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Beauty Abounds with stunning Monarch Butterflies for the start of Sale-a-bration!

Tomorrow is the start of Sale-a-bration and the release of the Occasions catalogue 2019!!!

Are you excited? There are so many gorgeous new products and I’d love to know what will be first on your shopping list. I must confess, I loved so much, but I had to have some self control and started with the butterflies. I just cannot live without them!

Some of our lovely team ladies took part in a card swap, which meant we made 11 of the same card, sent them to Claire who divided them up and returned 11 cards to us. The variety is amazing and to see what this talented group of ladies came up with was awe-inspiring!

Here is the one I made using the Beauty Abounds bundle; Beauty Abounds Stamp set and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty Thinlits dies. I love how there are 2 dies and they overlap for that stunning two tone look.

Beauty Abounds in Occasions catalogue Sneak Peek by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2018..JPG

This colour palette; Black, White & Pumpkin Pie, reminds me of the most common monarch butterflies we have here in Australia and we have had plenty of them this spring and summer!

Beauty Abounds in Occasions catalogue Sneak Peek by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2018

I used my Stamparatus to setup all the stamp images to make it so much quicker and easier when making multiples of the one card – awesome!

The inside I stamped the sentiment and butterfly and rounded 2 corners of the Whisper White card stock using the Envelope Punch Board!

Beauty Abounds in Occasions catalogue Sneak Peek by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2018 inside.JPG

To purchase these products click on the images below in the product list to take you directly to my online store!


2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
Be sure to download a PDF copy from my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Farewell, Techniques & Tutorials

Bokeh Balloons

Dear Crafters,

Tomorrow is the last day to get your Sale-a-bration orders in and take advantage of earning free product with every $90s.

So I share today another of my favourite bundles in the Occasions Catalogue, Celebrate Today!

The bundle is Celebrate Today stamp set and the coordinating Balloon Framelits Dies.

Celebrate Today

The base card is Tempting Turquoise card with a layer of Basic Black card.

The background has been created using the Bokeh Technique (pronounced like “bouquet” of flowers). I started with a piece of Whisper White card and sponged on some inks; Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist & Wisteria Wonder. Then using a template I created (circle punch holes in a piece of Window Sheet), I used the Craft White Inkpad to add the different size circles randomly.

The balloon is die cut from black card and the banner from Tempting Turquoise card.

Be sure to stamp the inside panel of your card with another banner and even the top of the envelope!

Celebrate Today

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

Sale-a-bration, ends 31st March 2015 (tomorrow!)

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online 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

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Happy Stamping,

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Farewell, feminine, Handmade Cards

Petal Potpourri

Dear Crafters,

Earlier this week I shared some cards made with the 2013-2015 In Colours which will retire in a couple of months when the new Annual Catalogue is released and I will be very sad to see them go. I just love these colours!

I have used a Bundle from the Occasions Catalogue and with each bundle you can save an extra 15%. The bundle is Petal Potpourri stamp set and the coordinating Flower Medallion punch.

Petal Potpourri

The base card is Crisp Cantaloupe with a layer of 2013-2015 In Colours Designer Series Paper.

The flowers are stamped in Strawberry Slush ink on the Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and punched out using the coordinating Flower Medallion Punch. I used dimensionals to add the flowers to the card, slightly overlapping them.

Petal Potpourri

Be sure to decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope!

Petal Potpourri

I also made another one in the same colours but different patterns!!!

Petal Potpourri  Petal Potpourri

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online 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,

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Join the Fun, Occasions & Sale-a-bration, Stampin' Up!

Save more than 20% on Stampin’ Up!

Dear Crafters,
Did you know you can save at least 20% on your Stampin’ Up! goodies just by joining for yourself as a Hobby Demonstrator? You get to enjoy all the great benefits of being a Demonstrator. but there’s no pressure to do classes or parties if that’s not your thing. We have a lovely group of hobby demonstrators on our Australia wide team.
Of course if you want a way to earn some extra cash working from home, Stampin’ Up! is perfect for that too.
Right now the deal is AMAZING, whatever the reason is you want to join. Plus it’s risk free so there are no exit charges, and no ongoing fees. It’s just $169 to join and for that you get to choose whatever you want up to the value of $235 (a 28% saving to start with). Join by 31st March and you also get EXTRA FREEBIES! Choose from the following:
Click HERE to read more about the great demonstrator benefits, the support I can offer and how easy it is to join online and get started straight away.
Got extra questions? I’m happy to answer any questions, obligation free of course. Phone/text  me on 0419 702 702  or Email Me.
If you don’t think this is for you, perhaps you know someone who is looking for a family friendly way to earn some cash working from home. I’d love for you to let them know about this great opportunity.
Happy Stamping,
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feminine, Free Product, Handmade Cards, Mother's Day, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Love is Mother’s Day

Dear Crafters,

It’s only another week and half until Sale-a-bration ends for another year 😦

Today, I share a card using the Love is Kindness stamp in some of my favourite colours; Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon and Sahara Sand.

Love is Kindness

The base card is Sahara Sand with another layer stamped with the Dictionary background stamp in coordinating ink and sponged edges.

I then added a layer of the Sahara Sand Lace Trim from the Occasions Catalogue. The next layer is Crisp Cantaloupe with Lost Lagoon and the top layer is Whisper White. On this top layer I stamped the Love is Kindness image in Black ink and coloured the stems with Lost Lagoon and the blooms with the Calyspo Coral Blendabilities. The wrap around the flowers was stamped again onto Sahara Sand card and fussy cut before adding to the white card.

I added some Crisp Cantaloupe sequins to the bottom with glue dots!

Love is Kindness

I even added a coordinating Calyspo Coral ribbon bow.

I stamped the inside of the card as well with the Dictionary background stamp, something that is a must in all my cards, as you know, along with the envelope!

Love is Kindness  Love is Kindness

Aren’t they just stunning colours together?!!

Blendabilities Update

I am VERY sad to share this news with you that the Blendabilties alcohol markers have been discontinued, as some have arrived dry to our customers. In a nutshell, the manufacturer is unable to correct the problem and provide Stampin’ Up! with a solution. Therefore the product line has been discontinued. The good news is that Stampin’ Up! is committed to ONLY selling the BEST products available, so rather than ship a defective product and continue to send replacements, they have made this decision.

The Memento Black Ink pad and refill will still be available (and that’s great news because it’s an awesome black inkpad!)

What should you do?

If you currently have a pack of Blendabilities on backorder that you purchased, do nothing, you will receive a refund from Stampin’ Up! within the next month.

If you feel you have a defective package of Blendabilities, please contact Stampin’ Up! Demo Support at 1 800 787 867.

If you need ideas for colouring your images, we still have our great Stampin’ Write Markers, our Blender Pens, and our AquaPainters to use with your Stampin’ Up! ink pads.

Note: due to the unavailability of the Blendabilities as part of the advertised Sale-a-bration offering, some of the other Sale-a-bration products MAY run out. Stamp sets will be available through to 31st March, but the other items MAY risk selling out.

There is under 3 weeks left of Sale-a-bration, so if you want your free gifts, be sure to add them to your order of $90+.

Have a wonderful day!

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online 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,

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Butterflies, Challenges, feminine, JAI

Butterfly Basics Bundle

Hello Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an inspiration challenge JAI#253.

My immediate reaction to this image was “Wow, look at that gorgeous hot pink colour”!

I also love butterflies, so this challenge was going to be just that, butterflies, melon mambo and black.

Butterfly Basics

I love this Butterfly Basics bundle of which the stamps are photopolymer, so extremely easy to use and it has the coordinating dies. Awesome!

The base card is Black with a layer of Melon Mambo cardstock and then another layer or black, which is stamped with Craft White ink using the fern stamp. I stamped the ink off before applying to the cardstock, so that it wasn’t too white and stark.

The butterfly is the main focus of this card so it stands out in its Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana colourings. I added 5 pearls for each antennae.

Butterfly Basics

I didn’t feel this card needed a sentiment, so I left it blank.

Be sure to decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope. I never send a “nude” envelope!

Butterfly Basics

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

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

 

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online 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,

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feminine, Free Product, Occasions & Sale-a-bration, Wedding

Something Borrowed

Dear Crafters,

Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper  

I really love these papers of Whisper White and Sahara Sand. At only $18.95 for 12 sheets; 4 each of 3 double sided designs, 30.5cm x 30.5cm. They can be found on pg 42 of the Occasions catalogue.

I made two cards using these colours and just love the soft tones and elegance with the ribbon and embellishments.

Something Borrowed     Something Borrowed

These cute little Something Borrowed Embellishments are only $11.95 for 12 of them! They help dress up you cards with these shiny accents.

