Ready, Set, Send

In May this year Stampin’ Up! started a trial selling a pack of handmade cards that they hoped would be an introduction to Stampin Up for a new audience in Australia.

These Ready Set Send cards are all complete and so appealed to those wanting to give a handmade card but without the effort of making it themselves. They are also appealing to those wishing to make a difference to support a worthwhile organisation, with $10 for every packet sold, donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. So far we have donated over $18,000 from the sale of this pack of cards.

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Ready. Set. Send. kit by Stampin’ Up! features handmade cards and includes five thank you cards, five birthday cards and 10 envelopes. It’s perfect to have on hand throughout the year! $19.00 plus $5.95 for shipping and handling

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Now as an extra enticement for you to order this set of cards and support the National Breast Cancer Foundation, I will personally donate $4 from every pack of these cards ordered through me or via my online store (open 24/7 and delivered straight to your door) to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This offer from me finishes October 31st however the cards will still be available after that date. It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so this is one of the ways I am supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …

LibbySigMed

Latte Girls Blog Hop

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Welcome to Latte Girls Blog Hop. I’m thr first stop on the ‘hop’ this time, however, if you’ve just happend on by, there is a full list of participants and their blogs at the end of the post. This week’s hop focuses on Project Life.

Do you have pictures sitting on your computer, on your phone, or in a box?

I have fallen in love with a new system called Project Life® that takes the time, money and stress out of memory keeping! It’s all about living your life, and documenting it for your family in a quick, simple, easy and affordable way!

It takes much less time and effort than traditional scrapbooking, and focuses more living your life and preserving your precious memories for your children and grandchildren. You need not ONE OUNCE of crafting ability, just the desire to preserve your precious memories for your family!

Now here’s my first share – it’s a 12” x 12” layout using some photos taken way too long ago and waiting for me to scrap them. I was able to pull these photos and the cards together in a short time and have the page finished with journaling in about 15 minutes. Way too easy  :)

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Save time. Save Stress.

The organization and design that is Project Life® is already figured out for you. Different from traditional scrapbooking, there is no stress about where to place photos, which papers to use, techniques to incorporate, products to coordinate. The work is done. You just add your photos and journaling.

No more guilt.

Gone are the days that you feel bad about not doing something with your pictures or your kids’ pictures. Now you can actually get those pictures off the computer and into a format that can be enjoyed. Project Life makes photo-displaying and story-telling fun and easy.

Incredible Value

We love making scrapbooking not only simple, but affordable. You will have a hard time finding better prices for what you get, especially given the impeccable quality.

My second share is a card made using the Seasonal Snapshot Card Collections:

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I know we’re all busy, and have so much taking up our time, but I would LOVE for you to join me in having some good healthy fun together, along with creating something that is priceless for you and your family. Contact me about Project Life today.

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Tree Punch

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I hope you enjoyed my shares today.

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Here’s a full list of participants in the Blog Hop just in case you get ‘lost’ on the way:

Libby – YOU ARE HERE

Virginia

Narelle

Leonie

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.
If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …

LibbySigMed

12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 3

Wow I can’t believe that this is our third week of this Christmas thing already. That means that it will be here before we know it…..so we had better start getting organised.

This week Narelle will help you get a head start by showing you a simple table setting you can start now that will have your Christmas table looking so very special.

This table setting consists of a cutlery bag, a bonbon and a name place card.  I think you would agree that these would dress up the Christmas table and make it something special.
Here are some photos of the individual items and also some videos showing how to make the key components. For full instructions and a complete list of supplies, please email me for a detailed pdf.
Cutlery Bag
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I just love this Cutlery Bag. I know you could just put the cutlery on the table next to the plates, however, that would be boring, right ? Making this bag gives you a reason to create and show off a little to your guests. I am sure they will be appreciative of the effort you went to and the table will look so festive and special.

Here are a couple of videos showing you how to make the rosettes.

BonBon

One of the things I like most is the pulling of the bon bon at the Christmas table. And  the funny hat every one has to wear, the silly jokes and the little novelty inside. But once they are pulled apart they are thrown away. If you spend a lot of money and buy the really pretty ones, they end up in the bin as well. So why not have them to bring out to keep the fun in the dinner, but also have these on the table to make it pretty. The bonus of these is that you can fill them with wrapped chocolates or something too as an extra treat, and the guests get to keep them as a memento of a wonderful gathering with family and friends. You can still print out silly jokes or clever sayings from your computer and printer and cut them up and place them inside with the special gift.

