cards, Sale-A-Bration


I can’t believe how quickly the past few months have gone with Sale-A-Bration.  There has been so many great products that are going to be sadly missed.  What has been your favourite???  I have already mentioned a few of my favourites with ‘Lotus Blossom’ and ‘Big Day’.  Then we had some fantastic new additions. Sadly not much time to play with them but the papers were gorgeous.

Here are some projects to share with you courtesy of Stampin’ Up! I don’t know who the original creators are so I do apologise but these showcase some of the gorgeous products we have enjoyed during Sale-A-Bration.

lighten my life

‘You Brighten My Day’ stamp.  We do always have something to be thankful for and today I am thankful for my wonderful customers and my team for a great Sale-A-Bration.

big day bag

Great gift bag with ‘Big Day’.


The lovely ‘Lotus Blossom’.


The fantastic ‘Irresistibly Yours’ Designer Series Paper.  This looks stunning in gold!

So have you got your free Sale-A-Bration products yet?? You only have hours to go, so make sure you get them in to your Demonstrator.  I will be adding my last orders in a few hours time so be quick!! I can ship anywhere in Australia.

Tomorrow is another day with a great new special and we can look at the Occasions Catalogue which has been a little neglected lately.

Thanks for visiting,




As we approach the end of Sale-A-Bration I am having a LONG weekend of celebrating.  From Friday 27th – Sunday 29th I am sending out some fun projects to my Newsletter subscribers.  I can’t wait.  Here is a little sneak of the first project going out tomorrow.

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Are you on my newsletter list??? Drop me a message and I can add you so you can be included in this special celebration.


cards, Sale-A-Bration


Last post I shared a video from Stampin’ Up! colouring the new ‘Sheer Perfection’ Vellum sheets. Have you checked that video out yet???  I have been playing some more with these sheets.  I love the patterns on them.

For this first card I have layered 2 of the sheets together.  Underneath is the small dotty sheet with the flower sheet over the top.  I layered this on Smoky Slate and the base card is Calypso Coral. The flower is from the set ‘Crazy About You’.  I stamped it twice in Calypso Coral and then cut around one of the smaller flowers to layer on top.  The greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’. Honest opinions please – I am really not sure about this card but I thought I would show you anyway.  What do you think???


I don’t often use Pear Pizzazz as a colour but I have taken to it recently.  For this second card I cut out the centre from a piece creating a window using the Deco Labels Framelits then I adhered a piece of the leaf patterned vellum that that had been coloured with the Pear Pizzazz Marker. This is very easy to do but just be sure to colour ON THE BACK OF THE VELLUM. 😉  The whole piece was then adhered to a Pear Pizzazz card base. I added a few little butterflies “fluttering by” stamped from ‘Papillion Potpourri’.  To colour them I picked up some ink from the inkpads with my Aquapainter. Then I wrapped around some of the Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine underneath the greeting from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’.  I was much happier the way THIS one turned out.



Less that one week to go to get your Free Sale-A-Bration Free choices.  Just $90 order and you can pick any of the Sale-A-Bration items – and don’t forget the new recent additions to the Sale-A-Bration pickings.  So many choices! But please don’t delay because come next Wednesday it is TOO LATE 🙂  HERE is the link to the Catalogues and flyers for you to check out if you need them.

Thanks for visiting me today,



cards, Sale-A-Bration, Techniques


You have probably seen one of the new release product choices for Sale-A-Bration – the Sheer Perfection Vellum.  This is so gorgeous.  I am going to focus a little on this product this week.  If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is.

sheer perfection vellum

It is 24 sheets of patterned vellum paper.  You receive 2 of each design. There are 12 designs all up and the paper measures 15.2cm x 15.2cm (6″x6″) sheet. Have I said how gorgeous it is already???  It truly is.

You can leave this vellum as it is and layer it on your cards OR you can layer it over another colour cardstock for the colour to show through OR colour it with your Markers.

To show you how easy it is to colour this vellum, Stampin’ Up! have put together a very quick video of 2 cards that are a cinch!

