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….





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….



Everything Amazing…

Everything Amazing…….’Wishing you an AMAZING Birthday, You will do AMAZING Things and You are an AMAZING Friend’….It make’s my heart sing when I tell someone how AMAZING they are and Stampin’ Up! have made it easy to do this with this stamp set.

This is one of those stamp sets that you may miss. It is recommended to use with the Stamparatus but because it is a photopolymer you can see through it to line up the sentiments.

You are an Amazing Friend

On Saturday 27th July, I ran ‘Southern Highlands Cardmaking Day’ ….. This was a Demonstrator Only Event and it was so much fun. It’s great to get together with others that have the same interest in crafting – Card making. It’s great to share ideas, experiences and to learn together.

For $169 you can get a Starter Kit with $235 worth of Product….like the one below or customise it to suite yourself…

If your interested in finding out more about Stampin’ Up! and you live in Australia then contact me. OR Sign Up today and JOIN MY TEAM HERE

Everyone a Mystery Bag Challenge. Everyone received the Everything Amazing stamp set, a piece of See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper 149443, co-ordinating cardstock, a length of Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon 149444 and either some Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets 148583.

This was not an easy challenge but most people came up with some great ideas. Well since I gave them the challenge I thought I’d better have one for them to see as an example. I’m really please with how this turned out…What do you think?

If you LOVE this card then please VOTE for me on Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights.

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!)

I hope you have enjoyed reading my Blog. If your interested in these products 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.

Passing Out Parade..

 ‘Come Sail Away’ Suite by Stampin’ Up! was perfect to go with my son’s ‘Passing Out Parade’ photo’s taken at HMAS Creswell in 2015. This was 2 day event with a Sunset Parade the evening before and then the Passing Out Parade the following day. We are so proud of Hayden and he looks so smart in his uniform.

His Grandparents and brother’s, Robert and Patrick, were able to be with us also.

This page I completed as part of a challenge by Scrapbooking Global- Stampin’ Up!

June Challenge is a Bossy Scrapper one.
That means I tell you what you MUST have on your can add extra items if you wish but you must include the following.
1.3 Photos
2. Background Stamping
3. Ink all of your edges
4. Handwritten Journalling only
5. Strips of Designer Series Paper
6. Matted Photos.

With this suite you can purchase the Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards which I used in the pocket pages filled with more photos of this event.

It was a great challenge to do and I’m hoping to do more…

So you want to ordering these products…

Stampin’ Up! have made ordering these products very easy. you can order individual products or as a complete suite Come Sail Away Suite Bundle 152175 -everything in the suite included.

If you wish to purchase just the stamps and dies then you can order those as a Bundle – Sailing Home Bundle 151066 and get a 10% discount.

I will have these all link below to my On-Line Store.


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

You are simply…WONDERFUL

“You are simply Wonderful” what a beautiful statement and something I know we would love to hear.

This stamp ‘Grow & Bloom’, is from the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. You can purchase this as a Bundle with the Budding Blooms Dies with a 10% discount.

The flowers I have coloured using Stampin’ Up! Blends – Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade. All of these colours ‘POP’ against the black.

The sentiment – You are simply Wonderful’ was Heat embossed using Stampin’ Up! White Embossing Powder onto a strip of Basic Black cardstock. The flowers were then attached to the back of the strip.

I have also used the Buffalo Check Stamp for my background and have stamped it multiple times at different angles using Momento Ink onto Whisper White cardstock. This gives it a country grunge look.

If you LOVE this card then please VOTE for me on Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights.

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!)

I hope you have enjoyed reading my Blog. If your interested in these products they will be available as of the 4th June and can be found on my On-Line Store. Any questions or you would like a catalogue please contact me.

Last-Chance Products

There are ONLY 3 days left……
Select products from the 2019 occasions catalogue and 2018–2019 annual catalogue are retiring—and this is the last chance for you to get them!
Stampin’ Up! have released some of the Last Chance Products at a DISCOUNT price.

My On-Line Store…Click on the Link below

Set Sail….

‘Set Sail in the Direction of your Dreams’ ….Wow! What a wonderful sentiment and what better way to be guided through life but by a light house.

This is such a simple card to make and that’s because of the beautiful Designer Series Paper that Stampin’ Up! have designed for this range.

The Smooth Sailing Dies are also a great item and purchasing them with the Sailing Home Stamp set as a Bundle gives you the bonus of a 10% discount. The dies in the set cuts the anchor, light house, compass, 2 yachts, stitched banner and a stitched label. Plus there are some other extras stirring wheel, length of rope, rope knot, compass needles – all of which also has embossing and seaweed.

Keeping this short and sweet today…I hope you have enjoyed reading my Blog. If your interested in these products they will be available as of the 4th June. Any questions or you would like a catalogue please contact me via my contact form.

Just Add Ink #457…”Sketch”

What do you do when your stuck for ideas…find a challenge! That’s what I have done today….well I think it found me really. Came across a post from Just Add Ink on Facebook and it was for this great ‘Sketch’ Challenge… why not!

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When you have finished reading my Blog go and have a look at the Just Add Ink Blog and give the challenge a go, its a lot of fun. Also the Just Add Iink Designer Team have some wonderful examples of what you can create using this ‘Sketch’. Just click on their badge above to go to their Blog.

