December 22, 2012

Clearance Blitz Glitch

Hi everyone,
Unfortunately one of those little computer glitches got into my computer and you are unable to go straight to the SU site for the Clearance Blitz specials.
My upline, Jacqui Crouch very kindly typed the specials out so that we can all see them here. Don't forget, if you'd like to order any of these products at these amazing sale prices, just call or email me as I mentioned in my previous post.

Jan 4 to Jan 10

50 Wedding Sweet wood mount 121582 $46.95 $17.75

57 Family Business wood mount 121516 $41.95 $15.75

57 Family Business clear mount 120471 $33.95 $15.75

67 Cottage Garden wood mount 119163 $32.95 $12.50

67 Cottage Garden clear mount 120003 $24.95 $12.50

64 Paisley Petals wood mount 125010 $51.95 $26.00

64 Paisley Petals clear mount 122547 $41.95 $26.00

66 Growing Green wood mount 121532 $38.95 $19.50

66 Growing Green clear mount 120624 $29.95 $19.50

75 Pocket Silhouettes wood mount 115852 $33.95 $17.00

76 Flight of the Butterfly wood mount 115798 $53.95 $20.25

79 Ocean Commotion wood mount 113409 $31.95 $16.00

88 Clearly for You wood mount 123551 $47.95 $17.00

88 Clearly for You clear mount 121976 $38.95 $17.00

104 You're a Gem wood mount 123567 $29.95 $15.00

104 You're a Gem clear mount 122270 $23.95 $15.00

109 Heard from the Heart wood mount 119167 $38.95 $19.50

109 Heard from the Heart clear mount 120006 $28.95 $19.50

136 It's Your Day wood mount 124988 $20.95 $10.50

137 Everyday Wishes wood mount 124970 $21.95 $11.00

137 You're Cherished wood mount 125036 $20.95 $10.50

108 Thank You Kindly wood mount 115884 $24.95 $12.50

Jan 11 to Jan 21

8 124920 Array of Sunshine Stamp Set [w] $20.00 $15.00

8 124940 Happiest Birthday Wishes Stamp Set [w] $42.00 $21.00

9 124928 Posy Punch Stamp Set [w] $23.00 $15.00 $28.00 $18.50

10 124924 Perfect Words Stamp Set [w] $23.00 $15.00

10 124934 Simply Soft Stamp Set [w] $32.00 $16.00

11 124922 Faith in Nature Stamp Set [w] $21.00 $15.00

109 119167 Heard from the Heart Stamp Set [w] $38.95 $19.50

109 121538 Inviting Stamp Set [w] $38.95 $19.50

110 116410 Short & Sweet Stamp Set [w] $29.95 $15.00

111 122078 Notes & Details Stamp Set [w] $44.95 $22.50

112 116416 Sincere Salutations Stamp Set [w] $39.95 $20.00

113 116364 God's Blessings Stamp Set [w] $58.95 $29.

114 124926 Party Time Stamp Set [w] $34.95 $17.50

115 121542 Just Perfect Alphabet Stamp Set [w] $35.95 $18.00

115 121548 Monogram Sweet Alphabet Stamp Set [w] $52.95 $26.50

115 121572 Sweet Shoppe Lower Alphabet Stamp Set [w] $52.95 $26.50

115 121574 Sweet Shoppe Upper Alphabet Stamp Set [w] $52.95 $26.50

116 121488 Broadsheet Accents Stamp Set [w] $26.95 $13.50

116 115766 Calendar Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Set [w] $35.95 $18.00

120 119786 Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 $3.75

120 122939 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 $3.75

120 122937 Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 $3.75

120 122935 Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 $3.75

120 119783 Peach Parfait Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 $3.75

120 122938 Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 $3.75

December 21, 2012

Delightful Decorations

How about these gorgeous decorations. Recently, my friends came over and produced these little beauties. We had a fun afternoon, lots of chatting, laughing and eating yummy Christmas goodies. Thanks ladies for all your support during 2012 and I look forward to more fun times in 2013.


December 15, 2012

4 weeks of sale madness

We're temporarily taking over a hundred products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail-only while supplies last! We'll have four different groups of products on sale during the next month. Here's what's on sale and when:
Click on the dates below to view these amazing specials. Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last for each time period they're on sale-so don't wait! Sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.


