Bloomin’ Blendabilities

What a beautiful day it was yesterday for our first day of Spring!

It was a gorgeous sunny day and 24°C and I’m not really sure what happened overnight but we’ve got a mere 17°C forecast for today’s top temperature … give me back Spring please!!

Well I suppose if you dont have control over the weather you can control your surroundings and today I’m surrounding myself with lovely fresh scents in my Scentsy warmer and pretty cards to brighten my mood like this ‘spring’ card …


I love colouring and I love it more now we have the Blendabilities!  They are so easy to colour with and you can get so much depth with very little effort. I do think I’ll whip mine out shortly and colour some new stamps and put that cheery spring smile back on my heart.

I do need to make a few samples anyway as I’m holding my first Latte Fun Day this Saturday.

Would you like to come? It is designed for my team for a little training and a chance for them to get to know each other a little better and get some ideas and cards made for the Holiday Catalogue.  It’s being held at a local hall in Rosemeadow and we are having some demonstrations on the Blendabilities, Project Life and the new Gift Box Punchboard plus there’ll be make n takes to complete and some yummy food and beverages to consume.

You will need to register by Thursday and there’s is a registration fee of just $30 so be sure to let me know as soon as possible if you wish to come – I only have a few tickets left so be sure to register and pay as soon as possible.

I hope you have a lovely Tuesday and remember this week’s Weekly Deals finish today! Here they are to refresh your memory …

Simply click on the item you wish to purchase above or contact me to place your order.

Thanks for stopping by …


Monday Makes … for the Dad’s

Hi all … well look at me posting the ‘Monday Makes’ on a Monday and all!  Libby will be proud! She’s actually away with her hubby celebrating their 35th Wedding Anniversary so when you pop over to her blog to see her ‘Daddly’ creations be sure to wish her a Happy Anniversary!

So today we are doing Father’s Day projects – we thought this week would be a great time as its Father’s Day next Sunday so you’ll need to be prepared! Today I’ve actually made a card and a cute little gift which wont cost you a cent …


I’ve used the World of Dreams Stamp Set – I love silhouette stamps and this set is perfect for both male and female projects.


Recipe …

Stamps : World Of Dreams Clear-Mount Stamp SetAnd Many More Clear-Mount Stamp SetSponge Daubers

Ink : Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ PadCherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ PadCrumb Cake Classic Stampin’ PadEarly Espresso Stampin Write MarkerCherry Cobbler Stampin Write Marker

Card Stock : Early Espresso A4 Card StockCherry Cobbler A4 Card StockCrumb Cake A4 Card StockVery Vanilla A4 Card Stock

Tools & Adhesive : Snail AdhesiveStampin’ Trimmer

Ribbon & Trim : Linen Thread
Now the ‘gift’ … well it’s quick and its easy and it can cost you as much or as little as you like!


It is simply done by printing out some coupons I made myself. Now they can be anything you like and what my hubby likes wont necessarily be what your hubby/dad likes.  It can be anything from washing the car or sweeping the front path to Dinner or a night at the Movies. It really is up to you!

Here’s some I popped in ….


There’s gotta be coffee involved right?


Of course if mum is arranging the present she really needs to be taken out .. oh I mean take Dad out for lunch …


I simply used Word to make my document of coupons, then cut them up with the Trimmer, used the perforating blade on the Distress Tool so Dad can tear out the coupon when he wants to use them!

So it appears I’m now sorted for Father’s Day! I hope I’ve given you some ideas or motivation to get sorted for Father’s Day too!

Now dont forget to pop over to Libby’s Blog to see what she’s done for Father’s Day and remember its just 6 days away!

Thanks for Stopping by …


Accessory :

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Medallion Notes

Good Morning and hope you are having a nice easy Saturday!

I have a couple of quick, easy and fun note cards for you today using the Daydream Medallions stamp set which I used earlier in the week for my Daydream card.


These cards are so quick and so easy and you could even give these to the males in your life.  There’s something about red and black that makes it a little extra smart.


You will need the assistance of the Stamp-a-majig to line your images up and the Stampin’ Scrub handy to clean your stamps between stamping.  These cards would make a great set to give for Father’s Day – I know my Dad likes a set of cards for him to use to give to friends and it saves him from having to pay excessive amounts on shop bought cards.

Now dont forget you can still get the Flowery Daydream bundle (Medallion Stamp Set and Flower Frames Framelits) with a 15% discount or free with the Big Shot till 31st August (tomorrow). There are also four other bundles you can get discounted or free with the purchase of a Big Shot!


