Wowza .. what a deal!!

I really do love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! I earn money from doing what I love to do plus I can then offer you awesome deals like this …. 

This is huge!

So what comes in the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit??

Well, anything you like really to the value of $235!  You can choose stamps, papers, Big Shot, Project Life, My Digital Studio – if it’s in any of the current catalogues then you can include it in your kit – you can even select items on the Clearance Rack or Weekly Deals!  Sweet huh?  You’ll also receive a business pack which includes Catalogues, Order Forms, Invitations and the like. 

5% Cashback – oh yes please! 

Do you see that?? not only is the kit discounted by 25% but any retail orders you place during December you’ll earn a bonus 5% Cashback which will be paid in January.  How perfect to do your Christmas shopping and then be rewarded for it!  Plus if you place your first order within 45 days and its $300 or more you’ll get a bonus 10% on that as well – plus Hostess Rewards!

Why be a Demonstrator? 

Well if the discount and the cashback isn’t enough for you then maybe these benefits might convince you ….
  • 5% Cashback on all December sales (paid in January)
  • 20% commission on your orders
  • $235 worth of Stampin Up products for just $169 $126.75
  • bonus 10% commission on your first order of $300 or more within first 45 days
  • Kit is fully customisable – you choose what you want
  • Free Postage on your kit!
  • view and pre-order from new catalogues one month before they go online
  • free stamps through Stampin’ Start
  • No Annual Fees!
  • No obligation to hold a number of workshops or parties – you dont even have to hold them at all if you dont want to! 
  • No penalties if you drop 
  • Whether you decide to sign just for you or to run it as a business I am here to help you with every step. 
Become a part of my Latte Girls Stampin’ Up! Team today and enjoy ….
  • access to my private Facebook Team Group – The Latte Girls!
  • enjoy monthly gatherings (we also meet online for those who aren’t local)
  • participate or be inspired by the Latte Girls Blog Hops 
  • Latte Girls Challenges
  • be involved in one of the largest Teams in Australia
  • One on One Coaching and Training
  • enjoy being part of the Worldwide Stampin Up Community with access to thousand of ideas and samples
Also, when you join Stampin’ Up! you’ll get two free months of the Demonstrator Website which allows people to join your team, check out your schedule for classes and to shop online in your store.  After 2 months you can decide if you wish to ccontinue your Demonstrator Website or if you wish to let it go.  It also has a blog page so you can share your projects and Stampin Up specials with your followers.

Why did I join Stampin’ Up!?

I joined for the kit and here I am 8 years later still loving what I do and love sharing it with others.  When I joined the kit was $324 and the only thing you could choose was the colour of 5 different ink pads and stamp sets to a particular value.  I love how Stampin’ Up! listen to their demonstrators and have resdesigned it so you can choose what you want and for a much cheaper outlay! 

Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator has blessed me in so many ways – I’ve made thousands of friends from all over Australia and the world, been on two overseas trips paid for by Stampin Up and am able to earn an income that contributes to our household income and allows us to do things and purchase things we wouldnt have been able to otherwise.  My stamping and crafts have improved immensely from when I first started and I’ve even got up and spoken in front of 600 demonstrators and I can assure you that is not something I would have done years ago!  I wouldnt even get up in front of 10 people!  It’s also been great therapy for me as I’ve recovered from the loss of our son at 35 weeks and severe depression.  I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2004 and being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator allows me to work when I can and not have to be on my feet all day – I know that after a big workshop I need to take the next day off and I can do that with Stampin’ Up!  Not so much with a regular employer! 

I would absolutely love to have you join my team and be blessed by Stampin’ Up! as well and it’s really very simple.  You can join quickly and easily online with a Credit or Debit Card or we can fill in the forms and send them to Head Office for processing.  Online is quicker and that also means you’ll get your Kit quicker too! 

If you have any questions or concerns please dont hesitate to ask me any and all questions as I’m more than happy to do so.  

Hope we chat soon! 


12 Weeks of Christmas – Star Shaker Purse & Cards

Banner This week it’s my pleasure to share the projects for Week 8 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas created by Libby Dyson.

