Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas & Clearance Rack Blitz Update

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

Clearance Rack Blitz - 14 to 20 December

We’re temporarily taking over a hundred products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail–only while supplies last! We’ll have four different groups of products on sale during the next month. Here’s what’s on sale from 14 to 20 December 2012:
Page Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
11 124938 Tagtastic Stamp Set [w] $26.00 $16.00
11 122747 Tagtastic Stamp Set [c] $21.00 $16.00
15 121592 Dasher Stamp [w] $14.95 $8.00
15 125050 Elebration Stamp [w] $19.95 $9.95
15 125042 Something for Christmas Stamp [w] $19.95 $7.50
19 115902 Winter Post Stamp Set [w] $47.95 $24.00
21 121492 Christmas Greetings Stamp Set [w] $19.95 $10.00 SOLD OUT
21 116893 Tree Trimmings Stamp Set [w] $24.95 $12.50
22 121584 Welcome Christmas Stamp Set [w] $49.95 $18.75
22 120597 Welcome Christmas Stamp Set [c] $39.95 $18.75
23 125024 Tidings of Joy Stamp Set [w] $36.95 $18.75
23 122687 Tidings of Joy Stamp Set [c] $29.95 $18.75
25 121498 Contempo Christmas Stamp Set [w] $26.95 $13.75
25 120594 Contempo Christmas Stamp Set [c] $21.95 $13.75
25 113023 Season of Joy Stamp Set [w] $51.95 $19.75
27 115918 Happy Christmas, Mate Stamp Set [w] $37.95 $19.00
27 115820 Holiday Lineup Stamp Set [w] $38.95 $19.50
108 115930 Many Merry Messages Stamp Set [w] $64.95 $32.50
120 124338 In Color 2010-2012 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock $18.95 $9.50
120 121701 In Color 2010-2012 A4 Smooth Card Stock $13.95 $7.00 SOLD OUT
120 124386 In Color 2011-2013 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock $22.95 $15.00
121 102277 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 $4.50
121 103133 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 $4.50
121 105211 Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 $4.50
121 124291 Regal Rose 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock $11.95 $4.50 SOLD OUT
121 105108 Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $2.95
122 101778 Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 $4.50
122 124303 Wild Wasabi 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock $11.95 $4.50 SOLD OUT
123 119669 Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 $4.50
123 105210 Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pa $11.95 $4.50
123 111836 Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 $4.50
123 124278 Garden Green 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock $11.95 $6.00
123 124293 Riding Hood Red 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock $11.95 $6.00 SOLD OUT
123 105110 Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $2.95
123 100080 Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $2.95
123 120971 Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $2.95
124 120966 Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker $5.75 $2.95 SOLD OUT
129 122357 Beau Château Designer Series Paper $18.95 $7.50
130 122349 Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper $18.95 $7.50
131 122369 Letters to Santa Quick Accents $18.95 $7.50
134 122468 Château Designer Printed 6" x 6" Ring Album $19.95 $9.95
134 103687 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Post Album Page Protectors $10.95 $5.50
134 104521 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Ring Album Page Protectors $10.95 $5.50
139 125059 Wild Wasabi 1-1/4" (3.2 cm) Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $19.95 $7.50
139 117288 Certainly Celery 5/8" (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon $16.95 $6.50
139 125056 Cherry Cobbler 1-1/4" (3.2 cm) Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $19.95 $9.95
139 117286 Real Red 5/8" (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon $16.95 $8.50
139 111368 Old Olive 1/4" (6.4 mm) Grosgrain Ribbon $10.95 $5.50
139 109034 Real Red 1/4" (6.4 mm) Grosgrain Ribbon $10.95 $5.50 SOLD OUT
139 124322 Rose Red 1/4" (6.4 mm) Grosgrain Ribbon $10.95 $5.50
139 109026 Very Vanilla 1/4" (6.4 mm) Grosgrain Ribbon $10.95 $5.50
143 104337 3/16" Gold Brads $12.95 $6.50 SOLD OUT
147 119921 Log Cabin Smooch Spritz $7.95 $4.50
150 119876 Large Tag Punch $30.95 $15.50
160 116821 Holiday Windows Movers & Shapers Dies $54.95 $27.50
164 112968 Soft Holly Standard Stampin' Around Wheel $11.95 $6.00 SOLD OUT
w = wood-mount
c = clear-mount

Friday, December 7, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

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
So check back on here on the 14 December to see what's on sale!

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

Delightful Decorations Make 'n Take

I had a workshop on Monday evening and we made this card as the Make 'n Take utilising the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the row of stamped images at the top. 

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

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

Delightful Decorations

The Credit Union Christmas Pageant was held in Adelaide on Saturday and therefore Father Christmas arrived in town, so it's time to start creating all those Christmas cards.  I have made a start on mine since I have been between jobs and traveling around Africa.

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

Ink-redible...Host a Party today to get FREE INK

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!

