Thursday, October 30, 2008

Gift bags & boxes galore!

I've got a thing for gift bags & boxes at the moment, although I'm sure I spend more time admiring them on other people's blogs & collecting templates than actually making them myself! Not good!.... However, I have joined UStamp & have found a particular gift bag that is soooo easy to make & can be so easily adapted for any occasion that my production line has been running hot!! You can find out more about this and many other projects by joining UStamp.

For the first gift bag I have used berry bliss DSP, coordinated with pretty in pink & close to cocoa cardstock and ink. The grosgrain ribbon is the 5/8" chocolate chip. I loved using my crop-a-dile to punch & set the jumbo so so easy..a real joy to use!!! The stamp set is big bold birthday embellished with dazzling diamonds (you'll have to take my word for it!)
Below is another of the gift bags I have made for Christmas using the holiday harmony DSP...(be sure to stock up on this before it is no longer available when the Spring mini catalogue finishes at the end of November). The stamp set is Season of Joy and the ribbon is satin Purely Pomegranate (both also in the mini catalogue!)

I will post my other gift box creation tomorrow,

Thanks for looking!


Regionals swap card

Despite the Perth SU regional being held ages ago, I have been intending to post the swap card I made since then! I got some great ideas from some of the swaps I received. I only made 20 cards and of course wished I had made more once I was there..... must plan to make more to swap next time!

I used the Always set from the current mini, only available until the end of November & the colours are blue bayou, soft sky & pumpkin pie (card & DSP).

And that's all for now!


Friday, October 17, 2008

Kristina's Colour Inspiration #26

Back again with another card inspired by Kristina's Colour Inspiration. I've used the Big Bold Birthday set which is still on special at 20% OFF (after purchasing $20.00 worth of products)until the end of this month. The colours for this challenge look great together, particularly against the white. Anyway... here's my card:

And here is the Colour Inspiration design:Thanks for looking!


Friday, October 10, 2008

Wild about Kristina's colour challenges!...#25

Hold everything....time for another of Kristina's colour inspiration challenges! I CASED this layout from a wonderful Christmas card I saw on the cover of the US demonstrators' Stampin' Success magazine for December 2007. I made an almost copy of the Christmas card itself, which I will post later and loved the layout so much decided to use it again!
Stamps: Wild About you, linen background
Ink: Ballet blue, so saffron, ruby red, certainly celery
Card: Ballet blue, so saffron, ruby red, certainly celery
Accessories: celery wide grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, ruby red button

Here's Kristina's inspiration design:Cheers!

Monday, October 6, 2008

20th Birthday Celebration!

Spend $20 on regular catalogue merchandise and qualify to purchase any of the following preselected birthday/celebration stamp sets at a fabulous 20 percent off! for the month of October.
Big Bold Birthday pg 38
Regular price $53.95
20% off $43.16
Pretty Princess pg 51
Regular price $45.95
20% off $36.76
Birthday Best pg 55
Regular price $25.95
20% off $20.76
Crab & Company pg 118
Regular price $52.95
20% off $42.36
Short & Sweet pg 118
Regular price $29.95
20% off $23.96
Also, place an order from 4 - 11th October for any of the Simply Sent kits on pages 12 - 14 and get 20% off those too!! Woohoo!'s a card I've made from the Big Bold Birthday set on special this month:

If you would like to place an order, please email me on and I will get your order posted to you anywhere in Australia.

Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Kristina's Inspiration #24.....and a sneak peek!

Just a quick post for Kristina's Colour Inspiration challenge #24.
Kristina's Inspiration comes from this design:
I've substituted old olive for kiwi kiss which we don't have over here yet - lovely colours together & probably the colours I most use. The stamps are a set called Live Your Dream and are sneak peek of what's coming up in our next mini catalogue. This was our free set from this year's regionals - I like it very much! Once again I've created the scalloped edge using the corner rounder punch - so versatile!
Must dash - school hols here, so lots of lively little people to get out of the house!!