Dec 30, 2010

Oh Sweet Valentine!

Hi All,

Time for a new monthly special from Stampin' Up!

Until 24th Jan, you can earn some sweet treat cups with every purchase of "Sweet heart" stamp set (clear or wood mount) or a Large Heart Punch.

Click here for all the details

So it's a perfect extra for Valentine's Day cards and gifts!

Thanks for looking,

Dec 29, 2010

Special Order for a Friend

Hi Everyone,

Wow! Time is simply flying at the moment - the kids and hubby are on hols and even though the girls are only 2.5 and 4yrs old, holidays is making a big difference to our day to day lives. Normally we would have been doing kindy runs and a morning at playgroup, but none of that this week!

Now you'd think that would give me a lot of extra time for stamping but it's not! :(
Hubby is also home so we're supposedly doing extra jobs around the house that we don't always get done - extra gardening and I started to put up the new trampoline but messed it up a bit (ooops we won't go into that now!!) However, in reality, not much is actually being done, we've all fallen into the afternoon siesta pattern a little too easily especially in this real dose of summer we are having here in Perth!

Anyway, I thought I'd show you a special order box for one of my longtime friend's to give as a birthday present. There's a co-ordinating card too!!

Ok, enough from me, I'm attempting to get the kids into bed early to enjoy some time by myself as my hubby has gone out fishing tonight. Fingers crosssed I can do some stamping!

Thanks for looking,

Dec 27, 2010

New Year Calendars

Hi Everyone,

I hope you've been enjoying the Christmas break!

Today I've got some Easel-style Calendars to show you. These were inspired by Kim Hanby, an Aussie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I've met online, however I can't find a blog link - I've been chatting with her over one of my demonstrator groups :)

Anyway, here's a pic of the first 2 I've made:
This design is very similar to a card I made - Love regal rose, so saffron & whisper white!

I've been practicising my heat embossing with the lovely "Upsy Daisy" Stamp

Well, stay cool if you are in WA - Summer has hit us with a bang for Christmas hasn't it!! All I can say, is thank goodness for air-con!


Thanks for looking,

Dec 23, 2010

Last minute Christmas Cards..

Hi All,

Are you ready for Christmas? Only a couple of sleeps left and I realised yesterday I was about 20 cards short after spending the night before writing loads of cards... So last night I cased a demonstrator friend, Nicki Turner, and made this card....

I just love the crisp and fresh look of whisper white and wild wasabi together! So I added a little retired stitched ribbon and voila! I used my new "Square Lattice" embossing folder and the "Delightful Decorations" stamp set.

I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

My hubby has some time off work next week so we are hoping do to a few things around the house (if it's not too hot - forecasted temps of over 36degrees every day at this stage!), so I'm also hoping for some crafting time - there's a mountain of sewing and stamping I would like to do!

Thanks for looking,

Sale-a-bration Starts Jan 25th! Contact me to find out how to earn FREE STAMPS!

Dec 15, 2010

Book your Sale-a-bration Workshop!

Hi Everyone,

Would you like to schedule your workshop during Sale-a-bration? 

Starting from January 25th - 31st March 2011, Sale-a-bration is a great time to host your workshop as you can earn FREE stamps in addition to all the normal (and fabulous) hostess rewards!

Contact me to discuss your workshop options!

And thank you to for this gorgeous image!!

Thanks for looking,

Dec 13, 2010

Have you got your "Top Selling Set"?

Hi Everyone,

Stampin' Up have just released the "Top Selling Sets" from November... There's a theme... Can you pick it?

  • 121502  Delightful Decorations (wood-mount): IB&C p. 25
  • 121592  Dasher (wood-mount): IB&C p. 161
  • 120597  Welcome Christmas (clear-mount): IB&C p. 26
  • 115868  Snow Swirled (wood-mount): IB&C p. 28
  • 113023  Season of Joy (wood-mount): IB&C p. 20
  • 118601  Well Scripted (clear-mount): Summer Mini p. 18
  • 109683  So Swirly Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel: IB&C p. 20
  • 119185  Teeny Tiny Sentiments (wood-mount): IB&C p. 105
  • 121568  Sparkly & Bright (wood-mount): IB&C p. 22
  • 120594  Contempo Christmas (clear-mount): IB&C p. 23

Did you guess Christmas!! It's coming up quickly!!

If you would like to order any of these Top Selling Sets or anything else, please email me your order.

And just a quick reminder about the December Frenzy. Some items have reverted back to their original price as promotion limits have already been reached. These items are:
  • Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker 
  • Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker 
  • Bravo Burgundy Stampin' Write Marker

Everything else is still available at the special prices! But the frenzy does finish on 29th December 2010.

Thanks for looking,

Dec 9, 2010

Only 16 Sleeps until Christmas...

Hi Everyone,

Can you believe there are only 16 sleeps until Christmas!! Yikes!

