Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Marker Club

Have you had your eye on the full set of Stampin’ Write Markers with Storage Case??
Join my marker club and you can purchase the full set over 4 months and earn some free Stampin’ Up! product too!

For $75 per month (due to me by 10th of each month or charged to your credit card) you get....

• 12 markers (full set of either Rich Regals, Earth Elements, Soft Subtles or Bold Brights)
• 1 pack of mixed cardstock (either Rich Regals, Earth Elements, Soft Subtles or Bold Brights)
• A little gift from me 

Each member takes a turn to be the hostess of the month, during this month you will receive

All of the above PLUS
• Storage Case
• Set of Neutrals markers
• Level 1 Hostess Set
• $30 worth of Stampin’ Up! product

If you choose to gather outside orders or hold a workshop during your month as hostess you can earn even more FREE product!!

Since the marker club will run through Sale-A-Bration you will also get a FREE Sale-A-Bration set of your choice (during Sale-A-Bration) and a 1 in 4 chance to win a second set!!
Please contact me if you are interested in signing up. If we get more than 4 people I will consider starting a second club.
Order of hostess will be determined by the order of signing up, so contact me now!! or 0414944815

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Inventory Clearance Sale!!

Exciting news!! Stampin’ Up! is having an Inventory Clearance Sale! There is up to 50% off some items!! Stamps, Ribbons, Designer Series Paper, Glitter, Embellishments...... have a look at the list below for more details. Click on the picture for a larger version

Just a few points from Stampin’ Up! on the sale .......

• Inventory Clearance Sale products are only available at their discounted price during the promotion period (15 December – 24 January 2009).
• There is no minimum purchase required to receive the discount.
• There is no limit to the number of Inventory Clearance Sale items customers can purchase.
• All items are products featured in the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue.
• All stamp sets included in the Inventory Clearance Sale are square cut.
• While we anticipate that we have adequate inventory to support the sale, Inventory Clearance Sale items are only available at the sale price while supplies last.

Did you hear that?? While supplies last!!! So if you like the sound of these prices, phone or email me through your order. Or better yet, host a workshop so all of your friends can take advantage of the specials!!

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone 

Monday, November 30, 2009

It's here!!!!!!!

The Summer Mini is live!!! Click on the pic over here ----------> to check it all out!

Don't forget that I am having my Mini Catalogue Launch on Sunday 6th December from 10am. Come along and check out some of the Summer Mini items in person. There will be a couple of make and takes so please RSVP to allow me to have enough kits :)

If you would like to order anything from the Summer Mini or have any questions, please let me know on

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The end of Spring..... here comes Summer!!

So the Spring Mini Catalogue ends tomorrow *sob* and the Summer Mini Catalogue begins *YAY*!!

I am really going to miss some of the Spring Mini Catalogue items. I will definately miss Great Friends and the Walk in the Park and Ski Slope DSPs. A lot of the products contain In Colours so we know for sure they won't end up in the IB&C next year. So if there is anything you really love, don't wait to get it. You might miss out!!

I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed by 30 November, so email me on by 9pm tomorrow to take advantage of this offer.

To celebrate the release of all the yummy new products in the Summer Mini, I am having a launch at my house on 6 December. There will be Make & Takes using the new products in the mini and lots of goodies to see. RSVP is essential so email me on to RSVP and for details.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Here is the rest...

Ok, I promised to come back today and post the rest of my photos and HERE I AM!!

This is a CASE of a swap from Regionals. The creator of this card was Susan Joyce, you can check out her Blog here..
This is my favourite male card right now. So simple and easy to do in bulk!

Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Oval All (Spring Mini)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Urban Oasis DSP
Inks & Accessories: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Baja Breeze 5/8" striped grosgrain

This next one is a favourite of mine and always draws a second look. Unfortunately it uses the Great Friends set and A Walk in the Park DSP both from the soon to be finished Spring mini, but I am sure it could be recreated in many different styles with many different papers.
Its a bit hard to see in thsi pic but what I have done is stamped the butterfly image on the DSP and embossed it with White Embossing Powder. Then I have sponged around the image with Baja Breeze ink so it defines the image and lifts it off the page a bit. Really easy to do and quite effective :)

Stamp Set: Great Friends (Spring Mini)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Inks & Accessories: Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, sponge, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/4" White Grosgrain

Same stamp Set, same paper, different card!!

Stamp Set: Great Friends (Spring Mini), Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Cameo Coral, Whisper White
Inks & Accessories: Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Cameo Coral, Scallop Edge Punch

Here is a pic of the 'Year of Cards' Card Organiser that I will be running as a class early next year. Each page has pockets to store your cards for the birthdays of that month, plus a little calendar to mark whose birthday it is!

