Stamps, Paper & Ink #1

 Over the last few weeks I have been doing Facebook Lives called Stamps, Paper & Ink #1. The first in the series has now been Up Loaded to YouTube.

Over the coming weeks we will continue to look at Stampin’ Up!® products and how best to use them. I hope you will find these videos helpful to you and share them with others.

Please remember I am new to FB Lives and I am still learning, they will get better as we go along.

Any questions about Catalogues and products please contact me.




You make me smile, Friend…Part 2

Thank you for visiting my Blog today. Back in October I shared with you a card I made using the Pigment Sprinkles by Stampin’ Up! Not long after making the cards I went to my 40yr School Reunion and I took with me two little presents for my best friends. I very quickly took photo’s before packing them away in my bags.

Since then I have made a video also showing how I made these cards. So today I thought I would share these with you.

The gifts I gave my friends were these lovely Key Chains, each one matched the box perfectly.

Here is the video on how I made the cards. I hope you enjoy!




Dino Days Cards

Look, at what we made in this October card class!

Aren’t these so cute….It was so much fun playing with Dino Days Suite by Stampin’ Up! Found on Page 99 in the Annual Catalogue.

Card # 1.

This Fun Fold card is simple to make. The only stamping is on the front panel and on a panel on the reverse side of the card to write on, the back panel we used the Dinorour Designer Series Paper.

You can find the instructions for this card by clicking HERE.

Card #2.

This card I CASE’ed from Sarahs Stampin Retreat found on Pinterest. This is such a cute Dino stamped in Lovely Lipstick, with Mango Melody spine onto a scrap of Whisper white cardstock. Then cut out using the matching Dino Days Dies. The Birthday sentiment is from Botanical Bliss stamp set and was embossing in White Embossing Powder onto Peacock Blue Cardstock..

Card #3.

For instructions to make this card and all products used can be found HERE

Thank you for visiting me on my Blog, I hope you have found some inspiration for your next project. Please drop in on my FaceBook page on Wednesday’s at 7.30pm for my FaceBook Lives – Stamps, Paper & Ink.

All Products used in my cards will be listed below and are link to my On-Line Store, any questions please contact me.

New Paper Trimmer by Stampin’ Up!

Papercrafting begins with a beautiful first cut, which means having the right tool for the job is kind of a big deal. Well, do we have the tool for you!

Available to order from the 1st November

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


Thank you for visiting my Blog today, I hope you enjoy my memories as much as I have in sharing them with you.

Re-United!…the story behind my page…..

On the 5th of October my husband and I went to Leeton for my ‘Leeton High School 1979 Year 10 Reunion’. It was great seeing everyone again.

There were 2 friends I was waiting to see and one of them was Coral, my best friend since Year 6 Primary School. We had not seen each other since my parents moved away from Leeton, approx. 20 years. It took a little while as we both stood back from each other, maybe a little shy, not sure on what the other thought. But before too long we were in each others arms hugging and crying together. The long awaited moment had come. We look a bit older, she is now a grandmother and my children now all grown up. But standing in our old school yard it felt like all those years had come back and we were together again.

My husband was talking photo’s for me and he captured the moment we hugged…no words were spoken, we didn’t need to say much we were so glad to be together again.

The idea for my page came from a monthly Challenge on Scrapbooking Gobal Stampin’ Up!.

Layout Sketches, Page Maps, Page Templates…

Layout sketches are great if your not sure where to start, they give you an idea to start designing from. You can turn them around, add different elements or just copy just like they are.

To find them search any of the names above on Pinterest. HERE is a link to ones that I have saved to my Pinterest Board – Scrapbook Page Ideas

The circle images were stamped using the Swirly Frames stamps and stamped with Craft Stampin’ Pad -Whisper White. Once dry the circles were coloured using Stampin’ Up!® Watercolour Pencils.


Thank you for taking time to read my Blog, all the products used on my Scrapbook Page are from Stampin’ Up!® , though some have been discontinued.

All the products that are available I will link below at end of post, click on the image to be taken through to my On-Line Store.

24-Hour Stamp Sale!


23 October is the big day! For 24 HOURS ONLY, enjoy a 15% discount on select stamp sets.

Click image below to see all the stamp sets included in the 24 hr Sale

New Paper Trimmer by Stampin’ Up!

Papercrafting begins with a beautiful first cut, which means having the right tool for the job is kind of a big deal. Well, do we have the tool for you!

