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Totally love all the Vintage yumminess in the new Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogue for 2013!

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE vintage, so when I opened the pages of the new Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogue which starts tomorrow I was in stamping dreamland!

The first thing I HAD to play with was the very vintage Artisan Embellishment Kit and the very on trend Stampin' Up! Honeycomb Embossing Folder.

More Amore DSP Stampin Up

I have also used the More Amore DSP and the Primrose Petal coordinations cardstock (it's available in Real Red and Pool Party in this catalogue too!)

Stampin Up Artisan Embellishment Kit
Here's 3 some quick stamping tips to get the vintage look:

  • Go for lots of texture. You can get this with embossing and using different materials like lace and twine and buttons.
  • Distress. You can achieve this by inking edges, sanding (such as I have done over the honeycomb embossing) tearing and crumbling up materials like Doileys and DSP and then straightening them by hand before you adhere them.
  • Layer in a haphazard way. You want little bits tucked in here and there and nothing looking too perfect. Great for those who are straight line challenged like me!

Here's some quick links to all that going on with Stampin' Up! at the moment:

Have a great day and be back tomorrow :)



Saleabration Australia 2013 Starts today! Lots of FREE things to earn!

Hello lovely ladies. Well as you can see all over my blog, Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion Saleabration has started in Australia today. If you are new to Stampin' Up! or Saleabration, it's a 2 month annual promotion where customers get to choose free items with each $100 they order (and there are 19 different items to choose from including exclusive saleabration stamp sets, embellishments and even catalogue items). It's also a great time to join with an extra 25% in the starter kit ($293 value for $169 - WOW). You can find all the details on my blog Saleabration page.

Here's some samples I have made over the last few weeks showing some of the Saleabration products in action. This one uses the Sycamore St DSP and matching button and ribbon pack, along with the Patterned Occasions stamp set.

Saleabration Patterned Occasions Sycamore St
This one shows some more of the Sycamore St DSP - love the colours in this paper pack!

Saleabration Sycamore St DSP Stampin Up Framelits Butterfly Punch

and here's another look at that yummy DSP.

Saleabration Sycamore St Stampin Up Blossom Punch

Lots more samples to come. I've been busy creating and our wonderful team has been doing card swaps too. Love being part of a super friendly and creative team! Enjoy!


Stampin' Up! Summer Silhouettes ....

Today's card features a lovely set from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, called Summer Silhouettes. I loved this as soon as I saw it and have recently added it to my collection. It seems appropriate to be posting this when it's been such a hot day in Melbourne today.

Stampin Up Summer Silhouettes
It's a lovely set for layering the images, and also works well as a subtle background as I have used in the bottom right corner. My colours are Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla. The button and DSP are from the Sycamore St range which is part of the free offerings with qualifying orders during Saleabration, which starts in Australia on January 22nd and goes through until March 22nd. The greeting is from Itty Bitty Banners in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. This set also has it's own Framelits to match.

I hope you like todays card. I am sending out Saleabration and new Seasonal Catalogues at the moment so if you are new to Stampin' Up! or looking for an active demonstrator with lots of online support, email me and I will put them in the mail to you too.

Have a great week and I will be back soon with lots more samples :)



Stampin' Up! Patterned Occasions for Saleabration 2013 .....

Today's card is a get well card. I just LOVE this cute little bandaid image from Patterned Occasions which is one of the sets available free with a qualifying order during Saleabration in Australia for 2013.

Stampin Up Patterned Occasions
My colours are Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Pool Party which are the gorgeous colours in the Sycamore St Designer Series Paper (shown here) which is another of the Saleabration choices.

Saleabration is the perfect time to place an online order, host a home party or join the Art with Heart Team because there are so many extra free items available. If you would like to join Stampin' Up! as a hobby demonstrator or to start your own family friendly business doing something you love (like I do), Saleabration is a great tome to do it. We have a great team of demonstrators right throughout Australia and we'd love to welcome you!  Contact me anytime and I'd be happy to have an obligation free chat with you. You can get in contact  by emailing me or calling me on 041 212 0498 or 03 9735 2946. 

I'll be back soon with some more creations. I've just sent off my pack of cards for an Art with Heart Team card swap, so can show you that once all the team have received their cards. I'm also having a casual fun day of stamping with a couple of my downline tomorrow, so I am sure there will be lots more creations made!

Hope you are having a great week too,


Grab yourself a huge Stampin' Up! bargain in the last week of the Clearance Rack Sale - see the pictures here :)

Last chance to grab yourself a bargain when the last phase of the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack sale goes live this Friday 11th. There's up to 70% off and you can see all the items on sale in the document you can download below.

If there is anything you want, here's how to maximise your chances of getting it:

  • Browse the document below;
  • Email me or call me with your order and credit card details (I am only accepting credit card details just for these clearance rack sales because the items go so fast) - best to get your order to me by midnight Thursday;
  • I will then place your order as soon as the sale goes live after midnight Thursday night (or when your order comes in if it is later) and have it sent straight to you from Stampin' Up!. Postage charges are 5% or $5.95 whichever is greater.

Happy bargain browsing!  Download Clearance Rack with Pictures Jan 11 to 21