Monday, December 31, 2007

Sizzix Dies For Sale

As many of you already know, and some may not, I'm moving in about 3.5 weeks. We're moving from the lovely Lower Blue Mountains to the beachside town of Ulladulla. We'll also be moving in with the In-Laws (and yes that's a good thing, love them to death, for all those that just groaned lol). With a lot of our possessions going into storage I've decided to offload a few things. I'm starting with my Sizzix System. This has been sitting in my cupboard barely used for a year. The sizzix dies are great, mostly tag dies with a couple of shapes in there, also the alphabets. These can all be used in the Cuttlebugs as well. Here's the list, if you're interested please email or leave a comment with your email address and I'll get back to you.


Yellow Dies - $7.00
Bugs Itty Bitty #1
Butterfly #3

Red Dies - $15.00
Tag Scallop, Combo
Tag, Scallop Large
File Folder
Rectangle Frame
Tag, Crescent Combo
Tag, Traditional Combo
Frame, Slide Mounts, Coinholder
Bookplates, Oval

Alphabets -
Sizzlit Boxed Brush - $55.00
Sizzlit Girls Are Weird - $55.00
DoodleBlock Lower - $40.00
DoodleBlock Upper - $40.00
Ransom - $40.00

Sizzix Machine - $40.00

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Altered.....ummm something??

I don't think I would call this a mini album, and it's not a photo frame, I guess it's a combination of the two. My mind's a blank, anyone have any ideas? Anyway, whatever it is, I really loved doing it. It's a gift for my inlaws, and I might just have to make a couple more. The 2 lovely people in the photos are my husbands grandmother and niece. Taken at Nan's 90th birthday a couple of weeks ago. So we have the 2nd oldest family member (Nan's husband is 93) and the youngest family member of 5 weeks. Isn't that cool? I just love these photos and felt inspired to make something from them.

I used the Kaisercraft wood albums, SU Spring Showers Paper and SU cardstock and Bluebird Grosgrain, plus some other bits and pieces I had lying around my craft area. I hope you like it. I'm going to hit my desk today to make another one in a different style.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Teachers Gifts

I wanted to do something nice and simple for my kids teachers this year, but something that would be handy for them to use, and not chocolate, which I'm sure they'd get plenty of. So I thought a box of handmade cards would be nice. I only photographed one of the boxes but they designs were pretty much the same. I even dragged out my Twinkling H2O's to colour in the big flowers.
From the response I got, the teachers loved them. I hope they get great use out of them next year, my kids had wonderful teachers this year.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Lots and Lots of Christmas Cards!

I promised this year to make Christmas cards for my Sister and Mother in law. I finally finished them on Friday night, which is good, because I was seeing them on Saturday.

My Sister in law has a lot of overseas friends and wanted some Aussie themed cards, which gave me a great excuse to buy the Happy Christmas, Mate set. (Like I need an excuse to buy a new set ;-P)
Anyway, here are the 5 designs I did.

And I'll show you the upclose ones of the Aussie cards. I love how these turned out, very festive and bright, just like an Aussie Christmas should be.

And one last photo, of the all packaged up in the these cute little gift bags I whipped up. I've said it before, but I'll say it again, I love making gift bags!

All materials are Stampin' Up, excluding the gift bags and patterend paper. If you'd like to know what Stampin' Up! materials were used, please don't hesitate to contact me, and I'd happy to let you know.

Monday, December 10, 2007

It's Your Birthday!

I really wanted to do something as far from a Chrismtas Cards as I could possibly do, and I think a Masculine Birthday card fits the profile. And of course some of the new designer paper from the Summer Mini just had to be used as well. This is the Au Chocolat paper and it's so beautiful. I love it. And I don't know if you can see it or not, but I've embossed the saying with copper embossing powder. I just wanted to add a little bit of depth to the stamped image.

All materials used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set - It's Your Birthday
Inks - Versamark
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Au Chocolate Designer Paper
Accessories - Copper Embossing Powder, Cream Grosgrain.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Summer Mini Preview

Yes! We have another Mini Cataglogue about to start. It runs from Dec until the end of March, and there are is some beautiful stuff inside. Here's a sneak at one of the new sets, it's called Bud Basics, and it caught my eye straight away, there's even a matching Jumbo Wheel. It is a 2 step stampin step, with the images coming in a chalk like stamp and a matching line over lay. You can see it here in this card, the big image is the bold images, and the top one the line images that overlay. Here I've used them seperately, but it still gives a striking card. Of course I also added some bling. I used a 2 way glue pen and some dazzling diamonds to give it a bit of sparkle.

