Thursday, December 31, 2009

Birthday Wishes!

Today is not only the last day of 2009, but also a good friend of mine Sylvia's Birthday!
What a better way to spend my last day of the year than making her a special Birthday card.

I was inspired to make this card from a swap at our recent Stampin' Up! Regionals made by Tina White. Thanks Tina for the great idea.

Happy Birthday Sylvia

Stamps: A Rose is a Rose, Best Yet (level 1 hostess set), Friendly Words (jumbo wheel)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Card: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Adhesives.

I'd also like to wish Debbie a Happy Birthday for yesterday.
I forgot to take a photo of the card I made Debbie, sorry about that.

Happy Birthday Debbie Mc

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Last chance to get 'Wild About You!'

It's been a WILD month for sure!
'Wild About You!'

Amongst the madness here at my place, I've squeezed in the time to put together a few extra cards for you featuring this set...

Stamps: Wild About You
Ink: Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie (Marker), Chocolate Chip (Marker)
Card: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, & Sweet Always DS Paper
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Bling.
Tools: Paper Trimmer & Adhesives including Dimensionals
(Inspired from Splitcoast)

Stamps: Wild About You
Ink: Ruby Red, So Saffron (Marker), Old Olive (Marker)
Card: Ruby Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, & Sweet Slumber Specialty DS
Accessories: Baja Breeze Stripe Ribbon, Bling.
Tools: Paper Trimmer & Adhesives including Dimensionals
(Inspired from Splitcoast)

Stamps: Wild About You
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Card: Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Baja Breeze Patterns DSP.
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Stripe Ribbon
Tools: Paper Trimmer, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Adhesives including Dimensionals.
(Inspired by Dawn E)

Wild About You can be found on
page 60 of the 09/10 Idea Book & Catalogue RRP $45.95

This is a great set for the school holidays for the kids to have fun with as much as you!

If you would like to get WILD with this set over the holidays
I am offering Wild About You at a
special price of $39
That's a saving of over 15%!

Offer only available during December 2009 and must be purchased through me.
Last orders taken 8pm 31st December 2009.
2 spaces left!
Click here to find out how you can
gain hostess benefits with a $100 order
plus other great bonuses!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas & New Year Wishes!

I'd like to take this opportunity to say to all my lovely customers and friends a big Thank You for all your support over the past year. I've had so much fun sharing my love of stamping with you, there have been so many wonderful memories to carry through from such a fabulous year.
Here's wishing you all a super duper fantastic start to the New Year and Best Wishes for 2010 to be a great year for all!
Sorry my Christmas Wishes have come a little late, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and many of you had wonderful times with family and friends and were able to relax and enjoy the day.
Thank you to those who sent me all my lovely Christmas cards that filled my home with Christmas cheer and kept the letterbox a joy to visit each day as new cards arrived being added to the mantel. I was so delighted to have received so many handmade cards.

Thank you Debbie M, Bev & Ron, & Di & Paul

Thank you Margaret & Greg

Thank you Debbie, Mark & kids

Thank you Gail, & Lil

Thank you Liz, Martin & kids, & Sue

Thank you Paula, Barb, Anne, & Aunty Elfie & Uncle Len.

Thank you Sam & family.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Savings, Freebies, Giveaways, Prizes... Don't miss out!

WOW... it would appear I'm not the only crafty person out there who has figured out life is more fun at home with a stamp in hand, than tackling the hustle and bustle of the
after Christmas sales... what a great response I have had to my
Remember all you need to be a part of this workshop is $100 order
either from yourself or by passing the catalogue around.
It's just like being a hostess but all you need to be a part of this and to gain hostess benefits is a $100 order.

For your $100 you order you automatically
receive a FREEBIE valued at $30 or more!
(*Collect $200 towards the workshop and receive 2 freebies etc.)

The person with the largest order will receive a
BONUS 10% of their total order extra to spend free!

PLUS...One lucky catalogue workshop shopper will
WIN a Free Workshop Voucher to a class of mine
of their choice (up to the value of $25*).

Where's the SAVINGS on top of all these freebies, giveaways and prizes???

Check out the Inventory Clearance Sale by clicking here.

Don't forget my Stamp Set of the month 'Wild About You' click here for more details.

