Sunday, 31 August 2014

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Share

Morning guys, well the sun is finally shining in my part of NSW and I really do think it feels like the first day of Spring is tomorrow!! Not that I can complain we've had a cold winter, but it just seems to have been a very, very, long one.

So to celebrate the return of what my daughter calls "The happier months" I thought I would organise, not only a Ribbon Share from the new annual catalogue, but I've also decided to try a Paper Share too.

A "Share" gives you the opportunity to have a selection of beautiful Stampin' Up! ribbons or DSP, without having to pay for a whole roll or pack of just one kind or colour.

Ribbon share- 9 shares of each available:

 So this time we have three NEW ribbon sets up for grabs:-

1/2" (1.3cm) Seam Binding Ribbon - p.g 207 (9 available)

You will receive 1 meter of each of the five colours ( Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White). The cost of this share will be $7.50 plus $1.70 postage (Australia Only).

1/4" (6.4mm) Cotton Ribbon - p.g 207 (9 spaces available)

You will receive 1 meter of each of the five colours (Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party) The cost of this share will be $6.50 plus $1.70 postage (Australia Only).

3/8" (1cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon - p.g: 207 (9 spaces available)

You will receive 1 meter of each of the 5 new in-colours  ( Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Moss Meadow and Tangelo Twist) The cost of this share will be $9.00 plus postage of  $1.70 (Australia Only).

**I will need to fill each group completely before placing the order.***

Designer Series Paper Share - 4 shares of each available:

OK, lets do the maths for the Designer Series Paper or DSP for short:

We have 8 different kinds of 12"x12" DSP in our annual catty @ $18.95 a pack, plus two specialty 12"x12" DSP at $21.95 each. To buy all 10 packs it would cost you..... $195.50 plus postage, Eeeek!!

But my share will be the following:
  • Each DSP and specialty pack cut down into 4 lots of 6×6″ paper.
  • you will receive 12 sheets of 6"x6" from each of the 8 DSP's,  That's 96 sheets of DSP
  • Price including postage will be $39.60 - Postage only within Australia I'm afraid
  • If you would like to add 12 sheets of 6"x6" from each of the speciality DSP, that would be an extra $11.50.
  • Total price for all DSP and Specialty DSP - 120 sheets of 6"x6" paper: $51.10 including postage (Australia Only)
That's a saving of $144.60!!! If you would like to only take a share of the DSP or just the Specialty DSP that's totally fine too.

**I will need to fill each group completely before placing the order.***

So if you would like to take part in any of the ribbon or DSP shares then please, EMAIL me today and I'll pop you on the list!! 

Have Fun,

Friday, 29 August 2014

Cute Gift Tags for cute gifts

I really love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for so many reasons. We have so many perks, awards and recognitions that it makes it so easy to stay "active". But the one thing I love the most, is the friends you make and being part of such a wonderful family. And that's really what it feels like, whether it's within your Uplines team or at Stampin' Up! Conventions or with your own Downline. There are also a few FB pages that are demo only, where we all share hints, tips, advice and of course things we make.

Today's inspiration came from a fellow Aussie demo who I met through one of these FB pages. Bonnie Gillett , who is a super talented demo, shared these amazing gift tags that she had made using our new Little Letter Thinlit dies. As soon as I saw them I knew they would be perfect for Christmas and I had to make some for my upcoming Christmas Craft Market.

Gorgeous right!! They will look beautiful on a present under the Christmas tree I think. I used Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke for the plain cardstock and then I did one in the Gold foil (which is on the Weekly Deals list this week) and the other in Red Glimmer. The Little Letters cut through all the different cardstocks with no problems at all. Oh and lining them up and keeping them straight was easy peasy with the Magnetic Platform.

Of course, you know me, once I had made them in the "Traditional" colours I had to try them in what I call "Snow" colours:

This time I used, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Silver Foil and Silver Glimmer. Just beautiful!!

