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 :)