Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Long Time No Blogging

I've been a bit absent of late. There are a few reasons for that -my brother's wedding interstate being one of them, but the main reason is that I've moved blog-house! You can now find me here. Lots of exciting things in store for you all in the coming weeks! Be sure to subscribe to the new blog!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tutorial: Creating a Scallop Edge

I hadn't forgotten that I promised a tutorial, and here it is. It's worth the wait! The fabulous corner rounder punch by Stampin' Up! can be used to create the most beautiful scalloped edge for your cards and scrapbook pages. Just $13.50, this is one great corner rounder! If you'd like to order one, or book yourself a workshop and receive one for free, just send me an email at And here's how you create the scalloped edge: STEP ONE: Remove the guard from your corner rounder punch. To do this, pull apart the two edges of the guard that are at the end of the punch where you insert the paper. They should come away from the punch fairly easily and it will slip off completely. Set the guard aside -you won't need it to create the scallop edge. STEP TWO: Insert the edge of your cardstock into the punch, resting the edge along the top of the "V" you see in the window of the punch. I always start at one end of the cardstock, with the side edge just showing in the top right corner of the slit in the punch window, as you can see in this picture; Punch your first slit here. STEP THREE: Slide the punch along, so that the very tip of the last slit you punched is just barely showing in the top right corner of the slit in the punch window, as shown in this picture; Continue to punch and slide, right along the edge of your cardstock. STEP FOUR: You now have a completed scalloped edge on your card, ready for embellishment!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Some Special Scrapbooking

The girls at Elite Stampers are working on a very special project and I've just finished my part in it yesterday, so I thought I'd share some pics with you. I was really pleased with how they turned out.

Friday, November 2, 2007

All in the family

As many of you know, the Australian General Manager, Dave Abbott, recently passed away from a rare blood disease, at the age of 41, leaving behind his wife and 3 young children. Stampin' Up!, being the incredible company they are, have just released the stamp set called 'All In The Family' in Australia in order to raise money for Dave's family. 100% of the proceeds of the sale of this stamp set worldwide will be donated to Dave's young family - not just the profits, but 100% of the sale price worldwide. Now that's a company with heart! I would like as many of you as possible to be able to buy this set, so I will be passing my Demonstrator discount on to you. I won't make any money from it, but hopefully I can help raise some money for Dave's family. As you can see from the picture above, this is a really cute stamp set and so versatile! All the pieces come as separate stamps (head is one stamp, body is another, arm another, etc) -there is just so much you can do with this set. The photo on the scrapbook layout is of Dave and his beautiful family. The All in the Family stamp set will appear in the Idea Book & Catalogue 2008-2009 (which will be released in April), but has been pre-released to raise money for the Abbott family. The set will not be available again after 30 November until 1 April. This Promotion runs from today 1st November until the 30th November. I am offering it to you at 20% off! So, instead of $73.95, you'll pay only $59.15 (plus shipping and handling). For those who wish to participate, all of the orders for this stamp set will be collated to be placed all together on the 23rd of November and the hostess benefits raffled to those participating. Of course, if you don't want to wait and would like your set sooner, I will place your order separately. Let me know if you'd like to buy a very versatile stamp set, and help out a family in need at the same time. Another way to help is to contribute directly to the fund. You can make a deposit into the following bank account: Westpac Kent Street (branch) 283-285 Kent Street Sydney 2000 NSW Australia BSB: 032134 Acc. No: 132523 Contact name: Brano Plesko

Friday, October 26, 2007

I know, I know...

...Okay, I know, it seems I have failed at my daily update challenge. Life has got so crazy here for us! It feels like everything is happening at once! I have been crafting (HAVE to, to get things done to sell at the fete), but I just haven't had a chance to post to the blog each day. Stick with me, I promise to have some yummy things for you very soon (and maybe even a tutorial!!!!!!!!! -I'm working on it!)

Friday, October 19, 2007

A shameless plug!

