Keep On Stampin’ Sketch Challenge #2

Hi and welcome to my Blog.

Do you want to have some more FUN! I hope your ready and want to play along with me in another Challenge.

Thank you to those that participated last week. I hope you had fun!

Are you Ready for this weeks Challenge?

 Each week on Thursday’s I will post here on my Blog and on my Facebook Page a Sketch Challenge.


  • Have Fun!
  • Use Stampin’ Up!® Products
  • Make it your own.
  • You can use the sketch in any direction you want
  • Share on MY Facebook Page – I will add the link below
  • Use #KOS2 on your post when you share with your friends


This is the card I made using the Sketch.

I used the Little Ladybug Stamp set. Isn’t she cute!

You can earn this Stampin’ Up!® by Hosting a Party with me and when your sales reach $500 this stamp set is yours.

OK…It’s now your turn to create a card using my sketch.

Make a card using this sketch and post it on my Facebook Page in the comments section of the post with my Card and Sketch.


Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop

 If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.



2020 Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration…is HERE!

Welcome to 2020 and all the exciting things this year will bring with Stampin’ Up!®.

Stampin’ Up! are starting the year with a BANG with the beautiful Mini Catalogue. Here is a quick video showing you some of the amazing new products.


Mini 2020 Jan – Jun Catalogue

Mini Catalogue

You will notice this catalogue is in Landscape, which shows more photo’s and more ideas for you to make. The colours and ideas are fun and exciting and I can’t wait to get into it and share with you all these amazing products.

Do you live in Australia? Do you want to get a copy of this catalogue? Click HERE

Click HERE for a PDF copy

You can find my On-Line Store HERE


It’s here again, Sale-A-Bration! What is Sale-A-Bration?

Stampin’ Up!® hold this every year and it’s all about FREE Product.

Click HERE for a PDF copy.

How do you get FREE Stampin’ Up!® Product?



for every $90 order you can choose free products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.


If you host a party during this time, and your order reaches $500 you will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set!

To find out more…HERE


Interested in becoming an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator? There’s no better time to join than during Sale-A-Bration, when you get special perks that you won’t see any other time of year. Sign up between now and 31 March, and you will receive the mini paper cutter, a 6″ x 6″ (15,2 x 15,2 cm) designer series paper sampler and your choice of a stamp set*.

You can begin right away. Starter Kits are a great value at $169 for $235 worth of products, and we throw in business supplies and free shipping as an added bonus.

Click here to find out more and Join Today !

Plus, during Sale-A-Bration you will also receive …

  • New Mini Paper Cutter ( cutter is not available to purchase)
  •  6×6 Designer Series Paper Sampler
  •  Stamp Set of your choosing! You can choose any stamp set in the Annual or Mini Catalogue!
  • Plus FREE shipping on your kit

What are the every day benefits of Joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator…

  • You Join my Team
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • earn points to redeem for more products for free
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.

You can join just to be a Hobby Demo or build a business. Its up to you where you want to take this. But I will be there for you to help you in anyway I can. Plus Stampin’ Up!® offer great support, training and are always there to answer those tricky questions.


If you have any questions regarding the new Mini Catalogue, Ordering or becoming a Demonstrator, Please contact me.


Thanks for stopping by …


Perfectly Plaid Gift Card Wallet

One of the easiest things to give as a gift is a gift card. But it doesn’t have to put in a envelope and left at that. Why not make a beautiful card or in this case a wallet for the card to be slipped into.

Using the items from the Wrapped in Plaid Bundle from Stampin’ Up! ®, I created these great Gift Card Wallets.

What did I use….

  • Perfectly Plaid Photopolymer Stamp Set*
  • Pine Tree Punch*
  • Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Shaded Spruce A4 Cardstock
  • Night of Navy A4 Cardstock
  • Whisper White A4 Cardstock
  • Gold Foil Cardstock
  • Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Pad
  • Night of Navy Stampin’ Pad
  • Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Pad
  • 2″ Circle Punch
  • Starburst Punch

* Purchase these as a Bundle and get 10% discount

Cutting Measurements

  • Cardstock – 10.5 x 29cm
  • Whisper White Cardstock 9.5 x 7cm, scrap also to stamp and cut tree from

You will need 3 different pieces of Designer Series Paper

  • Front left – 7 x 7.4cm
  • Front Right – 9.5 x 7cm
  • Inside left 7 x 7.4cm, scrap to cut 2″ circle

Where to score and put together are all on the video below.


The wrapped in Plaid Bundle is in the Year-End Closeout List as it (as a Bundle) will be saying goodbye. So now is the time to purchase it to get the 10% discount.

The Perfectly Plaid and Pine Tree Punch we have been told will be caring over to the 2020 Holiday catalogue ( will not be sold as a Bundle).

I will add the link to the products leaving us, which include some that have been discounted to the image below.

Here is the link to the items that will be carrying over into future publications.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. If you have any questions please contact me. If you would like a copy of the NEW so to be released Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen.