And here is the inside.....

Hmmm, not sure why it won't let me rotate this pic but you get the idea :)

Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Florals, One of a Kind, Short Order Alphabet
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Baja Breeze Patterns DSP
Inks & Accessories: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, On Board Loads of Letters Chipboard, Crystal Effects,Boho Blossoms Punch, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

And now for some scrap pages.....

This one is using the Hoppy Memories Simply Scrappin Kit and I love it! I think the colours all work beautifully together. I have never been a fan of stickers on scrap pages, but these are much thicker than stickers so feel much more like embellishments. I have also put Crystal Effects over them before with great effect, so I don't think they fall into the 'sticker' category. What do you think??

Supplies: Hoppy Memories Simply Scrappin Kit
Inks & Accessories: Large Star punch, Small Star punch

This next one is another favourite of mine. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture of my daughter and really wanted to do a page using it. I think I did pretty well!!

Stamp Sets: Great Friends (Spring Mini), Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Frames with a Flourish
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Whisper White, A Walk in the Park DSP
Inks & Accessories: Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Versamark, Stamp-A-Majig, Dazzling Diamonds, Pretty In Pink Stampin Write Marker

Phew, that brings us to the end of our marathon show!! Hope you like it all and it can inspire you to do some crafting!!!

Enjoy your weekend everyone

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Finally, some new photos!!!!

Ok, as promised I have come back to post some photos. I have a HEAP more to show you but will start with the ones I already have on my computer!

BUT, before I do that just a gentle reminder that the current Spring Mini ends on 30 November. SO if there was something you were umming and ahhing about getting, decide quick!! There is no guarantee that any of the product in the current mini catalogue will end up in the main catty next year so don't take the chance!!

On a bright note, the Summer Mini starts on 1 December and it is BEAUTIFUL!!! You will definately not want to miss this one. I am having a Summer Mini launch at my house on Sunday 6th December from 10am. There will be lots of yummy stuff from the catalogue to see and a make and take for you to try it out!

If you can't make it to the launch (or can't wait to get your hands on a catalogue!) just contact me and I will send you out a copy.

Ok, back to the pics!! I will start with my Christmas cards to give you some inspiration to complete your own cards :)

This first one was my swap for the Perth Regionals this year. I made 50 of this card in 24 hours, so it can be done in bulk (although I would recommend stretching it out over a longer period of time!!)

Stamp Set: Snow Swirled, Best Yet (Hostess Set)
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Silver Brushed Metallic
Ink & Accessories: Silver Encore, Not Quite Navy, Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals

These next two cards were from my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack so may look familiar to those that attended :)

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Ridinghood Red, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink & Accessories: Versamark, Chocolate Chip Stampin Write Marker, Old Olive Stampin Write Marker, Real Red Stampin Write Marker, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon

This one uses the Rock and Roll technique which I am a big fan of right now! Adds a bit of interest to solid stamps.

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP
Inks & Accessories: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Crimper, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Sponges.

Stamp Set: Snow Swirled
Cardstock: Ridinghood Red, Whisper White, Kraft, Ski Slope DSP
Inks & Accessories: Ridinghood Red, Encore Gold, Scallop Edge Punch, Wide Oval Punch Stamp-a-Majig, Very Vanilla 5/8" ribbon

Can you tell I like this stamp set??!! The background on this one is done using sponging and a mask. I quite like it :)

Stamp Set: Snow Swirled, Best Yet (Hosess Set)
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Lovely Lilac, Brushed Silver Metallic, Whisper White
Inks & Accessories: Silver Encore, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Silver Embossing Powder, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Crimper

I am a big fan of trying to use non-Christmas stamps for Christmas cards, these next few are my attempts!

Stamp Sets: Scribble This, Best Yet (Hostess Set), Season of Joy (sentiment), So Swirly Jumbo Roller Wheel
Cardstock: Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper
Inks & Accessories: Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Ridinghood Red Ribbon, , Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Stamp Sets: Party Hearty, Best Yet (Hostess Set), So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Ridinghood Red
Inks & Accessories: Versamark, Old Olive Stampin Write Marker, Real Red Stampin Write Marker, Crimper, Dimensionals

This next one is a CASE from a Regionals swap. I didn't receive one so I don't have the details of who did it. If you knwo who it was, please let me know so I can pay credit where credit is DEFINATELY due!!

This card uses masking to create the baubles. Really easy to do but so effective!

