Yay, Woo Hoo, New Catalogue!

Yay, Woo Hoo! New Catalogue! Best Catalogue Ever! You be the judge, if you don't yet have yours and you live in NZ, be sure and contact me. I provide catalogues free to all customers who have purchased from me in the past year and new customers who will order from me.

Yay, Woo Hoo, New Catalogue!

New Catalogue – Best Ever! That’s what they’re saying, you be the judge, if you don’t yet have yours and you live in NZ, be sure and contact me. I provide the New Catalogue free to all customers who have purchased from me in the past year and new customers who will order from me.

Don’t forget about the additional benefits for hosting a party this month. Each time you host a party with $550 NZD or more in sales during June, you will receive $60 NZD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards! You can use Stampin’ Rewards to get any product from the current Stampin’ Up!® catalogue or use them on the exclusive hostess only items.

It’s a fun night in with friends! You bring the FRIENDS and I will bring the FUN! Everyone will be super excited with the new catalogue, you will rock it as a hostess! Contact me today to secure a spot on my calendar.

Guess what else?…. You can also use the Stampin’ Rewards towards the cost of joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator. And as if that’s not enough….Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $214, depending on which stamps you choose. It’s a pretty big deal with the new catalogue and the new stamps inside it.  Join the fun now!

 

Host a Party and earn MORE Free Product

Just when we thought June couldn’t get any better…..host a party in June with sales of $550 NZD or more to qualify for $60 NZD extra in Stampin’ Rewards!

You do not want to miss this –

More free product!

New Product!

From the brand new Annual Catalogue!

Each time you host a party with $550 NZD or more in sales during June, you will receive $60 NZD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards! You can use Stampin’ Rewards to get any product from the current Stampin’ Up!® catalogue or use them on the exclusive hostess only items.

Guess what else?…. You can also use the Stampin’ Rewards towards the cost of joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator.

Being a host is a lot of fun, and you get the rewards. That’s $60 extra of free product for you just for hosting a party! And with the brand new Annual Catalogue release on 1 June there is so much to be excited about.

It’s a fun night in with friends! You bring the FRIENDS and I will bring the FUN!

Get more information on parties here
Find out more about this promotion here
Find more information on joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator here
Book your June party with me now.

Your handmade masterpiece

I’m wild about you!

And helping you to create your own handmade masterpiece. When I give a handmade card it carries with it the thought and love that went into making it, my friends and relatives have drawers full as they can’t bear to throw them out!

I know all the reasons why you’re not making cards and I’ve been there, I just know that once you’re here, you’ll love it just as much as me! Why not come along and give it a try?

Wild about flowers too

I’m just starting a new love, flowers. There are so many lovely handmade cards on Pinterest using flowers that I am falling in love with them. I’ve never been that ‘flowery’ and haven’t invested in these type of stamp images or framelits but that’s about to change. So any of you flower lovers that have found them sadly missing from my repertoire can relax, the flowers are coming!

I have used a few in the past, remember Sweet 16 and Choose Happiness but I feel a real flower fetish coming on! You may have seen flower card images all over Pinterest well there are more to come as the new Stampin’ Up!® annual catalogue goes live on 1 June. Flowers can be colourful, playful and fun like the card below or somber, moody and subdued like in a background. Flowers are found in the background of many of the vintage images I love so I’m going to bring them out into the light, out in front and celebrate them.

My Handmade Masterpiece

The card below is made using Wild about Flowers which is available now so if you just can’t wait to get started then visit my online shop.

I'm wild about you! And helping you to create your own little handmade masterpiece. Meet my new love, flowers. lots of new flowery lovelies available in the latest catalogue from 1 June. Book in to class and get your free copy.

 

Time for a Party!

I’m hosting a Catalogue Launch Party on Saturday 11th June and you’re invited!

Your friends are invited too so gather them together and plan a fun day.

I’d love to have you join in and make your own handmade masterpiece. Find more details and register you and your friends here before the 8th June.

Autumn leaves and vintage cars – Monthly classes review

Autumn is here in Auckland, there is a nip in the air morning and night and the days are getting shorter. Although I’m sad to see summer leaving it’s also a good time to think about some different colour combinations to match the season. Both monthly classes are finished now for April so here’s a wrap of the projects we made.

 

Handmade pop up card using Sheltering Tree Card Inside. See the front of the card on the blog post along with the other cards from this classes this month.

Pop Up Sheltering Tree Card

This fun design looks like a normal card when it is closed, you open it by pulling on the ribbon tab, when you do the front swings open like a window and you get a cool pop-out effect from the inside! This pop-up card was a big hit, partly because of the unique fold but also The Sheltering Tree stamp set is very popular, really cute with the swing, bike and leaves etc to add to the scene. This can be done with colours to suit the season, we’re in early Autumn where I live the leaves are still green but just like the card a few are falling. I cased this card from Jennifer at Northwest Stamper. Here’s the inside:

Handmade pop up card using Sheltering Tree Card Inside. See the front of the card on the blog post along with the other cards from this classes this month.

