Monday, 24 May 2010

Join Stampin' Up!

Starter Kit Special Offer

A fabulous starter kit at an even more fabulous price! now only $259.

From 21 May-31 July, get a 20 percent discount on the Starter Kit when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator!

Contact me to learn more about new products, opportunities, or any other questions you might have.
Is crafting a big part of your life? Wouldn't you love to earn money while doing something you enjoy? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? Or just being able to pay for your hobby & buy products at a discount? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then Stampin' Up! is the perfect opportunity for you.
Doing what I love, and sharing what I love with others are just a few of the benefits that I love about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I love sharing my passion for stamping with family and friends, meeting new people, and having the chance to build a great business doing so. And being able to set my own schedule is a definite plus! If you're interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, follow these easy steps:
1.Apply for an ABN & Contact me to get a password.
2.Once you have your password, click on join now on this page (top left) to join Stampin' Up!
3.Read, print, and sign the Independent Demonstrator Agreement.
4.Purchase your Starter Kit - at a discount until 31st July for just $259 (usually $324) Starter Kit contains over $560 worth of stamping and business supplies!

Once you've completed the above steps, Stampin' Up! will send you a password so you can log in to the Demonstrator Web Site where you'll find an abundance of tips, ideas, and training to help you. I will also post you a new recruit pack to welcome you to my team, which contains sample bags of products incuding a hostess stamp set. You will also be invited to join our teams password protected forum, all to help you get started.
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Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Convention Swaps

Not quite as many as I would have liked to have made (almost 40) but I'm really happy with the way they turned out. Mind you I changed my mind 3 times on which card I would be making!
I also did a few with Baja Breeze CS (Bottom right ones)

Asian Artistry Stamp Set.
NQ Navy & Whisper White CS, Urban Garden DSP or Baja Breeze DSP, NQ Navy & Baja Breeze inks, White Tafetta Ribbon, I dazzled all the Dragonfly's with Diamonds, some with Crystal Effects & some with 2 way Glue pen -these were watercoloured first (Aquapainter & Baja Breeze ink), I prefer the later. Mini Glue dots to stick down the bows. Tools; Circle Scissors, Scallop Circle Die, Scallop Edge Punch.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Autumn Traditions Top Note Box

I finally got myself some Autumn Traditions DSP & it's so beautiful. This was a project for my recent "More Bigshot" Class as I just had to showcase this gorgeous paper & as mentioned before this patchwork technique is perfect for doing just that.
CS Colours are Ruby Red & Soft Suede.
For more details on how this box was made please see this previous post, & for instructions on the Patchwork technique see this post here.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Ribbon Rose Video Tutorial

After an eventful day of tutoring myself to upload videos, I finally worked it out! & after many takes of filming it on my tripod with my little canon ixus -battery pack flat, running out of memory, bloopers etc I gave up filming & just went with this take. It's not to bad for my first video, well except for those wrinkled looking hands!!!, weird sounding voice & a couple of bloopers, I had to film it infront of the tripod, that was hard viewing what I was doing through the screen. My hat goes off to all you bloggers out there who film & load videos, I appreciate them alot more now, LOL. I hope you all enjoy watching mine & have a go at making one. I would love to see how you use them & I'll be back soon to show you the cute hair pins I made with the ones I made during getting the filming right, LOL.

Monday, 10 May 2010

High Tea & Lolly Buffet 30th Birthday

I took so many photo's as everything was just so picture perfect. Our gorgeous Birthday girl, the magnificent Lolly Buffet, the Tiffany cake, the high tea table, the beautiful flowers, the yummy cupcakes, the pretty wrapped presents, the cute lolly bags, the list goes on..... We had the sweetest party ever!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Asian Artistry & Blog Award

This card took days to come together, I just couldn't get it quite how I imagined it would look.
Stamp sets; "Asian Artistry", "Baroque Motifs" & Very Vintage Wheel, colours are Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla & a touch of Pink Pirouette.
The Bird Punch is a must have, it's so versatile, the wings can be turned into gorgeous tulips & Roses & I just want to add "Tiny Tags" sentiments punched out with the Jewellery Tag on every card I make, LOL.

How wonderful & sweet to recieve this award by 2 of my favourite stampers, Alley & Teneale thankyou & right back at you.
Now to tell you 10 things about me;
1. I was born in Croatia & it is one of my most favourite travel destinations.
2. I'm a night owl & survive on little sleep, although I find it hard to wake up in the mornings, but I have a gorgeous 8yr old who needs to get to school on time!
3. I'm addicted to Chocolate & cheese -not both at the same time, LOL, but tend to overindulge.
4. I love to sip on a glass of wine or 2 while enjoying cooking dinner.
5. I have 1 brother & 2 sisters (one lives o/s) & love them dearly, I am blessed to have such a wonderful family & extended to 14 inlaws & 20 nieces & nephews & soon expecting our 3rd great nephew or niece.
6. I'm growing old gracefully with my DH Matt, whom I love with all my heart.
7. I was a page 3 girl twice in my younger years that quoted " PRETTY Petronela thinks the Tigers are tops!" & "HAMISH the seal couldn't believe his luck when "Pretty Petronela dropped into Taronga Zoo for a friendly chat" -very embarrising & blushing!!! -thank god I stopped growing & my modelling days were over before they begun, although I do have some lovely photo's that Teya looks at now & wishes I still looked like that, LOL.
8. I have lived in 4 Australian States in the past 8 years & 1 year in total during that time was spent in hotels. Now I hate suitcases, packing & unpacking!
9. My wish is to be an amazing mum & friend to my daughter Teya, who took 10years to finally realise she wanted Matt & I as her parents!
10. I have tried my hands at all things creative; fine arts, sewing, leadlighting, pottery, painting, photography, scrapbooking & probably forgotten a few! although I enjoyed them all, my most favourite is cardmaking.

I now pass this award onto the following Beautiful blogs;


Friday, 7 May 2010

Giveaway for Orders & Echoes of Kindness mothers day card

I realised just the other day that I have an extra "Echoes of Kindness" Level 2 hostess stamp set & I would like to give that away to one lucky winner in a name draw who places an order with me over $75 during the month of May 2010.
*Please note this offer is not endorsed by Stampin' Up! therefore only available through me.
This card I made as apart of my recent mothers day gift giving class project, Colours are Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Watercolour paper & Very Vanilla.
We had some fun with Watercolouring (Crayons & Aquapainter). There's a sneak of the Eeyelet Border Punch & Perfect Polka Dot Embossing on the Saffron piece which are enough to compliment nicely the Watercoloured image.
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** FREE Hostess Level 1 Stamp Set

** $30 FREE Products

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Sunday, 2 May 2010

Special Blessings invitation

Teya will be recieveing the Sacraments of Confirmation & First Holy Communion next month & these are her invitations - lots of cutting! She loves blue & I decided to use Blush Blossom (inspired by these gorgeous cards that Angie did here) both to soften & make it a little more feminine, the flowers from "Vintage Vogue" make the card pretty as well. I think this would make a perfect Baptism card for both boy & girl. 
Colours are Kraft, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom & Very Vanilla.