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Free Stamps!!!!

I am so very excited by this amazing offer that Stampin’ Up! have released for the month of JUNE ONLY!!
FREE STAMPS ….. what is better than free stamps????  Not much in my world! Lol

So HOW do you get your hands on 2 FREE STAMP SETS I hear you ask?
By doing what you LOVE and joining this fabulous company.
But I can’t do that…….
Do you love to stamp?
Do you love paper craft?
Do you love Stampin’ Up?
Do you purchase regularly?
If you answered Yes to these … then you should consider the possibilities…
Discounted Products
Potential to Earn extra Cash on the side
More ‘Me’ time
Spend time doing what you love
Thats the best part….YOU CAN CHOOSE what you want to achieve … whilst reaping the rewards and benefits-
There are no penalties for dropping
You can run a business
Just do it for fun
Sell to family and / or friends
Or use it for your own discount
PLUS you get to join an amazingly supportive team!
These two free sets are on top of the already discounted joining price of $169 where you still get $235 worth of any products of your choice.
Contact me today to discuss the possibilities further!
Happy Crafting!

New Annual Catalogue 2015-2016

It has finally arrived! The brand new annual catalogue is here and it is chock full of awesome new products.

Have you got it?  You can take a look at it by clicking on the picture or in my right hand side bar.

We will be playing with lots of new products over the coming months in classes – I would love to see you come along and share in the crafty fun.  Information for all classes are posted in the Class tab heading.
Don’t forget to like my Facebook Page to see all the projects I create!
If you would like a copy of the catalogue just contact me and I will let you know how you can get one.
Happy Crafting

Sprinkles of Life

Have you seen the very cute and versatile ‘Sprinkles of Life’ stamp set in the new catalogue yet?
It’s what I like to call our ‘charity’ stamp set – meaning that when you purchase these sets – a portion of the sale goes to supporting the charity Ronald McDonald House Program.  That is just extra reason to purchase this set.  And this year it has a coordinating punch!
As a Paediatric Nurse I can tell you that this is a charity well worth supporting. Some families would never be able to be there supporting their ill child if it wasn’t for this charity and all they do.
The stamp set makes trees, apples, ice creams, cupcakes, flower baskets, clouds … the only limit with this set is your imagination! 
I have combined mine with a couple of other favorited stamp sets and the new in colours – tip top taupe, watermelon wonder and mint macron….these are fast becoming my favourites of the new in colours!
Here’s a couple of others that I made having a quick play with this set –
I would have added sprinkles to the white background if I did it again :-/  This one also has the cucumber crush and Delightful dijon (which just between you and me – I prefer to think of it as salted caramel!)
And the Clouds do have a silver lining in this card.  It’s teamed with Lost Lagoon to keep with the whole in colour trend!  The clouds are stamped in versa mark and embossed with silver powder!

I hope you enjoyed looking!
So as soon as June the 2nd comes about – make this one of the first things on your list to order….
How did I get it already???? Early access to products is one of the best perks of being a demo! Ask me how you can become one too…and if you join in June – there is some extra perks for you!
Happy Crafting!!!!

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Picture to Page Show

A few of us from our team had the lucky privilege of attending the recent Picture to Page Scrapbooking Show in Pakenham last week.
We had such a blast and it is always great to chat to lots of new people, people who are just as addicted to Stampin’ Up! as we are, and to wander the other stalls and learn some new tricks!
This is a picture of our amazing stand where we got to show off our lovely creations, demonstrate some products and techniques and do a Make and Take.
This was our fabulous team! We had an absolute blast.
And it is always lovely when some of your customers pop in to say ‘Hello’ while they are there.

Lots of people came to purchase the new catalogue! It goes live on the 2nd of June!
Remember this is also the same day that this years catalogue and the occasions catalogue ends.
That means that for the first time ever, for ONE DAY only, you can order products from all THREE catalogues on the same day!
Do you have your new 2015 – 2016 Catalogue yet?
I would love for you to have one, so as always, contact me so I can arrange for you to get one in your hot little hands!
And stay tuned for some sneak peeks at products made with some of the new goodies!
Happy Crafting!

Amazing Owl Punch

I absolutely adore owls … I have no idea why ….but I LOVE them!
I have had a plan to make Bronwyn Eastley’s 3D owl using the Top Note Die for soooooo long now.  Luckily I finally got around to planning the class for it this week, because the Top Note Die is on the retirement list.
Isn’t he just the cutest owl you have seen!
We also created a card using the absolutely awesome and amazing Owl Punch! Do you own it?  Have you ever tried it?  Here’s the card we made – i did end up adding some little flowers to the grass area to lift it a little.  It was LOTS of punching out – but he pops out of the tree trunk and it looks really effective!
There are LOADS of ideas and inspiration for using the owl punch all over Pinterest – but here are some of my most favorite images to create with the owl punch :
What do you think??? Is it now added to your list of must haves!  Now I’m off to attempt a unicorn for my daughter’s birthday….wish me luck!
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Retiring List for 2015

The retiring list has arrived for this year!
An amazing List, with amazing bargains!

Click on my ‘Shop 24/7’ button in the left hand side bar to go directly to my shop and find the retiring products in two different lists…


download the entire list here...

