Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Frenzy - Great Specials

Good evening everyone

There is so many exciting things happening in Stampin' Up! world this month.

Today is the first day you can order from the Summer Mini Catalogue. If you don't have one, you can click HERE to view the catalogue or contact me and I will pop one in the post to you. The Summer Mini runs from 1 December 2011 to 31 March 2012 so plenty of time get everything you want.

Also, today is the start of December Frenzy. You can save up to 50% off selected products.

Just click HERE to go to the list of products. You will see that there are great savings to be had. Just give me a call or send an email to place an order.

Happy stamping

Friday, November 25, 2011

My First Christmas Card

I received my first Christmas card in the post today from my friend Kim. How organised is she!Kim designed this card herself. She had the "D is for Dog" stamp set and thought she could use the dog as if he was running away with the tinsel from the tree. It worked out really well. I had shown how to make clouds in a class a couple of weeks ago and she has used this technique as well. Well done Kim!

Here's hoping that I get my cards out before Christmas this year!

Happy stamping

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Big Shot Promotion - To Die For!

During the month of November, you can get 10% off the following pre-selected Big Shot dies:

Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die Was $21.95 Now $19.75
Flower Burst Embosslits Die Was $21.95 Now $19.75
Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Was $14.95 Now $13.45
Petals-a-Plenty Testured Impressions Embossing Folder Was $14.95 Now $13.45
Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Was $14.95 Now $13.45
Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die Was $9.95 Now $8.95
Pillow Box Bigz Die Was $36.95 Now $33.25
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die Was $39.95 Now $35.95
Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die Was $39.95 Now $35.95
Mover & Shapers Punch Windows Was $54.95 Now $49.95
Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die Was $69.95 Now $62.95

Don't have a bigshot? Not a problem, you can get 10% off a Big Shot Bundle which includes the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die and the Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for just $168.16.

Click here to see the list with catalogue page numbers and item numbers.

You can make some great savings so contact me to put in an order.

Happy stamping

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October Special

Early bird gets the worm........or the punch and stamp set!

The Stitched Stockings stamp set and coordinating Stocking Tag Punch will be in the Summer Mini Catalogue which is not yet released. So that you can get a start on your Christmas cards and tags, you can purchase the stamp set and punch during the month of October or earn them for FREE by hosting a workshop with sales of $450. That is a saving of over $90!!!

The stamp set is $58.39 for wood mount, $42.95 for clear mount and the punch is $33.95. Contact me to put an order in or book a workshop to get them for free!

Happy stamping


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Beautiful Season

Yes, spring is a beautiful season but it is also the name of one of the stamp sets out of the new catalogue. Here is one of the cards I made for my catalogue launch.
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Season
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper white
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Stazon
Accessories: Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Aquabrush

It has been a lovely weekend here in the nation's capital so I hope you have all enjoyed the lovely spring weather.

Happy Stamping

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The new Idea Book and Catalogue is here!

Well it has been a while but what an exciting time to be back with the new Idea Book and Catalogue just released. You can click on the new catalogue on the right to have a look at all the new and exciting products. If you would like a catalogue of your own, you can have one for $10 plus postage, just email me.

Now if your wish list is longer than your arm, then there is a special deal this month just for you. For September only you can purchase a Mini Starter Kit which is valued at over $310 for just $169.

If you would prefer the full starter kit, valued at over $610, it is 20% off this month and is just $231.20.

Most of the products in the kits can be substituted for other products to the same value. No shipping is payable so it is very good value.

You no longer need an ABN, so it is the best time to sign up. You can join just to get a great discount on your purchases or you earn extra money for your family. It is totally up to you.

I would love you to join my team. I have a lovely group of ladies in my team and we get together each month and have lots of fun. Let me know if you are interested and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Here is a card I made using a new stamp set, Creative Elements. You may think the flower has been layered up a few times but it is a single layer. The stamp has white edges around the petals which gives the illusion that they have been mounted up. Isn't it great!

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Early Expresso, Whisper White

Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Early Expresso

Stamp Sets: Creative Elements, retired greeting

Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones

Happy stamping


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Last chance - Gift with Purchase & Autumn Mini Catalogue

Only a few more days to take advantage of the Gift with purchase and get the roll of ribbon and buttons that I have used in this card. The scanner didn't do it justice but the card is Melon Mambo with Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight. The vase of flowers is a sneak peek of a stamp set from the new Idea Book and Catalogue which comes out on 1 September. This set is made to use with buttons, I know you will love it. If you are wondering how I did the mounting of the greeting, I used Decorative Label Extra Large Punch. I stamped the greeting and punched it out and then I punched two more labels out of Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight. You then cut them in half and cut the points of both sides of the cut edges. Then you put some adhesive on the top and bottom of the greeting label and stick it to the cut halves one by one. I will do some photos of these steps on the weekend and post it for you.

The second card is made using the Make a Monster set from the Idea Book and Catalogue. This is a great set for children's cards as there are lots of different, eyes, mouths and other bits to make any sort of monster you like. I have also used the Pompom Trim from the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue. To adhere it to the card I have used the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. Just peel back the top layer and press down your Pompom Trim onto the sticky side. Press down firmly and then peel up and put on to your card. How easy is that! The adhesive sheets comes in a pack of 12 sheets (30.5 x 30.5cm) so are good value at $29.95.

