Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Another Christmas Gift Idea

Do you have a lot of gifts to buy for teachers? I do. 12 to be exact. This is usually a costly experience, however, this year I decided to make them all a set of Christmas gift tags (and a few will also receive the covered note books I showed you earlier). I packed the tags into a cello bag and prettied it up to look all Christmassy (I know that's not a word). I'm sure they'll be pleased with them. I've used glitter on all the tags to add a bit of sparkle.

Inventory Clearance

Until 24th January 2010, Stampin' Up! is offering you amazing discounts on select products, with no limits on the amount you can purchase. If you haven't purchased all your Chrissy presents yet, this could help you out..... Click here to download the list. Please let me know if you'd like to order anything. Happy shopping.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Good News!!

Now I know some of you were disappointed when the Spring Mini Catalogue ended and you thought you'd missed out on some of the great products in it (namely the scallop oval punch)! Well, guess what?? Stampin’ Up! have heard your cries and are letting us continue to sell them and have also advised us they will be in next years Idea’s Book and Catalogue. Good news hey??

Here is a list of the still-available products:

112534 Jumbo brads 5/16" Neutrals Assortment - $15.50
112533 Jumbo brads 5/8″Neutrals Assortment - $13.50
114889 Scallop Oval punch - $30.95
106960 StazOn ink pad (White pad and refill) - $22.95
109196 StazOn Cleaner - $9.95

So if you missed out and really really wanted these items and didn’t get a chance in the Spring Mini Catalogue then you can still order them with me now.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Gift Vouchers

Hello everyone. I hope you've all had a lovely Sunday. The weather has been gorgeous hasn't it? We've been outside painting our decking, which has not been that easy due to that fact that it was brown and we have changed the paint colour to grey..... it seemed like a good idea at the time. I'm sure once it is finished we'll be very happy.

I just wanted to remind you that I am able to provide gift vouchers to anyone wanting to stock up on their stamping supplies. Simply ask your "gift giver" to contact me, either via email or my phone (0419 945 031) to organise - very simple.
Here is one that I've already made for some lucky person........ is it you??

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Gift Ideas

I recently held a workshop with a few ladies to cover some inexpensive spiral bound notebooks. These are a great idea for Christmas gifts for Teachers. Use the spiral punch, beautiful designer series paper and some embellishments of your choice to create gorgeous notebooks.

The girls hard at work

Friday, December 4, 2009

Get Well

I said I'd be back. Can you believe it? And so soon too. Let's hope I can keep this up....

My father-in-law was recently admitted to hospital to have an operation. Thankfully he is okay and making a speedy recovery. To help cheer him up the kids and I made him get well cards. Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos of the cards the kids made (in fact Holly lost her card before we even got a chance to give it to Pa, let alone take a photo of it - lol) but they were all very cute and Pa enjoyed them.

I made my card using the Lovely As A Tree stamp set. You really can't go past this stamp set for male cards in my opinion. It is a versatile set and could be used for cards for Christmas, sympathy, get well, retirement, thank you - you get the picutre, it's a versatile stamp set.

I've also used the Weathered background stamp which, again, I think is great to use for male cards.

Cardstock - Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.
I've coloured the tree using markers (Chocolate Chip and Old Olive) and used a dauber with Chocolate Chip ink to colour the edges of all the card stock.

Finally, I punched out a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock with the large oval punch and adhered it to the bottom edge of the card and then added a clip with a piece of linen thread tied to it over the Choc Chip punch. I then stamped Get Well Soon (not sure now which stamp set this was from), punched it out and added it to the card with a dimensional.

Nice hey?

Okay, that's it for another day. I'll be back again soon.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Product Share

The new Summer Mini Catalogue was launched yesterday and is full of wonderful stamps, gorgeous paper, embellishments, ribbons, rub-ons and punches. Please contact me if you would like to receive a copy of the catalogue. Alternatively, view it online here.

To celebrate the launch of the Summer Mini I am offering a product share for you.

DESIGNER BUTTONS 20 buttons (10 Playground, 10 Sherbet) - pg 7
FLEURETTES 4 flowers - pg 14
PINK PIROUETTE 3 mtrs - pg 15

Receive all of this for $45 (which includes postage). This product share offer will close on Sunday 13 Decmber and orders should be placed by emailing me at

It's Been A While....

Hi there. It's been a while since I've posted anything here, so firstly I apologise for that. I've been busy filling Christmas card orders (approx 1500), making wedding invitations, mass books and name place cards and, on top of all that, building up my card stock for a fete at my daughter's school (plus workshops, and my other job...). Excuses, excuses, I know. My aim is to be a lot more faithful to this blog in the future (a New Year's Resolution perhaps?).

