New Catalogue Sneak Peek

This afternoon I received a lovely card containing photos from Convention from my demo buddy Julia Quinn in Queensland.  To thank her I had a play with some of my new 2014 – 2015 Catalogue stamp sets that I was given last week at Stampin’Up! Convention here in Melbourne. I’ll show you Julia’s lovely card in another post.

Here is my card.
It was a nice quick card to create and I hope Julia likes it!
Stamp sets are Well Worded ( This was Prize Patrol win! ) and Kinda Eclectic.

Inks – Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango

Card – Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler.
Cherry Cobbler chevron ribbon
Thanks for looking!

One Sheet Wonder Class – Summer Silhouettes

This post is mainly for my class ladies for them to refer to for their One Sheet Wonder cards. However feel free to CASE them for your own use.

We had a very busy class last night stamping our one sheet wonder page and then creating 9 cards, that’s right 9 cards! Well done ladies for a terrific effort!

The class technique sheet gave everyone the measurements, the photos are for future reference to layouts. I love these card sketches and you could use them to create a single card any time using a small decorated card piece to match the layout.

So here we go!

 Card One

Card Two

Card Three

Card Four

Card Five

Card Six

Card Seven

Card 8
Card Nine
There you it!
I am teaching this class again tomorrow May 31 and Thursday June  5 if you are interested in attending.
I’d like to thank Patsy Waggoner for her inspiration for this class. I have tweaked the cards to suit our Australian card sizes.
Have a great day!

Convention Day 3 continued!

Back for more? I’m so pleased to have you visiting my blog! The last post was getting a bit long so let’s continue it here. I’ll start off showing you the various display boards. There were some beautiful creations, just divine to look at and admire!

One of Shelli’s projects.
Love the new papers and the new flower Bigz Big Shot die.
And here are some gorgeous Blendabilities samples made by Donna Williams.

Some of Carolyn Bennie’s border stamps samples.
Afternoon saw Convention sadly drawing to a close, but not before a very informative session on Blendabilities by Stampin’Up! Vice President and demonstrator Pam Morgan. I cannot wait to play with this fantastic new product line from Stampin’Up! This photo of some of the colours just makes you want to start creating something fabulous! I have to admit I started stamping as I loved colouring in pictures!
I have to say I LOVE this new flower stamp! It’s called Blended Bloom.
Look at the colour and detail of this design!
And Blendabilities are not just for colouring in outline stamps. Being alcohol markers they create permanent colour on our facetted buttons, rhinestones and pearls!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!
And if there was not enough reasons so far to be a demonstrator for Stampin’Up!, here’s another one! We all received the Blended Bloom stamp and a pack of Calypso Coral Blendabilities!!!!!
Well unfortunately all wonderful times do have to come to an end……… but now we can all start planning for the 2015 Inspire, Create, Share Event on the Gold Coast, Queensland, April 30 – May 2!
 One last pic to share. The terrific Stampin’Up! team who gave us such a fun and energising event. Thankyou to everyone of you and thankyou Stampin’Up! for being such a generous and inspiring company to all of your demonstrators!

Stampin’Up! South Pacific Convention 2014 Day 3

The last day of Convention. Everyone dawdled into General Session after a fabulous party the night before. The update session of sales and performances for the last year was given a revamp by staging the information giving as a quiz show. Our panellists were Bonnie, Brian and Emma and they were playing for points. The winner would earn the demonstrators with the

selected colour wrist band a prize. I was cheering for Emma as she was representing those of us holding a Strawberry Slush wrist band!

It was a very informative and fun session. And when the final results came in Brian won, pipping Emma at the post, winning a great Stampin’Up! prize pack for his demonstrators. Guess what second and third places won prizes too!!!!!!! Here I am with my yummy pack of goodies! Stamp set, ribbon and framelits!

Off to our last Inspire, Create, Share workshop but wait, there’s more to be had! Another all attendee giveaway, the new Eclectic Paper Piercing pack. Love the star images in this pack! Here’s Shannon passing out our gifts.

Now to show you the share boards! sit back and browse!

I can see one of my swaps on the board below!
And lucky last share board!
I’ll be back with more in my next post with photos of the displays and Blendabilities!

Stampin’Up! South Pacific Convention Day 2

Now on to Day 2 of the Australian / New Zealand  Stampin’Up! Convention. The day commenced with one of our favourites sessions – Shelli sharing her creations with us and stamping her designs on stage.

And here are some of the items she shared with us.

I wish I had a better shot of this card as it was absolutely gorgeous. Typical Shelli style!
Following Shelli we were privileged to have Sara Douglas, Shelli and Stirling’s daughter on her first trip to a South Pacific Convention, share Project Life with us.
I am looking forward to having a real go with this new product to the Stampin’Up! range. It is such an easy way to store your memories and special times. Bring it on!!!!!
Best news ever after Sara’s presentation, an all attendee giveaway!! 
Todays Inspire, Create, Share Workshop saw us making a lovely card holder and cards using the other stamp set included in our registration pack. A really fun project!
The afternoon was a series of breakout classes. I loved Bonnie’s class, we got the full low down on her recent engagement!
Then it was time to get ready for Awards Night and the Stampin’Up! Afterparty featuring the Abba Tribute band Bjorn Again!
Julia Quinn and myself at the After Party.
It was a fantastic night of dancing and singing! The photo booth got a good work out and was lots of fun !
One more day to share memories and photos so do check out my next post very soon.

South Pacific Stampin’Up! Convention Day One

Okay, ready for another installment? Before General Session, swapping was in full swing. Here is my lovely collection of swaps. You will have seen my swap in a previous post on here.

