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!!