Release date to be announced.

To be able to order this before the release date JOIN MY TEAM – this item can be added to your Starter Kit.



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

Monthly Team Blog Hop October 2019 – God’s Peace

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Blog Hop! As you follow the hop I hope you find lots of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world taking part in a training program helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® Business and reach some of our goals. Thank you, we really appreciate your support.

Christmas is fast approaching…have you started your shopping yet?…What about your Christmas cards?

I’m starting to get mine ready now, can’t wait to the last minute. I love giving hand made cards, it makes the gift of giving so personal even something as small as a card.

Stampin’ Up!® have some amazing Christmas stamp sets and bundles in their Holiday Catalogue this year. Sometimes its hard to choose which one you want or maybe you just want them all! One that I really wanted was ‘God’s Peace” because of the Biblical message it shares.

With this card I wanted the message from Luke 2:10-11 to be the focal point, so I kept the card design very simple.

The technique used is called Resist Embossed, its not hard to do and I think looks very effective. The Message isn’t lost or over powered by the image and the image is still there.

How do you do Resist Embossed Technique?

With all the stamping I used the Stamparatus, so I could make sure I got good clean images.

  1. Stamped the Bible Verse Luke 2:10-11 or background stamp you are using.
  2. Rub Embossing Buddy over the area where image was  to be stamped
  3. Stamp image in VersaMark, and heat emboss using  Clear Stampin’ Embossing Powder. * If you embossed the image first and then stamped the verse you would have parts of the verse missing where it goes over the embossing . As the ink resists the embossing. So by stamping the verse first and then emboss you still have the verse intact.
  4. With a sponge or dauber very lightly blend colour over the top of the embossed image blending the edges out to white. The embossed image then comes to life like magic. Use a soft cloth to rub off any excess ink stilling on the surface of the embossed area.


* From here you can add all of these items to your order or remove the tick from the box of those items you don’t require.

Thank you for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today.So you don’t miss out on anyone’s page you are currently on my page – Michele Jutrisa. The next page to visit is listed below my name on the list below. (If I am the last on the list then, jump up the top and continue from there)  Enjoy the hop!




You make me smile, Friend

Have you ever had an idea, that just rolled around in your head until you tried it ?

I have had this idea rolling around in my head for a few weeks…..

Bright intense colours blending into one another, with some sort of design over the top. Well my head was spinning for a couple of weeks with these ideas, working out how I could do it.

The trick is when you get these ideas run with it, play and have some fun. It may not work the first time you try it, but then it just may.

This card was made using Stampin’ Up!® Products

  • Pigment Sprinkles
  • Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
  • White Craft Ink
  • Shimmery White Cardstock

I was so pleased with the way my idea came together I made another 2 cards.

The Stampin’ Up!® stamp sets and Dies used are

  • Bloom & Grow Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Beautiful Day Cling-Mount Stamp Set 
  • Well Said Cling Stamp Set
  • Well Written Dies.


* From here you can add all of these items to your order or remove the tick from the box of those items you don’t require.


I have added my first card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for October.

Go and have a look at all the amazing cards made, you can VOTE for for your favorite 5 cards by clicking on the little hearts.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below ….. just make sure one of those votes is for me (LOL!)

Thank you for visiting me on my Blog, I hope you have enjoyed it and found some inspiration for your next project. Remember to drop in on my FaceBook page in the coming days for my ‘FIRST LIVE’.

Also over the next few days pop over to my Facebook page for a FB Live where I will show you how I made this card.


What you can do with your off-cuts..

What do you do with all those strips of of cardstock left over from the cards you make?

How do you use them or do you just put them in the bin….

Well I have found a use and a simple one and I am sure that many of you have also thought of this one.

For this card I used A4 Printer Paper and adhered the strips together with snail adhesive before cutting down to the size with the Stitched Rectangle Dies 148551.

Stamp set used is the Everything Amazing Photopolmer 149340 and embossed using the NEW Shimmery White Stampin’ Embossing Powder 149511 and Gold Stampin’ Embossing Powder 109129.

Hint and tips:

  • In using A4 Printer Paper and not cardstock, your not adding extra weight and thickness to your card.
  • Make sure you have your embossing Buddy handy when using the Stampin’ Embossing Powders.
  • Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy to remove any static and oils that may hold embossing powder in places you don’t want it.


All products used on this card will be posted below with links to my On-Line Store. Any questions please contact me.


