Freshly Brewed Projects – Christmas in July

Good Afternoon!

It’s time for another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls ..


This week it’s Christmas in July!

I do love Christmas and everything it means and I do love that some of our Christmas sets from last years Annual and Holiday Catalogues went into our current Annual Catalogue.  You know why?  because now I have a chance to use them if I hadnt used them last year! It’s true … you see a stamp set and think how lovely it is and you have to have it and sadly it doesnt see ink or cardstock.

So now, before the new Holiday Catalogue arrives, I thought what better time to ink one up for today’s project.


Today’s card uses the lovely new This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper pack and the lovely Peaceful Pines Stamp Set.

You’ll love this Specialty Paper pack as it contains 24 sheets – yes 24 sheets of sweet traditional Christmas designs and colours all for just $22.75! That’s less than $1 per sheet!

Now today’s card also uses this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge ..

I love creating from Sketch Challenges as you can get lots of different looks just by changing the stamp set and/or papers used.

Now its time to see what Libby and Narelle have created this week.  Simply click their names or the buttons below to hop over and see their gorgeous Christmas creations.

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What Will You Stamp – Pop of Paradise

Welcome to another week of What Will You Stamp.

This week we are creating with Pop of Paradise ..


How sweet is this set?  I have always loved Flamingoes so getting this set was a must.  When we were in USA for the Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation we extended our trip and one of our destinations was San Diego.

One of my life long dreams has always been to visit Sea World and the San Diego Zoo and thanks to earning this trip with Stampin’ Up! we visited both.  While at the zoo I was mesmerized by these beauties ..


Here’s the card I made for this week’s challenge ..


I’ve teamed my Pop of Paradise with the Swirly Scribbles Framelits to represent the water.  I also used two flamingoes as they are a community bird and only breed when in large colonies.

I hope you like my card today and thanks for stopping by.

Dont forget to pop over to the What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog and see what the other ladies have created for this week’s challenge.

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Biggest Birthday Ever

Good Afternoon … hope you are having a lovely Saturday.

I thought I’d pop in and share a card I made using the new Biggest Birthday Ever bundle before the girls arrive for today’s Technique 2 Go Class.

Now I have to say I love this bundle and when I first saw it I thought maybe it wouldn’t be so versatile but wow since using it I’m sold.  There’s just so much you can do with it!

Here’s today’s card …


How fun is this card?  It was quick and easy and with the framelits set it makes cutting the shapes out a breeze!

The ‘tails’ on the hat and the celebrate come from the Celebrate Today stamp set and because it’s a photopolymer set I could manipulate the ‘tails’ into a curve rather than straight.

Notice the embellishments?  They are the new Enamel Shapes we now have and wow they are so cool!  You get hearts, stars and dots in two sizes in each colour in a family pack and there’s 200 in each pack so that’s 20 of each colour in the family.  These are the bomb and they look so cool on my party hats – oh they come in metallic gold and silver as well!

Well I best be off and ensure everything is ready for today’s class.

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Sneak Peek – Thoughtful Branches

Good Morning!

Yay we’ve both made it through another week!

Now you may have seen me mention a new Limited Edition Bundle coming in August.  Well I pre-ordered mine and I have to tell you it’s absolutely gorgeous!

Now I cant show pictures of the stamp set or framelits set but what I can show you is something I made with it ….


This card was super quick and easy and one that was shared by Stampin’ Up! on their Pinterest page.

So if you like trees, birds, flowers and delightful sayings you may just want to grab this bundle next month.

I will be running a class using this Bundle on 14th and 19th August.   We’ll make 4 projects for just $25 or if you purchase the Bundle you can get the class for free!  To RSVP simply click the Events button below and select the date you wish to attend.

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You’ll also receive a bonus projects tutorial when you attend my class or order this Bundle through me in August.

Dont forget you still have time to get your orders in this month and earn Bonus Days Coupons that you can use in August – you can even use them to reduce the cost of this Bundle!  You can contact me to place your order or Shop Online at your leisure.

Thanks for stopping by …

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Let’s Celebrate

Good Morning!

Today I have the last card to share from last month’s Birthday Club Class.


This is such a bright and fun card to make and sure to brighten anyone’s birthday!

I’ve teamed Confetti Celebration with these other sets ….

