Sunday, January 24, 2010

Embrace Life

I am waiting for a class of girls to turn up, so thought I would share with you the most recent 12 x 12 Scrap page I have done.
This is of my daughter, Emily and grand-daughter, Maddi. Aunt and Niece.

I stamped the background with the branch stamp in Embrace life. Matted the photo with 2 different colours and tearing the C/S for a slight different effect on the base one.

Stamped the flower in 3 different colours, co-ordinating with the C/S I used, cut them out and dressed them up a bit. I used some dimensional to raise a couple.
For this button, cut out 5 x 1 3/8" circles from C/S and stuck them altogether with tombow glue and then punch out 2 holes for the button with the Crop-A-dile then added crystal effects.

For all the products used visit

Happy Stampin'


Saturday, January 23, 2010


What fabulous stamp sets are these. You could get them FREE, when you either hold a workshop and with sales of $600- you get to choose 1 FREE or if anyone spends $100- you also get to choose 1 FREE. There is no limit, spend $200- get 2 FREE and so on to $400- get 4 FREE.

Sale-a-bration is good for everyone. Customer, Hostess or if you would like to join Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-bration you get to choose a Stamp Set FREE from our current IDA to the value of $79.95

If you wish to hold a workshop, contact me now and I will gladly organize one for you, or if you wish to put in an order in, I will also gladly do that for you.

Contact me on 0350302068 or via my email:

Lood forward to hearing from you.

Happy Stampin'


Friday, January 22, 2010

Sweet Sticky Cuts

Perfect Subject.

I am enjoying scrapping such a wonder subject. I saw this picture and thought I have just seen the best inspiration for this picture. I purchased a CD from Claire Daly (Victoria's No. 1 Demonstrator 2009) which has many techniques and ideas on it. If you wish to purchase this CD go to her site .

Stamp Set: Friends 24-7 115808 - $45.95, I(Heart) Hearts 117715 - $42.95 (Summer Mini)
Paper: Rose Red 12 x 12 and A4
DSP Raspberry Tart 113975 - $16.95 (12 sheets)
Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Sweet Sticky Cuts - 114301
Kiwi Kiss Fine Supernova glitter
Soft Subtles Brads, Tool Kit, Paper Trimmer, Sml Oval punch,
Heart to Heart Punch.

I love the glitter on this layout. The sticky cuts are so easy and fun to use.

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Here are the wonderful swaps that I received from a few members of our team. Hopefully this well get the creative juices flowing.

This first card is from Kathy, who is very talented SU demonstrator. This is view master card.

Stamp Set: For Everything (summer mini catty)

Paper: Ruby Red Carousel Note
Ruby Red
Whisper White
D/S Candy Lane

Ink: Choc Chip
Kiwi Kiss Re-Inker
Baja Breeze Re-Inker
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers - Old Olive, Ruby Red, Pretty In Pink, choc Chip, Barley Banana. Blender Pen, Sponge, Pretty in Pink Brad, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds,
Dimensional, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon.
Tool: Circle Scissors Plus, Glass Mat, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 1/4" circle and wide oval punches, Crop-A-dile, Stamp-a-ma-jig & Tool Kit.
Wonderful Kathy, Thank you for sharing.

The next swap is from Pam. You can't tell from the photo, but the little duck is glossy and look amazing.

Stamps: Wagon Full of Fun (summer mini)

Paper: Baja Breeze
So Saffron
Riding Hood Red
Whisper White
Sweet Slumber DP

Ink: Versa Mark
Basic Brown
So Saffron & More Mustard
Tempting Turquoise
Pumpkin Pie
Choc Chip

Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Tool Kit, Deminesional, Blender Pen.

A lovely card to send off to a new arrival.

The next swap is from Sue, another talented creator.

Very Elegant.

Stamp Set: Razzle Dazzle (summer mini)
Baroque Motifs
En Francais

Paper: Choc Chip
Close to Cocoa
Very Vanilla
Bella Blue DSP

Ink: Close to Cocoa
versa Mark

Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Pearls (from Pretties Kit, Heat Tool, Buddy, Scallop edge punch.

This is Sue site for you to visit. Lovely card.

This next card is from Pam, looking forward to meeting you Pam, will be great to put a face to your name. I was very impressed with the technique on this card. Love the button.

Stamp Set: Vintage Labels (sale-a-bration 2010)

Paper: Perfect Plum
Pale Plum
Pink Pirouette
White Glossy

Ink: Pale Plum
Black Stazon

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1" circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Spot, Crystal Effects, Tombow Glue, Snail, Paper Cutter, Dimensional, Crop-A-dile.
Pink Pirouette 1 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Don't you just love that button idea. Cut out 5 x 1 3/8" Circle from your cardstock, stick them together with your tombow glue. When dry punch your 2 holes in the centre, to look like a button, then cover the button with Crystal Effects, set aside to dry (couple hours). Then you only have to thread your ribbon through.

Thanks Pam for sharing, a great idea.

So you can see that we have some talented girls in our small, but fast growing team.

Will be back with more ideas very soon.

Happy Stampin'


Jordan Learning to Smile

This is my gorgeous new grand-daughter. She is just starting to smile. Caught this great picture and had to Scrap it asap.

Using the amazing new D/S papers Tall Tales out of the Summer Mini, just fitted the pictures right.

I coloured the Timeless Type on board cardboard chips with a re-inker and then applied Crystal Effects. Go to my new site:-

to find all the details. The second page is more shots of Jordan, starting to smile.

Using the lovely stamp set Animal Stories, in the Summer Mini (24.95) to enhance the page.

Don't forget Sale-a-bration starting Monday..........................................................

Meaning the Inventory Clearance Sale end this Sunday 24th, so only days left to get these great specials.

So check out my Stampin' Up! site for all the promotions and loads of ideas.

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hoppy Album Class Times

I have arranged time and cost for the Mini Album.

When: 18th February Thursday 7 - 10pm
19th February Friday 10 - 1pm

Where: Cheryl's Place - Nyah

Cost: $40- includes supplies for album (with exception of snail, to supply own)

Limited spots. Bookings closed 10th February, 2010

What to bring: Snail, Paper trimmer and scoring blade if you have one, pencil, ruler, bone scorer.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hoppy Scrap Book Album

This is a super Mini Scrapbook Album. I purchased the pattern off Andrea Walford, a Canda SU Demonstrator.

Her site is

This is so much fun to make, and can be completed in a couple of hours. It uses all our fabulous SU products.
This is the Front cover of the Album when it is all folder up. How cute does it look.

Opening the Album, first page.

Third page.

The Album all opened out.

Couple of the side pages fold back, so you can see the other sides.

And the secret pockets, (there are 4 in total) where you could journal, or put more pictures.

I will be doing couple of classes on this Album, so if you are interested, contact me, otherwise will post the information at a later date.

Happy Stampin'


Monday, January 4, 2010

A Swap within our Group

This is my swap card for our very small group. We had to come up with something using a stamp set from the Summer Mini. I have to thank Splitcoasterstampers for my inspiration - Gretchen Barron. The link below. This is a very bright card, but I feel it is a happy and feel good card.

Stamp: Razzle Dazzle 117709 - 33.95
Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White and Glossy White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Re-inkers Tempting turquoise, Only Orange, Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow
Accessories: Border Eyelet Punch, Real Red Polk-Dot Ribbon, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, White E/B powder, Buddy, Heat Tool, Cutter, Stampin' Write Markers.

To do the centre piece, I used glossy white paper. Emboss your image onto the glossy paper with either white embossing pwder or clear embossing powder, what ever you prefer. When dry, Spray it with a fine mist of water and then use your aqua painter and drop/paint with your re-inkers and let the ink run. Dab off excess water/ink with a paper towel. Blend colours to how you would like them. When dry polish with a tissue.

Background on whisper white paper, I used the stampin' Write marker and coloured straight onto the rubber stamp, starting with the lightess colour marker first, going through to the darkest. I had to repeat this 3 times, keeping the colours in order. Don't forget to huff on your inked stamp before you stamp, this moistens the ink so you don't have to hurry.

The rest is self explanatory.
All the links are below for you to look at.

Happy Stampin',


Happy New Year for 2010

Happy New Year to all my friends in the world of Stampin' Up! and Paper craft. I hope you spent it celebrating with family and friends. Good luck with all your new year resolutions.

I have just made a wall hanging for my new grand-daughter, and thought I would share it with you.
This was so easy and how cute is it. I purchased the frame from my local chemist and the rest is from the SU Simply Scrappin' Rock-a-Bye Girl Kit. Trimmed with some Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla satin Ribbon.

Have ago, you will glad you did.

Happy Stampin'


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