Sunday, October 30, 2011

Summer Mini Catalogue Launch Fundraiser for the RSPCA WA!!!!

Yes - it's almost time for a new mini catalogue! Can you believe it - I'm still working my way through my very, very long wish list from the main Idea Book & Catalogue - the code for "winning Lotto ticket" seems to be missing so I must email head office about that!

In a nutshell the format for the next fundraiser is FIVE awesome projects made with lots of new stamps, dies, punches, papers & embellishments......there is a registration PDF here 

Where:   St. James Anglican Church, Cnr Elderberry Drive and Hacketiana Ave, South Lake
When:    Friday 2nd December 2011
Time:     7pm to 10.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)
Cost:    $30 which includes all materials for 5 projects, supper, door prizes, displays to inspire, new Summer mini Catalogue and free delivery on all orders placed on the day over $50 (excluding postage)
Who:      Anyone aged over 15 and who loves to stamp and papercraft (babies in arms excepted)
Optional: A camera to capture the action and ideas, there will also be auctions &  raffle tickets!

It is a first come first served basis, if you have ANY questions about the event, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Embossed Stripes with Merry & Type

This was the last card in the Christmas stamp a stack for this month that we made - CASEd from the ever talented LeeAnn G. (although I did see a similar card on a few blogs, so I'm not sure who thought up the idea of only embossing half the card front first - but it was a good one!). The Stitched Stockings stamp set & builder punch is only available until the end of this month and then won;t be available again until the release of the Summer mini catalogue on December 1st.

My next Christmas Stamp a Stack is on the afternoon of Saturday November 19th and if you want to come along please let me know - they'll be all new designs again!

Stamps: Merry & Type
Ink: Old Olive
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red & Whisper White
Accessories: Striped Embossing Folder, Tasteful Trim die, Big Shot, Stocking builder punch, Basic Rhinestones, Old Olive Scallop polka dot ribbon, Dimensionals, 1/16" handheld punch, hemp twine.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dinoroar Tyrannosaurus Rex

Here's the other card that I made with the Triceratops the other day.....CASEd from Christie O.

and the Triceratops layout done with the Brachiosaurus (well at least I think it's a Brachiosaurus???)

Stamps: Dinoroar
Ink: Black Stazon & Wild Wasabi
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, In-Colour DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circle #2, Big Shot, Circle Scissors Plus, Rhinestone brads, water colour pencils, blender pen, Dimensionals

Monday, October 24, 2011


I am loving the variety of "boy" stamp sets in the new catalogue as lets face it not all males like glitter and flower die cuts and like most young boys ours is enamoured with dinosaurs so the new Dinoroar is perfect. Although I must confess the DSP is retired, I didn't realise until after I had used it that it was, so opps, but I am sure that you could use the Patterns Stack to get paper in Wild Wasabi/Garden Green or there is one sheet that is very green in the Eat Cake pack as well.

Stamps: Dinoroar
Ink: Wild Wasabi & Stazon Black
Card Stock: Concord Crush, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White & Woodland Walk DSP.
Accessories: Houndstooth embossing folder, Big Shot, So Saffron brads, water colour pencils, blender pen, stamping sponge, Dimensionals.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Saffron Monochrome

One of the really fun things about being a demonstrator is participating in swaps at meetings when we get together, totally optional of course, but it's a lot of fun and you get some terrific ideas from other people. At our monthly get togethers we usually try to do a swap and also at regional conferences and training days. This is a gorgeous card from a few months ago made by the very talented Samantha F. for our monochrome swap. It takes So Saffron to a whole new level doesn't it?

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Card Stock: Whisper White & So Saffron
Ink: So Saffron
Accessories: Subtles brads, 5-Petal punch, Jewelry tag punch, Bird Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punches, bitty buttons, fancy flower punch, Big Shot, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, square lattice embossing folder, polka dot embossing folder, basic pearls, linen thread, cutter kit, stamping sponges.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Button Buddies Shades of Purple Birthday!

For our demonstrators meeting last month our swap theme was anything from the new catalogue. I got to borrow Button Buddies from a fellow demonstrator and had a lovely play to come up with the photograph the Elegant Eggplant scallop ribbon has come out a weird colour - rest assured it's the photographer not  the ribbon that is a bit weird. The darker purple flower was punched out perfectly with the co-ordinating punch, raised up and had the centre glittered to add some bling.

Stamps: Button Buddies & Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Wisteria Wonder & Concord Crush
Card Stock: Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Dotted ribbon Elegant Eggplant, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects & Dazzling Diamonds

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Merry & Type Ornaments

This was the last for the Stamp-a-Stack using Merry and was CASEd from a super talented Canadian lady called Lynsay M.  and I just loved it - although I am very partial to colouring images!

Stamps: Merry and Type
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Early Expresso
Ink: Early Expresso
Accessories: Blender pen, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Monday, October 17, 2011

Stitched Stocking Christmas Card

The third in the latest Stamp-a-Stack class is one using the new Stitched Stocking stamp set which has a co-ordinating punch and you can earn for FREE by hosting a party in October or purchase as a pre-order this month.

Stamps: Merry and Type & Tiny Tags
Card Stock: Letters to Santa DSP, Riding Hood Red, Early Expresso, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Early Expresso
Accessories: Hemp twine, mini library clips, jewelry tag punch, 1/16" handheld punch, basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, stamping sponge, paper snips.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Zoo Scrapbook Pages

I have literally hundreds of photographs from our visits to the zoo, both here, interstate and overseas - we totally love visiting zoos! Recently I made up some scrap pages to showcase just 5 photos from these visits featuring our child of course. They didn't turn out like the pages I had sketched out mentally in my head, but I wanted to use the photographs full size rather than cropping them down or doing a series of small prints.

I went a bit overboard with the leaves - but a wonderful part of our zoo visits are exploring all of the different plants, trees and shrubs that make up the animals habitat. They range from exotic to almost weed varieties, but they are all part of the zoo experience. 

The monkey punch art is from a Kim S. tutorial (the valentines one here) and virtually everything else was cut with the Big Shot - I am so living that machine, no more running out of letters when you are making your titles!

I haven't added journalling to these pages yet (I need to check the date on one of the photographs first), but I was envisaging writing around the photographs and also inside the 'fun' tag - I am loving the new Two Tags die, so versatile.

If you would like to come and make these pages, they are the ones that we will be making on Tuesday (details here , so let me know ASAP if you want to come along and join in the fun.

Stamps: D is for Dog & Woodgrain
Card Stock: Neutrals patterns pack DSP, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive & Always Artichoke.
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Junior Timeless Type alphabet, Leaves #2 dies, Big Shot, Simple Letters Alphabet, stamping sponge, Hemp Twine, Two Tags die, Crop-a-dile, 1/2" circle punch, Dimensionals, (monkey punches as per Kim's tutorial). 

Merry & Type Cracker

The next stamp-a-stack was all based around two stamp sets - Merry and Type and Stitched Stockings, the next one is designed to be like a Christmas cracker - cute hey! I borrowed the fold idea from a UK demonstrator called Elaine H. who blogged it back in 2008, but I've given it a bit of a makeover! It fits in a standard size C6 envelope and I added two panels in whisper white on the back so you can write your messages on one side and the other I stamped and coloured the ornaments from this set.

Stamps: Merry and Type
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Letters to Santa DSP, Old Olive & Whisper White
Ink:  Early Expresso
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, decorative label punch, Dimensionals, bone folder, corner rounder punch.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Merry & Type Fold Square

Well I've been busy playing with some new stamp sets and designer papers this week....and still my wish list for items in the new catalogue is massive! I've been designing some cards for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack (see here if you are interested in coming along) and this is one of them - what do you think?

Stamps: Merry and Type
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Early Expresso, Whisper White & Letters to Santa DSP
Ink: Early Expresso & Riding Hood Red
Accessories: 1 3/8" square punch, 1 1/4" square punch, basic Rhinestones, blender pen, Dimensionals & bone folder.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


So we're having a fun challenge with Stampin' Up! for the next 24 hours (finishes 2pm WST Wednesday) we are having a worldwide book-a-thon! That means I am aiming to get workshop bookings for the week of the 1st-8th November ....  the first to contact details for me to ring & book today receives a bonus gift!

Don't forget the new hostess rewards structure means that you get a lot more choice in your rewards and also a lot more rewards than in previous years! Now is the perfect time to be gathering ideas for Christmas cards and gifts and I would love to help you with that!

Stamps: Stitched Stockings Set, Welcome Christmas Set

Card Stock: 
Melon mambo Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Brights Patterns Designer Series 


Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin‘ Pad®, Melon Mambo Classic Stampin‘ Pad, Lucky Limeade 

Stampin‘ Write® Marker, Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin‘ Ink® Refill

Accessories: Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon; White Baker’s Twine; Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Mini Library Clips; Scallop Edge Punch, Stocking Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes 

Punch Pack, Big Shot™, Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pennant Parade Christmas Card

I love how versatile the Pennant Parade stamp set is - perfect for birthdays, baby arrival, thank you's, anniversary's, Christmas and more! Below is a Christmas one I made recently for a class using the new specialty paper Morning Mocha, it's so lovely - some sheets have lovely flocked texture on them and others a metallic sheen. 

Stamps: Merry & Type, Pennant Parade & Tiny Tags
Ink: Expresso, Soft Suede, Versamark & Crumb Cake
Card Stock: Morning Mocha, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Accessories: Heat gun, clear embossing powder, crumb cake seam binding, jewelry tag punch, Big Shot, Scallop circle #2, Petite Pennants builder punch, stamping sponge, linen thread, paper piercer, mat pack, itty bitty shapes punch pack, Dimensionals.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Triple Layer Punches

Ever wondered how to use the new Stampin' Up! Triple Layer Punches? Shannon West from Stampin' Up! has made an instructional video on them that I thought I would share with you.

Aren't they cool punches? I confess to only owning one of them at the moment, but they are so easy and fun to use I might have to get the other one! Of course if you want to have a play with it in the flesh or place an order for one - contact me and I'll be happy to help.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stitched Stocking - buy early or earn them FREE!

Happy World Card Making Day - sadly i don't have a card to show you today - but I do have something else super special! Stampin' Up! have an awesome new promotion for the month of October, you purchase the Stitched Stocking Stamp Set and Stocking Tag Punch early--before the debut of the 2011 Summer Mini Catalogue on December 1st to get a head start on all those festive greeting cards OR host a workshop in October and with sales of $450 you can receive the Stitched Stocking Stamp Set (clear or wood mount) and the co-ordinating Stocking Tag Punch for free!!!! That's in addition to the other hostess benefits.......e.g. for a $450 sales at a workshop as a hostess you normally would receive e.g.
  • Ideas Book & Catalogue for free (RRP$12.95) 
  • FREE thank you gift
  • FREE make and take project of your choice
  • FREE hostess dollars (based on $450 workshop = $60)
  • PLUS for October you also get FREE the Stitched Stocking stamp set (in clear or wood mount) and the Stocking Tag Punch (minimum RRP$76.90
All this and more whilst having some fun & creative time out with friends! So contact me today 0421482578 or email to book a date for some inky fun!