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One of my fav’s is going!!

I spent sometime yesterday going through the retired list and pulling some of my soon to be retired stamp sets off the shelves….they look a little bare lol! Each retired set makes me a little sad as I have usually loved them at some time or another but coming across this set on the retired list made me a lot sad! I really do just love this set, it’s almost like my Bodacious Bouquet obsession I had many years ago {I’m sure some of you will remember it}

Anyway the Special Reason’s stamp set is on the retired list and hasn’t made it into the new catalogue so I will have to use it as much as possible before it goes!!

This was another of our stamp a stack cards from Monday night, I was forward planning and offered the “Happy Mothers Day” greeting from the Circle of Spring set.

I love the Elegant Eggplant and gold together it’s such a classic colour combination! I’ve also stamped the spots from gorgeous grunge as a background behind the flowers in Sahara Sand. Gorgeous Grunge hasn’t made it into the new catalogue either….devastation. I’m not sure how I am going to cope with that one, I use this set ALL the time!!

The rest of the card is pretty simple, I did stamp off the elegant eggplant flower so it wasn’t as dark, I also edged around the smaller die cut flower in elegant eggplant!

Don’t forget to jump online and order any items from the retired list as soon as possible so you don’t miss out!!

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So much news!

This is a very exciting time of year at Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration is over and the retired list has been released and then…..wait for it….the new catalogue comes out very very soon!

My facebook feed is full of chatter from other demonstrators on all things retired and the new catalogue which is just divine! (Yes I’ve been lucky enough to see it today….a perk of being a demonstrator)

I’m being serious here I popped up on my facebook page this morning not to delay in placing orders for retired items as all items on the retired list are while stocks last and this is no joke, things are already being sold out! (yes I am serious)

So jump online, check out the retired list and ensure you order everything you want now to avoid disappointment!

Click the image above to check out the retired list!

Or click the image below to place an order online…..remember to use this months hostess code to be rewarded by me!

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Tonights stamp a stack!

Today I thought I’d show you one of the cards that will be out on the table for tonight’s stamp a stack! I really do love the Lift me Up stamp set, it’s something a little different and can be used for so many different occasions!

Today I’ve paired it with some of the glimmer paper I received through sale-a-bration! (which has now finished)

I love the pairing of smoky slate and sweet sugarplum, it just looks so pretty together!

This card was super easy to put together and if you’d like to come along and make your own let me know as I still have some spots left!!

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An oldie but a goodie!!

I remember doing this technique years ago, but it is such a fun technique I thought I’d share the Stampin’ Up! video that I just stumbled across!

Have you tried Marbling before? I really want to pull it out and have a go again! I think it might make a reappearance in the next technique class!!

Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. We are down the coast with Jess who is competing in the Luke Harrop Triathlon tomorrow. We were super lucky as we got to watch the Elite’s from around the world compete! It was amazing to watch, such a face paced sport full of truly inspiring athletes!

Thanks for dropping by, don’t forget to RSVP if you would like to attend technique class next month and play with some shaving cream with me!

 

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Balloon Adventures, rainbow reinker technique

I thought I would show you another of the cards that we made at technique class on Monday night.  This card uses  a stamp from the Balloon Adventures stamp set from the Occasions catalogue, I hadn’t previously inked up this stamp and am actually really happy with how the card turned out!

The technique itself was super easy and every time you do it, it comes out slightly different! Here I have used tempting turquoise, melon mambo and daffodil delight reinkers on shimmery white cardstock!! Such a cool technique!

All you need to do it put a spot of reinker on the edge of the cardstock and using a plastic card drag the ink across the cardstock! If you’d like to learn other techniques like this come along to one of my technique classes!

Due to the Easter holidays I’ve changed the date of my stamp a stack to this coming Monday night, (10th of April) Hope you can make it!! Shoot me an email or RSVP online!!

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Technique class and March Thank you’s

We had technique class last night and made 3 awesome cards, I loved how this card turned out so have decided that I’m going to use them as last months thank you cards for customers!

So if you placed an order with me last month this is what is making it’s way to you!

I love making my own background papers with stamps it’s so easy with all the different stamps in a set! For this card I used the leaves out of Botanical Blooms stamp set in a few different colours! It was super easy, I then stamped the little circles and popped some crystal effects over the top to give it some shine!

Do you make your own background papers?  Whats your favourite stamp set for it?

Change of date for the next stamp a stack class! We are going to hold it next Monday which is the 10th of April, rather then Easter Monday!

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Reverse words case!

Evening all, I’m hoping everyone reading this is safe and dry after the events of the last few days and cyclone Debbie ripping through North Queensland. My thoughts are will all of you up there as the mammoth task of the clean up begins!

On a brighter note I finally managed to crack out the Reverse words stamp set, but wasn’t sure where to start so I did my normal thing a jumped on pinterest to see what others had created!

I came across a card by Teneale Williams that I fell in love with and decided I was going to case. I have always loved Teneale’s creations and will often stop by her blog to see what she has created!

I didn’t stop at one I made 2 variations, the changes are ever so slight to Teneale’s original!

and then I switched the colours up a little for something a bit different!

My photo’s are a bit dark as the sun hasn’t been out a huge amount of late as it’s a bit rainy and overcast! But I think they came out pretty well! Thanks Teneale for once again inspiring me with your beautiful craftsmanship!

Only 3 more days to go until Sale-a-bration is over for another year, wooh that time has flown!! Don’t miss out on placing your qualifying order and getting your free sale-a-bration stamp set, email me today!

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Save the date!

Each year we put on a new catalogue launch, and this year is no different. The day promises to be full of amazing cards made with all new products, fabulous food, wonderful company and of course some great prizes!

So pop it in your diary, shoot me an e-mail to book yourselves in and come join us for a fun filled day of crafting!!

A deposit of $30 is required to secure your spot, don’t delay book yourself in today as it has the potential to sell out!

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Team meeting make and take!

Last Thursday night I was lucky enough to get together with my team, these types of get togethers are super fun. We get together, chat, sometimes about business tips lol and stamp! If you have ever considered being a demonstrator and would like some more information about joining our team shoot me an e-mail, I’d love to chat to you about it!

This is the card I created to share with my team, I am so in love with this stamp set. I wish it was a possibility for it to make it into the main catalogue! {Don’t get excited that has never happened before!}

Have you picked this set as one of your freebies this sale-a-bration? You really won’t be disappointed it if you did! I’ve also used the Petal Burst embossing folder that has been newly added to the sale-a-bration list it’s super cute as well! I’m going to enjoy using it more often, of course I only just purchased this last week without knowing it was going on to the sale-a-bration freebies list! But glad I did so I can make some samples to show you just how cute it is!

If you haven’t got all your sale-a-bration goodies yet don’t forget to pop over to my online shop and place your order……don’t forget to use this months hostess code if your order is under $250!

 

 

 

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A week of fond farewells!

Sadly we are entering our final week of Sale-a-bration, the biggest and best time of year to be a demonstrator, recruit or customer of Stampin’ Up! This year they have out done themselves once again with their selection of goodies up for offer! I am going to be so sad when they go as I have loved using each and every set I managed to get my hands on!!

On Friday evening we did a Farewel Sale-a-bration class and over the next 7 days I am going to share the cards we made! As I have mentioned before I often start designing with a sketch, challenge or case of a card to get going and Thursday evening/Friday afternoon is no exception. The card we made started out as a case of a card I had previously created and came across on pinterest a few days ago!

So here is the original card…..

Feels like a million years ago I created this card! Here’s the one I came up with on Friday….. I may have been a little slow with this card as I was only designing it while my ladies arrived lol! {worth the wait tho apparently}

I just adore everything about this card, from the amazing glimmer paper, detailed doilies stamp set, 2 tone doilies! It was a popular one on Friday night, so much so I ran out of bit s to make it!

What do you reckon would you make it?

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Amazing Birthday oooops it’s retired!

On Monday night we had another stamp a stack and just before everyone was due to arrive I decided we need a masculine card in the line up! Having limited supplies, I’m almost out of basic black and smoky slate cardstock I set about creating a card!

This is what I came up with, it’s a pretty simple card but I was happy with it non the less.

