09 December 2010

Christmas Card Tree Ornament

Here's another cute card I made using the Big Shot Scallop Circle Die. I've popped some ribbon on the back so that it can be hung on the Christmas Tree.

Stamps: Playful Pieces (Hostess), Best Yet
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP (Retired)
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Real Red Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds (on the star)

08 December 2010

Christmas Card Trio

I've seen some lovely Big Shot Scallop Circle Easel Cards (wow that's a mouthful!) on SCS and other SU! Demonstrator blogs and thought it was about time I had a go myself. Quite simply, I was amazed at how easy they were!One of my favourite techniques to use this year has been the Colour Spritzer Tool. It's only $29.95 and teamed up with a $6.95 Stampin' Write Marker, creates a wonderful effect on cardstock. The kids love playing with it too (under supervision of course)!

Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet, Baroque Motifs, Music Notes Wheel, Best Yet (Retired Hostess)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Old Olive
Ink: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Colour Spritzer Tool, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Sponge Dauber

02 December 2010

Summer Mini Catalogue

Stampin' Up! have just released their stunning new Summer Mini Catalogue! This catalogue runs from 1 December until 31 March next year. To view a copy, either click here or contact me to arrange a hard copy.

31 October 2010

Children R the Reward of Life Layout

My baby had a big sleep today (and still is as I type this!) so guess what I did? Scrapbooking of course. I've really missed it so decided to treat myself while my other children have been happily playing outside.

I tried out a couple of my newest "toys" namely the Scallop Circle Bigz Die and the new Play Date Designer Paper which resulted in a very colourful double layout. I tried to make the flowers looked exactly the same as the DSP and the leaves are a small heart punch (non-SU!) cut in half. I also used my Creative Memories Cutting System for the other circles.
Cardstock: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Play Date DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip Marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies, Sizzlits Lots of Tags Die, Bigz Top Note Die, Bigz Scallop Circle Die, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Extra-Large Tag Punch

17 October 2010

6x6 Scrapbook Page

I attended the Hamilton Regional Seminar a few weeks back (yes, with a baby in tow!) and I've only just had a chance to complete one of the four "make and takes" from that day. Of course, I chose the scrapbook page to do! (The photo is from my much younger and skinnier days!)
Stamps: Every Moment
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede
Accessories: Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Sponge Daubers

Dress up Christmas Promotion

Create beautiful packaging to fit any Christmas gift with exclusive products from Stampin’ Up! From 16 October-30 November*, there are two ways to get FREE ribbon:

  • Get an exclusive package of ribbon for FREE when you purchase a Christmas gift-giving bundle!
  • Get an exclusive package of ribbon for FREE when you host a $600 workshop!

Choose from these bundles:

Description Wood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-Mount Price
Gifted Bundle
Gifted Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
124041 $80.45 124042 $68.45
Welcome Christmas Bundle
Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
124045 $83.90 124046 $71.90
Season of Joy Bundle
Season of Joy Set and So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel
124043 $81.45
Delightful Decorations Bundle
Delightful Decorations Set and Ornament Punch
124044 $88.45

Choose from the following limited-time ribbons when you purchase a Christmas gift-giving bundle or host a qualifying workshop:

Item Description Retail Value Cost with qualifying purchase/workshop
116792 Mistletoe Ribbon Originals $26.95 FREE
116795 Sleigh Bells Ribbon $19.50 FREE
113099 Riding Hood Red 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $24.50 FREE
115608 Real Red 3/4” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon $24.50 FREE

Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper:

29 September 2010

Look What I Managed To Make!

Life certainly is busy with a newborn in the house. I spend most of my time keeping on top of the washing & dishes! I've really missed having "my crafting time" but managed to make a card & matching 6x6 page for my friend who just had a baby girl. It took me most of Saturday to make with all the interruptions! (And now it's taken me until Wednesday to blog!)
My upline Tracee Jones suggested on our team forum that instead of stamping on plain paper to make wrapping paper, she just crimps a piece of cardstock which matches the card then pops the card underneath it. Have I done it right Tracee? I think it's a cool idea being able to see the card!
Stamps: Picture This, Baroque Motifs, Curvy Verses, Every Moment
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White Craft
Accessories: Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die, Beautiful Wings Embossilts Die, Top Note Bigz Die, Scallop Border Punch, Crimper, Sponge Dauber, Orchid Opulence 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds

01 September 2010

Colour Renovation Colour Kits

For those of you who have all (or most) of the colour families in cardstock, ink, markers, pastels and crayons, Stampin' Up! have put together colour kits to get you up-to-date with all the new wonderful colours. Click here to see the flyer.

26 August 2010

Additional Last Chance List Discounts!

The Last Chance List is quickly coming to an end and Stampin' Up! have selected some high-inventory items to discount even further! You have until August 31 to grab a real bargain. Get your orders in soon, before these products are gone forever!