So I guess your wondering which stamp set I used to make the little sentiments. Well that is a super special set called Good Greetings and you can earn this set for free... yep that's right, FREE!!

The Good Greetings Stamp Set is absolutely FREE when you reach $300 AUD/$350 NZD when hosting a party! That's right, this brand-new stamp set is in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from 28 August '14 to 31 October '14. This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentine’s. 

So don’t miss the out on this stamp set. Contact a me today to schedule your own party!

Have Fun

Stamps: Good Greetings
Ink: VersaMark
Cardstock: Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Red Glimmer, Silver Glimmer, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer, Champagne Glimmer, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Gold and Silver Foil.
Other: Little Stars punch, Little Letter Thinlit Dies, White Embossing Powder, Gold and Silver Twine

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Today is THE day - Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue

Morning everyone, the day has finally arrived and the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue is LIVE and available to order from!!

There is sooo much goodness in this catty and I'm totally in love with it all... in case you hadn't noticed lol.

So, grab a cuppa, pen and paper and pop on over to my Store for your first look at this amazing catty, oh and don't forget if you would like a hard copy and don't already have a demo, then let me know and I'll pop one in the post to you (Australia only I'm afraid).

Happy Shopping :-)

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Count Down - Day 4

OMG can you believe we now only have 4 day to go until you guys can finally order from the new Holiday catty. Honestly it's chock full of beautiful goodies and I just can't wait for you all to be able to get your hands on it!!

Ok, today's card is a remake on the shaker card that I shared with you all back on Day 7. This card is made in exactly the same way, but I changed up the colours and the stamp set.

How gorgeous is that star from Bright and Beautiful stamp set. The whole set is so gorgeous and... well... Bright and Beautiful!! It's hard to see in the photo, but after stamping the star in Cherry Cobbler, I then used my stamp-a-ma-jig to re-stamp straight over the top in Versamark, which I then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice. It's super sparkly.

To fill the shaker, I pulled some of the gold sequins off the Sequin trim and also punched out some red glimmer paper with a hole punch. Oh and nothing goes to waste in my room, I used the gold tread which I had pulled the sequins off, to tie my three little sentiment tags together.

Well that's my card for today, tomorrow's card will still showcase goodies from the Holiday Catalogue, but it wont be a Christmas card!!! I know, shock horror lol. You'll just have to check back tomorrow to see what that's all about.

Have fun,


Stamps: Bright and Beautiful
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gold Encore and Versamark
Cardstock: Gold Foil, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
DSP: Season of Style Stack (Clearance Rack)
Other: Gold Trim ribbon, Gold Sequins, Red Glimmer, Shaker Frames, Iridescent Ice, Circle Framelits and Window Sheets

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Short and Sweet Promotion - Time to join my team is NOW!!!

 What an awesome new promotion out today. But you gotta be quick to grab this little bargain.

If you have ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demo, if you would like to join my SU family, The Closet Crafters, then this is the time and promotion for you.

New recruits between 22-29 August, will receive extra Starter Kit product! That's right, you'll receive $255 worth of product in your Starter Kit, for just $ 169. Talk about a sweet deal!

Contact me today to learn how you can get in on this great deal, but hurry, it's only here for a short time.

Have a great weekend,

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Count Down - Day 5

Afternoon guys, I hope your weekend is a little warmer and drier then mine. After a few hours in the pool (my day job as a swim teacher) and with all the rain we've had today so far, I'm feeling a little bit soggy, thats for sure.

Anyway, lets get on with todays card! Today I'm sharing a card using the gorgeous Endless Wishes stamp set.

Now this was originally a one off photopolymer stamp set that Stampin' Up! offered over in America last year. Well is went sooo well, that it sold out within a few weeks. Some of the sets were even seen being sold second hand online for about $90 !!!!

It really is a cute set and I love it teamed with the All is Calm DSP and the cute little snowflake sequins.

I also used my Coastal Cabana Blendabilities to colour in the rhinestones to match the Coastal Cabana ink used for some of the snowflakes.

If you would like to get your very own hard copy of the Holiday catalogue, then please drop me an email and I'll get one out to you ASAP!!

Stay dry and have a wonderful Saturday,


Stamps: Endless Wishes
Ink: Silver, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party and Versamark
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana and Whisper White
DSP: All is Calm
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Coastal Cabana Twine, Rhinestones, Silver Sequins, Circle and Scallop Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Count Down - Day 6

Yeah, we are one step closer to Holiday Catalogue Day!! I've decided it should so be a public holiday, so we can have a full day to drool over all the yummy goodness lol

Anyway, today's card was one that I made while taking the kids to a local indoor play centre. I was being a good mummy and letting the kidlits have a fun morning running around, while I took a little bag of supplies and got me colouring on. Now if you are one of my Instagram followers or a "Liker" on Facebook then, you would have seen the card that I finished and gave to the waitress as a Thank You. Oh and if your not a Liker or follower, then jump on board as you are missing out big time!!

So, today's card is using the new Christmas stamp called 'Partridge and Pear' and a lot of colouring with the Blendabilities - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight.

Gosh this set is super cute. It has this gorgeous Pear Tree image but also a sentiment for the outside and inside of the card!! I love sets that complete a card, but I actually didn't use those sentiments on this one. They were a little big so I grabbed the sentiment from 'White Christmas' instead and it fits perfectly.

I also teamed up the Gold Foil cardstock with the very glittery red Glimmer paper. This card is really gorgeous in real life, very shimmery!!

See you tomorrow for more sneaks.
Have Fun,


Stamps: Partridge and Pear, White Christmas.
Ink: Black Memento.
Cardstock: Gold Foil, Red Glimmer, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Other: Gold Bakers Twine, Blendabilities,

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Count Down - Day 7

Wow, can you believe we have a world Stampin' Up! first happening next Thursday (28th Aug)!! The new Holiday Catalogue is available to you to order from, at the same time as the rest of the world!!!

That's right, everyone gets to order from the catty at the same time... well actually us Aussies and New Zealanders actually get to order first due to our time zones... hee hee just a little sneaky right!

So to warm you up to this A.M.A.Z.I.N.G new catalogue, I will be showing you some Sneak Peeks every day this week as a kind of count down to the BIG day.

Todays little beauty is a CASE card from a gorgeous Demo called Louise Sharp. After seeing Louise's card, this card idea instantly popped into my head, oh and it uses lots of goodies from the "All is Calm" range, as well as one of our awesome new, photopolymer, stamp sets "White Christmas"

So much new stuff being used here!! I really just couldn't pace myself. The DSP is called "All is Calm" and the colours are really gorgeous. The snowflakes/sequins are stunning and perfect for my snowy scene. And the ribbon is in one of our new in-colours, Lost Lagoon. It's really lovely to use and perfect for tying bows.

You can see the stamp set "White Christmas" a little better in this photo. The set is soooo cute and I can't wait to show you some of the other stamps in it. It's also a photo polymer set, so being able to see straight through the stamp, took the guess work out of lining up the "Merry Christmas" banner.

Pop back tomorrow, to see another creation from this amazing Holiday Catalogue and if you would like to get your own hard copy of the Holiday Catalogue and you don't already have a Stampin' Up Demo, then pm me today !! (Australia only I'm afraid)

Have Fun,


Stamps: White Christmas
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon, Silver foil and Whisper White
DSP: All is Calm
Other: Circle Framelit dies, Window Sheets, Shaker Frames, 'All is Calm' sequins and Lost Lagoon Ribbon.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Weekly Deal Wednesday

 Ok so I know it's Thursday, but I'm only a little late with this weeks deals, but they are awesome and very much worth waiting for!!

As always, head on over to my store to get all the details, oh and while your there why not check out our Clearance List, there are some awesome specials at the moment espcially if you are thinking about Christmas cards already!!

Have Fun,