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Hi Friends

Shop!

Here’s the deal: for every $90 AUD/$110 NZD you spend (before shipping and handling), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Note: Pages 4-15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration sales period (5 January-31 March 2016); Pages 16-19 show limited-time products available only until 15 February.* Watch for another batch of limited-time products coming 16 February!
*Based on inventory, availability may be temporarily extended.

Host!

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $400 AUD/$450 NZD in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $40 AUD/$45 NZD more Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

Contact me today on either 0405 154 906 or email at mtjohnson02@hotmail.com to book your Stampin’ Up! demonstration.

Thanks for visiting

Tina xoxo

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Sale-a-bration Recruitment Bonus Offers


Hi Friends

Sorry for my absence, alot has been going on in our household, we have recently returned from a very quick but happy trip to the other end of the country to attend my step-son’s engagement party.

We had a lovely 3 days away catching up with my step-children, inlaws and some old high school friends.

I found this flyer about a special Sale-a-bration Recruitment offer and had to show it to you.

Basically, if you join my Stampin’ Up! team before the end of March 2015 you can choose one of these four gifts as an extra thank-you from Stampin’ Up!.  Click on the link below to see what you can choose from.

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So don’t delay you only have 14 days left to sign up and join my team and a wonderful company.

If you have any questions or want to know more about joining Stampin’ Up! then send me an email or give me a call and I can answer all you questions.

I look forward to welcoming you into my team and assisting you in your journey with Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for visiting

Tina xo

 

Patriots Thank-You card


Hi crafty friends

Today’s card has a bit of a back story that I thought I would tell you first before I show you the card.

My husband is the secretary for the Patriots – Cairns Chapter motorcycle club.  This club is for currently serving and previous serving Australian Defence Force members and is full of great a guys and girls who love to ride motorcycles on the weekend.  As well as riding their bikes they are also heavily involved in community charity events, esepcially anything that involves our Diggers.

A couple of weekends ago the Cairns chapter rode down to Innisfail to meet up with the some of the Townsville chapter members who were riding up to Cairns for a charity event.  The day was sweltering and all the members wear the appropriate safety gear to proctect themselves while riding.  This includes jeans, boots and leather jackets.

Unfortunately when they were almost home, they stopped at a traffic light in Gordonvale and one of the members wasn’t dealing with the heat too well and passed out while sitting on his motorbike while waiting at the red light.  Both himself and his bike landed on the ground.

Thankfully a very kind lady who lives on the intersection saw the accident and rushed out of her home with blankets, pillows, and water to assist.

All the members helped out assisting with removing the bike off the road and contacting the ambulance to take there friend to the hospital.

I am happy to report that the rider was discharged later that night from the hospital after being treated for dehydration and low sugar levels.

As a result all the club members wanted to say THANK-YOU to the lady who helped their friend out.  I offered to make a card to go with the bunch of flowers they delievered to her.

The clubs colours are red and black so I wanted to stick with that for my card design.

Here is what I came up with.

Patriots MC - Thank-you card

The base of the card is Basic Black card stock with a Cherry Cobbler mat.  The flower image is from the Butteryfly Basics stamp set and was stamped with VersaMark on Whisper White card stock and them embossed with Black Embossing Powder.

I used my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities to colour in the flowers.  The image was them matted on a Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black card stock and adhered to the card with Dimensionals.  I used Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon too.  Finally some Basic Jewels were added for a bit of bling.

As you know I usually decorate the inside of my cards, however, this time I did something a bit different.  My husband created a watermark with the Patriots Club symbol and I printed it onto Whisper White card stock and adhered it to a Cherry Cobbler mat.

Patriots MC - Thank-you card inside

This way the clubs symbol is still on the card but they can write over the top of it.  Clever hey?

All products to create this card are currently available on my Stampin’ Up! store, just click on the shopping trolley, login or create an account and get your’s today.

I love reading your comments so please feel free to leave me one.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo

Michelle’s class samples part 3


Hi crafty friends

I’m back today to show you the third of the cards I made at Michelle’s class.  Of course I have left the most spectacular card until last…:)

I did change this card just a little.  It was originally designed as a birthday card but I decided to use it for an engagment card because it really is THAT special, plus I have a very special engagement party coming up in March so I figured may as well use this card for that purpose.

This card was also made using a new technique, apparently this type of card design is called a Z-Fold card.  You will see why when I show you the side view of it.

Butterfly Basics Framelits card - front

Wow hey?  This card has lots and lots of layers and would be a bit expensive to post but it really does have the WOW factor.

I started with a base card of Basic Black card stock that was folded in half and then the bottom half was folded in half again.  the second layer of all the panels is Sahara Sand card stock and the top layer is from the Something Borrowed DSP.  This designer series paper is just gorgeous and is perfect for wedding or engagement cards or gifts.

The two butterflies are cut using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and Basic Black and Whisper White card stock.  Aren’t they just beautiful?  So many possibilities with them.

