Monday, 19 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Well it has been ages and I apologise but I've been back teaching 3 or 4 days a week suddenly and so many others things have been going on including MIL's 70th, Mary Poppins, Parramatta College course and all the regular family stuff that I have much to tell just not the time to tell it! Hopefully after Christmas when things calm down I will. Plus I'll get back to the Letterbox love Challenges that I have not forgotten about but got a fantastic prize for the winner of!
In the meantime this is my favourite card this year. I love the Big Shot it makes this card extra special and it's so easy to do. I'm loving the freshness of the pink/green combo as a change from green/red. Hope you like it too. In case I don't get back here before Christmas I wish you and your loved ones a very blessed Christmas and New year and hope to see you in 2012.
from my family to yours

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November Promo - Big Shot Bundle and 10% off selected dies

This month promtion is 10% off selected dies and a Big Shot bundle offer.
Click this link to see which dies.
Email me to place your order.



Friday, 21 October 2011

Letterbox Love 3: Sarah


Today's Letterbox Love Challenge card comes from Sarah who has just joined SU! - YAY Sarah! I'll post a link to her blog when she gets one going.
Sarah chose the new Calypso Coral InColor to use and teamed it with black and white which makes for a very striking design.
Please leave some comment love for Sarah!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Letterbox Love 2: Gini


Today's Letterbox Love Challenge comes from Gini.
She has used the new InColor Lucky Limeade some of the new Hostess DS Paper and some retired DS paper.
Please leave some comment love for Gini!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Letterbox Love Challenge Larissa's card

Happy Birthday Grunge Rock by Larissa


At my new catalogue launch I set a challenge for any of the attendees to participate in if they wished.
The challenge was to use one of the new InColors with a piece of patterned paper I gave them to choose from and some white and then add anything else they wished.

Many of the girls accepted the challenge so my letterbox has received some love these past few weeks and here is the first of the cards I received to show you!
This great card is by Larissa.
How to pick a winner - it's going to be hard I may need your help!
(If I can work out how to do that!)
Please feel free to leave a comment here and now so Larissa feels the love too!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

October Promotion

This month you can prepurchase this gorgeous coordinating stamp set and Punch that will be in the upcoming mini catalogue OR you can earn it FREE!



Host a workshop that reaches $450 in sales and it's yours!
Contact me now to book a workshop.

Friday, 30 September 2011

We Dig You Joshie

My Joshie turned 2 today and being obsessed with trucks, cars, diggers, trucks, diggers,cars... this set was the perfect choice for his card. My effort was rewarded when he exclaimed "BIG DIGGER!!!" upon seeing it.

You may notice the new Textured Impression Folder Houndstooth on there as well as the No 2 from the Simple Numbers Bigz Die.

Colours: Marina Mist, Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Whisper white & Basic Black
Here he is playing with his favourite present from this morning - a new Cars 2 car - hasn't left his hand all day - even during the Smurfs movie!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Button Buddies

is such a cute set and oh my goodness I think it is the easiest stamp set I've ever used.
I admit I just copied straight from the IB&C and made this cute set of notecards.


The images stamp up beautifully and are matched so well with the buttons in the packs on p141 it's almost too easy!

How cute for a baby card. I just added the sentiments from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.


What a sweet card to show someone you care and flowers that last forever!!!!

The pig is probably my favourite!

and these cherries look juicy enough to eat!

The flower I used in my launch is also in the set so it's a very versatile set and will get well used.

Monday, 26 September 2011

stamps & scrap for the boys


My boys chose these stamp sets and I've already used both - one for a card for my nephew and the other for my littlest's birthday invites. This DS paper 'Well Worn' is perfect for boys and I can see it being used over and over. It has really masculine patterns and colours and I think is suitable for a huge range of ages.  Here's a closer look....

Then I was inspired to get busy with some scrapbooking so got two kits and shared them with a friend as you get so much in one kit it's easy to split in two. This one is Country Club and while it's not obviously "boy" I think it will lend itself nicely to the males in my life!


Then there's Party Animal - it's certainly bright and great fo the younger men in my life. I'm really looking forward to getting some pages done quickly with these kits!


Saturday, 24 September 2011

Pocketful of Posies and other girly things!

