Friday, August 27, 2010

2010 - 2011 Stampin Up Ideas Book and Catalogue Launch Party.......Should Be Fun!!!!!

Our 2010-2011 Ideas and Catalogue Book Launch Party is fast approaching.  We hope you'll frock up with us and come along for a great night of fun.  
Details are as follows:
Date: Wednesday 15th September
Time: 7.00pm
Where: Parkview Cafe (across the road from the Brolga Theatre).
Cost: $20 (this includes your catalogue, hot nibblies, tea/coffee, champagne and a selection of make and take activities from the new catalogue).
Lots of fun and prizes on the night, including a Stampin' Up basket full of Creative Goodies!  

RSVP: 10th September to Mel ( or Helen (or catch us on facebook) for catering purposes.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Even more discounts being added to the last chance list...Check it out!

Additional Last Chance List Discounts!

As you may know the Last Chance List is quickly coming to an end.  Before we welcome many exciting new stamps and accessories, Stampin Up needs to make room in their warehouse by clearing out some high-inventory last-chance items.  For the first (and probably last) time Stampin Up have added a select number of additional discounted last-chance items for the final days of the promotion. Below are the item.

The Last Chance promotion ends 31 August, 2010. All items are only available while supplies last, and with these discounts, they won’t last long!
Get your orders in soon, before these products are gone forever!

Item # Page    Description    Discount    Discounted AUS Price Discounted NZ Price
116342    42    Big Bold Birthday 50% $     26.98 $    31.98
116408    100    Seeing Spots 50% $     14.98 $    17.98
116344    121    Big Deal Alphabet 50% $     38.98 $    45.98
116208    126    In Color card stock (A4) 50% $        7.25 $      8.63
105538    127    Bold Brights Stampin' Write markers 25% $     43.46 $    51.71
105537    127    Soft Subtles Stampin' Write markers 25% $     43.46 $    51.71
105540    127    Rich Regals Stampin' Write markers 25% $     43.46 $    51.71
105541    127    Many Marvelous Markers 25% $   175.46 $  209.96
 105550     128     Bold Brights Classic Stampin' Spots  25%  $     31.46  $    37.46
 105551     128     Earth Elements Classic Stampin' Spots  25%  $     31.46  $    37.46
 105539     128     Earth Elements Stampin' Write markers  25%  $     43.46  $    51.71
 105552     129     Rich Regals Classic Stampin' Spots  25%   $     31.46  $    37.46
112042    132    Urban Garden Designer Series paper 50% $        8.48 $      9.98
112041    134    Bella Rose Designer Series paper 50% $        8.48 $      9.98
107305    152    Oval Large punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
113692    152    Eyelet border punch 50% $     15.48  $    17.98
109043    152    Scallop Circle punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
113694    152    Heart to Heart punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
112082    152    Wide Oval punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
112091    152    Scallop Edge punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
113693    152    Full Heart punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
104310    155    Crafters' Tool Kit 25% $     58.46 $    68.96
112004    AW28* 1-3/4" Circle punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
116629    CO* Butterfly punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98

  *CO=Carryover Flyer     
  *AW=Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue    

Friday, August 13, 2010

Last Chance List!

The Last Chance List from Stampin' Up! came on on 1 August.  It is a list of all of the products that will no longer be available after 31 August 2010. It is quite a long list, so I suggest a cup of tea or coffee as you browse it.  You can download it here,  but before you do read this: 
Some of the products on the last chance list are discounted by either 25% or 50%.  Here are some of the best specials available on the list: 
  • All felt flowers (both colour schemes, page 144) are 25% off
  • Die cut blooms (cardboard flowers already cut out for you, page 144) Either 25 or 50% off depending on the colour scheme you choose.
  • Chunky sprinkles stampin' glitter (page 145) 50% off
  • Antique brass build a brad (page 149) 25% off
  • Simply sent kits (page 143) 25% off, only $62.96 each
  • Chipboard, Lots of Letters (page 147) only $17.96
  • Pink flamingo designer series paper (page 132) only $8.48
Stamp sets at 50% off:
  • Best wishes and more 115758 (page 53) only $23.98
  • Greetings eight 115792 (page 57) only $24.98
  • Enjoy every moment 113009 (page 97) only$26.98
  • All scallops (page 105) only 27.98

