Monday, June 28, 2010

Last Deal of the Week, Challenge Win with more to come.....

The last deal of the week finishes soon (you have until the 30th June)!!!  You can find all the deals for this week on pages 149 - 151 of the Ideas Book and Catalogue.

Square Ice Rhinestone Brads $19.95  NOW $11.97

Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads $19.95 NOW $11.97

Square Fire Rhinestone Brads $19.95 NOW $11.97

Bashful Blue 1″ Ribbon $19.95 NOW $10.97

Certainly Celery 5/8″ Ribbon $14.95 NOW $8.97

I'm also very excited as I won the Stamp A Memory Challenge.  The butterfly mobile was so much fun to make and the challenge gave me a deadline to finish it !!  You should go check them out here and take part in their latest challenge :)

I have been crazy busy the last week or so.  We are now officially out of our old house, yay but now I have so many boxes of stuff to deal with :(  It will be great to finish of all the shelving, curtains etc and get everything unpacked!!

I have been creating and will post some photos soon.  Don't forget to check out the Close to my Heart fundraiser for SIDS and Kids.  Hope to see you there.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Stamp A Memory Challenge

I have just started scrapbooking again and thought I needed some inspiration so I went and checked out Stamp A Memory which I came across one day while blog surfing!!

I saw they were having a challenge and I had an idea immediately.

The challenge details were:

Challenge #11 is to create an OFF THE PAGE item.

Create a scrapbooking piece which included a photo and isn't your usual flat layout. The more 3 dimensional the better.

I have been wanting to make the girls a mobile for a while and I saw one (I'm sure it was an American Demo publication but will have a search tomorrow to check - I was right it was June 2009 Stampin Success Demo only publication but the butterflies were different and there weren't nearly as many, lol).  The girls love looking at photos of themselves and I just had to use my butterfly punch as butterflies are very special to me (they were very significant in the time after our first born was stillborn and we released them at her funeral and well there is a long story I might tell another day but you should check out the fundraiser I am helping to organise for SIDS and Kids here).

Sorry didn't mean to digress but it's very late for me but there was a deadline on the challenge and I knew if I didn't get it finished by the deadline that it would remain a really great idea in my head.  So with only a few minutes to spare here is my entry.

So sorry about the terrible photos but it is the middle of the night!!!  I will get better pictures tomorrow.  No time to get new photos but have edited and updated the others.  I don't know if you can see but some of the pictures have journalling on the back and some are just double sided photos.  This was super easy to make and I love it.....what do you think????

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Close to my Heart - A SIDS and Kids Fundraiser

I am so excited to be involved in running this great event again this year.  We had so much fun last year and raised over $3,200.  Even if you're not "into" crafting come along make a card or two at the make'n'takes and support this wonderful cause.  It's going to be a fun night of crafting with heaps of fun things to do.  This fundraiser is very close to my heart as my first born beautiful baby girl (Amelia-Belle Josiah Crowther "Millie") was stillborn.  I received a lovely memory book published by SIDS and Kids which is one of our most precious keepsakes of her short life.

Millie would have turned 6 this November, I still think about her everyday and look forward to meeting again one day.  Stillbirth is still quite common, I am amazed at how many people I meet who have experienced this pain or who know someone close to them who have. You can read the poem I wrote in the days after Millie's birth/death along with Jacinda's story above (click on the picture for a larger view).

SIDS and Kids isn't just about stillbirth, SIDS and Kids Hunter Region supports families who experience the death of their baby or young child during pregnancy, birth and infancy, through the provision of bereavement support, education, advocacy and the promotion of research.   A cause well worth supporting!

Bookings are essential and places are limited so get in early and email me at or call 0403 528 522 to secure your spot.

A huge thanks to the talented Liz Walker for designing the flyers for us.

Classes and Stamp A Stacks!!!

Stamp A Stack

Tuesday 22nd June, 7pm

These are some of the cards we will be making at next week's Stamp A Stack we will also make 3 cards of a different design. 

Only $15 includes 6 cards (3 each 2 designs), envelopes and refreshments.  I was going to do this class at my new home but I still don't have curtains up and it's a bit cold so I am hoping to book the Officeworks Training Room again.

25 Ways with Ribbon
Thursday 8th July, 7pm

You asked for it so here it is.  25 different things you can do with ribbon!!  $20 includes an emailed flyer with colour photos.  2 cards and an 8 x 8 scrapbook page that can easily be added to a 12 x 12 later.

Close to my Heart - A SIDS and Kids Fundraiser
Friday 16th July, 6pm til late
28 Dell Road, West Gosford

More details to come but you can get an idea by checking out last years info here.  We raised over $3200 which was amazing and I'd love to top that this year. 

