Thursday, December 24

Merry Christmas.

Wow what a crazy week, I'm finally all organized for Christmas. Just in time too.
I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a safe, fun Holiday Season.
I want to show you quickly (because I have to go to bed before Santa comes) the cute sleigh I made for the Passion 4 Paper girls. I couldn't believe my luck when I found the chocolate reindeer just the right size for the sleigh.

And here are some of the projects we made at the Christmas Class last Saturday. It was such a great day. Thank you again to the ladies that attended.

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Tuesday, December 22

Leah's Monthly Challenge #14 Winner & Entries

Hi I hope your all organized for Christmas, I'm not:) only 3 more sleeps.
Anyway we are here to announce the winner of challenge #14. I had to call in my daughter Rebecca to help me pick the winner because they are all so cute and clever. Thanks so much for entering I hope you had fun.

The winner of challenge #14 is........................
Robyn Congratulations
See he is so very cute. Check out Robyn's blog here.

Maree-love the nose.

Natasha-I love how she used Trendy Trees as a cute reindeer. Well done.

Tracy's is a gorgeous puppy reindeer, so sweet.

Thanks again ladies and Merry Christmas.
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Friday, December 18

Butterfly Prints.

I love butterfly's and could not resist the new stamp set Butterfly Prints in the Summer Mini and the coordinating butterfly punch. (so gorgeous) Carlyn and the girls loved playing with this set too.

Stamp Sets : Butterfly Prints, So Swirly (wheel)
Card: Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink : VersaMark, Baja Breeze, Not quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss
Punches: eyelet boarder, wide oval, butterfly
Accessories: wheel guide, silver brads, stamp a ma jig, ribbon

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Tuesday, December 15

Clearance Sale.

Stampin' Up! inventory clearance sale. Until the 24th January 2010 you'll get amazing discounts on select, high quality Stampin' Up! products with no minimum purchase, and no limits to how many you buy!

Until stocks last.

All stamp sets are square cut which means they will need trimming.

Click on the list to enlarge your view.

Contact me to place your order.

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Monday, December 14

Hello Turtle.

Hi, don't you just love turtles, such an amazing animal. My daughter has a pet turtle so we where so excited when we saw the stamp set Nature's Nest in the Summer Mini. He so cute and really fun to watercolour. The dark green strip on the side is my first attempt at making faux reptile skin. This very cool technique was shown to us at regionals using paper towel, ink and crystal effects. Looks better in real life. :)

Stamp Sets: Nature's Nest, Hello Again(greeting)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, StazOn Black
Card: watercolour paper, Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Punches: oval, large oval
Accessories: paper towel, crystal effects, Designer Buttons Playground(summer mini), linen tread, aqua brush,

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Thursday, December 10

Regional Swaps.

I received lots and lots of amazing swap cards at Regional's so I thought I would share with you some of my favorites.

Louise (my blogger buddy) made this one using the new Circle Scissor Plus and the Butterfly Prints stamp set with the new butterfly punch.

Tereesa made this clever card also using Butterfly Prints.
See how it opens up with a hidden message inside.

Christine has used the Owl Together Now set. So cute.

And this Easel card is from Vanessa, using Butterfly Prints and Pocket Silhouettes.

Have a great day.
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Wednesday, December 9

Something Sweet.

Here is the card I made for my niece for her 11th Birthday. I've used the Something Sweet stamp set from the new Summer Mini catalogue. I love this set, it's so fun and can be used for boy's and adults as well.

Stamp Sets: Something Sweet, Polka Dot Background
Card: Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, Orchid Opulence, Pink Passion, whisper White
Ink: Gable Green, tempting Turquoise, Orchid Opulence, Pink Passion
Punches: oval, scallop oval, 1 3/4" circle (new), scallop edge
Accessories: stamp a ma jig, tempting turquoise ribbon, dimenionals
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Tuesday, December 8

Friday Fun.

I had lots of fun at Julie's on Friday night. It was good to just relax and stamp with a great group of ladies. (Hi Margaret & Toni) Julie had prepared fantastic projects for us to make.

First we made these cute Christmas Cards. That ribbon is from the new Summer Mini, isn't it gorgeous!

Then two different gift boxes. Love these.

And then we made this amazing Christmas window shaker card. Really fun to make.

Close up.

Thanks Julie.
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Monday, December 7

Great News!

A few of the popular products from the Spring Mini Catalogue are still available for purchase, although the sales period for the mini is over. These products will also be available in next years Ideal Book & Catalogue.

Here's the list of still available products.

Item # Item Price
112534 Jumbo brads 5/16" neutrals Assortment $15.50
112533 Jumbo brads 5/8" neutrals Assortment $13.50
114889 Scallop Oval Punch $30.95
106960 StazOn Ink Pad (white pad & refill) $22.95
109196 StazOn Cleaner $9.95

I love those Jumbo brads.

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Sunday, December 6

Regional Swap Card.

We had such a fantastic time at the Stampin' Up! Regional's last Saturday. I received sooo many amazing swap cards. This is the card I made to swap. I've used the Spotlight on Christmas stamp set. (love it because it coordinates with lots of punches) The technique is dry embossing. I punched out stars onto a scrap of card, then used it as a template to score around with a bone folder on the back side of Whisper White card. Really easy to do and I think it looks great.

Stamp Set: Spotlight on Christmas
Card: Kraft, Choc Chip, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Choc Chip, VersaMark
Punches: star, large star, 1" circle, 1 1/4" circle
Accessories: bone folder, ribbon, mat pack & tool, brad

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Friday, December 4

Leah's Monthly Challenge #14.

It's time for challenge #14 and yes it's a Christmas theme. Isn't this knitted reindeer just too cute! I found him at Martha

So use the pic as your inspiration. The colours are Riding Hood Red/Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla and you can add a bit of Gold too if you like.

Entries in by Monday 21st Dec 7.00pm Qld time. That gives you two and a half weeks.

I hope you have fun with this challenge, looking forward to seeing how this very cute reindeer will inspire you.

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Last Chance Christmas Class.

Last chance to get those Christmas cards made. Come along and make a 6 cards with envelops, tags, Christmas decorations and gift idea's. Cost $20.00 includes all products and a light afternoon tea. Please bring basic tool kit and adheasive.

Details: Last Chance Christmas Class
Saturday 19th Dec. 1.00-4.00pm
My place Calamvale

Bookings reqired by 11th Dec to hold your seat. Contact me at .

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Stamp Club 2010

Stamp Club is a great way to collect all the items on your never-ending wish list by placing a $30 (before postage) order each month.

Stamp club will run for 10 months starting as soon as the club is full.
There will be a limit of 10 people in the club each ordering product to the value of $30 (before postage) each month. Each person takes a turn at being the hostess and will receive the hostess benefits: a level 1 hostess stamp set and your choice of $30 free Stampin' Up! product.

Q. Can I order more than $30 per month?
A. Yes - order as much as you like over the $30 minimum.
Q. Can I get outside orders to boost up my hostess benefits?
A. Yes.
Q. Can I order from Mini Catalogues?
A. Yes - you can order from any current Australian Stampin' Up! catalogue.
Q. Can I take advantage of specials and promotions?
A. Yes.
Q. can I order $60 one month and $0 the next month?
A. No - so that it is fair for all the Club members you must order $30 every month that the club runs.

Orders will be placed on the first Monday of each month starting 1st Feb 2010 so orders and payment to me before then. Payment options are Cash, Credit Card, or Bank Transfer.
Orders will arrive by the 15th of each month.

You will also receive each month a tips, techniques and idea's sheet from me.

Contact me to join the Club.
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Tuesday, December 1

Summer Mini Catalogue.

The Stampin' Up! new Summer Mini catalogue starts today and your going to love it. There are new punches, Designer Series Papers, gorgeous rub-ons, the Circle Scissor Plus (circle cutting system) and amazing new stamp sets & rollers. Perfect for all your summer projects.

All of my hostess will be receiving one in the mail this week, so keep an eye on your mail box. :) You can view it online by clicking on the link on the side bar or I can pop one in the mail for you, just let me know your address.
Contact me to book your workshop.
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Monday, November 30

Tree Trimmings.

I think the Tree Trimming stamp set is my most used set from the Spring Mini Catalogue. I love it so much. Here I've used it to make a Christmas tree decoration, inspired from GinnyGinny at Splitcoast Stampers. The center image is from the Baroque Motifs set. There is a lot of cutting out to make one of these but I think the end result is worth it.

This one I turned into a card using the Gold Brushed Metallic card (great for Christmas) and Riding Hood Red and heat embossing in gold. The greeting is from the Punches Three stamp set ( level 1 hostess). I've also used the eyelet boarder punch, scallop oval punch, gold brads and Riding Hood Red ribbon.
Here is the inside.

The colours for this card are Old Olive and Riding Hood Red with Ski Slope DSP.


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Last Day.

Good morning, what a fantastic time we had at the Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar on Saturday. Not only did I get to spend the day stamping with a wonderful group of ladies, but I also learnt a few new tricks and techniques which I can't wait to show you. It was also great to see some of my demonstrator friends and make some new friends.
Because today is the last day for the Spring Mini Catalogue I thought I better show you a few more cards using stamp sets from it. This card we made at Megan's workshop using the Tree Trimmings stamp set. The baja decoration was heat embossed with a mixture of clear embossing powder & dazzling diamonds. The olive decoration was stamped three times, cut out and folded in half adhering the side together to form a 3d decoration. And the red decoration was heat embossed with gold embossing powder onto red card. The greeting is from the Best Yest (level 1 hostess) stamp set. We also used the eyelet boarder punch, Ski Slope DSP ( Spring Mini), gold brads and the Stamp a ma jig.

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Friday, November 27

More from the Spring Mini.

Here are some more swaps from Mel's Spring Mini Swap. Thank you Mel for all the swaps you have organized for us.

Melissa Hanlon - Great Friend set.
Karen Robinson - Forest Friends, Best Yet & Weathered background sets.
Vicki Warnaar - Sense of Time & Friends 24-7 sets.
Nerine Purton - Forest Friends, Lovely as a Tree & Echo's of Kindness.
And thanks to all the ladies who sent me cards. It's great to get excited about the mail. My hubby thinks I'm weird. :)
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Thursday, November 26

Last days for Spring Mini.

With less that a week until the Spring Mini ends, I thought I better show you the swap cards from Mels's Spring Mini Swap I was part of a couple of months ago. :)

If you love any of the sets or accessories in the Spring Mini contact me before it's to late.

Sharon Williams - Oval All & Baroque Background sets.
( It got a bit of water damage in the mail box.)
Natasha Murry - Introducing & Simple Birthday Thanks sets.
Cassie McCumstie - Great Friend & Gallery sets, DSP Parisian Breeze.
(This was Cassie's first swap, well done.)

Judy Thompson - Great Friend set , DSP Walk in the Park.

I'll have some tomorrow for you.

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Tuesday, November 24

From Tereesa.

I just have to show you this gorgeous card I received from Tereesa for my birthday. She has put soooo much work into it and I love it. (Thank you Tereesa.) She has decided to start a blog so we'll be able to see a lot more gorgeous creations from her very soon. I'll keep you posted.

This is the outside of the card.

And this is the inside.

Here is the amazing card that was Tereesa's inspiration. Made by the lovely Karen Clayton as a thank you to us for hosting the Girls Night In. We really appreciate all the work put into making this awesome card. (Thanks so much Karen, we are very pleased that you enjoyed the night.)

The inside.

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Tuesday, November 17

No Challenge this month.

This month has got away from me, so there will not be a challenge this month. Sorry. :( But there will be one in December for sure. And yes you guessed it, it will be Christmasy. So check back for that early December.
If you need some idea's for Christmas gifts have a look at the Christmas Gift Giving Guide. There is something for everyone. And if you order $85 of products from the guide you will receive a Scallop Square Punch ($30.95 value) for FREE. How good is that! (Ends Dec 14th.)
There are only 13 days left to order from the Spring Mini Catalogue, so contact me with your order before those gorgeous stamps and accessories are gone.
Don't you just love the Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP! I've used it here to make this Pouch Gift Box, I love these too. We had fun making these at Megan's. The greeting is from the Say it with Scallops stamp set and I've used the Scallop Square punch, Round Tab punch and my new punch Heart to Heart. The 5/8" Jumbo brad in choc chip just finishes it off.

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Monday, November 16

Happy Birthday.

Hi, wow I can't believe it been a week since my last post! I haven't been slacking off, I've been very busy creating. It was also my birthday last week so today I have some beautiful cards I received to show you. I'm very lucky to have such a wonderful family and fantastic friends.

From Marilyn

From Kathy

From Karen

From Margaret

From Maree

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