Monday, December 24, 2012
It's looking a lot like Christmas. Well that's what my home is starting to look like, I have finished wrapping the last 3 Christmas presents yesterday and today it's time to spend most of the day in the kitchen preparing for tonight's Christmas Eve's Celebrations and Christmas Day festivities. The social gatherings just keep on going - but I will be attending my church's Christmas Eve service tonight where the real meaning of Christmas is acted out with a nativity play by the children which is just so sweet every year.
It's been a fantastic year filled with lots of excitement for me with two overseas trips to Thailand then my trip of a lifetime of 6 weeks in Africa together with a change in employment and a lot more thrown in between.
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013.
Check out this lovely Happy Christmas message from Stampin' Up!
Just a little update on the second round of Clearance Rack Blitz, I have listed below all the items that have sold out, so remember they go quickly so email me your selection for the next round so I can put them in earlier to avoid disappointment. (Round 3 is 4-10 January 2013).
In Colour 2010-2012 Stampin' Write Markers
Mocha Morning Specialty DSP
Well Worn DSP
Loads of Love stamp set
Loads of Love Accessories stamp set
Four the Holidays stamp set
Patterns 2010-2012 In Colour DSP
Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set
Friday, December 14, 2012
Page Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
11 124938 Tagtastic Stamp Set [w] $26.00 $16.00
121 105108 Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $2.95
c = clear-mount
Friday, December 7, 2012
Christmas is coming early with Stampin' Up! announcing that they are temporarily taking hundreds of products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail - only while supplies last!
There will be four different groups of products on sale between 14 December -21 January. These are the sale periods:
- 14-20 December
- 21 December-3 January
- 4-10 January
- 11-21 January
Keep in mind that this sale maybe a once off as Stampin' Up! are unsure if it will be available in the future so take advantage of these amazing bargains on previously retired products while they're here!
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The ladies also liked the new design of the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack and how easy that the punches match the Delightful Decorations stamp set.
So if you would like to be introduced to Stampin' Up! or would love to create some wonderful cards or scrapbooking pages, host a party in your home and experience these coordinating products just contact me on 0409 197 292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also I do offer gift vouchers to any amount, so if you don't know what to buy someone special for Christmas just let me know and I can arrange it in time for the gift giving season.
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations, Come to Bethlehem
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, River Rock, Basic Grey, Basic Black
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Essential Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool Stampin' Pierce Mat, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Ornament Punch, Sponge Daubers, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations, Contempo Christmas
Cardstock: Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red
Accessories:Ornament Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
From 1 November through 16 December, host a minimum $650 Stampin' Up! party and get a FREE collection of ink pads*-a $79.95 value-in addition to our other fantastic benefits!
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Contact me today to take advantage of this INK-credible offer.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
Today, I would like to give you an update on a wonderful Christmas promotion with Stampin' Up during November.
I have made a couple of Christmas decorations using the Ornaments Keepsakes Bundle to share with you.
Stamp Set: Ornament Keepsake
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Cherry Cobbler 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Clear Button (retired), Pearl Basic Jewels, Glue Gun
Stamp Set: Ornament Keepsake, Come to Bethlehem
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Bird Builder Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Glue Gun
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Now to my card that I made for my dad using the Best Dad Ever stamp set, I must admit this is a case from I think the United States Stampin' Up facebook page which I saved quite some time ago but I wanted to share with my class yesterday (some made a last minute Father's Day card and others changed it to a Birthday card).
Stamp Set: Best Dad Ever
Cardstock: So Saffron, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Newspaper
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Blue Paperclip
Saturday, September 1, 2012
and the Holiday Catalogue... yes not just one catalogue but two!
I had my class this afternoon and wow did they like the new stamps sets, new ink pads and the new in colours that we got to use on some cards, which I will share with you in the next couple of days.
If you would like a copy of both of these catalogues they can be collected from my home at Woodside for only $5, if you wish to have them sent to you I'll post one out but you will need to pay a little more to cover postage costs.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The card was a case that I had saved on my computer but I don't remember who created it so I can not acknowledge the person that came up with this design. The Just Add Cake designer series paper ($11.37 from $18.95) looks like a shirt with the carpenters work belt with all those tools.
