Monthly Archives: September 2011

Wedding Card

I just had make this card for one of my fabulous work colleagues who is going home to New Zealand to get married.  With inspiration from the fabulous Teneale Williams, I adapted where I didn’t have some supplies, added a little bling, some wisteria wonder butterflies and my newest purchase vanilla shimmer smooch spritz – which I have absolutely fallen in love with.

Card: Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories/Tools: snail, dimensionals, paper cutter, bone folder, basic rhinestone jewels, full heart punch, big shot die-cutting machine, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, perfect polka dots embossing folder, beautiful wings embosslits die, very vanilla 1cm tafetta ribbon, vanilla shimmer smooch spritz.


Tania XX

Christmas Stamp Camp – book now!

Stamp Camp?  What’s a Stamp Camp you say?  Well…it’s not an overnight stay, but If you love stamping you are not going to want to miss this class. You will make two fancy fold cards (joy fold and centre step) and two standard cards. Learn all about Stampin’ Up! *NEW* Glass Glitter and Seam Binding Ribbon. Colour in using Stampin’ Up! blender pens and add sponging to create depth to your projects. All materials will be pre-cut and tools provided ready for you to put together.  The class is suitable for beginners and advanced stampers.

There will also be lucky door prizes and displays and afternoon tea is included. 

Date:      12.30 – 4pm Saturday 22 October 2011

Location:  Chisholm Community Centre, 15-19 Halley Street, Chisholm, Canberra
Cost: Kit A – $79
(including Merry & Type Stamp Set – wood mount) OR  Kit B – $70 (including Merry & Type Stamp Set – clear mount)* OR Class Only – $30 (limited seats available)
*you need to supply your own clear mounting blocks or they can be pre-ordered with the stamp set.

Special offer for Kit A and Kit B options only: Bonus instructions for two more cards and some gorgeous gift tags using the Merry & Type stamp set.

RSVP and payment due by 13 October 2011.

Check out the gorgeous creations you will make on the day…

This Stamp Camp has been organised by “Avid Inkers” a group of local Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

Contact me today to join in the fun! Email:

Cheers and talk to you again soon.

Tania XX

Welcome New Fans and Sneak Peek October Christmas Stamp Class

Just want to say a warm welcome to our new fans.  It’s great to have you here and I hope you enjoy the posts in the coming weeks.   Don’t forget to share this page with your friends – the more the merrier!

Well it’s back to work for me today after two weeks off and gearing up for one of our busiest periods of the year preparing for the new intake of Uni students for 2012.  I love this time of year – busy, challenging and people are so excited about the next step in their lives – it’s fantastic!

October is also going to be a big month for Inky Dayz and I will be sharing a fabulous sneak peek of new products which will be relased in the Summer Mini Catalogue in November and rumour has it there are some special hostess benefits to celebrate!  I’ll also be posting full details of a Christmas Stamp Class (see the sneak peek below), samples of how to use the fabulous new fabrics in your creations and details of my WOW presentation that I will be sharing with other Demonstrators at the October Regional Conference.

All this alongside catching up at work, my gorgeous Jake’s 16th Birthday, our 21st wedding anniversary, a 5 day work conference in Adelaide (no craft for 5 days – how am I going to cope??) and lastly family visiting at the end of the month – can’t wait to see them – miss them sooo much!

Boy am I going to be busy this month!!

Want to keep up to date?  Why not follow and subscribe to my blog for regular updates and my monthly newlsetter which will give you details of upcoming classes and tips and tricks on how to use your Stampin’ Up! products.

See you again soon.

Tania XX

Ooops…almost forgot the Christmas Class Sneak Peek – here it is…. more details to come soon..





Last days to get over $300 worth of product for ONLY $169

Do you love creating cards, scrapbooking or other paper craft and find it hard to find supplies in your town or region? Why not join Stampin’ Up! and purchase what you want, when you want and THE BONUS…all delivered to your door at 20% off every time.

For a limited time, you can join Stampin’ Up! for only $169 and receive all of the high quality and fabulous products below worth over $310.  If you prefer other items from the catalogue, you can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.

Here’s what’s in the Mini Starter Kit:

Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set* (P37) Easy Events Clear-Mount Set* (P40)
A4 Smooth Card Stock Assortment (P121) Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (P121)
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad (P121) Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (P121)
Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad (P121) Whisper White Note Cards (20) (P126)
Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper* (P129) Chocolate Chip 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon* (P139)
SNAIL Adhesive (P144) Blender Pen (1) (P147)
Clear-Mount Block C (P163) Assortment of Business Supplies

*New to 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue

I’ve included page numbers of each product as listed in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue so you can check them out.  This offer is only available until 30 September 2011.

Or, if you prefer the FULL Starter Kit, you can get it NOW for 20 percent off during September only! That’s over $610 worth of premium Stampin’ Up! products and business supplies for just $231.20!

You can use either of these opportunities to become a hobby demonstrator and buy for yourself or build a business.  It’s up to you!

Alongside your customised Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit you will also receive these additional benefits:

  • Receive 30% off your first order of $300 Retail (in your first 45 Days) or more plus qualify for all the usual hostess benefits.
  • Enjoy 20% off ALL your orders.
  • You are able to view and order select new stamps and products one month in advance of new catalogue releases!
  • There’s no obligation to sell or hold workshops and no penalty if you decide to stop.
  • $550 in total retail sales is required per quarter to remain active BEYOND your first FULL quarter. This total includes your own purchases and customer sales (based on retail prices).
  • You’ll have access to project ideas through the Demonstrator Web-site and the monthly Impressions Newsletter as well as FREE demonstrator ONLY access to other websites.  It’s like having free subscriptions to your favourite Stamping, Scrapping and paper craft magazines all rolled into one.

Are you ready to earn extra income through your passion?  Click here to join on-line today and become part of a world-wide stamping family!

Need more information?  Email me or check out my website for more details.

Click to Learn More

Just Add Ink Challenge

Hello again everyone

This weeks’ JIA challenge is:

So…I decided to use the make and take I designed for a recent workshop.  At the workshop, we added a red butterfly so I have changed this one specifically for the challenge.  I’ve also embossed the stamp image on this one.

Items used:
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Whisper White and Basic Black
Paper:  DSP Mocha Morning Speciality – Black Flocking (now my absolute fave!!)
Ink: VersaMark, embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, 1.6cm Satin Ribbon, Whisper White, Rhinestones

Don’t forget to join in the Just Add Ink Challenges.  Click on the link to the left.  They are a great way to keep your creative juices flowing.

See you next time…

Tania XXX

2011-2013 In Colours

Hello everyone

It’s been some time since I shared some creations so… now that I’m on holidays… I have some free time to catch up with you all.

On Saturday afternoon I held a workshop with a group of wonderful women from work and a few of their friends. We started out with some champagne and chatter and then moved into a demo of gift box I shared with the girls to give them some ideas for Christmas gifts.  The box was made for Julie-ann as a thank you for being our hostess for the day.  After another quick demo, we all made the small note cards that are designed to fit into the box. I love the simplicity of this design and the fact that the you don’t need a lot of items to make them.  Item info for both the box and cards can be found below the pic and I have included a link to the box template.

Card:  Early Espresso (smooth for cards and textured for box), Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set:  Easy Events
Accessories:  Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Early Espresso 1cm Tafetta Ribbon
Punches:  1 1/4 Circle, 1 3/8 Circle and 1 3/4 Scallop
Adhesives:  Dimensionals, Snail, Glue Dots and Sticky Strip
Click to download the box template – bottom and top

When we finished the note card, we moved onto a more challenging make and take and I’ll submit this in another post because I want to submit the design in the current Just Add Ink Challenge.  Be sure to check back later for an update.

On a final note – check out one of the lucky door prizes I made for the day:

HUGE congrats to Elaine who won this on the day!

If you would like to share a creative afternoon or evening with a group of friends in your own home, contact me at or give me a call on 0401173203.

Talk to you again soon.

Tania XXX

New Catalogue!

Hi there everyone

Well…it’s finally here.  Full of wonderful new stamps, colours, papers and of course, hostess benefits.

Need I say more?  Click on the catalogue to check out the exciting range.

NEW Hostess Benefits

Now you are rewarded with hostess dollars to purchase beautiful exclusive hostess products AND, with your sales are over $600, 50% of any product!  Yes…that’s right ANY product.  That means you can purchase the Bigshot for half price – that’s just under $80!

Remember you receive Hostess Benefits from your own personal order, a combination of friends orders, sales at workshops and classes held at your home or any combination of these possibilities.
Email me to book or order today.

And…for a limited time…

Talk to you again soon.

Happy crafting.


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