So, I was reading my girl, SJ's blog today and she has this great thing going on. It's like an RAK, but if you go in for it, you have to agree to pass it on! Head on over there and check it out. If you decide to go in for an RAK by this amazingly talented chickybabe, be sure and tell her that I sent you! I'm in -I'd give almost anything for a piece of this lady's art! What a talent!

And the scrapping as promised...

This one is actually an original by me! I was please with how it turned out. There aren't a whole lot of originals by me out there just yet, but I am slowly but surely changing that. What do you think? (Be nice!) This one was a sketch challenge over at Elite Challenges. So, I guess you could call it a semi-original of mine! I picked the colours and papers and what-not... does that count???

1, 2, skip a few...

Okay, okay, I know. I'm slack and more than a little bit behind on my "one card per day" challenge, but it's been a crazy week for me. Anyway, I buckled down last night and today and did some serious CASEing to catch up, so I have my 4 cards for this week and a couple of scrapbook pages as a little bonus for my tardiness! Hope you enjoy... CASE of Marelle Taylor CASE of Alisa Tilsner CASE from SU! demo site CASE of Georgina Martin Thanks, Ladies, for the inspiration and for sharing your stunning work with us. You're all wonderfully talented and I so enjoy reading your blogs!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday... all day today!

I've had one of Sam's songs in my head ALL day today. He loves a show called "Jack's big music show" -it was on Foxtel up until a few weeks ago. We had recorded some, but in a crazy moment of Mummy-brain, I deleted all but one of them, so now he watches that one over and over again. Anyway, this recording starts with a promo type thing with a song about what day of the week it is. I was singing this song to DH this morning before he went to work, and thus it's been in my head ever since. It's 8:30pm and it's still going. It's a great song, and I usually love it. Part of it goes, "If yesterday was Sunday and tomorrow will be Tuesday, that means today is.... Monday! Yes, it's Monday! All day today!" It's sung by this really cute little puppet. Sam loves it too and he sings and dances while it's on. So cute! But I have to say, it's losing some of it's appeal with me today. Repeating in my head about 3 times an hour is wearing a little thin! I so hope it's gone by tomorrow! So, anyway, yes, it IS Monday all day today... lol... Here's today's card: It's a CASE from Toni Lockyer -one of my fellow Elite Stampers. I love this card of Toni's and it was so quick -took me about 10-15 minutes! Thanks, Toni! Cardstock: Whisper White, Regal Rose Ink: Black Staz-On, Regal Rose Stamps: Scribble This Accessories: Aquapainter, Watercolour Wonder Crayons (Rich Regals)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

A teary moment and today's card

So, this afternoon Sam walked across the room, on his own, with no encourage from us. DH and I were sitting on the lounge, watching a movie and Sam was playing quietly on the floor in front of us. Next thing we know, Sam is walking, yes, WALKING, across the room, headed for his play area in our dining room! Needless to say, I was as good as crying, so proud of him, yet realising with none-too-little a jolt that my baby is definitely no longer a baby. I really don't think I'm ready for him to be so independent of me just yet! I know the clinginess and "mummy, hold me" pleas do get tiresome, but walking?!? I mean, come on, a mummy needs time to adjust to this!!! Okay, before I start crying again, here's today's card! It's another CASE of Alisa Tilsner's gorgeous work (told you I'm a fan!). Cardstock: Cool Carribean, Whisper White, Basic Black Ink: Cool Carribean, Black Staz-On Stamps: Office Accoutrement, Greetings Galore, Little Pieces Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon, White Signo Pen

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Gotta love the weekend!

I've been wanting to try the shadowing technique for a while, so today's card features this technique. It's quite simple -just stamp your image with the same colour ink as the cardstok you are stamping onto, then use the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp in white craft ink, but move your image slightly to the left, so the shadow of the coloured ink shows through. Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Certainly Celery Ink: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Whisper White Craft Ink Stamps: Bodacious Bouquet, Petals and Paisley Accessories: Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals We're off for a nice drive in the sunshine today -such a gorgeous day for it in our neck of the woods. I hope the sun is shining for you -enjoy your weekend!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Another day, another card...

