Wednesday, December 1, 2010

NEW Summer mini catalogue!

Have a look at the new Summer mini catalogue from Stampin' Up! As usual they have excelled themselves by giving us a variety of products to inspire us creatively. I love the new punches, especially the big scallop circle as it layers beautifully with the large circle punch and works well with the sweet treat cups. I also love the Smooch Spritz, that gives a delicate spattering of gold or silver ink on your projects. Have a look yourself, and then contact me to place your order!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas frenzy!

As well as being able to order from the new Summer mini catalogue, From December 1st you can also take advantage of these fantastic items at up to 50% off catalogue price! Contact me to place your order, and get some great stocking fillers!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I had a great day last week with my girls, making five Christmas cards at Pelican's Nautical treasures in Redland Bay. It was the perfect place to be creative, overlooking the water and watching the boats go by. The day was a big success, and I hope to be able to run some more classes from there soon, watch this space for more details!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dress Up for Christmas!

Stampin' Up! is offering 4 bundles and you can find the full details on my Stampin' Up! website
The one I love most is the 'Welcome Christmas' Bundle, as I have been meaning to buy this stamp set for ages, and now I get FREE paper too! The specialty DSP is not available separately, so it is quite exclusive. Below is a clearer snapshot of this DSP, which includes 2 flocked designs - how gorgeous! Please e-mail me to place your order, and 'Dress Up for Christmas'!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Get set for Christmas

Get set for Christmas and make 5 beautiful cards at Pelican’s Nautical Treasures

Cost $50
Tuesday 26th October
10 am until 2 pm
Come and join me at Pelican’s Nautical Treasures for a half day of fun and friendship and get started on your Christmas card making – it will be only 8 weeks until Christmas!
Included in price:
“Dasher” stamp (valued at $15),
two Stampin’ Write® marker pens (Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive, valued at $12),
jewels and pearls,
card stock,
patterned paper,
and full tuition to make 5 cards.
What you need to bring: scissors, double-sided tape adhesive or similar
(you may borrow a Snail® tape runner for $5 extra on the day)
Booking essential!
Book at Pelican’s Nautical Treasures, 293 Esplanade, Redland Bay
Or call 0466 519915 to arrange payment
$50 payment required at time of booking, last bookings by Saturday 16th October

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Stampin' Up! catalogue launch

Many thanks to all my lovely friends who came to last week's launch, I had a fabulous time with you all, and enjoyed showing off the new catalogue. There is still time to book your first workshop of the new stamping year, I have some dates left in October now, so get in quick! You'll get a FREE catalogue of your own by hosting the workshop, and the chance to earn products through sales so it's well worth having one.
$59 was raised for the Mater Mothers' from the sale of raffle tickets to win a Simply Sent kit, and the lucky winner was Rachael, so congratulations!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

'Sunny Days' Simply Scrappin' class

Thanks to all who came and made these beaut pages from the Sunny Days Simply Scrappin' Kit at my class today, special thanks go to Rachelle who baked jam drops, cookies and muffins for everyone! They were yummy (don't tell my personal trainer!)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Stampin' Up! catalogue launch

It's that time of year! I am so excited about showing you the new catalogue, it has some great new stamp sets and fantastic new items for your Big Shot, not to mention the new colours and so much more besides. Please come and share my excitement at my place (contact me for exact address) on Wednesday 1st September between 10am and 2pm, or between 8pm and 10pm. You can come and make a complimentary card, have a cuppa or glass of wine, and take in all that is new in the Stampin' Up! world! I will also be raffling a "Simple Delights" Simply Sent card kit (worth $80), with proceeds going to the Mater Mothers Bereavement Fund. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. You can purchase them before the event if you cannot attend, or just bring some change with you on the day. To get yourself a catalogue, either book a workshop, place an order over $125 on the day (in person or via e-mail), or purchase one for $12.95. Please RSVP if you can come, thanks.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

'Sunny Days' Simply Scrappin' class

Do you love scrapbooking and are keen to create some more pages for your album? Have you wanted to try it for ages but weren't sure where to start? Then come to this class and pick up some tips, while creating three 12" pages and a mini accordion booklet. Places limited to 6 per class, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Scrapbooking your own way

I recently demonstrated a simple 8" scrapbook page at a workshop and was amazed at the number of ways that page could be put together! Especially from those who said they weren't creative! Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator means I can get creative ideas from our demonstrator web site, our monthly newsletter and from other team members, so you don't have to worry about coming up with your own ideas all the time! Check out my customers' pages:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

FINAL - June deals of the week no.4!

