Merry Digital Downloads!

So it’s early – too early to be up and blogging but I couldnt sleep!  It also happens to be Christmas eve here in Australia – the craziest day of the year!  Have you done all your shopping?  Cant find that gift or wish to add a little something to one you have for someone?  It’s not too late to contact me to arrange a gift voucher – remember I do Scentsy and Grace Adele as well as Stampin’ Up! so I’ve pretty much got you covered!   Contact me with your payment details and I can email your voucher so all you need to do is print it and wrap it!  No shops involved!!

Today also happens to be Digi-Tuesday and therefore we have some really lovely new downloads for My Digital Studio for you …

Another Thank You Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download

Price: $7.50
Happy Annibirthiversary Greeting Card  - Digital Download

Price: $3.50
Hello New Year Postcard Template - Digital Download

Price: $3.50
Ornamental Fun Templates - Digital Download

Price: $5.50
Snow Day Framables - Digital Download

Price: $7.50

There’s some cute little projects there for you to play with over the Christmas break!  Even some frameables to print and pop into your favourite frame and you’ve still got time to do that before Christmas tomorrow!

Have a great day and I’ll be back shortly with one of my Christmas projects to share!

Stampin’ Up! Pretty Packages

Good Morning!!

I have a lot to share with you this morning so please be sure to check out all the posts – you never know what little bonuses I’ll be offering!

Yesterday the 25 sets at 25% off finished and I said I’d give away two $25 Shopping spree’s and since we actually hit over $400 in sales in online orders I’m actually giving away three!   So I’ll announce those winners later today.

I am sure that when it comes to Christmas we all love to receive Pretty Packages …. actually we love Pretty Packages even when it’s not Christmas dont we??

Well Stampin’ Up! has come to the Party (and they sure do know how to Party dont they??) and until 30th November we have awesome bundles to make those Pretty Packages!

Check this out ….


Dont you just love it when they Bundle everything up for you and give you a discount all in one neat little package?  I know I do!

Here’s the bundles ….

Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle – $34.95

  • Stamp A Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Ribbon
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes  (6)

Holiday Tag It Extra Large Box Bundle – $32.95

  • Stamp A Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Ribbon
  • Extra Large Gift Boxes (3)

These are going to make all your gift giving so much prettier and they are all bundled up so you save 20% – gotta love that!!

Oh and these boxes are very generous in their sizing too – those Extra Large Boxes are huge!

Contact me today to place your order or simply click the bundle above and go shopping online now!  Dont forget you earn Latte Rewards on all your shopping!

Stampin’ Up! Sponged Florets

Happy Monday to you!

I had a busy weekend with a Fundraiser Workshop on Saturday night and last week I signed up to sell Scentsy products now they are in Australia and we do love candles and melts and I love their system with no flame so I wont have to go buy all those tea lights any more!! I had my Scentsy Launch on Sunday.  We had lots of fun and the ladies appear to love the Scentsy Warmers, Bars and other products as much as I do so we had heaps of fun sniffing and talking about the scents.  If you’d like to learn more about Scentsy you can check out my Scentsy Website

Here’s a card I made recently which was cased from a card I saw on Pinterest ….


Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Field of Flowers
Paper: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Vellum
Inks: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Stampin Daubers, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit

A sweet simple card – great for any occasion.

The flower and leaves were stamped on a separate piece of Whisper White then stamped, cut out and sponged then layered with Stampin Dimensionals.

I hope you like this clean, elegant card and if you’d like to make this card at your workshop please dont hesitate to contact me to book your workshop in.

Are  you free Saturday?  I have my monthly Stamp A Stack at 2pm.  We make 6 cards – 2 each of 3 different designs for just $20.  We have lots of fun and and enjoy the time out of our regular routine.  Contact me to reserve your spot.

Latte Girls Challenge – Sketch Challenge 1

Welcome to our second “Latte Girls Challenge” and our first Sketch Challenge!

I hope you all enjoyed playing with the colours last week and thank you to those who played along.

Here is this week’s Challenge …. its our first Sketch Challenge …


Here are the cards the Latte Girls created using that sketch …. 


Card by Kat


Card by Narelle


Card by Virginia

Here’s my card using the very cute ‘For the Birds’ stamp set …


I would love for you to play along – just leave a comment to a link where you upload your image to as I’d love to see them!

Now from today I’m away in Brisbane for the Stampin’ Up! Convention. I’ll be away till but you can still email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Now I have a special ‘Conventional Special’ just for while I’m away ….

Conventional Special

 If you spend $50 in my online store you will receive free postage on your next order or spend $100 or more in my online store and receive a $10 gift voucher plus free postage on your next order!  

