Friday, January 31, 2014

Look at this gorgeous new toy we now have at Stampin' Up!  - a little sister to the Big Shot - that does embossing only - how cool is that!!  If you are keen CLICK HERE to buy one and let the fun begin!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sale-a-bration is HERE and now you can get lots of wonderful freebies for every $90 you spend


Book a Party....., Let me engage your friends in fun and creative projects and you can earn rewards too!!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mini Scrapbooking Kit

This is one of the awesome kits available in our new Occasions Catalogue.  EVERYTHING you need comes in the kit - the ONLY extra thing I have added is the photos, and the adhesive!!

There are doilies, die cut shapes and patterns, 

bakers twine,



and paper clips. 

It also comes with the rings, and pages with the holes in to put it together!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Alphabet Stencil

This page features the alphabet stencil from our Build a Banner Kit available in the Holiday Catalogue which finishes THIS WEEK!!!  I sponged the work 'chef' with Pacific Point using the alphabet stencil and then used a Smoky Slate Marker pen to outline the letters for better impact.  Looks Great !!

Other stamps used on this page are the Postcard, Off the Grid, and Morning Post Alphabet.

The colours are Pacific Point and Smoky Slate.  The title panel was run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I really DO love Scrapbooking too!!

Mostly I'm a card maker because I love to give a little gift of myself to others, and I think handmade cards do this so perfectly..... and they can be as simple or creative as I like AND I can make them with the recipient in mind - I love to make cards that just suit YOU!!

BUT, I have so loved doing lots of Scrapbooking before Christmas, and so I continue - with lots of photos and ideas!!  THIS page is a copy from our Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Bimonthly Ideas Magazine - and I really like its simplicity!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Great ideas!!

This is a fun new stamp set from our upcoming Occasions Catalogue, and I've made these couple of little cards, BUT I'm REALLY looking forward to using this stamp set and coordinating framelits on a Scrapbooking page - wouldn't that be fun!!!  It just brings a smile to my face!!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Want another Sneak Peek??

Great News!! As well as our Sale-a-bration catalogue starting next week, we ALSO have our new Occasions Catalogue starting too!!! 

This card is also a CASE (just like yesterday), but this time from the 
Occasions Catalogue - this is a really great design for a guy, don't you think?

 Our Christmas Holiday Catalogue finishes next week too so be sure to get in quick if there's anything you need to get before the catalogue finishes!!!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Guess what's coming soon?!

This is a sneak peek of one of the fun new stamps we have in our Sale-a-bration catalogue that starts next week!  Yipee!!

When I'm stumped for stamping ideas, I always reach for my catalogues to copy one of the examples illustrated - that way I get to create AND make something lovely easily without all the thinking planning and general angst over whether it looks good!!!  This is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from our new Sale-a-bration catalogue - be sure to let me know so I can send you one!!!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ready for Valentines Day?

Stampin' Up! has some beautiful stamp sets available until next week which are just perfect for Valentine's Day - just gorgeous!!  This card is a card I made for my sweetheart - and I think it's lovely!!

Friday, January 03, 2014

Page 19 of the Scrapbooking Marathon

Our favourite camping spot - a rainforest - hence the explosion of rich greens - Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding, Gumball Green.

Stamp set is Thoughts and Prayers, Magnificent Mapel and Wonderful Wreath stamped in Crumb Cake underneath - you have to really look to see it.  Great way to use a Christmas Stamp in another way!!

Love the natural feel of the Burlap ribbon (and it is being sold again in our new Celebration Occasions Catalogue YAY)

Thursday, January 02, 2014

The 18th scrapbooking page

A bit of fun with circles this time!!

The colours are fun - Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive and a little Pistachio Pudding!

I added some stitching lines as doodling to go with the images from Gorgeous Grunge.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

17 pages

This one is a very simple page (one of the last pages I did before the gift was wrapped for the recipient!!).

A little cluster with the lovely doily again AND the stamp set is Love you More - one of the stamp sets in our Valentines promotions - available only till the end of January.   

Round We Go fun pop up card

Hello and Welcome to Handmade by Julia Quinn. Tonight I'm using the great Colour INKspiration challenge to help my cardmaking! The colou...