  • Balloons are from Balloon Celebration
  • Streamers are from Birthday Fiesta
  • Bubbles behind sentiment are from Playful Backgrounds

Colours used are …

  • Melon Mambo
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Peekaboo Peach

This class was so much fun and I’ll soon be sharing the cards from this month’s class.  You can purchase it in my Classes 2 Go Store as a Class by Mail or just the Tutorials – the choice is yours!

Dont forget there’s just 10 more days to earn your Bonus Days Coupon to spend in August. There’s a new Limited Edition Bundle coming in August (and it’s gorgeous) that you could use your coupons on and I know you’ll want that!

So how do you earn Bonus Days Coupons?  you’ll earn one coupon for every $90 you spend in an order before 31st July and each coupon is worth $9 so that will be nice to reduce your purchase total next month!

Need more information? send me a message or comment on this post and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Freshly Brewed Projects – Feathers

Good Afternoon – welcome to another week of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls!


This week our theme is – Feathers or Feathered Friends.

Thinking about this theme draws me immediately to the new Best Birds Bundle.  I was horrified when they retired the Bird Punch but wow they have made up for it with whats in this framelits set!

Now if you know me you know I have a thing for Birdhouses and this is what I made for today’s project …


Yes I did have fun creating this new style of card and since I’m feeling pretty today (got my hair coloured last night) I’m going to share with you how to create it!

  1. Cut card base (10.5cm x 29.7cm), score at 14.8cm fold and burnish.  make a mark half way across the top fold (5.25cm) and 5cm down on each side.  Score from centre top to each 5cm mark.  Burnish Score lines pushing the top fold inside the card – this will create your point.
  2. Cut the next layer (Soft Sky) 10.2cm x 14.5cm.  Mark half way at top (5.1cm) and 5cm down each side. Cut these two corners off using your trimmer.  Stamp this layer with the Hardwood stamp in Sahara Sand.  Using your Layering Circles Framelits cut a circle in the centre.  Sponge all the edges including inside of circle and actual circle cut out.
  3. Stamp, Colour and Cut your birds, branch & flowers and assemble as shown. Make sure you put your circle cut out behind your bird inside the birdhouse.
  4. Stamp Sentiment, punch end with Triple Banner Punch, Sponge edges and affix to card.

As I started with a regular card base your card should fit into a standard C6 envelope.

I do hope you like today’s card and I’d love your feedback so feel free to leave a comment.

Now be sure you hop over to Libby and Narelle’s blogs to see what they’ve created this week.

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What Will You Stamp #73 – Jar of Love

Hello and welcome to another challenge from What will You Stamp!

This week we are designing with the Jar of Love Stamp Set ..


At first I didnt think I’d need this set but I did get it and wow the ideas I have swirling in my head since inking it up!

Here’s what I created for this week’s challenge ..


Now you might think that sentiment odd to put on a card.  I have a friend who has been out of action after a fall and surgery and wanted to send her this to let her know I miss our craft days and coffee catch ups.

You can make such pretty cards with this set and so so many possibilities! It’s also such awesome value – did you know that the Stamp Set has 37 stamps in it!  Yes 37!!  oh and the Framelits to match have 17 dies … oh and it’s available as a bundle so you can purchase it and save yourself 10%!

Now if you purchase it this month you’ll also earn yourself a $9 Bonus Days Coupon to spend next month!  How cool is that – so what are you waiting for?  Contact me to place your order or click on the bundle image below and shop online.  Oh, you’ll get a voucher for every $90 you spend too!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to head over to the What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog and see what the other Designers have created.

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Creatin’ Fun Club with Floral Phrases

I love the new Floral Boutique Suite dont you?   It’s gorgeous with it’s Rich Navy and White designs along with the coordinating Floral Phrases Stamp set and Detailed Floral Thinlits.

So when it came to designing my first Creatin’ Fun Club kit this Suite made it super easy.

So what is this new Creatin’ Fun Club?

Quite simply, it’s a Stamp Club by Mail program however this one has a few added features I think you may like. Each month there will be two kits to choose from and you’ll get one kit free with a $50 order and you’ll get all the bits and bobs you need to make 4 lovely projects plus you’ll also get an ‘Inspiration Sheet’ which will contain even more ideas to inspire you.