If you are stumped for a special gift for someone special, why not buy a gift voucher? They come with their own Christmas card too! The vouchers can be used for any Stampin' Up! products ordered through me or for any of my classes.


Email me your wishlist of any Stampin' Up products you would like to receive. (Don't worry, this is not an order.) Add your name, contact details and the people you would like to receive your wishlist and their contact details. Then I will contact these people and arrange your gift with them. These people will only be contacted regarding your wishlist and I won't pester them afterwards.

Thanks for looking,

Dec 8, 2010

Some cyberspace thank you's! (better late than never isn't it) & My ESAD SS gifts from Aug - Oct

Hi All,

I'm back!! Don't fall over with 2 posts in 1 night from me after I've been sooo slack lately! Tonight's extra post is because I've been flicking back through my blog and realised that there's a few entries that didn't get posted for whatever reason.... So I'm going to combine a stack of things in this post and try to keep it short as I can...

First off is some thank you's!! Here's goes:
  1. Shirley McAvoy - thank you for you delightful gifttags I received some time ago in the mail! What a lovely ESAD RAK (random act of kindness)

   2.    Lee-Anne Barry sent me a Best Blog Friends Forever Award and I am yet to forward it on to blogs I stalk read. It was started by the lovely Andrea Lowcock.

    3.    To Amanda Reddicliffe, thank you for the rhinestone jewel and pearls I won as part of your blog candy! I'm sure they will be a fav as soon as I get some decent time to myself to do some stamping!

    4.    Thank you to the ultra-sweet Tanya Kitto (a SU! Demo friend) who answered my question about where to find some lovely carols to download by sending me 3cd's full of carols! What a gem! There's nothing like great carols to put you in the festive spirit! {I'll have to update Tanya's blog link at a later stage as I can't find it right now :( }

Ok, onto some old stamping creations..... You may remember, I took part in a 2nd round of the ESAD Secret Sisters from August to October, and during my reminiscing I realised I hadn't posted any of what I made and sent off to my Secret Sister, Kerri... Here's a couple of snaps of some of the things I made for her.

Showcasing the new shimmer paint, scallop trim border punch, new thin whisper white ribbon, and the new Concord Crush cardstock (dark purple colour)

Notecard organiser - Made from designer series paper, the organiser is divided into sections inside  to store your notecards
(silly me seems to have forgotten to take a pic of this part)

Here's the notecards:

Can you see a fav design of mine? Just different colours to a card we did at this Stamp and Stack Class


This pouch was filled with some yummy choccies!

Of course this is only some of what I sent, I think I must have forgotten to photograph some of it or didn't want to make you drool over your computer too much with pics of chocolate and stamps etc that I sent to Kerri. But then again, maybe I lost some of the pics when I had that computer drama a few months ago and purchased a new computer....

Ok, that wasn't too long was it? I made the pics a little smaller than usual but you can click on them to see a larger version if needed.

Thanks for looking,

Stamp and Stack December - The Results

Hi Everyone,

Last Friday night was my final Stamp and Stack class for 2010. I would to thank everyone who has been coming to my classes and making them such a fun time!

Here's some pics of what we made:

Card #1:
I love this Dasher Stamp
(one of the a la carte range and it's only $14.95)

Here's a close up of the self adhesive rhinestone jewels

This card used the retired stamp set "Merry Mini's". 

A close up of the added detail with the faux suede ribbon folded 3 times and 'held' in place with a self adhesive pearl.

We made 2 of these boxes, all the papers were from the Jolly Holiday paper pack. I found the instructions for this acetate box on Splitcoast Stampers. Then of course, we needed something to fill up our little boxes, and that's where some jumbo sized boxes of Cadbury Favorites came in super handy (we had to sample some too on the night but you didn't hear that from me!)

All the colours are based on the Jolly Holiday Designer Series paper, so we have Old Olive, Riding Hood Red (as I don't have any Cherry Cobbler yet) & Very Vanilla.

If you have any questions, please ask! I'm only too happy to help out! :)

And I have some exciting news:
1)I will be having my 2nd ever craft stall at The Glades Markets in Byford, WA on Sat 18th Dec. Make sure you say hello if you are there!!
2) Due to the success of my Stamp and Stack Classes during 2010, I will be continuing them throughout 2011. So pencil Friday 14th Jan in your diary and I'll provide the details soon.

Thanks for looking,

Dec 5, 2010

Another Blog Hop link for you

Hi All,

Today I found this blog hop by the Just Add Ink team....

Make sure you check it out!!!

Here's the link : Just Add Ink Blog Hop

And don't worry, I haven't forgotten how to stamp, it's just been busy round here and Miss 4 has been acting up at nearly every bedtime! So that means I can't escape to my stamping room each night as that's next door to her room.... I'm seriously contemplating making myself some kits today whilst hubby is home that I can pull out and make at the kitchen table this coming week.

