02 December 2011

Summer Mini Catalogue

The brand new Summer Mini Catalogue was released just yesterday and remains current until the end of March. Check out the beautiful new stamp sets, jewellery, punches, designer series paper and accessories here!

December Frenzy

Get great Stampin’ Up! products up to 50 percent off during our December Frenzy sale--1-31 December only!





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Welcome Christmas Clear-Mount Set






Welcome Christmas Wood-Mount Set






I {Heart} Hearts Wood-Mount Set






Got Treats Wood-Mount Set






Something Sweet Wood-Mount Set






For Everything Wood-Mount Set






Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set






Every Moment Wood-Mount Set






Awash with Flowers Wood-Mount Set






Friends Never Fade Wood-Mount Set






Friends Never Fade Clear-Mount Set






Ornate Blossom Wood-Mount Set






Clearly For You Wood-Mount Set






Chloe Stampin’ Around Builder Wheel






Padded Envelopes (3)






Poppy Parade 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon






Blushing Bride 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon






Regals Flower Brads






Neutrals Flower Brads






Distressing Essentials






Craft & Rubber Scissors






Circle Scissor Plus Glass Mat




25 November 2011

StampAMemory Challenge - Double Layout

I didn't get a chance to take a photo of these side by side sorry, but this is my double layout entry in the latest StampAMemory challenge.

I've been on a "use up retired product" binge lately, and this layout is no exception!

Stamps: Punches Three, Cute & Curly, Baroque Motifs, Fun & Fast Notes
Cardstock: Ski Slope DSP, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Scallop Square Die, Top Note Die, Old Olive & Real Red Ribbon, Gold Brads, Small & Large Star/Scallop Square/Curly Label/Bird Punches

24 November 2011

More Christmas Cards

I've been using my retired product again! I've just finished 2 sets of 6 cards and am loving the new silver glimmer paper. It will be coming out in the upcoming Summer Mini Catalogue to be released on 1 December. It is available in red also and is a no-mess way to add glitter to your cards, pages and Christmas projects!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Punches Three
Cardstock: Fresh Cut Notes, Ski Slope DSP, Real Red, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Word Window/5 Petal Flower/Scallop Edge Border/Boho Blossoms Punches, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Silver Glimmer Paper

19 November 2011

Christmas Cards

I felt like making some Christmas cards today. Using this card for inspiration, it took me about an hour to whip up a pack of 5 cards which are now for sale on Trade Me! It was a great to use up some retired designer series paper scraps. I figure if they don't sell, I'll use them as my own Christmas cards!

Stamps: So Many Sayings
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Real Red, Dashing DSP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brads, Bird Builder Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch

22 October 2011

Rugby Fever!

I've been working on layout since lunchtime and I can just hear bubs waking up so better hurry up and get it posted. This is how I show my patriotism!

There's a big rugby game on tomorrow night and I'll be watching, can't wait! My star punches came in handy, but sadly they're both retired :(.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Night of Navy, Real Red
Ink: Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler
Accessories: Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, Large & Small Punches

19 October 2011

Inspired by Nature Card

The "Inspired by Nature" stamp set certainly is inspiring! I haven't had it long but have been using it alot, especially on scrapbook pages as it is a large silhouette stamp perfect for backgrounds.

There is some retired product on this card but I was so inspired by this card that I had to have a go.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Vintage Labels
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, Sponge Dauber, Spritzer, Basic Pearls

Simply Stockings Promotion

During October, purchase this pair of coordinating Christmas products early--before the debut of the 2011 Summer Mini Catalogue:
  • Stitched Stocking Set
  • Stocking Tag Punch

It gets even better. Get them both for FREE when you host a $500 workshop!

See the stamp set and punch here.

04 October 2011

Perfect Pennants Scrapbooking Layout

Well the new catalogue is all go and I recently had a play with some of my new goodies! The designer series paper that you see "Cheerful Treat" can be found in the Hostess section of the catalogue on page 9. It's sooo pretty!

Stamps: I Dig You, Broadsheet Alphabet
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper
Ink: Bashful Blue, Melon Mambo, Concord Crush
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die, Silver Brads

01 September 2011

New Catalogue Out Now!

The new 2011/12 Idea Book and Catalogue is starts today and can be viewed online here, or contact me to arrange a hard copy.

