Project Life - Pocket Pages, Scrapbooking

Project Life Card Idea plus a Giveaway

Hi folks Wow product is selling out fast so if you havent checked out the Retiring List for this year it might be a good idea to take a look soon. It is updated Tuesday – Friday as products sell out. You can find the Retiring List HERE

If you wish to do an Online Order with me – you can do this where ever you are in New Zealand and it will be sent straight to you – You can follow the link to my online store on the right sidebar of my blog. The current Hostess code is ETR49PAB Just pop it in the box when requested as you go through the order process. It helps me keep track of the smaller orders but if your order is $300 or over not including shipping then you qualify for your own Hostess Code and Rewards. If anyone needs help setting up an account then I can help with that too.

Recently I went to a big Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Event held in Auckland called OnStage. It was a lot of fun catching up with my team and other demonstrators from around New Zealand plus we got to see the **NEW** 2016-2017 catalogue and got to take home some of the new products too!P1080154 Another benefit of these events is the swapping, you make multiples of a project and then swap them for other peoples projects and come home with heaps of different ideas! My swap was a set of Project Life Pocket Style cards.


This is what they look like in a page protector. Sadly the Word Window Punch has retired AND Sold Out but every thing else I used is still available.

Timeless Textures Stamp Set

Crazy About You Stamp Set

Petite Petals Stamp Set and Punch

Hello You Thinlits Dies

The colours are Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush and Tempting Turquoise.

And here is THE BEST BIT! I have two sets of these cards to give away. Simply leave a comment below and I will draw two winners next Friday!

Cards - Babies and Kids

Cantaloupe Sweet Girl


I love this colour combo – Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso! Its a little different for a baby card but its nice to have one thats not just pink. So pleased I actually remembered to use my Large Scallop Edgelit die as this largere scale scallop is perfect for this card and complements the Scallop circle under the matted image. I stamped and cut out the shoe bows from a scrap of Calypso Coral just to make them pop a little more. The Petite Petals flowers are embellished with Rhinestones and some loops of Painted Blooms Cotton Twine – I separated out some strands rather than using the whole thickness just to make it lighter and whispier. Ido so love that Spring flowers Embossing Folder, it works for so many occasions and uses. Take a closer look.


Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - Birthday, Cards Fancy Folds, Gift, Punch Art

New Classes

Cards and Cuppa – This Wednesday 26th March 

Two times 10am-12 OR 7 pm-9 at my House 1 Pound Road Leeston.

2 cards including the one below plus morning tea/supper. Cost is $15 

RSVP is a must so I can have enough supplies ready : )


Next Cards and Cuppa will be  April 9th

Papercrafters Day next Sunday March 30th 10-4 $5

Bring along your own supplies and projects to work on. Try out some of my tools and stamps. Lots of samples and templates for you to see and use! Tea and coffee provided. Mini Class at 1 pm.

Also Kids Easter class
Monday 7th April 3.30 – 5 $10 per child includes drink and bickie  Making a card and novelty candy bunny ( based on a design by Lisa Young).



Masked Sunburst

Ok I wasnt quite finished with this Sunburst technique (Just Add Ink Challenge) Ive been kind of inspired by the amazing people who can make gorgeous card using only One Layer. I didn’t quite manage that but my Sunburst pattern is made up of only ONE piece of card and used 3 stamps, 3 sponges,  3 inkpads and 2 sheets of BIG sticky notes.

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My daughter even had to run her fingers over the surface to feel it was only one layer but thanks to some nifty stamping, masking and sponging you get an awesome effect. I based the colours on the Pals Paper Arts Colour Challenge 194

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The stamp sets I used included two new ones from the Occasions catalogue, Petite Petals and Spiral Spins both of which good choices for the budget conscious and are useful for a variety of cards. I stamped 2 images from the Spiral Spins and one of the flowers from Petite Petals, punched them with corresponding punches then layered then for a very chic effect. The other stamp sets I used were Teeny Tiny sentiments and Papaya Collage.

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Cards - General

Bannerifically Cute

Wow its been a exciting  busy and often unsettling few days since I last posted. My eldest daughter has moved away from home to study and was having trouble adjusting so we have had lots of upset but she is finally getting her groove  although she still would rather be at home. My eldest has passed his learners driver s licence so now I have to teach another of my children to drive (Im very proud of him though) And lastly my youngest and myself are back to work and school after the Christmas holidays! Boy will I be glad to see my first paycheck. And People, that’s just the big stuff!!

However I did make time for a little stamping yesterday and made some thank you note for my ladies orders. I used last weeks Try Stamping on Tuesday Sketch as it was so cute and I’d had an idea popping around my brain all week. I combined it with the colours from the Paper Pals Arts challenge just so I could use some Washi tape from the Epic Day This and That pack

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I didn’t have any rose Red so substituted Primrose Petals instead. To make the banners I laid down two rows of the striped washi tape on some Whisper White card, offsetting the stripes so the white was beside the grey then Centered the Sale A Bration Reward Banner Punch when the point over the join in the two strips of tape. The flowers are from the stamp set Petite Petals and punched out with the coordinating Petite Petals punch. I sponged the edges of the flowers to soften the starkness of the punched edge and add a little more colour.


Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards - Get Well and Sympathy

Sneak Peek Alert

So as you will know there is a new Stampin’ Up! Supplementary catalogue being released soon (28 Jan) and as you may not know one of the benefits of being a Demonstrator is being able to order new product before it is released to the public. I was able to order some new product earlier this month including this cute set Petite Petals with coordinating punch and then of course make this card.

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The dotty pattern along the side is from another new stamp set called Happy Watercolor and so is the sentiment.

I have a pile of these new OCCASIONS catalogues waiting to go in you hot little hands so flick me an email if you would like one

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