Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Frenzy...up to 50 percent off Stampin' Up! Products

Wow look what Stampin' Up! announced today, all ready for Christmas...a present for a family member or a friend or gift to yourself.

Get great Stampin' Up! products up to 50 percent off during our December Frenzy sale, only limited stock available so order today to avoid disappointment (1-31 December only!)




Retail Price

Sale Price




Welcome Christmas Clear-Mount Set






Welcome Christmas Wood-Mount Set






I {Heart} Hearts Wood-Mount Set






Got Treats Wood-Mount Set






Something Sweet Wood-Mount Set






For Everything Wood-Mount Set






Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set






Every Moment Wood-Mount Set






Awash with Flowers Wood-Mount Set






Friends Never Fade Wood-Mount Set






Friends Never Fade Clear-Mount Set






Ornate Blossom Wood-Mount Set






Clearly For You Wood-Mount Set






Chloe Stampin' Around Builder Wheel






Padded Envelopes (3)






Poppy Parade 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon






Blushing Bride 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon






Regals Flower Brads






Neutrals Flower Brads






Distressing Essentials






Craft & Rubber Scissors






Circle Scissor Plus Glass Mat




Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Blog Hop

The count down to Christmas has begun and to celebrate this season, I am participating in a Christmas Blog Hop with some of my Stampin' Up Demonstrators friends. If you are starting here or you have come via Judy May's blog you are in for a fun filled time.

I hope to give you some inspiration, firstly I was very excited that finally Stampin' Up! have released a beautiful nativity scene, Tidings of Joy ($36.95 wood mount, $29.95 clear mount) and it was first on my list with the new Idea Book and Catalogue.

For the below card I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip and then with the aqua painter filled with water I coloured in the image to give it some highlights taking the colour from the inside cover of the Soft Suede Stampin' pad. Sorry my photos are not the best, it was very overcast when I took them last night. For some extra texture I put the Bashful Blue card stock through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impression Embossing Folder and finished with a lovely Chocolate Chip ribbon.

My second stamp set I have featured is Tags til Christmas ($59.95 wood mount, $47.95 clear mount) which I was very fortunate to win at the Stampin' Up! Convention earlier this year. I have made a lolly bag and a couple of gift tags which are very simple but very stunning! (well I think so...again my photos do not show them in the best light).

A close up of the tags which were so much fun and very quick to make with the Big Shot and the Two Tags Bigz Dies.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations and now you are blogging to Alisha Watson.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Accessories on Sale

A Sale to 'Die' For!

During November, get 10 percent off select Big Shot dies. Use these exclusive dies to create fabulous shapes, embossing, and more!

Here I have featured my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Dies, Scallop Square Duo Bigz Dies and Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Chinese Whispers Round One Blog Hop

Don't you always love a challenge, well a group of Stampin' Up Demonstrators decided to do a chain card - well that's the name I thought of! But Tina is calling it Chinese Whispers!

The very talented Tina Gillespie got this idea from another talented creater Sarah Klass and here is how it works. Tina made a card then she emailed the photo to the next person on this list (which in this case was me) and then that person makes a card that was inspired by that card and emails the photo to the next lady and so on.

To get the best effect of this blog hop I suggest you start at Tina's blog and then hop along...

Here is my card, which is a clear and simple design which is just my style using the Upsy Daisy stamp set in my all time favourite colour Baja Breeze...

I emailed to a wonderful lady from Melbourne, Christine Henderson who I was so lucky to meet whilst at the Stampin' Up! Conference earlier this year. Christine's card is featured below as she is currently having a blog break whilst recovering from some eye surgery, but if you would like to check out some of her work - just click here.

Now, where are you going to travel to now, well it's one of the Top 20 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators of the Year, Sue Madex.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Simply Stockings

Why not get an early start on making your Christmas Cards!

During October, purchase this pair of coordinating Christmas products early, even before the debut of the 2011 Summer Mini Catalogue:
  • Stitched Stocking Set
  • Stocking Tag Punch

It gets even better. Get them both for FREE when you host a $450 workshop!





Stitched Stocking Wood-Mount Set



Stitched Stocking Clear-Mount Set



Stocking Tag Punch


Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Catalogue Creations Blog Hop

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop with some fantastic Stampin' Up Demonstrators and we are all featuring stamp sets from the new Idea Book and Catalogue. I have lots of creations for you today as I am loving the Button Buddies stamp set which I have teamed with some of the new in colours and some of my favourite colours with a piece of matching designer series paper. I had lots of fun making all these cards which I gave to my class guests earlier this month. You may have just visited the very talented Kathryn Ruddick and wow weren't her creations fabulous! So here are all mine in close up...

I hope you all enjoyed all my cards and you are now off to another Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Tina Gillespie.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Join Stampin' Up! for Just $169

During September, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $169! The limited-time mini Starter Kit valued at over $310 comes with the high-quality products listed below:

$169 Mini Starter Kit

  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • A4 Smooth Card Stock Assortment
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Notes Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue

Or, if you want the full Starter Kit, you can get it 20 percent off during September only! That's over $610 worth of premium Stampin' Up! products and business supplies for just $231.20! See what's included in the full Starter Kit here.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Idea Book and Catalogue

It's Spring and September which means it's the launch of the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue and wow does it have some wonderful new stamp sets, designer series papers, ribbons and big shot accessories and the list goes on and on and what about these new in colours: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder and Island Indigo don't you just love those names.

