Monday, August 30, 2010

Last Chance...Only One More Day

I wanted to remind you all that you only have another day to order any products from the Last Chance List (especially those very special discounted products that were only release last week, unfortunately the Incolour Cardstock and Heart punch have already sold out).

Today I will share this quick and easy card using the Necessary Necessities stamp set which I will sadly be saying goodbye to.

Stamp Sets: Necessary Necessities, Warmest Regards
Card: Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Additional Last Chance List Discounts!

As you know, the Last Chance List is quickly coming to an end. Before Stampin' Up! welcome many exciting new stamps and accessories, they need to make room in there warehouse by clearing out some high-inventory last-chance items. For the first (and probably last) time ever, Stampin' Up! have added a select number of additional discounted last-chance items for the final days of the promotion. Below are the items that have selected.
The Last Chance promotion ends 31 August, 2010. All items are only available while supplies last, and with these discounts, they won't last long!

Get your orders in soon, before these products are gone forever!
You can either ring me on (08) 8389 9149, 0409 197 292 or email me to place your order.

Item # Page Description Discount Discounted AUS Price Discounted NZ Price
116342 42 Big Bold Birthday 50% $ 26.98 $ 31.98
116408 100 Seeing Spots 50% $ 14.98 $ 17.98
116344 121 Big Deal Alphabet 50% $ 38.98 $ 45.98
116208 126 In Color card stock (A4)
50% $ 7.25 $ 8.63
105538 127 Bold Brights Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46 $ 51.71
105537 127 Soft Subtles Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46 $ 51.71
105540 127 Rich Regals Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46 $ 51.71
105541 127 Many Marvelous Markers 25% $ 175.46 $ 209.96
105550 128 Bold Brights Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46 $ 37.46
105551 128 Earth Elements Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46 $ 37.46
105539 128 Earth Elements Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46 $ 51.71
105552 129 Rich Regals Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46 $ 37.46
112042 132 Urban Garden Designer Series paper 50% $ 8.48 $ 9.98
112041 134 Bella Rose Designer Series paper 50% $ 8.48 $ 9.98
107305 152 Oval Large punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
113692 152 Eyelet border punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
109043 152 Scallop Circle punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
113694 152 Heart to Heart punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
112082 152 Wide Oval punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
112091 152 Scallop Edge punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
113693 152 Full Heart punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
104310 155 Crafters' Tool Kit 25% $ 58.46 $ 68.96
112004 AW28* 1-3/4" Circle punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
116629 CO* Butterfly punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98

*CO=Carryover Flyer
*AW=Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Helping Hudson - Challenge 8 Technique

The second Helping Hudson challenge was using the technique of either Sponging or Embossing. My card was inspired by a card that has just been posted on UStamp with Dawn and Friends and uses sponging to make my birds have definition and come to life!
Card: Gable Green, Only Orange, Whisper White
Ink: Gable Green, Only Orange
Accessories: Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Sponge Daubers, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Circles #2 Orginals Die, Scallop Circle Bigz Dies

Helping Hudson - Challenge 7 Sketch

After stopping by at the local market and voting this morning in Australia's Federal election, I got down to the serious business of stamping (not who is going to rule Australia)!!! I just had to finish the Helping Hudson Challenges this one being a sketch challenge. I did stray a little off the design by just put the ribbon under the box so hopefully it still meets the requirements.

Stamp Set: Printed Petals, Best Yet
Card: Pink Passion, Whisper White, Ski Slope Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pink Passion
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Winter Post

I had a few Christmas in July Stamp-A-Stacks and this is one of the Christmas Cards that we made, since the parties I have made a different version of the card which I thought I would share with you too.

Stamp Set: Winter Post, Punches Three
Card: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamp Set: Winter Post, Short and Sweet, Frames with a Flourish
Card: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, August 16, 2010

Helping Hudson - Challenge 9

I had the painter in this morning to do some touch ups in the kitchen, it looks nice and finished now. Later in the day, after he left I decided to pull out a new stamp set from the NEW catalogue, as demonstrators we get to order a few in advance and complete the Helping Hudson Colour Challenge, this one is you can only use one colour and a neutral - I decided to go with red and white.

Enjoy this sneak peak of a single stamp and matching punch.

Stamp set: For You Flower
Card: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Extra-Large Fancy Fower Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nursery Necessities...not just for new borns!

I have been going throught my stamp sets to see which ones are going to be retired at the end of the month so I can use them before they go to the back before I sell them I pulled out Nursery Necessities ($56.95 - very limited stock available for this one so order asap otherwise you maybe disappointed) which is fantastic for new borns or small children but today I cased the one in the New Ideas and Catalogue which I changed the colours a little to make a masculine card.

