Saturday, 28 August 2010

So it's not QUITE finished

but I just had to share what I'm working on today in between dealing with my lovely son Ethan :-)

I'm still to do all the decorating :-)

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Extra Discounts on Last Chance List

Stampin' Up! have announced that for the last few days of these products they have added more to the discounted list. This is amazing as these products are awesome value full prized. Below you will see the items that have been discounted by 50% These will go quick so don't hesitate in contacting me if you would like anything.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Missing in Action

So sorry I've been missing in action but I've been able to grab a few moments here and there to create a few cards. I will update with supplies used when I have a few more moments... life is pretty hectic at the moment

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

New Favourite Stamp...

This is a stamp that I would never have picked out of the Stampin' Up! Autumn Catalogue a few months ago but since I've been given the chance to play with it by my lovely friend Julie I've fallen in love and it's so on my MUST GET stamp list...

119175 - Medallion @ $33.95 (AUD)

As I mentioned it's in the Stampin' Up! Autumn Catalogue which you can view on the left hand side of this page, this awesome catalogue finishes at the end of this month so get in quick for any of your favourites.

New Colour Kits

Where to start... there is so much happening over the next few weeks as we get ready for the new catalouge, and I'm sure you have started to wonder what you can do with your current collections now that new ones are about to be released... well these kits are decided to help you out... these will take your current products and help you merge them in with the new colours. If you have any questions about these please don't hesitate to ask.

If you would like to order any of these please don't hesitate to contact me

Friday, 13 August 2010

Creating Your Own Backgrounds

Today I focused on making my own backgrounds / papers. This is when you take a stamp and stamp over the entire cardstock including OFF the edge. This allows you to use certain colours, certain stamps and really is just a great resource when using limited supplies.

Below are two of the cards I made and I'll add more over the next day as some of my creations haven't dried yet.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Mosaic Technique

I saw this technique on Split Coast Stampers and just had to have a play. Unfortuantely I'm still not 100% happy about the gaps between the "tiles" but will try it again when I get some more spare rubber.

I will be designing a class around this technique in the coming months so if you interested register your interest to get your preferred date.

Helping Hudson Challenge

This week I managed to grab a few moments to put together a card for challenge held over on the Helping Hudson Blog. You can get more information about Helping Hudson and the journey taken to help this little boy gain more of his independence by clicking on the blinkie to the left.

This challenge used a selection of three colours.

And here is my entry...

Awesome First Aussie Class

Well I'd like to thank the ladies for joining me yesterday in the morning and evening classes held yesterday. We did the patchwork technique and everyone had a ball.

Well got to choose between the Cottage Wall & the Holiday Treasures designer papers. These are expiring at the end of the month so if you love these best to grab them while you can.

Why not join us next week for our two step stamping class.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Super Excited

Now I’m getting super excited about my first Australian craft class, I ran classes for about six months back in New Zealand, with classes ranging from 1 person other than myself to 8 surrounding my 6 seater dining room table. I am so lucky that my husband stepped aside and let me use his office as my classroom and it won’t be long now until it’s fully set up. But for now I have set up tables and chairs to sit my wonderful attendants so they can start making creative masterpieces and things that they can be proud to share with their loved once.

My first class is based on a technique called patchwork quilt. We are going to be making a gift box and a greeting card very similar to this one.

We will be working with two different designer papers which in turn provides different matching colours.

If you attend you’ll be able to choose between

Holiday Treasures (Stampin' Up! ®)


Cottage Wall (Stampin' Up! ®)

So pop over to either Meet Up or my page on Facebook to reserve your space in my up and coming craft room.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Free Catalouge - 2009 / 2010

I would like to offer 3 free catalouge to my Australian blog watchers.

Now all your have to do to receive one of these is to promise to show the catalouge to another two crafters, to show them how affordable Stampin' Up! products are and the range that is available. Please email me on with your name, address and the names of the two people you are planning on showing and I will put it in the post for you on Monday... how easy is that?

Please note that your address will not be used for any other reasons aside from sending you the catalouge.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Most Popular in July

So not to sure on which set to choose out of your mile long wish list... well maybe this will help. Each month Stampin' Up! put together the top 10, so in no particular order here are what our customers have said...

120003 Cottage Garden (clear-mount)
118592 Tiny Tags (clear-mount)
115770 Cheep Talk (wood-mount)
115860 A Rose is a Rose (wood-mount)
119163 Cottage Garden (wood-mount)
116386 Loads of Love (wood-mount)
116332 Playful Petals (wood-mount)
118598 Vintage Vogue (clear-mount)
111536 Wonderful Favourites (wood-mount)
117693 Very Vintage Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel

May that helped... or maybe you now want more ;-) if you'd like to order any of these please let me know.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

My Craft Space

Well in the process of setting up my work shop room, I've cleared our Josh's (my husbands) office and made it my craft space until I can arrange everything for my class room. It's looking rather empty at the moment but I thought I'd share my progress from my messy desk below.

These two tables will be replaced with two large trestle tables which will be placed in the middle of the room with a lazy susan in the middle for all the immediate supplies.

I'm hoping to find something to fill in the large blank walls but for now they will remain blank.

These book shelves along with the tables were in the house when we arrived, they have just been pulled from a range of rooms to create a place for my stamps, supplies & samples to be stored.

I have a range of ribbons currently on order which will fill in some more space on the ribbon display, still to find a suit display / storage system for the punches that won't damage the walls.

This is my current work space. I'm trying to keep it bare in a means to keep it clean but still working on a few things ;-)

Monday, 2 August 2010

Product Shares

Are you wanting to selection a of EVERYTHING but just can’t see how you can without winning lotto next week, well I’ve got a simple solution for you, a product share. This is where a group of people who are all interested in “sharing” a range of products so that they can sample, try and use a bit of everything without breaking the bank. You are more than welcome to join in one share or them all.
This shares will be ordered on the 11th of September and need to be pay for by the 8th to ensure that everyone gets theirs as soon as possible.

Rhinestone Brads @ $40 per share – includes; Clear – 11 of each size (3), Circle Fire & Circle Ice – 2 of each size (3) in 4 colours, Square Fire & Square Ice – 4 of each size (2) in 4 colours. Total of 145 Rhinestone Brads

Button Share @ $34 per share – includes 2 of each design (3) in 24 colours (6 from each colour family). Total of 144 Buttons

Brad Share @ $17 per share – includes 6 of each colour (24 colours in total). Total of 144 Brads

Surprise Share @ $34 per share – includes 4 of each colour (24 colours in total) Total of 96 items

Pictures of each share will be available 1st September including more details on the surprise share, which I’d love to reveal now however due to it being a new product I am unable to.

If you wish to put your name down you are more than welcome to adjust your order once pictures are displayed.

Colour Club

I am looking for 4 people who are interesting in collecting a range of colour matching products over the course of 4 months once the new catalogue is launched.

Each month you will receive a set of Water Colour Wonder Crayons, a packet of A4 Smooth Card Stock and the Designer Series Paper in one of the colour families. Now along with this you will also get the option to play “hostess” on a preselected month by select one level one hostess gifts and $30 worth of hostess dollars to spend on whatever you like. On the month that you are the “hostess” you are also more than welcome to collect more orders so your entitlement increases.

So what are you waiting for... join the club and start building your colour families.

Only $85 per month, minimum cost over the 4 month period is $340, with a retail value of more than $440 (including hostess benefits)

  • Sorry this is only open to Australian Residents
  • Orders will be placed on the 15th of each month, please ensure payment is received by the 12th
  • Freight is included in all costs mentioned to my local area only, other freight costs on application

Sunday, 1 August 2010

One Last Chance

So the time has come that we have to say goodbye to quiet a few items to bring in the new.

You'll see from the attached '8' page pdf that there is only one last chance for a number of different items, now this can be because of the design of the punch, or the fact that the colour families are being recreated for the new catalouge but there a HEAPS of items that aren't coming back in any which way. These are only while stocks last and as per prior years some of the beauties disappear quiet fast, especially the ink refills. So if there is ANYTHING that is on this list that you want more information about or is on your wish list, the days are numbered...

One Last Chance