Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
It's here! You can view the brand new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue online by clicking here, or contact me to arrange your own copy. It is absolutely stunning!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Things have been very quiet on the blog front, however that's because everything has been so busy everywhere else! I am excitedly waiting for my new catalogue to arrive, along with some awesome goodies I was able to preorder from Stampin' Up!
Sadly, with all the new products arriving, some products have to be retired... I will really miss some of these items, and some have already sold out.
You can view the list by clicking here.
These items have already sold out:
Jumbo Eyelets - Antique Brass, Jumbo Eyelets - Pewter, Metallic Eyelets, Star Punch, Spiral Punch, Photo Corners punch.
Here is a card I made recently, with the Beware Pirates set - I will miss this one immensely and it is now available at 25% off!
Hope you each have a great weekend,
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I've just finished sorting out all the downloading/re-installing and watermark issues that have kept me from my blog for so long. You'll have to bear with me, some of these pictures are OLD!
We're even heading back to Easter on this one!! I took part in the ESAD Secret Bunny swap for Easter, and my lovely Secret Bunny was Sarah Tidey.
Here's a pic of the gorgeous goodies she sent me:
Thank you so much, Sarah :
I sent my gift to the lovely Steph Gray - this is what I created:
It's a wrapped stamp set, decorated tub of Stampin' Up! antique brads, chocolate slider box and a card which I CASED from the very talented Karen Southwell:
Each month, demonstrators receive a magazine with great tips and ideas from Stampin' Up! and I wanted to try one of the techniques featured recently, faux mother-of-pearl:
These were part of a gift for my downline team members, to say thank you - I was thrilled to promote to Manager back in March. (Thanks again, to any Night Owl Stampers who are reading!)
Back in a minute with Convention news,
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Recently I travelled to Melbourne for the annual Stampin' Up! Convention. This year was the first one I have attended, and it was the first time it had been a 3-day event, so it was really exciting! Also, Stampin' Up! is celebrating 5 years in Australia, so we were treated to some extra 'birthday' goodies!
I was also very lucky to win Prize Patrol in one of the general sessions!
Highlights of the trip included catching up with team members from across Australia, and attending my first Manager's Reception, which was stunning. I was also thoroughly spoiled by my roommates, Tina, Kim and Chrissie, and got to meet my lovely blog friend, Fi, in person for the first time!
Here is a picture of the gift I received at Manager's Reception:
And the invitation we received prior to leaving home:
Of course, one of the highlights for me was the food as well! Our team headed out to Lygon St in Carlton on the Friday night, for a lot of adventures and, (I'm not exaggerating) the BEST meal I've ever eaten! And, to make it even better, we were served a similar meal for the entree the next night, at the Awards Dinner.
Here is the entree:
And main course:
And dessert, complete with a chocolate '5' for Stampin' Up!'s five years in Australia!
One of the big announcements from Convention is that you no longer need an ABN to join Stampin' Up! You can find out all about the benefits of joining by clicking here to go to my demonstrator website - you can even join my team online as well! If you have any questions, I am happy to help you - I'd love to welcome you into my team.
I'll be back with more tomorrow,
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Stampin' Up! is once again offering Deals of the Week, and this promotion is running throughout May! Click here to check out this week's deals. Contact me if you'd like me to place an order for you.
I am busy, busy getting ready for Convention! I'll pop back soon to share some of the projects I've been working on.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
My computer broke down early last month, and is still not back. According to the courier, it will be returned to me this week, and then I will be able to begin the process of re-installing my programs. I am kicking myself for not having all my files backed up properly... I will not make that mistake again :(
Needless to say, my blog has been neglected - I have been lucky to be able to use my husband's computer to keep up-to-date with my email, and business stuff. I had to brave this computer to post the brand new Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue, because it is awesome! Click here to view it.
If you would like your own copy, and haven't received it yet, contact me and I'll drop/post it to you.
I'm also taking bookings for April, May & June workshops - contact me to organise a date for a fun & free Stampin' Up! workshop.
Looking forward to getting my computer back, & being able to check in on my blog friends as well!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
It has been so long since I made time to enter a challenge, and yesterday was a perfect day to set aside some time for the latest Inkspirations Colour Challenge.
Things have been very hectic this week with my son starting school... I am so glad yesterday was a holiday!
Here are the gorgeous colours Keesh chose for this week:
And here is my card:
I recently came across the 'Inlaid Embossing' or 'Inset Embossing' technique here (thanks, Lyssa!). I cased a Valentine's Day card I'd made earlier, changing the colours, punched images and sentiment to suit a birthday card. I love this simple technique - easy and effective!
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Blushing Bride Patterns DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Trim border punch, Modern Label punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Little Leaves Sizzlit die, Word Window punch, Basic Pearls, corner rounder, dimensionals.
Hope you're having a great week,
Sunday, January 9, 2011
You can see the amazing gifts I received from my Secret Santa, the lovely Angie Jones, here. (Angie's photos of these gorgeous projects are better than mine- make sure you check out her beautiful blog too!)
The first gift I sent my Secret Santa (Christina) was a box containing five Ferrero Rocher chocolates:
It is usual for me to forget to take photos of things before I send them, so I wasn't surprised to realise I don't have a photo of the Christmas card I made... I used the Medallion stamp with the emboss resist technique, and I was really happy with how it turned out - you'll have to take my word for it! :)