31 May, 2013


It's time to check out the list of retiring stamps and accessories. Which ones of your favourites are retiring and which ones will be available for another year? The list always includes a few of our favourites that we groan over, but the truth is, that retiring stamps make way for NEW STAMPS - and we all love new stamps! 

The retiring products are only available until 30 June or while stocks last, so don't delay - place your order today! Please note, that discounted items do tend to run out quickly - sometimes within hours!  If you see something that you love on the list, better get it now!

Here's the link for the Retiring Stamps HERE.

Click HERE for the link to the Retiring Accessories. 

29 May, 2013

Stampin' Up! in Honolulu

I've been fortunate to have been to Honolulu recently, which is the reason why I couldn't attend Convention. I had a wonderful time relaxing, going to the beach, walking/running, shopping and sight seeing, amongst other things. The highlight for me however, was meeting another Stampin' Up! demonstrator - Jane Nishiguchi. We met for coffee and spent two hours of non-stop talking (that's an easy feat for me) and I couldn't believe how much we had in common. Thanks Jane for taking the time to meet with me, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you. 

To top it off, Jane gave me this lovely gift card holder and gift box that she had made using the Card Base Pop 'n Cuts Die. Such a great idea and I can't wait to make one of these myself. 

And, here you can see where you can pop the gift card inside:

This is the gift box - isn't it adorable!

I was really wishing that I was back in Honolulu yesterday as our weather has been atrocious  - freezing cold with hailstorms.  I was wearing a beanie for most of the day and three layers of merino. I also resorted to putting my dressing gown over my clothes by late afternoon. It's times like that, I usually receive an unexpected visitor or two, just when I'm looking so glam ;-) I hope you're keeping warm wherever you are!

Well, I have to run for now, but thanks for stopping by! Have a good day!

26 May, 2013

Stampin' Up! Epic Day - This and That Bundle

You'll want to be quick if you want to take advantage of 15% off the Epic Day This and That Bundle.  It's only available until Friday! You don't just have to decorate the album, look what else you can do...

Here's what you can get for now (there'll be more items in the range coming later, so watch this space):
131268Epic Day This and That Journal$22.95
130814Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper$22.95
131463Remember This and That Rotary Stamp$11.95
131271Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers$10.95
131269Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape$10.95
133905Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until 31 May.
$67.78 15% Off Retail Value!
Email me today to place your order. 

My body clock is all out of sorts because I arrived home yesterday morning from Honolulu (had a fabulous time!!). I worked through the night and although I was really tired, I found it difficult to sleep once I got home. Those of you who know me, know this isn't the norm for me - I'm usually the type of person who can sleep anywhere and at any time! Fortunately, I've got a few days off to sort myself out. 

I hope your weekend is going well and if you're in Auckland, you're making the most of the lovely sunshine. See you back here soon!

21 May, 2013

Sent with Love again...

This is another cute card using the Sent with Love stamp set, that we made last weekend. The Cloudy Day Embossing folder is a perfect match with this set. That's what I love about Stampin' Up! The coordinating products including punches, ribbons, buttons and heaps of other accessories, inks, card, designer paper and so on. The list gets longer all the time as Stampin' Up! continually improves their product line. 

Just a reminder that this cute little stamp set or bundle is only available until 15 June. After that, it will no longer be available. Click here to see what you get. 

Stamp set: Sent with Love

Card Stock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Island Indigo
Designer Series Paper: Sent with Love
Ink: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze Stampin' Markers
Accessories: Island Indigo Satin Ribbon (retired from SAB), 
Tools: Big Shot, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Designer Frames, Pinking Hearts Border Punch. 

I hope your week is wrapping up nicely... I'll see you back here soon!

18 May, 2013

Stampin' Up For the Birds

I had fun putting this card together using lots of yummy accessories. I also tried to go out of my comfort zone, but as hard as I tried - the only different thing here, is that I've used Daffodil Delight as the main colour. I've not done that before and I'm not convinced that it works? I might have to recreate it using something else a bit more subtle. I'd love to hear what you think...

