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Day 1 of the Online Extravaganza!!

Today’s sale includes   PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

Check it all out by clicking here .

If you are placing your order online don’t forget to use this months host code, to get yourself some goodies in the mail next month!

I will be placing an order Friday evening for any one local who would like to add items to my order to save on postage! Please message me by 7pm this evening!

While you are there don’t forget to check out the Snow is Glistening stamp set which is only available for November it really is an amazing set with great framelits! It’s my favourite Christmas set at the moment! I can assure you it will get a work out at our Christmas stamp a stack on Monday evening!

This card is inspired by a card Alisa Tilsner made I just love it in it’s simplicity! Unfortunately I don’t have the embossing mat so my impression is not as good as the one Alisa produced using the embossing mat…..yes it’s now on my wish list lol!

Look forward to hearing from you this evening with your orders:)





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Online Extravaganza

Six days. Three sales. One spectacular promotion!

For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true. Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! I hope you are ready to save big, because Stampin’ Up! throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals.

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, Stampin’ Up! will be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalogue—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalogue will have been on sale!

So get your wish list out and be ready to shop!! Check back tomorrow and I’ll post up what’s available in the first 48 hours!!
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You do not want to miss out on the Snowflake Showcase


I know I’ve been missing in action again for quiet sometime, I really do have the best of intentions but some days just don’t go to plan! It’s Triathlon season so training and racing is crazy with the kids and it’s almost the end of term…. I have 3 and a bit weeks till holidays and I can’t wait!

But today I have finally gotten around to getting this up for you! The snowflake showcase is only available throughout November or while stocks last and seriously you do not want to miss it! I have seriously loved playing with it and am tempted to run a class simply on this stamp set and dies!

Here’s the latest card I have created with it, I have been using the really rich traditional colours of Christmas.

Isn’t it just gorgeous and I love it in Tranquil Tide! Here are a few other samples that Stampin’ Up! have supplied to wet your whistle!

If you are interested and would like to see what’s on offer click here to go and have a look!

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24 hour flash SALE!!

24 hour flash sale

Stampin’ Up! are celebrating there birthday by having a flash sale today! It runs for 24 hours and there is 15% a wide variety of selected stamp sets! Now is a great time and get those stamp sets you have been dreaming of!

There is a huge number to choose from and if you click here you can see them all online! Feel free to shoot me an email if you’d like to place your order directly through me or you can order online! Don’t delay….shop today

Happy shopping

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You asked and I delivered!

At our recent launch day I had made some super cute tags {even if I do say so myself} that some lovely ladies were keen to make! So we discussed a pizza and tag evening!

Well I’ve made up some more tags and planned the night…it’s this coming Friday the 12th of October starting at 6.30pm.

There will be a selection of pizza’s on offer from around 7-7.30pm and you’ll get to make 12 tags of choice…..{3 tags of 4 different designs!} There will also be the option to purchase and make extra on the night as they are just to cute not to make them all!

If you are keen to come and join me a $10 deposit is required to confirm you place as the pizza’s will be organized in advance!

Don’t forget to RSVP so I can plan for you coming!

Hope to see you here!

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Last day for bonus days

Yup you heard me right tomorrow is the last day to earn your bonus days coupons, so if there is any last minute items you want jump online now or shoot me an email and place your order today! Bonus days are such a good deal as you are in effect getting 10% additional products and remember the new Holiday catalogue starts on the 5th of September!!

Here’s one of my favourite sets, I was lucky enough to receive this set last year when I presented at one of our Stampin’ Up! events I had so much fun playing with it and still like to pull it out and use it! One of the reason’s is a fav is you can make your own background paper out of it super easily. In this one I simply stamped the leaves in memento black ink and then filled in the gaps with the flowers inked in rich razzleberry ink. It was that easy!

The rest of the card is pretty simple as well but I was naughty and used a little retired ribbon….must clean out my ribbon stash as I didn’t realise it was retired until I did up my link to the products at the bottom oops!

Petal Palette in Rich Razzleberry. For more details visit

I really like it as it’s clean and simple….very much me!! {well simple…not always clean lol!}

Don’t forget our new holiday catalogue launch is on Sunday 16th of September so don’t forget to RSVP that you can make it!

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Ink and Inspiration Blog hop……sneak peeks!

Ink & Inspiration Blog hop - Masculine Cards

Hello and welcome to this months Ink and Inspirations blog hop, today we are taking a little sneak peek of some of the items in the new Holiday catalogue that comes out on the 5th of September. It’s been a little quiet lately but there’s nothing like an impending blog hop to get the creative juices flowing, I saw this new mini catalogue and immediately fell in love with a number of sets, purchased them and then let them sit untouched in my stamp room…..well this blog hop has managed to get me down here and playing and not a moment to soon! Because well you know there’s a catalogue launch coming up in the not to distant future that I really have to get ready for!

