Thursday, 30 September 2010


The month of October is full of birthdays in my little corner of the world.

Tomorrow is my friend Jan's birthday. Jan lost her husband almost a year ago. It's been a hard 12 months for her but she is moving on with her life. Her favourtite colour is PINK ... the same as me, so here is a card that I have made her.

I love the colours in this card and I can't remember the brand of the paper. All card stock used is Stampin' Up! as is the ribbon. The stamp is from Perfect Punches, also Stampin' Up!

Then on Sunday it is my friend Lynn's Birthday and it is also MY birthday :) But I didn't make myself a card, I might buy myself a pressie though!

 Don't you just love the daisy on this card. It is from the Don Juan Cricut cartridge which I have just purchased on EBAY. The daisy background was created using the mini Daisy Cluster 6x6 template from Crafter's Workshop. The greeting is from Hero Arts.

Check back sometime soon and you might see what I get for my birthday this year and also for my special annual Birthday Offer!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


Do you love Stampin" Up! Ribbon .. would you like to have some in each colour but don't want to buy a full roll, then how about joining in a ribbon share! A ribbon share is a great way of owning a little of all the colours available.

I'm not going to offer all the ribbons at once as it would cost you over $200.00, I will offer one style of ribbon per month as this will be more affordable for ev eryone. By the way, there is no commitment to join every ribbon share, just choose which ranges appeal to you the most and join in those.

For the month of September, I am offering shares in the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon. With every share you will receive a quarter of a roll. This month's share works out to 2.25 metres of each of the 13 colours available in the 1/8" Taffeta (that's 29.25 metres of ribbon) and will cost $40.75, which includes shipping costs to me. If you would like your shares posted, this will incur an extra postage cost to you of $3.00. Payment must be either in cash or by Direct Deposit. Please register your interest for this month by 20th September. 

Here's what the ribbons look like:

5/8" SATIN
If you are interested in this month's share, please email me.

Monday, 6 September 2010


Now here's a really cute new stamp set ....ON A PEDESTAL ...  I just love it and I hope to do a few more posts using this stamp set, I think it's going to be one of my favs! I'm even thinking I may do a Class using this set ... stay tuned.

Now that you've seen it, don't you agree. It's a little set that can be found on Page 33 of the Catalogue, so go have a look. But I have to tell you that the greeting is from a different set .. Party This Way and it's on page 35 of the Catalogue.

Colours used are Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip. I've used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, the Wide Oval, Scallop Ova, Scallop Trim Borderl and Large Oval Punches. Ribbon is Melon Mambo Polka Dot (retired) and the little flower was from the Trio of Flowers punch also retired.

Sunday, 5 September 2010


Good Morning to Everyone

It's a bit damp here in south east Queensland this morning with good rain overnight, so it's going to be a wet Father's Day I think.

I've been having a play with some more new products and as promised here's another card using the new Woodgrain Background stamp.

I bet you thought you could only use it for male cards, well here's a pretty pink version!

I've stamped the image in Pink Pirouette and then embossed it in white for a soft feminine look. The flowers I've made from regal Rose, Pretty in Pink and Pinnk Pirouette using the new Flor FusionSizzlit. After I punched out the flowers, I then ran them through my Crimper a couple of times and then split them to get two flowers from the one giving them a soft suedey look and feel. The plant pot is from the new Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlet and it is stamped with Sanded and the leaves are Little Leaves also a Sizzlet.

You can also see the new Scallop Trim Border punch which I've punched out of Night of Navy and the "For You" is from the Great friends stamp set. ribbon is Pretty in Pink Taffeta. The pearls are not froom Stampin' UP! as I am waiting patiently for my order to ship to get my hands on these new embellishments. The card base is Kraft and the thin white card is Confetti White.

Here's a closeup of the woodgrain image and flower pot.  


Saturday, 4 September 2010


It's Father's Day here tomorrow in Australia and I have already made a couple of cards for my hubby and Dad. You saw the Tie/Shirt that I made a couple of weeks ago, well here is another version that I made.

