Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Finally Returned

Sorry to All my valued friends who visit my site for inspiration. I have been absent for quite awhile. I have been very busy with work, family and the addition to our beautiful new Grand-daughter. JORDAN LEA O'BREE. Congratulations to Danny (our son) and Marnie on the arrival of Jordan. They are very proud and very tied also.

Isn't she just Beautiful. Scrapped this page today, all details on my other site
http://nyobre.stampinup.net/ (hold Ctrl and click on link and this will take you to the page.)

I hope you have all had a very Merry Christmas and have and Safe and very Happy New Year.

I will get back into creating over the next few weeks and have some ideas for you.

In the mean time DON'T forget to look at the New Summer Mini, the Clearance Inventory and the up and coming Sale-a-bration Catty. there are soooooooooooooooo many specials out there for you and I am only to happy to help you with all the above.

To view these promotions, click on the images on the side of my blog and they will take you straight there.

Great to be back and little more normal.

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Card Holder

I was sent an idea from a friend Janine, who thought I might like to try. I changed the size a little to fit the Australian A4 SU Card Stock. Thought I would use Christmas D/S paper and colours to turn this gift card holder into a Christmas one to fit the up coming event. This can so easily be made into any style and made to suit the person you are giving it too.

This is the inside, where the gift card is placed

The front, so you can see its so cute and very easy.

All the measurements and how to make it are on my new Stampin' Up website.


This site will have new ideas and all the SU promotions that are current. Access to the new Mini Summer on the 1st December. You can contact me through the site or just give me a call.

Hope you enjoy it.

Happy Stampin'


Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas Card Day at Murray Downs Resort.

Yesterday we had our day at Murray Downs Resort. It was extremely hot, but our setting was fabulous. We were in an air conditioned room looking out onto the pool, surrounded by palms and many happy swimmers. And we all stamped on merrily getting our cards finished. We enjoyed Morning Tea of Scones jam and cream. Had a wonderful lunch of cold meats and many salads and hot spuds with sour cream, and afternoon tea we had many different slices. So it wasn't a day for the diet. Here are a few shots from the day.

Linda, Who didn't have the best start of the day (had a flat tyre). Sue and Debra (1st time at a SU event) having a great time.

Naomi, Bev (Happy Birthday Bev) and Hilda, who have mastered the techniques.

Vicki, Kate and Daeanna, fastest girls on the circuit. Finished early they wanted to stamp on a candle.

Carole, Loreto and Merrilyn (oops I cut the wrong size red circle) having a great time

Bev and Naomi they were cruisin'.

Kristin and Susan (my newest downline SU Demonstrator) Welcome aboard, you will love your time with Stampin' Up!

Cheryl and Julie having a wonderful time. They were waiting for Rhonice who came in time for lunch.

This is Rhonice, Rhonice was amazing she completed all her cards with a little coaching from her partners in half the day. Well Done.

Tricia and Christine, this was their first SU event also. Trica came all the way from Echuca and Chrsitine from Manangatang. welcome and I hope you both had a great day.

So you can see we all had a really good time and everyone completed all there cards, and many also completed a cardle or 2, which was a workshop WOW from Regionals, Melbourne 2009.

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, October 22, 2009


I have just finished cutting up card stock for 364 Christmas Cards. Thanks to Sue who helped for a couple of hours also. Now the embellishments and the bagging, so nearly there.

Another couple of photos from Regionals. Donna K, my upline set me a sales target and I reached it. This is Donna and myself with the gift that Donna gave me. Thank you so much.

I had to do a short presentation at the Regionals in Melbourne. This is just to prove that I did do it. I was so nervous, but my good friends had faith. I just hope I helped a few out there with getting a few more workshops. I thank Hollie from the Sydney Stampin' Up! Office for having faith in me also, and giving me the opportunity to go way way outside my confort zone.

Sue enjoying her most favorite sweets in the world. You Go Girl !

Happy Stamping


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Home from Melbourne Regionals

I traveled to Melbourne to attend our Regionals, with my very good friend Sue, and we met up with the rest of our group. Donna K., Kaylene S., Kathy F., Sherrie, and Donna H. There was approximately 200 who attended, and had a great time. We had some great speakers and some really excellent WOW projects. The Regionals took place at The Crown Casino in the Promenade Building, So we were in really lovely surroundings, nothing but the best.

Thought I would share with you a few photos that were snapped over the day.

Donna H and myself enjoying lunch.

The crazy country shoppers with their trolly's.

Myself, Kaylene, and Donna K.

Speakers and Wow demonstrators.

This picture is of 2 girls we met at Regionals. They took our group picture for us, and tried out Holly Thorne photo tips on, How to take a better photo. Do you think it worked.
A big Thank you to Leonie Hegarty and Philipa Petty. (Great shot girls).

Our group from Left., Sue, Donna H, Myself, Kaylene, Donna K, Kathy.

Last photo is of Myself and Sue. Sue is always behind the camera snapping lots of shots that no-one else even thinks about. Thank you Sue for all those shots, coming with me and making it a great weekend. We both know how to shop, probably not a good mix.

Now onto the Christmas cards. Here are the last 2 for the Christmas Card Day.

