Poppin’ Petals

I did some playing the other day in preparation for my first workshop for August.

Poppin PetalsI do try to have my workshops tie in with the monthly special from Stampin’ Up! and this month is no different.

I have used the Versamark to stamp the petals onto whisper white cardstock then used the pastels with my daubers to ‘pop’ the flowers out. I then stamped the leaves in Mellow Moss (love this colour) then layered on Mellow Moss & Pretty in Pink and tying the pale pink grosgrain around the top layer and you have a lovely soft/muted feminine card.

The ladies at my workshop loved it and I find the Petal Prints set so versatile as it has stamps that you can use in 2 step stamping and three different flowers so it can give you many different looks as well!

If you would like to learn how to do the Poppin Pastels technique give me a call or send me an email and I’d love to come and show you and some of your friends how to do this very easy technique.

Dont forget you can earn this set FREE during the ‘Hooray for Hostesses’ promotion from 1st August to 15th September.

a little Joy … just for You!

As I said in my last post we have a great new Mini Catalogue starting August 1 and going right thru to the end of November.

Spring Mini CatalogueIts a great little Catalogue with some very nice stamp sets in it for you for both cardmaking and scrapbooking so if you havent got your copy yet email me today and I’ll post one to you – better still contact me to book in a workshop as we now have details of Stampin’ Up!® August promotion

From August 1 to September 15 when you hold a demonstration and your party sales total $600 or more you
can then receive one of three pre-selected stamp sets absolutely positively FREE!

Yes …. FREE!!

The sets are all valued over $50 and are …

  • Petal Prints
  • All About U
  • Nice & Easy Notes
  • So go grab your diary and ring or email me to book in for your demonstration today!!  Now you had better be quick before I book out my diary!

    4x4 Find JoyNow for a feature card using the lovely new Polka Dot and Paisley set from the new Mini Catalogue

    I was very pleasantly surprised at how pretty this card turned out.

    This will be one of the cards featured in my workshops and my new Gift Card Class. I will be adding a new page here soon which will detail the classes you can do with me so keep checking back.

    What are you waiting for??

    Be the star at your party and earn your free set as well as the already generous Hostess benefits from Stampin’ Up!®

    Its that time again …

    Yes it’s time for the Spring Mini Catalogue!!

    Yes … its exciting times as a new mini catalogue means NEW stamps and accessories!!!

    We have new ribbon, new punches, new papers and elements and of course NEW STAMPS!!!!

    How lovely is this stamp?

    This is from the Heartspeak set which is in the new Mini Catalogue and comes with the saying and two other stamps. It’s such a lovely image to colour with your Watercolor Wonder Crayons or Watercolor pencils and such a lovely sentiment too!

    Now if you’d like to see this card demonstrated or see all the other lovely new stamps and accessories in the new Mini Cataloge contact me to book in your workshop – the Catalogue starts on August 1 so you will have to get in quick before I’m all booked up!

    I really love how this card turned out and I hope you like it too!

    I have heard of whispers for a special promotion with Stampin’ Up! for the month of August so stay tuned for that one!

    Springtime Stems

    Well its been so cold here the past week I thought I could use some bright and cheery colours to add a little warmth here!

    Springtime Stems with Watercolor Wonder Crayons

    When I first saw the Springtime Stems Hostess set it really didnt do much for me but lately I have seen some lovely cards done using this set so I gave in and ordered it.

    This card is a case of the card in the 2007 Idea Book and Catalogue but just used different colours and its amazing how just changing the colours used in a card can make the difference.

    There is only one week left to take advantage of the ‘Just Add Water’ promotion and with a lovely 25% off the Watercolor Wonder Crayons Sets and the Watercolor Pencils with every $50 purchase why wouldnt you want to take advantage of this special? Both the crayons and the pencils are of the highest quality and so lovely to use and again all the colours co-ordinate with the family colours of the great range of card stock, papers, inks and pastels from Stampin’ Up! you really cant go wrong.

