Sunday, November 4

Merry Christmas Promo & Hostess Promo.

Stampin' Up! has 2 new promotions for us starting 1st November.

Merry Christmas from Stampin' Up! - until 30th November. Receive FREE the Paper-Piecing Pack when you order the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set & Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP or the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle & Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP.

Click on the promotions tab above to learn more.

ink-redible promotion from 1st November until 16th  December.
Host a qualifying Stampin' Up! party and get a FREE collection of ink pads (that's 10 ink pads valued at $ 79.95) in addition to our other fantastic hostess benefits.

Click on the promotions tab above to learn more.

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Sunday, October 28

My First Digital Scrap Page.

I'm so excited, I made my first ever Digital Scrap Page using the Stampin' Up! Keep In Touch Digital Content CD and Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.

I did have a bit of help from my teenage son who is an expert with Photoshop. Hopefully I have learnt enough so next time I won't be annoying him with questions. The more I play the better I will get.
Note: To use the Stampin' Up! Digital Content CD's you  need to have a program such as Photoshop or something similar. The Stampin' Up! Digital program won't be available in Australia for a year or two. Stampin' Up!'s Digital Content CD's are perfect for people who already Scrapbook Digitally.
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Monday, October 15

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This weeks sketch challenge at Sunny Challenges & Creations was from Gwen. A great sketch that can be used for anything. I went with a Christmas theme using the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set. With a bit of heat embossing, sponging, a lot of spritzing and even a bit of Gold Smooch Spritz. I'm really happy how this turned out.The colours are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.

Head over to Sunny Challenges to see the Design Teams beautiful cards and to join in the fun.

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Monday, October 8

JAI #10

Just Add Ink now have a Monthly Scrapbooking Challenge  and this months challenge is to "Just Use Bright Colours". I'm pretty sure this page is bright enough. The colours are Rich Razzelberry,
Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight. I've used my new Paper Doily Sizzlits die, love it. The Daffodil flowers are cut out of the centre of the Paper Doily. Head on over to JAI to see the great projects the Design Team created and to join in the fun.
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Sunday, October 7

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This weeks sketch over at Sunny Challenges & Creations,  came together really well for me. It was a great sketch to work with and I can see it working well for a Christmas card. As well as the sketch this weeks theme is "For the Girls" so this card will be going to a special friend.
The cute rubber boot stamp is from the Happy You hostess stamp set, DSP Floral Distric. Colours used are Rich Razzelberry, Baja Brezze, Daffdil Delight and Whisper White.
 I used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score the lines on the Baja Breeze card. This is now my favorite thing to do, it's so quick and easy to add a couple of score line to a card to add a bit something extra.
So i hope you can join in with the Challenge this week.
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I'm a Ray of Sunnshine.

So exciting, I won the Sunny Challenges 061/12 challenge with my lovely butterfly card. Thank you.
This weeks sketch is up so head over and join in the fun.

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Thursday, October 4

Will It Embellish? - Stampin' Up!

Watch this to get some great ideas with what to do with your free ribbon. So Funny!

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October Promotion.

FREE new In-Colour ribbon!

For the month of October get a FREE package of 1cm Stitched Ribbon a $15.95 value for every $60 you spend. More info on the promotions page.

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Morning, I have a bit of time to play today and though I'd join in  with this weeks Sketch challenge at Sunny Challengers & Creations. The added challenge is to use something new from the  new Stampin' Up! catalogue. Which is great for me because I have  lots of new products I haven't had time to play with yet. Thank you Kris for a great challenge.

The new products used are new DSP Comfort Cafe, new stamp set Papillon Potpourri (which has lots of beautiful butterflies) new punch Elegant Butterfly, new die Delicate Doilies sizzlits L, new ribbon Scalloped Tulle ribbon Cherry Cobbler. Colours used are Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and new colour Summer Starfruit.

Don't forget to head over to Sunny Challengers & Creations to join in the challenge.
Have a great day.

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Sunday, September 16

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Hi today I am entering Sunny Challengers 059/12. The challenge this week is to make easel card with a great sketch. I just to have a play with my new stamp Pleasant Poppies, isn't is gorgeous. I stamped the Poppies on Crumb Cake card with versamark ink then heat embossed in white. Then coloured in with markers.

