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December Frenzy is Here!!

Hi all - welcome to December!

Phew, didn't December come around quick this year? I remember it being last December and feeling sad that my kids were leaving all of their little school friends because we were moving them to a new school in the new year. (turned out to be the best thing we could've done for them - not leaving their friends haha, the new school!). But this December is so much more exciting - new friends, new opportunities in my work, new and exciting things to look forward to.......and along comes December Frenzy!! Stampin' Up! has outdone itself with their December Frenzy Sale for the month of December!! Follow the link to the December Frenzy page and check out the bargains - all at up to 50% off!!
December Frenzy Flyer

And of course that is not all!! December is also the start of a new mini!! The new Summer Mini Catalogue is full of gorgeous new products and some fantastic ideas. My absolute favourite products from this mini definately include the new Candy…

Tis the Season to be.....Christmas Crafting!!

Hello crafty people! I apologise that it has been 16 days since my last post.....but I have been soooo busy making custom orders that time has gotten away from me yet again! But here I am to share with you a few of the crafty things that I have been working on.
Thanks to the generosity of the Stampin' Up! community, I haven't had to look far for inspiration. Quite a few of the items I will be sharing today were inspired by something I saw or else I have purchased the tutorial from a Stampin' Up! Demo and made it my way :) I will of course give credit where it is due, and point you in the direction of the original so that you can buy your own copy of the tutorial and start your own Christmas craft!
Ok. My daughters' grade 2 teacher has asked me to do a day of craft with the class on the second-last day of school. I took in a bunch of the skinny treat bags decorated for Halloween, and she liked them so much she asked me that day! So I have been wracking my brain for some…

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween to you!!
Yep, it's that time of year again! The time of year when most of you turn off your lights and hide inside your houses hoping the neighbourhood kids will think you are out LOL!! But if you are like me, you LOVE Halloween and all of the gory-looking costumes and decorations that are in the shops right now! The funniest are the lollies in the shapes of body parts and stuff - they look gross and taste even worse!!
We don't celebrate Halloween as such - the kids don't go trick or treating or anything, and although we have friends that host the occassional Halloween party, we haven't had one yet, although, it could be on the cards!! But I do love any excuse to craft little treat holders for the kids to take to school and share with their classmates! This is our first year at our current school, so the teachers haven't been exposed much to my crafting obsession, but that is about to change! The most exciting crafting time is almost upon us, and I …

September is nearly over!!

Hi there peeps!!
Sorry it has been a while since I last visited you, but I have been flat out with workshops with some lovely ladies, and getting organised for my launch, which is this coming Saturday!!

First up, if you were ever interested in signing up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, now is the time! The special price of $169 is finishing tomorrow!! So don't delay, this special price won't be repeated again any time soon! I would love to have you join my team!!

So what will you be doing while hubby watches the AFL Grand Final on Saturday??? Wouldn't you rather be wandering around our Bizzy Mums Open Day, and checking out some local party plan businesses run by mums?? Come and join us at the Kenwick Community Centre, on the corner of Kenwick Road and Brixton Ave in Kenwick, from 2 - 5 pm! Entry is free and there is plenty of parking either at the Community Centre or the adjacent Library. And since I last spoke to you, we have had two more businesses join our little…

Back with more of the Petal Cone Die

I am busy preparing for my launch on October 1, and have been madly making up samples of all of our new bigshot dies. I found a gorgeous jewellery holder yesterday at one of my favourite home stores, and it will let me hang quite a few samples of the Petal Cone Die - I can't wait to have them all made and on display!
But before that I have my regular Friday Morning Coffee with some of my favourite friends, one of whom I can say was the one who got me into papercrafting many years ago! I sat down and made them a Petal Cone each and filled them with yummy chocolates. I made these ones all the same, but have several others in different colours for the launch - I am just in love with Marina Mist and had to use it! So here they are!

So what do you think - aren't they the cutest?? I think I will be making many more of these, they come together so quickly, and you can emboss them with any of our embossing folders, or leave them plain - I embossed these ones with our Perfect Polka Dot…

Petal Cone Die and Stamp Club

Have you found some time to go through our new Idea Book and Catalogue yet? If not, you really must, it is choc full of fabulous products, and some great inspiration!!
I wanted to share with you one of my favs from the new catalogue - it's called the Petal Cone Die and I made a few samples for my stamp club ladies - we had our meeting on Friday night and although one of our group couldn't make it due to work commitments, we still had a great night and made some gorgeous stuff! Our first project was this gorgeous red and white cone - I got inspiration for this project from the talented Delys Cram. I think it would be just perfect for your Christmas table, filled with yummy treats :

Our next project was this cute little take-out box, again made with the petal cone die, just trimmed differently, with a belly band, and those gorgeous flowers cut from the blossom party die :

Our last project for the night was this cute little gift card holder, that I decorated with the new Letters …

It's Time to Launch!!

