Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Paperific Posters

Hi Everyone,
Here are my posters I made for my teams Stampin'Up! stand at Paperific last weekend. If you look closely you will see some of the new sets that will be released tomorrow when the new 2012 Idea Book & Catalogue is officially launched. I love the hostess set Faith in Nature which is the set used to create the 3 pears card in the lower poster. If you know your Stampin'Up! colours, you may even be able to pick out 4 of the new In Colour inks and card in a couple of my cards!
If you would like your very own copy of the new catalogue contact me and I will arrange an order for one to be sent to you.

Paperific was very successful and the girls on the stand had a terrific time showing off the new catalogue to everyone who came by the stand. I was kept busy working as one of the Paperific staff out the front of house. it was a great show and it was lovely to hear everyone's happy comments as they left carrying their precious bags of papercrafting supplies!!!!!! One lady was so excited as she was leaving, she came up to me and said "I've just got to tell someone I am so excited - I just bought a Big Shot!" I know just how she felt!!!! Stamping and scrapbooking does that to you!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Paperific Stand

Here are Tracy and Rose, two of my lovely downline who came along to help set up our Stampin'Up! stand at Paperific today. Hence the safety vests! The posters done by the deomonstrators taking part in this show are fabulous. Make sure to drop by to see them and to say hello!

Paperific is on Tomorrow!

The end of the week is nearly here which means Paperific Paper Expo is about to begin! My Stampin'Up! team and I have a stand there so come along and visit us and be one of the first to obtain your new 2012 Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue. We will be able to take your orders and submit them for you on the 1st September so as they arrive on your doorstep asap!!!! You can also make orders for the current retiring product from the 2010-2011 catalogue. Some items have already sold out so make sure to get your orders in soon with us at Paperific!

My sample to show you today is another one I created for my display board for Paperific. If you follow my blog you might have noticed a theme over the last few posts. My display is 6x6 cards. I love the challenge of making these size cards and I've been quietly pleased with the ones I have made!

This card uses the retiring Designer Series paper Love Letter. I've combined it with one of the new stamp sets from the 2012 Idea Book - Creative Elements. The swirls have been stamped using Champagne Mist shimmer paint to give the card a bit of glamour.

Hope to see you at Paperific!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Paperific Class - Gift Tote

Paperific  Expo is only 5 more sleeps away! There will be 41 paper crafting, stamping and scrapbooking stands - a paper crafters dream event!!! Each stand will be showing off their latest products with demonstrations and many of the stands will be offering free make and takes including my teams Stampin'Up! stand.  Come and visit to see what is new with Stampin'Up! and get your copy of the new release 2012 Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue.

We are also offering a Stampin'Up! class at Paperific.

FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST CLASS ROOM 2 AT  11:30-12:30 pm
Skill level basic.
Join Janine Rawlins and Simone Bartrum, both Top 25 Australian Stampin’Up! demonstrators, to learn how to make these lovely gift bags with distressed flower decorative finish.
Using Stampin’Up! products you will learn to create a cute gift tote to use as a gift bag, card/stationery holder or party favour. As well you will be taught how to make distressed flowers to use as embellishments on your cards, scrap pages or 3D items. Surprise option! Personalise your tote using new release stamps from the 2012 Stampin’Up! Idea Book & Catalogue.
Class cost is $25 and includes a roll of Stampin’Up! Sticky Strip valued at $12.95. Come along and join in this fun class and learn more about Stampin’Up! and their wonderful products!
Bookings and payments via Paypal to

We would love to have your company!  Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 19, 2011

My Friend Stamp Set Card Using Shimmer Paint

Hi there! Here is another sneak peek from the upcoming Stampin'Up! 2012 Idea Book & Catalogue. The stamp set is "My Friend". I received mine free when I attended Managers Reception with Shelli Gardner CEO of Stampin'Up! at our Australian Stampin'Up! Convention back in May. It's been so hard not being able to share with you the lovely new sets we were given back then - but now I can!

This set reminds me so much of Just Believe and Upsy Daisy from the current catalogue which I love playing with. Good news too these sets are continuing in the 2012 catalogue.

For this card I used a technique which was recently demonstrated on our Demonstrators web page showing how to overstamp your stamped image with shimmer paint. So the initial image was stamped in Soft Suede and then stamped the image on my Stampamajig sheet. Then on my clean stamp I randomly daubed shimmer paint - Precious Platinum for this one, and using the Stampamajig I overstamped the initial image. Looks great doesn't it?

Cardsock used is Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso. Ribbon is Crumbcake taffeta a new colour coming in the new catalogue. I've actually dug out my retired Kraft taffeta which is now rebadged as Crumbcake! Certainly pays to hang onto retired products!!!!!

Hope you enjoy trying out this technique. Have fun!!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CASE from 2012 Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue

I've been having a wonderful time lately creating cards for my poster display for my teams upcoming stand at Paperific Expo this month. Here is one of my creations. I CASED it from the new 2012 Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue. I love how much inspiration you can get from this terrific catalogue!

My CASE card was inspired from page 107. In the catalogue it is a stamped image in a photo frame. I've added my own stamping ideas to it but the basic idea is the word stamps using the set Fabulous Phrases set on that page of the catalogue.

I like the clean and simpleness of it all. Colours used are Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo. My trusty Stampamajig made positioning the word stamps so easy! You have to have one of these in your stash, it really is a must have! The flowers were done using the Boho Blossoms punch.

I hope you like it!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Another Explosion Box Card

I promised another sample before my upcoming class and here it is. This explosion box is slightly larger than the earlier sample and we will be making both sizes in the class. Class times are Thursday August 18 at 7.30pm and Saturday August 20 at 1.30pm. Cost for class is $15 and runs for approximately 2 hours+ Email me if you would like to join in the fun!

As a goodbye to the retiring Designer Series Papers I have used the Sunny Garden DSP for the lid of the box. One of the things I love about Stampin'Up! is how the products co-ordinate so well with each other. So we have the lovely Sunny Garden DSP combining with the Cottage Garden stamp set. So pretty!

See you soon!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Summer Solstice Card

Two blogs in a day! Well I had to get on here and show you this card I just made as I LOVE it!

It's made using a gorgeous new set from the upcoming 2012 Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue, called Summer Solstice. It also has a leaf image and two sentiment stamps in the set.

The flower image has been stamped on Whisper White card using black Staz-On ink. It has come up so crisp and clean, I love the effect! The butterflies were done using rockn'roll technique, inked first with Tangerine Tango and then rockn'rolled in Poppy Parade ink. The piece has been matted onto Basic Black card and then onto Poppy Parade cardstock for a 6x6 card. All very quick and easy to do - my favourite kind of card!

Hope you like it as much as I do!!!!!

Hey I Scrapbooked!

Now as you may or may not know I am not a true scrapbooker, it's really a time thing if I had more I probably would scrapbook! Any way my downline and I are having our regular stand/display at the upcoming August Paperific Paper Expo and we want to focus more on having scrapbooking displays. So the challenge was put out to everyone to create a couple of pages and move out of the comfort zone of card making. So here is my effort!

I'm actually quite pleased with it! I've used the colour tones from the girls clothing and matched them with Rose Red and Baja Breeze. The paper is from the retiring Elegant Soiree set of papers. The backing card is Soft Suede.
 I've utilised my Big Shot to create the title and to make the butterflies using the Beautiful Wings embosslit. You can't see the detail but the pale blue top has little butterflies printed on it so I picked that up to use as my decoration for the page. Doesn't the Decorative Label punch look good when split and used as a backing behind a whole punched label?

Now for more details on Paperific click here Make sure you check out the competition page as Stampin'Up! are sponsoring the  card/scrapbooking competition and you could win some great Stampin'Up! prizes for your card or scrapbook page!

For more details on the Stampin'Up! Retired List click here
If you would like to make an order please email me. Update - the punches on the retired list have sold out.

If you would like to find out more about my lovely scrapbook display frame click here

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Another Sneak Peek!

Here is a lovely card I received for my recent birthday from one of my terrific downline - Jane Trent. I love it so of course had to share it with all of you! Jane has used the fun set of stamps we received at our Australian Stampin'Up! Convention - Button Buddies. One of the great new 2012 stamp sets!
The flower image looks so good having been done with the rockn'roll technique and then layered. This set is so good and has some wonderful images and are all designed to work with the wonderful range of Stampin'Up! buttons.
I have my stash of new 2012 Catalogues so if you would like your copy give me a call to arrange a time to come by and collect your copy. They cost $10.
Getting back to the lovely card - Jane has used Marina Mist and Crumbcake cardstock and inks. You will be pleased to know too that the lace trim has continued on in the new catalogue and works perfectly layered over the crumbcake seam binding.

Thanks Jane for the lovely card!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Explosion Box Card


Hi Everyone!

Here is a sample of an Explosion Box card that we will be making in my class this month.

Dates are Thursday August 18 at 7.30pm and Saturday August 20 at 1.30pm.

Cost is $15.

If you would like to book in please email me -

As soon as I have some more samples made I will post them here so stay tuned!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

One More Diamond Fold Card!

Well it's been a busy week in the world of Stampin'Up! On August 1st the Retired List from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue was released plus we could start ordering our sneak peek products from the new 2011-2012 IB&C as well as our boxes of new catalogues! I'm hoping my first load of goodies is going to land on my doorstep tomorrow! I can't see too much happening in my house once that box is opened and I start examining the new catalogue.

To remind you of some of the items that will be retiring I've posted photos of one of the diamond fold cards I made for my recent class. All the Designer Series Papers in the current catalogue will be retiring to make way for some gorgeous new papers.

The Designer Series paper used for this card is from the Lap of Luxury pack of papers. This set of papers co-ordinates with Concord Crush, Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla cardstock.

Do you like my fan fold flower? I thought it made a lovely decoration for my diamond fold card. When it comes to decorating one of these cards you can let your imagination run wild! Once you have the basic structure folded you can add all sorts of embellishments, panels or stamped images to your card.

If you would like to know more about which stamp sets and products are retiring from the current catalogue. click here to find out more. If there are any papers, stamps or products you would like to order please email me -

It is always sad to see some old favourite sets retiring but on the upside is the prospect of using some lovely new sets and having them become firm favourites!


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