This is the second card I made using the same items, but a few more layers.

Something Borrowed

Make sure you sponge the edges of your card layers, it just finishes it off and gives a lovely soft feel, especially with these delicate colours!

Something Borrowed

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

If you wish to place an order between now and the 31st March, you may be entitled to some FREE Sale-a-bation items.

If you order $90 in product, you choose 1 item FREE

If you order $180 in product, you choose 2 items FREE

If you order $300 in product, you choose 3 items FREE and get $50 to spend on anything in any catalogue

If you order $400 in product, you choose 4 items FREE and get $100 to spend on anything in any catalogue

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online 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

Butterflies, feminine, Free Product, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Irresistibly Yours

Dear Crafters,

Yay, guess what arrived today? Yes, my new goodies from the Occasions catalogue and FREE Sale-a-bration items.

You know I love butterflies, so I had to have a play with the Butterfly Thinlits and the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper, well you wait to see what I have done with it!

Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper is white paper with a glossy white pattern is perfect for colouring using a variety of techniques, colouring to reveal the pattern. You get 12 sheets in a pack, 2 of each of the 6 designs and they are 30.5 x 30.5cm.

I have only used 1/2 a sheet to produce these 3 cards below!

Irresistibly Yours Butterfly

The card base is white with the layer of Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper which I have coloured using the Stampin’ Ink Pads in various colours. I used 3 colours on each card and applied the ink by sponging.

This first one uses: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight

Irresistibly Yours Butterfly     Irresistibly Yours Butterfly

This second one uses: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi & Pear Pizzazz. I also inked the edges of the butterfly!

Irresistibly Yours Butterfly     Irresistibly Yours Butterfly

This third one uses: Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry & Rose Red

Irresistibly Yours Butterfly     Irresistibly Yours Butterfly

What do you think? Isn’t it stunning? I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this creation.

Well, if you love this paper as much as me, then all you need to do is place an order of $90 and these papers are yours FREE. Yes, they are part of the Sale-a-bration brochure to claim with any order until 31st March.

If you order $180 in product, you choose 2 items FREE

If you order $300 in product, you choose 3 items FREE and get $50 to spend on anything in any catalogue

If you order $400 in product, you choose 4 items FREE and get $100 to spend on anything in any catalogue

 

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online 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,

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feminine, Handmade Cards

Lotus Blossom in Purples

Dear Crafters,

This set is so versatile and can be claimed for FREE with any $90 order placed during Sale-a-bration 2015.

I love that you can stamp multiples of the images or just a single stem. No matter how much you do, it still looks amazing!

I used the Lotus Blossom stamp with Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant inks. The stem is Wild Wasabi ink.

Lotus Blossom     Lotus Blossom

I added some Wisteria Wonder ribbon to the bottom of the card on a strip of sticky strip, and bunched it as I placed it along from one end the other. It is such an effective way of adding some texture to your card!

Lotus Blossom

I also added a button with some linen thread.

Notice that I haven’t even added a sentiment! It simply doesn’t need one, meaning that this card can be used for any occasion required. You could make multiples of these cards in many colours and have them sitting there for any event that comes your way!

Watch the video by clicking the picture below:

 

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you order, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

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,

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feminine, Handmade Cards, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Lotus Blossom Birthday

Dear Crafters,

Happy Boxing Day!!!!

Did you have a big day yesterday celebrating Christmas with your loved ones? We did and are very weary today, so I’ve just had a cuppa to perk up and now to share a happy card with you. I can tell you, there is no way I am leaving the house or heading to the Boxing Day sales for this little black duck!!!

I have shared this stamp set with you recently, as it’s a Sale-a-bration item that you can choose for FREE with any $90 order from 6th January 2015.

Lotus Blossom

I have used Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss inks with the coordinating card stock.

I stamped the flowers onto Whisper White card and sponged the edges with daubers.

Lotus Blossom

The Wild Wasabi layer is embossed with the Spring Flowers TIEF. The next layer is some of the Painted Blooms DSP which will be available from 6th January.

Don’t forget to stamp an extra flower on the inside of the card ~ it really does finish the project off nicely.

Lotus Blossom

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.

Clearance rack saving you up to 80% off!

Weekly Deals for this week.

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here.

The Holiday Catalogue is available online here.
The Extra Special Christmas Supplement is available here.
These catalogue’s are 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,

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