Sunday, December 18, 2011

Regional Swap and 2012 Family Christmas card

Hi  Everyone and thanks for stopping by! I'm now back from a wonderful time away in Merimbula and feeling rested ready for the Christmas mayhem!

Here is my Christmas card I'm using this year for family and friends. My downline received this card as a swap at our November Stampin'Up! Regionals.

One of my projects while away on holiday was to make all my Christmas cards for this year and I did accomplish that! I made 25 of these and 25 of another design. Don't think I have a spare of it to photograph and show you, silly me!

This card uses the Dasher stamp, I've had a bit of a love affair with it this year and used it quite a few times when I was doing the centrefold cards.The other stamp sets are Confetti and Contempo Christmas.

Cardstock is Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.
Inks are Soft Suede, Early Espresso ( used on the antlers).
Embellishment is Stampin'Glitter Fine Galaxy.

Thanks for having a look and if I don't get back on here again before Christmas I'd like to wish everyone and their families a Safe and Happy Festive Season and all the very best life can bring for 2012!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Array of Sunshine Card

I had to wait until today to post this card as I did not want my best stamping buddy seeing her very special occasion birthday card before her big day!!!!! So here it is Happy birthday Heather! I'll give you the hard copy when I get to see you to celebrate your day!

One of my downline had the idea of layering the larger flower when we did the centrefold class - thanks Margaret it looks fabulous!

Stamps - Array of Sunshine, On Your Birthday, Itty Bitty Bits

Card - Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White

Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limade, Peach Parfait, Claypso Coral, Poppy Parade

Accessories  - Peach Parfait Stitched Poly ribbon, 2010-2012 In Clour Paper Stack, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Basic Jewels Pearls

Happy Birthday Heather! Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and that you get very spoiled with lots of lovely gifts!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dasher Centrefold Card

I'm going to be without computer access so have scheduled my posts to pop up ahead of time - love technology (most of the time!) Here is a different version of the centrefold card. This one creates a more compact version that will fit into a smaller size envelope than its taller cousin.

Stamps - Dasher, Easy Events,Heard from the Heart
Ink - Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Card - Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories - Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, 2 way glue pen, Fine Galaxy Stampin'Glitter

Be back soon with another post!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Simply Soft Centrefold Card

Here is another centrefold card I whipped up after my class to give to one of my midwifery buddies whose birthday is coming up very soon.
Stamps - Simply Soft, It's Your Day, Confetti
Card - Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
Ink - Island indigo, Lucky Limeade, Black Staz-On
Accessories - Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, blender pen

To try something new on this card I cut down the length of the Island Indigo punched ribbon border strip and layered it behind the Lucky Limeade ribbon punch strip. I think it worked out quite nicely!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Simply Soft Centrefold Card

Okay time to get back to showing off some of my card creations! Last weekend was my last set of classes for the year and we made Centrefold cards. This one is made using the hostess set Simply Soft. This is such a pretty set with the different floral stamp options plus you have the choice of two step stamping or water colouring in the images. You have to love stamp sets that offer versatility!

For this card I chose the two step stamping option.

Cardstock - Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla.
Stamps - Simply Soft, Creative Elements.
Ink - Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Black Staz-On
Accessories - Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, Victoria crochet trim,Dotted ScallopRibbon border punch, linen thread, Pearl basic jewels, Dimensionals, blender pens.

Do like the effect created by layering the ruffled ribbon over the crochet trim.

Everyone had a lovely time creating their cards and learning a terrific new card construction idea. As for decorating your centrefold card the only limit is your imagination!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Chanel" Mocha Morning DSP Tote

 Well here it is my "ta-da" tote bag! I love how this tote turned out. The moment I saw the Mocha Morning Speciality DSP in the new IB&C when I received my copy in August I knew I had to use it to create one of these totes. It is just so elegant!

The DSP has a black flock so apart from looking great it is also beautiful in a tactile way too if you know what I mean. I love the "Chanel" bow it sets off the whole tote beautifully. The black card circles and handles were sprayed with Champagne Gold shimmer paint made into a mist with rubbing alcohol to give a bit of sparkle and it is topped off with the added bling of the neutrals glimmer brads.

Who would not love to receive a gift in one of these totes??????

