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21 December 2012

Clearance Rack Week 2 plus Quick Gifts

Firstly don't forget that week 2 (21st Dec - 3rd January)  of the Clearance Rack Blitz starts today  
click HERE to view.

 I wanted to show you a couple of Quick and easy ideas for Christmas I made these with a couple of ladies and Children on Saturday and they loved them. This Hot chocolate Sachet Holder is a template  fellow Demonstrator Heather Stewart shared with me, you can't see it but I ran the top of the back through the Big Shot using the Labels Collection Framelits.

Stamp set: Scentsational Seanons
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Illuminate, Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Holiday Collection Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits  
Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sticky Strip

This mouse with a Candy Cane tail was the second project
She can be hung on the Christmas Tree or put on the table beside a Christmas Cracker.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, 
Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Ovals Die (retired), Owl Builder Punch,
3/4" & 1/2" Circle Punches, Sticky Strip

Come back in a couple of days to see the petite purse we made

18 December 2012

Sold Out Clearance Rack Items

Just a quick post the Clearance rack items are going so fast some things were sold out the first day.
These items have sold out so far for the 1st week of 14th - 20th December.
Please do remember if your order is $200 or less the minimum postage is $9.95

Sold Out Items:

115902 Winter Post Stamp Set (W)

121492 Christmas Greetings Stamp Set (W)

120594 Contempo Christmas Stamp Set (C)

115918 Happy Christmas, Mate Stamp Set (W)

115820 Holiday Lineup Stamp Set (W)

115930 Many Merry Messages Stamp Set (W)

124338 In Color 2010-2012 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock

121701 In Color 2010-2012 A4 Smooth Card Stock

124386 In Color 2011-2013 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock

105211 Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad

124291 Regal Rose 12" X 12" Smooth Card Stock

124303 Wild Wasabi 12" X 12" Smooth Card Stock

105210 Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Pad

111836 Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad

124278 Garden Green 12" X 12" Smooth Card Stock

124293 Riding Hood Red 12" X 12" Smooth Card Stock

120966 Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker

125056 Cherry Cobbler 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

117286 Ribbon Satin 5/8" Real Red

111368 Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

109034 Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

124322 Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

109026 Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

104337 3/16" Gold Brads

119876 Large Tag Punch

116821 Holiday Windows Movers & Shapers dies (set of 4)

112968 Soft Holly Standard Stampin' Around Wheel    

14 December 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz Starts Today

The items on sale all come from our last Idea Book & Catalogue - if you don't have  a copy click on the  catalogue below which will take you to an online catalogue. You need to take advantage of this sale by the last day of each sale in each period.

If you didn't buy any of these items during how Catalogue retirement period  and would like to purchase them, now is the time to get them.  Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last for each time period they’re on sale—so don’t wait! Sorry, there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.

Clear Rack 14th - 20th December 

Clearance Rack 21st December - 3rd January 

Clearance Rack 4th - 10th January

Clearance Rack 11th - 21st January

You can email me Here if you would like to order any of these products

12 December 2012

Blooming with Kindness Forever and Always

This is a card I made for Jacque Williams (nee Pederson) wedding card I would love to have been there but alas I didn't get to the wedding as I wasn't well .  I had purchased the Blooming With Kindness stamp set and new it was the perfect set to use. I saw a card using Crumb Cake and Early Espresso in this style (Fun Stampin with Margaret) so I changed the colours and tied the bow differently. I was very pleased with how it turned out.

Stamp sets: Blooming with Kindness, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Perfectly Plum
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Other: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Delicate Designs Folders,
 Large scallop Edgelit, Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin Sponge,
 Tombow Adhesive 

11 December 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

Stampin' Up! are temporarily taking hundreds of products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail–only while supplies last! There will be four different groups of products on sale between 14 December – 21 January.

 There are the FOUR sale periods:
 14-20 December
 21 December-3 January
 4-10 January
 11-21 January

 So make sure you check back on 14 December to see what’s on sale and when!

Take advantage of these amazing bargains on previously retired products while they’re here!

03 December 2012

The Fabulous New Stampin' Up! Trimmer

The new Stampin' Up! Trimmer has  arrived I have had mine to use for a couple of weeks now and it is fabulous.
·         Features of the All-New Stampin’ Trimmer: : item 129722; $59.95
·         An extra-wide 15.9 cm cutting base and an extended 39 cm ruler
·         The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 4 mm increments, allowing for small measurements.
·         The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
·         The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
·         When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface. .
·         The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin’ Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
·         A full 30.5 cm cutting and scoring track
·         The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don’t have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you’re not using them. 
·         The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
·         The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
·         The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you’re cutting.
·         The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
·         Storage compartment under base
·         The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades and even business cards. 
·         Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organised, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you’ve stored.