Stamp Sets: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel, Christmas Classics (Sentiment)
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Brushed Silver Metallic, Whisper White
Inks & Accessories: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Bashful Blue Stampin Write Marker, Sponge Daubers, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch

Ok, the last Christmas card uses the Christmas Classics star which coordinates with the large Star punch. I love not having to cut them out!!

Stamp Sets: Christmas Classics, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Inks & Accessories: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White Craft Ink, White Embossing Powder, Large Star Punch, Mat Pack, Paper piercer.

Now onto the cards for other occasions. I am spoiling you with pics tonight but lets face it, it may be a while before I post again!!

This was the card I made for Fathers Day this year

Stamp Set: Occassional Greetings
Cardstock: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Urban Garden DSP
Inks & Accessories: Not Quite Navy, Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch,

This was an engagement card I made for a couple of friends, it was inspired by something I saw on a blog somewhere but can't remember where it was. Again, if you know who please let me know :)

Stamp Set: Always, Sweet Little Sentiments (Hostess Set)
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Silver Brushed Metallic, Whisper White, Bella Bleu DSP
Inks & Accessories: Silver Encore Ink, Not Quite Navy, Eyelet Border Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Small Oval Punch

This was another engagement card. It turned out a bit too over the top for me but I think if I tone the colours down it would be nice.

Stamp Sets: Great Friends, Life Definitions, Frames with a Flourish, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Brushed Metallic
Inks & Accessories: Gold Encore Ink, Basic Black, Gold Embossing Powder

A general card, could be Birthday, could be Thankyou, could be anything!!

Stamp Sets: Eastern Blooms, Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Gold Brushed Metallic,Whisper White
Inks & Accessories: Gold Encore, Elegant Egglant Stampin Write Marker, Perfect Plum Stampin Write Marker, Elegant Eggplant 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

This is a great card using the Obe of a Kind stamp set and coordinating punch Boho Blossoms. This punch is one of the freebies in the Christmas promotion (check it out on the right hand side of the page)

Stamp Set: One of a Kind, Occassional Greetings
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Kraft
Inks & Accessories: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, 1/2" circle punch, scallop edge punch.

Ok that will have to do for now. My eyes are blurring! I still have more to show you, including a couple of scrapbook pages but that will haev to wait until tomorrow.

Happy stamping everyone :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Naughty Lisa!!!

I am embarassed at how long it has been since I posted!! Not to mention that I am a couple of weeks late in announcing the Christmas promotion!! I am sorry!!!!!!!!!!! Life has been more than a little hectic. During the last two months I have been pretty much husband-less and cannot wait until the end of this month when I will get him back!! The pitfalls of owning a seasonal business!!

I have so many cards to share with you, just need a day or so to upload the photos!! So check back in soon, hopefully there will be a super long post with LOTS of card/scrapping ideas for you!

So, back to the Christmas Promotion!!
Stampin' Up! has put together a Gift Buying Guide to help you with your Christmas Shopping. For every $85 you spend on items from this Guide, you can choose between the Scallop Square Punch or the Boho Blossom Punch (both valued at $30.95 each). The best part is that if you spend $170 on these items, you can get BOTH punches!!

So to clarify the items on the guide are

I Wish Simply Scrappin’ Kit
Real Red 12″ x 12″ cardstock
Old Olive 5/8″ Grosgrain ribbon
Small cellophane bags
Curly Label Punch Bundle
Kiwi Kiss A4 cardstock
Whisper White A4 cardstock
Riding Hood Red 5/8″ striped grosgrain ribbon
From the Kitchen of stamp set
Thanks x 2 Simply Sent Card Elements & More Kit
More Thoughts Simply Sent Kit2U Simply Sent Card Elements & More Kit
No One Like You Simply Sent Kit
Dress Up Ribbon Originals
Valet Ribbon Originals
Cutter Kit
Button Latte Designer Buttons
Button Bouquet Designer Buttons
Pigtails Ribbon Originals
Petal Party Simply Scrappin’ Kit
Rock-a-bye Boy Simply Scrappin’ Kit
Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’ Kit
Hoppy Memories Simply Scrappin’ Kit
Just Jawing stamp set
Bold Brights A4 assorted cardstock
Real Red Stampin’ Write marker
Brilliant Blue Stampin’ Write marker
Glorious Green Stampin’ Write marker
On Board 5″ x 5″ Art Journal
Spiral Punch

Check out the flyer posted to the right and write up your wishlist! Get it to me before 14 December on to take advantage of this offer!!

Happy Stamping all!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

2 New Promotions!!

First let me apologise for the lack of posting! Life has been nuts here!! Plus I have been super busy stampin all my swaps for the Perth Regionals this month. I am so excited as it will be my first regionals and I get to go with 4 people from my team!! Should be a heap of fun!

