Tuesday, September 29, 2009

UStamp pass winner

Well it has taken me all day to find the time to get to a computer!! I guess that's what happens when you are on holiday! Not that I am complaining I am having a fantastic time in Christchurch!! Anyway I bet you all want to know who has won the UStamp pass!! Number 16 was the lucky number so KAREN you are the lucky winner WHAAA HOOO!!
This is what Karen had to say:

Hi Trace! Congrats on being asked to design for UStamp again!
I would love to see cute gift ideas this time round - cause after all Christmas is all about giving and I love to give things beautifully packaged!!
Luv Karen

Thanks sooo much to everyone that left comments you guys rock!! And you never know I might have some more blog candy soon!!
Enjoy the rest of your week:)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Want a UStamp holiday pass?

Hi everyone its time for the next round of UStamp and you won't want to miss this one!! It's the UStamp holiday which means lots of fantastic Christmas projects. Christmas is not to far off , I know you probably don't want to hear that but why not be well organised and start working on some of your Christmas gifts early. I have loved being apart of the Ustamp designers team and was excited to be asked again, everyone is sooo friendly and its a great way to make alot of new friends! UStamp holiday will kick off the 16th October, so not long to wait whaaa hooo. I have a UStamp pass to give away to one lucky person!!
All you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me what sort of Christmas projects you would like to see in the UStamp hoilday round! That's it. Easy!!!
Even if you have joined the next round already you can still win. The lovely Dawn will refund your money if I draw out your name. How cool is that!!
I will draw out a name on Tuesday.
So leave me a comment and I'll see you on Tuesday:)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Now I can show you!

Just a quick post tonight. Its been a long day!! Now I can show you the swaps I made for my UStamp swap sister Kim Steiner. I forgot to take some photos of what I had made for Kim, and lucky for me Kim took some and emailed them to me! I was just to excited to get them in the post I didn't even think to take some photos:) The first was a set of cards in a little folder and the second is a note pad and pen set. If you want any details on the stamps, papers, ink or card colours just send me an email old.mcd@nettel.net.nz . Well I'm off to bed, I have to work all day tomorrow:) But check back tomorrow night I have some blog candy to give away, so check back to see what it is and how to win. I bet some of you can even guess what it is!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


My swaps arrived this week from Kim Steiner who is my swap sister from the US. We had to make 2 cards/3d items for the swap. The first is a folder full of note cards and envelopes with my embossed initial in two different colours. How cool is that!!

And the second is a card. I love the flowers with the jumbo brads in the middle. Blue bayou was an in colour from last years catty and one of my favorites!! I like the saying happy birthday since it was my birthday last week, not that Kim probably new. lol!!
I will post my swaps I sent to Kim tomorrow.
Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sweet slumber card purse

The days are slipping away from me. I had good intentions to do a little stamping but never quite got there. I thought I would show you all the card purse I made for my 2nd project for UStamp. The purse fits the C6 Stampin Up envelopes and cards inside or you can full with chocolate or anything that will fit inside! I have used sweet slumber specialty DSP and ruby red and sahara sand card stock. I finished it off with a filigree brad. Thanks for stopping by:)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Priceless love notes

I said I was on a roll and I have finished yet another UStamp project.lol. I made these love notes box set. These are not my normal colours but hey I don't want everything to be the same. Kiwi kiss and rose red go great together as you will see from the raspberry tart DSP. Priceless is a great set to make love notes with there are quite a few little stamps in the set. Its a beautiful day here in New Plymouth I better go enjoy it :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

All in one card box

Is it a box, is it a card. Its both. The box slides out to revel a gift or treat. This is one of the projects Dawn has created for UStamp. I am on a roll now and hope to turn out some of the other Ustamp projects over the weekend. I have used some of the sweet slumber specialty DSP and used baja breeze and ruby red to go with it. Simple friendship is the stamp set (not available in New Zealand). Well I guess I better get some tea started. Thanks for stopping by:)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Criss Cross box

I would like to recreate all the UStamp projects for this round. Its been hard finding the time lately, life has been very busy, so I am way behind!!
This is the first project a criss cross box with cards. I haven't made the cards, I thought I'd fill the box with goodies to give to a friend. I have used sweet slumber specialty DSP and petal pizzazz stamp set. Sorry for the quick post I'm off to pick the kids up soon!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Very cute

Look what came to visit me today, 12 little ducklings, how cute!! They have found a nice little spot in the garden to sleep. I wonder how long they will stay. The kids want to keep them, as all kids would. They will be disappointed when they leave. Well I better go and get tea on. I hope to be back later with some stamping to show you.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Great friend gift

I have been having fun this week making gifts. The first one is for a friend of mine, I just thought I'd send her a wee gift. I used a card I made at Megan's my Upline and I have made a notebook to match. I have used great friend out of the mini, and the beautiful raspberry tart DSP.
The second gift was my swaps for UStamp, but I can't show you them just in case my swap sister Kim is peeking at my blog!! And because I forgot to take photos of them before I posted them.lol:( so hopefully Kim will take a photo for me so I can show you them. I can already tell the week is going to fly by. I hope to make some time to do the Mojo Monday and a UStamp project or two. Fingers crossed:).
Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Recess window

Hellllooooo. How long has it been? Far to long!!!! I have had a long week. But now I am up to date I can get back to blogging!
We had regionals here in New Plymouth yesterday and It was great!
I got an email from Hollie, from Australia a couple of weeks ago asking if I would do a WOW presentation at training. Its not my thing but I decided to have a go! And it was exciting to be asked. I decided I would show everyone how to do a recess window card, because I have been wanting to make one and haven't got around to it. Well nerves were thick and heavy, and I was wondering "what was I thinking" lol, but luckily I was first up and got it over with first thing so I could relax and enjoy the rest of the training day. These are the samples I made to show everyone.

If you want to have a go and make one yourself here is the link for the tutorial from splitcoast stampers.
Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, September 7, 2009

A thankyou gift

This double pocket bag and card is a gift for a new friend of mine! I can't say who they might be peeking at my blog. he he. The stamp set is called simple friendship and was in with my gift package I received form Dawn. I think it will be one of my favorites for a while, love it. I have filled the bag with chocolates, its a pity I couldn't fit the whole box full in the bag I may have to eat the rest.Yum yum. Thanks for stopping by:)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Coffee treat box

Whaaaa Hooooo. The next round of UStamp is underway and by the looks of things its going to be even better that the last round. I have already been to the chat rooms to chat with everyone, it is a great way to meet some amazing new friends from all over the world. This is the 1st project that I have made for UStamp. I call it a coffee treat box, because I love coffee and treats, who doesn't.he he. If you haven't joined UStamp yet don't worry just go here and and sign up. Its going to be 28 days of fun fun fun. Time has been getting away from me lately but I have been working on some projects that I will show you soon. I have also made a card to match, I love things that match. If you want to make one of these chocolate treat boxes just send me an email and book in for a class. Thanks for stopping by:)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mojo Monday # 102

How time flies when you are having fun!! I have been stamping my heart out this week making things for UStamp which is due to kick off on Friday in the states and Saturday for me. Wha hooo I can't wait. Anyway I made this card today with a set not many of you from here would have seen, its called hello again. Yesterday I received a gift from Dawn Rapsas as a thankyou for all my work for UStamp and this was one of the sets I received. I was like a kid at Christmas all day yesterday. So I had to use one of my new sets for the mojo Monday today. I have used retired colours that I loved from the last catty. Check out all the other entries here.
Well I better go I have a bit more stamping to do tonight so I can use my new things. I will show you what I have made tomorrow. See you then:)


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