07 December, 2016

Frosted Medallions

I've cased this card from Terri Mongeon and it's my favourite one using the stamp set Frosted Medallions from the Holiday Catalogue.

Stamp set: Frosted Medallions
Ink: Versamark, Sweet Sugarplum
Card: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon, Fancy Frost Sequins,
White Embossing Powder
Tools: Heat Tool, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Did you realise that there is only 18 days until Christmas?!  I'll be showcasing some of the Christmas cards I've been making, so pop back here again soon :-)

03 December, 2016

Close Out Sale on now!

Stampin' Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they've got some great deals to offer you! The Year-End Closeouts will include holiday catalogue retiring products, clearance rack items and Annual Catalogue high inventory products.

30 November, 2016

More Frosted Medallions

Here's another card using Frosted Medallions that I cased from Juana Ambida. It's a very versatile stamp set and features both images and messages and can be for used for both Christmas cards and birthday cards.

Stamp: Frosted Medallions
Ink: Versamark, Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Rich Razzleberry
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: White Embossing Powder
Tools: Heat gun, Sponges

28 November, 2016

Frosted Medallions

This was one of the cards that we made at last months class. I love the copper foil sheets and embossing powder which looks very striking against the black. The photo really doesn't do it justice.

Stamps: Frosted Medallions (Holiday Catalogue), Perfectly Wrapped
Ink: Versamark
Card: Basic Black, Copper Foil Sheets
Accessories: Copper Embossing Powder
Tools: Heat Gun, Confetti Stars Border Punch

Don't forget to have a look at the Online Extravaganza. You can save up to 40% on some Stampin' Up! products and perhaps it could be an early Christmas present for yourself?

I've scheduled another blog post for this week, so do pop back again soon. Have a great week!

23 November, 2016

Online Extravaganza


Online Extravaganza only happens once a year, so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only 21-28 November, save up to 40% on selected products. To sweeten the deals, there is also a 24 hour sale on the first (sorry already past that), and the last day of the promo, featuring  special products available for that day only.  You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be in the future holiday catalogue retiring list. You won't want to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!

Don't hesitate to contact me or shop 24/7 at my Online Store

Have a great day and I hope to hear from you soon! 

01 October, 2016

Happy Card Making Day

Today is World Card Making Day and to celebrate, Stampin' Up! have not one, but two promotions this month. The first is a quick 5 day sale on some of your essentials ~ 

The second promotion is a Designer Series Paper Special:

If you order online, there's a brand new Hostess Code for October, so you can earn yourself a free gift from me at the end of the month ~MRAQECA6

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

02 September, 2016

Holiday Catalogue is live and new promotion!

Just what you've all been waiting for - the Holiday Catalogue! If you want to get your own copy, email me so I can post one out to you. Otherwise you might like to come along to my catalogue launch on Saturday 01 October at 2pm and pick up your own copy.

Click HERE to download. 

Not only has the Holiday Catalogue gone live as of yesterday, but we also have a new promotion for most of September! Special offers will change each week for the next 3 weeks. Here's what's available for this week until Wednesday 7 September:

I must say that I like the enamel dots - they're a great little addition to any card or project :-)

If you live in New Zealand and place an online order with me, please use the September hostess code: SMJ3WZEH and enter this in the field under the Special Offers section of your shopping bag. Please also allow Demonstrator contact, so I can thank you properly with a card. 

31 August, 2016

Last dayfor the Thoughtful Branches Promotion


I just wanted to remind you that today is the LAST day to purchase the exclusive Thoughtful Branches stamp set, dies, or bundle: 

thoughtful branches stamp set

Click HERE to go to my online store where you can purchase the bundle and save 10%

Have a look here and here, to see some great ideas using this set. 

26 August, 2016

Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches

I'm just loving this new set with coordinating framelits dies - Thoughtful Branches and Beautiful Branches. Here's the second card we made at my class last week. I've cased it from the very talented Chantal de Kaste who is a demonstrator from The Netherlands. Pop over to have a look at her blog - she's got some wonderful projects. 

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches, Swirly Bird (for the black splodges)
Card: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, 
Ink: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Big Shot, 2.5" circle punch, Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies

This set is only available until 31 August or while supplies last. Save 10% if you purchase the bundle. 

Have a happy week and I'll see you again soon :-)

23 August, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Hydrangea

Isn't this card a little beauty?! I've cased it from Dena Rekow and if you pop over to her blog she gives full instructions on how to make it. So simple but such a stunning result.

Stamp: Thoughtful Branches
Card: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Wink of Stellar
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder

I've still got a few more cards to show you using this fabulous stamp set Thoughtful Branches, so I hope you're not tiring of it yet. Don't forget that it's only available until 31 August and if you purchase the bundle (stamp set and framelit dies), then you save 10%. 

20 August, 2016

Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches

I finally got around to purchasing the Thoughtful Branches stamp set recently. And, what a lovely set it is. There are a mind blowing 23 stamps and 9 thinlits in the set. The images, shapes and greetings make the creative opportunities endless!! 
Here's one of the cards we made at my class last week. 

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches
Card: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Branches Thinlits dies

This set is only available until 31 August or while supplies last. Save 10% if you purchase the bundle. 

Email me or click here to shop 24/7 to place your order. 

Pop back again soon to see more fantastic projects using this set. 

