Thursday, November 19, 2009

Build a Roo

Good morning

Well it is going to be a hot one here in Canberra today with an expected high of 37 degrees. It is almost a pleasure to be at work today.

I am very excited to be going to Sydney tomorrow to attend Regional Training with Stampin' Up! Fiona, Coralee, Christine and myself are going and as the training isn't until Saturday, we will have lots of shopping time. We always come home via Ikea which is a great place to find lots of useful things.

Today I am showing a card that I designed and used in one of my Tuesday night classes. It uses the Build a Roo stamp set. This is a great set as there are various images that you can put in the pouch.

Have a great day.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Good morning sunshine

Yes, it has been very warm here in the nation's capital. Temperatures in the thirties over the last few days. Not as hot as Melbourne and Adelaide but quite a change for us as it has been quite cool.

I am holding my first stamp-a-stack tonight. This is a great way to get your Christmas cards done. You make 10 cards of two designs with envelopes for just $20. Future dates are 18, 27 November and 2, 9, 16 December. Contact me to reserve your place.

Today's card is another from one of my downlines, Fiona P. You can see more of Fiona's lovely work at her blog . Fiona is building a new craft room which is just about finished. It is so fantastic and you will be able to see some of the work in progress photos on her blog.

Happy stamping


Monday, November 9, 2009

Christmas is coming!

Can you believe it is less than seven weeks to Christmas! I have done a little shopping but really need to get organised now. If you need some help, my gift registry service might be of help. It works just like a wedding registry. Just send me your wishlist and then tell family and friends that they can contact me to choose your present and I will gift wrap as well. Easy for the family/friends and you get something you really want. I also do lovely gift certificates in a decorated holder as well.

The card I am posting today is by another of my downlines, Coralee. I have such talented stampers in my team and am very proud of them all. This card is using the Tree Trimmings Stamp Set from the Sprng Mini Catalogue - don't forget that you only have till the end of the month to purchase from the Sprng Minit Catalogue as the new Summer/Autumn Mini Catalogue starts on 1 December.
Coralee has used Kraft cardstock for the base of the card along with Riding Hood Red and Whisper White. The two silver ornaments and the greeting (from Snow Swirled Stamp Set) have been embossed in silver. It is a bit hard to see in the photo but the background has been stamped using the Soft Holly wheel in Versamark. The card is finished off with some Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon. I really love this card and how the colours work together.

Must be off to get ready for work now. Have a great day.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Inspired by Nature

I had a workshop this morning at the lovely Marcelle's home. It was such a lovely day we decided to have the workshop outside in the courtyard. It was just perfect and even the children joined in.

Today I am showing a card made by my downline Jenny. She has used the Inspired by Nature stamp set and has coloured the stamp using Stampin' Write Markers. All you need is to huff (technical term for breathing on the stamp) before you stamp as this moistens the ink again.
Jenny too does lovely work and I look forward to sharing more of her cards in the future.

Hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather. Carolyn, I hope you are noting my regular posting LOL!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Season of Joy

Good morning

Well the Season of Joy is fast approaching. Can you believe it is only seven weeks to Christmas!

If you need to get your Christmas cards done and can't get it together, why not come along to a Stamp a Stack where you will make 10 Christmas cards with envelopes for just $20. Dates and times are on my website here at

The card I have to show you today was made by my downline, Rachael who is also a talented paper crafter. The set is Season of Joy and it is such a versatile set as although it is primarily a Christmas set, the flower and swirl can be used for other cards. Rachael has used Sahara Sand and Garden Green and has corrugated the piece of cardstock under the ribbon.

Have a lovely day.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Promotion

Good afternoon

There are two promotions running this month. The first is the Christmas Extravaganza. Earn yourself a FREE scallop square punch by spending $85 from selected items on the Gift Giving Guide. More details on my website at

The second promotion is the Breast Cancer Awareness Starter Kit. If you sign up as a demonstrator between now and 31 December 2009, you will receive a Pretty in Pink Classic Stamp Pad and a apck of Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper as a bonus in your kit. Stampin' Up!® will also donate $5 towards breast cancer research. Contact me if you are thinking out signing up and would like to join my team.

As promised, here is another card made by one of my demonstrators, Kylie. This card is made using the Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set - Live Like You Mean It and uses Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Very Vanilla Cardstock. Kylie also does lovely work and I am in awe of her organisation skills which I sadly lack.

Hope you haven't fainted from seeing two posts in a row!

Happy stamping.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Website

Good morning

It has been a while since my last post but so much has been happening. Firstly I have a new job (temporary transfer for six months with possible permanency). It was quite a big step as I was in my previous job for over seven years but they say a change is as good as a holiday and that is certainly the case.

Secondly, I now have a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Website. You can access my website here . Visit the page regularly as all the promotions are updated automatically as they change. All all my events are listed on the website, classes, stamp-a-stacks and special workshops.

Other exciting news is that the new Summer/Autumn Mni Catalogue is on the way. The current Spring Mini Catalogue ends on 30 November 2009 so if there is anything that you want to order you need to do so before the end of the month. This includes the Scallop Oval Punch which may or may not be in the new Idea Book and Catalogue next September. Over the next week, I thought I would show you cards made by the lovely demonstrators who are in my team. This card was made by Alyssa who is a very talented scrapbooker and card maker. Alyssa is good at thinking outside the square and using punches in different ways to get the most value.

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely warm weather.

Happy stamping