AND while your here check out my Summer Mini Bundles!

All theses bargain savings count towards this
fabulous Catalogue Workshop!

End of year Catalogue Workshop
ends 8PM 31st DECEMBER 2009

Email me with your order now!
Be one of the last 4 to join this fun!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Boycott the Boxing Day Sale Madness!

Don't get tangled up in all those Boxing Day SALES amongst the crowds... stay home and do your shopping in your pj's, cuppa by your side, with your favourite book... your Stampin' Up! Catalogue!

Join me in my $1000 Catalogue Workshop where you can SAVE, get FREEBIES, and WIN! Like those 3 words??? Add them with this word... STAMPIN' and what more could you ask for?! Oh I know, let's throw in the words RELAX and ENJOY! I tell you what, that sounds good to me!

End of year Catalogue Workshop runs from
BOXING DAY until 31st DECEMBER 2009

Being a part of this workshop is simple.... 10 happy shoppers will avoid the shops... each person will collect orders of $100 or more from the current 09/10 Idea Book & Catalogue or Summer Mini (this can be an order just for yourself or you can pass the catalogue around friends and work colleagues).

Contact me with your order no later than 8pm on the 31st December 2009

Everyone participating will receive one of the hostess benefits below*:
* Level 2 hostess set - Echoes of Kindness
* Level 2 hostess set of your own choice
* Level 1 hostess set of your own choice
* $30 to spend
* $30 to spend
* $30 to spend
* $30 to spend
* Level 1 hostess set - Best Yet
* Level 1 hostess set - Organic Grace
* Level 1 hostess - DS Patterns Pack

(*Collect $200 towards the workshop and receive 2 of the above etc.)
Freebies from the above list will be selected in order of orders received. The earlier you get your order in the more you get to choose from!

BONUS: Collect the largest order and you'll get to add another 10% of your total to your order for free. So if you were the largest order at $200 then you'd get another $20 to spend for FREE.

One lucky catalogue workshop shopper will WIN a Free Workshop Voucher to a class of mine of their choice (up to the value of $25*). All names will be entered in the draw and announced after the 31st December. *Not redeemable for cash

What a fabulous time to be part of this workshop while the Inventory Clearance Sale is on! SAVE heaps with all the products from the SALE all from the current 09/10 Ideas Book and Catalogue.

For every $100 order you will be receiving a freebie gift from the list above valued at $30+... that's 30%+ extra value for your order FREE. What a BONUS!
Don't forget my Stamp Set of the Month as well 'Wild About You' a saving of over 15% at only $39. Check out my Summer Mini Bundles as well for even more great freebies and savings.
All theses bargain savings count towards this fabulous Catalogue Workshop!

Only open to Australian Residents. Credit Card Payment Preferred (or bank deposit).

Contact me today to place your order and know that this year you can
Boycott the Boxing Day Sale Madness at the Shops!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A very special Christmas surprise!

A card arrived today in my letter box, but not just any card, a card that has been handmade for me by a very very special person in my life... My Nan!
Now you might be thinking that's a pretty normal thing to get a card at Christmas from your Nan in the post... well yes and no... what makes this card so very special is that my Nan has handmade me this card, and my Nan is 93!
This year she has set aside the time to make me a card from her heart and I am so proud of her.

I'm sure this goes to show... making a handmade card has NO AGE BARRIERS! :-)

Here it is...

I also wanted to share with you the lovely verse included inside which really did touch my heart.

It reads:

My Christmas List

There are a lot of folk I know
all written in a book,
and every year at Christmas time
I go and have a look.
For each name stands for someone
who has touched my life sometime,
and in that meeting they've become
the rhythm of the rhyme.
For once that I've known someone
the year cannot erase,
the memory of a pleasant word
or a friendly face.
So never think my Christmas Cards
are just a mere routine,
of a name upon a list
forgotten in between.
For when I send a Christmas card
that is addressed to you,
it is because you're on the list
of folks I'm indebted to.
And whether I have known you
for many years or few,
in some way you've had a part
in shaping things I do.
So every year when Christmas comes
I just realize anew,
that the greatest gift that god can give
is knowing folks like you.

Thanks Nan for my lovely card... I love you xoxo

Hostess Prize Winner!