Stamp sets at 25% off:
  • Spotlight on Christmas (page 28) only 29.96
  • A Holly Jolly Christmas (page 29) only 35.96
  • You & Moi (page 34) only 18.71
  • That's funny (page 55) only 31.46
  • Once upon a time (page 65) only 25.46
  • Just jawing (page 67) only 34.46
  • A Beautiful thing (page 76) only 22.46
  • Bloomin with beauty (page 79) only 35.96
  • Embrace life (page 83) only 34.46
  • Playful petals (page 86) only 39.71
  • Good friend (page 99) only 39.71
  • Game night (page 101) only 25.46
  • Cute cues (page 103) only 15.71
  • Tres chic (page 109) only 25.46
  • ABC Alphabet upper (page 121) only 39.71
  • Wow flowers (page 140) only 18.71
  • Starring you (page 141) only 18.71
Discounted Punches:
  • Boho blossoms punch only $23.21
  • Scallop square punch only 23.21
  • Scallop oval punch only $23.21
Discounted Designer Series Papers, all only $12.71 each
  • Haiku (page 132)
  • Raspberry tart (page 133)
  • Tea Party (apge 133)
  • Holiday treasures (page 134)
  • Windsor Knot (page 135)
 If you would like to order anything from the LAST CHANCE LIST or from the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalogue before it's too late.  Contact me today

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Our August Class is going to be Yummmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyy!!!!

Our August Class is quickly approaching! This class is all about fun ways to give sweet treats as gifts.

You will make:
1.Treat Cup Flower
2. Treat Cup Male Card (possibly for Father's Day)
3. Box in a Bag
4. Sweet Treats Bottle Hanger (for Wine or Spirits), and
5. Lollypop Holder

For the treat cups you will need to bring along a bag of mini treats. These could be Tic Tacs, Mini M&Ms, Mini Musks or Mini Mints. Mary Delicious on Kent Street in Maryborough should also be able to provide some other sweet little yummy ideas. If you have any question please send Helen or I a  message or leave a comment on this blog.

When: Wednesday 25th August

Where: Mel's place (address to be given on booking)
Time: 6.45 for a 7.00 start.
Cost: $15 (includes, kit, supper and fun and games)

Please Bring: Your Sweet Mini Treats (Lollies), Snail Adhesive, Double-Sided Tape, Scissors and a Pen.

More information and photos will be posted on our blogs in the coming days.

Hope to see you on the night! Please feel free to bring along a friend, as new crafters are always welcome!! (Just let us know so we can organise extra materials)
Hope to see you on the night!

Mel and Helen

(P.S. to book please phone me on 0407120936 or email me at

Sunday, August 8, 2010

More cute ideas with Treat Cups!

Hi!! Just a quick post today to show you one of the items we will be making at our Sweet About You!!!! Class on the 25th of August.  This one has been created for Father's Day (boy that has snuck up quickly!!!) but can be changed for a male birthday card.

Hopefully I'll have a post with all the details of this yummy little class in the next couple days.  Enjoy the last few hours of the weekend!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Testing out some new class ideas!

After working full time for the past three weeks I'm now looking forward to spending some time creating and enjoying my beautiful little ones.  Here's a couple of little creations that you will see in some of our up and coming classes.

The first one is a little treat flower filled with mini M&Ms.  THis little cutie uses Stampin Up's Treat Cups and Scallop Circle Die, plus the delicious Melon Mambo Spotted Ribbon.  

Then finally I had a play with making distressed flowers using the scallop circle and circle punches.  I found these on one of my blog journeys...hopefully I'll be able to post the link soon (just need to find it!).

Keep watching  for the details of our next class, on the 25th of August. I'll give you a little hint.....everything revolves around treats!! 

Friday, July 30, 2010

A quick creation!

I haven't had much creative time of late...working full time and trying to run a household of 4, doesn't leave much free time (unfortuately)! I quickly whipped up this little card last weekend.  I love this colour scheme...but then again I love anything with Kraft.  To add a bit of something special to the butterflies, I embossed the white floral images. (It's a pitty this hasn't come out in the pic).

Enjoy your weekend! Hoping to show you more creative ideas soon!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

More little people shoes...this time for Giselle!

I'm fine tunning my mary jane pattern.  These little tootsy covers have turned out so much better than my first pair for Gracey.  I've also added a little beanie/hair clip to finish off the outfit.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A little Something I whipped up tonight...Dorothy Shoes!

These little cuties were so very easy to make and took only very little time.  I think you'll be seeing more of these.  Let's hope when I try them on Gracey tomorrow, that they fit. If not, we welcomed little Elsie Olive into the Board Family today...perhaps they'll fit her tiny little feet!

July Class.......Weddings, Kids and Ladies Creations.

Our July class with be a mixed project night, including: wedding giftcard holder, children's cards, topnote card and gift bag plus a pocket card. 

