Tin of Cards

Happy Thursday to You!

I do hope you are having a great week and if you are in Sydney or on the South Coast of NSW you survived those horrid storms.  We survived but our retaining wall (and Pergola which was attached to said retaining wall) did not :(
If you are in USA I pray those horrid fires are nowhere near you!

On a happier note … Last Sunday I held my Tin of Cards Class.  The girls paid in advance so I could order in their kits and stamps so it was super easy setting up as all I had to do was pop the candy in the bowls and pop the Kits and Stamps on the table! Too easy!

Not sure what the Tin of Cards is? well it’s a Project Kit and you can find it on page 110 of the Annual Catalogue. There is a coordinating Stamp Set to go with it!   The kit contains all the pieces to make 16 gorgeous cards – 4 each of 4 designs.

The beauty of a kit like this is that you can either …
  • give it as a gift for the recipient to make the cards
  • make the cards up and give it as a gift
  • have the kit on hand for when you need a quick card
  • have the cards made up and ready to go when you need one
  • keep the tin and tabs and use it to store any cards you’ll make in the future
  • use the tin and tabs for a recipe tin
See the ideas and uses are limitless – is that a word? oh well it is now!

Here’s my cards I made according to the instructions you receive in your kit ….

heartthanks GoldBirthday

happyhello bflywindow

These cards are so sweet and quite easy and quick to put together.

Here’s the ones I made to give you a few more ideas …

BermudaBirthday AmazingBirthdayWindow

BannerBaby bflythankyou

The class was lots of fun and we had a great time chatting and catching up.  It’s so nice to sit and create and chat and enjoy a coffee and some cake – or mini lemon cheesecakes as the case was!

If you would love to do this kit as class for yourself or with some friends let me know so we can arrange a time and date that suites everyone.  We’ll organise the payments ahead of class so it’s all done and taken care of so we can just sit and chat and have fun.  I’ll even bring a yummy treat for everyone to eat – I cant promise the mini Lemon cheesecakes but I can promise it will be yummy!

If you want to do just the Kit and I’ll provide the stamps and inks the class will be $50 however if you want the Kit and the Stamp set the bundle costs $75 (that’s actually less than the cost to buy them!).  Now if you have some friends who would like to do this too and you arrange 5 people (other than yourself) to attend you can have your kit for free!  

If this is something you’d like to do please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have or to simply arrange a day and time – I’d love to share this fun kit with you!

Thanks for stopping by and catch ya latte …

Wonderfully Embossed Weekly Deals

Good Afternoon!  

Running a bit late today but I’m here and I have some wonderful new weekly deals for you … 

How cool are these??  I do love Embossing Folders as they can add so much depth and texture to a card or project. 

Now dont forget I still have my Birthday Bonuses happening and I’ve extended my ‘3 day sale’ to Friday as one of my newsletters went out late.  

So you know that means?  you can still get your bonus $20 gift voucher for the Holiday Catalogue when you spend $100 and you’ll get free shipping on orders under $100!  Oh and all orders from now till the end of the month go in the draw to win a Big Shot & new Precision Plate!  Click that Shop Now button or contact me with your order!  Use the Hostess Code during Check out and get even more freebies!

Thanks for stopping by and catch ya latte

Build a … Poinsettia

Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you! 

Dont forget my Stampaversary Celebrations are still happening so be sure to get your order in over the weekend to take advantage of some great specials and use that Hostess Code to get your freebies! 

Today’s card is a little different to the other cards I’ve made with Build a Birthday – today we have Build a Poinsettia! 

I told you it was different and definitely not a birthday card!  This past week I’ve tried to show you how very versatile this stamp set is and think I may have achieved that and hope you do too! 

Now how would you like the instructions for this card?  Well pop over to the Tutorials page and you can grab this one free!  It has the complete list of what I used plus step by step instructions! 

How would you like all this week’s Tutorials for free?  I will send them to you when you purchase the Build a Birthday Set or you can purchase them in the Tutorial Store from Monday. 

Better scoot as I have the girls coming today for my Latte Girls Team Stampin Fun Day and they have lots of stamping to do – just as well I made them some yummy treats! 

Thanks for stopping by and catch ya latte

Happy Birthday to ….


