Thursday, April 11, 2013

Another Print Poetry Designer Series Card

Hi Everyone,

Another card to share today, this one also uses the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper.  I'm really loving this combination, just Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Midnight Muse.  Love the little in colour Dahlia in the middle.  I think a 'yellow' Summer Starfruit Dahlia will make a perfect Daisy centre..  will have to have a play.. :)  I'll make this card again, it was so fast and easy, and perhaps spray it with a little gold shimmer paint to pick up the little gold highlights in the Designer Paper.

Technique Tip:

Make your own Glimmer Mist.   If you haven't tried this as yet, you should!  It's so much fun, you just get some Rubbing Alcohol (Isocol  ~ available at Woolies and at your local chemist) and pour it into a Stampin' Spritzer Bottle(find it on page 179 of main catalogue - 2 bottles are $4.95) add a little bit of Gold Shimmer Paint, about 1/2  teaspoon (find it on page 158 of main Catalogue $9.95) give it a good shake and then spritz your project for a subtle gold shimmer.  Works so well and is so much fun, because the paint is in alcohol, after spraying it's dry in seconds ...for a wow effect that's so easy!  You will have enough paint make up at least 15 bottles, so you can see it goes a very long way and works out very cheap, you can also add a few drops of reinker into this if you wish.

Just a quick note about the colours that are being discontinued from July onwards (see post below) These colours are selling out fast, even before it's our end of Stampin' Up! year.  The reinkers for Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, River Rock and Pretty in Pink are already sold out.  The Regal & Bright Watercolor Crayons are all gone as well.

Remember the new Mini Catalogue runs all the way through until the end of June, CLICK HERE to view online :) and let me know if you wish to order anything.  I'm offering free shipping at the moment  only available if you place your order directly through me.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hexagon card for my mum

Hello everyone!

Just a quick card to share today, I love quick cards..  Click on the card, I've uploaded it nice and big :)
I kind of had this going around in my head before I made it.  Mum has this quilt on her bed and it is so similar to these lovely colours and patterns found in the Print Poetry Designer Series paper stack that it really did not take too much figuring out on my part.
Mum loves quilting and I think this card will really speak to her.  I so love this new embossing folder, it  is such a versatile folder that looks great for masculine cards and feminine cards.  
At first I thought it would take me forever to cut out the little hexagons but once I started snipping it really only took 5 minutes to cut all these out.  
Anyway I hope you have enjoyed my card today!

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Friday, April 5, 2013

A new Colour Refresh

Hi All,

Stampin' Up! have announced last night that we are making some colour changes again just to stay current with the trends out there.  They are not very big changes, in fact I think you are really going to love the little changes that they have made, I do :)

There are 10 new colours (most of which are retired colours now being reintroduced into the main colour palette)  only 3 are brand new never seen before colours.  So take a look, I have a chart and a video about this change for you.
Discontinued Colours:
* Regal Rose
* Pretty in Pink
* Bashful Blue
* Certainly Celery
* Baja Breeze
* Riding Hood Red
* Brave Burgundy
* Not Quite Navy
* More Mustard
* River Rock

New Colours:
* Calypso Coral
* Wisteria Wonder
* Pear Pizzazz
* Soft Sky
* Pool Party
* Blushing Bride
* Island Indigo
* Bermuda Bay
* Smoky Slate

So just to clarify a little..  basically all the colours are current until the start of the new Catalogue, which for us here in Australia is the beginning of July 2013.  You will be able to buy the retiring colours until they run out (last day to order June 30th if stock is available) so if there is a favourite that you know you are going to miss, you might want to think about ordering some cardstock or a reinker, or marker in that particular colour probably sooner rather than later in order to save disappointment.


Stampin'  Up! also wish to advise that the watercolour markers and the watercolour crayons are going to be discontinued as there are unforeseen problems with the supplier.  So if you love your watercolouring this might be the time to buy these before they are no longer available.  I can honestly say that the crayons are delight to watercolour with and I won't be giving mine up in a hurry.