I can’t believe how quickly the weeks are passing and how cool are all the projects the Latte Girls are bringing you each week.

So onto this week’s projects. Libby has made a bag with a shaker frame on the front, a Star Gift and two cards to pop inside the bag.  This would make a lovely gift to give someone before Christmas. 

Set of Cards

Purse & Cards

Here’s a closer look at the bag which is made using the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalogue …

Star Shaker Purse

Star Shaker Purse

The shaker frame is made using the Stars Framelit Dies, Many Merry Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set Confetti Stars Punch with Red Glimmer Paper and Frosted Sequins.

Shaker Frame

Shaker Frame

The Star Gift has a small Kit Kat Chocolate inside it and would be great as a stocking filler or a teacher gift, teamed with a bottle of wine or a coffee voucher etc.

Star Treat

Star Treat

The two cards also use the Many Merry Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Stars Framelit Dies with the Big Shot.

Twisted Star Card

Twisted Star Card

This card uses layering of stars and Dimensionals to give depth and dimension. Both cards are stamped inside and the envelopes are also stamped.


The last card uses the nesting of the Stars Framelit Dies again to make a frame of Gold Glimmer Paper which adds some sparkle to this card along with the Frosted Sequins.

How would you like the tutorial for the Bag and Cards? All you need to do is to comment here on my blog and leave a comment on Libby’s blog too and we’ll send you the Tutorial for free!  Why not let us know how you are enjoying the 12 Weeks of Christmas Projects.

As always we have a sweet Latte Girls Christmas Bundle for you for just $65 plus shipping …. 


Now remember if you wish to take advantage of this discounted bundle you’ll need to contact me to purchase it as you’ll be charged full price elsewhere.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you like Libby’s Christmas Star Purse and cards 


Grateful for You

Good Afternoon! 

I’ve been running my Latte Creative Club for a while now and have been trying to think of ways to show my appreciation or to thank those who have supported me being members of my Creative Club (aka Stamp Club) and I think I have worked it out!  I may add or change things as we go along so here is how we’ll start …. 
creativeclubbanner How would you like access to four exclusive projects per month, exclusive videos and other benefits like new catalogues before everyone else and free products?
Do you have a large Wish List that seems to grow with every new catalogue? How would you like to spread out your purchases and get all the things on your Wish List plus a few more maybe?  
How would you like to just work at your own pace, in the comfort of your own chair without anyone bothering you to pass the ink pad or staring at you while you stamp your images! 

Then maybe my new Latte Creative Club is for you …. 

So what is the Latte Creative Club

The Latte Creative Club is a little like a Stamp Club but just a little different.  There are no meetings to attend – you can stamp at a time that suites you and even in your jammies if you wish! However, I’m always available for a hands on demonstration if you get stuck or just want to catch up over a coffee or online via Skype or GoTo Meeting.  You just let me know and I’ll contact you to arrange it. 

Being a member of my Latte Creative Club you’ll get four exclusive Latte Creative Club projects per month of which two of those projects will have a video tutorial.   You may see me post one or two of the  projects on my blog but I will not share the instructions or video tutorials with anyone – they are exclusive to those in my Latte Creative Club! 

Just so you get a little taste here one of the projects available for November … 

Grateful for You Card

Grateful for You Card

Now  for this project I have the following available to my Latte Creative Club members ….
  •  a full list of products used for each project
  • written instructions (downloadable)
  • a technique sheet with instructions (downloadable)
  • video tutorial for the project
That’s just for this one project! Not all projects will have a video tutorial but they will all have written tutorial to download. So each month you’ll receive 4 tutorials and two video tutorials and tutorials for any techniques I use which can be printed to pop into your own technique book! 

Now I wont be showing all of the projects for the  Latte Creative Club here on my blog as they are exclusive to the Club. I may show one or two projects a month but the instructions and any videos will be exclusive to club members!  Just one (or two) of the ‘perks’ of becoming a member.

Also, being a member of my Latte Creative Club will also mean you will get your catalogues at the earliest possible date and before they go to my regular customers. As soon as I have them I’ll send them onto you!  You’ll have a nice stash of cards for any and all occasions plus you’ll learn some tips and some cool techniques. 

