Thursday, January 28, 2010

I Just Love It!!

Three posts in one day....

don't complain or I might just stop.

I haven't done much scrapbooking lately so the other night when crafting with the most talented Liz I thought I'd give an 8 x 8 page a go.  I have decided it's a great size. 

Love the Bright Bolds with the Basic Black.  I just love it!!  Love it!!  Love it!!  Such beautiful girls (thanks to God, Dale and myself), amazing photography (thanks to Liz contact me if you want her details she takes awesome photos) and fun colours (very cool staples and ric rac - the joys of crafting with friends is that they sometimes let you raid their stash!!).  Yes, I love it. 

Do you like this subtle layering behind the photo - I think it's one of my favourite elements.  LOVE IT!!

Where the challenges began

My latest challenge obsession began at our Stampin' Up! team training day organised by my upline, her upline and some of her team.  I really love the card I created.  The felt flowers are just beautiful and the flower brads are gorgeous and the Pink Pirouette ribbon from the summer mini is just lovely!!  I "borrowed" some Bella Rose paper from my friend Andrea who spent the day convincing me how great this paper is!!  Finally, I took alot of creative license, but I figure it's an inspiration not a template!!  Here is the sketch:

 Here is my card:

PS:  I am loving Pick A Petal at the moment!!  It was one of the very first sets I fell in love with and we are rekindling that love all over again!!  It's such a versitile stamp you can do so much more with it than just flowers - but it makes the most gorgeous flowers of course!!

More Challenging

So I thought I'd do another colour challenge (this is an Inkspiration Colour Challenge).  You should try it some time - it was SOOOOOO challenging - seriously Cameo Coral and So Saffron!  Anyway I had an idea of what I wanted to do but when I put it together it just didn't do it for me until I turned it on its side - now I like it!!

I do love the Echoes of Kindness Level 2 Hostess Set it's just lovely.  Here is my card and the Inkspiration:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


If you are looking for my Birthday Sale-A-Bration special click here .

After doing a sketch challenge at our Stampin' Up! team training day on Saturday I was inspired to give it another go (I'll post that one next time, promise:)  I couldn't decide if I should do the brand new Australian Just Add Ink colour challenge which Nicole who is on the design team told me about or the Mojo Monday sketch challenge so I decided to do both!   I've never done a colour challenge before and I definately found it challenging.

Here is my creation:

My favourite thing is the Sticky Cuts with glitter (of course), I just can't get enough of the sparkly stuff.  What do you think?

Here is the sketch

And the colours

Monday, January 25, 2010


It's my birthday and I'm celebrating by giving you the cake!

If you spend $100 between 25th and 31st January you will not only receive a Sale-A-Bration stamp set for free you'll also get to choose a slice of my birthday "cake"!!

Book a workshop with me by the end of this week (31st January) to be held before the end of February, you will enjoy the extra benefits of Sale-A-Bration and you get to choose a slike of my birthday "cake"!!

What will be the icing in your slice?

Do you like my cake?  I've been wanting to make on of these for ages, there are heaps of templates out there, can't remember where I got this one from - I tried a few until I got one the right size etc.  I will definately make another of these one day and embellish it a whole lot more but my prefered simple style won out on this occasion.  I've filled each slice with choccies and prizes including discount & gift vouchers, stamp sets, DSP and Ribbon!!

Call me now to place an order or book a workshop on 0403 528 522 or - places are limited and this special is only available with me, 'cause it's my birthday!!  Orders can be delivered anywhere in Australia, contact me for details.

Everybody loves free stamps!!  Everyone who spends $100 between 25th January and 31st March will receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set (no limit).

Host a workshop and when sales reach $600 or more receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set in addition to the regular hostess benefits!

Sign up to be a demonstrator and choose any retail stamp set (to the value of $79.95) free!!

Here are some samples from the catalogue.

Follow the link to see the free stamps in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  I love all of these sets, mmmm what to choose first???  Contact me on 0403 528 522 or for your Sale-A-Bration catalogue or more information.

Finally, help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January. From now until 28 February, 2010, Stampin' Up!® will set aside $2 from the sale of every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and donate it to the Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Oh how I love to sparkle!  Glitter has got to be one of my favourite things.  I've had Dazzling Diamonds since the beginning.  The Supernova glitter came soon after but I only just received my Chunky Sprinkles yesterday and I am wondering why I didn't buy them sooner!  I also love the Warm Words stamp set (also a new one for me) another one that was on the wish list forever (nothing like a sale to give you a little kick!).

Once I got started, I just couldn't stop, so I made three of the same card and they are all my FAVOURITES!!!

Have a great day and don't forget to sparkle.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Staples and Scraps....

I probably should wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year even though it is already half way through January - it's been a while.  Are you recovering from the festive season yet?  I feel like I am only just getting back to it as we have been fighting quite alot of sickness in our family.  It started on boxing day and we are only just shaking off the last little bits of it now!!  It feels so good to be healthy!!

Anyway back to the point.  After madly making so many cards, boxes and gifts during December (none of which I had time to photograph) I was hanging to get back to the craft room after a couple of weeks off.

My craft room is still a huge mess after the Christmas rush and I haven't been looking forward to cleaning it up.  So I didn't!  I just cleared a space and found some scraps that didn't quite make it onto the project they were intended for and threw together these three cards.  I am suprisingly in love with them, I think it's the staples, I am loving staples right now.  The cards are so simple and really didn't take long to put together but they are cheerful and happy which is how I felt when I created them.

PS  There are only 10 days left of the Inventory Clearance Sale and the Jumbo Outline Alphabet and Just Riding are sold out (you can still get these sets at the regular price and they'll be die cut)!  Let me know if there is anything you would like as I will be placing an order this week!!