Thursday, August 26, 2010

Some Awesome Stampin' Up! Specials

As you know, the new Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalogue comes out next week (1st Sept) and our Last Chance List is quickly coming to an end. Before we welcome many exciting new stamps and accessories, Stampin’ Up! need to make room in the warehouse by clearing out some high-inventory last-chance items. For the first (and probably last) time ever, we’ve added a select number of additional discounted last-chance items for the final days of the promotion. Below are the items we have selected. There are some great bargains here at up to 50% off – particularly with the punches.

Please note the following: We are unable to offer refunds if you have previously ordered these items.

The Last Chance promotion ends 31 August, 2010. All items are only available while stocks last, and with these discounts, they won’t last long!

To see the full last chance list click here.  To see the current catalogue click on the link in the sidebar.

Get your orders in soon, before these products are gone forever! There are some great bargains here so have a good look!

If you would like to place an order, send me an email or call me on 0419 219 240 as soon as possible…remember it is while stocks last only.

Item #     Page     Description                            Discount          Price
116342      42         Big Bold Birthday                     50%                 $ 26.98

116408     100        Seeing Spots                             50%                 $ 14.98

116344     121        Big Deal Alphabet                    50%                 $ 38.98
116208     126       In Color card stock (A4)            50%                 $ 7.25

105538     127       Bold Brights Stampin'
                           Write markers                             25%                $ 43.46

105537     127       Soft Subtles Stampin'
                           Write markers                            25%                $ 43.46

105540     127      Rich Regals Stampin'
                           Write markers                            25%                $ 43.46 

105541    127       Many Marvelous Markers           25%               $ 175.46

105550    128       Bold Brights Classic Stampin'
                           Spots                                         25%                $ 31.46

105551    128       Earth Elements Classic
                           Stampin' Spots                           25%                $ 31.46

105539   128        Earth Elements Stampin'
                           Write markers                            25%               $ 43.46

105552   129        Rich Regals Classic Stampin'
                           Spots                                         25%               $ 31.46

112042   132        Urban Garden Designer
                           Series paper                               50%               $ 8.48

112041   134        Bella Rose Designer Series
                           paper                                          50%              $ 8.48

107305   152        Oval Large punch                        50%              $ 15.48

113692   152        Eyelet border punch                     50%              $ 15.48

109043   152        Scallop Circle punch                    50%               $ 15.48

113694   152        Heart to Heart punch                  50%                $ 15.48

112082   152        Wide Oval punch                        50%                $ 15.48

112091   152        Scallop Edge punch                     50%                $ 15.48

113693   152        Full Heart punch                         50%                $ 15.48

104310   155        Crafters' Tool Kit                       25%                 $ 58.46

112004 AW28*    1-3/4" Circle punch                    50%                  $ 15.48

116629 CO*         Butterfly punch                         50%                  $ 15.48      

*CO=Carryover Flyer
*AW=Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

JAI Challenge #31 & some Invitations...

I am a bit more back in the swing of things this week and I even had time to participate in the latest Just Add Ink Challenge # 31. This one was a colour challenge...

I love these colours together, here is what I came up with...

I used one of the new stamp sets from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue. I love this stamp set...Contempo Christmas. I've also used the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder and the Tiny Tags stamp set and Jewellery tag punch. I am actually using this card for a swap I am in as well...sorry girls if you see this on my blog before you get the real life version!

Once I created this card, I was happy with the design so I switched it round a little and came up with something a bit different. I am using this one for another swap I'm in.

This one uses the same as above but instead of the Christmas Stamp Set, I've used the Flight of the Butterfly set which is my absolute favourite at the moment! I've added some Crystal Effects to the dots on the butterfly which gives it a raised glossy finish. While I was making these cards for my swap, my daughter saw them and decided she wanted them for her birthday party invite. So with a little bit of playing around, this is the party invite...

Ella loves these invites and is giving them out at school tomorrow.

Well thats all I have for you today. Hope everyone is having a good week.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


There are just not enough hours in the day at the moment. I have hardly done any creating lately and I am having withdrawals! In my last post I promised I'd stop by every Wednesday with a post...and I didn't do that! I have just been so caught up in so many things that Wednesday came and went and I just didn't get to post. So I apologise. Anyway, I did spend some time today making some cards for two different swaps I am participating in at the moment. I will photograph them once they are finished and post them. But for now, you will have to put up with some cards I created for a class a few weeks ago.

This one is using the Baroque Motifs Stamp set...a great all round stamp set for every occasion. I've also using Stampin Write markers to colour the flower stamps to give the two different colours (hard to see on the photo...the centre of the flower is green and petals are red). I've also used the Stampin Up Matt Pack for paper piercing near the Scallop edge.

This card uses NO STAMPS!!! I have just used an old Designer Pattern Paper and punched out some squares using my square punch. Then I have used the beautiful Certainly Celery Ribbon with a cute Stampin Up button and linen thread. I have used Kraft cardstock in the background and Confetti White in the foreground. This card would be versatile for many different occasions and was very quick and easy to put together.

Don't forget the last chance list (link on sidebar) finishes at the end of August, so not long left to get your favourite stamp sets, cardstock, ink etc that are retiring. Drop me an email if you'd like to order anything.

In saying that on 1st September the new SU catalogue is available and I have to say I love it! There are some wonderful new stamp sets, the new colour range is amazing and all the accessories and extras are superb! And that is not just me being biased!! It really is a great catalogue and as always provides lots of inspiration as well. So stay tuned for some sneak peaks of some of the new stamp sets.

