Sale-A-Bration Starts today

yes that’s right it starts today!  What does that mean for you?  For every $90 you spend you can choose a free product from the sale-a-bration brochure.  Products include stamps, embossing folders, punches, embellishments and even digital content – something for everyone!

And if you need some help spending $90 don’t forget that the new Occasion’s mini catalogue also starts today. (The holiday mini finishes on the 31st of January so get in quickly if you wanted something from there).

Also if you host a party during Sale-a-bration you get an additional $50 hostess credit to spend on anything you want.

Sale-a-bration time is a great time to party!

Brayering Basics #5

This is the final card in my brayering basics series. This time we brayered a sunset.

Ingredients List
Cardstock – whisper white, Chocolate Chip
Inkpads – Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze & Cherry Cobbler
Stamp sets – “Serene Silhouettes” & “Thoughts & Prayers”
Other – 1 3/8” circle punch, sticky note, brayer

This is the last of the brayering basics cards.

Brayered Basics #4

Second last card in our Brayering basics class.  This is probably my favourite of them all.  This time we stamped small butterflies from the pappillion potpourri set (check out the promotions tab as this one is on special bundled with the matching punch for the month of September).  We then stamped the beautiful Swallowtail with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder before running the brayer over with elegant eggplant until we had a smooth colour. A final step just rub over the embossing with a tissue to get the excess ink off.

Ingredients List
Cardstock – whisper white, Pistachio Pudding
Inkpads – Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding & Elegant Eggplant, versamark
Stamp sets – Papillion Potpourri, Swallowtail & Petite Pairs
Other – brayer, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat tool, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

I hope you have been enjoying this series

Brayered Basics #2

This card was the second of five cards done in a recent brayering basics class.  This time we used our brayer and a textured place mat that I picked up at Kmart for $3 to make a background for our Lovely as a Tree stamps.

Ingredients List
Cardstock – whisper white, Gumball Green
Inkpads –  Gumball Green
Stamp sets – Lovely as a Tree & Delightful Dozen
Other – Gumball Green & Cherry Cobbler markers, early espresso stitched Grosgrain, brayer, chalk talk framelet

Brayered Basics Class #1

I’ve copied these posts over from my Stampin’ Up! site now that I’ve started to use this blog again.  I will post some new stuff soon too.

I’ve been asked by one of the girls who did my class to put the cards we made up on the blog with the colours etc so I thought I would put them up one at a time.  Here is the first of 5 cards.  This one we made the background by wrapping rubber bands around the brayer and then inking them up. A simple effect that could be used in many different ways.

Ingredients List
Cardstock – whisper white, Island Indigo
Inkpads – Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Costal Cabana
Stamp sets – The Open Sea & Delightful Dozen
Other – rubber bands, brayer & Labels Collection Framelets

Stay tuned for another brayered card tomorrow.

Mario Bookmark



mario bookmark

My son is a big fan of Mario so I made a few of these Mario Bookmarks for a market recently.  Simple to make with a range of Stampin’ Up! punches and some of the polkadot parade designer series papers.

I have decided to start using this blog again as the blog on my ‘official’ Stampin’ Up! site doesn’t seem to work well for those on iPads in particular. So hopefully this one works out better.  It’s still linked to the official Stampin’ Up! page for all your online shopping needs.  Class schedule is also on the official Stampin’ Up! page (yes I know it’s blank at the moment but with school going back very soon then we will get some classes happening again!


I’ve missed Stampin’ Up! so I’ve just signed up again. As in just yesterday so my new catalogues etc
have not arrived yet but that doesn’t stop us looking online now does it? I’ll be updating the links and posting some new pictures soon.

Clearance Sale

I have been having a clear up of stamps that I just haven’t been using – nothing wrong with them just not my style is seems. They are all listed at 1/2 catty prices (where available) so grab a bargain while you can. All payments to be made by direct deposit (or cash if you are local). Prices do NOT include postage.

Organic Grace  –  page 17 15.00
Punches Three   – page 17 15.00
Echoes of Kindness  – page21 25.00
Boatloads of Love – pg 38 19.98
Big Bold Birthday – pg 42 26.98
Together Forever 19.98
Fresh Cuts – pg 72 19.48
Embrace Life – pg 83 22.98
Ocean Commotion – pg 89 15.98
Spritzer 15.00
Stampin’  Stack & Store with containers – pg 157 40.00
stampin scrub  – pg 155 14.48
SU heat tool 24.98
SU Apron 20.00

If you are interested in purchasing any of the above please contact me at and pop clearance sale in the subject line if you can, thanks any demos local who might be interested in 4-6 new catalogs give me a yell.