Jun 11, 2018

2018-19 Stampin' Up! Catalogue

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited by this new catalogue, the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue. Each and every year Stampin' Up! seem to outdo themselves and they've done it again with all the new products being released, the colour refresh! and more!!

And somehow, amongst the excitement and believe it or not, life outside of stamping, it's taken me 11 days to share it here with you! However, if you follow me on facebook or instagram, you would have seen some hints and a couple of products I have shared!

So, you can view the entire catalogue here

It also means the Stamparatus is available:


And this is video shows what the Stamparatus is and why you need it ;)

If you would like a hard copy, please let me know and I'll happily send one to you!

 Click here to Shop Online

May 15, 2018

Kelly's Birthday Blog Hop! "Team B"

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Hi Everyone,

Today is the lovely Kelly Kent's birthday and to celebrate we are all taking part in a blog hop (well technically 2 blog hops as there were so many participants) and it is a hop where we can make and share just about anything (so I'm guessing there will be plenty of inspiration) .... Now if you are already hopping, you will have arrived from Cathy's blog, and if you are just starting - Welcome!

If you are just starting, I'm in "Team B" so there's 19 other blogs all linked together to share some birthday joy!

I decided I'd focus on the Daisy Delight bundle:

I love making clean and simple cards, I love it when a card just comes together without too much fuss and bother - and add to that, I want to make cards that you look at and say "I can make that!" and CASE (Copy And Share Everything).

Anyway, one of these cards will be posted to the birthday girl! I wish her many many happy returns for her special day!! Kelly, thanks for having me on Team B!!

Now to continue over to Sara's blog, click the image below:
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In case you are wondering, this is the list of all the Team B participants:

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  3. Sue Vine
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Rebecca Scurr
  6. Julia Quinn
  7. Danielle Bennenk
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Richelle Fletcher - you are here! :)
  10. Sara Levin
  11. Sandra Roberts
  12. Catherine Creer
  13. Cheryl Taylor
  14. Rochelle Blok
  15. Ine van den Eijnden
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Jo Weedon
  18. Courtenay Heuston
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Fi Cobbin

Enjoy the hop :) :)

Oh and in case you didn't get enough inspiration from Team B, here's a link to Kelly Kent's Team A blog hop :) :)

Apr 17, 2018

Stampin' Up!'s Colour Revamp!


Hi Everyone,

So you may have heard, or you read on my last blog post/facebook/instagram updates, that Stampin' Up! will be revamping the colour families in the new 2018-2019 Idea Book and Catalogue.

The BRAND NEW colours are:


Making the BRAND NEW colour families:


The BRAND NEW In Colors and the 2017-2019 are:

Pretty sure my room as a teenager was Pineapple Punch! I think it looked great against all my white furniture, however my Mum didn't agree and Dad never really commented on it, only that it was very bright... And it was repainted very quickly when I moved into my own place :)

And this means these are the RETIRING Colours:

The other thing is that the physical shape of the stamp pad is going to change...The new ink pads will be easier to open/close, have a tighter fitting lid, have a reformulated ink inside (meaning less bubbles on the ink pad), they will be stackable, and have new and improved labels (including one for the inside so we know what colour inks we are working with!!)

I'm excited about the new changes ahead, and whilst I am sad to see some items go, and some colours retiring (like Dapper Denim!), I do think it's good to refresh things every now again! After all, we all like some new clothes or items around the house every now and again right?!

If you do want to stock up on the retiring colours, I suggest you order sooner rather than later, as I know in previous years, retiring items can and do sell out!

Any queries, please contact me.

Apr 15, 2018

Perth OnStage April 2018

Hi Everyone,

I've been a bit quiet again, I know, don't worry I haven't forgotten about blogging.... It's just that my day job has changed and I've been super busy getting ready for it and learning lots of new stuff!!

Anyway, what I've jumped online to share with you tonight is some of the excitement from the Perth OnStage event last Saturday. OnStage is the Stampin' Up! biannual convention and here in Perth, it meant over 200 excited demonstrators under 1 roof for the day!

