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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Stampin' Up! Mixed Bunch


This card has been created for the Dynamic Duos
 challenge to use Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder.

Now I'm usually a 'purple' kinda girl...but I struggled a bit with this one.....hope you like it. There is a 2012-2013 Holiday Catalogue sneak peek in this card....can you see it??

Hope you like it and join in the fun at Dynamic Duos!! :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Festive Fridays #33 - Sketch Challenge + Sneak Peeks!!!

Hello Stampin' friends

For this week's
Festive Friday Challenge, we were given this sketch....

I decided to use some brand new Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2012-2013 Stampin' Up Annual Catalogue plus a new In Color, new ribbon and a new embellishment....yay for new product!!!

I received most of this product at the Stampin' Up! Convention earlier this year....another big benefit of being a demonstrator .....free stuff!! :)

I hope you like my card......

Remember if you would like to book a workshop or place an order for product from the new catalogue, feel free to email me or call me on 0413 405 139. It is a very exciting time of year for Stampin' Up! :)

Materials used....most of it is still under wraps so I can't give too much away....
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Ink: can't tell you, but it IS a new In Color!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, DSP (new!), Cherry Cobbler....plus a new In Color!!
Accessories: can't tell you! LOL!....oh except for the SU pearl.
Tools: Paper Cutter, Simply Scored (for the border), 1 3/4 scallop circle punch, 2 3/4 scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, corner punch, dimensionals, SNAIL, mini glue dot.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Stampin' Up! Betsy's Blossoms for Fathers Day!

Hi everyone
Can you tell that I'm might be getting addicted to the Dynamic Duos Challenge blog and the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge ??? :)

For my card, I used the leaf stamp from Betsy's Blossoms and was inspired by these two cards by Mary Fish.....here.....and here . I like how Mary used the leaf to make a custom designer series paper in the first card....and I was really inspired by the boldness of the second card...the way Mary has used a dark colour on a lighter neutral....it is so striking! :)

I loved how well River Rock, Whisper White & Basic Black went together...I would have never guessed....that is the great thing about these challenges....the more you do, the more your colour palette expands.

Materials used:
Stamps - Betsy's Blossoms, Well Scripted (retired)
Ink - Basic Black
Cardstock - Whisper White smooth & textured, Basic Black, River Rock, River Rock Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals stack
Accessories - misc brads
Tools - Paper Cutter, Snail, Itty Bitty Punch pack, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch, Large Oval Punch 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Stampin' Up! Daydream Medallions...Happy Birthday!


I'm on a roll with my sneak peeks from the new catalogue.....

Here's another card that I made by using some of the materials we received as part of a "Make n Take" kit at the Stampin' Up! Convention in Canberra earlier this year.....it was meant to be a really big flower, but I separated the flower layers so I could make more than one project with them.

Again....new stamp sets, new DSP, new button! Yippee!!!!!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Stampin' Up! Elegant Butterfly Punch


Just sharing another sneak peek from the upcoming 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalogue. I made this card earlier this year at the Stampin' Up! Convention in Canberra.

It uses all new stamps, DSP, buttons, a punch and a framelit!

Hope you like it! :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stampin' Up! Daydream Medallions


A very quick sneak peek card using products from the new catalogue!!! :)

I LOVE this new stamp set and matching Framelit Dies!!!

If you live in Brisbane and would like to see these in action....just email me or phone me on 0413 405 139 to book your workshop and I'd love to come and show you how easy it is to make this cool card!! :)

Byeee! :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dynamic Duos #15 and Mojo Monday 254 - Stampin' Up! Longfellows!!

Hello Stampin' friends

This week's challenge over at Dynamic Duos is Certainly Celery with Pretty in Pink.....now, this challenge has shown me that I'm not great with subtles....in fact.... I had to order in a mixed pack of Stampin' Up! subtles just to do the challenge....and even then I don't own any Pretty in Pink ink!!!! ..... Shocking really!! ;)

I decided to team the challenge with the
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #254 ....

....and here's my card.....

...and a close up....

I am late sending out a couple of birthday cards, so I used 'Long Fellows' again....I know it's retired but it is perfect for belated cards.....and I added some glitter to his back to add some bling..... he's a disco turtle.... :)

Materials used:
Stamps - Long Fellows (retired)
Ink - Certainly Celery, Stazon
Cardstock - Watercolour Paper, Pretty in Pink CS, Very Vanilla CS, Certainly Celery from the Subtles Designer Series Paper stack.
Accessories - misc ribbon, Paper Daisy, SU Pearl, Champagne Stampin' Glitter from SU Fine Galaxy
Tools - Paper Cutter, SNAIL, Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, Two Way Glue Pen, Aquapainter, Stazon cleaner, Boho Blossom Punch, Dimensionals. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Stampin' Up! Brisbane - Heartfelt Stampin' Event 2012 - Brisbane Convention Centre

Hello there!

I have some exciting news to share with you....for the first time, Stampin' Up! are holding a 'Heartfelt Stampin' Event' in Brisbane on Saturday 17 November at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane.

Date: 17 November 2012

Time: Doors open at 10:00 AM and event runs from 10:00 AM−5:00 PM

Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,  Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Brisbane

Registration opens: Saturday, 1 September 2012

Registration Closes: Friday, 9 November 2012

Fee: the $120 fee provides you with access to all activities and presentations at the event, lunch, the Make & Take kit and Stampin’ Up! products (including the Clockworks Stamp Set and more)!

Most activities at the event will run concurrently, so you can choose where and when to spend your time. Activities include Product Playground, Make & Takes, project displays, demonstrations and more! In addition, Stampin' Up! will offer four inspirational crafting presentations by some of our most talented demonstrator (and staff) presenters. See one of them or all of them - you can choose! Pre-booking of presentations is required when you register.