But you had better be SUPER QUICK! With these discounts everything goes fast!

Cant wait to share the new catalogue launch with you all in a few weeks time! So stay tuned…..

Easter nest with Bouquet Bigz Die

I had a dear friend suggest this idea to me, so I thought I would give it a go!

And Its so good to know we can get uses out of our tools other than what they are initially intended for – it really enables us to expand our uses for them.
So a little nest was born out of the Bouquet Bigz Die from the occasions catalogue.  Matched with the bird punch and some easter eggs, its makes a very cute easter gift don’t you think?
This was so easy to make.  Using the same steps that we use to create the flowers from the Bigz Die (you can find more on You Tube from Stampin’ Up! if your not sure here)…I used 8 of the smaller flower petal.  You will need 8 pieces of Designer Paper or Card Stock cut to 2 1/2″ by 2 3/4″.  Remember that you can run 3 pieces through at a time with these steel dies….  I used four of them spread apart for the bottom layer and 4 glued closer together for the top layer.  Add a bird punch and sentiment and you’re done!
See Simple!
Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment….I LOVE comments 🙂
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Butterfly Basics Collage

I had to share with you these amazing cards that I CASED. Unfortunately I’m not sure by whom as I took a screen shot of the card. If you know who, please leave a comment and give credit to the amazing creator! But how amazing are they!

Usîng the Butterfly Basics set, I just made a collage of the different stamps. I did use a sticky note for the parts in the middle as those flowers and leaves are quite long. The messy bit gets covered by the heart framelit. This is such a versatile set. And I have fallen in love with those Gold buttons – they match Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake card stock beautifully.

ESAD 2015 Occasions and Saleabration Blog Hop

“What is ESAD?

 ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

 We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

Welcome to the ESAD 2015 Occasions and Saleabration Blog Hop.

You may have arrived here from Nerida’s Blog, or you may be beginning right here with me. WELCOME!!  All you need to do is continue through everyone’s blog posts until you come full circle.

I hope you are prepared to be inspired by all the fabulous ideas that these talented ladies will show you.

I wanted to share my Lotus Blossom project with you all. I fell in love with the Lotus Blossom stamp set as soon as I saw it. How awesome that this gorgeous stamp can be yours for FREE with Saleabration. I think its one of the BEST freebies ever!

I used it to make this gorgeous card holder.  It holds the 3 cards and matching envelopes and would be perfect to give as a gift.  You could do the cards in all the same colours or different colours, like I have.  I have used coordinating inks to create my flowers – for example the base stamp of one of the flowers is Crisp Cantaloupe and the other two images are stamped in Calypso Coral – with the second image stamped off once, before stamping onto the card.  A bit of Gorgeous Grunge and some In Colour Sequins jazz up the cards nicely.

Have a play with this gorgeous stamp. It looks great with a single colour stamped off or using two coordinating colours.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. Now head on over to the talented Rachael Lewsley’s blog – My Stampin Haven here and see what she has created for you.

 And here is a list of everyone participating in the blog hop:

1. Libby Dyson –
2. Bernice Collins –
3. Narelle Hoggard –
4. Leonie Schroder –
5. Jenny Hayward –
6. Tamsin Adams –
7. Helen Williams –
8. Pauline Bennetts –
9. Monique Fielder –
10. Nicole Wilson –
11. Keryn Campbell –
12. Clare Mcilhatton –
13. Ria Kaire –
14. Kathryn Ruddick –
15. Sally Williams –
16. Tricia Raineri –
17. Nerida Carter –
18. Mel Pagano – – you are here 🙂
19. Rachael Lewsley –
20. Amity Knight –
21. Kelly Kent –
22. Norelle Targato –

Top Note die Owl

Today was one of my most favorite days of the Stampin Up Year. Today was our team day!!

Our team is one of the most supportive, amazing teams. We are known as the Eureka Stampers and It’s truly a blessing to be a part of it!
We support each other on our private team page and via messages etc. but there is nothing better than getting together as a massive group! We gather together to share and inspire each other and of course stamp and create!
So let me share with you some of our creations.
We began with creating our own name badges for the event.
I wanted to make one that kind of represented me – I love owl’s and chocolate – so I made this…

I first saw this owl as a card at Bronywn Eastley’s blog and fell in love. I made it as a badge though, not a card. How CUTE is he! His little stick says ‘ All you need in life is a friend who has chocolate – I’m that friend’ – it’s from the retired Eat Chocolate stamp set that I was very excited to have found a couple of weeks ago! 
Here is one I made for one of our team mates that has recently had a baby…

Here is a couple of pictures of us at the event….

And our make and take goodies using the Choose Happiness Satmp set.

And just a little something extra from our ‘play’ area… This one uses that amazing Irresistably Yours DSP that’s FREE from Saleabaration with every $90 order placed. I have just sponged it using Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight. I’m really looking forward to using these in my PL pages.

WOW. That’s a lot for one blog post! Lol.
If you have EVER considered joining Stampin Up I would love to have you join our team and see for yourself how wonderful and supportive we all are. Saleabration also has some lovely extra bonuses if you decide to join now 🙂 Feel free to Contact me to discuss this further.