SU! vellum

Here is the video.


You can receive a pack of these papers as your Free Sale-A-Bration gift with your $90 order. Now there is only 1 WEEK LEFT OF SALE-A-BRATION so don’t delay.  I will show you some more cards using this paper later in the week.  Until then, I hope you find some creating time for yourself. 🙂




I was playing around with the ‘Irresistibly Yours’ DSP the other day.  If you are not familiar with this paper already it comes in 12″x12″ sheets.  There are 6 different designs and you get  2 of each. Each design has a glossy like pattern on the sheet which is like it is clear embossed.  You can simply add your colour either by sponging or brayering.  Gently wipe off the card with a tissue which removes the ink from the embossed parts leaving a gorgeous coloured pattern.  You can create your own patterned paper to match the colour of your project. I had these little pieces just for a card size and thought I would make up some cards using them.  Here they are for you.

Firstly, using Crisp Canteloupe card and ink and stamp sets ‘Papillion Potpourri’ and ‘Hello There’. A little Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was punched using the 1 3/8″ Circle punch and this was layered under the “For You” greeting although that is a little hard to see. I also stamped the smaller image from ‘Daydream Medallions’ and cut it with the matching die. I added some Crisp Canteloupe Thick Baker’s Twine to finish this card.


This one was in Marina Mist and using ‘Something For Baby’ and ‘Itty Bitty Banners’ stamp sets.  Finished off with some Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine.  Gotta love that tie!!! 😉


This is probably my favourite.  This is Lost Lagoon.  I added some splodges from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ and the greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’. Then simply a sparkly butterfly cut from the Silver Foil Sheets and then some Lost Lagoon Satin ribbon to finish off.


So have you got your ‘Irresistibly Yours’ DSP yet?? It is one of the Free choices during Sale-A-Bration with your $90 order.  There are so many other great Sale-A-Bration products if this Paper is not your choice. There is only 2 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration so you can’t muck around on this. Order directly Online Here or drop me an email with your order. I can ship anywhere in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by,


cards, Sale-A-Bration


I was playing around with some Sale-A-Bration products the other day.  Here is one of the cards I made.


You could pick out a few Sale-A-Bration choices on this card – The ‘Best Year Ever DSP’, the ribbon from the ‘Best Year Ever Accessory Pack’ and the the stamp set ‘Big Day’.  The “Big Day” image was stamped on some Whisper White card in Coastal Cabana and punched the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  I punched the top of a piece of Coastal Cabana card too with the punch and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. I tied off some ribbon and Pom Pom trim and then layered it on a piece of the DSP which had been adhered to the Calypso Coral base card. To colour the words I stamped the “Big Day” image onto some Crushed Curry card and cut out just the banner to adhere over the top and then coloured the “CAKE” word with Blender Pens and inkpad. The cake image was simply stamped in black onto Crushed Curry card and punched with the 1 3/8″ circle punch I think it was.

I will show you a close-up.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds to make it sparkle. 🙂


Sale-A-Bration is quickly flying by.  Only a couple of weeks left.  Have you picked up your free Sale-A-Bration product yet with your $90 order?  If you haven’t, you better hurry.  I don’t want you missing out on Freebies!! You can shop online (link is in the right hand column) OR drop me an email with your order.  I am happy to send it anywhere in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I always love you visiting. 🙂


cards, Classes, Techniques


This month’s Technique class we are going to make ‘Glitter Window’ cards.  Lots of sparkle with this technique and it can be used for any occasion.

Come and try it.

WHEN: Saturday 14th March at 2pm.

WHERE: My place, East Corrimal.

COST: $15 or Free with a minimum order.

BYO: Adhesives and Scissors.



Here are the cards we will make plus a sample for you to keep.


Look forward to seeing you.  🙂



Stampin' Up!


Of course any time is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! but there are extra bonuses when you join during Sale-A-Bration. I’ve mentioned these extra bonuses AND I’ve mentioned all the reasons why it would be great for you to join.  Not sure you can read this post HERE. 

