Monday, December 9, 2019

End Of Year Class Gifts...

Using a single piece of A4 cardstock as the base, Whisper White for the mat and then the Designer Paper, Shefka & I spent Friday making these for her class participants.

She has studied with her peers for 6 months, completes her Child Care Course next week & then they go out into the 'big wide world' to find work!!

What an accomplishment - her studies & getting these done!! :)

I can''t wait to hear what Shefka decides to put in each box, I'll let you know!!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron.
Accessories:  Whisper White ribbon, Paper Trimmer,Bone Folder, Tear n Tape


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Year-End Closeout.

This time of the year is fantastic for sales!! Especially during the Year End Closeout - selling retiring favourites or discounted items!!

When you follow this link: Shop now, you will be able to purchase items that have been heavily reduced and have them sent directly to you!!

Easy peasy, dont you think??

Quick, go and check them out...

Like, now....


Thursday, November 28, 2019

Parcels & Petals, A Great Card & Wrapping!!

How gorgeous is this bundle?
Buy purchasing this stamp set and matching dies, you will be able to create many delightful cards, tags, bags or wrapping paper!!

And of course, the images will all match - which is exactly what SU! is all about!!

And with most bundles, you receive 10% off when you purchase it together!!
 How cute is this simple card? And you can leave it as it is or step it up and embellish even more with layers, if you like!!

Find this bundle here. Did you know that it can be sent directly to your stamp studio, rather than me delivering it?

How awesome is that!!

Happy shopping!!

Hugs, Jo

Sunday, November 24, 2019

It's a Cut Above The Rest!!

The new  Paper Trimmer from Stampin' Up! is stunning!!

It cuts paper or cardstock right up to the 12 x 12 sheetswith ease & the arm stores away neatly.

 The blade is twice the size of the past one while the scoring blade moves silently & smoothly.
 The markings of CM or Inches run aross the top and bottom of the tool, so can be used easily by left and right handed people.
The space between the main body of the tool & the arm has markings on it so you dont loose your measurement, should it fall into that area.

At $44 each, with each of the blades, they make a great addition to your craft table and is a great Christmas present.

Be sure to purchase yours soon, yes its available now, so as to have it by the time Santa arrives OR you can place this in your Starter Kit, during Saleabration period, (beginning Jan 3), along with other goodies!!

Talk again soon, happy crafting!!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Let's Swap Inspiration!!

During a Stampin' Up! event, one of the best things to do is to swap!!

We can swap cards or 3D items and the buzz is incredible when it happens!!

It's always lovely to introduce yourself while swapping - I just love when I make a connection with who I am swapping, to be someone that I have either followed or even chatted with on-line!

And the ideas, colour combinations & inspiration is so incredible!! Check out a few of these cards!

Margi's card uses 2 pieces of DSP, which we dont see very often & I LOVE IT!!
The Daisy Lane bundle, Butterfly Gala & Stamping Your Way To The Top work so well together.

The Pressed Petal DS & coloured vellum are simply stunning!!

Leonie's card is made just in time for this Christmas! And it is so clean & fresh!! Co-ordinating the Christmas Gleaming & Tidings All Around stamp sets with Sahara Sand & Cherry Cobbler cardstock is a great combination!!

I love it all!!

Monica's card has so many parts to it but it absolutely works!!

She has used the Perenial Essence DSP with Whisper White cardstock & given it height by using the Rectangle Stitched Dies & lifting them up on Dimensionals. Sponging the petals of the punched Perennial Flower gives it depth & makes it a focal point - just beautiful!

This card really does make me smile!!

If any of these cards make you want to create, contact me or my page, to order your own supplies.

Stay close, I'll share more swaps that I have received. They wont disappoint!!

Card 1:
Stamps: Daisy Lane, Butterfly Gala
Cardstock: Whisper White & Think Whisper White, Perennial Essence Vellum
DSP: Pressed Petals DSP
Ink: Merry Merlot, Mossy meadow, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Daisy Punch, Linen Thread, Shimmery Crystal Effect, Perennial Essence Floral Centres, Tear n Tape.

