Wednesday, December 31, 2008

'Happy New Year'

Hello everyone,
Finally back, I know I am the worst blogger around. So Happy New Year.
I have been creating an album, one that Stampin' Up! have suggested to us, so I have put together the first chapter.
It's all about me, then It will go on to It's all about You, all about them, finally all about us.
Here is the front of my album.

1st Page

Facts about Me.

As I have grown up

What Defines me

A day in my Life

Those I Love

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Those I love continued

What Makes me...

My Favourite things

There are a couple more pages, but having trouble uploading them, so you get the picture.

I will holding a day each quarter to get you going on these 6 x 6 scrap booking albums.

You will need to purchase a kit which will contain a stamp set, 12 x 12 cardstock and 12 x 12 designer series double sided paper.

I will provide each person with a co-ordinating piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and a 12 x 12 neutral cardstock. I will provide punches and alphabet stamp set for you to use.

You will need to bring along with you Stampin' dimensionsal, adhesives, paper cutter and scissors each quarter.

For more information contact me.
Have a great New Years Eve.
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Melbourne Regionals 2008

A couple of pictures of us enjoying the Melbourne Regionals. We all had a great time and meet many people and learnt some great ideas. We all came home fun of inspiration and ready to go.

As you can tell I have not had time to blog anything, I have been flat out. Now Sale-a-bration is nearly upon us, and we will all go go go again. That's good, but no time for blogging.

This photo of our little group, is very pleasing to us, as there was only 2 of us at Conference in Queensland 2008, because that was our total group. So we have entended our family and we are all great friends, and enjoying every minute of our Stamping.

I like to welcome our newest member to our group, Welcome Cheryl Hayes. Cheryl has a history of stamping, many years ago, and when she came along to a Stampin' Up! workshop, she was hooked. She came along to Regionals and joined a couple of days later.

I will endeavour to do a few more projects in the coming weeks, so hopefully will have something to post.

I am holding a Open House day at my home, for Sale-a-bration on 5th January, so if your interested in coming come along. I have many products to show you, and when you spend $100- on product, there are FREE give away, from Stampin' Up! (Sale-a-bration stamp sets) and something from me. Contact me for more infomation.
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Melbourne Regionals

It has been a week now since I travelled to Melbourne, to the Stampin' Up! Regionals. I travelled down with Sue, a very good friend, unbelievable customer and work mate and Cheryl who I have meet in recent months, through SU. Cheryl has been a SU hostess, great customer and now, CONGRATULATIONS Cheryl a SU Demonstrator. Cheryl signed up after the Regionals and is very excited about joining the team.
We all gathered at the Melbourne Conference Centre to listen to SU staff praise the Australian Demonstrators at how well we are going. That's thanks to our customers and the excellent product well sell. So thank you all very much for supporting me and our team.
We enjoyed making 4 make and takes, and seeing the upcoming new products. Very exciting, you will love them. OK here is a peek at the make and takes.

This is the thanks card folder we made, with the new Live Your Dream Stamp Set, and New Afternoon Tea Designer Series 12 x 12 Papers.

This is the 6 x 6 scrap page, that I still have to add a photo too. Notice the new Square Scallop punch I used, Its great.
This is a thanks card, using the same Stamp Set and Designer Series Papers just added some 5/8" gross grain Choc Chip Ribbon. Gorgeous isn't it.

The last one is the Thanks Matchbook Card. Notice the Scallop along the bottom each. That's the new Scallop edge punch. All the samples are very simple but very effective.

If you would like to learn how to make any of the above just contact me on my email and if you live in the area we could organize a workshop and show a couple of these.

Thanks for looking, Happy Stamping,


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stamp & Stack

On the Thursday before I headed off to Melbourne Stampin' Up! Regionals, I held a day at Murrray Downs Resort for a Christmas Stamp & Stack. 12 ladies took part and all had a great day. They were organizing me for the next one to be held before they left, so that was a good sign. We enjoyed great company, excellent food, and Stamped and created brilliant Christmas cards with Stampin' Up! products. Thank you to everyone for coming. Here are a few pictures of the ladies who participated.

Sue and Linda having a laugh whislt creating.

Daeanna and Kate very happy to be there.