Feel free to contact me to place your order, ask any questions you might have or book your party or private class.

Thanks for stopping by ….


Here’s what I used …

Daydream Medallions Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Daydream Medallions Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Endless Snowflakes

Wow so much today I thought it best to give you a wee break before posting my first Christmas Card from the new Holiday Catalogue. I also want to invite you to a couple of Clubs I’m starting – but more on those after the card.

Sharon recently had her ‘annual’ Stampin’ Up! Party and as she loves snowflakes she wanted to do something for Christmas and using Snowflakes.  So I was about to go ahead and make a gorgeous card using the Snowflake Thinlit and coordinating Stamp Set – Letterpress.

Just one small problem – someone failed to order the Letterpress Stamp Set in their pre-order – whoopsie.  So that ‘someone’ had to come up with something else … and I did …


I still managed to use the Snowflakes from the Snowflake Card Thinlits when I created this card.  I love Snowflakes for Christmas even though we dont have snow here in Australia at Christmas time – but we sure could use some cooling down at that time of the year!

The stamp set I’ve used here is the new Endless Wishes Stamp Set and it’s also one of our new photo polymer sets.  I am starting to like the new polymer sets as you can set exactly where you are stamping.  They do have a tendancy to stain when you use the darker inks if you dont clean them quickly but that’s ok as long as you do clean them. The colour doesnt transfer to new ink pads or anything ghastly like that.

Now with the start of the Holiday Catalogue and getting into the Christmas mindset I thought it would be a perfect time to start a couple of Creative Clubs again …

Creative Club

  • You will sign up for 6 months
  • You will commit to spend just $50 per month
  • You will be Hostess for one of the months and earn a minimum of $50 in free products
  • You will receive kits and instructions to complete 3 projects each month.
  • You can participate even if you arent local to me.
  • You will receive any new catalogues released during the club term prior to other customers
  • You will have access to the private Creative Club forum
  • You will receive a Club gift from me

Christmas Card Club

  • You can join for as long or as little as you like
  • You can choose from two club Options
  •  Digital Only for $5 per month - you’ll receive the tutorials via email only – no kits will be sent.
  •  Full Club for $20 per month.
  • Club fee will be waived with a $50 order
  • You will receive kits and instructions for 3 Christmas Projects per month
  • Projects will vary – cards, boxes, gift bags, tags and more
  • You will have access to the Latte Christmas Club forum
  • You will receive a Christmas Card and thank you gift from me

Ready to Register?  Simply contact me today or fill out this  form below …

Thanks for stopping by



Last Days ….

Just a quick note to remind you we are in the last days for the following promotions ….


Join Stampin’ Up! with me and grab an extra $20 in your kit – now that’s sweet!

Need help with choosing your kit?  Let me know and I’ll give you a call!

Finishes 29th August, 2014 (Tomorrow) 



Buy a Big Shot before 31st August and select one of five free bundles – thats an amazing extra $60-$100 value for free!


Already have a Big Shot?  no worries you can still purchase any one of these limited time Bundles and get a huge 15% off!

Hurry this Sale ends 31st August, 2014!


Got questions? No worries – contact me with any and all your questions – I’m here to help you!


It’s Time to Party

There is no time like ‘the present’ to Host a Stampin’ Up! Party, Workshop or Private Class!


How much fun are those girls having?

Well you can too! Simply book a party or private class with me during September or October and when your Sales come to $300 you earn a bonus free stamp set!  All you have to do is invite your friends and have enough room for everyone to sit at your table – I will bring everything they need to make whatever project you decide to make – it could be a set of Christmas Cards, Christmas Tags, Gift Boxes or even a gift in a Box and it doesn’t have to be Christmas themed either! Yes .. it really is that easy!

So what’s the free stamp set?

Why …  it’s the Good Greetings set ….


Now you cant buy this set – you can only get it for free during September and October!  So many gorgeous and different greetings and not just for Christmas either!

Party or Private Class?

What’s the difference?

  • When you hold a party everyone attends for free and will make 2 quick and pretty projects. Your guests can then book their own party or place an order to make more quick and pretty projects.
  • When you hold a Private Class the projects have more in them – it could be a set of cards, some gift tags or some gift boxes and bags or it could be a mix of all these items. There is a set fee which depends on what you want to do but usually around $15 which is refundable with a minimum order.

Contact me now to book your party or private class!


Holiday Catalogue is here!