Here’s one of the cards part of this month’s kit …


It’s a lovely pocket card using the Floral Phrases Stamp Set and the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  It’s literally two pieces of cardstock and one length of ribbon!

The insert slides out so you can add your greeting to the back …


Now this Creatin’ Fun Club is designed for a commitment of 6 months however I am accepting casual members as well however those who are a casual member will not receive all the extra benefits the full Club members will like free gifts, special “Club Member Only offers,  surprises in your kits, plus a free Hostess Set.

For all the requirements and benefits of this new and Fun Club please check my Creatin’ Fun Club Page.

If you have any questions regarding the Creatin’ Fun Club please be sure to ask them as I’m only to happy to answer them.

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Birthday Balloons and Banners

How are you with your Birthday Cards?  Do you need more ideas? or maybe just new ones? You may need to take a closer look at my Birthday Club.

Birthday Club 

Each month I have a new fresh class for you that includes 4 new Birthday Card designs. All the cards will be designed around just one Stamp Set so your sets will be more versatile and help you reduce costs and give your more ideas.  You can select to do the Class here in my home, by mail (I send you the kit and instructions) or you can get the Tutorials only so you can use your own stamps and supplies.

Also, being a member of my Birthday Club you’ll receive a handmade Birthday Card from me with a special offer or gift.

Here’s one of the cards we made last month in the Birthday Club Class ..


This card uses the lovely Confetti Celebrations stamp set which is the set we used for all four cards last month.

Club Cost each month is just $20 for 4 cards or you can get it for free with a $50 purchase – you can include the focus set as part of this order so you’ll be ready to go when your kit arrives.  You can place your order online with the unique Birthday Club Code or contact me to process it for you.  You also have the option of just getting the tutorials for $5 if you’d rather use your own products or just purchase the Birthday Stamp Set of the Month.

Being a member of my Birthday Club will also give you access to my private Creatin’ Fun Club Facebook group where you can chat with other Club members, get even more ideas and special monthly offers just for my Club members.  Join for 6 months you’ll also recieve a Bonus Birthday Pack from me!

If you have questions about the Birthday Club (or any other club I run) please dont hesitate to ask me.   All the details for all my Clubs can be found on the Club page.

Click here to register for my Birthday Club today ..


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Freshly Brewed Projects – Wrapped with Bags and Boxes

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


This week our theme is ‘Wrapped with Bags n Boxes’.  Now I know we have many things you can use to make your Bags and Boxes from Punch Boards to Project Kits and Dies.  Today I opted to go with quick and easy gift ideas and ‘wrapping’ or presenting them.


I made this little ensemble and these are some of the projects I’m offering in my new Creatin’ Fun Club.

First up, the Tiny Treat Box ..


This was rather fun to make and I’ve used the Detailed Floral Thinlits to create the Floral Border and just attached it to our gorgeous Clear Tiny Treat Boxes – they are perfect for Ferrero Roche chocolates!   To stop your Ferrero Roche’s from rolling about pop a glue dot under the cup and stick it to the base of the box – these would make awesome Wedding Favours too!

Second, the Mini Treat Bag


This little pouch was super quick and easy using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die.  These little bags are perfect for small treats like a cookie or small bag of chocolates.  They also work perfectly to pop a Notecard & Envelope inside – this would be an awesome way to give a gift card!

FBP-MiniTreatBagNoteCardEnvLastly, we have the Kraft Gift Bags ..


These bags are wonderful for all sorts of gift giving.  You can turn them into lovely sweet Gift Card Folders, Treat Bags,  and here I have a little gift that includes two A6 Greeting Cards ..


The cards I’ve popped inside are quick and easy cards made using the very lovely Floral Phrases Stamp Set.

I do hope you’ve liked my projects today – I sure had fun creating them and that you like the different ways to ‘wrap’ card gifts.

Be sure you check out what Narelle and Libby have created this week.

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Hello and Welcome!

Today I have another card for you from the Birthday Club Class using the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set ..


With the aid of the Layering Circles and Layering Squares and the Triple Banner Punch  this  turns out to be a quick and fun card and pink and pretty for a girl of any age!

Dont forget that June’s Birthday Club Class is available as a Class by Mail which includes the kit and instructions to make all 4 cards or as a Latte Class To Go where you’ll receive the tutorials to complete with your own supplies.

