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Merry Christmas!!

I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a very merry, safe and happy Christmas!! Thank you for your visits this year, for my wonderful customers and friends, I enjoy each and every one of you!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and that 2014 brings you every joy you've ever wished for! See you in 2014!!!! Until next time, Kylie xxx

Christmas crackers for the girls....

I am lucky enough to be able to have a coffee morning once a week (if we are all free!!) with some friends I have know for about 11 years. We met at playgroup when my son was nearly 2 and have stayed mates through the years. We are all avid crafters - one of them introduced me to cardmaking years ago, which led me to Stampin' Up! We are meeting for coffee today, which will be our last one before Christmas, so I thought I would make them some Christmas crackers with the new Envelope Punch Board - it took me a while to make them all, but I think they turned out really well!
 I even made the box for them, with an acetate lid to keep them in place - I think they are so cute! They only fit one 'favourites' sized chocolate in them, so they are really small, but the template I found online and followed, has three different sized crackers to make, I just liked these little ones! Click here to go visit Crafy Hallet and see what she can do with an Envelope Punch Board!
If you like …

Redirection boo boo....

Hi All - my last blog post about the Clearance Rack went out with the wrong link - it should have been the link to my store but the link actually went to the Home Page - and I want you to shop with me! ( haha).

I have corrected the link in that post but for those that get the posts by email, here is the correct link to my store, which includes the Clearance Rack!

Click HERE to start shopping!!

Have a great day!

Kylie xxx

Clearance Rack Goes Live!

Wonderful news from Stampin' Up! this morning!

Stampin' Up! has added a Clearance Rack to the online store. To access the Clearance Rack in my store, click here to shop online now!!
All products in the Clearance Rack are previously retired and up to 80% off original prices!!

• The clearance rack is not a promotion and has no end date.
• All products in the Clearance Rack section are retired, discontinued items. No current products will be sold in the Clearance Rack.
• Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last. Items will be removed and new items will be posted depending on inventory levels. There is no set time for availability.• 
• All Clearance Rack items will be listed in the online store.
• All sales of Clearance Rack items are final. No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: Is the Clearance Rack a promotion?
A: The Clearance Rack is not a promotion and has no end da…

Season of Style Collection

How cute is this paper? Although I am a non-traditional Christmas colours kind of girl - I really like the Season of Style dsp pack that is offered in the latest  Holiday Catalogue from Stampin' Up!
I held a Chicks and Chocolates class with a new friend - (it's amazing how craft brings people together, I wouldn't have half the friends I have now if it wasn't for becoming a part of Stampin' Up! - I am so blessed!!) and this was the collection I organised for us to make - perfect timing for Christmas and she loves traditional colours!

A couple of these I featured on my blog last post that I made with my Stamp Club ladies, but in different colours.

This is a really cute little bag that takes almost no time to score and fold, ready to fill with yummy treats!

A cute little handbag full of yummy crispy m&m's - template from one of my favourite US demos, Becky Roberts at Inking Idaho. Click on the link for the information to make your own!

A cute little box made…

Last Stamp Club for 2013.....

I had my last stamp club on Friday night and it was a lovely night! I spent all week getting the Christmas tree up and the decorations ready - I made my own this year! I made Festive Flurry Ornaments in Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and Silver. I embossed the Silver Metallic Ink with clear embossing powder for that raised look. Finished off with some dimensionals, rhinestones and white bakers twine. I made 20 for the tree, but will probably make a few more to fill in the gaps.
I also made some with the new single stamps. I used the Christmas Star, stamped in Bermuda Bay then rock and rolled into Island Indigo ink, then scored to make it 3D. I then attached two together with stacked dimensionals to make a 3D ornament.

I also made my own wreath again this year. I couldn't stop using the Winter Frost DSP - the colours are so my taste, I found lots of uses for it! I got a foam wreath from Spotlight, cut it in half to make two wreaths, then covered it in strips of the Winter Frost DSP. I…

A Whole Lot Of Love!!