In the USA the watercolor pencils and the Brights Watercolor Wonder Crayons stocks are already depleted.  Lucky for us that Stampin' Up! Australia still has all four colour families in stock.  So get 'em before they're gone!  We're a little bit lucky there :)

  • 101879: Watercolor Pencils
  • 119802: Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons
  • 119803: Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons
  • 119804: Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons
  • 119805: Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons
All righty everyone..  I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of new cards to post for you, I have quite a few to upload so will schedule posts every few days. As always let me know if there is anything I can help you with or if you would like to place an order with me.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Some pretties to share..

Hi Stampers,

Just a few pics today of some cards I made during the week. Don't forget the Sale-A-Bration promotion is still running for another three days will get you some free products with every $100 purchase.

So let's look at some of the new products from the Seasonal Catalogue.

The new More Amore Paper is just too lovely to pass up.  I know Valentines Day has been and gone but who doesn't love a Heart card :)

I think the More Amore Designer Paper and the Artisan Embellishments Kit from the Seasonal Catalogue just lend themselves to feminine cards which are perfect for Birthdays all year round.

I adore the new Primrose Petals Core'dinations Card Stock and also the Paper Doilies…..and I haven't even mentioned the pretty flower trim, lol you can tell I love girly … right! ;)

The Seasonal Catalogue products are all available right up until 30th of June 2013.  Let me know if you would like me to order anything for you.

Anyway, Enjoy the cards and I  hope that you like them ;)

Product List:
More Amore DSP $21.95
129309 Page 10 (Seasonal Catalogue)

Artisan Embellishments Kit $16.95
129328 Page 10 (Seasonal Catalogue)

5/8" Flower Trim $11.95
126869 Page 5 (Seasonal Catalogue)

Paper Doilies $4.95
129399 Page 5 (Seasonal Catalogue

Bitty Butterfly Punch $27.95
129406 Page 13 (Seasonal Catalogue)

Elegant Butterfly Punch $27.95
127526 Page 184 (Main Catalogue)

Papillon Potpourri Stamps $25.95 [c] $32.95 [w]

Baja Breeze Seam Binding $11.95
122331 Page 172 (Main Catalogue)

Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder $13.95
120175 Page 189 (Main Catalogue)

Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder $13.95
117335 Page 189 (Main Catalogue)

Ink/Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla,

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogue 2013

Hello my stamping friends
I wanted to just make you aware that I have the Seasonal Catalogue in my sidebar and you are able to click on it and view all the new goodies..  you can also download the Seasonal Catalogue Supplies list HERE don't forget we have a wonderful selection of free Sale-A-Bration goodies available with each $100 purchase.  The Sale A Bration list is downloadable HERE  If you would like to hold a Stampin' Up! party let me know and we'll work out a date to suit.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

As promised.. Clearance Rack of Stampin' Up! Goodies !

As promised here is the latest update on the Clearance Rack.  If you click on the different links below it will take you straight to a list of  items on sale each week.  You might like to look in the catalogue below to see the actual products, if you don't still have the book from last year.  

These are all retired items which have been discontinued from the the 2011 - 2012 Catalogue and have been drastically reduced and you will still receive Hostess Benefits, so if you missed out on some markers or ink pads, designer paper or perhaps feel that there were a couple of stamp sets which would have been perfect to own, now is your chance because they are at their lowest price ever!

This should keep us all out of trouble for a while, there are some great bargains here! Please do let me know if I can help you with your order, delivered straight to your door from the warehouse to anywhere within Australia.  Please note that all sales on clearance items are final.

Clearance Rack 14 Dec - 20 Dec
There are many Christmas themed products here as well as stamp sets

Lots of Ribbon here as well as stamp sets

Clearance Rack 21 Dec - 3 Jan
Lots of paper to choose from as well as stamp sets

Clearance Rack 11 Jan - 21 Jan 
Many Brads to choose from as well as stamp sets

Idea Book & Catalogue 2011 - 2012

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

Stampin' Up! have an announcement to make :  


We’re temporarily taking hundreds of products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail-only while supplies last! We’ll have four different groups of products on sale between 14 December -21 January. These are the sale periods:
  • 14-20 December
  • 21 December-3 January
  • 4-10 January
  • 11-21 January
Check back on 14 December to see what’s on sale and when!
Keep in mind that this type of sale is just something we’re trying out and not necessarily something we’ll do again in the future. Take advantage of these amazing bargains on previously retired products while they’re here!