Contact me if you would like to purchase our new Trimmer as I will be putting in my last order for the
year on Thursday 8th December to ensure your order arrives on time.

02 December 2012

Flowers Just For You

I found the inspiration for this card from one made by Michelle Clark, I have used the same colours but haven't added the Bakers Twine or Bitty Banner as I wanted to keep it fairly simple so that I could add a Sentiment and or Butterfly later which means I can use the card for any occasion. It is very faint in this photo but I have used an Aqua painter to add Pool Party ink to represent water in the jar.
It just goes to show that you don't have to use the Perfectly preserved stamp set just for a preserving card or as a label on a jar.

Stamp set: Perfectly Preserved
Ink: Gumball Green, Pale Plum, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Versamark
Cardstock: Naturals White, Wisteria Wonder  
Other: White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Tombow Adhesive, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat

28 November 2012

Flying High

This is a card I have been wanting to make for a while, I love the Up Up and Away stamp set, For the clouds on this card I used the Scallop Circle and Cupcake Builder Punches to sponge around.
A Hot Air balloon ride has been on my husbands to do list for quite a while but it hasn't happened yet. I think it would be a great experience but just having that basket floor between me and the distance back to the ground is a bit off putting.

Stamp set: Up Up and Away, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse
Cardstock:  Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Other: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch,  2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch

17 November 2012

Christmas Blessing #2

Here's another card made using the Christmas Blessing Stamp set, if your looking for a quick and easy card to make for Christmas this is it. There are five layers on the front of this card which can be left off to make it an even quicker card, there's only the one small image (which is coloured) plus a sentiment and a bow. By using The Naturals White as a Base you don't need to add a piece inside for stamping your greeting on.

Stamp set: Christmas Blessings
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Staz On,
Cardstock: Naturals White, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
Other: Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Blender Pen, 1/2" Circle Punch,
Glue Dots, Tombow Multi adhesive

10 November 2012

Christmas Blessings

My ladies made this card in class on Wednesday evening. It is one of Michelle Zindorf's tutorials.
Michelle does some amazing work and always shares her tutorials.
I loved the card so decided to have a go at it needless to say it was a hit with my Ladies. I did change a couple of things instead of using Craft White ink and Clear Embossing powder I used Versamark ink and White Embossing powder. By using the lattice Embossing folder as Michelle did it makes it look like Cross Stitch This would work with any outline flower image. If you would like to make one of these cards let me know and I will have another class for you and some friends or you can order the products used for this card through me.

Stamp Set: Christmas Blessings
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, River Roc,
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Rasberry Ripple, Versamark
Markers: Pretty in Pink, Rasberry Ripple, So saffron, More Mustard, River Rock
Accessories: Big Shot, lattice Embossing folder, White Embossing powder, Antique Brads, Modern label Punch,  blender penPaper Piercer, Piercing Mat, Stampin Sponges  

03 November 2012

Vellum Snowflakes

I saw this card by Andi Polter  and decided it would be a quick card to make i changed it up by using a few more Rhinestone Jewels and completely sponged the back of the vellum.
To make this card all you have to do is put a piece of vellum in the Snow Flurry Embossing folder and run it  through the Big Shot,  stamp your sentiment (on this card I have heat embossed the sentiment), sponge the back of the vellum with the same colour ink as your card base,  adhere this to the card base by adding a few glue dots where they won't show, then add a few Rhinestone brads and voila you have a finished card.

Stamp set: Many Merry Messages
Ink: Bashful Blue, Versamark
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Vellum,
Other: Bigshot, Snow Flurry Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestone Jewels,
White Embossing Powder, Glue Dots, Stamping Sponge

02 November 2012

Two Fabulous Promotions for November

WOW Stampin' Up! have given us two fabulous promotions for November.

Dates: 1-30 November 2012
Promotion Details:  It’s only November, but Stampin’ Claus is coming to town! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle. Click here to find out more


You can earn FREE ink bundles

Dates: 1 November- 16 December, 2012
Promotion Details: Hostesses who hold a minimum $750 party or ANY customer order over &750 will qualify. During the promotion period  receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads*— you can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals. Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits—INK-credible!


