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

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