Thanks for coming by and seeing all my totes. I will get back to showing off cards next week from my weekend Centrefold card class.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black and White Tote

This is the second last of the totes I presented at Regionals. This is also one of my favourites along with the last one that I will show you next time you visit. There is something about black and white that looks so stylish don't you think?

When I made this tote I had in mind all the 21st birthday parties my daughter goes to that have a B&W theme so made a bag to continue along with the theme for her to use as her gift bag.

The flower motif on the front is done using the Fun Flowers die with the Big Shot. This is one of the  wonderful dies that are exclusive to Stampin'Up! You can order yours through a Stampin'Up! demonstrator like me! To give the flower a bit of dimension I gently curled the petals upwards. A basic jewel rhinestone in the centre finishes it off. The brads to secure the handles are clear rhinestone brads.

Do make sure you visit in the next couple of days to see my very favourite bag/tote that everyone adores. It is so elegant!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Extreme Measures Gift Tote

Here are two more of my Regionals gift totes for you to have a look at for ideas.

The Tempting Turquoise tote at the back is done using 12x12 card, the front tote in Pacific Point card is made using 9x9 card.

I have decorated the back tote prior to scoring and folding using the standard roller wheel Vine and Blossom. The contrast colour used for the handles and corners is Rich Razzleberry. The corners are done using the 2 inch circle punch and it is finished off with matching colour flower brads.

The smaller tote is decorated using the stamp set Extreme Measures. Basic Black is the contrast card and the corners are done using a 1 1/4 inch circle punch. Mini Silver brads finish it off. A great tote for a male or teenage gift bag.

See you again soon!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gift Tote with Matching Cards

I'm really pleased with how this tote presented. I'm going to give this to one of my friends as a birthday present as she gives lots of cards and I know she will appreciate such a gift.

The tote and cards are made from Crumbcake cardstock and the contrast trim is Chocolate Chip.
Inks are Crumbcake, Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango.
Stamp sets are Curly Cute, Creative Elements, Pocket Silhouettes, Aviary, Friends Never Fade and Faith in Nature.
Butterflies are Beautiful Wings embosslit for the Big Shot.
Brads are from Vintage Trinkets.

The layout is one I saw on Clean & Simple. I very rarely create a card that has no layering whatsoever but I reckon these turned really nicely. I also like the fact they were so quick and easy to do! My trusty Stampamajig made sure everything was lined perfectly and it made the whole card creating project so easy. Love it!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gift Tote from Regionals

 Sorry about the delay in getting my next totes up on here - back at work and had very busy night duty shifts, so am a little bit tired!!
 Anyway better late than never!

These are the totes I showed at Regionals which I made from Stampin'Up! Designer Series paper. I wondered if the paper would be strong enough but it worked out really well. You would not be able to put a heavy gift in them but for something small or light it would be perfect. The best part about these is that as the paper is double sided you get a gorgeous inside design as well!

The tote on the left is done with Paisley Petals DSP, one of my all time favourites. The Bravo Burgundy looks terrific, it really highlights the paper design.

The tote below is actually a smaller version done with 9x9 inch piece of DSP and you are getting a sneak peek of one of the new Designer Series papers from the upcoming Summer Mini catalogue coming out December 1. This paper is from the Beyond the Garden pack of DSP. Lots of lovely bright summery colours in this set of papers, I know you are going to love them! Wild Wasabi textured card is used on the handles and corners.

Check out the different brads I've used on these totes - Vintage brads for the top tote and Ice rhinestone brads for the smaller tote.
There are more to come so do stop by again soon! Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Melbourne Regionals Wow Gift Totes

Here is the first of my sample gift totes that I made for showing at Stampin'Up! Melbourne Regionals yesterday. This is the Christmas version!

Cardstock - Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White.
Stamps - Stitched Stockings and Soft Holly standard roller wheel.
Ink - Old Olive
Accessories - Stocking Tag punch, Brights Glitter brads, Perfect Pennants Bigz Die, Basic jewels.

