Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Newsletter

Hi Ladies,

Ok so my track record this year has not been so great with the September newsletter not going out but I do plan on trying to be more consistent with future newsletters! Having said this it is only the 25th September and I am already working on the October newsletter – how organized is that!

2014 - 2015 Annual Catalogue Launch and LRH Fundraising Event


As you all know the fundraiser was done back in July and I am so pleased to tell you that we raised a total of $558.00

We are planning on giving a $500.00 cash donation to the hospital and using the remaining $58.00 to purchase products to make cards kits up for the children to do at home while they recuperate from their hospital stay.


A huge thank you to all the ladies that attended the day and those who purchased raffle tickets to support this fundraising effort.


Stampin’ Up! Promotion – Three to choose from!

1.   Good Greetings

If you host a workshop before the 31st October and have minimum sales of $300.00 you will automatically qualify for the free stamp set Good Greetings. This stamp set is also available with a $300.00 catalogue workshop.

If you choose to have a catalogue workshop I will send out a card kit to all the ladies placing an order to thank you!

2.   Stamp Stock and Save

Now is the time to stock up on all those products to make your Christmas cards and gifts. There is a great selection of product offered at a discounted price. This promotion is valid until 6th October. Please refer to the flyer for all the details.


3.   Pick a Pack of paper

Would you like to earn a free packet of Designer Series paper every month for six months? If the answer is yes, it may be time to think about joining my team. Being a demonstrator is rewarding and fun; you can save a minimum of 20% off your products and may even work towards having a hobby that can pay for itself. For further information please contact me. I have also attached the promotional flyer.

Extra Special Christmas Supplement

The extra special Christmas supplement catalogue begins on the 20th October – please keep an eye out for more information. It has some new must have stamp sets and accessories.

Quick Class – Christmas Packaging

Date: Thursday, 9th October

Time: 7pm

Cost: $10.00

Make 2 boxes to put Christmas gifts in – I promise these will be easy to make of at home!

Please register for this class by the 4th October

Stamp-a-stack: Cards for Women - rescheduled

Date: Saturday, 18th October

Time: 1pm

Cost: $30.00

Make six cards using a variety of stamp sets, accessories and tools.

Please register for this class by the 15th October.

Class – Stamp-a-stack: Christmas cards

Date: Saturday, 25th October

Time: 1pm

Fee: $30.00

Get in early to make a start on your Christmas Cards. Please register for this class by the 20th October.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Try it Tuesday - Faux Tin Tiles


Big Shot, Multipurpose platform, two cutting mats, an embossing folder, cardstock, aluminium foil and adhesive.

Multipurpose platform opened to tab 1, one clear cutting mat, embossing folder with cardstock placed in the middle and one cutting mat.

If the embossing folder has an intricate or busy pattern you may choose to open the multipurpose platform to no tabs so the embossing does not cut too deeply into the cardstock.


Adhere the aluminium foil onto the cardstock, cut the foil about 1cm larger than the cardstock.

Emboss the cardstock as usual.

Trim the extra foil from around the cardstock or fold under and secure with sticky tape.

Cut the embossed cardstock in half. Adhere these two pieces onto a second piece of cardstock that is slightly larger. Leave a small gap between each square – this will look like the grout.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Try it Tuesday - Heat Embossign with Embossing Folders


Big SHot, Multipurpose platform, two cutting mats, embossing folder, brayer, versamark ink pad, embossing buddy, powder pal, embossing powder, heat tool.


Multipurpose platform opened to tab 1, one clear cutting mat, embossing folder with cardstock placed in the middle and one cutting mat.

If the embossing folder has an intricate or busy pattern you may choose to open the multipurpose platform to no tabs so the embossing does not cut too deeply into the cardstock.


1.     Using the brayer apply the versamark ink to one side of the embossing folder.

2.     Dust your cardstock with the embossing buddy.

3.     Place cardstock in the embossing folder. Put through the big shot machine.

4.     Sprinkle the embossing powder over the embossed cardstock, tap off the excess.

5.     Heat set the embossing powder with a heat tool.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Try it Tuesday - Gingham with an Embossing Folder


Multipurpose platform, two cutting mats, striped embossing folder, brayer and a classic ink pad.


