Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Merry Christmas

Here is one of the 4 designs of Christmas cards inspired by the talented marelle, the colours are Ruby Red & Old Olive on Very Vanilla, I am utilising Carte Postale fom the new Summer Mini alot lately & I think it works well here, this card was a breaze to create & I so enjoyed making them. I sent one to my past & future hostesses, loyal customers & friends, (family got a santa photo of Teya). I wish I had more time to send all of you a card, but we all know how busy we can get this time of the year & for me it has been non-stop since October. I had all intentions of making more, but I have been overwhelmed at how my Stampin' Up! business has grown, & I have you all to thank for that. I am looking forward to spending some quiet & special time with my family over Christmas, but I will be back to creating real soon, with lots more Workshops, Classes & SAS's in the new year. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas & wonderful 2008, enjoy the festive season & keepstamping!

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Get Ready to Sale-A-Brate

When you host a qualifying workshop 1 January-29 February, you'll receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration set in addition to the normal hostess benefits! Contact me today to book a workshop & for more details on this exciting opportunity to earn exclusive, free products.
Everyone benefits during Sale-A-Bration; customers (place an order of $100), hostesses (when you reach $600 sales at your workshop), Demonstrators (join Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration & you get to choose a stamp set to the value of $80 FREE)

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Share what you love

January 2008 – February 2008 is the best time to join Stampin' Up!
& here’s why;
If you join Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-Bration (Jan 1-Feb 29), you can choose ANY stamp set (up to $80 value!) FREE. Plus, email me and I can tell you how to get an extra 10% off your Starter Kit, that’s a saving of over $32! This is the best Starter Kit Promotion since Stampin' Up! started in Australia. The starter kit is already exceptional value & has 5 sets in it already, you can view the starter kit on the inside cover of the Idea Book & Catalogue or online, & did you know you can actually choose the stamp sets (must be of equal or lesser value).
January is also a great month to join because it is the start of a new quarter, which means you have 6 months to make your first quarterly minimum.
There are many benefits of being a Demonstrator, including buying your products at a discount, receiving all the catalogues first & for free! A monthly magazine just for Demonstrators, plus access to the Demonstrator web site, full of valuable resources & inspirations.
If you have any questions, or if you would like an obligation free Information Pack, contact me now! This is a fantastic offer.

Monday, 10 December 2007

I saw these candy canes on Marelles blog (she has a tutorial) & I thought "what a great idea" for Teya's kindy class instead of cards! once we finished them, I put together a 12x12 treat box & matched the colours of the candy canes, which are; Cranberry Crisp, Marigold Morning & Old Olive, the Holiday Thyme papers also co-ordinate with these colours. Teya can't wait to give them to all her little friends tomorrow.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Treat Box

I couldn't resist adding these to my two pocket tote class held on Saturday.
Holiday Thyme designer series papers (only available'till the 15th December) were used to decorate these very cute & useful little(8x8 inch) box's, perfect for little gifts to take to family & friends when visiting at this time of the year! We also stamped True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp, Bashful Blue & Old Olive Cardstock with the same inks, some with "Sleigh full of Toys" & some with "The Snow Flake Spot" Stamp Sets. The ribbon is from the Spring mini Catalogue- sadly now retired, but I stocked up on a few rolls as these beautifully co-ordinate with the Holiday Thyme Paper.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Carte Postale

My favourite Stamp Set from the Summer Mini Catalogue would have to be Carte Postale, it's beautiful on its own, but add the background stamp, wheel & Designer series paper & there's nothing you can't do.
I used Sage Shadow, Pale Plum & Not Quite Navy papers & inks, I decided to use French Script background stamp instead of French Flair, I dazzled all these cards with Glitter, I just popped a mini glue dot on the brad & dipped into Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, I also embossed glitter with heat & stick powder- click on the picture to enlarge to get a better look.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Summer Mini Catalogue make-n-takes

I am slowly getting over the excitement & success of yet another fantastic open home, launching the Summer Mini Catalogue view here, if you would like a hard copy email me your details & I will pop one in the post for you.
I have so much to tell & show you & don't know where to start, so for now I just want to give you a peek at the make-n-takes from yesterday- over 60 cards were made!