The greeting I used is from a retired stamp set and was stamped on Whisper White card stock with Black StazOn ink and matted with Basic Black card stock.  Both pieces of card stock were punched out using the Decorative Label Punch.  I love the new Sahara Sand Lace Trim, it is so classic.  Dimentes were added to the middle of the smaller butterfly for a touch of bling.

Butterfly Basics Framelits card - side

From this angle you can see what it’s called a Z-Fold card and how we folded it.  The two circles up the top are popped up with a dimensional so the front layer can slot in underneath and stay upright.
Butterfly Basics Framelits card - insideThis is the greeting on the inside of the card.  The background is stamped with Sahara Sand ink using the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  Once again the greeting is from a retired stamp set.

I so love how this card turned out, it really is an amazing card to see up close.  I am hoping my newly engaged step-son and his gorgeous finace love this card as much as I do.

All products, except the greetings is current and can be purchased at my Stampin’ Up! shop, just click on the shopping trolley and log in or create an account and start shopping right from your lounge room.

Your comments are always welcome and I love reading them so if the need takes you please leave me a comment at the end of the post.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo

 

Michelle’s class samples part 2


Hi crafty friends

Did you see the gorgeous card which I made at Michelle’s card class that I posted a couple of days ago using the Bokeh Technique?

I hope it inspired you to try the technique yourself.  If so please leave me a comment and a link to your blog if you have one, I would love to see what you have created.

This second card that we made at Michelle’s last Saturday is completly different to the previous one.  This one is bright and fun and all about punches and framelits, which mean I got to play with my most favourite Stampin’ Up! product the Big Shot.

I have already ear-marked this card to send to someone for their birthday.  I know she is going to love it.  I know I do.

Celebrate Today card

Although you can’t see it we started with a base card of Bermuda Bay card stock the layered it with a piece of Birthday Bash DSP which then had a smaller mat of Bermuda Bay and Whisper White card stock added on top.  Before we stuck all those layers together we stamped the greetng from the Celebrate Today stamp set onto the Whisper White mat.  We used the Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers to colour in the greeting.

Next step was to stamp the balloons with Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango ink onto the co-ordinating card stock and then die cut out the balloons with the Balloons Framelits Die.  The Tangerine Tango balloon is stuck directly onto the white mat but the Bermuda Bay is popped up with dimensionals.  Whisper White Bakers Twine was tied around the ends of the ballons.  The banners across the balloons were also cut out using the Balloons Framelits Die set and Birthday Bash DSP.  The gorgeous bow attached to the balloons string is made using the new Build A Bow Punch currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Ocassions catalogue.

Finally a few Bermuda Bay sequins were stuck down using Glue Dots to add a bit of bling to this bright and cheery card.

All products are current and can be purchased through my Stampin’ Up! shop by clicking on the shopping trolley icon to the left hand side.

If you would like either an Annual catalogue or an Ocassions catalogue of your own you can either click on the icons of the catalogues to see them via a PDF file or I can post one out to you if you email me with your details.

I love reading your comments so please feel free to leave your thoughts at the end of this post.

I still have one more card to show you from Michelle’s class so don’t forget to come back soon.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo

Michelle’s class samples


Hi crafty friends

Well this past weekend I spent Saturday morning with my gorgeous upline and some fabulous friends in Innisfail creating 3 stunning cards.  My upline Michelle Zahra makes beautiful cards and I love spending time with her and the girls who attend her monthly classes.

Michelle is taking a new angle with her classes this year and has decided she is going to teach us a new technique every month.  This month we actually learn’t two new techniques.

This first card that I want to show you is using one of the latest techniques out there at the moment….the Bokeh Technique.  You may remember I have already made a card using this technique that I showed you a couple of days ago.

We matched the Bokeh Technique with the gorgeous 3 step stamp set Lotus Blossom which is currently a FREE Sale-a-Bration item if you spend $90 or more in a single order before the end of March.  I am loving this stamp set and have used it a couple of times now.

Lotus Blossom card - Bokeh Technique

 

Firstly we stamped the three lotus flowers with Strawberry Slush ink twice, the first time was directly from the inkpad onto the Whisper White card stock, then we stamped the second stage of the flower with Strawberry Slush ink then stamped it off onto scrap paper so the colour wasn’t as dark.  The third step was to stamp the largest part of the flower with VersaMark ink and then heat emboss it with White Embossing Powder.  I love how the lotus’ turned out.

To create the background we sponged Coastal Cabana, Lost Lagoon and Night of Navy ink all over the card stock and then sponged Whisper White Craft Ink onto the background with a template we had made with Window Sheets and several of the circle Stampin’ Up! punches.  This technique is to easy you just keep sponging circles, or whatever shape you want to use, overlapping them and running them off the edge of the card stock until you are happy with the overall appearance.  The secret is to just ink up you sponge or dauber once and keep “colouring in’ the circles until the ink has all run out before re-inking, that way the white circles seem to fade into the colour in the background.  The greeting which is stamped in Black StazOn ink is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Ocassions catalogue.

If you would like to try this technique, just pop onto YouTube and check out the hundreds of video’s on how to do it.  All products mentioned in this post are currently available in either the Annual catalogue, Sale-a-Bration or Ocassions catalogue from Stampin’ Up!