Are you still thinking about it??

Why not come to an Information Session this Saturday 21st Feb. 2pm in my studio East Corrimal. There is no obligation but it might give you some answers.

Cost: Free. Receive a little gift for coming. We will chat over a cuppa and also get to make a card.  Please let me know by Thursday. If you have had any thoughts about it this will be the place to have those questions asked. If you can’t come then ask me for an information pack. (only Australian residents).

What are you waiting for??

I would love to welcome new members to my growing team.  I am here to help you on your way whether you are a hobby demonstrator or you are going to share with others.  To help you get started I give you a Welcome gift and during February it’s an extra special one just for you.  Ask me about it.


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


Last Saturday I had my Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue Launch.  It was a great time with 2 different times scheduled.  I think we all had a great time.  Why wouldn’t we?? We are creating and having a few laughs (always good for the soul!!).  I thought I would show you the projects we did.

Firstly, this card uses the new Chalkboard cardstock and chalk inks. (p 25 of the Occasions Catalogue). The chalk inks come in 3 colours at the moment – Aquarmarine (green), Rose Coral (pink) and Yellow Citrus (yellow). This card was CASED from Pinterest.  I have used the Sale-A-Bration paper ‘Best Year Ever’. The chalk inks match nicely with this paper.  I used the ‘Big Day’ stamp set. Another Sale-A-Bration Free choice!


To give an idea how the Chalkboard cardstock looks I stamped the images on different card for comparison.  You might get some idea from the photos but I have to say it is much better in real life. 🙂

I used the same chalk ink on each of these cards – the Rose Coral chalk ink pad. The first one on the left the image is stamped on regular Basic Black cardstock, the middle one is stamped on the chalkboard paper on the rough side.  The one on the right ( I know I didn’t write on this one.  I thought I could use it on a card later), is stamped on the shiny, smooth side of the Chalkboard paper.  This is important.  You will notice the 2 different surfaces to the card. You must stamp on the smoother side. You get a much more crisper image.


This card was CASED from Pinterest also and is using ‘Crazy About You’ stamp set.  This is stamped in Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding.  The greeting is in Smoky Slate and the “you” is from the ‘Hello There’ Thinlets from the Silver Foil.


Of course, we can’t forget the Goodie Bags I gave to all the guests.  These were inspired by a project on Pinterest.  I used regular brown lunch paper bags and decorated them with the ‘Butterfly Basics’ stamp set and the Butterfly Dies.  The sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Simply Wonderful’.  I coloured part of the “THANKS” with the blender pen and inkpads.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Painted Blooms DSP.  Absolutely gorgeous paper! The tags were attached with a cute little peg.



So I bet you wish you could have joined us!! If you are local you will have to make sure you are here next time 🙂  It was great fun.

If you haven’t seen the Occasions or Sale-A-Bration Catalogues yet then there is a link in the right hand column that will take you there.  If you would like your own copy (and you are in Australia), then let me know and I can send one your way.

Thanks for stopping by today,




I can show you this card now.  I made this last week for one of my customers who are going through a hard time at the moment.  I just wanted to let her know I was thinking of her.



The layout was inspired by a card on Pinterest.  I used the Free Sale-A-Bration set ‘Lotus Blossom’ that you have probably seen everywhere on the internet.  This is a 3 step stamp set. I have used Lost Lagoon for the first 2 stamps in the set and then Pool Party for the 3rd stamp. The stem and greeting are stamped in Baked Brown Sugar.The greeting is from the ‘Wetlands’ set.  I then cut the piece with one of the Oval Framelits. A sheet from the Moonlight paper stack was cut with the Hexagon Hive Framelit.  The card base is Lost Lagoon.  When it was assembled I thought it lacked something even after adding a White Baker’s Twine bow.  I flagged the end of a little of the Burlap ribbon and tucked it under the oval.  That just seemed to “pop” the card then.

I think she might have liked it.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by to visit me.