Sign & Save

by cathy on May 29, 2014

Sign & Save

Sign and Save

For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $85! This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you’re at it!

When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll receive:

  • $90 worth of products
  • A 30 percent discount on your first order*
  • A 20 percent discount on all your orders

Do you love rubber stamping, paper crafts and/or scrapbooking? Would you love to get products at a discount, and perhaps make a little money to cover your creative expenses? Do you need some extra $$ for something for the house, your family or perhaps a holiday? Do you love getting out and meeting people?  Then why not join me and the Stampin’ Up! family for any or all of the above? At the special joining price of just $85 you’ll have nothing to lose!

I have been rubber stamping and crafting for over 30 years, and joined Stampin’ Up! on 10th May 2006, just a month after SU! opened it’s doors in Australia, and I was one of 8 demonstrators to achieve the first Incentive Trip to Port Douglas in 2007. Become a member of my team and enjoy quarterly get togethers where we exchange ideas & create swaps, and have a yearly weekend ”retreat”. Members of my team have my full support and on-line access to all of my tutorials I have written for my Stamp Clubs. Join myself and my team members (as well as demonstrators from all over Australia and New Zealand) at Stampin’ Up!’s South Pacific annual three day ”Inspire. Create. Share” Convention (we’ve just been to Melbourne – next year is on the Gold Coast QLD!)

Now is a fantastic time to join Stampin’ Up! We have a brand new Annual Catalogue being released 1st July 2014, and as a demonstrator, you can get a discount on new products like Blendabilities and Project Life, and you’ll also be able to get in on the pre-order for the brand new holiday catalogue (starts August 1st)!

Join now and you will also get two FREE months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) if you sign up for the DBWS within your first 21 days.

Create friendships that will last forever and enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity!

Please contact me if you need more information, I’d love you to join me and experience the fun and friendships I’ve made over the past 8 years! You can join on-line by going to my DBWS at and click on “JOIN THE FUN” on the top right hand corner and follow the prompts.


Convention Tag a Bag Bundle

by cathy on May 26, 2014

Convention Tag a Bag Bundle Promotion

Exciting news! As a Stampin’ Up! convention attendee I have the opportunity to extend a special offer to you, my customer. During convention we learned how to make the gorgeous Tag a Bag project that you see here. Isn’t it amazing? And here’s the best part: from 24–28 May, you can purchase the exclusive Convention Tag a Bag Bundle for 15 percent off! This special offer is only available to convention attendees and their customers.

The bundle includes

  • Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags (item 131370) $6.95      AUD/$8.50 NZD
  • Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (item 133363) $18.95      AUD/$22.95 NZD
  • Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape (item 133000)      $8.95 AUD/$10.95 NZD
  • Sassy Salutations Stamp Set (item 132070 W item 126707      C); W $41.95 AUD/ 49.95 NZD; C $33.95 AUD/$40.95 NZD

Wood-Mount Bundle (item 138102): $65.25 AUD/$78.50 NZD
Clear-Mount Bundle (item 138103): $58.48 AUD/$70.85 NZD

This offer lasts for five days only, so don’t delay. Contact me today to order your special bundle!


Venetian Romance Tag Card

by cathy on April 4, 2014

Venetian Romance Tag Card

I have been meaning to post this card for a while now – I made it back in January for my son’s girlfriend’s 21st birthday. I CASEd it from a card I came across on Pinterest, and adapted it using Stampin’ Up! stamps and Venetian Romance DSP. The butterfly is white embossed on vellum cardstock, and I added colour with sponge daubers and ink. So very pretty!


Best of 25 Years!

by cathy on April 3, 2014

best of snow

The last set in the Best of 25 Years is now available – “the Best of Snow” – it’s so cute with the snowman and the “hedgies”! Check out all the ”Best of” sets online here , but remember to order soon as all the stamp sets are only available until 30 April 2014 (or while supplies last!). Order online or contact me to place your order.


Banner Blast & Retro Fresh

by cathy on March 22, 2014

Banner Blast

Just thought I’d better let you all know I’m still alive and kicking and yes, I am still doing Stampin’ Up! Just been really busy with my job. I’ve just gone through my blog and deleted any unused files and old promotions no longer needed and hopefully free up some space with my web hosting. I’m now inspired to try and blog more frequently, and would love to be able to make some technique and & “how to” videos and post on my blog – I’m seriously looking at converting my blog to a different platform I can totally manage myself, so stay tuned over the next few months – things might change!

We made the card above last month as one of the projects for my Stamp Clubs. It’s made using the Banner Blast stamp set & coordinating Banner Punch – Sale-a-Bration freebies - and Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper from the new Occasional Catalogue. The sketch template is from Sweet Sunday – I’ve had it saved in a document file on my computer for ages and thought I’d challenge myself with a layout – something I haven’t done for ages!

If you’d like to get your hands on the Banner Blast stamp set, there is still time, Sale-a-Bration ends in 9 days time – 31 March. Contact me today if you’d like to make the most of this promotion before it ends!


Christmas Star Ornament Tutorial

by cathy on December 16, 2013

Yes, I know, I need to desperately update my blog! But first I want to share with you my super easy Christmas Star ornament. Enjoy!

You will need:

Christmas Star single stamp

Whisper White cardstock

Silver cord or white baker’s twine

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Silicone Mat

Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Bermuda Bay ink pad or colour of your choice

Basic Rhinestones

Here’s how:

Stamp 2 stars onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out leaving a 2mm border of white card.

Score along all lines on star and fold on line – mountain fold for longer lines and valley fold for shorter lines – so as to make two 3D stars.

Cut a 20cm length of cord or baker’s twine and fold in half. Place a “dob” of hot glue in the channel of one long point of star on the inside and insert the ends of the cord or twine. Quickly add a little more hot glue and place the second star over the first, holding points together in the hot glue until they adhere together being careful not to burn your fingers!

Place another dob of glue in the next long point and hold both points together until they adhere. Repeat with remaining points.

Adhere a basic rhinestone to the centres of both sides of the star.

hang on the Christmas tree and make lots more in no time!


Envelope Punch Board NEW!

by cathy on November 1, 2013

The new Envelope Punch Board is available to purchase now for only $31.95 –  Item # 133774

Check it out on video and see how easy it is to use!


Thinlits Card Dies – NEW!

by cathy on November 1, 2013

Check out these new cool card dies! They can be purchased through me by email or phone, or order on-line through my business website by visiting here! Available now!


Best of Sale-a-Bration

by cathy on November 1, 2013

Wow, some of these bring back memories! They are only available in clear mount, and can be purchased through me by email or phone, or order on-line through my business website by visiting here!


Stamp ‘n’ Scrap Retreat 2013

by cathy on August 31, 2013

The Cove, Denmark

Plans for this year’s Stamp ‘n’ Scrap Retreat are well under way, and this year it will be with a “Nostalgic” theme!

Date: 25th to 27th October 2013

Venue: The Cove, Denmark WA

Cost: $300 per person, includes Accommodation, Meals, Projects & Stamp Sets

Bookings: before 8th September, along with $50 deposit

Stamp sets & Product included in kit: Lovely Romance, Notable Notations, Shop Around Stampin’ Around Wheel, plus more

Projects include: Altered Frame, Scrap Page, Gift Box Decoration, Tissue Flowers and many more…..

Are you interested in coming along for a fun weekend of total crafting? Then download the brochure here! Please contact me asap for more information or to secure your interest - places are very limited so hurry and book now!