The perks of attending OnStage are awesome and there was no way I was going miss it especially being in my home town! Throughout the day we received sneak peeks at new products, watched both live and recorded presentations from some Stampin' Up! team and other Aussie demos!

Our gifts for attending!

Possibly best of all is seeing the new catalogue! There is always so much excitement in the room when the soon to be released Idea Book and Catalogue is released! And let me drop a major hint, there's some a-may-zing stuff in there! So many new products!!

The NEW 2018-19 Idea Book and Catalogue

My Light Box all set up tonight!
These are the swaps I received on the day:

And this was my swap:

There's also a colour revamp! Stampin' Up! think long and hard about changing the core colour families and this year we'll see 13 colours retire and 10 new colours released! There's also 5 returning colours from the In Color families from the past couple of years. But, that's a whole other blog post later this week!

Mar 26, 2018

WA Demo Retreat Day

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Hi Everyone,

A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure of attending a WA Demo Retreat Day arranged by 2 lovely WA demos Kelly Kent & Nicole Wilson... And today we get to share the cards that we provided as our kit for 12 other lucky demos to make via this blog hop!! So if you are already hopping you would have come from Siobhan's blog, so welcome and if you are just starting here, there's 7 other blogs to have a look at.

There was about 30 demos who attended and the day was arranged that we each were able to make 12 different cards! It was great fun seeing all the different cards and getting to try some new techniques or layouts!

I'm excited to share a stepped up version of a class card I made earlier this month... Remember this card?

Well, here is the stepped up version:

Can you spot the changes? A different sentiment, an extra layer  of cardstock and a white card base & a different flower centre (I popped both the gold and clear faceted gems in my tub), but it's always amazing how little changes can make a big difference!

It was such a fantastic day and simply awesome to catch up with familiar faces and meet some new demo friends on the day.... Massive, massive thanks to Kelly and Nicole for arranging the day! I know I and many others are looking forward to doing it again!

To continue on the hop, please hop on over to Denise's blog next....

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And just in case you are hopping in sections or get lost - here's the full list:

Kelly Kent -http://mypapercraftjourney.com/2018/03/26/wa-demo-retreat-blog-hop/
Nicole Wilson - https://nicolejuliewilson.blogspot.com/2018/03/wa-demo-retreat-day.html
Melissa Gifford - http://www.melissagifford.com.au/2018/03/wa-demo-retreat-blog-hop.htm
Jackie Aitken - https://jaxxcraftycreations.blogspot.com/2018/03/wa-su-demo-retreat-petal-palette.html
Marian Fleming - https://marianfleming.blogspot.com/2018/03/wa-demo-retreat-day-blog-hop.html
Siobhan Fitzsimmons - https://hightreeshousesite.wordpress.com/2018/03/26/a-make-and-take-for-demo-day
Richelle Fletcher - https://stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/wa-demo-retreat-day.html
Denise Buetler - http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/denisebuetler/blog?directBlogUrl=%2Fblog%2F4012773%2Fentry%2Fwa_demo_retreat_blog_hop

Mar 20, 2018

Recent Birthdays

Hi Everyone,

We've had a run of birthdays over the past couple of weeks and here's some of the cards I've made with my girls....

We love doing matching card and journal sets - paper is from my daughters' stash and isn't SU

A cute fairy card for my Mum

Soccer themed card for my soccer mad nephew

Not strictly Stampin' Up! products but I was proud of my tshirt transfers, headband and matching skirt for a Frozen themed party

Mar 17, 2018

A special birthday present!

Hi Everyone,

We had the pleasure of attending one of my friends daughters' 1st birthday party last weekend and I decided to make her something special!

This is what I designed! I'm pretty proud of this creation!! It's the first time I've done a shadow box like this and, honestly, I would love to do some more! Mmmm, better check the calendar and see what else is coming up!!

Now there's always off cuts or pieces that I don't use on the initial project, so I used some of these pieces to make a quick and simple coordinating card:

Please leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my shadow box :)