I love the new glitter brads for these projects - very Christmassy!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Melbourne Stampin'Up! Regionals 2011

 Here's the reason for my lack of posts over the last week, I was busy preparing my Workshop Wow presentation for the Stampin'Up! Melbourne Regionals that were held today at the Melbourne Convention Centre. It was an exciting day and a huge thrill to be asked to present to my fellow demonstrators. At the same time it was very nerve wracking to be on stage in front of nearly 400 enthusiastic stampers!

My Wow presentation was the cute little gift box tote I showed you earlier in the year on here but this time I made several new variations on different themes. The photo below shows some of them on display after my presentation. I will post better photos of them over the coming days.

 I am very pleased to say my time up on stage went well and I had a great time! Overall the day was terrific with some fabulous presentations by demonstrators and Stampin'Up! staff. So many new ideas to try out before they disappear out of my head!

 It was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with many of the members in my Stampin'Up! team and to catch up on everyones news. All up an awesome day! I have so much fun being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Hi Everyone,
Sorry for the lack of posts this week but have been busy working on a project which I will be able to share with you after tomorrow.
So stop by in the next few days to see what I have been creating!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Centrefold Card Class

Here is a sample of a centrefold card which you will learn how to make at my November Technique class. This will be my last set of classes that I will be running this year.

Dates for the class are :-
Thursday November 24th at 7.30pm
Saturday November 26th at  1.30pm

Class cost - $15

All materials supplied including instructions. If you have a paper cutter with scorer please bring it along to make it easier for you. Time permitting you should be able to complete two cards in the class. Class is held in Mount Waverley at my home so places are limited.

To reserve your place please email me at

I'll look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wet Paper Stamping

This is technique which was highlighted in our demonstrator publication Stampin'Up! Impressions a few months ago - on no I've just checked the article and it was a YEAR ago! Oh well at least I get around to trying out things eventually!!!! I've also had this stamp set  - Always Elegant, sitting in my pile waiting to be "christened " too - it's not waited quite as long to be inked up!

Basically you mist spray a piece of watercolour paper with water.
Stamp your image in Stampin'Up! classic ink onto the dampened paper, don't panic the colour is meant to bleed into the paper. I used Pool Party as my first ink impression in the sample above. You can see the halo effect created by the ink bleeding outwards.
Wait for the paper to dry.
Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig restamp the image using a darker shade of coordinating ink.

Think about what stamps you have in your collection that you could use this technique with and have some fun! There is nothing like experimenting for a bit of fun and discovery!

I roughed up the edges of my piece using the distressing tool and then sprayed it with Precious Platinum shimmer paint mixed up in a bottle with rubbing alcohol. Smooch Spritz would give a similar effect.

It was matted onto Pool Party card and then onto folded Island Indigo card. Some paper piercing using the matt pack and paper piercer along with the stamped sentiment finishes it all off.

Thanks for coming by!

I'll be back online realtime soon, once I get back from my 30th anniversary honeymoon! I've had these posts scheduled to come up while I am away.

See you soon!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tri Shutter Anniversary Card

Today is my darling husband's and my 30th Wedding Anniversary! Here is the card I made him to show just how much I love him and to thank him for 30 wonderful years together.

Making a tri shutter card lets you use so many items from your stamping stash and it all ends up looking sooooo good!!!

I've used Real Red as my card base, the matts are Very Vanilla and the DSP is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  Inks are Real Red and Early Espresso.
Stamp sets are I Heart Hearts, Clearly for You, Word Play and Artistic Etchings.
Accessories used are Real Red satin ribbon, heart to heart and small heart punch, corner rounder, and pinking hearts border punch. Big Shot and Timeless Type Junior Alphabet. Pearl basic jewels.

I hope he likes it! I certainly had a lot of fun making it for him!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Easy Events Cards

 Hi there! Here is a cute set of cards so easily made using the Stampin'Up! stamp set Easy Events. This set has 8 sweet designs that cover every occasion, so if you are new to stamping this set makes a great starting point to your stamping collection.

These cards are 4 x 4 inches. The images have been stamped on Whisper White card using black Staz-on ink - great to use when colouring in images as the ink will not bleed into your lighter colours. The images were coloured using Stampin'Up! Stampn'Write markers.

 The tree above was coloured using a blender pen but the rest of the images were coloured direct to card.