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Summer Mini Catalogue

Here's a sneek peek at some creations from the New Summer Mini Catalogue, & if you are coming to my open home this Saturday you will be able to re-create a couple of these. If you can't make it email me your details & I will post you a Summer Mini Catalogue.

All in the Family Campaigne Update 28 November 2007

Sincere thanks go out to all those who are participating in the All in the Family campaign. Demonstrators worldwide have sold over 7000 All in the Family stamp sets!
There's not much time left to participate in this campaign, so if you have not yet placed your order, please do so BY TOMORROW 30 November & you will only pay $59.15 plus postage. Remember, everything Stampin' Up! receives from the sale of this set will go directly into a fund dedicated to helping Dave Abbott's family. Even if you already own the All in the Family stamp set, it would make a great holiday gift. No matter how the set is used, you can be sure you are making a difference in the lives of Dave's wife and three children during this holiday season.

Say goodbye to our ever so popular Spring Mini Catalogue.
Tomorrow I will be placing an order for last minute Spring Mini Orders, so please let me know if you would like to purchase any thing before it's to late!

Monday, 26 November 2007

Rock-n-Roll Masking

The Rock-n-Roll technique is used to create these super simple & elegant cards. I just love All Year Cheer 1 Stamp Set (greetings).
I inked up the flower from Bodacious Bouquet in So Saffron & rolled the edges in Rose Red, I then masked the flower & stamped the leaves in Always Artichoke, I always love getting wows when the mask is removed, I added some dimensionals & Olive Organdy Ribbon to finish off.
I created this card for a beginners workshop & I must say all of the 10 made looked great!

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

another All in the Family update

Less than two weeks are left in the All in the Family campaign, and my sincere thanks go out to those of you who have purchased this set to make this charitable effort a success!
As of 19 November, at 9:00 AM (MT), Stampin' Up! demonstrators worldwide have sold over 3100 All in the Family stamp sets. All of the proceeds that Stampin' Up! receives from the All in the Family campaign will go directly into a fund dedicated to helping Dave's family. In hoping I will sell more sets I am passing my Demonstrator discount onto you, you will pay only $59.15 plus p&h, & as an added incentive & thankyou, I have decided to put everyone that has purchased this set from me into a draw to win the ever so popular & versatile "Riveting" Hostess level 1 Stamp Set, so if you have been thinking you want All in the Family Stamp Set, now is the time to buy it! email or call me on 0413005205 to place your order.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Gift Certificates

I made up these gorgeous envelope covers to hold Stampin' Up!
Gift Certificates in. I spotted Marelle's on her blog which made the
creation of these pop to the top of my priority list!
Marelle is always inspiring! so while your there check out her blog, she is very talented & her work is always beautiful!

Snappy Birthday

It's almost time to say goodbye to the Spring Mini Catalogue. Crab & Company (a lot of fun) will hopefully make it back next year in the 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue? I was inspired by the sample in the mini with this card, just can't believe it's taken me nearly 4 months to actually make it.

Friday, 16 November 2007

Bodacious Bouquet

Colour! Colour! Colour! This Stamp Set can take on any colour challenge.
Bodaciuos Bouquet is one of my favourite sets, & I love the layout.

And The Winner is;

Congratulations Nadine, you won my Oct-Nov Giveaway, the beautiful "Both Way Blossoms" level 2 Hostess set.
For everyone that entered, good luck for the next one, as I will continue to Giveaway hostess sets as my way of saying "thanks"! The next Giveaway will be advised at my open home on Saturday 1st December & you can begin entering then.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

All in the Family update

We're nearly halfway through the All in the Family campaign & as of 12 November, Stampin' Up! demonstrators worldwide have sold 1,600 All in the Family stamp sets. All of the proceeds that Stampin' Up! receives from the All in the Family campaign will go directly into a fund dedicated to helping Dave's family.
I finally got a chance to play with "All In the Family" Stamp Set, it trully does make you think about family! I made a card for my Dear Daughter Teya (& cat) who she just adores! No occasion, I just wanted to let her know her mama loves her.
I decided to create my own patterned paper with Polka dots & Paisley stamp set, (only available to purchase 'till the 30 November) I stamped girl & cat with Stazon & coloured with Crayons & Aquapainter. I mounted on Pretty in Pink & Tempting Turquoise, those spots are highlited with White Gel Pen. I used my Markers on the Paisley stamp to colour Temtping Turquoise on centre flower, this was fun to create & Teya loves it!
All in the Family is available to purchase 'till the 30 November 2007, for $59.15 from me, I want to sell as many sets as I can for the Abbott familly, so I'm passing my Demonstrator discount onto you. This set will be available again in the new Idea Book & Catalogue, which is released in April 2008 with a retail price of $73.95.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Mini Triangle Gift Box