I have lots of news to share with you today so hold onto your hats, go grab a cuppa and a snack before you read any further!

First Up …. I have the brand new Holiday Catalogue to share with you …

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It is full to the brim of lots of gorgeousness – yes that’s a word!

We have ….

  • Stamp Sets
  • Papers
  • Specialty Papers
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Embellishments
  • Ribbons
  • Card Kits
  • Punches
  • Embossing Folders
  • Framelits
  • new Gift Box Punch Board
  • new Stampin’ Up! Stapler
  • new Project Life by Stampin’ Up! kits
  • new digital kits for My Digital Studio
  • Bundles galore

There is just so so much you’ll really need to get your own copy so be sure to contact me to arrange that for you!

Talk to your friends, work out a date and give me a call so we can get started on your Christmas Projects now!  You will really want to book in September and October so you can grab the bonus free gift you’ll get with a qualifying party! More on that shortly!

Holiday Catalogue click to view now!

Holiday Catalogue
click to view now!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to contact me as soon as possible to book in your party or private class!



Weekly Deals


Good Morning … and welcome to Wednesday’s New Weekly Deals!

Here they are ….

Some really good deals here … and I’m not miffed because I only bought Gold Foil the other day … really I’m not!

There’s two of my favourite framelits and those clips are gorgeous.  That Polka Dot Digital kit is great too – maybe if you havent got it already you might like to download the free trial for My Digital Studio (MDS) and have a play?

Thanks for stopping by and please dont hesitate to ask any questions you might have.



Daydreaming with Medallions

I’m running super late with Monday Makes this week – but surely it’s still Monday somewhere?

This week Libby and I thought it would be good to show you something created with one of the bundles from the Big Shot Bundles promotion ….



This has to be one of the best specials we’ve had!  I mean when you buy a Big Shot you can then select one of five bundles for free! Yes free!  These bundles all include a stamp set and a set of framelits and vary in value from $65 up to $95!  Now should you already have a Big Shot you can purchase any of these Bundles at 15% off!

Today I’ve used the Flowery Daydream Bundle which consists of the Flower Frames and the Daydream Medallion Stamp Set.

Here’s my card ….


I just love how Stampin’ Up! coordinate their products and create Framelits to perfectly cut out some of our stamp images and I love how this card turned out.  Have you ever bought a Stamp Set and then when you get it wondered why you had it?  Well this was one of those sets … until today! I’ve many ideas running through my head I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of this stamp set.

For my card I’ve used So Saffron as the base card then stamped and sponged in Hello Honey.  The flower and sentiment both come from Something to Say.

Here’s the same card as a Thank You …



Stamps : 
Flowery Daydream Wood-Mount BundleSomething To Say Wood Stamp Set
Ink : Hello Honey Classic Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : So Saffron A4 Card Stock
Tools & Adhesive : Mini Glue Dots,  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack,
Accessories : Basic Pearls Jewel AccentsStampin’ DimensionalsSponge Daubers
Big Shot : Magnetic PlatformBitty Banners Framelits DieBig Shot Die-Cut Machine

There is so much you can do with this bundle and sure you will find it very versatile.

Now be sure you pop over to Libby’s Blog and check out her Chalk Talk creation.

Thanks for stopping by …



Short and Sweet

I have a wonderful new, short and sweet special for you from Stampin’ Up!


Is crafting a big part of your life? or maybe you’d like it to be?

How would you like to earn money while doing something you enjoy?or earning a little extra cash for Christmas? or maybe you’d like a discount on all your Stampin’ Up! purchases? maybe earn some products for free?

How about the convenience of setting your own hours?

Now if you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then Stampin’ Up! has a perfectly sweet deal for you.

Doing what I love, and sharing what I love with others are just a few of the benefits that made me decide to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I love sharing my passion for stamping with family and friends, meeting new people, and having the chance to build a great business doing so. I also get to set my own schedule and that is a definite plus!

Now you might think you cant do the classes and parties and that’s ok and if you decide later you’d like to give that option a go then you can!

If you join my team between 22-28 August, you can receive extra Starter Kit product!  That’s right, you’ll receive $255 worth of product in your Starter Kit, for just $169 . Talk about a sweet deal!

But wait … there’s more – I’ve made it even sweeter! As part of my Stamp-a-versary Celebrations you can select any punch from the catalogue for free from me! You dont have to be local – you can still join my team and I’ll send you the punch of your choice! We can connect via Skype or Google Hangouts to go through anything you need to plus you’ll have access to my Team forum and all their ideas and experience.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customisable!  Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $169, you get

  • Your choice of up to $255 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at $80!.
  • Plus a free punch from me – the craft variety not the ‘ouch’ variety!

