Thursday, July 29


Good morning, my little man has been sick this week so we have been a bit house bound which meant I've had a bit more time for stamping. I made a gorgeous scrap page based on the JAI sketch but you have to wait until Sunday to see it.

So today I have a card to show you. Using the Pendant Park stamp set in the Autumn-Winter mini with the alphabet dies and the really cute buttons die. I have used the masking technique with the tree and the bench. Not sure who will be getting this card yet.

Stamp Set: Pendant Park
Card: soft Suede, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink : Old Olive, Soft Suede
Tools: Big Shot-Timeless Type Alpha Jnr dies, Buttons #5 die
Accessories: Soft Suede ribbon, hemp twine

Have a great day.

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Tuesday, July 27

Just Add Ink #27

I needed a card for my nephews birthday and the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink this week fitted well. Using the Lots of Bots stamp set and adding supernova glitter with crystal effects to the number makes this a not too cute card for an 8 year old. I think this sketch will work well as a scrap page too. You can check out the great projects by the Design Team here and the other entries.

Stamp Set: Lots of Bots
Card: Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: StazOn black, Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray
Punches: scallop square, 11/4" square, 1/2" circle
Tools: Big Shot-Timeless Type Alpha Junior die
Accessories: jumbo grommet, crystal effects, fine supernova glitter, stripped grosgrain ribbon, blender pen

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Thanks Teressa.

This is such a cute award, thanks so much Teressa for passing it on to me. I'm so excited! Check out Teressa's blog Up Late 2 Create here for all her beautiful projects.

1. Thanks the person who gave you this award.
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List three things that you love about yourself.
4. Post a picture you love.
5. Tag 5 people you wish to pass this award onto.

Things I love about myself: (this is hard)
1. I love that I am an easy going person and love being a Mum.
2. I love that I am able to stay at home for my kids and have a flexible, fun job sharing my passion for stamps and paper craft.
3. I love spending time with friends & family. They are so special to me.

A picture I love.
This is Zach when he first started crawling, I love his cute chubby cheeks.

5 people who have beautiful blogs you should definitely have a look at these.
1. Liam - Inspirestampin
5. Bronwyn - addINKtive Designs
That's it from me for now, have a great day.
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Monday, July 26

Mr & Mrs.

Hi, another weekend over. For me it was a busy one with a Wedding, a big family bbq and relies staying with us. Lots of fun but I did need to have a rest day today.
Here is the Wedding card I made, using the Together Forever stamp set with the coordinating wheel Forever Flowers. My inspiration for this card came from the Wedding invitation which is a similar shape to the top note die.

The inside.

Stamp Sets: Together Forever, Forever Flowers wheel
Card: Choc Chip, Kraft, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Choc chip
Tools: Big Shot-top note die, wheel guide, dauber, stamp a ma jig, blender pen
I tried really hard to fit some ribbon on there, I love ribbon, but it just didn't need it.
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Sunday, July 25

Sunday scrap.

Hi, hope your all having a great Sunday. This weeks Sunday Scrap page is of Jamie at his 3rd birthday. Doesn't he look just like Zach, I should say Zach looks just like Jamie. On this page I have used the star punches and different brads & buttons to make embellishments. Notice the cute monkey hanging upside down. And again I have used the Timeless Type Jnr alphabet dies with the Big Shot for the title. I'm really getting my money's worth with these dies.

Stamp Set: Fox & friends
Card: Kraft, Pacific Point, Riding Hood red
DSP: Good Morning sunshine
Ink: Soft Suede
Punches: star, large star
Tools: Big Shot- Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet dies, mat pack & tool
Accessories: Riding Hood Red ribbon, brads & button
Have a stampin' good Sunday.
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Thursday, July 22

Friends 24-7.

Hi, isn't this week going fast! It's Zach's 3rd birthday today and I didn't get to make his card yet. I'm going to have a fun craft day with friends tomorrow so I'm hoping to get it made then, if I don't chat too much. I also need a Wedding card for Saturday so I better get my act into gear.
I'm so excited, my 55 Chev card made it to the Top Pick over at Just Add ink. Thanks so much for all your fabulous comments. They are much appreciated.
Ok today I have a card I made a little while ago using the Friends 24-7 stamp set. Don't we all love this set! The main image has been stamped twice and looks a bit fuzzy in the photo so don't think you need to get your eye sight checked. The background was wheeled with the Friendly Words wheel. I also wheeled the die cut blooms and scrunched then up a bit. I really like how this card looks.

Stamp Sets: Friends 24-7, Friendly Words wheel
Card: Choc chip, Kraft, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Choc chip, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette
Punches: 1" circle
Tools: mat pack & tool, stamp a ma jig, wheel guide
Accessories: Die Cut Blooms Again, Pink pirouette ribbon, dauber

Have a Fabulous Friday.