A huge Thank you to all the wonderful Hostesses
who held a workshop or class
in the months of October/November/December 2009

All of your names went in the draw to
WIN a Bright Delights Combo Pack!

Being School holidays I gave my son Keagan the honors of drawing a winner...

and the winner is....

I will be in contact with you in the next couple of days to deliver your prize to you.

Keep tuned for my new Hostess Prize Incentive for holding a workshop or class in January/February/March 2010... you could be my next lucky winner!

It's all in the packaging!

I have shared this idea with you before, but as it's such a simple and effective idea, I thought I'd share it again.

Specially for those who are time short like me... 3 sleeps til Christmas AAARRRGGG!!!!!

It's not how big it is or how much it cost, it's the love and thought you put into it that says you really care and puts that warm fuzzy feeling into giving gifts.... Handmade packaging is a great way to express that with your gift giving.

Here is the cute little bag I created last night to put a very special little surprise inside for a special someone under our tree this year.

The bag was made from a plane old envelope using the bag-a-lope instructions below and the tag was one we created at our Paper Angels Christmas Card Charity Events this year.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Cracker Competition Winners posted on Paper Angels Blog‏

Congratulations to those who joined in on the
Christmas Cracker Competition,
well done on a fabulous job creating your crackers.

The winners have been announced and can be seen
by checking out our
Keep watch for a new Competition in the New year!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thank you to 3 of my Paper Angel friends xoxoxo

When I think Paper Angels of course stampin' comes to mind along with fun and happiness... but there's one other very special thing that comes to mind, FRIENDS! I have made so many wonderful friends in whom I may never have met if I hadn't become part of the
Paper Angels Group.

I'd like to say Thank you to 3 of those friends for the special treats they have made me this year for Christmas...

Thank you Felicity for this personalised diary, it will come in handy for all my workshop bookings and classes lol ;-) (What a great idea to cover a diary like this, wish I thought of that first! lol)

Thanks also goes to Bec and Julie who I caught up with yesterday at Liz's for our Leadership meeting. They each gave me a gift with chocolates (Mmmm my favourite), Bec made me the lovely cracker and Julie the funky handbag. I had to eat all the chocolates before they melted *giggle*, but lucky, cause now I have my cracker and handbag out with my Christmas decorations and they look just great!

Thanks to my Paper Angel friends for such lovely treats. I feel a little spoilt xoxoxo

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What a sale this is!!!!

If you haven't had the chance to glue your eyes to
Stampin' Up!'s Inventory SALE yet...
well now is the time to do so!!!!

Those who have, would agree with me here... WOW WOW WOW!

Here is an 8x8 scrap page I pulled out of the wood works made back in February
that is created using 2 of the sets featured in the SALE!
Life's a Breeze & Big Deal Alphabet...
(save up to 50% off!)

I know I said I was placing my last order before Christmas last Sunday...
but with a SALE like this, my wish list suddenly got bigger.
I must say I am not alone, those who have had a look and placed an order... thank you.

I will place one last order with Stampin' Up! this Friday night (18th December).
Don't miss out!
Email me with your order by Friday 6pm.

To view Stampin' Up!s Inventory SALE click here.

(All going well with Australia post, orders placed with this Friday's order should be in my hands for delivery the week between Christmas and New Year)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Stamp-a-stacks a hit!

Saturday and today I held my first 2 stamp-a-stack classes, and from the feedback received... they were a real hit! Each stamp-a-stacker took home with them 8 completed cards with matching envelopes ready for that next special occasion.

Look out for more stamp-a-stacks coming in 2010.
Here's what the ladies who attended got to make...

Set 1 featured the new DS Papers from the Summer Mini - Kaleidoscope,
teemed up with Eastern Blooms.
I love the bright fresh summer feeling about these pretty papers.

Set 2 featured none other than my STAMP SET OF THE MONTH
Wild About You!
Sale price during December 2009 purchased only through me is $39!
Saving over 15%.

I love when the creative juices flow at my classes, and always enjoy seeing variations of other ways you can put together a card, and on this occasion at Sat's class I had to take a quick photo of the card Debbie created below. (sorry the pic is not so good this was taken on my camera phone)... isn't it just so cute!!!!!