This is the DS papers that really impressed  me the most. How beautiful are these 6 designs? And on the back are another 6 lovely patterns versatile for both male and female cards or pages. I'm so inspired to make beautiful layouts with these I can't bear the thought of cutting them up so I just have to search my picture library for the perfect photos to match each page. There will hardly be any work to do to get the layout looking great with a back ground like these ones!

These are some other supplies I got that inspire me to be quite girly. I'm not really a girly-girl  and having 4 other boys in the house there's not a lot of girly stuff going on here often, that's why I love having classes and balancing the girl quotient in our home!

This paper is the hostess paper Cheerful Treat - I think the word for it truly can only be 'pretty' and these stamp sets will work well with these designs. I have here 'Four Frames', a Hostess set 'Precious Butterflies' and another Hostess Set 'Happiest Birthday Wishes'. So much inspiration now to find the time to do it!


Thursday, 22 September 2011

New supplies


My supplies from the new catty arrived the other week and I've been drooling and setting up and having fun playing in the limited time I've had recently. As you can see I got a few of the papers and they are what prompted me to show you these on my blog. In the catalogue and probably on here the picture don't do the DS papers justice.When I got them I was so impressed with them I had to lay them out and admire the designs in full. So over the coming days I'll show a bit closer up what they look like and what I've decided will work well together to get my creative brain working.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

New Catalogue Launch

At the start of the month I had a launch party for the new catalogue and it was a lovely evening with a great bunch of ladies who all love Stampin' Up!'s products and enjoy having a laugh, a chat and a good craft session.

I had these lovely bags (photo to come) made up using the new Designer Series Paper Cheerful Treat that you can only get with Hostess Dollars - isn't it pretty! I used the flower from the Button Buddies stamp set. It stamps up so beautifully and being able to punch it out with the scallop circle punch make it so easy to use.

I'd prepared 2 make and takes to do.


 One using the gorgous A La Carte stamp "Something for Christmas" p 15 $19.95. Such a lovely image - I am a bit partial for ornaments! It's so easy to make a really lovely card with this stamp. Just a grab a few markers and away you go.


The other was using the Button Buddies set and the flower to make a little notecard. If you cut an A4 sheet into 3 at 9.9cm this is the size you get. I thought it would be nice for my guests to make a card that matches the bag they got so if they wish to use the bag to give a gift they have a card to go with it!


Another thing on the "To Do" list was collect cardstock and patterned paper to enter a challenge and I've had cards filling my letterbox already so look out for posts of those over the coming days.

Everyone left with a year full of special offers, their lovely creations, their copy of the new catalogue to drool over, a challenge idea on their mind and a smile on their face.  It was a really enjoyable night.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Join at a FANTASTIC price!



Stampin' Up! have announced the best offer I've seen yet to join in the fun of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
Get this mini kit (worth over $310) for only $169 AND get all the fantastic advantages of being a Demonstrator.
Even if you don't want to do all the things a demonstrator can do (like run workshops or sell to other people) but just want direct access to SU! and a 20% discount - it is worth investigating! You no longer need an ABN to join so it's easier than ever.

This offer is only for September.
If you're after a bit more than this offers then you can get the Regular Starter Kit at 20% OFF.
That's over $690 worth for only $231.20!!!

Stampin' Up!'s 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue

The new Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue is here! Those coming to my launch tonight will get their copy then but if you aren't and want copy email me. You can pick up from me for $10 or I can mail it to you for $15. It comes with a voucher from me worth $10!
Click on the picture to view the catalogue online.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

get in quick!

these are now gone too...

Sanded
Full Calendar

Bashful Blue 12x12 cardstock
Early Espresso 12x12 cardstock

Spiral Punch
Photo Corner Punch
Star Punch
1 3/8 x 5/8 Oval Punch

SO if there is something you've got your eye don't be disappointed get in quick.


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Going Going....

Gone! already!!!!

Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets
Metallic Eyelets
Pewter Jumbo Eyelets

Get in quick if you don't want to be disappointed.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

retirement list - wahoo!


Yes the excitement is here!!! The retirement list is available and yes there are some fantastic bargains on it! As always it's best to get in quick as you can never tell which items are going to go faster that you can say "I love SU!"