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Monday, July 19

TESC #121

Hi, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and got a bit of stamping done. I only made one card and it's for Taylored Expressions sketch challenge #121. I got to play with the Circle Scissor Plus and I have used the Cottage Garden two-step stamp set which is one of the sets in this months promotion. Two-step into fabulous.

Stamp Set: Cottage Garden
Card: Choc chip, Sahara sand, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
Ink: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus, Big Shot-Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, cutter kit, stamp a ma jig
Accessories: Regal rose ribbon, rhinestone brads ice.

Hopefully I'll get a bit more stampin' done this week.

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Sunday, July 18

Sunday Scrap.

Hi, it's another Sunday and another Sunday Scrap. This is Alex again when he was about 18 months old. I used the very cute dragonfly from the Bugs & Kisses stamp set for the embellishment, I have paper pierced the wings. And the All Scallops Stamp set with the scallop edge punch as a decorative border along the bottom. The greeting is stamped with the Defining Alphabet set. Giving the Big Shot a little rest :)

Stamp Sets: All Scallops, Life Definitions, Defining Alphabet, Bugs & Kisses
Card: Sahara Sand, Summer sun, Night of Navy, Whisper White
DSP: Good Morning Sunshine
Ink: Night of Navy
Punches: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle, wide oval, scallop edge
Tools: mat pack & tool, silver brads

Have a Scrappy Sunday.

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Saturday, July 17

55 Chev.

Hi, this is a card I made for my brother for his birthday. He loves old cars and has spent many years building his pink 55 Chev. The base of the car is made with the Top Note die and clear embossed, adding a bit of dazzling diamonds while still hot. To give it a metallic look, just like my brothers car.
Challenge #26 this week at Just Add Ink is Just Add Embossing, so this card fits in well for the challenge.

The photo's not great but you can kind of get the idea.

This card was inspired by a swap I received at Convention by Kaylene Schultz. Unfortunately I have been unable to find a blog or web site for her.
Stamp Set: Simple Serif Alpha & Numbers
Card: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Brushed Metallic Silver, Whisper White
DSP: Urban Oasis
Ink: VersaMark, Stazon Black
Punches: 1/2", 3/4", 1" circles, corner rounder, word window, designer label, horizontal slot
Tools: Big Shot-top note die, heat tool
Accessories: clear embossing powder, dimensionals, 2 way glue pen
Have a great weekend.
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Thursday, July 15

Time for Tea - Masking.

Hi, I spent a lovely couple of hours with my Aunty M from Darwin and my Mum yesterday. Aunty M showed me a special album she made for her Son In-law's 30th birthday, his first 30 years. She did an amazing job. So proud of her, it was a huge project. And a Grandparent book for her eldest grandson, that is fabulous. I'm already looking forward to her next trip down to spend more time with her and Uncle G.

I do have a card to show you. A sweet card showing the Masking technique. Using the Share a Cup stamp in the Autumn-Winter Mini. This stamp is so cute, and it comes singular. Does that make sense? It does not come in a set, it's a single stamp with the tea cup and the "Hello" greeting. So here it is.

Stamps: Share a Cup, Polka Dots-background stamp
Card: Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Markers: Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, So Saffron, Old Olive
Punches: scallop edge, trio flower
Accessories: silver brad, white ribbon

Have a great day.

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Tuesday, July 13


Hello, the kids are back to school today, no more sleeping in. I love sleeping in on the holidays, that's what holidays are for right! So today I have to show you a simple but sweet "Hello" card. I made the umbrella with the 1 3/4" circle punch and the slit punch with rub-on's applied to jazz it up a bit. The "hello" is also a rub-on from my stash of retired SU products. DSP is Hand Drawn a level 3 hostess bundle. With Riding Hood Red ribbon and a cute button to finish it off.

It's going to be quite around here today.

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Sunday, July 11

Sunday Scrap.

Hi and welcome to Sunday Scrap, this weeks page is of Alex when he first started walking. He was so cute then. I've used a sketch from Paper Craft Planet, I've found I scrap much faster when I'm working from a sketch. So I can get more pages done, I've got a lot to do. :)

Here is a close up of the title, I embossed the letters with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. It turned out pretty good.

Stamp Set: Fox & Friends
Markers: Choc Chip, Summer Sun
Card: Kraft, Choc chip, Summer sun, Whisper White
DSP: Good Morning Sunshine
Punches: 1 3/8" circle
Tools: Big Shot-Timeless Type Jr Alphabet, Top Note die, Circles #2 die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Accessories: mat pack & tool
I discovered another reason why I'm such a slow scrapper, I spend too much time looking at the photo's, remembering. I just can't help myself.
Hope your having a great weekend.
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Saturday, July 10


I would like to give a Big Thank You to Bronwyn for passing on this Award to me. Bronwyn is a Fabulous crafter in Tassie who I had the pleasure to meet at Convention and her blog addINKtive designs is awesome. Bronwyn is also on the design team at Just Add Ink.
So I would like to pass this Award onto some new blogs that I have found inspirational and a lot of fun.