Well no it’s not my birthday (that’s next month!) but it is my Stampin’ Up! Birthday today – I have now been a demonstrator for Stamping’ Up! for nine years!  I’m offering some super birthday celebration savings so be sure to read on to the end of this post.

Now I hope you’ve been enjoying my Build a Birthday projects this week and I have a rather pretty one to show you today –

This card is actually one of my favourites I’ve made with this set so far – It’s a bit pretty don’t you think?

Now onto the celebrations …

So how does one celebrate their 9th Anniversary with Stampin Up!?  Well firstly, I’m starting a new Hostess Code Club – it’s  my way of rewarding those who shop with me via my online Stampin Up Store.  I’ve started a new Hostess Code Club Page which has the full details on the Hostess Code Club so be sure to check it out!

In a nutshell when you shop with me and use the Hostess Code you’ll be rewarded as follows …
  • You’ll receive a handmade thank you card and gift – with a tutorial to make your own!
  • All shoppers will share the Stampin’ Rewards each month so the more you spend the more you’ll get for free and I’ll be paying the postage on your free stuff so it really is free!
Now for the Birthday Celebrations!

Three Days only … shop between Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August and you receive ….
  • Free Shipping on all orders of $55-$99
  • All orders of $100 or more will receive a $20 credit or gift voucher to spend in the new Holiday Catalogue starting 1st September
  • Spend $250 or more and I’ll double your Stamping Rewards!
I have one more Birthday Bonus for you!  

All orders from Friday 21st to Monday 31st August will go in the draw to win a Brand New Big Shot Machine and Precision Plate!  That’s right – a brand spanking new Big Shot Machine and (soon to be released) Precision Plate (for all those intricate dies you love)  … wow that’s over $200 for free!

Pretty sweet deals hey?   To start shopping simply click the button below …
HCCAugust I do hope you liked today’s sweet card and be sure to stop by tomorrow for my next card using Build a Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by and catch ya latte

Build a … Flower Pot!

Good Morning and welcome to Thursday! I do hope you’ve been having a lovely week. 

Monday I mentioned how I was going to have a Birthday Theme this week and share projects using Build a Birthday.  Well today I am sharing a card using Build a Birthday but it’s not specifically for birthdays – I suppose you could pop a Birthday Sentiment on it if you wanted to!  

Today we are making flower pots!

How cute are these potted flowers?  You could literally give this for any occasion!  

Yes I’ve still used the Build a birthday set and I have a video for you today to show you how I made the pots using this set. It’s simply the cake stand trimmed down! 

Something I wanted to share with this set of cards is the pots.  The card above has the pots so nicely stamped but I also wanted to show you how you can stamp off just once to create some awesome looking clay pots … 

Just by inking up your stamp and then stamping off lightly onto a scrap piece of paper first then onto your card gives you this awesome earthy effect! 

Now I have one more to show you.  Around the time we got married the ‘in’ pot was terracotta or pumpkin pots and I loved them – actually I still do love terracotta pots for flowers and various vegetables and fruit.  Here’s a card I created thinking of those pots … 

It turned out perfectly dont you think?  Now there’s one more tip I wanted to share with these cards – here’s the video so have a look and see if you can work it out …. 

Did you notice the leaf and how I did that? 

I had stamped my cards and thought a little leaf would be perfect and so I was looking at my punches and dies and then I noticed the Candle flame!  No way … Yes way!!  Not only can you make cakes and candles with this set but you can make flower pots and leaves!!  Oh and the stems for my flowers .. did you notice they are done with the flag stamp?  Those punched flowers fit perfectly over the top of them!  I love it when you find neat cool ideas other than those the stamps were designed for! 

I hope you liked today’s cards and my tips today.  Dont forget, if you’ve bought your Build A Birthday from me you can contact me for the free tutorials or purchase them in my Latte Shoppe

Thanks for stopping by and catch ya latte ….

New Weekly Deals …

Good Morning!

I’ve got this week’s weekly deals for you and here they are …

Sweet deals hey? I love that ‘And Many More’ set for its awesome sentiments and those Star Framelits will be very handy for your Christmas projects!

But wait … there’s more … well more items added to the clearance rack … 

Did you know some of these items are up to 60% off the original retail price? yup .. go grab yourself a bargain! 