30 August 2011

"The Story" Scrapbook Layout

Here's the retiring stamp set Priceless used again, along with retiring Newsprint Designer Series Paper following this wonderful sketch from pagemaps:
Jumbo eyelets are also retiring (and have officially sold out too):
Stamps: Priceless, Life Definitions
Cardstock: Newsprint and Love Letter Designer Series Paper, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black Ink and Marker
Accessories: Punches: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, Boho Blossoms, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Sponge Dauber

29 August 2011

Lap of Luxury Scrapbook Layout

Here's a layout I did using the Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper and Priceless stamp set. Both are retiring in a few days time so be in quick if you would like to order them.
Stamps: Priceless, Tart & Tangy
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey Marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embossilts Die, Simple Letters Alphabet Bigz Dies, Scallop Square Bigz Die, Basil Rhinestones, Scallop Edge Border Punch

28 August 2011

Pony Party Cards

Sorry for the lack of blogging, I've actually been quite busy, craft-wise, and it's time I got back on here and shared some of it!

I made this card for my daughter who turned 4 recently. It's exactly what she asked for, the colours, the stamp set and the shape...
Here another Pony Party card I thought I'd share too. I made it a few months back for my nieces' 6th birthday. I included a set of coloured pencils and my sister said as soon as my niece opened the card, she was off to colour it in!
Can you tell I like to make easel cards?

04 August 2011

The Retired List has been Released!

It’s time to say goodbye to hundreds of products from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue, and now is the time for you to get them before they’re gone. These products are available until 31 August but may sell out before then so be in quick. Many have been discounted significantly! Click here to see the list.

The new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue will be released on 1 September & there are lots of goodies to be seen! If you would like to pre-order a copy for $12 + postage (if needed), contact me here. Otherwise a copy will be yours free with an order over $50 from the current catalogue.

16 July 2011

StampAMemory Challenge

Here's my entry in the latest StampAMemory Challenge. This month a layout from PageMaps was chosen to inspire everyone from.Here's my take on it:
I "blinged" up the flowers, buttons, title and black zigzag with smooch spritz although it's a little hard to see in the photos.
Stamps: Dotted Lines Jumbo Wheel
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Basic Black, Jolly Holiday DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler Marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies, Tasteful Trim Die, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Sponge Dauber, Pearls, Mat Pack, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz

07 July 2011

Gift with Purchase Promotion

From 1-31 July, get a FREE exclusive bundle of ribbon and buttons when you spend $120 on your choice of Stampin’ Up! products. That’s a $37.50 value!

Bundle includes:

  • White 1/4" (.63 cm) grosgrain ribbon with repeating flower designs. Approximately 1371.6 cm.
  • 48 flower buttons. Sixteen each in 3 colours (Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point). Approximately 1/2" (1.27 cm).

That’s it! Free adorable accessories with a minimum purchase. Contact me today to place an order!

03 July 2011

Inking Up Embossing Folders

Here's a cute layout I've just finished. I started it last Sunday after church but was struck down by the flu the next day. The layout was inspired by one made by Krista Fenton on the My Digital Studio website.
I created my own "texture" around the outside on the base paper by selecting 3 pieces of cardstock, embossing them using different folders, inking them up and dabbed around the edges. For one I used shimmer paint so it's a bit hard to see that one in the photos. The lines across it were made by squishing a piece of linen thread into the grey ink pad then laying it on the page (I rubbed over it with a plastic bag).Stamps: Medallion, Sense of Time, Small Alphabet (Non-SU!)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Bashful Blue
Ink: Basic Grey, Bashful Blue, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Accessories: Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alpha Dies, Embossing Folders (Vintage Wallpaper, Perfect Polka Dots, Square Lattice), Sponge Dauber, Brayer, Hodgepodge Hardware, White 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Clip

20 June 2011

StampAMemory Challenge - Buttons

Here's my entry in the latest StampAMemory challenge. It's all about using buttons as the main embellishment this month! My layout was inspired by the Scrapbooking Memories programme which is on the Living Channel, 9.30am every Monday. I took a photo of the layout on TV which is why this photo isn't the best:I've "covered up" the photo as it's of my kids in the bath.
Stamps: Sew Suite
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Play Date DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip (+ Marker), White Gel Pen
Accessories: SU! Buttons, Big Shot, Blossom Party Die, Tasteful Trim Die, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Red Polka Dot 3/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

03 June 2011

More Butterfly Easel Cards

Here's some more butterfly easel cards as promised:
Cardstock: Love Letter DSP, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Basic Pearls, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Basic Pearls, Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die, Crimper, Sponge Dauber

Cardstock: DSP Pack - In Colour (Hostess), Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Sponge Dauber

Cardstock: Sunny Garden DSP, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Daffodil Delight 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Perfect Polka Dots, Square Lattice & Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Sponge Dauber

29 May 2011

Playing with my new toys!

