31 March, 2014

Last chance for Sale-a-Bration!

Sale-a-bration is almost over! You have less than 24 hours to pick out your free Sale-a-bration gifts when you order $110 or more. The fun ends today, March 31st, so don't wait! Do you have all your MUST-HAVE'S from the catalogue? I'll be submitting the final order at 10pm this evening so email or call me to place your order. 

I've cased this card and once again failed to take note of who it was. If you know who, please leave a comment so that I can give the wonderfully talented person the credit. 

Stamp set: Perfect Pennants (Occasions Catalogue)
Card: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral
Ink: Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Basic Pearl Jewels, White Organza Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Banners Framelits die, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

How did your weekend shape up? I had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend down in National Park at a friends 50th birthday. What a wonderful time we had, catching up with many people we hadn't seen for years. And, wasn't the weather fabulous?! We've been so lucky and our summer seems to be endless. I hope that I haven't just jinxed it :-) 

Have a great week everyone! 

29 March, 2014

Hexagon - Six Sided Sampler

This was a card that I cased a wee bit back and thought it would be fun to share now. Call it an old to me, new to you card! I love, love, love the Six Sided Sampler stamp set and couldn't wait to try it out. Initially some of the stamps didn't stamp so well, so I had to give them a little rub over with the sanding block. That conditions them and allows the ink to cover the stamp better. I must apologise because I can't remember who I cased this from, but if you know, please feel free to comment so I can share the credit :-)  

Stamp set: Six Sided Sampler, Four You
Card: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Soft Suede
Designer Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Soft Sky, Soft Suede
Accessories: Linen Thread, Very Vintage Designer Buttons
Tools: Big Shot, Honeycomb EF

Well, I have to run for now, but thanks for stopping by! I'm heading back down to National Park for the weekend, but this time I'm going to a friends 50th birthday celebration. I'm really looking forward to it because I'm also meeting up with my beau ♥. Have a fabulous weekend everyone and I'll see you back here soon! 

22 March, 2014

9 Days Left!

When you're a stamper, this time of the year means Sale-a-Bration (SAB), and FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise.  But it doesn't last forever, so you'll want to make the most of it. The last day to earn FREE  SAB items is 31st March, which is in 9 days time!  

You can see some cards made with SAB merchandise in these blog posts:   

Sale-a-bration Inspiration

This was another swap that I received from Sally. We didn't participate in the big team swap but made 3 cards for each other using the goodies from SAB.  Isn't this cute?!

Stamp set: See Ya Later (SAB) Banner Blast (SAB)
Card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Designer Paper: 2014-15 Brights DSP Paper Stack
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse
Accessories: 1/4" stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools: Scallop Tag Top Punch, Banner Punch, Chalk Talk Framelits, Decorative Dots EF (SAB), Big Shot

As you read this, I'll be participating in the Tongariro Crossing with my darling. It's suppose to take around 8 hours to complete, so I'll be looking forward to a nice long soak at the hot pools afterwards.  Hopefully the weather will behave itself, although as I write this, it's not looking promising. Pop back here in a few days and I'll post some photos of our little adventure. 

Enjoy your weekend!! 

20 March, 2014

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

The Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration promotion is going on right now! Stampers are loving getting free gifts with purchase! Sale-a-bration is a much anticipated time of the year with Stampin' Up! During Sale-a-bration, you'll receive your choice of any one of the 13 products listed in the Sale-a-bration Catalogue for every $110 you spend (that's before shipping costs) and there are no limits!  

If you don't have a Sale-a-bration Catalogue and would like one, please send an email to debbie.l@orcon.net.nz Be sure to include your phone number. After a quick conversation, I will have a Sale-a-bration Catalogue in the mail to you.
Don't know what all the fuss is about? Or just need a little refresher?  Read all about it HERE.

You've only got until 31 March to take advantage of SAB, so don't delay!

Come and look at the cute swap that I received from Sally. 

Did you know there are more than banner stamps in the Banner Blast Stamp Set?  The sweet little flower stamp can be punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack! Too cute!! 

Stamp: Banner Blast (SAB), Four You
Card: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Pool Party Twine (SAB), Basic Pearls, 
Tools: Banner Punch (SAB), Itty Bitty Punch Pack

Have you got many plans for the weekend? I've taken leave on Friday and Brett and I are finally going to venture down to do the Tongariro Crossing. It's been a long time in the planning with both of us working in the Air Force and living in different parts of the country, it can make things interesting trying to coordinate a free weekend. Fingers crossed we have good weather. 

Whatever you do, have fun and be safe and I'll see you back here soon. 

17 March, 2014

Sale-a-bration Inspiration

Kits make crafting easy! And this year, you can choose one of three different kits for free when you order $110 or more during Sale-a-bration.

But don't let these kits limit you to their original design! You can make more than just a banner, notecards, and treat bags! Check out the projects below and browse the Sale-a-bration Inspiration Pinterest board for more ideas!

The Good As Gold Card Kit is perfect for quick cards, or use the pieces for other projects too!