How did I use this Sketch…

As I haven’t had a chance to play with any of the new products in Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, I thought I’d give them ago today.

The stamp set I used is called ‘Free as a Bird’, it’s part of the ‘Bird Ballad Suite’ and aren’t these birds cute? I love them. The suite also has this amazing Designer Series Paper, the designs and colours are stunning. The Nested Label Dies are going to be a must and you will be able to purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle.

The stamped image I coloured using Stampin’ Up! Blends in the colours – Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Calypso Coral Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede. These colours are the same ones used in the Designer Series Paper.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my card as much I have enjoyed showing it to you. If you ‘Live in Australia’ and would like a copy of the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue let me know and I will get one to you.

If you have any questions about the products used or would like to ‘Join my Team’ then please contact me.
All available products will be listed below and link to my On-Line Store. Other products used will be available from 2nd June 2019.

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

Its here….now is the time to order your ‘Hugs from Shelli”

Today is the 15th May….I know, your all saying “we know this……so what?”
Well, today is my sisters birthday, that’s good to know…right!
But is that what is so important about today….yesss..but today is also the FIRST day you can place an order for the ‘Hugs from Shelli’ Paper Pumpkin Kit.
Well I’ve been talking about this in class and sharing on line and the day is now HERE.
Now for those that attend my class…yes I stayed up until midnight and ordered our kits…there on their way…YAY!
This kit will only be available here in Australia for ONE MONTH or UNTIL STOCKS SELL OUT!
So you really do need to place your order soon..
So why do you need this kit….it’s beautiful, its designed by Shelli – Co-founder of Stampin’ Up!, its excessive… I could go on..
This kit you can do at home at your own pace, in your own time. All you need besides the kit is ‘D’ Acrylic Block…everything else is there. It even comes with all the instructions to put the cards together….You don’t even need me to hold your hand..but I will if you want.

So grab yourself one of these kits…and maybe one for a friend. Its great to craft with others. I still have 2 spots left if you want to attend a class and just make 4 of the cards for $22 (check out my Events or contact me) Or buy the kit through me and come along for FREE and that’s only $37…What a saving!
** Don’t forget you do need that acrylic Block…118485 $14 AU
To order your own Kit go to my Online Store……/3…/shelli-kit-by-paper-pumpkin…

All the good things…..

Did you know that…

‘The koi fish is symbolic in Japanese culture and is closely associated with the country’s national identity. The koi fish is a symbol of luck, prosperity, and good fortune in Japan. Swimming koi represent advancement and determination. Fish in general symbolize wealth and surplus, and the Chinese believe koi particularly represent good fortune in business and academics. Buddhists on the other hand see koi as representations of courage. Together in a koi pond, they represent love and friendship. ‘ Koi – Wikipedia

Koi Fish Meaning – General Symbolism
By Karen Frazier Feng Shui Teacher and Energy Healer

Many of the attributes of the koi symbolize several lessons and even trials individuals often encounter in life. The koi fish has a powerful and energetic life force, demonstrated by its ability to swim against currents and even travel upstream. Some of the characteristics associated with the koi include:

  • Good fortune
  • Success
  • Prosperity
  • Longevity
  • Courage
  • Ambition
  • Perseverance

So what did I use and how did I colour my Koi?

The stamp set used is ‘All the Good Things’, Stampin’ Up! and technique is ‘ Baby Wipe Technique. This stamp set is on the ‘Last-Chance Products’, so if you are wanting this set then order it now because it will be gone by June.

Click on the Image below for my On-Line Store and Last-Chance Products

The Products used-

  • Stamps- All the Good Things 146558 by Stampin’ Up! This is a ‘Distinktive Stamp’ – ‘Distinktive stamps create different opacities in a single stamped image for realistic depth and intensity’.
  • Cardstock- Bermuda Bay , Pacific Point, Whisper White
  • Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill- Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana.
  • Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies 148551

So what is the Baby Wipe Technique?

The Baby Wipe technique is where you make a stamp pad out of Baby Wipes. I use about 3-4 baby wipes folded in half and layered on top of each other. Make sure you have these sitting on a plastic surface such as the inside of a unused stamp case or a plate. (just in case the ink goes through, you don’t want it to damage the surface underneath). This technique works well when using solid stamp images.

Apply re-inkers to the baby wipes… I like to use 3 colours as you don’t want your colours to become muddy. The colours I have used are – Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana.

  1. Starting with darkest colour drop about 4 drops of ink in one spot, spacing them apart add more spots randomly. As the ink absorbs into the wipes it will spread so make sure you leave enough space for the next colour. You want to finish with an area bigger than your image.
  2. Add the next color next to the first spots leaving space for the lightest colour.
  3. Use the lightest colour to fill in the left over spaces.
  4. Tap your stamp lightly into ink and stamp onto your cardstock.

Every time you stamp the image it will be slightly different and that is the fun of it.

I love this technique and I’m sure you will too. If you have any questions please just ask and I will get back to you as soon as I can. All products used in this card will be listed below and is linked to my On-Line Store.

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