Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One of my Christmas presents

Hi everyone,

Well I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We did although my two little girls are still recovering (having temper tantrums and extra sleeps!!!).

I finally had some time to stamp yesterday so I thought I would show you what I came up with. I got the Fifth Avenue Floral from my BIL and SIL for Chrissy. This is a stamp set I have wanted for ages but for some reason never got round to purchasing.

I made two cards and here they are:-

Materials Used: All Stampin' Up.
Card One:
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Short and Sweet
Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red
Card: Very Vanilla, Regal Rose, Rose Red,
Other: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch.

Card Two:
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red
Card: Very Vanilla, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Other: Very Vanilly Taffeta Ribbon, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" CirclePunch, Scallop Circle, Clear Rhinestone Brad, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen.

' Til next time,


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone

Hi everyone,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. I just have time to set this post before the Christmas Eve festivities begin. I thought I would show you a couple of boxes that I made for gifts this year.

Here is the first one - a shaker gift card holder (I can't remember where I saw this but I thank you - with all the gift cards I have given this year not one person has realised until they have opened the box what is inside!!!)

The next two pictures show the pizza box style - very simple but effective.

Of course I had to put a Stampin' Up! stamp set in it (this is for my best friend Sam!!!)

Anyway that is it for now - have a great Christmas, take it easy and see you next Year!!!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

My BIL's Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

My BIL has his birthday on the 23rd of December. Normally I have had enough of making stuff (gasp!!! did I actually say that?!?!), well more like I have completly run out of time and he gets a bought birthday card - I know me bad!!!

Anyway I mangaged to do this little card before we went to see them for an early Christmas.

I have used what seems to be a very popular set for 'blokes' - "Seeing Spots". This lovely stamp set is in the Inventory Clearance Sale and is a steal at $22.46 - don't forget to contact me if you want to order it!!! I have also used the very verstatile "Think Happy Thoughts" for the sentiment. On the inside I made a holder to place the gift card that he got from us.

Materials Used: All Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Seeing Spots, Think Happy Thoughts
Card: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy
Other: Square Scallop Punch, Circle Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Pewter Brad, Dimensionals, Mat Pack

'Til next time


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas presents for Pre-School Teachers

Hi everyone,

It has been a couple of days since my last post. Time is just getting away from me - I finally wrapped up some presents last night (but only because we are going away for a couple of days for an early Christmas!!!).

Anyway I thought I would share with you the gifts that my eldest daughter gave her pre-school teachers. 

I made some cool boxes that I found the instructions for on a blog (please forgive me for not acknowledging the very clever person who worked out the sizing for A4 cardstock - if anyone knows the site please let me know and I will acknowledge accordingly).

Here is the inside:-

And here is the Christmas decoration that the teachers received - imagine my surprise when I realised you could use Stazon to stamp on the glass ball!!!

I think the teachers were happy - I was too, as it beat the usual chocolates that they get - and it was really inexpensive.

'Til next time


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Last minute present ideas

Hi everyone,

If you Having trouble with last minute Christmas ideas, or hubby, parents or friends not too sure what you want. - they know you love Stampin' Up! but want you to choose your own present. Then I have the solution. They can contact me for a Stampin' Up! Gift Voucher complete with Gift wallet and matching card.

Here is one that I made for my Sister-in-law (the one that introduced me to this wonderful product). Here I have used Butterfly Prints from the Summer Mini and the matching Punch.

Here are the Christmas wallets and matching cards (I know I have used the retired Ski Slope but I just love it). I have also used Christmas Classics and my all time Christmas favorite Snow Swirled.

Lastly here is a picture of the wallets with the Gift Certificate - just imagine a nice large amount made out to you!!!

Don't forget the Stampin' Up! Inventory clearance - with your lovely certificate you could redeem it for a whole lot more.

Just tell your loved ones to contact me via to organise and I will be happy to do so. I can send it directly to the recepient on your behalf (that is if you are buying it for someone else) or to you so you can hand deliver it with your 'free' greeting card.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Anyone for Candy Canes?

Hi everyone,

I had this "great" idea to CASE something from the fabulous Marelle (check out her blog candy canes post here), for my eldest daughers pre-school friends. When I started this little project I forgot that there are 75 little pre-school friends.

Yes here are all 75 Candy Canes.

And here is a close up of the front and back.

I used the stamp set Punch Pals, and then coloured in the trees using a blender pen and Old Olive - now I love colouring but I have to say towards the end I was getting a bit fed up. If I never see another candy cane I will be a happy woman (ok I lie I love candy canes!!!).

'Til next time


Want Stamp Sets that are reduced?

Hi everyone,

A quick one to let you know that Stampin' Up! are having an Inventory Sale. From 15th December 2009 until 24th January 2010, you can get selected Stampin' Up! products at a reduced price - see the list here of what is available. Note: not just Stamp sets but some Designer Series Paper as well as ribbon are reduced. Alphabet sets at $38.98 - what a bargain.

