Monday, August 31, 2009

Sistas Conference- Bringing Out The God Colours

If you have never been to the Sistas Conference then you are missing out on an amazing experience. Come and see what God has in store for your life. You will come away from the conference a changed woman. Go to for more information.
And guess what....... I'll be there with some of my team so come and join us and make a card whilsts chilling out in the pamper tent during the intervals. See you then!

With less than two weeks to go this is an update you don’t want to miss!

Special Price
Bring a Friend for Just $89
(only 4 days left!)
Don’t forget that you have purchased a full registration this is the last week you can register your friend for $89
The special price is valid only till Sunday 30 August

Surprise a Sista
Nominate a Sista in your world who has been through a tough time and is in need of someone to reach out and bring colour into their world. We want to brighten someone’s day with gifts and TLC.
To nominate your friend, to receive your form then
print off and either fax, post or email it back to us.

Sistas for a Day
If you are not able to come to Sistas for the whole week, we would love to have you join us for a day.
The cost per day is $90 this includes the evening session.
To register for a day print off the form and either fax, post or email it back to us.

She is Creative Option:
Creating with Food – Hospitality made Easy
We have the fabulous Pearl Harper taking this Hospitality Option
Here is a wee insight on Pearl: Pearl developed recipes for Tupperware that started her on the cooking journey. She wrote several cook books, travelled around Australia teaching cooking for Amway that eventually led to her own cooking show on regional TV, Eating Easy with Pearl. She currently caters for private jets and runs her own catering company. Ultimately she is passionate about teaching women hospitality and cooking. Down to earth, with fabulous ideas on fast, healthy and easy meals – this will be a session not to be missed.

Parking for Conference 1
We have been able to secure some car parks for you at the Ellerslie Racecourse. From there we have a shuttle bus which will bring you to LIFE Central in Mt Eden. The car park is free, but the shuttle bus is a cost of $25 for the three conference days. Timetables will be available from the Hotel Reception on your arrival.

Conference 1: LIFE Central, 95 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden
Conference 2: Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre, Manukau

Beautiful, Bright Bride

Created by Donna Calley.

I have been wanting this lovely lady since April. Isn't she stunning! I have black embossed her and then coloured her in with Pixie Pink Stampin' Write. I then used a dauber to apply Pink Passion, this gives the nice blended colour. It also goes so great with the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper.
The Bride is holding a Rhinestone Brad and I have added the larger one over the top of the ribbon. Both the Pretties Kit and the packs of Rhinestone brads come with three sizes of brads, so you can choose the one that is in proportion to the project you are making.
The bag is a Double-Pocket Bag. It is really easy to make. Contact me today and either myself or one of my team can show you in a workshop or class.
Want more tips techniques and information? Then subscribe to my newsletter. The next one comes out tomorrow.
Have a great night.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Funky Balloon

I know that I promised to show you a spot the difference with yesterdays card, but Carolyn, Jess and myself were having so much fun stamping preparing for the Bride Show that I now have a million things to choose from and want to show you them all now.

This is my favourite thing from today. Jess blew up a balloon and then stamped on it with white StazOn. Can you imagine all your favourite Stampin' Up! images stamped on your ballooons for different occasions. How about Choo Choo going around the balloon on the Track in black StazOn. My Ben would love that at his birthday party.

For more ideas for wedding or birthday stationery, or any other paper crafting ideas, contact me on 09 238 2100 or

Have fun


Friday, August 28, 2009

For The Bride

Created by Donna Calley

Well, I'm back after a weeks break from blogging. Hope that you haven't become too annoyed and gone elsewhere.
In a couple of weeks myself and a couple from my team are going to have a table at the Bride Show. So, if you are going to be a bride soon, or the mother-of-the-bride soon, come along to the expo and say "Hello!"
Above is my first sample that I have ready for the show. For those of you who know me well, you will know that the reason that I am going to the bride show is just a really good excuse for buying this stamp set, For The Bride. I have wanted it since I first clapped eyes on it.
I still think this card needs something extra. Check out tomorrows blog for a spot the difference!

Colours: Ruby Red, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze.
Accessories: Eyelet border Punch, Urban Garden DSP, Mat Pack, Stampin' Write ( for the fake stitching), emboss powder, kit and tool, versamark, ribbon, Hodge Podge Kit.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Bella Bleu Flower

The Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper is absolutely stunning and really worth a second look at. I used it last night in my team meeting to demonstrate this lovely flower.

If you are interested in finding out more about being a demonstrator and learning different paper crafting techniques, give me a ring on 09 238 2100 or come along to the next Business Opportunity Night, Thursday 17th September.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Seasons of Joy

Hi SamieVt. The stamp set is Seasons of Joy from Stampin' Up! It retails at $60.95, plus postage. If you click on the Ideas Book and Catalogue on my blog (right hand bar) you can get to see it on page 31. Better still, contact me and I can post you out the catalogue. Contact me to order your own set of Seasons of Joy and for your own catalogue on 09 238 2100 or

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vellum Christmas Box

This is a great but easy box to make using the vellum cardstock. I used the White StazOn ink to stamp the Seasons of Joy image onto it (this is a permanent ink so will not smudge).

