Friday, June 28, 2013

Retiring Stamp Set - Elements of Style

This is my last card to share with you using the retiring stamp sets, today I am using Elements of Style.  I received a beautiful tag at Convention from one of my roomies Elaine Hannam that inspired this creation.

It is a total different style than I normally create with a vintage/aged look.  I used lots of layers to make the tag, using sponge daubers, sponges, distressing tool and of course a little scrunching with the doily.

Stamp Set: Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Fan Fair Designer Series Paper
Ink: More Mustard, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Delicate Dolies Sizzlits, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired),  Brown 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Whisper White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Distress Tool

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Retiring Stamp Set - Topsy-Turvy Celebration

I love using the Annual Catalogue for fun ideas and inspiration using all the fantastic Stampin' Up! products that just so brillantly coordinate.

I cased this Topsy-Turvy Celebration card for my class a few weeks ago to showcase the Stamp-ma-a-jig which makes positioning stamps so easy.  This stamp set is also on the retirement list, so it will not be available after 30 June 2013.

Stamp Set: Topsy-Turvy Celebration
Card: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Stamp-ma-a-jig, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Here is a close up of the bling and the sweet flower!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Retiring Stamp Set - Bordering on Romance

Only 5 more days until this stamp set is gone, gone gone!  I have stamped the image in Chocolate Chip and coloured the flowers in Pink Pirouette with a little River Rock markers with a little bit of bling of Dazzling Details in the centres.  This card was a case from the very talented Judy May, who is part of my extended Stampin' Up family.

Don't forget all the retiring colours, order your cardstock today as it is only available until sold out.

Stamp Set: Bordering on Romance, Well Scripted (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, River Rock
Cardstock: River Rock, Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Folder, Label Collection Framelits, Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Dazzling Details

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Retiring Stamp Set - Need for Speed

June is fast fading and so are a lot of the Stampin' Up products that are retiring at the end of the month, I have listed below the items that are already sold out, so remember to place your order today so you do not miss out.

Today I am featuring another retiring stamp set, Need for Speed which I made a very quick and easy card, made out of only 1/3 piece of Not Quite Navy A4 cardstock with a little Whisper White, oh so cheap to make but wow a great little card for a male in your life.

Bashful Blue Reinker
Pretty In Pink Reinker
Certainly Celery Reinker
More Mustard Reinker
Regal Rose Reinker
Riding Hood Red Reinker
River Rock Reinker
Baja Breeze Reinker
Bravo Burgundy Reinker
Not Quite Navy Reinker

Brights Classics Stampin' Pads
Brights Markers
Brights Crayons

Neutral Classics Ink Refills
Neutral Markers
Neutral Crayons

Pretty in Pink 12x12 cardstock
Regal Rose A4 cardstock
Glossy cardstock

Regals Classics Ink Refills
Regals Crayons

Subtles ink Refills
Subtles Classic Stampin' Pads
Subtles Markers
Subtles Crayons

12x12 page protectors
12x12 divided page protectors
Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Curly Cute (Clear)

Google Reader is Going Away

You may have heard that Google is retiring Google Reader on 1 July 2013. 

If you currently subscribe to my current updates or calendar feed through Google Reader, you will need to find a replacement reader. Readers are available in a variety of e-mail programs, as add-ons to web browsers and as web-based services. Each reader has its own features and customisation options; we recommend you research them a little to see what features you'd like. If you search RSS reader in your web browser or in your smartphone, tablet or other device's app store, you'll have many reader options to choose from.

I have just added mine to bloglovin'.  Here is a link that I used to transfer mine over, I hope this helps you too.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Single Stamps

A few months ago Stampin' Up! asked North American Facebook friends what they thought of the idea of being able to buy single stamps instead of a whole set. The response was so positive that we started experimenting with it in the North American Market. The experiment has been successful—so successful that we decided to try it out here in Australia too! 

From now until 31 August 2013 (or while supplies last) we're excited to offer you and five single-image stamps for you to choose from!
  • Single stamps can be ordered at my online store.
  • These won't be sent in SU typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four.
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to purchase a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer.
  • These stamps are only available through 31 August 2013, so get them while you can!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sent with Love ... only available for two more days

Only two day before the Sent with Love is gone forever.  I am sharing a couple of cards I have made with this limited edition stamp set with the matching designer series paper and if you purchase the bundle you get also the Baker's Twine.

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!

Below is the card that we made at my last card class, remember if you are interested in learning more techniques or styles come along to my monthly classes at Woodside.  The next one is on Saturday, 15 June at 1.30 pm.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

My Digital Studio - My First Scrapbooking Page

Whilst preparing to go to the Stampin' Up! Convention, I decided to try out My Digital Studio as I was attending a class and I thought I needed to know some basic functions.  Well I went to the MDS website and viewed some of there very informative videos, which were fantastic.

I found it easy to create the below scrapbooking page with the including products within the free MDS downloads but I do intend to purchase some of the very great packages in the not too distant future, I just need to find some more free time to have a play around.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My Digital Studio Content - 25% Off until 15 June

Don't forget that until 15 June you get 25 percent off selected My Digital Studio content, including ALL ensemble, calendar, photobook and swatchbook digital content.

You can download the FREE 30 day trial of my Digital Studio just click on the link.

  • With the brand-new software, it's a great time to stock up on all the digital content that's on sale.
  • Visit to learn more about our digital product line!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Best of 25 Years - Flowers

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, Stampin' Up! are bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into five sets, which will be  released, one set per month until April 2014.

Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $25.95.
  • While Stampin' Up! are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month) until October, all of the Best of sets will be available until April 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • The stamp images may be sized differently from the original stamp sets. 

The month of June features Flowers, the never-before-seen image also coordinates with 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch (bottom right flower).

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Retiring Stamp Set - Aviary

Over the next month I will be showcasing some of the wonderful stamp sets that will be retiring, my first one is Aviary which has 9 stamps with bird cages with birds and a stand, it features the Framelits and matching paper-piercing.

Stamp Sets: Aviary (retiring), Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy (retiring), Bravo Burgundy (retiring), Sent with Love Designer Series Paper (available until 15 June)
Ink: Not Quite Navy (retiring), Baja Breeze (retiring) Bravo Burgundy (retiring)
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Labels Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Paper-Piercing Tool

A close up of the details of the framelits with the matching paper-piercing.