I've got a few things to share with you over the next couple of days. First of all I thought I'd show you the wedding card I made for a close friend who got married on Saturday.

Stamp Set: Always
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette Textured, Whisper White, Rose Red
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Accessories: 1" Hole Punch, Vintage Brads, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Chit Chat Rub-Ons

Clare and Paul celebrated their wedding with family and friends just as they had always wanted - one huge party! Everyone had a fantastic evening.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

All In The Family

Do you have children? If yes you can't go past the All In The Family stamp set. My children are school and kindergarten aged (and one approaching kindergarten) so there are a lot of birthday party invitations.

I love using this stamp set for childrens' birthday cards. Stamp an image of either a boy or girl using the cute stamps and colour the picture in using the Stampin' Write Markers or Stampin' Pastels to look like the birthday girl/boy. Add the birthday child's name to personalize the card using the alphabet stamps.

Guaranteed - your card will be displayed at the front of all the other birthday cards !!

Happy Stamping!!

(sorry photo isn't so good)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Have You Got Your Free Ribbon?

Just a reminder that there are only a few days left until this fantastic promotion ends (30th September). Place a $100 order before the end of the month and you'll receive 2 rolls of ribbon absolutely free. These ribbons aren't in the catalogue, so this is your only opportunity to get them. Email me if you "need" to replenish your stock.

Happy Stamping!!

Who Can Resist A Workshop?

How many times have you forgotten to buy a birthday card for someone - or even forgotten about their birthday (yikes!!) , only to remember on their special day?

Don't be caught short again. I'm holding a workshop on Thursday 22nd October at 7:15pm. You'll create a gorgeous set of birthday gift cards, with a handy box to store them in for $25.00 (8 envelopes included in this cost).

This workshop uses the Fun and Fast Notes stamp set and the Polka Dot background stamp. If you order either of these stamp sets at the workshop I'll give you a 10% discount on the cost of the sets ie:

Fun and Fast Notes stamp set is $58.95 less 10% = $53.05
Polka Dot background stamp is $33.95 less 10% = $30.55

Please phone me (0419 945 031) or email me to reserve a spot for this workshop.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

From Picture To Page

This weekend gone I was lucky enough to take part in the From Picture to Page Show, a scrapbook and papercraft show, which was held in East Burwood.

Stampin' Up! had a fabulous display, full of wonderful creations. I was inspired to get creating and I'm planning to update my display to include more 3-D items (beautiful boxes, bags and albums).

The talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who took part in the show were Debbie Pamment, Ramona Michaluk, Kerri Hunter, Melinda Rowe, Kelly Bowen, Tania Lown, Michelle Grech, Yvonne Campbell, Karen Woods, Kasey Burnham and myself. If you have the opportunity to check out the blogs/websites for these creative women, it is well worth the while (but be prepared for a couple of hours to pass by like a couple of minutes).

Kasey, Kelly and Tania (working in the background)............................. Kasey, Tania and moi

During the day I showed how to make this Santa card which is part of my Christmas workshop. Many people stopped to watch, and several people bought the samples. It's a cute card which was given to me as part of a swap which I took part in. A big thanks to Leanne who I cased the card from.

If you're interested in taking part in a Christmas workshop, please contact me.

The school holidays are upon us (how fast is this year going?) The kids have already asked when they can make some cards so, with a bit of luck, I might get a few minutes to make a few and post them here for you to view.

Happy holidays


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Great New Offer

Stampin' Up! have a fantastic offer for you during the month of September!

Everyone loves a gift, don't they? Spend $100 on any Stampin' Up! products, OR host a $600 workshop in September and you'll receive FOR FREE:

9.1 metres of Certainly Celery 5/8" (1.59cm) poly-twill ribbon
9.1 metres of So Saffron 5/8" (1.59cm) grosgrain ribbon

These ribbons are not available to purchase from our catalogue and can only be earned during this promotion.

If you would like to take part in this fantastic offer, please contact me on 0419 945 031.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Christmas Workshops

Just a reminder that I am running a Christams workshop on 10th September at 7:30pm (note the change of time - no longer at 7:00pm). Cost $15.00. We will make 4 Christmas Cards using a couple of different colouring techniques. I've had a lot of people contact me to say they want to do this workshop, so if you are interested, please phone me to confirm your spot - 0419 945 031.

I'm Back!!

So sorry I haven't posted for several days. My computer threw a hissy and wouldn't let me log onto the internet or get my emails..... can you imagine how frustrated I have been??

