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 ….


Stampin Up Weekly Deals – 13th August


Good Morning!

To celebrate another Wednesday we have some new weekly deals for you …

Artisan Label Punch

Price$27.95 $20.96
Basic Black 3/4 Chevron Ribbon

Price$15.95 $11.96
Big Shot Die Bigz L Petite Purse

Price$55.95 $41.96
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Price$13.95 $10.46
Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Price$13.95 $10.46
Rosette Designer Bigz XL Die

Price$69.95 $52.46
Tea Time II Digital Kit -- Digital Download

Price$8.95 $5.37

There’s some sweet savings there … wow the Artisan Punch, Purse Die and two of my favourite embossing folders!

You may remember this sweet gift box made with the Purse die …


Go grab yourself a bargain – simply click on the item above you wish to purchase and start shopping or click below to go direct to the Weekly Deals Section of my Stampin’ Up! Store.



Thanks for stopping by ….


Stampin’ Up! Burger Box

Good Afternoon and welcome to a new round of Monday Makes!

Today Libby and I are creating with the new Stampin’ Up! Hamburger Box Die!  It’s one of the fun new Die’s in the new Annual Catalogue and it’s one that has so so many possibilities!

Today I’ve used the Park Lane Designer Series Paper to create this sweet little box …


This box is quick and easy to pop together and makes a lovely little gift.  The flower on top is done with the Crepe Filter paper and the Spiral Flower Die.


Once the flower was assembled I mixed some Crisp Cantaloupe Ink Refill with some rubbing Alcohol (Isocol here in Australia) and used an Aqua Painter to colour the flower. Now you could use water but it does take hours to dry whereas the alcohol evaporates and dries a lot quicker.  The leaves are from the Extra Large Bird punch and the Flower Fair Framelits.  Sentiment is from Groovy Love and cut out with the Itty Bitty Banner Framelits.


While the box is smaller than one you’d get a burger in from the Take Away Shop it’s still big enough to hold 4 Raffaello or Ferrero Rocher inside.

Now if you do a google search you’ll find all sorts of critters made with the Burger Box and I wanted to make something a little different … a little cute and just a wee bit festive ….


How cute is he??  It was lots of fun designing him – although a little stressful at times as some of the punches/dies I thought would work didnt but I eventually got Santa finished and I even used my new Moustache Framelit!  How cute would this be to pop in your Christmas Wish List? then friends and family could just pull out one or two gifts to buy for you!

I hope you liked my little creations today and be sure to pop over to Libby’s Blog to see her gorgeous creations and what critter she’s made!

Thanks for stopping by …


Gift Card and Pocket

I had  a call from a friend the other day. She needed a gift and she needed it for Saturday – no rush!

She has been uber busy lately with her School Fair and all the other incidentals that pop up with that and she thought a Scentsy gift would be perfect for her friend and as time had got away it was too late to get the present in time so we opted for a Gift Certificate.  This way my customer didnt have to struggle over what to choose as her friend had recently moved into a new home and her friend can now spend her voucher on whatever she desires.

Of course there were no standard Gift Vouchers for Scentsy so I opted to make my own using My Digital Studio.  Once the Certificate was made it dawned on me it really needed it’s own pocket so here is the gift certificate pocket …


After printing the Certificate I used my grid paper to do the measuring and work out the score lines. The labels framelits came in very handy to make the decorative flap and the flap comes out from behind the twine to reveal the Gift Certificate inside …



Super quick and Super Easy.

So if you are stuck for a gift for a friend or family member be sure to contact me and we can get you all sorted too!

Thanks for stopping by …


Stampin’ Up! ‘Jar’ Bloom

Hi and Welcome to another Thursday Time Out!

One of the best things about being part of the Stampin’ Up! family is that all the Demonstrators are so friendly and so willing to share their ideas and creations.

Today’s card is a card originally created by the lovely Dawn Olchefske from USA and it uses the Envelope Punch Board to give it it’s ‘Jar’ shape.


I loved everything about this card that Dawn created the only thing I changed was the sentiment! How nice is that sentiment?  It’s from the Bloom with Hope Hostess set – that has to be one of my favourites at the moment.  I’ve also used the Blended Bloom stamp on the corner – another favourite!

The flowers are done with the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack – love it!

I do hope you like this card and have fun recreating it.

Need the goodies I used to make this card?  Here they are …

Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio New Downloads!

Good Morning!

Well not only do we have New Weekly Deals but we also have New Digital Downloads for you today …

Age Awareness Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download
Age Awareness Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download

Price: $9.95
Love Story Digial Project Life Cards - Digital Download
Love Story Digial Project Life Cards – Digital Download

Price: $21.50
Lullaby Designer Series Paper - Digital Download
Lullaby Designer Series Paper – Digital Download

Price: $5.50
Something for Baby Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download
Something For Baby Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download

Price: $9.95

How sweet are these downloads??

I am loving that not only do we get the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! kits but we also get the digital downloads for the kits as well. This means you can make ‘digital’ Project Life layouts plus you can also print out as many cards of the one design to use with your projects! Love It!