Some of the highlights to look out for:

 40% off
Gifted (page 21) is now $29.97 (wood) or $23.97 (clear)
On a Pedestal (page 33) is now $20.97 (wood)
Hello, You (page 133) is now $11.97 (wood)

....and 25% off  22 other sets!!!

25% off Fresh Cut Notes (page 123) so now only $13.13 a packet

40% off Jolly Holiday DSP so at $10.17 for a pack of 12 sheets it's perfect for a head start on your Christmas cards, scrapbook pages and gift giving.

25% off Striped Ribbon in Real Red, Certainly Celery, Night of Navy and Early Espresso making it just $14.96 per roll.

40% off "Good Times" Simply Scrappin Kit (page 131) - now only $22.17!

This is the last chance to purchase New Colour Kits from the Colour Renovation (in ink pads, Markers, pastels, and Crayons) page 117 and 142. The Crayons and Pastels are 25% off!

5 Punches are Retiring. - the Spiral Punch, Designer Label Punch, Small Oval Punch, Photo Corners Punch and Star Punch (page 146-8)

15 Wheels are Retiring (page 158-9). get in quick with those!

Email me with your order as soon as possible.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

FREE gift with purchase during July


During July place an order of $100 and you will receive a gorgeous FREE bundle of ribbon and buttons worth $31.95.

Bundle includes:
• White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon with repeating flower designs. Approx 13.7m.
• 48 flower buttons. Sixteen each in 3 colours (Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point). Approx 1.27 cm


Email me to take advantage of this offer.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

colour embossing without coloured powders

It's July so to get a bit of a taste of what Christmas in winter would be like here's a Christmas card.
It's a bit strange to try and feel like Christmas in winter when its been 22C here (but I'm not complaining). I was talking to my sister in London the other day and she was saying that it's 22C there too - but Summer time. The Aussie weather is pretty good really.

Anyway to the point! Coloured embossing without the coloured powder!
It's very simple really. You firstly ink your stamp on a clear Versamark pad and then onto the coloured dye ink pad then stamp it onto the paper. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and melt the powder till shiny with a heat gun. Done!
Don't forget to clean your stamp before changing colours as because you've inked it in Versamark first it will look pretty clean after you've stamped it but still needs to be cleaned.
Oh and Happy Christmas in July!  :)

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

faux tearing butterfly

This is a case of a card my Team leader Marelle made a few years ago for the Stitches N Craft show at Rosehill. We were demoing Faux Tearing.
It translated well with this beautiful Strength and Hope stamp set.

The set is a fundraiser for Breast Cancer research worldwide however it is flexible enough to use for all sorts of purposes. The background words are very lovely for most occasions and the one word that is fairly specific to cancer which is the word "survivor" is on the right hand side of the stamp so when it's stamped on a thinner piece of card like this white piece used you can stamp it so that 'survivor' doesn't appear on the card.
To order your set of Strength and Hope email me.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

embossed medallion


I love this card in so many ways!
I love that it is so simple and quick to make AND it is elegant and stylish.

What I love about the Medallion stamp is it's so big and intricate that it doesn't need much else on the card. Perfect for an anniversary engagement or wedding card. I would have loved this as our wedding stationery theme.
Notice the neat bow. It's a wonderful faux bow {I can't claim invention of sadly} but it uses a little bit of ribbon and quite a few glue dots but very worth it in my opinion- not only for it's stylishness but also for it's "postability".

Thursday, 16 June 2011

bunnies, reds and race cars

This is going back in time ages ago but we spent some time in Bathurst over Easter and I made this little box for my niece.


Toby loves that the paws seem to push the flap down.


Couldn't resist putting a little fluffy tail inside!

The bunny is made using all SU! punches. Aint he cute?

At the time there were some beautiful changing leaves and the reds were stunning.

This row was stunning.



We also saw some races that were on at the track at Mount Panorama and were on top of the Pit Building when one of the races started, it really gave an insight into the adrenaline that must pump through the body before the lights go out to start the race. You could feel it from all the way up here!