The coloured cardstock was stamped in co-ordinating ink colours using the stamp set Confetti. I have a hard time leaving blank space on my cards so love little filler or background type stamps, they are perfect for filling in those blank spots.

As a lovely gift you could make up a set of these cards and pop them into a hand crafted gift box, they would make someone very happy.

 If you wanted to jazz these up a bit more you could add glitter highlights or add an extra layer to the stamped image by highlighting an aspect of one of the images. For example you could restamp the image, colour just the icing of the cupcake and cut it out and adhere over your image already on the card.

Also to make the images "pop" i have outlined them in Sahara Sand marker. It's a bit hard to tell in the photos. The other way to make your images look clean and crisp is matting them onto black card.
You can mix and match colours, there is so much fun to be had with this cute set!

I've used smooth card stock apart form the Sending you Love card where I used Wild Wasabi textured card. Other colours used are Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Peach Parfait and Daffodil Delight card.

I hope you have lots of fum creating these cute cards!

If you would like to order any of the products used here please email your order to me at    

Monday, October 17, 2011

Precious Butterflies Card

Sorry about the delay in posting but I am still dealing with camera memory and computer glitches! Every time I want to copy across from my camera to the computer, the computer does not recognise it has the photos already filed so copies every pic on the memory card, all 400+. I know I should just delete the photos on the memory card and probably will as I am tired of deleting multiple copies of every photo! Not technically savvy is moi!

Any way to my latest card creation. I made this using the hostess set Precious Butterflies. You can earn hostess sets by making an order with me for over $300 or hosting a workshop with sales over $300. An original card from me for a change! The colours used are Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant. It's actually a similar colour combination I used to love using before we had the new colour renovation. Back then I used Kiwi Kiss, Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant. So very pleased to have this colour combo again.

Thanks for stopping by for a look! I'll be back with more in the next day or so. I'm on holidays so that means more stamping time!!!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Morning Cup Card

I just love the new In Colour card in Pool Party along with its matching ruffled ribbon. I've co-ordinated it here with another new In Colour Calypso Coral.

The stamp set used is Morning Cup which I stamped up in black Staz-On and water coloured with an aqua painter on Confetti White card. This card is a great standby if you don't have any water colour paper handy. I like using Confetti card because I love the added pieces that are imbedded in the card, it adds texture to your image. The background was stamped in Pool Party ink using the background stamp Wonderfully Worn.

Thanks for looking. I had hoped to have another set of cards for you to view but due to technical problems with my camera and computer they will have to wait for another day!!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Stitched Stocking Cards and Promotion

Here are the samples I made using the terrific stamp set Stitched Stocking and the punch Stocking Tag which you can buy this month as a special Summer/Holiday Mini Catalogue prerelease from Stampin'Up! Also this month as a special from Stampin'Up! you can earn these items FREE if you host a workshop with sales of $450 or make an order of $450 before p&h. What a great special!!!

The card at the bottom is a CASE of the card you will see in the Stampin'Up! ads in your favourite stamping and scrapbooking magazines this month. The top card is one I will show you how to make in my October workshops this month.

If you would like to order this stamp set and punch please email me This prerelease is only for October, miss it now and you will have to wait until December!

Stitched Stocking set of 7 woodmount 125798 $53.95 / clearmount 123784 $42.95
Stocking tag punch 124095 $33.95

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Zig Zag Card - September Class

Last class for the month tonight and here is one final sample card I just finished to show off to my class ladies tonight. I have a bit of a thing for black and white lately so thought I would try it out on a zigzag card. What do you think?

Stamp sets used were Creative Elements and Elements of Style.

In the second photo I was trying to show how I had layered the flower, paper tolle style, if you look closely you can see the layers.

Sorry about the dull background - very overcast and stormy here today. Also I have to say the carpet on the cat scratching post does not complement my card but the post is the ideal height for taking photos of cards!!!!! Plus it gets the best light!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Quick Card Using Jolly Bingo Bits

Christmas cards need to be really quick and easy if you are doing a multitude of them and this card certainly fits that criteria. I've used a simple layout so not a lot of involved cutting required and the stamped section is all randomly stamped using the set Jolly Bingo Bits.

You could jazz it up a bit more if you wanted with some bling but for Christmas cards in a hurry this one is a good one.

