Merry & Bright Christmas Supplement


Oh My!!  Well if you are anything like me you are absolutely loving everything in the holiday catalogue and it’s been very very popular and the gorgeous people at Stampin’ Up! have decided that one can never have too much Christmas so from today we have the Merry & Bright Christmas Supplement …

order today - stocks while they last

Merry & Bright Christmas Supplement

The supplement has some gorgeous new products including a few stamp sets, Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products include a new 6×8 Album, pocket page and new card and accessory set. It also has an awesome Simply Created Stars kit …

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

This kit is awesome and you’ll get everything you see here – enough for 25 stars in 5 different sizes plus one large 38cm star!  All this for just $44.95!

Now come along to my Many Merry Stars class where we’ll assemble 5 stars plus the large one and you’ll have the rest of the kit to take home and finish for Christmas!  Class cost is just $48 which includes the Kit! Now you’ll need to pay in advance so I’ll need your payment by 27th October to ensure I get all the kits while they are available and have them before class on 2nd November.

Contact me now to book in for this class and arrange your payment.

Please note the items in the Merry & Bright Christmas Supplement are only available while stocks last (hence why I need your payment for class) so be sure to check out the supplement by clicking on the Supplement above or in my sidebar.  I do have a supply of the supplements on hand so if you’d like a hard copy please let me know and I’ll pop one in the post or deliver it to you if you are local.

Remember …

Many Merry Stars Class

2nd November, 2014 at 1pm

Cost $48 – payment due by 27th October

Now if you’ve been considering signing up and joining my Stampin’ Up! team you can select items from this Supplement as well as the Annual and Holiday Catalogues as part of your kit plus you’ll also get a free pack of Designer Series Paper every month for six months!  Need more information? Comment on this post or email me or ring me and I’m happy to answer any questions or provide any information you may need.

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop with the Latte Girls


Good Morning!

It must be the third Friday of the month as we have another Blog Hop from the Latte Girls for you and today we are getting our Project Life by Stampin’ Up! on!

Do you have a bundle of photo’s in Boxes or maybe have them all stored (and forgotten) on a hard drive or cd like I do?  Do you find traditional scrapbooking or memory keeping time consuming and/or overwhelming and expensive?  I may just have the solution you are looking for! There is no gluing, no cropping, no umpteen billion embellishments. With Project Life by Stampin’ Up! you can create beautiful albums that are affordable, quick and easy!

You may have noticed in the past that I didn’t do a lot of Memory Keeping or Scrapbooking. It was way too involved and I tended to deliberate for days on where to put the photo, how many mats, what or how many embellishments should I use and the more you use the more it cost and the more overwhelmed I’d become.  Now that Stampin’ Up! have partnered with Becky Higgins – the creator of Project Life – I can now do lovely layouts that are quick and affordable and would love to show you just how easy it can be for you to do the same!

If you are one of my Facebook friends you will know that a few weeks ago I packed up the family (a couple against their will) and took a road trip to Bowral to see the Tulip Festival. I do love Tulips (probably something to do with my Dutch heritage) and have wanted to go for years but it just hadnt happened due to finances, my health or the weather or for whatever reason so this day I decided since I didnt have a class on and  it was a gorgeous Spring day we’d go. I took a gazillion photo’s – one of the joys of the digital camera as you can just delete the photo if it doesnt turn out – and here’s a couple of layouts I whipped up yesterday …

2 page 12x12 spread

2 page 12×12 spread

It really was a matter of just slipping the photo’s in the pockets and adding the Project Life cards in – you can use these as titles or for journaling. You can even split a photo and pop it into 2 or more pockets for a wonderful effect.


The hardest part was deciding which page layout and which cards to use!  Our card collections come in a gorgeous box with 100 cards – all double-sided and in3 different sizes. You will notice here that the cards will also come in both landscape and portait orientation so you’ll have the perfect title every time!


You can also use your stamps to add to your title cards and add accents to photo’s …

Use stamps for accents or embellishments

Use stamps for accents or embellishments

You can even use the pockets to include a program or tickets for an event …

Program with stamped Accent

Program with stamped Accent

The 12×12 Page Variety pack is awesome value with 6 different layouts and 2 of each for at less than $1 each!  Told you it was affordable!

If you think 12×12 is too big then maybe the 6×8 size would suite you better?

6x8 double page layout

6×8 double page layout

This layout was so quick and easy and with the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! cutting the photo’s down was so easy … I just lined up my framelit over the photo and cut it out with the Big Shot – super easy.

6x8 full page layout

6×8 full page layout

We also still have full page sleeves in both sizes so you can still do traditional Scrapbooking if you wanted to. This one above is just one photo on a piece of Designer Series Paper with journalling direct on the paper plus the Hooray banner is one I cut down from a 4×4 card.  The arrow embellishments come in our Accessory Packs!