You can purchase your own at my Stampin’ Up! shop by clicking on the shopping trolley to the left hand side.

I will be back shortly with the second card we made at Michelle’s class.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo

 

Paperbelle’s Party Time – part 2


Hi Crafty friends

Well yesterday I showed you the make n takes I made at last Saturday’s Party Time event here in Cairns.

Today’s projects are the one’s I made while having a play in the Product Playground with some of the newest products from Stampin’ Up!.

The first one is a little tag I made while my gorgeous friend Marnie Barnett showed us all about the new Chalkboard Paper and ColorBox Chalk ink pads.  As the ColorBox Chalk ink pads are quite light in colour Marnie recommended that we stamp the image in Whisper White ink first onto the Chalkboard Paper and then stamp over the image with the ColorBox Chalk inks.  This cute little hot air balloon is also from a new hostess stamp set called Time to Celebrate.

Paperbelles Party Time - Workshop wow 2

The base tag is made with Bermuda Bay card stock and then a smaller tag is made with Whisper White card stock.  A layer of the Chalkboard Paper was then added once we had stamped the image.  Finally a strip of Bakers Twine was added to finish off this cute little tag.  I used the Aquamarine ColorBox Chalk in pad to stamp over the Whisper White ink to add a hint of colour.

The next project was run by the multi-talented Shannean Moncrieff who showed us how to make this cute as little mini treat bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die.  Such a great idea for scrapbooking or even to make a card with a difference, which I did today so stay tuned to see what I did with this die today.  At the table right next door to the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die table was the Build a Bow Punch table so once I had made my little treat bag I then made a co-ordinating bow and stuck it to the front.

Paperbelles Party Time - Workshop wow 1I am loving this gorgeous little bow, I am definitely adding the Build a Bow Punch onto my wish list.

Next stop was over to the queen of clean and simplicity, Mette’s table.  Mette showed us how to do the latest craze….Bokeh Technique.  I am sure you have seen so many projects on Pinterest or blogs where crafters have used this newest craft technique.  Bokeh Technique is a photographic technique that the papercrafting fraternity has adopted and adjusted to our methods.  It’s super simple but just looks stunning….AND there really is no right or wrong with this technique.  Every project you make with this techinque will be different.  Gosh I love a style that you can’t mess up no matter how hard you try 🙂  I changed my project up from what everyone else was doing by adding a couple of banners and a circle and scalloped circle punch.  Check it out!!

Paperbelles Party Time - Workshop wow 3

I felt this sentiment was perfect to reflect the day I had just experienced, it is from one of the FREE stamp sets from the Sale-a-Bration catalgoue called Best Day Ever.  The base card is made using Basic Black card stock with a layer of Very Vanilla card stock that has been daubed with Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar and Crushed Curry ink.  I just blended the three colours together to get a mish-mash look.  Next I made my circle template using all the different size circle punches Stampin’ Up! have and then just place the template onto the background (be sure the background is dry before doing this next step otherwise the background colour will transfer onto your Whisper White ink pad) and daubed the circles in Whisper White ink.  Just keep adding circles, overlapping or running off the edge of the card stock until you are happy with it.  You can add as many or little circles as you like.  To get different degrees of white on your circles just keep daubing until the dauber runs out of ink before re-inking it.  Like I said earlier, SUPER EASY!!!

Next I die cut out two banners using the Banners Framelits, one is in Basic Black card stock and one in Hello Honey card stock.  A Scalloped Circle Punch was punched out in Basic Black card stock and a 1″ Circle Punch was punched out in Hello Honey card stock.  The “Thank-You” is from another new stamp set called Painted Petals.

The fourth project I made is also super cute.  Again, it’s not the same as the original project, but none the less I am still loving it.  This project was made using the Berry Basket Bigz Die.  As you know I LOVE my Big Shot and very rarely make a card without using it for at least one aspect of a project to this was right up my alley because it’s all about using the Big Shot in conjunction with the Bigz Die.  This project would make a perfect class project or something to make with the kids.  You could make these cute little baskets for Easter, Christmas, Halloween, as birthday grab bags, the options are endless.

Paperbelles Party Time - Workshop wow 4

Don’t you love it!!!  I used Basic Black card stock for the basket and trimmed it with Real Red card stock.  I then made a couple of strawberries using the Real Red card stock and the leaves are from Old Olive card stock.  I even embossed the strawberries with the now retired Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder for authenticty.

All products, except the card stock is currenlty available in the Ocassions Mini Catalogue which you can view via the PDF to the left hand side.  Just click on the catalogue’s image and you can start browsing.  If you would like a copy of your very own please contact me via email and provide your postal address details and I can get one in the post to you today.  Keep in mind all products in the Ocassions catalogue are only available until June 30th, so if you see something that you just can’t live without don’t hesitate in purchasing.  You can pop on over to my online Stampin’ Up! shop 24 hrs a day and place your order.  Remember all orders of $90 or more also qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration product.

I love reading your comments, they really make my day so please leave me a comment and make me smile.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo