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‘Sense Of Time’ Journal

Published by under 3D projects | Aug 24 2009


As promised, here’s the Sense Of Time journal I decorated for someone special.

I think the images in this set are perfect for off-the-page projects as well as cards, so I can see this set getting a good workout! I CASEd this project from one of my SU sister demonstrators from the US (her details are not with me so I’ll add them tomorrow).


The journal is available from Stampin’ Up, and is of fantastic quality with sturdy chipboard covers on the front and back, and solid O-ring binding.

Add some section dividers made from the round tab punch and voila! a beautiful hand-stamped journal. It would make a great gift for a special someone to jot down their dreams, record a special holiday, or even stamp out their collection of Stampin’ Up! images for easy viewing! LOL.

I want to share with you a nifty idea for making ribbon bookmarks (see below).

Add a ribbon slide to the end of your ribbon. (Mine uses one from the delicious Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware on So Saffron ribbon.) To stop it sliding off, tie a knot in the end then singe the trimmed ribbon ends with the flame from a lighter or match. This stops the ribbon from fraying! Okay, so take extra care not to singe anything else!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Come back and visit soon for a look at a beee-uuuutiful card that my Secret Sister sent me today. Oooooh happy mail… love it!!!

Happy stamping,





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Sense of Time

Published by under cards,classes | Aug 22 2009


I’m having loads of fun getting ready for our upcoming Make It Manly class, especially with the classic Sense Of Time stamp set (p4 Spring Mini Catalogue). I must admit, this wasn’t the set I was most excited about when I first saw the mini, simply because I *thought* it wasn’t my style. Oooooh…. but I think it is now!!! LOL.



I especially love how that little ‘seconds’ hand (within the main clock image) fits perfectly in Stampin’ Up!‘s 1" circle punch, so it can be raised or recessed for a bit of dimension.


I left the sentiment off this last card so it’s ready to use for whatever the occassion. I can always add the "Happy Birthday" or "Get Well" or "Happy Retirement" message later on.

These cards are super simple to make. The girls who are coming to Class next Sunday will enjoy making these, along with other ‘blokey’ cards.

Sorry, this class is booked out but email me to request priority notification of the next class schedule. Or book a workshop where you can try your hand at making these projects too.

I’ve also just finished decorating a journal with these stamps. I’ll share those soon.


Happy stamping!



Images © Stampin’ Up!

Sense of Time, Set of 4 stamps. $39.95 +p/h.






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Owl Together Now

Published by under 3D projects | Aug 08 2009

Fun Workshop Make & Take (3D project): 
Stamps used: Owl Together Now (p52 Idea Book & Catalogue), Watercolor Vine jumbo wheel. Inks used:  Mellow Moss, StazOn jet black. Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Whisper White. Other: Stampin’ Pastels with blender pen, Stampin’ Dimensional, Linen Thread, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches. All products Stampin’ Up!.


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Great Friend

Published by under cards,catalogue | Aug 05 2009

Great Friend card

I’m so excited to share this card with you, featuring the brand new Great Friend stamp set. Great Friend is featured in the Spring Mini Catalogue, and is available right now until the end of November.

This card was made by Wendy Gifford, one of the talented demonstrators in my team. She was inspired by the scrap page found on page 4 of the mini catalogue (on the right). I love this! It reminds me that there is no simpler way to be inspired than by flicking through the pages of a Stampin’ Up! catalogue.


Happy stamping,


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NEW Spring Mini Catalogue

Published by under catalogue | Aug 01 2009

Spring Mini Catalogue - CLICK HERE to view

It’s here! The brand new Spring Mini Catalogue is officially released today. 

Click on the cover to view the catalogue (3.17MB)


if you would like your very own copy to read and re-read…
and re-read… then
request a copy and I’ll send you one.
It’s beeeeeeutiful!!!



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Inspiration (aka Team Stamping Day Review)

Published by under general chat | Jul 30 2009

Well, it’s taken a few days to update the blog after the HUGE weekend!! An amazing day with my team on Saturday, a workshop with Carly and friends (‘wave’ to the girls) on Sunday followed by a work reunion. Monday gave me the chance to catch up with family in Melbourne. It was a rare opportunity to be in the big smoke on my own so I really made the most of it!

As promised, I’m here to share some of the fun we had on Saturday. What an amazing group of talented, creative, caring, funny and friendly demonstrators I have the privilege of knowing in my downline group of EurekaStampers.

EurekaStampers team day attendees

Thanks to Louise our budding photographer for taking this photo!
Back row: Ali, Anna, Jodie, Lorinda, Deb, Kathy, Simone, Maureen, Tracy, Maree – we can just see her hiding there, Kerri
Front row: Alicia, Wendy, Elissa, Juliana)

We exchanged our swaps first. Some fantastic new ideas and inspiration here….


After a chat and cuppa the very talented Maree from Clunes shared her amazing faux-button technique. Yes, she taught us how to make our own buttons using all Stampin’ Up! products which then make beautiful co-ordinated embellishments for our projects! WOW!

We also saw some great cards for blokes.

Tool Card 

Maree provided us with everything needed to make a clever bulldog clip photo stand! This is one of her finished products.


Tracy's brayer demonstrationWe had a yummy shared lunch (complete with stamped serviettes, much to Juliana‘s amusement), and then Tracy Penn from Berwick showed us some very effective brayer techniques.

She created a demo piece, and I had to laugh because it was the rooster stamp that I’ve been struggling to love. Well, the sample piece really caught my eye so I had to take it home. Stay tuned for a future blog post about this!

Maureen Crameri from Camperdown demonstrated a great mini album showcasing the ultrafine SuperNova glitter and heat & stick powder. And we all got to make one! Stunning.

Maureen's Mini Album

Juliana Main demoingJuliana Main (from Vic/NSW border) shared her WOW technique: Pulling Pastels. And it definitely was a WOW! She also gave us some scrapbooking tips to help us cardmakers   It’s true! If you can make a card you really can make a scrap page.

We also had a Tool Table set up. We played with all the tools in the catalogue, including the spritzer (to make a beachy bookmark), wheel guide (mitred corners), cropadile, etc, etc. Another make-&-take was a card from the Simply Sent Card Elements kit.


Finally there was the Punch Deck to make. Who doesn’t Luuuuuurve punches!




Pheww!! What a great day! Do you want to join us next time?

If you’ve been thinking about joining our fab group of papercrafters as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, ask for an obligation-free info pack.  We can get together and have a chat about how it all works.

Oh, just a quick reminder that our All Occassions Stamp-A-Stack is on this Friday July 31st. I can fit in just one more stamper! Email me to snap up the last spot.  

Happy stamping,



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