Anyway, I have LOTS of new cards to share with you but it will have to wait for next week as my camera battery is dead :(

To make up for it, here are the new promotions from Stampin Up this month!!

For this month only if you purchase either of the Simply Sent Card Element Kits you will get 20% off the matching stamp set!! This promo is great if you have ever thought about buying the Simply Sent Card Elements. Great for a stack of quick cards!!

Secondly Stampin' Up! is supporting Breast Cancer research and for every person who signs up between 7 October and 31 December they will donate $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!! PLUS, you will receive a FREE pack of the Raspberry Tart Designer Paper and a FREE Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin Pad!!!!! That's in addition to the huge savings on the starter kit!!!

If you are interested in either of these offers, please contact me for further information on

I will be back soon with some pics for you :)

Until then, happy stamping!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Promotion!

We have another exciting promotion this month!!

To show appreciation to all our customers and hostesses, we're offering an exclusive ribbon bundle FREE with a qualifying purchase or workshop!
From 1-30 September, get a FREE bundle of ribbon when you

1. Spend $100 on any Stampin' Up! products.


2. Host a $600 workshop.

That's it! Free ribbon with a minimal purchase or workshop!
The ribbon bundle includes 9.1 metres each Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon and So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon. Neither of these ribbons are available for purchase in our catalogues so get your hands on them while you can!!!

Please email me on if you would like to place an order or hold a workshop :)

I will be back later with details on my Open Day / Christmas Stamp-a-Stack :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Time Flies......

Ok, I am thoroughly ashamed at how long it has been since my last post!! It really didn't seem that long! Well the June/July hostess promotion made both months very busy for me! I have done a few new cards and pages though so will try and upload photos this week.

BUT......... I come bearing fantastic news!!! The spring mini has been launched today and it is packed full of GORGEOUS new goodies!! Plus, all the stamp sets are very reasonable priced we even have 4 individual stamps!!! A great cheap option to get into stamping!

Have a look at it by clicking on the link over here -------------------> or if you woudl like a hard copy please email me on and I will post one out to you :)

Ok, have a great weekend everyone and HAPPY STAMPING!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Scrap Happy

Haven't done much in the way of cardmaking but I did go to a friend's house to scrap last night and did a layout (scraplifted from one she had done!) and then another today!! That's huge for me!! Usually takes me 2 weeks to complete 1 layout. I am learning to be more of a minimalist though, lol!

So this is the first one I did and I am quite fond of it. Particularly the photo. This was my kids' daycare photo and I LOVE how it turned out!

I have used the Always stamp set and the Always Designer Series Paper. The cardstock is Whisper White 12 x 12 and the bird is inked in Regal Rose and then clear embossed. The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip. The date has been attached to the side of the photo using Totally Tabs stamp set punched out with the Round Tab punch. I have also used a Filagree brad in the corner of the photo. These brads are just gorgeous!! Pretty simple really :)

This next layout was for a sketch challenge on which is run by my friend Donna (Hi Donna!!)

There was a sketch to follow as well as a colour scheme (Red, Green, Light Yellow, Teal & Black) and a technique which was stitching.
I have used Kiwi Kiss as the base cardstock, as well as Taken with Teal,Barely Banana and Candy Lane Designer Series Paper. I have done faux stitching around the circle (too lazy to do real stitching, lol!) I have stamped the Taken with Teal cardstock in whisper white with the flower from the Always stamp set and sponged the edges in white also. The flowers are made using the scallop circle punch, just snip about 1/3 of the way in where each scallop meets. I have then layered the 3/4" and circle and another of the Always flowers punched out with the 1/2" circle punch. I have then journalled on the metal edged circle tags.
The chipboard letters are from the Loads of Letters chipboard alphabet,I have then inked the letters in Basic Grey ink and rubbed white flourish rubons from a retired set of rubons. Then I have applied Crystal Effects for dimension. I am really happy with them, I did see this idea from one of my friend Donn'as layouts so thanks again Donna!!

Ok, thats enough for now. If anyone is reading, I would love you to leave a comment. Not sure if anybody actually reads this!!!!

Happy stampin

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Woohoo FREE stamps!!!!!

Stampin Up! has the BEST promotions!! This one is no exception. Host a workshop in June or July and if the total sales (before postage) reaches $600, not only will you get a free Level 1 or 2 stamp set but you will also get AT LEAST $110 in free product!!!! That's an extra $40 of hostess dollars!! How cool is that!!

The flyer is over here ------------------> click to go to the website for more info. Please call me or email if you would like to hold a workshop in June and take advantage of this fantastic offer!!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

First Stamp A Stack and more to share

Ok, I know I promised these pictures ages ago but life has been a bit nuts lately. My 2 year old daughter split her forehead last week and has reopened the wound twice more since involving numerous trips to Emergency and the GP!!

So here are the pics of the cards we did/are doing for this month's Stamp A Stack (SAS)

These cards are using the new In Colours Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss, Haiku Designer Series Paper and the Garden Whimsey Stamp set along with the Best Yet (level 1 hostess set) stamp set.

So after doing my first SAS, I will be making a few changes for the next one. I won't be doing as many cards as 4 designs was just a bit too much. Took too long and the novelty wore off after the third I think!! So next time will most likely be 6 cards (3 designs x 2) for $12.

I have made another couple of cards too that I thought I would share. I mentioned in a previous post that I earned 12 free stamp sets and $200 in free product just by doing what I love, being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Well, I got my goodies this week but didn't have a chance to use them until today. I had a few fellow demonstrators over to play with our toys :D

This is what I came up with.....

Ok so the main stamp set used here is Fifth Avenue Florals, then the sentiment uses On Your Birthday and Frames with a Flourish. The cardstock I used on this card was Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. Inks were Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss & Baja Breeze. I used the eyelet border punch (a new toy!) and the ribbon is Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain.

Fifth Avenue Florals has got to be one of the most gorgeous sets in the new catalogue. It is so versatile. I will have another couple of cards done with this set shortly done using a special watercolour technique that is all the rage at the moment, so stay tuned!!

This next card is for a christening I am going to tomorrow but could be adapted to fit most occasions I think.

The stamps are from Always and On Your Birthday. Cardstock & Ink colours are Lovely Lilac and Pale Plum. Ribbon is lovely lilac which is unfortunately retired. The hearts have been stamped in lovey lilac ink and then stamped again with Versamark (using the Stamp A Majig) and then I used Heat & Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds to bling it up a bit. I have also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder in the background.

Ok, that's it for me for now. I have a week off work so hoping to have LOTS to show you next week :)

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

A New Business for only $150!!!!!!!

In honour of National Scrapbooking Month Stampin’ Up! has a brand new promotion.

Firstly, you can purchase 3 packs of Designer Series Paper (selected styles) and get 1 free (selected styles)! Click on the flyer over here ----------> for more information.

Now the second and most exciting part to the promotion is that you can start your own Stampin' Up! business for only $150!! This is such a flexible business and can be fit in around your life and family. A Stampin' Up! business can be run any way you want, from a hobby (to take advantage of those fabulous discounts!) or a full-time job! You get to choose!

For May only, you can purchase the Scrapbooking Starter Kit for only $150. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

Item Code Description Retail Value
112231 Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set* $77.95
113059 Simply Scrappin’ Petal Party $36.95
108697 Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12″ x 12″) $21.95
105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad $11.95
103179 Craft & Rubber Scissors $37.95

*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $77.95 value.

Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items.

The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit:

Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcards
Idea Book & Catalogues
Project Sample Sheet
Customer Order Forms
and other brochures

Email me now on and I can mail you out a free information pack.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

New stuff to share.....

Sorry I haven't been in to share anything lately but I have had a HUGE Stampin' Up! month. This month I have earned 12 free stamp sets and $200 worth of free product!! You can do this too, so if you would like more information or would like to join my team send me an email :)

Ok, so I am finally getting back in to the scrapbooking frame of mind and I have some pages to share with you.

This was my first attempt at scrapbooking using stamps only. I am not a minimalist scrapper so it was hard!!

So for this page I have used the Garden Whimsey set and used Heat and Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds over coloured ink (Taken with Teal, Lovely Lilac and Pretty in Pink) to get the glittery butterflies. I have also used the glitter for the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet with Pretty in Pink Ink. The base cardstock was Pretty in Pink textured Cardstock, the patterned paper was Non-SU.

This next page I had aimed to use a piece of my Styled Silver Hodgepodge which I have been admiring for 6 months and not used!! Mind you it is much easier to use them with the right punches!

The base card is from the new In Colour range, Pacific Point. The patterned papers are from the Good Morning Sunshine set. I have then used the Heat and Stick powder with the Dazzling Diamonds and the Schoolbook Serif alphabet and the Pacific Point ink.

This next layout is a personal achievement for me. I scrapped the photos on the same day I took them!!!!!!!! Never before, and probably never again!!
This page was scraplifted from Sarah Klass

I am in love with my spiral punch which is how I did the filmstrip. I just layered the photos on white card then on a strip of black card then used the spiral punch all the way down the side. Then I layered it on white card again to lift it off the page. I am quite pleased with how this turned out too.

The base card is textured cardstock in Kiwi Kiss and the patterned papers are from the Good Morning Sunshine set. I have also used the Sans Serif alphabet in Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point and Baja Breeze Inks, the ribbon is the Pacific Point 5/8" Striped Grosgrain and I have used the Frames with a Flourish stamp set to do the journalling box and the flourish in the corner (with Whisper White craft ink).

The next two are 6x6 layouts I did for a few workshops I had this month. They both use the same sketch which I scraplifted from a US demo named Michelle. I can't seem to find her blog right now but I will update this post with the details when I do :)

The first one is using the Baja Breeze textured cardstock and the Pacific Point cardstock for matting the photo and the Good Morning Sushine DSP (using this one to death aren't I?!!)The stamp sets I used are two of my favourites at the moment. The Life Definitions set is DIVINE. Great for cards and scrapping. The Frames with a Flourish set is the same, great for scrapping and cardmaking. I have also used the 1-3/8" circle punch and the scallop circle punch and the ribbon is white taffeta. I have also used the Designer Label punch to make the date tab.

This page is using the same sketch as above with different papers. The base cardstock is Kiwi Kiss textured cardstock and the mattign cardstock is Regal Rose. The papers are from the delectable Raspberry Tart range and could well be my favourite of this year's papers! Again I have used the Life Definaitions & Frames with a Floursih Stamp Sets and the 1-3/8" circle punch with the scallop circle punch. The ribbon is again white taffeta.

This card is using the Garden Whimsey Set with the Rock & Roll Technique. I have stamped the image up in Baja Breeze ink and then rolled the edges of the stamp around on the Pacific Point inkpad. I have then used the 2-way glue pen and the Dazzling Diamonds to 'bling it up' a little. I have used the crimper on Pacific Point cardstock and layered it on silver cardstock edged with the scallop border punch. The ribbon is 1/4" white grosgrain with a ribbon slide from the Hodgepodge Kit. The sentiment is from the Garden Whimsey set also and I have layered it on punches from the 1/4" round punch and designer tab punch in silver cardstock and Pacific Point.

Now for a couple of Mother's Day Cards. Lets hope my mum and mum-in-law don't suddenly learn how to blogsurf, lol!!

This first one I used the Heartfelt Thanks 2-step stamping set. The colour scheme was Brocade Blue, Night of Navy and the patterned paper is from the Level 1 Hostess set of 6x6 Patterns in Brocade Blue. The journalling box (from Frames with a Flourish of course!) is stamped in Whisper White Craft ink on Night of Navy and the sticker are non SU (Carolee, I think). The ribbon is 1/4" grosgrain in Night of Navy and I have used the scallop edge punch along the edge of the flower.

The second one is inspired by the colour scheme from the Flower Power Simply Sent Card Elements - Rose Red, Old Olive & Perfect Plum
The most exciting part about this card is that I got to use my Build a Brad set!!! This is a nifty little set that lets you make your own 1/2" brads with a stamped image or patterened papers so that everthing matches!!
I have used the crimper on Rose Red cardstock with the 5/8" grosgrain ribbon in Very Vanilla layered and the brad in the middle. I have used a non-SU alphabet set (couldn't wait for my Simple Serif Mini Alphabet - very similar to this - to arrive!!) using Whisper White craft ink on Old Olive cardstock. I have also added a scallop trim in Old Olive on the bottom of the crimped cardstock.

I am loving the look of the Whisper White ink on dark coloured cardstock at the moment, can you tell!!

Ok, I think that should keep me covered for a while! Hopefully I will be soon with the cards we will be making for my first Stamp-A-Stack next month!

Remember if you would like to come to the SAS, it is on 27 May at 7pm. For $15 you will make 8 cards, 2 eachof 4 different designs. Places are limited so contact me to reserve your spot now!

Happy Stamping Everyone!

New stuff to share

Sorry I haven't been in to share anything lately but I have had a HUGE Stampin' Up! month. This month I have earned 12 free stamp sets and $200 worth of free product!! You can do this too, so if you would like more information or would like to join my team send me an email :)

Ok, so I am finally getting back in to the scrapbooking frame of mind and I have some pages to share with you.

This was my first attempt at scrapbooking using stamps only. I am not a minimalist scrapper so it was hard!!

So for this page I have used the Garden Whimsey set and used Heat and Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds over coloured ink (Taken with Teal, Lovely Lilac & Prety in Pink) to get the glittery butterflies. I have also used the glitter for the Sans Serif Alphabet with Prett in Pink Ink. The base cardstock was Pretty in Pink textured Cardstock, the patterned paper was Non-SU.