Card used is Real Red, Garden Green and Whisper White.
Inks - Real Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede and Pacific Point.
Roller wheel - Sandy Speckles
Stamps- Jolly Bingo Bits, Four the Holidays

Hope I've given you some ideas! See you again soon!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Christmas Zigzag Card

Here is a sample of one of the Zigzag cards my ladies will be making tomorrow at my card class. Looks very Christmassy! I've used Glorious Green cardstock which has retired from the Stampin'Up! range. However it was the green I had the most of in 12x12 size for the class to use! Real Red is the other cardstock.

The card has been roller wheeled using the Soft Holly wheel. Bit hard to see on the red card methinks I need to reink that cartridge!

The Christmas tree stamp comes from the set Pennant Parade, page 37 of the Australian IB&C. One of those great stamp sets that you can use for umpteen different occasions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Kindness Matter Card

Here is a quick card I made over the weekend using the new Kindness Matters stamp set. I always love a stamp set that has butterflies in it!
I used the marker to rubber technique to ink up the butterflies in Early Espresso and Old Olive. The edges of the Very Vanilla card I roughed up using my fingernail to give some texture. It was then matted onto Old Olive card and Early Espresso DSP from the Designer Pads. The Early Espresso folded card was decorated using the roller wheel  Sandy Speckles and Early Espresso ink. The punched sentiment is done using the Modern Label punch and it is all finished off with a couple of Vintage Trinkets brads.

A good quick classical layout for when you need a card in a hurry!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Twisted Ribbon Flowers Card

I am so pleased with how this card turned out! Making twisted ribbon flowers has been on my to do list for awhile and when I found a really great tutorial on how to make them I was onto it straight away!
 You can find Deanna's tutorial here

Card, ink and ribbon is the In Colour Lucky Limade.
Stamps are - Sweetheart and You're Cherished.

I think I'm going to have to do quite a few more of these flowers as they are fun to do and look so effective!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Workshop Make and Take

Here are the 3D items we made at my workshop for one of my long term customers last night. The box is made using the Big Shot Box#2 die.

My downline Simone Bartrum gave me a version of the Baja Breeze box at Paperific. I redid one for the workshop in Baja Breeze and the other version is in the new In Colour Wisteria Wonder. I DO like this new colour!

The Baja Breeze box is stamped in Night of Navy ink using the stamp set Hello Friend and the Wisteria Wonder box is stamped using Elegant Eggplant ink and the stamp set Creative Elements.

With a touch of bling and the satin Whisper White ribbon these little boxes were a big hit at the workshop!

Thanks Simone for the inspiration!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Spot the New Products for 2011-2012

There are so many wonderful new items in the 2011-2012 Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue. I've used four of them to create this quick card. Can you pick them?

1. New In Colour card. This colour is Calypso Coral, doesn't it look good teamed up with Poppy Parade! One of the great aspects of the new IB&C is that the previous years In Colours continue on for another 12 months which means having fun finding lots of new colour combinations!

2.Seam binding ribbon - This one is Pear Pizzazz. It is so soft and easily bunches up for lovely soft ruffles on your projects. There are  seven gorgeous new colours in the range and I'm thinking I might just have to get them all!

3. Glimmer Brads - You can never have too many options for bling! These brads come four different colour family ranges so all up that is 20 colours of glimmer brads!

4.Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch. These punches are so clever! You can punch 3 different related shapes from the one punch. I've used two of the punched images here to create my flower.  These are great value at $44.95 to get three shapes, imagine how much it would cost to buy all three separately.

Also Stampin'Up! have a great new corner rounder punch. It did get updated last catalogue but I've just updated mine and this works a treat! My old one used to chew the corners at times but this one does a lovely job and no raggy bits!

Other items used in this card are - Whisper White card, Awash with Flowers and You're a Gem stamp sets, Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade inks, paper piercer and matt pack.

If you haven't got your copy of the new catalogue you can email me and I will arrange an order of one for you. Otherwise you can view it online here

Thanks for looking! See you later!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Button Buddies

Hi Everyone!

I've finally had a chance to play with this cute fun set we received free from Stampin'Up! when we attended Australian Convention earlier this year. The set is designed to co-ordinate with Stampin'Up! Designer buttons.