The red gingham ribbon looks so gorgeous and Christmasy. Attached to that is a gift tag using the scalloped oval punch. This is an optical illusion. I have 3 scalloped ovals all just off set so it looks like there is a larger oval behind it.

Contact me for any of your scrapbooking, cardmaking or 3D project needs and for a template of this box.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wedding Day

I know that this has nothing to do with Stampin', however I have to show off my beautiful family.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Designer Brad Hairclips

I don't know about you, but I find it very hard to find a nice hairclip that will stay in my hair. Today I decided to try putting a jumbo rhinestone brad and the designer filigree brad onto a normal, but rather boring, hairclip.

I used the crop-a-dile to make a hole in the hairclip. Please note that neither Stampin' Up! nor myself take responsibility if you choose to do this and something happens to your Crop-A-Dile (I am always being told off for expecting too much from any equipment or machinery and always take it too far!!. Your husbands drill may be better!)

I used the brads that come with the Filigree Brads, however, the Rhinestone Brads have a longer back to them and are more secure. It would also look fabulous with the Filigree Brad.
Give it a go today. Contact me for any supplies you may need to do with the embellishments. The hairclips are from the Seddon Street Pharmacy, Pukekohe (thanks Phillip).

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Friendly Butterflies

If you haven't already checked out the new Spring Mini Catalogue, then you are missing out on some stunning stamp sets. This butterfly and background is from the Great Friends stamp set and it is only $37.95 for five stamps!!! Got to be a bargain!
And what about the bling! This Filigree brad adds such a touch of class. They come in a pack of sixteen, 8 of two sizes (this is the smaller one). And at $13.95 they work out at 87c each. Another bargain. Look at the difference it makes! This box with it's elements and details would cost less than $1.50.
To order these products or to receive your own free catalogue* contact me today 09 238 2100 or
Nearly forgot.... to add the extra colour to the edge of the butterflies wings, stamp in lighter colour first, this is Pale Plum, then use a DARKER Stampin' Write Marker to add a touch of colour directly to the stamp (I used Perfect Plum).
Have fun creating today.
I'm off to church.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Great Friends

I have been playing around with this butterfly, adding different elements for exzmple this half pearl from the Pretties Kit. I'll post the other one tomorrow. (And I'll also explain to you how to get the colour change at the edge of the wings)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wake Up Every Morning Excited To Go To Work!!

Have you ever thought how you would love to turn your passion of crafting into a wonderful business that you can be proud of? Well, the Stampin' Up! business opportunity is definitely for you.
I would love to have you as part of my successful, fun-loving team. Get on the phone (09 238 2100) or e-mail me ( today to receive your free, no-strings-attached information pack, and to find out how I can get you started and rolling straight away.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Scalloped Edges

Just a quick one today.
I was going to make a tutorial showing you how to use the Corner Rounder to do a scalloped edge. I then found it on Seeing that I have three sick children at home today I didn't think that you would mind me passing on their tutorial instead. So check this out.

If you don't already own a corner rounder punch contact me today to order yours. It is very useful and is only $15.95, plus postage.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Glamorous Bags

Here is the promised card using the Corner Rounder Punch. Isn't it funky! I can't take any credit for this, again it is a card.
If you like this card we are going to be making it during my October Card Class. That may sound a long time away, but it will be here sooner than you know it.
If you have booked for the August class I look forward to seeing you this Monday, either at 9.30am or 7.30 pm.

Take care until then.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Can You Go Around Corners?

The Corner Rounder Punch is a great punch to use to finish off your card. My daughter, six today, does it pefectly.
As usual you hold the punch upside down. Slip your card through so that the corner sits in the 'V' shape and punch.
This card was part of the card we made together a couple of days ago. We have also used the Corner Rounder Punch on the card that I will blog about in the next couple of days.

The Corner Rounder Punch doesn't appear in the catalogue, however, SU! sell it at the current price of $15.95.

Phone me today to get yours.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Stamp Fest Chocolate Cake

Here is the promised dairy and egg-free Chocolate Cake recipe that we had at Stamp Fest.