This offer is available through online shopping and from 21st May to 26th May 

Now I’ve set up a special Hostess code for you to use so once the combined orders reach $300 I’ll give two lucky participants a bonus $25 to spend!  If  combined orders reach $400 or more I’ll give three shoppers a bonus $40 to spend!  All you have to do is enter this Hostess code (HPJBTQFK) when you complete your checkout – remember you must input the Hostess code to go in the draw for the bonus dollars!

Dont forget the Hostess Code – HPJBTQFK!

Just for You …

Well this week has certainly flown and I’m running out of time at a fast rate of knots before I head off to Brisbane for the Stampin’ Up! Convention on Tuesday!

So here is this week’s Thursday Time Out … on a Friday – just to mix it up a little – well it’s still Thursday in USA and Canada!!

Just for You Tag Card

Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes, Just Believe
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Bigz die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Itty bitty Banners Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Basic Pearl Jewels

I just love Silhouette stamps … Serene Silhouettes, Just Believe and the very gorgeous Summer Silhouettes.

I wanted to show you also that the Two Tags die is not just for tags!

The one I’ve used here fits perfectly on the front of a card and popping the stamped layer on top one would never know there was a score line across the middle!

This card is great for any occasion and if you wanted it to be more specific just swap the sentiment out for Happy Birthday or With Sympathy.  We made this card at last week’s Stamp A Stack and a couple of the girls actually used it as a Mother’s Day card.

Dont forget to sign-up and for my weekly Time-Outs by email and feel free to share or forward them to a friend!

Stampin’ Up! Aviary Thoughts

Yesterday I shared the 60th Birthday Card I made and today I’m sharing a card I made for Caitlyn’s friend’s birthday which was last weekend as well – told you it’s been busy!

I have seen the tree from Thoughts & Prayers combined with the Aviary set a few times and thought now was as good a time as any to give it a go ….


Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Aviary, Petite Pairs
Paper: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Stampin Write Marker, Old Olive Stampin Write Marker, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Pearl Jewels, Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon, Soft Subtle Brads.

It makes a sweet little card and who would of thought to use the ‘Thoughts and Prayers” set for a birthday card??

Here’s the stamps I’ve used on this card …

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Thoughts & Prayers
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Petite Pairs

To order any or all of these stamps set simply click the image and order it online or contact me and I’ll ring you to take your order.

Apparently Indigo loved her card and Caitie felt rather special when ‘her‘ card was placed on a special shelf!  This is a great card for any age and so easy to do … you dont have to line the ‘stand’ stamp and the tree stamp up perfectly as you place the little ribbon bow over the join!

I hope you like this card and please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or would like to make this card at your Party!


Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue Blog Hop

Woot … welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop!!   Today we are taking you on a magical Seasonal Catalogue Tour!


If you’d like to view the products in the Seasonal Catalogue in my online store simply click on the image above or click here!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, share tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to contact me for details on how to join our wonderful group.

You should have come from Richelle’s Blog … however if you have started here just keep going until you get back to me – that way you know you’ve done the complete round!

This Blog Hop is a little different as we all had to choose a particular product or Stamp Set to use and thought I’d pick something that others might overlook or you might see them in the catalogue and think ‘mmm ok they’re cute but do I really need them?’

Well my answer to that is YES!!! Of course you need some Tea Time Trinkets – they are gorgeous and there’s more you can do with them than you think!

Tea Time Trinkets $9.95

So what can you do with these little beauties??? other than admire and stroke them you mean??

Well … you can use them as a gorgeous embellishment on your cards ….


Now I know the stamp set I’ve used (From my Heart) is not in the Seasonal Catalogue but everything else on this card is!  I’ve used the Primrose Petals Core’dinations Card Stock and run it through the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade folder (which is in the carried over section in the back of the Seasonal Catalogue) and used the new Sanding System to bring out the pattern. The Core’dinations Cardstock is specifically designed to reveal the inner monochromatic colour when sanded or torn. I love this effect!

I’ve also used the gorgeous Pink Pirouette Two Tone ribbon – I love this stuff – it makes the most perfect bows with very little effort!

The card above has one of the cup Trinkets dangling from the bow and I’ve hooked on the bow so the recipient can remove it easily and use it for other things.

This following card is the same card however I’ve swapped out the Cup Trinket for the Tea Pot Trinket …


Here’s a close up of the Cup Trinket on the first card …


So now you’ve given a card with the Pot or Cup Trinket but what can they do with it when they remove it from the card?

Well they could use it as a Scissor Charm …


Or you could purchase a plain chain bracelet and give a gift with your card and make this darling little bracelet …


How sweet does it look on Miss Emily?


Ok … so we’ve got uses for the cups and coffee/tea-pot but what about the clocks??

How about this card for one of your favourite dudes ….


I loved making this card!  I’ve used one of the papers from the Parker’s Patterns Designer Series paper pack, scrunched it up and sanding it off a bit using the new Sanding Block System. The ‘Friend’ on the banner comes from the ‘Feel Goods‘ stamp set – I simply inked the single word with my Stampin Write Marker and stamped it up and turned it into the banner.

