December 29, 2010

New promotion

Starting tomorrow, Dec 30th, till January 24th, Stampin' Up have a new promotion. If you click on the Valentine Sweethearts image on my right hand side bar you will see the flyer with all the details. You can get a free set of "Heart Treat Cups" with each qualifying purchase.

For something completely unrelated............... I wanted to also post this card I made in early December for my Dad's birthday. At the time I was in full "Christmas projects" mode and even though I made the card, it didn't get posted on here. People are always looking for inspiration for male cards. You can just see the star background that I stamped with versa mark. I multicoloured the greeting with markers and I loved the way it turned out.

If there is something in particular you'd like to see on my blog, please leave a comment and let me know.
Happy Stamping,

December 19, 2010

The Final Countdown!

This week I thought I'd share with you some of the cards that I have been receiving from my lovely friends/customers. It is always such a buzz to not only open a hand made card, but to see that it's been made with Stampin Up products!!!! And these are just wonderful. I'll be back between Christmas and New Year with our new promotion starting Dec 30th. Don't forget the December Frenzy though, you can still order from this till Dec 30th if stock hasn't run out. I hope you all have a fabulous festive season.
Happy Stamping,

December 11, 2010

2 weeks to go!

Quick post today with the obvious reason- there is ONLY 2 weeks to go! My above cards are a variation on a card I did earlier in the countdown. It is so easy to create a variety of cards using the same basic layout. Here I just changed the image, and with the "Dasher" card I turned the card the other way and added a punched greeting. Still all the same size pieces which make it quick when making lots of cards at once. See my piles of cards below I have been adding to each day. Get a production line going and you'll have heaps of cards to send out in no time at all. One of these may even be heading to your place!!

Happy Stamping,

December 4, 2010

3 weeks to go!

With only three weeks to go and only 1 full week of school left before the kids are let loose 24/7, we are in desperate need of quick and easy Xmas projects. These cards are perfect for that! They only use 1 piece of CS so they're economical as well! I just went through my stamps and found various small images that I thought could work for a wreath. Some are from Circle circus, the spiral is from Trendy Trees. Then I just grabbed my markers and randomly started stamping. The greeting is from Curly Cute, one of our new sets of stamps which I just love. You can see below where I turned the card around and then using my Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamped the greeting as 2 words on top of each other.

The last feature I'll point out is the BLING! If you look closely you should be able to see on the spirals I added some Crystal effects and then put some chunky sprinkles over the top. Too easy!
Happy Stamping,

November 30, 2010

New Month, new promotions!!!!

December is here!!! For some this means time to start putting up decorations, for most of us it means frenzied last minute shopping!!! Well maybe I can help you there.
We have not only a brand new mini catalogue but also a SALE!!!!!!!
Click on the link below or on the link in the side bar to see the flyer about our DECEMBER FRENZY SALE

Many items are reduced and some up to 50% so make sure you check it out.
Then make sure you have a look at our brand new catty. Follow the link in the side bar to download your copy. This catalogue runs right through till end of March.
I'll be back soon with more Xmas projects while we count down the last few weeks.
Happy Stamping,

November 27, 2010

4 weeks to go!!

I don't have a card to show you this week but I do have exciting news to share:
Starting Dec 1st we have two exciting things happening. Our new Summer Mini Catalogue begins so if you check out my blog on or after this date you'll be able to download the brochure or view it online, or you can email me if you'd like your own copy in the mail. It's always exciting to see all the new stamps, embellishments and DS papers and this mini catalogue is no different.
The other exciting promotion is our December Frenzy Sale!!! For the month of December we have heaps of items discounted up to 50%. There are a whole variety of items including stamps, markers and tools. Make sure you check back on Wed 1st Dec to see the flyer and as always with this sort of sale it is best to get your orders in early. There are no requirements with this sale, no minimum purchase or purchase of regular priced items etc, just order the things you want off the list.
So check back on the 1st...........

Happy Stamping,

November 20, 2010

5 Weeks to Christmas

This week I've used all sorts of tools and techniques! Maybe I went a little overboard????? What do you think?
The main part is the medallion stamp in the middle. I have used the emerging colour technique for this one using the Merry Christmas greeting from Contempo Christmas and the swirl from Baroque Motifs on a Whisper White card. Then you stamp the medallion image in versa mark and emboss it clear over the top of your images. You simply apply colour over the top of this either with sponging or brayering and you're left with this multi layered and coloured image.
I cut the medallion out and cut it in half, then adhered it to the Olive Card.
Other features include the sponging around the edges in Olive, versa mark background using one of the small flourishes from the Tiny Tags set, polka dot ribbon and the greeting from Many Merry Messages.
Happy Stamping,

November 13, 2010

6 Weeks to go!

Hi all! Oh these weeks are flying by. Half way there! O.K so this week I have again reached for my favourite set for this year, Contempo Christmas. It is really getting a work out and at only $26.95 it is such great value. I have used two of our current In Colors, Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz. I just love that you can now get markers in the In Colors. I have made use of them here to multi colour both the tree stamp and the greeting before stamping. The DS paper is from the Level 1 hostess pack which has patterned papers in all 5 In Colors. One last thing in case you're wondering- the scalloped border. I made this using my Square scallop punch. I cut up the square to just use 3 of the sides and lined them up along side each other to make the border. This creates a nice smaller border. I think I'll be making a whole stack of these this year. This card was so quick to make. Hope you like it!
Happy Stamping,

November 6, 2010

7 Weeks to go!

This week I have a NON-TRADITIONAL Christmas card for you. This layout was used originally as a birthday card for a friend, in purple & vanilla but I thought by adding a Xmas greeting it could also work as a lovely Christmas card.
The colours are Baja Breeze and the new Concord Crush. The stamp set is Vintage Vogue. Notice how I have used markers on the top right hand corner to get the multi coloured effect, then with versa mark and clear embossing I have used the same image down in the left hand corner. The greeting comes from one of our new Christmas stamp sets, Contempo Christmas.
The vanilla piece is my favourite new toy, the Top Note die for the Big Shot. In one easy step the die cuts out this shape flawlessly and also does the border of fine holes to give this piece an instant look of elegance. Keep a look out for a post on here soon where I show a variety of ways you can use this die.
Till next week,
Happy Stamping,

October 30, 2010

8 Weeks till Christmas

I keep saying it but I really don't know where this year has gone. O.K so this week I have a super easy card for you all which is a great one that the kids can join in and help do!
The strips of Real Red, Old Olive and Baja Breeze CS have been put through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing folder. So quick and easy! My holly is made with punches. First I punched two large ovals in Old Olive, then with my 1/2 inch circle I went around the edges cutting small half circles out. The berries are also punched with the same 1/2 inch punch. "Happy Holidays" is from our Many Merry Messages set which always gets a work out at this time of year. I really like the clean and simple design of this card. You could whip up a whole stack of these in no time at all.
Till next time,
Happy Stamping,

October 23, 2010

9 Weeks till Christmas and a SPECIAL OFFER!!

This week is all about our current offer where you can get some beautiful Christmas ribbons for all your cardmaking, scrapbooking and gift giving needs over the festive season.
Below are the four different spools of ribbon you can receive for free with qualifying orders or parties.

See the link to the flyer on the right side bar for all the details of the promotion. You can purchase product bundles including Xmas stamp sets and coordinating punches or DS papers etc and for each bundle purcahsed you pick one free spool of ribbon. These are worth a minimum of $19.95 each!!!!
Below is the image of the new limited time DS Christmas Cocoa speciality papers, that are featured in one of the product bundles. These are not available in our current catalogue.

Email me with any questions or orders. This promotion will end on November 30th.
Happy Stamping,

October 16, 2010

10 weeks till Christmas and New Products!

I have finally had time to play with some new products from the 10/11 Idea Book and Catalogue. If you don't already have a copy let me know and I'll get one to you. At $12.95 each they are such excellent value!
So above I have used 2 new In Colors Concord crush (purple) and Pear Pizzazz (green) which I think look fantastic together for Christmas cards or any time of year for that matter!!
The matching patterned papers are from the DS paper pack which is a 1st Level Hostess Gift option instead of stamps. These often get overlooked but are a great resource to have. They include the 5 new In colours in some gorgeous patterns.
Another new product is the DS paper Newsprint (the musical notes). This set of papers mainly has writing, letters, numbers etc but it also has a page of sheet music which can be used on so many projects.
The image is my friend Dasher. You'll find him on the inside back page of the catalogue for $14.95. He is a single stamp which I know I'll be using a lot this Christmas.
The other new product is the Concord Crush Stitched-Poly Ribbon and the greeting is from our ever popular set Short & sweet that carried over from last year's catalogue.

Happy Stamping,

October 9, 2010

11 weeks till Christmas

My FIRST Christmas project for 2010! I thought I would start simple and use my favourite new Xmas set called Sparkly & Bright. This is a gorgeous set 0f 6 stamps with cute smaller images which are perfect for cards and tags. The greeting is from another of our new sets called Contempo Christmas. Notice our new border punch along the top of the card!!! Isn't it cute!
Hope you like them.
Happy Stamping,

October 5, 2010

Countdown till Christmas !!!

WHAT????? Yes folks I'm sorry to scare you but yes we are now officially within 12 weeks of Christmas. Each Saturday for the next 11 weeks I'll be posting a Christmas themed project for you all. There are a lot of exciting new products to share with you. I have had NO time at all lately for stamping and still don't have my samples from the new catalogue ready to show you like I promised. It won't happen overnight...... but it will happen!
So stay tuned. This Saturday you will see the first of my countdown projects and more regular blogging after that.

Happy Stamping,

September 10, 2010

September promotion: Join the In Crowd!!

Yes that's right!! By joining Stampin' Up and my team in September you will get the following:
*The starter kit at the fabulous new price of $289.00
*A complete set of In Colors- that's stampin pads, Stampin' Write markers, and an assortment of cardstock- completely FREE. That's $84.90 worth FREE!!
Contact me asap for more details!!

