Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Baroque Motif - Farewell

Baroque Motif, my most favourite of all.
I have already found another stamp set in the new catalogue
that will replace this one.
Also the farewell to the crimper, a great tool that can give that little 
bit of extra texture when needed.
If you'd like to order anything before 31 August, make sure
you email me to get your order in.

Crazy for Cupcakes - Farewell

Farewell to Crazy for Cupcakes, another favourite.

Upsy Daisy - Farewell

It will be sad to say farewell to Upsy Daisy stamp set.
One of my favourites.
This one I embossed a piece of vellum with the square lattice EF.
I stamped the flowers in versamark and white embossed them.
Then ran the brayer over the image.
This is called embossed resist

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Apothecary Art

I always seem to have a lot of half made cards
leftover after my classes.
Sometimes they sit in a box for ages 
before I get round to finishing them off.
These cards I finished off on Saturday after an "Edgelit" class.
I'd already packed away my bigshot and edgelits so I got
out my scallop lace border punch.
The DSP is "Twitterpated" which has been carried over
to the new 2012 catalogue.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Perpetual Birthday Book

I was asked to make a "Birthday Book" by a work colleague,
one that she could write all her birthdays in.
So after much searching on the web I came across
this "Perpetual Birthday Book".
I've used retired DSP - Elegant Soiree from 2010 (just loved this DSP).
The 12x12 DSP pages are scored at 4" and folded up, 
then scored or folded in half. 
This makes a pocket for each month to pop some cards in 
for the upcoming birthdays.
I've then separated each DSP page with a piece of cardstock
and attached a monthly calendar.
I've decorated the pages with the sizzlit Butterflys.
The front and back covers are chipboard which I've covered with DSP.
I've sponged the edges and cut out the letters for the name on the book.
I have a little binding machine so I've spiral bound the book to finish it off.
If you don't have a binding machine you could always take your Birthday book
to Officeworks to have it bound for a small fee.
This "Perpetual Birthday Book is going to be my September Project Class.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

New Catalogue Launch Night

You are invited to:
Stampin' Up Catalogue Launch 
When: Saturday 8th September 7.30pm 
Where: at Niagara Park Scout Hall 
Cost: $20
  (this includes both of the new Stampin' Up Catalogues + 3 make and takes)

Book in now as places are limited. 
Email me at to reserve your place. 

Come along and have a fun filled night. 
There will be lots of prizes 
with "Prize Patrols" and a "Grand Draw" at the end of the evening. 

Supper will be provided you just need to BYO your own coffee mug. 
(Niagara Park Scout Hall is next door to Niagara Park Public School.)

My Personal Retired Stock Slae

My Personal Retired Stock Sale
- Friday 24th August at 7.30pm 
I'm having a big clean out of old stock and selling it off at reduced prices. 
If you'd like to put your name on any of the stamp sets then just let me know. 
I can't give/sell them to you until 1st September but would be happy to hold
 them for you until then. 
You can come and have a look at the stamp sets, 
 have a cuppa and pop your name on any sets that you'd like.
 Email me at and let me know if you'd like to come along. 

2012 Retired Product 
Fine Flourish (wood stamp) Sale price $12 (RRP$19.95) 
It's Your Day (wood stamp) Sale price $5 (RRP$20.95) 
Tree Trimmings (wood stamps) Sale price $15 (some ink stains on wood) (RRP $24.95) 
Trendy Trees (wood stamps) Sale price $15 (RRP $31.95) 
Every Moment (wood stamps) Sale price $15 (RRP $31.95) 
Seaons of Joy (wood stampss) Sale price $25 (some ink stains on wood) (RRP $38.96 on retired list)
Three Little Words (wood stamps) Sale Price $12 (RRP $24.95) 
Cottage Garden (wood stamps) Sale price $12 (some ink stains on wood) (RRP $24.71 on retired list)
Oval All (wood stamps) Sale price $15 (some ink stains on wood) (RRP $29.95) 
Butterfly Prints (wood stamps) Sale price $12 (RRP $25.95) (some ink stains on wood
- matching Butterfly punch - Sale price $15 SOLD
Party this Way (wood stamps) Sale price $15 (RRP $26.95) 
Stitched Stockings(wood stamps) Sale price $30 - SOLD
matching Stocking punch $20 (Brand new) SOLD 
Vintage Vogue (clear stamps) Sale price $15 (RRP $30.95) (some ink stains) 
Clearly for You (clear stamps) Sale price $20 (RRP $29.21 on retired list) 
Bliss (SAB) (wood stamps) Sale price $15 
Lace Ribbon Border punch Sale Price $25 (RRP $38.95)  SOLD
2011 Retired Product 
Fun & Fast Notes (wood stamps) Sale Price $30 (some ink stains on wood) 
Scribble This (wood stamps) Sale Price $30 (some ink stains on wood) 
Because I Care (wood stamps) Sale Price $15 
A Slice of Life (wood stamps) Sale Price $10 
Birthday Bakery (wood stamps) Sale price $10 
A Wish for Peace (wood stamps) Sale Price $15  
2010 Reitred Products 
Happy Moments (wood stamps) Sale Price $15 
Vintage Labels (wood stamps) Sale Price $12 
Organic Grace (wood stamps) Sale Price $10 
Best Yet (Wood stamps) Sale Price $10 SOLD
Sweet Little Sentiments (wood stamps) Sale Price $8  
2009 Retired Products 
A Little Bit of Happiness (wood stamps) Sale Price $10