That’s a total value of up to $375!

Contact me today to learn how you can get in on this sweet deal, but hurry, it’s only here for a short time!


Thanks for stopping by ….


Stampin’ Up! Stamp-a-versary

Well today is my Stamp-a-versary!

It was 21st August 2006 that I signed to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – so it’s Happy 8th Stampin Birthday to me!


In 2006 it cost a lot more to join than it does today and I’m a bit excited to let you in on a secret – when you join Stampin’ Up! between 22nd and 29th August you’ll get an extra $20 in your kit – so you’ll get $255 instead of $235 for just $169!

Would you like to help me celebrate?


Well here’s how …

Place an Order …

When you spend $80 or more you’ll receive 8% off your product total!

Now wait … there’s more … once I’ve received 8 orders I’m giving free gifts to all and you will receive one of the following 8 items for free

  • Tag a Bag – Chevron or Dots
  • Glitter – colour of your choice
  • Basic Jewels – Pearls or Rhinestones
  • Silver or Gold 1/8″ Ribbon
  • Glimmer Paper
  • Washi Tape Pack
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes
  • Dazzling Diamonds

Join my Stampin’ Up! Team …

When you join my Stampin’ Up! Team during the 8 days you’ll get a bonus $20 in your kit (22nd-29th August) from Stampin’ Up! plus you can select any Stampin’ Up! Punch for free from me!


These Stamp-a-versary offers are only good for 8 days – 21st August to 29th August. So dont delay – get your wish list out and contact me with your order – you wont be able to put it through online as it wont take the discount off or send you the free gift.

Come and help me celebrate and you’ll get the gifts!




New Weekly Deals


Good Morning!!

To celebrate another Wednesday we have some awesome new Weekly Deals for you …


Check out the Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details – you’ll need that for all your sparkly Christmas Cards and the framelits are at an awesome price too!

Simply click the image above or the shopping cart on the side and start shopping now!

Stay tuned for my Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza which will be up shortly!

Thanks for stopping by ….


Monday Makes with Blended Blooms

Good Afternoon … well ok it’s more like evening!

This week for our Monday Makes Libby and I are using the Blended Bloom stamp.

Now I’m sure you’ve seen umpteen gazillion cards with this stamp coloured with the Stampin’ Blendabilities however today I used a different technique ….


Recently Libby and I took a roadtrip and visited my dear friend Ann Craig in Canberra. I think it was one of the coldest weekends in Canberra that weekend – just as well we stayed inside and crafted our little hearts out!

Ann showed us how to use our aqua painters to drag the colour from the stamp and with a little work you get some pink hues from the Early Espresso ink.  I’ve also added a touch of Pink Pirouette to enhance the pink.  I love how this flower turned out.

Then just using the pink and brown hues I completed my card and added a little sponging for a rustic look.

Products I used …


I do hope you like this week’s Monday Makes and be sure to check out what Libby made on her blog.

Now if you’d like to see how to make this card why not pop over for tomorrow’s Card and Cake at 10.30am or contact me to arrange your own private class and I’ll show you and your friends how to create a card just like this one!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow as I’ll have an extra special deal for you!


Fun with Bordering Blooms

I remember when we got our new Catalogues at Convention in May and I saw the Bordering Blooms set and I said to my sister (and downline) “Oh I gotta have that!” and she asked why?

Well here are a couple of reasons why …


I love this card – it’s just so quick and so very very easy and how pretty is it??  It’s simply a matter of stamping the leafy stamp and sentiment, punching some flowers and sticking them on then tying a piece of thick Baker’s Twine around the top layer and blinging it up with some Rhinestone Jewels and you are done!

Now you know that I love card sets so how nice would these be in a gift of say 5 cards all the same just change the colour of the twine and punched flowers – too easy! The perfect gift!

Then we have this one …


Oh my I loved doing this one … I do so love to colour with the Blendabilities!  I’ve used the Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry sets for this card.

You could pop any sentiment on these you’d like and again – you could make a set for a gift!  Sooo pretty!

So yes in my book Bordering Blooms is a ‘must have’ or what I call a ‘Latte Essential’!  Those Itty Bitty Accents punches fall in the same category too!

So what did I use?

Need any (or all) of these items? Simply click on the item above to purchase online now or contact me to place your order – it really is as easy as that!

Thanks for stopping by ….


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