If you'd like a copy of the Summer Mini, please email me and I'll happily post one off to you. And as a December Special, I'm offering 10% off all customer orders in Dec. And 15% off all hostess orders if you host a party. That could be a workshop or a catalogue party if you're out Sydney. Email me for more details.

Stamp Set - Bud Basics
Inks - Regal Rose, Certainly Celery
Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Gift Bag

First off, I must apologise for being so late in my blog posting. I've been really really busy this month with workshops, classes and our first stamp club meeting! Plus everything else in the normal day to day things. That, and I've been pretty distracted by the Star Wars Lego game. Now I'm not a big Star Wars fan, but heck, make them out of little Lego blocks and I'm hooked. But if anyone can tell me how to get the canister in the first room of Epiosde 1 chapter 3. I'd be greatly appreciative.

Now, I must say I love these little bags. This is what we made for one of our projects for our First Stamp Club meeting we had last Thursday. They're lots of fun to do, and I think they look great as presents for teachers, maybe with some chocolate added inside of course. The brad is one of the little tricks we learnt at Sydney Regional Training this month. You just grab a brad, pop a mini glue dot on top, then dip it in the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Looks fabulous! And the flower was cut out of the sheets from the Holiday Thyme paper.

Materials Used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set - Gifts of Joy
Inks - Bravo Burgundy
Cardstock/Paper - Holiday Thyme, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Accessories - Small gift bag (non SU), Cream Grosgrain.

Monday, November 12, 2007

How Many Days To Christmas??

I think it's around 42 days until Christmas, so far I have nothing organised! And I know we aren't even going to be shopping for presents until the 15th Dec. So this is going to be an interesting experiencw. There will probably be a panic post sometime around the end of December here.

Anyway, here are 2 Christmas cards I had as make and takes for this weekends workshops. I love the Christmas paper we have this month. I'm going to have to stock up on it so I can do my Christmas layouts, it's such beautiful paper. I hope you like them.

All material used is Stampin' Up
Ornament Card
Stamp Set - Holiday Spirit
Cardstock - Bravo Burgundy, Holiday Thyme Designer Paper, Very Vanilla
Ink - Gold Encore
Accessories - Gold Organdy Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder.

Seasons Greetings Card
Stamp Sets - Many Merry Messages, Snow Flurries
Cardstock - Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink - Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Cardmakers Bill Of Rights

My wonderful scrapping/stamping buddy SharonG sent this to me yesterday. I don't know where it originated from so I can't credit, but if anyone knows please leave a comment so I can.

The Cardmaker's Bill of Rights

A Cardmaker delivers the most welcome kind of unannounced visitor: A handmade card. A card touches ussomehow, a small folded piece of paper can comfort, celebrate, reach out or just say hello. Creating a handmade card is an honorable and important task. As a Cardmaker, you are entitled (but not limited) to the following rights:

* You have the right to take as long as you want to complete one handmade card. This may be five minutes or two weeks.

* You have the right to send a card for no other reason than to show off your new stamp, embellishment or technique.

* You have the right to create a fabulous card for your husband, partner or roommatejust because you know it will stay in your house.

* You have the right to spread your cardmaking things out all over, just to admire them.

* You have the right to purchase a certain cardmaking item for no other reason than because a) you like it; b) you think it's cute; c) you'll never find it again, or; d) you know you'll use it someday.

* You have the right to reserve using your most precious supplies on cards only for recipients who will truly appreciate them.

* You have the right to a workspace of your own. This may be the basement, your college student's old bedroom, or the kitchen table.

* You have the right to make cards when inspiration strikeswhether the dishes are done or not.

* You have the right to request peaceful, kid-free, stress-less cardmaking timeguilt-free.

* You have the right to let the handmade card be the gift, too.

* You have the right to value your personal style. You are creating a treasureand part of that treasure is you.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Jayne, my wonderful upline and serial tagger has once again snuck up on me.