This is very exciting be sure to check back this Friday the 14th for more information :) 
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Sunday, December 2, 2012

More Christmas Card updates

Good Morning everyone :)

I really would like to update my blog today by showing you the remainder of the cards/projects I made for the Brisbane Heartfeld Stampin' Up! event.. I also made a banner, which we are hanging up in our lounge room this week so I'll be sure to post some pics of this too.  In the meantime, I hope you can find some inspiration here.  Have a relaxing Sunday!

Here is the exquisite Holiday Frame Embossing Folder
You have already seen this in my previous post

I just had to make the ornament on the Front Cover!

It's just so delicate and beautiful in real life :)
Another ornament made from the Candelight Christmas Designer Paper

I adore the large Stampin' Up! Doily Die!!
Here is the inside of the card

If you have any questions about any product used on these cards or techniques please don't hesitate to shoot me a quick email  … and if you've enjoyed looking leave a comment, I love comments :)

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Snowflake Card

Hello everyone :)
I'm back.. finally at long last.  I wanted to share with you some of the projects I made for the Heartfelt Stampin' Up! Event in Brisbane. I have also entered my card in the Merry Monday #43 Card Challenge over at Always Playing with Paper.

It is a clean and simple card which I made with the new Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Very Vanilla Card and the new Delicate Doilies Sizzlitx die.

Isn't the embossed border along the bottom beautiful!  I used one of the two Delicate Designs Embossing Folders, the sentiment in the middle of the snowflakes is from the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set and of course I used some Crumb cake tulle (available in the Holiday Catalogue) to tie the little bows.  The snowflakes are  lifted off the page with Stampin Dimensionals and the ink I used is Early Espresso.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Event

Hello my stamping friends,

So much to tell you..  I recently attended the Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Regional Event which is for Demonstrators  and their guests..  yes you heard right, if after reading this post you feel that you might like to come with me next year, let me know and we'll go together!

I have a lot of photos to show you of the actual event, and even more to tell you.  Firstly I was asked to make some samples of some product and display it for everyone to see.. All goodies from the new catalogue! and I also worked in the product playground which is where we all get to play with the new products.  I was assigned to the bigshot table and was very lucky to be able to work along side two other very talented ladies, Jacqui Crouch and also Rebecca Goreman.

The day itself was simply amazing we participated in classes which were run by other Demonstrators as well as Stampin' Up! Staff.  The venue was amazing, so much daylight, so much room and unbelievably well organised.  There were Display tables, Display boards, continuous demonstrations, and best of all the new products were all on display.  We were able to see the new fabrics and papers, the new cutters and guillotines , heat tool, scented embossing powders, dies and framelits, embossing folders and to have a play with everything.  We had lunch, make and takes and lots of time to catch up with many Demonstrators.  Some Demonstrators came up from Melbourne because they felt they wanted to attend the event a second time because it was so good!  Amazing hugh!

We were given a new stamp set as a Christmas present (The new "Heart of Christmas" stamp) and we all received products and stamps to play with and to take home as well.

So without much further ado.. here are some photos :)   The first one you will see is a Banner, two ornaments and some cards which I made and I will upload some more detailed pics of these in the next couple of days for you.

Amazing creativity!!  wouldn't you agree, there are some very talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators here in Queensland !  

It really was a special day and I have to say what I loved the most was that every single person attending made a 3D ornament from the new Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and we all had to write a heartfelt message inside our ornament.  All of these ornaments were then hung onto a Christmas tree, it looked amazing.  In return we were given the Heart of Christmas Stamp as a present.  I asked Aaron Scott, who is the Regional Manager of Stampin' Up! Australia, what they would be doing with all the beautiful ornaments..  and his reply was that they were going to take them home to Sydney and decorate the Christmas tree in the Sydney Office. Such a lovely thought!  Now our ornaments with all the lovely messages are on a perfectly decorated tree at the offices of Stampin' Up! Australia displaying all of our heartfelt wishes and love in the form of handmade creativity.  So nice!!

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