Each set of 4 are created from the same pre-cut sizes of materials, colours varying, and were shown put together 4 different ways. The option was there to mass produce your favourite, or create all 4 of each card, getting to use lots of different tools and trying out several different techniques.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Last Minute Christmas Shopping!

As you know, Australia Post has it's busiest time of the year
during the Christmas period.
For those wishing to place any last minute Christmas orders,
I will be placing an order this Sunday
to ensure delivery in time to place under the tree!
Please email me by lunch time this Sunday,
the 13th December, your Christmas Order!
Merry Christmas to all my friends.
May love and happiness be yours in this season of joy!

Upcoming Classes & Events

Saturday 12th December -
Stamp-a-Stack Class Rochedale $15
9:30 for a 10am start finishing at around 12:30pm
(bookings closed)

Tuesday 15th December -
Stamp-a-Stack Class Macleay Island $15
9:30 for a 10am start finishing at around 12:30pm
(bookings closed)

January 25- March 31 2010
I am taking workshop bookings now, be sure to get in early
to secure a date for your next workshop during Sale-a-Bration!

Keepin with the WILD theme this December!

Although things are a little crazy around here...
getting ready for Christmas, school ends tomorrow,
visitors staying etc...
I can still always find time to chill out and make a card or two
to save me from going WILD!

Here are 2 quick cards I made last night before bed featuring my

'Wild About You!'

Stamps: Wild About You
Ink: Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Yoyo Yellow
Card: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White
Accessories: Chit Chat Rub-Ons, Tangerine Tango Stripe Ribbon
Tools: Paper trimmer, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Scissors, Adhesives including Dimensionals

Stamps: Wild About You, Party Hearty
Ink: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, So Saffron
Card: Baja Breeze, Sweet Slumber Specialty DS, Whisper White
Accessories: So Saffron Brads, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon,
Googly Eye
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Small Hole Punch (for brads), Adhesives including Dimensionals

During December...
I will be sharing with you many creative ways of using
Wild About You.
If you would like to get WILD with this set over the holidays
during the month I am offering it at a
special price of $39
That's a saving of over 15%!

Order your set today!
Offer only available during December 2009 and must be purchased through me.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Summer Mini Special Offers!

The Summer Mini is here!

If you haven't got your copy yet,
simply email me with your address and I will be happy to mail one out to you.
You can also view it online here.

If your wish list is huge, why not take part in my Special Offers.....
Get a Free Bonus when you purchase my Spring Mini bundles shown below.

*Bundles only available until the 31st March 2010

Something Sweet Bundle $75.90*
Something Sweet Stamp Set (p 9) +
1 3/4" (4.4cm) Circle Punch (p 8)
= 12 Sweet Treat Cups FREE

Butterfly Bundle $56.90*

Butterfly Prints Stamp Set (p 12) +
Butterfly Punch (p 12)
=a marker for FREE (in the colour of your choice)
OR 15% off Flight of the Butterfly Stamp Set
(09/10 Idea Book & Catalogue page 82 RRP $53.95) - only $45

Circle Scissor Bundle $92.90*

Circle Scissor (p 22) +
Glass Mat (p 12)
= 2 FREE markers (in the colours of your choice)
OR Dotto re-positionable adhesive 50% off ($12.50 instead of $24.95)

For each Bundle you order, you will go into the draw to WIN a level 1 Hostess set of your choice!

Gift Vouchers available this Christmas!

A gift voucher for Stampin' Up! Product...
who wouldn't want that???? lol

Beats underwear, socks, & biscuits any day I say!

Slip a little hint out on the bench for hubby or the kids that they can contact me and have a lovely personal voucher made for you for Chrissy.
Maybe you could leave this blog entry up on the screen accidentally (hee hee hee),
or even slip it in an email titled 'My wish list!'

You might have a crafty friend or family member in mind who would love one too????

Vouchers for $100 or more will come with a
complimentary idea book & catalogue,
or choice of a Stampin' Pad.
Vouchers will be made valid for 6 months from the time of purchase.

To order please contact me by email or phone today!

Let's get WILD ABOUT YOU this December!

The Silly Season, School Holidays, Summer...
we can all be forgiven if we go a little WILD!

Hence my choice of sets this month for
December's Stamp Set of the Month

Wild About You!

