Sunday, May 30

Sunday Scrap.

This weeks Sunday Scrap page is a case from Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue on page 33. I have changed the colours and because I don't have the Simply Scrappin' kit Sunny Day yet, I've used the Two Step Bird Punch, Sweet Always DSP and an assortment of punches and die cut flowers. The photo is of my daughter when she was in Pre-School.

Stamp Set: simple serif Alphabet & Numbers
Ink: Regal Rose
Card: So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
DSP: Sweet Always
Punches: two-step bird, 3/4" , 1', 11/4" circles, heart to heart
Tools: Big Shot- Top Note die, Timeless Type Alphabet Junior dies, Sizzlite die Little Leaves
Accessories: white gel pen, Die cut flowers-Blooms Again

It's a lovely day here today, perfect for staying in and stamping. So I hope to get some scrapping done. And I hope you do to.

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Friday, May 28

Convention highlights.

There were so many highlights over the weekend, here are just a few.

First morning of Convention, meeting, greeting & swapping.

Catching up with wonderful friends, Cassie, Natasha, Myself & Karen.

Shelley Gardner, an amazing women.

Listening to Jimmy Barnes sing live while having dinner on the Harbour.

And then watching the fireworks.

Guest speaker Amanda Stephens, Australian Young Business Women of the Year.
Jessica's sail boat moored in the harbour.
I won the last prize patrol and received a stamp set.

Shannon West came to our table at the Awards dinner to say hi. She remembered Karen & I from last convention.

It was such an amazing weekend and so much fun. It was fantastic to meet and spend time with new friends Jenny, Clarie, Nicole, Sonia, Linda, Lisa and everyone else. I am so looking forward to Convention 2011 in Melbourne.
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Note Book.

Just want to quickly show you the Thank you gift I made for my Convention room mate Nicole. As it was her very first Convention I thought a note book would come in handy for her. I also made one for myself and I filled up quite a lot of pagers.

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Thursday, May 27

Convention Swaps.

Good Morning, I've been a bit busy since I've been back from Convention with sharing a stall with Tereesa at the Biggest Morning Tea at school yesterday and just catching up with everything. So I have my Swaps I made for Convention to show you. Then in my next post I have all the highlights for you. Convention was awesome!

My first swap, I only made 5 of these as they were taking too long to make.

My second swap I made 40 of these. It's a single layer card using the reverse masking technique.
I received so many fantastic swaps which I'll show you soon.

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Tuesday, May 25

New Promotion.

Hi, I had a fantastic time in Sydney at the Stampin' Up! convention but before I tell you all about that I have to tell you about the new promotion Stampin' Up! announced to us on Saturday. It's a good one.
Join the Stampin' Up! family between now and the 31st July 2010 and get 20% off the Starter Kit. That's $560 worth of products and business supplies usually $324 now until the end of July for only $259. The optional Stampin' Memories add-on is Just $75, retail value over $137. Click here to view the starter kit.
Imagine getting all your Stampin products at 20% off. Whether you want to build your own home based business around your family or earn some extra money while doing something you love or even to get your products at a discount, now is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family.
And now it's even easier and quicker to join than ever. Just visit my website and click on Join Now, and the Online IDA will lead you through the sign-up process.
You will need to have the following info on hand.
1. Australian Business Number,
2. Personal contact info,
3. Credit card payment info,
4. Authorisation password (contact me to get your password)
Please contact me if you would like more information on joining Stampin' Up! and my Passion 4 Paper team.
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Sunday, May 23

Sunday Scrap.

Welcome to Sunday Scrap, I'm still in Sydney( back tonight) but hopefully I have scheduled this correctly so you can see it. Fingers Crossed.

This 12x12 Scrap page was cased from the Stampin' Up! Impressions newsletter Feb 2010. Highlighting the Good Friends stamp set. I have changed the colours and used the Timeless Type Alphabet Junior dies with the Big Shot for my title. The photo of my kiddies was taken about 5 years ago before Zach arrived. Now I just need to add some journaling.

The title is double layered with two colours for a different effect.


Stamp Set: Good Friend

Ink: Baja Breeze, Choc Chip, Barely Banana

Card: Kraft, Choc Chip, Whisper White, Barely Banana

DSP: Urban Garden

Tools: Big Shot-Timeless Type Alphabet Junior sizzlits dies

Accessories: pretties kit, clear rhinestone, felt fusion flowers, flower brad, 2 way glue pen, mini glue dots

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Wednesday, May 19

Just a quickie... to let you know I'm heading off to Sydney tomorrow for the Stampin' Up! convention. I'm so excited!!! Getting to spend a few days with other stampers and having a well deserved break from every day life, who wouldn't be excited! So my next post won't be until Sunday, I have pre scheduled it so hopefully it will work so you'll be able to see the "Sunday Scrap" post. I'm sure I'll have so many things to share when I get back.

Until then happy stampin'.

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Tuesday, May 18

Top Note Box.

Here is a Top Note Box made with the Top Note die and the Big Shot. I so love the Big Shot I find I'm using it with nearly every project I make. I have used the DSP Cottage Wall and the Vintage Vogue stamp set with the gorgeous new Rich Razzleberry ribbon.

I sent this one to my girlfriend in Victoria with a bookmark and some chocolate inside.
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Whisper White
DSP: Cottage Wall
Tools: Big Shot-Top Note die
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Jumbo Silver brad
Only 2 sleeps to go until convention. I don't think I'll be able to sleep.
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Sunday, May 16

Sunday Scrap.

Another Sunday and another Sunday Scrap page. This page is a CASE from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue page 16, using the beautiful Vintage Vogue stamp set. This page was very quick to put together with stunning results. The photo is of my sister/bf and her daughter.

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Ink: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
Card: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Baja breeze
Punch: 1" circle
Accessories: Soft Suede ribbon, clear rhinestone brad, silver brads, dimensionls

Even though I'll be in Sydney next week, I'll schedule a few posts that will hopefully appear on the blog while I'm away. Isn't technology great!

Hope you get time to do some stampin' today.

Sharing my Passion

Saturday, May 15

TESC 113

I needed a break from making swap cards so I thought I'd have a go at Taylored Expression Sketch Challenge. Such a great sketch.

Sorry the photo's are so bad.

Stamps: Trendy trees, Funky Forest wheel
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, Not Quite Navy
Card: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
DSP: Urban Garden, Hand Drawn(level 3 Hostess)
Punches: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" square, extra large two step bird
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus, Stamp a ma jig, Mat pack & tool. wheel guide, sewing machine
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon
Now back to the swaps.
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Friday, May 14

I'm a Top Pick...

.... at Just Add Ink challenge #15. I have just been doing a bit of blog surfing and dicovered that my Friends scrap page made it in the Top Pick a couple of weeks ago. Click here to see my Friends page. I'm so excited. Thanks to Karen for wearing that gorgeous dress that inspired the colours for the page.
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Manhattan Flower.

Have I told you how much I love the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder? Here I embossed it onto a card base cut out with the Top Note die and the Big Shot. Then just added a bit of ribbon and a Tiny Tag for a simple yet stunning card.

Stamp Set: Tiny Tags
Ink: Rich Razzleberry/Melon Mambo
Card: Whisper White
Punch:Medium Jewelry Tag
Tools: Big Shot-Manhattan Flower Embossing folder, Top Note die
Accessories: ribbon, brad

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Wednesday, May 12

For my Mum.

Today I have the card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day to show you. I cut out a scallop circle out of Vellum card with the Big Shot then embossed it with the Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing folder. Using a dauber I added ink to the back. Adhered it to a whisper white card cut again with the scallop circle die and the Big Shot. Added a ribbon with some dangling beads from the Pretties Kit.

We are all over the tummy bug now, with all the kids back at school. I hope we never have to go through that again.

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Sunday, May 9

Happy Mother's Day.

Scroll down for Sunday Scrap.

Hi, I hope your all having a great Mother's Day and being spoilt by your family. I'm so happy that my Mum is back from her trip so I can spend time with her today.

Zach made this card for me at playgroup this week. So Sweet!

One of the Mum's at playgroup wrote a special poem for us that I'd like to share with you, I think it's very good and it brought more than one tear to my eye. I think all mum's no matter how old your children are will be able to relate to this.

Playgroup Mum's.

Every Wednesday morning, we meet at ........... Church Hall,

We share a cuppa and conversation and the kids all have a ball.

On one day or another, each of us has had to bear,

A cranky toddler tantrum as the other kids all stare.


There's many little antics to keep us on our toes,

From stolen snacks, bikes off the tracks and a dripping boogie nose.

And some of us get nervous, when the craft mum chooses paint

Can those wet painted fingers possibly show restraint?


But through it all the kids have fun & learn a lot as well

And after all that's why we come, or is it, it's hard to tell?

Many times I wonder who enjoys playgroup more.

Is it really just our little ones the benefit is for?


I really think that us mums love it just as much,

Some really lovely ladies, it's great to keep in touch.

And when you have a problem and you don't know what to do

There's always someone else who's had that problem too.


We are all so very different, in the things we do and say

From how we make a sandwich, to how we teach our kids to play.

But we have a mutual understanding of what it's like to be a mum,

And we can appreciate each other on a hard job well done.


Have a fantastic Mothers Day.

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Sunday Scrap - Fresh Air

Well today's Sunday Scrap page is from the May 09 Impressions newsletter, which is a newsletter Demonstrators get sent from Stampin' Up! full of great ideas with one being a 6x6 page using the Inspired by Nature stamp set. I have changed the colours to suit my photo and added a couple of vellum butterfly's embossed with the Big Shot. I then layered it onto 12x12 textured card and did a bit of piercing. The photo is of my daughter Rebecca when she was two years old. She's so cute!

Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature
Card: Textured Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Choc Chip
Stampin' Write Markers: Rose Red, Old Olive, More Mustard
Punch: butterfly
Tools: Big Shot-Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Mt Pack & tool
Accessories: Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance (retired), Buttons Bouquet, linen thread, Rose Red ribbon, silver brads

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Saturday, May 8

Mojo 137

I wanted to make a Mothers Day card for my sister in-law to celebrate her very first Mother Day. Moho Monday's sketch #137 worked really well.
Ive used the very cute monkey from the Fox & Friends stamp set with the Top Note die & Timeless Type Alphabet dies.

Stamp Sets: Fox & Friends, Happy Everything, simple Serif Alphabet & Numbers
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Card: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
DSP: Urban Garden
Punches: 1 1/4" square, 1 3/8" square, oval, scallop oval, wide oval
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note die, Timeless Type Alphabet
Accessories: Kraft ribbon

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Wednesday, May 5

Two Step Bird.

I love the new Extra Large Two Step Bird punch, he is so gorgeous. This is the stepped up version of the card we made at the Launch Party. I stamped on his wing with one of the images from Vintage Vogue set and added Crystal Effects. Also used the Top Note die, a button, jumbo brads and hardware.
We are off to playgroup today then to visit my Mum, we have three months of catching up to do.

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Tuesday, May 4

A Sunshine Award.

What a lovely surprise I had waiting for me today. A Sunshine Award from Bron Heslop. Bron is a very talented Demonstrator in NZ whom I'm looking forward to meeting at Convention.
The rules for the award are:
1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.
2. Pass the award onto other bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received the award by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Share the love and link the person from whom you received the award.
I've have meet a lot of lovely people since I joined ESAD so I am passing this award onto 5 of them. I will try to keep it to 5 nominees.
Bev , Lisa, Julia, Claire, Bronwyn. Click on the names to go to their blogs.
Must go my order just arrived I have to play with my new goodies. :)
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Monday, May 3

Just Add Ink #15 - Card.

I really like this sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink this week. So I made a card and a scrap page. (Scroll down to see the scrap page) The card is using the beautiful Medallion stamp, heat embossed in clear on the base then stamped on white using the Stampin' Write Markers in Baja Breeze, Going gray & Basic Gray. I used the Tiny Tags stamp set for the tiny greeting.
This card can be used for both males and females.

Stamp Sets: Medallion, tiny Tags
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze
Markers: Baja Breeze, Going Gray, Basic Gray
Card: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
DSP: Urban Garden
Punches: eyelet boarder, medium jewelry tag (new)
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: Gray Satin ribbon, silver brad, clear rhinestone brad, clear embossing powder, buddy

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Just Add Ink #15-Scrap Page

Here is the scrap page for the Just Add Ink # 15 sketch challenge. I've used the gorgeous Vintage Vogue stamp set in Gray's and Tempting Turquoise. I cut the Scallop Envelope die in vellum paper and used the Alphabet dies for the title.

This time I stamped the pretty swirly flower stamp over the letters for a different look.

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Ink: Basic Gray, Going Gray, Tempting Turquoise
Card: Going Gray, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Vellum paper
DSP: Urban Garden
Tools: Big Shot - Scallop Envelope Die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies, cutter kit, mat pack & tool
Accessories: brads, ribbon, 2 way glue pen, dimensionls, tombo multi

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Sunday, May 2

Sunday Scrap - Friends

Hi, for this weeks Sunday Scrap I have cased the Friends page in the Autumn-Winter Mini page 12. I have made my page exactly the same as again I had all the products needed and I just love it how it is. (I'm still having trouble photographing black.) Now I just need to get my photo's printed.
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Card: Textured Black, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Kraft, Whisper White
DSP: Urban Oasis
Ink: Stazon Black, Baja Breeze
Tools: Big Shot-Perfect Polka dots Embossing Folder, Sizzlits Die-Little Leaves
Punch: scallop edge
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss ribbon, buttons, linen thread

Great news my Mum arrived back from her trip to Tassie yesterday, I can't wait to see her.

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Saturday, May 1

Thank You Robyn.

A big thank you to Robyn for passing on this award to me. I'm feeling a bit special and it has sure brighten up my day. I have known Robyn through blogger land for a couple of years now and she has been an inspiration with the beautiful cards she makes. You can visit Robyn's blog Rainbows by Robyn here.

With excepting this award I must pass it on to another 10 Beautiful Blogs and tell you 10 things about myself.

So here are the 10 Beautiful Blogs of 10 beautiful people I want to pass this award on to. Check them out.

Tereesa - Stampeezi!!
Julie - Stampin Up Jewls
Angie - Sygie
Liam - Inspirestampin
Natasha - Natasha's Creations
Louise - Handmade by Lou
Debbie - Hubby's Headache
Gardenia - A Little Less Useless
Bron - Stamp with Me
Jenny - A Stampin Journey

Now for 10 things about me. In no particular order.

I'm going to the Stampin' Up! Convention is Sydney. Woo Hoo!
I have 4 gorgeous children, Alex 15, Rebecca 12, Jamie 8 & Zach 2.
I can not live without having chocolate every day.
I am so lucky to have a job I love and still be home for my family, as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.
I have 1 wonderful sister & 7 brothers.
I really want a new car.
I love to read novels.
My favorite wine is McWilliam's Inheritance Fruitwood. Very yummy!
I'm a really bad photographer.
I miss my Mum who has been tripping around Tassie for almost 3 months but will be home soon.

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