General, Stampin' Up!

Don’t bin it just yet

Dear Crafters,

Don't Bin It

Just because Sale-a-bration has finished, don’t bin the Occasions Catalogue just yet!

The Occasions Catalogue is still available through until 2 June 2015. You can still purchase from it for another 2 months!!!!

Be sure to look under the paper cover to see the front cover (Oh and by the way, did you know you can remove that paper cover, turn it over and use it as Designer Series Paper?!!!!) Bonus!!!!

If you accidentally put your copy in the bin and need another one, email me and let me know!

View all of the products HERE online or view the Catalogue HERE online

To purchase, or visit my Online Store.

By ordering through my online store, you can order anytime 24/7 and your order is mailed directly to your door for a low postage charge (just ensure you are shopping with me, my name is at the top right corner of this page).

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

General, Handmade Cards, Memory Keeping/Project Life/Scrapbooking, Techniques & Tutorials

Celebrate Today ~ Travel

Dear Crafters,

Happy New Year!!!!

Seeing as it is holiday time here in Australia, although we are not going anywhere, I wanted to make some cards for those who may be heading off for their annual break.

I have a new product from the Occasions catalogue (on sale from 6th January) called Celebrate Today, and I wanted to incorporate the balloons into this card. Not only can these balloons be used for birthday celebrations, but I also imagined them as hot air balloons!

Celebrate Today

I used the World Map stamp as the background and sponged it with Soft sky ink.

The balloons are inked with soft sky, but before stamping, I kissed it against the World Map stamp, then onto the paper! What a great effect!!!! Next use the Big Shot to die cut the images.

Celebrate Today

I tied a piece of twine at the bottom of each balloon and stamped the sentiment from our Project Life range, Remember This stamp set. I added these with dimensionals.

Celebrate Today

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card too!

Celebrate Today

Would you like a copy of the Occasions & Sale-a-bration brochures? I can mail them out for you to browse through and make your wish list prior to the sale date, 6th January 2015.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner


25% off, General, Join the Fun

For 1 week only

Dear Crafters,

I want to let you know about this amazing special that Stampin’ Up! have announced.

For one week only from today, 25th November to 2nd December 2014
you can start your own Stampin’ Up! business for only $126.75.

You will get $235 worth of products of your choice from any of our current catalogues as well as the business pack worth $80.

This is an amazing deal and one I have never seen before.
This is such great value of over 45% off!

And the best part is, you can choose how you want to be a demonstrator. Some people choose to join just for themselves to save money on their product purchases. Some people choose to hold parties and share their joy with others. Many love to hold classes in their own homes and share their card making, scrapbooking/memory keeping and Project Life experiences.

I am here to help you, what ever way you choose!

I am part of a growing team and we are very supportive, informative, inspirational, and great friendships have been built along the way through my journey with Stampin’ Up!

And with Sale-a-bration about to start soon, you get to pre-order the products and shop from the Occasions Catalogue!

Whether you are interested in joining as a business or hobby demonstrator, please contact me today for a friendly chat about the opportunity of a life time.

Contact me today or Join Now!

Name Banner

Designer/Patterned/Specialty Papers (DSP), Free Product, General, Join the Fun, Weekly Deals, Workshop

Want FREE paper?

Hello Crafters,

This Saturday, 4th October is World Card Making Day and I am planning a fun, casual event with a few friends to make some cards. Let’s join with the rest of the world as we celebrate creativity at 1pm, my house. Save the date and please RSVP. No experience is necessary, this event is for all levels, beginner to advanced. Bring a friend who is new to card making or attending my classes and you will receive an instant prize!

We will make 5 cards in total and the cost will be $25 each. Refreshments and nibbles will be provided.

The afternoon will include:
Charity Card Making Event – participants will make 5 cards and donate one to MS Australia
Creative Contest – create a unique card and the winner receives a prize!
and loads of fun and laughter!

Well, what a month October is going to be in the Stampin’ Up! year. I am finding it hard to keep up with all the sales and celebrations that start right now, where you can earn stamp sets for FREE, massive sales on inks, paper and stamps for a few days only and unbelievable deals to make it so affordable to Join.

You know what’s better than stocking up on new products? Stocking up on new products AND saving 15% on your favourite items! To help commemorate this year’s World Card making Day, Stampin’ Up! is holding the Stamp , Stock, & Save promotion. For this limited time, you’ll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelopes, and adhesive, all at a 15% discount!

Get a Free Pack of DSP each Month for the next 6 Months

There’s no better time to share what you love than the month of October! For a limited time, you can enjoy six months of FREE Designer Series Paper when you Join My Team to be a demonstrator. Yes, you heard that correctly.

You will receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for the next six months, when you join as a demonstrator during October.

And as a new recruit who joins during October, you will have until the end of March to meet your first quarterly minimum, because your first FULL quarter doesn’t start until 1st January!

Now for the best news of all…

Okay, so I have just had a revelation and have to share it with you!!! You can combine the two current offers I’ve mentioned above and add the specials into your customised Starter Kit to save even more! This is brilliant and saves you over $100! Then you get $114 worth of Designer Series Paper over 6 months as well, not forgetting the minimum 20% discount off every future order. To help you choose, my suggested starter kit is pictured below.

Join me now for only $169! Crickey!!!

This is the final month to book a Workshop now to earn this Stamp Set for FREE!!!

Earn this exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches of $300 (catalogue price before shipping & handling)-that’s in addition to the other exciting benefits! That’s right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party. This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentine’s.

