Change is in the air…….and it’s all great!

Change is in the air……and Stampin’ Up! are making some big changes in their colours…..and its all great!


It’s always good to keep things fresh and alive…I’m loving all these colours.

Its sad to some of the old colours go but a couple of old colours have returned…..

along with the colour revamp, Stampin’ Up! have redesigned the Stampin’ Pads making them easier to get into…

The Ink cases will be..

  • Less confusing to open. Opening the ink pad case is more simple and intuitive – just insert your thumb in the “LIP” at the front of the case and lift it to open.
  • Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base.
  • Be stackable – ability to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport
  • Included improved labels and stickers

Also improvement to the Ink..

We added defoamer to the ink ingredients because we noticed that our old ink would sometimes bubble (especially on new
pads and with lighter colours). When this happened, the ink wasn’t as even and smooth when stamped as we’d like to see it.

The added defoamer will..

  • Reduce ink bubbles
    • Help you get an even coating of ink on the stamp
    • Help the stamped image have a smoother, solid look

If you wish to receive a copy of the new Catalogue when released please contact me..

(There will be a small fee to cover postage costs of $5)

Australia ONLY





Stampin’ Up! On Stage 2018…Sydney, Luna Park



On Saturday I went to Sydney, Luna Park…to the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event which is held at different locations around the world each year.

It is one of the fun thing you get to do as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

What do we do there….

*We find out about new products to be released later in the year..sorry can’t share with you….I know your very upset about that!

We watch presentations about the products and then get to make some of them ourselves to share with you…..

*We jump up and down with excitement when we get a copy of the new catalogue or just about anything exciting that happens.

Can now share the cover of the Annual Catalogue 2018-19.

If you live in Australia and would like to reserve a copy contact me today…there will be a $5 charge to help cover postage.( CC or PayPal payments)

*We have Prize Patrols where we win new Product.

We also get new Products at Registration in our Bag and another prize for all attendees. The BEST PRIZE of all was being there and “MY” prize was meeting Sara Douglas CEO of Stampin’ Up!

*We spend weeks making swaps and then run around swapping them with others and getting really excited about what others have made.

Making “Swaps” and sharing them is so much fun..its a great way of meeting others and sharing ideas.

I made this wonderful Mini Punch Board Bag that would be great for small gifts, Party or Wedding Favour, it fits a Ferrero Rocher inside.

I first saw this bag done by Coul’Heure Papier

Here is a YouTube video of what I made. So yes you can make one too!

If you want to join me in the fun each year, come and have a chat with me…would love to talk to you about Stampin’ Up!

#6monthstampingoals #stampinup30

Memories and More from Stampin’ Up!

What is Memories and More?

Memories and More from Stampin’ Up! is a way of putting your photo’s into albums, that’s simple, fast and most of all FUN! 

Get your photos of your phone and computers and into albums to share with family and friends.

The pages are pocket pages so you just slip your photos into pockets and add cards to decorate and journal.

What do you require to get started….


 Stampin’ Up! offer 3 different ring binder albums in 2 sizes.

Black Faux Leather 30.5 x 30.5cm (12 x 12″) Album 144202.

Basic Black 15.2 x 20.3cm (6 x 8″) Album 144203, heavy weight kraft cover with black fabric spine.

Kraft 15.32 x 20.3cm (6 x 8″) Album 144764, Customisable heavyweight Kraft cover


 Photo Pocket Page

Pocket pages comes Variety Packs, they are made from  polypropylene and are photo safe.

30.5 x 30.5 cm pack contains 12 pages, 3 each of 4 designs. 144204

15.2 x 20.3cm pack contains 12 pages , 5 different designs.144205


Page Protectors

Wonderful for your traditional scrapbook pages.

30.5 x 30.5cm polypropylene, photo safe one pocket page.144206 


Journaling Pens

Used to write the story about your photos. the Why, Where and When.

2 black ink pens. 1 each of 2 different widths (.01 & .05) 145480



Coordinating packs of cards makes it easy to put projects together easily. Card packs are perfect for card making, memory keeping, or any other project you can dream up. This simple, affordable system makes it easy to get started with just a few basic products.