Stamp Set: For the Birds, Alhambra Jumbo Wheel
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: First Edition
Ink: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight stampin' Pads, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green Stampin' Markers
Accessories: Flower Trim, Neutrals Designer Button, Crochet Trim, Vintage Trinkets, Mini Paper Clip (retired), Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your day is going well :-)

16 May, 2013

Stampin' Up! Sent with Love

We had team training at my upline Karen's last Saturday. It was a lot of fun catching up with everyone and, of course the best part was playing with our toys tools. This card features the Sent with Love stamp set and it is one of my favourites. Isn't that little aeroplane so cute!

Stamp set: Sent with Love
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo
Card Stock: Whisper White, 
Designer Series Paper: Sent with Love
Accessories: Calypso Coral Bakers Twine
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool, Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot, Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

To place an order at any time for any of these items, please email me at debbie.l@orcon.net.nz 

Some of the ladies that were at Karen's on Saturday are going to the Annual Stampin' Up! Convention next week in Brisbane, Australia. Unfortunately, I'm unable to attend due to work commitments.  I know that they will have a wonderful time and I'm only slightly jealous....

13 May, 2013

Stampin' Up! Oh Hello

I've cased this card from Sage Kimble who is a demonstrator from Albuquerque in New Mexico. I love the combination of Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry - they are a striking combo. It's the first time I've used the Core'dinations card stock and I love the aged effect it gives when you sand it back to reveal the lighter layer.  

Stamp Set: Oh Hello
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Floral District
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Paper Doilies, 
Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I'll be back soon with another pretty project, and until then happy stamping!

12 May, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing all Mothers, Aunts and women who are there for kids (related or not) a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! I hope you all have a fabulous day with your loved ones. And, a special mention to those of you who have lost your mother. Thoughts are with you and I hope you have lots of wonderful memories to reflect on. 

Here's the card that I made my mother for her special day. I've cased it from my upline Karen. If you pop along to Karen's blog here you can see lots of other gorgeous projects she's made. 

Stamp sets: Everything Eleanor, Occasional Greetings (retired)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, River Rock
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Basic Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Framelits Apothecary Accents

Isn't Triple Time stamping a cool technique? If you want to learn how to do this, give me a call and come along to my Technique class I'm running later in the month. Details are to the left of my blog. 

Have a happy day everyone!

09 May, 2013

Stampin' Up! Just Believe

This is a clean and simple, super duper, easy card to make that I cased from the Annual Catalogue on page 76 . There are so many lovely projects in the catalogue and you're never short of ideas or inspiration. This card literally took me 3 minutes to make. 

Stamp Set: Just Believe
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pool Party
Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Button

That’s it from me for today – hope to see you back here soon!

05 May, 2013

Stampin' Up! Telescope Card

This was the feminine version of the Telescope card we made last weekend. It was lots of fun to make and everyone did a marvellous job, although it took me a few attempts to get it right. I got there in the end though, which is the main thing :-)

There are lots of samples of these cards out there in blogland. I got the idea for this card from Julie Davison. She has a wonderful tutorial if you want to make one. Click here for her instructions. 

And, here's what it looks like open:

Stamp Set: Best of Everything, Wonderful Favourites (retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red
Designer Paper:Floral District
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive Stampin' Markers, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red and Old Olive Stampin' Pad
Accessories: Metallic Brads, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon
Tools: Circle Scissors, Big Shot, Large Scallop Circle Die, Perfect Pennants Bigz Die

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again soon! 

03 May, 2013

Stampin' Up!'s This and That

I can't tell you how excited I am that the brand new This and That product range from Stampin' Up is now available here in New Zealand! For those of us who love scrapbooking but never seem to get time to do it - this is the perfect way to document the lives of ourselves and those we love. Come and have a look at this short video:

How much fun is that?! Because I'm finding that I have less and less time, I'm definitely going to take advantage of this fast style and portable form of scrapbooking. I've got some ideas buzzing around in my head and I can see that the hardest decision will be what I'm going to scrap first. 

Here's what you can get for now (there'll be more items in the range coming later, so watch this space):

131268Epic Day This and That Journal$22.95
130814Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper$22.95
131463Remember This and That Rotary Stamp$11.95
131271Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers$10.95
131269Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape$10.95
133905Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until 31 May.
15% Off Retail Value!

Email me today to place your order.