If you would like a copy of the Idea Book and Catalogue you may like to attend my class next Sunday or pick one up from my home for $10.00 but I can post them out to you all around Australia.

You can get a FREE copy by inviting a few friends to your house and host a workshop and you can also receive wonderful new hostess gifts, so contact me today to book a time.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fresh Cuts - Retired Stamp Set

I have made it to the weekend! I went back to work on Tuesday after six weeks leave and that had so many challenges way too many to tell here and then on Wednesday morning I dropped a very heavy and large drawer on my big toe. It is very bruised and throbbing but with a relaxing few days ahead hopefully I will be able to put some "normal" shoes back on soon.

This card is a case with a few colour and design changes from the very talented Marelle Taylor. I stamped the background in Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla cardstock, then to give it some colour I used a sponge dauber in Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery on top. To give further definition I used the flower stamp in Pacific Point which I stamped off once onto scrap paper.

Time is ticking away on the retired items and quite a few are no longer available. The Fresh Cuts stamp set is only $29.21 reduced from $38.95 and the matching Fresh Cut Notes (15 Whisper White Cards with the 5 petals cut out and Envelopes) normally $17.50 now $13.13 available until sold out.

Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
Accessories: Pear Pizzaz 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon

Monday, August 15, 2011

Christ is Born - Another Retiree

One of my very favourite Christmas stamp sets , Christ is Born has unfortunately made it to the retirement list, so if you are like me and love this set you only have until the end of the month to purchase it for $35.95 (or until it sells out which could be sooner).

Today I have used the Chocolate Chip marker on the words "Christ is Born" as I did not have enough room for the verse at the bottom.

Stamp Set: Christ is Born, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

Just a little update on the SOLD OUT items on the retirement list:
  • Sanded (wood-mount)
  • Full Calendar (wood-mount)
  • Garden Whimsy (wood-mount)
  • Choo Choo (wood-mount)
  • Rich Razzleberry 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Bashful Blue 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Marina Mist 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Night of Navy 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Chocolate Chip 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Crumb Cake 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Early Espresso 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Very Vanilla 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets
  • Metallic Eyelets
  • Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
  • Spiral Punch
  • Oval Punch
  • Photo Corners Punch
  • Star Punch
So don't leave placing your order to the last minutes as the unavailable list is getting longer every day.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tart and Tangy - Retired Stamp Set

Another one of my stamp sets is retiring at the end of the month, Tart and Tangy which make great cards for all occasions. Here, I made a card with a matching lolly pop and this stamp set is currently 25% off at only $16.46. I did team this with the flower stem from Sweetheart stamp set.

Stamp Sets: Tart and Tangy, Sweetheart
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Garden Green
Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hello Baby Girl

I had some wonderful news that a good friend and his partner welcomed a little girl into world last night. I was really excited to make this card as it did take me quite a while this afternoon to complete as I don't really have any stamp sets for little ones so I did a bit of blog surfing and was reminded about these lovely prams.

I am really happy with how it turned out even the little teddy popping out of the pram is will have to take a really hard look but I did use a new stamp set, Button Buddies which is from the 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue.

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Button Buddies
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Accessories: 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

All A Flutter - Retiring Stamp

Another day, another creation using a retiring stamp, this time the beautiful little butterfly, All A Flutter for only $12.95. I did get inspiration for this cute little card from someone but I saved it such a long time ago I can not remember who did design it.

To create the background, I stamped the En Francais background stamp in Basic Black on a square of Whisper White cardstock. I stamped it off once and only pressed down on the edges to get a white space in the middle. I then used lots of sponging with three shades of Pink, firstly Pretty in Pink then Regal Rose and finally Rich Razzleberry on the edges.

The butterfly was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Basic Black ink and then coloured in with Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers all blended from the palest pink in the middle to the darkest on the edges.

Stamp Sets: All A Flutter, En Francais
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black

Don't miss out on purchasing this little cute stamp for only $12.95

Monday, August 8, 2011

Eastern Blooms - Retiring Stamp Set

Today, I would like to share with you the first of four cards that we made at Saturday's Stampin' Up! Class which featured retiring stamp sets. I used the lovely Eastern Blooms set which is currently 25% off at only $29.96. I think it has not seen ink for well over twelve months but I love this very bright and cheerful card.

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms (Retiring)
Cardstock: Confetti White, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Poppy Parade Designer Series Paper (Hostess Retiring)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Red Circle Rhinestone Brads, Green Circle Rhinestone Brad, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (Retiring)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I am back...Kimberley Adventure Tour

Sorry I have not posted any creations in a long time but I only arrived back just over a week ago from a fantastic 3 week holiday to Broome and the Kimberley's in Western Australia.

