Maui Share Fair

I received one of the most special invitations of my demonstrator career to date. But first, some background… Earning a Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip is no easy task, and last year I was fortunate enough to earn the trip to Maui. The trip was recently, May 18 to 23. Being unable to attend, due to Australia’s border closures, has just been devastating.

There are so many things that happen as part of the trip and not being able to go and experience them has been so disappointing, including connecting and building relationships with global demonstrators and senior Stampin’ Up! staff.

However, there are other events Stampin’ Up! have worked hard to include us achievers in, one of them being the Share Fair. This is where a select group of demonstrators are given new products to create and present with. Giving other achievers creative inspiration and business tips with the suite of products.

I was just one of six demonstrators globally invited to create and present project inspiration for this event. This year, this was done via video. It was such a lovely way for Stampin’ Up! to include us. To say I was excited at being asked would be an understatement.

Today, I want to share with you the inspiration I created and presented. I was given the Expressions in Ink suite and here are the projects I created…

This suite looks just as awesome with Black, Gray and metallics as it does with colour.

Here is another double front card, turned into an easel card. Using a window sheet, allows to create two ways of viewing the front. The designer paper is folded to show both sides of the amazing designs.

It really was a great pleasure to work with the Expression in INK suite ahead of it’s release and create this initial inspiration. It was such an honour to be involved with this part of the Incentive Trip. I just hope, I’ll get an opportunity to do this in person one time!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Stampin' Seal
$14.00
Paper Trimmer
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Bone Folder
$12.00
Paper Snips
$17.00
Clear Block B
$10.00
Clear Block D
$14.00
Clear Block E
$20.00
Clear Block H
$14.00

You Can Create It – May Kit

I just love Ice Cream…. Maybe not quite as much this time of year as I do in the summertime, but it just makes me happy! The May pack in the You Can Create It – Quarter 2 kit, is all about the Ice Cream Corner suite in the January Mini Catalogue.

Here are the consumables that made up the May kit.

And here is what I made with them…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Ice Cream suite

I used the Bermuda Bay card stock as the base and layered it, using the Blackberry Bliss card stock and one of the pieces of Designer Paper. I offset the layers for a more fun, unstructured look.

I fussy cut some of the Ice creams from the second piece of designer paper and arranged them in a cluster over some of the ribbon and a punched shape from the Old Olive cardstock. I also added some die cut leaves from Vellum cardstock for extra texture.

The Happy Birthday sentiment came from the Hand-drawn Blooms stamp set, which I then fussy cut out. I thought the curved nature of the stamp worked well.

Subscriptions are still open for this kit, they close on June 15th. (Then we begin preparing for the next quarter!) If you would like to know more about You Can Create It kits – including subscribing information (for Australian residents), Visit ONLINE classes & kits here.

Here are the ideas from our Global Demonstrators for this months kit:

Aude Barbara

Karina Chin

Heikle Fallwicki

Karen Hadler

Danielle Kassing

Anja Luft

Mikaela Titheridge

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Artistic Dies
$61.00

Stampin’ Staples – Click to shop these commonly used crafting supplies:

Stampin' Seal
$14.00
Paper Trimmer
$44.00
Bone Folder
$12.00
Paper Snips
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Clear Block B
$10.00
Clear Block D
$14.00
Clear Block E
$20.00
Clear Block H
$14.00

Want up to 50% off some products?

Great! You’re in luck…. The last chance list for the Mini Catalogue is out today!

This is the January to June Mini catalogue and it’s retiring June 30. Whilst we know which products are carry over into the Annual, you can now see clearly which products we are definitely saying bye bye to… very soon.

Check out what is retiring here at my online store:

One of my absolute favourites on the retiring list is the Pretty Perennials bundle. Both the stamp set and coordinating dies are going.

Once items on the retiring list sell out, they are gone forever – there is no “maybe they might come back on the Clearance Rack”… they will most definitely be gone.

So be sure to pick up any last items on your Wishlist quickly before they are gone. Products are only available while supplies last or until June 30.

Shop Online, and don’t forget to use this months Host Code*, or Contact me and I can help place orders for you.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

What is Mystery Rewards? I hear you ask….This is where you have a chance to earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through the Stampin’ Rewards program. 

