Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Oh my gosh... super jealous

I went over to a friends place today and her craft room is totally overwelming... the inspiration I have walked away with and the motivation to start creating again has hit me hard.... Thanks heaps Julia

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Busy Busy Busy

Wow... what a few months I've had, not only with family but a wedding... I am now Mrs Danielle Rack...

So yes a busy busy girl, creating and putting together all of our wedding stationery which has made me re-assess where my crafts are going. I am now going to be offering wedding stationery as a product, designed and made to please the bride, groom, family and friends.

Here is a picture of our stationery

So as I take back my craft space in the spare room I have so many ideas running though my head... bring on some spare time :-)

Monday, 4 May 2009

Event Calendar

Good Monday morning to you all :-)

Just to let you know I have added an event calendar to the side of this blog to show you what classes are coming up. If you'd like to attend please send me a message to indicate which night/s you would like to attend. Friends & Family welcome. Also if you place an order on the night of the class you attend to a certain value your class will be free.

Take Care


Sunday, 3 May 2009

Today's Efforts

Well today has been a mission... two kids up at the crack of dawn, ranging headache and a mission to clear out my drawers... so many clothes not enough space and half of them I don't wear so out they went.

After a nana nap I sat down to and made a card...

All supplies are from Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set - Echoes of Kindness
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Others - Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Square Punch

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Business Opportunity for only $175

Yes the title is correct! For the month of May you can sign up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for just $175! (Paper work needs to be to Stampin' Up! before 1st June 2009)

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $175 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit.You can even swap out the stamp set or papers for product you prefer. The product you'll receive alone is worth over $220. On top of that you'll also receive all the usual business products, catalogues, order forms etc etc. Why wouldn't you join!

The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:
Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set* $91.95
Simply Scrappin' Petal Party $43.95
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad $13.95
Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12") $25.95
Craft & Rubber Scissors $44.95
*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $91.95 value.

Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items. Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.

The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit:
Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
Idea Book & Catalogue (8)
To My Hostess Envelope (10)
Project Sample Sheet Recruit Brochures (20)
Hostess Brochure (20)
Hostess Benefits Form (10)
Customer Order Form (50)

This is a perfect opportunty to join, you'll enjoy a wonderful discount on your personal products and have the ability to make a bit of money on the side by extending your own hobby into a career.

Contact me for more information

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Coaster Gift Box

Last night I had a lovely bunch of ladies spend the evening with me creating these wonderful little gift boxes. You can fill them with a clear bag filled with goodies, one lady was going to use hers on her desk for her pens, I think I'm going to use it to store some of my Stampin' Up! goods. This class is also available on Thursday night this week for those that are interested in coming along to make your own.

Supplies Used:
Designer Series Paper - Certainly Celery (Retired)
Card Stock - Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ribbon - Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Ink - Staz On Black
Stamp Set - Echoes of Kindness
Others - Craft Glue & Cardboard Coasters

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Card Class - Gift Box & Card

So this week we focused on something for mothers day but not something that would HAVE to be used for this one occassion.

We used alot of Rose Red, my favourite colour at the moment and light touches of Chocolate Chip.

I will be repeating this class next week for those that are interested.

All Products are from Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets - Priceless, Curvy Verses
Cardstock - Rose Red, Whisper White
Inks - Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
DSP - Rose Red
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip

All Products are from Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets - Best Yet
Cardstock - Rose Red, Whisper White
Inks - Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Punches - Scallop Square
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip

Monday, 20 April 2009

Always Heartfelt

While working on a mothers day card I remembered a little stamp I had previously stamped and not yet used, this set is so on my wish list and a big thank you to Julia for our fun Stampin' Up! play dates.

All Products are from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock - Whisper White, Rose Red
Designer Series Paper - Rose Red
Stamp Sets - Always, Heartfelt Thanks
Ink Pads - Rose Red
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip Grosgrain
Other - Mat Pack

Corrosive Challenge #8

I've decided to join in on one challenge a week from different websites, this week I decided to join Corrosive Challenge's opportunty... which requires you to design a card where a sentiment is the main focal point. I also loved a previous challenge on Mojo Monday so decided to use that layout for my card

Unfortuantely I'm still only a newbie when it comes to Stampin' Up! gear so I haven't gotten alot of punches and I had major doubt on my hand skills of cutting out a scallop circle... but this is what I came up with... I love this sentiment, perfect for Mother Day

All Products are from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock - Whisper White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red & Pretty in Pink
Stamp Sets - Echoes of Kindness
Ink Pads - Chocolate Chip
Ribbon - Old Olive Grosgrain
Brads - Old Olive

Echoes of Kindness

I really love this stamp set, and can't wait to get my markers so I can colour the flowers and steams in before stamping the image onto my cardstock.

All Products are from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock - Whisper White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Sets - Echoes of Kindness
Ink Pads - Chocolate Chip
Chalks - Rose Red, Old Olive (with Blender Pen)
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive Grosgrain
Punches - Horizontal Slot, Scallop Edge

Glad we're Friends

Wasn't completely happy with this card, and from looking at it I might cut off the front of the card and mount it onto some Chocolate Chip cardstock when it arrives.

All Products are from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock - Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Sets - Priceless, Best Yet
Stampin' Around Wheel - So Swirly
Ink Pads - Chocolate Chip, Rose Red
Punch - Scallop Square
Brads - Rose Red

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Card Nites

This week I am having two different nights for the card classes, so if you can't come on Tuesday my other night is Thursday. We will be making one feature card and two other cards, one which will be ideal for mothers day. Send me an email to book in the evening of your choice. Class costs $15.00 and should take around an hour and a half, start time to suit your needs.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Simply Sent - Life Long Notes

So I took the supplies from the simply set card kit from the last catalogue and put together a few cards.
This kit came with Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue precut cards, and embellishments.
Inks - Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Stamp Sets - Life Long Notes, Heartfelt Thanks, Simple Delight, Sprinkles & Priceless

Monday, 13 April 2009

Pop Up Card

All Products are from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock - Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Stamp Sets - Priceless, Curvy Verses
Ink Pads - Basic Black, VersaMark
Ribbon - Whisper White Grosgrain

Tri Fold Card

All Products are Stampin' Up!

Designer Paper - Berry Bliss (Retired)
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Close to cocoa
Ribbon - Whisper White Grosgrain
Stamp Sets - Priceless, Polka Dot Punches
Ink Pads - Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink

Stamp Sets

Well I've started another page with a picture of all my stamp sets, you can view them here

If you'd like to join me for a random stamping night please email me on to reserve a space. Cost is $10 per person and price include use of stamps, stamp pads. Each stamp night we will work around 3 different techniques which you can use on your paper crafts (cards, scrapbooks, off the page projects). Please advise of days/nights that suit you.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Card Buffet

Well I had a lovely group of ladies turn up for my first ever card buffet. We had a great time and everyone seems to be looking forward to the next card class, which is this Wednesday.

Here are the samples we started with, all of the kits were based on these cards however some of the girls got creative and "redesigned"

This is my favourite "redesigned" card :-)

Saturday, 4 April 2009

From Stampin' Up! with Love

Final Donation Amount for the Bushfire Appeal

In mid-February, Stampin' Up launched the Bushfire Appeal in response to the tragedy that affected so many lives in Victoria and across Australia. They’re pleased to announce that with the sales of the Bushfire Appeal sets, the final donation amount to the Australian Red Cross Bushfires 2009 Appeal will be $77,889.63 AUD!

It's great to know a company like this cares about the world and so many people made extra donations by purchases selected stamp sets.

Well Done!

Friday, 3 April 2009

Building the Kits for the Card Buffet

Well today I'm spending my time building all the kits for tomorrow's card buffet. If your interested in knowing more send me an email or post a comment. Check in Sunday to see what we came up with.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

New Catalogue

The new catalogue is here, these can be purchased for $14.95 or free with an order of 2 or more stamp sets.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Transition to Die-Cut Stamp Sets

Transition to Die-Cut Stamp Sets with the New Catalogue 31 March 2009

We are excited to announce that with the release of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue on 1 April, we will be transitioning to all die-cut stamp sets! We know that both demonstrators and customers have enjoyed the ease of mounting these types of sets, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer these sets to you in more than just the mini catalogues.

Please be aware that we’ve set up a process to transition from square-cut to die-cut with those sets that we are carrying over from the 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue to the new 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue. We will continue to fill orders with the carryover square-cut sets until our inventory runs out.

During this transition period, when you enter orders for a die-cut stamp set in OEX that is a carryover set, you'll see a pop-up box notifying you that the system is automatically replacing the item codes you enter for die-cut stamp sets with item codes for square-cut stamp sets. This means as we continue to have inventory for square-cut carryover sets, you’ll receive these sets. Once our inventory runs out, you’ll receive the new die-cut sets.

