Monday, April 30, 2012

Join my Stampin' Up! team now for just $169!!!

Ever thought about joining Stampin' Up! but thought it was too expensive or you already have some of the stuff in the starter kit - well check out the brand new demonstrator starter kit  - not only is it fully customisable, but it costs just $169!!!!

You can now choose exactly what you want to buy up to the value of $235 and you get the $80 catalogue and supplies kit free to build your business and free postage, bringing the value of your kit to $315 for just a $169 investment. This is a great deal if you already have lots of Stampin' Up! supplies that were in the current starter kit, and a great deal if you love a bargain.

Part if what you can expect is:
  • 28% discount on the products in the starter kit, 
  • an ongoing minimum 20% discount on your supplies
  • if you choose to place a $300+ order withing 45 days of joining, you also get a 30% discount on that order and also $50 of free product as the minimum hostess benefits for a $300 order
  • additional 15% discount on one item during your birthday month
  • online business & product training
  • regional and national conferences
  • product, cash and holiday incentives
  • I run regular team training meetings
  • 2 months free website hosting to start your business
  • monthly company newsletter
  • free catalogue each time they are released
  • access to the new catalogues and ability to order the products before they are released to the public
  • very achievable quarterly minimum sales ($400 + GST) to stay current
  • ability and support to build your business, be it as a hobby or career demonstrator, the way that suits you.
You can chose your own combination of products to build upon what you already have, or you can follow the recommended supplies here which will guide you if you prefer the Big Shot, Scrapbooking or Card making. You do not need an ABN to join, just a credit card and you can sign up online via my website here (click "join now" on top right) and in no time at all your starter kit will be on it's way to you!  

Of course if you have questions or want to see any of the products, please don't hesitate to call me on 0421 482 578 or email me with any queries.


Join Stampin' Up! During May 2012 and you can get FREE designer Series Paper for the rest of 2012!! Yes an additional $113.70 in value!!!

NB: free designer series paper does not include the specialty series paper or shipping & demonstrator must remain active during the incentive period (June-December 2012) to be elgible for the free items. Designer Series Paper is not limited to currently available designs & can be chosen from future publications released later this year!

Just Believe Mothers Day

Another card that made the cut for the Mother's Day class was this one, using the beautiful stamp set Just Believe - which I can't believe I haven't used in months! I CASEd the idea from a  Stampin' Up! demonstrator only forum card which was made by Corrina B. I changed the layout, colours & used the new pleated satin ribbon rather then the poly stitched in-colour ribbon that she had ruffled. I love the butterfly embosslits and little pearl centres in the flowers which she didn't have, but I thought look cute! If you want to get the DSP and pleated ribbon for this without a massive outlay, you can get from the Twitterpated product share that is running.

Stamps: Just Believe & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock: Twitterpated DSP, Baja Breeze, Whisper White & Blushing Bride
Ink: Blushing Bride & Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Pleated Satin Ribbon Blushing Bride, Big Shot, Butterfly Embosslits, Dimensionals.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mixed Bunch of Yellow Daisies

So here was another card idea for Mother's Day that I CASEd (sorry I forget where I took the idea from, but if it is yours let me know so I can credit you) as I have a class for female cards/Mothers Day this week (details here) and wanted to use some of the products from the new mini and this was the result.........

Isn't it lovely and bright?? I love how the oval die & the lattice folder made the vase part of it look so realistic!

Stamps: Mixed Bunch & Oval All
Ink: Daffodil Delight & Early Expresso
Card Stock: Early Expresso, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White
Accessories: Clear rhinestone brad, square lattice embossing folder, Daffodil Delight taffetta ribbon, scallop oval punch, blossom punch, oval punch, 1/16" handheld punch, basic rhinestones, 1" circle punch, stamping sponge, Dimensionals.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Twitterpated Apron

So I was tossing around ideas for Mother's Day cards as I have a class on it coming up really soon! (details here) and wanted to use some of the products from the new mini and this was the result.........

Sorry for the average photo - it was taken at night (when all my best crafting gets done), if you want to get supplies for this then the DSP and pleated ribbon you can get from the Twitterpated product share and of course if you want to join us to make this and 3 other cards book in for my class on May 1st.

Stamps: Field of Flowers
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Card Stock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Twitterpated DSP
Accessories: Baja Breeze seam binding, Baja Breeze pleated satin ribbon, edgelit dies Adorning Accents, Embossing Folder Adorning Accents, Itty Bitty shapes punch, XL oval punch, Designer Frames embossing folder, basic rhinestones, Beautiful Wings, Big Shot, Crop-a-dile.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Twitterpated Product Share

Are you loving the new items in the Autumn-Winter mini catalogue?? I love the colours of the new Twitterpated Suite and thought I would do a product share so that you could have fun playing with them too, but at a much cheaper rate!

The Twitterpated share includes:
1m x Pear Pizzazz pleated ribbon
1m x Riding Hood Red pleated ribbon
1m x Blushing Bride pleated ribbon
1m x Baja Breeze pleated ribbon

12 Twitterpated designer buttons (Blushing Bride & Baja Breeze)

12 x 6"x6" sheets of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper

All for just $22 including postage - so if you live interstate or remote you can still participate at no extra cost! To buy all of the products individually in full packs with postage would cost over $90, so if you are interested in participating in this product share contact me today.

For ease of shopping - you can pay right now via PayPal below 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Birthday Cards........