I used the Stampin' Write Markers to colour in the tools. If you would like to purchase just a few colours they are only available individually until the end of the month as in the new catalogue you can only purchase them in there colour families.
Stamp Sets: Totally Tools, Party This Way ($26.95 wood, $21.95 clear)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Bravo Burgundy, Markers in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Basic Grey
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, Whisper White, Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Mat Pack, Cutting Tool
Monday, August 20, 2012
Grab a bargain before they disappear for good:-
- Cottage Garden $32.95 to $24.71 wood or $24.95 to $18.71 clear
- Oval All $29.95 wood
- Pear Pizzazz A4 cardstock pack (24 sheets) $13.95 to $10.96
- Peach Parfait Classic Stampin' Pads $11.95 to $7.17, Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 to $8.96
- Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon $16.95 to $12.71
- Eyelet Punch $30.95
- 2011-2012 A4 Smooth Card Stock (20 sheets - 4 sheets of 5 colours) $13.95 to $8.37
- 2011-2012 12" x 12" Smooth Cardstock (20 sheets - 4 sheets of 5 colours) $18.95 to $11.37
- 2011-2012 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock (20 sheets - 4 sheets of 5 colours) $22.95 to $17.21
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Card: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Accessories: Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Eyelet Punch
Sunday, August 19, 2012
However, I am sharing a bright and cheerful card today which is from the Simply Sent Kit, Great Day which is always fantastic value at $21.95 but it is on sale for only $16.46 until sold out or until the end of August. You can quickly create cards for any occasion with these beautiful printed cards - Stampin' Up have done all the hard work for you.
The contains all the supplies to make 8 wonderful cards:
8 printed cards (14 cm x 10. 8 cm) with 8 white envelopes
4 sheets of self-adhesive coordinating accents
8 Whisper White small flower buttons
8 precut Bashful Blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon strips
I choose to include a "happy birthday" sentiment from my stash of stamp sets but you could keep them blank or include your choice of sentiment.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Another retiring stamp set I am using the Trendy Trees ($31.95 wood), a small set of 7 stamps but very versatile with two great sentiments "thanks so much" and "thinking of you" and the lovely trees.
I have used some other products that are great bargains at the moment, Paper-Piercing Tool ($6.95), Mat Pack ($18.95 reduced to $14.21), Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad ($11.95 reduced to $8.96), Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad ($11.95 reduced to $8.96), Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon ($16.95).
Stamp Set: Trendy Trees
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz
Card: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Today, I am featuring one of the very first stamp sets I purchased way back in 2008 even before I was a demonstrator - Baroque Motifs which is available until sold out at $39.95 in wood.
I decided to use many shades of pink with a touch of River Rock, oh I love this design oh so quick with a touch of class with the feature in the right hand corner.
The 2010-2012 In-colours are retiring too, so be quick to purchase the Blushing Bride Stampin' Pad $11.95 to $7.17 or the Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon 13.7 roll for $12.71 (was $16.95).
What about most of Classic Stampin' Pads from $11.95 to $8.96 due to them being reconfigured, what a bargain to be had!
Stamp Set: Baroque Motif
Ink: Blushing Bride, Rose Red, River Rock
Card: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch
Saturday, July 28, 2012
I would like to share with you a card that was a case from Julie Davison with a few small changes, it was quick to make and is very much in my clear and simple design.
Stamp Set: Seaworthy, Prefect Punches
Card: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Modern Label Punch
I hope you enjoy this hop as it's great to get lots of ideas for the men in our lives as sometimes I do struggle with masculine designs. You are now off to visit Nikki Sadler.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Here is a little sneak peak of what we will be creating and there is some dazzling diamonds in there to recreate that frost on the trees.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
I coloured the daisy with the SU markers straight onto the rubber, love how simple it is and you get a fantastic effect - oh so quickly.