Save up to almost 50% in the last week of Stampin' Up's Deal of the Week. In this fourth and final week, specials include selected rhinestone brads and grosgrain ribbon. Imagine the difference a little bling or some gorgeous ribbon will make to your project.
The fourth deals of the week are from 23 June, 12:01 AM (AET) through 30 June, 11:50 PM (AET).

109113 page 149 Square Ice Rhinestone brads WAS $19.95, NOW $11.97

109111 page 149 Circle Ice Rhinestone brads WAS $19.95 NOW $11.97

109112 page 149 Square Fire Rhinestone brads WAS $19.95 NOW $11.97

111848 page 150 Bashful Blue 1” double-stitched grosgrain ribbon WAS $19.95, NOW $10.97

109050 page 151 Certainly Celery 5/8” grosgrain ribbon WAS $14.95 NOW $8.97

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June deals of the week no.3!

What great value for these five lovely stamp sets, (see below)! Don't forget you
could get 20% of ALL your purchases by joining my team of Independent
Demonstrators, and until the end of July you can join for 20% less than
the normal price of the starter kit!
The third 'deals of the week' are from 16 June, 12:01 AM (AET) through 22 June, 11:50 PM (AET).
114263 p34 - A Happy Heart stamp set, WAS $41.95, NOW $20.98
115792 p57 - Greetings Eight stamp set, WAS $49.95, NOW $24.98
116330 p78 - Bella's Bloom stamp set, WAS $24.95, NOW $14.97
113009 p97 - Enjoy Every Moment stamp set, ...WAS $53.95, NOW $26.98
114283 p105 - All Scallops stamp set, WAS $55.95, NOW $27.98

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


News just on the Stampin' Up! web site:
"With our recent Colour Renovation announcement, we have experienced an increase in demand for some of our retiring colours. We need to clarify that beginning now, all retiring colour products are available only while supplies last."
If you need to stock up on any of your favourite colours then now is the time to do so! Get your papers, inks and refills to last you in to the future NOW!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


The second deals of the week are from 9 June, 12:01 AM (AET) through 15 June, 11:50 PM (AET).
Haiku DSP, was $16.95, now $10.17.
Pink Flamingo DSP, was $16.95, now $11.02.
Tea Party DSP was $16.95, now $10.17.
Raspberry Tart DSP was $16.95, now $11.02.
Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP was $22.95, now $14.92.
Don't be late in ordering these beautiful Designer Series Papers, please contact me via e-mail to place your order ASAP. I can't wait to get some more Sweet Slumber!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Christmas in July Annual Charity Event

Imagine spending a day getting a jump start
on your Christmas Preparations...

The Paper Angels are getting in early this year with our ever popular Christmas Card Charity Events.
Heaps of Prizes, Card Competition and Wonderful Projects to make!
This year we are holding our events in July.
Please click on the flyer below for full of info
such as dates and venues etc.

I will only be demonstrating at the Coorparoo, Victoria Point and Wellington Point venues, so please book with me early to secure your place
Bookings are essential and payment is required to secure your place.
Feel free to come by yourself and meet some fellow paper craft enthusiasts or invite all your friends to come along too and join in the fun - group tables can be arranged!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Congratulations to all the winners

A big thank you to all who attended the Redland Bay State School Ladies' Night, we all had a great time showing you our wares, and some of you made a free card with me too. We had a display of Zumba dancing, lots of drinks and nibbles to keep us going, and the raffle prize draws! The winners were: Lisa Martin, Ana Oliveira, Rachelle Hersey, Rachael Usmar, Michelle Kostner, Sylvia Beamish, Sylvia Williams and Di Forno. So far we have raised over $800, but we are still counting the party plan contributions.
It's going to be bigger and better next year, so if you didn't make it, please come next time.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ladies Night fundraiser

You are invited to a Ladies night at Redland Bay State School. $10 entry includes glass of wine and nibbles. Come and browse your favourite local businesses and help raise funds for the P&C. I will be selling card kits, and offering a free make and take card for Mothers' Day. Stampin' Up! have provided over $1000 in prizes, and all proceeds from the raffles will go directly to the school, thanks SU! What a great company to be a part of.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hot off the Press!

