Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop … with Blog Candy!

Good Morning and welcome to my very first Stamp A Latte Team Blog Hop and we are featuring products from the Holiday Catalogue ! 10599134_10152811648097577_7044930502867129878_n

I have a wonderful team of ladies and I’ve done blog hops with other groups and thought it time I introduced you to my awesome team of ladies … there are five of us doing todays Blog Hop …

For my projects today I chose to use the lovely Endless Wishes Stamp Set, All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape.

At first I struggled although I love this little stamp set many of the cards created tend to look the same. Then I remembered the Christmas Planner I made a few years back and thought I should make a new one ….


This planner was created based on a project I did years ago and just altered the size to fit the lovely Stampin’ Up! Note Cards and Envelopes.


The first opening has the Christmas Card List to keep a record of the cards you’ve sent and when.


The middle pockets house the Note Cards – there’s three in each pocket with envelopes.


In the back pocket we have our ‘Gift to Make’ list.  This is a great list to fill out when you see items here on my blog or on pinterest – it’s a good idea to write the link or name so its easy to find when you go to make it!

Then we have our cards …




The front cover was decorated with letters and adhesive diecuts from the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack.

I will be running a class for this Planner or I can bring the class to you so be sure to register for that.  Not local and want the tutorial?  Contact me and place a $50 order and you’ll get the full tutorial for free – or you can join my Creative Club (starting in October) as it will be our Club Project.

Now how would you like to win a little Blog Candy??  

Well you can and all you need to do is visit all 5 blogs in this hop and comment on each one.  I will gather the names and email addresses from the girls and one lucky visitor will receive the Trim the Tree Designer Series Pack and a packet of Rhinestone Jewels! So get hopping and commenting … sorry but we can only give the Blog Candy to Australian Residents and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are not eligible – but everyone is welcome to comment!

Now hop over to Narelle’s Blog by clicking the button below …



Thanks for stopping by …


Flower Patch … for the guys

Welcome to a late Thursday Time Out.

Seems I’ve been late this week and maybe I should change my blog name to Stamp à Late? Or maybe its because I’ve aged today?  Yes today is my birthday and if you check down the bottom of this post I have a little Birthday Gift for you!

Whenever I get a new stamp set I try to share as many ideas as I can and hopefully think outside the ‘square’. So when I got the very girly Flower Patch Stamp Set I had to challenge myself to make a male card with it …

Thankful for You

Thankful for You

This was one of the Flower Patch cards we made at Stamp Club this month and the ladies loved it!

Here’s what I used …

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad

I hope you like today’s card and I hope it inspires you to create a male card with your Flower Patch Stamp Set.  Dont have one yet? Purchase yours with me and you will receive my Flower Patch Inspiration Sheet for free!

Now did I mention it was my Birthday today? hmm yes I did. I think I may have also mentioned a little Birthday Gift too … well I’m giving away Gift Vouchers and a Big Shot Machine!

Here’s how you can get your voucher …

  •  Order $52 and receive a $5 gift voucher
  • Order $104 and receive a $10 gift voucher
  • Order $208 and receive a $25 gift voucher
  • Order $312 and receive a $40 gift voucher … plus $50 in hostess dollars and the Good Greetings Stamp Set! Wow!!

Now everyone who places an order of $52 or more before 30th September will also go in the draw for a free Big Shot Machine!!

Simply work out your shopping list then ring, email or order online …

It really is that easy!  Vouchers and the free Big Shot are only eligible for Australian Residents – sorry!

Dont forget I have my Bright & Beautiful Class on Sunday at 2pm – make three gorgeous projects using the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set and framelits – details here

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to tell your friends about my Birthday Bonus offer – you’ll get referral points for all new customers!


Yippee .. new Weekly Deals from Stampin Up


Good morning and welcome to a new week of wonderful deals …

Calypso Coral Stampin' Emboss Powder by Stampin' Up!

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details

Price: $4.50 $3.38
Decorative Window Gift Box

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Happy Hour

Price: $51.95 $38.96
Essentials Wooden Elements

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Write Stuff II Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!

Price: $10.95 $6.57

Price: $32.95 $24.71


Lots of cool stuff there and look at those savings!

The red Dazzling Details, gift box and happy hour will come in handy for you to get a start with all your Christmas projects!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to contact me should you have any questions or wish to place an order.


Trim the Tree …

Well I could say ‘Welcome to another Monday Makes’ but I should say ‘Welcome to Monday .. Tuesday Wednesday Makes!”

This week we decided to highlight the Under the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. These little paper stacks of 48 sheets are sized at 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and so handy for lots of projects from boxes, bags and card fronts and priced at just $11.95 they are very affordable.

So first up today I have three little Christmas Gift Tags …


These tags are so quick and easy and they are straight out of the Holiday Catalogue!  You can get three tags from one sheet from the DSP Stack and I’ve used the Cheerful Tags Stamp Set to decorate the tags.  Too quick and easy!