My latest order arrived on Friday and I hopped straight to it as I've been longing to have a go at creating easel cards with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die. I've seen so many lovely cards online, especially Julia Leece and Bronwyn Eastley. I made 4 cards in total trying different ideas for the butterfly "bodies" and "feelers" and will share these in the next few days. For this card I started with watercolour paper and wanted to create a stained glass look. I haven't had much experience with watercolouring so am pretty happy with my first try!

Stamps: Priceless
Cardstock: Watercolour Paper, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Ink: Black StazOn, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turqoise, Read Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Hodgepodge Hardware, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Sponge Dauber, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder

19 May 2011

Deals of the Week Promotion: Week 3

These deals are available until midnight next Wednesday:

Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
119750 137 Daffodil Delight 5/8'' (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon $16.95 $11.87
119963 137 Certainly Celery 3/8'' (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon $12.95 $9.07
109112 139 Square Fire Rhinestone Brads $19.95 $13.97
109113 139 Square Ice Rhinestone Brads $19.95 $13.97

18 May 2011

StampAMemory Challenge

The challenge this month at StampAMemory was to create a layout using this photo for inspiration:
Cute eh? This is what I came up with:
I thought I'd also add a photo of the layout with the photo on it as I came across a blog the other and the Demonstrator had done this and I have to say, it was wonderful! A photo can change the look of a layout dramatically. So when possible, I plan to do this myself!
To create the "heart" I die cut 7 flowers from the Blossom Party die, texture-embossed them, sprayed some water on, crunched them up, then rubbed the same colour stamp pad over them. I was planning on just creating a big flower like in the inspiration photo but after a little play, decided a heart was much more appropriate. I sprayed the blue heart with water after stamping to blur the image. For the title, I die cut the letters, applied glue, dazzling diamonds then a coat of crystal effects, they look so pretty in real life!

Stamps: Every Moment, Punch Potpourri, Pony Party, Woodgrain
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive, Rose Red, Marina Mist
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Rose Red, Marina Mist, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Blossom Party Originals Dies, Simple Letters Alphabet Bigz Dies, Heat Gun, White Embossing Powder, Sponge Dauber, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects

16 May 2011

Deals of the Week Promotion: Week 2

Available until midnight Wednesday:




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Stampin Pastels New Color Kit (19)





Thanks Embosslits Die





Sweetest Stem Embosslits Die





Pennant Bigz XL Die



08 May 2011

Quilted, Imbedded-Embossed, Scallop Square Easel Card

Now that's a mouthful! I could have just said "Happy Mother's Day" but I thought the heading I used might get your attention a bit better, lol! I was inspired by a card that Christine Blain uploaded to our demonstrator website. She hasn't put it on her blog yet but I'm sure she will at some stage.
This is the card I made for my Mother-in-Law. Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mother's out there who help make the world a better place!
Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Blossom Party Originals Dies, Scallop Square Bigz Die, Scallop Oval & Large Oval Punches, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Rhinestone Brad

07 May 2011

I've been saving this piece of designer paper...

...waiting for the right photos to come along so that I could do something reasonably crafty with it! Unfortunately it's now retired, but none-the-less still beautiful! Finally I was inspired and this is what I came up with.
Stamps: Punch Potpourri (Hostess)
Cardstock: Pink Flamingo DSP (Retired), Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip Marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Simple Letters Alphabet Bigz Dies, Full Heart, Boho Blossoms, Butterfly, Two-Step Bird & Curly Label Punches, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Sponge Dauber

05 May 2011

Deals of the Week Promotion

Are you ready for some weekly surprises? You may have seen Stampin' Up!'s ad in the May issue of your favourite crafting magazine letting you know that throughout the month of May, we are bringing you a new deal on our exclusive products every week! Check our website every Wednesday in May, and get up to 40 percent off a selection of incredible products from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue!

There are no limits to the number of Deals of the Week you can purchase and no minimum purchase is required.* Now is your time to stock up on your favourite products!

Be sure to hurry and purchase each week’s deals early on so you don’t miss out! When the new week’s deals start up each Wednesday at midnight, the last week’s deals are over . . . forever!

This Week’s Deals:




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Tag Alongs Wood-Mount Set





More Monkey Accessories Clear-Mount Set





More Monkey Accessories Wood-Mount Set





Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Set





Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set





Compliments to the Chef Wood-Mount Set