Team Swaps!!

One of the great parts of being involved in my stamping team is swapping!!

To celebrate the arrival of a new catalogue (and the opportunity for demonstrators to purchase products prior to the release of the catalogue), we have decided to do a Pre-order swap. This way we can share samples of products that we might not have yet to our customers and be inspired to purchase them.

There are lots of yummy new stamps coming, so it was hard to decide, but I decided to make a swap using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set that I received at Leadership during Convention as most of the other girls involved in the swap had not received this set.

I’m pleased to see that Typeset DSP has carried over, so I thought I would use it in my swap as well.

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I stamped the flower image in Mint Macaron but it’s a little hard to see. Here’s a close up of the detail.

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It needed a touch of bling, so I heat embossed the sentiment and dragonfly using gold embossing powder.

I added a piece of Watermelon Wonder lace and tried to make the baker’s twine look randomly squiggled behind the sentiment. Think I need to practice that technique!! Oh well, it’s the thought that counts, right??

Let me know what you think!! And if you would like to find out more about the benefits of becoming a demonstrator and being able to purchase products before everyone else, please contact me at

Happy stamping


Stampin’ Up! products used:

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1 December 2012 – Mystery Box Challenge – Part 3

Can you believe that December is here!!  I’m in denial as I haven’t done much shopping yet and I’ve still got cards to make!!

To finish off the Mystery Box Challenge, I have a few more projects to share.  For the month of August, we just had to include 6 pieces of 6″ x 6″ patterned paper.  As Beau Chateau retired at the end of August, I have included 6″ pieces from the Birds of a Feather DSP from the current catalogue.  I think it’s one of my new favourites!!

September – 5 gift cards in assorted styles.  I made matching envelopes using the diagonal plate for the Simply Scored.  Too easy!!

October – Food/chocolate container.  I used one of the Kraft Gift Boxes which is an easy way to create a quick gift.  I’ve filled it up with Favourites!!

November – Hand made Christmas decoration.  Well, this wasn’t a hard one to do.  I used the Holiday Ornament framelits and Beau Chateau DSP and topped it off with a couple of snow flakes.  Love it!!!

December – 3 Christmas cards including envelopes.  One of these is for my lucky recipient from me!!

I hope she enjoys everything that I have made, I’ve enjoyed making it.

29 November 2012 – Mystery Box Challenge – Part 2

I hope you have enjoyed the projects so far.

For May, we had to make a bag or tote of some type.  I love the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set especially the gorgeous cup!








June – A Book mark and post it note cover.  I love the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits from the new catalogue.  Just so pretty!!

July – One small gift container containing bits and bobs.  I used an empty brad container (I knew I was keeping them for a reason!) and decorated it and put in lots of brads and buttons from my stash.

I’ll be back with more to share later!

27 November 2012 – Mystery Box Challenge Part 1

I’ve been participating in a Mystery Box Challenge this year with the ESAD facebook group that I belong to.  At the start of the year, we received a list of items to be made each month with the end result being a gift box of goodies to send to a lucky recipient.

My goal was to make each item in the appropriate month, but sometimes life doesn’t work out that way.  As the deadline for posting the box is 1 December, I’ve been madly trying to get it all finished.  I finally did it last week and just have to package up the box and post it off.

I wanted to keep it all matching as much as I could, so I have used Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper from the previous catalogue as the main paper to base it around.  I love this paper and I’m so glad that I’ve still got some left!!

So for January’s project, we had to cover a box so that we could store all the items in.  I’m afraid I cheated on this one and bought a box from one of the cheap stores as it had a lovely velvet look!!

February’s project was 4 assorted cards with different themes and matching envelopes. Now I have cased these but it was so long ago and I didn’t keep a record of where.  I’m really happy with how they turned out!

March – A covered note book plus a family favourite recipe typed/written out to share.  Must remember to put in a recipe!!

April – Easter inspired card or gift box.  My downline had created this cute carrot from the Petal Cone die, which is very cute!

I’ll be back in the next day or so with more!!

9 November 2011 – Brisbane Regional event

Last Saturday I attended the Stampin’ Up! Brisbane Regional training event with some of the girls in my team and a few of my customers.  My upline, Tracy was also able to attend.  It was a great day of catching up, swapping, sharing, learning and laughs!!!  This is why I love Stampin’ Up!  They are such a generous business!!  They had door prizes during the day (I didn’t win one but one of my team members did, Yay Carolyn!!) and gave everyone who attended a container of Champagne glitter glass. Gorgeous stuff!!!

Some of the girls in my team, Carolyn G and Mary R.


Here are my guests, Me, Jan S, Lynn W and Sandra (aka Super Mum!!)

One of the best parts of any Stampin’ Up! event, is the swapping!!!  Generally, you make a card front, include a project recipe and make lots of them.  I don’t enjoy making 50 of the same thing, so I usually do a couple of different cards.  This year, I did two card fronts and a bookmark.

I cased this one from another SU demonstrator, Elizabeth Dyson.

Stamp Set:  Elizabeth, It’s Your Day

Ink:  Early Espresso, Rose Red

Paper:  Early Espresso, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White

Accessories:  Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Whisper White organza ribbon, pastels, blender pens.

This one was cased from Heather Klump.  I really love this paper and the colours!!

Stamp set:  Four Frames, On Your Birthday

Ink:  Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder

Paper:  Berry Blossoms DSP, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Corner Rounder punch, Decorative label punch, oval punch, scallop oval punch, doily triple layer punch, finial press embossing folder


Now when I saw this on Splitcoaststampers, I just knew that I had to make it as a swap.  It’s by Snowteach.  I have to admit that I am addicted to Angry Birds!!!  These were very popular!!

Paper:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, More Mustard

Accessories:  Two Tags Die, Scallop circle punch, owl punch, bird punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, slot punch



16 September 2010

I can’t believe how quickly three weeks of holidays can go past!!  Then again, it feels like ages ago that I went to work!!  I guess all good things must come to an end, so back to work for me on Monday.

I’ve been clearing out my craft room to have a garage sale with my mum soon and, gee I have a lot of stuff!!!  I’m trying to only buy Stampin’ Up! products as it makes it so much easier to make decisions about what to make cos it all matches. 

In between cleaning out, I’ve been making a number of different swaps.  My team, Eureka Stampers, is having a new catalogue swap for September, so I thought I would combine a challenge from Mojo Monday  (It’s a blog that has a weekly challenge on, you guessed it, Mondays!!).

Here is my entry for Mojo Monday 156.  I really enjoy the effect of colouring onto the stamp and I especially love having markers in the In-Colors!!

Stamp Sets:  Razzle Dazzle, Tiny Tags

Ink:  Baja Breeze Marker & Ink, Daffodil Delight Marker,  Pear Pizzazz Marker, Peach Parfait Marker

Paper:  Greenhouse Gala DSP, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

 Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border, 1” circle punch, ¾” circle punch, Paper Piercer

15 July 2010

I just wanted to share with you a surprise that I received in the mail today from my great upline, Tracy Penn.  Our team had a team day a week or so ago, which I was unable to attend (the team being in Melbourne, and me in Queensland) but Tracy kindly collected the make and takes and notes which they received on the day.  She also put in a swap card and another little card that she had made to congratulate me on becoming a Senior Associate.

Here’s a peak at what she made.

Isn’t she a talented girl!!!!  Thanks, Tracy!!!  Now to do the make n’ takes!!  But I can’t show you yet as they are from the new stamp sets I received at convention.  You’ll just have to wait until September!!