Well amidst the Easter festivities, school holidays and work I had a birthday *grin* yep they do sneak up on me each year! Anyway this year I thought I would share with you some of the beautiful cards that friends gave me.

A gorgeous panelled card using Elements of Style from Catherine:

A fishy affair from Charmaine:

A Load of Love from Annette:

An amazing gift and card from Marsha using the Fun Flowers die & Happiest Birthday Wishes:

That even had a matching envelope - how cute is that!

A wonderful gift card from Myleigh and the Stampin' Sistas:

And inside a vellum embellishment:

Thanks girls - you all helped make my day very special!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hostess Best Of Everything

I am loving the simple, but cute stamp set Best of Everything, mind you I'm a bit of a sucker for anything that has matching punches! This was a cute card made ages ago using the Hostess DSP Cheerful Treat. The stitching was done using white Bakers Twine (a carry over item from the Summer mini catalogue) and if you want to earn this lovely designer paper for free (or your choice of other products including, but not limited to exclusive hostess items), I'd be happy to help you run a workshop party with your friends, contact me for details.

Stamps: Best of Everything
Card Stock: Cheerful Treat DSP, Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade & Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: White Bakers Twine, basic pearls, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Itty Bitty Shapes, Dimensionals.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pennant Birthday

Well if you are anything like me you are always in need of birthday cards and I am also faced with the dilemma of what to do with all the little scraps of DSP that get cut off other projects - well here's one solution for them.......the layout was CASEd from the Paper Crafters Library.

Lovely and bright isn't it? Using a portion of the sentiment stamps is easy when you use the Stampin' Write marker pens too. It's suitable for any age/gender birthday really.........what is your best way of using up scraps?

Stamps: Rough Type alphabet (retired), Curly Cute
Ink: Basic Black
Card Stock: Brights Patterns DSP, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise & Real Red.
Accessories: Petite Pennants Builder punch, 1/2" circle punch, Dimensionals

Friday, April 6, 2012

Clear Mount Stamps

Stampin' Up! have had clear mount stamps available for quite a while now, but many people are still a bit uncertain about them or have had a few issues with them not sticking to the acrylic blocks etc. So I'd suggest taking 10 minutes to read this post, watch the video and if you are still having issues, contact me and we can talk through the issue(s).

Firstly I've used unmounted stamps for many, many years before I joined Stampin' Up! I love the less storage space aspect of unmounted stamps, the financial saving and the ability to create a custom collage on a large clear block, however I have to admit to having tried almost every method on the market for adhering the rubber to the blocks and I think I can say no one method works perfectly 100% of the time (I've had everything from EZ foam that  slips off the block, on-off glue that wouldn't come off, glue stick that won't stick, clear film that won't cling......) so my biggest relief when Stampin' Up! said they were going to make clear mount stamps was the initial confusion some people had that they thought Stampin' Up! were going to make polymer (clear) stamps not clear mount stamps - so rest assured the Stampin' Up! stamps are still the very high quality red rubber product they always have been, they are used with clear blocks not the traditional wood ones – hence the name ‘clear mount’.

Being a very visual person, I'd recommend watching this video first, the presenter, Bonnie is such a wonderful lady who I've had the pleasure of meeting in person and knows SO much about stamping, enjoy!

Over time I have changed to suit myself the way I mount and store my Stampin' Up! clear-mount stamps though and it is just my personal preference, not a company recommendation so if you read on just remember this is me not the manufacturer!

I have found if I want to store my DVD cases upright that the rubber pieces all fall to the bottom of the case and in some cases the rubber bends slightly, so to stop this from happening I now leave the rubber surround in the cases. I peel off the paper backing from them and then just use them to keep the stamps in place so they don't warp on storage, with the added bonus of quickly being able to see if any of the stamps are missing from a set, so the cases minus the stamps look like this inside:

I have also found by trimming the label a few mm closer to the printed image before sticking the labels onto the stamps it helps the stamps cling a lot better to the blocks, as you can see below:

and then not sure if you can see because of the dodgy photography, the the stamps look exactly the same once the label is put on, it just clings better!

So did any of that help?? Of course Stampin' Up! are not going to stop making the beautiful wood mount stamps they always have, it's just a question of giving you more choice now.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Chick Cellos

Well I made up a load of these for the children at school this week and had to fill them with non-dairy, non gluten they got naturally coloured jellybeans! Love the skinny cello bags, so versatile, and love the images form Every Bunny - too cute!

and here's a close up of the chicks - coloured with water colour pencils and a blender pen - super quick & needless to say the children LOVED them.

Stamps: Every Bunny
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie & Pool Party
Ink: Black StazOn
Accessories: Water Colour Pencils, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, blender pen.
Non SU!: cello bags & stapler

Monday, April 2, 2012

Lace Ribbon Border Punch

Have you seen the lace ribbon border punch? There are so many wonderful punches that co-ordinate with stamp sets and the like that I confess to only just having bought the lace ribbon border punch and after having used it - I'm left wondering why I waited so long! It's gorgeous used in a strip and also lovely cut into individual florets.

Stampin' Up! have released a video on how to use the punch (best used with designer series paper, Whisper White or Very Vanilla as it is so detailed it is harder to punch through standard card stock - although it can be done, I'd just recommend standing up to do so and always no matter what punch you are using punch on a firm, stable surface).

Sadly the border stamps mentioned in the video aren't (yet) available in Australia, but if you want to order the punch, just contact me.