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I live in Wattle Grove NSW and I'm married to a great guy. We have 3 fur-babies, Abbey the Dachshund x, Benny the Maltese x, and Chocco the cat. I am addicted to card making, scrap booking, and OTP's... basically anything papercrafty! I'm also a mixed media wannabe. I've been card making for the last 20+yrs and never thought it would last this long! I'm also a Stampin' Up! demo. We move all over the Country and have lived in 6 states in last 13yrs!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Christmas Bags & Boxes

Hi everyone!

On Friday night I helped Miriam with her final workshop of the year. It was all about Christmas, so we made pillow boxes, favour bags and a larger tote. We had our break up party with lots of yummy goodies for supper and Santa even filled our Favour Box with some special treats!

Miriam demonstrated how to make her version of the ribbon flower (attached to the Favour Box) and also her 'Mirianthium' (attached to the Pillow Box) and I demonstrated the Tote. It's similar to my tote here, but in 12x12 form. There's also a sneak peak from the new Summer Mini (yet to be released) on the Favour Box!! ;)

I'll miss getting together with the girls every month at Workshop, but we've devised a plan... webcams and Workshop Webinars!! I'll gather all my supplies at home in Sydney and hook up via web link every Friday night!! WOO HOO!!

Thanks for stopping in and happy stampin'!

Nae xx

Thursday, 17 November 2011

SWAPS for Stampin' Up! Melbourne Regionals 2011

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and are excited that Christmas is a mere 4.5 weeks away! I'm pleased to announce that all my Christmas shopping is done and I've just got to wrap and post everything off!

The prep for the move is going well. My house has stuff everywhere and I've finally accepted that it's going to to be that way til we leave.

As promised, here are my swaps I made for Melbourne Regionals. I still have quite a few left, so please email me here if you would like to swap with me (interstaters welcome too!).


Card Front Recipe
Stamps: Creative Elements
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede, River Rock, Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point
Big Shot: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


Altered Beer Coaster Magnet Recipe
Stamps: Butterfly Prints
Cardstock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum
Paper: Flirtatious DSP
Ink: Perfect Plum, Melon Mambo
Marker: Perfect Plum
Punches: Butterfly, Decorative Label, Corner Rounder
Tools: Colour Spritzer, Stampin' Sponge
Embellishments: Rhinestones
From Stash: Magnets, Beer Coaster


Treat Bag Recipe
Stamps: Tagtastic (Hostess 2011-2012)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Neutrals Paper Stack
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Decorative Label
Other: Cellophane Bags

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin'!

Nae xx

Monday, 14 November 2011

Stampin' Up! Melbourne Regionals 2011

Hi everyone!

Sorry it's been a while since my last post. We are currently relocating from Point Lonsdale VIC to Wattle Grove NSW (Sydney), so my life has been about packing, packing and more packing! It all happens on 1 Dec 2011 and we should be settled in Sydney around 10 Dec 2011.

I just got back from Melbourne Stampin' Up! Regionals and boy was I inspired! I learnt so much and was inspired in so many ways. I got to meet a few of my "scrapping idols" and was a little star struck. First is the lovely Claire Daly whom I've been following since around 2006, next is Simone Bartrum whom I've been following since around 2008, and last, but certainly not least, is Sue Madex whom I've been following since around 2008 too! Their work is amazing and I think all three ladies are fab! I even got a hug off Claire and Simone and got to swap with Simone -- my very own creation by THE Simone Bartrum!!! Sooooo happy!!!

The presentations were fantastic and there were lots of ideas I picked up and can't wait to try! We had 3 make and takes which I will post at a later date. We also got a lot of freebies! We got a free stamp set just for attending, a free Vanilla Smooch Spritz because we reached capacity in numbers, and free Champagne Glass Glitter just because they love giving away freebies!!

Sophie (the training coordinator for Stampin' Up in Sydney) is fantastic!!! I'm not exaggerating! She presented on the big shot, fabric, how to be a great 1950's housewife (hilarious!), and a simple ribbon rose - NO SEWING! She even made her skirt out of the Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Designer Fabric. Here she is in her full circle skirt:

And here's my favourite project she made using Fabric and the Favour Box die:

There were 5 WOW's by fellow demo's Kathryn Ruddick, Janine Rawlins, Tracey Penn, Miriam Spiess and Brenda Fry.

I was very happy to learn a couple months ago, my dear friend Miriam Spiess would be doing a Workshop WOW at Regionals this year. Miriam made a gorgeous shadowbox for a friend of ours after the passing of her father and, via the wonderful world of Pintrest, it landed on Sophie's desk! She's been busy creating flowers, cards, LO's, arrangements and OTP's to present. Her signature flower is gorgeous, which I named MIRIANTHIUM! Click here to pop on over to her blog and see her stunning creations!! She's even made orchids, gerberas, leaves and ribbon flowers! Here's a sneak peak:

...and here's Miriam with her 'Ode to Cherry Cobbler' (I pinched this from Claire's blog):
Oh Cherry Cobbler
How I love thee
If Stampin' Up! ever retire you
They shall retire me

Another WOW which I loved, was all about the Petal Cone Big Shot die. Kathryn Ruddick blew me away with her gorgeous boxes! She sure can embellish!! Click here to pop on over to her blog to see these gorgeous treat boxes!! Here's a sneak peak:

I will post my swaps in a seperate post, so keep an eye out for that. Until next time...

Happy stampin'!

Nae xx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November Special - it's BIG!

Hi everyone!

I've got some great news... Stampin' Up! has got an exciting speical running throughout the month of November. They are giving us 10% off Big Shot and selected Big Shot Accessories!

Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die  
Flower Burst Embosslits Die            
Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder      
Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder        
Elegant Lines Embossing Folder        
Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die                    
Pillow Box Bigz Die                      
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die               
Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die           
Mover & Shapers Punch Windows  
Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die                            
Petal Cone Bigz L Die                                   

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine          
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die
Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Please call me on 0408 433 137 or email here to place an order, book a workshop or make an enquiry.

Happy stampin'!

Nae xx