Sunday, 8 July 2018

Join Stampin' Up! in July - Fabulous Savings

Hi everyone!

I've got great news for you all, whether or not you've been thinking of joining Stampin' Up! for the discount or as a business. 

You are aware by now that Stampin' Up! has revamped the colour range and it is fabulous. In conjunction with that they are offering one of the best deals I've seen in my 12 years with the company.

Take a look....

That's correct - an entire colour family of ink pads (valued at $117.00) in the new format for FREE added to the already heavily discounted "you choose what you want" STARTER KIT. 

Doing the math that equals $352.00 of product for just $169.00.  BARGAIN!!!

Oh yes, you also receive $80 worth of catalogues and business forms for free plus free postage.

So what are you waiting for? I gave this a try 12 years ago and have loved every minute of my association with this company. I'm sure you will too, whether you want to create a viable "work from home" business, or simply receive a great discount on your high quality craft products. 

I would love to help you with your Stampin' Up! journey.

Best Wishes

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Stamping Techniques To Try - Cards With Memories & More

Hello stamping friends - it is that time again when we bring you another great Technique To Try. This month we are using Memories and More cards to create quick cards to send. And they certainly do make quick cards as mine was done in just 15 minutes, including the water colouring. 

I've used one of the large cards from the Petal Palette Suite (and I've just discovered that it is retired!!!) Too bad as I love this set of cards. Unfortunately I don't have time to make another card or I will miss the deadline, nor do I have any of the current Memories and More card packs, so this will give you an idea. However you can see how easy it is to add water colouring using an Aqua Painter and Classic Inks.

The colours I used are :
Granny Apple Green
Blushing Bride
Rich Razzleberry

Next you simply stamp a greeting, mat the card and add to a card base.

Simple and fun.  

Thanks for looking and I apologise for the rushed post. Please follow along to the next post and enjoy the different ideas and samples. You just never know when you'll need a quick card that looks like it took a lot longer! 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Animal Outing Birthday Card

This week my younger grandson turned 5, and that demanded a hand made card from grandma!
Sadly I will be saying goodbye to him in a few days as he and his family are moving overseas for 3 years, so I thought I'd add just a little Australian flavour to the card.

I used a Stampin' Up! stamp set named Animal Outing, from the new Annual Catalogue. (page 27)

It's a very versatile set - great for kids, and it comes with coordinating framelits to save you time and enable you to easily layer the animals.

Here is the card:

I stamped the kangaroo, branch and giraffe directly onto the card front, and the rhino on a separate piece of card stock.
They have been coloured with Stampin' Up! Blends. 
The rhino was fussy cut, because I forgot I had the framelits!!!!  That's how much of a rush I was in.

I finished the card by drawing 2 rough lines around the edge and cutting our a "5"using my Large Numbers framelits
I can see lots of uses for this set and will enjoy water-colouring the critters at some stage.

If you'd like to purchase the Animal Outing Bundle you will save 10% on the purchase. Just go to my store (Australian residents only)  and use the current Host code  (see the side bar) 

Until next time
Stay crafty

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Stamping Techniques To Try - Bordered Sentiment

Welcome to another Stamping Techniques To Try, blog hop.

This month we are using the technique named Bordered Sentiments. It is a simple technique that will open up lots of possibilities for you whether you have a large collection of stamps or if you are just starting out. 

What you need:
White or Vanilla card stock base
Permanent pen (I used a Sharpie)
Sticky notes
Black ink
Aqua Painter
Old Olive classic ink
Melon Mambo classic ink
adhesive embellishments

Here is my card - I have to admit it is my 3rd try as I did not have my stamping hat on today and the first couple just were not good enough to post on-line. I dropped the stamp onto the card at one stage resulting in black smears. 😢

I love the simplicity of the card - it took about 12 minutes to make using the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set (Stampin' Up!) 

I started by ruling the black lines across the page, then I placed both greeting stamps onto the one block and stamped them together.

Next step is to place a sticky note just inside the black line and stamp the images. You can see how the sticky note masks part of the image. Repeat this step, moving the sticky note to achieve all the images you want so they appear to be coming from behind the greeting. 

I love black and white cards, but this one called for a little colour and the quickest way for me to colour is to use my Aqua Painter and Stampin' Up! Classic Inks.

So that's it! Quick, easy and effective.

You can see what the other designers have created by following the links below.
If you live in Australia and would like to order any of the products I used, simply click on the item in the shopping list and it will take you to my On-Line Store

It is an exciting week for all Stampin' Up! fans as the new Annual Catalogue has launched. It is delicious and you can view it on-line if you don't already have a hard copy. 
The release of a new catalogue is a great time to join Stampin' Up! so if you've been thinking about it, 

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Sunday, 3 June 2018

See The New Stampin Up Annual Catalogue

Today marks an exciting time for me and my customers - it is the launch of the new 2018 -19 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. 

I've been saving for a big spend up as there are so many wonderful items, including bundles, stamp sets, a great range of new colours, lots of new embellishments and of course lots of coordinating papers.

And if you missed out on ordering the fabulous Stamparatus, you can now order it through my on-line store.  If you are unsure of using the on-line ordering system contact me and I'll help you out.

The lovely bright cover gives you a hint as to the contents and you will love the new colour family compositions as the colours are bright, cheery and contemporary.

As a demonstrator I not only get a wonderful discount on my products, I have the opportunity to order products before any of my customers.

Today I will show you some samples made from one of the many bundles available in the new catalogue. 

The bundle I'm referring to is the PAINTED GLASS BUNDLE.

Here are some samples ranging from traditional to romantic, and they are all based on images from the coordinating Designer Series Paper: GRACEFUL GLASS.

I hope this entices you to take a look at the new catalogue. You can view it on-line or contact me to request your own copy.


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Alaska Achievers Blog Hop - Share What You Love

Welcome to another blog hop  brought to you by achievers of the Alaska Cruise with Stampin' Up! This month we are focusing on the wonderful "Share What You Love" suite that can be purchased ahead of the launch of the new Annual Catalogue. There is so much variety in these bundles, the papers are gorgeous, the stamp sets are versatile  and they have been designed to suit crafters on 3 levels:
 See the details of each bundle in the links below and make your choice! Of course I had to have it all!

JUST GETTING STARTED - a bundle for the novice stamper
A LITTLE MORE PLEASE  - for stampers who already have some supplies
GOTTA HAVE IT ALL - for those who want the option to create a huge variety of items.

I've used the LOVELY FLORAL Embossing Folder for my card today. Actually I've made a couple of cards with the folder, using slightly different techniques, but you'll have to come back in a couple of days to see the next one.

The Lovely Floral embossing folder is part of the Gotta Have It All bundle and is a wonderful addition to your collection. I've combined it with emboss resist using gold embossing powder and Brusho water colour crystals. The idea was to create something a little serendipitous and I love the results with the rich colours.

To achieve this effect, I blotted Versamark ink directly onto the inside front of the folder, ran a piece of water colour paper through the Big Shot, then sprinkled gold embossing powder over the surface. This was heated to melt the embossing powder, leaving the raised floral image white. I used water-colour paper for the base, and this added a little more texture.

 Next I sprinkled red, blue and yellow Brusho onto select areas, and spritzed the surface with water, dabbing excess water and adding more Brusho powder as needed.  This is such a fun artistic way to play with these products.

My completed card:

As I mentioned earlier these bundles allow for a huge variety of projects, so continue to hop along to the next demonstrator for more awesome examples and ideas. 
If you would like to purchase any of the bundles prior to the new Annual Catalogue (you get free items in each one) just select the links above and you'll see all the information on each bundle.
If you shop on-line please use the code FX4XN3HR to enter into my monthly give away. 

Thanks for visiting
Until Next Time
Happy Crafting

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Petal Passion Memories and More Cards

Today I'm sharing a very quick card made from one of the images from the Petal Passion Memories and More card kit. This is a fabulous kit that has many stylish images ready for you to use as they come, or add extra stamping and embellishments to create a stepped up card.

The images vary, but mainly come in black and white. Sometimes you'll find some Powder Pink used too. This limited colour range gives you incredible scope to create a wonderful variety of cards. I have combined the floral image with Silver Glimmer paper, Basic Black card and Petal Passion Designer Series Paper on a Thick White card base.
So quick and simple!

I finished the card with some Vintage Crochet Trim - a bargain on the Clearance Rack, and a little silver cord.  A simple greeting and a tiny heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes and the card is complete.

I love this card and I really love how quick it was to make. If you would like to order any of the products mentioned, simply follow the links throughout the post. You'll see pictures and all the information about price. Order on-line and don't forget to use the code to be in the running to win a Stampin' Up! shopping spree. bwsdemoid=4000044

Until Next Time

Stay Crafty

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Share What You Love Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Hi everyone, 
Today I'm joining with some of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends in a blog hop that showcases the early release "Share What You Love" suite.
I have a couple of quick cards for you today and they are made using the awesome "Gotta Have It All Bundle" that is an early release from Stampin' Up! 
You as customers, can purchase a bundle to suit your stamping needs, as there are 3 different bundles.

Here is a peak at the cards made using the beautiful Designer Series Papers that are part of "Gotta Have It All" bundle. 

Did you notice the freebies in each bundle?

Now let's have a look at this video for more information on the bundles and the free product you get with each bundle.
 You just need to choose the bundle that best suits your needs depending on whether you are a novice or experienced stamper. 
We cater for crafters of all abilities and experience!

You can order your chosen Bundle on-line and it will be sent straight to your home in just a few days.
If you wish to be in the draw for free product at the end of the month, simply add the Host Code FX4XN3HR to your order.
I've included one of the lovely pearl surfaced doilies, some vellum that has been heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder, and one of the versatile greeting stamps from the "Love What You Do" stamp set. And isn't the Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon scrumptious? 

The detail photo shows the vellum adhered over the Pearl  doily showing the gorgeous paper through some interesting shapes. 

The Designer Series Paper Pack has 24 sheets of beautiful paper some of which includes pearl shimmer accents. The paper is heavy weight and therefor perfect for making boxes as well as card bases. The papers help you create quick but awesome cards.
Here is another sample.

 This card uses one of our new colours in 2018 -19: Mint Macaron. I've combined it with another Stampin' Up! stamp set: "Garden in Bloom", and the "Statement of the Heart" single stamp. 

Get lots more ideas of how to use these lovely products by following along with the Blog Hop. Simply choose the next person on the list!

Until Next time,
Stay Crafty!

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