Shelli Gardner, Stampin’Up!’s inspirational CEO opened proceedings. It is always a thrill to see Shelli back in Australia and more so this year following her horse riding accident last year that incapacitated her so badly. Shelli has made a remarkable recovery.

Bonnie and Brian came next and gave us a very entertaining tour of the upcoming annual Stampin’Up! catalogue. The repartee between those two is so funny! We were all itching to get our hands on a copy after their presentation!

A new feature of Convention this year was the Inspire. Create. Share. Workshops. Jacque Williams from NZ showed us how to create some beautiful cards in a workshop setting using “Kindness Matters”.

I loved the new Convention format as it meant I actually finished doing each days Make and Take! Plus I completed our 3 allocated afternoon make and takes made with one of our Convention stamp sets that came with our Convention registration! And look what we received after Jacque’s workshop! The new annual catalogue. Yipee!!!!

Here I am in one of the make and take sessions with my talented downline Nicole Goding. It was a first for her and I to complete the make and takes. We always spend the time catching up on each others news but this year the make and takes were so easy to recreate and an easy design to use in workshops.

After Day One we set off for a Team Dinner with my Inksationals team. We had arranged to do a team swap based on a tag or bookmark. The girls came up with some fantastic designs. Here is my lovely stash!

This is my contribution, a corner bookmark using the Regals Designer series Paper Stack, Flower Shop and Petitie Petals stamp sets, Pansy and Petite Petals punches, and Regals Candy dots and brads.

Thanks so much for staying with me to this point! I’ll be back with more soon.



South Pacific Stampin’Up! Convention 2014 – Leadership

Wednesday saw Stampin’Up! Managers and above gather at the Melbourne Convention Centre for an afternoon of business advice sessions followed by Managers Reception at the beautiful Myer Mural Hall.

Our first activity was to role play as Alpha and Beta personalities. My “demo sister” Julia Quinn was dubbed as the “leader” and got to wear the Queen sash!!!! I was the observer and it was fascinating to watch the demos on my table act so out of character. Here’s Julia below in her lovely sash!

The demonstrators who recently arrived back from their Incentive trip cruise with Stampin’Up! made a 2 inch square sample each and it was made up into the beautiful sampler by Marelle Taylor. Here she is presenting it to Aaron Scott Business Development Manager for Australia.
Here’s a closer pic of the sampler. Sorry about the reflection. The sampler is a fabulous display of talent.
 After our sessions it was off to Managers Reception at the Myer Mural Hall. Here I am with Julia having welcome drinks and enjoying drinks and delicious nibblies.
And here are some of my lovely team who achieved the Leadership session and Reception. Congrats Rebecca Scurr, Tracy Penn, Tricia Raineri and Jessica Williams.
Look what awaited us at our tables when we made our way into the Mural Hall!

Here is the lovely gift box in close up. Inside we were very spoilt by Stampin’Up!. We received the beautiful background stamp you see on the tag plus a divine lace and chiffon cream scarf. Thankyou so much Stampin’Up!

 This next photo shows you just one of the magnificent paintings decorating the walls of the Mural Hall. The hall was designed and decorated in the 1920’s to celebrate women and it certainly does that in all the paintings adorning the walls.
I just had to include this next pic. Anyone who scrapbooks will appreciate it! Julia and Jenny Hayward are two of the happy snappers.

Here is a pic of me with my wonderful downline demonstrator Simone Bartrum. Simone and Tracy are fabulous demos and both of them achieved the recent Incentive Trip on Allure of the Seas. She doesn’t look jet lagged at all!

I love this photo of my team of talented Managers and above who were invited to Managers Reception. We also had a photo taken of all attending demonstrators taken on this agnificent staircase. I’ll post it when Stampin’Up! release it.

To finish, no Managers reception is complete with out a photo taken of me with my “sister” demo Julia by the welcome to reception sign. Just saw my strange stance! That was due to the blisters on my toes from too much dancing!!!!

Thankyou Stampin’Up! for a wonderful day and evening! They really are an awesome company to be associated with!

Stampin’Up! Melbourne Convention Swaps

I’ve been a bit quiet on here lately, sorry about that. Yesterday saw the end of the 2014 South Pacific Stampin’Up! Convention and I have so much to share with you. What a fabulous Convention! Each year they get better and better!!!!

So to kick things off here is the card I created as my swap. Here is the assembly line.

Here are the finished result!

I made over 50 of these, so that meant stamping and punching over 400 flowers and glueing on over 400 sequins!

Here is a closer shot of the card detail. I stamped the Petite Petals flower onto Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper  and punched them out with the Petite Petals punch.
Card – Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango
Ink – Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Stamps – Petite Petals, Gorgeous Grunge,  Regarding Dahlias
Extras – Petite Petals punch, Venetian Romance DSP, Gold Sequin trim, sponge
I received some lovely swaps in return and I will show them off to you soon.

One Sheet Wonder – May Classes

It’s the start of the month so time to show you what I will be teaching you in this months class. I’ve always been fascinated by the technique of creating a whole lot of lovely cards from one sheet of decorated A5 card, so this month I will be doing a One Sheet Wonder Class.

Here are my first collection of samples. In class you will make 9 cards this month. Plenty of birthday cards for the coming months!!!!

Don’t they look colourful and fun?

Class details –

Dates – Thursday May 29th 7.30pm
             Saturday May 31st 1.30pm

Class fee – $20 includes materials and instructions. Please bring a paper cutter to speed up your card creating!

To book your place email me –

See you there!