22 September, 2013

Single Christmas Stamps!

A new, holiday-themed collection of single stamps is now available! The holidays will be here before you know it, and these holiday-themed single stamps may be just what the budget-conscious stamper needs. There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches.

Download the Christmas single stamp flyer HERE

Some things to note about the single stamps:
  • These won’t be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they’ll be packaged in cello bags. If you’d like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won’t come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you’ll need to buy a block separately if you don’t already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer.
  • There’s no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • These holiday-themed stamps are only available through 31 January, 2014, so get them while you can!
Email me today to place your order :-) 

20 September, 2013

Stampin' Up! Wildflower

Happy Friday to you all! This little beauty was made by the lovely Bernice Collins. Bernice has used the stamp set Wildflower with the coordinating embossing folder. If you haven't got this set, you really must! It makes a lovely card and is so quick and easy.

Stamp set: Wildflower, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Ink: Smoky Slate
Accessories: Silver Mini Brads,
Tools: Big Shot, Wildflower EF, Bitty Banners Framelits

At the moment we're staying in a lovely lodge about 15kms from Yosemite National Park. We left San Francisco at 1.30pm this afternoon after learning that the America's Cup racing was postponed for today. We were very disappointed but there wasn't anything we could do about it. We did however, see Team NZ and Oracle practicing out in the harbour while we were walking across the San Francisco bridge (awesome views!) before the decision to postpone was made, and that was exciting in itself :-) We then decided to make tracks and head on down to Yosemite. Tomorrow we're going to explore the Park - obviously not all of it because it stretches for more than 3,000 km². After exploring for a few hours we're heading down to Las Vegas via Death Valley, where we're going to spend 2-3 days. 

Have an awesome weekend and I hope to see you back soon!

17 September, 2013

Mosaic Madness...

Here's another swap I received a while ago - from the wonderfully talented Denise Ibbett. I've got this set Mosaic Madness with the coordinating punch, but am yet to use it {I know, I know.... I need to stop buying new product and use what I've got}. Don't these colours look fabulous together!

Stamp set: Mosaic Madness, Itty Bitty Banners
Card: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Ink: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: White Simply Pressed Clay and Moulds
Tools: Big Shot, Modern Mosaic EF, Itty Bitty Framelits

I'm currently in San Francisco where we've been since Sunday (Monday for you because San Fran is 19 hours behind New Zealand). I'm hoping that we're going to get to watch an America's Cup race live, which would be awesome!

15 September, 2013

Hello, Lovely

I received this swap back in June from Julia Leece at our Creative Inkers team training. There's a lot of work that's been put into this card and I love all the elements that tie it together. 

Stamp set: Hello, Lovely, Gingham Wheel
Card: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Strawberry Slush
Designer Series Paper: Modern Medley
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan EF, Small Scallop Rotary Trimmer 

I've scheduled this post while I'm away however, I can tell you that we'll still be in Los Angeles when you read this. I've only ever been to main land America twice before - the first time in 1986 to Las Vegas and then a few months ago to San Diego, so it's all very exciting! 

I hope your weekend is wonderful and the weather is warm!

12 September, 2013

Swallowtail Ombre Style...

Ombre is the style of this card, which I found on Deena Boos blog. It's very easy and the hardest part was calculating how wide to make each strip of card. I'll take the guess work out of it and tell you that I made mine 3.4cm x 9.5cm each. Then layered it onto a piece of Whisper White card, measuring 10cm x 14.1cm. Too easy!

Stamp: Swallowtail
Card: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Black Staz On
Accessories: Whisper White Bakers Twine

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week is wrapping up nicely... I'll be boarding my plane and headed for Los Angeles this evening at around 7pm. I've scheduled some posts while I'm away so hope to see you back here soon!

10 September, 2013

Stampin' Up! Swallowtail

This was one of the projects we made at class over the weekend. Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking when I was preparing for it and used Baja Breeze card, which has retired. I thought I had moved all the retired stock out of my craft room ready for our garage sale next month, but it wasn't to be. 

I found this card on Stamp Envy's blog and you can click here to see her wonderful projects. I pretty much copied exactly the same card and figured why change a good thing?

Here's a close up of the Frosted Finishes Embellishment which is a yummy new product from the Holiday Catalogue:

Stamp Set: Swallowtail
Card: Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Frosted Finishes Embellishments
Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Woodgrain EF

The other project we made also used the Swallowtail stamp set. I posted that a while ago and you can view it here.

I've only got two more sleeps until I leave on my trip to the States. To say I'm excited is an understatement! Brett called me the other day from Utah to tell me that we won't be travelling on the motorbike after all, but will be hiring a convertible instead. Woohoo! That made my day! Hopefully that will stop me waking at 5am worrying about my lack of luggage space. I'll be able to take my Sammy (Samsonite suitcase), which is a load off my mind. And, I won't have to contend with helmet head each day either. It can't get much better than that, my friends :-)

Have a happy Tuesday and I'll see you again soon! 

06 September, 2013

Stampin' Up! September - Best of Christmas


As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 11 sets, which will release—one set per month—until April 2014. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

September is - Best of Christmas

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $31.95
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month) until April, all of the Best of sets will be available until April 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • The stamp images may be sized differently from the original stamp sets. 
I found this out in blog land and thought I'd share it with you :-)

I'm going to the Make a Statement Digital Tour event tomorrow so will report back to you about that. I'm excited to be learning something new! 

I've also got to start getting things organised this weekend as am leaving on Thursday to meet up with my darling in Los Angeles. I can't wait and am even looking forward to the flight. It's such a treat to be a passenger and I hope I still feel that way after the 12 hours :-) I might have to have a practise at packing because have to reduce my luggage drastically since we've got to fit everything (that is, his gear AND mine) into two panniers on the bike. It is going to be a mission! 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

03 September, 2013

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Bundle Special Offer

Bundle and save 15% on this butterfly stamp set and punch from now until 30 September. 

01 September, 2013

Stampin' Up! 2013-14 Holiday Catalogue is available now!

The NEW Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue is out now! 

Click HERE to view the catalogue in pdf format
Click HERE to see the Stampin' supplies list

If you would like a copy mailed to you, just email me with your mailing address (cost is $2 for New Zealand residents only, or FREE if you pick up from me). Products are only available until 01 February 2014.

Click HERE to check out the products that have carried over from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.