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The 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Is Here!

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Here are some of the wonderful new pretties that you will find inside:

Welcome to Project Life

Get ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way. We’ve partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products.

Becky explains, “It’s called Project LIFE because it’s about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of life. Whatever your family circumstances. Whatever your lifestyle. Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures into a book.”  In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Colour your world happy with the new Blendabilities!

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Hostess Gift

It seems like forever since I shared a creation so I thought it was time to pop on and say hi with my latest hostess gift. This little box was made using the envelope punch board! Love this little item and I found this fantastic box buster tool to help you make custom made boxes any size you need.

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Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Card: Smoky Slate (131291), Basic Black (121688), Crushed Curry (131288), Bermuda Bay (131286), Pool Party (124391), White Vellum (106584)
Embellishments: Large Pearls (125577), Chevron Ribbon Crushed Curry (130019), Stampin Emboss Powder White (109132)
Stamp: Hip Notes (133504)
Ink: Versamark (102283)
Tools: Spiral Flower Original Die (129379), Word Bubble Framelits Dies (132968), Secret Garden Dies (129372), Dots Embossing Folder (sale-a-bration) Bigshot (113439), Magnetic Platform (130658), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Envelope Punch Board (133774)

Happy Stamping,

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New Stamps and Free On-line Class

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Get them before they’re gone! Ends 31 May. Get your’s in my on-line store today.

Stampin Up Convention In Colour Sneak Peeks

Check out these gorgeous home decor and gift ideas from the talented Sophie Zadeh.  Want to know how?  Keep an eye out for class deets because I can’t wait to share this one.  Super easy and super fun!  Don’t forget to email tania_willis@bigpond.com to pre-order your new catalogue.

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Happy creating!

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Convention Make and Takes

Make and take fun from convention WOO HOO!!!  Loving this new stamp set from Stampin Up.  This set will be available from 1 July.  Email tania_willis@bigpond.com to pre-order your new catalogue so you can have it your hot little hands as soon as it’s launched.

Oh…and don’t forget you can still earn an extra $60 in hostess benefits – that’s $120 worth of free product!!  And the great news…you don’t even need to host a workshop to get these great benefits.  All you need to do is simply place an order over $400.  So why not gather a group of friends together for a coffee and a tim tam (oops…I mean rice crackers and salsa) and hit my store here. Ends 30 May.  If you prefer, simply email your order to tania_willis@bigpond.com and I’ll do the work for you. To make sure I don’t miss the deadline, I need orders by no later than 10.00pm 30 May.

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Happy shopping!

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This and That and Retro Ways to Keep your Memories

As a child and later in my teen years, I loved making my own journals to keep track of my ideas, thoughts, designs and memories and I often used writing to get through some difficult times during my life.  In those days, I used A3 project books which were pretty basic and I prettied them up by covering them with wrapping paper, photos, brown paper or painted newspaper and used coloured pencils, markers, paint, calligraphy, lettering and fabric to decorate my pages and photos.

So…when Stampin’ Up! announced the launch the This and That range, I was pretty excited as these products bring back so many memories of how I used to scrapbook.  Even more exciting…there’s no need to wait for the new catalogue…This and That is available through my online store NOW!  I’ve ordered mine and it’s on its way and I can’t wait to share my work with you.

In seven days, I will start the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation program and I am going to use my journal to keep track of my journey.  Every week I’ll post a page of my journal that represents a week of the ups and downs of this life changing journey.  I’m so excited about this program and am so ready to take back control of my health and wellbeing.  What better way to keep track of my progress…through my love of papercraft.

Ok…enough about me…to check out the exciting This and That range, simply click on the pic below.

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Happy scrapping!

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New Craft Tote

Hi again everyone

I’ve had a wonderful sewing day today making a birthday gift for my good friend, Deb Fearns.  I’ve used the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Tea for Two designer fabric for this project and I decided to make a larger craft tote than the one I made last year and I am so pleased with how it turned out.  This tote is fantastic – you can fit so much in it.  Check it out…

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I found the pattern for this tote on the Gina Bean Handmade Blog by Gina Allen and she has very very generously posted a FREE tutorial which you can find here.  You will need a google account to access. Her quilts are stunning and she has stacks of free tutorials for small projects like this one that you might like to add to your project list.