For your convenience, click on the picture below to take you to last year's catalogue if you don't already have one at hand.

Give me a call any time or simply email me if you would like to take advantage of these wonderful specials.


December 3, 2012

Christmas Decorations

Hi everyone,

I had a play last week with my new Ornament Keepsakes dies and stamp set. I have been loving the work some of our demonstrators have done on the ornament, so I found the instructions to make the gorgeous ornament on the front of our Holiday Catalogue, but I decided to omit the linen thread from it.  I wanted to try another colour and as I've always loved blue, decided to try a more simple adaptation. They take a little time, but I'm sure you'd agree, they are so lovely.


I always decorate my living room on 1 December but as I had a technique class last week, thought it would be nice to have it spruced up for the ladies. I made them up little gift bottles of chocolates, along with afternoon tea. Following the class I then drove up to help my son and his wife move homes! I was there with them for 3 days and then came home totally pooped; so was very pleased I'd decorated prior to my departure.

Till next time,

November 20, 2012

Photo opportunity not to be missed

Saturday last saw around 400 Stampin'Up! demonstrators enjoy our annual 'Heartfelt' day in Brisbane.
My downline Sylvia and I were lucky to meet up with the fabulous Tanya Bell who inspires us so much with her truly fabulous work. Of course this meeting couldn't end without a photo. What a day it was, filled with demonstrations, make and takes plus catching up with old friends and making new ones along the way. This Stampin'Up! family is amazing.

Four of us travelled up together for the day. Here we are - Sylvia, myself, Joanne and Chris Our Manager, Jacqui Crouch and Tamworth connection Therese were also there.

A little slice of 'wedding cake'

Our younger son David married his sweetheart Claire recently and I thought I'd make Claire a little gift for her High Tea afternoon. It is my version of a 'cake', gorgeous little boxes which I filled with chocolates for each guest. They went down a treat.

This was just a sample of the truly spectacular goodies we had to choose from which also included champagne. What a lovely afternoon.

November 11, 2012

I'm back!!

Hi everyone.

I've definitely been out of the loop for some time haven't I? I feel I was like a bear hibernating through Winter. Well, that's my excuse anyway.
Spring has sprung and now Summer is almost upon us, although the last couple of days here have been rather wet and miserable. 100mm (or 4") of rain fell here on Friday evening. We have really needed rain but not all at once!

Of course Stampin'Up! have released a beautiful new Catalogue and 'mini' Christmas catalogue. Naturally, I want everything from both of them, but alas that just won't happen at all once, but I will post in the very near future some fun gifts and goodies I am organising for Christmas.

In the meantine, I'd love to show you a few cards my ladies made at a recent workshop.

Birthday Butterflies:

My girlfriend Diane made me a card based on the gorgeous Elegant Butterfly punch and I changed the colours and orientation. Thanks Di, I loved your original.

Stamp Set:      Papillon Potpourri
Cardstock:       Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Inks:                As above with Soft Suede for sponging
Accessories:    Fancy Fan embossing folder, Perfect Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds

Bring on the Cake:

I recently purchased a pair of orange 3/4 pants and a Navy top which co-ordinate perfectly. Therefore when it came to creating this card, those 2 colours shouted out for me to use them. Little did I realise we have a similar card in the new Catalogue!! Maybe, I'd seen it previously and it hadn't registered when I thought I'd 'created' this. Oh well, just shows how our minds work! This is a fabulous stamp set for male cards.

Stamp Set:     Clockworks, Sanded Background, Bring on the Cake
Cardstock:      Tangerine Tango, Not Quite Navy, Confetti White
Inks:               Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Tangerine Tango, Staz-on Black

Snowflake Christmas:

I couldn't decide whether to use Gumball Green or Raspberry Ripple as the main feature of our card (we normally make only 3 cards in a workshop). These gorgeous colours are 2 of the 2012-2014 In Colour range. I gave the ladies their choice of colour.

Stamp Set:     Merry and Type
Cardstock:      Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Silver Glitter
Inks:               Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:   Dahlia Assortment In Colour adornments (centre of snowflake), Snow Flurry Bigz die (don't you just adore this snowflake?), Dimensionals

Happy stamping everyone. Until next time,


May 1, 2012

What's New with SU!

We have a paper party special this month for you.

