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Freshly Brewed Projects – Thanks

Good Afternoon – it’s Wednesday and time for another serve of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls …

This week our theme is ‘Thanks’ and we can always use a Thank You Card cant we?  I am sure you’d agree you like to be thanked for the things you do for others whether they be big or small – so why not start the trend and start giving Thank You’s to those who help us? It could be the neighbour for collecting our mail while we were away over Christmas, that friend that continually does little things for you or even the lady (or guy) at the Check Out at the grocery store or the teen in your favourite Drive Thru.

So for today’s post I wanted to show you something that was super quick and easy and I found the perfect item in the Saleabration Catalogue so being free with a $90 it’s perfect!

It’s the Pretty Pocket Card Kit!  You could keep this kit in the car or anywhere handy – even in your suitcase if you travel a bit and just whip one out, make it up and give to whoever you wish.  There’s no stamps required so its even perfect to give as a gift!

These are how they were intended to be put together although I have used some dimensionals to pop up the flowers.   There’s adhesive sentiments to use and in 3 different languages too I might add so it’s very multicultural!

Now the pockets are all die cut so all you have to do is stick them together …

This is what you get when you flip them inside out …. Dotty Pockets ….

You’ll need a roll of the Tear and Tape on hand if you wish to flip them and make them polka dot pockets but they really are so easy to do and when you want to thank someone it really is on the spur of the moment when someone has done something nice and unexpected for you.

There’s room on the slips to write your message and you could even pop in a gift card if you so desired.

I hope you like these litte pocket cards and they are twice as nice as you can get them for free with a $90 order during Saleabration and you can really not have too many of these little cards.

Now be sure to head around the other Latte Girls and see what they’ve created for today’s Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop … just click the next button below to head on to Libby’s blog …





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It’s Saleabration

  • Get a free Saleabration gift with every $90 order
  • Host a Party and get a bonus $40 in Stampin Rewards with a $400 (or more) Party
  • Join my Team and choose any Two Stamp Sets for free in addition to your Starter Kit! That’s a bonus of up to $179! 

Let Hope be your Lighthouse

Good Morning .. I have another card from my High Tide Class from Sunday featuring the gorgeous Lighthouse for you today.

With my oldest now down at Wollongong University we’ve found our favourite place to eat and it has views of the gorgeous Lighthouse at Wollongong Breakwater which is where I got my inspiration for this card …

I am not sure what it is but I really do love Lighthouses.  Maybe it’s because of what they were designed for all those years ago and are still used for this day and who doesnt need a little guiding light when times are dark or tough?  I think this sentiment fits the purpose of a Lighthouse perfectly!

During class the ladies made a set of 3 cards (and two of each design) and were happy with how easy it was to stamp the lighthouse and other elements.  The Lighthouse is a 2 step stamp and with a couple of tips they stamped their Lighthouses perfectly!

With the start of the new year I’m going to be offering a few new different option for you and starting with this High Tide as being my Stamp Set of the Month.  So whenever you purchase the Stamp Set of the month you’ll receive the Tutorials from my class for free!   Simply order the set online or by email or phone and once your order is complete I’ll send you the tutorials via email.   Remember, if your are ordering online to use the Hostess Code – that way you’ll receive an extra thank you!

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What Will You Stamp – Sunshine Sayings

Good Evening and welcome to another What Will You Stamp Challenge and this week we are using Sunshine Sayings …

I love this set and it’s a great one for making up your own sentiments and sayings to cover any occasion. You can even purchase it in a bundle with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and we all know when you purchase items in a bundle you save 10%!

I was deliberating what sentiment to make up and remembered it’s my little sister’s Wedding Anniversary this week so I made this for her …

I wanted to do something a little different to the gushy pink & red so I went with Very Vanilla, Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe.  These are from the 2015-2107 In Colours and will be retiring at the end of May so now is the perfect time to look at what you have and purchase any things you dont like markers, card stock and/or ink refills and purchasing them now will mean you could earn Saleabration products for freeRemember, these are the first things that get sold out when it gets closer to the end of the catalogue.

I do hope you like today’s card and I’d love for you to check out what the other designers have created for this week’s challenge over at What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog – simply click here to check them out!

Grab your free weekly tutorial here

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High Tide

Good Morning!  Today I have for you one of my High Tide cards that I’ll be teaching at this week’s class on Sunday.

I love how quick and easy this card was to make.  The elements go so well together and easily to create this card which is suitable for both males and females alike and a great one to encourage a friend in a time of need.

Take a look at this set …

It’s got 16 stamps which includes 4 sentiments/sayings and the rest can be used to make up many and varied scenes.   It’s going to be great for many male cards and for all those people who, like me, have a thing for Lighthouses.  Not sure what the attraction is but I just love them!

I do hope you like today’s card and would love for you to join us on Sunday for Class – I still have some seats available so just let me know by commenting on this post or via email and I’ll reserve your spot.

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Freshly Brewed Projects – the Sweet Stuff

Good Afternoon and welcome to another round of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls …

This week our theme is ‘Sweet Stuff’.