This news flash brought to you from Stampin' Up!'s web site,
Colour Renovation
We are excited to bring to you a new world of colour in Stampin' Up!'s Colour Renovation. For over two years, we have done extensive research including investigating colour trends in the fashion, home d├ęcor, and crafting industries. We have found that it was time to update our colours so that you have a fresh, on-trend colour palette to work with! We have learned from our successful In Color programme that you love getting new colours. The new colour palette is organized into four collections: Subtles, Brights, Regals, and Neutrals. You will see 25 of our current colours remaining, and ten past In Colors returning as core colours, and the addition of five new core colours.
New In Color Programme
One part of our Colour Renovation that we're sure you're going to love is the new In Color programme! Each year we will introduce five new In Colors, and they will remain for two years. This means that the 2010-2011 In Colors will be introduced later this year, but will not be retired until the 2012-2013 colours are introduced. This year there will be only be five In Colors, but after that, we will always have ten (the previous year's plus the new).

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Big Shot special only available for this month!

This is something that a few of the Paper Angels are offering to our customers this month, as you can see it is a fabulous deal. Another way of getting a discount on your Big Shot machine is to become a demonstrator! You can save 30% on your first order as a new demonstrator, which means you will only pay $125.30!! Contact me for more information...

Paper Angels Big Shot launch special
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine RRP $179.95
(Includes standard cutting pads & multipurpose platform)
Scallop Circle Bigz Die RRP $37.95
Little Leaves Sizzlits Die RRP $10.95
‘Lots of Tags’ 4-Pack Sizzlits Dies RRP $39.95
Embosslits Die of your choice RRP $21.95
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder of your choice RRP $15.95
Level 1 Hostess Set Value $30
$30 FREE Product of your choice

Value over $365

SALE Price $300

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2004

Here is my big girl Tegan, then nearly 2 years old. This was the first Easter I had in Australia, and Tegan was then the only grandchild capable of walking around for the egg hunt at Mike's Mum's house, so she had all the eggs for herself! These days she has to compete with the other 5 cousins and her sister.
I used Circle Circus for the border stripe at the bottom in So Saffron, and then used the Wide Oval punch to create some easter egg shapes, backed by the scallop oval (you can still purchase this punch by the way even though it is no longer in any of the catalogues). The bunny from Greetings Eight added the finishing touch to the page, hand coloured using the pastels and blender pens for a subtle effect.

Olivia in black and white

This beautiful photo was taken of Olivia a couple of Easters ago I think. I used some retired rub ons and the It's Beautiful wheel which I clear embossed to create the monchromatic scheme you see. I just love this page...

Love those new Autumn mini cat. products!

Here are some of the projects I have been working on using some of the new products from the Autumn mini cat. Hope you like them.

The first one uses the Vintage Vogue stamp set, in So Saffron, Old Olive and Baja Breeze inks, this photo was taken of Mike at his fiftieth birthday party two years ago.

The two Rich Razzleberry cards were inspired by Alisa Tilsner, you can see her originals here

A few cards made while I was on a roll! The two on the right are cased from the mini catalogue, while the one on the left seemed to fall together nicely while I was playing with the new Country Wall DSP.

I made these little gift tents for Tegan and Olivia's school teachers, they are filled with chocolates of course! The Happy Easter words come from the Greetings Eight stamp set

The last page also uses Vintage Vogue, as well as the new Extra-large two-step bird punch, which I have stamped and then punched. It also uses the Friendly Words wheel and the new Cottage Wall DSP. Don't you just love the new In-Colour Rich Razzleberry!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Generous Stampin' Up!

How generous is Stampin' Up! Australia?! They have sent a donation box of goodies for Redland Bay State School's Ladies Night fundraiser, and I've just totted up the value at over $1000 of products!! I have grouped and sorted these fabulous products into about a dozen prizes, so there will be plenty of chances to win something you like. Please come and try to win some of these prizes on Wednesday 28th April at 5 pm at the Resource Centre at RBSS. Entry is $10, PLEASE NOTE, GUESTS OVER 18 ONLY.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sale-a-bration draw winner...

