Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Blog

Hi Everyone,

I have been very slack at blogging.  I am trying to get my Stampin' Up! blog going and use only that one.  

Hopefully by click on the link above you will be directed to my Stampin' Up! blog. I am a little rusty as this new one but working on it.  Hopefully I will see on the new one.

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stationery Box

I received one of these wonderful Stationery Box for my birthday, full with wonderful cards, notes and tags. One of my very talented Stamp Club members, Jo, made it for me. I was so delighted with it, and at how beautiful it was, I decided to finally have a go myself.

This is a flower that I made myself , here is the link, so you can make one also.

This is a pretty decoration for the front.

This is the flower on the inside of the box.  This one is a lot smaller.

These are the tags for inside the box

Four little love notes and envelopes.

Four cards, all made from a couple of pieces of DSP from Stampin' Up!

The Stationery Box open

Close up of the Address Book, Stamps and little flower.

The lot altogether.

Closed Box.

You can find this tutorial from Amy Celona website

This tutorial is made from USA size papers and a little small for Aussie envelopes and cards.

Adjustments I made, after I made the box.  When you download from Amy's site the adjustments will make sense.(Score at 5" & 7" on one side, 2 3/4" & 9 1/4" on the other score bottom at 3/4" 7 11 1/4")

I would like to thank Jo so very much for her beautiful gift and the inspiration to make my own. My Mother and Mother-in-law both received one of these for Mothers Day.

Have a go now and you will be very happy with the end result.

Happy Stampin' Cheryl

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

All in the Family

More Family scrapping.
I thought All in the Family stamp set suited this shot very well.  Everyone had a great time, the kids all playing, swimming and fishing.

Stamp Set:  All in the Family, Family Favorites and Family Phrases
Card Stock:  Basic Black textured, Sahara Sand, Whited White
Ink:  Shara Sand, Basic Grey, Going Grey
Accessories: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Double Rectangle Punch, Word Window Punch & dimensionals

This is another very simply page, but tells its own story.

Happy Stampin'

Scrapping Family Shots

Continuing to Scrap Family shots.
Staying with the natural colours whilst using black and white photos, I feel this gives a simple, but effective way to scrap.
This is Emily and her soon to be husband Stuart.  This was taken when we all went away for the week end to Echuca.

Stamps:  Simply Said, Short order alphabet.
Card Stock:  Basic Black Textured, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Grey, Going Grey, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Twill, Silver Hodgepodge hardware, sponges, dimensionals, White gel pen
Technique:  Tearing.

I stamped their names straight onto the twill, very easy and effective.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Love to Scrap

I should be hanging out the washing, and getting ready for work, but I just had to scrap this photo.  This little princess in my Grand-daughter "Jordi".  I captured this shot, just after she had her nappy changed, while we were on a weekend away.

All products used, are from Stampin' Up!

Stamps:  Vintage Vogue
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Going Grey, Swhisper White Craft
Accessories:  Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Corduroy buttons, white gel pen

Want any of these products email me or go to my website

Just had to share this page.

Happy Stampin'

Sydney Conference Swap 2010

Sydney is getting closer and the excitement is building.  I have been getting some swaps together, here is another couple.

This first one is a calendar book mark.  Its double sided.  I used the new Level 2 Hostess Stamp Set.

Stamps: Asian Artistry, Heartfelt Thanks
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink:  Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Taffeta Kraft Ribbon, Crop-A-dile, Jumbo eyelet, 2010 calendar template,
Flip Side

Another swap.  I have always loved the large paper clip bookmark, but never tried it.  This is simple but fun to create and a great little gift for a friend.
Stamp Set:  Share a Cup, Sip by Sip
Card Stock:  Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 & 1 1/4" circle punches, Crystal Effects, 1/4" grosgrain     Old Olive ribbon, non SU paper clip. (available as your Paper shop)

So if anyone out there going to Conference, I would love to swap with you, and see you in Sydney.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Surprise Surprise Surprise

I had a Big birthday coming up, and thought I would just go out to lunch with a few girl friends.  So I organised this for the day of my birthday.  BUT my family was organising something much bigger behind my back. This is very unusual for Matt, as he is not into anything like this. So as I organised, my daughter was un-organising my plans.  Matt told me he was taking me out for a romantic dinner for 2.  I laughed and said, " you never do that", he said, " I thought we would give it a try".
We arrived at the Tooleybuc Sporting Club to a room, few of family and friends. It was amazing that they could pull this off, because I am usually the organiser. I had a wonderful night, with everyone and would like to thank my wonderful family very very much.