Now I had this project all planned to do tomorrow morning at then at around 3.49pm I realised that today is actually Wednesday and not Tuesday like I thought!  Not sure if it’s the holidays or the heat doing my head in but that’s my excuse.

So now that I only had an hour to do my project, photograph it, edit the photo’s and do the post I needed something quick and easy and then I remembered the cute little Treat Boxes my friend Paula shared the other day and thought they’d be perfect.

Well they would have been perfect if they hadn’t been so fun and addictive to make!  Here they are …

How cute are they?  Yes that’s a mini tictac container that fits perfectly inside.  They stand 6.5 cm high and you can find the tutorial at Jana Trautmann’s Blog.  Now Jana is a demonstrator in Germany but she does have the measurements in centimetres and you can watch her video to see how she assembles them.

I’ve used the papers from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper stack and my iddy biddy tags are made using some of the stamps from the new Sealed with Love Stamp Set

These sweet little boxes only take a piece of paper 10.7cm x 7.4cm so you can actually get 2 from one piece of 6×6 which is the size of our Paper Stacks or you could 8 out of a 12×12 sheet!

I do hope you liked today’s sweet little box and give them a try.

Dont forget to see what the other Latte Girls have created today.  We have a new Latte hopping with us today so be sure to give Sandie some comment love.

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Birthday Pop-Up Balloons

Good Afternoon!

Yesterday was my Occasions and Saleabration Catalogue Launch and we had such a fun time.   One of the new bundles in the Occasions Catalogue is the new Balloon Adventures bundle ..

Balloon Adventures Bundle $90.75

This is such a fun bundle and I have a card for you today that we made at On Stage Live …

The front uses The Party Animal Designer Series Paper and some of the Party Animal Embellishments – these are so cut and lovely painted metal Party Hats and Balloons. I’ve aslo added some Bright Enamel Shapes and Rhinestone Jewels.

We used the Balloon Pop-Up Framelits to create the pop up in the centre of the card.  These framelits are specifically designed to create a pop-up in the centre of a card – there’s even markers on the framelit to line up the score line to make it easier to create the perfect Pop-Up every time.

Just by purchasing this bundle you’ve qualified yourself for a free Saleabration gift!

Please dont hesitate to contact me should you wish to place an order or book a party – I still have a couple of dates available for January and February.

Thanks for stopping by …

It’s Saleabration! 

  • Get a free Saleabration gift with every $90 ordered
  • Host a Party and get a bonus $40 in Stampin Rewards with a $400 (or more) Party
  • Join my Team and choose any Two Stamp Sets for free in addition to your Starter Kit! That’s a bonus of up to $179! 

ESAD Occasions and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Good Evening … we have another Blog Hop for you today from some of the girls from ESAD!

For this Blog Hop we’ll be featuring products from the Occasions Catalogue and we’ve created projects around a set of products that will help you earn free Sale-a-bration items.

For my projects today I’ve used the Milestone Memories Stamp Set and a few other products …

Milestone Memories Bundle $101.25

Once you purchase these items you’ve easily earned yourself a free Saleabration product and to coordinate with these products you could select the Any Occasion Stamp Set or even the Card Tin to keep all your cards in but you don’t have to pick either of those – you can select any Saleabration item on offer – we have 12 items all up to choose from!

Havent seen the Saleabration Catalogue?  You can see it here or click here to order your free copy!

On with the cards …

First up we have this sweet Birthday Card.  It’s fun and easy and I love those tassles!  They are so soft! I also love the yellow and gold Baker’s Twine – it’s so pretty you cant see it from the photo but it’s gold metallic thread in it makes it pop.

I thought the Carousel Horses on this paper was perfect for a baby card and I love the Ombre Ribbon from the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit.

Happy Retirement!  I love the tones in this card and love how the papers coordinate so well together.  Did I mention I love the Baker’s Twine in the Embellishment kit?  The Pool Party & Saffron twines look so good together. Last, but not least, is my Sweet Sixteen card.  My girls have friends who don’t like the regular teenage girl things and love cards like this where they are a little more arty rather than girly and I did sneak a little bit of ‘girly’ in there by adding the sweet little bow from the Embellishment Kit.

Here’s a list of the extra items I used to make these cards not included in the bundle above …

Remember during Saleabration you can earn free or bonus products when you …

  • Shop – You’ll get one free Saleabration item for every $90 you spend in an order
  • Host – Host a party during Saleabration and once your sales reach $400 you’ll earn an extra $40 in Stampin RewardsYou can even use your Stampin Rewards to purchase the Stampin Starter kit!
  • Join – Join my team during Saleabration and you can choose a bonus two stamp sets! That’s on top of the $235 for $169 so you could actually get up to $414 for just $169 – now that’s a bargain – especially if you love everything in the Occasions Catalogue like I do!

I hope you like what I created today and just know you’ll love what the other ESAD ladies have created and now it’s time to head off and see what amazing projects Lou has created for you today – simply click the next button …

Here’s a full list of everyone participating in today’s Blog Hop …

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you enjoy checking out all the blogs and seeing all the wonderful creations.