Tuesday, June 29

More Playgroup Cards.

Today I have to show you some more birthday cards I made for Playgroup. These Sesame Street characters are made with lots of different punches and are so fun to make. Great for toddlers learning to count. The greeting is from the Outlined for Fun stamp set and the numbers are from the Timeless Type Junior Alpha dies.
Oscar the grouch
Cookie Monster
Big Bird
Have a great day.
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Sunday, June 27

Sunday Scrap.

Hi and welcome to Sunday Scrap, before we get into the scrap page I want to share with you something very exciting that happened yesterday. I'm so excited that I have to tell everyone. My son Jamie passed his Black Belt grading at Tae Kwon Do. I'm so very proud of him, he has worked very hard these last few years to achieve his goal of becoming a black belt.
Here he is in action, about to smash through the timber.

And here he is with his trainer proudly wearing his black belt.

What an exciting day we had and of course we had to celebrate with a huge feast at Sizzler, Jamie's first time there. He went back to the desert bar 3 times. Very Yummy! Now I have more special memories to scrapbook.

So today's Sunday Scrap page is of Jamie when he was 2 years old with our new puppy Scruff.
I have kept this page quite simple as there are a lot of bright colours in the photo.

Stamp Set: Cute & Curly Punch Bundle
Ink: Pacific Point
Card: Sahara Sand, Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Whisper White
DSP: Good Morning Sunshine
Punches: full heart, heart to heart
Tools: Big Shot- Top Note die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet
Accessories: jumbo brad 5/16", mat pack & tool, 2 way glue pen, dimensionals

Thanks for visiting today.

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Saturday, June 26


When I saw Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #118 I knew right away what I was going to do. With the Crazy for Cupcake stamp set and the Big Shot I made this fun girly teen birthday card. With quite a few of my daughters friends having birthdays in the last few weeks my supply of cards for teens is getting low so I need to stock up again. It's always good to have a few on hand. This is a 13x13cm square card so I needed to make an envelope to fit. You can see part of it behind the card.
Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Rich Razzelberry
Marker: Old Olive
Card: Rich Razzelberry, Whisper White, Pale Plum
DSP: Cottage Wall
Punches: scallop edge, corner rounder
Tools: Big Shot-Timeless Type Jnr Alpha, stamp a ma jig
Accessories: white gel pen, jumbo brad, ribbon Old Olive & Rich Razzelberry, crystal effects

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Thursday, June 24

MOJO #144

Mojo Monday sketch challenge #144, I chose to make a vintage style Wedding card using the masking technique. I really like masking it's the best way to use different stamp sets together.

Stamp Sets: Embrace Life, EnFrancais, Tiny Tags
Ink: Choc Chip, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Not quite Navy
Card: Not quite Navy, Kraft, Very Vanilla
DSP: Bella Bleu
Punches: 1 3/4" circle, eyelet boarder, medium jewelry tag
Accessories: daubers, 1/2 pearls Pretties Kit, twill tape, linen thread

Thanks for visiting.

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Wednesday, June 23

Deals of the Week #4

The last Deal of the Week is selected Accessories at 40% & 45% off the normal price.

Deal #4 starts today and ends Wednesday 30th June.

109113 Square Ice Rhinestone Brads now $11.97 (normally $19.97) page 149.

109111 Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads now $11.97 (normally $19.97) page 149.

109112 Square Fire Rhinestone Brads now $11.97 (normally $19.95) page 149.

11848 Bashful Blue 1" double stitched grosgrain ribbon now $10.97 (normally $19.95) page 150.

109050 Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon now $8.97 (normally $14.95) page 151.

To take advantage of the amazing Deal #4 get your orders and payment to me by Wednesday 30th June 9.00pm.

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Tuesday, June 22

Gorgeous Gift Box.

I received this gorgeous gift box from Julie, she is so sweet. Julie loves to make boxes and we had an awesome time playing on the weekend. You can visit her blog Stampin Up Jewls here to see more of her beautiful boxes and other projects. Thank you so much Julie, I love it and I have placed it up on my shelf where I can look at every day.

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JAI #22.

The colour challenge at Just Add Ink this week was a huge challenge for me. Rich Razzelberry, Kiwi Kiss , Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White. Not a colour combination I would have thought of. The design teams projects are so inspirational I had to give it a try.
Stamp Set: Live Like You Mean It.
Ink: Rich Razzelberry, Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise
Card: Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Punches: Wide oval
Tools: Stamp a ma jig, Big Shot - Top Note die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Lots of Tags die
Accessories: Rich Razzelberry ribbon
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Sunday, June 20

Sunday Scrap

Hi hope your all enjoying the weekend. Today's Sunday Scrap page is from a scrap sketch challenge not so long ago at ESAD which is an online group for Stampin' Up! demonstrators. This page is of Alex on his 14th birthday pulling funny faces. He has changed so much since he was 3. I had lots of fun with the Big Shot on this page.