There are some really fun images in this set. The little piggie one is so cute when you add his button nose!

The sentiments come from a new set in the 2012 catalogue, Friendly Phrases. the punch is Decorative Label. I love the effect created when you cut one in half and layer it behind a whole one. Just remember to cut off the little side points so as they don't stick out from underneath!

I've had time to stamp lately so will be able to show off some more new creations over the coming days so be sure to drop by again soon!

Friday, September 9, 2011

DSP Zig Zag Card

Okay finally made good on my promise to show you the other version of a zig zag card which we will be doing in class this month.

This is the version using Designer Series Paper. For this one I have used paper from the hostess set of DSP papers Cheerful Treat. I will be making some more samples and can't wait to do one in Paisley Petals DSP.

If you would like to come along to my class please send me an email at to book your place.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

French Foliage and Woodgrain Card

How is this for a great combination of stamp sets? The French Foliage set and Woodgrain background stamp work beautifully together. This is another of my 6x6 cards done for Paperific. You could easily reduce this down to a 4x4 size.

Colours used are :- Card - Early Espresso, Garden Green, Very Vanilla.
                              Ink - Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Garden Green, Early Espresso

Stamp sets - Many Happy Returns, French Foliage, Woodgrain

Have fun trying out this combination. It makes great masculine cards!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Amazing Offer!

Have you ever thought about joining the fun at Stampin'Up!? Well now is a pretty good time to reconsider that thought as Stampin'Up! has a great deal for you! During September you have the option of joining Stampin'Up! for just $169 by purchasing the Mini Starter Kit.  And by joining Stampin'Up! you become entitled to a 20% discount on all your purchases! Buy for yourself, sell to friends and family the choice is yours.

To continue receiving the discount you need to have a minimum order total of $500 by Dec 31. But there is no pressure, if you don't wish to buy another item you don't have to, enjoy your new starter kit and have fun, it is yours there are no returns, whether you buy anything more or not!

Your Mini Starter kit contains over $310 in products and business supplies-including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue! All items below are recommended, but a new demonstrator can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.
Page Item Description
37 125012 Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
40 123225 Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
121 121698 A4 Smooth Card Stock Assortment
121 102277 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
121 105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
121 103133 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
124 101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
126 107311 Whisper White Note Cards (20)
129 124339 Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
139 124142 Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
144 104332 SNAIL Adhesive
147 122129 Blender Pen (1)
163 118486 Clear-Mount Block C
*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue!

If you would like to know more please visit my demonstrator web page . But wait there is more!!!!
Stampin'Up! are also giving you the option of buying the original Starter Kit for 20% off! So for $231.20 you get a kit valued at $610! See inside the back of the current catalogue for kit information.

Any queries email me

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Zig Zag Card - September Class

As promised here is a photo of the Zig Zag card we will be doing in this months Technique class. This is the card version and I will post up a pic of the Designer Series Paper version once I finish embellishing it.

This is a basic version of the card, from here you can reallly go to town embellishing it up as much as you like!!

In the class you will make one of each version for class cost of $15. If you would like to book your spot please email me Please bring a cutter/scorer with you if you have one otherwise all other resources are supplied for the class.

I'd like to thank Julia Leece a lovely demonstrator from New Zealand for the inspiration for this card. One of my downline who belongs to Crafters Anonymous, taught me how to make it in her classes. You can see Julia's version here .

Colours used in my card are Pacific Point and Baja Breeze card and inks. Stamp sets are Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Perfect Punches and Just Perfect Alphabet.

Hope to see you at my classes!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Paperific Posters

Hi Everyone,
Here are my posters I made for my teams Stampin'Up! stand at Paperific last weekend. If you look closely you will see some of the new sets that will be released tomorrow when the new 2012 Idea Book & Catalogue is officially launched. I love the hostess set Faith in Nature which is the set used to create the 3 pears card in the lower poster. If you know your Stampin'Up! colours, you may even be able to pick out 4 of the new In Colour inks and card in a couple of my cards!
If you would like your very own copy of the new catalogue contact me and I will arrange an order for one to be sent to you.