It's that time of year again - time to launch the new Idea Book and Catalogue from Stampin' Up!
I can't wait to share some of the gorgeous new products with you! I have hired a hall with a few other mums who have party-plan businesses, and we would like to invite you to join us for an Open Day. Come and join us on Saturday, October 1 - doors will be open from 2pm to 5pm, we will be drawing door prizes throughout the day and there will even be hands-on activities!
The businesses displaying on the day will be:

Be the first to get your hands on the latest product from Stampin’ Up! New Catalogue launches on the day! FREE make and takes available throughout the day. Retired stock will be available to purchase – cash and carry only.

‘One bag, endless possibilities’ – see the latest in these amazing and stylish handbags and totes – you won’t want to leave without one!

Tupperware Australia –an absolute favourite in homes the world over! No one does food storage like Tupperware! Come an…


Well, good morning!!
And I can tell you, in my world, it is a very good morning indeed!! Today is the day that the new 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue is released! This catalogue is a stunning 169 pages of gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Check it out -

Don't you just want to get your hands on your very own copy??? Well you can!! Catalogues cost $12.95 or you can get one FREE when you book a workshop - either in your home, workplace or even just handing the catalogue around to friends and family! The hostess benefits have changed with the introduction of this new catalogue, and I am really excited to share them with you, you are going to love the new way you can get gorgeous product for FREE!! And you can choose anything from the catalogue that you like!! That's right, no more being locked into just one area of the catalogue to choose from - the entire catalogue is yours to choose from!! But wait, there's more! Once your sales reach a certain level, you can choose product…

Workshop Make and Take

I had a workshop on Friday night with a really lovely group of ladies, who so warmly welcomed me into their group! I am super exited that they have decided to start their own stamp club with me - I can't wait to get it up and running! They are going to wait until the new Idea Book and Catalogue is available to order from....yes they saw the new catlalogue and loved it! You too can have your very own copy RIGHT NOW if you like!! Just contact me and I will get one to asap! I would love to add a sneak peak of the catty here, but I would get into BIG trouble if I did, so to see it now, before it goes live on September 1st, you have to contact me!
I wanted to share with you the make and take that the ladies at Anna's workshop made on Friday night. Now, we had two brand-new stampers there, and three experienced stampers, and they all really liked the card, which I must admit I took inspiration from a really gorgeous one by Gardenia Pepworth!

The hostess sadly didn't get a chance…

2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue

As we all know, the current Idea Book and Catalogue from Stampin' Up! is nearly at retirement age, which is very sad. It is even sadder that some of our very favourite items are retiring, never to be seen again :( I have just checked the retirement list and quite a few things are selling out, and selling out fast! So if there is anything that you really wanted, now is the time to do something about it! Click on the retiring button and it will take you to the updated list, if what you want is still available, let me know asap and I will get your order placed straight away!

On the other hand, the new Idea Book and Catalogue is only 15 days away! I have my very own copy in my hands and I can tell you it is FABULOUS! It is a glorious 169 pages of ideas, inspiration and wonderful new and favourite products! I can't wait to start sharing it with you! Book your 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue parties now, ready for when the catalogue goes live in September!

I am also planning a gol…

Hi again, stampers!

Yep, it's me again!
I have been busy lately with a special order that my hairdresser requested a couple of weeks ago. I have  a small basket of goodies for sale at the salon, and she saw a few of my things and wanted me to make up a selection for her to choose from to give to her elderly clients at Christmastime. Only problem is, she didn't know what she wanted, or how it was to be decorated, just a $amount she could spend and that was it lol! So I am wracking my brain trying to think of interesting items that don't have to contain chocolate or lollies (my obsession is pretty packaging for treats, I really need new designs lol!) as some of her clients can't have sweets, and the assorted bath salts that I make, some clients aren't agile enough for the bath, so.........and I so wanted to use the bath salts as I have just made some chocolate bath salts and peppermint bath salts - yummmm!
So here are just a few of my ideas so far. I want to fill a basket before I go do…

