Sunday, January 30, 2011

Punch Bunch!

These cute little owls are looking at each other because I altered their pupils a little with a journaling pen! The rest of the owls were made with a new stamp set called Punch Bunch.

I love these stamps as there is a coordinating punch that goes with the owls, but I am yet to buy one. I think they still look cute just stamped on my card though.

Owls are still 'in'! He he. So I made a few cards with them as a feature.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Accordion Album made from Envelopes

Here's what it looks like on the outside.....

Here's what would show in a bookcase.......

C'mon over to PaperCraftCentral and see what's inside this little album :)

Bliss! Sale-A-Bration Has Started! AND it's Australia Day!

Sale-A-Bration started yesterday and what lovely stamp sets they have in this year's mini catalogue! One of the things i like about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that I get to order new stamp sets and supplies before they are generally available, to use just for me! Lol! I ordered the Bliss set right away because I loooove vintage images, and this one is a pretty one.

To get this Bliss set for FREE, for every $100 you order during this period, you can choose a set of stamps from this mini catalogue. That’s one set for EACH $100 ordered! Contact me HERE to place your order.
* You can also host a workshop, where everyone will be eligible for the free stamp sets and you’ll also receive a Free set of Sale A Bration stamps for free once your workshop reaches $600. This applies for in home workshops and “catalogue parties” where you collect orders and submit them to me altogether. Contact me to book your workshop or I can send you a catalogue party pack.
* Or if you join Stampin’ Up! during the Sale A Bration period, you’ll not only receive the great savings on the starter kit but you’ll also be able to choose a set of stamps from our Idea Book & Catalogue valued at up to $79.95 for FREE! Check out more information about joining HERE or contact me for an info pack!

Sale-A-Bration finishes on March 31st so there is time to earn your free sets.

I'll upload another couple of images using the lovely new sets over the next few days :)

I'm spending Australia Day crafting as you can see. I hope your day is also a lovely one and that you get to spend it the way YOU want to. Happy Australia Day!


Cardstock: Daffodil delight, Whisper White, Blueberry Crisp dp, Newsprint dp
Inks: Daffodil delight, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Not Quite Navy
Stamp Set: Bliss
Accessories: Linen twine, Bitty buttons and punches, Scallop circle punch, Boho blossoms punch, Scallop trim border punch

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The First PaperCraftCentral Challenge of 2011

Here's a clue - think small! Think organised! Think taking-the-stress-out-of-unexpected-special-occasions! Then head on over to and check out the first Creative Challenge for 2011. The Winner will receive a small RAK from me!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Australian Stampin' Up! Flood Appeal

13 January 2011

To help the victims of the floods that have devastated over three quarters of Queensland, join with us in supporting the Australia Flood Appeal.

Stampin' Up! will donate $2 AUD of the retail value of sales from any stamp set (with a retail value of $30 or more) sold in Australia and New Zealand from 15 January through 15 February to the State Emergency Services in Queensland

If you are in Australia, please do let me know if you would like to place an order to help this appeal to assist flood victims.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Floods in Queensland

We're having extreme floods here in Queensland, a one in a hundred year flood in fact. My families are all safe and dry, but so many are not. We had roads cut around us yesterday and we had to stay put, but today the water in our area has receded. Many businesses and homes near us were flooded and today the cleanup for those places has begun. It is heartbreaking for those people.

Brisbane is still to get the peak of the flood and so many more people are going to lose everything they own. There has been loss of life as well as loss of property and about 70 people are missing as they were swept away by the flood water.

We tried to get to a family member yesterday and found all the roads around us cut. We were concerned as they live on the banks of a creek. We had to turn around and go home, but later had phone calls to let us know the family was safe. What a relief it was to hear their voices.

I took a few pictures of the cut roads and flooded countryside around us while we were out so thought I would share them with you.

May everyone in the flood areas stay safe. There will be a huge restoring time ahead of us all.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Valentine's Day is Coming

Treats for your sweets! An Australian Stampin' Up! special!

Create a handmade treat for all your sweethearts this Valentine's Day using sweet products from Stampin' Up!

From 30 December 2010 through 24 January 2011, get a FREE package of Heart Treat Cups when you purchase the Sweetheart Stamp Set or the Full Heart Punch--make it twice as sweet when you buy both and get two free packages of Heart Treat Cups!

Purchase any of the following:

Item Page Description Price

121576 38 Sweetheart Wood-Mount Set $38.95

120780 38 Sweetheart Clear-Mount Set $29.95

119883 146 Full Heart Punch $33.95

Get FREE Heart Treat Cups:

Item Page Description Retail Value

120435 122 Heart Treat Cups (12) $6.50

Contact me today to place your order (Australia Wide!) OR to schedule your Valentine's workshop if you live near me :)

Saturday, January 01, 2011

I am the New Year

I Am the New Year

I am the new year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.

I am your next chance at the art of living. I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months.

All that you sought and didn’t find is hidden in me, waiting for you to search it but with more determination.

All the good that you tried for and didn’t achieve is mine to grant when you have fewer conflicting desires.

All that you dreamed but didn’t dare to do, all that you hoped but did not will, all the faith that you claimed but did not have—these slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened by the touch of a strong purpose. I am your opportunity to renew your allegiance to Him who said, "Behold, I make all things new."

(Bible Illustrator)