So here is my first card I have managed to created out of this amazing catalogue! I think I bought every product off the first 4 or 5 pages as i fell in love with it, but then it has sat untouched!

Dashing Deer Christmas card. For more information visit

Here I have used the new Merry Merlot cardstock and I just adore it, I can see it becoming my new Cherry Cobbler! The card itself is pretty simple but I’m super happy with how it turned out!

If you’d like your very own copy of the new Holiday mini drop me a line and I can get one sent out to you! I can assure you, you won’t be sorry!

I hope the project you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you as much as it did me. Please see the list below & hop along with us I promise you don’t want to miss any of the amazing creations we have to share with you today!I promise they will be great!

Remember if you are interested in coming along to our launch day on the 16th of September please RSVP as soon as possible.

Don’t forget bonus days are still running for a few more days…..for every $90 spent you receive a $9 voucher to spend in September on new goodies….that’s winning if you ask me!

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Bonus Days are here again!!

This is such an exciting promotion by Stampin’ Up! for every $90 you spend through August you receive a voucher for $9 to spend in September….it seriously is one of my favourite promotions that Stampin’ Up! runs it’s so easy to take part in and certainly helps when the new catalogue comes out in September lol!

For more information or to place your order contact me today and I’ll be able to help you out!

It’s been a while since I’ve shared anything, my mojo seems to have gone on vacation {wish I’d gone with it to be honest} but last night I was playing and getting organised for my technique class this evening and this is one of the card I came up with using a tutorial I found over at Splitcoast stampers! It’s a super simple centre step fold gift card holder! It’s so cute and I just couldn’t help myself I had to use the Tropical Chic stamp set and matching DSP it’s just so cute! I’m struggling to put it down at the moment to be honest!

As usual I did a little adjusting to the measurements so the card fits our envelopes but that was super simple to do!

Tropical Chic cift card, for more information visit

And here is the inside of the card!

So you can write on the panel and then pop in your gift card over the top! How cute is that? If you are ever interested in joining us on a Monday evening for technique class or stamp a stack send me an email as I’d love for you to join us.

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Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad

Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad

hostess Nov

New month and so much going on!

Stampin’ Up! are celebrating the new financial year with some super slick specials! So grab a cuppa and read on as you are in for a treat!!

Admit it: you just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper  back by  popular demand, Stampin’ Up! are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper: You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during July! This sale includes select Designer Series Paper from the annual catalogue (see list below). So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to buy lots and lots of pretty paper!…..You know you want to!

Pretty awesome deal hey! But wait there is more have you ever considered becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? Well this is the deal for you!

Join Stampin’ Up! in July and you can choose a free colour family assortment of stamp pads!

If either of these amazing deals interest you give me a call or shoot me an e-mail I’d love to help you out!

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hostess Nov

Birthday Blog hop!

Ink & Inspiration Blog hop - Masculine Cards

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. I hope you enjoy my birthday cards cards. I’m kind of doing a two in one post here as I have been meaning to get some of my cards up that we did at the launch and have been to slack to get them up so this has given me the little shove in the right direction lol!!

I always find birthday cards are the easiest to make but even though I have dozens downstairs I still need to make a new one for the recipient and make something special for them that I think they will like….do you do that to? Or am I on my own? Hubby says I make work for myself lol!

So here is the first birthday cards to that I made with the Follow your Dreams stamp set….I don’t know about you but I just love it! Something different, I have so many flowers so this is something a little different! I also love dream catchers!

Of course I also love that coastal cabana came back….sigh I love it!

Here’s another new set that I have loved playing with! Varied Vases although there is flowers they are a little different and something fun to play with! I’ve used a new colour called lovely lipstick and it’s so nice and pairs so nicely with so many colours! Here I have used bermuda bay and lemon lime twist!

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. Thanks so much for stopping by. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any! I promise they will be great!

See you again soon




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Dandelion Wishes love

Oh my goodness, what a whirlwind of a week I’ve had last week. With prep for the new catalogue launch, kids training and assessment schedules and hubby being away for 3 days it was somewhat hectic.

But we made it through to the other end relatively unscathed…..and the kids have almost finished assessment so there is a light at the end of the tunnel yay!!

Anyway I thought I’d pop in and share a card I whipped up very late on Saturday night for our catalogue launch so everyone could have a go at the Stamparatus……I can not believe how quickly this card comes together and how gorgeous it is! {even if I do say so myself}

I love the new Bokeh background stamp it’s gorgeous and so on trend but a little tip I’ll share it works much better with a dryer stamp pad, if it’s to juicy the image does not look as good. I’d rather double stamp it to build up the intensity of colour rather then having a juicy stamp pad….hope that makes sense!

Dandelion wishes for more information visit
I simply stamped the Bokeh background twice in Pool Party Ink (using the stamparatus) and then stamped both the dandelion and the sentiment inked in Early Espresso (at the same time) seriously that’s it! I then mounted it up on a card base of thick whisper white. If you wanted to step it up a few basic rhinestones would add a bit of bling but I don’t think it’s necessary!

