A long walk in the park...

I mentioned a couple of posts ago how much I have loved working with the Walk in the Park DSP from the current (but only until the end of the day!!) Spring Mini.

Well here is a little more evidence of just how much I have enjoyed myself with this very pretty paper...


This card was for the first birthday of a sweet little poppet belonging to some gorgeous friends of ours.

The layout of the card was cased pretty much directly from page 11 of the Spring Mini, I have just changed the colours.

"Elsie's First Birthday Card" Stamps: Gallery Paper: Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White, Walk in the Park DSP Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Wide Double Stitched Baja Breeze grosgrain, Flower Fusion Too, Rich Regals brads, On Boards Lots of Letters, Stampin' Dimensionals


Next we have a couple of cards that I made for some birthday parties that my big girl was invited to a couple of months back.

This one actually combines the Walk in the Park DSP with the Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP, so let's call it Walk in a Parisian Park ;-)


"Ruby's Walk in a Parisian Park 7th Birthday Card!" Stamps: Cheep Talk Paper: Pink Pirouette, Walk in the Park DSP, Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP, Pink Pirouette Patterns DSP (for the birdie's wing!) Ink: Rose Red, Basic Black Accessories: Flower Fusion, Flower Fusion Too, Vintage brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals


The next one also uses my favourite and most used stamp set from the mini - Great Friend


"Isobel's 7th Birthday Card" Stamps: Great Friend Paper: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Whisper White, Walk in the Park DSP Ink: Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze, So Saffron Accessories: Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals

And finally in this very varied hodge-podge of a blog post, here is yet another occasion in which I have used the lovely combination of Walk in the Park and Great Friend...


These were the vouchers that I created for our team stamping day back in July to give to the girls in the team that provided our stamping projects and 'wow' demonstration.

What I love about the colours in the papers and the Stampin' Up! product co-ordination feature in general is how a single idea can be changed around into a variety of slightly different ones just with a bit of good old mixing and matching as I've done with the vouchers here :)

"July Team Day Vouchers" Stamps: Great Friend Paper: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Walk in the Park Ink: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Basic Grey Accessories: Silver Brads, Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals


I hope you've enjoyed what actually became rather a marathon in the park!

Next up, my sister (in-law) comes walking in the park with me...

Stay tuned!

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Catalogue launch workshops - two months on....!

I have today been editing a large batch of pictures in order to upload them to my blog, and making a list of posts to go with them and, well, it seems that I have a large batch of pictures and posts to upload to my blog!

I realised just how far behind I am when I discovered that I haven't even put anything up here about the workshops that I ran to launch the new catalogue back in April!

Can anybody say 'bad blogger'....?!

But I now have a list to work through and will be endeavouring to rectify this situation post haste!

In fact I have made large leaps toward rectifying the situation by scheduling daily weekday posts from now until the 18th of the month!  And I'm still not yet done with the list!

But back to the catalogue launch workshops.

Now I could have just let a post about this go, since the workshop themselves were such a long time ago, but they were good fun and I thought I'd share a couple of highlights...

I actually ran the workshops in three different sessions as my house is not much bigger than a large shoe box, and a lot of stampers it does not accommodate!

Everyone that came along got one of these....


It's an idea that I originally got from Splitcoast Stampers and tweaked to my liking by taking different ideas from different 'Survival Kits' that I read about.

Here's what was inside...


Clockwise from the left of screen:

  • A wishlist - custom made for the Stampin' Up! enthusiast.  This one just about reached the floor once completely unfurled
  • Sticky notes - a great find by my team member Ali!  Pre-printed with perfectly apt slogans to stick all over your must-haves in the catalogue!
  • Catalogue tabs - printed with the different index sections for organising your catalogue
  • A pen - for filling up that mammoth wishlist of course!
  • A lollipop - sugar for energy as you make your mammoth wishlist
  • A bandaid - first aid for the inevitable paper cuts that result from frenzied thumbing of a new stamping catalogue!
  • A highlighter - for highlighting the stuff that you already own

I had heaps of fun putting these together and even MORE fun witnessing the reactions of the ladies as we went through the contents together!

Here was one of the projects that I demonstrated...


A set of love notes (6 in total - 2 of each design) that all went into a little box made out of Good Morning Sunshine DSP.  I don't have a picture of the actual box as I demonstrated it on the spot, then gave it away as one of the door-prizes, but I promise it was cute!

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"Cheep Talk Love Note set" Stamps: Cheep Talk Paper: Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Pacific Point Ink: Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals