It’s the most exciting time of the Stampin’ Up! year……… SALE-A BRATION time!

If you don’t know what all the fuss is about, it’s time for FREE limited edition stamp sets. 


 runs from 25th JANUARY – 31st MARCH 2011.

There are THREE ways you can earn these fabulous FREE stamp sets:


For every $100 you spend on products you can select one of the four limited edition Sale-A-Bration stamp sets for FREE

There is no limit, so every $100 spent earns you another FREE set


Invite me along to help you host your own Stampin’ Up! party at home and if your party sales reach $600 or more you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set of your choice, in addition to the generous hostess benefits! (Remember your own sales for every $100 you spend get you extra FREE Sale-A-Bration stamps too!)


Join Stampin’ Up! through me during Sale-A-Bration (before 31st March) and choose a FREE stamp set* of your choice valued up to $79.95 from the current Idea Book & Catalogue!  Your Starter Kit is filled with fabulous products and business supplies to get you started.  Contact me for more details.  (*Excluding Hostess Sets)


All four Sale-A-Bration sets are available in both wood-mount and clear-mount rubber options.

And here are the SALE-A-BRATION stamps!





What do you think of these great FREE stamp sets?  Aren’t they all just fabulous!!! 

Contact me now to book a workshop or place an order and you’ll be on your way to owning them in no time!

Check out the full catalogue here or on side bar

(NOTE: $100 spent on any product is before shipping & handling fees)

Until later, happy stampin’



The countdown is on……. can you believe its only 2 days to go until SALE-A-BRATION starts?  I’m so excited!!

Ladies start building those wish lists as it’s a fabulous time to stock up on anything Stampin’ Up!

For every $100 you spend you can earn FREE limited edition stamp sets.

So come back to visit my blog on the 25th to see more details, as there are other rewards during this time as well…… in the meantime get those pens out & start those lists and contact me to book your in-home workshop!

Until later, happy stampin’

Happy Birthday Cooper

I’m a little late with showing off my card I made for young Cooper who’s birthday was last Wednesday.

As I had made his little brother a card using the treat cups I thought I should make one using them too so he too just to have some little chocoate treats in his card (being mini M&M’s).  If you want to see Levi’s card just look here.

Of course I had to make them look a bit different, so for this card I used Something Sweet stamp set & made his card a little lolly dispenser.

Again I wanted it nice and bright as he’s only 7years old.  It has a pull up tag to release the M&M’s from inside the card

Here’s another angle so you can see its holding lots of little M&M’s, but once all the M&M’s are eatenI have stamped some gumballs on the pull out tag so the card doesn’t look “empty” when they are all gone.

Here’s also a look at how the little M&Ms “escape” when the tag is pulled up.

Card: Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Ink: Real Red,  Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight

Stamp: Something Sweet, Curly Cute

Other: Sweet Treat Cup, 3/8″ Whisper White Tafetta ribbon, white thread (non SU)

Hopefully Cooper enjoys his card & enjoys the extra treats in it.

Until later, happy stampin’


Well I had planned to finish the card I was making for Stamping 411 sketch 186 on Monday so I could come blog, but then I decided to surprise my teenage son & move some broken up concrete from around the other side of our pool area where he had  demolished part of a slab.  He was off mowing someone’s yard, so I though since he and his good friends had been working so hard in our yard all day Sunday putting in stormwater pipes (to help solve a problem we have with water coming from our neighbours yard), I should do something to help too.  Now all this broken concrete was up on a raised garden behind the pool pump so it wasn’t that easy to get to.  But my biggest problem was I didn’t have any gloves!  I couldn’t find my gardening gloves & none were available at our hardware store because of the big demand for them while the flood clean up in on here in the Brisbane area…. so that meant doing it bare hands….. which then meant they were so sore that I couldn’t do any craft later that night.  But I was proud of myself for moving all the concrete pieces to the front yard & then when my son got home loaded them all into his ute which filled half his tray. I must also point out my son was impressed with my efforts…. lol

Then last night I had internet security issues, so I was a little frustrated to put it mildly that I gave up trying to blog again.