We are still collecting donations for raffle prizes and the auction so if you know anyone/business that might like to donate something please let me know.

Mini Scrapbook Album
Friday 30th July (to be confirmed)

Sneak peaks coming soon but I can guarantee you will LOVE this!!

Let me know if you would like to join any of these wonderful events as spaces are limited!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Deal of the Week 3!!! Great Savings on Stamp Sets!!!

What a great deal Stampin Up have this week.  5 stamp sets up to 50% off!!!  Remember this offer is only available for one week until 22nd June.

Check this out!!

Regular Price
Sale Price
A Happy Heart stamp set
Greetings Eight stamp set
Bella’s Bloom stamp set
Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
All Scallops stamp set

I took some photos of my catalogue if you couldn't be bothered are to excited to look them up!!
A Happy Heart was $49.95 NOW $24.98
Greetings Eight was $58.95 NOW $29.48
Bella's Bloom was $28.95 NOW $17.37
Enjoy Every Moment was $62.95 NOW $31.48
All Scallops was $66.95 NOW $33.48

Email me or phone me 0403 528 522 to place your order.  I will put the order through next Tuesday so you save on postage unless you want it sooner of course.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

More Chipboard!!

Here are some more things I made up with my left over chipboard pieces.

I love that Leilani is smiling for the camera and I love that cheeky little monkey with the awesome chipboard glitter circle!!
Here is a close up for you - so cute!!
Simple hearts.
A quick hi!!
I love this bird.
I think it's tale is my most favourite thing of all.  Dazzling Diamonds and Crystal Effects, mmmwah!

Did you know you get eight of each piece in the On Board So Tweet chipboard pack?  Pretty good value for $27.95.  I still haven't used all the pieces yet, mmmm off to cover, glitter and ink some more chipboard I think.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Chipboard Projects

Last nights chipboard class was so much fun.  We had a great group of girls and I think we managed to glitter up the Officeworks meeting room, businesses can use the room for meetings so if your husband comes home with glitter on his bottom you can rest assured that he really has been working and no other explaination is needed, lol.

This is one of the projects we made which covered: Inking, Crystal Effects and Covering with DSP.  I really like this page it's the first scrapbook page I've made in a while and it felt good to journal even though I still think my writing spoilt it a little.  Every time Iook at it I am reminded of Evie's giggles!!

This was the other project we made.  Which covered Dry embossing.  I was originally inspired to do this whole class by Alex who was my upline before she moved onto bigger and betting things.

Finally we made the flowers and this little bird but not the card (sorry about the poor photo not sure what happened there).  This covered Glitter, Stamping and Heat Embossing. 

And there you have it 7 Ways with Chipboard!  Hope you are inspired to get out your chipboard and see what you can come up with.  I'll be back with more chipboard projects tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Deal of the Week 2 !!!

It's a great week to get back into scrapbooking or to replenish your DSP for your cards and other 3D projects!  With up to 40% off you don't want to miss out.  This deal is only available for one week (until Tuesday 15th June).  So here they are:

Haiku (112470) was $16.95 NOW $10.17

Pink Flamingo (113976) was $16.95 NOW $11.02

Raspberry Tart 113975 was $16.95 NOW $11.02

Tea Party (113992) was $16.95 NOW $10.17

Sweet Slumber (114037) was $22.95 NOW $14.92
(heavy weight textured card stock)

Call me on 0403528522 or email to place your order.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Chipboard Class Sneak Peak

I still have a couple of spots left for Thursday night's 7 Ways with Chipboard Class.

Here is a sneak peak of what we will be making.

Here are the class details:

Ever wondered what to do with all that Chipboard you have laying around? Or have you never discovered how much fun and how easy it is to use chipboard? You will learn 7 ways to use your chipboard to liven up your cards and scrapbook pages.

When: 10th June 2010

Where: Officeworks Training Room, West Gosford

What: All materials and enough chipboard to learn all 7 techniques with some left over to take home, 12 x 12 scrapbook page, 1 card, refreshments and a whole lot of fun.

How Much: $20

There are only a couple of spots left so be quick to reserve your place!!  Phone: 0403 528 522 or email me at

And don't forget to check out the latest deal of the week!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Deal of the Week!!

Throughout the month of June, Stampin’ Up! is bringing you a new deal every week! With the Deals of the Week, you’ll get up to 50 percent off a selection of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue!

Be sure to check back each Wednesday in June to see what new deals are up for grabs that week, then contact me to place your order!

This week's deals 30% off the Scallop Square, Trio Flower, Boho Blossoms and Scallop Oval Punches. Normal retail price $30.95 but until 8th June they're just $20.12.  There are no limits and no minimums (postage still applies).