This month’s Savings for you ..

Remarkable Saleabration Blog Hop – my favourites

So yes we are back for another Remarkable Saleabration Blog Hop and this month it’s all the products we cant live without …Do you have the song “Cant Live without You” in your head?  oh you do now? sorry!

Now the theme doesn’t sound too hard does it?  Until, of course, you think about it and realise there are many things in the Occasions catalogue that I’ll struggle to live without when the time comes!

My utmost favourite has to be the Special Reason Bundle

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you’ll know I’ve used this bundle a bit and I hope I’ve given you different ideas on how to use it.  If you aren’t a regular visitor click here to see my Special Reason posts.

I have some congratulations cards for you today using the Special Reason Bundle and the  Notecards & Envelopes …

These cards are fun to make and I needed some Congratulations cards for my team that were the top in sales and recruiting last month and these fit the bill perfectly!

Tips …

  • when cutting out peekaboo frame ensure your notecard is open flat so you dont cut through two layers
  • add a vellum leaf or two for more (and subtle) depth
  • use Tombow Liquid Mulitpurpose glue to adhere your pieces as it gives you wiggle time to adjust your pieces.
  • cut a 5mm strip off the front edge of your notecard and add a strip of patterned paper to the inside layer for a little extra flair

I do hope you like my card set today and making a set like this would be perfect for a gift for any occasion or reason – just change the sentiment if you wish to.

Now it’s time to continue on the blog hop and your next blog to visit is that of Susan Timchack and I know she’ll have something lovely to show you!

Here’s a list of all of us in the blog hop this month …

I do hope you enjoy hopping through all the blogs and we’d love it if you would leave us a comment.
Thanks for stopping by …

Saleabration – So Very Much

Good Evening!  I’ve got a super quick and easy card for you today using the Saleabration So Very Much Stamp Set.  This is such a cool stamp set and I love the big Thank You Stamp that you can use as the main sentiment or even as a background for your cards.

Recently, at my Latte Girls Gatherings, I’ve been asking my girls to volunteer to bring along a make n take to share with the team.  This has been great for the girls as it teaches them how to do kits plus they all get lots of different ideas.

This card today is one that the lovely Libby brought along …

This card is super quick and easy for anyone to do when you need a card in a hurry.   I love the use of Washi Tape to old the sentiment layer in place.

Then I got to thinking …. yes I know it’s bad for my health and I really do try not to if I can help it … what can I do to step this card up?

Then the wonderful enamel Shapes came to mind – but which to choose?

To work out which to use I pulled out my packs and laid each sheet over the card till I found some colours that would make the card pop. I chose So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Marina Mist and popped them randomly on my card …

They just make this card a little bit more special and super quick and easy to do – I even added in some Rhinestones to bling it up.  So just by adding a few embellishments gives this card a whole new look!  It’s also a great way to use up those sheets of Enamel Shapes or Basic Jewel Rhinestones that only have a few pieces left.

I love this So Very Much Set and you can get it for free with any order of $90 or more.

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Freshly Brewed Projects with Lift me Up

Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls Blog Hop and this week the theme is Hot Air Balloons so I’ve opted to use the Lift me Up bundle.

I am guilty for not using this set more.  It’s a great set with lots of framelits (14) in the coordinating Up & Away Framelit Pack.  The stamp set has 16 images so whether you buy it by itself or in the bundle it’s great value!

Now I have a wonderful friend who is also a Demonstrator and she promoted this week to Gold and since she doesnt have an upline I thought I’d make her a card to congratulate her and here’s what I made with this bundle …

She likes arty and eclectic so hope she likes this card.

Now I also want to share with you a little tip about using your stamps – especially when they are new.

During the manufacturing they spray or condition the plates they use before pressing the rubber.  Once the stamps are pressed they are cut and packed into their cases. I had the great privilege of visiting the Office at Kanab in Utah back in 2013 when I earned my first Incentive Trip – it was a wonderful day and one I wont forget in a long long time!

Now when you get your stamps there could still be some residue from the pressing process and this is why you should always ‘condition’ your stamps before using them for the first time.  Especially if they have a solid image but I just do this to all of them.

Why do this?  this is why ….

See the difference in the  two images?  You’ll get a much clear and stronger image once you’ve conditioned your stamps.

So how do you Condition your Stamps?  Simply get a sanding block – you want a fine one so it wont damage your stamps so one like the nail buffers you can get in Department stores & Pharmacies or if you have one of our old Sanding Blocks – they are perfect for this!   You simply sand the stamp till it looks smooth and all the same colour – it should only be a matter of 5-15 seconds depending on the size of your stamp.

Try it … ink up a new stamp and stamp it.  Then Condition your stamp and stamp it again. Works wonders doesnt it?

Now it’s time to hop on over to Libby’s blog to see what she’s created for you this week and then onto Narelle’s blog after that.

Thanks for stopping by …

Big on Birthdays

It’s true … at Stampin’ Up! we are Big on Birthdays and since everyone has one I think you should be celebrated on your special day!

