May 31, 2011

What we made at the April Class

Hi Everyone,

Did you think I'd forgotten you all? No of course I didn't! I've been busy behind the scenes lately and also my internet has been playing up!!

I've been doing some more sorting out of my craft space, just a tweak here and there in the room that was formerly our loungeroom. I really should take some pics to show you shouldn't I. Well that might be on the cards (get it? :P) for today.... If the light is ok, it's looking like another wet, rainy day here in Perth - LOVELY crafting weather, shame the 2 and 4yo don't understand that fully just yet!!

Now I realised the other day that I have to show you what we made at the April Class and tomorrow I'll show you what we made at the May Class.

Ok, so here's what we made in April, it was my Mother's Day class:

(I made a co-ordinating card and sent an album off to my ESAD Easter Secret Sister, I hope she liked it!)

I followed a tutorial from splitcoast stampers for building album.

The papers are from the current Stampin' Up! Catalogue and are called "Love Letter", and the colours are Riding hood red, basic black and very vanilla. All the butterflies have been cut with my Beautiful Wings die and my Big Shot!

Thanks for looking,

May 23, 2011

Extra, Extra Hostess Promotion!!

Hi Everyone,

Today is the first day of the Extra, Extra Hostess Promotion!

So now, more than ever is a great time to host your own workshop!

See this flyer for all the details and contact me to book your workshop/book party.

Click on the image to enlarge
And kids permitting, I'll be back later to share some creations from the past couple of days :)

Thanks for looking,

May 18, 2011

Deals of the Week 3!!!

Hi Everyone,

We are already into the week 3 of the "Deals of the Week" promotion!!

This week you can purchase discounted rhinestone brads & ribbon! These are some cool sparkly bling!!

Item PageDescriptionRegular PriceSale Price
119750137Daffodil Delight 5/8'' (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon$16.95$11.87
119963137Certainly Celery 3/8'' (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon$12.95$9.07
109112139Square Fire Rhinestone Brads $19.95$13.97
109113139Square Ice Rhinestone Brads $19.95$13.97

Please contact me if you would like to place an order.

Note: These items are only available at the discounted price for 1 week!!

Thanks for looking,

May 17, 2011

News from Stampin' Up! Convention

Hi Everyone,

Today, Stampin' Up! officially released some great news! The demos who were lucky enough to attend Convention were told over the wkend but now that I know the details, I can tell you!!

If you hold a workshop with sales of $450 or more between 23rd May 30th June, you can earn an extra $70 in rewards!! That means you can get $110 worth of FREE Products!! How awesome is that!!

Now, don't be scared, having a workshop is great fun. You just need a minimum of 4 people who can come and learn about Stampin' Up! and share the fun of making a card.

If you would like to host a workshop, please leave a comment or contact me on 0407 262 452 or email me.

Thanks for looking,

I got Top 3!!!!!

Hi Everyone,

Last week I entered this card into the Unscripted sketch #105............................

And drum roll please...............




I was picked TOP 3!!! It was the nicest surprise to come back home to after our wkend away!!

Thanks Unscripted and I'm thinking about what to make for the next challenge lol :)

Thanks for looking,

May 16, 2011

Recap of a busy wkend.....

Hi everyone,

Well what a busy wkend we've had here! On Friday, we headed down south to Busselton for my sister's wedding. It was also the Stampin' Up! National Convention and UnConvention over on ESAD.

Obviously I wasn't off to Melbourne for Convention, so I joined in as much of the UnConvention activities as I could. this meant joining in the challenges on Thursday and a online scavenger hunt on Friday morning (when I should have been checking everything was packed to go).... It was joining in the hunt, was worth it though as I won! Lol!!

Ok, one of the challenges on Thursday was set by yours truly, and it was to recreate this little box:

If you would like to learn in person how to make it, I just might be teaching it at my class next Friday. Otherwise, the tutorial can be found here.

A couple of other challenges were:

- A monochromatic card: (where you need to use 1 colour but as many shades as you like). I was getting the blues with all blue, it just wasn't working for me, so a touch of very vanilla was added....

- A sketch challenge:

- A punch art challenge:

Well, I hope to find time to have a go at the remaining challenges but who knows when I'll have a chance:

Thanks for looking,

May 11, 2011

Deals of the Week!!

Hi Everyone,

Released today is a new Deal of the Week!!

Here are the details:

PageDescriptionRegular PriceSale Price
120963142Stampin Pastels New Color Kit (19)$28.50$22.80
115957151Thanks Embosslits Die$21.95$17.56
114513151Sweetest Stem Embosslits Die $21.95$17.56
113483155Pennant Bigz XL Die$74.95$59.96

Check it out on this link if you need any more info... But in short, there's no limit, no minimum to buy before you can scoop your deal and the deals are only available for 1week!!