By shopping online with me (when your order is less than $250) and entering this months code, you go into the running to win FREE Products*. These start from $25 of free products. The winner will be drawn randomly.

For orders $250 or more – Congrats!! Please don’t use this code – you are eligible to receive the rewards in your own order.

Stampin’ Staples – Click to shop these commonly used crafting supplies:

Stampin' Seal
$14.00
Paper Trimmer
$44.00
Bone Folder
$12.00
Paper Snips
$17.00
Clear Block B
$10.00
Clear Block D
$14.00
Clear Block E
$20.00
Clear Block H
$14.00

Colour INKspiration – CI100

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Happy 100th Challenge to the Colour INKspiration Crew!!

It’s all party hats, streamers and confetti as we celebrate this challenge. Bronwyn Eastley began this challenge group more than four years ago and invited me to join and there are just 8 of the original crew left today. I have contributed to a large number of challenges providing design inspiration over the years and it’s been so much fun! It was just perfect that we choose an inspiration image chosen by Bronwyn for this challenge and it’s a beauty with an amazing colour palette.

Our colours are Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madness and Bermuda Bay… and of course, we can add Black, White, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Metallic to coordinate.

Today, I came up with a celebration card for this special occasion…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Colour and Contours
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Layering Basic Black cardbase with some designer paper in a scribbly pattern, I think this could be my second favourite pattern of designer paper, after the Expressions in Ink pack of course! This one is from the Pattern Party designer paper pack which is a Host exclusive.

This card features the Colours & Contours bundle, which is made up of a stamp set, featuring scribbly styled artwork and a die set, featuring a number of label style dies, all with subtle differences in their design – an instant new favourite! I used one of these scalloped edge dies in Bermuda Bay cardstock, to layer over the top of the designer paper.

Stamping the flowers in Gorgeous Grape and Magenta Madness, I positioned them so that they worked like zero’s in the number 100. I didn’t have a number 1 in just the right size to suite the flowers, so I made a stencil from a computer print out and cut one from Bermuda Bay cardstock.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Colour and Contours

I heat embossed the “Happy” from the Pretty Perennial stamp set, with Black embossing powder on some Magenta cardstock and finished off the card with some purple pearls to match.

Yay…. What a celebration today is!! We hope you will join us for this challenge over the next fortnight. Especially with a fantastic Tutorial Bundle on offer to top 5 and the winner. It just be you!

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All the details and more INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until 7pm, Monday June 7th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group..

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Pastel Pearls
$11.25
Heat Tool
$50.00
Versamark Pad
$16.50

Stampin’ Staples – Click to shop these commonly used crafting supplies:

Stampin' Seal
$14.00
Paper Trimmer
$44.00
Bone Folder
$12.00
Paper Snips
$17.00
Clear Block B
$10.00
Clear Block D
$14.00
Clear Block E
$20.00
Clear Block H
$14.00

Colour INKspiration – CI99

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The Colour INKspiration crew has a great combination of colours to work with this challenge, just take a look at the inspo image…

Colours are Mint Macaron, Just Jade, Smokey Slate and Crumb Cake.

Muted but stunning at the same time. Here is where I went with the combo. Using one of my new stamp sets, Henna Hearts, from the 2021 Annual Catalogue, I have created this card…

Starting with the main feature stamp, the henna heart, I stamped this in Memento Black Ink and coloured in just some of the heart, using Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers) in Just Jade, Mint Macaron and Smokey Slate. I didn’t feel the need to colour the whole image, leaving some white parts added to the effect.

I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink, this one is from Elegantly Said stamp set. This I stamped directly in the centre of the heart, but I can’t wait to try layering the heart to add dimension!

Once completed, I fussy cut the heart to create a separate element. Which I layered on some Mint Macaron cardstock – this piece, I stamped with some of the smaller decorative stamps in the set, using Mint Macaron ink.

I embossed the layered before framing it with some of that lovely new ribbon in Smokey Slate. It just created a little extra texture over plain cardstock, which I just loved. All this is sitting on a card base in Mint Macaron cardstock and finished off with a few blingy jewels!

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until Monday, May 24th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group..

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Click to shop supplies specific to this project:

Stampin’ Staples – Click to shop these commonly used crafting supplies:

Stampin' Seal
$14.00
Paper Trimmer
$44.00
Bone Folder
$12.00
Paper Snips
$17.00
Clear Block B
$10.00
Clear Block D
$14.00
Clear Block E
$20.00
Clear Block H
$14.00

Hello New Colours

New Annual Catalogue always brings new In Colours. Each year we get 5 new colours to add to our collections and this years’ are every bit on trend and yummy as you can get!

So let me introduce to them… this year we have:

They just coordinate beautifully with each other and with many of our existing colour collections. The range of products available in these new colours is equally extensive. From our usually base staples of ink, cardstock, markers and ink refills to a wonderful range of ribbons, jewels, packaging items and designer paper.

Here I have created a quick little card using strips of cardstock – this is a great one for using up scraps too. I simply trimmed them down to the same width and adhered them on to my card base on an angle.

I added a simple die cut element over the top to decorate. This one is from the Artistic die set, featured in the Expressions in Ink suite. I love these suite – it’s my new favourite and I’m sure I’ll be using this suite a lot in my projects. This is one of the large intricate dies in the set and here I have used some adhesive sheet on parts of the card stock so that only some of adheres and so flows freely to add dimension to the design.

To finish off I stamped a simple Happy Birthday sentiment from the coordinating stamp set Artistic Expressions in Evening Evergreen ink. I fussy cut the words out separately and adhere them on with some mini dimensionals.

I’m sure you will agree these colours are just devine and make a great start or addition to craft collections. We’ll be celebrating the introduction of these colours for weeks to come. I’m sure!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Stampin’ Staples – Click to shop these commonly used crafting supplies:

Stampin' Seal
$14.00
Paper Trimmer
$44.00
Bone Folder
$12.00
Paper Snips
$17.00
Clear Block B
$10.00
Clear Block D
$14.00
Clear Block E
$20.00
Clear Block H
$14.00

New Catalogue, More when you HOST and JOIN

It’s all happening today…. Go grab a cuppa and let me tell you all about why today is so exciting….

Happy New Catalogue

What could be better than a new catalogue?!

No, you are not going crazy… this catalogue is a little earlier this year. But here we are… Launch day and we have much to celebrate…. 176 pages of yummy goodness, 5 new super gorgeous In-Colours, 10 new Suites and a stack of bundles and embellishments too.

It’s live now. You can download a PDF copy here. (it’s big file so might take a minute or 10!) DOWNLOAD CATALOGUE HERE

OR you can view all the products in my online store:

Extra Host REWARDS

Three simple steps to a fun crafternoon.

  1. Connect… with family and friends
  2. Craft… the afternoon away
  3. Collect… extra rewards on qualifying party sales.

It really is that simple…

Receive $40 extra host rewards, when party sales reach $400 or more. That’s means a minimum of $65 in free stuff!

The promotion starts today and runs all the way until June 14th. Contact me today and secure your date to gather!

How’s that cuppa going? Need a refill…. I have one more for you…

Extra JOINING rewards

If your wish list is as big as mine…. then really you need to join my Stampin’ Up! team.

Here is why: If your wish list totals at least $283…. JOIN TODAY! It’s only costs $169 to join the Stampin’ Up! family… You get to choose $283 worth of product in your starter kit… That’s an extra $50 worth!

Yes I’m serious… and No… there is no catch either.

Then you can get the rest of your wish list at 20% off. You can just leave it at that and buy for yourself at a discount OOOORRRR you can choose to craft with a few friends and maybe make a little money on the side. The choice is yours…

This amazing promotion end MAY 31st, so don’t wait…. Join today….

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

You Can Create It: Qtr 2 – April

Inspiration for this kit is all centred around Stampin’ Up!’s new, amazing and very on-trend In-Colours. They are truly beautiful shades of colour and I’m so excited to have them to work with for the next two years at least. These new colours are available in Stampin’ Up!’s 20221-2022 Annual Catalogue, which goes live Tuesday, May 4th.

In this month’s pack, you get a sample of each of the colours to play in two different products – our regular cardstock and some new Shimmery Vellum! It’s so sparkly!

Plus of course, you get a pack of extra materials you can use to top up your projects with.

Here is what I made with my pack contents…

This card is using a die from a new set called Basic Borders. It features 6 different shaped dies which are edgelits, so designed to dress up edges of cardstock. Here I have made an oversized label to go on the front of my card, using the scalloped edge and lovely stitched detail. I think these dies would work well to make photo matts for scrap pages too.

I layered the strip of shimmery vellum right down the centre of my label and dressed up the remained of my card with leafy die cut and sentiment label from Shimmery White cardstock featured in the extra materials pack.

I will be back with more ideas using this design, remaining In-Colours and other dies in the same set on launch day. So I hope you will join me then.

But in the mean time if you would like to purchase one of these kits, all the details are on my ONLINE kits pages.

For more inspiration using these supplies, please visit our global demonstrator team…

Aude Barbara

Simone Bartrum

Karina Chin

Linda Cullen

Heikle Fallwicki

Karen Hadler

Danielle Kassing

Anja Luft

Fanny Minnie

Mikaela Titheridge

Alana Klemick Warf

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Stampin’ Staples – Click to shop these commonly used crafting supplies:

Stampin' Seal
$14.00
Paper Trimmer
$44.00
Bone Folder
$12.00
Paper Snips
$17.00
Clear Block B
$10.00
Clear Block D
$14.00
Clear Block E
$20.00
Clear Block H
$14.00

CTC316 – Favourite retiring project

Caseing your favourite project is hard…. I mean, aren’t so many of them a favourite in different ways! The CTC team are doing just that in this weeks hop… picking a project from the retiring Annual Catalogue that inspires us one way or another. Welcome if you have hopped over from Monique or if you are joining me here.

The team have picked out some great projects to case, I love so many different projects in the Annual for different reasons, choosing just one was really hard. But I did and I chose the “Just saying hello” card, up the back there…

I chose this because, I just like the die cut through the card front. Normally we would build our decorations on top of the card front, however this projects cuts through the front to create a peek through window.

Here is my card…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Pretty Peacock, Happy Thoughts, Forever Greenery suite

On my card I layered some Designer Paper on the inside of the card front, creating interest on both the front and the inside… afterall Stampin’ Up!’s designer paper is double-sided.

Adding some of those lovely laser-cut gold foil leaves from the Forever Greenery suite layered beautifully underneath the sentiment. I just finished off the card with some gold glitter enamel dots.

So simple, stunning but really fun to put together.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Tina Gillespie.

After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, May 9.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Stampin' Seal
$14.00
Paper Trimmer
$44.00
Bone Folder
$12.00
Paper Snips
$17.00
Clear Block B
$10.00
Clear Block D
$14.00
Clear Block E
$20.00
Clear Block H
$14.00

Video – Mega card or Mini Album

Last week, I began clearing out my retiring products. It’s kind of weird this year, as we have two lots of retiring products – those that will be leaving us tomorrow, May 3rd; and those that will be leaving us on June 30 at the end of the current Mini catalogue.

So along with my retiring pile, I have one that will be going soon this year. The Sweet Valentines Cards and More packs is one cute little product that fits into the second pile. These beauties are in the “Going Soon” category.

I love this cute little pack of goodies… they consist of pre-printed card bases and envelopes both featuring gold foiling. They also have little decorative cards, which you can either use on your notecards. However, they also fit the Memories and More range of products, so they can be used in your memory keeping too!

To use up the last of my pack, I made this cute project – it’s a card but in the style of Mini Album. So you can pop in all kinds of personal decorative elements – like photos and journaling style messages.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Sweet Little Valentines Cards and More pack
Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Sweet Little Valentines Cards and More pack

This project came together really easily. To help explain how to assemble one of these, I have put together this video tutorial. It covers off the basis of the assembly and then you can go ahead and decorate as you like.

Here are a few more photos of the inside of the project, so you can see how I started decorating. I am just going to add some photos and a few personal messages so they can make great little Mothers Day gifts…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Sweet Little Valentines Cards and More pack
Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Sweet Little Valentines Cards and More pack
Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Sweet Little Valentines Cards and More pack

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

Click to shop supplies specific to this project:

Heat Tool
$50.00

Stampin’ Staples – Click to shop commonly used crafting supplies:

Stampin’ Staples – Click to shop these commonly used crafting supplies:

Stampin' Seal
$14.00
Paper Trimmer
$44.00
Bone Folder
$12.00
Paper Snips
$17.00
Clear Block B
$10.00
Clear Block D
$14.00
Clear Block E
$20.00
Clear Block H
$14.00