Here is a video showing you how to make the BonBon.

Name Place Card

I just love it when I go to a function and there are place cards. It makes me feel special. Wouldn’t your guests be thrilled to find their special spot at the table. And you can  keep certain relatives apart who always seem to get into a heated discussion when together. Now that makes it a truly joyous occasion.

All the products Narelle has used are in the pdf, but the main ones are :-

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Silver Glimmer Paper

Silver Glimmer Paper

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Would you like to be able to buy these products at a special price? Then read on.

This week we have these 4 products on offer in our Latte Girls’ 12 Week of Christmas Bundle Three(3). You can get all these products for the fantastic price of $77. That’s a saving of 10% . Gotta love that !

To claim this special price, you must contact me with  your order. This deal is not available online.

Don’t forget if you want the detailed instructions and a complete list of supplies used, please email me to get the pdf.

You can purchase everything you need to make these items and more, from my online shop.

I just love Christmas and can’t wait to see what the Latte Girls come up with next week.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …

LibbySigMed

Weekly Deals

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More fantastic Weekly Deals available today. Contact me if you’d like to order them or shop in my 24/7 Online Store and get delivery straight to your door.

Muckin’ About With Boats

Well, “Traveler” to be exact. A little while back my Stamp A Stack class made a couple of the cards that follow. I always find it difficult to make cards suitable for males. However, this stamp set is great and makes the making of card so easy.

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We simply used the Typeset Specialty DSP as our background added a layer of card and Linen Thread, stamped our image and popped it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals after punching it out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. Just tie a bow and adhere with a glue dot and you’re done.  It has a layer of Very Vanilla inside and another stamp from the set to decorate it.

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Linen Thread

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Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.
If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …

LibbySigMed

It’s Blooming Monday Makes With Kindenss

Welcome to another Monday Makes with Libby and Leonie. This week we decided to use Blooming With Kindness. It’s a great set and with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month it’s also a set that’s useful to utilise when making cards for friends who may be going through treatment or is a survivor.

I have a special offer where I will donate 20% of the sale of every box of Ready, Set, Send purchased through me in October. 

Everyone loves receiving handmade cards. Now you can give them without the fuss of making them, and benefit a great cause at the same time. With Ready. Set. Send. cards we’ve already done the work of making the cards for you, and for every kit sold, Stampin’ Up! is donating $10 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!
Just grab a card, write a quick note, and off it goes. Your friends and family will love your handcrafted cards, and you can know that you are making as difference by donating to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Box includes:
* 5 birthday cards
* 5 thank-you cards
* 10 Whisper White envelopes

Ready. Set. Send.
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Price: $19.00

I like to show you 3 different ways to use a stamp set and I think today’s shares will do that. Now for my projects today:

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I’ve coloured the stamp with Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey Stampin’ Write Markers and pulled some colour in with my Blender Pen. I’ve punched the flower out using the 2 1/2″ Circle punch and mounted that on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Now for my 2nd project:

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This card was quick and easy with ink distressing the edges of everything and using the stamping off method on the Typeset Specialty DSP. I’ve only stamped 1 clear image on the DSP. The sentiment is cut using the Apothecary Accents framelits, the magnetic platform and the Big Shot.

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I decided for my last project to use the Big Shot and the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die and Shimmery White Card. I kept with the Blackberry Bliss theme for ink and ribbon. How lovely would this be as a little gift? Just add some chocolates, a candle anything that says ‘thank you’. Don’t forget to pop on over to Leonie’s Stamp A Latte site to see what she has to share with you today

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my shares today. Below you can see the products I’ve used:


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Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.
If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …

LibbySigMed

Happy Weekend with Holiday Home

We’ve had a relaxing Saturday so far, doing a bit of shopping then wandering around the local markets. While doing that we found out about another market we may visit tomorrow as we’re after some more plants for the front garden. We have a great native garden and just looking at it and being in it makes me happy. Now onto my shares for today.

I’ve used the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set and whilst I do have the Homemade Holiday Framelits, I didn’t use them for these cards. I like to be able to show you different ways to use the stamp set, so I have 2 cards to share with you today.