Here is a close up of the ribbon.

Card: Kraft, Basic Black
DSP: Urban Oasis
Stampin' Write Journaler: Basic Black
Tools: Big shot- Top Note die, Sizzlits 4pk dies, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet
Accessories: Riding Hood Red ribbon,

Until next time, Happy Scrappin'.
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Saturday, June 19

Very Vintage.

I have always loved the vintage style, the soft tones and the gorgeous vintage sets Stampin' Up! has makes it easy. I have daubered, spritzed, crimped, blended, layered and stamped to make this card very vintage.

Stamps Sets: Friends 24-7, Tiny Tags, En Francais
Card: Baja Breeze, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
Markers: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Punches: eyelet boarder, scallop oval, medium jewelry tag
Tools: Big Shot- Ovals die, Sizzlits Button #5 die, crimper, spritzer, dauber, blender pen
Accessories: Soft Suede ribbon, lined thread

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Thursday, June 17

Thanks Shannon.

Exciting news, Julie is back online with her updated blog Stampin Up Jewls, it looks amazing. So head on over there to see what she has been up to, it's worth the visit.

My card today is a case from Shannon West (Stampin' Up! US head office). At convention Shannon showed us lots of great ways to use the Circle Scissor Plus and this was my favorite. I have only changed it a tiny bit.

The Circle Scissor Plus is a little tricky getting use to but once you have a play with it you will love it.

Tips for using Circle Scissor Plus:
1. I use Dotto repositionable adhesive to sick the card on the glass plate, that way the card won't slip around while cutting.
2. Don't press too hard while cutting. I find I get a better, smother cut if I use even pressure, not too hard.

Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Tiny Tags
Card: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, So saffron
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus, Big Shot- Scallop Circle die, mat pack & tool
Accessories: brad, Dotto, snail, dimensionals

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Wednesday, June 16

Deals of the Week #3.

This weeks Deals of the Week is up to 50% off selected Stamp Sets. Available from today until Tuesday 22nd June.

A Happy Heart stamp set - 50 % off $20.98 (normally $41.95) page 34 item code 114263.

Greetings Eight stamp set - 50% off $24.98 (normally $49.95) page 57 item code 115792.

Bellas Bloom stamp set - 40% off $14.97 (normally $24.95) page 78 item code 116330.

Enjoy Every Moment stamp set - 50% off $26.98 (normally $53.95) page 97 item code 113009.

All Scallops stamp set - 50% off $27.98 (normally $55.95) page 105 item code 114283.

Don't miss out contact me to place your order by Tuesday 22nd June 9.00pm.

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Tuesday, June 15

Playgroup birthday cards.

Hi, hope you all had a great long weekend. I didn't get much stampin' done, I had a very busy social weekend, lots of fun and I did get my new blinds up on the windows. I did start working on a scrap page last night but haven't got it finished yet.

Today I have to show you some birthday cards I made for playgroup using the Lots of Bots stamp set in the Autumn-Winter mini. The design is quite simple but I love how these turned out. Now each child at will get a special birthday card from all there friends at playgroup.

Stamp Set: Lots of Bots
Ink: Stazon black, Close to Cocoa, Taken with Teal, Pretty in Pink
Card: Close to Cocoa, Taken with Teal, Pretty in pink, Whisper White
DSP: Retired
Punches: scallop edge, 1 /14" & 1 3/8" circles
Tools: blender pen, Big Shot,

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Sunday, June 13

Sunday Scrap.

Hi, today's Sunday Scrap page was inspired by the cute scrap page in the current Idea Book & Catalogue, page 42, featuring the stamp set Big Bold Birthday. I have kept the layout the same just changing the colours to suit the DSP Hand Drawn (level 3 hostess) which matches the photos perfectly. Alex was such a cutie when he was 3. I asked him what he wished for, but of course nearly 13 years later he can't remember. My guess is, to eat as much ice cream cake as he can.

Here is a close up of the cupcake embellishment.


Stamp Set: Big Bold Birthday

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze

Card: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

DSP: Hand Drawn (level3 hostess)

Tools: Big Shot-Timeless Type Junior alphabet, stamp a ma jig

Punches: small heart, scallop edge

Accessories: Riding Hood Red ribbon, silver brads

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Friday, June 11

Happy Birthday Margaret.

Yesterday was my good friend Margaret's birthday. She has a very special friendship with Zach my almost 3 year old, so Zach wanted to make a special card for her. I made the base for him and just let him go wild with punched out pieces. Zach had so much fun making this card. I think he is very artistic.

Just a short post today as it's my daughters 13th birthday today and we are heading out for dinner shortly. Part of her present is a girls only shopping spree at DFO tomorrow. I think I am more excited than she is.
Have a great weekend and I'll be back on Sunday with Sunday Scrap.

