Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Celebrate International Cardmaking Day

International Cardmaking Day this Saturday! Join me from 2-5pm at my home and make some beautiful cards. Bring your own projects, or you can buy a kit for two different cards for only $5. Email me or phone  on 0211012192 to book your table space!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies on the Big Shot Blog Hop

Try saying that one fast!!

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Big Shot Blog Hop!  Welcome from the inspirational blog of Carole Stedman. There is a lot of talent on display with 23 different blogs to visit, all featuring the Big Shot and products from the new Stampin' Up Ideas Book and Catalogue, so hope you have some time to spend, and maybe a cup of your favourite beverage.

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

I have made a couple of projects using the brand new die Beautiful Butterflies. This is a Bigz die that runs so smoothly through the Big Shot and cuts out 4 butterflies each time. Effortless! This die is exclusive to Stampin' Up and the 4 sizes can layer together for an easy 3D effect.

For my gift card I folded the Whisper White cardstock before running through the Big Shot to get a cute butterfly-shaped card.

I have also used the pillow box die with window sheet to make a clear acetate gift box. I am using one of the new In Colours from the catalogue: Concord Crush, and jewels as a quick and stylish accent. My stamp set is the old favourite Baroque Motifs. On the card I have also used another new colour, Pear Pizazz, pearls and a phrase from a new Hostess Set "Because I Care".

The next stop for Big Shot inspiration on the Blog Hop is with Sherylee Tutt.

Win Blog Candy

* this is only open to customers (ie. demonstrators do
not qualify)
* to qualify you must visit every blog on the hop and leave a comment on each one
* once you have commented on each blog (there are 23) email Leonie ( and advise her you have been round and commented on all the blogs.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Idea Book and Catalogue is Online

Welcome Spring, and welcome to the New Ideas Book and Catalogue! I'll be placing my first order tonight... how to choose?? I think my focus will be on the new colours and ribbons, but then there are also some killer punches (lol) and I so "need" the embossilit butterflies... the things I order will be featured at my Catalogue Launch later in the month.
Email me if you want to be on the guest list! or if you have something you can't wait to order and I'll include it in my order tonight.