1 1/2 cup flour
3 T cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup rice bran oil
1 t baking soda
1t vanilla essence
1t cinnamon
3/4 cup coconut
1 cup sugar

Combine the ingredients together. Cook in a ring tin at 180 degrees for 35 minutes.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Stamping on Ribbon

Have you ever tried stamping on ribbon? It is very easy. All you need is the StazOn ink and some ribbon. On this card I have used the black StazOn ink (page 156 Ideas Book and Catalogue). I can't wait to try this with the new white StazOn from the Spring mini catalogue.
The card below uses the gorgeous Circle Circus stamp set. Some of you fell in love with this stamp set yesterday when you used it on your Pull-out Scrapbook at Stamp Fest.
If you haven't got your Circle Circus stamp set yet, or StazOn, or your own mini catalogue contact me today, 09 238 2100.
I got the design for this card from I can't give the rightful designer any proper credit as I only know her as Jennifer. Thanks Jen!
Have fun stamping.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Stamp Fest Prize Draw

What an amazing day today!! Forty ladies having a great time stamping and paper crafting at Stamp Fest today. It was wonderful. We loved it so much that we have already scheduled the next one for November 7th.
For those of you who missed today, you really don't want to miss the next one. Register today and pay by August 15th and get Early Bird special, three tickets to get into the Stamp Fest Prize Draw. We haven't decided the contents of the draw yet, but I promise to let you know as soon as we do.
The wonderful Yvonne Denize won todays Stamp Fest Prize Draw which was overflowing with ink pads, SNAIL adhesive, card stock, Designer Series Paper, stamp set, ribbon, eyelet hole punch...........definitely a prize worth winning! So contact me today ASAP to book your spot. ( or 09 238 2100)

Look forward to hearing from you


Friday, August 7, 2009

Stamp Fest Tomorrow

I can't believe that it is only one more day until Stamp Fest.
Look forward to seeing some of you there tomorrow.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tutorial - Mini Choc Box

Here is the tutorial for yesterdays blog, the mini choc box.

1. Cut a piece of A4 cardstock 7cm x 29.5cm, I used Certainly Celery.
2. Using the scoring blade on your paper trimmer score half way, then score both ends at 4cm.
3. Use your bone folder to get a lovely crisp crease.
4. On the front of the card punch a 1 3/8" circle where the window is to be. Then taking a contrasting strip of card stock, punch a 1 3/8" circle, discard the circle. Line up the strip of card stock in the scalloped circle so you can see the cut out shape. You will end up with a scalloped ring that you need to place around the circle on the box. Use SU! two-way glue pen to adhere the ring to the box.
5. Overlap the two bottom 4 cm flaps using Sticky Strip to attach them.
6. Now all you need to do is to add your own embellishments.

Stamp sets: Heartfelt Thanks
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red
Card Stock: Rose Red, Old olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Daubers, Poppin' Pastels, Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, scalloped circle, 1 3/8" circle punhes, small cello bags, half pearls from the gorgeous Pretties Kit, Glue Dots.

Hope you have fun making this.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mini Choc Box

This choc box is a smaller version than the one that I had on my blogsite in June. I have cased this from page 22 from the Spring mini catalogue. They have used the Soft Summer stamp set, which incidentally is my favourite set of the catalogue. As I don't own it yet, I have used the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set from the Ideas Book and Catalogue, which is a really versatile stamp set. There are over 6000 designs that use this stamp set on (Click on the link to take a look.)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Double Scalloped Edges - Quick Tutorial

To scallop the edges of your cardstock, simply place the card into the scalloped edged circle as shown and punch.
See yesterdays card for finished product.
have fun.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cutting Corners - The Funky Way!!

Sometimes you can cut corners in paper crafting with awesome results.

This card was designed by one of my awesome team, Carolyn Loveday, using Fun & Fast Notes stamp set, which I thought was cool all by itself. Then I noticed the corners!!
Believe it or not she created the corners by using the scalloped circle punch! Yeap, as I have said before, the most versatile punch we have, and if you don't have your own yet contact me today to put an order through.
Note the gorgeous Baja Breeze 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. It's the first time that I have played with it. It is absolutely devine!
Check out tomorrows blog to see how to make the funky corners.

Also, just a reminder. Stampfest registrations close on Wednesday so if you would like to come along please contast me asap! For further details on Stampfest, check out the post below.
I look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday. Until then,
Happy Stampin’

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Free Spring Mini Catalogue

The new mini catalogue is now available, and it is a BEAUTY! New stamps, new papers, ribbon, brads, ink pads and LOTS of new accessories plus beautiful artwork and wonderful ideas!

Click on the image on the side bar to view mini catalogue on-line or e-mail me at to leave your postal address and I will post one through to you at no cost.

Better still you can request a 2009-2010 Ideas Book and Catalogue and I will send one of those through to you for FREE! aswell.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Want to Know How You Could Get Your Favourite Stamp Sets For Free?

...just sign up to be a demonstrator!
I have just earnt my 26th free stamp set and I have only been demonstrating for a year!
As a demonstrator you get rewarded stamp sets for achieving certain sales and recruiting goals. I have gained 25 to date.
Then at our team meeting on Wednesday my wonderful upline Angela presents the Dreams Du Jour stamp set and a pack of Perfect Plum cardstock for me for my first year anniversary! I was so suprised and very grateful as it is a set that I have had my eye on for ages.
So don't hesitate, contact me today to find out how you can have a flexible schedule, control your salary, not get laid off and.......... gain all your favourite stamp sets!
I look forward to your phone call ( 09 238 2100).