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Happy New Year to You!!

I do you hope you enjoy the ticking over of the clocks on New Year’s Eve and I also pray that 2014 will find you happy and healthy and that you may be blessed beyond your dreams!

I have heard a lot of people say they are glad that 2013 is over however, even though there were tough times my 2013 was pretty good all in all with earning the Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation and then it becoming a reality as well as attending Stampin’ Up! Convention in Utah plus meeting so many of my Stampin’ Up! friends who I’d known for years and only dreamt of meeting them one day – well both those dreams came true!  So my prayer for you this year is to have some of your dreams come true!

Now I’d love to go on this year’s Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation and I could use your help – all you need to do is to either join my Stampin’ Up! family and share your passion with your family and friends or to hold a Stampin’ Up! party with me before the end of March or to simply just place an order with me.   Now for every $90 that you spend between 28th January and 31st March you’ll a free product!  I could say it’s from me – well it is in a way lol – nah it’s actually from Stampin’ Up! and it’s called Sale-a-bration!

Here’s a card I made with one of the free sets Banner Blast ….


My oldest had a birthday party to attend on New Year’s Eve and thought this set would be perfect but after making the card I thought it needed something to just lift it a little ….


So I grabbed one of my markers and created some faux stitching – worked a treat!

Banner Blast has 6 little banners like I’ve used on the card and it just so happens there is also a coordinating punch you can also get for free during Sale-a-bration.  Gotta love Stampin’ Up! coordination department!

Now what’s a card without a gift?


Using the Envelope Punch Board I created this little gift box for Caitie to pop her present in as she requested this exact box.  The bow was also created with the Envelope Punch Board.

How cute?  Would you like to make these at your party?  No problems – you can even change the colours – contact me now to book your party in so we can Sale-a-brate in style!


Retiring … Vintage Vogue

I must say this has to be one of my favourite sets and one I’m sad to see retire.  It’s made many a project and its one of those sets that are just so easy to use and create with.

Here’s the card we made at the Latte Stamp A Stack earlier in the month ….

Vintage Vogue Thanks

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Petite Pairs
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Labels Framelits, White Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads.

This card is a bit like “old meets new” with the retiring Vintage Vogue and the new Labels Framelits.

A sweet card and so so easy to make and another of those ‘any occasion’ cards – all you have to do is change the sentiment.

Vintage Vogue is still available if you wish to purchase it however its only available until Friday or while stocks last.

A little Bird told me ….

A little bird told me that August was going to be a super busy month and he was right!!

So far this month I’ve had ….

  • Rhonda join my Stampin’ Up! Team
  • Retirement List released
  • Pre-Order for the 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue
  • Stampin’ Up! Parties for Kerry and Yvonne
  • My monthly Stamp A Stack
  • Mother in Law in hospital after a mild heart attack
  • Birthdays for Neil and Emily
  • Year 7 “Thank You” Afternoon Tea
  • Pre-Order for the Holiday Catalogue

…. and its only 16th!!  This weekend I have Social Media Training day for my team, my Christmas Card Club class and a Workshop for Jenny! It’s not really surprising then that I’m feeling a wee bit weary is it?? But I am loving being busy and having lots of Stampin’ Up! Parties where I can share my love for stamping and also have my team grow!

Here’s the card that Yvonne chose as her make n take for her Stampin’ Up! party ….

A Little Bird

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, I {heart} Hearts
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Inks: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper TIEF, Heart Punch, XL Bird Punch, Trio Flower punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Pleated Satin Ribbon (retired)

You may recall this card from May 2011 when I used the Hostess set Punch Potpourri – Yvonne saw that card and had to make it!  Where there is a will there is a way! So I just redesigned the card using current (and soon to be retired) items.

If youre after something on the Retired List then please get your orders in as soon as possible as more and more items are being sold out … here’s today’s list ….

Retiring Accessories ….

  • Concord Crush A4 Smooth Card Stock
  • Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • Concord Crush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • Blushing Bride A4 Smooth Card Stock
  • More Mustard Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Confetti White A4 Smooth Card Stock
  • Well Worn Designer Series Paper
  • Mini Library Clips
  • 3/16″ Gold Brads
  • Dotto Refill
  • Crimper
  • Stampin’ Scrub Replacement Pads*
  • Circle Scissor Plus Replacement Blades
  • 5-Petal Flower Punch
  • Timeless Types Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies
  • Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel Storage
  • Color Caddy Extender Kit
  • Stack & Store Containers

Retiring Stamps ….

  • Just Surfing
  • D is for Dog
  • Curvy Verses
  • Short n Sweet
  • Calendar Alphabet & Numbers

To place your order simply email or ring me with your list and let me know how you’d like to pay – you can pay by cash, bank transfer, PayPal or credit card.

Now I best be off and cut the kits for this weekend’s Stamp A Stacks!


Perfect Plum Duo

I’ve had a busy week this week and its still not over! Still have a Business Launch for my newest Latte Irene tonite and a workshop on Sunday to go!

Yesterday I did a workshop for some friends I used to go to Church with some 30 years ago a very long time ago and we had a ball!

Veronica wanted to see some things made with the Big Shot machine so I just had to oblige!! I shared all the things I’ve made recently from cards and top note frames to boxes of all shapes and sizes!

Here is what we did for our make n take ….


Pretty Butterflies & Pillow Box

Such a cute little set dont you think??

I taught the girls how to do the two tone embossing with the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and they just loved it!

Here’s a close up of the card …

Beautiful Butterflies

A great ‘queasy’ card using Vintage Vogue, Petite Pairs and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

I must have done something right as I sold three Big Shot machines!  They were even more impressed at all the freebies they got with their orders from Sale-a-bration!

It was an wonderful day with lots of fun and lots of catching up and hope we can do it all again and soon 🙂



Sweet Butterflies

Wow I cant believe its been so long since I posted on my blog!

Needless to say things have been quite busy here!  With the Extra Hostess promotion happening I’ve had extra workshops so some have taken advantage of the bonus $70 in spending dollars just by holding a $450 workshop.

Now its not too late so if you’d like to have a party within the next 10 days or even hold a catalogue party then please contact me for details or to book in. If you decide to go down the Catalogue Party road then I will give you and your ‘guests’ free postage on your orders!

Here is a card that I made for a workshop with the lovely Michelle and her friends a couple of weeks ago  …

Framed Butterflies

I just love this card and so has everyone who has made it over the last few weeks. Its such a queasy card!

Here is the card side-on so you can see the dimension in the butterflies and I just love Elegant Eggplant and Cherry Cobbler together – and I mean love it!

Now one of the reasons for my absence can be summed up in one photo ….

Yup I finally got a new car and it smells sooo good and I love love love it!!

Doesnt the neighbour’s wattle look awesome!?!

My poor old Magna Wagon was really getting very old and starting to show signs of being an 18 year old car … and you could hear her moan so not a good sign.

So if you’d like to see my new Stampin Mobile then book me in for a workshop or party … there’s a great special coming for July so be sure to book your dates in as soon as possible!!