 Your Party Sales**
Free Ink Collection
Hostess Credit
Items at 50% Off
1 item
2 items
3 items
4 items

Contact me today to take advantage of this INK-credible offer.

*Neutrals Collection not eligible
**Does not include shipping

Monday, November 5, 2012

Merry Christmas ... Ornament Keepsakes Bundle

I have been missing in action for such a long time, however I have spent 6 weeks in Africa and wow what an experience of a lifetime did I have.  The animals were amazing as were the cultural and the people of the 6 countries I visited.  (I will share a few photos in another post.)

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

Best Dad Ever ... Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Father's, especially my dad, he is very special to me. I had a lovely day with my family and wow what a beautiful spring day we had. We enjoyed lunch at the Goolwa Hotel and then took the scenic trip home via Milang and then stopped for coffee and cake at Strathalbyn.

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

New Annual Catalogue and Holiday Catalogue

It's finally arrived...the new Annual Catalogue...

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

Retired Stamps and Accessories - Totally Tools

I had the day off today and did some more planning for my trip of a lifetime to Africa which is coming along so very soon, but tonight I would like to share a card I made with my class ladies earlier in the month with one of my favourite stamp sets that make great masculine cards, Totally Tools which is available for $45.95 but only until 31 August to until sold out.

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

Retired Stamps and Accessories - Cottage Garden

Well another day in August, the Stampin' Up retirement month, and I am sharing another card from my class earlier in the month, utilising the Cottage Garden stamp set and using two of the retiring in colours, Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzazz.

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
Stamp Set: Cottage Garden, Oval All
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

Retired Stamps and Accessories - Simply Sent Great Day

Another chilly day here in the Adelaide Hills but I spent the afternoon yesterday creating some cards with some new products from the new catalogue that will be launched on 1 September.

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

Retired Stamps and Accessories - Trendy Trees

It's really winter weather here in Adelaide today, raining, hailing and oh sooooo cold, but great weather to stay inside and do some stamping.

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

Retiring Stamps and Accessories - Baroque Motifs

I had my Stamping class this afternoon and we used stamp sets and accessories that are retiring, so in the coming days I will share these creations with you all. Check out the up-to-date list of items as some have already sold out.

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

Masculine Theme Blog Hop

What a wet and rainy morning but what a way to warm you up, grab a coffee and enjoy some wonderful creations with a group of my friends who happen also to be Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. I am so looking forward to catching up with many of the Victorian ladies next weekend on Saturday at the SU event. This month we are featuring a masculine theme, you may start from here or you may have come from Christine Blain and what a great idea she had for you.

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

Jack Frost is here... as is Christmas in July

Well what about the freezing weather we had here in Woodside, South Australia this morning...Jack Frost had been busy overnight and it was like a white Christmas had arrived, we'll on Saturday afternoon I will be hosting a Christmas in July Stamping Class and it will be nice and warm inside as we are due to have another overnight chill. If you are free you are most welcome to join us to make four Christmas cards with matching envelopes all for only $12.00 which includes tea/coffee and some Christmas fruit cake.

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

Reason to Smile ... Clean and Simple

With only a couple more days of the Reason to Smile promotion I would like to share with you another very quick and easy card. If you have noticed my favourite size card is 3 3/4" square (so you get 3 out of one sheet of A4 cardstock).

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

Reason to Smile ... only available until the end of June

What a wet week we have had here in South Australia, and oh so cold! Great weather for spending time indoors and stamping! I used the Reason to Smile stamp set which is only available for another week in the June promotion to create this very simple but effective 6" x 6" scrapbook page.

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

need a reason to SMILE?

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

Designer Series Paper Blog Hop

You are not too late to get a FREE packet of Designer Series Paper, but remember you only have until the 31 May. I feature one of those packets today in a Designer Series Paper Blog Hop with some very talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. You may have started the hop here but you may have come from a demonstrator in Victoria, Sue Madex, and wow I love what she has done with the DSP!

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

Happy Mother's Day...Beautiful Butterflies

Just a very quick post to wish all the Mother's in blog land a happy day on Sunday. Mother's Day is always filled with mix emotions from me as it's 12 years since the passing of my mum, but it is great to remember all those wonderful times we shared.

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

Join the Paper Party!...Festive Friday #17 Sketch Challenge

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



Beau Château



Paisley Petals



Domestic Goddess



Just Add Cake



Frightful Sight



Timeless Portrait



Berry Blossoms






Nursery Nest



Letters to Santa



Big Top Birthday






Attic Boutique

*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

JAI#116 - Just Add Mother ...Vintage Vogue

I had my class yesterday and we featured Mother's Day cards and this is one that I made that I was really pleased with the outcome and thought I would enter into the Just Add Ink Challenge this week which is "Just Add Mother".

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

Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - Designer Series Paper

Today I am part of an Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Blog Hop, where some ladies in the Team have come together to show off the Designer Series Paper Packs which are on special during the month of May.

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 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.