12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 3

Good Morning and welcome to Week 3 of my 12 Weeks of Christmas.

Can you believe it’s just 9 weeks away?  How does that happen? I’m sure last week it was like 3 months away!

I hope you’ve at least started your Christmas Shopping as it can sneak up very quickly!

So we are up to Week 3 and this week I’m using the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle and I’ve got some sweet Christmas Tags for you …


How sweet are they?  and so much fun to make – this Christmas is going to be full of all sorts of Cookie Cutter Christmas cuteness!

I’ve bundled a couple of extra’s together to add to the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle for you to make this neat bundle …

All this for just $90.25 – yes that means the shipping is free!

Wait … I have more for you … when you purchase my ‘loaded’ Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle you’ll also get to choose one of these for free!


You simply contact me to place your order and let me know which item you’d like for free so I can include it in your order.  Bear in mind I’m out all day today for a Party and then again tomorrow I’m out for Stamp Club.  Feel free to text or email me and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

I also have this sweet Eskimo card for you …


How sweet are they?  I bet they are having a cool time in the snow!

Also, when you purchase my ‘loaded Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle you’ll get the tutorials for all the projects I’ve shared here today.

Now you do know that just because this set is in the Holiday Catalogue and has ‘Christmas’ in it’s name doesnt mean you can only use it for Christmas cards – check out these sweet Baby cards …


These are so much fun to make and to create the pattern on the white layer I used the Seasonal Decorative Masks with the Sponge Daubers on the Boy card and the Sponge Brayer on the Girl card ..


How sweet and fun are these cards?  They were inspired by some created by Bibi Cameron in the UK.

I do hope you liked this week’s projects and I know you’ll love the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle as I do.  It’s been my best seller from the Holiday Catalogue!

Remember, you can include this bundle with any other products like the Designer Series Paper special and the more you spend this month the more you’ll earn with Latte Rewards to spend in October.

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Dotty for You

Good Evening

I had planned to share this card with you earlier today however I got side tracked with the Cookie Cutter Christmas set!  Those cards will be shared next week as they are for Sunday’s Stamp Club!

Now I’m not sure if you’ve heard but we have this pretty amazing Designer Series Paper deal this month ..


You simply buy 3 packs of our Designer Series Paper and you’ll get a fourth one for free!  Pretty cool hey? That’s a saving of $19.25!

So with that special in mind I made this card today to send to a friend for her birthday …


I’ve used the Fruit Stand Designer Series paper pack and love the designs included in that pack.  I originally was going to use the flower pattern for the circle but when I flipped it over to put dimensionals on it I loved how the pink dots popped on the yellow dotty paper so went with that instead!

Today’s layout comes from this week’s Mojo Monday Card Sketch  ..

It’s a great sketch and one that could be used with many of our different Designer Series Paper packs and for all sorts of occasions!

I hope you like today’s card and please don’t hesitate to contact me to order your Designer Series Paper packs. Remember you’ll get the 4th one for free!  Shop online and have it sent direct to you to your door!

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Freshly Brewed Projects … for the Hostess

Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls blog hop ..frshlybrewedprojectThis week we are creating projects using the awesome Hostess Sets!

We think our Hostesses are pretty special so we have stamp sets that only they can purchase with their Stampin’ Rewards.  Did you know you only need $250 in sales to qualify as a party?  You can collect orders from your friends or maybe you have a big Wish List and can reward yourself!

For today’s Blog Hop I’m using the lovely Fabulous Flora Hostess Set ..

Fabulous Flora Hostess Set
Fabulous Flora Hostess Set

How pretty is that set?  lots of lovely images to colour!

Here’s my card …


I’ve also used this week’s sketch over at Global Design Project Blog for my card …

I hope you like today’s card and I do know that there’s a bit of fussy cutting in it but it really does make the card.

Now it’s time to hop along and see what Libby and Narelle have created this week – they do such lovely work I’m blessed to have them on my team!

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Perfect Bunch of Blossoms

Good Afternoon!

It’s Tuesday again so that means another free Project Tutorial!

I’ve had the Bunch of Blossoms bundle for a while now and thought it was time to crack it open and use it for today’s card …


This Bundle is so easy to use to make pretty cards and I needed a couple of cards.

I have a couple of ladies on my Stampin’ Up! team who signed with me in the early days and will be celebrating their 10th Stampin’ Up! Anniversary this month.   Such a wonderful achievement and I’m grateful they’ve stuck with me for so long so have a little gift for them to send with their card.