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Holiday class


Goodness me it's been ridiculously long since I posted something proper! Sorry about that. Life has been a little crazy so blogging didn't make it to the top of the "to do" list. Little ones sick, and very busy with all the specials of the week, Parramatta College and workshops.
 I have much to show you just haven't found the time to post it.
 But first as I  promised the gorgeous girls who came to my class last holidays a photo from the Cupcakes and Bunnie class.
It was really fun preparing this class as the bunny was so cute! and it was great seeing how the girls and the 4 boys who were also there personalised their cards with their creativity.

Thanks for coming  - sorry it took so long to post this!!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Deals of the Week #4

The last Deals of the Week for May - haven't they been great?
Here's the last of the bargains for May.
Email me with your order.

Item no.   Page no. Item             Reg Price  Sale Price

113838 62 Right on Track Stampin' Around Wheel $11.95 $8.37

115619 68 Retro Remix Stampin Around Wheel $11.95 $8.37

119975 134 Vintage Type Rub-Ons $15.95 $11.17

118760 134 Play Date Rub-Ons $16.95 $11.87

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Deal of the Week #3

More fantastic specials this week on Ribbon and Brads.
Get some beautiful embellishments to add those finishing touches to your cards that really make it special!

Item No.   Page No.    Item              Reg Price   Sale Price

#119750 137 Daffodil Delight 5/8'' (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon $16.95 $11.87

#119963 137 Certainly Celery 3/8'' (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon $12.95 $9.07

#109112    139 Square Fire Rhinestone Brads $19.95 $13.97

 #109113   139 Square Ice Rhinestone Brads $19.95 $13.97

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Want $110+ to spend in the catalogue?

Stampin’ Up! have just announced a fantastic promotion for hostesses from May 23rd to the end of June. Host a workshop that reaches $450 (including postage!!!) and you get an extra $70 in Hostess benefits.

That is a level 1 stamp set or paper pack and $40 regular Hostess cash plus another $70 hostess benefits = $110 Hostess benefits.

Email me to book in a workshop today!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

deals of the week 2


This weeks specials include some excellent specials on Dies for the Big Shot plus the new colour Pastels Kit.
Email me with your order.

115957 151 Thanks Embosslits Die $21.95 $17.56

114513 151 Sweetest Stem Embosslits Die $21.95 $17.56

113483 155 Pennant Bigz XL Die $74.95 $59.96

120963 142 Stampin Pastels New Color Kit (19) $28.50 $22.80

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Deal of the Week #1

Throughout May SU! are announcing


This is the first one and it's all about stamps at a great discount!
Email me to place your order before they run out of stock.

Item     Description  Regular Price   Sale Price

121578   Tag Alongs Wood-Mount Set  $31.95  $19.17

120468  More Monkey Accessories Clear-Mount Set   $23.95   $14.37
121550  More Monkey Accessories Wood-Mount Set   $29.95   $17.97

120003  Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Set    $24.95   $14.97  
119163  Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set  $32.95   $19.77

121494  Compliments to the Chef Wood-Mount Set $35.95   $21.57


If you have a catalogue:
Tag Alongs is on page 37

More Monkey Accessories is on page 59
Cottage Garden is on page 75
Compliments to the Chef is on page 98



Friday, 15 April 2011

Fox & Friends mini cards

I forgot to post these ages ago when we made these.
My son helped as the Fox & Friends set really appeals to him.


These are tiny cards but perfect for gift tags.


I often leave my cards sentiment free if they aren't being made for an immediate purpose so then i can just choose one appropriate at the time, stamp it and it's right for the occasion.


Cute aren't they?

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

quick accents card

Here is a very quick and simple card made using the quick accents and the Nursery Suite DS paper.
How cute is that bunny!!!
 You can also get the bunny in the stamp set So Cute but this is  just a bunny cut out of the paper.
A sweet new baby card I think!  Or even an Easter Card?
So it's not just for scrapbookers.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Nursery Suite Accents

One of the things that is easy to pass over in the catalogue is the Quick Accents. This hte the Nursery Suite one. Its' 2 12" pages of thick stickers. It's perfect to share with a friend especialy if they only have girls and  you only have boys!
Chopped up you really get an idea of how much comes in those two sheets!

Here is a closer view of what we each got.

I shall have to come back with the projects I've made with these soon.

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