Now … with all these photo’s you are using you know you can use the sleeves and their pockets to set aside cards and photo’s for the next layout so they are ready to go when time permits …

Ready for the next session!

Ready for the next session!

Another alternative for storing your photo’s neatly is our Wood Mount Cases …

Photo Storage

Photo Storage


I do hope you like the look of Project Life by Stampin’ Up! and you like the layouts I’ve created.

I really would love to show you how easy this system really is and you dont need to be creative or crafty to do it!  Why not contact me to find out when my next Project Life Gathering is or arrange to have a demonstration in your home for you and your friends.

Can you imagine the stories and laughs you’ll share together recording your memories?  It’s going to be lots of fun and something the whole family can reminisce over when your done and years into the future.

Now be sure to hop around to see what all the Latte Girls have created with Project Life by Stampin’ Up! and to help you here’s a list of the Latte Girls for the Blog Hop …

PLxSUprevious             PLxSUnext

Thanks for stopping by ….


12 Weeks of Christmas – Table Setting


Good Morning … can you believe that this is our third week of this Christmas already! That means that it will be here before we know it… we had better start getting organised.

This week we want you to get a head start by showing you a simple table setting designed and created by Narelle so you can start now that will have your Christmas table looking so very special.

Very Festive Table Setting

Very Festive Table Setting

 This table setting consists of a cutlery bag, a bonbon and a name place card.  I think you would agree that these would dress up the Christmas table and make it something special.
Here are some photos of the individual items and also some videos showing how to make the key components. For full instructions and a complete list of supplies, please email me for the Tutorial.
Cutlery Bag

Cutlery Bag

I just love this Cutlery Bag. I know you could just put the cutlery on the table next to the plates, but that would be boring, right ? Making this bag gives you a reason to create and show off a little to your guests. I am sure they will be appreciative of the effort you went to and the table will look so festive and special.

Want to know how to make the Rosette? here are a couple of videos showing you how to make them …


Bon-Bons - a Christmas must have!

Bon-Bons – a Christmas must have!

One of the things I like most is the pulling of the bon bon at the Christmas table.  I love the dorky hat every one has to wear, the corny jokes and the little novelty inside. However, once they are pulled apart they are thrown away. If you want the really pretty ones you have to spend a lot of money and  they too end up in the bin as well. So why not have them to bring out to keep the fun in the dinner, but also have these on the table to make it pretty. The bonus of these is that you can fill them with wrapped chocolates or something too as an extra treat, and the guests get to keep them as a memento of a wonderful gathering with family and friends.

Here is a video showing you how to make the BonBon …

Now what Table Setting would be complete without a name place card …
Name Place Card

Name Place Card

I just love it when I go to a function and there are place cards – it makes me feel special. Wouldn’t your guests be thrilled to find their special spot at the table and you can  keep certain relatives apart who always seem to get into a heated discussion when together. Now that makes it a trully joyous occasion.

Now as always we have a super duper bundle for you to purchase for these projects … and all bundled with a sweet little Christmas discount …

As you can see we’ve marked these products down so when you buy them as the bundle you’ll pay just $77 plus shipping – that’s a saving of over 10%!  You will have to contact me to order this bundle as its only available through the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team.

You can purchase everything you need to make these projects and more, from my Stampin’ Up Online Store.

Thanks for stopping by ….


Weekly Deals


Oh my .. if you have a Big Shot you are going to love this weeks deals!  If you dont have one well now would be the perfect time to get one!!

Check out this week’s deals …

Told you they were good didn’t I??

Now maybe if you don’t have a Big Shot you might like to consider joining Stampin Up for just $169 and you could get your Big Shot and have another $85 to spend on other products and you could even choose some of the weekly deals and get more for your money! That’s right you’ll get products to the value of $235 for just $169 plus catalogues, order forms and business supplies to the value of $80!  Plus you’d then also qualify for one free pack of Designer Series Paper every month for six months!


Please feel free to Contact me if you’d like more information on joining the Stampin’ Up! family or if you’d like to place an order – you can also order online by clicking anyone of the items above or the shop now button below

Shop Now & earn Latte Rewards!

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Blooming with Kindness

Good Afternoon and welcome to another Monday Makes!

This week Libby and I are using the Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set.

I had a load of fun doing a party for Del this morning and one of her requests was for this set as she has a friend that has just been diagnosed with Cancer and wanted to send her a card and thought these would be perfect.

