Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sentimental Journey

Stampin' Up Summer Mini  [1 December - 31 March]
is absolutely bursting with wonderful new products and ideas.

Check out the stamp set 'Sentimental Journey' used here.
There is everything you need for that travel journal, mini book and cards.

I have used Stampin' Up
 'Travel Journal' Designer Series Paper
'Smooch Spritz' Silver Foil and Gold Glow and the Color Catcher
1" circle punch for the compass image
'Night of Navy' ink pad

I CASE'D this card from the very talented Aly Schilling

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Presto Patterns Specialty DSP

I really love the new Designer Series Paper 'Presto Patterns Specialty'
available from the current
Stampin' Up Summer Mini Catalogue

Here I have sponged the DSP with 'Cherry Cobbler' ink
framed it with 'More Mustard' Cardstock
and mounted it on Crumb Cake Cardstock
which has been stamped using the
'Elements of Style' stamp set

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wreath Gift Card Holder Ornament

This project was a great success at my Sunday Workshop
 I used Certainly Celery and Old Olive cardstock
 the 5-petal flower punch
Old Olive ink 
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
The gift card slips between two layers of vellum
The designer is Canadian Stampin' Up Demonstrator
Andrea Walford, Sunny Stampin' Inc.  

The New Summer Mini Catalogue is here!

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Don't hesitate to contact me if you wish to order from:
Summer Mini Catalogue 
December Frenzy 
2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.

December Frenzy

December Frenzy

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during our December Frenzy sale! 
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Monday, November 22, 2010


I have just finished the last of my Christmas Cards.
This year I really enjoyed using 'Dasher'. He is perfect for the 'earthy' style I have come to love using Stampin' Up products.
Here I particularly like the combination of 'Crumb Cake', 'Cherry Cobbler' and 'Whisper White' cardstock, using 'Always Artichoke' Stampin' Pad for the 'Dasher' stamp and 'Medallion' background stamp.
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dress Up Christmas

Dress Up Christmas Promo Image 1

Dress Up Christmas Promo Image 2

Dress Up Christmas Promo Image 3

Contact me on my Stampin' Up website to purchase these items.

Friday, October 1, 2010


At our Gorgeous Girls Workshop yesterday we made three cards, two using the Medallion background stamp.  With this card I demonstrated the emboss resist technique which I think works particularly well with this stamp.

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All materials used are by Stampin' Up:

Card stock:  Soft Suede and  Crumb Cake
Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Clear emboss powder
Concord Crush Classic Stampin' Pad
Eyelet Border Punch
Hemp Twine
Tiny Tags Stamp Set
Jewelry Tag Medium

Inspiration Claire Daly

Monday, September 13, 2010

Concord Crush Flowers

For this card I used the new 'In Color' Concord Crush with its Color Coach Dynamic Duo partner Perfect Plum.

The flowers are from the new Awash with Flowers stamp set on page 71 of the Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalogue.

The greeting is one of the Short & Sweet stamp set on page 111.

Scallop Edge Border Punch page 148.

Color Coach page 117.

Awash with Flowers

Posted by PicasaThis is my first play with the stamp set 'Awash with Flowers' and the Stampin' Up 'Elegant Lines' Textured Impressions embossing folder.

Card stock used Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White
Stampin' Pads Elegant Eggplant & Basic Grey
'Amour' from the Artisic Etchings stamp set
Additional flower image mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, September 10, 2010

Stampin' Up! Colour Coach

My new COLOUR COACH  arrived this morning and I am so excited.  
Not only does it have the complete colour range but is supplied with the new 'In Colours'.
On the back of each colour there is
It has cards to make up your own creative colour combos, plus all you need to know about colour principals.

This is going to be my 'cannot live without' tool.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Artistic Etchings

I love shabby chic, so the Stampin' Up stamp set 'Artistic Etchings' is right up my rue.

Stampin' Up products used:
Riding Hood Red cardstock and Stampin' Pad
Newsprint DSP
Basic Gray Stampin' Pad

Ribbon from my stash
Card inspiration Patty Bennett

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Out Today

Welcome to the new
Stampin' Up Ideas Book & Catalogue.
Click the link to view on-line or download your copy.
  You will find some scrumptious goodies to drool over.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Friends Never Fade

I love the colour combination of Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss introduced to me by Jacque Pedersen quite a while back now.  Here it is with two of the four stamps in the set 'Friends Never Fade' from the new Stampin' Up Ideas Book & Catalogue due for release on 1st September.

We have eagerly awaited the new IB&C for what seems a long time now, but you won't be disappointed - it is delicious!  My Demonstrator copy is dog-eared already.  I cannot wait to order some new goodies.