Today's card is a CASE from the IB&C -a great birthday card for the men in our lives (and aren't they just the hardest to make?!?) Cardstock: Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Old Olive Ink: Mellow Moss Stamps: Print Pattern, Happy Everything Accessories: Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercer

Thursday, October 11, 2007

It's Thursday

And here is today's card. We've been out all day and I have a big headache, so I'm glad today's card took all of 30 minutes from start to finish! And that included getting out the stuff to make it! Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive Stamps: Both Way Blossoms (Level 2 Hostess Set) Accessories: 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My commitment to cardmaking

I've decided to set myself a challenge. Every day, for the rest of October (at least!), I'm going to make and post a card EACH day! I'm hoping that the habit will form and I will continue to do it indefinitely, but baby steps... For now, I am committing to a card a day for the next 21 days. And this is in addition to the "for a purpose" cards I'll make, like birthday cards and thinkng of you cards and whatnot. So, enough dribble, here's today's card! This card is a CASE from Alisa Tilsner -I just love her work! Alisa is a fellow Elite Stamper and such an inspiration! Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White Inks: Cranberry Crisp Stamps: Be Happy Accessories: Burgundy Grosgrain, Tag Punch, White Signo Pen, Jovi (my favourite girl -the Cuttlebug!) -oh, and a stapler if you want to get specific!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

October Special

Oh, what a deal! October Special is very tempting... purchase the Looks Like Spring Stamp Set together with the Spring Bouquet punch, and you can choose either the Spring Flowers or Spring Showers Designer Paper Pack for FREE!!! That's $16.95 value, free! The card above was designed by one of the super talented peeps at SU! HQ, and features the Spring Flowers DP, together with Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral and Mellow Moss cardstock and inks. Keep an eye on my blog -Over the next week or so, I will show you just why you HAVE to have the Looks Like Spring stamp set -such versatility!

I always knew I was special...

... And here it is confirmed! I got an A!!! My goodness, it's been like 10 years since I got an A! Argh! Am I THAT OLD??? Ten years since I finished school, already?!?!?! Alas, yes, it is true. My school are having their ten year reunion this month. So sad I can't make it, but that's what happens when you move interstate and have babies. Well, baby, singular, but you know what I mean. Yeah, so, anyway, I found this cool blog thingy on Paper Pleasing ideas. I so love this blog. What a super talented lady!
You Scored an A
You got 10/10 questions correct. It's pretty obvious that you don't make basic grammatical errors. If anything, you're annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs. As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they're only human. And it's humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A Thank-you from Madonna

I recently hosted a couple of swaps with some of the girls of the Elite Stampers. I got some really nice thank-you cards, which I will show you over the coming days. This first one is from Madonna Dunn. What a sweety. Such a cute card! I'll definitely be CASEing this one! Madonna has used the Polka Dots and Paisley set from the Spring Mini, and the Terrific Tags Level 1 Hostess Set. Colours are Tempting Turquoise (I think, sorry, haven't cross checked this to confirm -it may be Taken With Teal) and Whisper White, white grosgrain ribbon and a silver brad. Too cute, Mads!

Josh's Birthday Card

My nephew turned FOUR last week! I can't believe it. I vividly remember (like it was yesterday!) waiting at my other brother's place for the phone call to say he had arrived. We waited for ages the night we heard his mum had gone into labour, but the call didn't come until the following morning! It's funny how so many labour stories seem to fit with the personality of the baby when you look bacK. My own with Sam is one of them, too. But that's another story for another day (or NOT!). Anyway, so here is Joshy's card; Stamp Sets used are Wild About You and um, will have to get back to you with the greeting one, I know I only inked up part of something!. Colours are Kraft CS, Not Quite Navy and Cranberry Crisp. I've also used the Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon from the Spring Mini. I cut the scallop shape and matching circle with my Quickutz Silhouette.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Leonie's Birthday Card

I sent this card to Leonie Schroder for her birthday the other week. She's on our team at Elite Stampers. Lovely lady. I really enjoyed making this card, and it's another of my "branch out on my own" experiments that I have been increasingly trying since joining Stampin' Up!. I picked the stamp and the colour I wanted to use, then surfed the net for a while, looking at some ideas and inspiration, and this is what I came up with. I think it works. Was a lot of fun to make, too! Colours used are Ballet Blue and Whisper White, with Garden Green, Bashful Blue and Elegant Eggplant in the watercolouring. Stamp sets are Summer By The Sea and Paisley Background. I've also used silver cord, which I adhered under another sheet of cardstock on the inside of the card.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Another tooth!

So, we had Sam's birthday lunch today at my parents-in-law's house. My brother came with his Fiance and daughter. It was a really nice afternoon. The kids went for a swim (I could barely keep Sam out of the water! -I let him paddle his feet, as he didn't have his swimmers on) and we sat out in the patio sipping cold drinks. It truly felt like summer! VERY enjoyable. Anyway, the big excitement of the day was my discovery that the little man has popped through another tooth! That's THREE teeth in barely a week! He's up to five now (popped through two teeth on Friday week ago). He now has four teeth along the bottom and one up top, all at the front. What a way to let a mummy now you're growing up fast!!! He's been walking around EVERYwhere for the past few days. Still insists on holding either our hand, pants leg or the furniture, but he is very definite that he wants to walk, rather than be carried or crawl. Anyday now, he'll be running off on me and I'll be struggling to catch him! Hope you're all having a fantastic week, I should have some new designs up for you sometime today! Have you signed up for my free newsletter yet? October issue will be out this week, be sure not to miss your copy!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Do Yourself a favour!

We have a new gal on the team at Elite Stampers, and I've just been over visiting her blog. She has some super cute cards over there! Do yourself a favour and jump over for a peak! You can find her blog here. Welcome to the team, Alana! I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Cute Cute Cute Tote Bag GSD

I created this file tonight to save myself having to cut and score totes with my trimmer. I love them and plan to make them all the time, so using my Quickutz Silhouette will save me literally hours! This file will work with any cutter that works on GSD files (Craft Robo and Silhouette both do). I hope this helps others! I've test cut it and it's perfect. Fits the standard A6 cards like a glove! This is my first GSD file creation, so I would really appreciate your feedback. If anyone has trouble with the file, please feel free to contact me and I will endeavour to help you. You can download the file here. The password is "cardlover". In sharing this file for free, I ask that you please DO NOT share it with others. Please direct them here to my blog where they can download it themselves. Whilst I did not come up with the idea to make card totes myself, I did spend hours creating this file. If you do download, please post a comment and let me know what you think of it! Edited To Add: Here's a pic of a tote I made this morning. So happy with how it turned out!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

A card for the Mr...

I had so much fun making this card for my husband. I used SU!'s fabulously gorgeous watercolour paper, and OMGoodness!!! I'm never going to watercolour on Whisper White again! The WC paper gives SUCH a beautiful finish. I am very much in love with it! I've always been apprehensive about watercolouring, being so NOT an artist myself, but with the WC paper, it just worked. Do yourself a favour and try it! I promise, you will not be disappointed! Stamp sets used were Summer By The Sea and Warm Words. The card is a CASE from the IB&C, page 130.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Cards for Victoria... Can you help?

Victoria has cancer. Her teacher is trying to get cards sent to her from everywhere around the world. I heard about this from a blog by a US SU! demonstrator. Here is a copy of the email from Victoria's teacher: 1. I want Victoria to receive cards and letters from EVERY STATE in the USA. This means WE - me and you, have to send out these emails to all our friends and relatives all over the country and get them on board with us. 2. I'm going to get a map for Victoria so she can map every piece of mail she gets. I think it would be so neat to see how far her name can travel. 3. We have to enlist everyone we know to send her a card. Suggestions I thought about: Sunday School classes, classrooms at school, organizations and groups you are a member of, clubs, workplaces, dr. offices, neighborhoods and the list can go on and on - USE YOUR IMAGINATION! All we would have to do is purchase several cards, take them with us wherever we go and have the people we come in contact with simply sign it as a way of letting Victoria know we are all praying for her. 4. Now, here's the challenging part. I want us to do this within the next 2 weeks AND I want Victoria to receive 5000 cards and letters during this time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is only 100 cards from EACH state! I want the mailman to drop off bags of letters to 1205 Red Bud Circle. 5. Emails don't count - only snail mail!!! (I know, you might have to buy some stamps!!!!) 6. Homemade cards are great too! Anything that can be sent via the US postal service. 7. EVERY card MUST include the city and state from which it was sent. ( And if possible, a little bit about the people from whom the card was sent!) 8. As a teacher, I must give you a due date: All cards and letters must be sent by September 27, 2007 to be included in this project. 9. You can mail your cards and letters to: Victoria Enmon 1205 Red Bud Circle Orange, TX 77632 10. Let's have fun with this! Get out there and send some mail! Wouldn't it be awesome to exceed 5000 letters from ALL over the world!!! We can do it! Help me bring something fun and different into the life of this precious little lady! I want this to be something you pass along to your friends and family across the nation, encouraging them to pray for Victoria. Enlist people of ALL ages - from the youngest to the oldest - everyone can get involved!!! Think about where you go (dance, football practice, church, school, work, birthday parties, etc.) and use your imagination to get people involved. Buy some cards and send them with your children to their events and make this a family assignment! Have fun most of all!!!Remember: A nation that prays together ,stays together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wendy Hanks Little Cypress Jr. High 7th Grade English Teacher

Monday, September 17, 2007

And the Sizzix goes to...

ROBYN! Thanks everyone for your comments and taking the time to visit my new blog. I hope you like what you found here and continue to visit. I promise good things to come! Here is the post Robyn left; "Robyn said... Wow great giveway - I have of course signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the chance. September 4, 2007 7:44 PM" Thanks for your comment Robyn, please email me at with your postal address and I'll have that Sizzix out to you quicksmart!

Elite Stampers CS Colour Challenge

We had a cyberstamp recently over on the Elite Stampers forum. Elite Stampers is my SU! team, we're all downlines of Angela Sargeant, who has one of the largest downlines in Australia. I think there's something like 200 of us! If you sign up to SU! under me, you will become a part of the Elite Stampers team and have access to the forum and gallery, with heaps of templates and business tips and also to the Elite Challenges Blog! Access to this team is limited to Level 1-5 downlines of Angela, so this is a privileged group! So, the challenge was to use Elegant Eggplant, Not Quite Navy and Garden Green in a card. Ok, so I got muddled and used Handsome Hunter instead of Elegant Eggplant, but the card design would have been the same had I used the right colour! Here's the card I created, I gave it to one of my fellow Elite Stampers as a thank-you for lending me her stamp set for a week;

A layout for Kaylah

I created this layout of my niece, Kaylah, yesterday. The layout is cased from the Idea Book & Catalogue, but I've changed the colour scheme. It turned out better than I had hoped! I don't usually scrap with such bright colours, but I think this came together well and really suits the pics. I've used the Garden Annuals wheel with Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion and Yoyo Yellow. I added some Kindy Glits to the center of the flowers, as I didn't have the right colour brads.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Father's Day 2007

Here are the cards I created for the dads this year. The one above is the card we gave to my dad and the one below was for my father in law. "Dad" card colours used: Real Red, Buckaroo Blue, Whisper White, Garden Green "Happy Father's Day" card colours used: Tempting Turquoise, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

Friday, September 7, 2007

This is getting scary...