I have used Pumpkin Pie for the card, then Baja Breeze, Whisper White with a strip of Greenhouse Gala designer series paper. The monsters have been coloured using an aqua brush and the lids of the stamp pads. The greeting is from the Curly Cute set, another favourite.

The Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue ends on 31 July 2011, the same time as the Gift with Purchase promotion. So if you put in an order of $100 before the end of the month, you will get the ribbon and buttons for free! Just email me if you want to put an order in.

I hope you have all been keeping warm and finding time to do some stamping.



Saturday, July 9, 2011

Free Gift with Purchase!

Who doesn't like something for FREE? Stampin' Up! has generously offered a free exclusive gift when you spend $100 on your choice of Stampin' Up! products between 1 - 31 July 2011.

The bundle includes:

  • White 1/4" (.63 cm) grosgrain ribbon with repeating flower designs. Approximately 13.7m.

  • 48 flower buttons. Sixteen each in 3 colours (Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point). Approximately 1.27 cm.

If you can't manage a $100 purchase yourself, why not go in with a friend and share the bundle.

Contact me to place an order.



Welcome Back

Well I am finally back to blogging again. My husband and I took 3 months leave, hitched up the caravan and headed to Western Australia. WA is the only state we haven't been to so we were very excited to finally be going there. We had the best time, so many highlights, particularly Coral Bay, Karajini National Park, the Bungle Bungles and so much more. We did over 18,000 kilometres so managed to see lots of this wonderful state.

Here are a couple of cards that I have used in my classes. I try to make one male card each class as I know this can be a challenge for some people.
This card uses the single stamp "Sail Away" from the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue and the cardstock is Not Quite Navy with Crumb Cake which has been embossed with the Lattice embossing folder. The image is stamped in Stazon on Very Vanilla cardstock and has been coloured using a blender pen. Some hemp twine has been knotted and put under the label.

This is another single stamp from the mini catalogue - "Motorcycle". The base cardstock is Basic Grey and some patterned paper from Blueberry Crisp has been added. I like how the patterned paper looks a bit like tyre tracks. A piece of 1.6cm grosgrain ribbon has also been added. The motorcycle was stamped in Stazon on Very Vanilla cardstock and coloured with Night of Navy and Basic Black and then I went over the chrome bits on the bike with Platinum Shimmer Paint using a small paint brush and the painted bits with Frost White. This is then mounted on Sahara Sand and Night of Navy cardstock. The greeting has been stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out with the Modern Label Punch and I cut a second label out of Night of Navy, cut it in half and then stuck each piece behind the greeting label to look as if it is on a larger punch. A great way to get an extra use out of your punches.

I hope you like the cards.

Happy stamping

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Blog Hiatus

I won't be updating this blog for a while as I am on holidays for 3 months.

Will be back on air in June 2011.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale-A-Bration is Here!

Sale-A-Bration starts today. You can earn one of four exclusive FREE sets for one of the following:
  • Spend $100 on product and get one free set (you get a free set for every $100 you spend)
  • Host a workshop with sales of $600 or more and get one free set
  • Sign up as a demonstrator and get one free set.

To check out the fabulous free sets, just click on the Sale-A-Bration catalogue on the right hand side.

Please contact me if you would like to place an order, book a workshop or would like more information on becoming a demonstrator.

Happy stamping


Stamp Camp

Good morning

I am holding a Perfect Punches Stamp Camp on Sunday, 13 February 2011 from 2pm. Cost is $50 and you will receive the Perfect Punches Stamp Set (Page 93 of the catalogue). You will make 3 cards and a 3D item. Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from every stamp set to the Flood Appeal.

Would love to see you there. As places are limited, a deposit of $30 is required with registraton.

Just email me to reserve your spot.

Happy stamping

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sweetheart Promotion

Just popped in to let you know about a current promotion with Stampin' Up! You can get a FREE pack of Heart Treat Cups ($6.50 value) when you purchase the Sweetheart Stamp Set or Full Heart Punch. You can read all about it HERE.

The promotion ends on 24 January so contact me to place an order. ($2 from the price of the wood mount set will be donated by Stampin' Up! to the flood appeal).

Here is a calendar that we made at my Christmas workshop. It has a magnet on the back so it can be kept on the fridge.

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper

Ink: Baja Breeze

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue

Other: Rhinestone, Ribbon and Mini Calendar

Happy Stamping


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I'm Back!

I can't believe how long it is since I have blogged. I hope to be more active on my blog this year.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas as I did and I wish you all a happy, healthy and creative new year.

As a former Queenslander and with family in Toowoomba and Killarney, my heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by the floods. The devastation and loss of lives was unbelievable. My thoughts are also with those affected in other states as well. It was so uplifting to see the massive volunteer turnout to help with the clean up. It makes me proud to be an Aussie!

As in the bushfires, Stampin' Up! is now supporting the flood relief and will donate $2 of the retail value of sales from any stamp set (with a retail value of $30 or more) sold from 15 January through 15 February to the State Emergency Services. If there is a stamp set that you were thinking of getting, then now is the time do so and support the flood relief. I will also be having a fundraising event and will provide details in the next day or two.

Here is a card I made for a challengeon an internet group - Stampin Up In Oz. This is an Australian only group for anyone that loves creating with Stampin' Up products and would like to share their latest creations, techniques and patterns with others. Contact me if you would like more information on how to join.

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
Inks: Crumb Cake, Real Red
Stamp Set: Simply Said, greeting from Always.
Ribbon: Red Gingham (retired)

Happy stamping