  • these deals finish Tuesday 25th August
  • Place an order of $60 or more and receive a free gift (use Hostess Code D2TJEYSQ)
  • Join my Stampin’ Up! team and select items from Holiday Catalogue in August before they go live!
  • Host a party and use your Hostess Rewards to purchase (or reduce the cost of) your Starter Kit
Thanks for stopping by today and catch ya latte

Birthday Week!

Sixteen years ago when I delivered my sweet little Emily I thought it was cool giving my hubby a little baby girl for his 40th Birthday … well a couple of days after.  Must have been pregnancy brain because now all I think of is ‘crap two birthdays in one week – what was I thinking?”  

I am laughing now but you know how hard it can get to buy for your husband – well add to that a 16 year old who isnt really a ‘girly girl‘ and likes things like dinosaurs, manga and pokemon!  Then add to that your older child who is in her last term of High School and the University she has her heart set on has it’s Open Day on the younger sister’s birthday!  What a weekend! – Hubby took Miss E to Sydney Aquarium for their joint birthday and I took Miss HSC to University of Wollongong for Open Day. The plan was to meet back at home and go out for dinner – well I was way past exhausted so the oldest rang through the Chinese Take Out order and they all went to pick it up while I collapsed in the chair.  Fibromyalgia really can take its toll at the most inconvenient of times! 

Being Birthday week I thought I’d have a bit of a Birthday Theme here on my blog this week. I’ve made a few cards using the Build a Birthday Stamp set so I’ll share those with you this week.

Today I have a couple of cards with candles …. 

For the boys … or for those who like blue …. 

For the girls … or those who like pink … 

These cards are so quick and easy and if you had some candy dots or rhinestones or both here’s how you can make them that little bit extra special …. 

Just adding a few random pieces makes these cards go from lovely to wow in seconds … 

The Build a Birthday Stamp Set is such a versatile stamp set and you’ll see that through the week with all the other cards I have to show you and they aren’t all birthday cards either!  

Now when you purchase the Build A Birthday stamp set you’ll receive three  free tutorials.  Now if you love these cards and want the tutorials and have already purchased the stamp set you can still get them for free from me – all you have to do is let me know the date you ordered it from me.

Maybe you bought your set through another demonstrator and would still like my tutorials – that’s ok too as they will be available on Friday in my Latte Shoppe for a small donation.  They will include full product list with step by step instructions and measurements in both metric and imperial! 

I do hope you liked today’s cards as I had so much fun making them to share with you. 

Thanks for stopping by and catch ya latte 

Tin of Cards Class – book now!

I just wanted to pop back and let you know about this upcoming class.

This kit has been so popular that it’s exceeded all of the forecasts set by Stampin’ Up! and has been on back order for a while so while it’s available I urge you to book in for the class or purchase your kit!

This is such an awesome kit as you get the tin and all the pieces you need to make 20 cards – you just need ink pads and the Tin of Cards Stamp set to complete them as shown.  This is perfect as a gift as well – either made up and full of cards or as it is for the crafter in your life!  Just think how perfect this would be for Christmas or a Birthday gift – it really is the gift that keeps giving!

I know sometimes it’s hard to follow or read the instructions and that’s why I’m offering this as a class on 23rd August at 1pm.  I’ll also be showing you some variations to the cards other than those shown on the Kit Sheet or in the catalogue.

You will have two options for the class …
  1. Class & Kit only $50
  2. Class, Kit and Set for just $75 – that’s less than the retail price of the two items!
Knowing the popularity of this kit you will need to book and pay in advance for class and I’ll need payment by Monday 17th  August to have your kit here in time. 

Maybe you cant make it to class but would still like the discounted bundle price then I’m happy to do that plus you’ll get a free gift from me!  Just email or phone me and once payment is organised or received I’ll send you your Kit, Stamps and gift!

To give you a little taste of the cards you can make here is a video from Stampin’ Up! …

Dont delay as I already have a couple registered for the class and I expect it to fill quickly! 

Thanks for stopping by and catch ya latte …

Glimmery Weekly Deals

Good Afternoon!

Had a bit of a late start today – it’s hubby’s birthday so we had the unwrapping of the gifts ceremony!