Alyssa - Alyssa's Cards & More

Tori - It's Tori's Time

Shelley - Shelleysland

Tracey - Trace-Elementz

Teressa - Stampeezi!!

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Friday, July 9

Baby Boy Onesie.

Hi, another Baby Onesie card, I love these and I do have two new nephews. This one I embossed the card base with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and used Good Morning Sunshine DSP.

Stamp Set: Polka Dot (envelope)
Card: Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point
Punches: 1 1/4" circle, scallop circle
Tools: Big Shot-Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Accessories: White gel pen, silver brads

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Wednesday, July 7

Scallop Purse

I saw this cute Scallop Purse at Creations by Patti and just had to make one. So easy and really fun. Using the Scallop circle die with the Big Shot and Sweet Always DSP. I gave this one to my daughter.

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Monday, July 5

For You Card.

I made this card using the colours from Inkspiration Colour Challenge #30, such a great colour combination, Kraft, Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive & Whisper White. With the sketch from Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #119. It makes it really easy when you have a great sketch to start with.

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Dreams du Jour (butterfly), Fresh Cuts (greeting)
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzelberry
Card: Kraft, Rich Razzelberry, Whisper White, Vellum
Punches: scallop edge, 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circles
Tools: mat pack & tool
Accessories: silver brads, clear rhinestone brad, Rich Razzelberry ribbon, Tombo Mono Multi adhesive

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Sunday, July 4

Sunday Scrap.

Good morning this weeks Sunday Scrap page is of Zach with his Pop. Again I've kept this page quite simple letting the photo's be the main focal point. The colours were quite hard for me to work with but the photo is a good one and deserved to be scraped. Pop is one of those people that it's hard to get a good photo of.

Stamp Set: Circle Circus
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Green Galore,
Marker: Brilliant Blue
Card: Textured White, whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore
Punches: 1 3/8", 1 1/4" circles, Heart to Heart
Tools: Big Shot-Timeless Alphabet Junior dies, 4 pack dies
Accessories: black brads, 2 way glue pen

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Saturday, July 3

A Card for Jamie.

The first week of school holidays are over, we've been having lots of fun. A couple of highlights are a day at the Workshops Railway Museum at Ipswich. Zach was overwhelmed at seeing so many trains. He loves trains. Jamie's 9th Birthday, my Hubby James birthday and a new baby nephew all on the same day. We think the new baby should be named James too. :) A birthday dinner at Sizzler, Jamie's pick, he loves their chocolate moose. The movies to see Eclipse, loved it. And early this morning a trip to the airport, Alex is going on a school Ski trip to New Zealand. I'm so excited for him. His first trip away without Mum & Dad. He will have an awesome time, wish I could go.
So the card I have to show you today is the birthday card I made for Jamie. As you probably know Jamie passed his Black Belt grading last weekend so the All in the Family and Family Accessories Too stamps sets were perfect for his card.

Stamp Sets: A Little Birthday Cheer, All in the Family, Family accessories Too.
Ink: VersaMark, Stazon Black
Markers: Summer Sun, Brilliant Blue, Real Red
Card: Real Red, Summer Sun, Basic Black, Whisper White
Punches: Large Star, 1" Circle, Spiral
Tools: Stamp a ma jig, heat tool
Accessories: black embossing powder, buddy

Have a fabulous day.

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Friday, July 2

Two-Step Stamps Promotion.

I wasn't expecting a Promotion so soon after the Deals of the Week, but Stampin' Up! has given us another great promotion for the month of July. Two-Step into Fabulous. From 1st -31st July you'll get 20% off select Two-Step Stampin' sets from the current catalogues. No limit and no minimum purchase required.

Choose from these sets.

Loads of Love sale price $31.96 (reg $39.95) 116386 page 39

Big Bold Birthday** sale price $43.16 (reg $53.95) 116342 page 42

A Rose is a Rose** sale price $53.56 (reg $66.95) 115860 page 78

Playful Petals** sale price $42.36 (reg $52.95) 116332 page 86

Cheep Talk sale price $38.36 (reg $47.95) 115770 page 98

Wonderful Favorites sale price $31.96 (reg $39.95) 115946 page 115

Tiny Tags wood mount sale price $31.16 (reg $38.95)119187 page 14*

Tiny Tags clear mount sale price $23.16 (reg $28.95) 118592 page 14*

Cottage Garden wood mount sale price $ 26.36 (reg $32.95) 119163 page 31*

Cottage Garden clear mount sale price $19.95 (reg $24.95) 120003 page 31*

* From 2010 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue
** Retiring stamp sets

Contact me to order your Two-Step Set at 20% off or to book a workshop.

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