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Hamilton Island Incentive Trip Highlights

Published by under 2010 Incentive Trip Hamilton Island | Oct 19 2010

Well I've finally finished going through all my photos and unpacking after our fabulous trip to Hamilton Island.

Hamilton Island INCENTIVE TRIP Highlights, 2010

It was an amazing experience!

This Stampin' Up! travel wallet was sent to us a couple of weeks before the trip, complete with gorgeous bag tags

If you are interested, I've written all about it (with plenty of photos too) and you can find it all HERE. I decided not to put it here as a blog post, because I'm sure many people out there aren't interested (it's like the old days of 'slide nights' watching someone else's holiday snaps – LOL). But I know there are girls in my team of demonstrators who are asking for highlights, along with my lovely friends and family… Thanks for sharing the excitement with me and all your support along the way. xxx

Back to normal programming from tomorrow. I've got HEAPS of cards and other stamped projects to share with you, so stay tuned!

Happy reading.



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Free Ribbon

Published by under Christmas,specials | Oct 17 2010

We are just finishing our amazing Stampin' Up! incentive trip on Hamilton Island and it has been such an incredible time. I have been keeping an online diary of all the things we've been up to and will post a link to the separate page later today or tomorrow (it's long!). But I quickly wanted to jump in here and mention a brand new promotion that has just been announced… the 'Dress Up Christmas' promotion..

It runs from now  until the end of November, and will see you getting a lovely roll of LIMITED EDITION ribbon FREE (there are 4 to choose from) with a specially selected Christmas bundle or by hosting a $550 workshop. 

You can check out all the details here.

Happy stamping,

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Elements of Style Gift Bag

Published by under 3D projects | Oct 11 2010


How beautiful is the Elements of Style stamp set? I LOVE it!

(Elements of Style, page 99 of the Idea Book & Catalogue).


Elements of Style stamp set, Rich Razzleberry Ink, Early Espresso ink, Early Espresso satin ribbon.

It took a grand total of 4 minutes to transform a plain white sack into a lovely gift bag. (And at least 2 minutes of that was getting the bow tied! *giggle*).

Things have been pretty hectic around here lately, with workshops and craft fairs and even a Christmas class thrown in. A big hello to all the lovely people I met at CraftExpo last Thursday, which was held in the beautiful old Exhibition Building in Carlton (Melbourne). It's always a treat to help people discover stamping for the first time.

We're busy getting ready for the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Hamilton Island (squeal – yes, i'm very excited). Just one more day to go, and my lovely and ever-so-supportive hubby and I will be leaving our 3 kids in the very capable hands of their Nanny and Pa while we spend 5 days and 4 nights in sunshine. THANK YOU Stampin' Up! Better go finish packing and put the finishing touches on all those swaps. 

Happy stamping,

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Christmas Cardmaking Class: October 9th 2010

Published by under Christmas,classes | Oct 01 2010

Saturday 9th of October 2010

1pm – 3pm

Creswick, Victoria

Come and join us for a fun afternoon as we make 8 projects (2 each of 4 designs) for the upcoming Festive Season. Yes, it’ll be here before you know it!

The class is suitable for beginners right through to the experienced papercrafters (with opportunities to 'step it up').

Second hand stamps AND retired cardmaking & scrapbooking supplies for sale on the day. Grab a bargain. One day only.

$25 class/materials fee. Everything supplied.
Early Bird Special: $20 per person, pay by 4th of October.

(Note: this has been extended because my scheduled blog post didn't work! oops, that'll teach me for going away during the school holidays! lol)

Contact me to reserve your spot.

Please note: Due to the popularity of this class spaces are strictly limited, and as a result, your spot will only be secured upon payment. If you aren't able to attend on the day I will happily provide you with your custom-prepared card kits.

Can't wait to see you!

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Owl Punch: Day 5 – Girls head

Published by under cards | Sep 29 2010

For more info on this series of posts, click HERE.

OWL PUNCH Tip of the Day: Try combining the Owl Punch with other punches, such as the circle punch that we used here to create the girl's face (and an extra sliver of a circle for the headband). Draw in your own facial features with a Stampin' Write Marker.

Strange Owl Fact of the Day: Owls have no teeth!


Well I hope you've enjoyed looking at some of the different things you can create with the owl punch over the past few days. Of course there are many more – let me know if you've made something different by linking to it in the comments section.


Happy stamping,

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Owl Punch: Day 4 – Pigs & Penguins

Published by under punch art | Sep 28 2010


For more info on this series of posts, click HERE.

OWL PUNCH Tip of the Day: Snip the ears (penguin) or feet (pig) off the punched owl head shape for a completely different look.


Come back tomorrow for the final installment.

Happy stamping,

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