Welcome Emily


Today’s card that I want to show you is one I made for my cousin and her husband. My cousin Trinity and her husband Simon had their first long awaited for child a couple of weeks ago.

The gorgeous little Emily was born about 3 weeks ago, and she is as cute as a button.

Of course all little girls love pink (even newborn ones…lol), and every girl deserves a diamond or two. So of course I had to make a pink baby card with lots of diamonds for the lovely little Emily.

Once again I cased this card from the talented Ann Schach, however, this time I mixed it up a bit from the original than the last card I cased from Ann.

Here is what I came up with.

Baby Prints for Emily

I really love how this card turned out. I love the little bunting at the bottom of the card with Emily’s name over the top.

Baby Prints for Emily Close Up

I hope Trini & Simon love this card as much as I do.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x

Farewell Card

Happy weekend everyone,

I have spent my Saturday night making a card for my boss who is moving onto a new job and finishes up with us this coming Friday.

I have always loved the cards that the very talented Anne Schach makes and I fell in love with her version of this card so I decided to case it.

I changed the colour of the card but generally stuck to the same design and look as Anne’s.

As this card is going to be handed around not only our department but the HR department as well to be signed I really wanted to make a WOW card. Who know’s it just might generate some business or find me a new customer or two (fingers crossed).

I love this card because it is just so beautiful, a little fiddly admittedly but I am very happy with how it turned out.
Jody's Farewell Card

I used Rose Red, so sad to see this colour being discontinued, and Whisper White. As you can see I also used a LOT of pearls. I love this flower from the Secret Garden stamp set. It is also really easy to fussy cut out.

Here is a close up of all the detail at the top of the card.

Jody's Farewell Card Close Up

Of course you can’t have flowers without butterflies hanging around.

Well thanks for visiting I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I will be back later with another card to show you.

Tina x

You Rule in Raspberry Ripple

Hi there!

I hope you have had a very relaxing weekend and was able to find some time to get a bit inky.

Today I attended a team meeting with my up, upline and other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  For every team meeting we are asked to make a swap to share with all those who attend.

I used to hate making swaps but as I am growing more confident in my card making skills I am really enjoying the challenge of making swaps on a regular basis.  If for no other reason than it sometimes gives me a a reason to make something when I have no other reason. 🙂

The swap always has a theme or challenge attached to it.  This particular swaps theme was “to use any stamp set in the current Stampin’ Up! mini catalogue”.  So I pulled out my mini cattie and took a good hard look at the stamp sets I had to choose from.  Luckily I own most of the stamp sets from the catalogue so all I had to do was narrow it down to which one I was going to use.

I decided on the You Rule stamp set.  It’s a cute little stamp set with a wonderful crown and some really lovely words.  I hadn’t inked this stamp set up until now so this challenge was the perfect opportunity.

I used one of the fantastic new in colours for this year….Raspberry Ripple.  I just love it, maybe because it’s so close in colour to my other favourite Cherry Cobbler.

Seeing as I was using the crown stamp I had to add as much bling as I could get onto the swap.  With this in mind I used one of my most favourite products from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue, and a product which I feel is quite often over looked and under used and appreciated.  I am always surprised how many experienced stampers I come across who don’t know how to use Heat & Stick powder.  It really is the best product you can get your hands on if you want to add glitter of any kind to your project.

Paper Belles Quarterly Team Meeting Swap


First thing I did was stamp the crown in raspberry ripple ink and cut it out.  Then I inked it up with VersaMark and sprinkled Heat & Stick powder over the top.  Once I had heated the powder I covered the crown in Dazzling Diamonds and then re-heat to set the glitter.

Secondly, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock then I adhered one of our paper doilies and cut out two different length banners in the First Edition DSP.

Then I added a piece of raspberry ripple ribbon and early expresso bakers twine and topped it off with a rosette from Stampin’ Up’s vanilla rosette ribbon.  I stamped the greeting in Early Expresso ink and punched it out with the Modern Label punch.   Then finally I added some more bling by adding some large and regular size rhinestones on the top of the crown.