Thanks for looking,

Dec 4, 2010

ESAD Summer Mini Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

I'm popping in to tell you about the ESAD Summer Mini Blog Hop that's started today.... I'm not taking part in it, life outside of Stampin' Up! has been a little too hectic lately and I couldn't commit to having my work ready on time.
Full of fabulous ideas using products from the new Summer Mini catty, it's a great way to see some different things you can make with Stampin' Up! Products.

 If you start here with Jan's Blog and follow the links around...

 If you get lost, here's the entire list:
1. Jan McAnulty

2. Sharlene Torres

3. Gail Kirby

4. Nicole Derendorf

5. Vicki Were

6. Teresa Leggo

7. Sherylee Tutt

8. Kim Conway

9. Monique Fielder

10. Keryn Campbell

11. Steph Gray

12. Susan Joyce

13. Amy Buchanan

Have fun :)

And if you create a wishlist from the products you see, don't forget to book your in-home workshop to earn them for FREE! Alternatively you can place your order via email and have the goodies in your hot little hands really soon.

Thanks for looking,

Dec 2, 2010

Stamping with Charlotte

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday I had an assistant with my stamping - Miss 4 (Charlotte) helped me to make some gifts to give to her kindy friends...

This is what we made:

Miss 4 did the stamping and glueing, I punched out the shapes (scallop circles, 1 1/4" inch & 1 3/8" circles) and helped with lining the circles... We then just a bit of good old sticky tape to adhere the tags to the candy canes. I also wrote each child's name on the back of each scallop circle. The kids are only 4, they want the lollies and aren't going to be too worried about the packaging!

Each of cake hey! Well piece of candy cane actually :)

Thanks for looking,

Dec 1, 2010

Summer Mini Catalogue Also Starts Today!!


I'm back again... This time to tell you about the new Summer Mini Catalogue that starts today!

Providing 24 pages of new Stampin' Up products and ideas, you have plenty of time to drool over it over the coming summer... Just to tease, here are some of the new goodies:
  • New Big Shot Accessories!!
  • New "Build a Wheel"!!
  • New Embellishments and bling!!
  • And of course some GORGEOUS new stamps! Available in clear or wood mount
This new products are available from 1st Dec 2010 - 31st March 2011.

You can view it all online here!
And just a quick reminder that I'm hosting a class on Friday night where we will be making 2x Christmas Card and Gift Packs.

If you would like to place an order, or find out more about the class, please ph 0407 262 452 or email me.

Thanks for looking,

December Frenzy is here!! Up to 50% off Stampin' Up! Products

Hi Everyone,

The December Frenzy is here! And guess what - there's up to 50% off selected stamps and accessories!

Here's a flyer with all the details:

{Please click on this image to view a larger version}
{If that doesn't work, you can click here to be redirected to the Stampin' Up! website}

Please ph 0407 262 452 or email me for more information or to place an order.

Thanks for looking,

Nov 30, 2010

Dress Up Christmas Promotion = FREE RIBBON!


Just a short post from me to tell you about the "Dress Up Christmas Promotion"

In short, if you purchase a Christmas bundle or host a $550 workshop, you can receive a roll of ribbon for FREE! (Valued at $15.95-$21.95 each)

You can download the flyer from my sidebar for all the details.
This post is going to stay at the top of my page until 30th November (which is when the promotion finishes). If you are interested, please contact me via phone (0407262452)  or email me to book your workshop/place your order.

Thanks for looking,

Edited 21/11/10 - The Delightful Decorations Bundle is currently unavailable due to manufacturing issues, hopefully it will be back soon!

Nov 24, 2010

Gift Boxes

Hi All,

Last year I downloaded some templates from My Time Made Easy and I've finally started using them, and yes I know it's taken me a while lol.

Anyway, these are some simply decorated versions of the "In a Pinch" box.

I'm planning on filling these up with choccies or nuts and giving them out as Thank you / Christmas gifts to the girls' teachers.

Thanks for looking,

Nov 21, 2010

Craft Thyme Christmas Extravaganza 2010

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday was the Craft Thyme Christmas Extravaganza Fair here in Perth and it was the day for Andrea and my first ever Craft fair! Boy were we nervous but extremely excited!!

Here's a few pics from the day:

Tucked in our stall we also had a "Make and Take" Table were customers could make and take home a Christmas card (designed and prepared in kit form by Andrea, isn't she a gem!)

It was a great but tiring day! We met lots of new people and both of us were able to put faces to many online friends which was fantastic!!

If you weren't able to make it, or didn't buy something whilst you were @ the Fair, please email me any queries you have.

Thanks for looking,

Nov 12, 2010

Bright Wedding Card

Hi All,

Today's scheduled post gives us a break from the Christmas cards (don't worry, there'll be more of them soon!)

A couple of months ago, I was contacted to help a bride-to-be with her menus and placecards for her wedding. This is one of the cards that I took as a sample and we basically went with this design for the menu card. The menu was to be printed on white paper and adhered inside.

Thanks for looking,