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!!

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