The lil munchkin finally did it. I'm sure this child is bent on causing me a premature, painful decline in health of some form or another. He just keeps growing up too fast for me. From holding up his own head at just 2 weeks old (I kid you not) to rolling over at 5 weeks and walking along the furniture at 6 months, I mean, a mother needs some time to adjust! Anyway, all of this stems from his decision today to climb up onto the lounge suite unaided. Yes, 11 months old yesterday and he is officially a climber {sob}. And of course, once he did it the first time, it was learned and thus I have spent my afternoon wrestling him down so he doesn't fall or touch things previously (and purposefully) out of his reach. And here I was in blissful ignorance that I would find myself with slightly more time in the day to breath as he got older. Oh, how naive I was...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Blog Candy -Gotta love it!

We all love Blog Candy, right? I'm trying to rationalise my scrap room into a functional space, so I'm cleaning out (slowly, but surely). It's time for me to part with my beloved Sizzix. I haven't used it for some time now, since I became the proud Mummy of Jovi (the Cuttlebug), so it really makes sense for me to move it on. So, yep, you read right, today's Blog Candy is a Sizzix Machine, with converter and brand new cutting plate. The BN cutting plate is still in its packaging, so you're effectively getting a brand new Sizzix Machine. It will arrive on your doorstep in its original packaging, with the new plate and converter. To enter in the draw for this fabbo prize, simply leave me a comment here AND sign up for my free monthly newsletter (sign up box in right hand sidebar). Open to Australian residents only. Prize will be drawn using Edited To Add: Oops! Forgot to put a closing date on this! Entries open until September 15th. Prize will be drawn and sent in the following week. Winner will be notified via email and posted here on the blog. Thanks for looking!

Super Special Catalogue Workshop Event

How it works: 10 individuals are required to participate in the Catalogue Workshop Event, gather orders of $100 and benefit in the Hostess Gifts. Simply show your friends, family and coworkers the 2007/08 Idea Book & Catalogue and new Spring Mini Catalogue and collect $100 (prior to shipping) or more in orders before September 12th 2007. And yes -you can order it all yourself if you wish. Email or phone me with your orders and payment no later than September 12th. Yes, I do accept credit card (visa or mastercard only). PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL CREDIT CARD DETAILS. If you wish to pay by credit card, please phone me on (02) 4304 1294 or 0402 120 972. Shipping is the usual 5% rate that Stampin' Up applies to all orders. I will cover the cost of getting the product from my house to yours. Everyone will be a Winner. Prizes are based on 10 Individual $100 orders. Prizes may increase or decrease, depending on how many are participating. I will place all names of the particiapnts in a hat and pick your prize. Prizes will be: - Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set - Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set - Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set - Level 2 Hostess Stame Set - August Promotion Stamp Set - All About U - August Promotion Stamp Set - Nice & Easy Notes - 4 Winners - $30 in Free Product of your choice PLUS - The Individual with most in orders over $100 will receive $25 in FREE Product of your choice. Catalogues can be found online here Open to Australian Residents Only.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

FREE Christmas Cardmaking Class

IT’S TIME TO PREPARE FOR CHRISTMAS AND YOU'RE INVITED! Would you like to send your family and friends a more personal Christmas card this year? Are you looking for a unique way to spend a fun evening with friends? If so, I would like to invite you to a festive card-making event at my house on the gorgeous Central Coast of NSW (please email for the address details). I will show you step by step how to create the gorgeous Christmas cards pictured above (designed by the amazingly talented Alisa Tilsner), along with some clever techniques to get you well on the way to having Christmas all wrapped up this year! All supplies will be prepared and no stamping experience is necessary to join in on the fun! Why not bring a friend and make an outing of it? The dates available are: Monday, 10th September, 2007, 7:30pm Tuesday, 11th September, 2007, 10am Wednesday, 12th September, 2007, 7:30pm Here’s the best part… It’s FREE! All I ask is that you please contact me as soon as possible to book your place. Spaces are strictly limited, so booking is essential!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

And one for Mum

It's Mum's birthday tomorrow, so I whipped this card up this morning. It's a CASE from Splitcoast Stampers Gallery (just love that place!). You can find the original here: I hope she likes it!