Product Playground
Experience hands-on learning and a chance to see and try Stampin' Up! products-including some of our latest releases. Have a go at various techniques and see project displays created by our talented demonstrators.

Make & Takes (Clockworks Stamp Set)
Registration includes a Make & Take kit and the Clockworks Stamp Set (valued at $41.95 wood-mount / $33.95 clear-mount) from the new Annual Catalogue. The kit includes materials for four cute projects and tips on how to make them. All supplies will be provided by Stampin' Up! Spend as much or as little time as you want to create your Make & Takes-whenever you like!

Inspiration Boards
Our Share Boards will provide an opportunity for you to show off your creativity! Add your own project to the boards and gain inspiration and ideas from all of the share projects. Presentation projects and a variety of other projects will also be on display, so be sure to bring your camera!

Be wowed by a variety of creative presentations throughout the day.

Heartfelt Cards
Packaging and Wrapping Ideas
Handmade Gifts

It really is going to be a FABULOUS day and I'd love you to come along with me for the ultimate Stampin' Up! experience! :)
For more information or to register please email me or phone me on 0413 405 139.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Festive Friday Challenge #31 - 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peeks!!!!

Hello there!

For this week's Festive Friday Challenge, the theme is Fathers Day cards. Nicole gave us this inspiration photo to work from....

Since I don't have that fantastic stamp set "Loads of Love", I thought I would share a sneak peek of some of the products coming out in the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue (available 1st September 2012). One of the many perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that we get to go to the annual Convention where we get to see and play with some of the up & coming product....I was fortunate enough to win "Prize Patrol"...a kind of lottery where your badge is flashed up on the stage screen and you win prizes, prizes, prizes!!! So not only did I leave with some Convention-only product, I got a big prize of stamps, DSP & embellishments as well!!! :)

Now, I can't tell you what the product is, but I'm sure you can see some fairly new stuff on this card.....I went vintage-themed (as per the vintage car) and I used the Basic Black, Riding Hood Red and Sahara Sand as my colours. The postage stamp was stamped onto Naturals Ivory but I'm regretting that a bit now as it came out a bit 'yellow'. I layered some different stamps to create the post-marked effect and I also layered some contrasting stamps on my sentiment panel. All the edges were sponged with Sahara Sand & Basic Black to 'age' the card.

I hope you will have a go at a Fathers Day card and play along with us at Festive Friday Challenges.


Materials used:
Stamps - can't tell you - sorry!! :) .....oh, yes Teeny Tiny Sentiments..you should recognise that one. :)
Ink - Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Black Stazon
Cardstock - Sahara Sand (textured), Basic Black, Naturals Ivory
Accessories - Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools - Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Framelits Labels Collection Die, Postage Stamp Punch (from 2012 Summer Mini - still available - #122344), 1" Square Punch (from 2012 Summer Mini - still available - #124094), Corner Punch, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, SNAIL, Paper Trimmer.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Stampin' Up! Triple Treat Flower

Hello Stampin' friends!

This is a bit of a Say 'Hello' Wave ' Goodbye'  card in that it features the retiring set 'Triple Treat Flower' which I will miss terribly and the retiring 5 Petal Flower punch....but it welcomes a sneak peek accessory from the new 2012-2013 catalogue....can you see it?? :)

I made this card for the fantastic Dynamic Duos Colour Challenge to use Pumpkin Pie & Wild Wasabi...and for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #253.

Hope you like my card....and don't forget to order the Triple Treat Flower before it retires!!! It is SO beautiful....I love it! :)
Materials used:
Stamps - Triple Treat Flower, Friendly Phrases
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Cardstock - Whisper White, Wild Wasabi DSP from Subtles DSP Stack, Polka dot Pumpkin Pie DSP from Island Oasis DSP (retired)
Accessories - Pumpkin Pie brads from Brights Brads set, SU Pearl, 'sneak peek' ribbon!! ;)
Tools - 1/2" circle punch, 5 Petal Flower punch, Fancy Flower punch, Mat Pack, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, SNAIL, Paper Cutter, Dimensionals.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Stampin' Up! Retired Product List


Stampin' Up! have just released their list of retiring product....which means these items will no longer be available come 1st September when the new catalogue is released, so if you have some stamps or accessories that you have had your eye on, or you want to stock up on the retiring InColor range, ACT NOW!!! Once these products are gone, then they are considered out of stock and unavailable. Some items are reduced and stock does sell out each day so please
email me asap with your order or phone me on 0413 405 139.

You will notice a few things on there....

1. The Stampin' Up Write Markers are not completely retiring, it's just that only some will be available individually so those that you see on this retired list will not be offered as single markers in the new catalogue.
2. 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered as part of the Stampin' Up! range so stock up for your scrapbooking needs.

3. 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colours and colour collections so those colours that you see on this retired list will not be offered as individual 12x12 sheets in the new catalogue.

4. You will see that ALL of the SU inkpads are on this retired list....do not panic....the colours are not retiring (except for the 2010-2012 InColors Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade). The range of core colour inkpads will feature an improved design for new catalogue, so SU are retiring all the felt inkpads in all colours.

If you love Stampin' Up! and are in the Brisbane area, call me or email me to book a workshop so I can show you some of the items on the retiring list so that you don't miss out!

Mark in your calendars that the 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue AND the 2012-2013 Holiday Catalogue will be released on 1st September. If you are one of my customers, I will be sending you your FREE copy of these catalogues. If you would like to be on my mailing list, please email me with your address details.

Happy Stampin'!