Loreto, Marg and Merrilyn working hard.Jenny, Carol and Bev making master pieces.

Cheryl & Robyn throwing muck at Donna.

My upline Donna, came to over from Nhill to see that we all were on our best behaviour. She doesn't travel without here trusty laptop and printer. Her beautiful baby boy Logan came as well and he was perfect, along with Kate's little girl who was a delight.

This is the delightful Imogen.

Logan sleeping like a baby.

So you can tell we all enjoyed ourselves.

Happy Stamping


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Regionals are here!!!

We are off to Melbourne on Friday for the Regionals. Can't Wait. We will be using a new stamp set from the New Mini Summer catalogue. The mini catalogue is out on 1st December, and it has many great Stamp Sets and accessories. The 12 x 12 doubled sided papers are fantastic, there are 3 new 1" stitched ribbons, and 2 brilliant scallop punches. Demonstrators can already order, so we will have lots of great ideas for you all. Our group of Donna, Debbie, Kathy, Sherree, Mel, Jodie, Sue, Cheryl H and myself will have a ball, and hopefully learn heaps. Will post some photos on our return.

Stampin" Up! have 2 great specials out (10 -30 November) being Stampin' Write Markers for only $4.95. Versatile, dual-tip markers have never been offered individually before, so be sure to take advantage of this special, and Get 20% off all Rub-ons when you spend $20- on Stampin' Up! products. For only $15.95 pe package (normally 19.95) you can get any of Stampin' Up!'s fun and unique Rub-ons that can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, crafting projects and more.
Visit and go to the Australian site. Contact me for all your enquiries.

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Up coming Regionals in Melbourne

I'm very excited about Regionals in Melbourne. Our little group are all going, and we are also taking a friend or two with us. Its a whole day of Stamping, learning new techniques, making new friends and enjoying old friends. You are invited to make as many cards as you wish and swap with other Demonstrators. We can only use Stampin' Up! products (why would you want to use anything else) and we swap with many others, this way we get many ideas to pass onto our customers and friends.
Here are a couple that I have made up. They are simple but effective.

Card One:

These first 4 are all the same but I have just changed the colors around.
Stamp Set: Hostess Oh so lovely, Warm Words
Ink: Lavender Lace, Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquiose, Basic Black Whisper WhiteCardstock: Lavender Lace, Tempting Turquiose, Gable Green, Pixie Pink, Whisper WhiteAccessories: Distress Tool, double rectangle punch, 1/4" grossgrain T/T Ribbon, snail, blender pens and B/B crayons.

Card Two:

I have done the same with these next 4, using another Stamp set that I don't use very often.

Stamps: Eat Cake

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive Tempting Turquiose, So Saffron, Basic Black

Cardstock: As Above

Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, snips, snail

Let me know what you think.

Happy Stamping Cheryl

Thursday, October 9, 2008


We had a fabulous day, on 4th October 2008. The weather was excellent, a little rain the day before a slight breeze and sunshine on the day. It freshened the garden up and all went off perfect. Danny and Marnie were very happy with the way everything went, so that was the main thing. They have flown off to Day Dream Island for their honeymoon.

I would like to thank everyone for all their help in getting the garden ready, especially my Dad, he was amazing with the amount of work he done. Here are a few pictures for you have have a look at.
This is our whole family.The very happy couple

Cutting the cake, which was made by Loreto Kennedy. 160 muffin sized chocolate and white chocolate mud cakes. They tasted devine.

Well now its back to reality, have to get back to work. Just made up the 8 different cards we will be making at out Christmas Stamp and Stack.

Hope you like them, anyone wanting to know the products used and colors, just email and I will forward direction on.

Off to work now, so will post some more very soon.

Happy Stmping Cheryl

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Drawing Near

Hello to All,

Sorry I didn't get back to post more cards, but we have a family wedding and it is drawing near. It is only 10 days away, and we still have lots of work to do. Our second son is getting married to a wondeful girl, and they have chosen to have the ceremony in our very new garden. So with lots of soar grass and little water it has been a challenge. When the wedding is over I will post some photo's, so you can decide whether we got rid of enough soar grass or not.

Today we had our local stamp club and we made a Criss Cross card. Tutorial found on splitcoaststampers.