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Wednesday, June 9

Deal of the #2

This weeks Deal of the Week is discounted Designer Series Paper.

Haiku DSP 112470 was $16.95 now $10.17.

Pink Flamingo 113976 was $16.95 now $11.02

Raspberry Tart 113975 was $ 16.95 now $11.02

Tea Party 113992 was $16.95 now $10.17

Sweet Slumber Specialty 114037 was $22.95 now $14.92

Deal #2 only available until Tuesday 15th June so contact me to get your discounted Designer Series paper by 9.00pm. stampin.with.leah@live.com.au
Stampin' Up! has informed us that the retiring colours will only be available while stocks last. As some of the colours are already low, don't wait until August to get your favorite colours you might miss out. See the list of retiring colours here.

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Monday, June 7

Happy Birthday Julie.

It's Julie's birthday today, the first of four birthdays this week, all very special people to me. For Julie's card I've used the colours from Inkspirations Challenge #26, Basic Gray, Real Red, Kraft & Whisper White. Don't you love the scallop flower; they are popping up everywhere lately and so very easy to make. I stamped this flower with the Life Definitions stamp in Basic Gray. The leaf's are double punched with the scallop oval punch and after using a bone folder to make the veins I inked with a dauber so the veins would stand out a bit more.

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags, Life Definitions
Ink : Basic Gray, Real Read
Card: Kraft, Whisper White, Real Red
DSP: Urban Oasis
Punches: scallop circle, scallop oval, eyelet boarder, corner rounder
Accessories: dauber, bone folder, Hodgepodge hardware silver

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Sunday, June 6

Sunday Scrap.

Welcome to Sunday Scrap, I hope you are enjoying Sunday Scrap as much as I am. It's really helping me to get organized and get my Scrappin done. This week I have Scrapped a photo of Jamie when he was 4 years old. The fire department came to Playgroup for a visit in a fire truck. It was a day Jamie will never forget. My inspiration for this page came from the Spring 2010 issue of Scapbook Trends magazine, designer Kelly Noel. Everything on my page is from the Simply Scrappin' Kit Hoppy Memories, just added a couple of brads and rounded the corners of the DSP.

I hope you get some Scrappin done this weekend.

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Saturday, June 5

Pillow Box from Nicole.

Hi, I want to show you the cute Pillow Box I found on my pillow in my room at Convention. It was made for me by Nicole my roommate. Nicole is a brand new Demonstrator in Melbourne and is very excited about joining the Stampin' Up! family. We became good friends while at Convention and I can't wait to see her again at next years Convention. Making amazing friends was one thing I didn't except when I joined Stampin' Up! It truly is amazing that having a passion for paper craft can bring so many people together.

Thank you Nicole.

Have a great weekend,

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Wednesday, June 2

Just Add Ink Challenge # 19

Here is the other challenge I got to do on the weekend, it's a colour challenge over at Just Add Ink. The colours are Melon Mambo, Taken with Teal & Elegant Eggplant. Super bright colours but don't they look great together.
Using the Lots of Bots stamp set and the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder. I have used the Scallop oval punch to make the Taken with Teal scallops around the main image. The Scallop Oval punch is one of the punches in this weeks Deal of the Week, on special for only $20.12 until the 8th June.

Stamp Set: Lots of Bots
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Taken with Teal
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Taken with Teal, Whisper White
Punches: Scallop oval, 1/2" circle
Tools: Big Shot- Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Circle Scissor Plus
Accessories: Jumbo Grommets, 5/16" jumbo brads, blender pen, Melon Mambo ribbon

Have a great day.

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Tuesday, June 1

Deals of the Week - Stampin' Up!

Deals of the Week - Stampin' Up!

Deal #1 save 35% on selected punches.

Code Page Punch Regular price Special price
112081 152 Scallop Square $30.95 $20.12

109183 152 Trio Flower $30.95 $20.12

110711 152 Boho Blossoms $30.95 $20.12

114889 Scallop Oval $30.95 $20.12

This Deal of the Week starts today and runs until the 8th June. So contact me to place your order. stampin.with.leah@live.com.au by 9.00pm Tuesday 8th June.

Check back on Wednesday 9th June for Deal #2.

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TESC #115

I managed to get a couple of challenges done on the weekend. This one is from Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #115. I have used the Pendant Park Stamp set in the Autum-Winter mini catalogue. Using the Thumping technique I leant from my good friend Mel a few years ago, I still love this technique.

Stamp Set: Pendant Park
Card: Close to Cocoa, creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
DSP: Patterns-Choc Chip
Markers: Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa, always Ardachoke, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Punches: 1/38" circle
Tools: mat pack & tool
Accessories: 5/16" Jumbo brads

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