7 Random Things...

Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

1. My son is named after 2 horror movie characters. Damian Ash. Can you guess the movies?
2. As of last Monday, I've written off 2 cars, both times not my fault by the way.
3. I never have any cash :-0
4. I still don't know what I'm getting my children for Christmas.
5. I love reading Harry Potter fanfiction.
6. I think Alan Rickman has a voice like melted chocolate.
7. Loud noises and constant talking annoy me. (Aka my children of an afternoon.)

Ok, I'm going to tag the usual suspects. And damn it I need more friends with blogs.

Dawn Cameron Kate SharonG SharonM

Paper Bows

Last week a wonderful tutorial went up on Splitcoast Stampers on how to make these great looking bows! I'm in love. I haven't had much of a chance to play with them until today. But with both kids in school today, and with it pouring down rain here, what better day then today to sit down and create. I'm in love. I'm certainly going to be making these for the "good" Christmas presents this year. Somehow I don't think the kids will even look at them when they rip open their gifts from Santa. I love the tiny one, that was so much fun to make. And I'm going to have to say, how cool are these photos? I mean, seriously. I think I did a darn good job with those.

Anyhoo, I hope you like them, and pop on over to Splitcoast for the tutorial.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

A Set For A Good Cause

At the end of October this year, SU Australia's General Manager Dave Abbot passed away from a rare blood disorder. Dave was a fantastic manager and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
You can see Dave and his family above in the flyer picture.

For the month of November, Stampin' Up! Are releasing the stamp set All In The Family. 100% of the world wide sales from this set will go to Daves family.

Like a lot of demonstrators, I don't feel right in making any money off this set, so I'll selling this set for $65 incl p/h. So please help us in this great cause for a man who will be sadly missed. Email me at if you'd like to help out. There is also a bank account for funds if you still wish to help, but don't want to purchase the set. I'm happy to give you those details as well.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Genie Bag

It's not often I create something and the first thing I think of is, "I really should put that on my blog!" Well, I made this Genie Bag not 20 minutes ago and thought I'd share it with you all. I'm very proud of it. I'm thinking these would make great Christmas gifts, especially using the Wonderful In True Thyme paper Stampin' Up are having a promotion with in November. If you want more information on that please email me and I'll happily send you a flyer. Or better yet, sign up for my newsletter if you haven't already. It goes out at the beginning of the month, I'll have all the details in that.

Materials used are Stampin' Up!
Cardstock - Basic Black, Petals and Paisley Designer Paper, Whisper White
Stamp Set - Polka Dots and Paisley
Accessories - Bluebird Grosgrain

Monday, October 29, 2007

Bundle of Joy

With only 1 month left of the Spring Mini, Novembers' the time to make your final purchases of anything you might like to own. We don't know what will make it into the new Catalogue in April. So if you don't want to miss out , place your order before the 30th November.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Penrith Papercrafts

On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of November, Penrith is hosting the Papercrafts Expo once again. And once again, I'll be there with a few other SU Demonstrators, we had so much at Homebush, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to do it all again. So please, if you are going, pop on over to our stall and say hello, I'll be there Saturday and Sunday. We'll have some great specials and a free make and take which is spectacular!

So I've been busy with making samples and working on ideas for my demonstration. I'll be doing embossing and this is just one of the great things you can do with embossing. Fake metal. So much fun to do and so easy. Hopefully I'll post a few more samples before the weeks out.

All materials used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set - Looks Like Spring
Inks - Chocolate Chip, Encore Gold
Cardstock - Spring Showers Design Paper, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Bluebird Grosgrain, Gold Embossing Powder.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Email Problems

Hi Everyone,
I wasn't sure where to post this but thought here might be a good place. I'm having a problem with my emails at the moment, I haven't had access to them since 9am Sat morning. According to my provider it may be another 37 hours until it's fixed. Not happy Jan!

Anyway, if anyone wishes to contact me, that if you actually read this email lol you can try

Friday, October 12, 2007

Springtime Stems

I love 2 step stampin sets. You can quickly create a lovely looking card with the smallest of fuss. I've used Springtime Stems for this card. This is a level One hostess set. All you have to do is host a workshop or catalogue party and reach the minimum of $300 and you can have this set for free + $30 worth of catalouge product. If you want more information or would like to host a party. Please email me for more details.

All materials used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set - Springtime Stems, Warm Words
Inks - Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Regal Rose
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pale Plum, Basic Black.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Polka Dots Rock!