This month’s Birthday Club Class is this Sunday at 2pm if you are free to come please be sure to RSVP early to reserve your spot.

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What Will You Stamp 72 – You’re Sublime

Hello and welcome to another Challenge from What Will You Stamp!

This week we are creating with the rather cute You’re Sublime ..


How cute is this set?  Now it truly was one I didnt think I’d need but it’s so fun to create with and to colour!  If you love colouring in you will just love this set!

I sure had fun with the wee frogs …


Not sure what pond they’ve been drinking from but they seem to be a wee bit hoppy!

Now I found the perfect sentiment however it wouldn’t fit on the front so one had to pop it on the inside ..


It’s the perfect sentiment for some loopy frogs don’t you think?  Now to find someone to send it to!

I hope you like my card today and be sure to pop over to the What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog to see what the other girls on the Design Team created – oh and be sure to click on their photo and leave a comment for them!

Thanks for stopping by today and see ya latte ..


Bonus Days are here!

Wow what a great new offer from Stampin’ Up!


Oh my … Stampin’ have never had a promotion quite like this one before!

What you need to do …. 

  • Simply shop with me during 7-31 July and for every $90 order you’ll earn a Bonus Days Coupon
  • have a valid email address
  • print or save your coupons/codes (we cant retrieve them if you lose or delete the emails)

What you’ll get … 

  • for every $90 you spend in a single order & before shipping (during 7th-31st July) you’ll receive a $9 Coupon

When can you redeem your coupons …

  • You’ll be able to spend your coupons 2nd-31st August

What can you spend my coupon on …

  • You can spend your coupon on anything in the current catalogue,  clearance rack or the upcoming Thoughtful Branches Limited Edition Bundle.
  • You can not use your coupons to purchase the Starter Kit.

So what are you waiting for?  Start Shopping now!


Please dont hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this promotion or need help with your order.

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Stampin’ Techniques 101 – Colouring with Markers

Welcome Welcome … it’s the first Wednesday of the Month so that means another Stampin’ Techniques Blog Hop!


This month we are stamping in black and colouring with our Stampin’ Write Markers.

Now I will admit when I first read this technique I thought whatever I’d make was going to look horrid as I really dont like using markers direct onto the cardstock to colour. Well, let me just say, I ‘didnt’ and I totally love what I created! I’m loving this technique so much I’ve been reaching for the markers more and more!

Party Hats …


I love how funky and bright this one is.  I opted to use the lovely Better Together set as it has some sweet little images and lots of sentiments.

I love these party hats and they are so fun to colour with your markers and you can get some great colour combinations happening and these ones go so well with this paper from the Morrocan Designer Series Paper pack.  The combo’s I used on my hats are Peekaboo Peach & Tempting Turquoise,  Flirty Flamingo & Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight & Bermuda Bay.

Pretty Flowers …


Oh my … I love how this one turned out … and the flowers! I think I even worked out a better way to colour them too!  Now you can go with a single colour if you wish but I opted for two tones to show you that you can give your images more depth with the markers.

Originally I coloured the whole flower in a light colour (Pink Pirouette) then dotted darker colour where I wanted it and then used a blender pen to blend them.  Then I thought back to the good old ‘Blendabilities’ days and just thought I’d try doing the darker dots first and the using the lightest colour to blend it in.  Well you could have knocked me over with a feather when it worked!  The flower on the bottom right was done with Rose Red dots then I used my Pink Pirouette to fill and blend – it may just be my favourite combo and flower on that card!  The flower on the top right was coloured in Pink Pirouette then I used my Calypso Coral to dot and the blender pen to blend it in.  The flower on the left was done dotting with Flirty Flamingo then filling & blending with the Pink Pirouette.

Here’s a video I’ve done to show you how you can colour with your markers and get some great results …

The leaves …

Flower on the left is straight coloured with Pear Pizzazz.  Flower on the bottom right has just the outter edges done in Pear Pizzazz then blended with the blender pen.  Flower on the top right – I love how these leaves turned out!  I did one side in Pear Pizzazz and then the other side in So Saffron and then blended the two with my Blender Pen.

Be sure to follow the links and hop through to see what the other Stampin’ Techniques Girls have done ….