This is the group that I walked into, what a Surprise.

Me cake my 50th Birthday Cake

Matt and Myself

This my family, with the exception of Danny.
 Justin, Matt, Myself and Emily

Donna, Cheryl and Carolyn

My wonderful daughter. Emily

The night came to an end, and we all went home.  The next day was actually my birthday.  So there was more Surprises. They had continued to organise something more.  Matt told me to pakc a bag for a few days.  We left for our road trip.  We travelled to Echuca, had lunch, then onto Moama and beyond.  We arrived at a lovely place called Deep Creek Mariner Resort.  This was amazing.  On the banks of the Murry River, with wonderful accommodation.  Then as the day went on , the whole family started to arrive.  This was fantastic.  We all stayed here for the long weekend.

Matt and I with Baby Jordan 5 months.

 Than I was lucky enough to have another cake.  Both my cakes were made by Loreto Kennedy.  She done a great job.  Thank you Loreto.

 Blowing out the candles with Maddi.  Beau is in the background.

Out 2 grand-daughters.  Jordi and Maddi

Jordi, Danny and Marnie

Beau, Leanne, Madi, Justin and Maddi

Emily and Stuart
My wonderful husband Matt

Matt, Jordi and Me

The surprises didn't stop there, Matt had organised for my sister, Leanne and her husband Dean with their kids Jackson and Brady to come and a close Friend Marg to come. I was so happy for them to arrived.  We had a lovely day with them all.
Leanne (sister) and Jordi.

Marg and Me.
We all had such a wonderful time, we are going to do this yearly. The kids played, fished, swam and ran.  The Big kids fished,waited on me all weekend and drank a little.
thank you all for a birthday I will not forget.
Happy Stampin' 

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I was home alone last night, so I thought I would make another swap for Sydney in May.  I used 4 different stamp sets, all with Shelli's approval.
 Shelli's sets are always lovely, and I like to blend them to a shabby chic idea.  2 sets are available in the main Stampin' Up! catty and 2 sets have just been introduced in our Autumn mini.

I hope this card inspires you to have a go, or even adapt the concept to your Scrap book pages.

Stamps:  Medallion 119175, Vintage Vogue 119191, Rustic Rooster 115744, Friends 24-7  115808
Card Stock: Kraft, Natural, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore
Ink:  Versa Mark, Basic Grey, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore
Accessories:  Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, rhinestones, Crop-A-dile, distressing Tool, 1 3/4" Circle Punch.

If you wish to order any of the above products, contact me at

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

2010 Swaps - Flip Flops

Getting excited about Sydney in May, so had to get making my swaps.  This is my first swap and think it has turned out really well.
My daughter is having a wedding in October, with a beach theme, so went hunting for thongs. So change a few colours and stamps and this is the finished product.

Stamps : Priceless, Life's a Breeze, Cheep Talk
Card-stock : Old Olive, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Mellow Mambo
Ink : Tempting Turquoise, Mellow Mambo, Old Olive
Accessories : Crimper, Grosgrain 1/4" ribbon, Brads, Crop-A-dile

Hope you like them.

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Double Scrap Page Layout

Just had to share this page with you all.  Not only for the wonderful new Stampin' Up! products, but for my gorgeous little Grand-daughter.
I had to use the new Vintage Vogue Stamp set, and the Big shot, with the new Timeless Type junior Alphabet.
It has also made it easier to Scrap with the new packs of 12  x  12 cardstock available in single colours.

Stamps:  Vintage Vogue, Kindness Wheel
Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Lavender Lace
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Pink Passion, Lavender Lace
Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch, Big Shot, Timeless Type Alphabet, buttons, dimensionals, SU handle, elegant eggplant grosgrain ribbon.

I have used the kindness wheel diagonal across the corners of the page, to give the page a lift and add dimension to it.

Hope the close ups give you enough detail.

Happy Stampin'


Top Note Envelope Card

This was a fun card to make.  Using the new Top Note Die with the Big Shot, makes the top of the envelope.

I got this idea from
Andrea created a Christmas one. I was wanted to incorporate the Sale-a-bration stamps.
I found it was better to crimp the envelope before sticking it together. So when you read through her instructions keep that in mind.

Enjoying having a go.

Happy Stampin


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stampin' Up! Manhattan Flower

I love this card, and so simple.  Searching the net I found this on Barbara Jean Smith blog.

The new embossing folders can be used in all sorts of ways and this is one that is effective and easy.
You have a positive image on the front and negative image on the inside fold.