Colours used are Rich Razzelberry, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake.
Head on over to Sunny Challengers & Creations to join in the fun.
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Wednesday, September 12

June Scrap Club

Hi today I have two scrap pages I made back in June to show you. I'm little behind with my blogging.  These were really fun to make and the pinwheels are so easy to make and really jazz up the page.

Thanks for stopping in today.
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Thursday, September 6

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This week I am very excited to again be a guest designer for Sunny Challengers & Creations. This weeks challenge is a great sketch by Gwen with an extra challenge of making a 10cm x 10cm card. I can say that this was quite a challenge for me working on a card small. But I think it turned out pretty good.
The colours are Soft Suede, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla. The stamps sets used are Delicate Doilies, Rue Des Fleurs (thanks) and the DSP is Attic Boutique.
So head over to Sunny Challengers to check out the other designers amazing creations and to join in the fun.
Have have great day.
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Tuesday, September 4

2 New Catalogues.

Here it is the new 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue, so exciting. Click the pic on the side bar to download the catalogue or you can order your own for just $7.00 plus postage. Your going to love it.
And here is the Holiday Catalogue which replaces the mini catalogue. It's bigger and better and products will be available for 5 months. 1st September 2012 until 31st January 2013. You can download by clicking the pic on the side bar. Keep an eye on your mail box I'll be posting some out today.
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Monday, August 20

3 Cute Owls.

 I love these cute owl boxes aren't they just adorable, I found them on printrest by Miri D and I just  had to make them. Here is the link to the template and instructions on Miri blog, just in case want to make some too.

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Friday, August 3

Going Going Gone!

It's that time of year when Stampin' Up! releases the retiring stamp and accessories list with the New Annual catalogue being released on the 1st of September. Also the Holiday Catalogue will be released on the 1st September. Very exciting. Some products are discounted at 25% and 40% off.  Products only available until the 31st August or until sold out.

You can click here to see retiring lists or click on the promotions tab at the top of the page. The promotions  page will be updated regularly as some products tend to sell out quickly. I will be putting orders in every Friday, so you can email or phone me with your order.

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Thursday, July 19

Gifts from Julie.

My lovely and good friend Julie H has been playing with her Scallop Square die, her Big Shot and fabric and came up with some amazing decorator ideas / gifts. I was very lucky to receive a few of the beautiful items she made. And it's not anywhere near my birthday.

She made this stunning Door Stop using the Scallop Square die and Spice Cake Designer Fabric. Hope you can see all the detail because it really is stunning.

I also received a pair of Scented Shoe Inserts also made with the Scallop Square die and the Butterfly die. They are made to go inside your shoes to keep them smelling lovely or they could hang in the wardrobe but I think they are way to good to hide away so have them on my dressing table where I see them everyday and smell the lovely lavender smell. 
Thank you for spoiling me Julie, you are totally amazing.
Credit to my daughter Rebecca for taking these fantastic photo's for me with her I-Phone, well done. I think I will get her to take all the photo's for me in future.

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Tuesday, July 10

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

The Simply Scored Diagonal plate item 125586 $20.95.
Create score lines easily for boxes, envelopes and more.
Now available early from 1st July til 30th August.

  • Sits on top of the Simply Scored base.
  • Held securely in place by rubber pads on the back of the plate.
  • Has etched grooves every 3.2mm.
  • Can score any size card stock up to 30.5 x 30.5
  • Includes instructions for creating common envelope sizes. (Simply Scored tool sold separately)
Contact me to get yours.

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Friday, July 6

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Good morning, I have kept my card simple for this weeks Sunny Challengers & Creations challenge. Kris has set us a colour challenge using River Rock, Cherry Cobbler & Marina Mist. I must admit I have never used this combination of colours before but I think they look quite good together.

It doesn't show up on the photo but I have spritzed the flower and background with Gold Smooch. And I've been having fun playing with the new textured Impressions Embossing Folders and Edgelits Dies. Make sure you head over to Sunny Challenges to check out the Design Team creations.