Wild About You can be found on
page 60 of the 09/10 Idea Book & Catalogue RRP $45.95

This is a great set for the school holidays for the kids to have fun with as much as you!

Here is an oldy of mine that I have made with this set, you may have seen it before cause it's a favourite and I just can't part with it.

I was inspired to make this card from Splitcoast, it features Bella Rose DS and Faux Stitching.

It would make a lovely card for any age recipient.

During December...
I will share with you some creative ways of using
Wild About You.
If you would like to get WILD with this set over the holidays
during the month I am offering it at a
special price of $39
That's a saving of over 15%!
Order your set today!
Offer only available during December 2009 and must be purchased through me.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Paper Angels Group November Challenge - Punch Art!

Once a month the Paper Angels get together
for some sharing of ideas,
we make 2 make and takes,
bring along our creations to share,
and even have a monthly challenge to join in if you wish.

For November our Challenge was Punch Art...
I had a ball creating my entries, here they are...

This is my little girl in her Jo Jo the Clown suit.
The Jo Jo character was my Punch Art entry as part of this 6x6 page.
The DS Papers are from Pink Flamingo, and the 'Happy' saying is from Chit-Chat rub-ons in the new Summer Mini!

Above are my 2 Christmas tags I entered. I must say these are my favourites, I have decided to make a few extras to decorate my gifts to add my personal loving touch under the tree this year! The back of the tags are white with Season's Greetings stamped,
and the ribbon to tie my tags to the gifts is
Stampin' Up!'s adorable Red Gingham Ribbon.
These punch Art designs were inspired by Mercedes Weber.

My Paper Angel...
and might I add the 1st prize winner in our Challenge WOO HOO!

She was a little tricky in the making, and after about 3 bodies ended up in the bin, I eventually got her just right, and must admit was pretty impressed with the end result if I do say so myself! lol. This little angel is made from the Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" Circle (to cut the wings from the Scallop), 1" Circle, and the 3/4" Circle punches. Her wings & dress have 2 way glue pen all over them with Dazzling Diamonds, and I coloured her dress gold with a Gold Encore Pad and Sponge Dauber! The trick to getting her dress to fold right is using a ruler and scorer to create the lines where you want the folds to fall!

Please check out the link below to see the other entries in our
Paper Angels Punch Art Challenge.

WIN Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Products!

Enter your Stampin' Up! Christmas Cracker
for your chance to WIN one of three prizes
of product from the NEW Summer Mini Catalogue

1st Prize $100 / 2nd Prize $50 / 3rd Prize $25
Prizes are not transferable for cash and product must be chosen
from the Summer Mini Catalogue

How to Enter

1. Email me to receive a PDF Instruction Sheet on how to make the cracker pictured above
2. Email a photograph of your cracker to me by December 15th.
Please do make sure you include your full name and contact details

Conditions of Entry

1. Cracker Base must be based around the instructions provided
2. Competition is open to demonstrators and customers
3. All materials used must be Stampin' Up! Product
4. You agree to have cracker photographs published on our Blogs & Publications
5. Winners will be chosen by independent judges
6. Entries will be based on color,execution, creativity and uniqueness

So 'GET CRACKING' on your Cracker!
Home made crackers are lots of fun and you can fill them with all sorts of creative things!

This is a fun competition offered by Liz and the Paper Angels...
we'd love to see your Cracker Creations!

Inspirational Kerrie!

I would like to welcome
our newest 'Inspiration Angel' with a big HELLO...
Welcome Kerrie.

Kerrie might be a name you recall from some recent postings in which she won the card competition at the Springwood Christmas Card Workshop with her gorgeous waterfall card. Yes, Kerrie is who taught me the fun of making waterfall cards! It is lovely to have Kerrie join our inspirational group... I just know she'll be a breath of fresh ideas, i'm looking forward to many crafting days ahead together!

Special reminder that being a part of the Inspiration Angels - Paper Angels Group is SOOOOOO fabulous! Having friends who share their ideas with you, and you can enjoy the fun company of, on many occasions, crafting etc is simply the best!

Even better...
if you are an Inspiration Angel
you can come along to
any of my own classes for half price!

Anyone want to join us???? Give me a hoy and I'll fill you in with all you need to know about joining Stampin' Up! and all the fun of being an Inspiration Angel!!!!!!