Bunch of Blossoms Bundle – $61.00

This Bundle is so very versatile and it’s great that when you buy it as a bundle you’ll save yourself 10%.  The stamp set has 26 stamps including sentiments, flowers, leaves and stems – such great value!


This card is great with or without the ribbon and the 3 step stamping is super easy with the Photopolymer Stamps.   My tip with these stamps is to do the outline stamp first then use the outline to line up the two solid stamps.

Be sure to grab your free tutorial and if you’ve signed up to get this tutorial by email you’ll see there’s a special offer just for you!

Want to join the list? You’ll get the tutorial before it goes live on my blog plus you’ll receive the occasional ‘subscriber only‘ specials.  Simply complete the form in the sidebar!

Want to know more about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? or would like to join my team and take advantage of $66 worth of products for free plus the Demonstrator discount?  Simply Contact me or click below to join now!  I have a wonderful Welcome Pack with tips, information and samples to get you going (or to keep and use for yourself!)

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12 Weeks of Christmas – Star of Light

Good Morning and welcome to Week 2 of my 12 Weeks of Christmas!

Week 2 … so that means it’s just 11 Weeks till Christmas – hmm better write that list and check it twice!

This week I’m using the gorgeous Star of Light Bundle ..

Star of Light Bundle $84.50
Star of Light Bundle $84.50

This Bundle is such great value as the Stamp Set contains 21 Stamps and the Framelits Set includes 7 dies!  Now you could just get the Framelits or the Stamp Set but if you purchase them together you’ll save yourself 10%!

So first up I have the Crumb Cake and Vellum card …


I love the cut out in the vellum and with a touch of heat embossing and the gorgeous glimmer paper this will be admired by anyone you send it to!


If you read my post yesterday you’ll know how much I love the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate and with the addition of the Gold Foil and Gold Baker’s twine this one is sure a winner.

Oh and that large star – the framelit does the scoring for you so all you have to is fold and attach!

Need Star Ornaments for your Christmas Tree?  I’ve got you covered …


These are quick and easy and so pretty on the tree.  I’ve used one of the patterns from the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack but you could use any designer paper you wanted.


Here’s what’s on offer for this week’s 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle …

This week’s Bundle is priced at just $100 and comes with free shipping!   Plus when you purchase my Bundle before 21st October you’ll receive the tutorials for these three projects absolutely free!

Just want the Star of Light Bundle?  no problem – you’ll also get the tutorials for free and save yourself 10% but you wont get the free Twine Trio pack or free shipping.

Now remember my Week 2 Bundle is only at this special price until Friday 21st October so be sure to contact me before then to grab this very special offer!

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A Spring Flourish of Flowers

Good Morning … it’s Friday and today I’m off for a little retreat on the South Coast with my friend Ann!

Today’s card is the last card share for last month’s Birthday Club Card Class and uses the Flourish Thinlits …



I really love how this one turned out with the Taupe Striped Ribbon and the Doily and those gorgeous Flourish Flower diecuts.

Do you see that Gold dotted banner?  That’s actually the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate Sheets and they are magic – seriously they are!   You get 6 12 x 12 sheets in a pack with three different designs – polka dots, quatrefoil and scallops.

So what makes these sheets magic … well you take the gold sheet and flip it over and it’s got Silver on the back!


See … magic!

I really think they should be called Magic Foil Designer Acetate Sheets!  They add so much flair to any project and really without much effort by you!

Yes you need a pack!

Honestly you do … and to prove it to you I’m sending out samples of these sheets to  anyone who places an online order in my store this weekend so you can see just how much you really do need them – oh and if you use Fast Fuse to adhere them you wont see it through the acetate – true story!

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Dont forget the September Birthday Club Class To Go is available to purchase in my Tutorial Store or you can get it free with the purchase of the Flourish Thinlits or any $50 order – remember you need that Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate!

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Birthday Blessings from Utah

Good Morning

As you know I had my birthday last month and was blessed to receive many cards so thank you to all who sent a card.

One of the wonderful things you experience as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is the friends you make and over the 10 years I’ve been a Demonstrator I’ve been blessed with many new friendships – some closer than others and one such friend is Donna Griffith from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Donna sent me this gorgeous card using the lovely Live, Love, Grow Stamp Set ..


