Monday, 15 April 2013

More $ = More Products Promotion

Yep, yet another super exciting promotion hot off the press from Stampin' Up this morning. They are chunning out some brilliant offers lately and things can only get better with the new Catty coming out on 1st July!!!

Ok, here are the details of this awesome offer...

Host a $400 party between April 15 - May 30 and earn an extra $60 worth of goodies. That's on top of your usual hostess dollars and benefits that you already get!! Don't want to host a party, no problems. This offer works on any kind of order of $400, whether it's a Customer order, Catalogue party or Online order!!

But wait there's more...

Did you miss out on signing up during Sale-a-Bration and taking advantage of the extra 25% in your starter pack? Well now's you chance to change that. Join the Stampin' Up family and my team The Closet Crafters, by May 30th and you will get an extra $60 to spend in your starter kit. In fact, that offer is $1.00 better then the Sale-a-bration offer!!

Contact me for more info. But if your ready to get going, click HERE to place an online Order, or HERE to book a workshop or HERE to join my team!!

Have fun,

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Something Old and Something New

I have no idea how it's happened but I have packets and packets of retired DSP sitting in my paper racks. OK so I say "I don't know how it happens" when really I do.... I admit I'm a paper hoarder!! there, I said it. I just can't bring myself to cut up all those gorgeous patterns and designs. I always think to myself, "What if I need that one for a something in particular?" or " I'll save it for a special occasion".

So, when a friend asked about making a retirement card for one of the preschool teachers, I offered to make it for her. I decided this was the special occasion I had been waiting for and as i was so very desperate to use the my new Stippled Blossom stamp set, I decided Paisley Petals DSP from last years catty would be perfect.

Pretty don't you think!! This type of card is called a 'Joy Fold' card. it's like two cards nesting inside each other.

As it was a retirement card and the rest of the staff had to fill it out, I thought this design would make it easier to add some extra flaps. It was also a great layout to enlarge. I actually ended up making it out of 12x12 cardstock.

I added just a little decoration on the inside, but not much as I needed to leave as much writing space as possible.

Oh and the flowers from 'Stippled Blossoms' are stamped in only two colours, Not Quite Navy and Bravo Burgundy. I just stamped the detail stamp in full colour and then the solid stamp was inked up and stamped off three times to lighten the colour. Neat hey!! And I've gotta say, this stamp set is better in real life. The flowers stamp out beautifully every time. I can't wait to use it again soon... in fact, maybe I have time now!!

But before I go, I want to give you guys a chance to help me with my DSP collection. For every online order I receive this week, I will send out a pack of 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper. You will get 12 sheets of one of the retired papers from last years catty, as a special thank you!! So why not place your order HERE, today!!

Have Fun,


Ink- Not quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso
Stamps - Stippled Blossoms and Petite Pairs
Cardstock - Early Espresso and Whisper White
DSP - Paisley Petals (R) and Neutrals Paper Stack.
Other - Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval Punch, twine, Faceted Buttons and pearls.

Monday, 8 April 2013

'Sent with Love' Promotion

Hey guys, I just realised I hadn't told you about our super new promotion, "Sent with Love"!!  During this limited-time offer (April 1 - June 15), you can purchase the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, or why bundle them for a special 20 percent discount plus get Calypso Coral Bakers Twine thrown in! 

Item Description
131847 Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount)
132182 Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
132851 Pretty Bundle
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
20% off retail value!

Isn't the paper just gorgeous. I love all those colours mixed together like that. And the stamps are perfect for all you cards going overseas too...

I got my bundle just the other day and have been really wanting to ink it up, well last night I 'found' a an hour free and whipped up these two little 4"x 4" note cards.

 I've decided to make two more and add a little gift box for them and I'll send them to my mum in India, for her to send to her friends who she meets all over the world. Perfect!!

And don't forget, you can now order these right now, buy clicking HERE or on my Shop Now button which you can find on the top, right hand-side of my blog.