I’ve made the tag from the Naturals White Cardstock and used the Clockworks stamp set to decorate my tag and popped the big clock on top and offset one of the little Clock Trinkets.

Here’s a close-up of the clock Trinket …


It just lifts the card and makes it rather stylish.

Now at the top of the tag I’ve used some of the new Natural Trim with one of the new Ribbon Slides and just tied a piece of Linen Thread around it to make it a bit ‘dudey’.


I do hope that I’ve given you a few more ideas on how to use the Tea Time Trinkets as well as a look at some of the other products in the Seasonal Catalogue.  The Seasonal Catalogue runs until the end of June so you have plenty of time to get all the goodies you’re about to fall in love with running through this Blog Hop!

Remember I have a bonus gift to the first five people who order $100 or more through my online store!

Now the next stop on the Blog Hop for you is the delightful Karlie Ann!  I know you are just going to love what she’s made with the Secret Garden Bundle!  Click here to go there now!

Please remember to leave comments at each of your stops – if you do manage to get around to all the blogs and pop me an email I’ll pop a little something in the mail to you – but you’ll have to include your mailing address in the email you send me!  Click here to email me!

Oh, Hello

Oh, Hello!

I do hope you are having a great day and that its not as chilly at your house as it is here – Autumn seems to have skipped right by and popped us right into Winter!  Its just 16°C and overcast and raining!  Well that makes perfect weather to stay inside and stamp does it not??

It’s Thursday again and here is this week’s Thursday Time-Out Card and I do think my Time-Out today will include a nice hot Latte and a blankie!


Stamps:  Oh, Hello
Paper: Crumb Cake, Naturals White
Inks:  Island Indigo, More Mustard
Accessories: Big Shot, Ovals Framelits, Itty Butterfly Punch, Stampin Sponges, Rose Red Stampin’ Write Marker, Gumball Green Stampin Write Marker, Basic Pearl Jewels, Simply Scored, Borders Scoring Plate.

This card is so super easy to do and I really wanted a simple card that would highlight the Borders Plate – rather impressed with myself that I used a different border to the scalloped dots one I love!  The Zig Zags fit this card perfectly I think – just a simple pattern that lifts the base card from plain to special!

Now you can grab the Oh, Hello Stamp Set & Oval Framelits in a bundle in the Seasonal Catalogue  ….

Oh Hello Bundle

Now you can buy the stamp set and framelits separately however if you purchase them in the bundle you do save 15% on the full price!!

The Bundle with the Clear Mount Set is $68.95 and in Wood its $76.95!  Click on the image to Order Now Online or Contact me to place your order – either way is good!

Dont forget these special offers …

  • the first three orders placed through my online store of $100 or more will receive a free gift!
  • the first two orders for the full version of My Digital Software will receive a Bonus content disk from me!

I hope you like this week’s Thursday Time-Out and be sure to send the newsletter to your friends so they can sign up too! Not subscribed to the weekly newsletter?  Get it here!



Happy 80th Mum

Today would have been Mum’s 80th Birthday.

If you are fairly new to my blog my Mum was diagnosed with Dementia and Parkinsons Disease back in September of 2010.  She moved into a local nursing home, Lovely Banks, in November 2010 as Dad just couldnt give her the care she required and sadly she passed away in July 2011.

I made this digital layout using My Digital Studio using a photo my brother David took of Mum and Dad the day she moved into Lovely Banks.

My Project 11-001

Mum loved blue so all I had to do was to find a blue Background Paper and go from there.  This was actually from a template and I just changed the background paper, and added the flourish stamps and played around with the text.

I am really loving the My Digital Studio program for the ease of making lovely layouts like this but its not limited to scrapbooking – you can also use it to create …

  • Cards
  • Notepaper
  • Tags
  • Photobooks
  • Diary
  • Perpetual Calendars
  • Annual Calendars
  • Recipe Books
  • Business Cards
  • Flyers
  • Advertisements (just like the one over on the right for My Digital Studio that I created last night)
  • Scrapbooks
  • Invitations for Birthdays, Baby Shower, Shower Tea or even just to invite some friends out for coffee or lunch!

It also gives you the option to print at home on your own printer or to send or save the file the a flash drive or memory card and take it to your favourite printer.

Want to just try the program out?  no problems – download the free trial

So you’ve played with the trial and love it and want more? no problems download the full copy for just $24.95!! Yep its just $24.95 – bargain!

Mum and Dad always had a strong love for each other – even during the rough times their love was still strong and set a wonderful example not only for us kids but to all they knew.

Mum I pray you are having a wonderful birthday in Heaven with that new body and all our friends who are now there with you and know you will forever be living in our hearts till we meet again xx