How do I join the  Latte Creative Club?  

Go to my  Latte Creative Club Page and read all the requirements for the club – there aren’t that many and if you are happy to proceed simply complete the form at the bottom of that page or contact me. 

All you really have to do is place a minimum order of $50 each month for six months to join and in return you’ll get 4 monthly projects plus one month during the six month term you’ll earn Hostess Rewards with a minimum of $50! Yes it’s that easy!  You’ll get things off your Wish List into your Stash and learn cool tips, techniques and projects along the way! 

I’ve even made it possible for Casual Members so you dont have to sign up for 6 months if you dont like commitment!  Casual Members will gain access to one month when they place a minimum order of $75 or more however, they will not qualify for Hostess Rewards. They will gain access to the month in which they place their order but they must use the Hostess Code to qualify. 

Each month I will email my Latte Creative Club members with their monthly password and Hostess Code.

Got Questions? 

No problems … just contact me with your questions and I’m more than happy to answer any and all questions.

You can find all the details for my  Latte Creative Club on my Club Page 


Weekly Deals

t’s Wednesday so that means some fresh new Weekly Deals for you! 

Many Merry Stars

I dont know about you but I am loving all the products in the Holiday Catalogue and wondered if I’ll tire of them before Christmas comes around.  

Well Stampin’ Up! have thought of this and have given us the Extra Special Holiday Supplement!  It’s got some lovely new stamps, star kit and some new project life goodies in it.  

Extra Special Holiday Supplement

Now I want to make sure you understand that  the items in the Extra Special Holiday Supplement are only while stock lasts.  This means they have only produced a set number of these items and once an item is sold out then it will no longer be available.  So if there is anything in the Holiday Supplement you are thinking of purchasing  please be sure to do so as soon as possible.

One of the stamp sets that caught my eye was the Many Merry Stars stamp set.  It’s got 16 stamps in it so such great value and they all coordinate with our Star Framelits as well ! Gotta love that – no cutting out!

Here’s a couple of cards we made recently at Stamp Club …


Tis the Season

These cards are done using the Stampin’ Up! Notecards – I do so love them as they are great for Christmas and the cards being just that little bit smaller than and regular A6 card make them a little quicker to create.   The ones just uses two of the stars – actually it’s three but I have one inside another on the bottom star.  There are a few greetings included in the set and for this card I chose the Tis the Season and stamped it in real red. 

This next card is one I cased from Kimberly van Diepen

Layered Stars

Layered Stars

I loved Kimberly’s card as soon as I saw it and immediately fell in love with the colour combination and layout – so soft and pretty. My Stamp Club ladies loved it too!  The colours used are Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake. 

Wondering where I got those coloured rhinestones that match so perfectly? 
coloured rhinestones

coloured rhinestones

How nice are they??  Where did I get them?  well they are the Stampin’ Up! Basic Rhinestones and I’ve just used my beautiful Blendabilities to colour them!  I used the Darkest Coastal Cabana and the Darkest Daffodil Delight. I love that bronze look – it fits perfectly and along with the Linen Thread it lifts the card and gives it a little elegance. All you need to do is colour over them on the sheet they come on and then let them dry for a minute or so then lift them off and pop them onto your project.  Too Easy! 

I hope you liked today’s cards and remember the items in the Extra Special Holiday Supplement are only available while supplies last.

Thanks for stopping by …


12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 7 Christmas Baubles

Wow … Week 7 already! This week we have some gorgeous Christmas Baubles done by Jenny Hayward and they are stunning!  These would be so lovely hanging on your Christmas Tree this year or maybe you’d like to gift them to a friend or someone special.

Featuring Get Your Santa On …

Hanging Christmas Bauble

Hanging Christmas Bauble

Featuring a snowflake 

Snowflake Bauble

Snowflake Bauble

These were really hard to take photos of and I apologise for the reflection.  

I have been looking out for these clear Ornaments for  the past few years but never able to find them but I came across these a few weeks ago and so glad I did as these turned out so lovely dont you think? 

How to Create your Ornament ….

  1. On a piece of Acetate draw a circle in Non-Permanent Marker. It really needs to be non permanent so you can wipe it off later. Add a little square tab piece at the top.  The size of your circle will depend on the size of your ornamment and will need to fit inside.  My ornaments were about 7cm ( approximately 3 inches) so I drew a 6cm circle.  
    circle template

    circle template

  2.  Cut out the template and wipe off the marked circle with a tissue.
  3. Stamp your image in Staz On on the acetate circle.  Turn over your circle and colour with your Blendabilities – you need to colour from the back so your blendabilities will not smudge or blend with the stazon you stamped with.  Jenny also added some dots of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the wreath circle and hanging wreath on the chimney to add some sparkle.  This was added on the front of the circle. For the snowflake Ornament I stamped the image in White Staz On.  The snowflake is from the stamp set ‘December Wonder’ from the Holiday Supplement.  Now just because this set is marked as a Project Life set don’t overlook these if you don’t do Project Life – they can be used for any of your projects! 
    Coloured Insert

    Coloured Insert

  4. To insert the acetate piece in to your Ornament you need to roll up the piece in to a tight roll and squeeze it in through the top.  Be sure to have the tab piece at the top and hold that as it gets further in to the ornament.  The tab will sit in the top of the ornament to keep the piece in place.  As the circle unrolls you many need to give it a little spin around or you may have to get a pen or the Paper piercer down to jiggle it around in place. 

    Inserting the Acetate

    Inserting the Acetate

Now you can add some little embellishments in the Ornament as well.  For the Santa one I punched some stars with the Confetti Stars punch from Real Red and Gold cardstock.  For the Snowflake one I added some sequins (snowflakes and silver sequins) from the Frosted Sequins Embellishment pack in the Holiday Catalogue.  I also added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and shook that around in the ornament.  This stuck to the sides of the Ornaments giving it a “snowy” effect.  Then you replace the cap and tie some ribbon around the top and a ribbon loop for them to hang off your tree.

Now if you are giving this as a gift to someone you would need a gift box wouldnt you?? This is using one of our Kraft Gift Boxes – they fit perfectly inside with a little protective fill – also known as Tissue Paper! 

Gift Box

Gift Box

I decorated the Gift Box with the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper and finished it off with a bow and a sweet tag …

All wrapped up!

All wrapped up!

Now it’s all ready to give! 

Here is a close-up of the tag.  I used ‘December Wonder’ stamp set again.  The JOY is punched with the oval punch on Real Red.  I cut a label in Garden Green cardstock from the Chalk Talk Dies and then ran that through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Then I layered these together. I finished it off with a Frosted Sequin snowflake and a Rhinestone.

Joy Tag

Joy Tag


I do hope you like the ornament and gift box and find time to make some. Now if you need to know where to get some of those ornaments please email me or leave me a comment and I’ll let you know where we found ours! 

Who’s for a Bundle? Well here is what we have for you this week …

Latte Girls Week 7 Christmas Bundle 

Now for these four items you’d normally pay over $80 but this week for our 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle you pay just $70 plus shipping – that’s a saving of over $10!!  To take advantage of this awesome deal simply contact me or one of the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team to order.

I would love to hear what you think of this project so be sure to leave a comment – why not visit Jenny’s Blog too and leave her a comment – I know she’d love to hear from you! I think she’s done a great job and I’m now keen to make a few of my own ornaments! 

Thanks for stopping by …

Wednesday Weekly Deals

Good Afternoon … 

I love Wednesday’s because I can share with you what items have been discounted by 25% as part of our Weekly deals!  

Here are this week’s deals …. 

12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 6

Banner Wow can you believe we are half way through our 12 Weeks of Christmas? So you know what that means dont you? Yep … it’s going to be here before we know it! 

This week we have created an Advent Calendar created by Narelle. 

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

How nice is this?? 

Now this Advent Calendar is a little different to your normal Advent Calendar that is filled with sweets and small treats.

This one is made up of little pouches, each with a tag inside. You can write anything you like on the tags, or even skip doing the tags and add Gift Vouchers etc into the pouches. Now because I have used the little pegs to hold the pouches onto the bakers twine, you will need to make sure you don’t put anything heavy in them.  

