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Wow…it’s been a busy month.  Sooo many wonderful products and sale-a-bration freebies – I have had far too much fun!   I’ve had a few workshops, enjoyed a craft night with my Canberra Demonstrator Group, Avid Inkers and this coming weekend, our group is hosting the Nautical Expressions Stamp Camp, using the stamp set that I’m highlighting in this post.   I can’t wait for Saturday!

It’s seems like ages since I have entered a challenge so I thought I’d combine a sketch challenge with a colour challenge and really stretch myself whilst making a masculine birthday card for a special family member.  For some reason, I find it more difficult when I try to combine two challenges.  I’m not sure why but here goes.

I’ve entered this card into the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge * and Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.  Pop on over and have a go yourself. 

*Ooops – I popped on over to enter my card and found that I had missed the deadline by an hour – not to worry I still enjoyed the colour combo!

Stamp Set:
Open Sea, Sweet Cake (Autumn-Winter Sneak Peek – Available April 1)
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Early Espresso and Pool Party Patterns DSP
Fabulous Flourishes: Bakers Twine, Metallic Brads
Tools: Paper Cutter, Modern Label Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Snips, Dauber
Sticky Bits: Snail, Dimensionals

Did you know that we say goodbye to the Summer Mini at the end of the month?  This is your last chance to order the Open Sea Stamp Set, Bakers Twine and many other fabulous products – click on the catalogue to the left for the deets.  And don’t forget Sale-a-bration also ends on 31 March so this is your last chance to get your choice of these fabulous limited freebies.  If you need supplies, contact me at

See you soon.

Nautical Expeditions Class

There’s only 5 days left to book into the Nautical Expeditions class. 

This  Class features The Open Sea stamp set and Nautical Expedition Designer Paper.

Don’t forget you can book into this class for just $30.00!!  This includes paper, card and embellishments to make 5 masculine greeting cards, access to my inks and tools, afternoon tea and 3 hours of tuition covering different stamping techniques. 

To book, pop me an email at or call 0401173203.

Date/Time: 1 – 4pm Saturday 17 March 2012
Location: UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra, Emu Bank, Belconnen, Canberra

If you would prefer to purchase your own stamp set when booking, there are two options available.  Click on the Nautical Expeditions Pic to the right for more deets.

I’d love to see you there!

Heat Embossing

My third technique this week is heat embossing and I’m going to celebrate this technique with a shout out about the Nautical Expedition Stamp Class that our group of local Canberra Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, Avid Inkers, will be hosting in March.  This class showcases the heat embossing technique, the Open Sea Stamp Set, Nautical Expeditions Designer Series Paper and Bakers Twine all from the summer mini catalogue. We have put together some booking options, depending on your budget and you will make five masculine greeting cards (see below) while learning different stamping techniques.

Class Options: 
Kit A
– $79 (including The Open Sea Stamp Set – wood mount)     OR

Kit B
– $70 (including The Open Sea Stamp Set – clear mount)*   OR

Class Only – $30  

Click on the buy now of your choice to reserve your seat.  Closes:  5 March 2012.  Numbers are limited so be quick.

*you will need to supply your own clear mounting blocks or they can be pre-ordered.

Price includes afternoon tea, door prizes and lots of fun!

Special offers for Kit A and Kit B options only:
instructions for coordinating box to give the cards away as a gift.
Sale-a-bration: order additional product when you purchase your Kit (Kit A $50 and Kit B $60) and you can choose one product from the Sale-a-bration catalogue for FREE.  Contact me direct when reserving your seat at or call 0401173203.

Date/Time:  1 – 4pm Saturday 17 March 2012
Location:  UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra, Emu Bank, Belconnen, Canberra

Happy stamping.

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