Card Recipe: All Stampin' Up! Products
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Fabulous Flowers, B/G Sanded
Cardstock: Choc Chip, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
Inks: Choc Chip, Soft Sky
Accessories: Corner Punch, Round Tab Punch,5/8 gross grain ribbon, pretties kits, brads, dimensions, snail, crystal effects.
Technique: Kissing

Another card from the Stamp Camp. This one was created by Robyn.

Stamps: Looks Like Spring
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White
Inks: Old Oliver, Brocade blue
Accessories: 1/4 gross grain ribbon.
Technique: Stamping Off

Thank you Rob, a simple card, but very effective.
Getting late,so I'm off to bed.
Happy Stamping Cheryl

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stamp Camp Success

What can I say, the Stamp Camp was a great success. We stamped, scrapped and made many different cards. There was 15 of us, and everyone created many different items, and some even accomplished tasks that they had to finish.

We all started to arrived Friday afternoon, set ourselves up, and started creating. We had drinks and nibbles, then enjoyed hot soup, finger food, and a lovely fruit platter.

The Murray Down Resorts catered for the weekend, and the food was amazing and loads of it. Our rooms were great, large and comfortable. Not that we spent much time in them, to busy.

We held a competition over the weekend to raise money f
or Relay for Life (Jacaranda Jems)
and we raised over $300-. Fantastic effort - Thank you .

I would like to thank many local business's for their generous support it making this successful

  • Ian Ray - Retra Vision
  • Bargin Box
  • Dusty's Kitchen Shop
  • Melodies Kitchen
  • Andrew Peace Wines
  • Swan Hill Beauty Salon
  • Special Moments
  • Spoons
  • Murray Down Resort
  • Murray Down Club
  • Clarkes Gift Salon
  • Scrapics Mildura
  • Poly Pro Marketing
  • Sue Eagle
  • Outdoors First
  • Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Cheryl O'Bree

This is a picture of my card display, with Sasha (Murray Downs Resort Manager) and who was responsible for the fabulous food, also a sponsor for Relay for Life.

Our group photo - Back Row - Carole Bull, Marg Toms, Beverly Cameron, Linda Bye (Back), Marianne Simpson, Melanie Dunstan, Colleen Morrish.
3rd Row:- Loreto Kennedy, Sue Eagle, Rob Kelly.
2nd Row - Meagan Stewart, Cheryl O'Bree.
Front Row - Marg Finnamore, Raylene O'Halloran, Melissa O'Toole.

Here are a few creations that were mae by this wonderful group.

Raylene made 50, 21st invites for her daughters birthday.

Amazing - a great effort.

Marg finished this master piece for her grand-daughter for her birthday.

Sue made this card using all Stampin'Up! products.

Stamps - SU Circle of Friendship

Cardstock - SU Whisper white, SU Berry Bliss designer paper, SU Le Jardin designer paper.

Ink - Purely Promegranate

Accessories - SU Scallop Punch, SU Circle Punch, SU River Rock Doubled stitched Ribbon, dimensions.

Thank you Sue, a gorgeous card.

I will be back tomorrow with a few more cards, I am currently in Adelaide getting my back fixed, and its time I went to the Ashford to have x-rays, so will be home tomorrow and will post a couple more.

Happy Stamping Cheryl

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Free Wheelin'

Stampin' Up! have released a new deal for us all, only available from 1st to 30th September 2008.

When you buy a preselected stamp set, you'll receive the co-ordinating jumbo wheel absolutely FREE!

To find out more click on link.

To purchase any products or special contact me.

Happy Stamping Cheryl

Back from Holidays

I am back from holidays, and feels like I have never been away.

Straight back into work, and workshops. Not that I am complaining about the workshops, they are the best.

Our holiday to Perth was great. The weather was fantastic, an amazingly pretty place. Just sad to have missed the wild flowers. Kings Park was one of my favorite spots and Fremantle. We visited the Prison, at Fremantle, that place was impressive. Can't believe it only closed 17 years earlier. If you get a chance go see it.

I would like to congratulate Mel for signing up her first member to her Team, Welcome Jodie.
Mel has also just created her blog, its great, visit

Look forward to some tips Mel.

A big congratulations to Donna and Trevor on the arrival of their beautiful baby boy "LOGAN" a new little brother for Noah and Tom. Everyone is well.

