30 May, 2014

Stampin' Up! Retiring Lists are Out!

Yes - it's THAT time again when we say good bye to some of our Stampin' Up! stamp sets and accessories. The list is available as a PDF and so it's a bit large to list individually on this blog but click on the link below to go to the PDF. Remember that they are only available until 30 June or while stocks last!!

Retiring Stamps - click HERE

Retiring Accessories - click HERE

Email me HERE to place your order or phone me on 021 260 6680 or 09 416 7476. 

Stampin' Up! Joining Special

During this offer you have the choice of two starter kits:
  • Pay $95 and choose $100 of Stampin' Up! products of your choice.
  • Pay $189 and choose $285 worth of Stampin' Up! products of your choice.
It's so much fun - one of the best decisions I've ever made. Not only do I get a great discount on these fabulous craft supplies, I have met so many lovely crafty friends and I get to earn an income in the most family friendly and enjoyable way imaginable! I'd love to hear from you. Contact me today to chat about this great opportunity or call me on 09 416 7476 or 021 260 6680 .
You will also find lots more information about my team and becoming a demonstrator HERE.

23 May, 2014

Perfectly Penned Thank You

A quick post today - I've scheduled this (and a few others) as am away at the moment. 

This card was made a month or two back at a class I held, after attending the exact same one with my friend and fellow demonstrator Sally Williams. Thanks Sally - it was a hit with my ladies. It's very bright and cheery and quite lovely. 

Stamp set: 
Card: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Designer Paper: Watercolour Wonder 
Accessories: Basic Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Hexagon Hive EF, Petite Petals Punch

I hope I've shared a little inspiration with you today :-)

21 May, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Specials 21-27 May

Weekly Deals are being extended through May! Each Wednesday in May, we'll be bringing you a new set of deals on a selection of fantastic products. Check the Online Store each week to see what’s on sale and take advantage of these great deals before they’re gone!

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals available until Tuesday 27th May. Wow! Some fabulous items!

Email me today to place your order!

19 May, 2014

Perfect Blend

We made this gorgeous Vintage Envelope Punch board hot chocolate box and card at my class a few weeks ago. It was created by the very clever Barbz and is the cutest project I've seen all year. 

And, here's the cute card that fits into the box: 

If you think you might like to make this, I'm repeating the class on Wednesday 28 May. Timings are to be advised, but it will be during the day. If there is enough interest, I may also repeat it that evening. Let me know by emailing me HERE.

17 May, 2014

Express Yourself with Dahlias

This was another card we made at my recent class, using the lovely stamp set Regarding Dahlias. My friend and fellow demonstrator Sally Williams gave me the idea for this card. She did tell me who she'd cased it from, but I've forgotten. {I do listen to you Sally, honestly...}. This is lovely in real life and the colouring in, is very therapeutic. 

Stamp set: Regarding Dahlias, Express Yourself (hostess set)
Card: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, 
Ink: Versamark, White Craft Ink, Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, Gold Embossing powder, Basic Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque EF, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Aqua Painter

While you read this, I'll be half way through my trip with work and will only have a few days left in Rome, before we head home. I'm privileged to be on the Monte Cassino trip with the World War 2 Veterans. It's my first time to Europe so I'm very excited. 

I hope you've had a wonderful week and an exciting weekend planned. See you back here soon.  

14 May, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Specials 14-20 May

Check the Online Store each week to see what’s on sale and take advantage of these great deals before they’re gone! Here are this weeks Weekly Deals available until Tuesday 20th May. Wow! Some fabulous items - check them out below:

Email me HERE to place your order.

13 May, 2014

Regarding Dahlias

This lovely card was cased from Sandi MacIver. It was a card we made during a class last week. Easy to make and very effective with the gorgeous embossing. Heat embossing is always popular and this card was no exception. I didn't actually give this card to my Mother for Mother's Day, however it would have been more than suitable for the occasion. 

Stamp set: Regarding Dahlias
Card: Basic Black
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder
Tools: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

I hope your week is going well. 