Thanks for visiting.

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Thursday, June 28

May Scrap Club.

I'm a bit late in getting this on but here is the page we made at the May Scrap Club. We talked about the benifits of using scrapbooking kits and almost everything used on this page was from the Simply Scrappin' kit Tea Time. Beautiful colour combination in this kit.
All the ladies used slightly different combinations of DSP and background card and they all turned out different and all looked fantastic.

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Wednesday, June 27

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Hi, the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations this week is a Fancy Fold card by Gwen. Here is my entry.

I have used the Reason to Smile stamp set with the Attic Boutique DSP, can you see all the gliter I added to the flower! The challenge is open until friday so head over to Sunny Challenges if you want to entre or just to check out the design teams creations.

Thanks for visiting.

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Thursday, June 7

Need a reason to Smile?

You'll smile during June with the exclusive Reason to Smile stamp set , only available during the special offer. There are two ways to get this beautiful stamp set:
 1. Get it for FREE with a $125 purchase.
 2. buy it at the regular retail price - no additional purchase necessary.
 Wood mount $35.95  or Clear $28.95.

Only available from 1st June until 30th June 2012. Contact me to order yours.

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Sunday, June 3

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I'm very excited to again be a Guest Designer this week at Sunny Challenges & Creations. The challenges this week is to use the great sketch with the added challenge of using the Ocean Commotion stamp set.

Here is the card I created, I'm really happy how it turned out.

And here is a close up, can see all the sparkel from the Iridescent Ice embossing powder, love it.

Don't forget to head over to Sunny Challanges & Creations to join in the fun and check out the Designers beautiful cards.

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Friday, May 18

My Mum Scrap Page.

Hi hope your having a great day. This is the Scrap Page I designed for our first Scrap Club day. We had lots of fun and I am looking forward to getting to know all the lovely ladies better. Thank you Georgie for being such a wonderful host.

In this page we played with making our own flower embellishments. I love how they turned out. We used DSP Twitterpated, Mixed Bunch stamp set with the matching punch Blossom, the Loving Thoughts stamp set and the Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set.
I am really looking forward to our next Scrap Club day. Have a great weekend.

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Sunday, May 13

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Note: this post should of been for yesterday but something went wrong anyway here it is, hope you had a great day yesterday.

Hi and Happy Mothers Day to you all. This week I am again a Guest Designer over at Sunny Challenges & Creations I am really enjoying being a Guest Designer, so much fun. Anyway this weeks challenge is another great sketch.

Using the beautiful stamp set Field Flowers with DSP Twitterpated, stamped in the colours Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz. Other products used are Framelits Dies Labels Collection, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder Punch, Seam Binding Ribbon and Rhinestones.

Head over to Sunny Challenges to join if the fun and to check out the other designers beautiful cards.
Wishing you a wonderful day.

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Sunday, April 29

Sunny Challenges & Creations

Hi today is my first time as a Guest Designer at Sunny Challenges & Creations, very exciting. This weeks challenge SC0038 is a great sketch design with the added challenge of using "In Colours".
Using the new Hostess stamp set Pedal Presents in the Autumn - Winter mini with the In Colours Pool Party, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade and Blushing Bride.The beautifull DSP is from the Simply Scrappin' kit Tea Time. Also using the new Pleated Satin Ribbon and Twitterpated buttons, so cute. The birthday cake and ballons have been heat embossed with Vanilla Scented Embossing Powder. You can't see it in the photo but I assure you smells yummy.
So I hope you can play along with the challenge this week. Head on over to Sunny Challenges to see the other great creations the DT have come up with.

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Thursday, April 19

Blossom Punch.

I really love the new Blossom Punch in the mini, so easy to make beautiful cards and embellishments with. Here are a few cards I whipped up in time at all.

Have a great day.

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Thursday, April 12

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Hi hope you all had a great Easter. I was planning on getting creative over the holidays but as usual the kids were always on the computer so I decided I had to have my own. So I went out and got myself a new laptop at the Easter sales. And I'm not sharing it with anyone!