I'm here for You

I’m here for You

I love how easy this card was and how nice it turned out I had to make another …

Blooming Thank You in Pinks

Blooming Thank You in Pinks

Then I thought with the longer sentiment like the Warmest Wishes for your Birthday you could change the orientation …

Blooming Birthday Wishes

Blooming Birthday Wishes

Then I thought what about Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral …

Calypso Kindness

Calypso Kindness

I’m not usually an ‘orange’ person but this one is actually my favourite.

Now with October being Breast Cancer Awareness month we thought it might be fitting to share about our Ready, Set Send set as well. Now you dont have to be a cardmaker to use this set – it’s actually a set of 10 cards already made for you to give – you could even give it as a gift.

Ready, Set Send just $19 and $10 gets donated to NBCF

Ready, Set Send just $19 and $10 gets donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation

It has two designs – one for birthdays and one for those times you need a thank you card.  The set is just $19 – that’s less than $2 a card!  – Also, when you purchase this set of cards Stampin’ Up! will donate $10 to National Breast Cancer Foundation – that’s more than half the cost of the kit!

Wont you help by purchasing one of these kits and help raise some much needed funds for Breast Cancer Research – why not buy two and give one to a friend? Also, when you buy yours from me in October and I’ll donate another $4 per set sold!  So contact me to order your set today or simply click the image above and order online.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Libby’s Blog to see what she’s created with this gorgeous set!


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Framed Flowers

Happy Saturday to you and what a lovely warm sunny day it is here! It’s so nice to have some warm weather again!

Last week I had a couple of friends come over and help in our front garden. We weeded and pruned and dug out a few plants – wow that Aloe really does take over doesnt it!  We popped in some new plants too – we picked up a few little/young plants to fill it up which was great as we managed to grab 5 plants for $20 and 4 natives for $25. At least this way if a couple dont survive then we havent lost a bucket load of cash!

Why am I talking about my garden? well today’s card reminds me of looking out onto a garden of flowers ….

Framed Flowers

Framed Flowers


Stamp : 
Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set

Ink : Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ PadWisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ PadDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ PadStrawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad

Card Stock : Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Accessories : Stampin’ DimensionalsBasic Pearls Jewel Accents

Big Shot : Squares Collection Framelits DiesBig Shot Die-Cut Machine

This card is another quick and easy card and was inspired by a card by Vicky Hayes.

My tip for knowing ‘where’ to put the flowers so they stay within the ‘frame’ is to lay the top layer on the card base upside-down and then stamp your flowers inside that square. When you are done you simply turn the top layer over, stamp the sentiment and adhere to your card base with dimensionals.  Too easy!

Hope you like today’s card and thanks for stopping by and a big big thanks you to my sweet friends for helping me in my garden!


Groovy (kind of) Love

Happy Friday!

I love hearts and I love stamp sets with hearts in them – different styled hearts and hearts with different designs on them so when I saw the Groovy Love set I knew I had to get it and especially when my Stamp Club girls requested a Wedding theme and while researching (ie trolling Pinterest) I came across this card by Jenny Peterson from USA and loved it and here is my case ….

Framed Hearts

Framed Hearts

Products used …

Stamp :Groovy Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set,

Ink : Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ PadStrawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ PadEarly Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad

Card Stock : Naturals Ivory A4 Card StockCard Stock A4 Strawberry Slush

Accessories : Sweetheart PunchProject Life Corner PunchVenetian Crochet TrimLinen ThreadStrawberry Slush Thick Baker’s TwineBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents, Big Shot, Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Bitty Banners Framelits DieSponge Daubers
It’s such a lovely card dont you think?   Now while I was making this card I thought a sweet little matching Wedding Favour would be nice and this is what I created …

Name Card/Wedding Favour

Name Card/Wedding Favour

This again is super easy to do …

  1. Run a piece of Naturals Ivory through the Big Shot with the Designer Frame folder. Cut out and sponge dots. Layer rectangle inside the frame – I printed my names out on the cardstock first then cut them to size.
  2. Punch one Pink Pirouette and one Strawberry Slush heart using the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack and adhere with glue dots.
  3. Take a piece of Pink Pirouette 21cm x 5cm, score at 8.5cm and 12.5cm. Punch each end with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. Imperial Measurement is 8 1/4″ x 2″ and score at 3 1/2″ and 5″
  4. Burnish Score lines and tie up with ribbon – I’ve used the lovely Whisper White Satin Ribbon.
  5. Adhere your ‘frame’ to your holder.
  6. Affix treats inside

Look … it will fit 2 Ferrero Rocher Chocolates inside – I just used a glue dont on them to keep them inside.

Fits 2 Ferrero Rocher inside

Fits 2 Ferrero Rocher inside

These really are easy and quick so you could make them for a Wedding with little stress … well I’m not sure how many Ferrero Rocher you’d mistakenly consume if you had a large Wedding to create them for! I mean one does have to keep their energy levels up to get the job done!