Breathtaking Bouquet

Have you started to work on a card idea and then relised you used the wrong product. Well, that happened to me yesterday. Have all week been wanting to make this card idea I had and sat down to make it and instead of using the White Embossing Powder I used the Clear Embossing Powder.

So what do you do? Throw it out and start again or go with the flow and work out what to do now. I decided to go with the flow and worked with what I had. So its different to what I was going to do and I think it looks great……What do you think, do you like it?

You may not recognise the the stamp set….this is a sneak peak to what is coming in the new Mini Catalogue. It is an all over floral design stamp and its very big, so don’t be afraid to cut it down to suite your card size.

How did I achieve this look.

Products used:

  • Breathtaking Bouquet- NEW Mini Catalogue*
  • Happy Birthday to You – NEW Sale-a-Bration*
  • Blackberry Bliss cardstock, Card Base- 14.5 x 21cm score at 10.5cm, Card front -12 x 14.5cm
  • Whisper White cardstock,  2.5 10cm, Insert 10 x 14cm
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Delicata Golden Glitz
  • Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Pad
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Multi Purpose Glue
  • Dimensionals

* these products will be available 2nd January 2020

Tools used:

  • Stamparatus
  • Heat Gun
  • Trimmer
  • Sponge

What did I do…

  • Place Card front piece in stamparatus, position stamp of top and close plate down so stamp adheres.
  • Wipe card front with Embossing Buddy. Coat stamp with the VersaMark.
  • Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder over the top of Card front and tip off the excess powder. Heat with heat gun until melted.
  • With a sponge lightly rub over the embossed area with the Delicata Ink- Golden Glitz. Don’t worry if the coverage is not even as this just adds to the texture. Buff card front with a tissue to remove any ink sitting on the embossing.
  • Trim the Card front down to 1o x 14cm
  • Whisper White strip stamp your sentiment in Blackbeyy Bliss, I used the Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday to You stamps.
  • Gently swipe the edges of Whisper White strip through the Delicata Ink – Golden Glitz – You will need to let this dry before handling.
  • Adhere the card from onto Card Base with Multi Purpose Glue and the Whisper White strip with Dimensionals
  • On inside of card adhere the Whisper White Insert. If you wish you can stamp floral strip down the right hand side of insert before adhering into card. I did this by lining up the cardstock in the Stamparatus so then only the edge was stamped.

I hope you have enjoyed this card and like me, I hope you find that not all mistakes are mistakes but just another idea wanting to get onto paper.

If you have any questions please contact me. All the products except the stamp sets will be listed below and are linked to my On-Line Store.

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

Onstage 2019 & Mini Catalogue

What a weekend I had….I LOVE Onstage!

Saturday I was up early to travel into Sydney, Darling Harbour for the best event ever….Onstage. This is where Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around Australia get together, share and see new products. And what is the cause of all this excitement….the NEW MINI CATALOGUE. It is AWESOME…suites are amazing. If you live in Australia then you can request a form HERE


Me with the new Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

Here are just some of the Highlights from the Catalogue..


From my Heart Suite
From my Heart Suite


Grace’s Garden Bundle


Parisian Blossoms Suite


Peaceful Poppies Suite


Birthday Bonanza Suite


Tropical Oasis Suite


Country Club Suite
Mountain Air Bundle

Best Dressed Suite

There is so much more but your going to have to wait for the Catalogue and January to order….or if you can’t wait and want to have it now then JOIN my team and you can start ordering this products in December and get a 20% discount. You can always contact me to find out more.

Monthly Team Blog Hop November 2019 – Love & Happiness

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.

Love & Happiness

Love and Happiness, a message of love for a young couple getting married on the weekend. It gave me so much pleasure to make this card for my Bible Study Group to give.

The stamp sets by Stampin’ Up! are Beautiful Friendship and Dandelion Wishes, they work so well together. I just love that font…don’t you!

This card I made with pages inside so there was plenty of room for everyone to leave a message. Along with a spot for the Gift Card to be slipped into.

The envelope decorated to match just finished the gift.


* 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!





Wrapped in Plaid

This months Card Class we focused on the ‘Wrapped in Plaid’ Suite from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalogue. Trying out the different products in the suite and adding a few extra for some added fun.

In this class we make three cards learning different techniques or different card folds.

Card 1

This card is a very non-traditional card using Whisper White & Granny Apple Green in colour. With a little bit of Silver Metallic Thread and Shimmery White embossing powder to give it some ‘Bling”.

Card 2

Here we CASED the card from the catalogue, showing how the catalogue is a wonderful resource for card ideas and inspiration. We did make a few little changes to our card. Instead of using the Stitched Rectangles to cut the card front as in the catalogue, we used the Subtle Embossing Folder to add texture.

Card 3

This card was CASED from Lori Pinto. I found this card on Pinterest while looking for some inspiration. It’s a very simple card to make but fun to be able to make something that is not just your side opening card.

I hope you have also found some inspiration in these cards. All three of these cards were simple to make and a lot of fun.

All the products I used in these cards will be listed below and are linked to my On-Line Store. If you have any questions please contact me and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please leave me a comment below so I know you have visited. Have a lovely day…Keep on Stampin!




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

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.

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….