3D projects, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!


The weather has been a little ordinary the last few days BUT that means it is inside days AND that means some creating time!!!! Today I have been busy creating some Thank You gifts for some lovely people who ordered during my recent ‘Celebrate Sale-A-Bration’ event that I ran for my newsletter subscribers.  These were fun to put together.



I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets dies to embellish the cello gift bags.  They were filled with some of the Irresistibly Yours DSP and Sheer Perfection Vellum Sheets.  I think they might like these as both of these items were sold out at the end of Sale-A-Bration so at least now they get a little sampler. 🙂

NOW I have some quick Stampin’ Up! Updates for you.

1) Don’t forget this week’s Weekly Deals.  If you love your Big Shot then you will love these great discounts this week.

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2) The Retirement List will be released on April 21st.  That is not long AT ALL. I will add the link here on that date for you to find out what will be leaving us.  It’s always sad to say farewell to our favourites but that means that it makes room for some new exciting products!!

3) With the Retirement List out we will say Farewell to the 2013-2015 Incolors.  These are the colours that will be leaving us.  I am a bit sad about these colours leaving.  I have loved every one of them. NOW is the time to stock up on cardstock, ink refills, inkpads etc.  Please don’t wait until the retirement list is out as these items are the first to sell out within the first day or 2.  Grab them now! Seriously, you don’t want to be disappointed and miss out on your supplies of these colours.

2013 incolors

4) I am selling off my Retired stamps and Big Shot Embossing Folders and Dies.  Have you checked them out yet?? Check out the page HERE. (Australian Residents Only).

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** If you want to place an order for any of the Weekly Deal items or any Catalogue product, then drop me a comment and I will get back to you.  OR Head to my Online Store HERE and please use the Hostess Code –  2MFNKUVZ    Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack while you are there. New items have been added recently.

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you are having a super awesome day whatever you do. If not, I hope you can smile your way through it 🙂 🙂 🙂



Last week I had a play with the new wheel ‘Butterfly Collection’.  I haven’t used wheels a lot so it was fun to play around.  The great thing is that this wheel co-ordinates with a number of stamp sets already and the butterfly punches. Who doesn’t love butterflies?? On these cards I have used the current In colors of Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar.


This one was inspired by a card on Pinterest by Heather Owens.  I changed the colours using the current In Colors.  I have also used ‘Papillion Potpourri’ and ‘Remembering your Birthday’.


On this one I used the woodgrain Embossing Folder on the Whisper White card.  The greeting is from Itty Bitty Banners.  I added a flower made from the Paper clay and coloured it with the Aquapainter and Crisp Canteloupe inkpad.  I adhered the flower using the multi-purpose glue (Tombow).  I find that the most effective adhesive.  Don’t you love the pretty ruffled ribbon.  It is so soft – and stretchy!  I love how the Itty Butterfly punch fits nicely with this wheel.


This one was the Make and Take we did at the workshop on the weekend.  Many of them used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder on the Whisper White which looked really good.  I have used the ‘Beautiful Butterflies’ sizzlits.  It’s so nice that everything works together.

I have another card to show you using the wheel and a tutorial of how to create it.  I will show you that next time so make sure you stop by.

Thanks for visiting today.  Why not drop me a comment and tell me where you are from.  I would love to hear about you.


Stamp At Home Kits


I am excited.  From today I am going to start offering ‘Stamp At Home’ Kits for you.  Life gets busy and I have had so many people say to me that they would love to come to classes but the times don’t suit, or they are just too busy, or  they would love to create at home but they don’t know where to start.  SO, let the class come to YOU!!!  

These “Stamp At Home’ kits contain all the card cut, the embellishments and step-by-step instructions to create 6 cards (2 each of 3 different designs).  You use your own stamps, ink and adhesives.  I suggest stamps and colours that you can order separately if you wish.

August ‘Stamp At Home’ Kit.


Includes card, ribbon and step-by-step instructions. to create 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs).   HINT:  Check out my last post and you will see a full view of one of the cards 😉

$15 + postage to mail out if you need me to.  

(Australian residents only)

Orders must be in by Friday 16th August and will be posted just after that date.

I have used the ‘Flower Shop’ Stamp set.  You can use a similar flower stamp set.   The colours are the current new In Colors.  If you wish to order any of these additional items then let me know.

