Saturday, August 30, 2014

Project Life Scrap Page

Stampin' Up! have joined forces with Becky Higgins' Project Life - a pocket style scrapbooking system. You can get 'kits' that have precut shapes etc that fit into the different pockets but I did this one using just normal Stampin' Up! products - mainly in Real Red and Pacific Point and the Say Cheese stamp set - which I LOVE! BTW this is my son - Aaron who's 19 :) 
thanks for visiting _)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

It's LIVE!!!

HERE is the NEW Holiday catalogue is now LIVE - I have loaded a link to it on the top right of my blog. It's full of some beautiful producst - lots of new Christmas products so time to get started on those Seasonal projects. 

One of those is these awesome advent calander made with these 2" square boxes. I am having a class for this project on Saturday September 27th at 2pm. Please note that this is a different date to when I first announced the class as it was going to clash with the General Election. Class is $28 and covers all costs (just bring scissors, trimmer, ruler, pencil, adhesive etc) and afternoon tea and of cause lucky drawers etc.
RSVP by 13th September to ensure I have all the supplies here. 

You can order from the catalogue either by clicking on my shop HERE or emailing me on


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Give A Box and Weekly Specials

I just HAD to make one of these cool boxes for a bottle of Coca-Cola, complete with a swirly title and bubbles! lol Of cause it's Real Red and the stamp set is A Million and One! Simple but so cute! 
And don't miss out on this weeks AWESOME DEALS - there are some lovely products there at fantastic prices!! Email me to place an order - and don't forget TOMORROW is the day when the new catalogue goes live! I will be putting an order in at 8pm on Sunday so let me know before then. I will put a link to the new catalogue by midday tomorrow :) 


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Fashionable Duo!

Blendabilities again were used to colouring in this pair of cuties - I am STILL in love with them. I'm sorry about the glare on the photo - I had wrapped them up for a class before I'd photo graphed it! I wrap mine in cellophane so they don't get damaged in classes - I've had too many 'fall' into open ink pads not to do this! lol 


Monday, August 25, 2014

Flower Power!

I made this drink tumbler using MDS - My Digital Studio. It's a Stampin' Up! product that you use your computer to design using Stampin' Up!s designs. The flower is from Mixed Bunch and the words are part of the "Cool Like That" suite which is on page 10 in our annual catalogue. I use my e-cutter to cut the vinyl and was able to change the size of the flowers on the either MDS or my e-cutters software. 
I love that we can have another way of creating with our wonderful designs. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

JOY - yip it's about to be Christmas season!!!!'

YES this coming week sees the start of our Stampin' Up! Christmas season as our Seasonal catalogue starts on 28th August. This project showcases four new products - the new Christmas DSP stack, new ribbon, new stamps and new matching dies!! This box holds the small 'piccolo' size wine bottle - a perfect gift for one! I got the measurements from HERE and yes they are in German but not hard to work out :) 
If you'd like to learn to make these I will be teaching it at my up coming classes so email me at for days/times etc.

Happy Stampin' 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tap Tap Tap - Father's Gift

A friend and fellow Stampin' Up! demo Heather showed me her Piccolo wine bottle box (it's a tiny bottle) and I loved it - so I googled and found a basic tutorial - luckily it was basic as it was in German! lol and I made it (will show it tomorrow) but I wanted one that fitted a beer bottle (or cider or even a pop bottle) and the piccolo one was just a tad too short. So regiged the measurements and made it to fit :) 
I had fun using the Tap Tap Tap stamp set to add the embellishments. 
Father's Day is on first Sunday in September down here in New Zealand so we'll be sharing more masculine projects over the next few weeks. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weekly Deals for 20 August

here is this weeks wonderful sampling of discounted products, let me know ASAP if you'd 
like to order some. 


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Enjoy Your Trip

I'm still loving colouring with the Stampin' Up! Blendabilities - nothing nicer than sitting down colouring away - I loved doing as a kid and some of us just don't grow out of it! hee  hee 
Firstly sorry for the not so flash photo I had already put it in a cello bag before realising I hadn't taken a photo of it! - whoops! lol
BUT - back to the card. I coloured just small amounts at a time - say 2" worth before blending in the other colours. I just loved how the colours just pounced off the page - it's a lot brighter in real life than in this photo. I cut the letters in both Basic Black and Pacific Point to also make them pop - and of cause the addition of the camera completes the card.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Christmas Advent Calender Boxes

Oh my - I didn't realise it's been so long since my last posting - so sorry! I have changed computers and FINALLY think I'm on top of it! lol I have been doing a bit of crafting too  - well as a Stampin' Up! demo we get to play with NEW products before they are released. One of these products are these cute little 2" square boxes!! We have lots of new paper - here I've used two different ones and the cool as stamp set that has all the numbers. 
I have a class for this cool project on Saturday 20th September 2014 for just $28. Trust me - you will be able to complete this withing the class time frame. Of cause this MUST be prebooked as I need to order the boxes in time - so please RSVP by 8th September. email


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Live The Life You've Imagined

Here is another card in a box sample. I used the Flashback DSP, Around The World and Snapshot stamp sets. I coloured the stamped images in with the Blendabilities markers to give it some depth. I'm doing a Blendie class on Saturday 16th August at 2pm if you're in Auckland email me if you'd like to attend - $15 if you already have some blendies to use or $35 which includes a packed of Blendabilities - BUT I need to know by THIS Sunday so I can ensure your pens are here for you :)


Monday, August 4, 2014

Yum Yum Box

I made these little boxes using one of Stampin' Up!'s MDS - My Digital Studio files. These are electronic files that you use on your computer and you can manipulate them to create what you want! This box features in our new catalogue on page 10. MDS is an addition fun product that works with our 'normal' products - or you can use it as a design studio to create the whole item in card, or you can print some images of and create a hybrid project OR like I did, you can use an e-cutter (electronic cutter) to cut exclusive MDS project. I personally use the Cricut Explore but there is a HUGE range of options available. 
The MDS program is available to purchase or download a free one month trial - HERE 


Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Shot Bundle WOWSER!!!!

YES - NOW is the time to get your Big Shot!!! Stampin' Up! have released an AMAZING offer - order your Big Shot this MONTH and you can PICK one of the following five STAMP and DIE sets!! That is up to $130 of FREE product!! what an amazing offer!! You can pick either clear mount or wood mount of the 5 different bundles. But if you do already have a Big Shot and want to grab one of these stamp and die bundles Stampin' Up! have reduced the price of these by 15%! The reduced price is the amount shown in the below picture. 
I am putting an order in on Sunday night so contact me BEFORE 5pm to add your Big Shot to it so you can get your hands on this awesome machine as soon as possible. Remember this promotion is ONLY available thru August. 

One of the bundles is the Sumthin' With Bubble Words one and I used it with the below card in a box. This cool box closes down flat and can be posted easily! cool eh!! This box is also made with a new Kraft card stock  - available in 12" x 12" - so many possibilities!!