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This one uses Early Espresso as a base and background with the Hardwood stamp. Use your markers to colour in the leaves and stamp randomly. I hand drew the hills. So, you can see you can have a bit of fun with this stamp set. Here’s my second card:

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This is more a ‘winter’ looking card and as we’re now in Spring here in Australia it may not fit with the general feel of the weather. You could add leaves to the trees. I just punched randomly with the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.  Again, you play with colour using your Stampin’ Write Markers or Blendabilities.

PRODUCTS USED:

Card – Early Espresso; Whisper White and Hello Honey

Stamp Set – Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set; Hardwood wood stamp

Ink – Early Espresso; Lost Lagoon

Stampin’ Write Markers – Hello Honey; Lost Lagoon; Early Espresso; Tempting Turquoise

Punches – 2 1/2″ Circle and Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Ribbon – Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …

LibbySigMed


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Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas

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Welcome to week two of the Stamp-A-Latta Girls’ 12 weeks of Christmas!

Week one was a wonderful Star Gift Box Stack by Leonie Schroder.
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This week I have created a wonderful Card In a Box with a cute homey Christmas Village feel.  Although we don’t get snow in Australia at Christmas, this is still a favourite scene on many Christmas cards.  This card folds flat to fit into a standard Australian C6 card envelope (114mm x 162mm)

I have used Basic Black A4 card stock, sheets of double-sided patterned paper from our annual catalogue calledTypeset, the wonderful Holiday Home Polymer Stamp set, Very Vanilla card stock stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and hand coloured the houses with Blendabilities.  For the gold stars I’ve used Glimmer Paper and some of them have been ‘suspended’ by gluing to strips of Window Sheets.   The Christmas trees are from the same Holiday Home stamp set, stamped in Mossy Meadow, the brown trees were double stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake inks.  I’ve also added some accents on the trees by dabbing on Versamark ink and sprinkling Iridescent Ice Embossing powder and heat setting with a heat gun.

  

I even stamped in Crumb Cake ink on the envelope so it all matches.  Other supplies and tools used were White and Iridescent Ice embossing powder for the snowy hills, Versamark ink pad to get the embossing powder to stick, Dimensionals and scrap card for layering on the trees and houses, Tombow Multipurpose liquid glue, paper snips and paper trimmer and the cute star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack.

This particular Card In A Box, though it folds down to fit into a C6 sized envelope, it’s not a tall square one that has been popular online this year.  This one opens to a more squat box so that you can create your own scene.  The basics are the same as all Card In A Box instructions, just the dimensions of the brackets and where you cut and score are different.

Want to purchase everything to make a project just like mine?  Visit my online store HERE
Now how would you like to get all the goodies to make this card in a box and pay a special Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle price?  Here’s what you’ll get …

Latte Girl’s 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle Two (2)
Purchase this bundle for $85.90 and get the Glimmer paper for free!


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Want to know how I made the base for this?  You can get the instructions in PDF format here.

And remember, it’s only 11 weeks ’till Christmas!  I know, 11 weeks, yay!!

Happy Stamping, colouring and creating!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …

LibbySigMed

Weekly Deals

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Happy Wednesday everyone. More new weekly deals available from today until Tuesday 14th October 2014. You can order through me or through my Online Store which is open 24/7. So here are this weeks awesome deals –

Digi Tuesday

Hi everyone :) It’s the first Tuesday of the month and that means new digital releases from Stampin’ Up! Now I don’t have a MDS project to share today as we’re in the middle of a huge paint job here inside the house and things are just everywhere. So today’s post is just the new My Digital Studio releases for the month.

Freaky Friends Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download
FREAKY FRIENDS STAMP BRUSH SET – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Price: $9.95
Mingle All The Way Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download
MINGLE ALL THE WAY STAMP BRUSH SET – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Price: $5.50
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper - Digital Download
MOTLEY MONSTERS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Price: $5.50

Don’t forget there’s a digital download available through the Weekly Deals which ends tonight.

Sweet Details Photobook Template -- Digital DownloadSWEET DETAILS PHOTOBOOK TEMPLATE – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Price: $19.50 $11.70

You can purchase any of these downloads by clicking on them or visiting my Online Store which is open 24/7.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …

LibbySigMed