These are super sweet & super simple & you just need 1/2 of an A5 sheet of cardstock, I have decided to include these in my December classes using the new wheel I just recieved, can't wait to show you my samples from the New Summer Mini!

Thursday, 8 November 2007

All In the Family

I was keeping busy leading up to the Papercrafts Festival & even busier since, I wish I could have played with this set earlier, but only just mounted it, here is a card I made for a friends Birthday, I will hopefully get another chance very soon to post some more cards using this set, it's so much fun!

Paper Bow Tutorial

The perfect Bow to create in minutes to co-ordinate with Wrapping or Gift Bags, you will never want to buy another Bow once you have tried these.

6" x 12" Double Sided Designer Series Paper (Holiday Thyme)
Paper Cutter
Pop Up Glue Dots
1/16" Circle Punch or Paper Piercer & Mat Pack

Step By Step Tutorial
Step 1. Cut 8 Strips of 1" x 6", 4 strips of 1" x 5" and 1 strip of 1" x 4".
It is important that you cut the 1" x 4" strip before cutting the 1" x 5" strips.
Lay out strips as in photo as each set of 4 will be joined as one.

Step 2. Apply Snail Adhesive on one end of each strip.

Step 3. Twist and secure all the strips as shown.

Step 4. Punch or pierce a hole at the bottom of each "petal"

Step 5. Use a brad to secure the "petals" together.

Step 6. Place a Pop Up Glue Dot on the each brad & layer -alternating the patterns.
The third layer is the 4 X 5" strips & the centre is 1 x4" strip it is rolled & glued last on top.


Paper Bauble Tutorial

Supplies: 4 1/2" x 12" Double Sided Designer Series Patterned Paper (Holiday thyme)
15” length of Ribbon (Cranberry Crisp Stitched Grosgrain)
Paper Cutter & Paper Snips
Brads (Earth Elements)
1/8” Hand Held Circle Punch or paper piercer/Mat pack

Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1. Cut 7 strips of 4½” x 1” patterned paper
(if you are alternating patterns use an even number of strips),
In this case I use 6.

Step 2. Punch a hole at both ends of the stacked together papers.

Step 3. Double over the ribbon

Step 4. Push ribbon through one hole
and then the other

Step 5. Pull ribbon through to get desired loop length
& a C shape in the papers

Step 6. Insert the brad between the ribbon at both ends
(don’t secure to tightly or it will be hard to fan out the bauble in Step 7. )

Step 7. Fan the Bauble out

Have fun creating!
& keepstamping!

Christmas Tree

I've made so many paper decorations that are quick & easy.
The Gorgeous Bows & Baubles were very popular at the papercrafts show. I hope you have as much fun creating them as I have!

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

A workshop make-n-take, I love this colour combo; Lovely Lilic & Certainly Celery with Whisper White. Little Pieces Stamp Set is one of my most used Sets & they co-ordinate nicely with Big Pieces & also Simply Scrappin At Home kit.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Triangle Gift Box

These are the gorgeous Triangle Box's that we had as our Make-N-Take for the Penrith Papercrafts Show.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