Stamp Set: Reason to Smile
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose
Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Regal Rose
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Stamp Set: Reason to Smile
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive Textured, Marina Mist
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1/4" Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Buttons
You can only get the Reason to Smile stamp set until 30 June in two different ways FREE with a $125 order or purchase for $35.95 wooden, $28.95 clear.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
In this cold and wintery weather what better to do than spend some time creating with the brand new stamp set, Reason to Smile which is available for only the month of June. You can get it in two different ways:
1. FREE with a $125 purchase or
2. Buy it at the regular price $35.95 wooden, $28.95 clear
Below is a little gift which is a card with a matching note book, which we made at my monthly class at my home last Sunday, it was a huge hit with the guests.
Stamp Set: Reason to Smile, (the sentiment is from one of my retired stamp sets, but you could use any one you have, or you could leave it off if you don't know who is going to receive it)
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, VersaMark
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, White Emboss Powder, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Stapler
To make the closure at the bottom, just put a staple in the middle and cover it with some lovely grossgrain ribbon. I bought some cheap notebooks and white embossed on the plastic covers (don't heat too much as the plastic might melt, but none of my 14 ladies had any problems).
Saturday, May 26, 2012
I made a lovely bright birthday card using the Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper as my background and used the Pennant Parade stamp set to make some wonderful birthday hats.
Stamp Set: Pennant Parade, Tenny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Confetti White, Whisper White, Melon Mambo Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Cherry Baker's Twine, Scallop Edge Punch, Pennant Punch
Thanks for hopping by and now you are off to visit Ros Davidson to continue on the journey.
Friday, May 11, 2012
On Saturday, I held my regularly monthly class and we made this card which features some wonderful Stampin' Up! products the big shot and dies together with the designer series paper (remember if you buy 3 packets this month you get 1 for FREE) and the all matching accessories with only the sentiment using a stamp.
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cuttiing Machine, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Marina Mist 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels
I love this double layered butterfly with the sponging around the edges with the pearls to set it off so delicately.
Monday, May 7, 2012
During May, join the Paper Party and get FREE Designer Series Paper in two ways! Learn how below.
During May, you will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper (excluding Specialty Designer Series Paper)-an $18.95 value-when you buy three!
Get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper (excluding Specialty Designer Series Paper) every month for the rest of 2012 when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator during May!
Choose from a wide variety of designs and colours available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue and 2012 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.
Pocketful of Posies
Just Add Cake
Letters to Santa
Big Top Birthday
*From the 2012 Autumn-Winter Mini
Find a Designer Series Paper for every crafting occasion, every crafting project, and every creative mood for further details click here.
I have used one of my favourite Designer Series Paper, Timeless Portrait, to participate in Nicole Derendorf's Sketch Challenge, (I did turn the sketch around) now that I am going to post this card I have looked at the fine print of the challenge and it said that it needs to be a Christmas Card, oh well here is my card anyway, Sorry Nicole.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Loving the colour combination of Lucky Limeade, Rose Red, Basic Grey and Very Vanilla and the card just pops so nicely, love it when I am so happy with the end product.
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue, Well Scripted
Ink: Rose Red, Basic Black
Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Rose Red, Basic Grey and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Antique Brad, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Here is a close up of those lovely vintage flowers in Rose Red.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
As lovers of craft and Stampin' Up! products we communicate and share ideas online right around Australia. We would love to have new members, so why not become a demonstrator - it's only $169 from today and you can choose anything you like to go in your kit, just contact me today on 0409 197 292 or email@example.com and I would happily answer any questions you may have.
Now back to my creations for today, I have created a couple of 6" x 6" scrapbooking pages from my 40th birthday celebrations earlier in the year. I have used one of the Designer Series Paper Packs - Just Add Cake and wow does it make it so easy to choose colours as you just utilise the ones featured in the DSP.
Stamp Set: Array of Sunshine (Hostess $20 Wooden, $16 Clear)
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper
Ink: Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Top Note Bigz Die, Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon
Stamp Set: Pennant Parade ($41.95 wooden, $33.95 clear)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Swirls Scribbles Sizzlits Die, Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon
Now it's time to hop off to Di Dunk to see what she has created using the Designer Series Paper.