Simply Scappin’


I love the look of the new Stampin’ Up! Simply Scrappin’ Kits.  Particularly the Crew Kids Girl Kit.  This morning whilst my little cherubs were sleeping and watching a video I got stuck in and made up 18 6×6 pages from a template that I had here.  I have barely even put a dent into the Kit!!  I only added a couple of extra pages of 12×12 Whisper White & voila i’ve scrapped Alexandra’s First Birthday! Woo hoo me!!


As you can see above this is what is still left over from the kit even after i’ve done the 18 Pages!!  If you are interested in purchasing one of these kits from me I will include the templates that I used to quickly and easily scrap so many pages in one morning!  The scrap kits are $36.95 and include 8 sheets of Textured Cardstock in 4 different colours, 6 sheets of Self-adhesive die cuts, 2 of each design, and 3 sheets each of 2 different double sided papers which are of cardstock quality.  It’s great value and i’ve still got HEAPS of scrapbooking that I can do with the leftovers from this mornings project.  Email me on [email protected] if you are interested in getting a kit of your own!!

Until next time, Happy scrapping!!


Scrapping my Beautiful Boy!

My Stampin’ Up! Upline Alisa Tilsner posted some challenges on our team forum last week.  This is one of the things I made for the challenges.  This one was to use Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White in a card or layout.  I decided to scrap this beautiful picture I took of my darling little man a month or so back.  He is such a lovely natured little guy!!


 Cardstock: Blue Bayou & Soft Sky Textured Cardstock, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.

Stamps: Genuine Article & Office Accoutrement.

Accesories: 1 1/4″ Square Punch, Scissors, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon (yummy).

Now a couple of points of interest are the zig zags at the bottom of the page.  I have made these using my 1 1/4″ square punch.  I just turned it upside down, put the paper in where I thought was a good size, marked the punch with a black pen to use as a guide for the rest of the punches.  Aligning the marks and the previouse punched triangle as I went along. Does that make sense?  If not let me know and I can attempt a tutorial.   The Other point of interest is the photo corner in the top right hand of the photo.  I again used te 1 1/4″ punch.  I punched out a square from the textured Soft Sky Cardstock and cut it in half on the diagonal.  I put the two triangles together and cut it across as wide as I thought the photo corner should be.  Hope that helps!

Until next time, happy stamping!!

Happy Birthday Dear Mary-anne…

It is my dear SIL’s birthday next week and this long weekend we are heading to a big gathering to celebrate with her – she’s turning the big four-Oh!!  I wanted to make her something that she could keep and also some nice cards to use as well.  I came across these mdf boxes at Riot the other day and it’s the most perfect size for some cards and envelopes.  I hope that she likes it.


It’s a little dark where i’ve taken the picture but you get the idea.  The box behind is painted in a Kaiser Pink paint and then decorated with Petals & Paisley Double sided paper, and Rich Regal Wide Grosgrain ribbon.  I stamped the “cards” on the top with old olive using the Big Deal Alpha.  There are 20 cards and matching envelopes in the box.  The two Baroque Motif cards are shamelessly CASED,  as I was true to form and procrastinated too long to delay any further.  I can’t remember the name of the lady who designed the Pomegranate, Old Olive Baroque card in the top left.  Kerri Hunter designed the white Baroque cards that are at the front inthe middle.  I’ve used River Rock to stamp the Baroque swirl and then Pomegranate to do the spiky little flower and greeting.  Pomegranate to stamp the roundy flower at the bottom and I’ve matted it on Pomegranate Textured Cardstock that was punched out using the new Scallop punch.  The Blue Bayou Bold Birthday Card is one I just whipped up using my new Bold Birthday Set (thanks Mel!! mwah!).  I wanted to add something to the box that was masculine or usable for a child.  I think this card accomplishes that.   Anyway, i’m off for the weekend now, I hope Mary-anne likes her little gift!

Until next time, Happy Stamping!!

It’s Official – I’m Wonderful!!

LOL!!!  Did the title get your attention??  In today’s mail I have received two beautiful cards from two equally beautiful people.  But what made me giggle was that they both had wonderful on the front of them!!  It’s not everyday that someone sends you a card telling you they think you’re wonderful but to get two in one day has made my day!!  Thank you very much dear Kristie & Tanya – I think you’re both pretty wonderful too!!



I’m off now to be the most wonderful me that I can be!!  *snort*.  Have a magnificent day everyone!  Until next time, Happy Stamping!!

Fabulous Flowers

Ooooh i just love the New Fabulous Flowers stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  It was a must have first on my wishlist.  I just love the saying “Dare to be Fabulous” I think we should all dare to be a little fabulous every now and again!!


Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Polka Dots & Paisley

Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose, Versamark

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi Textured, Purely Pomegranate Textured, Rose Red, Whisper White.

Hope you like it!! Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Convention was a blast!!!

Well, I’m back and partially recovered after the Stampin’ Up! Convention!!  Oh my what a great couple of days!!  I had a ball.  I met Shelli Gardner!!!  My picture was taken with her (my version is horrid though, so I hope some of the other girls copies are nicer!!) She gave me a hug and told me I was cute!!  There is always a first for everything!!  I got to meet some of the loveliest ladies in the country and rub shoulders with some very talented people…Yvonne Campbell, Sarah Klass, my dear upline Alisa Tilsner, just to “name drop” a few….the list goes on and on!!  I even got to walk across the stage for a recruiting award, hug Shelli again and walk down the other side – and all without tripping over!!  I was very happy about that as it’s been a while since i’ve worn heels!!!

Anyway, enough of that, below are a couple of my swap cards from convention.  I’m sorry I was too busy beforehand to put them up!!


Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant

Stamps: Scribble This, Petals & Paisley

Inks: Rose Red

Accessories: Aqua Painter, Black Stampin’ Write Marker, Watercolour wonder Crayons, White Grosgain ribbon, Dimensionals

I am loving the effect masking has at the moment!


Card: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Stamps: Seeing Spots, Occaisional Greetings (in the new catalogue)

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue

Accessories: Paper Piercing Mat Pack, Antique Brass Brads, Cutter Kit to distress edges, 1.4″ Circle punch to create the 54 (give or take) circles used to mask the spots and create the layered look!

 I had another swap card done however, I don’t seem to have taken a picture of it!!  Oh well, nevermind!  Until next time, happy stamping!!

2008/09 Idea Book & Catalogue Launch

We had a fantastic night all around!!  Thank you very much to all of our customers and friends who were able to attend on the night!  I hope you had as much fun as we did!!  The ladies that attended all made two cards and a basket, had a lovely supper and got to drool over the new catalogue and take one home for some light reading!  4 of the girls from my “Mad Inkstincts” team and myself joined together to make a great night of stamping fun.  I’ve included some pictures here for you to see.  We are currently in discussions about a Stamping Day to be held in the same location….more details to follow as we have them.

A big thanks to Tanya, Melissa, Sally & Theresa for your efforts to make the night a huge success.  You’re the best girls!!





2008/2008 Idea Book & Cataloogue


It’s HERE!!!  (I’m only a day late in posting I know!!)  It is DIVINE!!  So many delicious new stamps, papers, ribbons, Acessories….and and and… I want it all!!  If you would like a new catalogue posted to you, please contact me at [email protected].  I am selling them for $12.95 including postage.  BUT if you’d like one for FREE - book a workshop with ME and i’ll post it and all you need to host your workshop!!  Alternatively you can look at it online HERE

 Hopefully soon i’ll have some yummy new samples to show you all!!