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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A few of my favourite things........

Welcome to my Stampin' Up! blog.  Today's post is my application to be an onstage stamper in April 2017 (NZ).  If you'd like to join me at this demonstrator event please contact me.  It's a super fun day with loads of laughs, inspiration and crafting.  


 My first share uses the new Sale-a-bration set 'Hey, Chick'.  I created this card for the Creative Inkers Team swap in December. 

The Owl and the Pussy Cat went to Sea... 

A watercoloured fairy from 'Fairy Celebration'.



Using 'Cupcakes and Carousels' DSP and drawing inspiration from a Sketchabilities sketch, here are our three munchkins having a whale of a time immersed in bubbles...


It's official, I'm in love with the new Dragonfly Dreams bundle.  For this sample I have altered a box and filled it with a few co-ordinating items.  Come and see....

I have used some new products from the Occasions Catalogue, which is hot off the press.  On the box I have:  Cupcakes and Carousels DSP, Dragonfly thinlet, and the background copper embossed dots and sentiment are from the 'Dragonfly Dreams' stamp set.

Inside the recipient will find a set of three notecards using the very sweet bumblebee, (also from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set), three decorated mini tic-tac packs and a co-ordinating note pad.

Check out the super 'Hexagons Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder'.  It really is something else!  How perfect is it for that sweet bee!!!!  The stitched dies should be available again really soon.  They are a must have in my opinion.

  Our eldest turned ten in December and this was his 'card in a box'.  I was delighted that Stampin' Up! produced the 'Beetles and Bugs' stamp set as it's totally up his alley.  It also features in the new '2017 Occasions Catalogue'. 

As I compiled my application it saw me reminiscing about my time last year as a display stamper.  It was not an overly easy time for me as my Nana-in-law became very ill down in Dunedin.  It was a bit touch and go as to whether I could make on-stage at all.  What touched me and sticks with me is the support I received from fellow onstage stamper Delys Cram, who messaged me every other day, asking about Nana.  In addition Emma Parkin-Wilson (NZ manager) was very supportive through this time.  Thanks again ladies for your kindness at this time.  This is the true heart of Stampin' Up!

Happy New Year and thank you so much for visiting today.

Please contact me for your own copy of the Occasions/ SAB catalogues (postage may apply):

Hugs and Blessings
Sally x

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Beautiful Pine Card by Diane

I was thrilled to receive this stunning card by my friend and team member Diane. 
She has used the 'Pretty Pine' Thinlit Dies with silver foil for an elegant vintage look.  The large Hardwood stamp combines well with 'Gorgeous Grunge' for the background.

Thanks for looking.  Three sleeps till the big day!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Teacher gifts

I am so pleased that I had some of the 'White Gift Boxes' on hand this holiday season.  They feature in the holiday catalogue (page 7) and are food safe. 
 The boxes I feature here are as easy as 1-2-3!
Step one:  Emboss the whole flat box throught the Big Shot using the EF of your choice (featured is 'Lovely Lace').  Then assemble the box- easy as all the scoring is done.
Step two:  Tie ribbon around the box as shown.  The Real Red stitched ribbon is RETIRING (3/1/17 )and is currently discounted.  The Watermelon ribbon (right) is in the main catty.
Step three:  Punch and stamp a tag!
  Then of course fill the box with your gift.  The plastic sleeve means that the ribbon and embellishments stay in tact as it slides off and on, enabling easy access for you and the recipient.

The boxes are a nice size!  I fit about seven pieces of num nums in each....

Today's jobs include icing my son's Birthday cake and buying some fresh strawberries and raspberries to decorate it.  Finishing his Birthday card is also on the list.  I was clever enough to have a baby right before Christmas!  Such fun.  Blessings x

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas Magic

Here's a fun card CASED from Beatrice Salazar Redd on the Facebook group Stampin' Cafe.  It's a fun interactive card, where the train slides along the track.  A fun card to give a family with little people! 
Christmas Magic is such a neat stamp set and it is retiring Jan 3rd.  With the exception of the stripes and splatters, all the other images you see are from this set. 

To make the train track I used a 'Sliding Star' die and attached dimensionals and washers to the back of the train to enable it to move along the 'tracks'.  The splatters and stripes are from 'Gorgeous Grunge'- a MUST HAVE!

Hope you're keeping on top of it all at the moment.  Such a busy time!  Blessings. x

Saturday, November 26, 2016

More 'Pine' candy

Todays share shows a few of the products in the Christmas Pines Suite.  Pictured on the front of the card you can see:
  • The elegant Pine Bough Embossing Folder (down to $11.03 till 28/11/16)
  • Pine Cones and Bow die cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlet Dies
  • A sentiment stamped in Emerald Envy from the Christmas Pines set (also on special) 

Inside there is more stamping and a strip of DSP (Presents and Pinecones).  I love the sweet white pinecones on the patterned paper.

Ordering again Monday peeps! x

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Candy Cane Lane DSP

Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) is just lovely.  The colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red and Whisper White is fresh and oh so nice!
My first share is a 'batch' of tags that I whipped up to pop in with customer orders the other week.  The birdhouse has been fussy cut from the DSP, with dazzling diamonds glitter sprinkled for extra sparkle!  Thanks to Billie Moan for the inspiration behind these tags.

At the Nelson Extravaganza my guests received a Tiny Treat Box with a little NZ made soap from .  Their soaps are divine! 

Again I  have used Candy Cane Lane DSP and handmade the bows using S.U's Bow Builder punch.  I'm glad I treated myself to this punch for the holiday season.  It just completes the boxes nicely! 

I mixed and matched the patterns for a fun look....

It's not too late to order for your Christmas projects.  Sally x

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Extravganza project and BIG sale

Hello friends.  My project share today is what I taught at the Nelson Extravaganza yesterday.  What a fun and smooth sailing day it was!  Thanks to all the demos who taught and helped and of course to our lovely guests who support our event!
My card is very white and sparkly- the photo doesn't do it justice.
ALL the stamps used are from 'Christmas Magic'.  The dies are 'Santa's Sleigh Thinlets' and 'Layering Ovals'.  The Window sheet gives a 'Peek-a-Boo' effect.

 I just love Glimmer Paper!  To add extra sparkle the 'Fine Tipped Adhesive' was used and Dazzling Diamonds glitter sprinkled over the branch tips, under the trees and on the sign.  'Soft Sky' ink was applied using an Aqua Painter.

There's a BIG sale coming up tomorrow.  Here's the scoop.......

*Please note the two 24-hour flash sales*

Don't miss a bargain!

Pleaase contact me to order NZ wide.

Happy Crafting!  Sally