Oh yes they do! I haven't had much of a chance to play with the Sage Shadow colour, it's one colour I really overlook in my stash, but I've just bought the inkpad and have a new stamp set to play with. (Actually I have 4 new sets to play with bwwaaahhhaaa ..... umm that was supposed to be an evil laugh....) And I'm going stamping/scrapping tomorrow with my buddies. So I'll have all day to have a good play with it all. Anyway, I hope you like the card, it's very simple, but I think it looks nice.

All materials used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set - Polka Dot and Paisley
Cardstock - Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Inks - Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip

Monday, October 8, 2007

The Inklings Cyberstamp

Last night I participated in The Inklings Cyberstamp at Jayne's forum. What fun. I love cyberstamps that make me do things I would never normally try. There were 3 challenges last night, I only managed to get 2 done before heading to bed, but I'm going to do the 3rd challenge this afternoon and with any luck will upload it tonight.

The first challenge was an oragami box, here's a great tutorial and a fantastic blog from a very talented lady.

The 2nd challenge was a sketch challenge from Beate's website. Another very talented lady.
And I'm totally in love with this card.

Don't forget that the October Promotion is Spring Is In The Air!
If you buy the Looks Like Spring set and the Spring Bouquet punch. You'll get a packet of Spring Showers/Spring Flowers Designer Double Sided Paper for free!

Oragami Box Materials
Stamps - Looks Like Spring
Paper - Spring Showers, Very Vanilla
Inks - Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Bluebird Grosgrain

Polka Dot Card Materials
Stamps - Polka Dots and Paisley
Paper - Old Olive, Regal Rose, Barely Banana, Petals and Paisley Paper.
Inks - Old Olive

Sunday, October 7, 2007

A Layout.

I very rarely scrapbook anymore, and I feel really slack about it. I have so much to catch up on. And it's not like I haven't stopped buying the supplies lol. This layout was inspired by one of the sketch challenges over at the Elite Stampers Blog. (Some very very talented ladies over there, I bow down in awe.)

I fell in love with the colours, I think Regal Rose and Basic Black look so yummy together. This has been sitting on my desk for a week, I've just been too lazy to photograph it. But now that my wonderful husband has finally installed photoshop on my laptop and I no longer have to wrestle the children to use the media pc, I'll be able to update whenever the whim hits.

Oh and WOO HOO! I've been an SU demo for a year! I can't believe how fast time has flown, a big big Thank You to all those that have supported me during this year, my wonderful stamping/scrapping/maccas meeting/bestest friends, my hubby who has put up with all the ups and downs. My very supportive upline Jayne, who is always there to let me vent or woo hoo too. And my great team of downlines. Very lovely ladies. Thank You.

Materials Used.

Stamp Set - Petal Prints, Big Deal Alpha
Inks - Regal Rose, Basic Black
Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Regal Rose
Accessories - Prima Flower, Bold Bright Brad.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

What fun!

I had great fun the other day coming up with a sample to put in my newsletter. I wanted to do something with masking so I started playing around with a piece of whisper white cardstock, the All The Best set and my markers. It's been a while since I've direct coloured on my stamps with my markers and it was so much fun. Here's the card I came up with.

If you'd like a step by step tutorial on how to do the masking technique, please feel free to email me and I'll happily send you one.

All materials used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set - All The Best, Seeing Spots
Inks - Basic Black
Cardtock - Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Bluebird Grosgrain, Rich Regal Markers.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

New Stamp Club

Do you want to receive all the wonderful hostess benefits and have a guarenteed party of $300 min in orders? Well all you have to do is join my new stamp club. Every 2nd month you'll need to place a min of $30 in orders (not incl shipping). We'll also be learning a new technique on that month at a special workshop. If you can't make it to the workshop then you'll still receive all the supplies and a detailed tutorial for that months project.

At the beginning of the month each member is assigned a month when they'll be hostess. When it's your month you'll be able to collect outside orders or even have a workshop to bump up your orders on top of the min stamp club orders.

Stamp Club is also open to anyone, anywhere, you certainly don't need to be in the area to join.
Last Stamp Club we had members as far away as Kempsey, and the Central Coast.

If you're interested in joining or would like more information please email me on

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Petal Prints

I've been having so much fun playing with this set. I have no idea why I held off so long on buying it. It really is lovely. You'll probably be seeing a few more projects on my blog with this set.

This is the first card I made with it as soon as I mounted it. I hope you like it.

Materials Used
Stamp Set - Petal Prints
Ink - Really Rust, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - Whisper White, Really Rust, Old Olive
Accessories - Navy Organdy.

Friday, September 28, 2007

I've been tagged...again!

So here goes

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet, current car)
Cheeky Zafira (oohh I like that)

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (favorite ice cream, favorite cookie)
Boysenberry Venice

3. YOUR FLY “GUY/GIRL” NAME: (first initial first name, first 3 letters last name)

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Blue Jaguar

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Anne Kempsey

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters last name, first 2 letters first name)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink and add” the”)
The Purple Vodka

8. NASCAR NAME: (first names of your grandfathers)
William John

9. STRIPPER NAME: (favorite perfume, favorite candy)
Aqua Di Gio Boost

10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s and father’s middle names)
Elaine William

Okey dokey, I tag....... Sharon M, Dawn and Kate.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I Love Bling

I love playing with my Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It makes everything girly and sparkly (especially around my desk...but that's another story). This time I used some Crystal Effects for that 3D look and sprinkled the glitter over the top while still wet. And I love how it turned out.

I now have some 2 way glue as well and am off to play with that for a while. I have a feeling that by the end of the night I'm really going to be sparkling. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have a fab new card or 2 to post.

All materials used are Stampin' Up!

Cardstock - Night of Navy, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Inkpads - Not Quite Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Bravo Burgundy
Stamp Set - Dreams Come True
Accessories - Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Oh Geez...Another Christmas Card....

Yep, another one. I have quite a few Christmas cards to make this year. Including ones for family. So I really need a few different designs, and I had so much fun playing with the Criss Cross design that I made another one. It's simple and elegant I think, and I'll certainly be using it this year.

Material Used
Stamp Set - Holiday Spirit
Inks - Gold Encore, Old Olive
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories - Gold Embossing Powder, Burgundy Ribbon, Ivory Organdy Ribbon.

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Different Set

I recently had a chance to play with the Bareback set, before I sent it up to my Mum. For some reason she gets me to mount her stamps for her, which is cool, because then I can use them before sending them. I like this set, it's very different from what I would normally buy or use. But I had fun playing with it.

All material used is Stampin' Up!
Inks - Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Recollections
Stamp Set - Bareback
Accessories - Old Olive Brads.

And how's this... I posted 2 days in a row!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Criss Cross Card

I decided that it was time to take a break from doing the lawns and spring cleaning the kids bedrooms. (How much stuff can children shove under their beds???) It's been over a week since I posted on here and I was getting withdrawel symptoms, and I make a public promise to post at least 3 times this week.

I loved this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. Such a fun card to make, I did adjust the size to suit the Australian dimensions, so I could get 2 "folders" out of one sheet. And as you can tell, I used that paper again. I love this paper. It's so pretty and I use it for a lot of workshops.

All materials used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set - Scribble This
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Recollections Paper
Inks - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Friday, September 7, 2007

Free Hodgepode For New Demonstrators!

What a great deal that Stampin' Up! are offering new recruits that sign up in September. A free tin of Hodgepodge, valued at $52.95. Hodgepodge is a fantastic tin full of metal hardware like label holders, buckles and brads. Perfect to add to your scrapbook pages and cards.

There are many different types of demonstrators, you can either join up to persue a business aspect, or to make a little bit of extra money at your leisure or you can join up just to get the 20% discount that Demonstrators receive. If you think you might be interested in joining my team, please email me and I'll happily answer any questions and send you any information you might need.

Sunday, September 2, 2007


When I started stamping about 9 years ago, one of the first things I learned was how to emboss. It's always been a favourite technique of mine, although I haven't done much of it lately, I figured this weekend was a good a weekend as any to pull out all my supplies and start heating.

I love how embossing can make a card pop. And add a certain elegance to it. I've made 2 cards this weekend that I really like, one a nice simple Christmas card, cause let's face it, when you need to make 50 of them, you don't want complicated. And a lovely card using the Dreams Come True set that's hardly ever opened. I hope you like them..

All materials are Stampin' Up!
Be Merry Card
Stamp Sets - Snow Flurries, Warm Words
Inks - Versamark
Cardstock - Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue
Accessories - Silver Embossing Powder, Bluebird Grosgrain, Silver Organdy Ribbon.