Multipurpose platform opened to tab 1, one clear cutting mat, embossing folder with cardstock placed in the middle and one cutting mat.

If the embossing folder has an intricate or busy pattern you may choose to open the multipurpose platform to no tabs so the embossing does not cut too deeply into the cardstock.

1.     Using the brayer apply ink to one side of the embossing folder.

2.     Place cardstock in the embossing folder making sure that the cardstock is straight. Put through the big shot machine.

3.     Re-ink the embossing folder using the brayer. Turn your cardstock 90 degrees and place in the embossing folder making sure that the cardstock is straight. Put through the big shot.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Annual Catalogue Launch and Fundraisnig Event

Date: Saturday, 5th July

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Venue: West Traralgon Scout Hall, Pentland Court, Traralgon

Fee: $35.00


It’s finally here! Please come and celebrate the launch of the new 2014 – 2015 Annual Catalogue and while you are here help to raise some much needed funds for the Children’s Ward at the Latrobe Regional hospital.

What to expect on the day -

 Get a new annual catalogue                                              

Major door prizes

A gift for every guest

Buy some raffle tickets and win some amazing prizes!

There will be 4 make and take projects to complete

See the Blendabilities.

Take a look at the new Project Life for Stampin’ Up!

Sales and Booking incentives


Can you please bring the following items with you: glue stick, dimensionals, snail, scissors and a bone folder.


Registration Closes: Tuesday, 1st July and a $15.00 not refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.

Please note: If you do not register for this event no materials will be prepared for you.


To register please call or email:


Clare on

Jacinta on 51765894 or email at

Lisa on 0431697280

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June Newsletter

Hi Ladies,
This is just a quick update on what is going on at Stampin’ Up!

New Catalogue

The new catalogue is due to launch on 1st July. I am looking forward to sharing this one! It has so many new products such as blendabilities (alcohol markers), photopolymer stamps and Project Life for Stampin Up!

I have a launch party/ fundraiser for the children’s ward at Latrobe Regional Hospital scheduled for Saturday, 5th July starting at 1pm. I don’t have all the details to share with you right now but will have those within the next week. Please save this date and have the chance to play with some great new products.

Catalogues are available to purchase at $5.00 each or $9.95 via post. Please let me know if you would like one so I can put your name on the list.

Project life for Stampin’ up! is now available to order so please go to my web site to have a look


Join my team

Sign to save – now is the perfect time to turn your love of papercraft into a great self supporting hobby or earn extra income or simply to get all of your product for a minimum of 20% off.

Sign now and only pay $85.00. For this small amount you will receive the business bundles which includes catalogues, order forms etc plus you can choose $90.00 worth of products!

If you are interested or have any questions please give me a call on 0437744590.

Retired List

I have attached a copy of the retired list. Some of these items have already sold out. The quickest way to order would be through my online store at

I will also have my retiring stamp sets for sale at a discount. This list will be available once I get the chance to sort out my collection.

Class – Background techniques

Date: Saturday,  28th June

Time: 1pm

Fee: $20.00

Come along and learn some new background techniques to add interest and texture to your projects. Please register for this class by 25th  June.


June’s Events

Scrapbook Club -Wednesday, 18th  

Christmas Card Club –Thursday, 26th

Class: Background Techniques, Saturday, 28th

Catalogue Launch Party – Saturday, 5th July

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May's newsletter

Hi Ladies,

It’s so good to be back, I feel as though life has gotten away from me lately but it all being reined in again and I’m feeling a bit more organized and ready to go.

So what’s new with me? Not a great deal just very busy with two boys who are getting older and are becoming more involved with school and after school activities.

I have been doing a few more markets and the odd party plan day – it’s been great to sell some off the things that I have been making and a trying out some new things too! 

