30 April, 2013

Stampin' Up! Boutique Boxes Designer Kit

While I was blog surfing the other day, I came across Jenny Peterson's Lakeside Stamping blog and saw her cute gift card holder, made from the Boutique Boxes Designer kit. I've shamelessly cased it - but you can check Jenny's blog out HERE. She also has a step by step video on how to recreate it, so if you've got the kit, why don't you give it a go. And, if you haven't got the kit, you can contact me to order one today. I think you'll agree, that it's adorable!

To create this little beauty you will need the Boutique Boxes Bundle which includes the Designer Printed Kit and A Little Greeting Stamp Set for only $27.95 (#131104 on page 25 in the Seasonal Mini catalogue). The kit also includes 16 Buttons (8 each in 2 colours), Crumb Cake Bakers Twine, an embellishment sheet, stampin' dimensionals, 8 note-cards and 8 die-cut printed boxes with paper buttons.

If you look at the bottom photo, you can see the little greeting card that can be slipped inside, for you to write on. And, the envelope is big enough to also include a gift card. Too cute! 

Stamp set: A Little Greeting
Ink: Basic Grey
Accessories: Boutique Box Designer Kit, Large Rhinestone Brad, 
Tools: 1 1/4" Circle punch

Thanks for checking in with me today - have a great week!

28 April, 2013

Masculine Telescope Card

This was the lovely card that Sally Williams taught us to make a few months ago at our WOW PaperKRafter's team training. Isn't it perfect for the male in your life! I'm having a turn at demonstrating it myself this weekend at a class I'm running this afternoon and again on Tuesday evening. This afternoon's class is full but there are still spaces available for Tuesday night- details are to the left of my blog. Thanks so much for sharing this with us Sally. 

Stamp set: Word Play, The Open Sea, Daring Adventure
Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Metallic Brads, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies

I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

26 April, 2013

New Wood-mount Boxes coming soon...

With the launch of the new Catalogue starting on 1st July, all wood mount sets will come in new packaging. The new cases are similar to the clear mount boxes and fit perfectly on the shelf right next to them. They also have the images and stamp set name on the spine to make your search for the right set, even easier. 

Empty cases will also be available which means that you can transfer all your old sets to these new boxes! There will even be a template for you to create your own label for your old stamp sets (available 1st July). A pack of 4 half size cases (9.5 x 14cm) will sell for $10.50 and a pack of 4 full size cases (19.1 x 14cm) will be $14.50.

And, as you can see in the video above, the new cases can be used for storing lots of items besides stamp sets... 

25 April, 2013


For our fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers who bravely fought alongside each other as brothers, to protect our beautiful Aotearoa...

With much love and respect to those who fell, and those who march on..

23 April, 2013

Extra Hostess $$ and the Starter Kit just got bigger!

Join Offer
Ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin’ Up! products? Consider it done.  Join Stampin’ Up! before 30 May and get an extra $75 for your Starter Kit. Joining is quick and easy. Just grab your catalogue and write up your wish list for $360 of products and you'll only pay $189 - phenomenal value! Do check out my Join My Team page and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me. I'd love to have you join my team and it's a great time to join, with a new catalogue launch just 3 months away.

Hostess Offer
Ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin’ Up! products? Consider it done. Between 15 April and 30 May just host a $500 or higher party and earn an additional $75 in FREE products! That’s on top of the hostess dollars and benefits you already get! 

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

16 April, 2013

Stampin' Up! Curly Cute

This was the card I made for a friend who has recently graduated - well, actually it was a few weeks back now, truth be known.... Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make her graduation, but I wish you all the best Lisa, in your new career. Onwards and upwards from here :-)

It was a very easy card to make and I was able to make a few in an hour (I changed the messages), while watching television. I cased it from Erin Gonzales and love the bright cheerful colours and simplicity of it. 

Stamp set: Curly Cute
Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Melon Mambo
Designer Series Paper: Brights Designer Paper Stack
Accessories: White Bakers Twine, Brights Designer Buttons
Tools: Postage Stamp Punch

Thanks for stopping by today - and I hope to see you back here soon! 

13 April, 2013

Happy 17th Birthday Bridgette!

Light the candles, cue the music and get ready for some birthday fun! It is my youngest daughter, Bridgette's 17th birthday today. I'm not able to spend the day with the birthday girl as am away at the moment, but we celebrated early and had a lovely day together a few weeks ago. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIDGETTE ROSE! Wishing you a day full of sunshine and smiles and an awesome year ahead! 

This card was inspired by Nanci Siegrist at Craft Haven Retreats. I've used a mixture of old and new products and it was lots of fun to make. A different card for a teenager, but hopefully Bridgette will like it. 