If you love Silver & Gold you are going to love this week’s deals – they’ll be great for some Christmas projects I have in mind!  Here are this week’s deals …

Nice and glimmery hey!

  • these orders finish Tuesday 18th August
  • Place an order of $60 or more and receive a free gift (use Hostess Code D2TJEYSQ)
  • Join my Stampin’ Up! team and select items from Holiday Catalogue in August before they go live!
  • Host a party and use your Hostess Rewards to purchase (or reduce the cost of) your Starter Kit
Thanks for stopping by today and catch ya latte

Oh Christmas Tree

Dont you hate it when you put off or schedule to do things later online and bundle certain tasks together that all need to be done online only to find when you go to do them online there is a service outtage so no access to internet?  and no they didnt even know it was down till we rang and sorry not sure how long.  

How would we be if our boss asked us to do something and we replied no cant do it now and not sure when I can get it done.  I know it’s first world problems but in this day and technology age you’d think they’d have systems in place to notify them that service is down and what the issue is or could be.

Not to worry I’m back online (yay!) and not putting off those things I’d had planned for yesterday …. two orders in and here I am blogging! Next on the agenda is a couple of newsletters so stay tuned for those!

Today I have my last card for my Lots of Joy Christmas Stamp A Stack ….

I do love how this card turned out and it’s one I cased from the lovely Diana Gibbs.  I had the pleasure of meeting Di on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip on the Carribbean Cruise in 2014 – she is such a sweet sweet lady!

The products I used for this card are …

  • Now see under the products listed there’s a ‘supply list’ link?  You can download that list and save it for when you want to place an order – how cool is that?

    Now speaking of Christmas we have our new Holiday Catalogue starting on 1st September and it’s jam packed full of Christmas goodies and it just so happens I got my Catalogue order yesterday so if you’d like a copy be sure to let me know! You can add a comment on this post or click here to email me … or the  phone works too – well now it does!

    Remember ….
  • This week’s weekly deals finish tonight
  • Place an order of $60 or more and receive a free gift (use Hostess Code D2TJEYSQ)
  • Join my Stampin’ Up! team and select items from Holiday Catalogue in August before they go live!
  • Host a party and use your Hostess Rewards to purchase (or reduce the cost of) your Starter Kit
Thanks for stopping by today and catch ya latte

Weekly Deals

Good Evening all :)

Well can I say when you have a teenager doing her HSC (Higher School Certificate) one’s routine may as well not exist! 

So without further ado here are this week’s deals … 

Monthly Hostess Code 
use this when you shop online to qualify for your free gift
Thanks for stopping by today and catch ya latte ...

Noel Tag Card

Good Morning! 

I am back with another card from my Lots of Joy Stamp A Stack and a little Christmas bonus for you.

Here’s the card ….

This card is so much fun to make and I’ve combined the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper with the Lots of Joy stamp set for this card.  I love these Christmas Papers with the traditional colours and I also love you can get a cardstock pack to match!

Here’s what I used to create this card ….

I do hope you like today's card and remember you'll get these tutorials for free when you purchase the Lots of Joy Stamp set from me ... or they will be available to purchase from Friday in the Latte Shoppe.

Now I mentioned something about a Christmas Bonus ....

Well this morning I was able to place a preorder from the new Holiday Catalogue starting September 1st ...


So why am I telling you this? 

Well if you love Christmas -  and trust me you'll love this catalogue more than any other you've seen - you will love that if you join my Latte Girls team during August not only will you get a box of Annual Catalogues you'll also get a pack of the new Holiday Catalogue! 

But wait ... there's more ....

When you join in August you can actually fill your kit with items from the Holiday Catalogue!  Yep you can get $235 worth of products from the Holiday Catalogue for just $169!  Oh you can still get things from the Annual Catalogue if you wish - or you can choose from both! It's all up to you!  Click below for more information or to join my team!


Also, if you join before 22nd August you will be invited to my special Latte Girls Fun Day which is purely for my team and it's lots of fun with  make n takes, display boards and prizes - lot's of prizes!

If you have questions please be sure to contact me so I can answer them - I'll also need to show you my new Holiday Catalogue so you can work out your kit!  I cant wait to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by today and catch you latte ...
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