A little Success

When I joined Stampin' Up (March this year), I thought I was just going to be a hobby Demonstrator, I could see the great value of the starter kit (almost 50% off) & wanted to purchase Stampin’ Up’s! great products at a discounted price, but before I knew it I was hosting my own workshop, meeting lots of wonderful people & hostesses, running classes, doing charity fundraising, recruiting my own downlines-the list goes on, but most importantly really enjoying being a Demonstrator! I signed up under Angela, who I met at last years Penrith Paper Craft Festival (mind you it took me almost 6 months, due to lots of moving all over the country) to sign up! & I am thrilled to have her as my upline, (Hi Ange). Just six months after joining SU I have achieved Stampin’start (another great incentive & benefit of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator) I have received in total 15 free stamp sets (my choice) & title of Supervisor. I am so enjoying this fantastic journey & am excited to be a part of such a wonderful company.
If you think you would like to sign up as Demonstrator, November is the month.
Buy the Starter Kit during November
and I'll give you a Set of Markers
(value $57.95) FREE!
This is only available from me, and your paperwork must reach SU! offices (with your ABN) by November 30 2007. Send me an email if you'd like an Obligation-free Information Pack. I would love for you to join me on this wonderful journey & in 6 months time hear your story!

Friday, 2 November 2007

all in the family

Last month we lost our Australian General Manager, Dave Abbott, to a rare blood disease. Dave was only 41 and left behind his wife and three young children. Stampin’ Up! being the incredible company they are have just released the stamp set called ‘All In The Family’ in Australia to raise money for Dave’s family. 100% of the proceeds of the sale of this stamp set worldwide will be donated to Dave’s young family - not just the profits but 100% of the sale price worldwide…. now that’s a company with heart!
Now is the time to buy this extremely versatile stamp set. All In The Family is available from 1st November to 30th November 2007 for $73.95 - however in order to help you out and to sell more sets for the Abbott Family, I will forfeit my commission and drop this price to $59.15 plus postage & handling. E-mail me now on to order.
Here’s a handy link to a lady in the US who demonstrates using the All In The Family set with the Stamp-a-ma-jig (stamp position) - it’s a video tutorial and quite cool to watch:

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Two Pocket Tote Bag Tutorial

They're quick & easy to make & use just 1 sheet of Stampin' Up!'s
gorgeous double-sided Designer Series Paper. (Here I've used Petals & Paisleys) If you want to make one of these with matching Gift cards using Patterned Paper from the New Summer Mini Catalogue, email me to reserve a seat for my December classes! I understand December can be a busy month for us all, so here is the step-by-step tutorial, I wouldn't want you to miss out!

Step 1. Score a piece of 12x12 Designer Series Paper at 1' & 11" (apply very little pressure)

Step 2. Apply snail adhesive to the scored 1" strips and fold inward
along the score lines.

Step 3. Turn the paper lengthways & score 3.5", from each side.

Step 4. Fold the paper on the score lines then apply snail adhesive
along one edge and adhere together.

Step 5. With open ends on the sides, score at 5"(you may want to
apply a little more pressure or score on both sides as you are
scoring a few layers)

Step 6. Score at 4 1/2" & 5 3/4" (you will now have 3 scored lines side by side)

Step 7. Fold as shown in the picture, making sure you have the
join on the inside when folded.

Step 8. Apply snail or double sided tape to join the two sides of the
tote together.

Step 9. Punch 2 holes on each side (Horizontal Slot)
and tie ribbon for handles.

Now you just need to stamp, embellish & fill.
Have fun with it!

Sunday, 28 October 2007

stamp-a-stack class

This is 1 of the 9 cards made in yesterdays class.
Rock-n-Roll technique used on the flower from
"Bodacious Bouquet" I masked the flower & then
stamped the leaves, finished with a bit spritzing.
Bravo Burgandy & Pumkin Pie with a touch of
Always Artichoke.

Penrith Papercrafts Festival 2007

I'm so excited! I’ve been busy getting ready for the annual Papercrafts Festival in Penrith. If you’re going to the show, please drop in at the Stampin’ Up! stand and say ‘hi’, I’d love to meet you. We’re going to have demonstrations all day every day & there will also be a table for free make & takes, this will also be on all day every day. You’re going to love the make & take that’s planned for this show, it’s a lovely box that any of your friends will love to receive their Christmas present (or any other present) in - if you’re willing to part with it that is!

Here’s the details:

Penrith Papercrafts Festival
November 2nd, 3rd & 4th 2007
Penrith Panthers
Mulgoa Rd, Penrith

The show will be open from 10:00am each day and will close at 5:00pm on Friday and Saturday and at 4:00pm on Sunday.

Entry is $10 for adults and children under 12 years of age can enter the show for free.

Check the website for more information on classes, etc