I also thought these Paper Stacks would be great to make a Rosette …


You could turn these into tags to hang off gift bags or attach them to the front of a card, I’ve made mine as a Tree decoration and hope the lights on the tree make the glimmer paper and rhinestone shine.

Now the beauty of these papers in the Designer Series Paper Stacks is they are double sided!  So you have the tartan on one side for all those Outlander fans and green strips on the other …


Now my little decoration was made with just one sheet of paper from the Paper Stack. I scored it every 1/4″ then cut it into three 1 1/2″ strips, concertina’d the pieces then stuck them end to end and pulled it into a rosette and applied the hot glue to hold it together.

I hope you like my tags and decoration and its encouraged you to grab one of these stacks and make some Festive Goodies for yourself.

How would you like the Trim the Tree Paper Stack for free? How? Simply place an order of $65 or more by Saturday and I’ll send you one for free! You can place an order online, by phone or email.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to pop over to see what crafty goodness Libby created with the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack … and yes she had hers up on Monday!



Bright and Beautiful Christmas Star

Good Evening!

My apologies for not getting this week’s Time Out to you sooner.  I’ve recently got myself a Windows Surface Pro 3 and had forgotten to install the photo editing software I normally use and of course it took it’s fine time downloading today!  Always the way!

In August we had the Big Shot promotion and you could purchase the Bright and Beautiful bundle that included the Bright and Beautiful Stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue and the gorgeous new Star Framelits set.

Here’s  a card we made at Stamp Club last month using the bundle …

Christmas Star

Christmas Star

This card is super easy to do and the Silver Embossing gives this card just that little bit of elegance.  How cute are those Snowflake Embellishemnts?

Here’s the inside …


Sentiment Inside

I do hope you took the opportunity and got it as it’s a great bundle and one I think I will be using a bit this Christmas.

Now if you missed out last month dont stress … I’ll have this available as part of my first Triple Treat Class.

In my Triple Treat Class We’ll make three projects using One stamp set or product.

This class will be available by mail, as a private class at your place or here at my place.  I’ll be holding the Triple Treat Class on Friday 19th September at 8pm or Sunday 21st September at 2pm – be sure to RSVP as I’m expecting this class to fill quickly.

I also have three class payment options for you …

  • Class Only $20
  • Class with Clear Bundle $105 (Class Kit, Tutorials, Clear Mount Stamp Set & Star Framelits)
  • Class with Clear Stamp Set (no framelits) $50
  • Class with Wood Bundle $115 (Class Kit, Tutorials, Wood Mount Stamp Set & Star Framelits)
  • Class with Wood Stamp Set (no framelits) $60

Please contact me if you’d like me to run this class in your home or would like the class by mail.

Thanks for stopping by today and should you have any questions at all please dont hesitate to contact me.



Latte Fun Day – Make and Takes 2

Good Afternoon!

As promised, I’m back today with the rest of the make and takes from Saturday’s Latte Team Fun Day.

First up we have a rather festive Christmas goodies bag …


Christmas Gift Bag

All you need to make 10 of these awesome bags are …


Now with these awesome kits there is nothing to cut out – you just simply stamp onto the tag and pop it all together and your done! Also, they work out at just $2.40 per bag – how good is that?  I havent factored the Frosted Sequins into the price as you get 450 pieces in that sequins & snowflakes pack so three little snowflakes would work out at less than one cent!

You could pop anything in these gift bags from sweets, cookies, chocolates to jewellery, scarves or coffee beans!

The last Make and  Take for the day was these two notecards …


Cut Out Christmas Card

I love using our Note Card packs as you get 20 in a pack and it includes envelopes for less than $10 – that’s less than 50 cents a card!  This first one I showed the girls how to reduce the amount of cardstock they used.  This one has a punched out tree and the pattern you see is from the piece of Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack but you need to know ‘where’ to punch the tree so it’s not to high or too low. To do this you stamp your tree using the Festival of Trees Stamp set then punch it out – with perfect placing of the punched out tree and you have your tree for the next card already done with no wasted cardstock – very frugal indeed!


Merry Christmas Wish

This is the second Note Card with the tree we punched out – both cards very quick and very easy to do which is what you want for Christmas Cards especially when you need to make a few of them!

Now remember my special ‘Fun Day’ offer … when you purchase the Festival of Trees Bundle …

Purchase the Festival of Trees Bundle and get 6 Christmas Tutorials free!

You’ll receive all 6 of the Christmas Tutorials from my Latte Team Fun Day for free!  So you’ll be well on your way for all your Christmas Cards, Tags and Gift Bags.

Or maybe you’d like to get a good head start on your Christmas Cards and projects then simply contact me to Order your Christmas Fun Day Bundle

Christmas Fun Day Bundle

All 6 items above for just $95 plus shipping – plus you’ll get the 6 Christmas Tutorials as well!

Contact me to place your order or book your own demonstration or private class to create these great Christmas projects!

Thanks for stopping by …



Weekly Deals … Wow!

Good Morning!