I still haven’t had time to make one of these for myself but I’ve now cut out the fabric I’m going to use and I’m ready to go for another crafty day tomorrow.  It’s soooo nice being on holidays.

Happy Stitching!

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NOTE:  I made one change to this pattern.  So I could make this out of one package of Stampin’ Up! fabric, I used a 1/4″ seam instead of 1/2″ seam.  I also used a non Stampin’ Up! cream fabric for the pocket linings to be sure I had enough fabric and I wanted a contrasting fabric to bring it all together.

Inkydayz Guest Crafter

These gorgeous coffee mug holders have been made by my very good friend Bussy Mpelasoka.  Bussy is a member of the Inkydayz team and she is a very clever crafter who always has new ideas.

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So you want to know how Bussy made these…right?  Head on over to her blog  for the deets along with loads of other papercrafting and sewing ideas that reflect her gorgeous style.

Interested in joining the inkydayz team?  You can right now and get more in your starter kit.  Between now and 30 May you get an extra $60 worth of product in your starter kit.  That’s $295 worth of YOUR CHOICE OF PRODUCTS for only $169.  Yep you read right $295 for ONLY $169!!!  Join by 30 May 2013 and you will also receive one of my handmade craft totes as my gift to you.

Want to know more…email me at: tania_willis@bigpond.com or find out more and join the team online here.

Happy crafting!

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Sent With Love Special Offer

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The Sent with Love Stamp Set and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper are only available during this special offer. After 15 June, they’ll both fly away!

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To order yours, simply click on the Shop Online Flower to the left or email me at tania_willis@bigpond.com.

Happy Crafting.

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The Perfect Gift

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Inspired by a gorgeous card I found on pinterest, I whipped up this gift card holder for a Stampin’ Up! Gift Card for a friend of mine who was looking for the perfect gift for a work colleague who loves Stampin’ Up!  Now I might be biased, but I can’t think of a better gift for a Stampin’ Up! addict if you ask me.

A few how tos:

  • Run a few pieces of your DSP through the honeycomb embossing folder and cut out to make perfect hexagons fast.
  • To reduce cut through, use no tabs on your multipurpose platform when using this embossing folder with DSP, Very Vanilla and Whisper White card stock.
  • Crumple your seam binding, make two loops and tie a piece of linen thread around the centre to make a four loop bow.
  • Punch out 2 of each scallop, crumple each and layer from largest scallops to smallest on top.  Attach with a mini brad.

Stampin Up Supplies
Stamp Set:  Tiny Tags (118592)
Ink:  Baja Breeze (126960), Early Espresso (126974)
Card:  Very Vanilla (106550)
Paper: More Amore DSP (129309), First Edition Specialty DSP (121878)
Fabulous Flourishes: Baja Breeze Seam Binding (122331), Mini Brads (122941), Designer Builder Brad (129329), Linen Thread (104199), Vintage Trinkets (118764)
Tools: Bigshot (113439), Honeycomb Embossing Folder (129378),  Hearts a Flutter Framelits Die (130159), Paper Cutter (126996), 4.4cm Scallop Circle Punch (119854), 3.2cm Scallop Punch (127811), 2.2cm Scallop Circle Punch (129404), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858)

If you would like one for a special someone (or you want to suggest one as a gift for yourself) simply email me these deets:

  • Your name and address (or email address if e-card).
  • Recipient’s name and address (or email address if e-card).
  • Colour scheme and/or theme (eg birthday, valentines, anniversary, etc)
  • A message (optional) and how you want it signed.
  • Date for delivery.
  • Gift amount (minimum is $50 for e-cards or $70 for mailed gift cards with hand-made holder*)
  • The recipient must live in Australia.

Email to:  tania_willis@bigpond.com

Upon receipt of your information, I’ll send you an invoice for secure on-line payment through PayPal (you no longer need a paypal account to pay via paypal).

*If you wish to purchase a gift card with a hand-made holder, I need at least 10 days notice.  E-cards are available within 48 hours of receipt of payment.

Happy Stamping!

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