If you have any questions about these Digital Downloads or My Digital Studio please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for stopping by …


Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals – 6th August


Good Morning … and Happy Wednesday to you!!  To celebrate we have some awesome new Weekly Deals just for you …

Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad

Price: $9.95 $7.46
Hearts a Flutter Framelits Die
Hearts A Flutter Framelits Die

Price: $42.95 $32.21
Labels Collection Framelits Die
Labels Collection Framelits Die

Price: $45.95 $34.46
Large Scallop Edgelits Die
Large Scallop Edgelits Die

Price: $13.95 $10.46
Oh Baby Photobook Template -- Digital Download
Oh Baby Photobook Template – Digital Download

Price: $19.50 $11.70
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad

Price: $9.95 $7.46
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad

Price: $9.95 $7.46
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors Wood Stamp Set

Price: $51.95 $38.96
Travel Log Kit -- Digital Download
Travel Log Kit – Digital Download

Price: $10.95 $6.57

How cool are these deals? some great framelits sets available there – perfect to go with out Big Shot Bundle special this month!

Remember these deals finish next Tuesday so dont delay – contact me today to place your order!

Thanks for stopping by …


Faceted Gift Box

Good Morning and Happy Friday to you!

I’ve got a gorgeous Faceted Gift Box for you today …


How nice is this box??  I found the design on Pinterest but the creator didnt have a blog attached to the photo so if you see this and its your original idea please send me a message with your details to give you the credit.

It’s quite easy to do and all you need is two pieces of 6×6″!  Now if you want to make a larger box just change the size of your original pieces and punch and score at the half way point – so if you started with a 9×9 piece you’d punch and score at 4 1/2″ and just adjust the outside scoreline!

Here’s my video tutorial for you …

Here’s another shot of that box …


Just with the addition of a sweet Rose made with the Spiral Flower die just adds so much to the sweet little Faceted Gift Box.

Would you like the written tutorial for this box?  simply leave a comment with your email address and I’ll send you the file! Yes it’s that easy!  Need to see how this is made step by step with me guiding you?  Simply register for my Bags n Boxes Class (in person or by mail) or book your own Stampin’ Up! Party and you and your friends could make this gorgeous box!


Thanks for stopping by …


Be A Big Shot in August!

Check this out … we’ve got a huge huge special for you this month ….


Yes you read that right … Buy a Big Shot and choose a free bundle!  That’s a huge saving … check out these Bundles …


Already have a Big Shot? No problem … purchase any of these bundles and get a bonus 15% off!

Dont dilly dally though – this offer finishes on 31st August, 2014 so contact me now and place your order!

If you dont have a Big Shot and would like to see one in action contact me now to arrangee your own private class or workshop – you’ll need one with all the gorgeous new dies, folders and framelits coming in the new Holiday Catalogue.

Book a party during August and you may even earn it for free!

As a special bonus to you - when you order your Big Shot or your Bundle from me you’ll also recieve a bonus Embossing Folder of your choice and a free tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by …


Stampin’ Up! Flower Patch

Good evening and I hope you’ve had a lovely Thursday – just one day to go to the weekend!  I’m a bit excited for this weekend as Libby and I are off to visit friends in Canberra for some stamping and creative fun! It will be nice to get away!

Sorry this week’s Thursday Time Out is coming through a little later today – things just havent gone to plan today.

I wanted to share a new box today however the video is taking longer than normal to upload so I thought I’d pop in and share one of my Envelope Cards I made for Vanessa’s Party last week.


I love these cards and they are so quick and easy and this one is so bright and cheery as its using the Sweet Taffy Designer Series paper and one of the new Photopolymer Flower Patch Stamp Set.


I simply chose the colours that are used in the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper pack for the stamps inside – makes life so much easier and I dont have to stress over what colours to use as Stampin’ Up! have already done that for me! Too Easy!!

This is the first of the Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer Stamps I’ve used and I must say they were so easy to stamp with. I had used photopolymer stamps years ago but didnt like how the ink ‘bubbled’ on the stamp and how i couldnt get a good stamped image.  Stampin’ Up! definitely did their research and improved this type of rubber for their stamps.


There are still a few issues when stamping larger images as there is not ‘cushion’ on the stamp so you may need to used a stamping mat/piercing mat under your paper or cardstock so you get a good clear image. I love how you can see through the stamps for 2 step stamping like I’ve done here however I still love my wood mount stamps and they are still my favourite!

I hope you like my little envelope card and if you’d like to see how they are done I’d love to show you – they are so very easy with the Envelope Punch Boardd!  Simply work out a date with your friends and I’ll bring everything along for you and your friends  to create a lovely card and have a fun afternoon or evening!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow for a sweet little box using the Envelope Punch Board.



Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Good Morning & Happy Wednesday to you!

I am excited to share with you this week’s new weekly deals …


That Gift Bow will come in very handy for Christmas Gifts and cards and you’ll save over $10 on that die!  Might be time to purchase that Clear Oval Accent Die as well!  Simply Click the above picture to shop in Weekly Deals.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or would like me to place the order for you!

We also have so new goodies in the Clearance Rack so be sure to check those out as well by clicking the image below.

DemoHeader_ClearanceRackBlitz_DEMO_Dec10-Jan2_US_CA_UK_SP Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping!




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