I’m really happy with how my swap turned out.  I hope the ladies (and Shaun), liked my swap and can take some inspiration from it.

Well I will be back again later in the week as I have two more cards to make this week and am looking forward to showing them to you.  If you are interested in purchasing any or all of these products go to my business blog at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tina-janejohnson/ and click on SHOP NOW.  Remember by ordering online with me all your orders are delivered straight to your front door and if you place an order of $300 or more you are entitled to some wonderful FREE products.

If you would like to know more about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and all the amazing benefits that come with being a demonstrator then contact me at mtjohnson02@hotmail.com or call me on 0405 154 906, I am more than happy to have a chat and answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x


Sweet Cake….with icing

Hi again

I have a fantastic card to show you today.  My beautiful grandbaby turned 5 today so I made her a card as yummy as she is.  Holly’s favourite colour is pink but I thought I would mix it up a bit and use Calypso Coral instead, well it’s kinda pink.

I can’t remember whose card this is that I cased as the photo of the card I have doesn’t have a watermark, so I am very sorry about that. I did mix it up a little bit from the original card.

I used the Sweet Treat dsp that is now retired but has some lovely colours.  The card base is Whisper White with a mat of Chocolate Chip card stock then another mat of Calypso Coral dsp.

Holly's 5th birthday cardI love the love hearts on the dsp, they are raised so they give the card lots of texture.  I then added a strip of Wisteria Wonder dsp and Whisper White card stock that I cut out with my framelits and embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.   I then stamped the cupcake framed image in Chocolate Chip then again in Calypso Coral, which I fussy cut out.  Next I coloured the cupcake base in Chocolate Chip and and the icing in Wisteria Wonder with my Stampin’ Write markers.  I have some amazing liquid applique paint pens and used them to make the icing of the cupcake really pop.  I used a Calypso Coral designer brad for the cherry on top of the cupcake.

Holly's 5th birthday card icing close upFinally I cut out a banner in Whisper White card stock and stamped the happy birthday greeting in Wisteria Wonder and added a tiny Wisteria Wonder love heart underneath.

I just love how the icing looks with the liquid applique.  It is so very simple to use and really looks like icing.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x



Clockworks masculine birthday cards

Hi there!

I haven’t done any stamping this week, as we  have had a drama here.  I got a phone call at work on Wednesday morning from the navy medic on my husbands boat telling me that Mal had fallen through a hatch and was being taken to the hospital via ambulance.  Well wouldn’t you know it, it was the same day that my car was in with the windscreen people getting a new windscreen fitted so I couldn’t leave work until about 1pm when I picked up my car.  Well I arrived at the hospital to find my husband in the emergency department.  He had already had x-rays on his left knee and thank goodness there were  no breaks or fractures.  We spent several more hours at the hospital before he was discharged.  At this stage we don’t have a definite diagnosis because he still needs to go for an MRI.  The navy doctor thinks he may have done soft tissue, ligament damage behind the knee cap, but the only way to know for sure is to have the MRI.  Mal is currently hobbling around on crutches and has two weeks off work, so he won’t be sailing next Tuesday when the boat does.  We are hoping to have the MRI and physio appointments early next week so we will know if he can rejoin the boat in a couple of weeks or not.  I will keep you updated with his progress as information comes to hand.

Before all this drama, I went to a friends card class last weekend and we made some fabulous masculine birthday cards using the clockworks stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.  I love this stamp set it works really well for making birthday cards for the boys and men in your life.  We used some gorgeous coloured card stock too.  In this first card we used Midnight Muse card stock and ribbon, and Very Vanilla cardstock.  The stamps were inked up in Chocolate Chip, Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake.

Clockworks - Sally's classWe matched the clockworks stamp set with a new stamp set we received at the South Pacific Convention in May.  Can you spot the new stamp set?  I can’t tell you what it’s called just yet but believe it’s going to be a very versatile stamp set and I think mine is going to get very inky… 🙂

Clockworks inside - Sally's classI love carrying the theme of the card front through to the inside of the card.  I think it just dresses up what is otherwise a blank canvas.