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Thanks for stopping by and please, if you have any questions at all, be sure to comment or send me a message as I’m only too happy to help.

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Freshly Brewed Projects – Banners and Badges

Good Afternoon – hope you are coping with the chilly winter weather.  I’m a little jealous of my Northern Hemisphere friends and all their warm weather they are having at the moment.  I suppose things will warm up soon enough and then we’ll be whining about the heat!

It’s Wednesday so it’s time for another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls Blog Hop …


This week the theme is Banners and Badges.  Now when I chose that theme I thought it was a good one so the girls could use any banner or any badge not realising we actually had a stamp set named Badges and Banners!   Well really I should have known considering I won it at the last On Stage event in Sydney!  What can I say?  I’m getting old? lol

So thinking on what to do for today’s project you’ll never guess what set I chose to use – yep Badges & Banners.  Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Birdcages – especially old antique ones and this i what I created ..


I wanted my cages to pop so I stamped the striped stamp first is a subtle colour and then, using my Stamp-a-majig, stamped the birdcage on top in Espresso.  The So Saffron cage is direct onto the cardstock whereas the other two are stamped and punched out with the coordinating and stylish Best Badge punch.

My sentiment comes from the sweet little Hello Lovely Project Life Accessory Pack.  I love how the little stamp sets are now included in the Accessory packs!

I hope you like today’s card and be sure to check out what Libby and Narelle have created for today’s Blog Hop.

Be sure you check back tomorrow as we have a really cool promotion happening but cant tell you till tomorrow!

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Time to Party

Last month I held my first Birthday Club Class and well all had lots of fun – I even made some cards for my Birthday Card Stash!

The ladies loved all the cards and cant wait for this month’s class which will be on 17th July.

I used Confetti Celebrations for all the cards and here’s one we made …


The ladies had the option on this card to use the floral pattern or the stripe pattern for their little banner.

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This Class is now available for download in my Latte Classes To Go and you can choose to purchase the kit or just the tutorials.  Remember you can get this class for free by purchasing the Confetti Celebrations from me – or with any order of $40 or more and simply use your own stamps and papers to complete your cards.

If you’d like to RSVP for this month’s Birthday Club Class click here.

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Falling Flowers – What Will You Stamp

Good Evening and welcome to another challenge with What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog!

This week we are creating with Falling Flowers ..


As soon as I saw this set and the coordinating framelits it went straight on my Gotta Have list!  I love the flourish, the flowers and the leaves!  Such a sweet set if you just want to stamp and cut or if you want to do a little colouring then it’s perfect for that too.

Here’s what I created …


Now I didnt have a colour combination in mind for this – just the layout. So I went to my scrapbox (the box I pop my offcuts and extra’s to use at a later date) and found a Sahara Sand Card Base and Pink Pirouette piece which I love together so started with that then chose subtles colours for the flowers and leaves to keep the card soft and pretty.

I have a full list of supplies used at the end of my post.

This is one of the wonderful new sets you can get in a bundle and save yourself 10% …

It’s gorgeous isnt it?

Now be sure to pop over to the What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog and check out all the other creations from the Challenge Design Team!  We’d love for you to play along – just add it to the end of the Challenge Blog Post and tag your photo on social media with #WWYS71

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Freshly Brewed Projects – Leaves and Foliage

Welcome to another week of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls …


This week we are creating with the theme “Leaves and Foliage”.

We have a gazillion sets with leaves and foliage in them but I always go back to my lovely Vintage Leaves set.

See I had an idea a week or so ago for my sister’s Birthday present (you know the smart one that’s not only a High School Teacher but a poet as well) and since she’s Canada mad – well she loves all things Canadian and just released her Book of Poetry and last week had a couple of book launches in Victoria (you can get yours here)  So after seeing the Book Cover for the umpteenth time a penny (well canadian dollar maybe) dropped and this is the idea I had …


Here’s the book that inspired the creation …

The litte rocks inside the frame were an afterthought as I was putting it all together.  I’ve also sent her the extra Maple leaves for her own ‘in home’ display.

Of course no gift is complete without a card …


It was her birthday after all!

I do hope she likes it and see’s the connection to her book.

Now be sure to pop around to see what Libby and Narelle have created for this week’s challenge.

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