Friday, March 30, 2018

Sweet Soiree Memories and More Cards

Hi Friends,
Well just one day left of our Annual Sale-a-bration promotion where you can receive a free gift for every $90 purchase!  Always sad to see that come to an end.  Have you claimed your free gifts yet? If not, its not too late, just give me a call or email, or order online before 10pm Saturday March 31. :-)

One of the free gift choices this time is the Sweet Soiree Memories and More pack.  These cute cards can be used in your scrapbooking or card making, very versatile.   Here I've made 4 different cards with them, also adding a few other items.

This card uses a base and envelope from the Tutti Fruitti Note Card set, also available as a free gift.  Putting these note cards together with the Memories and More pack makes for a SUPER fast card!  All I really had to do here was stamp a greeting, punch it out and layer it onto the glimmer paper and adhere the whole lot together - easy peasy, took all of 5 minutes!

Another Tutti Frutti note card here, this time the Calypso Coral colour.  I've added a chopped up doily behind the Memories and More card.  No stamping!  I coloured some pearls with my Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends (alcohol) marker and added them underneath the greeting.

For this card I simply stamped a greeting straight onto the Memories and More card - it had the perfect spot just waiting to be stamped.  I layered it onto some Old Olive card stock and then adhered to a Whisper White card base.  I decided to make an envelope from the coordinating Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper.  I did that using my Envelope Punch Board.

This final card actually does NOT use the Memories and More pack - I used the offcuts from my designer series paper used in the envelope above. There was just enough for a card front layer and an envelope flap.  I then layered a greeting onto a silver metallic doily and added some gorgeous white organza ribbon. So quick!

I hope you enjoyed these super quick and easy cards.  Memories and More is so much fun.  I'll have some scrapbook pages to share with you soon!


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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper

Hi Friends,

I wanted to show you the gorgeous Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper that is currently a FREE item during Sale-a-bration.  This paper is so gorgeous - if you love metallics, this one is for you.

Its actually more of a card stock than a paper.  With a combination of Silver, Gold and Rose Gold, its just so pretty.

The cards a so simple to make but the pretty paper really makes them look special. If you'd like to see how I achieved each colouring effect, you can check out the video on my Facebook Page.

For this card, I used a Sponge Brayer to apply Memento Black ink all over the paper and then wipes off any excess. It really transforms the paper to go from a white background to a black one.  I then die cut the word Celebrate from Copper Foil paper.

This card uses the silver stripes paper but then I used a spritzer filled with Isocol and Lemon-Lime Twist ink to spray and cover the background.  I used the Epic Celebrations Stamp Set to finish it off.

I love the pretty floral design on this paper.  I coloured one of the flowers in with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  The Rose Gold on this paper is just gorgeous.

And finally on this card, I created an Ombre Effect with a sponge brayer and Powder Pink ink pad.

I'm thinking this would be a fun class - if you'd like to host a Private Class with your friends, just let me know - we could make these cards! :-)


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Monday, March 5, 2018

What would I choose for the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit?

The Stampin' Up!® joining offer is always fantastic value and it's even better during Sale-a-Bration.

You pay just $169 and you can choose anything from any of the current catalogues or online shop to the value of $235!

Here's an idea of what I would choose as a beginner stamper.

A set of the newest In Color Ink Pads (#114081) $47.50

 Add the matching cardstock pack (#144253)  $14.00 and you have a great colour range to start you off.
Some of our Whisper White card stock is a must - it's beautifully smooth and a dream to stamp on.
Whisper White A4 (#106549) for $15.75.

 And then some Memento Black ink (#132708) for crisp images. It's just $10.
Our glue runner or 'snail' (#104332) as we call it is a fast and easy way to adhere layers of cardstock.  It's refillable and costs just $10. 
 Blender Pens (#102845) are a wonder for water colouring and can pick up the ink from any ink pad.  $21
And we all love our Stampin' Trimmer (#129722) for precision cutting and scoring.  It sells for $50.

That's $169 worth of product!  But for your $169 you get to choose $66 more so that your total of product reaches $235.

I would add Mini Glue Dots (#103683) for $8.
A pack of Whisper White Envelopes (#106588) for $11.50.

Every stamper's essential tool - a Bone Folder (#102300) for $12.

A pack of Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430) for $6. 

Paper Snips (#103579) for $17 - super sharp and perfect for fussy cutting.

And to embellish, some Linen Thread (#104199) for $8.00.

All of these items come in under $235 AND I get free shipping!

But wait, there's more!  During Sale-a-Bration I can also choose two stamp sets....for FREE!

I would go for the Letters for You stamp set (#141968) valued at $85 (but FREE for you!).  It's great for all sorts of occasions and to personalise cards and envelopes.

And the wonderful Petal Palette stamp set (#145788) which is worth $61.

Both of these stamp sets have matching framelits which I could add to my next order and receive 20% off!

All up my order contains goodies totalling $376! and I have only paid $169.

Don't forget that you can choose ANYTHING you like for you starter kit and free stamp sets.  The offer is fully customisable.

The joining offer runs all year but the two extra stamp sets are only during Sale-a-Bration which runs till the end of March.  If you are interested in joining, you can jump online and join my team by clicking this link or copying and pasting it into your browser.

Join my Team

And of course if you have any questions please fell free to email me at or phone me on 0403 071 367.

What have you got to lose?? The answer is nothing! :-)


Does joining sound scary?  I assure you it's not.  Here's some FAQs.

Q:  What do I get in my Starter Kit?
A:  Anything you want - make up a list of products you would like up to $235 from the NEW catalogue.  You pay $169.  A great way to get a HUGE discount!  During Sale-a-Bration you also choose two extra stamp sets (go for some biggies!) for FREE!  If you 
just want to order the starter kit, that’s fine.  Stop there if you want.

Q:  What happens after that?
A:  A brown box of fun stuff will arrive at your door about a week later.  And then you start playing.  Yippee!!

Q:  Do I have to sell a lot of products?
A:  Nope.  It’s up to you.  Many people sign up as Hobby Demonstrators or Happy Shoppers - i.e. for the discount.  That's why I signed up originally.  You can purchase for yourself  or sell to friends and family.  As little or as much as you like.  If you want to try to sell more widely that's up to you.  You can try running classes or parties if you want. I will help you with this if you like.

Q:  What happens if I don't sell anything?
A:  Nothing:  there are no penalties for stopping or dropping.  If you were to sign up during Sale-a-Bration, you would have till the end of July to enjoy a 20% discount on any products.  If you buy/sell enough, you will then be an active demonstrator for the 
next quarter.  If you don't purchase or sell anything more, that's fine.  It really is up to you!

Q:  Why join?
A:  Cardmaking and scrapbooking are two of the best hobbies in the world!  By signing up to Stampin' Up! you become part of generous welcoming family of like minded people.  You are also welcome to be part of my team activities.  For me, it's my job and I have made so many friends and had so many wonderful experiences! I would love you to join my team!