Perfect Days Card Pack 144209

Petal Garden Card Pack 144208

Bundle of Love 144207

Colour Theory Card Pack 144210

Petal Passion Card Pack 145592 ( Occasions Catalogue)

As with all of Stampin’ Up! products everything coordinates..with coloured Cardstock, Designer Series Paper and embellishments.

Stampin’ Up! have also coordinated stamp sets with a couple of these card packs.


This is just a basic list to get you started…you may also need a Paper Trimmer and adhesives


On the last Friday of each month I will be running a Memories and More class. This is a great way of getting your photo’s out of boxes and into and simply.
Work at your own pace with some help from me to guide you. I will guide you through out the course of time, showing you different ideas and techniques you can use on your pages.
So book and come and enjoy the fun!

All products mentioned above are linked to My Store so if you live in Australia you can easily purchase through me….any questions please contact me.

Catching Up and Family Traditions

This week has been about playing catch up with my scrapbooks using retired products from Stampin’ Up!.

The pages for 2008 were finished a while back but need to go back and finish the journalling. Do you know how hard it is to remember 10 years ago to what we were doing..

It really does pay off to scrap as you go through out the year…have to remember that if I go back in time this is what I would change..

Family Traditions..

When my boys were younger every Christmas I would drag them (Yes…drag..usually complaining all the way) to the local shopping center to have the “Photo with Santa”..

This photo was taken  in 2009 and I’m not sure if there are many more after this. Out of my 4 boys only 2 would make me happy and  have this done…

 and how special are these moments.

Don’t leave your memories too long to get them into albums and jot down what its all about…Because before for you know it the years have gone and the memories start to fade.

All products used are retired from Stampin’ Up!

If you need any help in getting started I am happy to help..


Petal Passion Memories & More from Stampin’ Up!

The Best Ever…

The Petal Passion Suite from the Occasions Catalogue includes Memories & More Cards 145592 which are perfect for cards, tags and Scrapbook pages, to preserve your memories.

I have used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper 145589 in my page design and then used one of the cards as part of the accent of the page.

Other accents used were created with the Petal Passion Stamp Set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies Bundle 145974

To create texture I used all the papers in the collection, with different widths and lengths. The black and white helps to enhance the photo’s and allows the colour to “POP”.

The pocket page I also added a piece of the Designer Series Paper along with a Journal Box sticker and some of the same accents used on the main page. Here I have also added another card from the pack to add the details from the day.

This was a beautiful day…we went to Canberra to visit our son. We meet for lunch and then he took us to the National Arboretum Canberra.

At the Arboretum they had an amazing display of Bonsai from such a verity of trees including Gum Trees.

Hope you have enjoyed my post…I must do more Scrapbook pages to share with you.

If you are interested in learning more about memory keeping I have a Memories and More Class on the last Friday of each month.

If you have any questions please contact me.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus

About a week ago a box from Stampin’ Up! arrived on my door step and I was so excited….I new what was in that box and I have been waiting for this since the beginning of the year.

My Stamparatus

This was so exciting….now what will I do, what will I make. I pulled out the Baby Bear 141859 stamp set. This is a stamp set I love but have only used once before as its a 3 set stamp and was never really happy with what I had stamped with just using the blocks and trying to line everything up.

So played with just stamping the Baby Bear image over and over, just to get the hang of it. Still need to stand up to get everything lined up, but that’s OK because once you have it set up once and if your making multiples of the same card its all set.

Stampin’ Up! have made 3 YouTube Video’s on how to use and they are worth while watching just to see what you can do. Below are the links to these videos.

Precision Placement –

Aligning with Red Rubber Stamps –

Creating Patterns with the Hinge-Step Technique –


What did I end up making with the Baby Bear

Here I have used the Stamparatus in two different ways…

The first was to create the wording down the side of the card, this took a bit of time and playing around as I wanted the two lines to be in two different colours and also spaced evenly between top to bottom of the card.