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be back tomorrow with a recap of some of the cards from the launch so you can see what you missed out on!

Have a great day




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Want a sneak peak??

On our launch day I can guarantee is going to be full of new products but do you want a sneak peak of one of the sets we will be using? I adore this new set and can’t wait to get in and start using it!

I can promise you there will be at least one card made using this set and a heap of samples to show you other cool ideas with it!


If you haven’t booked into the catalogue launch yet there is still time, just pop on over to here and RSVP! I look forward to seeing you all on the 17th of June. I promise it will be heaps of fun!

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Treading water!

Do you ever have that feeling that you are frantically treading water and only just keeping your head above water? Well this year that is exactly how I have been feeling, there has so much been going on that I don’t feel I have given anything enough attention! But that’s about to change (I hope) I am putting it out there I am going to get back to posting on here twice a week at least and get into my stamp room more often again, not just for prepping for classes!

So there you have it, I’d love for you to help me stay accountable to this…..feel free to chase me up if you haven’t seen me on here in a while and I’d love a comment every now and then just so I know someone is reading my blog lol!

Are you wondering what I have been up to lately? Well this weekend I did get to spend sometime in my craftroom, prepping for tonights class and making samples for our up and coming catalogue launch on the 17th June! Which I am super excited about! – Have you booked in?? It promises to be a wonderful day with soooo many new items to play with and some amazing giveaways. Taking bookings and deposits now! Click here to RSVP 

And because you haven’t come here just to hear what’s going on here’s a card we made at a recent Birthday card stamp a stack! I just love the vibrant Bermuda Bay paired with black and white! Don’t you? It’s just stunning! Well I think so anyway!

Also don’t forget there is only 4 more days left to purchase any retiring items out of the catalogue. Once it’s gone it’s gone so don’t leave it to late! If you want to pop over and have a look what’s going click here

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IIBH – Focus on tools!

Ink & Inspiration Blog hop - Masculine Cards

Welcome to our Ink and Inspiration blog hop, today’s theme is focus on tools! Now it didn’t take me long to work out which tool I wanted to show case…..The stamparatus of course! These super cool new toy is so fun to work with and you can do soooo many different things with it!

Today I’m not using it like a normal stamp positioner I am using the hinge technique, something you can only do with the Stamparatus! I have found it works best with a stamp that is about an inch wide. That way it doesn’t over lap and it leaves a nice gap between each image!

So the card I tried it out on is a case of a card by Stampin BJ and I just love it! It’s very appropriate at the moment as I’ve jad some friends going through a very hard time and  I would love to just give them hugs all the time!!

I’m actually going to be so sad to this set retire as it’s such a great set and I love the big flower type images, they are ever so versatile!

Isn’t it just the coolest technique it looks like I am super clever to be able to not only line them up exactly under each other but also perfectly spaced! Want to know how to do it? Watch the video below and that should answer your questions!


Don’t forget to place your order and earn your very own free stamp sets!

I hope you have learnt something new and are as excited as I was about the Stamparatus, not long now and you can purchase it from the main catalogue! Yipppe so exciting! If you’ve enjoyed tonight’s blog hop on over to the other design team members and see what they have to show you! I’m betting what ever it is it’s going to be pretty awesome!

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Buy one get one free sale!!

I need your help….I’ve been cleaning out my craftroom and I have so many retired stamp sets that just have to go, so you are going to benefit from it!

How you ask well it’s pretty simple for every $50 you spend in my online shop I will send you your choice of stamp set from my stash of retired sets for absolutely free! Yup you heard me simply spend $50 in my online store pop back over to my facebook page and tell me which stamp set you would like (as long as it’s still available I will send it out to you free of charge!)

How simple is that?

So again the steps are

Step 1 – shop at my online store

Step 2  – work out how many stamp sets you are entitled to $50 in product (after postage) =1 set. $100 spend = 2 sets, $150 = 3 sets, $200 spend = 4 sets and so on!

Step 3 – pop over to my facebook page and comment on the photo of the set you’d like me to send you! They are all used some more so then others but they are in good working order, maybe just a little stained!!

Step 4 – as soon as I am notified of the order by Stampin’ Up! I will send out your freebies to the address you entered.

Ignore the prices, these are not the recommended retail prices they are what I had originally had them marked at!

I’ve also got lots of DSP so I will be adding a mixed pack of 6 x 6 DSP in with every stamp set I send out!

So please tell your friends, come along and shop at my online store and get some freebies!!

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*No further discounts will apply with this promotion, only available while stocks last
**This is run exclusively through me Stephanie Pike – Stampin’ Up! Independent demonstrator and has nothing to do with Stampin’ Up! directly.
***Only available within Australia