This next page I had aimed to use a piece of my Hodgepodge which I have been admiring for 6 months and not used!! Mind you it is much easier to use them with the right punches!

The base card is from the new In Colour range, Pacific Point. The patterned papers are from the Good Morning Sunshine set. I have then used the Heat & Stick powder with the Dazzling Diamonds and the Sans Serif alphabet and

Friday, April 3, 2009

The New Catalogue is here!!!!!!!!!

Ok, before I get to the excitement of the new catalogue, I have other good news to share!! Our Victorian Bushfire Appeal figure has been announced! We raised $77,889.63!!! How great is that?!! Thanks to everyone who purchased stamps as part of the appeal :)

NOW, if you haven't already seen the new catalogue do yourself a favour and click on the link over here -------------------------------->
There is so much new stuff and sooo many new ideas!!

Don't forget I have a special on for April. FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $50!

If you would like to order something or have a workshop, please contact me on

Happy Stampin!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I'm Back!!!! With lots of news and secrets!!

Ok, this will be my 3rd try at posting in the last 3 weeks. Twice now, I have typed up a lovely long post complete with pictures of all the cards from my Open Day and beyond(plus recipes!) and TWICE now I have lost the lot!

So I am going to be a little more cautious and just post a little bit. Then maybe I will come back and try again!

Well, the retiring list has certainly spiced things up this month! Seems there are many people like me who can't walk past a bargain! There are some things sold out but HEAPS of bargains left for the taking so if you are considering making a purchase from the retirement list DON'T DELAY!! After 31 March, you will no longer be able to order these items!

Next month will be even MORE exciting!! The new catalogue is being launched officially on 1 April. I have a copy in my hot little hands and let me tell you, IT IS WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!!!!

I am having a launch at my house on 5 April from 1 -5pm. Cost is $10 and for that you get a copy of the catalogue to take home PLUS a New Catalogue Survival Kit!! There will be door prizes and some sweet things to nibble on. I will also have some samples of the new catalogue items and some make-and-takes if you can tear yourself away from the catalogue long enough!!

Seating is strictly limited so if you would like to attend, please RSVP by 1 April to me on

Ok, now I will try to post some card pics and PRAY that this post doesn't get lost!!

Ok, this card was from Impressions Magazine which is a publication Stampin' Up! sends to all demonstrators and is PACKED full of ideas like this one!
I used Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink cardstock along with Berry Bliss DSP (retiring this month so hurry if you want some!!). The large tag punch was used to create the flower and the Double stitched chocolate chip ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets and Crystal Brads complete the picture :)

Next we have a card that was inspired by a card Sharon Davis had on her blog ( )
It uses Blue Bayou and Soft Sky cardstock (both retiring 31 March) and the Big Bold Birthday set, which is one of my ABSOLUTE favourite sets. It also uses silver embossing powder and Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon (also retiring)
his card is great in so many different colour combinations so can be adapted for male or female!

Now I have 2 cards that were both inspired by Karen Oliver ( ) Thanks Karen!!

This is one of my absolute favourites and although it is a little time consuming, I think the effort is well worth it. Love the colour combos and love the white gel pen!!

It uses Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal and Whisper White Cardstock. The stamp is from Lexicon of Love (retiring this month) and it is inked up using the Choc Chip, Taken with Teal and Tempting Turquoise Markers. I have also used the scallop edge punch, white taffeta ribbon and white gel pen.

This one has got to be the easiest card ever! In this case I have used Rose Red Cardstock and Berry Bliss DSP, but you can use any colour combination and patterned paper! Then I have used the scallop edge punch and the scallop square punch with the Say it With Scallops stamp set. Finished off with some Purely Pomegranate ribbon.
Give this one a go at home.

Last but not least is my standard baby card at the moment! So easy and so effective. I am loving my punches right now which you will see if you check out the new additions to my craft room!

I first saw this card here at Lauren Meaders blog ( ) but have seen many variations around the web.
All you do is cut your A4 cardstock longways and then use your 1 3/8" circle punch and scallop circle punch to punch out the arms and trim. I have also used the mat pack and paper piercer to put some faux stitching. The sentiment here is from teh For A Friend Hostess Set (retiring 31 March) but you could use pretty much anything baby related.

So, hope you enjoyed my pics. I hope to have some more for you soon using the new stamps and accessories from the new catalogue. Just need to find the time to have a play!!

Oh and before I forget (and well done if you got this far!), I have a special on for April. FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $50! So if you see something you like in the new catalogue, please email me or phone and we can put through an order :)

Happy Stamping Everyone!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

While Stocks Last.....


