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Published by under general chat | Mar 11 2009



The Melbourne Stitches & Craft Show is on again! The show runs until this Sunday 15th of March from its new home at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Our group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will once again have a stand, so make sure you stop by and say hello. I’ll be there (on and off) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

If you were a visitor to the Stitches & Craft Show, and this is your first visit to my blog then WELCOME! I hope you enjoyed your day at the show and learning about Stampin’ Up!, perhaps for the first time. Don’t forget to click on the tabs at the top of this post to discover more about classes and workshops, current specials, and how to get a discount on all your craft supplies. 

Bookmark this site and check back often as I keep you up to date on the latest news & specials from Stampin’ Up!, as well as share projects and ideas to keep those creative juices flowing.

Today’s shared project at the top of this post is a stunning card that a fellow team member and very creative lady sent me – Maureen Crameri (Camperdown). I love the unique fold on this card… hmmm I think this will have to be one of our stamp club projects in coming months.  This piccy might give you a better idea of how it opens…

How cute is that!!! Thanks Maureen for letting me share this on my blog.

We have a fantastic group of talented demonstrators from all over the state (and beyond!) covering Bendigo, Ballarat, Melbourne, Creswick, Daylesford, Kyneton, Deniliquin, Barham, Kerang, Colac, Berwick,  Camperdown, Maryborough… you name it!  Reminds me of the song "I’ve been everywhere man". LOL. If you are looking to make contact with a local demonstrator, or want to find out a little more about Stampin’ Up! just contact me.

Happy stamping!



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Card Share

Published by under cards,classes,specials | Mar 09 2009

CLICK HERE for retiring items that have sold out (or close to it) . The list is too long to paste here! 

A quick hi to all the lovely ladies who joined in the class on Friday night. We made a number of projects using all retiring sets. It was a great night so thanks again for coming!

Oh and a quick reminder that I’m taking bookings for the VERY EXCITING next class where you’ll get to try out some NEW goodies from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue (yet to be released). It’s on Sunday 5th April. $15,  which includes a FREE copy of the new catalogue!!!

I’ve had a little peek at some of the new rubbah we’ll be getting next month and all I can say is yuuuummmmyyyyy. (Have I mentioned I love little birds??)



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Published by under cards,specials | Mar 04 2009

 It’s been fun playing with my "about to retire" stamp sets, as I prepare for the Retirement Party class this Friday. The class is fully booked out, and promises to be a fun and very productive night!

This card uses Bodacious Bouquet (oh I’m going to miss this one) and paper from the Winter Brights Simply Scrappin kit.

I can’t believe how fast some of the retiring items are selling out! Here is today’s updated list as to what is no longer available.

Item Number
Product Description
Flip Flops

Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Refill

Soft Sky Classic Stamin’ Ink Refill
River Rock Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
Purely Pomegranite Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
Earth Elements Eyelets
Soft Subtle Eyelets
Groovy Guava Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
Best Friend Numbers
Mateys Map
Basic Eyelets
Gifts Galore
Garden Annuals
Confetti Simply Scrappin’
Leaf Prints
Bundle of Joy 
Short Order Numbers 
Blue Bayou Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
River Rock A4 card stock
Ahoy, Matey
Rich Regal Eyelets
Low Quantity
Black Hemp Twine
Low Quantity
Low Quantity
Dasey Field
Low Quantity
In Color 12"x 12" card stock
Low Quantity
Theater Ribbn Originals
Low Quantity
Soft Subtle buttons
Low Quantity
Wild Wasabi A4 card stock
Low Quantity
Basics Outline
Low Quantity
Earth Elements
Low Quantity
*Earth Elements & Neutrals buttons
Low Quantity
Gift sacks
Low Quantity
By Land
Low Quantity
Low Quantity
*Dad’s Day
Low Quantity
It’s Your Birthday
Low Quantity
Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware
Low Quantity
Everything Baby
Low Quantity
Fabulous Flowers
Low Quantity
Rough Texture
Low Quantity
Low Quantity
Low Quantity
Stipple Rose
Low Quantity
Classic Backgrounds
Low Quantity
Symbols of Solicitude
Low Quantity
Forever in My Heart
Low Quantity
Rich Regal Buttons
Low Quantity
Best Friends Alphabet Lower
Low Quantity
Best Friends Alphabet Upper
Low Quantity

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Retired List is OUT – 25% off some sets

Published by under specials | Mar 01 2009


Here it is

Great News!!!

Some sets are reduced by 25% but if you want one of these BE QUICK!!!! Once any of the items are sold out, then that’s it, they’re gone!

 Edited 8.20pm: Okay WOW !!! The retired list has been out for less than a day, and already we’ve sold out of quite a few items. See below. I’ll try to keep this list updated but it is subject to change.

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Countdown to Retirement

Published by under cards,classes | Feb 27 2009

No, I’m not retiring. LOL

But there’s only a few days left before the official "Retiring List" is released by Stampin’ Up! (approx. March 1st). The List tells us which stamps and accessories won’t be making it to the new catalogue. From previous years’ experience  I can tell you that some of the items sell out almost as soon as the retirement list comes out… especially the In Colours (think ‘re-inkers’)!!!  Sooooo if you are planning on getting something let me know ASAP.

There are just a couple of spots left for next Friday’s Retirement Party class but I’d love to fit you in so contact me and I’ll put your name on the list. We’ll be making an assortment of projects using retiring stamps and accessories. Don’t forget the free grab bag that all attendees will get! Oohh who doesn’t love free stuff! :)  I’ll be back next week with photos of some of the projects we’ll be making (once the retiring list is out), but I CAN tell you that the 12×12 designer series papers will be replaced by a new assortment.

All Designer Series Papers will be retiring to make way for new designs

Until then, here is one of my fave card layouts using papers from the 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue. What a simple yet effective way to put a card together. The only stamping on this card was the sentiment – the rest is part of the Le Jardin paper embellished with items from the Pretties Kit! Too easy.


Have a great day!

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Bodacious Bouquet

Published by under cards | Feb 17 2009

This card above might look familiar if you’ve attended one of my classes or workshops in the last week or so. Although the stamp set is different, I’ve used the same layout and colours. This is just another example of using one card as a springboard for a card to create a whole new look.

There’s a post on my old blog here with some more Bodacious Bouquet projects if you want to check them out.

Supplies Used: Bodacious Bouquet Stamp Set (Bushfire Appeal set), Not Quite Navy and Purely Pomegranate ink and cardstock, Bashful Blue textured cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, white taffeta ribbon, versamark and clear embossing powder.

Original Card (right): Polka Dot Punches (free Sale-a-bration stamp set)


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