Stamp Set: Nursery Necessities
Card: Ballet Blue, Kiwi Kiss textured, Close to Cocoa (all retiring too), Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip

Heavy Rains in the Adelaide Hills

I had a lovely brunch with a friend at Kelsey's Cottage at Oakbank this morning and whilst coming home I took a couple of photos of the Onkaparinga River in full flow (well not quiet as it has not rained for a good 12 hours). The last couple of days we have had lots of rain here in the Adelaide Hills which is great for filling up the reservoirs.

It would have been nice to take some photos 24 hours before as the river would have been at least 1 metre over the little ford on Walters Road as there were leaves and sticks right back where I parked my car.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Big Bold Birthday

Wow is it wet and windy here in Woodside, South Australia and it looks like the Southern Eastern states are sharing this winter weather too. It was a day for indoor creating and some housework, well a few cards were created and a couple loads of washing were completed but not much else!

As it was gloomy outside I decided I would use some bright colours on this card, together with one of the retiring stamps sets, Big Bold Birthday ($53.95) which I received as part of my Stampin' Up! Start Up Kit when joining as a demonstrator back in November.

Stamp Set: Big Bold Birthday
Card: Pixie Pink, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Draw of Free Pass to UStamp with Dawn and Friends

I have just used the Random Number Generator to draw the Free Pass to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends and looks like the winning number was lucky 9...

the lucky winner was Debra Keane her comment was:
Congrats Princess Kathryn to being a Guest Designer again. You have done so well in the stamping world and I am very proud of you.
August 3, 2010 9:07 PM

I met Debbie on UStamp with Dawn and Friends and it is great that I can share this gift to you. I will be contact with you shortly.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Well today I finished work early and I thought I would should show you what I achieved, it's a little different style that I usually do - don't know what you call it, but I did get some inspiration from a card that I saved on my computer such a long time ago. Sorry that I can not give any recognition as I have no idea who's it was but I did use a different stamp set, colours etc so it really does not look much like it but I always like to give recognition as I would love anyone to give me any credit for inspiring them!

I hope this gives you the inspiration to get out a stamp set that you would not normally use and give it a go, just like I did, this stamp set I think has only been used a few times and now it's in the last chance don't miss out it's $43.95 and is only available until stock lasts or until 31 August.

Stamp Set: Wanted
Cardstock: Going Grey, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede
Accessories: Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Pewter Brads, Sponge Daubers

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Helping Hudson - Challenge 5 Sketch

It my final Helping Hudson challenge for the week, this one being the Sketch Challenge, I think I have gone a little outside the square, or should this be a couple of circles! I hope you like this one, I might put some lollies in the sweet treat cup at a later time when I want to give this one away.

Stamp Set: Something Sweet, Bodacious Bouquet
Card: Really Rust, Whisper White, Summer Sun
Ink: Really Rust, Old Olive
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cup

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Helping Hudson - Challenge 4

Back to work on Tuesday, so not much time to create but I did have time to do this quick card for the Helping Hudson Colour Challenge.

If you have not checked out this fantastic site, please do they even give away a daily prize for just making a comment and had a Sample Tutorial on Stamping Reserve Images.

Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Card: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Ski Slope Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip

Monday, August 9, 2010

Helping Hudson - Challenge 6 3D Project

Wow, I really loved this Helping Hudson Challenge, we were given a template and we had to create a 3D project from it...I am really pleased with how my project turned out, sometimes it just all goes together nicely and this is what happen today, my inspiration has returned.

Stamp Set: Bodacious Bouquet, Winter Post
Cardstock: Blush Blossom, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Light Pink Brad, Dark Pink Brad, Pink Pirouette 1 1/4" Grossgrain Ribbon, Cellophane Bag, Lindt Chocolates

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just Add Ink #29 & Annabelle Stamps Say it in Cream

I have been busy over the last couple of days stamping and participating in a few challenges and today is no different...I have made a card for the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge and Annabelle Stamps Say it in Cream...I did only use a tiny bit of Kraft and Always Artichoke.

I have featured the 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon which comes in three colours Rose Red, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip and are 50% off in the Last Chance List, Normally $19.95 and are NOW $9.98 for 9.1 metres of beautiful ribbon.

Stamp Set: Short and Sweet
Card: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Kraft
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Rose Red 1" Rose Red Double-Stitched Ribbon, Pink Rhinestone Brad, Scallop Edge Punch, Small Oval Punch

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Clean & Simple 102

I am a huge fan of the Clean and Simple Challenges as they are so effective with lots of clear space, which sometimes I struggle to produce. As my kitchen table was full of stamping cardstock, inks, accessories etc from creating yesterday I decide to continue stamping today (the ironing will have to wait until tonight).

