Two posts in one day!

Well, not really as I wrote the last one the other day and am just publishing it now! 

My two boys started at a new school this week! I am very proud of them because they are both settling really well.  It will take a few weeks for us all to get used to the new school but I am feeling really good about our decision to change.

 Ok on to some cards, I made these the other evening one RAK and one for a birthday

This card uses, Barely Banana, Not Quite Navy, Gable Green and Watercolour cardstock.  I stamped the image from the Blooming with Happiness hostess set with black Stazon ink and then coloured it in using the aqua painter and Rich Regal Wonder Watercolour Crayons.


This card I have made for an upcoming birthday of a friend of mine.  I have used two of the In Colours – Vintage Violet and Marigold Morning, along with Old Olive and Watercolour cardstock.  Again used black Stazon and Wonder Watercolour Crayons.  I am really loving this watercolouring – can you tell?? LOL!

 All images copyright Stampin’ Up! 1990 – 2008


Pay it forward RAK

This past week we at Elite Stampers have been participating in a ‘pay it forward’ RAK where we sign up to send a RAK (in this case a card) to the person below us on the list.  Now we can send RAKs at any time but this got me moving and I have sent of a couple of RAKs to some of the lovely women with whom I chat on the forum.

 So I am going to show you the cards now.  I recently purchased the French Script Background Stamp from Stampin’ Up! I have loved this stamp for a long time and admired it on many many cards but for some reason had not bought it.  So I am very glad I did and you will no doubt seeing popping up on many creations.


I have also done some watercolouring on this card using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Crayons, I have the Rich Regals set and the colours are so gorgeous.  I have stamped the flower, stem and leaf from my new set which will be released to you guys in April, with black Stazon ink onto the watercolour cardstock and then used my Aqua Painter to do the watercolouring.  Not bad for my first attempt I think!  I have layered the card using Lovely Lilac for my card, then the image is on Perfect Plum and Sage Shadow each of them is inked around the edges, I stamped the background in Lovely Lilac ink too! I really enjoyed making this card as I was just playing really and having which is what this is all about.

 The next card I made after using the leftover watercolour cardstock, same stamp set but using the big flower stamp and pretty much the same process as above.


The ribbon I have used on both cards is from the Summer Mini Catalogue (out now), they are from the Ribbon Originals Flirty range.  A great mix with so many of our products.

If you would like to order from the mini catalogue please contact me and don’t forget for every $100 you spend you can choose one free stamp set from our Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

All images copyright Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

A better blogger on her way and Sale-a-Bration!!!

It’s Sale-A-Bration time again at Stampin’ Up! and free product is what it’s all about! Every year Stampin’ Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new recruits the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition stamp sets they’ll enjoy for years to come.

Here’s how Sale-A-Bration works:


When you spend $100 on Stampin’ Up! merchandise, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There’s no limit-for every $100 you spend, you can select another free Sale-A-Bration reward.


When you host a workshop of at least $600 (before tax and shipping), you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward-in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!


During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set, a value of up to $79.95, from our current Idea Book and Catalogue!

The Sale-A-Bration promotion starts on 1 January and runs through 29 February so don’t miss your chance to earn free products!

Email me today or call me to learn more.You can view the Sale-A-Bration brochure online, just click on the link.    

So that is the Stampin’ Up! news and I have quite a few cards and scrapping layouts to share with you. 

Oops almost forgot that there is also a new Summer Mini Catalogue to check out and you can see them both on the Stampin’ Up website –

Now here are some cards I have made recently.


This card is made using Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White cardstock, stamp sets include Best Bar Codes from the Summer Mini and Eat Cake.  I have embossed the Bar Code Happy Birthday image in silver and have also used some of the scrumptious wide grosgrain ribbon in Chocolate Chip. If you would like to have more information about any of these products or how I made this card please contact me.


Once again I have used the Eat Cake stamp set for this Birthday card for my friend Dana, we figured out last night that we have known each other for about 15 years – time has surely flown by!  I have used Basic Black, Almost Amethyst and Whisper White cardstock and some gorgeous silver cord. I have used my trusty Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool and Silver embossing powder.  I also stamped the cake image on the envelope.  The Happy Birthday is from the Happy Everything stamp set – a very versatile set that covers so many occasions.

The following card has been made using a set that we received as a Thank you from Stampin’ Up!  It was a lovely surprise and came with a lovely note from our cofounder and CEO Shelli Gardner.

The set is called Time Well Spent and will be available in our next catalogue.  I have coloured the stamps in using the Stampin’ Write Markers in Bold Brights. This allowed me to easily colour all the letters different colours. I have used Cool Carribean and Whisper White cardstock. I also used Red gingham and Red grosgrain ribbon.


All images copyright Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

 The following layouts I completed whilst on a girls scrapping weekend way back at the end of November, hope you like them!