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: