Monthly Archives: January 2013

Ciao Baby meets Beyond Plaid

I’m loving this card I designed today.  In the past I’ve tended to go to Crumb Cake when I’ve wanted a bit more of a vintage feel but today I thought I’d try Sahara Sand and I love love love it!  It’s sort of my version of vintage, I guess.

Ciao Butterfly

This card features items from the new Seasonal Catalogue as well as one of the fabulous Sale-a-bration freebies.

Ciao Butterfly close up

To create a softer look, I have added a vellum layer over each butterfly.  What to you think? I’d love to hear how you use vellum in your creations – share your ideas by leaving a comment below 🙂

Stampin Up! Supplies
 Ciao Baby, Beyond Plaid (both Seasonal Catalogue sneak peeks),
Card: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, White VellumPool Party, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit
Fabulous Flourishes: Vintage Trinkets, Linen Thread, Pearls
Tools: Hearts A Flutter Framelits (Seasonal sneak peek), NEW Stampin Trimmer, Big Shot, 2mm Circle Handheld Punch, Crop-a-dile (retired), Elegant Butterfly Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch (Sale-a-bration Freebie)

Did I mention that Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 25 years?  To celebrate, YOU get 25% more in your starter kit during Sale-a-bration. That’s $294 worth of YOUR CHOICE of product for ONLY $169.  Now that is something to celebrate! Contact me at to purchase yours today.

Happy stamping!


Seasonal Catalogue Launch

You are invited to my *NEW* Seasonal Catalogue Class

Come along and celebrate the launch of the new Seasonal Catalogue!

Sunday 3 February at 2pm
RSVP by 30 January
Email to: to RSVP
Cost: $5 (seats are limited) FREE with product orders of $50 or more.
Location: Canberra.  Deets will be provided on booking.

We will be making 3 cards and, if you haven’t already, you will receive a copy of the New Seasonal Catalogue which will be released on 1 February.

Here’s a sneak peek of what we will be making:

Hearts a Flutter

You will be able to play with the NEW Borders Scoring Plate for the Simply Scored Tool, new  embossing folders, gorgeous new framelits and stamps and beautiful NEW embellishments and papers.

AND don’t forget…it’s Sale-a-bration time.  There are 19 options to choose from this year!  Check out the selection of freebies here

Can’t make it to the launch?  Why not book a party of your very own!

When you host a Stampin’ Up! party, I will help you arrange an afternoon of creativity with your friends.  And not only will your friends love it, but as hostess, you’ll earn free product.  And don’t forget, you even earn more during Sale-a-bration.

Hope to see you at the Launch!

Happy Stamping!


Sale-a-bration is here!!!


Well…here it is.  What we’ve all been waiting for.  Sale-a-bration!!!  Click on the pic above to see how you can get even more rewards.

TH_SAB_dec0112_SPThe products speak for themselves.  Click on the brochure and get your free products today with any $100 order.

Happy shopping!






Baby Album Project Part 3

Well…this one took me longer than I thought but I finally finished the next two pages. I made my own DSP for this one using the three main colours, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry and the fabulous stamp set, Betsy’s Blossoms. This is one of my go to sets and I just love it. There are also a few sneak peeks a from the Seasonal Catalogue which is due for release on Feb 1 and the lovely Tangerine Tango Stripe DSP is a sneaky peek of one of the Sale-a-bration gifites. Woo hoo…only 1 sleep to go.

Baby Album Part 3 page1

Baby Album Part 3 page2

Stampin Up! Supplies
A Fitting Occasion, Itty Bitty Banners, Betsy’s Blossoms, Raining Flowers, Hearts A Flutter (Seasonal sneak peek)
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Window Sheet
Paper: Floral District, Polka Dot Parade, Sycamore Street (Sale-a-bration sneak peek)
Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry
Fabulous Flourishes: Paper Doily (Seasonal sneak peek), Tangerine Tango Ribbon (Sale-a-bration sneak peek), Daffodil delight Designer Button, Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools: Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Hearts A Flutter Framelits (Seasonal sneak peek), Petite Pocket Bigz Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1” Circle Punch, NEW Stampin Trimmer, Big Shot, Bitty Butterfly Punch (Seasonal sneak peek)

Oh…by the way…did I mention I will be hosting a launch class to celebrate the release of the fabulous Seasonal Catalogue? Be sure to save the date: Sunday 3 February at 2.00pm. I’m just finishing off the designs for the class and hope to pop a sneak peek of what we will be making and the class price by the end of the week.

Also…don’t forget to book your workshop so you can take advantage of Sale-a-bration.  Remember…on top of your usual hostess benefits, you also receive a free item for every $100 you spend.  The brochure of goodies will be posted tomorrow so keep a look out.

Happy crafting!


Baby Album Project Part 2

Hi again everyone

So…here it is…as promised but a little late – sorry all!.  The next 2 pages focus on the colour scheme Rich Razelberry, Rose Red and Baja Breeze. Baby Album 3

Stampin Up! Supplies
 A Fitting Occasion, Petite Pairs, Tiny Tags, Confetti, Perfect Punches, Betsy’s Blossoms
Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Floral District, Sycamore Street (Sale-a-Bration sneak peek)
Rose Red, Early Espresso
Small Heart Punch, 1″ Square Punch,  Labels Framelits, Timeless Type Alphabet Junior (retired), NEW Stampin Trimmer, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Curly Label Punch

And here’s a close up:

Baby Album 4

And the next page.

Baby Album 5

I’m now…off to finish the housework so I can finish off the next set of pages. The next colour scheme is Rich Razelberry, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango.  It’s looking pretty good so far…can’t wait to share.

Have a fabulous weekend!   It’s crazy hot here at the moment so I’ve basically set up my stamping room in my family room so I can enjoy the air conditioning!!!

Happy Stamping


Baby Album Project

Hi ya peeps

I’ve been very quiet over Christmas but I have been very busy creating.  I’m working on a big project, a sweet baby album for a friend and I’m busting to give it to her.  This is my first album and I’m so excited about how it’s coming along.  It seems like it’s taking me forever but I am busy with so many other things at this time of year I’m fitting it in where I can.  I’m also taking my time with it as I want each page to be something truly special. The book will have 13 openings, 1 for each month as well as an opening to share newborn moments.  So…rather than wait for the book to be done and pop all of it up at once, I thought I’d share as I go.  Here is the first opening which is the welcome to the little one page.

Baby Album 1

Stampin Up! Supplies
 A Fitting Occasion (my new favourite set – it’s fabulous), One in a Million, Make a Cake, Bloomin’ Marvelous (woo hoo, Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek), Itty Bitty Banners,
Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Window Sheet
Floral District, Polka Dot Parade, Summer Smooches,
Fabulous Flourishes:
Vintage Trinkets, Sycamore Street Tangerine Tango Button (Sale-a-bration sneak peek number 2), Pearl Basic Jewels, Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots Ribbon, 3.2cm Square Punch, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder,
1” Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, NEW Stampin Trimmer

Yep…I do have the new paper trimmer – thought you might ask.  And while I’ve got you… I just have to say it… This paper trimmer is, by far, the best I have ever used!!!  I have been through around 8 and am with most of them.   Three are completely useless because of one reason or another, one broke about the third time I used it and I didn’t get the chance to return it.  Another broke the first time I used it and I did return it – Not happy Jan!!  One cuts crooked, one is my old Stampin Up one and it’s had a pretty good work out and the other is my large Dahl rotary paper cutter.  That one is in an entirely different league and I use it mostly for workshop and class prep.  I love it too!

You know when you find a product where you can really tell that someone has sat down and thought about all of the things that annoy them and then design it so those annoying features no long exist?  Bit like the Dyson vacuum cleaner actually.  Well that’s what Stampin Up! has done with this little beauty.  Here a video so you can see for yourself.

Now…back to the book…sorry…got a bit too excited about the trimmer there eh??  Here’s the second page…

Baby Album 2

I’ve made the album basics using envelopes and using an accordian binding made from Polka Dot parade.  I had no idea what I was doing but managed to get it together.  I would have liked the binding on the other side but as I’ve decided that this is my year to not take things soooo seriously, no biggie.

Do you like the tags made using the stamp set A Fitting Occasion?  How cute is the little elephant?

A Fitting Occasion

I started with Floral District DSP to give me an overall colour theme of Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razelberry, Baja Breeze and Rose Red. I’m going for three colour combos in each opening.  The DSP will tie it all together.  I’ll also be using co-ordinating patterns from other packs, including Sale-a-bration and new Seasonal catalogue sneak peeks so be sure to look out for those.  I’m using Early Espresso to break it up – mostly where I’m stamping sentiments as I think it gives a much cleaner look.  And lastly…Whisper White which I’m using for photo space.

Check back tomorrow, I’ll be posting the next set of pages for the first baby month.  One of my favourite colour schemes…Rich Razelberry, Baja Breeze and Rose Red.

Happy crafting!



Valentine Tags



Stamps: My Little Valentine*
Card: Whisper White Cardstock
Markers: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Pool Party and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers
Fabulous Flourishes: Pool Party Baker’s Twine
Tools: Full Heart Punch, Hole punch

*Get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE when you purchase this exclusive set—only available until January 21, 2013!

Place your order here.

Happy Stamping!


2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 55,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 13 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

My Little Valentine Freebie


Get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE ($15.95 value, see below) when you purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set ($17.95). This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21!

simply sent

The Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit contains:
• 10 notecards, 5 each of 2 designs 8.6 x 11.6 cm
• 10 double-sided envelopes 12.1 x 8.7 cm
• 20 printed paper buttons
• 10 pieces Whisper White/Real Red bakers twine each 25.4 cm (colour exclusive to this kit)
• 24 Stampin Dimensionals

The My Little Valentine Stamp Set is only available in clear-mount.  Stamp images below:

My little Valentine set

Order yours here or get my contact details here

Happy Stamping!



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