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.