Friday, August 24, 2007

A Birthday Card for Tash

Here's a card I made today for my sister in law's birthday (which was yesterday, sorry Tash!). It's a CASE from Fairle Beamen Carroll's blog, here is the link: I didn't change a whole lot, I love her work and this card was perfect for Tash. Colours are Rose Red, Basic Black and Whisper White. Stamp Set is Petals and Paisley from the new Spring Mini Catalogue (I am in love with this set!!!). So, Tash, I didn't forget you, meant to text you yesterday, but had a rough day with Sam. I'll post your card real soon, I promise!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sam took his first step!

It's official. Another milestone has been reached. Sam took his first unaided step today. He's been walking along the furniture for months, but just recently he has been starting to let go of the furniture and stand on his own more and more. Just for short little moments, but he's doing it so much more often. Well, today he took a step. We were visiting his Grandma and Grandpa, so it was very special that they were able to witness it. My little man is growing up so fast!

Friday, August 3, 2007

August Special

It's so exciting! This month's special with Stampin' Up! is an extra hostess benefit! Gotta love those! When your workshop sales reach $600 or more, you get to choose a stamp set from the following three sets -absolutely free! And that's on top of the regular hostess benefits you also qualify for (either level one or two hostess set and $70 free catalogue product). The sets you can choose from are All About U, Petal Prints or Nice and Easy Notes (all valued at $53.95)... how cool is that? To take advantage of this special, contact me to book a workshop. Your workshop must be held before September 15 to qualify.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Mini Catalogue is Up!

It's been a long wait, but the Spring Mini Catalogue is now available to the public! You can view the Catalogue online here or contact me to have a copy mailed out to you.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Another layout

I got an email this morning that had a link to a scrapbook layout I just had to try. So cute! I adapted it to the stamp sets I had, but it came out pretty similar to the original. Sorry the photo is a little dark, it's a little wintery here!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Some scrapping

I've never scrapped a 6x6 page before. I actually enjoyed doing this, I think I may scrap 6x6 more often! This is a CASE from the splitcoaststampers gallery, but I lost the link to the original and I can't remember the name of the lady who created it. I really didn't change much, as I like her colour combo and layout so much. She used real ribbon at the bottom, mine is just white gel pen dotted line on Cranberry Crisp cardstock. And she also used a different flower stamp. I've used the Petals and Paisley (from the new spring mini catalogue coming out in August) and Bodacious Bouquet stamp sets. Colours are Cranberry Crisp, Buckaroo Blue and Certainly Celery.

Friday, June 29, 2007

I got my kit today!

Soooo excited! I got my SU! Starter Kit today! I've already mounted two of the stamp sets and I can't wait until Sam's teething settles enough to let me get stamping! Being Mummy to a nine month old can be demanding! Why doesn't anyone tell you that? Ok, you're right, I admit, they do tell you that. But why can't you HEAR it until you're in that position??? He's just so darn cute though, makes it ALL worth it!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

And here they are...

As promised, here are the cards we created at my workshop by Georgina the other day. I love these cards, they were so simple to make, and yet they look so fantastic! Thanks Georgina!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Contact Me

My first SU! cards!

I hosted a workshop recently, run by Georgina (you'll find the link to her blog in my sidebar). It was such a fun morning and we created two gorgeous cards. I'll take a pic tomorrow in the daylight. I guess you could say this party was the beginning of my SU! journey, but I was in love with these products well before the party started!


Thanks for joining me as I endeavour into the blogging world! I have big plans for this blog and I'm excited to see some of them coming to fruition already! I hope to bring you regular cardmaking and scrapbooking ideas and inspiration. My main reason for starting this blog is to share my passion for stamping and the AMAZING Stampin' Up products. I hosted a workshop on Wednesday (two days ago) after having drooled over the products for months and months. I'm so glad I did. I am quite literally in love with this company's offerings and so excited I need to spread the word! Stick around, sign up for the updates, because I promise you gorgeous things to come!