Anyway, I'm back online and thought I'd share the Father's Day card I made for my Dad. I had to make his card earlier than I usually do (the night before the card is required) because Mum and Dad are in Perth and the card had to be mailed. I'm sure he'll like it (and the licorice).

Sorry the photo isn't so great. I took it in the evening, hence the shadows from the overhead light. I used Pacific Point ink to colour On Board Loads of Letters and also added some silver brads. Happy Father's Day Dad!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Just Beachy

Sorry, I haven't posted anything for several days - I've been busy making cards.

For those that couldn't make the Just Beachy Workshop, here are the cards that we made. If you'd like the directions to make these cards, please let me know and I'd be happy to forward them to you.

Let me know what you think of them.

I've also completed a scrapbook page with this stamp set (what can I say.... it's a versatile stamp set). Now I'm hanging out for summer again.

Hope you all have a great day.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Party Hearty

Today is my brother-in-law's birthday. This is the card I quickly whipped up for him. I've used the Party Hearty stamp set. I recently purchased the cutter kit and I LOVE the distressing tool - I don't think I've made a card lately which hasn't been distressed. It's really good if you cut a piece of card stock crooked - just distress the edges and no one is any the wiser (just a little trick between us). Happy Birthday Matt.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Spiral Pop Up Card

My sister-in-law, Tracy, came for a visit today and she's just as crazy about making cards as me. I introduced her to Stampin' Up! and the rest was history - she even has some stamp sets that I don't have (humph). Anyway, we decided to give the spiral pop-up card a try. It's Caitlin's (eldest daughter) birthday on Sunday so I made a card for her. What do you think?

Here is this inside of it. Can you see the little spiral with the butterflies on it? It opens out when the card opens.
And here is Tracy's gorgeous card. Maybe I'll get it for my birthday in a couple of weeks??

Thanks for a fun day Trace!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cute Birthday Invitations

At a demo I ran on Saturday (Hi Jeanene) we made an invitation instead of a card (just for a change). The invitation is made with the new Introducing stamp set, on page 8 of the Spring Mini. As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I'd have to have it - having three children creates lots of birthday party invitations to make up over the next several years.....

The invitations were placed into pink envelopes which were trimmed at one end with a half circle punch for little fingers to easily pull out the invitation. The birthday girl was stamped onto the front of it using the All In The Family and Family Favourites stamp sets. She is coloured in using Stampin' Pastels.

What little girl wouldn't love to receive this invitation??

Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Always
Inks: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Dimensionals (for the little tutu), Daubers, Pretty in Pink
Taffeta Ribbon, 1.3cm Circle Punch, 3.5cm Circle Punch, pink envelope
(not supplied by Stampin' Up! - shame on me!!)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sneek Peek

I can't resist showing you one of the cards we'll be making at the workshop on Thursday 13th August - 7:00pm. We'll be using the Just Beachy stamp set.

Isn't it cute??


Well, it has been a long time coming, but I've finally done it. I hope you enjoy this blog.

The new Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalogue has arrived and offers a brand new range of stamps, gorgeous papers and accessories. Not only are there the usual fantastic stamp sets but, for the first time, Stampin' Up! are offering a few single stamps for sale.

As a special offer I am giving a 10% discount on one item from the Spring Mini Catalogue to all hostesses who hold a demonstration during the month of August (I'm afraid I only have a few dates left).

The Spring Mini Catalogue runs between 1st August to 30th November 2009. There are 23 pages and I'm quite sure you'll be tempted with something on each page.

If you would like to receive a free copy of the Spring Mini please contact me. Alternatively, you can view the catalogue online (click on the Spring Mini image ).


I will be holding several workshops at my home on the following dates:

Thursday 13th August, 7:00pm

4 Just Beachy Birthday Cards
Cost $15
Using the Just Beachy stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue you'll create 4 birthday cards (two for boys and two for girls).

Saturday 22nd August, 10:00am

Small Gift Box with 6 Small Gift Cards
Cost $20.00
Many people at my demo’s comment on how lovely this box of gift cards is – so I thought I’d hold a workshop for it. The Fun and Fast Notes stamp set is used for this workshop, as well as the polka dot background stamp. Lots of colouring!

Thursday 10th September, 7:00pm

4 x Christmas Cards
Cost $15.00
Start stamping your Christmas cards. We’ll use a couple of different stamp sets and create them using water colours.

Places are limited so please reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment. Workshops will start on-time (so that we’re not climbing into bed at midnight) and I will provide all supplies.

Can’t make it to any of these workshops? Hold your own workshop with your family and friends at a date and time convenient for you. Please contact me to set a suitable date.