Thanks for looking,

May 10, 2011

Other than stamping....

Hi Everyone,

Over the wkend, I finished off quite a few different sewing projects I've had on the go...

This was one of them....

One for each of my daughters - Charlotte & Emily

They measure about 35cm wide & 32cm deep, so it's not bad for a pattern free project and made from remnants! :)

These bags had been waiting for some time for the straps to be sewn on! Ahhhh well, it's done now :)

Thanks for looking,

May 9, 2011

A new card design...

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday, I snaffled a bit of card making time whilst my girls were supposedly 'resting' after lunch (one did sleep, and the other was a wriggle bum and kept getting up and down). During this short time I managed to complete a card for the Unscripted and Stampin' Royalty challenges.

I wanted to add some piercing to the card but decided it may clutter it too much (well that and I couldn't find my paper piecer within arms reach and didn't look anywhere further as I was being lazy!! lol!!)

Thanks for looking,

May 8, 2011

A couple more Mother's Day Cards

Hi Everyone,

This is a scheduled post cos I'm hoping for a sleep-in today!

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mums out there! I don't think we truly understand what being a mum entails until we are one!!

So here's a few more Mother's Day Cards I've made for our Mums:

This one is for my Mum

This was a custom order (it's got a gift voucher inside)

Here's the gift voucher inside - adhered with my glue pen so it can be taken out and used with my hairdresser friend

Hope you Mum's get to put your feet up today and forget about the housework.... Just for a day anyway :)

Thanks for looking,

May 7, 2011

My latest project!

Hi Everyone,

I haven't been stamping very much this week, and this is my reason: I have started playing with fabric and my big shot!! Ohh la la it makes cutting fabric so easy, I have only tried the scallop square die so far, but loved it!

Well, enough of my yabbering, this is my first attempt at a scallop square bag:

Front View

I added a little pocket at each end
 I still need to add in a clasp or loop at the top, any suggestions? At the moment I'm thinking a big hot pink button with a fabric loop....

I have a 2nd bag half ready to go but I needed to make some more mother's day cards today, so the sewing machine had to be packed away. Hopefully over the next couple of days, I will get that one finished too! :)

Oh and this is going to be my entry for the ESAD 3D challenge this week. If you are a Stampin' Up! demo in Australia or New Zealand, make sure you join ESAD, it's an invaluable source of chatter and information :)

Thanks for looking,

May 3, 2011

Another Cottage Garden card to share

Hi Everyone,

I'm making a big effort this week to show you how versatile the Cottage Garden stamp set is and get some ink on this set! So here's another card to share with you:

And did you notice, I've used some different colours!! Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla and So Saffron... Don't they make a yummy combination!!

And a little bling was added with the forever faithful duo of Dazzling diamonds and a glue pen. :)

Thanks for looking,

May 2, 2011

Yay, finally got some stamping time tonight

Hi Everyone,

Ever had one of those days when you want to do something and so many things have to be done first!! Well I finally got to do some stamping tonight, but of course, the mojo I had earlier today had twindled and it's taken me forever to get this card made!!

I've used the Cottage Garden stamp set, the Just Add Ink and Stampin' Royalty challenges for this week and created this card:

I'm not 100% happy with it, but hey, you can't win them all can you....

And the Stampin' Royalty Challenge closes tonight....

Don't forget, you can pick up the wood mount Cottage Garden  set for 40% off this week!! See this post for the details or email me.

Thanks for looking,

Last week....

Hi Everyone,

Last week we had a couple of well received rainy days here in Perth! Anyway, here's a quick snap of what my girls got up to late one afternoon....

Ah yes, the joy of a couple of stamps, couple of ink pads and some paper even hits my 2 littlies ;)

They were well behaved too, keeping the ink pads clean by passing them to me to be cleaned between each colour - what good little munchkins! :)

Thanks for looking,

May 1, 2011

Deals of the Week - Week 1

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have been enjoying your weekend. Doesn't it seem strange it was back to the standard 2 day wkend!

Anyway, Stampin' Up! have released the details for the "Deals of the Week" and you can find a bargain on the following:

Item PageDescriptionRegular PriceSale Price
12157837Tag Alongs Wood-Mount Set $31.95$19.17
12046859More Monkey Accessories Clear-Mount Set$23.95$14.37
12155059More Monkey Accessories Wood-Mount Set$29.95$17.97
12000375Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Set $24.95$14.97
11916375Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set$32.95$19.77
12149498Compliments to the Chef Wood-Mount Set$35.95$21.57

**Please place your order as soon as possible to avoid missing out
**These prices until 10th May 2011 unless otherwise decided by Stampin' Up!

And in case your maths is like mine on a Sunday night, it's a 40% saving!! WOW!!

If you would like to place an order or have any questions, please email me or call 0407 262 452.

Thanks for looking,