Card 2:
Stamps: Christmas Gleaming, Tiddings All Around
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot items: Well Written
Accessories:   Linen Thread

Card 3:
Stamps: Tasteful Textures
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Perennial Essence
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Big Shot items: Tasteful Backgrounds, Rectangle Stiched
Punches: Perennial Flower, Leaf, 1/2' circle
Accessories: Perennial Essence Flower Centres, Dimensional, Tom Bow Glue


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

OnStage 2019 Was INCREDIBLE!!

And in a flash it is all over!!

Susan & I started our huge weekend on Friday night, (in Melbourne), at the U2, Joshua Tree concert, slept for a few hours & then jet-setted to Sydney for the Stampin' Up! event, that is OnStage!!

OnStage was wonderful, magical, inspirational & enotional - all rolled into one weekend!!

And as an extra surprise, I wont these guys - a trio of meerkats from a soon to be released stamp set - BUT they gave me the prize of receiving all of the prize patrols during the whole day!!

That meant 7 stamp sets and a packet of DSP, (photos of them can be seen here!!!)

At the demonstrator only events, we get to celebrate achievements throughout the year that has been. This year saw me pass my 10th year anniversary, so I was able to walk across the huge stage, for doing so!!
It's funny how something so simple, in front of your peers & all those that you admire, gives you such a lift!!

Here I am taking a selfi with Kylie Bertucci Nicole Golding, who were also celbrating their 10 years as a Demo.

So apart from the new products that we get to see earlier than our customers, (which I can't share with you just yet...), I can share these photos of the day!

And I can tell you how exciting Salebration time will be next year, (Jan - March, 2020).
There are so many gorgeous incentives for you to sign up as a demonstrator - if you have been sitting on the fence about it, then lean over, send me a message on the way over to the crafty side & I can help you to do so! :)

And of course, there is always the friendships! These women, Ellen and Wendy have been a huge support, source of inspiration and giggles for all of my ten years & I am incredibly grateful for them!!

I hav emore photos from other friends, that I will need to steal from their phones or cameras, as I didnt use mine very much...

Im looking forward to sharing more with you soon....

But for now,...I sleep zzzzzz

Friday, November 15, 2019

Everybody is Somebody.

I work in a neighbourhood house & we all work incredibly hard, given the clientele & their various needs.

While we are all an amazing team, we wouldn't be able to do as well as we can without the assistance of many volunteers.

So each year our workplace puts on a dinner, cooked in-house, for all the volunteers throughout the year that have helped us. They may have folded flyers for the courses we offer for mailing out, may have helped with translating during conversations with newly arrived refugees or directly assisted our English teachers in the classroom.

What ever they have helped our services, they are being recognised during this dinner.

There has to be a selfie during such a wonderful gathering, right? Here are some of our volunteers, staff & me!!

This occasion calls for a card that will convey our gratitude to each & everyone on our volunteres.

This card has a single layer of Whisper White & uses a couple of colours for the garden image.

This stamp set, stunning, isn't it!! It is 'Inspiring Iris' and has such a gorgeous image using 2-step stamping to produce the image you see.

The flower buds & stems have an out-line image and then the block of colour to finish. I simply used the D block directly onto the ink pad, stamped off onto scrap paper & then onto the base of the card. (This is known as 2nd generation stamping).

And that verse!!

'You are somebody
who makes everybody
feel like somebody'

It's just perfect for our Earth Angels that are our volunteers! Manjit, our Volunteer Co-Ordinator, (in orange, in the above group photo), wrote a personal message in each of the 36 cards, too!!

And of course, the envelope NEEDS to be decorated also. These were placed at each person's table setting with a small gift from the staff at Glenroy Neighbourhood Leaning Centre.
 Maurie is one of our volunteers, who having been out of action for a while, is back with us - we are so glad!!

Gabrielle is a wonderful co-worker, I value our friendship so much.

I'd love to hear what you think of them, feel free to leave a comment...
Thanks again, Jo.

Stamps: Inspiring Iris
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral of Flirty Flamingo