To do this, I treated it as if it was a 2 step stamp. Each phrase was on each plate (the Stamparatus comes with 2 plates). Once positioned on each plate I held them up together to see if the phrases were in the correct position and then did a test run. When the position was correct it was just a matter of stamping the first phrase down the side of the card by moving the plate down the hinge. Then repeating it again with the second plate and using a different colour ink.

 Baby Bear image was stamped on the other side of the card again using the Stamparatus and 3 step stamping.

To finished the card I used the Eclipse Technique to frame the bear.


Hope you enjoy my card. If you have any questions please contact me.
Below are links to all the products used in this card. The Stamparatus will be available later in the year.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Brusho and Stampin’ Up! Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

 Brusho and Stampin’ Up! Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

I love the way this background effect has turned out, it has a tie dye feel to it. Almost that “Free Hippee, fun loving effect”

So to continue with that feel I kept the card very basic as the back ground is the focal point. Just a hint of contrast in colour with the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive flowers from the Petals and More Thinlets Dies.

Even the sentiment and font used has that earthy free movement to it.

The font used is from the Beautiful Day stamp set.

You can find a video on my YouTube Channel on how I achieved this effect called “Masks and Brusho”.

But there is one change I would do when trying this again. On the video I wet the watercolour paper first, instead of doing that lay the mask on the dry paper and then sprinkle the Busho, adding a light spray of water after. This way you will get more white space as above because the Brusho will not work on dry areas. If there is too much white space then give another light spray with water to move the colour about.

Have fun, play around….its trial and error. See what you come up with.

I have added links below to all of the products used and remember when you spend $90 from any of our catalogues you can choose an item for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration cataloges (including the extra SAB products just released)

Hope you have enjoyed my post and thanks for reading. If I can answer any questions for you please contact me.



Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Traveler’s Diary ….

When life gets so busy and you get to the end of the week…I looked back to find what I had missed….

And it was YOU!

So what have I been doing….it seems I am always on the computer. Looking for ideas searching the net, looking at Facebook. It never seems to end.

I have to sit at the start of each week and plan out my week or nothing gets done. And what better way to do this but with a planner or Diary, a book to jot down Tasks, Events, plans or ideas. Something that fits in your purse or bag that’s handy, something that is all about you and your life. A reflection of your day to day life.

A book to write about your travels, what you have seen, your thoughts or your feelings….a book to use for Prayer Points and Bible Study Notes….

A collection of books held together in one cover, with pockets to add things you need to keep or memorabilia of special events.

Here is my version of a Traveler’s Diary….its fits in my bag. I have used one of my favorite Designer Series Papers.

It has 3 books for notes, a basic month by month calendar and somewhere for photo’s of my family.

If you are interested in learning how to make one of these I will be running a workshop (in Australia), detailed below.

After this class I will post a Tutorial on this.

Any questions about this or anything else please contact me.


Epic Celebrations from Stampin’ Up!

Fun, fun…FUN!

This stamp set screams out “Fun and youth”.

You can receive Epic Celebration Stamp Set 147236 for FREE when you spend $90. It is found on page 12, Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

I used the image of the shoes as the focal point of the card. The image was stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock 106549 with Memento Ink 132708.

Stampin’ Up! Blends in Night of Navy (Dark and Medium Combo) 144040 was used to colour the shoes. With shading on the toes and side walls done in Smoky Slate Stampin’ Pad 131179 and Blender Pen 102845. Using Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies145372 and the medium size circle cut out the shoes. A length of Gold Mini Sequence Trim 144128 was added to the back and held down with dimentionals.

Banner was stamped and embossed in white on Basic Black cardstock 121688.

The back ground of this card was done using Brusho 144101.

Once the watercolour paper 122959 was coloured and allowed to dry, the brick mask from Pattern Party Decorative Masks 144103 was placed over the top and sprayed with water. The water pulls the colour away from the areas not covered by the mask. After a few minutes the mask is removed and the watercolour paper allowed to dry again. You are left with a light brick pattern.

The Front panel is mounted on Basic Black and Berry Burst cardstock 144249 and then onto a Whisper White card base.

Thank you for visiting my Blog, if you have any questions please contact me.

All products used will be listed below with links to my On-line Store.



Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.