Innovative Designs: Ink It, Stamp It, Create It with Maggie Mathern

28 August, 2009

Birthday Celebrations

Filed under: Stampin' Up!, Stamping — Tags: , , , — maggie mathern @ 10:49 pm

It was my dear friend Julie’s birthday yesterday.  To help her celebrate I made her a Tri Shutter Card – my first.  I am so excited to have finally bitten the bullet and made it.  Special thanks goes to Leonie Shroder for the kick in the pants to make one, and to Beate Johns for her very helpful video.  I certainly am a visual person and I love to “see” something created.

I hope you had a lovely day yesterday Julie, even if you did have to play “mum’s taxi” last night.  I hope the family spoilt you rotten.

Bella Bleu Tri Shutter Card

Bella Bleu Tri Shutter Card

I used the lovely Bella Bleu DSDSP to decorate the card, pearls from the Pretties Kit, lots of layers and piercing with the SU template.  Tell me what you think.

Til next time, keep smiling and stamping.

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20 August, 2009

Cupcake Birthday

One of my work colleagues had a birthday last Monday and this is the card I have made for her.  I have used one of my favourite colour combos of Regal Rose, Rose Red and Old Olive.  I stamped the cupcake from Party Hearty using my markers in Regal Rose and Creamy Caramel.  The candle is Rose Red and Creamy Caramel.  I stamped the cupcake image twice and cut out the icing and placed it over the first image using dimensionals.  I have layered several layers of cardstock and the pink spotted DSP is from Sweet Always DSDSP.  I added some Old Olive Ribbon and used the Birthday greeting from the new Spring Mini Catty, which I punched out using the mid sized Oval Punch and complimented this with using Old Olive Cardstock to punch a oval Scallop.  I then stamped the cupcake in the same colours onto my whisper white envelope.  I love to have my envelopes to match my cards.  The recipient gets a sneak peek at what is inside.

I hope you have had a Happy Birthday Dianne and that you like your card.

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Til next time, keep smiling and stamping.

Cheers,

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31 March, 2009

Birthday Wishes and New Supplies

Filed under: Stampin' Up! — Tags: , , , — maggie mathern @ 11:31 pm

 

My good friend Issy from school days recently celebrated her birthday.  I wanted to use one of the new stamp sets to make her card.  I decided to use the set Bloom Away.  As soon as I saw the Gum Blossoms stamp, I knew I just had to buy this set on the demonstrator preorder.  When I was growing up we had lots of gum trees and one of my favourites was a lovely soft pink in colour.  I have used the new in colors of Kiwi Kiss and Pirouette Pink to colour the blossom in and used Basic Gray and Going Gray for the card.  The background stamp is called sanded.

 

Gum Blossom Birthday

Gum Blossom Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like a copy of the new Idea Book & Catalogue 2009-10 let me know and I can arrange that for you.  It is chock full of lovely stamp sets and accessories.  I just love the new In-Colors and I am sure you will too.  Stay tuned for more projects in the weeks and months to come, which I hope will inspire you to get your supplies out and play.  Winter will be here before we know it and I for one will be tucked in my studio creating up a storm!!!

Keep Smiling & Stamping,

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1 October, 2008

Happy 20th Birthday Stampin’ Up!

Filed under: Stampin' Up! — Tags: , , , — maggie mathern @ 10:05 am

Yes, Stampin’ Up! has officially turned 20 this month.  To celebrate, I have a stamp set to give away.  To win this set all you have to do is tell me your favourite colour combination and why.  Entries close on 31 October 2008.  This competition is open to Australian Residents only and no demonstrators please.

Here is the official promotion from Stampin’ Up! for this month.  What a great offer!!!!

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4 September, 2008

Bloomin’ Beautiful Birthday

Filed under: Stampin' Up!, Stamping — Tags: , , , , — maggie mathern @ 5:38 pm

Yesterday I said I would post a pic of a card I made recently for a friend’s birthday.  I hope you like it.  I used a sketch for this card, but I have to admit I can’t remember where I got it from.  I keep a book of sketches that I like to refer to again and again.  If you are the original author of this sketch, please let me know and I will give you the credit you deserve.

 

Bloomin' Beautiful Birthday

Bloomin

Supplies:

Stamp Set – Bloomin’ with Beauty (Spring Mini), En Francais BG

Inks – Stazon Black, Rose Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Going Grey

Cardstock – Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Water colour Paper

Accessories – Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Aquapainter, Gold brads

Happy Birthday to Julie!!!

Hope you liked this card.  I have several other projects on the go right now that I look forward to sharing with you soon.

Keep smiling and stamping,

Maggie

3 August, 2008

Hubby’s Birthday

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My husband Shane had a birthday recently as well.  Ok, so it was before mine and I am running late.  What else is new these days, right?  I would like to share the card I made for him just last night.  Why is it you find that inspiration strikes at the most inopportune times?  I should of been tucked up in bed asleep, but instead I was in my craft room in my element, surrounded by supplies I had pulled out from various sources.  Oh that looks good, no, maybe this?  You get the drift.  By the time I finished and presented hubby with his card, it was after 2 am when I got to bed.  That’s ok, but I definitely suffer for it the next day LOL

 

 

Shane's Birthday Card

Shane's Birthday Card

Supplies:  

Cardstock:  Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow and Naturals Ivory

Papers:  Outlaw Double Sided Designer Series Paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Stamp Sets:  Wanted, Genuine Articles

Accessories:  Chocolate Chip wide Grosgrain, Natural Hemp Twine, Chipboard Lots of Letters, Distressing Tool, Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ and 3/4″ circle punches, SNAIL, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Trimmer/Scorer

Hope you enjoyed this project using the Boho West Style.  I will be back again soon with another project.

Keep Smiling and Stamping,

Maggie

30 July, 2008

Filed under: Stampin' Up!, Stamping — Tags: , , — maggie mathern @ 11:34 pm

Gosh, life has just been speeding by lately.  It seems that sometimes life throws lots of stuff our way and it can be very overwhelming.  I have had to take an enforced break from my Stampin’ Up! activities.  Thank you so much to you all for your support during this difficult time.  I really appreciate it.

I feel it is time to change some things around here.  I was bored with the look of my site.  Hence this small change.  I have some exciting projects to share with you.  A friend of mine has made a few cards for me to display here.  I will be photographing them and putting them up Friday.  So please drop by to have a look.

It was also my birthday yesterday and I have some lovely cards made by fellow demos and friends from all over the world to share with you.  It never ceases to amaze me what wonderful projects everyone comes up with using the same stamp sets, yet all so different.

Cheers for now,

Maggie M

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