I love this card and I’d actually had this set marked as one to use to make some cards.  I love Donna’s design and feel blessed that she took the time to make a card for me!  You can see Donna in many of the training video’s from Stampin’ Up!

Actually, back in 2012 Donna invited me to present at Convention here in Australia along with fellow demonstrators and friends Delys Cram and Alisa Tilsner.  Getting up to talk in front of other demonstrators is not high on my list of things to do let alone doing it 3 times in one day and in front of 600 demonstrators!


I will always remember this Convention and also the card I found Donna had sent my hubby to say thank you for his support in my business – how sweet is that!  Sometimes it truly is the little things that make such a huge difference in our lives.

I am so blessed by Donna for her continued friendship and for the encouragement she gives and of course this sweet birthday card!

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Freshly Brewed (and Shaken) Projects

Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls ..


This week we are sharing ideas for Shaker Cards with you!

I dont tend to do a lot of shaker cards but loved making today’s card …


I did have fun cutting out the leaves and choosing the variety of Autumn colours and it’s a little different to all the Christmas and Birthday shakers you see.

If you have the right tools you can create your own ‘shaker’ pieces.  Those tools can be the Big Shot and dies or maybe a punch or you can use glitter, sequins and Mica Flakes – or you can use a selection of all or just some of these!


My card has the die cut leaves with the addition of some green and white mica flakes from the Holiday Catalogue.  The new Foam adhesive strips made making this shaker card super easy.

I do hope you like the card I created today and now it’s time to hop along and see what Libby and Narelle have created for you today!


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Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad*

A Touch of Thanks

It’s Tuesday so it’s time for another free Tutorial for you!

Today’s card is one that is going out to all my Direct Downlines – they are the ladies who joined with me and I want them to know that I do appreciate each and every one of them!


I made several of the same design and just changed the colour of the ink and coordinated the embellishments and bows.  How nice is that floral lace stamp from Touches of Texture?  It’s perfect for quick and easy cards!

These are so super quick and easy and make such a lovely card I know you’ll love having the free tutorial which is available now in the Latte Project Sheets page.  If you’ve registered for my Weekly Blend Project you should already have your email – if you’d like to receive the file in your inbox before it goes on my blog then please register in the sidebar.

I do hope the ladies like their cards and know how much I appreciate them – I also hope they  like what I’ve included with their card this month.

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Trio of Trees

Welcome to another new week!

It’s Monday and all the kidliwinks are back to School for the last term of the year.  It’s a little yay and nay moment for me as my youngest starts her first day of Year 12 today.

Today’s card is another for the Totally Tree’s Stamps To Go and I’ve married it up with the Petals and Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper …


The colours I’ve used for my card come straight from the colours used in the Petals and Paisleys Designer Specialty Paper Pack – Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon.

What is Stamp’s To-Go?

Stamp’s To-Go is a new Stamps by Mail subscription program that I’ve started and I’ll have a new one each month.  

Each month there’ll be a new bundle and will cost you $75 per month in which you’ll receive a new stamp set plus a selection of products to compliment the set and Tutorials for 4 projects.  The products you receive will be worth more than the $75 cost to you plus you’ll get free shipping and 4 Free Tutorials!

You can subscribe so it automatically get sent to you by the 18th of every month.  If you decide you dont want a particular month that’s ok just let me know by 15th of the month and I’ll skip that month for you!  Too easy and you can cancel at any time!  What a great way to get a box of crafty goodness in the mail each month!

Now if you like this idea and join for 3 months  I’ll send you a Hostess Set (of your choice) in the third month – remember if you dont want a particular month’s Kit just let me know and we’ll skip that month and continue the next month with your subscription!

Simply contact me today to join the Stamps To Go Club or click here for the Stamps To Go page and sign up.

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Lovely Lace

Good Evening

Today I had my Latte Girls Gathering – it’s where I get together with my team and share some tips and business ideas, share a cuppa and some afternoon tea and we do a couple of projects where  I teach them a technique and give them ideas for different ways to use their products.

Today’s card is from today’s gathering and shows and quick and fun technique using our ink pads with our Textured Impressions Embossing folders …


I used the Lovely Lace Embossing folder with Mint Macaron ink and I love how this technique works and it always gets a wow from those looking on – especially when you use a design like this one and the design just pops!