What about the Costs for the New Die-Cut Sets?
Fortunately, with this transition to all die-cut sets, you will not see an increase in price for die-cut sets in the catalogue. So the price you pay for the square-cut sets is the same price you will pay for the die-cut sets.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Simple Sent - Card Kit - Lifelong Notes

Well in my box of delight that arrived today from Stampin' Up! I received a Simply Sent Card Kit... this gorgous box contains such a supprise and I'm looking forward to putting a few of the cards together. What a great give for a friend, family member or a crafting friend, or maybe a treat for yourself. For the next week these wonderful kits are 25% off until the new catalouge brings out a new range. Contact me if you'd like to order one.

Here are some photos from the grand opening :-)

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Crafty Cards

I have decided to run a weekly class where friends, family and new customers can join me at a time that suits them to come and make 3 cards using Stampin' Up! products. These classes cost $15.00 and you get to take away your 3 cards. First class is next Wednesday (25th March 2009). If you'd like to join us please email and advise on what time suits you.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Simply Said Card

Thanks to my upline who sent me a packet of supplies to borrow I was able to come up with this card. I'm totally in love with the Pretty in Pink colour and it works so well with the Simply Said stamp set. So this is what I was able to put together.

- Simply Said Stamp Set
- For a Friend Stamp Set
- Pretty in Pink Cardstock
- Whisper White Cardstock
- Certainly Celery Ribbon
- Certainly Celery Ink Pad
- Pretty in Pink Ink Pad
- Pretty in Pink Pastel

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Stampin' Up! Cards

Well... first attempt and using only one brand in card making... and thanks to the wonderful Julia I have been able to do some before my next order of Designer paper... her scraps are precious... to her and me so a BIG THANK YOU for sharing a few.

This one was made with
* Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set
* Basic Black Stampin' Up! Ink
* Green Galore Stampin' Up! Ink
* Green Galore Card Stock
* Only Orange Card Stock
* Jersey Shore - Designer Series Paper

Made with:
* Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set
* Pixie Pink Stampin' Up! Ink
* Pink Passion Card Stock
* Whisper White Card Stock
* Rose Red Designer Series Paper

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Stampin' Up!

Wow oh Wow... so my kit arrived... it was so exciting...

So now it's all now on my craft desk and I'm going to enjoy playing with all my new toys

It's on the move

So I tried my best to sort it all yesterday and made the move into the spare room... although it's very difficult to hold a confersation with my partner through the walls so I guess I will miss crafting in the lounge... but atleast I can leave things on my desk and not worry about the children losing pieces.

So here is what I've done so far thanks to a friend (YvonneB) and her help... all over the internet too, we are very techie girls and don't actually need to physically be anywhere :)

Althought what you don't see is the piles of things sitting on the bed... this is a work in progress and I will get there... I'm dreaming big :-)

Friday, 6 March 2009

Craft Space

So I'm not getting far at all.. if anything it's getting worse... HELP ME CRAFT FAIRYS... I WANT TO CRAFT AGAIN

There is totally no more room... and since this picture my Stampin' Up! kit arrived...

So where do you start...

Monday, 2 March 2009

So the count down is on...

my Stampin' Up! (c) kit should arrive today or tomorrow but seening as it's past 5 already it's not going to happen today :-( I'm dying to see what's in my box and to start this wonderful business... I just want to create create create... and then share :-) oh well better run... need to watch the window in case the courier driver turns up....

Sunday, 8 February 2009

One Sheet Wonder

Well playing on Crafty Fingers website someone mentioned One Sheet Wonders... and as the internet surffer that I am I decided to check them out... well now I'm hooked... I love saving money while crafting... and being able to use 1 piece of designer paper while creating 9 - 15 cards... well that's just Amazing!!!

So I decided to challenge a few of the others on Crafty Fingers to make there own template... and here's mine... feel free to email me for a bigger picture if you'd like the template.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009


Wow... these products are rather neat, I've currently got a few projects on the go... and hopefully I'll be able to finish at least one this week... then I've got some storage DIY containers to make

My most important project is the calendar for Joshua's Oma. I'll post pictures once I've finished a couple of pages.


Monday, 2 February 2009

One Page Wonders

So I've been following some instructions found on another blog for a group of cards that are all made from one piece of designer paper... here is what I've come up with so far (7 of the 15)

Sunday, 1 February 2009

My Craft Station

Well after moving from the dinning room table, I moved temporarily to a desk in the lounge to see if I'd use something other than the dinning room table, and to see what size desk I'd need.

So here is a picture of my temporary desk....

And here is where I'm moving to...