Item # Page Description Discount Discounted AUS Price Discounted NZ Price
116342 42 Big Bold Birthday 50% $ 26.98 $ 31.98
116408 100 Seeing Spots 50% $ 14.98 $ 17.98
116344 121 Big Deal Alphabet 50% $ 38.98 $ 45.98
116208 126 In Color card stock (A4) 50% $ 7.25 $ 8.63
105538 127 Bold Brights Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46 $ 51.71
105537 127 Soft Subtles Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46 $ 51.71
105540 127 Rich Regals Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46 $ 51.71
105541 127 Many Marvelous Markers 25% $ 175.46 $ 209.96
105550 128 Bold Brights Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46 $ 37.46
105551 128 Earth Elements Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46 $ 37.46
105539 128 Earth Elements Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46 $ 51.71
105552 129 Rich Regals Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46 $ 37.46
112042 132 Urban Garden Designer Series paper 50% $ 8.48 $ 9.98
112041 134 Bella Rose Designer Series paper 50% $ 8.48 $ 9.98
107305 152 Oval Large punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
113692 152 Eyelet border punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
109043 152 Scallop Circle punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
113694 152 Heart to Heart punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
112082 152 Wide Oval punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
112091 152 Scallop Edge punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
113693 152 Full Heart punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
104310 155 Crafters' Tool Kit 25% $ 58.46 $ 68.96
112004 AW28* 1-3/4" Circle punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
116629 CO* Butterfly punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98

*CO=Carryover Flyer
*AW=Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue

18 August 2010

Baby Pic

Finally had a chance to take some decent photos so here's one, me with bubs. Everything is going well. Thanks for all the lovely comments!

16 August 2010

Baby Update

Final score 3-1! Isaac was born 5.43pm yesterday (15th), on my Nana's 94th birthday, at home surrounded by family (literally): My husband, our 3 kids, my Mother-In-Law, my sister & her son, plus 2 midwives. He was 8lb 1oz (huge by our standards). Will load a pic later.

13 August 2010

Waste Not Want Not

Firstly, a baby update: Nothing to report! Am now 6 days overdue which is a whole new experience for me as I've never gone overdue before!

Anyway, I'm still pottering around in my craft room getting up-to-date with my scrapbooking and decided to use some retiring products today.When the last catalogue started, Demonstrators were able to buy designer series paper sampler to show customers, which was basically a 3x3" piece of every DSP in the book. Because those papers are now retiring, I'm going to use them! This page also uses two retiring stamps sets, Life Definitions & Frames with a Flourish along with retiring colour Close to Cocoa.
Stamps: So Swirly, Life Definitions, Frames with a Flourish
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Candy Lane DSP, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Buttons #5 Sizzlits Dies, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies (Hearts), Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch

12 August 2010

Happy Bird Day - Mojo Monday/Inkspirations

I'm catching up on a couple of birthday cards which I need soon so decided to partake of a couple of challenges along the way! There is also some sneak peeks for the upcoming 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalogue!

This card uses the new Level 3 Hostess Stamp Set Playful Pieces and many pieces it has too! 30 in all! The pieces coordinate together to make many different shapes such as the "present" below. Also, the new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder is just gorgeous and I will be making lots of projects with it.

Stamps: Playful Pieces, Picture This
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Spritzer Tool, Silver Brads, Sponge Dauber, Crimper, Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

11 August 2010

Last Chance (Retiring) List - Discounts

There are lots of discounts in the Last Chance List intermingled with all the products retiring so here's a breakdown of the "real" specials!

Listed in black 25% off Product
Listed in red 50% off Product

Stamp Sets
* p 28. Spotlight on Christmas
* p 29. A Holly Jolly Christmas
* p 34. You and Moi
* p 55. Thats Funny
* p 65. Once upon a Time
* p 67. Just Jawing
* p 76. A Beautiful Thing
* p79. Bloomin' with Beauty
* p 83. Embrace Life
* p 86. Playful Petal
* p 99. Good Friend
* p 101. Game Night
* p 103. Cute Cues
* p 109. Tres Chic
* p 121. ABC Alphabet
* p 140. Wow Flowers
* p 140. Starring You
* p 76. Its Beautiful Wheel
* p 101. In the Cards Wheel
* p 34 A Happy Heart
* p 53 Best Wishes and More
* p 57 Greeting Eight
* p 93 Only Ovals
* p 97 Enjoy Every Moment
* p 105 All Scallops

12X12 Cardstock
Basic Gray, More Mustard, Real Red, Bravo Burgundy & Handsome Hunter

Stampin' Write markers
Brilliant Blue, Creamy Caramel, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Only Orange, Pixie Pink, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Yoyo Yellow, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Bordering Blue, Handsome Hunter, Lavender Lace, Mellow Moss, Pale Plum, Sage Shadow, Taken with Teal
Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal

Stampin' Around Cartridges
* Creamy Caramel, Lovely Lilac, More Mustard, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss,

Jumbo Stampin' Around Cartridges
* Gorious Green, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, Ballet Blue, Bravo Burgundy, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss, Night of Navy

Designer Series Paper
* Haiku
* Raspberry Tart
* Tea Party
* Holiday Treasures
* Windsor Knot
* Pink Flamingo

* Simply Scrappin kits - I Wish
* 2U Simply Sent card elements
* Thanks X2 Simply Sent card elements
* More Thoughts Simply Sent
* No One Like You Simply Sent
* Blooms Again die cuts
* Floral Fusion
* Floral Fusion Too
* Letter Sticky Cuts
* Sweet Sticky Cuts
* On Board Lots of Letters
* Rich Regals Brads
* Antigue Brass Build a Brad
* Square Metal Edge Tags
* Blooms Die Cuts
* Chunky Sprinkles Stampin Glitter

* Pacific Point 5/8" striped ribbon
* Pig Tails Ribbon Originals
* Pink Pirouette 5/8" striped ribbon
* Riding Hood Red 5/8" striped ribbon
* Tangerine Tango 5/8" striped ribbon
* Bashful Blue 1/2" striped ribbon
* Real Red 1/2" striped ribbon
* Old Olive 1/2" striped ribbon
* Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped ribbon
* Pretty In Pink 1/2" striped ribbon
* So Saffron 1/2" Striped ribbon
* 1" Bashful Blue double stitched ribbon
* 1" Chocolate Chip double stitched ribbon
* 1" Rose red double stitched ribbon

* Boho Blossoms, Scallop Square, Scallop Oval

Although all the punches are on the Last Chance List they are mostly being reconfigured to the new flat style. Five punches are being retired though:
* Small Star
* Trio Flower
* Double Rectangle
* Horizontal Slot
* Slit

08 August 2010

Two Masculine Layouts

We'll be saying goodbye to the wonderful colour Billiant Blue soon. It's been one of my favourite colours on masculine layouts and have used it heaps!Stamps: Office Accoutrement
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Jersey Shore Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, Star, Large Star, Round Tab & Boho Blossoms Punches, Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies
I did some creative journalling on this page using a flower from the Good Friend stamp set on it's side then wrote along the stem. I also mirrored the food colouring in my sons' hair with sponging and spritzing (on the title).
Stamps: Good Friend
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Kraft
Ink: Real Red, Whisper White Craft, Black Stampin' Write Journaller
Accessories: Sponge, Spritzing Tool, Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies

07 August 2010

Two Pretty Layouts

I've been doing lots of scrapbooking this week. I'm due today and know that I won't have much time or feel like doing much crafting in the next few weeks, so have been trying to get up-to-date.

Here's a couple of pretty layouts in which I just love the colours!This is my soon to be 94-year-old Nana!
Stamps: Lovely Letters, Baroque Motifs, Vintage Vogue (Leaves on Stem)
Cardstock: Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark, Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Sponge Dauber, Pretties Kit, Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch
Stamps: Vintage Labels, Best Yet, Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Gable Green, Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, White Gel Pen, Versamark
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Rhinestone Brads, Curly Label Punch, Scallop Border Punch, 1/4" Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

02 August 2010

Last Chance (Retiring) List

Stampin' Up! have a brand new catalogue coming out on September 1! We have had to wait a long time (17 months) for this catalogue which will bring us more into line with what they are offering in the US. We are now only 2 months behind them! Anyway, there are lots of new products, some favourites are staying too, but there's also some going which is the reason for this post.

The "Last Chance" list has just been released. Click here to go through to the customer website to view the list. You have until August 31 to order from it, but unfortunately many things will run out before then, so be quick!

26 July 2010

Wedding 6x6 Scrapbook Pages

My husband and I have a beautiful big photo album from when we got married five years ago, which by the way was before I started scrapbooking, but I have always wanted to create a new album, giving it a scrapbooking makeover! I decided to buy a 6x6 album, print off my favourite photos from the day (along with ones that told the "story" of the day), but then also add pages every few years as our family grew (which will be one more in the next two weeks)! I haven't got around to finishing off the later, but have done all the wedding shots.
I have used half of Simply Scrappin' kit "Sweet Nothings", but found that I started to run out of designer paper so have stamped with Baroque Motifs and Sprinkles on a couple of pages.

For most of the pages I have used a simple colour-blocking formula, then matted all photos onto Whisper White cardstock and layered them on top, finishing off with lovely die-cut stickers from the Simply Scrappin' kit. I completed all 16 pages in an afternoon while scrapping with my friend!

Colours: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip.

20 July 2010

6x6 Scrapbook Pages - Part 2

Here are a few more pages from Judy's album:
Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Colours: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun
Accessories: Big Shot, Timeless Type Alphabet DiesStamps: Yummy
Colours: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Garden GreenStamps: Mini Alphabet from The Warehouse
Colours: Sahara Sand, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, YoYo Yellow
Accessories: Star Punch, Photo Corner Punch
Stamps: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Priceless
Colours: Sahara Sand, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Summer Sun
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Large Oval Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Square PunchStamps: Lovely Letters, Good Neighbors
Colours: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Old Olive
Accessories: Tag & Small Tag PunchesColours: Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Big Shot, Timeless Type Alphabet Dies
Stamps: Live Like You Mean It
Colours: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Spring Showers DSP
Accessories: 5 Petal Flower Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Rhinestone Brad, Corner Rounder Punch
Stamps: Life Definitions, Frames with a Flourish
Colours: Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Spring Showers DSP
Accessories: Chocolate Chip & Whisper White Ribbon