So if you just 'need' to have something extra that you have been looking at and is now reduced now is the time to buy it. There is no minimum order and no limit on quanities!!! Contact me via

'Til next time,


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sweet Treat Christmas

Hi everyone,

I have another Christmas card to share. I have CASEd this one from a talented Aussie Demo from Adelaide, Simone Bartrum (you can check out her website here and her card here).

I have used the Sweet Treat cups (available in our Summer Mini) to add something more to a Christmas card

Materials Used (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Season of Joy
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Card: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Other: Sweet Treat Cups (from Summer Mini), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (from Summer Mini, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch (so happy we can still use it - yes you can still order it even though it was from the Spring Mini)

'Til next time


Friday, December 11, 2009

The Other project from my 'Welcome to Summer' class

Hi everyone,

Thought I would share the third project that we did in my 'Welcome to Summer'class (the other two can be seen on an earlier post). I have used colours that I would not normally use, but I think I will use them more often.

We made a little holder to put a small pad of paper in (I know my girls are just going to love these - they have their mothers obsession with all things paper LOL!!!). I was originally just going to do the post it note holder that I found on Splitcoast Stampers (and you can check out the tutorial here), but I wanted to include a pen or pencil that was slightly larger than the 'golf' pencils so I just increased the size (13.5cm x 21cm. Score in landscape orientation at 10cm and then 11cm).

Here is the inside.

Materials Used: (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: For everything (from Summer Mini catalogue)
Ink: Black Stazon
Card: Only Orange, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise,  Kaleidoscope DSP (from Summer Mini)
Other: 5/8" Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink Stampin' Write Markers.

'Til next time


Monday, December 7, 2009

Some Fantastic News!!!

Hi everyone,

We have just been informed today that there are some items from the Spring Mini catalogue that are still available to be purchased even though the catalogue has finished. These items are available now and will also be available in next years Idea Book and Catalogue.
112534 Jumbo brads 5/16" Neutrals Assortment $15.50
112533 Jumbo brads 5/8" Neutrals Assortment $13.50
114889 Scallop Oval punch $30.95
106960  StazOn ink pad (White pad and refill) $22.95
109196  StazOn Cleaner $9.95

This is fantastic news. If you wish to place an order you know what to do - just email or call me.

'Til next time,


Summer Mini Project Class

Hi everyone,

Please forgive me for being slack and not posting an indication of what my class involves this week. It has been rather hectic here like in every other house and I have now only just finalised what we are doing.

There is a third project but I will keep you in suspense. If you wish to attend then I have spaces available on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings. This is also my Christmas "bash" so if you are available please come and join me for a glass of Christmas cheer and some fun laughs. Cost for the three projects is $15.00 with all materials included. I am in the Hills district. Address provided upon class booking. Just email me at

Also if you place an order with me from the new Summer Mini Catalogue of $50.00 or more, I will wave the normal postage and handling fee of $5.95 or 5% which ever is greater. This offer is available until the 24th December only. If you would like a copy of the new Summer Mini just contact me to arrange one to be delievered.

'Til next time


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Marelle's Secret Santa card

Hi everyone,

Finally I have some time to post something. Last Friday we had a team Christmas Party and I had a fabulous time. This year we did a secret santa and Marelle had to draw our names - so naturally she knew who her secret santa was. It was suggested that each of us send our secret santa a card (I will post the one I got from my secret santa tomorrow - only beacuse I haven't taken a picture yet - slack I know!!!). To confuse Marelle many of us also sent her a card. It was funny because when she received the first two she thought that she had accidently given herself two secret santas. Anyway I think by the time the third and fourth ones arrived  I think she decided something was a bit fishy.

Here is my offering to Marelle. - An Easel Card

This is my first attempt an easel card. I really wanted to do one for my 12 cards of Christmas but time ran out. Many of the easel cards I have seen are square. As Stampin' Up! don't have a square envelope I thought I would try and make one that would fit into our standard size envelopes. The main thing you have to remember about easel cards is that the base has to be twice as long as the front so that it will lie flat in the envelope.
To get the base I have cut a piece of  A4 cardstock in half (in portrait orientation) to give me a piece of card that is 10.5cm X 29.6cm. I have then folded that in half to give me a standard sized card 10.5cm X 14.8cm. I have then folded one side at 7.4cm. My front piece of cardstock that attaches to the base is 10.5cm X 14.8cm.

Materials used (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Circle Circus, Baroque Motifs, Punches Three (Level 1 Hostess), Short and Sweet
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze
Card: Real Red, Baja Breeze
Other: Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write

That's it for now. Going to a Playgroup breakfast Christmas Party soon then going to finalise my designs for my class this week (I am really behind!!!), then watch the V8's race around Homebush on TV. What a lovely day!!!

'Til next time


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The New Summer Mini is here!!!

Hello everyone,

OK so I am a day late updating my blog with this information - but just a quick post to let you know the Summer Mini catalogue is here. If you would like a hard copy rather than just looking at it on the net - contact me for your copy.

If looking at the catalogue doesn't give you enough desire and inspiration check out the Stampers Anonymous SU blog hop (if you haven't already). Just look at my entry below to start.

That's it for now,



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