    Now if you do make a purchase and get stuck with how to use any product then just let me know and I will come and show you – depending on where you are located. I would love to come and show you how to use any Stampin Up! product you have bought from me or even arrange some classes on how to get the most out of your Stampin Up products. Just give me a call or send me an email and we will go from there.

    Dont forget there is only one week left of this great promotion so dont miss out on this great special and get your order to me today.

    Water Fun …

    No No … I’m not playing with the kids in water … too cold for that – it’s winter here remember??

    WWC In Full Bloom I was helping a friend locate some stamp sets that had retired and I came across this cardonline and decided that I did like the design just not the colours. So while she was surfing and browsing I decided to get a little creative and so here is my take on that card I found.

    I have used True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp and Whisper White cardstock. Stamped the images in Jet Black Stazon and coloured them with the lovely Watercolor Wonder Crayons and the aqua painter.

    I love the deep tones this has turned out in and I can see quite a few of my christmas cards being in True Thyme and Cranberry Crisp!

    Now if you would like to see this card demonstrated for you and a couple of your friends book in for a demonstration during July and not only will i demonstrate this card for you but you will get to keep the card I make!

    Remember for the month of July the Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Water Color Pencils are on sale at 25% off with every $50 order.

    If you cant have a demonstration this month and would still like to take advantage of the sale then feel free to email or ring your order through to me – or why not hold a catalogue party and you can then earn all the hostess benefits as well – minimum sales of $300 are required to earn hostess benefits.

    I do hope you like this card – I know I’m quite fond of it … have a great day!!

    A Touch of …. Water colour!

    Well today is a true winter day!! Its only 15C outside and very windy at gusts of 46km per hour – great for washing though and keeping warm inside and stamping!!

    Touch of Watercolour

    I think I have fallen in love with the Touch of Nature set – it has such beautiful images and they work so well with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I just love these crayons and they just glide on and blend so beautifully and now they come in family colours are more affordable and even more so with Stampin’ Up!’s July special.

    From 1 July – 31 July 2007 when you spend just $50 on Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous products you then have the opportunity to buy and one of the single colour family pack of Watercolor Wonder Crayons or the Water Color Pencils at 25% off!

    What a great saving that is!!

    This means that during July each family set of the Watercolor Wonder Crayons are just $29.21 with the neutrals set being $14.21. The Watercolor Pencils are discounted to just $28.46.

    Now if you spend $100 you can then purchase 2 sets and so on. What a great way to increase your colouring tools and they are so easy to use and blend so well together and people will think that you have done some professional classes.

    This card was done using the Touch of Nature set and cardstock from the In Colour range – I just love these colours – Marigold Morning and Cranberry Crisp. I’ve stamped onto Confetti White cardstock, stamped in Classic Basic Black ink and coloured with the scrummy Watercolor Wonder Crayons.

    Now if you’d like a demonstration with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons or Watercolor Pencils and how easy they are to use hop on the phone or email me to book your demonstration as this special is only for the month of July. My contact details are here.

    Get in quick as you really dont want to miss out on a special as good as this one!!

    Last days to Make Your Mark!

    This month has been such a busy but great month for taking advantage of this wonderful special! Now dont fret – you still have time to get your order and payment to me – you have till this Friday (29th June)Eat Cake - Markers

    If you missed having a demonstration this month this is one of the cards I demonstrated using the Eat Cake stamp set and the Bold Brights Stampin’ Write Markers. Its just so easy to do these cards and its great when they come out all coloured in! It sure beats having to colour and stamp each piece separately and line them all up right!

    This is one of the great things about Stampin’ Up!® (yes there are many many more great things I love about Stampin’ Up!®) All their colours for their cardstock, papers, ink pads, markers, water colour pencils and water colour crayons all go so well together and compliment each other so well. As you can see with this card I co-ordinated the cardstock colours with the markers so it all matches.
    Eat Christmas Cake
    This is another card I demonstrated this month -a Christmas Card again using the ‘Eat Cake’ set.

    All these stamp sets are just so versatile you’re not limited to using them for just one theme but many themes and in many many colours.

    Now dont forget you still have till Friday to get your order and money to me to take advantage of the “Make Your Mark” promotion. So send me an email or ring me with your order so you dont miss out!