Weekly Deals – Every Wednesday in May new weekly deals will be announced. Please stop by my website to see what bargains you can get.
Photopolymer stamp sets – with these stamps you can create a perfectly stamped image. The stamps are transparent so you can stamp exactly where you want every time! Two sets are currently available “Show & Tell 1” and “Show & Tell 2” both cost$23.95 or you can bundle them together and for $47.90 and receive a free class!
Occasions Catalogue – The occasions catalogue is available until the end of June. There is also a carryover list of products from the last holiday catalogue.
Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit – This kit contains enough product to make 20 cards very quickly. Everything is pre-cut, pre-scored, it comes with all the embellishments you need and written instructions. This is the perfect gift for any crafty person or keep it yourself to always have extra cards on hand for any occasion. The kit costs $34.95 #134998
Products that are still available
Undefined stamp carving kit -  create your own personalized stamps $34.95 #133402
Envelope Punch Board – create your own envelopes and boxes with just a few quick steps $31.95 #133774
Thinlits Card Dies – Cut and score in one quick step to create a flip card. There are two available – Label Card $55.95 #133479 and Circle card $55.95 #133480


Try It Tuesday

Every Tuesday (well I am aiming for every Tuesday!) I will be uploading a step by step project or technique to my blog. Pop on over and try something new!

Quick Class – Pennant Banner

Date:  Thursday,

Time:  7pm

Fee:  $10

Learn how to make a pennant banner – these are a wonderful decoration for any room or a birthday! Please bring your tool kit.

Please call to register for this class.

Class – Stamp-a-stack: cards for Babies

Date: Saturday,  31st May

Time: 1pm

Fee: $30.00

Make six cards for babies. Please bring your tool kit. Please register for this class by the

Join a club

I have a number of clubs running each month – projects clubs, Christmas card clubs and a scrapbook club.

Project clubs – make two cards each month, the cost is $10.00 and cover all the materials you will need. I have vacancies in the Thursday night project club and also the Friday morning project club.

Christmas card club – make two Christmas cards each month, this is a great way to build up you supply of Christmas cards so they are ready to send out in early December. The cost is $10.00 and covers all the materials you will need. The Thursday night group is full but I can make Monday night available if you would like to join.

Scrapbook club – make a single page layout each month. You will be able to choose colours to match your photos. You will be required to bring your tool kit each month. The cost for this club is $10.00. This club will be on a Wednesday night and I do have vacancies if you would like to join.

 All of these clubs are available via mail. The cost will be $12.00 for the Christmas card club and project card club to help cover the cost of the postage.


May’s Events

Project Club – Thursday, 8th

Project Club -Friday,  16th

Scrapbook Club -Wednesday, 14th  

Christmas Card Club –Thursday, 29th

Class: Stamp-a-stack – Saturday, 31st

Try it Tuesday - Acetate and Tissue

The products needed to complete this technique are: Acetate sheet, white tissue paper, crystal effects and ink refill.

Step One: Place some crystal effects on the acetate sheet.

Step Two: Add some drops of ink refill onto the acetate sheet and crystal effects.

Step Three: Mix the crystal effects and ink refill together in a circular motion. I recommend using rubber gloves as this gets very messy.

Step Four: Scrunch up the tissue paper.

Step five: Place the tissue paper over the acetate sheet and carefully pat down. You need to try and keep the wrinkles in it.

Step Six: Allow to dry completely before completing your project.

Stampin' Up! products used to complete this project:

Midnight Muse A4 cardstock # 127546
Whisper White A4 Cardstock #106549
Sahara Sand A4 cardstock #121695
Midnight Muse ink Refill #126854
Crystal Effects #101055
Blast Off stamp set #125946
Real Red ink pad #126949
Gumball Green Marker #126856
Pumpkin Pie Marker #105115
Daffodil Delight Marker #119677
1.3cm circle punch # 119869
6.4cm circle punch #120906

All of these products are available at My Online Store

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Scrapbook page - Watkins Glen, New York

This is the scrapbook page lay out for this months scrapbook club - it is never too late to join in!