Thanks for stopping by …




12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 2


Welcome to week two of the Stamp-A-Latte Girls’ 12 weeks of Christmas!

Who are the  Latte Girls?

This week’s project is created by the lovely Virginia and its a gorgeous festive Card In a Box with a cute homey Christmas Village feel.  Although we don’t get snow in Australia at Christmas, this is still a favourite scene on many Christmas cards.

Holiday Card in a Box

Holiday Card in a Box

This card folds flat to fit into a standard Australian C6 card envelope.

Here’s the products used to create this Card in a box ….

Card in a Box Close Up

Card in a Box Close Up


The houses are coloured with Blendabilities.

Folds Flat for posting

Folds Flat for posting


The envelope has also been stamped with the House, Tree and Stars so it all matches.

This particular Card In A Box, though it folds down to fit into a C6 sized envelope, it’s not a tall square one that has been popular online this year.  This one opens to a more squat box so that you can create your own scene.  The basics are the same as all Card In A Box instructions, just the dimensions of the brackets and where you cut and score are different.

Want the goodies to make this card in a box and pay a special Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle price?

Here’s what you’ll get …

Latte Girl’s 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle Two (2)

Gold Glimmer Paper



Purchase this bundle and pay $85.90 and you’ll get the Glimmer paper for free!

Want this Card in a Box Tutorial? As our thank you for ordering with us you can download the Card in a box Rectangle Tutorial for free.

You can order this Bundle by contacting me by phone or email or order online in my Stampin’ Up! Store – simply order the Holiday Home Bundle and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and I’ll send you the Glimmer Paper for free!

Thanks for stopping by …


Wednesday Weekly Deals


Welcome to another week of Weekly Deals and this week we have some great ones for you …

1/8 Handheld Punch by Stampin' Up!
1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch

Price: $15.95 $11.96
Card Stock A4 Soft Sky

Price: $11.95 $8.96
Geometrical Wood Stamp Set

Price: $51.95 $38.96
Hearts Border Punch by Stampin' Up!
Hearts Border Punch

Price: $27.95 $20.96
Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die
Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die

Price: $42.95 $32.21
Monster Munchies Ensemble -- Digital Download
Monster Munchies Ensemble – Digital Download

Price: $13.95 $8.37
Petite Pennants Builder Punch
Petite Pennants Builder Punch

Price: $29.95 $22.46
Wisteria Wonder A4 Card Stock

Price: $11.95 $8.96

There’s some great deals here … The cardstock is a great price and those two colours are quite pretty together. Not to mention those punches and it just so happens I have a couple of those on my wish list!

Remember these deals are for one week only and finish next Tuesday.  You can ring or email your order through to me or your can shop online by clicking the item above you wish to purchase or the button below. Use the Hostess Code MUGRJJEP and you could be this week’s winner!


Remember you can combine Weekly Deals with My Digital Studio downloads and products from both the Annual and Holiday Catalogues!

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12 Weeks of Christmas

Banner Welcome to our very first 12 Weeks of Christmas!

So let me introduce you to the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team …

I just love Christmas and love making all sorts of goodies for it from cards, gift tags to gift bags, gifts and decorations.  I also love making boxes and last week I shared my Star Gift box and after a few requests for a tutorial I’ve decided that our first 12 Weeks of Christmas project will be the Star Gift Box Stack and Christmas Tree!

So first up we have the Star Box Gift Stack …

Star Box Gift Stack

Star Box Gift Stack

This stack comprises of three Star Gift Boxes all tied up with the gorgeous Silver Satin Ribbon and star frame tags from our Foil Cardstock. These would be great to give to someone if you were giving them small things like jewelry  or figurines and the like.

Now remember you can use these any time of the year by changing the Designer Series Paper you use.  If you use the regular Designer Series Paper you will need to adhere it to a piece of cardstock to give it a little extra strength.

Need a Table Centre piece?  or just a sweet decoration?  then you may like my Star Box Christmas Tree …

Star Box Christmas Tree

Star Box Christmas Tree

How sweet is this?  So easy to make yet so sweet!  It’s just a matter of making the different sized boxes and stacking them, attach a bow using the Gold Satin Ribbon and your Glimmer Star on top!

How cool would it be to get a present in this box?

Now how would you like to get all the goodies to make this box and pay a special Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle price?  Here’s what you’ll get …

Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle 1

Get this Bundle now and save 10% – pay just $78 plus shipping!  Simply contact me to place your order!

As our thank you for ordering with us we have the Star Box Tutorial for free plus here’s the video tutorial ….

thanks for stopping by …