Friday, 31 May 2013

The Retirement List is here!

The annual retirement list is now out.  This list includes stamps and other products that will not continue in the new catalogue next month.

To view or download a list of retiring stamps, click here.

To view or download a list of retiring accessories, click here.

Items will sell out, and products are only available while stocks last, so order quickly.

Contact me and place an order.  I will be putting an order in tomorrow - Saturday 1st June, or order online and select me as your demonstrator.

Next month's class:
Remember that next month, on Saturday 15th June, I will be holding my card caddy class. 

For more details, click here.  Please register by 1st June so that I can order the kit in time for the class.
I hope you have an enjoyable long weekend.


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Stampin' Up's "More products" offer ends tomorrow

  • Would you like to buy Stampin' Up! products at a discount? 
  • Would you like to get to see ahead of time the new products and catalogues that will be coming out?  
  • Have you been wondering about becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator?  
If you have said "yes" to any of these questions, then now is a great time to join up and become a demonstrator!

Remember that Stampin' Up! presently has a special offer if you join as a demonstrator.  If you join by Thursday 30th May - tomorrow night, then you will get an additional $75 worth of free products with your Starter Kit.

The Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $189, you get
  • Your choice of up to $285 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at $90!.
That's a total value of $375!  

And remember until tomorrow night, you also get an extra $75 of products on top of this.  So that is $450 value for only $189.

If that is tempting but you are not sure if you want to run classes or workshops, then don't worry you don't have to.  You can be a hobby demonstrator.  Use the products yourself and perhaps sell them to some friends and family from time to time, as long as you keep within the quarterly quoter. 

If you would like to hold workshops or classes then I will be there to support you.   I would love for you to join my team.

You can find more information here about becoming a demonstrator.
I am really enjoying being a demonstrator.  I get to do what I enjoy and meet lots of wonderful people along the way.

If you would like to know more, please don't hesitate to email me or ring me straight away. 

Remember you can join any time, but this offer for an extra $75 worth of free products ends tomorrow night.
Have a great day!


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A 40th birthday card

In the weekend I attended my oldest cousin's 40th birthday celebration which was high tea in a lovely cottage in Athenree, near where she lives with a small group of special family and friends.

Her favourite colour is purple, so my main focus of her card was to have purple in it.  She also likes flowers and many years ago used to work with flowers, so I wanted to incorporate that into the card too.

I started the card in the afternoon and finished it in the evening.  I initially added some ribbon which I thought was purple, but when I took it down to the other end of the house, in a different light I realised it was more of a navy blue than purple.  Oh dear!  I wanted it all to be matching so I wasn't happy with how it looked.  I didn't want to pull the ribbon off and risk spoiling the card, so I found some other purple ribbon (kindly given to me from my upline, Julia) and mounted that over the top off the other one.  At least it added a bit more dimension to it and now it all matched.  

I also made her a small gift bag with some chocolates in it too to go along with her main gift, some earrings.

A close up of the card:

Inside the card:


Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Memorable Moments. Bloomin’ Marvelous (SAB 2013)

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant

Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Other: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder,  Blossom Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Ribbon (retired), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, 

The gift bag:

 For the gift bag I used the 2-5-7-10 box tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.

Stamps: Easy Events, In Stitches Wheel
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Other: Stampin’ Around Handle (Jumbo), 2 3/8” Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, Wisteria Wonder Ruffed Ribbon (retired), Sponges, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive

Thanks for visiting and for your comments.  They are very much appreciated.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Triangle Trifold Card

Here is the other card we made at our card class last weekend.  Something a little different and special.  Some of the class participants decided to use it as their Mother's Day card for the following day.  

It also uses the emboss resist technique which is one of my favourite techniques.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes
DSP: 2012-2014 In  Colours – Summer Starfruit
Cardstock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
Ink: Summer Starfruit
Other: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (for envelope) White or Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark Stamp Pad, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Brayer, Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Sticky Strip

Next month's weekend class:
Next month we are making something special - A Card Caddy and some cards.  It is a great way to be organised with your cards.  We will be using the Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin; Kit, shown below.  


This kit has enough materials to make two Card Caddies and a few cards, or one Caddy and lots of cards.  The Card Caddy was designed by Sharlene Meyer.  I have purchased her tutorial and have her permission to make this in my class.  If you would like to come to my class please email me.  More details on my class can also be found here.  If you would like to see the one she made, click here. If you would like to make this and are not in Auckland, you can also contact Sharlene as she has the tutorial for sale.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Double Gate Fold Card

Julia, my upline taught me this card many months ago and I finally got to teach it in my class in the weekend.  It is great card to make.  It looks effective and is relatively easy to make.  If you choose the right colours, like what I have used here, it is good for a male card too.

Stamps: Memorable Moments
DSP: 2011-2013 In Colours – Island Indigo
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo
Other: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelit Dies, Sponges, Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by and for our comments.


Thursday, 9 May 2013

A Male Card With Hexagonal Shapes

I have been busy recently preparing for my classes, so that is why I haven't had much time to make some cards to post. 

I finally got time the other day to have a play with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder from the Seasonal Catalogue.  I used Core'dinations Early Espresso card and so sanded it a little after I embossed it.  It makes the shapes stand out that much more.  I added some smaller hexagonal shapes made from the Parker's Pattern DSP range inside some of the shapes. To do this I embossed the DSP paper first and then used my scissors to cut the shapes out using the embossed lines as a guide. I mounted all this onto Whisper White card and lastly added some twine and a sentiment. I think I may try something like this again, but next time use Crumb Cake as my base card.

IMG_3348 Hexagonal Early Espresso card

If you would like to know more about my classes, click here.

Come back in a couple of days and see what we made at the Saturday class.
Thanks for dropping by and for your comments.  They are very much appreciated.  


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

This and That and 25% of Digital Downloads

What is This and That?

This and That is a new product that will be available in the new catalogue in July, but Stampin' Up! are giving you the chance to get it now!  It is a 'smash' book.  

Now, are you wondering what a 'smash' book is?  Basically it is a way to capture memories and life moments. The idea goes back to the roots of scrapbooking when people made simple memory books. They stuffed them full of memorabilia, photos and mementos.  Then scrapbooking took on it's own art form.  The smash book idea is to go back to that quick and easier way of capturing what is going on in your life.  You can quickly add journaling and photos, stuff in special treasures and there you have it, life captured and "smashed" into your book!

This and That is a great way to collect those special momentos - tickets, stickers, photos, special little treasures, etc.

This is what Stampin' Up! has to say about the new product:
Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we’re happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, but we’re giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now.  See more here.

Or watch it here.

Here are the products available:
131268 Epic Day This and That Journal $22.95
130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $22.95
131463 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $11.95
131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $10.95
131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $10.95
133905 Epic Day This and That Bundle Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until 31 May. $67.78 15% Off Retail Value!

Remember, get the full bundle and get 15% off until 31st May. Contact me to order it, or order online here.

MDS - 25% OFF Digital Ensembles, Calender, Photobook & Swatchbook Digital Content!

Get 25% off selected My Digital Studio content. Includes: ALL ensemble, calendar, photobook and swatchbook digital content.   Available from 1st 
May 1 until 15th June.

Take a look at ordering online to see what is available.

If you have any further questions, please contact me.