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Stampin Up Oh Hello Thanks

Oh Hello again with this CASE of a card from the fabulously talented Catherine Pooler

Oh HelloThanks

Stampin Up! Supplies
Stamps:  Oh Hello
** (Clear 130733) (Wood 130730), Word Play (Clear 120651) (Wood 121590)
Very Vanilla (106550) , Pacific Point (116202), Daffodil Delight (121680)
Ink: Pacific Point (126951), Early Espresso (126974), Daffodil Delight (126944)
Fabulous Flourishes:
Tea Lace Paper Doily (129399), Pearls (119247)
Tools: Ovals Collection Framelits** (129381), Bigshot (113439), Itty Butterfly Punch (129406), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Paper Cutter (126996)

**Have you ordered your Oh Hello Bundle yet? Why not order the Bundle and get 15% off?  With this discount, you can add a package of Creped Filter Paper (check out this sample), a pack of 2 Stampin Up! Spritzers  and still have a few $$ left over*.  Add in a pack of Tea Lace Paper Doilies  and the gorgeous Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP and you’ll have enough to earn one of the fabulous Sale-a-bration FREEBIES!!

Bundles and Sale-a-bration goodies are available for a limited time only, so order yours here today.

Have a great day!




*Based on clear-mount bundle.

Stampin Up! Oh Hello Bundle

I’m currently working on a collection of designs for my next class using the gorgeous Oh Hello stamp and framelits bundle.  This is my absolute favourite set in the Occasions catalogue and I’ve loved playing around with the collection, along with a number of other new products that are featured on this card.

Oh Hello Bundle

  • Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point rocks it in the colour stakes.
  • The NEW Borders Scoring Plate for your Simply Scored is a cool tool that allows you to add interest to plain card.  Cut with the matching Framelits to give you a professional finish.

Border Plate and Framelits

  • Sunshine and Sprinkles Chevron DSP as background keeps this design on trend.

Sunshine and sprinkles dsp

  • Make a flower using the Creped Filter Paper.  Here’s HOW:
  1. Layer a rectangle piece of Creped Filter Paper on a piece of copy paper and punch out around 10 scallop circles.
  2. Mix up about 6 drops of Daffodil Delight with Isocol (available from your local chemist) in one of your Stampin Up Spritzers and spray each piece liberally to build up your colour.  Fast drying dye – awesome!
  3. Cut each scallop towards the centre on every second scallop leaving approx 5 mm in the centre.
  4. Gently crumple each scallop, then lay them all on top of each other.
  5. Pierce the centre with your trusty paper-piercing tool.
  6. Pop a 4.8mm brad through to hold them all together.
  7. Gently crumple each layer and arrange to cover your brad until you are happy with how your flower looks.
  8. Use the brad to attach the flower to your sentiment panel.

Stampin Up! Supplies
Stamps:  Oh Hello
** (Clear 130733) (Wood 130730)
Very Vanilla (106550) , Pacific Point (116202), Daffodil Delight (121680)
Sunshine and Sprinkle Designer Series Paper (126922)
Ink: Pacific Point (126951), Early Espresso (126974), Daffodil Delight Ink refill (119672)
Fabulous Flourishes:
Creped Filter Paper (129393), 4.8mm Neutrals Brad (119736)

Tools: Ovals Collection Framelits** (129381), Borders Scoring Plate (126192), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Bigshot (113439), Paper Cutter (126996), Stampin Spritzer (126185)

**Have you ordered your Oh Hello Bundle yet? Why not order the Bundle and get 15% off?  With this discount, you can add a package of Creped Filter Paper, a pack of 2 Stampin Up! Spritzers and still have a few $$ left over*.  Add in a pack of Tea Lace Paper Doilies (I’ll share an example using this one tomorrow) and the gorgeous Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP and you’ll have enough to earn one of the fabulous Sale-a-bration FREEBIES!!

Bundles and Sale-a-brations freebies are available for a limited time only, so order yours here today.

Happy stamping!




*Based on clear-mount bundle.

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!


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!


Limited Time Starter Kit Freebies

If you purchase the Starter Kit from me before March 30, 2012, you will not only receive over $610 worth of product for only $249 (usually $289) you will also receive an additional stamp set of your choice – that’s right – your choice! This means that you can get the most expensive stamp set in the catalogue (valued at 77.95) for FREE!

AND as part of my blog celebrations, the first two people to purchase the starter kit from me, will also receive my blog candy give away – Yay!!

Here’s what you get in your starter kit:

You can substitute most items for a similar item of the same value or less. Click here for more information and the details on how to sign up.

Please note: This offer is strictly limited to Australian residents and is only available through me. Your Starter Kit order and payment MUST be finalised by 30 March.

Contact me at or call 0401173203 to join my InkyDayz Team today!



