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On Saturday I had my Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Launch.  I know that the catalogue has been around for nearly a month but with our School Holidays on it is a bit hard to get people together.  So it was Launch day on Saturday.  It was fun!  Thanks to all the lovely ladies who came and it was nice to see some new faces and some regular ladies too.

So what did we do?? Well, it was a party of course.  With all the fun party products in the catalogue, why wouldn’t we.  There was balloons and cake and treat bags for everyone. You know I got so busy and I forgot to take photos of everything. 😦  I will share what we did though.

I can show you the Treat Bags I made.  I was inspired by a couple of projects I had seen recently on Pinterest and shared by Stampin’ Up! too.

treat bags

These are 2 versions of them.  I have used some lunch bags and cut part way down the front and folded down the flap.  I added a strip of the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP and then cut a strip of card with the star Thinlets from the Mini Treat Bags.  The cake from ‘Party Wishes’ was stamped on white card and then it was cut with a mid-size Circle Thinlets. I added a punched flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack, a Dot from the ‘It’s My Party’ Enamel Dots pack and finished off with a bow from either the Melon Mambo or Mint Macaron Baker’s Twine.  The greeting from ‘Party Wishes’ was stamped down the bottom of the bag.

I filled the bag with some 6″x6″ pieces of the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP stack and a square of the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Of course there may have been some chocolate and other treats in there too. 😉

I had some different products set up to have a test run like the ‘Bloomin’ Heart Thinlets Die and Die Brush and the Confetti Embossing Folder and ‘Wink of Stella’ Brush. All good fun too.

Now for the Make and Take. I can’t take credit for these cards.  I CASED them from Janet HERE.  I loved how you can use the Rose Garden Thinlets as a mask. Everyone loved the idea too and started thinking of other dies that they could do this with.

sponged rose

For this card we cut the rose and leaves out from some Whisper White card. Then placing it on to a Whisper White card mat carefully sponge the Watermelon Wonder ink over the rose adding more ink to the centre.  Sponge the leaves with Mint Macaron. It doesn’t matter if the ink merges with each other or goes out of the lines.  It’s all part of the effect. We then embossed some dots in gold from ‘Timeless Textures’ and heat embossed the greeting from ‘Rose Wonder’ in gold too. The card piece was adhered to a Mint Macaron card base and the greeting was raised up with dimensionals.

I showed everyone then how to use the mask you have sponged. Don’t waste it, you can create another card. I have used ‘Timeless Textures’ again stamping in Sahara Sand on white card.  The greeting was stamped in black, cut with the framelit and sponged around the edge. This was all adhered to a card base in Watermelon Wonder.

sponged offcut

Here they are together.  A nice matching pair.

two cards

If you would like me to come and share some fun, creative ideas with you and your friends then let me know.  OK maybe not my international visitors. 🙂 With Sale-A-Bration there are lots of extra free products you can receive. Let’s fix a date now!

Thanks for visiting me today.  Visit again soon,


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So I have given you a few days for you to peruse the new Occasions Catalogue.  So what do you think?? What is your favourite on the list??  I mentioned one of mine was the Rose Wonder stamps and thinlets.  I thought I would show you another card with these.


The one on the left I CASED from Pinterest.  I made mine in Lost Lagoon.  Then I thought I would change the orientation and make a birthday one.  This one is in Blackberry Bliss.

The base card is the Thick Whisper White.  I cut the Rose Thinlets from Whisper White card and adhered this to the card mat. I then cut around the rose shape leaving a thin border.  I stamped the greeting on the front.  It is a very basic card but I like the effect.  I did consider whether to add some Adhesive Pearls but still not sure on that one.

I did stamp the inside with some of the images from the set but I didn’t take a photo of that though.  It was just one of the greetings with some of the leaves stamped. Nothing too dramatic. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,


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Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!



The 2016 Occasions Catalogue AND Sale-A-Bration is live TODAY!  Woo!!!! This is such an exciting time of the Stampin’ Up! year where YOU get the free stuff!  I have the catalogue links below so you can check them out online.  Grab a Cuppa so you can take your time looking through them and make sure you have a pen and paper handy. Forget the housework.  You don’t need to do that today and the kids will survive on toast 😉


occasions 2016                SAB 2016

Click on this link HERE to view them Online and click on ‘Download PDF’. (At the moment the catalogue for SAB doesn’t seem available some come back later and try again). 

There is so much to love in these catalogues.  There are some fantastic new products.

SAB 2016 promo - Copy

Just to refresh you with Sale-A-Bration, here is how you can get the FREE STUFF!!!

Sale-A-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st.


For every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products, you choose ONE FREE Product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  There are some awesome choices this year.


This is a great deal.  Join Stampin’ Up! for $169 where you can choose your products and you get an additional $60 on top of the $235 of products you normally would get.  That is a total of $295 products.  That is $126 of free products.  Did you read that?? $126 of Free products. I am sure you have a long Wish List??

If you are not sure what is involved in joining Stampin’ Up! then head to my Page HERE and read about it.  And no you don’t have to do workshops or classes if you don’t want to.  🙂

Ask me for an information pack if you would like to know more.  This is for Australian Demonstrators only.

SAB Host

Host a qualifying party and earn an extra $40 in Stampin’ Rewards.  More free stuff!!!

I will share more of my favourite products later but for now I will leave you to read the catalogues now.  I do have one card to show you though first before you go.


This is using my top pick of the catalogue, the Rose Wonder stamp set and the matching Rose Garden Thinlets.  You can get these as a bundle and save 15%. I have cut these from the Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue – The ‘Perfectly Artistic DSP’.  The splodges are from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’.

So stay tuned for more later.  For now go and get reading.  If you want your own catalogue in the mail then let me know.