Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last Day!

Today is the last day you can order from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.  So don't miss out on items on your wish list.
I hope none of these were, as they have already sold out!
115922    Just Cricket
116414    Simply Said
119948    Soft Suede 12"x12" Card Stock
107065    On Board Art Journal
103301    Sanding Blocks
Come back tomorrow to check out the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue - it's really pretty!


Monday, August 29, 2011

Only 2 More Days....

Only 2 more days that you can order from the current 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.
Have you checked out the retiring list lately? 


Contact me today with your order.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurry Hurry!

With only 6 days to go before you can order from the lovely new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue, you first will need to ensure you have everything you need from the current 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.  These are more items that are no longer available.
Stamp Sets
115774    Christ is Born
116406    Scribble This
116885    Sence of Time

12"x12" Card Stock
119972    Baja Breeze
119936    Perfect Plumb
119933    Not Quite Navy
119922    Basic Black


Saturday, August 20, 2011

More Sold Out Items

Don't delay, there going fast....
119953    Wild Wasabi 12"x12" Card Stock
119946    Sahara Sand 12"x12" Card Stock
106559    Brushed Metallic A4 Card Stock
119862    Designer Label Punch

There's only 11 more days you can order from the current catalogue, SO HURRY UP!!!!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sold Out Update

More items have now sold out.  These are no longer available.
Stamp Sets
115772    Cheers to you
115808    Friends 24-7
116362    Garden Whimsy
116887    Choo Choo
121456    Afterthoughts

12"x12" Card Stock
119942    Rich Razzelberry
119687    Marina Mist
119932    Night of Navy
119926    Chocolate Chip
119929    Crumb Cake
119951    Very Vanilla

Don't think too long on what you'd like from the retiring list, you might miss out.  Contact me today to place you order.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Here's Juliusz's Card

As promised, here's the card I made for Juliusz's birthday.


Card Recipe
Card Stock: Bashful Blue
Other: Celebrations DSP, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, 1" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Gregory!

Our gorgeous nephew Gregory turned 3 today.  He is the most gentle, well behaved little boy I know,you can't help fall in love with him. 

We'll be seeing him at his party tomorrow and this is the card I made for him.

It's also a sneak peak at two new things from the new catalogue.  So do you what they are?



Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card Stock: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze
Other: Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sold Out!

Remember, don't delay if you want products on the retiring list.  I did, and I missed out.  these items are already SOLD OUT!
112356    Sanded (wood)
115812    Full Calendar (wood)
119973    Bashful Blue 12"x12" Card Stock
119691    Early Espresso 12"x12" Card Stock
108431    Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets
105319    Metallic Eyelets
111325    Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
119872    Spiral Punch - BUGGER I wanted this....
119863    1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval Punch
119878    Photo Corners Punch
119875    Star Punch

So don't be like me and miss out.  Contact me today with your order, before it's too late!


With Sympathy

No one likes sympathy cards.  Last week, my brother in law's father passed away.  The funeral is this week, and this is the card I have made.


Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Baroque Motif, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Gloss White
Ink: Versa Mark, Marina Mist
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat gun, Word Window and Modern Label punches, Basic Black and Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Snail Adhesive,Dimensionals

Time to say 'Goodbye'

Well, with August comes the list of products and supplies that will be retiring from the current 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue, making room for all the new little lovelies in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue.

This list has some awesome bargains.  Some products at 25% and 40% off.  So grab a cuppa click the link to the right and let me know if you'd like to order anything.  Stocks are limited, and items are only available until 31st August 2011, OR until they run out.  SO DON'T DELAY!!


The Three Sisters

What on earth posses someone to willingly go to Katoomba in the middle of winter? Well Christmas in July of course.  We stayed at The Carrington hotel and enjoyed their Yulefest celebration.  If you love old buildings with authentic creaky floors, stair cases and an old fashioned lift - with the sliding gate door, this place is for you.  It had so much character.
We couldn't book into our room until 2pm so we left home early on Saturday morning and took the girls to see The Three Sisters. No surprisingly they weren't really interested, other than the walk we took on one of the trails. 

They did however, like Scenic World, riding the Skyway and Cableway and don't forget the Railway.  The girls loved running along the Walkway and squeezing between the trees in the board walk. 

Here's some of my favourite pics of the weekend.
The Three Sisters
Zoe & Emily at the look out
Emily squeezing between the trees - because you just do in fur!

Zoe in her squeezing between the trees tiara!
Point 2 is the reason for this photo.

My family.  Emily, Zoe and Robert ready on the Railway

Happy Birthday Michael!

Just as you thought all the family birthdays for July were done, along comes another one.  This time, it's my brother in law, Michael.
You may have seen this card before, it's one that we have made at one of my classes. I just love it, so I had to give it to him.