Sheltering Tree Pop Up Card Inside

It’s an easy card to make in classes but looks really impressive I found it best to stamp the Crumb Cake card front, attach it to the Early Espresso card base and then use the frameilt to cut the square. Otherwise it would be impossible to line up, just one of the tips gleaned by customers in this class.

Love this vintage typewriter card design. Follow me for lots of handmade card ideas.

Vintage Typewriter Card

The next card I cased from Holly Stene, she had used a Project Life card for the Pink Pirouette layer with the white circle. I didn’t have the Project Life cards so I used a piece of Shimmer White. I punched out a 2″ circle in a scrap piece of card and put tombo on it and let it dry, the tombo remains tacky. I then placed the circle on the Shimmer White piece as a mask and with an Aqua Painter I painted the Pink Pirouette background. When I took the mask away I had the Shimmery White circle, not perfectly round but the result was soft and streaky which really suited the vintage look of the card and in the class they all look different. The colours are Pool Party, Pink Pirouette and Mint Macaron and they work so well together in this vintage style.

Handmade collar fold card perfect idea for a male birthday.

Collar Fold Card Using Guy Greetings

The last card uses the collar fold to create a simply stylish card for a man. The paper is from the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack and makes use of both sides of the paper so you need to choose carefully from the pack but there are a few that work for this design. The car is from Guy Greetings, a great set for the men in your life, it covers all sorts of occasions and has some great images. The main thing with this card is to fold the collar carefully, crease the paper over your finger nail at the centre and corner before carefully folding over. Make sure the fold is at the same height in the centre. I used Lost Lagoon as the base card with a Whisper White layer to act as the shirt. The collar and band are faux stitched with an Early Espresso marker or you could use Chocolate Chip. This card was cased from JanB.

Hope you enjoyed these projects, to join in the fun I hold the monthly classes on the first Wednesday and Saturday of every month. There are also additional kit classes in between, be sure to click on the Class Calendar to see what’s coming up and please leave a comment.

 

 

Inspired to finish

I’ve been inspired to finish an old project – I’m sure you can all relate to this, I started this journal about 2 years ago and got it so far and then ran out of ideas, time, embellishments, what ever it was the project was stalled. Then last week I was sent a link to a vintage journal given to a lovely lady here in New Zealand by her very creative friend. And this wasn’t any ordinary journal, wow!! blow your socks off amazing!! Not only was I inspired to finish but my closest stamping family were all inspired too and we all started collecting for the journals we’re going to make. I now have a box where I’m putting all the trimmings, embellishments, and bits and pieces I’m collecting.

Just inspired to finished cover of my vintage inspired mini album. Find images of the pages and free printables in the blog post.

Treasure box for trimmings, embellishments collection for my next journal

I will use Stampin’ Up!® product as well but for this type of project the more layers you have the better so these extra trimmings and embellishments will help make it extra special.

Anyway back to my first journal, I spent some time on Pinterest and I found lots of free printables that I saved and then printed out onto card. I printed on Very Vanilla and Confetti Naturals White. This is where I found the lovely bird in the cage for the front cover.

Just finished cover of my vintage inspired mini album. Find images of the pages and free printables in the blog post.

Now finished front cover of my Vintage Journal

I made the flower from designer paper in Sahara Sand and White and sponged it in Sky Blue ink, added an Antique Brad to the centre and sprayed with water and scrunched to get the effect. The lace is Lace Trim in Sahara Sand, I even got out my sewing machine for the stitching which ended up being a bit small, but hey, I now know it needs to be larger next time. The metal piece was from my new box of trinkets one from a pack I picked up at The Warehouse. and tied on with lengths of Linen Thread.

Amongst the printables I found some tags that were too large when I printed them so I punched out the parts I wanted using the Note Tag punch. The first tag is one I bought from a store and the second one I made when I started this project and the punched ones are on the bottom row. I just love how these coordinate with the Botanical Gazette Designer Paper and the Nature Walk stamps I used which have both now retired.

I've just been inspired to finished cover of my vintage inspired mini album. Find images of the pages and free printables in the blog post.

Vintage Tags nestled away in a pocket of the journal

 

I've just been inspired to finished cover of my vintage inspired mini album. Find images of the pages and free printables in the blog post.

Journal page with butterfly paper from Botanical Gazette (retired)

 

I've just been inspired to finished cover of my vintage inspired mini album. Find images of the pages and free printables in the blog post.

Journal page with measuring tape and butterfly dsp (retired)

 

I've just been inspired to finished cover of my vintage inspired mini album. Find images of the pages and free printables in the blog post.

Journal page with paper from Botanical Gazette (retired) the vintage spool is threaded with bakers twine

 

I've just been inspired to finished cover of my vintage inspired mini album. Find images of the pages and free printables in the blog post.

Journal page with Botanical Gazette (retired) paper and a printed butterfly card inserted into the pocket

I loved being inspired to finish this project. It will now be part of my display for classes and events. I hope that this post will inspire you to finish something that you started. Please leave a comment to let me know.