This morning when the sun was out briefly I whipped out to photograph some of my recent cards to share with you. That’s when my issue started I was doing up my product below…..entered in Amazing Birthday and it came up as retired, {No surely not} grabbed my catalogue to look it up, sure enough it’s not in there! Can you believe it, we are almost at the end of the current catalogue and I have just worked out this set is no longer current! Ooops! So this will be the final card I create with the great little stamp set, it will now be popped in my stash of retired sets to be sold off at our next launch day!

I always get a bit sad saying goodbye to stamp sets, sometimes I wish I could keep them all lol! What about you? Do you keep all your stamp sets or do you sell them off?

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Amazing Birthday Wood-Mount Stamp Set

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Sale-a-bration has new goodies!!

Did you know that Sale-a-bration ends in just 9 days? These last few months have just flown by! But as per usual Stampin’ Up! have made it extra awesome by adding in some additional products again!

Like seriously how cool is this, we can spend $90 and receive an item for free. This time it’s not an exclusive stamp set or accessories it’s some goodies from the main and occasions catalogues!

I have literally just bought the Petal Burst embossing folder (arrived yesterday) as I have seen some lovely cards made with it so hopefully I will find some time to make some samples to show you! Want to know what everything looks like? Well check out my collage I made! I’m sure I should have been doing something else but it was fun to play around with this last night lol!

If you want to take advantage of this awesome deal jump online and place your order or shoot me an e-mail and I can place it for you!

Don’t forget to use this months hostess code if you are shopping online so I can reward you!

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Monday Night’s stamp a stack!

We had heaps of fun on Monday night at our monthly stamp a stack! There were 6 different designs to choose from, as usual some were more popular then others!

This is one of my favourites as I am currently loving the Make a Medallion stamp set! The photo isn’t my usual brilliance (lol) It’s been raining and overcast since Sunday and it’s making if very difficult for me to photograph my cards…which is why the blog posts are few and far between sorry! This card was inspired by Sarah Berry‘s card I just loved the colour combination, although I didn’t read it very well and used Daffodil delight instead of Crushed Curry but it still came up really pretty in real life! I love this stamp set so much, it’s so fun to play with and pretty easy to line up without the need for a stamp a ma jig too!

Have you ordered your Make a Medallion stamp set yet? It’s free with a $90 order only until the end of this month that’s only 10 days to go!!

We are having a final farewell of Sale-a-bration stamp sets on Friday evening at 7.30pm, 6 cards (2 of 3 designs) for $20.00 there is the option for you to make addition sets of cards if you would like as well! After all it is Friday night and if you’d like to craft a bit later you are welcome to stay on!  For more info or to book follow this link.

Would love to see you Friday night, feel free to bring a crafty friend along too!

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Short and Sweet tonight!

It’s Friday night so I have been down at my crossfit box doing another open workout! Tonight was tough amongst other things I had to do 55 x 70kg deadlift! I may not be ablet o walk or bend tomorrow! Chuffed i got through almost 3/4 of the workout and was super pleased with time was called lol!

I have been super busy toying with the idea of sending out a newsletter and thought I better get onto it! So that is exactly what I have done, feel free to click on the link below and sign up to my newsletter and we will how I go with writing a monthly newsletter!!

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Playing along with #GDP078

I think I may currently be a little obsessed with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, I simply keep picking it up to create with! I think this may be a recurring theme though, looking back on past posts talking about  favourite stamp sets lol!

Anyway this morning before getting ready for work I popped down to my craftroom to make a card for my blog and it was still on my desk from creating my customer thank you cards, so when I saw the sketch offered by the Global Design Project this week I knew immediately I wanted to use my dragonflies oh and some glitter paper…..I just love that too:)

This is the sketch we were given this weekSo cute hey? Because I wanted to use a piece of my chevron paper from +________ I had to flip the sketch as I’ve used most of it up and these are the only tiny pieces I have left! I think I need to order another pack!!

This is what I came up with, I cut out the sale-a-bration sweet sugarplum glimmer paper with the solid dragonfly and then cut some black cardstock with the detailed thinlit and then layered them  together! How pretty does it look? I embossed the circle with the Hexagon dynamics textured embossing folder, it looks so good IRL!

I wasn’t 100% happy with the word placement but it’s grown on me!! What do you think?

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