11 May, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

To the mothers to be, the mothers that are, the fathers who are mothers and the mothers no longer with us - you are loved and appreciated... 

Happy Mothers Day!!

09 May, 2014

So Very Grateful Gift Card Holder

Here's a cute gift card holder using So Very Grateful stamp set which is on page 32 of the Occasions Catalogue. If you love colouring in, then this stamp set is definitely for you! Don't delay, order it from me today! I've used a length of seam binding ribbon to keep it together, but you could add a belly band. Another queasy (quick and easy) project from me :-)

Stamp set: So Very Grateful
Card: Whisper White, 
Ink: Black Staz On, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Summer Starfruit Stampin' Markers
Accessories: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools: Eyelet Border Punch (retired), Blender Pen

Another week is over with and the weekend is almost upon us. Have you got anything exciting planned? I've got a class on tomorrow and we're making the cutest Vintage Hot Chocolate Box which was demonstrated by Barbz at the latest extravaganza. Barbz has so kindly shared the instructions and I'm excited to be able to share it with you. This really is, the most adorable project. 

On Sunday I'm away with work. I've got a few posts scheduled in my absence, so be sure to pop back regularly to see what I've got to show you. Until then, happy stampin' my friends!

07 May, 2014

More Weekly Deals 07-13 May

This weeks deals 07-13 May:

Email me today so you don't miss out!

06 May, 2014

Stampin' Up! Flower Shop

This was the lovely Make 'n Take we made at our last team training with Jacque. It was so easy and uses some of my favourite products including washi tape and the stamp set Flower Shop. 

Stamp set: Flower Shop, A Dozen Thoughts, Gorgeous Grunge
Card: Watercolour Paper, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Strawberry Slush, Black Staz On
Accessories: Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Candy Dots, Candy Dot Brad Bases
Tools: Pansy Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Aqua Painter

Happy Tuesday everyone! Don't forget to pop back tomorrow to grab yourself a bargain with the weekly specials. 

05 May, 2014

Clearly Awesome - Stampin' Up! Photopolymer Stamps

Stampin' Up! have introduced Photopolymer Stamps, I am excited to tell you that these will be released in the upcoming 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue. They will be available along with the wood and clear mount stamps. Because they are transparent these stamps are very easy to line up. You may not want to wait until the new Annual Catalogue is released and you don't have to! Stampin' Up! have introduced two exclusive photopolymer stamp sets: Show & Tell 1 and Show & Tell 2.

These great new photopolymer sets are designed to be used together. Even better, you can order both sets in a bundle that comes with an amazing online class-featuring tons of great project ideas using Show and Tell 1 and 2.

You'll notice on the Bundle that you'll receive a FREE Online Class from Stampin' Up! - here's the details on that. Our online class, "Seeing the Possibilities," provides all the basics you need to make the most of our new photopolymer stamp offerings: Show & Tell 1 and 2 Stamp Sets. Purchase the bundle (only $57.90 + shipping) and discover how quickly and easily you can line up the stamped images for precision placement with the free online class.  Achieve just the right ink coverage and combine images together exactly where you want them with photopolymer. The possibilities are endless!

Divided into six PDF documents, this class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for 15 projects.  The following topics are covered in the class:
  • Backgrounds
  • Building
  • Layering
  • Versatility
  • Gift Giving
  • Memory Keeping
PC Instructions
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

Looking for more inspiration - check out Stampin' Up!'s Pinterest Board for great ideas. 

How exciting is that! What are you waiting for?  Email me today to order your bundle today! 

04 May, 2014

Weekly Deals Are Extended!!

Weekly Deals are being extended through May! Each Wednesday in May, we'll be bringing you a new set of deals on a selection of fantastic products. Check the Online Store each week to see what’s on sale and take advantage of these great deals before they’re gone!

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals available until Tuesday 6th May. Wow! Some fabulous items - check them out below:

Email me your order today!