Stamp Club

Hi there stampers!
I wanted to show you the latest items we made at stamp club last week - have you heard of a stamp club? It is where you get to stamp without the kids and any interruptions, while learning new techniques, using the latest Stampin' Up! products and all the hard work is done for you by me!! I source or design the projects you would like to learn about or make, I supply everything you need for your projects and I cut up all of your kits ready to go! All you have to do is be there - oh, and commit to spending a certain amount each month on anything you want from the catalogue(s)'s that easy! Just contact me if you would like to know more! are the projects my ladies made this month...they requested Father's Day projects, so that is what we made : First up is the Father's Day card that maybe the kids would like to give Dad. This card is called a pop-out card, and it really is very simple to make. This next card is just as simple to mak…
Retired List Promotion

Dates: 1-31 August, 2011 (select items while supplies last)
It's time to say goodbye! Hundreds of products from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue are retiring, and now is the time for you to get them before they're gone. Items are updated daily, and it is first in, first served! I would hate for you to miss out on something from your wish list that you desperately wanted, so get in quick before it is all sold out! Contact me today with your order!

Christmas is Coming!!

Hello all.....yes, two posts in one day! I have to make up for not posting for a week!
I wanted to mention that I am going to be running Christmas Card Stamp a Stacks in August, so now is the time to register your interest!
We will be making 12 cards - 4 each of 3 designs - and stamping envelopes to match. It will be held in a hall in Kenwick, and I will have two days to choose from.......a weekday while the kiddies are at school, and a Saturday afternoon. If anyone is interested in hosting one at their house with their friends and family, I can do that to! I am also interested in running one in the evening, possibly a Friday night, let me know your preferences! Payment will need to be upfront so that will secure your seat. And if you wanted to attend more than one, rest assured that each SAS will have different designs if that is organised up front :)
Contact me with your interests and I will organise your kit! Christmas is sneaking up on us quicker than ever, don't be caught ou…

Mums In Biz Expo Update

Good morning beautiful people!!
Sorry it has taken so long to update you on the Expo I was recently a part of...but it was the kids first week back at school, and it just flew by! My kids have an activity on after school every day - be it dancing classes, swimming lessons or soccer/basketball training - so the days do tend to pass by quickly, sometimes you have to consciously make the decision to stop and take a breath!
But anyway, enough about that! I have some photos of my little spot at the Expo, would you like to see? Of course you would! Well, here we are.....I didn't have a lot of time to set up, so I wasn't able to get my banner up or the tables set up exactly the way I would've liked, but I will plan better for the next one, and hopefully be able to get in the hall a little earlier and spend some time setting up without rushing. I have a couple of my display table and one of my make & take area...

And of course, one of the car packed and ready to go!! It was an…

Mums in Biz Expo Make and Takes....

Hi there,
I'm just popping in with a pic of what you could be making if you visit me at the Mums in Biz Expo on Saturday! And don't forget, these make and takes are FREE! You will get your hands on some exclusive-to-Stampin' Up! dies, gorgeous colour-coordinated cardstocks and designer series papers, not to mention the stamps!! What more of an incentive do you need?
Don't forget, there will also be taste-testing with a Thermomix Rep, handy hints from our Home Organiser as well as wonderful organic produce and information we all will benefit from! I look forward to seeeing you there! If you know that you are going to come along, let me know as it would make it much easier for catering if we know you are going to be there!

If you like the look of any of these products, but can't make the Expo, give me a call or email me and I can plan a workshop around them in the comfort of your own home! And again it's FREE! Just grab a couple of friends and you're set!

Something to share

Hi there! I just wanted to pop in and remind you all that I will be at the Mums in Biz Expo at the hall at Crestwood Estate in Thornlie WA on Saturday....come and say hello!! I am making up the FREE make & take kits right now, and I think you will enjoy them! You get to play with some Stampin' Up! product AND you get to take home what you make!! I have been CASEing a couple of cards I found on the internet because they were so gorgeous, and I wanted to share them with you. The first one was originally created by the lovely Rita Wright, and here is my recreation :

This next one I am not sure who's the original creator, but here is my recreation:

Did you notice that the stars seemed to be inside the paper? This is called inlaid embossing and it is one of my favourite new techniques! Still with the Extreme Guitar stamp set, this is one I recreated for a birthday party my son recently attended - how cool is this one!
Well, that's me for today. If you would like to know ho…