Need party favours or packaging for a small gift? These Twist Treat bags are great to keep on hand!

Sale-a-bration ends soon, on March 31, so make sure to order now to get your free gifts!

Click HERE to download the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

15 March, 2014

You + Us + 26 March = Awesome!

Have you ever wished you could stamp with the folks at Stampin' Up!'s home office? 

Your wish is granted - and your opportunity is coming soon! Here's the basic rundown.

Who: You! And feel free to invite your friends and anyone else who wants to play along.

What: This is a live, streaming event where we will stamp with the All Wrapped Up Bundle on page 6 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure. If you don't have the bundle, order it today so that you have it in time to have it at the event. The projects will also feature the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, so you may want to order that as the free Sale-A-Bration product. Then choose your preferred device to play along - computer, tablet, smart phone or even hook up your computer to your TV*- and tune in to learn some fun new things to do with the bundle!

When: 26 March 2014, at 7.00 PM or 9:00 PM (all times listed are NZDT). 

We'll demonstrate the same projects each time, so choose the time that's best for you.

Where: You don't even have to leave home. Come to www.youtube.com/stampinupvideo at your chosen time and be prepared to stamp! 

We'll also award door prizes to random participants.

Why: So many occasions are coming - Easter, Mother's Day and lots more - and we want to help you be ready. 

Hope you can make it. We'd love to have you join us!

*Never hooked up your computer to a TV before? Do a search on YouTube and you'll find loads of instructional videos. Make sure to do a practice run before 26 March so you don't miss out on any of the party.

Soooo exciting don't you think?!  Here's a look at the bundle that will be used.

You'll need to order:
  • Gumball Green Inkpad
  • Smoky Slate Marker
  • Tag a Bag Bundle
  • Accessory Kit x 2
  • Tag a Box Bundle
  • Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon
  • Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon
  • Oh, Goodie! Stamp Set (returning favourite set from the Holiday catalogue)
All of the products total $121.60 for Wood or $116.50 for Clear which will allow you to get the Sweet Sorbet DSP for FREE! 

I know I'll be joining in, will you?

10 March, 2014

Petal Parade Birthday Wishes

It was my downline Vanita's birthday on Saturday and this was the card I made her. I hope you had a wonderful day Vanita, and were spoilt by family and friends. 

I've used the set Petal Parade which is one of the freebie Sale-a-Bration (SAB) sets that you can choose if you spend $110 or more. This is the last month for SAB, so don't delay, contact me today to place your order. Read all about the deets here. I've cased this card from Marion Stempelt who is a demonstrator from Germany. 

Stamp Set: Petal Parade, Four You
Card: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Ink: Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Happy Monday to you! I'm excited for a fun and SHORT week because I have tomorrow off work since I worked on Saturday! Yay! See you back here soon. 

07 March, 2014

Just Sayin'

I love the stamp set Petal Parade from Sale-a-Bration. It's such a versatile little set and can be used for lots of different occasions. I've cased this simple one layer card from Kristine McNickle and it's truly a 10 minute card. 

Stamp set: Petal Parade, Just Sayin'
Card: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Paper: Sweet Sorbet (SAB)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Basic Black Staz On
Accessories: Basic Metal Buttons (OC)
Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch

Have a fabulous weekend everyone and I'll see you back here soon!

05 March, 2014

More Perfect Pennants

This gorgeous, vibrant card was received from Ria Kaire in the Occasions Catalogue swap. There has been so much time put into this card and it's one of my favourites. 

Stamp set: Perfect Pennants, Positively Chevron
Card: Coastal Cabana, Gumball Green Core'dinations, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink:Coastal Cabana, Gumball Green, So Saffron
Accessories: Baker's Twine
Tools: Big Shot, Arrows Embossing Folder, Banners Framelits, Chevron Border Punch, Star Punch (retired), Sanding Block

Happy hump day everyone! Only two days left till the weekend, which hopefully means a bit more free time to create :-) 

04 March, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit!

Just popping in to share our brand new Hip Hip Hooray card kit.
The kit contains everything you need (minus scissors) to create 20 different note sized cards - all designed for you and just $38.95 (plus postage).  Excellent for when you need cards in a hurry, for anyone who's just getting started with cardmaking and would make a great gift too. Here's what you can make with the kit.

The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes: 
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards 
* Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
* Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Stampin Dimensionals 
* Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads) 
* Full-color instructional brochure

See and Save the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit flyer here

Once you've made all the lovely cards in the kit, you'll have stamps and ink to use on even more projects too. Awesome! 

Contact me for more info or to order the kit.

02 March, 2014

Petite Petals Thank You

I've cased this clean and simple Thank You card from Julie Davison and just changed the colours and designer paper. The Petite Petals stamp set has a coordinating punch, which makes it a 'must have' on your wish list. 

Stamp set: Four You, Petite Petals (OC)
Card: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Designer Paper: Sweet Sorbet (SAB) 
Ink: Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Accessories: Basic Black Taffeta ribbon, Black Brad, 
Tools: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch

I hope you like today’s card. I hope to be  back soon with another pretty project, till then happy stamping!