The Stampin' Up! products that I used are:

Very Vanilla 12 x 12 #124301
Very Vanilla A4 # 106550
Crumb Cake 12 x 12 #124274
Paper doily #129399
Brights collection DSP Stack #130134
Neurtals collection DSP Stack #130132
Chocolate Chip Ink #126979
Real Red ink #126949
Old Olive ink #126953
Flower Shop bundle #132726
Stamping sponge #101610

All of these products are available from My online store
Petitie Petals Bundle #134822

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Try it Tuesday - coloured embossing folders

I'm sorry that I have missed the last few weeks of Try it Tuesday. School holidays always seem to throw me into chaos!

Products needed: Big shot, embossing folder, brayer, classic ink pad and whisper white cardstock.

Step one: Ink up the brayer on the ink pad, to ink the brayer properly roll it over the ink pad in one direction - not back and forth!

Step two: Apply the ink to the inside of the embossing folder. you can roll in all directions to get an even coverage.
Step three: Place the cardstock into embossing folder and put through the big shot.

Step four: Complete the project.

Stampin' Up! products used:

Big Shot # 113439
Real Red classic ink pad #126949
Petals a plenty embossing folder # 116824
Whisper White cardstock # 106594

All of these products are available from  My online store

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Try It Tuesday - make your own DSP

This technique is fantastic if you don't have the perfect Designer Series Paper in your stash to make a project. This technique can be used for all of your paper craft projects and only takes a few minutes to do.
The products you will need are: Cardstock (I used crumb cake), ink pads (Crumb cake, old olive and real red used here), stamp sets and a stamping sponge.

Step One: Ink up your background stamp with the crumb cake ink, place the cardstock on top and rub your hands over the cardstock - you may like to place a scrap of paper over the top to avoid getting ink on your hands.

Step Two: Stamp the images at random over the cardstock. I used all three colours and four different stamps to create the background. The have all over lapped and you don't need to worry too much about stamp placement. The idea is to try and fill in as much of the background as possible.

Step Three: Sponge the edges using a stamping sponge.

Here is the finished product. To save time you can stamp a whole A4 or 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock to cut up and use. Any stamp sets and colour combinations can be used.

I will complete the project and upload the photo later.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Crumb Cake A4 cardstock #121685
Crumb Cake ink #126975
Old Olive ink #126953
Real Red ink #126949
Stampin sponge #101610
En Francais stamp set #128562
Secret Garden stamp set #129144

All of these products are available from  My online store

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hexagon Hive

This is another cards that was made in project club this month.

The products that were used include:

Hexagon Hive Thinlits die #132965 (Occasions catalogue)
Petite Petals Bundle #134822 (Occasions catalogue)
Simply Sketched stamp set #129672 (Hostess benefits set)
Whisper White A4 cardstock #106549
Pistachio Pudding A4 cardstock #1361299
Summer Starfruit A4 Cardstock #127542
Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper #133521
Crisp Cantaloupe ink #131176
Summer Starfruit ink #126991
Pool Party ink #126982
Basic Rhinestones #119246
Big Shot #113439
Little Leaves sizzlit die #114511

All of these products are available from my online store. Please click on the link below.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014


This is one of the cards from this month's project club.

The products I used are:

Lovely as a Tree stamp set #128655
Hardwood stamp set #133035 (occasions catalogue)
Express Yourself stamp set # 130339 (hostess benefits stamp set)
Whisper White A4 cardstock #106549
Chocolate Chip A4 cardstock #108599
Garden Green A4 cardstock #108605
Chocolate Chip stamp'n write marker #131261 (Neutrals Collection marker)
Garden Green stamp'n write marker #131262 (Regals Collection markers)
Garden Green ink pad # 126973
Whisper White Craft Pad #
Mini brads #122941
Early Espresso bakers twine #123124
Modern Label punch #119849

All of these products are available from my online store, please click on the link below.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Try it Tuesday - Distressing cardstock

Products needed: Cardstock, inks, distressing tool, stamp sets, stamping sponge - please refer to the full list of products at the bottom of this post.

