Monday, November 21, 2011

It's been a while...

... and Blogger has been playing up, hopefully it's not just me? Anyway, I have re-typed my last entry, in the hope that it'll upload this time :)

A few weeks ago we had the Brisbane Regionals for Stampin' Up! and I am so happy that I was able to travel down to attend.

This is the swap card I made:

(the sample I kept for myself had some slightly crooked ribbon and a bit dodge colouring, LOL!)

I ADORE this set and I was keen for a change from all the Christmas things I have been doing!
I have no excuses for being absent from my blog, just super busy - mostly stamping and my family. I have missed checking out my friend's blogs and hope to remedy that this week :)


ETA: A HUGE thank you to Angie, Karen, Moni and Jacinta for giving me advice on how to fix my blog.. it was a browser issue. Thanks heaps, ladies :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Join My Team for $169!

With all the new catalogue excitement, Stampin' Up! have announced an amazing deal for the month of September - you can join Stampin' Up! for only $169 with a Mini Starter Kit.

This kit is great if you've been thinking of rejoining as a demonstrator, or if you already own a lot of Stampin' Up! supplies.

If you've been eyeing off the awesome Starter Kit (which has been re-vamped in the new catalogue to include over $610 worth of product!) you can purchase the full kit at 20% off during September - only $231.20, delivered to your door!

Both kits can be customised so you can choose stamp sets, ink and cardstock colours that suit you.

I'd love to welcome you into my friendly team - whether you'd like to simply purchase your Stampin' Up! products at a discount, or if you're thinking of running your own Stampin' Up! business, or anywhere in between! Contact me for a recruit pack or more information, or click here to go to my demonstrator website. You can even sign up immediately online, no ABN required!


2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue

Hi all,

It's here! You can view the brand new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue online by clicking here, or contact me to arrange your own copy. It is absolutely stunning!

I'm taking bookings now for new catalogue workshops, so contact me if you'd like to earn some of these gorgeous new products for free, while enjoying some stamping time with your friends & family. The new Hostess Benefits are even better than before :)

Happy browsing!


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Last Chance List

Hi all,

Things have been very quiet on the blog front, however that's because everything has been so busy everywhere else! I am excitedly waiting for my new catalogue to arrive, along with some awesome goodies I was able to preorder from Stampin' Up!

Sadly, with all the new products arriving, some products have to be retired... I will really miss some of these items, and some have already sold out.

You can view the list by clicking here.

These items have already sold out:
Jumbo Eyelets - Antique Brass, Jumbo Eyelets - Pewter, Metallic Eyelets, Star Punch, Spiral Punch, Photo Corners punch.

Here is a card I made recently, with the Beware Pirates set - I will miss this one immensely and it is now available at 25% off!

Hope you each have a great weekend,

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Finally :)

Hi all,

I've just finished sorting out all the downloading/re-installing and watermark issues that have kept me from my blog for so long. You'll have to bear with me, some of these pictures are OLD!

We're even heading back to Easter on this one!! I took part in the ESAD Secret Bunny swap for Easter, and my lovely Secret Bunny was Sarah Tidey.

Here's a pic of the gorgeous goodies she sent me:

Thank you so much, Sarah :

I sent my gift to the lovely Steph Gray - this is what I created:

It's a wrapped stamp set, decorated tub of Stampin' Up! antique brads, chocolate slider box and a card which I CASED from the very talented Karen Southwell:

Each month, demonstrators receive a magazine with great tips and ideas from Stampin' Up! and I wanted to try one of the techniques featured recently, faux mother-of-pearl:

These were part of a gift for my downline team members, to say thank you - I was thrilled to promote to Manager back in March. (Thanks again, to any Night Owl Stampers who are reading!)

Back in a minute with Convention news,


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Convention 2011

Hi all,

Recently I travelled to Melbourne for the annual Stampin' Up! Convention. This year was the first one I have attended, and it was the first time it had been a 3-day event, so it was really exciting! Also, Stampin' Up! is celebrating 5 years in Australia, so we were treated to some extra 'birthday' goodies!

I was also very lucky to win Prize Patrol in one of the general sessions!

Highlights of the trip included catching up with team members from across Australia, and attending my first Manager's Reception, which was stunning. I was also thoroughly spoiled by my roommates, Tina, Kim and Chrissie, and got to meet my lovely blog friend, Fi, in person for the first time!

Here is a picture of the gift I received at Manager's Reception:

And the invitation we received prior to leaving home:

Of course, one of the highlights for me was the food as well! Our team headed out to Lygon St in Carlton on the Friday night, for a lot of adventures and, (I'm not exaggerating) the BEST meal I've ever eaten! And, to make it even better, we were served a similar meal for the entree the next night, at the Awards Dinner.

Here is the entree:

And main course:

And dessert, complete with a chocolate '5' for Stampin' Up!'s five years in Australia!

