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Team Day Highlights: Flower Folds Die

Published by under Big Shot,Fabrics & Textiles,team | Jul 29 2011

Soft furnishings, hat embellishments, polar fleece blanket embellishments and even paper strawberries. What do these have in common?

Paper Strawberries. Click here for a tutorial.


Ok, so the title of this post gave it away. lol.

They were all made or embellished with the Flower Folds die!

At our recent EurekaStampers team day, Lorinda deRegt-Penn from Bacchus Marsh, Vic. did a very cool presentation that was right up my alley. She reminded us that the fabulous steel ruled Sizzix dies, from Stampin' Up!, are not just for paper and cardmaking/scrapbooking! I love the brooches and hat embellishments and the polar fleece blanket that were also decorated with the help of the Big Shot.

A big hello to all the lovely people who stopped by our stand at the Craft & Quilt Show this weekend in Melbourne. It's been great to see so many familiar faces and of course meet new crafters too. If you've got a spare minute I'd love you to  drop me a line or leave a comment below to say hello.

Happy stamping,


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Team Day Highlights: EurekaStampers

Published by under team | Jul 26 2011

Last weekend a contingent of stampers brightened my rainy hometown in regional Victoria, for our biannual EurekaStampers Team Stamping Day.

And it was a fabulous day!

Team Day Highlights

It's always exciting when you get together with other like-minded people, so there was plenty of chatting and sharing of ideas, lots of 'ooohs' and 'aaaahs' were overheard, and plenty of laughter. And I'm still in awe of the amazing talent we had all in one room.

And of course there was lots of yummy food too!

We started the morning with swapping card samples, and an opportunity to have a cuppa as some of the girls had driven for many hours – including interstaters.

During the opening session we did some introductions and some of our demonstrators shared their stories. Others got up on stage and generously shared their talent with us (you'll see more about that over the coming days). And after lunch we all made 4 projects using brand new stamp sets from the upcoming Idea Book & Catalogue. Soooo exciting!

We had a tool table set up so some of our newer demonstrators could have a go at spritzing and wheeling and setting eyelets and crimping.

And we also had a super-long table set up with every colour marker and ink pad and square of cardstock so we could make our own colour charts.

Check back over the coming days for highlights and pictures that will inspire.

And to all those who came on Sunday: thanks for being part of our group, for your positivity and enthusiasm and for following Stampin' Up!'s Statement of the Heart as we love what we do and share what we love.


Happy stamping,

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Christmas In July: Reflection Technique

Published by under Christmas,techniques | Jul 23 2011

Welcome back for our second July stamp club project.

Another based on the reflection technique, this one is a CASE from the fabulous Amy Celona.

Thanks for the inspiration Amy.

Of course we don't get snow here at Christmastime but it IS winter at the moment and MIGHTY cold where we live! Brrrrrr.

This card uses Lovely as a Tree, Welcome Christmas and Heard from the Heart stamp sets.

Unlike the Reflection Technique card I posted the other day, this one uses Glossy Cardstock so looks oh so shiny. We couldn't use the shimmer paint spritz on this one but instead BLINGed it up with Dazzling Diamonds glitter in the trees.

Will be back soon with some of the highlights from our big biannual team day. So exciting.

Stay warm, and happy stamping.

p.s. And safe journey to all those from the EurekaStampers travelling to my hometown for our team day this weekend. See you soon.

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Reflection Technique with Nature Walk

Published by under stamp club,techniques | Jul 21 2011

Today's share was one of our July Stamp Club projects. By request: the Reflection Technique.

The Nature Walk set from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue was perfect for this technique.

Isn't it fun what a little bit of masking, some torn paper and sponging can do?

Try This:

Use Whisper White cardstock as your base.
Spritz the 'water' with Champagne Shimmer Paint mixed with Isocol (alcohol). 
Make sure the rest of the card is protected with a mask so only the water gets spritzed.
End Result: Shimmery light reflections on the water.

Very cool.


Don't forget there's only 10 days left before we say goodbye to the Mini. 

Download Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

Contact me to place your last orders from the mini. Delivered straight to your door.



At Stamp Club we also got into the Christmas In July spirit but I'll share that card next time.

Happy stamping,

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Ice Cream Parlour bundle

Published by under Fabrics & Textiles,general chat,specials | Jul 12 2011

The ribbon & button giveaway this month is proving to be popular. Such fun bright colours, the perfect antidote for these cold and bleak wintry days.


Don't need quite enough supplies this month for a $100 order?
Why not collect some orders from friends.
With nearly 14 METRES of ribbon and 48 buttons,
there's plenty to share around. 


We're into the final week of the winter school holidays here, and have enjoyed the leisurely days and sleep-ins.

Little Miss 7 has been begging me to learn to sew with the machine for ages, so this seemed like as good a time as any. I honestly thought she'd sew a few lines and that would be it, but she filled up her practice panel in no time and wanted more!

By the afternoon she'd already made a cushion and even slip stitched it shut after pushing in the soft stuff.

And then went back and made another one for Little Miss 4, who of course thinks her big sister is now a hero.

Gotta love the school holidays. Have a great week, and….

Happy stamping,

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Retired & Rare Stampin’ Up! Stamps for Sale

Published by under cards,specials | Jul 04 2011

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL SETS FOR SALE   *New sets added 5/7/11

Sob. Sob. The time has come.

For the first time EVER I'm selling my excess stamp sets here on my blog. (Although, really, can anybody actually have too many stamp sets?? hehehe)

The truth of the matter is…

I'm running out of space!

The new Australian Stampin' Up! catalogue will be released on the 1st of September and if I don't clean out now I won't have anywhere to put all my new goodies. Unless I get rid of one of the kids.

Only joking. Kind of.

Many of the sets were from the 2008 and 2009 catalogues, with some a little more recent.


You can check out all the Retired Stampin' Up! sets for sale HERE.

Happy stamping,

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