Goodies used here all by Stampin' Up, except the ribbon from my stash. I sneeked in a stamp from 'Pocket Silhouettes' on the Curly Label Punch tag, cut out the flower and used Dimensionals, distressed some of the card edges and added Blue Bayou ink.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Moments

I love the colour combination Lyn used in this CASE of Paula Dobsons masculine card.  She started with the button and chose the Stampin' Up colours to go with it.  I must try that technique.  Well done Lyn.

All by Stampin' Up
Basic Grey & Elegant Eggplant Cardstock
Happy Moments stamp set
Basic Grey Stampin' Pad
Hemp Twine

Thursday, August 26, 2010


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116408   100   Seeing Spots50%$     14.98$    17.98
116344   121   Big Deal Alphabet50%$     38.98$    45.98
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112042   132   Urban Garden Designer Series paper50%$        8.48$      9.98
112041   134   Bella Rose Designer Series paper50%$        8.48$      9.98
107305   152   Oval Large punch50%$     15.48$    17.98
113692   152   Eyelet border punch50%$     15.48 $    17.98
109043   152   Scallop Circle punch50%$     15.48$    17.98
113694   152   Heart to Heart punch50%$     15.48$    17.98
112082   152   Wide Oval punch50%$     15.48$    17.98
112091   152   Scallop Edge punch50%$     15.48$    17.98
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pocket Silouettes

I think Pocket Silhouettes is probably one of the most versatile Stampin' Up stamp sets in my collection, and one I will never part with.

Here are two cards made by Val, one of the 3Gs - Gorgeous Girls Group [there are three of us!]

All products used in the second card are by Stampin' Up with very effective use of the Scallop and Square punches.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I love the simple elegance of this card made by Lyn.

The clean, crisp colours make it an ideal wedding card.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stepper Card

This is one of Val McGunnigle's creations.  I love the combination of colours using Stampin' Up Cardstock, Stamp, Designer Series Paper and Scallop Punch together with other bits and pieces from her stash.

I am having another get-together with my stamping friends tomorrow, so please have a peak during the next few days to see what we have been up to.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Introducing Lyn Wellington

Introducing my friend Lyn.  She started stamping less than a year ago, and in my opinion really has a flair for composition and co-ordination.  Keep a look out for this rising star.

Stampin' Up supples used in this card:
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White (using a Cuttlebug embossing folder)
Cottage Wall DSP
Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Pad ink

Stamp Sets:  Pocket Silhouettes & Butterfly Prints

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Happy Moments

This card was CAS'd from a Magic Card by crystal alves-tusim

Mine is just a straight forward card with a circle cut out and the cake image stamped inside.

Cardstock:  (Stampin' Up) Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise (retired) and Whisper White
Inks: (Stampin' Up) Basic Gray, Rose Red, More Mustard
Stamps: (Stampin' Up) Happy Moments

Friday, August 13, 2010


This design is by Jacque Pedersen.  I love Jacque's attention to detail and really enjoyed making this card at her house the last time I was in Auckland with two of my stamping friends.

Supplies used:

Stampin' Up Seaworthy stamp set
Stampin' Up Cardstock : Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Stampin' Pads : Basic Grey, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss
Stampin Up' Crimper
Stampin' Up Photo Corner Punch
Stampin' Up Jumbo Eyelets
Stampin' Up 'Sanded' background stamp

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Follow Your Heart

I really love the words and layout of the six sentiments in the Sale-A-Bration stamp set 'Whimsical Words'.

The colour combination for this card is Ballet Blue, Old Olive & Whisper White.

The bird is overstamped with Ballet Blue ink and one of the 'Circle Circus' stamps.

The background is first stamped off on scratch paper using Ballet Blue again with one of the 'Vintage Vogue' flower stamps. The 'stamping off ' technique gives a soft, subtle background. All products used are by Stampin' Up.

This is a Barb Mullikin CASE. She did a CASE from the, soon to be our's, new Ideas Book & Catalogue. Keep a look out for it. Not long to wait now.
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Monday, August 9, 2010

About Time Too

This month I signed up to become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator!

I have loved the Stampin' Up products ever since the company came to New Zealand in April 2007, and I got my crafty little mitts on an Idea Book & Catalogue from Jacque Pedersen.

So, after a long absence from blogging, I am back with a card I made at a get-together with my friends Val and Lyn. A couple of times a month we each present a project idea and do a lot of chatting while we work. I great way to spend an afternoon.

Here I used:

Stampin' Up Mellow Moss cardstock for the card Base
Soft Sky, Not Quite Navy & Whisper White for the front
Background stamped off with a stamp from the set 'Embrace Life'
The birds and branches are made with the Stampin' Up Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch.

Tune in soon for some more of our 'Stamp & Chat'

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