Card Recipe
Click here for details

Happy Birthday Juliusz!

Emily had another class mates birthday party to attend.  Something different this time, Juliusz had a bowling party.  Em had a blast.  Spiderman also showed up.
I forgot to take a photo of the card I made.  I have asked Juliusz's mum to take a photo of it, so when get I, I'll add it here!



Happy Birthday Noor!

Zoe's daycare friend Noor had his 3rd birthday this month and had a party.  It's so cute to watch a bunch of 3 year-olds play and chat amongst themselves.  they have their own little social life.
Here's the card I made for him.


Card Recipe
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue
Other: Random DSP, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Pacific Point Satin Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Jaziah!

Zoe's first party for one of her daycare friends was adorable. Two little princesses running around McDonalds, blabbering in their secret little kiddy language.  They seem to know what they say...
Here's the card I made for her.


Card Recipe
Card Stock: Mellon Mambo,White Gloss Card
Other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 1 3/4" & 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punches, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Basic Pearls, Mellon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Janette!

Yes, another family birthday in July...  This time it's my sister in law, Janette.  Thankfully I saw her just after her birthday, because the flower is popped up on dimensionals and it would have got a little squished in the mail.



Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Whimsical Words (retired)
Card Stock: Concord Crush, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Concord Crush
Other: Petals-a-plenty Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Basic Pearls, Flower Punch, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Joanna!

A few days before our holiday get together, it was my up-line Joanna's birthday.  Never one to miss an opportunity to give a gift, here's the card and gift bag I made for her.

The gift bag was one I saw on YouTube and was made by Michelle Deslandes. It's so easy to make and really turned heads.


Card Recipe
Stamps: Cute by The Inch, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Marina Mist
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Stamp-a-majig, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals,Snail Adhesive

Holiday Get Together

The last school holidays saw some of the Creative Stampers get together for what has become a regular event.  We all bring a "card in a box", and whilst the kids are playing happily, we are playing too.
Here's my card

Card Recipe
Stamps: Medallion, Seasons of Joy
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Whisper White,Cherry Cobbler (textured)
Ink: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Other: White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Basic Pearls, Snail Adhesive,Dimensionals

These lovely cards were what I got to make.

Created by Joanna Wassens
Created by Jayne Mercer


Created by Rachel Capps

Created by Anita Lovell
Created by Rachel Jackson


Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Zoe!

Another day, another birthday.  The day after Barb's birthday, it's my baby's birthday - yep 3 birthdays in 3 days!  My little princess turned 3, and like Emily's card, Zoe's coordinated with her wrapping paper.


Card Recipe
Card Stock: Whisper White, Mellon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Other: Wrapping Paper,Basic Pearls, Scallop Border Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies,Big Shot, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Barb!

The day after Rob's birthday, it's his mums.  Here is the card I made for Barb.  It was supposed to be a Clean and Simple sketch challenge, but I didn't get it submitted on time.

Barb has a special spot in her heart for butterflies, so it was really a no-brainer.


Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Vintage Labels (retired SAB 2010), Punch Potpourri
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Other: 1" Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Basic Pearls, Riding Hood Red Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Hemp Twine, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Happy Birthday Robert!

My darling husband celebrated his 40th birthday this year (ssshhhhh!).

Here is the card I made him. It's a mini version of his car- minus all the pressies.

Those who know me know I don't colour or cut out images on my cards, because I'm not very good at either (mum would say I don't have the patience for them), and yet, because he's worth the hassle, I managed both on Rob's card.



Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Fun and Fast Notes
Card Stock: Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black Staz-Oz, various markers
Other: In-Colour Paper Stack, Dazzling Diamonds, Stamp-a-Majig, Dimensionals

Christmas in July

CHRISTMAS ALREADY!!! Are you serious?  Well it's a great excuse to work out an easy, fun and creative Christmas card to mass produce later in the year.

There are the 5 cards we created.  Sadly only 1 was my own creation.  I cased the other 4 from some very tallented ladies.

Here's  my design.

 And these are the other cards we made.

Inspired by Sherri Barron

Inspired by Ros Davidson

Inspired by Brenda Keenan

Inspred by Jayne Mercer

If you're after the card recipe for any of these, just let me know!

Happy Birthday Emily!

My big girl turned 6 on the 6th.  She celebrated with a party at Hungry Jacks.  Not my first choice of venue, but, Em chose it, and when you invite an entire class of kids, it becomes an affordable and stress free day!

Here's the cards I made her.  I have used some of the wrapping paper from her pressies, so it coordinated nicely.

I was inspired by the very talented Dawn Griffith with her multi panel card.

Here's a side view to get another look.  I think this could become a new favourite of mine.  :)


Card Recipe
Card stock: Whisper White,Mellon Mambo,Perfect Plumb
Other: Wrapping paper, Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Snail Adhesive