Purchase 3 packs of designer series paper (excluding specialty papers) and get 1 pack of designer series paper  FREE.
The list of papers to choose from included both the 2011 - 2012 Idea Book & Catalogue and 2012 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.

Pocketful of Posies
Beau Ch√Ęteau
Paisley Petals
Domestic Goddess
Just Add Cake
Frightful Sight
Timeless Portrait
Berry Blossoms
Nursery Nest
Letters to Santa
Big Top Birthday
Attic Boutique

*From the 2012 Autumn-Winter mini catalogue

Phone or email me anytime if you would like to take advantage of this great offer.

April 19, 2012

A new day

Hi there,

Bet you thought I'd never return to post again!!! Believe me, I've been trying but life just keeps getting in the way.

Apart from my love of cardmaking, I have always loved scrapbooking but not delved into it much until now. Thank goodness a group of my lovely friends have been guiding and inspiring me along the way.
I really like the scrapbook page layout on the front of the now retired Summer Mini, so the girls and I decided to give it a go. Apart from the photo I've tried to get it as close to the original layout as I could.  I hope you like the result.

Recently, I ran a class with my card club girls who requested we try some male cards. Because I have 2 gorgeous sons and an amazing husband, it came reasonably easy for me to organise some cards. I must admit I did get inspiration for the cards from other demonstrators (thank you).

Sailing into the Sunset

Cardstock: Confetti White (this is a fabulous 'natural' feel cardstock), Pacific Point
Ink: Staz On black, Daffodil Delight,  Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango
Stamps: Seaworthy (one of my favourite stamp sets), Curly Cute
Other: Matt pack, Pacific Point marker, sponging, paper piecing, Square Lattice embossing folder

Nautical Expedition

Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Early Espresso, Staz On black
Stamps: The Open Sea
Other: Early Espresso Baker's twine, Nautical Expedition DSP, silver brads

French Foliage

Cardstock: More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Regals patterns DSP stack
Ink: Basic Black, More Mustard, Cajun Craze
Stamps: French Foliage
Other: Tasteful Trim Bigz die, X-lge oval punch

Until next time -

February 13, 2012

Playing with the Big Shot

Recently my card club ladies requested some cards constructed using product with the Big Shot, so here they are.
All products used in these projects are of course Stampin'Up!

Beautiful Butterflies

Stamp set: Elements of Style
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Very Vanilla
Inks: Perfect Plum, Rose Red, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Bigz Beautiful Butterflies, Embossing folders - Elegant Lines,  Perfect Polka Dots
Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Perfect Pearls, Scallop trim border punch

Bookmark Holder card  (this is not my original design)

Stamp set:  Happiest Birthday Wishes, Vintage Vogue, Silhouette Sentiments (retired)
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Confetti White
Inks: In Colour Poppy Parade, Basic Black
Accessories: Bigz Two Tags die, Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Poppy Parade 1/2" ribbon, 1/2" Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Punches - 1 3/4" circle scallop, 1 3/8" circle

Gift Bag and Card set

I love the Scallop Envelope die as it's so versatile.
Cardstock:  DSP Everyday Enchantment (from the current Saleabration brochure), In Colour 2011-2013 Lucky Limeade, 2010-2012 In Colour Peach Parfait
Accessories: Saleabration Everyday Enchantment ribbon and brads

January 22, 2012

I'm Back!

Hi to all my followers.
I have just spent a wonderful month in Western Australia with family.
 Ross and I spent Christmas in Geraldton with our eldest son Justin. He is a kitesurfer so we followed the wind. I wish I was 30 years younger, I would love to take up the sport.
We then drove 7 hours from Geraldton up to Ningaloo Reef at Coral Bay, where we spent 4 days snorkelling and swimming in the most beautiful pristine clear waters. 
I come from W.A. but, until now had not travelled north past Geraldton, so it was a great adventure for us all.
Ross had to return home for work, but I stayed on for the extra couple of weeks and was blessed to share some time with both my sons while they kitesurfed their days away. If I had my way, I would live opposite a beach! I have always loved the water. My parents tell me that my sister and I nearly turned into prunes when we were young as we spent so much time in the water!!! Our sons happily also love the beach.
I returned home yesterday and am catching up with everything. I look forward to sharing 2012 with all my lovely friends.
Until next time,