Step One: Ink the back ground stamp set (I used Hardwood from the occasions catalogue) in Crumb Cake ink. Place the crumb cake cardstock on top of the stamp and place a scrap piece of paper over the top and rub.
Please note that when using a large stamp it is easiest to leave the stamp on the table and place everything on top of it. Use the scrap of copy paper to avoid getting too much ink on your hands.

Step Two: Scrunch the stamped cardstock up. Scrunch in different ways - the cardstock will become softer as the fibres start to break down. Don't worry if you tear the cardstock slightly it will add to the distressed look.

Step Three: Open the cardstock slightly and ink directly onto the creases with the ink pads. I used Night of Navy and Cajun Craze ink.

 Step Four: Use the distressing tool around all the edges to fluff them up a bit more and add a few more small tears with the tool.

Step Five: Ink the edges of the cardstock. I used Cajun Craze ink.

Step: Six: Adhere the distressed cardstock onto a cardstock mat. I ran my finger nail around all the edges of the distressed cardstock to fluff them up and make the small tears stand out a little bit more.

Step Seven: Complete the card as desired.

Products Used:

Very Vanilla A4 (#106550)
Night of Navy A4 (#106577)
Crumb Cake A4 (#121685)
Black StazOn ink (#101406)
Cajun Craze ink (#126965)
Night of Navy ink (#126970)
Crumb Cake ink (#126975)
Hardwood stamp set (#133035) Occasions Catalogue
Harvest Blessing stamp set (#126452)
Distressing tool (#127562)
Stamping sponge (#101610)
Burlap ribbon (#132140) Occasions Catalogue

All of these products are currently available through my online store. Please click on the link below.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Liam's Spiderman Invitation

This is the invitation card that I made for Liam's birthday - he wanted a Spiderman theme party. I will post photos of the goodie bags and cake topper once they are made.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Try it Tuesday - Shaving Foam Technique

The supplies that you will need to complete this technique are: shaving foam, ink refills (I used Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso), a clean tray (I used a washed meat tray), Whisper White cardstock, an icy-pole stick and paper towel.
Other porducts include: Black StazOn, an aqua painter, stamp set, cardstock and embellishments, big shot and circle collection framelit dies.

Step one: Spray some shaving foam into the tray and level it out using an icy-pole stick.

Step Two: Add a few drops of each ink refill onto the shaving foam.

Step Three: Use the icy-pole stick to swirl the ink around a little bit.

Set Four: Place the cardstock onto the tray and press down until the shaving foam oozes out of the sides of the cardstock.

Step Five: Lift the cardstock out.

Step Six: Using the paper towel rub the shaving foam off the cardstock in a circular motion. The cardstock will curl up a little bit but will flatten again as it dies. Allow the cardstock to dry fore using on your project.

Step Seven: Stamp your image onto white cardstock in StazOn ink. The stamp set I used was So Very Grateful (#133053) from the occasions catalogue.

Step Eight: Colour the image using ink refills and an aqua painter.

Step Nine: Using the big shot and circle framelits cut out one circle. I used pear pizzazz cardstock.

To finish off my project: I fussy cut the flower image and stamped Thank You onto the circle using black StazOn.
I placed two lines of Blushing Bride ribbon onto the white cardstock and adhered the bow using a glue dot.
I placed dimentionals under the circle to adhere it to the front of the card.
I finished off by adding basic rhinestone in two corners.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
So Very Grateful stamp set #133053
Whisper White A4 cardstock # 106549
Blushing Bride A4 cardstock #131287
Pear Pizzazz A4 cardstock #131290
Black StazOn ink #101406
Blushing Bride ink refill #131157
Pear Pizzazz ink refill #131160
Early Espresso ink refill #119789
Basic Rhinestones #119246
Blushing Bride stitched grosgrain ribbon #131209
Aqua Painter #103954
Dimensionals #14430
Glue Dots #103683

All of these products are available from my online store. Please click on the below link"

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You've Got Style

This card was made in project club last month. The stamp set used is You've Got Style.  I don't always go for stamp sets like this o...