I saw a card at Convention which was made by another demo, it was up on the display board, so I have no idea who she was but this is where I got the idea from. My version is quite different to hers and I am thinking of giving this card to my Dad.

Colours are very similar to the other card as I have a huge stash of Basic Gray card because of a mix up with a customer's order .. hi Sue :)

Card used is Basic Gray, Whisper White and So Saffron. The tie and hanky are from a DSP Patterns range and the stamp used for the pocket is from Occasional Greetings and is stamped in Basic Gray. Oh and I used a texture Plate to give the shirt a woven look.

Now here is the second card.

This card is for Greg.

I have used Soft Suede, River Rock, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red for the cardstock. Ink is Soft Suede, River Rock, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi. The tree is from Trendy Trees and the word background is from a new set called On a Pedestal .. stay tuned for a card posted on my blog with this set.

You can also see the new Woodgrain Background Stamp which I won at Convention for achieving $20,000 in sales last year. I wasn't sure if I liked it but it turns out that it is quite a useful background stamp ... more samples to follow later with this stamp, and the Happy Father's Day is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. Can you see the brand new Modern Label punch? I love this punch and it co-ordinates perfectly with Word Window, both must haves on anyone's wish list.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!

Friday, 3 September 2010


Hi Everyone

You will notice in the new catalogue that Stampn' Up! have redesigned their punches. They have also set up a You Tube video on how to use the punches. I thought you might like to go and have a look see! Go on .. click on the picture!

The fabulous Bonnie Thurber does a wonderful job demonstrating the punches. Every year Bonnie attends Convention here in Aus and does wonderul presentations up on stage. I love every minute of them as she is just the funniest person and always has us in stitches.

Now you will notice that part of the demonstration is with a punch we don't have here in Australia but Bonnie does use the new Scallop Trim Border and Corner punches as well.


Thursday, 2 September 2010


For those of you who don't have the time to hold a workshop and earn your free Hostess Benefits, joining a Stamp Club would be a fabulous way of earning these benefits.

A monthly stamp club is where you commit to ordering at least $50.0 worth of product each month over a six month period. You will have the opportunity of being a Hostess once during this period and you will receibve all the normal Hostess Benefits without hosting an in-home workshop.

Here are the finer details:
  • Six people agree to purchae a minimum of $50.00 in Stampin' Up! merchandise for six consecutive months
  • Every member will have the opportunity of being "Hostess of the Month" (monthly hostesses will be chosen via a random draw)
  • When it is your month to be Hostess, you will receive at least:
  •  One FREE Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set and at least
  •  $30.00 FREE merchandise of your choice
  •  As a hostess, you may chooses to collect outside orders from friends or family to increase your sales thus increasing the mount of free merchandise also.
  • As a member you will also receive a FREE copy of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.
If you are interested in participating in the Stamp Club, please email me.
Happy Stampin

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

AT LAST ....

The new Idea Book and Catalogue is finally here.

... and let me tell you the outside she is not just a pretty face! View it online here and have a look on the inside, there are so many new goodies in there, you won't know where to start. If you would like to hold a paper copy in your own hands, then contact me.


For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is running a promotion in conjunction with the new catalogue and it's a Recruiting Promotion.

"Join Stampin’ Up! during the month of September and get a complete set of In Colors – that’s Classic Stampin’ Pads™, Stampin’ Write™ Markers, and an assortment of card stock – completely FREE along with your demonstrator Starter Kit. The Starter Kit has over $415 worth of stamping and business supplies and is always a great deal at only $289. Add the value of the free In Colors ($84.90), and there is no better time to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!"

This is an amazing recruiting special. Think about the possibilities ... your first order attracts a discount of 30% (when you place it withing 45 days of signing up) and you get an In Colour colour kit for free. Signing up is easy and can be done online in under an hour. Like to know more, then contact me to find out.