    Happy Birthday Jo!

    Well it was my sister’s 40th Birthday last week and I know her favourite colour is blue and I have just got this lovely set – A Touch of Nature so thought I’d combine the Blue and the Touch of Nature Set and this is the end result

    Much Love

    Recipe …

    Cardstock – Bashful Blue, Basic Black, True Thyme

    Stamp Sets – A Touch of Nature, All in a Row

    Inks – Basic Black

    Accessories – Black & White Gingham, Stampin Pastels, Stampin dimensionals

    Now I do hope she likes this card as much as I enjoyed making it! I think its simple but effective and I am really loving adding black to my cards at the moment – it just seems to add something to the card.

    Mark your World!!

    I do love to learn new techniques and try them on cards and layouts. In conjunction with this month’s promotion of “Make your Mark” and the great value in the markers and selected stamp sets I have made these two cards which both use the ‘direct to rubber’ technique.

    My first card is done using the Heartfelt Thanks set, water color joy wheel and the soft subltles cardstock and stampin’ write® markers. I have also used the stamp-a-majig to line my outline stamp perfectly over the flower and stem, the tool kit to pierce the twill and cardstock so my brads go in super easy!

    Heartfelt Tag

    The following card is done using the Greetings Galore Stamp set, cream grosgrain ribbon, soft subtles cardstock and stampin’ write® markers. I was just testing to see how this stamp would turn out using the different colours from the soft subtles and just love the soft muted tone on the Very Vanilla cardstock – it makes a nice change to all those red & green christmas cards!

    'tis the Season

    Now if you would like to know how to make these cards then give me a call or email me to book a demonstration – or you could get in early and book in for my ‘Christmas in July’ stamp-a-stack.

    What is a stamp-a-stack?  

    A stamp-a-stack is where you get together with 4 or 5 of your friends and you all get to make 10 cards in one night – 5 each of 2 different designs.

    Now doesnt this sound like fun? If you are nodding your head then ring or email me today to get all the details and book your workshop in before all the available spots fill.

    Scrapbook Getaways first retreat

    wow … what a weekend!! I attended the very first retreat put on by Scrapbook Getaways which was held at Morning Glory, Wedderburn, NSW, Australia. It did help that the two ladies running this new venture are very good friends of mine and they also asked me to demonstrate some of my Stampin Up products – how could I say no?? and why would i want to say no??

    2007Camp PhotoSm

    There were about 25 of us all there just to sit, chat and crop all weekend. Here we are sitting on the steps of the Homestead (old dormitory) and as you can see the sun is brightly shining on our faces – if you really need to know I’m the one in the middle in the turquoise jumper. Rose-Anne took along her ‘shop’ and as usual had lovely new goodies to tempt us all there but I was a good girl and only spent $20 at the shop.

    I had been to this camp site before and have fond memories there from attending Youth Camps with the Reformed Churches of Australia many many moons ago and remembered how it was all set up and the shower block everyone showered in and the dormitory that everyone slept in – well I must say that in the short 25 or so years its been since i was there they have done wonders on the site. The kitchen even has a dishwasher now so no more KP!! The cabins all have ensuites AND heating (now heating is a good thing and very important for old bods like me). Where the old dormitory is being converted to rooms with a kitchen and a hall in the middle. They moved the emu’s to the other side of the main hall and have paved areas for walking and such. I really do think that the girls couldnt have picked a better spot for their first retreat – the food was great and the service was excellent.

    Well we all got on with our cropping and I even managed to do 3 layouts in 2 days which is more than I’ve done in a month! Here is one of them – featuring Miss Emily at last years Education Day display doing line dancing – the things they teach in schools these days!! LOL


    As you can see I was a little productive! I still have to make some finishing touches to one layout and then take a pic of them so I can share them with you all.

    The next venture by Scrapbook Getaways is a bus trip on June 30 from Penrith to Sydney and back again so if you would like some information on that just email me and I’ll pass it onto the girls to give you all the details or you can join their Yahoogroup to keep updated with all the goss and whats coming up … their group is listed in my links over on the right.