31 October 2012

Happy Halloween Meet The Cute Little Frankie

This is Little Frankie the purse I made at Karen Rogers on Saturday which was created by Stamping with Roxy  (Corinne Somerville).  Isn't he the cutest Frankestien you have seen.  Even though we both used the same colour cardstock and ink both our Frankie's turned out differently  By the way we did actually get our project sorted for next Saturday. 

28 October 2012

Lovely As A Tree

On Saturday I was over at Karen Rogers to prep our project for the Creative Inkers Auckland Extravaganza on November 3rd  while there I made this fabulous Bayering, Salt & Snow card Karen taught in her class on Friday evening,  I will definitely be making more of this card. We also got a little distracted by looking at a few things on the Internet, (we did actually get our project sorted for next Saturday). Come back on Wednesday to see the Cutest little purse we made.

if you don't have any plans for next saturday why not come along as we still have a few empty seats for our Team Extravaganza  which you can reserve for $45, we have 5 fabulous projects to share with you. CONTACT ME asap if you would like to attend.

Location: Western Springs, Auckland
Time and date: saturday 3rd November 1-5pm
Cost: $45 Five projects in 4 hours plus we provide all materials to make the projects, afternoon tea plus you go in the draw to win one of our fabulous spot prizes. $10 discount on the day if you place an order for over $50.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Snow Swirled
Ink: Baja Breeze, Night of Navy
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Brayer, 2 Way Glue Pen, Tombow Adhesive, Sponge Dauber, Stampin Sponge

15 October 2012

Creative Inkers Auckland Christmas Extravaganza

Location: Western Springs garden hall
Time and date: Saturday 3rd November 2012, 1-5pm
Cost: $45

5 projects in 4 hours we provide all the materials to make the projects enjoy an afternoon tea plus go in the draw to win one of our fabulous spot prizes

Want to come along, bring a friend with you

$10 discount on the day if you place an order for over $50

Please register ASAP as seats are limited, so give me a call or send me an e-mail to book your place today

01 October 2012

Would you like some Free Ribbon

What a fabulous promotion during the month of October, with only a $70 order, you can choose one spool of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon for FREE ($19.25 value).  What a bargain!  With this kind of offer, you'll want all five colors for FREE (with a $350 order = you can get all 5 colors of ribbon for FREE (a $96.25 value).  WOW - what a bargain!

  • Gumball Green
  • Midnight Muse
  • Raspberry Ripple
  • Primrose Petals
  • Summer Starfruit
The 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon is by far one of my favorite Stampin' Up! ribbons.  It's soft, pliable, easy to tie and the stitching adds nice visual texture! 
Email me here if you would like to place an order to receive some of this ribbon for free

29 September 2012

Halloween Has Come Early

Halloween came early to my class this week, even though we don't celebrate Halloween in as a big away as America does more and more people are getting into the Halloween spirit every year. I couldn't wait to use two of my favourite Halloween Stamp sets. My ladies really enjoyed making the two cards. This one uses Wicked Cool I just love the Witches shoes in this set. I have loved the set since I saw it in the American Cataloque last year and has been on my wishlist for ages. I have roughened then sponged the edges of the Lucky Limeade, Whisper White and Basic Black, The spooky is a little off centre as well just to make it a little rough. Although you can't see it in the picture I put the Limeade and Black card stock through the Spider Web Embossing folder at the same time so that they would match up when matted together onto the card base. Come back in a couple of days to see the second card we made using the Googly Ghouls stamp set.

Stamp Set: Wicked Cool
Ink: Black Staz on
Card Stock: Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Other:  big Shot, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval punch,
Neutral Brads, Stampin Sponge.

26 September 2012

Stamp A Stack plus Garage Sale

The WOW paperKRafters are going to have a different Christmas Event this year  - a stamp-a-stack
COST: $25 for one dozen cards (making four of 3 designs)
WHEN: Saturday 13th October 1-5pm
WHERE : West Harbour
We are also having a Combined Garage Sale of all the demonstrators helping on the day, many of the retired stamp sets are less than half price you can shout yourself an early Christmas present as well.

There will also be a show n' tell i.e.a few demos of some of the new products & how to use them whilst we have a wee break mid afternoon.
Contact me if you'd like to reserve your seat & for all the finer details but I'm sure you will agree $25 for 1 dozen cards is pretty phenomenal value.

