

Hope you like it. Please feel free to contact me for full instructions.

I've a busy few days ahead as I have to make another 30 invitations. So till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cherry On Top Award

Wow - I'm so excited - after having an extremely busy week, I'm starting off this week with a really cute blog award I just received from Linda of Ladybug Lair. Make sure you check out her blog - she has the cutest bed for her new baby (The Gypsy). Thank you Linda - I'm thrilled.

The rules of this award are:

1. Thank the person who gave this award to you.

2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.

3. List three things which you love about yourself.

- I love being a Mum to my three gorgeous children
- I love that I have beautiful, wonderful friends
- I love sharing my passion
and I just have to add
- I love PINK

4. Post a picture you love.

5. Tag five people you wish to pass this award to.

Here are my picks:-
Alyssa - Alyssa's Cards & More
Tori - It's Tori's Time
Shelley - Shelley's Land
Tracey - Trace-Elementz
Leah - Stampin' With Leah
Grace - Gracenotes 4 Today
Ok - I know it's 6, but it is so hard to choose - there are so many awesome blogs out there. Make sure you visit them - they are all very inspirational.
I'll be back tomorrow with a new post - I have heaps to share this week.
Take care,
Luv, Tereesa

Monday, July 19, 2010

21st Invitations

Hi Everyone, What a busy few days we've had. My ever-helpful assistant, Alyssa, and I have spent the last 3 full days making the 21st invitations - 65 in total. We used 3 cricut mats in constant circulation - Alyssa worked on one, I worked on one, and the Cricut worked on the third (my poor Cricut needs to rest). We then stamped, dry-embossed, heat-embossed, folded and glued. They were ordered based on the "25 years" card I made for my husband a few weeks ago; and here is the mock-up we made for the final approval.

This card is made exactly the same as the "25", although the inner rectangle is larger as the "1" is smaller than the "5". The cuttlebug folder used is "Diamond Plate", and all stamps are from Stampin' Up. We also made coordinating envelopes ...

A photo of the inside (with matching stars as well).

Now to catch up on some other projects.

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Follow Your Heart (To Paris)

Hi, I am currently working on a large invitation order for a 21st, so today I thought I'd share with you one of the DT cards I recently made for Scrappy-Go-Lucky. I have used Summer in Paris - loooove it - all the designs are so pretty and intricate. One of my favourite cuts on this cartridge would be these gorgeous hot-air balloons (imagine them floating past the Eiffel Tower).

The pale plum matt (with distressed edges) and balloon cut is from the Kaiser "Made With Love" collection - it actually has shiny pink hearts that can just be seen among the swirls. The balloons and shadows are all cut at 4".

After adhering the top layer - before the glue dried - I covered the balloons with glitter so it would stick to the edges of the swirls, it looks really pretty.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up, and is on a pale plum tag with some inking around around the edges. The scalloped layer was embossed using the Cuttlebug "Distressed Stipes" folder.

The dark balloon and sentiment were adhered using foam dots to add dimension.

I then added some organza ribbon to finish. Voila !!

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

First Cricut Class

Hi, Great news - details have now been finalised for our first monthly Cricut Class. For those of you who are unsure what will be involved, below is an extract from a previous post .....

"Do you have a Cricut machine, but you are a bit unsure of where to start? Or do you know the basics, but haven't really explored the possibilities further? If this sounds like you - Great News! Monthly Cricut Classes start soon.
Shelley and I will commence these classes in July, and they will cover everything you need to know about your Cricut machine. There will also be dedicated Gypsy Classes (and if you are into Design Studio - we can help with that too)."

WHEN: Saturday, 31 July 2010, 1.30 pm

WHERE: Shelley's Land - (email us for the full address)
RSVP: Sunday, 25 Jul 2010

COST: $30.00

Come for a great afternoon, and leave with some beautiful creations, and the knowledge to do more. If you're interested in coming, please contact me, or Shelley, to reserve your place.

Get in quick as places are limited.

Luv, Tereesa.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Card - 25 Years

Hi, Sorry for the delay between posts - school holidays here in Queensland and I've been spending some quality time with my family.
Today is 25 years since Peter (my hubby) started employment with Energex, and they marked it with a special lunch and presentation. Here is a card I made for him to mark the occasion.

Using the Gypsy I've welded a flipped 2 shadow image to the left of the rectangle, and a 5 shadow to the right.

It's then folded to line up as below ....

I then cut and adhered a 2 and a 5 in some striped paper so they would stand out.

The white timepiece featured on the front of the card is also stamped inside. As I only wanted a subtle background image, I used Versamark to bring out the pigment of the cardstock.

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Rose Gazebo

Hi Everyone, I have had fun over the past week playing with one of the new cartridges - Freshly Picked. My favourite image on this cartridge is this gorgeous gazebo.

The shadow feature and layers make this a very easy cut to put together. I've watercoloured the edges of the gazebo, and added some glitter to the curled petals of the flowers.

Some pretty background paper and a sweet sentiment is all that's needed to finish this card.

I've also completed a collection of cards using this cartridge for Scrappy-Go-Lucky - be sure to check them out over the next week or so.

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Pink Room

Hi Everyone, You have probably noticed I refer to the "Pink Room" from time to time, so I thought I would just do a quick post tonight and show you some photos of it.

Below is my paper and card stock corner ...

The Cricut cartridge / embellishment centre ...

This is Alyssa's creative space - we love spending crafting time together ...

The machine table ...

My domain ...

Mandy - this ones for you! All my glitters and embossing powders (I have room for a couple more LOL) ...

Being an organised person (as my friends will tell you), I like everything to have a home, but be within easy reach. Following are some photos that may give you ideas on organising some of your craft supplies.

My lovely friend, Julie, showed me a magazine article where they arranged punches on towel rails. I thought this was a brilliant way to clear some shelf space. Plus, you can see my Cricut mats on a hook to the left. It is very quick to hang them again after use ...

Leah made me this cute card guide for punches (thank you Leah). It is so easy to check sizing by simply holding the card over what you wish to punch. I added the covers with my name and phone number in case it's misplaced at a workshop.

To save time when coordinating colours for projects, I cut a piece from each DoubleMates sheet and attached them to a ring. It is always within easy reach and used all the time ...

My new Copics (I love them). I have coloured each petal a different colour pen, so now at a glance, I can see which colours I want ...

And now - just some pretty stuff. My Cricut (it had to match my pink Cuttlebug) ...

My ATG Gun ...

And my beautiful Display Board from my lovely Creative Memories friend, Shelley ...

This room has been a work-in-progress over the last few months. I have 3 more creations I want to add that are not quite finished. I will post photos when they're in place.

I hope I've given you a few ideas, and that you've enjoyed looking.

Also, to ensure you don't miss any new posts, become a follower, then use the box on the left hand side to receive posts via email whenever there is something new. This way you can then decide if you are interested to come and have a look.

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.