Email me to book your Workshop now!

So there you have it, so many opportunities with Stampin’ Up! this month. Be sure to take advantage of these amazing offers.

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

Challenges, General

Four Feathers Shaker Card

Hello Crafters,

I have been very busy today and I want to share another challenge at Pals Paper Arts. The challenge this week is a Colour Challenge PPA2219.

This is my first time entering a challenge at Pals Paper Arts, but these colours are some that I just don’t use. In fact, this is the first time I have actually opened my Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze inkpads and cardstock! Can you believe this? They are just not my style, so I felt the need to have a go and get out of my comfort zone.

Well enough of my chatter, let me share what I came up with.

Four Feathers

So I began with my cardstock in front of me and worked out which layers I was going to start with. I used the Crushed Curry as my base card and added the Cajun Craze then the Always Artichoke. Both of these being the Core’dinations cardstock. I embossed the green with the Pretty Print TIEF.

The next layer is Crushed Curry stamped with Always Artichoke ink using the image from the Bordering Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set. Then I die cut the centre using the Labels Collection Framelits. A piece of acetate was glued to the back of this die cut to create a window for the shaker card.

The little stars were created using the Stars Border punch. The images are Four Feathers Stamp Set and coordinating dies, also a new photopolymer set.

Four Feathers

The flower was made using the Simply Pressed Clay and coloured with the inkpad. Once it was dry, I them covered it in Crystal Effects and left to dry. It gives it such a gorgeous shiny sheen! Some linen thread was added behind.

Four Feathers

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Pals Paper Arts page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.


The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

feminine, General

A whole lot of love

Hello Crafters,

This holiday is a time to share the love with anyone and everyone. We’re here to help you prepare with the A Whole Lot of Love products.

Dates: Available 1 December -27 January or while supplies last.

Item  Description  Price
 131850  Love You More Stamp Set (Wood)  $37.95
 131853  Love You More Stamp Set (Clear)  $29.95
 134611  Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Wood)  $27.95
 134614  Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Clear)  $21.95
 134617  Flowerfull Heart Stamp (Wood)  $16.95


 Item  Description  Price  Includes
 134610  Sweetheart Treat Bags  $8.95  12 heart sacks, 12 die-cut labels, 12 pre-cut pieces of  Pool Party Baker’s Twine
 132162  Monster Hugs Boy  $9.95  18 boy monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
 132163  Monster Hugs Girl  $9.95  18 girl monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
 134609  Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes  $9.95  12 printed card bases, 12 envelopes (four Real Red, four Pool Party, four Crisp Cantaloupe)


I have to say I am loving the Follow My Heart stamp set with that little Eiffel Tower.

Oh how it brings back memories of our treasured holiday in Paris, even though it was September 11, 2001 when the Twin Towers collapsed in NY.

CLICK HERE to go directly to my 24/7 online store.

Happy stamping,


General, Gift Ideas, Masculine

Chocolate Slider Box

Hello Stampers,

Well first of all, I need to wish my hubby a wonderful birthday today, Mwah!

Now I can share with you something I created for him, seeing as our young girls wanted to give him something (hubby bought his own present this year through his work!).

Because he is a Collingwood supporter (and I say that quietly as I am NOT), we decided to make his slider box in black and white.

So here it is!

Chocolate Slider Box

and here is another… how could I stop at just one?!!!!

Chocolate Slider Box


if any one knows me, I LOVE chocolate and I reckon these are a perfect gift for any chocolate lover.

Next I will be making some in pretty pinks with butterflies!!!!

These would also be great for the little furry friends chocolate bars for kids parties.

There is a class to learn how to make these on Thursday 14 November at 10am. Email Me to book and reserve your seat!

Have a great day and happy stamping,



We made it

Yes, we have arrived in Phuket for our first ever family holiday!

The weather when we arrived at 8.30pm local time (11.30pm Melb time) was still a balmy 26 degrees. It took another hour of driving in a private vehicle to get to our resort but it was eventful.

The  girls were amazed with all the lights and signs everywhere and the amount of motorbikes with 3 people on each and no protective gear.


On our way to breakfast the first morning we saw the magnificence of this beautiful resort – the frangipani’s and the orchids attached to every tree around the resort!

having a wonderful time but using my blog is frustrating over here, so follow my Facebook page to stay up to date with our travels.

ciao for now,



Time for a break

Hello lovely stampers,

Well it is time for me to take a short break.

I am heading overseas on a much deserved holiday with my family from 6 – 22 September 2013.

You will not see too many cards or techniques on my blog during the next few weeks, but I will try and post some of our travel experiences on this blog.

I am not sure how I will go without a stamp in sight for over two weeks, but I will be spending some much needed time with my 2 little girls and hubby on our first ever family holiday together!

Have fun stamping while I am gone, and I hope to see lots of your creations very soon.

Happy stamping!



Happy Father’s Day

Good morning stampers,

I don’t have any cards or new techniques to share with you today, because it is Sunday 1 September and my family and I will be celebrating Father’s Day with our beloved dads.

My girls look forward to sharing their gifts they made and purchased at the school stalls with their dad and both my Father and Father-in-law will be here to enjoy a beautiful breakfast of bacon, eggs, tomatoes, sausages and toast with a freshly ground coffee!

Have a wonderful day and Melbourne is intending to put on a gorgeous 25 degree day ~ what better way to start the first day of Spring!

How will you be celebrating Father’s Day?

Have a wonderful day no matter what you do!

Happy stamping,