Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mojo Monday 290

After participating in a cyberstamp over the weekend I thought I would check out the Mojo Monday Sketch, it's a very long time since I had time to make a card for this challenge.  Well, this ANZAC Day public holiday whilst watching the AFL Collingwood Vs Essendon match was the time.

This is a clean and simple design using the clear blocks as a background colour in my favourite Baja Breeze which is sadly retiring when the new catalogue is released. Then I just stamped the butterflies straight on top and then finished it with some matching ribbon all finished in a few minutes.

Stamp Set: Papillon Potpourri, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Naturals White, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Accessories: Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

Here is a close up of those blocks stamped in Baja Breeze, it makes a wonderful background with lots of texture.

ANZAC Day...Remembering my time in Thailand

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.  Originally 25 April every year was to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I.  Next year will the 100 anniversary of this special day.

I would like to share a couple of emotional moments I experienced in Thailand visiting the Death Railway, the Bridge over River Kwai and Hellfire Pass which were constructed during World War II by allied Prisoners of War for the Burma Railway.

The Death Railway at Kwai Noi Gorge  
which is still in use as we traveled by train from Wang Po to Kanchanaburi

The famous bridge, "Bridge over River Kwai" built by Prisoners of War 
during World War II at Kanchanaburi

Hellfire Pass, a vast embankment of stone cut out by the Prisoners of War constructed for the 
Burma to Thailand Railway  maintained by the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum

 Thousands of graves of Australian, British and Dutch prisoners 
who died whilst building the Burma Railway at the Allies Cemetery.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dress Up Time ... the Stampin' Up Way!

At the weekend I participated in a Cyberstamp with lots of challenges and after I had an inspiring afternoon with my card class ladies on Saturday, I made this wonderful card using the mannequin from the Dress Up Framelits Dies which were kindly given to me by Marlene Robins.  The dress was a case from the very talented Monica Gale.

This was the sketch we were given and I did rotate it, and made this card with my left over supplies from the class.

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Dress Up Framelits Dies, Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grossgrain Ribbon, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies, Basic Grey/Basic Black Two-Tone Ribbon, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Pearl Basic Jewels

Just had to show you another close up of that beautiful dress made from the Two-Tone Ribbon which is featured in the Seasonal Catalogue and comes in the Basic Grey/Basic Black (which I used) or the Pink Pirouette/Rose Red combination.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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Friday, April 12, 2013

New Wood-Mount Cases

Stampin' Up! are introducing new wood-mount stamp set packaging! As a lover of wood-mount stamps I am soooo happy about this announcement.

These new cases are similar to the clear-mount boxes and fit perfectly on the shelf right next to them.
They also have the images and stamp set name on the spine to make your search for the right set even easier.

Starting 1 July all wood-mount sets will come in this new packaging, and empty cases will be available with the launch of the new catalogue. That means you can transfer all your old sets to these new boxes! There will even be a template for you to create your own label for your old stamp sets (available 1 July).

A pack of four half-size cases (9.5 x 14 cm) will sell for $8.95 and a pack of four full-size cases (19.1 x 14 cm) will be $11.95.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sent with Love...Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper and Baker's Twine

What beautiful weather we have had here in the Adelaide Hills, the night's are getting chilly but the days are just so warm and sunny.  I spent some time outdoors in the garden tidying it up this morning (together with the washing and cleaning) and then have just walked down to the main street and enjoyed the fresh air on my day off.

I am sharing with you some of my favourite size cards today which are 3 3/4" square - you get 3 out of just one piece of A4 cardstock and I have teamed them up with the Sent with Love stamp set, designer series paper and matching baker's twine which are all just available for a limited time.  I used all the ink colours featured in the dsp, which makes them all matching and a great gift for you to give to a friend.

Stamp Set: Sent with Love
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Real Red, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Colour Refresh...10 New Colours Coming Soon

Wow, I can not believe another announcement from Stampin' Up today.

I go to work at 2.00 pm and return after a late shift close at 8.00 pm to some wonderful and very exciting news about 10 new colours released in the upcoming Annual Catalogue, so if you have some favourite colours, place your order for inks, cardstock, markers etc as they will only be available until stocks last.

Petite Curly Label Punch Now Available

More exciting news today.  Stampin' Up! here in Australia seem to be have an announcement a day at the moment. 

The Petite Curly Label Punch that you saw in the Sale-A-Bration brochure is now available for purchase at a bargain price of $18.95! You can buy it through to 30 June, and it will also be available in the new 2013-2014 annual catalogue.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sent with Love Promotion

During this limited-time offer (1 April to 15 June), you can purchase this exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper - or bundle them for a special 20 percent discount!


Use the Sent with Love product suite to make an array of travel-themed projects; it's sure to be a hit!

131847Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount)
132182Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
132851Pretty Bundle
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
20% off retail value!


The Sent with Love Stamp Set and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper are only available during this special offer. After 15 June, they'll both fly away!