French Love
Stamp Sets - French Script, Dreams Come True
Inks - Gold Encore, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories - Gold Embossing Powder, Olive Organdy, Stampin Dimensionals.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Acetate Card

One of the latest tutorials on is how to make a great acetate card, of course I had to give it a go. I love the look of it, and I'm thinking I may even do these as some of my Christmas Cards this year. So here's my version. I hope you like it. Please excuse the poor photo, it's very windy outside so you can imagine what it would be like trying to take a photo of acetate standing up.

Materials List.
Stamp Set - Snow Flurries, Warm Words
Cardstock - Whisper White, Ballet Blue
Ink - White StazOn, Ballet Blue, Whisper White
Accessories - White Organdy.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Arrrgghh it's a pirates life...

Ok, that's a lame title, I know. But for the challenges at I needed to create a boys birthday. This is what happened. I know I've seen the 4 circles before but cannot for the life of me remember where. I guess that's one of the hazards when you surf so many sites with such great ideas. And please forgive me, I know the photo is a bit wonky, but its rainy and windy here today. Just getting the card to stay upright to photograph was fun.

All material is Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets - Fresh Fillers, Ahoy, Matey.
Ink - Basic Black
Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue, Basic Black.
Accessories - Slit Punch, Corner Rounder. 11/4 inch circle punch, dymo labeller (not SU).

Monday, August 13, 2007

My Girl

I spent the weekend scrapping, now all the people that know me, you can pick yourself up off the floor right now. It's not that much of a shock. Ok, so it is. But that's beside the point.

I have been really lax in my scrapping lately, for some reason I've been making a lot of cards. So I spent the weekend, organising my supplies, getting photos printed and doing layouts. I started a mini album for the grandparents of my DD's school photos, and I did her class photos from last year. I also found these great photos on my PC and was inspired to do a layout.

Tomorrow I'm going to concentrate on my DS. I have some great photos of him that need to be immortalised. I'm also dying to get my hands on some of the fantastic paper in the new mini, I really want the petals and paisley and notations sets.

All materials used are Stampin' Up!
Cardstock - Cranberry Crisp, Recollections Paper
Stamp Set - Warm Words
Inks - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Ivory Organdy, Old Olive Brads.

Monday, August 6, 2007

August Christmas Stamp A Stack

If you'd like to make this great retro Christmas card, plus another design. My next Christmas Stamp-A-Stack is on Wednesday 22nd August from 7pm - 9pm. Cost is $15, and you'll make 10 cards with envelopes. Please email me for more details.

Just wanted to add the elves are coloured with watercolor crayons, it just didn't show up on the photo :-)

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Hostess Special

What a great time to be a hostess this month! If your workshop reaches $600 you can receive a choice of 3 sets valued at 53.95 each. The sets available are Petal Prints, Nice and Easy Notes or All About U. So not only would you get a free hostess set and $70 worth of free product but an extra free set. How cool is that? And the other good thing, the special runs from the 1st August to the 15th September! Don't forget to email me if you'd like to host a workshop!

Ohh Pretty Sparklies....

I know this is the 2nd card in a row I've posted using this set, but it's a must have! I love it a lot. I was also browsing through the latest copy of Creating Keepsakes last night and was inspired by their black, white and pink article. So today I created. I also decided to add a little bling, although it doesn't show up too well in the photos. But bling is always good.

I hope you like it.

All materials used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set - Scribble This
Inks - Basic Black
Cardstock - Whisper White, Regal Rose
Accessories - Kindy Glitz.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Mini Catalogue Preview

I'm sorry I haven't updated sooner, I've been sick with the flu and just haven't had the energy to do anything. Ahh I love winter lol. But I did think I should post before I go and get my copy of Harry Potter and disappear into the wizarding world for one last time. And I will not cry. Ok, maybe a little.

For all those in the US that view this site, this will be no surprise, but for the Australians, we have a great set in our new mini, called Scribble This. And I love it! I have a feeling you'll be seeing it everywhere, it seems to be one of the most popular sets, and of course I had to get it. It also has a matching well and alphabet. Fantastic.

Our Spring Mini is available from the 1st of August to the 30th November. If you'd like to receieve a free copy please email me and I'll pop one in the post for you.

All Materials Used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set - Scribble This
Inks - Whisper White, StazOn
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Accessories - Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Earth Elements