Date: Wednesday 28th July 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start.
Venue: Mel's Place (details given when booking)
Please bring: scissors, pencil, snail adhesive and double-sided tape.
Cost: $15 (includes class, kit, supper plus fun and games)
All welcome!!! Friends are more than welcome (just let us know so we can prepare a kit).
Hope to see you all on the night!
Mel ( and Helen
P.s. Don't forget to wear your silliest slippers or scarf and be in it to win it!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The final Deal of the Week for June!

This is the final deal of the week from Stampin Up this June.  Purchase these great bargains from 23 June, 12:01 AM (AET) through 30 June, 1T1:50 PM (AET).

Regular Price
Sale Price
Square Ice Rhinestone brads
Circle Ice Rhinestone brads
Square Fire Rhinestone brads
Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

Monday, June 21, 2010

Missing in Action for a bit!

Hi All!
I've been somewhat missing in action from my creative displays.  Gracey is turning 1 soon, so It's Decoration Central at my house at the moment.  Everywhere you look in my spareroom is pink, red and butterflies.  Plus I've been cooking and sewing for the big day.

A couple weekends ago, I did find the time to make these gorgeous Stationery Box Sets.  They fold out from a cute little box and become a place to organise cards, tags, gift cards, notepad, stamps and a pen. When I saw the template on SCS, I had to make a couple.

I've also had a play with my Big Shot Top Note Die, creating the patchwork cards and gift bag.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Deal of the Week 3 - Grab a stamp bargain!

This week's deal is 40-50% off selected stamp sets. Wow, half price stamps, what a bargain!

Here's the details:

Regular Price
Sale Price
A Happy Heart stamp set
Greetings Eight stamp set
Bella's Bloom stamp set
Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
All Scallops stamp set

This special ends June 22nd, so you don't have long to take advantage of these great prices. To order any (or all!) of these stamp sets, contact me today.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

If You Love Design Series Papers and Love a bargain...Check this Out!!!1

Deals of the Week
Throughout the month of June, Stampin Up are bringing you a new deal every week! With the Deals of the Week, you'll get up to 50 percent off a selection of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue! 

Here is this weeks super deal!  
Regular Price
Sale Price
Haiku Designer Series paper
Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper
Tea Party Designer Series paper
Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper
Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series paper

Haiku $10.17
Pink Flamingo $11.02
Tea Party $10,17
Raspberry Tart $11.02
Sweet Slumber $14.95

The second deals of the week are from Wednesday 9 June, 12:01 AM (AET) through Tuesday 15 June, 11:50 PM (AET).
These items can be viewed in the catalogue on page 132 and 133.

These items have been made with Pink Flamingo (Mini Purse), Haiku (Larger Purse) and Raspberry Tart (Framed Squares). 

If you would like to place an order for this great deal, Please contact me (

Friday, June 4, 2010

Good Morning Sunshine Stationary Class

For our next class we will be using the Design Series Paper, Good Morning Sunshine to make a post-it note/calendar holder, a shopping list holder and a cute little handbag greeting card using the Top Note die-cut.

During this class we will look at using Sanding Blocks and the use of Die-Cut Machines in paper craft.

30th June
6.45pm for a 7.00pm start.
$15 for class, kit and supper.
Please bring: scissors, doublesided tape and/or snail adhesive.
Mel's Place (Details to be given when booking)

If you would like to come along for a night of girly fun and giggles, please contact me.

Grab a bargain - Deal of the week

Throughout the month of June, Stampin Up are bringing you a new deal every week! With the Deals of the Week, you’ll get up to 50 percent off a selection of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue!
This week’s deals:

112081152Scallop Square punch
109183153Trio Flower punch
110711153Boho Blossoms punch
114889n/a*Scallop Oval punch (From Carryover Flyer)

Each punch was $30.95.  Now they have been discounted to only $20.12
Valid from 1 June, 12:01 AM (AET) through 8 June, 11:50 PM (AET)

This is a great saving! If you would like to take advantage of this week's deal please contact me and keep your eyes on this space for next weeks amazing deal.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This weekends creations!

This weekend I made some double slide cards.  These are my favourite thing at the moment.  They are super easy to make once you watch this tutorial over at Dawn's Studio.  You wouldn't believe it, but the sliding mechanism works on a piece of grocery bag. I love how you get two surprises when you pull the top tab out.  Definately one for an up and coming class!

I also got to play with my new favourite toy, my embossing gun.  I embossed the bird cage and vine using clear embossing powder and versa marker. For the flowers I used my stampin write markers to match all the Soft Subtles paper.