Lift Me Up

It’s another rainy day here today and the opportune time to dream about floating away in a Hot Air Balloon.  A little like the one’s I’ve used on today’s card from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set.

Lift Me Up Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! - Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

This is such a fun set to create with and you can create anything from quirky and cute to old fashioned and vintage.

Today’s card was one from my Any Occasion – Birthdays class last month …

Lift Me Up Birthday Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonsrator Australia

I really love how this card turned out and it’s perfect for male or female friends and family. I also love that I could make this card with just using the Lift Me Up stamp set!

The colours I’ve used are Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe and Dapper Denim.

Now dont forget Tip Top Taupe will be retiring at the end of May along with the other 2015-2017 In Color’s.  So if you have ink pads and need the reinkers or markers please dont delay in ordering as they tend to sell out before the retirement list even comes out. If you are running low on Cardstock then maybe grab some of that too!

Retiring In Colour Products …

Why not purchase them now and earn more free Saleabration Products?  Remember Saleabration finishes tomorrow …

I’m home all day tomorrow to take your orders!

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High Tide

Good Morning!  Today I have for you one of my High Tide cards that I’ll be teaching at this week’s class on Sunday.

I love how quick and easy this card was to make.  The elements go so well together and easily to create this card which is suitable for both males and females alike and a great one to encourage a friend in a time of need.

Take a look at this set …

It’s got 16 stamps which includes 4 sentiments/sayings and the rest can be used to make up many and varied scenes.   It’s going to be great for many male cards and for all those people who, like me, have a thing for Lighthouses.  Not sure what the attraction is but I just love them!

I do hope you like today’s card and would love for you to join us on Sunday for Class – I still have some seats available so just let me know by commenting on this post or via email and I’ll reserve your spot.

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Masked Leaves using Paisley and Posies from Stampin’ Up!

Good Afternoon

I have another card for you this afternoon using the Paisley and Posies Stamp Set.  This time its for the guys and I’ve done some more masking.

This will be one of the cards that we’ll be doing in tomorrow’s Paisley & Posies Class plus it’s today’s free Latte Project Sheet!

As you can see, today’s masking is a little different to the masking I did in my last post.  Masking cards the way I’ve done today is quick and easy and gives more dimension to your cards.

I hope you like today’s project and make sure you grab that free download!

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Moroccan Notes

Welcome to this week’s Latte Time Out … on a Saturday!

It’s been a busy hectic week so my apologies for not getting this Free Project to you during the week.   I am still trying to catch up!

This week I thought I’d share a little card I found in the Annual Catalogue using the Moroccan Suite


This card is so sweet and so easy to do and the finished size is 10.5 x 10.5 or 4×4 square.  The Moroccan Designer Series Paper pack has some great design and also makes this card perfect to give to guys too!

I love it so much I decided to make it in a regular Tall card as well …

moroccanenvytallYou’ll find the Free Tutorial on my Latte Project Sheets Page and it also includes the changes you need to make it into a tall card!

Happy Stamping and thanks for stopping by …


Don’t forget …


World Card Making Day

Good Evening 🙂

Yes I know yesterday was World Card Making Day but I’ve spread it over the whole long weekend to ensure we cover all the timezone! My story and I’m sticking to it!

Today I hosted my first Card Buffet and I must say we all had fun creating and chatting and searching for a small photopolymer stamp!

One of the cards that was a favourite today was this one 3leavebdayThis was one of the cards from September’s Birthday Club Class and uses the Flourish Thinlits and the sentiment is from Butterfly Basics.

It’s a great card for the guys although I do know some ladies that would like this for their birthday too!

It’s rather quick and easy and the little touch of Copper Metallic Thread gives it a little pizzazz.

3leavebday2Now I have another Card Buffet Session tomorrow which starts at 11am and would love for you to come along and make some cards to send for World Card Making Day plus help raise some funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Don’t forget the bonus World Card Making Day specials – hurry they finish 5th October!


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Stamps to Go … in the Mail

Good Afternoon … wow I had a few things to share this morning didnt I?  I hope you like the great specials we have for this month – I know I do!

In celebration of World Card Making Day I have something new for you that I think you’ll like.  It’s Stamps To Go which is a new monthly offering from me.  Each month I’ll select one Stamp Set to offer as the Focus Set and offer a special bundle with it – it will include the stamp set plus one or two other items and with the bonus of 4 project tutorials.


This month the Stamp Set is Totally Trees …

Here’s one of the cards …


Your tutorials will include …

  • full measurements for cutting your pieces for all four projects,
  • full step by step instructions
  • full list of all products used
  • instructions for any techniques used (this month you’ll get Baby Wipe Technique)
  • plus one bonus project!

