Are you going to receive one of my Thank You packages this month? Each month I send a card and a small ‘thank you’ gift to each person who orders through me whether online, in person, via phone or text message. If ordering Online, make sure you use the current Hostess Code which can be found towards the top of the right hand side bar or in the banner of my business page or in my Newsletter. If you spend… Read more »

Today the Latte Girls have a Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek and I decided on Christmas. (it’s only just over 16 weeks until Christmas, so time to get making those holiday projects. I also have another sneak peek from the Catalogue which isn’t Christmas/holiday related. I have used some Designer Series Paper from the 2016 – 2017 Annual Catalogue however the stamps are from the Holiday Catalogue which you may purchase from on September 1st. (That’s tomorrow!!!) I’ve used the Holly… Read more »

I decided to share my quick and easy Thank You cards with you today. This is just a small sample of 3 of the 20 cards I made using 4 of the 2016 – 2018 In Color Colours and some Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. I promised a friend 10 cards and I needed more for my customers, so what better way to showcase a few different products than to make cards using the same formula just different colours and Textured… Read more »

Oh my stars, so many technical glitches today/ I must admit I have had better days but we’ll ‘soldier on’. and look for great days ahead. On the plus side I did get 20 Thank You cards made. 10 are going to my friend Jolan who’s in my constant thoughts and prayers while she undergoes treatment for Ovarian Cancer. She’s getting a ‘For You’ card and 10 stamps too. Here’s her card. Now are you receiving one of my ‘Thank… Read more »

Thoughtful Branches can be used in many different ways with many different effects. Here’s another card I made for my recent class where I tought how to make the ‘crumpled, shiny look’.  The ladies just love learning to make this card with this great bundle. We used some of my current favourite colour combinations of Rose Red, Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz along with some sponging for depth and Wink of Stella for glimmer and shimmer. Here’s a closer look… Read more »

I held a Thoughtful Branches class last Sunday and this is one of the cards we made. It’s another one done on Watercolor paper and painted with Aqua Painters, this time using different colours to the last. This card is more muted and I think I prefer it. It’s a card which was sent to the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! Australia Off ice on behalf of many demonstrators who contributed to Demonstrator Support Week. I’m sure they’ll like it. We… Read more »

There is a very exciting challenge this week – casing the wonderful Tanja Kolar.  Tanja is a much loved member of the Global Design Project Challenge team. Here’s her challenge to CASE: Isn’t this a lovely card to CASE. Mine’s a little different and I hope you like it. I have continued with my Water Colouring and used Flirty Flaming with Emerald Envy. So the ‘bunch’ of flowers are stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and coloured with Flirty Flamingo on… Read more »

I did say I’d move on from Thoughtful Branches and I have here, in a way. I’ve used the tiny leaves from the stamp set and te leaves from the Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies in Gold Glimmer Paper, for this card. I”ve made the card using Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Paper and given it a good spritz with water and added Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz for the background and Peakaboo Peach for the flowers which have been stamped using the… Read more »

Here’s another Freebie Friday post and I’m staying with the Thoughtful Branches theme for today’s post. Measurements: Sweet Sugarplum cardstock – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” Basic Black cardstock – 4” x 5-1/4” Pear Pizzazz Scrap Sugarplum Scrap from the 2016-18 In Color Envelope Paper Piece of Whisper White for inside card   Instructions: Use the Embossing Buddy to swipe over the lower right of the Basic Black card. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink on the bottom right… Read more »

Here’s my first foray into using the new limited bundle ‘Thoughtful Branches’. You can only order the bundle between 2 and 31 August (while supplies last). That’s just in time for you to use your Bonus Days coupons! There are 9 Beautiful Branches Thinlit Dies for A$54 and in the Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp set there are 22 gorgeous stamps for A$47 or purchase the Thoughtful Branches Bundle for A$90.75 saving 10%. I’ve used the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Folder as the… Read more »