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

My Little Punk Rocker

 Welcome to my Blog and coming with me on another Scrapbooking adventure with Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop.

Last month was the first time that I had taken part in the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop…It was so much fun I decided to do it again.

September our Guest Designer is Sherry Roth.
She has set her theme as ‘What Little Boys Are Made Of’

My boys are all young men now, so I sifted through all my old photo’s that I haven’t scrapped and found some I really love and have been wanting to do. I think I took about 30 photo’s of my son Patrick all dressed up as a ‘Punk Rocker’ for a Joey Scout Adventure Night. He was such a character hamming it up in front of the camera and of course I have them all on ‘film’….well digital!

I wanted the page to be fun and bright. I used ‘See a Silhouette’ Designer Series Paper as my inspiration for colour. The layout idea was cased by a sketch found on Pinterest, a great resource when looking for ideas. You can then make it your own by changing direction of photos and elements. Here I changed photo size, direction and title placement.

Tips and Tricks…

My title I printed onto a piece of ‘Overhead Transparency Film’ using my computer and Ink Jet Printer. I have had this for years and I believe you can still purchase this product. One side of the sheet has a special coating which allows ink to adhere to the transparency and dries quickly.

On this page I added two rows of stitching in black thread. If you use your sewing machine for sewing fabrics as I do. Make sure you have a sewing needle for just working with paper, as the paper will dull your needle. Your needle size should be around a 60 or 70, as you want the thread to fill the hole your needle has made. Fabric will close over a little but paper once the hole is there that’s it..that’s the size you have.


Thank you for visiting my Blog, I hope you have enjoyed it. Next is Sara Levin’s Blog Page…have fun and enjoy….





Beautiful Friendship

Beautiful Friendship stamps 149252 by Stampin’ Up! are a must to have in your stamp stash. They are simple to use and so easy to build up  a beautiful arrangement of flowers for any occasion.

Today I have paired it up with one of the sentiments from the Strong & Beautiful stamps 148732. I used this set because it is a a very girly sort of card and I want to build someone else up as well as myself.

The other day I took a tumble and besides my body being a bit sore so was my pride and self thoughts about myself. I wanted to remind myself that I am also ‘Resilient, strong and beautiful’… we all are.

Tips and Tricks…

The ‘Beautiful Friendship’ Stamps are a Distinktive and Photopolymer stamps ….so there are some tips to remember when using them.

  • Use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199 under your work to give you a nice clear image.
  • If your Stampin’ Pad is new and very juicy use a Clear block to push some of the ink on your pad to one side. By using less ink you get a clear image and all those details will show up.
  • If your stamps are ‘New’ – never used…Ink them up and stamp off onto a piece of scrap paper and clean the a couple of times. This removes any residue on the surface of your stamps and will help also in achieving that perfect image.
  • The Clear Epoxy Droplets I used I coloured with my Stampin’ Blends… can customise them to suit your project.
  • I only used one side of the Timeless Label Punch 149516 punch… to do this you cut your card stock to the width of the punch and then thread it through from the top and then out through the slot where you would normally place your cardstock.


I have added this card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights.

Go and have a look at all the amazing cards made, then please VOTE for for your favorite 5.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below…you get to vote for 5 of your favorite cards – just make sure one of them is mine (LOL!)

Thanks for reading my post I hope you found this helpful and encourages you to give the ‘Beautiful Friendship’ stamp set a try. If your interested in any of the products I used they will be listed below and linked to my On-Line Store. Any questions about the products, then please contact me.


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

It’s back to School

Welcome to my Blog…today I’m taking part in a Blog Hop with Scrapbooking Global. This is the first time I have hopped with them so this will be fun. The theme this month is ‘Back to School”

This theme is so appropriate right now as recently I have been contacted by my Class mates from 1979 in regards to us all getting together later this year. It’s so exciting as a lot of these people I haven’t seen in 40 years…WOW! ….. 40 years since finishing Year 10, that’s a long time. Going through old school photo’s & reliving memories I came across this photo taken the year before in 1978 at a Year 9 School Excursion to the Illawarra region. Posting this on our FB Group everyone one commented on this was one of the best times they remember from school. This photo was taken of our group…there were so many of us. There were approx 130 in our year and about 90 went on the trip.

For this layout I have kept it very simple with the photo being the ‘Hero’.

Thank you for visiting my Blog, I hope you have enjoyed it. Next is Cynthia’s Blog Page…have fun and enjoy….