Saturday, 31 July 2010

Jimmy’s 5th Birthday

In July my son turned 5!! Where has that time gone???

Jimmy 5

This is the card I made for him…which he was quite pleased with! He loved the way the monkeys were doing a cartwheel. I used the monkey out of the Fox and Friends set and stamped it in More Mustard and Real Red. I crimped a strip of Tempting Turquoise to put behind the cartwheeling monkeys!

Close Up

On the Wednesday, when he went to Kindy, he celebrated his birthday again with all his kindy friends. I made mini cupcakes for him and then topped them with a cake tag!  The stamp is called Perfect Punches and is in the new catalogue!   The cakes looked lovely and were super easy to make!! And it meant I didn’t have to be super creative with the icing of the cakes!!



Embrace Life

I had another fantastic workshop today!! Hi Bec and the girls!! I demo-ed a scrapbook page, a pillow box and a card all using the Embrace Life set.

Embrace 6x6

This is the 6x6 scrapbook page. I sponged the flowers with Melon Mambo to give it subtle colour.

Embrace 12x12

And this is the 12x12 page that I made. It has the 6x6 page as a part of the layout!

Embrace Box

Embrace Card

These are the make and takes that the girls made-a pillow box and a card. We coloured the images using ink and blender pens.

Products used:

Stamps: Embrace Life Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Kraft, Confetti White Ink: Black Stazon, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/4” Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Scallop Square Punch.



Friday, 16 July 2010

Explosion Box

For my class this weekend we are making an Explosion Box. I had seen a tutorial for it at Splitcoast Stampers but found an alternative tutorial here at Connie and Mary’s Blog that I used for my box.  I have used Bella Rose DSP and cardstock in co-ordinating colours- Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette.


Here is my box all put together. I am still thinking about adding some “words” to the outside of the box…but I am still contemplating what they will be.


For my box, I decided to add my own little touch of adding a belly-band to each of the inside layers. This is with the lid off and the outer layer down.


This is with the second layer down. I added a cardstock and a DSP mat to the photos and another belly-band.


This is the last layer down. As this is the smallest layer, I didn’t add any matting for my photos. I did put some words to describe my kids in the inside square.

So there you have it….my Explosion Box with a Chrissie twist!



Quiet Moments

I have been bit by the scrapbooking bug. I know I have soooo much to learn but I have completed another page.

the beach

The photo was taken while we were camping at Rainbow Beach. The kids and I were sitting on the beach just enjoying the beautiful weather when Kim snapped the moment. I used Pacific Point cardstock as my background colour and Kraft cardstock which I just tore into strips for my “sand”.  I used Melon Mambo for the writing as it picked up the colour in my daughter’s shirt!

It is a very simple layout but I really like it because it is simple!



Saturday, 10 July 2010

Inspired by Nature

I have been playing around with the set Inspired by Nature this week. I really love this set and have used it heaps in the last few months. I decided I would make a scrapbook page, card and box as a set.

Inspired 12x12As you know, I am not really a scrapbooker, but I am really happy with how this turned out. I made the 6x6 page first and then turned it into a 12x12.

Inspired Card  Inspired Bookmark

This is a bookmark card. The bookmark is detachable from the card by using the perforating tool.

Inspired Box

And here is the pillow box I made to go along with it. As you can see, I even stamped the reeds onto the box.

Products Used:

Stamps: Inspired by Nature Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red Inks: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red Accessories: Bird Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch,Soft Suede Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Pillow Box Die, Alphabet Die, Big Shot, Rubons (Retired).

Thanks for looking! :)



Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Workshops in June

Last month I had a fantastic time doing 2 workshops for  Megan and Kerry!     Hi Girls!!!

I decided that I would do something similar for both workshops…but different enough to suit what both ladies had asked for.

I demo-ed for both workshops a scrapbook page. First a 6x6 and then how it could be stepped up to a 12x12.

Raspberry 6x6 IMG_1095

This is the set from my first Workshop.You can see where the 6x6 fits in on the 12x12.

Cottage 6x6 Cottage 12x12

And here they are for my second workshop. Both layouts are very similar but look really different due to the colours I have used!

Raspberry Box IMG_1097

These are the 2 pillow boxes we made as one of our makes and takes.


Raspberry CardCottage Book

For my first workshop we made a card and for the second workshop, my hostess wanted to make a covered note book! But as you can see, I used the same design for both!!

Products used:

Stamp Set: Cottage Garden Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot ribbon

Stamp Set: Cottage Garden Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot ribbon



Saturday, 3 July 2010

July Specials

Two-Step Stampin' sets allow you to quickly and easily take your creativity to the next level. And from 1-31 July, you will get 20 percent off select Two-Step Stampin' sets from our current catalogues--no limit, no minimum purchase required!


Choose from the following stamp sets:




Regular Price

Sale Price



Loads of Love





Big Bold Birthday**





A Rose is a Rose**





Playful Petals**





Cheep Talk





Wonderful Favourites





Tiny Tags (wood-mount)





Tiny Tags (clear-mount)





Cottage Garden (wood-mount





Cottage Garden (clear-mount)



*From 2010 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue  **Retiring stamp sets!

Raspberry Card

Contact me today if you would like to order one or more of these great sets!!



Birthday Parties


Tired of the same birthday themes? Princess Party...Pirate Party...Dress-up Party….

Are you looking for a new theme for your

child’s next birthday?

Cheep in Teal

 Why not have a Stampin’


Your child and their friends will have fun creating birthday memories!!


When you book a Stampin’ Up! Birthday Party, you get:

· A free stamp set from the current catalog!
(Any up to the value of $50!! It’s the birthday child’s choice)

· We’ll spend 2 hours creating 3 “make and take” projects
based on the chosen stamp set with a choice from 6 projects

· Each child guest will receive a stamp to take home as
part of their favor (10 children included, each additional child is $10.00 extra)

Plus, all materials and supplies are included!!

All of the above is included for the rate of $175.00. This fee covers 10 children including the birthday child, all supplies and materials, the stamp set for the birthday child and the stamp each child guest will take home. In addition, the children will have three hand-made projects to take home and the fun and memories spent creating them.

Projects to choose from include: Bookmark, Card, Pillow Box, Triangle Box, Scrap Page or cards.


To book a Stampin’ Up! Birthday Party,  just send me a email and I will send you a booking form. I need  at least 4 weeks advanced notice (to give time for ordering the needed materials).  Suitable for children 8 and over!