Card Thirteen:

Stamp Set: Christmas Classics 115776 - $45.96
Cardstock: Tangerine tango, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, D/S Tangerine Tango
Ink: Versa Mark, Choc Chip and Tangarine Tango.
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, E/B gold powder, heat tool, sponges, Crimper, glue dot
Technique: Heat Embossing

This card was in the Ideas book.

Card Fourteen:

Stamp Set: Winter Post (Shelli's Signature) 115902 - $47.95
Many Merry Messages 115930 - $64.95
Cardstock: Kraft, Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: 1/4" burguindy grosgrain ribbon, sponges, double rectangle punch.
Distressing tool.

This lovely card is thanks to siggygator from splitcoaststampers.

Happy Stamping,


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Coming to the end of the Christmas Cards

Coming to the end of the Christmas cards, hope you have enjoyed them and they are giving you ideas to play with. I have enjoyed making them, but now I have to get cutting to make up all the kits for the Christmas Card Day.

Card Eleven:

Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes 115852 - $33.95
Many Merry Messages 115930 - $64.95
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Silver Encore
Accessories: Sponge, 1" circle punch, 1/4 " Real Red grosgrain ribbon
Technique: masking

Very quick card. To get the different shades of Real Red, you just don't ink up every time. Stamp 1 and 2 times after you have inked up.
Donna, my very new downline showed me this one. Thanks Donna

Card Twelve:

Stamp Set: Occasional Greetings 115932 - $60.95
Priceless 116402 - $48.95
Season of Joy 113023 - $51.95
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Choc Chip, Versa Mark
Accessories: Heat and Stick powder, heat tool, Embossing buddy, Dazzling Diamonds,
Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, mini glue dot, sponge
Technique: Reverse Masking

This card is simply lovely. Thank you to juliecasedesigns and Karen Thomas, both from splitcoaststampers, for this one.

I am off to Melbourne tomorrow for the Stampin' Up! Regionals, so that is very exciting. There will be a large number of us enjoying the same craft, and we will all be swapping ideas with our swap cards or projects. I have to make a short presentation, so that is very nerve racking at the moment, just hope I don't let my group down. Will let you know how I go, and will post a few pictures of us all enjoying ourselves.

Until till then Happy Stamping.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More Christmas Cards

Couple more cards for you to have a look at and try.

This Stamp set is so versatile, with the great tree, and all the snow drops. I also love the wording.

Card Nine:

Stamp Set: Snow Swirled 115868 - $45.95
Cardstock: Pacific Point, whisper White, and household foil
Ink: Pacific Point, Encore Silver
Accessories: Wide Oval, Scallop Oval, Embossing template
Technique: Dry embossing and Stamping.

This next card came straight out of our Ideas book and catalogue, I just change the colours. I also love this set, so many idea come running.

Card Ten:

Stamp Set: Christmas Classics 115776 - $45.95
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, D/S T/Tango
Ink: Versa Mark, choc chic, Tangerine Tango.
Accessories: Crimper, Embossing Gold Powder, Heat Tool,Embossing Buddy, glue dot.
Technique: Heat Embossing

Monday, October 12, 2009


I would just like to say a very big congratulations to Donna, for holding her first workshop on the weekend. Donna and her friends had a great time, and I wish her all the very best for her future with Stampin' Up! Well Done Donna.

Happy Stamping and keep up the good work.


Mad Monday

Another Mad Monday, so much to do, so little time to do it in. Been to Swan Hill done the shopping, fitted Curves in, now home to unpack the groceries and off to work.
Just enough time to upload a couple more cards.

Card Seven:

Stamp Set: Good Cheer 116891 - $39.95 (Spring mini 2009)
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Brown, Always Artichoke
Accessories: SU crayons, Aqua painter, Two way glue pen, dazzling diamonds
Technique: water colouring.

Card Eight:

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree 116388 - $48.95
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Ink: Versa Mark
Accessories: Heat and Stick Powder, Fine Supernova Glitter, heat tool, Kiwi Kiss striped
Technique: Heat Embossing

This one I have already shown you, but this is one of the 14 we are going to make. Simple but effective.
See you tomorrow.

Happy Stamping
Cheers Cheryl

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Christmas Galore

Good morning to those who are up early, and half your luck to those who are sleeping in. Here are a couple more card for those who wish to get there Christmas card stash on the way.
This first one is a fun stamp set, you can make all sorts of funny cards with. Even the kids love using this one.

Card Five:

Stamp Set: Holiday Lineup 115820 - $38.95
Good cheer 116891 - $39.95 ( Spring Mini 2009)
Cardstock: Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Garden Green
Accessories: SU water Colour pencils, blender pen, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals.
Technique: spotlighting, paper tearing

This next card is a classic. I love this card, its simple but very
effective. It's very peaceful and cool. A lot different to our
hot, dry Christmas day.

Card Six:

Stamp Set: A Wish for Peace 115754 - $29.95
Soft Holy Wheel 112968 - $11.95
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Two way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds,
Wheel Handle, & dimensionals.
Technique: Paper tearing, stamping

I'd like to thank Stamp my Day for showing this card, I didn't
even change the colours I loved it so much.