Then for the big day, Christmas Day, there is a gorgeous box which can contain a small gift.
Advent Gift Box

Advent Gift Box

In my Advent Calendar I have written something on each day that corresponds to the day number.

Tags and Pouches

Tags and Pouches

The idea is that the child takes out the tag each day and on it is written things they can experience and claim throughout the year. For example, the tag may have on it “10 trips to the Movies”. They keep the tag and throughout the following year they can claim these 10 Movies. They simply keep count on the back of the tag how many times they have claimed it already.

I love this idea as it is a gift that keeps giving throughout the year and it isn’t all about buying gifts. A lot of the tags are about experiences and spending time with your child and in all honesty, it also eliminates a lot of sweets that children really don’t need at this time of the year with all the extra treats around already.

I LOVE all the little pouches and how they hang on the bakers twine, and I love the box and I absoloutely adore the idea of the ‘gifts’ and keeping them for throughout the year – it just makes Christmas last the whole year!


Now how would you like the tutorial on how how the Advent Calendar was created and all the different elements?  then just leave a comment here and on Narelle’s Blog and I’ll send you a copy of the full tutorial – yes it’s that easy!

Here is what Narelle’s tags will have in them this Christmas, it might just give you some ideas for yours too. These are tailored to her daughter and include a lot of her favourite things, things that sometimes we don’t always get around to doing. This way she can claim her favourite things and we make sure they happen.

1  trip to the Zoo
2  friends sleep over
3  favourite restaurant visits
4  trips to the drive-in
5  dates with Mum
6  dates with Dad
7  pizza cooking nights
8  trips to the beach
9  bowling games
10  baking sessions with Mum
11  trips to the local pool
12  trips to the Movies
13  shopping days with Mum
14  popcorn and movie nights at home
15  sightseeing drives
16  Youghurtland frozen youghurts
17  stories read by Mum
18  stories read by Dad
19  games of UNO
20  Ice Cream Sundaes
21  craft sessions with Mum
22  trips to the Library
23  family board game nights
24  trips to the park

Now as always we have a special bundle available for purchase. This bundle comprises some of the items used to create this Advent Calendar. So here it is:-

Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 6 Bundle – just $89!

But wait – there’s more .. when you buy this bundle you’ll also get these gorgeous Metallic Clothespins for free … 

free with Week 6 Bundle

Mini Mettalic Clothespins

Now being that this is a special bundle offered only through the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team you wont be able to order this online for the discounted price – you’ll need to contact me to place your order and redeem your free Clothespins. You can contact me by email, phone or sms. 

I do hope you like this project as much as I do and I’d love for you to let Narelle know by popping over to her blog and leaving her a comment. 

Thanks for stopping by …. 


Weekly Deals

ood Afternoon! 

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday – we have had a big Thunderstorm here this afternoon which has left everything clean and fresh outside – also means I dont have to water the garden as God’s done it for me :)  

Being Wednesday I have some Wonderful new Weekly Deals for you ….

Remember you can order online or contact me by phone or email to place your order! 

Thanks for stopping by …


Christmas Ribbon Share

CM1995B Good Morning … 

I was out shopping with my eldest yesterday and while we were in Big W we wondered what ‘colour’ we are doing Christmas.  Each year we have a colour theme for the decorations and gifts – last year it was pink & purple and this year we’ve decided on Gold and Red.  So yes we’ve purchase our first Christmas Baubles for Christmas 2014! 

So this got me onto thinking about gift packaging and decided I’d need some ribbons and thought maybe you would too but buying full rolls gets a wee bit expensive and with Christmas we all like to be a little frugal dont we? it can get a little out of hand at Christmas so I have a Christmas Ribbon Share for you!

Christmas Ribbon Share $30 

You will receive …. 
  • 2 metres each of 12 ribbons shown above – thats 24 metres of ribbon and you’ll save 10%!!
  • bonus 4 metres each of Metallic Baker’s Twine in Gold and Silver – that’s 8 metres for free! 
  • Free Postage to your door (well letter box) 

Simply contact me to arrange your ‘share’ or complete the form below …

Thanks for stopping by …