Paperific was very successful and the girls on the stand had a terrific time showing off the new catalogue to everyone who came by the stand. I was kept busy working as one of the Paperific staff out the front of house. it was a great show and it was lovely to hear everyone's happy comments as they left carrying their precious bags of papercrafting supplies!!!!!! One lady was so excited as she was leaving, she came up to me and said "I've just got to tell someone I am so excited - I just bought a Big Shot!" I know just how she felt!!!! Stamping and scrapbooking does that to you!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Paperific Stand

Here are Tracy and Rose, two of my lovely downline who came along to help set up our Stampin'Up! stand at Paperific today. Hence the safety vests! The posters done by the deomonstrators taking part in this show are fabulous. Make sure to drop by to see them and to say hello!

Paperific is on Tomorrow!

The end of the week is nearly here which means Paperific Paper Expo is about to begin! My Stampin'Up! team and I have a stand there so come along and visit us and be one of the first to obtain your new 2012 Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue. We will be able to take your orders and submit them for you on the 1st September so as they arrive on your doorstep asap!!!! You can also make orders for the current retiring product from the 2010-2011 catalogue. Some items have already sold out so make sure to get your orders in soon with us at Paperific!

My sample to show you today is another one I created for my display board for Paperific. If you follow my blog you might have noticed a theme over the last few posts. My display is 6x6 cards. I love the challenge of making these size cards and I've been quietly pleased with the ones I have made!

This card uses the retiring Designer Series paper Love Letter. I've combined it with one of the new stamp sets from the 2012 Idea Book - Creative Elements. The swirls have been stamped using Champagne Mist shimmer paint to give the card a bit of glamour.

Hope to see you at Paperific!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Paperific Class - Gift Tote

Paperific  Expo is only 5 more sleeps away! There will be 41 paper crafting, stamping and scrapbooking stands - a paper crafters dream event!!! Each stand will be showing off their latest products with demonstrations and many of the stands will be offering free make and takes including my teams Stampin'Up! stand.  Come and visit to see what is new with Stampin'Up! and get your copy of the new release 2012 Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue.

We are also offering a Stampin'Up! class at Paperific.

FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST CLASS ROOM 2 AT  11:30-12:30 pm
Skill level basic.
Join Janine Rawlins and Simone Bartrum, both Top 25 Australian Stampin’Up! demonstrators, to learn how to make these lovely gift bags with distressed flower decorative finish.
Using Stampin’Up! products you will learn to create a cute gift tote to use as a gift bag, card/stationery holder or party favour. As well you will be taught how to make distressed flowers to use as embellishments on your cards, scrap pages or 3D items. Surprise option! Personalise your tote using new release stamps from the 2012 Stampin’Up! Idea Book & Catalogue.
Class cost is $25 and includes a roll of Stampin’Up! Sticky Strip valued at $12.95. Come along and join in this fun class and learn more about Stampin’Up! and their wonderful products!
Bookings and payments via Paypal to

We would love to have your company!  Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 19, 2011

My Friend Stamp Set Card Using Shimmer Paint

Hi there! Here is another sneak peek from the upcoming Stampin'Up! 2012 Idea Book & Catalogue. The stamp set is "My Friend". I received mine free when I attended Managers Reception with Shelli Gardner CEO of Stampin'Up! at our Australian Stampin'Up! Convention back in May. It's been so hard not being able to share with you the lovely new sets we were given back then - but now I can!

This set reminds me so much of Just Believe and Upsy Daisy from the current catalogue which I love playing with. Good news too these sets are continuing in the 2012 catalogue.

For this card I used a technique which was recently demonstrated on our Demonstrators web page showing how to overstamp your stamped image with shimmer paint. So the initial image was stamped in Soft Suede and then stamped the image on my Stampamajig sheet. Then on my clean stamp I randomly daubed shimmer paint - Precious Platinum for this one, and using the Stampamajig I overstamped the initial image. Looks great doesn't it?

Cardsock used is Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso. Ribbon is Crumbcake taffeta a new colour coming in the new catalogue. I've actually dug out my retired Kraft taffeta which is now rebadged as Crumbcake! Certainly pays to hang onto retired products!!!!!

Hope you enjoy trying out this technique. Have fun!!!!


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