Water Colouring

My new year’s resolution was to participate in at least one blog challenge a week in the hope of ensuring that no matter how busy my working week is I would be sure to get some crafting time every week. Well…it’s only the first month of 2012 and I have already missed a week. Not too worry…this week I’ve decided to enter several challenges to make up for it. I love challenges because they help me to create, particularly on those days when I’m stumped and don’t know where to start. Lately, I’m finding sketch challenges the best because they allow me to team up my own colours, stamps and paper whilst giving me a starting point.

This week, I am going to use each challenge to show you some simple techniques to make the most of your stash. My last two challenge entries, showcased fussy cutting, used to create dimension and depth to my projects. Today’s technique is water colouring and I’ve entered this card in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 225. All you need to get started is an ink pad and a blender pen.

And here is the sketch

Card Recipe
Easy Events, Tiny Tags Card: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla
Paper: Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Black Staz-on
Tools: Jewelry Tag Punch, Dotted Ribbon Border Punch, Paper Snips, Paper Cutter, Blender Pen, Paper-Piercing Tool
Finishing Touches: Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, In Colours Designer Printer Brads White Bakers Twine
Sticky Bits: Snail, Dimensionals

During Sale-A-Bration, every order over $30 will receive my Easy Events, Berry Blossom stamp by mail instructions, which includes a blender pen tutorial, FREE. Interested? Contact me today at:

Don’t forget…from now until 31 March every order over $100 receives your choice of an exclusive Sale-A-Bration gift. Click on the Sale-A-Bration catalogue to check out your gift options.

Check back in a few days for my next technique share. I’m super excited as it’s something that I have never tried before and I’m heading off to my craft room now to get started.

See you again soon.

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time

Wooo Hooo – It’s finally here! Sale-a-bration time. Now is to time to stock your stash, host a workshop or even join and get 20% off every time you buy.

Click below and you can check out the fabulous gifts that Stampin’ Up! has for you.

Email me at today to order. 

How would you like to share Sale-A-Bration with your friends in your own home?  During Sale-A-Bration you not only earn the usual hostess benefits, you earn even more.  Book your workshop today because I simply can’t wait to share some super make and takes for you and your friends. Don’t live in Canberra? No problem you can still earn Sale-a-bration freebies plus hostess benefits – email me today to learn more

And the final icing on the Sale-A-Bration cake! How would you like to earn 20% off every product, every time you purchase?  Now’s the time to join my InkyDayz team.  You get over $500 worth of product for just $249 as well as a free stamp set of your choice.  Yep…that’s right the stamp set of your choice.  Read on for more deets or contact me at today. 

Enjoy your day!



More Everyday Enchantments Sneak Peeks

Fussy cutting is a technique that I don’t use as much as I should and I thought I’d come back to it today after stumbling upon another challenge blog, SU-Only Challenges

The best thing about fussy cutting is that you don’t need many supplies.  All you need is a set of small super sharp scissors, a steady hand and patience.  Used with Stampin’ Dimensionals, this technique gives your projects dimension and allows you to make the most of your stamp collection. 

I have entered today’s project into two challenges Mojo Monday and SU-Only Challenges.



Stampin Up Supplies
Stamp Set:
 Best of Everything
Ink:  Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede,
Paper: Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, In Colour Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (envelope) 
Fabulous Flourishes: 
Soft Suede 1cm Taffeta Ribbon
Sticky Bits:  Snail, Dimensionals
Tools:  6cm Scallop Circle Punch, 4.4cm Scallop Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Paper Snips, Paper Cutter
Accessories: Very Vanilla C6 Envelope

And here is the Mojo Monday Sketch

If you would like to know how to make any of these cards or would like to order supplies, email me at  

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and happy stamping.

Everyday Enchantment Sneak Peeks

Ok…you got to love freebies but can I tell you the freebies that are soon to be released during Sale-a-bration are just so gorgeous, I can’t believe they are free! This sneak peak is the simply stunning Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper. It is so gorgeous and works with the latest in-colours, pool party, calypso coral and lucky limeade. This pack includes 12 sheets of 6 double sided 12”x12” pages and during Sale-a-Bration (starts 25 January) will be free when you spend $100.

I’ve entered this card in this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.  Why not pop on over and take a peek.  The entries are simply stunning and give you stacks of inspiration to make the most of your stash!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Stamp Sets: Best of Everything, Petite Pairs
Ink:  Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
Paper: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration – available 24 January), Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral
Fabulous Flourishes: Pearls, Every day Enchantment Organdy Ribbon (Sale-a-bration – available 24 January)
Sticky Bits:  Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools: Circles Original Die, Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – Stripes, Paper Cutter

NEED COPIES OF THE SUMMER MINI AND SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGUES? If you are interested in becoming an Inkydayz customer, I’m happy to send them to you FREE.  If you are already an InkyDayz Customer, yours are on the way!

For your free Summer Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogues, please email me your name and address (Australia only) to

See you next time for more sneaky peeks.

Happy stamping.

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