That is why, when I opened my Occasions Catalogue for the first time, I fell in love with this set …

There are lots of cool cards you can make with this set and when Janene held her party recently she asked for one from the catalogue as one of her make and takes …

This card is quite quick and easy to put together. The trickiest part was getting the Baker’s Twine to sit correctly but a strategically placed piece of Tear n Tape and a mini glue dot and wallah – perfect.

I have a new series of classes starting this Sunday.  Each month I’ll be running my Any Occasion Card Class and each month will have a different theme – this month (Sunday) is Birthdays so be sure to let me know if you’d like to come along.   You can find all the details for the class here and as part of the kit you’ll receive one of our gorgeous Gold Stripe Card Tins!

Contact me today to reserve your seat.

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Through the Port Hole

Good Morning .. I have something a little different for you today – my Port Hole card using High Tide and a new Technique Club called Technique Zone.

So what is the Technique Zone?  It’s a club where I’ll cover two Techniques per month and you will receive full photo step by step instructions.  This month one of the techniques is this one – embedded image which I’ve used to create my Port Hole card …

This is a new technique to me and I thoroughly enjoyed making this card.   It’s a matter of doing layered embossing – but all the instructions will be in the tutorial you receive.

So how do you join the club?  You can join the club by paying a monthly subscription of $15 or you can get it free with a $50 order.  Just let me know when you’ve placed your qualifying order and I’ll send you the class or click the buy now button below for the monthly subscription ..

Please dont hesitate to contact me should you have any questions about my new Technique Zone Club or if you have any other questions at all.   I’m sure with this new club we’ll both add so much more to our stamping and projects together.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to chat with you soon …

Happy Stamper Custom Tee’s

Good Afternoon … it’s been warm again today so the perfect opportunity to sit inside and be a Happy Stamper and create.  I’ve have some uber cute Custom Tee’s for you today.

How cute are these guys?  I actually created them for my Latte Girls Gathering in January as a make and take.  Now I offered them the opportunity to customise them as they wished but they all opted to make the same Tee – can you guess which one?

First up I have my ‘Hippy Tee’ …

So why did I label this one the ‘Hippy Tee’?  well those flowers just make me think of the 60’s and I think of Forrest Gump and that time.

The Floral Tee …


This is one of those sweet floral Tee’s with the dahlia type flower on it … I thought the splash background was perfect for this one to pop.

The Heart Tee …

How sweet is this one with all the different shaped hearts! I have again used a splash background to make the shirt pop.

The Art Tee …

This one I think is my favourite – well you should know how much I love a good grunge stamp and well this one was perfect for this Happy Stamper.   I actually sent this card into the Stampin Up Sydney Office with some forms and they loved it so much they posted it on the Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Facebook Business page – what an honour!  If you are on Facebook you can see it here.

This week I do have a couple of extra Happy Stampers – I had two ladies host parties last weekend and they’ve both opted to use their Hostess Rewards to reduce the cost of the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit and grabbed two bonus free stamp sets as well!  They both ordered over $300 in their kits and paid less than $60 – now that’s a bargain!

I can help you be a Super Happy Stamper as well! Simply host a Stampin’ Up! Party before 31st March and then use the Hostess Rewards to partially pay for your kit plus you’ll get 2 bonus sets for free as long as you join before 31st March.  Let’s say your Hostess rewards come to $115 – you use that to pay for your kit so it only costs you $54! You can choose anything you like in either Catalogue to the value of $235 then select two extra stamp sets and just pay the difference!

So easy and you then can order and get an immediate 20% off your Stampin’ Up! products – now that makes one a very Happy Stamper!

Now did you work out which was the favourite Tee at my Latte Girls Gathering in January?   Comment on this post and I’ll choose two to receive these cards in the post.

If you’d like more information about becoming a Happy Stamper and joining my Latte Girls Team please dont hesitate to drop me a line and I’ll contact you to answer all your questions.  I welcome all business and hobby demonstrators and we have lots of fun!

Thanks for stopping by …



Freshly Brewed Projects – Square cards

Good Afternoon – it’s time for another serving of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls and this week we are making some square cards for you!

So this week it’s Square Cards … why square?  well it’s nice to get something a little bit different and it doesnt hurt to think outside the box …. or outside the square as the case may be.

Have you seen the Any Occasions Stamp Set in the Saleabration Catalogue?  You know everything in that Catalogue is free right?  well free with a qualifying order that is!  But hey it’s nice to be rewarded for being a loyal shopper isnt it?

Now when I saw those samples in the catalogue I knew they’d be perfect for today’s blog hop and I’ve made some fun 4×4 cards for you today …

This set really does live up to it’s name and has a stamp for Any Occasion you might have!

The patterned papers I’ve used on my cards all come from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.

Here’s a slideshow of my cards ….

I hope you like what I’ve created for you today and I’m sure you’ll love what Libby and Narelle have created for you as well.

Simply click the next button below to start hopping!

Remember, during Saleabration you can earn free products three different ways …

  1. Get one free Saleabration item for every $90 in your order
  2. Get a bonus $40 to spend (for free) when you host a $400 party before 31st March
  3. Get 2 bonus stamp sets for free when you join Stampin’ Up! during SaleabrationYou can even use your Hostess rewards to reduce the cost of the kit!  I had one friend get over $300 in products for less than $60!

Thanks for stopping by …