Well thats it for now. I'll be back Wednesday with some more to show you.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Missing in Action

Life is hectic. There are times where I just feel like there is so much to do and not enough hours in the day! This past week I have desperately wanted to just create with my sneak peak goodies from the new SU Catalogue, but unfortunately there has just been too much happening. I am hoping to have time this weekend to sit down and play - I need to as I am participating in two more swaps and have to have 24 cards made by the end of this week (two lots of 12!).

Yesterday I did my first birthday party. There were 10 girls ages 9 & 10 and they were wonderful. I had them all make a card, we covered a memo cube and decorated the cover and we made bookmarks. I was amazed at how creative all the girls were and how different all their projects turned out. Happy Birthday Maritsa...I hope you and your friends had a great time. I will post some pictures of what we made over the next few days.

Anyway, I thought I'd share some more scrapbook layouts that I did at the Scrapbook Getaway I went on a few weeks ago.  I can't really take any credit for these layouts...the idea came from the very talented Nicole S. Nicole taught me all I know in scrapbooking and I love her blog...always full of lots of inspiration. Anyway, this is a must do scrapbook page for your kids. It is easy - your child does the journalling for you! All I did was ask each of my children the questions and wrote down exactly what their answers were - word for word! It was really intersting and I loved what my kids came up with.

I have decided that I am going to have a set day to post here. I think I will be better at posting regularly if I have a set day! So that day is going to be a Wednesday. Now that is not to say that I'm not going to post on other days, but I will always post on a Wednesday. So make sure you stop by on Wednesdays!

If you have any suggestions or anything you would like me to add to my blog, please leave me a comment and let me know.

I'll be back over the weekend with some sneak peaks on products from the new catalogue.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Helping Hudson

I wanted to let you know about a great thing that a bunch of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are doing to raise money for a little boy, Hudson.

This is Hudson...

Hudson is 2 ½ and has had a tough little life! Doctors realised he had an incomplete brain before he was born and as a newborn he was discovered to be legally blind. Hudson has recently been diagnosed with both Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy. His mobility has been hindered severely by his disabilities, however his family and friends wish nothing more than to give him the chance to get moving on his own. Hudson needs a special Wheelchair/Walker, called a Kid Walker. This device will help get him mobile, allow him to play with his brother and sister, interact with other children his own age and give him independence in his day to day life!

There is a HUGE online stamping event taking place, called Helping Hudson -A Wheely Great Cause! There are going to be three weeks of stamping fun for you to join in – come back as often as you can, there will always be lots more to see, do and learn. It kicks off on the 1st August and will run right through until the 22nd. You’ll find it at

You can DO SOMETHING TO HELP HUDSON, at the same time as helping yourself learn how to make some great new paper craft projects.

How? By purchasing bundles of tutorials kindly donated by Stampin’ Up! demonstrators the world over. Each bundle has 10 fun-filled tutorials for just AU$10! And there are six themes to choose from: Bags & Boxes, Christmas, Kids’ Birthdays, Projects for Men & Boys, Punch Art & Scrapbooking. There’s even a FREE bonus bundle if you buy four or more. All proceeds go directly to help Hudson.

The Helping Hudson Crew will also be posting some awesome challenges throughout the three weeks. For a small donation you can join in and be in the running for some FANTASTIC Stampin’Up! Prize packs, kindly donated by Stampin’ Up! Australia.

So check it out now...I'm off to buy some tutorials for myself now!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

New Catalogue & Last Chance List

Well today is the release of the Stampin' Up! Last Chance List. These are items that are being discontinued or reconfigured in the new catalogue which is due out 1st September. The list is quite extensive and some things are discounted by up to 50%. Some items are not reduced. Below are some stamp sets that I think are a great bargain (this is just a selection of the list). To see the entire list click here.
  • Spotlight on Christmas, Catalogue pg 28 - Now $29.96...Normally $39.95
  • A Holly Jolly Christmas, Catalogue pg 29 - Now $35.96...Normally $47.95
  • You & Moi Stamp Set, Catalogue pg 34 - Now $18.71...Normally $24.95
  • Best wishes & more, Catalogue pg 53 - Now $23.98...Normally $47.95
  • Greetings Eight, Catalogue pg 57 - Now $24.98...Normally 49.95
  • A Beautiful thing, Catalogue pg 76 - Now $22.46...Normally $29.95
  • Playful Petals, Catalogue pg 86 - Now $39.71...Normally $52.95
  • Enjoy Every Moment, Catalogue pg 97 - Now $26.98...Normally $53.95
Then there are some great specials on cardstock, ink pads and stampin write markers due to the colour renovation. So stock up on your favourite colours now while they are still around.

Please note that all items on the Last Chance List are while stocks last only. Also there will be a p&h charge which I will confirm with you before placing your order.

I have also had a preview of the new catalogue that will be released on September 1st and it is amazing! My wish list is a few pages long!!! There are so many wonderful new stamp sets, punches and embellishments. Plus the new colours are just gorgeous. I think you will all love the new catalogue. I will be having a catalogue launch party early in September with freebies, make and takes and most importantly you can view and order from the new catalogue. I will have more information on this soon, so stay tuned.

If you have any questions or if you wish to place an order, please contact me on 0419 219 240 or via email.

I'll be back during the week to show you some more cards and layouts.