I used one of my favourite stamp sets, Wild about You and unfortunately it has been included in the last chance list so don't miss out - only $45.95 and remember they are only available until stock lasts, also the lovely Orchid Opulence and Pale Plum are colours retiring too so don't forget to stock up on cardstock (A4 - $10.50, all cardstock will go up in the upcoming catalogue), stampin' pads ($11.95) and ink refill ($5.95).

Stamp Set: Wild about You
Card: Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Very Vanilla
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo

Friday, August 6, 2010

Helping Hudson - Week 1, Technique Challenge

Well finally here is the last one, the Technique Challenge which was the Rock 'n' Roll.

To do this technique you need two ink pads, you ink up a stamp with the pale colour first and then with the darker shade roll the ink pad on the edges of the stamp and then stamp onto your cardstock. (I used Pretty in Pink and Cameo Coral).

Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts
Card: Cameo Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Pink Rhinestone Brad, Fresh-Cut Notes

Helping Hudson - Week 1, Colour Challenge

Here is the Colour Challenge, this card was a little difficult for me as I did not now how to include the Not Quite Navy, I did use Whisper White in the card as well as with most colour challenge you can use a neutral colour.

Stamp Set: Happy Moments, Fresh Cuts
Card: Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Rose Red 1" Stitched Grossgrain Ribbon, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Pefect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Helping Hudson - Week 1, Sketch Challenge

As it is my last day of annual leave and I had a little "free" time as I forgot that the housework still need to be done but I wanted to participate in the Helping Hudson Week 1 Challenges, so here goes with the first one which was a sketch challenge. As the mini Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue finishes at the end of the month I thought I'd better use for the first time the Level 2 Hostess Set, Asian Artistry, which I have just loved but have not had time to create with.

Stamp Set: Asian Artistry
Card: Barely Banana, Sage Shadow, Cameo Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Free Pass to UStamp with Dawn and Friends

I just couldn't wait any longer to announce that Dawn Rapsas has again asked me to be a Guest Designer on the next UStamp with Dawn & Friends!

The next round "Early Fall Edition 2010" is going to be like no other UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! event we have ever done. The theme is A Fall Festival of Cards!! Yep, cards, cards and more cards!! Lots of cards!! All kinds of cards!! Fancy cards, simple cards, pop-up cards, cards that move, technique cards, cards, cards and more cards!! How many you ask? How about a whopping 160 cards. That's alot of cards, right? Each Guest Designer will be creating 4 cards for us and the Dream Team and Creative Crew Girls will each be creating 8 cards for us.

The really fun twist is that a Designer will pick a stamp set and colors and will create 4 cards using that same stamp set and same colors. Although a few Designers may choose the same stamp set, the color schemes and layouts will be completely different. Just think how cool it will be to have 160 layouts, 40 different color combo's and at least 4 new card ideas for each stamp set the Design Team uses. It's going to be AWESOME! Oh and here is another really cool thing about the cards...all PDF instructions will be in 8 steps or less.

UStamp with Dawn and Friends "Early Fall Edition 2010" will open August 20th (EDT) and will run through Sept 10th. You will NOT want to miss out on this event.

Here is what you can expect when you join...
  • 160 Cards with 8 Steps or less PDF Tutorials with photo's for you to download!! Each PDF is translated in French, German and Spanish.

  • Designer hosted chats with prizes

  • Open Chat Room 24x7

  • Gallery to share your re-creations

  • A cool blinkie for your website/blog COMING SOON

  • Prizes, Prizes and MORE Prizes!!

Now for another exciting announcement you can win a FREE PASS to this round by just leaving a comment here by midnight on 13 August 2010 (CST).

Also if you go to the Helping Hudson fundraising site, they will be giving away my other FREE PASS.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Last Chance List

With the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue just around the corner, it's time to bid a fond farewell to several of our favourite stamps and accessories in order to make room for exciting new products. Items on the retired list - now called the Last Chance List - are only available while supplies last. Once they're gone, they're gone!

Plus, in a rare promotion, select retiring products are up to 50 percent off! Don't miss this last chance to get them.

Please note:

  • This list of retiring products is as complete as we can make it at the present time, but items may be added to or dropped from this list. Any exchanges of these items must be made within 90 days of the shipping date.

  • All page numbers refer to the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue.

  • Hostess sets do not have a price because they can only be earned by hosting a qualifying workshop.

Click here to see which products you can't do without, then contact me today to place your order on 0409 197 292 or email