Clockworks 1 - Sally's classI love this one, we scored about half an inch from the top and then stuck it down with tape just to add a different dimension to the card design.  Again we have used the new mystery stamp with this card.  I love the fob watches from the clockworks stamp set.  In this card we used Chocolate Chip card stock and Very Vanilla card stock, and inked our stamps up with Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade and Bashful Blue.

Clockworks 1 inside  - Sally's classThis is how we dressed up the inside of this second card.

Clockworks 2 - Sally's classFinally, our third card.  We used the now retired ribbon sliders, which I love, they just add that something special to a ribbon.  They are perfect for male cards, I sometimes think a bow is a little feminine, so these are a perfect solution.  We also used the tried and tested and well loved background stamp set En Francais from Stampin’ Up! to fill up all that blank space.  With this card we used Soft Suede card stock and Very Vanilla card stock.  The ink pads were Midnight Muse, Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede.  The ribbon is in Soft Suede.

Clockworks 2 inside - Sally's classAnd, the inside of my final card.

If you would like to get your hands on a new catalogue and have look at all the wonderful new stamps, ribbons, paper and colours that are coming out in July, then contact me today and I will post one to you.  You can contact  me at mtjohnson02@hotmail.com.

Don’t forget if you would like purchase all or any of the products shown in these cards then pop over to my blog and start ordering today.  Just in case you don’t know my blog address is http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tina-janejohnson/.

Thanks for visiting

Tina x







My Digital Studio on sale


Just wanted to pop in and tell you about this fabulous sale.  If you are into digital scrapbooking or card making, then this is the ultimate program for you.  Stampin’ Up! have introduced a digital scrapbooking program called My Digital Studio or MDS for short.  For a short time some very wonderful products are on sale with discounts up to 25% off the retail price.

Just pop over to my website at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tina-janejohnson/ and start shopping and saving lots of money on some amazing products.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x

Retirement Lists Now Available

Ok I promise this is my last post for today.  I just wanted to let you know that the retirement lists are now available.  All stock listed is only available until sold out.

Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2012-2013 catalogues are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they’re gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early! (And remember some items have amazing discounts!)  The sale is only available from 31 May1 July 2013 (items available while supplies last).

So if after looking over both the lists for retiring stamps and accessories and you find items you just can’t live without then order immediately through me at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tina-janejohnson/ so you won’t be disappointed.

If you would like to have a demonstration featuring some of the retired products before they are gone for good then email me today at either mtjohnson02@hotmail.com or call me on 0405 154 906 to arrange a date.

Keep in mind stamp ink pads, ink refills and card stock sell out very quickly so don’t delay.

2013 Retirement Stamp List

2013 Retirement Accessories List

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x

Best of 25 Years Exclusive Stamp Sets


Two new promotions starting on the same day.

As part of our 25 year anniversary celebration, Stampin’ Up! are bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the past quarter century and combining them into five sets, which will release one set per month until April 2014.

Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never before seen image.

All “Best of” stamp sets will include 3-5 images, and will be priced at AU$25.95.  Stamps sets will be available in clear-mount only.

A new flyer will be released every month for each new ‘Best of” set, so remember to check back here regularly to see what the next set is.

The first “Best of” stamp set is FLOWERS, click here to see the flyer.

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets 1

So if your like me and can’t bear to miss out on this fantastic offer then order online with me at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tina-janejohnson/ for fast delivery to your front door.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x

Single Stamps Assortment 1 Special Offer

Hi everyone

Today I want to talk a bit of business with you.  Stampin’ Up! has just released today an amazing new offer.  We here in Australia and New Zealand are now able to buy limited edition, never before seen, single stamps.  WOW!!!!

How exciting.  It’s always wonderful when an trial is successful in the North American market and is then introduced into the South Pacific market.  I know I will definitely be taking advantage of this fantastic offer.  How about you?

Here’s the flyer with the first set of stamps on offer….

Single Stamps Assortment 1 Flyer

So if you would like to order all or any of these limited edition stamps then please contact me ASAP, all stamps will only be available until August 31 or until sold out, so don’t delay and miss out.

Order online with me at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tina-janejohnson/

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x