Finally our Stamp Camp has arrived. We will all meet at the Murray Downs Resort on Friday afternoon, and Stamp, Scrap and Card make away all weekend. (can't wait)
We are also holding a fund raiser for Relay for Life, so anyone who wants to donate just contact myself. Thanks.

I will upload pictures and creations after the weekend.

Happy Stamping Cheryl

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Matt turned Fifty

I am finally back. It has a been a busy time. Matt has just turned fifty, and the whole family came home. Justin & Maddi from Wood Wood, Dan & Marn from Mildura and Emily & Stu from the Gold Coast. We had a great time all together, our family gatherings are few and far between, because of distance. We all had to gather at the Nyah Trots, as Matt (husband) and Danny (son) were both driving. Matt didn't do so well, but Danny got a 3rd and two 2nd's by a nose. Matt trains the horses, and Danny does most of the driving. After the trots, we all came home to cut the big cake, and blow out the candles. Emily (daughter) and Maddi (grand-daughter) decorated a huge mud cake.

Then it was off to Adelaide, for the Trots at Globe Derby. Matt loaded the horse up, and all the family followed to barrack. Brazen had the perfect run, until the last 500 metres and the poor thing broke down with a sore knee, we thought we had it in the bag. He tried right to the end, ended up with a 5th, and a knee the size of a footy. After a couple of vet visits, he has ended up in the paddock for a well earned rest.

Matt's photo board over fifty years of his life.

Matt & Maddi blowing out the candles

The birthday cake decorated by Emily & Maddi. Yes horses all over it!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Christmas Cards

Welcome back, a day late but better late than never. A couple more cards from my training day with Donna.

Card Recipe

Card One
Stamps: The Snowflake Spot
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red
Inks: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Mellow Mose, Real Red, Versa Mark.
Accessories: Crimper, Clear EB powder, Brads, Grosgrain Real Red Ribbon, Tool kit, Rectangle double punch, dimensions, heat tool.

Card Two

Stamps: Snow Burst, Many Merry Messages, Peaceful Wishes

Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White

Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Versa Mark, Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, Mellow Mose

Accessories: Clear EB powder, Dazzling diamond, heat and Stick powder, heat tool, Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon, Round Tab punch, 1/2 " circle punch, sponges

This card hasn't photographed as well as I had wished but is a lovely card. I used the round tab punch to cut a 2" circle to make the Christmas ball in the middle of the card, and its is stamped and covered in dazzling diamonds. The background is also stamped, with the soft sky and blue bayou then dazzling diamonds applied to a number of snow bursts. Seasons Greetings is clear embossed, using versa mark, real red ink then clear EB powder applied and heated.

Thank you for looking and Happy Stamping.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

From Nyah to Gerang Gerung

It has a busy couple of weeks for me, so I have finally returned to tell you about my visit to Gerang Gerung. My upline, Donna, lives at Gerang Gerung, about 2.5 hours away, so I decided I would go and visit for some much need training. We had a great time in the Stamp Room creating some wonderful cards. I learnt so many things, and brushed up on others. Thank you Donna very much. For my girls, Kathy and Mel, we need to get together so I can show you what I have just learnt.
Here is a couple of that cards we made.

Card Recipe

Card 1

Stamps: Floral back ground, Bloomin' with beauty

Cardstock : Sage Shadow, Regal Rose, Whisper White

Inks: Sage Shadow, Regal Rose

Accessories: Masking Tape, Tool Kit, Stampin' Write Markers, Brads, Tool kit, rectangle punch White Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Embossing powder, Heat Tool.

Card 2

Stamps: Floral back ground, Priceless, Many Merry Messages, Keep Chrsitmas

Card Stock: Purely Promegranate, Very Vanilla, Brushed gold

Inks: Purely Promegranate, Versa mark, Stazon Black, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, More Mustard.

Accessories: White Gel pen, Sponges, Gold Embossing powder, hea tool, embossing buddy, Very Vanilla Taffetta Ribbon, dimensions.

As you can see the cards are great, and the new Stamp, "Bloomin' with beauty", is just that. Thank you for looking and I will have a couple more for you tomorrow.

Happy Stamping Cheryl

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