Unbelievably, we already have a list of retiring product that has sold out! So you really DO have to be quick!!

107565 Flip Flops SOLD OUT
109020 Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Refill SOLD OUT
109015 Soft Sky Classic Stamin' Ink Refill SOLD OUT
109016 River Rock Classic Stampin' Ink Refill SOLD OUT
109017 Purely Pomegranite Classic Stampin' Ink Refill SOLD OUT100381 Earth Elements Eyelets SOLD OUT
100378 Soft Subtle Eyelets SOLD OUT
109019 Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Ink Refill SOLD OUT
108748 Best Friend Numbers SOLD OUT
107212 Mateys Map SOLD OUT
105320 Basic Eyelets SOLD OUT
103195 Gifts Galore SOLD OUT
107561 Garden Annuals SOLD OUT
109610 Confetti Simply Scrappin' SOLD OUT
104279 Leaf Prints SOLD OUT

So if you were planning on ordering it might pay to HURRY!! I will keep this list updated :)

The Retired List has been released and its HUGE!!!

Well, Sale-A-Bration may be over, but here is where the real fun begins!!

The retired list has been released detailing all of the stamps & accessories that are going to be discontinued when the new catalogue is released 1 April. The list is HUGE, so if you were considering purchasing any of the stamps from the current catalogue, I would do it NOW as chance are it won’t make it into the new catalogue. Check out the link over there to see the full list in order of how they appear in the catalogue ----------->

There is a HUGE selection of stamps and accessories which are discounted by 25% so grab yourself a bargain while you are at it!! The stamps & accessories which are 25% off are marked with a single asterisk (*) on the retiring list. Don’t forget, it’s while stocks last so don’t wait until the last minute either!!

Don’t forget about the In colour range either, the ink pads have been discounted but if you already have the ink pad it may be worth buying the re-inker so the ink pad lasts ‘forever’ :)
The new In colour range is a gorgeous selection of bright colours so keep an eye out for 1 April to see the new range.

A little tip too, the new catalogue will see some price rises including the Classic Ink Pads and the Patterned Paper Packs. The Patterned Paper packs will be different designs but will be substantially more expensive than this year (as some people know, the $11.95 price was a misprint and should have been $16-$17) so if you liked any of this years’ designs its worth grabbing them now!

If anybody would like to place an order you can phone me or email me. Payment options include cash, credit card or bank transfer. Don’t forget to add the cost of postage to your order ($5.95 or 5% whichever is more)

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions :)
Keep your eye on your email as I will be having a launch of the new catalogue in early April and considering how many stamps are being retired it should be chock full of new stamps!!

Happy stamping :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stampin' Up! supports the VIC Bushfire Appeal

Stampin' Up! is doing what they can to help out the victims of the Victorian Bushfires.

From 12 Feb - 31 March 2009 Stampin' Up! will donate 50% of the retail price of the stamps listed below to the Australia Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal 2009.

Priceless (Item # 112312) page 105, $48.95 AUD/57.95 NZD
Seeing Spots (Item # 108909 ) page 89, $29.95 AUD /35.95 NZD
Baroque Motifs (Item # 112380 ) page 98, $39.95 AUD /46.95 NZD
Live Your Dream** (Item # 114261 ) page 3**, $55.95 AUD /66/95 NZD
Looks Like Spring* (Item # 108864 ) page 76, $58.95 AUD /68.95 NZD
The Snowflake Spot* (Item #108934) page 27, $39.95 AUD /46.95 NZD
Bodacious Bouquet* (Item # 108756) page 80, $58.95 AUD /68.95 NZD
Polka Dots & Paisley* (Item # 110247 ) page 46, $35.95 AUD /42.95 NZD
G'day Mate* (Item # 111973 ) page 115 , $35.95 AUD /42.95 NZD
Be Happy* (Item # 108744 ) page 51, $39.95 AUD /46.95 NZD

*These sets will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they will only be available for the Bushfire Appeal--while supplies last.
**In the Summer Mini Catalogue.

Check out the link to the website here

So if you would like to help out the victims of the Bushfires at the same time as getting yourself some new stamp sets, just phone me or email me :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Open Day Card Teaser Pics!!

Ok, I promised (and better late than never!) some teaser pics on some of the cards you can make from the $2 kits next Sunday at my Open Day. I have been working hard and have 8 new designs so you could be busy for a while if you wanted to!

These photos are just some of the cards you can do, not to mention the memo cube class or even just the social aspect :)

So don't forget to register for the class if you would like to do it and come and see me on 22nd from 9:30- 4pm! If you would like to come and need my address please email me on or phone me on 0414944815.

See you there!!