Tri-Fold Card

Take a 6"  x  12" piece of cardstock.  Fold and score the card so that the right flap is inside and the left flap is on top.
Take the left side flap and line it up with the Manhattan Embossing folder so that the fold in the card lines up with the edge of the design.
Run through the Big Shot. Take not of the direction of the folder.  Your arrow should be up.  I ran mine through sideways, completely open.
Now do the same thing to the opposite side, only moving the folder not the cardstock.
Take not again the folder is now flipped.  The arrow is underneath but still pointing upwards.
This gives you the positive and negative sides.

Cut edges of the roses, moving the cardstock that is not embossed.  Cut up to the fold line and continue up the fold line.

Add an insert to your card, I doodled around the edge with a Stampin' Write Marker and stamped a small image in the corner.
Held it closed with a piece of Tafetta Ribbon.

Stamps:  Tiny Tags 119187  $38.95 New Mini
Ink:  Only Orange and Garden Green
Card Stock:  Only Orange, Whisper White
Accessories:  Big Shot,  Manhattan Embossing Folder, Stampin' Write Marker, Tafetta Ribbon, Snips

Thanks again to BJ Smith for sharing her ideas.

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Scallop Circle Big Shot Die

This simple but very effect card, I cased it off Splitcoaststampers (fantastic site for ideas), not sure who it was now, sorry.
I made a template for the dress using the scallop circle die now available from SU and me

All you have to do is cut out a scallop circle in card board (I use the sheet in with the DSP papers)
Then take your 1/4' ribbon reel and do a half circle with 4 scallops up the top and 10 at the bottom, on both sides. Thats it.
Stamps: Sale-a-bration Whimsical Words
Card Stock:  whisper White, Brocade Blue and DSP (6 x 6) inches
Ink: Brocade Blue
Accessories:  Filigree Brad, Taffeta White ribbon, Round Tab Punch, Lge & Small oval punches, brad, big-shot and embossing plate.

This is a great card, give it ago, you will make many more.

Happy Stampin'


Sweet Treat Tote

After the exciting news posted this morning its hard to get back to basics.

This Sweet Treat Tote is another project we made at the launch. This is a great little gift for anyone, you can make for men, women or children.  The jars that I have are Spice jars, so you have to empty out all yours spices and place them into something else.

I have used different colours to all the class ones, in the class they used Kraft as the base colour, so any colour can then go with it.

Stamps:  Cottage Garden
Card Stock:  Kraft, DSP  2 different colours
Ink: Rose Red, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Regal Rose
       Certainly Celery and Basic Grey
Accessories:  Scallop Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scissors, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Scorer and cutter, sticky strip and snail.  (3 spice jars)

If anyone wants the instructions just email me and I can send them on to you.
(  In subject line put Sweet Treat Tote.

Happy Stampin'



WOW what an announcement Stampin' Up! made this morning on there web to Demonstrators.
Stampin' Up! are introducing new Colour Collections and bidding Farewell to many of the colours we have grown to love, but there are wonderful shades to replace them.

Click on the links below to have a sneak Peak at them.

There will be news to follow, stay tuned.

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gift Card Idea with the SU Scallop Envelope

This little project is very simple and quick to make.  It is a wonderful little gift for someone, and fun to create.
Stamps:  Sale-a-bration Happy Moments
Card Stock:  6  x  6 DSP, Very Vanilla Love Notes
Ink:  Basic Grey
Accessories:  So Saffron Stampin' Write marker, Eyelet border punch Big shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Double Rectangle Punch, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Strip.

I would put about 3 Love Notes in for a gift.

This is another project made at my Autumn Catty Launch.

Happy Stampin'


Monday, April 5, 2010

More Big Shot samples

Happy Easter to Everyone,

Here is another project we made, using the Big hot.  This time we used the Party Favor X-Large die from Stampin' Up!.  This makes a very cute box that you could use for so many things.  I have used the Papers and Stamp set out of the last mini, but you can adapt this to any stamp set and papers.
Sorry for the quick stop over, just returned from Bendigo, the traffic was amazingly busy.  We had a wedding, and what a super day, and wonderful weather the lucky couple had.

See you soon,

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, April 1, 2010

'Melon Mambo" how beautiful is this colour.

This beautiful card is made with the new Melon Mambo.  This is one of the new In colors that Stampin' Up! have just introduced to our new Mini.

I got the idea from the mini itself, just changed it a little.

Stamps:  Vintage Vogue  119191  ($40.95)
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pink Pirourette
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon, SU Perfect Polka Dot impression embossing fold, and the Big Shot

Enjoy Happy Stampin'


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