We do have lot’s of fun at our gatherings and everyone goes home happy and with a couple of new projects to show their friends and customers. Plus starting this month all attendees will receive a thank you gift from me 🙂


We covered a few things today including discussing how to earn the Incentive Trip for 2018 and how they can use their points on products and events.   Everyone starts back at 0 on the 1st October so anyone can earn the trip!


If you think you’d like to earn a free Alaskan Cruise then please contact me to chat about your options.  It’s really achievable by anyone if you put the effort in and even if you dont quite make it in your first year you will have points you can use to purchase iPads, Gift Cards, products and so much more!

I would love to have you join my Latte Girls and enjoy the rewards which starts with $235 worth of products for just $169 and then 20% off all your orders!  I have a no obligation information pack so please let me know if you’d like me to send you one of those.

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

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12 Weeks of Christmas

Good Evening 🙂

Did you know it’s just 12 weeks till Christmas?  yep I checked the calendar twice!  So I thought since Christmas is on a Sunday that every Saturday (starting today) till Christmas I’ll share some Christmas projects with you.

This week I’m using the rather sweet Greetings from Santa stamp set …

Greetings from Santa $33 (Clear) $47 (Wood)

Now when I first saw this set I wasnt really taken with it and I know it’s designed to go with Detailed Santa Thinlits but I wanted to show you some projects made just using the Stamp Set.

So here are this week’s projects …


I do love that little tree and this one was fun to create with the stars and trees.  The trees look great when you stamp them first and second generation – it gives the card depth as the lighter ones appear to be in the distance.


Watercolor Wash backgrounds seem to be very ‘in’ at the moment and this one was easy to do on the Shimmery White cardstock.  This card is one I cased from our Demonstrator Magazine from Stampin’ Up! called Stampin’ Success – it’s great with tips, ideas, business tips and projects for workshops and classes.


Of course I had to do a ‘Naught or Nice’ card!  Very quick and easy with the Candy Cane Lane DSP.

Now I thought I’d offer you a special 12 Weeks of Christmas bundle …

Bundle Cost – $70 for clear and just $85 for Wood!  How awesome – not only do you get the Metallic Enamel Shapes for free but you also get free shipping!  This bundle is on offer until Friday 14th October.

How would you like the tutorials for these three cards?  Well you’ll get them when you purchase the Bundle or the Stamp Set this week!

I hope you like these cards as much as I liked making them to share with you!

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Flirty Birthday Flowers

It’s Friday evening here and it’s odd not to sit down to watch a game of AFL but wow what a glorious warm day it was today!

I have another card for you today from September’s Birthday Club Class using the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set …


I love how this came together and I thought about adding more flowers and flourishes to the card but it just made it so busy I preferred it like this.

It makes for a quick, easy and elegant card and by adding the rhinestones randomly it tends to soften the ‘whitespace’.

This class is now available in my Classes To-Go page where you can purchase the tutorials only or purchase the card kits to be mailed to you.


The tutorials include

  • a cutting guide,
  • stamping guide
  • assembly instructions
  • Tips and tricks

I’ve done all the work for you so all you have to do is follow the easy step-by-step instructions and make pretty cards for your friends and family.

Maybe you have friends that would like to do this as a Class?  if so, contact me to set a date and I’ll bring the class to you – and you’ll all get it for free with a minimum order!

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Miss You ….

Good Afternoon!

Well after a day and a bit with no internet at home I am back!  I hope you liked both the Blog Hops I was in yesterday and clicked through to see what the other ladies had made – if not, it’s ok – you can do it after you’re finished with this post!

Do you have friends that have moved away or maybe their circumstances have changed and you just want them to know that you miss them and are thinking of them?  Well there’s no better way to do that than to send a handmade card and today’s card is perfect to tell someone you miss them …


This is one of the cards included in my Totally Trees Stamps To Go Kit.   It’s quick and easy and suitable for both female and male friends and family.

I am loving the Totally Trees stamp set and creating with it – there’s lots of elements as well as the trees in the set and it actually has 27 stamps in that set so it’s great value at just $45 – that’s less than $2 per stamp!

I know when you get this set you’ll love it too!

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Stamping Techniques 101 – Z Fold

Good Evening!

Welcome to another Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop!


Now this month it’s a little different as we are doing a Fun Z Fold card for you.

Now these cards can be as easy or as involved as you like and for this post I’m going easy so new stampers can see how it’s done and make them too!

Here’s my card …


I’ve used a mix of old and new products and they all seem to go so well together!