This month’s Totally Trees Stamps To Go bundle is just $75.00 and will include …

  • Totally Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon
  • Tutorials for 4 Projects
  • Bonus Project Tutorial
  • Free shipping

This is a month by month Kit – you simply sign up for the month’s you want to and there’s no need to commit to three months or six months unless you want to.

If you do wish to purchase them quarterly or six monthly you’ll get these great rewards …

  • Purchase 3 months in a row and receive a free Hostess Set of your choice,
  • Purchase 6 months in a row and receive a $50 Gift Voucher

Simply contact me today to arrange your Totally Trees Stamps To Go Kit.

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Freshly Brewed Guy Projects

Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls ..


This week we are sharing projects made for the guys in our lives.  Now I did consider the blog title of “Freshly ‘He’brewed Projects from the Latte Girls”  but decided with the one above.

I want to introduce you to a new friend …

The Moroccan Suite!  I am loving this Suite and not sure why I havent created with it before – maybe because of all the other cool stuff in the Catalogues!  I love the rich colours, the style and the images and I’m sure you will too!

As I was flicking through the Catalogue looking for inspiration for this post this suite caught my eye and it’s perfect for cards for the guys in our lives.

Here’s my card …


This card is fairly quick and easy … the only tricky part was lining up the pattern on the base card but once I worked out the trick it turned out to be quick and easy.

If you are doing the pattern I made on the base card simply line up the top of the clear mount stamp to be just under the centre circle of the previous stamping and you will have perfect placement.  Easy right?

You could swap out the sentiment for any occasion on this card so it could be for birthdays,  thank you or get wells – whatever you like. The sentiment on today’s card comes from the Mixed Borders Stamp Set.

Now lets hop over and see what Libby and Narelle have created this week!

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Thoughtful Branches – Last Day!

Well today is the day!

Lots of things finishing … like winter! Yay – I’m rather excited about that let me tell you  and to celebrate the last day of Winter I’ve created this ‘leaving’ card …


I know … I can hear you groaning but I’ve gotta say how much I love how this card turned out!  It is also being posted today to my Dad for Father’s Day.  I thought that sentiment very fitting.

I’ve stamped my leaves using the Baby Wipe Technique and then used the baby wipe to swipe over another piece of cardstock to create my cut out leaves.  It worked a treat!  I’ll be doing the Baby Wipe Technique in my September Techniques To-Go class so be sure you book in for that one.

Now I mentioned some things were finishing today and they’d be …

  • Bonus Days Coupon redemption
  • Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and Thinlit Dies.

Here’s a slideshow of my Thoughtful Branches Projects in case you missed any …

Did you earn a Bonus Day’s Coupon in July?  Have you spent it yet?  If you havent be sure to shop online and redeem it or contact me with your order and give me your code so I can redeem it for you.

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Dont forget to check back this afternoon for this week’s Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls!

Tomorrow it’s Spring [Yay!] and I’ll have links for the new Holiday Catalogue so you can download it and go shopping!

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What Will You Stamp #69 – Picture Perfect

Hi and welcome to another What Will You Stamp Challenge!

This week we are stamping with Picture Perfect …


I do love this set and all the images and sentiments in it.  I have found too that many either love or hate this set so I hope with a couple of tips you will love it as much as I do.

First, my card …


I do love Starfishes and I love that I can buy them for my hubby as he has a marine/salt water tank.  We actually have a couple in there at the moment as they do come out of the rocks and coral occasionally.  We bought these when they were small/babies – they were just the size of a 10c piece when we got them – which is about 3/4″ for my American Friends.

I love the patterned piece from the Serene Scenes DSP Stack and thought it looks like the side of an old wooden dingy so thought it was perfect for my StarFish card.


I’ve got this close up pic so you can see how I used the Timeless Textures stamp set.  I have the grid stamp to represent wire/mesh and then the little splatter stamp to represent rust spots on the boat.  I have continued it onto the base card for depth.

Now I mentioned a couple of tips when using this stamp set …

  1.   Regardless of which image you use always start with the one you want the darkest or is the outline.  This will aid in placing the other stamps to complete your image. It’s much easier to see the darker outline than to see the very soft/feint  background.  Just because the stamps are numbered 1, 2, 3 doesnt mean thats the order you need to stamp then in – work out what works for you and go with that!
  2. When attaching your stamps to the blocks lay the stamp on your table or a flat surface with the  cling side up (image side down) then push your block onto your stamp.  This will prevent them from going on crooked or out of shape and will also assist you in stamping your layers.

I hope those tips help you enjoy your 2 and 3 (and sometimes 4) step PhotoPolymer stamps and please dont hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need a little help – I’m happy to do so!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to head over to the What Will You Stamp Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has created with this set!

See you latte ..