Stamp set: En Francais, Hearts a Flutter, Tiny Tags

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, 
Designer Paper: Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Soft Suede, Primrose Petals
Accessories: Linen Thread, Bitty Buttons, Pearl Basic Jewels, Flower Trim, Resin Heart (from Artisan Embellishment Kit), 
Tools: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Die, Jewellery Tag Punch, Full Heart Punch

Have a fabulous weekend!

10 April, 2013

Stampin' Up! Spring Sampler

I've been meaning to post the Easter card that I made my daughters, for a while now. I've just had too many other things to show you, so this got pushed to the bottom of the pile... Oh well, better late than never.

It's probably a bit young for my girls (they're almost 17 and 19 years old), but I love cute little images (and am in denial that they're growing up) so they just have to put up with me :-)

Stamp set: Spring Sampler
Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Bashful Blue
Tools: Postage Stamp Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

I hope you're all well and happy and enjoying your week. 

07 April, 2013

Stampin Up!'s Tea for Two

This was the card I made for my lovely upline Karen Rogers, for her birthday last week. It's a total case from Patsy Waggoner who is a demo in the States. I love the colours that Patsy used - nice, bright and cheerful. And, I must say that the Designer Series Paper Tea for Two is one of my favourites. I love how you can punch or cut out some of the accents like the circle of flowers. 

Stamp set: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess set, retired)
Card Stock: Marina Mist, So Saffron, Whisper White, Lime Limeade
Ink: Lime Limeade
Designer Paper: Tea for Two
Accessories: White Bakers Twine, Brights Designer Buttons, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon (retired)
Tools: Big Shot, #2 Circles Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Square Lattice EF, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

I hope you didn't forget to wind your clocks back last night to get that extra hour. Even though I don't like the thought that winter is around the corner, I do love that today feels as though it's lasting forever. Enjoy your Sunday! 

05 April, 2013

Hot Off The Press...


If you click HERE it will take you to a handy PDF which you can keep as a reference of the changes. I can tell you the following colours are retiring as of today:

Retiring Colours:

  • Regal Rose
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Bashful Blue
  • Certainly Celery
  • Baja Breeze
  • Riding Hood Red
  • Bravo Burgundy
  • Not Quite Navy
  • More Mustard
  • River Rock
Starting from today, all retiring/discontinued colour products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc) will be available only while supplies last. So,  if there is a discontinued colour you want contact me ASAP to place your order. This is especially important if you want to get any re-inkers as they seem to go fast.

Due to unforeseen problems with the supplier for Watercolour Wonder Crayons and Watercolour Pencils, Stampin' Up! has decided to discontinue these two products.
The following items are only available while supplies last. Get them before they’re gone!
101879: Watercolour Pencils
119802: Subtles Collection Watercolour Wonder Crayons
119803: Regals Collection Watercolour Wonder Crayons
119804: Brights Collection Watercolour Wonder Crayons
119805: Neutrals Collection Watercolour Wonder Crayons

Email me HERE to get yours today!

04 April, 2013

Stampin' Up! Petite Curly Label Punch

The Petite Curly Label Punch is available to purchase now! 

You don't have to wait for the new catalogue, to purchase the Petite Curly Label Punch -  you can purchase it now for $22.95 (Item : 129405 ). After 30 June, it will also be in our new catalogue to purchase.

02 April, 2013

Sent with Love

The Sent with Love coordinating designer paper and adorable stamp set make it so quick and easy to come up with so many creations. Come and look...

Stamp set: Sent with Love
Card Stock:Whisper White, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Paper: Sent with Love
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
Tools: Owl Punch (small heart)

I hope you're having a GREAT week!

01 April, 2013

Stampin Up - Sent with Love

Yet again, Stampin’ Up! has come up with a stamp set and coordinating Designer Paper that is super adorable. And, it is perfect for me because I travel a lot in my job . . . Sent With Love.  

The stamp set Sent with Love (#131847) is the cutest set and costs just $39.95!  I just LOVE all the stamps in the set. Here's a close up for you.

The Sent with Love Designer Series Paper (#132182) costs $22.95 and I love, love, love that it has pieces that can be cut up and used in different ways. 

Now, you can get these in the Sent with Love Pretty Bundle (#132851) which includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine too!  Plus, you will save 20% on the products when you purchase the bundle for $55.25! How's that for a bargain! Email me HERE to order your bundle today!

Special offer dates for the Sent with Love set is: 1 April – 15 June, 2013.  After that, they'll both fly away and no longer be available!

Pop back tomorrow to see one of the cards that I've made with this adorable little set.