Wow, wow, wow the landscape and scenery was beautiful as were the friends I have made on the tour. Congratulations to APT on the professional tour and guide and the famous wilderness lodges, very much "glamping" not camping.

I have now lived out one of my dreams seeing the Bungle Bungle Ranges from both the ground and air (it did take me four years after my Red Centre, Darwin and Kakadu trip).

Yes that is me in Cathedral Gorge, I am just so small compared to this rock formation.

My wonderfully friendly group of travelers enjoying a glass of wine watching the sunset.

Mitchell Falls

The World Famous, Beehives in the Bungle Bungle Ranges.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Retired List

What a lovely day it was the Adelaide Hills today and welcome to August and the last month of the current Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalogue and I am excited to let you all know that the Retired List was announced today which has some really great bargains some items up to 40% off.

Click here to download the retired list. These items are only available until sold out so if you would like to order please do so as soon as possible so you are not disappointed.

Don't forget that next month the new Idea Book and Catalogue is released and you might like to book a demonstration in your own home of the brand new In Colours and all those new stamp sets and accessories, please contact me to arrange a convenient time on 0409 197 292 or

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Season of Joy with Non Traditional Christmas Colours

What a wet week it has been here in the Adelaide Hills, I am currently on 6 weeks leave and will be heading to a warmer climate when I holiday in Broome, the Kimberley and Perth in Western Australia at the end of the week.

Today, I was planning for my Christmas in July class on Saturday and I decided to make a Christmas card with the free buttons and ribbon that is available with a purchase of $100 of Stampin' Up products during the month of July. So here is a card using non traditional Christmas colours but nice bright and cheerful colours.

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point
Accessories: White Flower 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Daffodil Delight, Melom Mambo and Pacific Point Flower Buttons (ALL FREE with $100 of Stampin' Up products)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Thanks for Caring...Gift with Purchase and Special Offer

I promised you that I would be back with a card using the lovely and bright ribbon and buttons which you get FREE with the Gift with Purchase promotion which is currently running for the whole month of July.

Would you like to make this card using the Thanks for Caring stamp set from the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue, well I have special offer for you...10% Off and Free Postage

Scallop Trim Punch ($30.95)

Whisper White A4 Cardstock - 40 sheets ($15.95)

Subtles Collection A4 Cardstock - 10 colours 2 sheets each colour (13.95)

Pacific Point Marker ($5.75)

Olive Green Marker ($5.75)

Thanks for Caring Stamp Set ($39.95 wood mount, $31.95 clear mount)

Normally $112.30 wood mount NOW $101.10

Normally $104.30 clear mount NOW $93.90

PLUS you receive the Gift with Purchase of ribbon and buttons as featured above.

This offer is only available through me and no other Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Gift with Purchase Promotion

Everyone loves a freebie and Stampin' Up! Customers are no different, from 1-31 July, you can get a FREE exclusive bundle of ribbon and buttons when you spend $100 on your choice of Stampin' Up! products. That's a $31.95 value free!

Bundle includes:

White 1/4" (.63 cm) grosgrain ribbon with repeating flower designs
(approximately 13.6 metres)

48 flower buttons

Sixteen each in 3 colours Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point
(approximately 1.27 cm)

That's it! Free adorable accessories with a minimum purchase.

Contact me today to get your FREE exclusive accessories bundle. In the coming days I will be showing you some cards I have made with these wonderful ribbons and buttons.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pocket Silhouettes

Sorry I have not been updating my blog regularly of late as I have not had enough time, I have still been creating and hosting my Stampin' Up! classes.

This card we made at my May class which was inspired by the Stampin' Up! Convention as I had not used the Shimmer Paint until I did the make 'n takes, well sometimes you just need to see it used in real life. This photo does not do the shimmer and sparkle justice as in real life either, but I have added the Shimmer Paint with a sponge bauber to the three images.

I am using one of the inexpensive and very versatile stamp sets, Pocket Silhouettes ($33.95 wood mount) for 4 lovely images and two sentiments "thanks so much" and "friend to friend".

Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Square Extra-Large Punch, Corner Small Punch, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Sponge Bauber, Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon,

Sunday, June 12, 2011

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Blog Hop Creative Challenge

I was inspired by Bonnie from the Stampin' Up Home Office at Convention last month, and I finally made the wonderful Cup Cake Holder and Topper which she demonstrated. I chose the colours for this 3D project to participate in the UStamp with Dawn and Friends Blog Hop Creative Challenge. I could not find a lovely cup cake on a Sunday here in the Adelaide Hills so I had to use a blueberry muffin but it would look so much nicer with an iced cup cake.

By the way this round of UStamp is FREE and you get 23 project with pdf instruction plus lots of chances to win prizes and participate in challenges and they also are looking for new talent to be a Guest Designers which is so much fun. I was lucky enough to be one of Dawn Rapsas Guest Designers for 7 rounds but due to work commitments had to give it up so I know the enjoyment that is had as well as all the wonderful friends I have made all around the world.

Stamp Sets: Short and Sweet, Circle Circus
Cardstock: Mellon Moss (retired), Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Designer Series Paper (retired)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Fancy Flower Extra-Large Punch, Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Large Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Large Punch, Tooth Pick