This month’s Savings for you ..

Through the Port Hole

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Stamper Custom Tee’s

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

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

First up I have my ‘Hippy Tee’ …

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

The Floral Tee …


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

The Heart Tee …

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

The Art Tee …

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for stopping by …



Freshly Brewed Projects – Square cards

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s a slideshow of my cards ….

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

Simply click the next button below to start hopping!

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

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

Thanks for stopping by …

Earning Alaska Occasions & Saleabration Blog Hop

It’s time for another International Demonstrator Blog Hop!  This one is for the demonstrators with a common goal –  Earning the Alaska Cruise Incentive Trip! This month we are all sharing projects using products from the Occasions & Saleabration Catalogues.

I love most of what’s in the Occasions Catalogue … let’s face there isnt much I dont like in that Catalogue and when you are rewarded for your purchases with Saleabration Gifts who wouldnt?

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you’ll know I recently did a Class for the Special Reason Bundle.  My card today is again using Special Reason but this card is actually from my Ways to Use: Watercolor Pencils Class last weekend ..

The technique I’ve used on this card is Watercolor over Ink and it’s a truly fun and relaxing technique to do if you love to colour and who doesnt love to colour in?  and when you colour with our new Watercolor Pencils for the first time you just about melt.  They are so creamy and make colouring so so easy.

Watercolour over Ink Technique …

  1. Stamp your solid image with Classic Ink
  2. Use your water colour pencils to colour over the inked image to highlight areas or add colour and depth
  3. Using a nearly dry Aqua Painter blend your watercoloured areas to the ink underneath.

Tip: It’s very important to have a nearly dry Aqua Painter – you should not see any water when you brush it on the back of your hand.

The colours I’ve used on my card are …

  • Large Daisy – stamped in Pink Pirouette & coloured with Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil
  • Small Daisy (left) – stamped in So Saffron & coloured with Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil
  • Small Daisy (right) – stamped in So Saffron & coloured with Pumpkin Pie Watercolor Pencil
  • Leaves – stamped in Pear Pizzazz & coloured with Old Olive Watercolor Pencil

I hope you like my card today and that you will give this technique a try – it really does make your images pop.

Now it’s time to hop over to the next Blogger on this Blog Hop and it’s the lovely Patty Chenail – make sure you give her some love as she’s recently hurt her leg and was given the wrong medication.  Get better soon Patty!

Now here’s the full list of bloggers for this month’s hop …

Have fun hopping through all the creativity and dont forget you get one free Saleabration item for every AU$90 in your order … or you may like to take advantage of the Happy Stamper Offer and get your Stampin’ Starter kit for just $169 ($235 value) and get two bonus Stamp Sets for free!

Contact me today to place your order or Join my Team or ask any questions you might have.

Thank you for stopping by …

Freshly Brewed Projects – Birthday Balloons

Good Afternoon and Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls!  This week we are sharing some Birthday Balloons for you!

Who doesnt love balloons on their birthday?  It’s such a fun way to celebrate whether you are a young kid or young at heart!

This week I’ve gone with the Balloon Builders Stamp set  …

I feel a little guilty that this is the first time I’ve used this stamp set which was given to us at a Stampin’ Up! event last year.   It’s a great set and can be used to make up those balloon animals you used to see people create years ago with a few twists here and there.   What a skill that was!  Sad that you dont see it much anymore.

Here’s what I’ve made for you today with this cute fun set …

I wanted to use reds and purples so chose Pink Pirouette, Rose Red and Wisteria Wonder and love how they look together!

Now I know this week’s theme is Birthday Balloons and while this card does fit that theme you could also use this card for any occasion you wish to celebrate including Valentine’s, Engagement, Wedding or Anniversary!

Do you have someone celebrating a special occasion soon?  why don’t we get together and make some fun cards to give?  If you’d like a fun easy card class or workshop contact me to arrange your event or arrange to come to one of mine!  If you haven’t been to one of my classes or events yet you’ll get the first one free!

Now don’t forget to check out what the other Latte Girls have created for you this week …

Thanks for stopping by …

Special Reason with Daubers

Good Afternoon! I have another card for you today from my Special Reason Class and I even have a video to show you how you can use your daubers for more colour in your stamping.

Here’s today’s card …

I do love this bundle for all the elements you can add to your cards.   I love using daubers too to add colour and depth to my cards.

Today I’ve used the daubers on this card to add colour to the centre of the large flowers here and to colour a small square of cardstock to place behind the flower cut outs.   I’ve made a video for you to show you how I’ve done this …

It’s easy when you know how isnt it? and now that you do know how I do hope you’ll be able to incorporate this technique into your cards.  I’d love to see what you make too so be sure to share a link with me.

Here’s the finished card from the video ..

I quite like the look of the Linen Thread in place of the ribbon.

How would you like a free pack of daubers to try?  Simply place an online order by 15th February of $90 or more and I’ll send you a pack absolutely free!  Remember, spending $90 in one order will also get you a free Sale-a-bration item! So dont forget to make sure your order is in $90 increments so you can take advantage of the wonderful Saleabration specials!

Thanks for stopping by ..

What Will You Stamp – Tasty Trucks

Good Evening!  Hope you’ve had a lovely Monday and didnt melt today!  This week for What Will You Stamp we are creating with the super cute Sale-a-bration Tasty Trucks Stamp Set ..

I sure had fun playing with this set and hopefully what I’ve created for you today will cool you down a little … or maybe it will make want to duck out for a Tasty Treat – if that’s the case send hubby!  Now would be the perfect time to place your order and get the Tasty Trucks for free – any $90 order will get you this or any Sale-a-bration item for free!

Now all the cards I’ve seen with this set have all been using the Truck so I challenged myself to use the set without using the truck and this is what I came up with …

I sure had fun making these cards and once I worked out the best way to do my grid stamping they came together very quickly.

We have pancakes …

You can just about taste the syrup oozing off those pancakes.  What sort of Syrup do you prefer? Maple Syrup or Golden Syrup?  It’s Golden Syrup for me!

Cupcakes …

Who doesnt love a cupcake as a sweet treat?  I know I do and I’ve never been able to perfect the soft cake you get in the bakery.  What’s your favourite Cupcake?  Mine is Orange Poppyseed or even just a sweet plain vanilla one.

Ice Cream …

We all scream for Ice Cream!  Ice Cream has to be one of my favourite treats to have – especially in summer!  I love a yummy crispy waffle cone too!   What’s your favourite Ice Cream flavour?  I love Boysenberry Ripple and my favourite tub variety at the moment is the White Chocolate Raspberry Rhapsody from Aldi – it’s divine and very hard to get!

Comment with your favourites here on my post and someone will receive this sweet set of cards!

Here’s a quick video with some tips for lining up your stamps ….

Now dont forget to head over to the What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog and see what other sweet cards the design team have made for you this week!

If you have the Tasty Trucks Stamp Set why not make a card and enter into this week’s challenge?  Your card could be the winner and you could be a guest designer one week!

Thanks for stopping by …