Wednesday, 27 March 2013

My Digital Studio and Online Shopping now with Stampin' Up!

We have two new exciting things at Stampin' Up!

The first is My Digital Studio (MDS).  It is digital design studio which you can use for digital scrap booking and card making.  You could even use it to practise designing a card or scarp booking page to see what it looks like before you get out your card, DSP, embellishments, etc.  Less waste that way!

Click here to see a video about MDS.

You can purchase the full version for ONLY $27.95 (Item 130646). If you would like to try before you buy, you can download a 30 day free trial version first.  If you would like to purchase the full version, please contact me

The second exciting news is that you can now order Stampin' Up products at anytime 24/7 online and get it sent direct to you!   You can still order direct through a demonstrator at a workshop or class as we have done in the past, or you can go online and order yourself.  I don't yet have the shopping online feature on my blog, but I hope to soon, so I will keep you posted.  In the meantime you can go direct to the Stampin' Up website store.  You can select me as your demonstrator and you will get things cheaper than if you didn't choose a demonstrator.  

If you have any further questions about either of these two new exciting developments, please don't hesitate to contact me.



Monday, 25 March 2013

Try Stampin' Up On Tuesday #110

Here the sketch for Try Stampin' Up On Tuesday #110.

This is my take on the sketch.

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes

Ink: Basic Black (marker), Primrose Petals

Card: Primrose Petals Core'dinations, Whisper White, Midnight Muse
Other: Big Shot, Petals-a-plenty Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Labels Collection Framelit Dies, Midnight Muse Satin Stitched Ribbon, Tombow Adhesive, Crystal Effects

Thanks for taking the time to drop by and for your comments.  They are always much appreciated! 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous Faux Tile Card

Last week was my wonderful upline, Julia Leece's birthday and so I made this card for her.  I used the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set from Sale-a-bration which is a stamp set I have really enjoyed using.  I used the faux tile technique to make her card.  This was inspired by card I saw on Sally William's blog.

Stamps: Bloomin' Marvelous (Sale-a-bration stamp set)
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Ink: Primrose Petals, Gumball Green
Other: Simply Scored Tool, Sponges, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelit Dies, Post it notes, Dimensionals, Pearl Basic Jewels, Adhesive

Remember that there are only two days left of the Sale-a-bration promotion.  For each $120 you spend, you get to choose from 19 free products, so if you would like to purchase something, please contact me before midday Friday.  More details here.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Sycamore Street Card Holder and Cards

This card holder was inspired by Sally Stuart.   She used the adorning accent edgelet on hers which made a really nice curve on the front.  I unfortunately don't have that edgelet, so I had to come up with another way of designing it, so I decided to use the scalloped edge punch I had.  The top part of the holder is based on a card inspired by a card by Tanya Bell which I also saw on Narelle Hoggard's blog.  I used it on the front of the card holder and also on one of the cards.


Here are two of the cards I made to fit inside. 

This second card was also inspired by one of the cards Sally Stuart made with her card holder set.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners, Memorable Moments
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pool Party
DSP: Sycamore Street DSP (Sale-a-bration product)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (marker)
Other: Big Shot, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Scalloped Border Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Bitty Banner Framelit Dies, Sponges, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip Adhesive, Other Adhesive, Pearls, Velcro fastener, White Grosgrain ribbon (retired)

Thanks for taking the time to visit.


Saturday, 9 March 2013

NZSU Week 8 Challenge and TSOT # 108

I decided to use the sketch for Try Stampin' On Tuesday #108 as my starting point for the NZSU Week 8 Challenge.  

Here is the sketch.

The NZSU challenge is to use a colour combination from the "Colour Coach" using the Creative Combination selection.  I have used Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade.

Here is the card I made:

I didn't have any matching ribbon in any of the three colours and I thought it would look best in the boldest colour, Elegant Eggplant so I thought I would dry emboss some card to give an interesting effect.  However, I didn't have any Elegant Eggplant card to use, so I coloured Whisper White with my marker, let it dry and then dry embossed it.  As it was white card I had to colour the edges of the card. I think it turned out quite well.

I would have liked to have punched the sentiment out with an oval shape, but I don't have any oval shaped punches (yet!), so I trimmed the two edges with my circle punch.  

Stamps:Memorable Moments

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade (markers)
Card: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
DSP: In Colour 2011-2013 Stack - Wisteria Wonder
Other: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Basic Pearl Jewels, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I really appreciate you taking the time to leave them.  


Friday, 8 March 2013

Thursday Morning Card Class

Here is another opportunity for you to come along and make some homemade cards.  This class is during the day, and just after school drop off, so ideal for you Mums to have some time to come out and be creative.  If evening suits you better click here for more details.

Thursday Morning Card Class

When: Thursday14th March, from 9:15am (For about 1 hour)
Where:  Unsworth Heights area
Cost: $7, for 2 cards and envelopes of a similar design.
All materials provided.  Cards will be pre-cut and ready for you to stamp, punch etc. and create.  

Babies/Toddlers welcome.
If you have time, please feel free to stay for tea/coffee/juice and morning tea afterwards.  RSVP by Tuesday 12th March.  Limited numbers so please RSVP.

An example of the type of card we may make.

Also, if 9:15am is too early for those of you with younger kids or babies, and if there are at least 2-3 or more of you who are interested,  please let me know.   I may be able to organise a repeat card class that same morning, after the morning tea at about 11am.  You would also be welcome to join us at 10:30 for morning tea. 

I hope to make this a regular class, the first Thursday morning of the month (during the school term).  

Please email me if you are interested.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Friday, 1 March 2013

Stamp a Stack March Class

Have you ever wondered about making cards, and would love to have some homemade cards to give to family and friends, but you don't have the resources to make your own at home?  Well here is a chance for you to do this.  Come along to an fun evening with adult company and a chance to be creative and make six small cards (approx 9cm x 9cm) which you can have on hand ready for any occasion.  I will provide everything you need to make the cards, so you can just come along and enjoy the evening.

There will be two designs and you will make three of each design in different colours. You can choose if you want to make them for birthday, thank you, congratulations, etc, or just leave them without a sentiment ready for when the need arises. 

When: Thursday 21st March

Time: 7:30pm - 9/9:30pm
Where:  Unsworth Heights area
Cost: $15, for 6 small cards and envelopes.
All materials provided.  Cards will be pre-cut and ready for you to stamp, punch etc. and create.  Includes tea/coffee/juice and something to eat.  

RSVP by Tuesday 19th March.  Limited numbers so please RSVP.   

Here is an example of the type of cards we may make.

If you have any questions about this class or are interested in other classes, please contact me.   (Email:

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Please note this has been edited with a change of class date.  The class date shown above is the new and correct date - Thursday 21st March. 

Also, if the daytime suits you better, click here for details about a Thursday morning class.