Tuesday, March 31

Leah's Monthly Challenge #6 Winner & Entries.

Hi everyone, it's time to announce the winner of Leah's Monthly Challenge #6. There are four entries this month and I have to say they are all amazing but very different. Well done to you all and thanks for playing. I hope you enjoyed the challenge.

Now the winner is.........Natasha Yeh!!!!! I love the way Natasha combined the colours and added that bit of bling in the centre of the flower. (Love that chunky glitter.) Click here to see more of Natasha's creations.
(Jamies Pick)

And here are the other entries:
Angie: I love the layout of this card and Angie has also added some bling with dazzling diamonds. (Rebecca's pick)

Nerine: Has turned hers into a note pad cover, very clever. Click here to see more of Nerine's creations.

Kristy: I love how Kristy has used the Tempting Turquoise in the background, it makes the flowers really pop of the page.

Next months challenge will be posted soon, so check back to see what it is. Your going to love it.

Only one sleep to go....................

One sleep to go

I'm so excited, only one sleep to go until the Release of the new 2009/2010 Idea Book and Catalogue. Woo Hoo!!!!!

And only a few day until my Launch Party on Saturday 4th April. It's going to be so much fun. Ive been busy getting everything ready. Your going to love the new products.

So I want to show you the scrap page we made on the weekend. It's just like the card we made at the last stamp a stack but turned into a 8 x 8 scrap page. We used the Ocean Commotion stamp set using Stampin' Write Markers to give the two tone affect to the cute seahorse. I am happy to say that this stamp set is in the new Catalogue. Yeh!

And here's a girly one.

Happy Stampin'

Monday, March 30

Ginger Blossom.

We had a great time at Kristy's yesterday. (hi Kristy) I love to see the excitement in people at seeing Stampin' Up! products for the first time and the excitement of making that first card. Just can't beat it.

Here's the card using the Embrace Life stamp set and the Lots of Dots wheel with Ginger Blossom DSP. All from the Summer Mini Catalogue.

And here's the large pouch gift bag that Kristy received for being a fantastic hostess. And the small pouch gift bag went to Sharon for winning the lucky door prize. Both full of goodies of course.

I'll be back with more to show you later.

Hope you had a great weekend.

Friday, March 27

Tri Fold Card

I'm combing two challenges with this card. Mel's challenge #13 this week is to make a tri fold card and Makeesh's colour challenge #6. For someone that's not an orange person I've used a lot of today. :)
I was really surprised at how quick this tri fold card was to make. You know I love quick and easy. I used Crazy for Christmas stamp set (retiring list) and the greeting is from Short & Sweet.

The inside, tricky to photograph.

Stamp Sets : Crazy for Christmas (retiring list) , Short & Sweet
Ink: basic black, pumpkin pie, purely pomegranate, regal rose
Card: whisper white, pumpkin pie, purely pomegranate, regal rose
DSP: bali breeze (mini cat)
Punches: scallop circle, scallop edge, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" circle
Accessories: satin ribbon purely pomegranate, blender pen, button pumpkin pie, stamp a ma jig
Have a fabulous weekend.

Nerine's Tuesday Layout Challenge

Not happy with this card for Nerine's Layout this week. I think the
chipboard tag is too big and the rub-on greeting is too small. I think if I get time I'll have another go because I really like the layout. To enter Nerine's challenge click here.

Stamp Set : Boho Backgrounds
Ink : really rust, choc chip
DSP : Outlaw (retiring list)
Card : choc chip, really rust, very vanilla
Punches: scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle
Accessories : On Board Accents, Rub-ons Cherished Memories, sanding block, double stitched ribbon choc chip, hemp twine, jumbo eyelet pewter, crop a dile

Colour Inspiration # 47

I have to say I trouble with the colours in Kristina's challenge this week. Orange & Yellow are just not me. But it goes to show that any colour combined with choc chip can look great. Check out the other entries to see what I mean. click here

I've used the brayer on this card. First stamping the butterfly image onto gloss white card with choc chip ink. Then using the brayer to roll on so saffron and then tangerine tango ink.

Stamp Sets : Garden Whimsy, So Swirly wheel
Ink : choc chip, so saffron, tangerine tango
Card : gloss white, confetti white, tangerine tango, so saffron
Punches : 1 1/4" & 1 5/8" square
Accessories : brayer, brads so saffron, 5/8" grosgrain ribbon choc chip, dimensionals

Wednesday, March 25

Only one week left until the New Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue 2009/2010 is released. So that means there is only one week left to get those retiring products. Click here to see the Updated List.

Also only one week left to order from the Summer mini Catalogue. Click on the pic of the mini Catalogue to view. It's over on the side bar.

My New Idea Book & Catalogue Launch Party is coming up very fast. It's going to be so much fun. If your planning on coming let me know for catering purposes. email: stampin.with.leah@live.com.au

And only 5 days left to enter Leah's Monthly Challenge #6. Click here.

Now for a card...

I found this one in my photo file, I've used the Time Well Spent stamp set (level 3 hostess set, retiring) using the crayon resist technique with the retiring In Colours, groovy guava, blue bayou, soft sky and whisper white.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 24

Left Overs

I had some circles left over from Christmas cards I made for the kids to give to their school friends, so it got me thinking about how to use them up. I don't like to waste anything. So I ended up turning the circles into flowers using the Stem Sayings stamp set for the stems. Another quick and easy card.

Stamp Set : Stem Sayings
Card: old olive, real red, very vanilla
Ink : old olive
DSP: Dashing
Punches : scallop edge, scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle, corner rounder
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon always artichoke, dimensionals

Balloon Hat.

Hi, here is the funny balloon hat that Jamie got at the Bronco's game on Friday night. The photo's not so good but it's in the Bronco colours and Jamie just loves wearing it. Can you imagine sitting at the game with a kid in front of you wearing one of these....:) It would drive me crazy!

Sunday, March 22

Makeesha's Inkspiration Challenge #6 - Card & Scrap Page

Makeesha has a sketch challenge for us this week. I thought this sketch would easily transfer into a scrap page so I did one of those as well.
I picked the DSP Bali Breeze as my base to start with and choose the colours from there. Old Olive & Taken with Teal. I used some chip board shapes, paper piecing and yes the scallop edge punch again. Just love it.

Added a bit of Crystal Effects for some shine.

And here's the Scrap page. Haven't found a photo yet.

Recipe for both
Stamp Sets: Eastern Blooms, Polka Dot Background
Ink: VersaMark
Card: old olive, taken with teal, whisper white
DSP: Bali Breeze
Punches: scallop edge, scallop circle, 1"circle
Accessories: Hidden Garden rub-ons, on board accents, piecing mat & tool, crystal effects, 5/8"grosgrain ribbon old olive, brads old olive, 2 way glue pen, snail

Saturday, March 21

Ocean Commotion

I had a great time stamping last night. Everyone went to the Bronco's / Storm game and once Zach was asleep i had hours of uninterrupted stamping time. That doesn't happen very often. I was working on a few things one being the Mel's March swap which I can't show you just yet.

So today I'm going to show you a card I made a few weeks back when I first got a brayer. The photo's not so great but you get the idea. I've brayed three colours onto gloss card to get the really cool background . Then stamped the images from Ocean Commotion stamp set ( which is in the new Catalogue Yey!) in black and grays and added dazzling diamonds.

Stamps: Ocean Commotion, Say it with Scallops
Ink: pretty in pink, soft sky, blue bayou
Card: gloss white, blue bayou, soft sky, whisper white
Punches: oval, corner rounder
Accessories: brayer (love it), hodge podge silver, double striped ribbon soft sky, dazzling diamonds, 2way glue stick

Just in case you didn't watch the game, Bronco's won by 1 point. The kids had a great time, they loved all the fire works and came home all hyped up and with funny balloon hats in bronco's colours. Must get a photo.

Have a great Saturday.

Friday, March 20

UPDATED - Retired Availability List

Here is the UPDATED Retired Availability List
as of 11.00am 20th March.

K Werner Colour Inspiration # 46

Love the colour's Kristina picked this week. Although this card is sooo different to how it started. It was going to be a nice pretty flowery card, but ended up kinda retro. You can see I've used lots of circle punches and the greeting is popped up with dimensionals and is from the Say it with Scallops Stamp Set in the Summer Mini. The challenge hasn't been up long so you've got time to have a go. (click here)

Stamps Set : Say it with Scallops
Card : basic black, riding hood red, bashful blue, regal rose, pretty in pine
Ink : riding hood red
Punches: all the circles
Accessories: dimensionals

Thursday, March 19

Mel's Weekly Challenge.

I'm a bit late posting Mel's challenge this week but better late than never. The colours are Pretty in pink, Bashful Blue and Choc Chip.

My new catalogues just arrived, Yey!!! So I'm off to rip open the box. It's so exciting!


Stamps:Time Well Spent (level 3 hostess)

Ink: Choc Chip, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue

Card: Confetti White

DSP: Spring Flowers, Spring Showers (retired list $5.98)

Punch: scallop edge

Accessories: brads bashful blue, dimenionals, blender pen

Monday, March 16

Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge #5

Here is the pic for Makeesha's challenge this week it comes from Adairs. Gorgeous!
The colours I pulled out are Very Vanilla, River Rock and Night of Navy. I had never used this colour combo before and I love it. Great for both men and women. I used another old favorite stamp set Looks like Spring ( retired list $58.95 & Bushfire set) With the kissing technique on the flower. Makeesha's challengers are alway fun, click here to enter or see the other entries.
Stamp Set : Looks like Spring
Ink : Night of Navy, River Rock
Card : Night of Navy, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Punch : 1" circle
Accessories : double stitched ribbon river rock, jumbo eyelet pewter, metallic eyelets, cutter kit, crop a dile

Nerine's Tuesday Layout

I pulled out the aqua pen and had a go at some water colouring for Nerine's Tuesday Layout. I'm quite pleased with how this card turned out. I stamped the cute fish from Fishy Friends (retired list $39.95) onto watercolour paper then using the aqua pen coloured him in. Added a bit of paper piecing and a lot of dazzling diamonds. The greeting is from the Circle of Friendship set (retired list $33.95)

Stamp Sets: Fishy Friends, Circle of Friendship
Ink : Stazon Black, River Rock, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Card: Water Colour Paper, River rock, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Punches: 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1" circle
Accessories: double stitched ribbon river rock, piecing mat & tool, aqua pen, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds.

Friday, March 13


These are two awards I received back in January, please forgive me Nerine and Liam for not posting and passing them on when I should have. I really do feel so honored because there are so many fantastic craft blogs out there and you picked mine.... Wow!
I received the Kreativ Blogger Award from Liam (Inspirestampin) she has such a great blog with loads of very creative projects, you should check it out. here
These are the rules for this award :
1. The winner gets to put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs for the award.
So I will nominate:
This is the Proximity Award, given to me by the lovely Nerine at Stampin' Addiction.
I love her Tuesday Layout Challenge.
In receiving this award , I have agreed to post this awards creed and pass it onto 8 bloggers who, with luck will then pass it on to 8 other great blogs.
"These blogs believe and invest in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose 8 more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their awards."
I will pass this award onto:

Karen Robinson Congratulation on making 102 layouts for the Memories Project. You rock!

Sonia-Giggle Buttons Your antics always make me laugh.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I almost forgot to post this one. This is from Robyn at Rainbows by Robyn. She pick her 10 favorite cards and one of them was mine. It's the card I made for Nerine's Tuesday Layout Challenge & Makeesha's CC #5. You can have a look at it here.

For this award I need to pass it on to my top 10 Fav's. Because this has taken me sooo long and because I love all the blogs listed above, everyone above will also receive this award.

Thanks you so much Liam, Nerine & Robyn, your so sweet. :)

And thank you to all the wonderful ladies above for sharing your very creative ideas.

More Petal Prints

Here are a couple more cards using the Petal Prints stamp set. I just found them in my photo folder and hadn't yet posted them. I also found a few other cards that I will post another time.
This first one is using the colours choc chip, sage shadow, pretty in pink and whisper white. The background is the Sanded stamp and the greeting is from Sincere Salutations.

This one using the colours very vanilla, old olive and cameo coral. The greeting is from the Warm Words set. I inked and distressed around the edgers.

I have another fun weekend planed. Taking Jamie to the school disco tonight, he so excited. While the big boys are going to the Bronco's game. First game of the season, they'll probably get rained on. I'm seeing my Aunt & Uncle from Darwin, tomorrow. Yey! Can't wait to catch up. Sunday is Alex's football game, a home game this week so we shouldn't have any trouble finding the field. (grin) So hopefully I'll get time to do a couple of challengers in between everything else.

Hope you have a fun weekend too!

K Werner Design Colour Inspiration # 45

I picked the set Petal Prints for Kristina's CI #45, It's one of my all time favorites and I think one of the very first stamp set I ordered from SU. It's now on the retired list $ 53.95. :(
The Cherished Memories Rub-Ons are also being retired at 25% off $14.96.
Stamp Set: Petal Prints
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray
Card: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Punches: 1/2" circle
Accessories: Rub-Ons Cherished Memories, black gingham ribbon, huge sliver brad from the pretties kit

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 12

March Diary/Calander Page

Click here for the UPDATED Retired Availiabily List as of March 12th 4.50pm.

I finally got it posted, the diary/calender page for March. I've used the Simply Scrapin' Kit Secret Garden, love it, love it, love it! Which is on the Retired List $36.95. Everything is from the Kit except a couple of punches and the Jumbo Outline Alphabet set and the It's a Date set, also retiring $29.95. Which is why I love these kits, everything you need for any project is in the kit. Too easy!

This time I added a couple of extra pages for notes and things to remember. The DSP from the kit already has lines on it making it super easy. And I've used my favorite punch again the Scallop edge punch.

Have a great night and I'll catch you tomorrow with some projects using retired sets.

Tuesday, March 10

Mojo Monday # 77

I really like this sketch from Mojo Monday week 77.
I used the Embrace Life stamp set and the DSP Ginger Blossom from the Summer Mini Catalogue with some flowers and a rhinestone brad from the Pretties Kit. I also used the stamp set Circle of Friendship ($33.95) that's on the retired list.
Stamp Set: Circle of Friendship, Embrace Life
Ink: Cameo Coral, basic gray, going gray
Card: basic gray, cameo coral, whisper white
DSP : Ginger Blossom
Punches : 1" & 1/2" circle
Accessories : taffeta ribbon basic gray, pretties kit, Tombow Mono adhesive, dimensionals

Monday, March 9

Makeesha's CC#5 & Nerine's Tuesday Layout

Today I've combined two challenges onto the one card. Makeesha's Colour Challenge #5 and Nerine's Tuesday Layout Challenge.
Makeesha has picked a very interesting colour combo this week and at first I didn't know to start. But with Nerine's layout I had a starting point.

I've used the level 1 hostess sets Oh, So Lovely & Party Punch. I inked around all the edgers, did a bit of paper piecing and added some ribbon and a gorgeous Rhinestone brad.
So here it is.

Stamp Sets : Oh, so lovely, Party Punch
Ink : Basic Black, Blue Bayou, Real Red
Card : Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White
DSP : Afternoon Tea
Punches: Round tab
Accessories : double stitched ribbon Soft Sky, rhinestone brad-fire, dauber, piecing mat & tool, blender pen, dimensionals