How did she do that … 
  • Cut your cardstock in half lengthways – 10.5cm x 29.7cm
  • Score and fold in half.
  • Score front of card and fold back at half way point.  Now if you stand your card up and look down on it you will see the ‘Z’  hence it’s name.
  • Decorate your panels with coordinating cardstock and designer series paper (see the project supplies for the colours and packs I used.)
  • The Bauble is done using the gorgeous Delicate Ornaments dies we’ve had for a few years and can be found in the Annual Catalogue.  Base Ornament is done in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Filigree layer is done in Real Red Glimmer Paper and the sweet little detailed flower is cut out of Gold Glimmer.  Use Tombow Mulitpuprose Liquid glue to assemble your ornaments.
  • Apply Tombow Multipurpose glue to half of the back of your bauble and adhere to front panel of card.
  • Stamp your sentiment and create a banner with the triple banner punch and adhere to card. Use Fast Fuse and dimensionals to adhere it.
  • Tie the Silver Glimmer ribbon in a bow and adhere to top of bauble with glue dot/s. pHere’s the card opened …


These are such a fun easy card to do and would love to see what you create so be sure to share a link or post a photo in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hope around to see what the other girls have made!


Here’s the complete list of hoppers this month …

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Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker

Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker

Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker

Freshly Brewed Projects with Santa

Good Afternoon!

Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop from the Latte Girls


This week we are making projects featuring Santa!   I love that we have so many options with Santa this year – Cookie Cutter Christmas, Father Christmas, Jolly Friends and the Detailed Santa Thinlits.

I’ve used the Detailed Santa Thinlits for my card ..


This card came together so very quickly mind you that was after much deliberation on which Stamp Set to use!

I wanted the Santa cut out to be the focus so cut it out using Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper and was originally going to put the Red Glimmer paper behind it but it stands out so much more on the Red Foil sheet.   The stars are from the Thinlit set too – such a handy little pack.

Now when you are using Glimmer paper with Thinlits or Framelits if you turn the Glimmer paper upsidedown (so the glimmer is facing downwards) and place your die on top you will get a cleaner, sharper cut.  Now keeping this in mind this wont work with words.

My sentiment comes from the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set and was perfect for my card along with the Red Stitched Satin ribbon.

I hope you like the card and would love to show you just how easy if you’d like to have it as one of the projects at your party.

Now it’s time to head off and see what Libby and Narelle have created for today’s BlogHop.

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Red Foil Sheets

Red Foil Sheets

Elegant Florals

Welcome back to Spring!

What a lovely day it’s been today, the sun is shining and the birds are singing and it’s wonderful to have the door and windows open for the Spring breezes to flow through and air the house!

I have another card today for you from the September Birthday Club Class using the Floral Thinlits and  Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set …


This card is soft and pretty and using the black with the Soft Sky gives it an air of elegance.

This was another card the ladies enjoyed at the Card Buffet this past weekend.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Card Buffet and will be hosting one of these again – not every month but maybe once a quarter.  It’s a great fundraising idea and if you have something you’d like to raise funds for then please contact me and we could do this for your event!

Now I’m bringing back my weekly “Time Out” project tutorial and  it’s designed to be quick and easy and to help you take some time out for yourself and be creative.

We spend so much time doing things for others and helping others we need to remember to take some time for us!

So each week I’ll have a free card tutorial you can download or if you think you may forget to come and get it from the blog you can register to receive it in your inbox.  Simply click here to register or sign up in the sidebar.

All the tutorials will be available via the Latte Project Sheets page.

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World Card Making Day

Good Evening 🙂

Yes I know yesterday was World Card Making Day but I’ve spread it over the whole long weekend to ensure we cover all the timezone! My story and I’m sticking to it!

Today I hosted my first Card Buffet and I must say we all had fun creating and chatting and searching for a small photopolymer stamp!

One of the cards that was a favourite today was this one 3leavebdayThis was one of the cards from September’s Birthday Club Class and uses the Flourish Thinlits and the sentiment is from Butterfly Basics.

It’s a great card for the guys although I do know some ladies that would like this for their birthday too!

It’s rather quick and easy and the little touch of Copper Metallic Thread gives it a little pizzazz.

3leavebday2Now I have another Card Buffet Session tomorrow which starts at 11am and would love for you to come along and make some cards to send for World Card Making Day plus help raise some funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Don’t forget the bonus World Card Making Day specials – hurry they finish 5th October!


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