I have some exciting news, I have been  chosen to be a guest designer for Sunny Challenges & Creations, which is a  great sketch challenge blog started by Gwen, Kris & Vicky all Stampin' Up! demonstrators. I have played along with their challenges in the past and I am very honored to be chosen as a guest designer. My first challenge will be in just a couple weeks with a another in May and then again in June, so watch out for those and hopefully you can join in the fun and play along too.

Now this week's challenge SC035/12 is a great sketch by Vicky with the theme of Mother's day, it's just couple of weeks away.
I have changed the sketch just a little bit, hope that's ok, I wanted to show off my new stamp set Apothecary Art and the new Framelits Dies both now available in the Autumn-Winter Mini. I really enjoyed water colouring the roses although it take time I think my Mum will love it.

Don't forget to head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to see the design teams creations and the other challenge entries.

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Thursday, April 5

Autumn - Winter Mini Catalogue.

The new Autumn - Winter Mini Catalogue has been realested. I'm so excited! Overflowing with new and exciting products your going to love it. With the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool, new products to use with the Big Shot like Framelits Dies, Edgelits Dies, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and more. New beautiful  Designers Series Paper with corodinating stamp sets and accessories. There is so much more in this mini.

The Autumn - Winter Mini Catalogue  starts on the 1st April until the 31st July 2012.  Contact me to get your own free Mini Catalogue and to book your workshop showcaseing the new products.

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Tuesday, March 20

Card Patterns

Hi, I needed to make a birthday card for a friend, her birthday was last week so I'm doing well. I used this weeks sketch from Card Patterns Sketch 157 , turned sideways. I hope she likes it, now I just have to get it over to her.
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Tuesday, March 13

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I really enjoyed this weeks challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations. With a great sketch to follow with the added challenge of using the Chalkboard technique. I hadn't used this technique for quite awhile so it was good to play along.

Chalkboard technique - Stamp on dark coloured card with white chalk ink, I used Stampin' Up!'s Craft Whisper White ink (works really well). Then carefully apply Stampin' Pastels with a dauber.

I have used the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Fresh Vintage with  the Everyday Enchantment DSP and brad. Colours are Early Espresso, Poppy Parade and Very Vanilla. Also used my new toy  the Bigz Die Two Tags, love it.

Thank you Kris for setting a fun challenge.

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Friday, March 9

I was featured on...

Very exciting to be featured on My Crafty Picks # 54. Thank you so much Tiffany. Head over to check out all the other Craft Picks.

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Gorgeous blogger Award.

Thank you so much to Miss Vicky at Stamps, Paper N' Stuff for awarding me the Gorgeous Blogger Award, you have made my day.
Vicky is also one of the Designers over at Sunny Challengers & Creations, you should pop over and check out this weeks sketch challenge.

To receive this award there are a couple of things I must do -

Thank the person who gave me this award - A very big Thank You
Paste the award to my blog
Link the person who nominated you for this award
Nominate as many other bloggers for this award as you like
Post links to their blogs
So I am very happy to pass this award onto

If you haed over to these blogs you'll see why I have chosen them for this award.

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Saturday, February 25

One Perfect Day.

Hi just a quick post today, to keep Maree happy, grin.

A scrap page I made a while ago of Jamie when he was about 3 years old, so cute.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, February 8

I am grateful for...

Good morning everyone, all the kids are now  settled in their new classes and I've caught up with things around the house so now I have some time for blogging again.

So today I have a gratitude book/journal  I made to show you. I started with a 5x5 On Board Journal inked the edgers with early Espresso ink then covered with the beautiful new DSP Everyday Enchantment (one of the sale.a.bration products). Then I embellished the cover to make it look pretty. I've used the bird Builder punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, both Tag punches, Scallop Circle #2 Big shot die, Fun Flowers die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Ribbon & brad from Everyday Enchantment Pack ( sale.a.bration product), Rhinestones and the stamp sets used are Occasions Alphabet & Fresh Vintage ( sale.a.bration set).

 Here is a close up.
And here is the inside. Stamp sets used are You are Loved ( Summer Mini) and Number It.

That's it from me for now, hope you have a great week.

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