I love Wednesdays!  Why? well because I can bring you some new awesome deals and this week we have some really awesome ones for you …

How good are these deals?? I’m even going to get some for myself! I dont have the What’s Up Punch yet and the 12×12 Cardstock will come in handy for my Christmas projects!  If you dont have the Oval Framelits be sure to grab those as they are at an awesome price!

To order online simply click on any one of the items above or click on the banner below to go to the Weekly Deals section of my Stampin Up Online Store or contact me by phone or email to place your order – I’m ordering today so just let me know and if you get your order to me before I place mine this afternoon I’ll pay the postage/shipping!


Have a lovely Wednesday and be sure to check back later for the rest of the Make and Takes from Saturday’s Latte Team Fun Day!

Thanks for stopping by


Latte Fun Day – Christmas Tags

Good Morning!

It’s a bit fresh here in Sydney this morning – the boys at the Weather Bureau have forecast 25°C today and I’m thinking the sun is going to have a bit of work to have that happen today!

Last night I shared some photo’s from my Latte Team Fun Day and said I’d share the make and takes we made. I’m actually going to share them over two days so today I’ll share the Christmas Tags.

First up is a tag I cased from the Holiday Catalogue using the Festival of Trees …


This tag is rather quick and easy using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and I just stamped the Tree in Pear Pizzazz and the Tinsel Stamp in Silver Encore although its a bit hard to see on this picture.  Stamped and cut out the cute bird and popped on some sequins for ‘lights’.   So quick and easy you could whip up a few of these and from one A4 sheet you could get 12 of these tags!

The next Tag was one using Endless Wishes …


This one is also quick and easy and when you are making a few that is what you want.  The tag itself is simply one of our Note Cards cut in half! Yep that easy!  I’ve added a 1cm strip of the foil dotted paper from All is Calm Specialty paper to the bottom after stamping two snowflakes – one in Coastal Cabana and the other in Silver Encore. The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay and all the stamps on this tag are in the Endless Wishes set! Of course I had to add a couple of rhinestones for bling – what’s a snowflake without bling??

The last tag we made was also a case from the Holiday Catalogue …


This has to be my favourite – it’s a little more involved but I do love it!

It uses the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This pack is gorgeous! It’s a heavier weight paper and perfect for boxes and tags and all sorts of projects. It’s got the new Kraft Cardstock plus the traditional Christmas colours.  I cut the circles with my Circle Framelits then punched out the tree with the punch.  The sentiment is from the Festival of Trees set and I’ve added a sweet button from the Nordic Designer Buttons and a bow tied from our Linen Thread.

Now how would you like the tutorials for all three of these tags for free?  How about the tutorials for the projects I’ll share tomorrow?

Well when you purchase the Festival of Trees Bundle you will get all 6 make and take Tutorials for free!

Festival of Trees Bundle $48.95

Simply click on the bundle above to order online or contact me (email or phone) to place your order – it’s that easy!

Thanks for stopping by …



Latte Fun Day

Hi … hope you all had a lovely weekend and all the Dad’s had a good Father’s Day!

Saturday I held my first Latte Team Fun Day.  We had lots of fun with lots of chatting, food, product demonstrations and make and takes and lots of samples for the girls to take photo’s of and get inspiration from.

Libby demonstrated the new GiftBox Punchboard …

Virginia demonstrated the Blendabilities …

Narelle demonstrated Project Life by Stampin’ Up! …

We had lots of food to eat and yes my family will be eating most of it for the next week or three! We also had real coffee and make and takes and even a demonstration from me!

We even had some door prizes …


We all had a great day and I’m already planning the next one so if this is something you’d like to attend be sure to let me know and I’ll pop you on the list.  The next one will be early in 2015.

Thanks for stopping by …. be sure to pop back tomorrow to see the make and takes!


Stampin’ Up! Kinda Eclectic

Welcome to another Thursday Time Out!

Today I’m sharing a couple of cards using Kinda Eclectic.

When I first saw this Stamp Set and saw we were getting it at Convention my first thoughts were ‘really?!?”  I’m sure you’ve seen some stamp sets too which you wondered what were they thinking lol … well all I want to say about that is to not pass them over.  They can turn into one of the most versatile stamp sets you’ll own!

Kinda Eclectic can be Kinda Addicting and Kinda Easy to create quick and easy card …


This one is stamped onto Naturals White Cardstock, layered onto Lost Lagoon with Naturals White again for the card base.  It gives a nice soft subtle look to the card.


This one here is the same stamped onto the Naturals Ivory then layered onto Lost Lagoon with Mossy Meadow for the cardbase.  It gives a much richer feel to the card. I’ve also added on the two smaller butterflies to this one.


This is the same card as number two and I’ve just added pearls to the butterflies. It adds a little elegance and just lifts the card to give it a little wow.

Products I used …

I hope you liked today’s Time Out and it inspires you to create something to bless someone with.

Thanks for stopping by ….


Weekly Deals

demoheader_weeklydeals_demo_4.2.2014-4.9.2014_SP_UK Good Morning!

We have some sweet new deals for you today …

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
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