Have Fun,


Stamps - Sent with Love, Pretty Petites (R)
Cardstock - Whisper White, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Silver Glimmer
Ink - Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party and Early Espresso
Other - Sent with Love DSP, Large Oval, Petite Curly Label, Small Heart and Scallop Oval Punch, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Island Indigo Bakers Twine and SAB Ribbon (R)

Sunday, 7 April 2013

ESAD BLOG HOP - Seasonal Catty Goodness!!!

Yep, my ESAD girls are having a blog hop and this time around we are showing off  lots of goodies from the Seasonal Catty.

Now, you may have come straight here as a regular visitor of mine ( Hey, how's your weekend going !! ) or you have come over from Keryn Campbell's blog and have just been "WOWed" by her beautiful design. Either way, I'm happy to have you here this morning!!

Ok so today I have put together something special that I made for one of my gorgeous hostesses alittle while ago.

Now when my hostess suggested she would like something other then a card, I was a little taken back, especially when she added there was somewhere between 17 - 20 people coming to her party!!

OMG what will I do. Then it hit me, I love making wine bottle tags and they are always such a "wow" when shown to other people. Throw in the gorgeous new "Hearts a Flutter Bundle" and it's a sure fire hit.

Cute isn't it, and so much nicer then those cheap, nasty, bottle bags you can buy!! And don't you just L.O.V.E those little pennants!! They are so verstile too. I've got another card this week to share with you where I've used them and I'm in the middle of putting a scrapbook page together where I've used this set again.

But what other Seasonal Catty goodies have I used...

Eye spy with my little eye... Yep that would be a new embossing folder "Cloudy day". I brought this folder to use with the gorgeous "Rain or Shine" stamp set, but thought it would look brilliant with the banners. They kind of look like they are blowing in the wind now

And don't forget about the Primrose Petal cardstock that I've used with the new embossing folder. Yep your right, that's not just any old Primrose Petal cardstock. You are looking at our new gorgeous Core'dination Cardstock. It is available in two other colours, Real Red and Pool Party. It's so clever, with just a little bit of sanding, the embossed area just 'POP'S' off the page!!

And don't forget, you can now buy anything you see here, over at my NEW online shop and have it shipped directly to you!

Now it's time to hop right along and be prepared for something gorgeous from the super talented Ann Gerlach. I believe she is using the brand new stamp set "By the Tide". You can be sure it's awesome!!

Have Fun,


Stamps - Hearts a Flutter, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Papillon Potpourri
Ink - Pool Party, Early Espresso and Primrose Petal
Cardstock - Core'dination Primrose Petal, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Other -  Owl Punch (little heart), Scallop Edge Punch, Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Sand paper and Hearts a Flutter Framelites.

3. Chloe Evans  You are here!!!!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Online ordering and MDS have arrived...

Can I hear a Woo Hoo... Here in the land Down Under, if can finally shop online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year!!

What does this mean for you? Well, if the urge to shop hits at 3am in the morning, you can just hit the Shop Now button, on the right hand side of my blog and it will take you straight to my online store. Here you can find everything you could possible want and have the order placed asap and delivered straight to you!!

"But I will miss out on one of your beautiful Thank You cards" I hear you cry. No need to worry about that. I'll still post you out a little card, which means you get a bit of happy mail too!!

But that's not all of the exciting news...

That's right, we finally have MDS. And I've got to say, considering I'm not a huge fan of Digital scrapping, I LOVE this program. It's so easy to use and once you find your way around, there is so much you can do with it all.

There are heaps of indiviaul downloads that only cost a few dollars, but true to form, Stampin' Up also have full kits that contain, DSP, Stamps, Embellishments and brushes that all coordinate and match each other.

And the BEST part of all is..... DRUM ROLL PLEASE .........

You can try MDS for yourself, for FREE, with our 30 day Free Trial!! So you really have no reason not to give it a go.

I took advantage of the free trial and whipped up this gorgeous Scrapbook layout, in less then 20 minutes. Honestly it was so easy!!

Not too shabby for a first attempt. And everything I used for this layout can be found in the free trial program.

Why not pop on over to the MDS official website and have a look around at what some of the other girls have been making!! And when your ready to order you can come on back and try out my new online store and order HERE.... Oh and did i mention it's an ONLINE store !!

Have Fun,


MDS - 'Day in the Life' Designer Kit