But here I am finally to share my latest cards I made using this week’s Stamping 411 sketch

Now the colours I’m using are from this week’s challenge on my yahoo group Stampin Up in Oz Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive.  So here’s my first card:

Card: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive

Stamp: Punch Potpouri, Vintage Vogue, Trendy Trees

Other: Clips Assortment, Jewels Basic Pearl, 3/8″ Whisper White, Taffeta ribbon, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Boho Blossoms punch

My second card, which I just altered a little to the first:

Card: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie

Stamp: Punch Potpouri, Trendy Trees

Other: Jewels Basic Pearl, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Two-step Bird punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Dimensionals

Thinking of all my fellow Aussies suffering from all the floods that are affecting so much of the eastern side of Australia.

Until later, happy stampin’

The Sweet Shop Sketch SSS90

Today’s card was made using The Sweet Shop sketch SSS90.

I tried a bit of water colouring as it’s something I don’t do that often, I think the card is missing something, but I still like it.

Card: Basic Black, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Watercolour paper

Ink: Stazon Black, watercolouring with Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, More Mustard

Stamp: Tote-Ally Tess, Silhouette Sentiments

Other: 1/4″ Black Grosgrain ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, Basic Pearl

Until later, happy stampin’


So much distruction and so much heartache has come from the current floods that have hit so many areas of Queensland in the past few weeks and now hitting New South Wales and Victoria.  We have had to watch so many people in such distress with what is descripted as the worst flooding for around 37 years in South East Queensland.


We express our deepest sympathies to all those affected who may have lost a loved one, have lost their possessions, had damage to their homes, cars or businesses.



When disasters like this happen, Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have a history of trying to help and assist those whose lives have been affected.  This was evident with Bushfire Appeal almost 2 years ago when tragedy struck Victoria, Stampin’ Up! along with all the independent demonstrators and their customers helped raise money through the sale of stamp sets, so we can definitely help again.

Please help, come join me and other demonstrators support the Stampin’ Up Australian Flood Appeal to help the victims of the floods.  

STAMPIN’ UP! WILL DONATE $2 (AUD) OF THE RETAIL VALUE OF SALES FROM ANY STAMP SET (with a retail value of $30 or more)sold in Australia and New Zealand from 15 JANUARY THROUGH 15 FEBRUARY to the State Emergency Services in Queensland.

Contact me soon to place an order or book a workshop & help your fellow Aussies.

Until later, happy stampin’

Mojo Monday – Week 173

I’ve had a few days of feeling very ‘uncreative’, perhaps it’s from seeing all the devastation of the current floods here in Brisbane and also the surrounding south east Queensland area.  We have been having floods throughout Queensland now for over 3 weeks and now they are spreading to New South Wales & Victoria with Tasmania about to suffer the same fate…..  Here we are with such water problems and yet on the other side of the country in Western Australia they are under threat from bush fires as its so dry over there!

But last night I tried to start working with the sketch from Mojo Monday and ended up abandoning it & finishing it this morning with a bit more ease…  Perhaps it was because I was a little tired from getting up around 4am to go get a sunrise photo but more so to see what the flood waters were doing as it was peak at around that hour.

This week’s sketch at Mojo Monday:

I actually ended up making 2 different cards so here’s the 1st one:

Card: Poppy Parade, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Poppy Parade, Night of Navy

Stamp: Share a Cup, Occasional Quotes (Level 3 Hostess set), Sanded [background stamp]

Other: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, 1/2″ Poppy Parade Stitched-Poly ribbon, 1/4″ Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, 2″ Extra Large Oval punch, 1/4″ Circle punch (non SU)

The second card was just using different stamps but same colours:

Stamp: Oval All,  Sanded [background stamp]

Other: Textured Impressions Embossing folder [Summer Mini], 1/2″ Poppy Parade Stitched-Poly ribbon, 1/4″ Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, Heart to Heart punch, Extra Large Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, 1/4″ Circle punch (non SU)

If you’d like to see a couple of photos of the floods that I’ve taken have a look on my flickr site here Now we deliberately haven’t gone into where the problem areas are, as we didn’t want to be in the road of the emergency services or people trying to get their belongs out, so we went down to the river near the Gateway Bridge.  Here we could see how much higher the river was (although in this area it is much wider hence didn’t look as bad as further up the river) and we could see all the debris floating out.  I did get to witness the 400m stretch of Riverwalk float by which had broken free & also to see the little tugboat ‘Mavis’ slowing it down to avoid hitting the Gateway bridge pylons (they had even stopped traffic on the bridge until it had safely passed by)…. all that happened just before sunrise.

Until later, happy stampin’