06 August, 2016

More Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches

The limited edition Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches thinlits dies are getting a lot of well deserved attention. Today I'm showing another gorgeous card using the said set, that I received from Delwyn Karanikolaou at our team training last weekend.

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Shimmery White
Ink: Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Momento Black
Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Metallic Sequins
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Branches dies, Sponges, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch

If you'd like to order this set or anything else to make your own stunning projects, click HERE to shop at my online store. 

Hope you're enjoying your weekend. 

02 August, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Bundle for a limited time!

For a limited time, Stampin' Up! have released the exclusive Thoughtful Branches bundle from today until 31 August (or while supplies last). This gorgeous bundle retails for $NZ110.00 or, you can buy the photopolymer stamp set separately for $NZ57.00 (+ shipping) or the thinlits dies for $NZ65.25. 
Click here to place your order now. 

There are lots of gorgeous projects using this set and I just had to share the swap I received from Rachael Knight at our team training on Saturday. Isn't it stunning?! Thanks Rachael, I didn't think that I "needed" this bundle until I received your lovely card.

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Vellum cardstock
Ink: Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Soft Sky, Versamark
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon, Window Sheet (for reflection technique)
Tools: Big Shot, Circle Thinlits, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Stapler

Pop back here soon to see another lovely project from Delwyn Karanikolaou using this set. 

31 July, 2016

Wherever You Go

We had a fabulous team training day yesterday and this is the swap I made using the new stamp set Wherever You Go. I've cased this card from the talented Julie Davison and it was unbelievably quick  and easy to make.

Stamps: Wherever You Go
Card: Whisper White, Emerald Envy
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach
Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Tags and Labels Framelits

Pop back soon to see some more lovely projects I received at our training event and also the exclusive bundle that is on offer from 2 August for a limited time.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :-)

25 June, 2016

Sitting There

Sitting There is a firm favourite stamp set in the new catalogue. These are some fabulous swaps that I received recently from my down-line.  In no particular order:

Jo's swap:

Stamp: Sitting There, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories: Copper Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder
Tools: Heat embossing tool, Embossing Buddy, Project Life Corner punch, 3/4" circle punch

Jackie's swap:

Stamp: Sitting There
Ink: Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Card: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Tools: Blender Pen, Scissors

Lilli's swap:

Stamp: Sitting There
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Card: Very Vanilla, Flirty Flamingo
Designer Paper: Affectionately Yours
Accessories: Linen Thread

Aren't they fabulous?! As you can see the stamp set Sitting There is a firm favourite with my ladies :-) For some of them, this was their first swap, and I think they've all outdone themselves. I look forward to many more.

Don't forget if you've ever thought about joining up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, join my team during June and receive two free stamp sets to any value!

I hope to see you soon to view more gorgeous swaps using products from the new catalogue.

21 June, 2016

Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird

My little team participated in some swapping recently and here's the swap that I made:

I've used my new favourite stamp set called Swirly Bird and coordinating Swirly Scribbles thinlits (bundle and save 10% on page 152 of the new catalogue) and also four of the new in-colours. The in-colours are proving very popular and if I can say so myself, I much prefer this years colours, than the ones which have recently retired. I can see that I'm going to be using them a lot. 

Stamps: Swirly Bird, Perfectly Wrapped
Card: Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Affectionately Yours Washi Tape
Tools: Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

Have a wonderful week and I hope to see you back here soon.

12 June, 2016

Stampin' Rewards June Promotion

Another great promotion this month is the Extra Stampin' Rewards - when you host a party during June and have sales of $550.00 or more you'll receive an additional $60.00 in Stampin' Rewards.  I still have some free dates for June so get in touch to book a time if you would like to host a party.  Remember, Stampin' Rewards can also be used on Starter Kits, which are even better this month!
And, the other promotion is if you sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during the month of June you'll receive two FREE stamp sets in your starter kit. That's an added value of up to $214.00 depending on which stamps you choose. (Bundles and kits can't be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

I would love to have you join my team so if you're interested there are more details here or send me an email or give me a call.

06 June, 2016

Join Stampin' Up!

Is crafting a big part of your life? Would you love to earn money while doing something that you enjoy? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, then Stampin' Up! may be the perfect opportunity for you.
Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator means sharing your passing for stamping with family and friends, meeting new people and building a great business doing so - plus, you get to set your own schedule. 
Did you know that you can join Stampin' Up! and be either a hobby demonstrator or a career demonstrator? 
Join up today and benefit in the following ways: 
Stampin' Up! Starter Kit has a retail value of $285, but is great value for money and you pay only $189. 

  • You can customise the kit with your choice of stamps, ink colours and more (of equal or less value)
  • You can sign up online
  • Earn Flex Points by completing Quick Start
  • Enjoy 20% discount on all your orders - complete Quick Start and enjoy 25% discount. 
  • Get sneak peeks
  • There's no obligation to sell or hold workshops and no penalty if you decide it's not for you.
  • $450 + GST ($517.50) in retail sales is required per quarter, to remain active beyond your first full quarter. This total includes your own purchases and customer sales (based on retail prices). The next full quarter finishes 30 September 2016.
  • No annual fees to pay.
  • You'll have access to a myriad of project ideas on the Demonstrator Website and the Stampin' Success Magazine and Weekly Succeed email. 
  • Become part of a world-wide family!
  • Join in the month of June and you get to choose two FREE extra stamp sets from the new catalogue. 

Ready to Join - click HERE

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.