One of the big announcements from Convention is that you no longer need an ABN to join Stampin' Up! You can find out all about the benefits of joining by clicking here to go to my demonstrator website - you can even join my team online as well! If you have any questions, I am happy to help you - I'd love to welcome you into my team.

I'll be back with more tomorrow,


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Deals of the Week!

Hi all,

Stampin' Up! is once again offering Deals of the Week, and this promotion is running throughout May! Click here to check out this week's deals. Contact me if you'd like me to place an order for you.

I am busy, busy getting ready for Convention! I'll pop back soon to share some of the projects I've been working on.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue!

Hi all,

My computer broke down early last month, and is still not back. According to the courier, it will be returned to me this week, and then I will be able to begin the process of re-installing my programs. I am kicking myself for not having all my files backed up properly... I will not make that mistake again :(

Needless to say, my blog has been neglected - I have been lucky to be able to use my husband's computer to keep up-to-date with my email, and business stuff. I had to brave this computer to post the brand new Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue, because it is awesome! Click here to view it.

If you would like your own copy, and haven't received it yet, contact me and I'll drop/post it to you.

I'm also taking bookings for April, May & June workshops - contact me to organise a date for a fun & free Stampin' Up! workshop.

Looking forward to getting my computer back, & being able to check in on my blog friends as well!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy tags...

A quick post today... normally when I'm making things, my work area is chaotic. However, I just had to take a photo of these little tags. It made me happy to see them sitting on my table as I worked!

Here's one on its own - it's very simple but I love it. The image in the background is from the Love Defined set, and it is stamped in 2nd generation Crumb Cake ink (ink stamp, then stamp on scrap paper (I use my grid paper), then stamp onto cardstock without re-inking). This technique is called stamping off and it's great for a more subtle background.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend,
Interested in getting your Stampin' Up! supplies at a discount? Looking for a new career, or somewhere in between? Like the idea of setting your own hours? Click here to find out more about joining my team!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #54 - Boho Birthday

Hi all,

It has been so long since I made time to enter a challenge, and yesterday was a perfect day to set aside some time for the latest Inkspirations Colour Challenge.
Things have been very hectic this week with my son starting school... I am so glad yesterday was a holiday!

Here are the gorgeous colours Keesh chose for this week:

And here is my card:

I recently came across the 'Inlaid Embossing' or 'Inset Embossing' technique here (thanks, Lyssa!). I cased a Valentine's Day card I'd made earlier, changing the colours, punched images and sentiment to suit a birthday card. I love this simple technique - easy and effective!

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Blushing Bride Patterns DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Trim border punch, Modern Label punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Little Leaves Sizzlit die, Word Window punch, Basic Pearls, corner rounder, dimensionals.

Hope you're having a great week,

Sale-a-bration has now started!

Hi all,

Sale-a-bration is here! This is one of the most exciting times of the Stampin' Up! year. You can earn FREE exclusive Sale-a-bration stamp sets - there are four gorgeous sets to choose from! See the sets and all the details here.

If you'd like your own copy of the Sale-a-bration brochure, let me know (or contact your existing Demonstrator, if that's not me) and I'll get one to you.

If you are keen to get together with a few friends and make a card or scrapbook page, have fun and earn free products, contact me to book your Stampin' Up! workshop. Dates for Sale-a-bration are sure to fill quickly, and I have an extra Hostess incentive in addition to the Sale-a-bration benefits, plus the regular Stampin' Up! Hostess benefits!

There's also amazing freebies on offer if you decide that this is the time to join my Stampin' Up! team. Contact me for a recruit pack or more information - I'm here to support you whether you want to build your own Stampin' Up! business or just want to receive a discount on your own purchases. I'd love to have you join my team! You can see more information here.

Happy Australia Day,

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Secret Santa!

Hi all,

The Stampin' Up! team of demonstrators I am part of (The INKcredibles) took part in a Secret Santa project again this past Christmas. I was thrilled that some of my Night Owl Stampers team joined in as well! It is a lot of fun to create and receive some papercraft goodness at Christmas time.

You can see the amazing gifts I received from my Secret Santa, the lovely Angie Jones, here. (Angie's photos of these gorgeous projects are better than mine- make sure you check out her beautiful blog too!)

The first gift I sent my Secret Santa (Christina) was a box containing five Ferrero Rocher chocolates:
(sorry the pics are not the best, they were done in the Christmas rush!)

And here is her Christmas present, a folder containing Big Shot embossing folders:

It is usual for me to forget to take photos of things before I send them, so I wasn't surprised to realise I don't have a photo of the Christmas card I made... I used the Medallion stamp with the emboss resist technique, and I was really happy with how it turned out - you'll have to take my word for it! :)

I'm glad to have met Angie in person, at SU Regional Training in Brisbane. Now we are looking forward to catching up again in Melbourne this year for the Stampin' Up! Convention! I can't wait.
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, contact me to find out more!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend, I'll be back tomorrow with another project to show you.