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??

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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

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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.

Get yourself a ‘Smart Start’

You can get yourself a “Smart Start” with Stampin’ Up!® during May.

For the month of May you can get yourself the Smart Start and join Stampin’ Up!® for the discounted amount of just $299 and you will receive a box full of awesome Stampin’ Up!® products and business materials you will think its Christmas!!

Dont worry if you see that the stamps sets offered in the Starter Kit are some you already own – you can choose a different set to the same value or less.

Stampin Up Starter Kit - Australia

Please note the Stampin Memories Add-on kit is not included in the special Smart Start price. The Add-on kit costs another $75 but as you can see the value of this kit exceeds well over $150

Now as Stampin’ Up!® have offered this great special for the month of May I thought I would also offer a special as well. If you sign up with me in May I will give you a bonus pack of card A4 Cardstock – you choose the colour – it can be a single colour or one of the mixed family packs of cardstock – the choice is yours.

Now wouldnt this make a great Mother’s Day present??

Tell your kids and hubbies that this is what you’d truly love and I can send you the forms to sign up today! Not only will you get a box full of products valued at well over $500 but you will also have the opportunity to share your passion with friends and family and make a little extra income to help pay for special things for you and your family – it could be more stamps or it could be a night out or that long needed holiday!

Please feel free to email or ring me if you want to know more about becoming a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator.