Thursday, December 30, 2010

Valentine's Day already?

Hi all,

Although it's not quite the New Year yet, it's time for a new promotion from Stampin' Up!

Simply purchase the Sweetheart stamp set (in either clear-mount, for $29.95, or wood-mount for $38.95) and receive a free pack of Heart Treat Cups!
Or, purchase the Full Heart punch ($33.95) and you'll also receive a pack of Heart Treat Cups!

If you purchase the Sweetheart stamp set and the coordinating Full Heart punch, you'll get two packets of Heart Treat Cups for free!

You can add any other items from the Idea Book & Catalogue or Summer Mini catalogue to your order as well if you wish. Contact me if you'd like to place an order - details at the top of the left sidebar, or click over to my demonstrator website. You can find all the details there as well!

I've also got the last of the Christmas cards to show you:

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Dasher, Occasional Quotes (hostess),
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist DSP (Subtles Patterns stack),
Ink: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Marina Mist 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, Antique brad, Top Note die, Big Shot.

Happy New Year, if I don't pop back before then :)


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Treats

Hi all,

I hope you have had a merry Christmas. It has felt like Tuesday for me all day (even though it's Wednesday) because of the public holiday yesterday... trying to catch up on all the household jobs today.
Here are a couple of items I made for our Christmas table - we celebrated lunch with family. I made some very simple mini easel cards (all one piece, since they were small) for our place cards:

And I have had these little cuties bookmarked from Bronwyn Eastley's blog here since last Christmas - I even tried to make them for my Christmas in July event, but could not find any candy canes anywhere! So I've finally had a chance to make them (my son helped, which you can probably tell!) I changed the ears and left off the whiskers:

Lastly, here are some skinny treat bags filled with M&Ms....yum! The ones hiding at the back contain Crispy Mint M&Ms, which don't go with my colour scheme, so they are hiding! Angie Jones had the idea to use Crispy Mint M&Ms as a cute Christmas version of an after dinner mint, and I got the topper idea from Adele Khoo:

The holder is simply a decorated Fancy Favour box using the Big Shot - I love it! I've decorated it with Jolly Holiday DSP, Very Vanilla satin ribbon and Holly & Jolly rub-ons. Here's a closer view of the box:

And lastly, not a craft-related photo... but one of my pudding! I always use my Nanna's recipe, which Mum always made for us growing up. As I was listening to it simmering away this year I thought about all the Christmas memories and traditions in our family. It made me a bit sentimental and I am contemplating making a Christmas scrapbook album to record these special memories... since you know scrapping is a huge challenge for me, we'll see how that goes!

I'll be back tomorrow with a new special from Stampin' Up! and some more projects,

Saturday, December 18, 2010

December Frenzy

Hi again,

Just a reminder that the December Frenzy items will no longer be available at the amazing sale prices after 29th December. The products will still be available to order, however they will be returning to the catalogue prices. You can see the December Frenzy list by clicking here.

Have a great Saturday!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Summer Mini is here!

Hi all,

The Summer Mini catalogue has been live since 1st December! If you haven't already received your copy, contact me (or your usual demonstrator) for your own copy. You can also view it online here or from the picture in my sidebar.

Some of my wider team recently held a Summer Mini swap, so I will be showing you some new creations once I have received my swap cards.

Since everything is so busy with the Christmas rush right now, I will be holding my Summer Mini catalogue launch in January. More details will be sent out in my January newsletter. If you're not already on my mailing list, you can click here to visit my demonstrator website and request my newsletter. You won't want to miss some great specials coming up really soon!

I will be back once all my cards are in the mail (finally I've got the long-distance gifts away - over $100 in postage over the past 2 days, eek!) to show you some of the gifts and cards I've been working on.