Retired List selling Fast

Things are selling out fast. Here is a list of what's already gone.
The Frenzy has begun! These items have already sold out:
Peach Parfait Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Concord Crush Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Ink refill
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Ink refill
Blushing Bride A4 cardstock
More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker
3/16" Gold Brads
Dotto Refill Stack n Store Containers
Stampin' Scrub Replacement Pads
Card Stock A4 Confetti White
Circle Scissor Plus Replacement Blades
Stamp Set Wood Christmas Greetings
Stampin' Scrub Replacement Pads
5-petal flower punch
Color Caddy Extender Kit
Stampin' Around Wheel Storage - Standard size

Be sure to get your orders in quickly so you don't miss out.  Once the 31st August comes, everything that is retiring will no longer be available.  

Acetate Box - Thermal Mug

My sister gave me this gorgeous thermal mug 
for my workplace - always drinking cold cups
of tea and coffee in the busy medical practice.
The mug works a treat and my coffees never go cold now.
Thank you sooo much:)
How fantastic is the packaging she made.
A beautiful acetate box using so many SU products.
* 5 petal punch - on the retirement list :(
* scallop edge border punch
* Scallop circle punch
* Framelits
*Apothecary Art Stamps
Curly Cute Stamps
* Rhinestones and ribbon.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Upsy Daisy, another favourite of mine on the retirement list.
If you'd like to order Upsy Daisy, just
let me know and I can place the order for you.
Stamp sets are available until 31st August unless sold out.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Pocket Silhouettes

Pocket Silhouettes is another stamp set that will be 
retiring on 31st August.
It has been such a great little set and very versatile.
I'm always sad :( when I loose a set I love.
On the upside though, there will be lots of new
lovely stamp sets in the new catalogue
which is something to look forward to.
If you'd like to order Pocket Silhouettes before
it retires, email me and I can place an order for you.

Sunday, 5 August 2012


The Medallion is one of the stamps 
that will be retiring on 31st August.
It is a beautiful stamp that you can use with all different techniques.
Above "Poppin Pastels" technique, stamp with versamark
the dauber pastels (also retiring) over the versamark image.

 Emboss resist technique used above.

Here the Medallion has just been stamped.
All 3 cards are so different but all lovely 
using a lovely stamp.
If you'd like to order the Medallion before it retires, please 
send me an email and I can order it for you.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Embossing Folders


I've cased this idea from Melissa Davies (link to her blog on my sidebar).
Thanks for Sharing such a fantastic idea. 
It is a great way of displaying the SU embossing folders.

I used the smaller of the tags from SU's two tags die
and then ran them through the big shot machine, 
 I then put a hole in the top with the cropadile and put a ring through them.
It's a great way to display all the embossing folders,
it's also very handy to have on your craft desk for easy access.
Its also a fantastic tool to take to workshops
 to show your customers what each embossing folder looks like in real life.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

2012 Retirement List

The 2012 Retirement List is here.

To view the retired Stamp Sets Click HERE 
To view the retired Accessories List Click HERE 

You might like to print them out and then highlight the retiring items in your catalogue.

Some of my old favourites are particular 
I'll be very sad to say goodbye to Loads of Love, Fifth Avenue Floral, 
Pocket Silhouettes, Fox and Friends and Medallion :(
We are also losing a set of 5 In Colors -
Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, 
Concord Crush and Blushing Bride are all retiring. 
You'll notice lots of inkpads on the list too - 
that's because Stampin' Up! is introducing a new firm foam inkpad. 
The colours will remain the same, it is just the surface of the inkpad that is changing.

The fantastic news is that some items are discounted by 40%!!

So, check the list to see if anything you love is disappearing forever -
 but order it fast, because these items are only available while stocks last!

If there is anything you'd like to order from the Retirement Lists please email me