Stamp set: Joyous celebrations
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Other: Holiday Frame Embossing Folder, Extra Large Oval Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, dazzling Diamonds Glitter,  2 Way Glue Pen,

19 September 2012

Baby Wipe Technique #2

This is another card using the baby wipe technique but this time you swipe the baby wipe across a piece of glossy cardstock to form a background.
Fold your baby wipe in half, then in half again, add of your reinker to the fold line.
If you want a multicoloured background add more colours
For smaller stripes, add a small dot of reinker. For wider stripes, add longer stripes of reinker.
Line the inked fold up with the edge of the glossy cardstock.
Wipe the inked baby wipe over the glossy cardstock to create a striped background.
Add more color, linking up the inked wipe with the existing stripes to intensify and even out the colors. Continue to add color as needed. You can trim the edge you started at if it looks a bit patchy.
Stamp your image with Staz on ink directly onto the background.

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree
Cardstock: Basic black, Daffodil Delight, Glossy Cardstock
Reinkers: Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie,
Ink: Staz On
Other: Tombow Multi Adhesive.

18 September 2012

Stampin' Up! Auckland Heartfelt Event

On Saturday I spent the day at the Stampin' Up! Auckland Heartfelt event, what a fabulous day we all received a stamp set as part of our registration fee, plus we all received another stamp for free, needless to say there were some fantastic demonstrations, make n takes and of course the product playground area where we were able to have a play and try out some of the fabulous new products from the 2012/2013 Catalogue and Holiday Mini.  I think most demonstrators and visitors that went came away with an even longer wishlist.
Here are a couple of pictures from the day
This is a Christmas wreath made by and shown to us by Sophie  during the demonstrations, Sophie who works for Stampin' Up! the piece hanging down in the centre uses one of the new Stampin Sound card all the flowers are cut with Stampin Up's Big Shot Dies.

Here  another wreath but a smaller version
the next picture is one of the cards in a set we made with our  make n take supplies using the new Clockworks stamp set.

I will definitely be going again next year

16 September 2012

Baby Wipe technique

In class this week we made cards using the Baby wipe technique, if you haven't done this technique give it a try it is so easy.
Here's how
Fold one or two baby wipes in half then in half again.
Starting with the darkest colour reinker place a few drops onto the baby wipe, then add a few drops of the second darkest colour and lastly add a few drops of the lightest colour ( you can use as many or as few colours as you like).
You have now created a stamp pad, Ink up your image and stamp onto cardstock.
I turned the stamp slightly each time just so the flowers inked up a little differently. I also wiped the stamp before inking it up each time.
This card was cased from Monica Hornof, she has a tutorial on her blog.
Over the next couple of days I will show you another card using the baby wipe technique but in a different way.

Stamp sets: Fabulous Florets, Curly Cute
Ink Refills: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit 
Ink: Primrose Petals, Gumball Green
Cardstock: Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Other: Stampin Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Adhesive.

14 September 2012

More Birthdays

From Friday last week to Monday this week I was making birthday cards. On Monday it was my daughter Emma's birthday and on Tuesday it was her Partner Sonny's birthday. So we have had a very busy and expensive week. These are the cards I made for both of them, Emma's card was the same as Bex card but was in different colours.
Stamp set: Topsy Turvy,
Ink: Basic Black, Rose Red,Tempting Turquoise, 
Cardstock: Basic Black, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Other: Basic Pearls, Tombow Adhesive.
This is Sonny's card I found this on the net but can't remember  who originally made it but thank you for the idea
Stamp sets: Need For Speed, Extreme Elements (retired)
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Staz On
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Other:  Glue Dots,Tombow Adhesive

08 September 2012

A Topsy Turvy Birthday Card

Well it's that time of year again, 3 birthday's in 5 days plus another 2 Family members birthdays in Australia.
This is the card I made for my Daughter Bex she turned 28 yesterday, gosh where do the years go. I haven't used this set before and was pleased how the card turned out, I just had to add a little bit of bling as well. When I gave Bex her card she said a "Mad Hatters card". As the cake was crooked I decided to make the Eggplant and Melon Mambo mats crooked as well. Hope your day was special Bex xxx

Stamp set: Topsy Turvy, Well Scripted  (retired),
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Melon Mambo,
Other: Basic Rhinstones, Tombow Adhesive.

We had Bex favourite dinner Roast lamb and Vegetables then for dessert we had Red Velvet cake with Vanilla Icing sprinkled with Flaked White Chocolate, I added some sliced Strawberries to the top now doesn't that look yum.


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