Flower Shop  Bundle – Stamp set and coordinating punch. These can be ordered separately.  Ask me for individual prices.  As a bundle you save 15%.

(W)  $60.95                   (C) $54.25

In Colors  2013-2015.  Cardstock and Pad Kit  $47.95.  Or buy the colours individually.

Sentiment Stamps – A Dozen Thoughts (W)  $46.95       (C)   $36.95.  Any sentiment set would be suitable.

Any questions, please ask but I am sure you will enjoy these card kits.




I loved the new set ‘Flower Shop’ in the catalogue.  Do I really need another flower stampset??? OH YES!!!! I love the flowers in this set AND to have a matching punch.  Awesome! No fussy cutting these pretty babies!  I have been playing around with this set recently.  Here is one of the cards with the gorgeous In Colors.


The sentiment is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’ which I have been playing with.  I punched the sentiment out with the Curly Label Punch.   Don’t you love the ribbon?  This is the Ruffle Stretch Trim in Crisp Cantaloupe.

I will tell you though punching the flowers out can be a little frustrating as they are not symmetrical. It takes a little fiddling to line it up each time.  I found a couple of videos on my blog travels to help line up the stamps in the punch.  The one I saw was by Connie here.  You can stop by there and check it out but  I have done out a written tutorial for you if that helps.


1) Make a mark at the bottom edge of your flower punch.  Punch a flower from scrap card.  When you take it out of the punch, don’t turn the punch-out around.  Lay it down and make a mark at the bottom of the punch.  You know that point will always be to the bottom.


2) Stamp a flower on White card.  Line the punched flower over the stamped flower until you get it to match up.  There are particular markings on the punch and flower that enable you to see where it fits best. You have an extra divet in the flower so look out for that. (By doing these steps it enables you to see where to line it up each time so you don’t have to try turning it and twisting it in all directions each time! Believe me I know!!).  Once you have the place then mark that on the stamped image.


Here I have just pulled the punched out flower up so you can see what I mean.

3) Place the stamped image over the stamp to line it up with that.  (You could probably just place the punch-out over the stamp but it can be a bit easier having the stamped image to go by).


Once you have it lined up, place a mark on the stamp with a permanent marker like I have shown.  You know this goes on the bottom of the punch each time.

From the top of the block.


From the side of the block: You can do this whether it is wood-mount or clear-mount.


4)  Now when you stamp the flower, stamp it with the mark on the rubber stamp closest to you ie at the bottom.  Pick up the stamped image and punch out straight away without turning it.

5)  You will need to mark each of the stamps in the same way.  This does take a little time initially but believe me, it saves a lot of time and frustration each time you stamp!!!!

ANOTHER TIP: I have marked the rubber insert in my clear case with marks so that when I put the stamps away I don’t have to turn and twist them each time to get them to fit the right way.


I hope this is helpful to you.

Just a note on the card above too.  This is a little sneak of one of the cards you can make in my card kits being released later this week.  Stay tuned for more details.  🙂

Have a good day,




It’s been over a week since I have stopped by here.  School Holidays are still on so I have been a little busy with other things.  I have done some stamping.  I have been working on a project this week and I am going to put together a tutorial for you.  I am planning on sharing it with you early next week so stop by soon and check it out.

Today though I thought I would show you some cards I made recently using Mosaic Madness.  Isn’t it cool that you get these in a bundle now!  Buy the stamp set and the punch and you save $$$$.  You can find this on p 123 of the Catalogue.

Here are the cards.

I am loving the new In Colors.  They are just gorgeous and I have used all of them on this card. (I just noticed my background to my blog is Coastal Cabana.  How funny is that!).


I added a little flower punched from the Itty Bitty punch set and added a rhinestone to the centre of this. The greeting is from Itty Bitty Banners.  Of course we have a matching Embossing Folder to go with the stamps and punch.  This is not included in the bundle.

The great thing with this folder is you can emboss and use either side.  They both look great.  I have used the other side on this next card.


Island Indigo and Pool Party – it makes any card just right!!!  LOL.  I have added some Pool Party seam binding and the greeting is from Label Love.  This is another Bundle you can get in the Catalogue and comes with the Stamp set and matching punch (see p 33).

A quick post today but I hope you like them.  Stop by early next week for a special project.

Have a great weekend,