Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Not my Usual Style. . .

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This card is not in my usual style and I wasn't sure if I liked it, but it has grown on me! I've used the Polka Dot Punches SAB stamp set, which you can get for FREE with any $100 order. But you better HURRY because Sale-A-Bration finishes on Saturday! Email or phone me (0404 841 436) if you would like to place an order today!

Here's a close up of the Scallop Circle piece layered onto two Round Tab punch pieces; (sorry it's blurry)

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Stamps: Polka Dot Punches (SAB 09)
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal
Cardstock: So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, So Saffron Prints DSP, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, February 20, 2009

Beautiful Botanicals

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I CASEd this card from the talented Marelle, making only a few minor changes! I fell in love with the card as soon as I saw it, so I just had to make one for a friend's birthday (hi Yvonne!). Not only is this stamp set beautiful, it's also FREE when you spend $100 or more during Sale-A-Bration, as is the Congrats stamp set. But you better hurry, Sale-A-Bration finishes 28th February!

Here's a close up of the flower that I stamped and cut out, then popped up on dimensionals.

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This colour combination is definately a new favourite!


Stamps: Botanical Blooms (SAB 09), Congrats (SAB 09)
Ink: VersaMark, Sage Shadow, Regal Rose and Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Scallop edge punch (Summer Mini), Regal Rose wide grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Stampin' Up!'s Bushfire Appeal

This is one of the reasons why I am proud to be associated with Stampin' Up!
They are a company that put into action how much they really care....

Join with Stampin' Up! and Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around Australia and New Zealand in helping the victims of the Bushfire tragedy.
You can help by purchasing select stamp sets from 12 February through 31 March 2009, and Stampin' Up! will donate 50% of the sales of these sets to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal.
I am offering 20% off these sets to do as much as I can to help the appeal.

Item # Page # stamp set Price
108864 76 Looks Like Spring* 58.95 NOW $47.16
108934 27 The Snowflake Spot* 39.95NOW $31.96
108756 80 Bodacious Bouquet* 58.95NOW $47.16
110247 46 Polka Dots & Paisley* 35.95 NOW $28.76
111973 115 G'day Mate* 35.95 NOW $28.76
108744 51 Be Happy* 39.95 NOW $31.96
112312 105 Priceless 48.95 NOW $39.16
108909 89 Seeing Spots 29.95 NOW $23.96
112380 98 Baroque Motifs 39.95 NOW $31.96
114261 3** Live Your Dream 55.95NOW $44.76

So if you've been thinking of getting any of these sets then do it now and you'll know you're helping those in great need and getting great stamps at the same time!

* These sets will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they'll only be available while supplies last.

** From the Summer Mini Catalogue

Help by purchasing your sets today. Email me to place an order or call me on 0404 841 436.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

For the Love of Stamping!

What can I say? My daughter loves stamping as much as Mummy does, just not necessarily on paper!

And the Winner is. . .


Well done Erin! You were the first to tell me where I'd used the Live Your Dreams stamp set. You were all right, I used the dotted lines on the tags (obviously next time I'll have to make it a bit harder :>). Erin, please email me with your address and I will post out your prize!

So, "what is the blog candy?" I hear you all ask. The blog candy is this;

A sample pack of the gorgeous Ginger Blossom DSP (from the Summer Mini), which I used for the stationary box. I'd love to see what you create with them Erin!

Thanks to everyone for participating, it was fun!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Stationary Box and First Blog Candy!

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Images © 1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

I made this stationary box for our new minister and his wife as part of their welcome hamper. I hope they liked it! I've used the Ginger Blossom DSP from the Summer Mini and coordinating cardstock. The River Rock cardstock is textured, which I think really adds something. I did try to add DSP inside the pen but it just didn't want to play nicely and I had a deadline, so imagine it with the extra DSP.

Here's a small selection of the standard sized cards I made;

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Images © 1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

Images © 1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

And here's some of the love notes;

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And finally, here's the tags;

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I've used the Embrace Life stamp set (Summer Mini) which coordinates with the DSP. I used So Many Sayings (Hostess set) and Short and Sweet for the sentiments (two absolute must have sets!), I've also used the Live Your Dream stamp set (Summer Mini). I will send a little something to the person that can tell me where I've used the Live Your Dream stamp set! My first blog candy! Good luck!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Edible Creation

Mr Caterpillar

So, it's not a stamping creation, but it is a Sam Creation! This is the birthday cake I made for my daughter's 3rd birthday to have at day care on the actual day. I'm so proud of it! It turned out so well! I followed the instructions from the Woman's Weekly Kids Party Cakes book (which fortunately a friend owns). It was lots of fun to make and even quite nice to eat!

This is Makayla at day care getting ready to blow out her candles. You may notice the jelly bean feet have wandered a bit! The cake was so long that I actually had to put it on a shelf covered with foil. It was quite difficult to carry around too, but definately worth it, Makayla was impressed too!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Uh oh!!!

My husband has just discovered Sticky Strip! He asked me if I had any double sided tape (to use on his remote control car!), so I gave him cheap (and not very sticky) double sided tape which consequently didn't hold the "receiver" onto the "chassis". So I caved (and wanted to show off how great sticky strip is) and put sticky strip on it for him, which of course worked very well! I think I'd better keep an eye on my roll (and add some more to my next order)!