Saturday, March 31, 2012

Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue is HERE!!!!!!!

Yes! After all the fun and excitement of Sale-a-bration and the Summer mini catalogue I can't believe that I am saying that this new mini catalogue is even MORE exciting!! Fotunately a few of the summer mini items have carried over and are still available for ordering here.  The new Autumn-Winter mini catalogue is so contains some awesome new items in it, including:

  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool & accessories (including a metric plate)
  • New dies (including framelits)
  • New embossing folders
  • New stamps
  • New ribbons
  • New designer series papers
  • New fabric
  • New Bakers Twine colours
  • New punch
  • New scented embossing powders
  • New brads
  • New roller wheels
If you can't wait you can download a PDF copy right now here or contact me and I can send you a copy in the mail.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sneek Peek - Mixed Bunch

Can you believe it's almost a quarter of the way through the year already? Only a few days left to order from the Summer mini catalogue and earn FREE Sale-a-bration items.........but more excitedly only a few days until the new Autumn-Winter mini catalogue arrives! 

The below card was CASEd from the very talented LeeAnn G. I wanted to make a card with my SU! downline team that used as many new products from the mini catalogue as possible along with a couple of techniques. If you would like me to send a copy of the new Autumn-Winter mini catalogue just contact me as I'd be happy to get one to you for April 1st.

and a close up of the lovely butterfly is here.

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Island Indigo, Versamark, Blushing Bride
Card Stock: Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Whisper White & Twitterpated DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim die, Blossom punch, basic rhinestones. black embossing powder, cherry scented embossing powder, 2 1/2" circle punch, Dimensionals, stamping sponge.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Joy Fold Open Sea

Another card made with the lovely Open Sea stamp set (I am so crossing my fingers and toes this one makes it from the mini into the main catalogue in September!)

and open it looks like

Stamps: Open Sea, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Early Expresso & Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Dimensionals, mini silver brads, 1/16" handheld punch, modern label punch, word window punch, stamping sponge.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dying Bakers Twine - Video Tutorial

It's really easy to turn plain white Baker's Twine (an absolute bargain at $4.95 for ~23m) into co-ordinating twine for your projects. Watch Stampin' Up! Emily Montoya as she shows you in less than 2 minutes how to do this cool technique.

Dyeing Instructions:

1. Create a mixture using rubbing alcohol and any color of our Classic Stampin' Ink refills in an empty button/brad container. 
A good starting ratio is one tablespoon of alcohol to one drop of ink refill (you can adjust from there to get the right color intensity for your project). 
2. Place the Baker's Twine in the mixture allowing enough time for the dye to fully soak the twine. 
3. Lay the dyed twine on a clean paper towel to dry completely.
4. Use on your project

If you want to order the Bakers twine, contact me today.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Double Gatefold Butterfly Card

I saw this great tutorial on SCS a while ago for a double gatefold card, modified it to fit a standard C6 envelope and added a symmetrical punch out to it with a stamp set I haven't used in way too long and I'm not too sure why not as it's gorgeous - what's not to love about stamp sets that have matching punches??

and opened out......a new tool from the upcoming Autumn/Winter catalogue makes creating this card super quick........want a copy of the new mini catalogue as soon as it is released, email me now and I will get a copy to you for April 1st.

Edited to add: I've been asked by a number of people about the measurements for this card - it is a large rectangle of 12" x 14.8cm; score along the 12" side at 2", 4", 8" & 10" to get the folds. Decorate as desired.

Stamps: Butterfly Prints
Card stock: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Calypso Coral & Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Butterfly punch, stamping sponge.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Debating Joining Stampin' Up! - There's no better time than NOW!

If you have been thinking about joining Stampin' Up! to make some extra cash during hours that suit you, get your craft supplies cheaper or just meet some amazing people and be eligible to earn free product & trips, then there really is no better time than now to join.

During Sale-a-bration:
1. you save $40 off an already great value starter kit; 
2. get an additional FREE stamp set of your choice to ANY value in the current catalogues (current Catalogue & Idea Book or the Summer mini); 

The starter kit is customisable to suit you and includes:

    • Any stamp set worth up to $53.95
    • Any stamp set worth up to $49.95
    • Any stamp set worth up to $36.95
    • Any a la carte stamp worth up to $19.95
    • Any standard wheel $11.95
    • Clear mount block $9.95
    • Patterns designer series paper stack $41.95
    • Any pack of assorted color card stock A4 $13.95
    • Any pack of card stock A4 $15.95
    • C6 Envelopes $10.95
    • 4 ink pads $11.95 each
    • Ink Pad $13.95
    • 2 markers $5.75 each
    • Ink refill $5.95
    • Adhesive $12.95
    • Stamp cleaner $16.95
    • Punch $44.95
    • Color coach $28.95
    • Standard roller wheel handle $7.50
    • Ribbon $16.95
    • uninked wheel cartridge $9.50
    • blender pen (single - approximately $6.30)
    • stampin' scrub $28.95
    • Stampin' Dimensionals $7.50
    • Stampin' Snips $18.95
    • Stamping sponge (single - approximately $2.15)
    • Business supplies including 8 catalogues and minis, order forms etc
    The the minimum order quota per quarter to stay current as a demonstrator is reducing to just $400 +GST from April 1st & during your first 6 months you could earn yourself 4 FREE stamp sets for sales and unlimited FREE stamp sets for recruiting. 

    You are mailed monthly newsletters, there are websites and discussion groups for demonstrator support, training and ideas. My team has regular training evenings to cover techniques, tools, business ideas, swaps and more. 

                                                    Interested in starting a new business or turning your hobby into a business? Contact me today as I'd love to share what I love with you!

                                                    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

                                                    Fun Side Spring Card & FREE postage offer

                                                    I am loving the Sale-a-bration items that you can get for FREE this year.........we made a side spring card that fits a standard C6 envelope in class this week using the designer series paper Everyday Enchantment. If you are interested in getting any of the Sale-a-bration items for free with the added bonus of FREE postage if you place the order with me before midnight on Saturday the 24th - so contact me now to place your order as once Sale-a-bration finishes they are gone forever!

                                                    Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
                                                    Card stock: Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Whisper White & Everyday Enchantment
                                                    Ink: Pool Party, Basic Black, Crumb Cake & Poppy Parade
                                                    Accessories: Antique brads, Fun Flower Die, Big Shot, paper piercing tool, mat pack, modern label punch, word window punch, scallop border punch, stamping sponge, bone folder.

                                                    Sunday, March 18, 2012

                                                    Competition on Paper Crafter's Library - Win a Years Subscription!

                                                    Win a One Year Subscription to Paper Crafter’s Library with their Fan Badge Contest!” Paper Crafters is running this contest for the next 9 months – where they will be giving away a total of 18 ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIPS to the Paper Crafter’s Library – each valued at $200! To find out how you can enter visit this blog post

                                                    Thursday, March 15, 2012

                                                    Fresh Vintage Sponged

                                                    Can you believe there are only two weeks left of Sale-a-bration?? Which also means there is only two weeks left of the Summer mini catalogue as well! Where did that time go? To end off the upper special offers that are on during Sale-a-bration I'm also offering FREE POSTAGE on all orders over $100 until midnight March 24th. To place an order either phone or email me today, if you are remote I can have the order sent to you directly.

                                                    I love how by simply sponging a textured embossing imprint, it gives so much more dimension to a card. The layout was CASEd and I am extremely naughty as I forget now, I thought it was on SCS, but I've just been searching that site and can't find it anywhere - early onset alzheimer's?? 

                                                    Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Happiest Birthday Wishes
                                                    Ink: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral
                                                    Card Stock: Everyday Enchantment DSP, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
                                                    Accessories: Scallop border punch, Everyday Enchantment ribbon & brad, 1/16" handheld punch, SNAIL, stamping sponge, basic pearls, Elegant lines embossing folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

                                                    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

                                                    Nature Walk Faux Postage

                                                    We did a faux postage class a couple of weeks ago and here's one of the cards from it, it also involved basic masking, sponging techniques. I love faux postage - such a great way to use your existing supplies to give a different effect. I tend to just print out the postage templates onto normal copy paper rather than putting card stock through my printer for the simple fact that if I make a smudge or mistake, it's no real issue to start again. I made the template for this one - if you want a copy of the PDF email me.

                                                    Stamps: Nature Walk, French Foliage, Autumn Days & Happiest Birthday Wishes
                                                    Card stock: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Soft Suede
                                                    Ink: Black Stazon, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Soft Suede
                                                    Non SU! copy paper

                                                    Sunday, March 4, 2012

                                                    Need for Speed in Blues

                                                    I saw a card using the polar bear from Zoo Review here and loved the squares & colours and CASEd it to create this card. The squares are a great way to use up scraps of DSP. The card can be changed to give a very different look depending upon the image and a lot of images will fit in the massive 2 1/2"circle. I'm thinking of remaking this card in different colours for different genders as its a great way of using up scrap DSP and it really is simple as they cut with the square punches.

                                                    Stamps: Need for Speed, Teeny TinySentiments, Extreme Elements & Grunge Rock.
                                                    Ink: Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy
                                                    Card stock: Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Regals Pattern Stack DSP, Nautical Expedition DSP.
                                                    Accessories: 1 1/4"square punch, 1 3/8" square punch, 2 1/2: circle punch, stamping sponges, Dimensionals, cutter kit.