Happy Stamping,

September 1, 2010

Brand New Catalogue

The first day of September, the first day of spring, the first day for our brand new Idea Book and Catalogue!!!!!!! We have been waiting a long time for this and it's finally here and you won't be disappointed.
Click on the cover image in my right hand side bar and view the online version! If you prefer a copy all of your own, they are only $12.95 and such amazing value.
I have also included the link to the online list of supplies for all the projects in the catalogue. This is a fantastic resource because if you are like me and need lots of inspiration, find a card or project you like the look of and then go to this link to see the colours and materials they used to create it.
I will be back soon with all my new samples to share with you!!!!!!

Happy Stamping,

August 3, 2010

Last Chance to order from the 09/10 Catalogue

Yes, we are now in the last month of our 09/10 Idea Book and Catalogue. Starting next month there will be a whole new catalogue and to make room for all the new stamp sets and accessories we need to clear out a whole heap of gear!!!
The list is LONG and includes items from all parts of the catty, stamps, inks, cardstock, embellishments etc... So make sure you have a good look through to check if your favourites are retiring.
Please note that some items are on the list but will return in different packaging or styles etc.. Check the list closely where this is indicated.
Some items are reduced up to 50% and this is also shown on the list.
So click on the image on the right hand side and start making your list of items you need to stock up on before they are gone for good! Then email me with your order asap so you don't miss out!!
Happy Stamping,

July 4, 2010

July Specials

Hi everyone, let's do the two step!!!!
Two step stamping that is. Throughout the month of July you can order the following sets of stamps at 20% off!!!
Pg 39 Loads of Love Was $39.95 NOW $31.96
Pg 42 Big Bold Birthday ** Was $53.95 NOW $43.16
Pg 78 A Rose is a Rose ** Was $66.95 NOW $53.56
Pg 86 Playful Petals ** Was $52.95 NOW $42.36
Pg 98 Cheep Talk Was $47.95 NOW $38.36 (used in cards above)
Pg 115 Wonderful Favourites Was $39.95 NOW $31.96
Autumn Mini Catalogue:
Pg 14 Tiny Tags (Wood mount) Was $38.95 NOW $31.16
Pg 14 Tiny Tags (Clear mount) Was $28.95 NOW $23.16
Pg 31 Cottage Graden (wood mount) Was $32.95 NOW $26.36
Pg 31 Cottage Garden (clear mount) Was $24.95 NOW $19.96
**Items marked with this are Retiring sets at end of August. Get them now before they are gone forever!
Below is a card made with the gorgeous Cottage Garden stamp set.

See how the flowers have a dark outline and lighter on the insides. They have been stamped twice using the specially designed two step stamps. So easy!!!!
And below are the two cards made with the Cheep Talk stamp set. This is such a cute little set with two birds, flowers, the branch etc...

Also don't forget you can still purchase the starter kit at 20% off. Why not join this month and get any of the stamp sets above at a further 20% off with your demonstrator discount!!!!! Email me today and ask me how!

Happy Stamping,

June 23, 2010

4th Deal of the week!!!

Yes! Embellishments are on special. We all love to add a little bit of "bling" or ribbon to our projects but that can be the most expensive part!
But at these prices it is much more affordable!
Square Rhinestone Brads- Ice, Were $19.95 NOW $11.97

Circle Rhinestone Brads- Ice, Were $19.95 NOW $11.97
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Square Rinestone Brads- Fire, Were $19.95 NOW $11.97

Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, Was $19.95 NOW $10.97

Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Was $14.95 NOW $8.97
remember these are only on special till June 30th!
Happy Stamping,

June 19, 2010

Deal of the week No.3

This weeks' special is all about Stamps !!!!!!!

Pg 34 A Happy Heart stamp set was $41.95 NOW $20.98
Pg 57 Greetings Eight stamp set was $49.95 NOW $24.98
Pg 78 Bella's Bloom stamp set was $24.95 NOW $14.97
Pg 97 Enjoy Every Moment stamp set was $53.95 NOW $26.98
Pg 105 All Scallops stamp set was $55.95 NOW $27.98

Below is a card using one of the greeting stamps in "Greetings Eight". Excellent value set at only $24.98 for 8 stamps!!!! It has greetings for dad, mum, Easter,thanks, congratulations,birthday, wedding/engagement, and "for your shower" which could be baby, wedding etc... Below is the "dad" stamp.

Happy Stamping,

June 9, 2010

Deal of the week No.2

Hi everyone! Yes week 2 is already here. The punches were a big hit and I think you're going to love the sale on Designer Series Papers!!!!
Haiku Designer Series paper was $16.95 NOW $10.17
Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper was $16.95 NOW $11.02
Tea Party Designer Series paper was $16.95 NOW $10.17
Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper was $16.95 NOW $11.02
Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series paper was $22.95 NOW $14.92
Patterned paper is so handy to have around. You can use it in so many ways. Scrapbooking, cardmaking, use it on 3D items, tags. Be creative, make your own paper dolls clothes, use it for origami etc...
Below is a card I have made previously which use the Haiku DS papers:

I'm having some trouble uploading photos at the moment. If you look back through my blog you will find cards using Tea Party and Pink Flamingo papers as well.
Email me with you orders before Tuesday 15th. I'm offering free postage on this weeks' special!
Happy Stamping,