So girls there's another couple of cards you will enjoying making in November at our Christmas Card Day.

Happy Stamping Cheryl

Friday, October 9, 2009

More Christmas Cards

As promised I'm back with a couple more cards for you to see. I have had a hectic day at work so its nice to come home to something a little less stressful, and something I love to do.

Card 3:

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree 116388 - $48.95
Winter Post 115902 - $47.95
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Night of Navy
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, blender pen, photo corner punch
Two way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, dimensionals
Technique: Masking

You can't see the dazzling diamonds, but they are on the trees and also at the base of the trees.

Card Four:

Stamp Set: Tree Trimmings 116893 - $24.95 Spring Mini 2009
Christmas Classics 115776 - $45.95
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Versa Mark
Accessories: EB Silver powder, scallop oval punch, large oval punch
Heat tool, Emboss buddy, powder pals, sponge, dimensional
Technique: Heat embossing

Thank you for looking and see you tomorrow.
Thank you to my Splitcoaststamper friends.

Happy Stamping Cheryl

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Christmas Cards for November

Thank you for being so patient with me, it has taken some time to create a few cards for the Christmas Card Day. I have to give a big thank you to splitcoaststamper in SU section for most of these ideas. I have just change a few colours and embellishments. I will not give them all to you in one hit, I will post a couple a day. I have used all SU products unless otherwise stated.

Card One:
Stamp Set: Christ is Born 115774 - $35.95,
Baroque Motifs 116340 - $39.95
Cardstock: Kraft, Metallic gold, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versa Mark
Accessories: EB Gold powder, heat tool, powder pal,
1/2 " circle punch

Card Two:
Stamp Set: Christmas Classics 115776 - $45.95,
Many Merry Messages 115930 - $64.95
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Versa Mark, Stazon black
Accessories: EB black powder, heat tool, powder pals,
1/4" grosgrain tempting turquoise ribbon,
dimensionals, 3/16" corner rounder punch

These cards are simple but very effective. Sometimes less is best. Especially when you are making a large number to send out for Christmas.

See you tomorrow.

Happy Stamping Cheryl

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More for Regionals

Here is another swap for regionals, its a book mark. You put it on the corner of your page.
I cut my cardstock 3 1/2' x 3 1/2", then scored diagonal, to both lots of corners.
Then cut out 1 triangle. Cut a little more than on the score line, so when you go to fold on the other lines, it will fold very neatly.

Cardstock cut at 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" , then scored diagonally.

With one triangle cut out, a little more than on the score line.

Fold on score lines, and stick down. Decorate as you wish.
The following picture is the one I have done for my swap.

The following swap is a sweet little pocket that can be used to put in sweets or any little trinket for a small gift or thank you.

Take a piece of 6" x 6" piece of Designer series paper

Fold in half

Then fold over to one side with a straight edge at the top

Then fold in the opposite way

Fold down single triangle to hold it all together and form the pocket.

Let your imagination run wild and decorate. I used the Level 1 Hostess 6 x 6 designer series paper, and made some little Christmas pockets.

Hope you enjoy making them.

Happy Stamping


Finally Back

Request for recipe of the little handbag. They are so easy Kaylene, you won't think I'm clever anymore.

Cut scraps of card stock 5" x 1 1/2", then score at 1 1/2", 2 1/2" and 4".
Then use your corner rounder punch and punch the 2 front corners. (the shortest distance to the first score line. 1")
Stamp with Boho background in black.
Then cut a piece of basic black cardstock 5" x 3/8".
Adhere to middle of handbag base. Don't score this piece, just fold as you stick it down to the handbag.
To hold together I used 1 flower from the Trio flower punch, and 1 brad. I pierced hole through all layers, then added brad. For the handle, use a small piece of basic black grosgrain 1/4" ribbon. Pierce a hole on either side of the cardstock at the front, on the fold line, thread ribbon through and tie a small know. Do this before you add the brad.

Hope that makes sense to you all. I thank splitcoaststampers and other bloggers for all the ideas.

Cardstock cut size. Then scored at measurements.

Showing where to put holes and corner rounder for corners.

Happy Stamping


Monday, September 14, 2009

Regional Swaps

I have been trying to come up with something different for my Regional swaps, and have put a few different things together. What do you think? Please give me your opinion. I know any little thing that you don't make yourself and someone else does the thinking, its great, but not sure. Trying to use scraps as well, so you all get an idea for using your scraps up.

These are gorgeous little hand bags, that you can put sweet in and give to your friends or the kids can give them to their teachers for end of term presents. Easy and fun to make.

This one is a sachet of drinking chocolate, wrapped with a Christmas cheer. Another great way to use up scraps, and to put your punches to work.

Outside cover for a Tic Tac box. Great way to dress up a packet of tic tac or any lollies you may wish. I have used punches again, and the fabulous D/S papers 6 x 6 that you get FREE when you qualify for a Level 1 hostess gift.

Inside, you just have to measure your lolly box.

I'm still working on a couple more so will post them when I have finished. Have a go, and see what you can come up with.

Happy Stamping


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