And the winner is...
Ana Oliveira!
Well done Ana, for hosting a workshop during sale-a-bration you were automatically entered into the drawer to win a Stampin' Around standard handle and a matching wheel of your choice. Well you have been picked out of the hat (well, kitchen container!) at random, and now comes the hard part, deciding which wheel to choose!
Thanks to all my hostesses who had workshops during January, February and March. Check the blog in April to see what you could win for hosting during the next three months!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Last chance for products in the Summer mini catalogue!

Don't forget that the Summer mini catalogue finishes next week on Wednesday 31st March! If there is something you have been meaning to get, now is the time to do so. You can also still take advantage of the Sale-a-bration promotion, which also finishes on the same day - so if you want a free stamp set, please place your order (over $100 to qualify) before 8 pm on Tuesday 30th to allow time for me to process it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Autumn Winter mini catalogue launch

This is the event you have been waiting for. In fact I am so excited about the new products in the upcoming Autumn Winter Catalogue, I can't wait to share them with you. In the true spirit of Stampin' Up!, the best way to share these new products and techniques is to invite you to use them. I know you will love the 2 make & take cards we have planned, where you will use the new Stampin' Up! Big Shot with dies & embossing folders, a new punch style as well as the Clear Mount Stamp Option. Probably the biggest news we have is the introduction of 3 new exclusive colours and you will get to use my favourite new colour in one of the Make & Takes.

There are 2 dates and venues to choose from, however I will only be attending the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club event, and I would love to see you there.

Sunday 28th March 2-5pm
Wynnum Manly Leagues Club
92 Wondall Rd, Manly West

Wednesday 31st March 6-9pm
Pendirup Community Centre
365 Samsonvale Rd, Warner

The $10 entry fee for the launch includes a Mini Catalogue, 2 Deluxe Make & Takes, Fantastic Demonstrations, Door Prize Entry and Displays of Papercraft & New Product. RSVP is absolutely essential as we have a lot of preparation and ordering to do and payment would be appreciated either by cash, or by direct deposit into my bank account, which I will give details of when you e-mail me on

Monday, March 8, 2010

Card making on retreat

Well, I had lots of scraps that I wanted to make use of, and in between the games and mini workshops on retreat I had time to put them to good use.

The third card on the right (below) was inspired by a card made by a fellow Paper Angel, perhaps someone can let me know who i need to credit? I stamped the bird cage in silver and clear embossed it, and then stamped again in Taken with Teal and layered the bird.

Scrapbooking on retreat

Some scrapbook pages I created on retreat...

This one is for my Paper Angels challenge, to use the Sale-a-bration stamp sets. The photo was taken when we first moved in to our home, and it was blue back in 2005! The card stock is "basic grey" and "bashful blue", and it uses "Whimsical Words" and "Good Neighbours" stamp sets.

This page was created using some left over items from last year's Simply Scrappin' kit "Crew Kids Girls" and felt flowers, buttons and brads.

This page is of Olivia on Australia Day, using the fabulous "Pink Flamingo" DSP, flowers from the Pretties kit and Regal Rose ribbon. The paper is so colourful and vibrant you really don't have to do much to it to make a great page for your album.

Finally a page for the cousins, Tegan, Catherine, Annabelle and Olivia. I still have plenty of photos with Charlotte too, but these ones have been itching to be scrapped for a while now, and what better time to do it than away on a craft retreat! I used "Washington Apple" DSP because it is so bright and cheerful.

busy busy busy

At retreat I made a cute little 6" scrap book using the Sweet Slumber Specialty paper, something I have been meaning to use for ages, and the cute photos of Olivia at Easter 2008. I used the Polka Dot Punches stamp set teamed with Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, So Saffron and Baja Breeze inks and card stock, and embellished with felt flowers and rhinestone brads and a little bit of chocolate chip taffeta ribbon. The cover decoration is made from Baja Breeze double-stitched grosgrain ribbon and twill tape.

retreat "shoe box" projects

Here are the projects that were created for us to make this weekend. I lost my daisies, sorry Ana, I don't know where they went! But these were the ones she showed us how to make, from Kaisercraft. I designed the Life card, Danielle created the thankyou card and Justine made the happy birthday card. Rachelle created the pretty cake box. Thanks everyone, it was good to make something that someone else had put the brain power into!