We love Valentine's Day! And why wouldn't we? It's a chance for us to say "I love you." And it doesn't just have to be about romantic love. This holiday is a time to share the love with anyone and everyone. We're here to help you prepare with the A Whole Lot of Love products.

Dates: Available 1 December -27 January or while supplies last.

The fine print: These are exclusive products that will not be available after the promotion. No limits on this promotion.

 Item Description Price131850 Love You More Stamp Set (Wood) $37.95 131853 Love You More Stamp Set (Clear) $29.95134611 Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Wood) $27.95 134614 Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Clear) $21.95 134617 Flowerfull Heart Stamp (Wood) $16.95
 Item Description Price Includes134610 Sweetheart Treat Bags  $8.95 12 heart sacks, 12 die-cut labels, 12 pre-cut pieces of  Pool Party Baker's Twine 132162 Monster Hugs Boy $9.95 18 boy monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts132163 Monster Hugs G…

World Card Making Day Prize Winner!!

Hi all - just popping in real quick to say hi and to offer up a prize! Back in October, Stampin' Up! asked us to make some cards on World Cardmaking Day and either email them in or put them on the Pinterest Board, and it was open to everyone, demonstrator or not! I made a couple of cards on WCMD and emailed them in (I even crafted on my birthday!) and was super excited a couple of days later when one of my cards was featured on the Stampin' Up! Home Page in the U.S.! A couple of days ago, Ana from Head Office in Australia rang me to let me know that I was one of the winners for WCMD!! I won the Season of Style Washi Tape and a Season of Style Rotary Stamp - so cool!! As I already have these fabulous products, I have decided to offer them up to the first person that places and pays for an order of $100 or more as a thankyou - so what are you waiting for? Place your order before 6pm Perth time, Saturday 30th November and you could be the winner of these fantastic products!! I w…

Festive Flurry in Pink and Grey...

I am a bit obsessed with the Festive Flurry stamp set and matching framelits - as any of my class attendees can tell you!! I have had several classes now using these fabulous sets and I am a bit sorry it is so close to Christmas - because I will have to move on to other product soon!!

The colours I have used in this set of 5 cards is Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Whisper White and silver. This is a very simple set - the most time-consuming part is the cutting out of the stamps with the framelits - gives me something to do when I am sitting in front of the tv!
It also features the new silver ribbon from the current Holiday Catalogue, as well as those gorgeous self-adhesive rhinestones I could not live without! Plus we have added texture with embossing folders - this one is the Stripes from the Holiday Catalogue, but I have also used the Polka Dots and the Pretty Prints on other sets and they look great too!

I am offering this as a quick Stamp-a-stack - my usual stamp-a-stack is for 10 …

Create Pretty Packages!

Tag It Bundles are here!!

Our two new holiday bundles are available today! These bundles are excellent for packaging treats and small gifts this holiday season. The Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle (item 135811) $34.95, includes
Stamp a Tag KitCherry Cobbler 1" (2.5 cm) Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (9.1 m)Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)

The Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle (item 135812)  $32.95,  includes
Stamp a Tag KitCherry Cobbler 1" (2.5 cm) Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (9.1 m)Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

Click here to find out more and share these exciting bundles with your friends! Tag It Bundles are only available through 30 November - so don't miss out, place your order today!!

30% Off Select Seasonal Downloads for My Digital Studio!!

The Most Wonderful Time of the YearIt's the most wonderful time of the year. Get 30% off select holiday downloads until November 30!

Downloads include select holiday cards, kits, photobooks, tags, and framab…

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Time......

Yep, it's that time of year again, Breast Cancer Aware Month! Are you aware? Regular checks save lives, so get checked today! My friend Jayne hosts a Breast Cancer Fundraiser every October and for the last few years I have been making little treats and taking them along to help raise some money. Regular readers of my blog will have seen the treats I made last year - if you missed them, click here to see that post :) This year I made a whole heap of different things for the ladies to choose from - a couple of my class ladies really liked the works in progress, so I hope Jayne's ladies like them too!!
This is made with Strawberry Slush cardstock and retired DSP. It holds a wrapped tea bag, and I found some pink teabags to match the holder - so cute!

This little holder holds 2 snack sized chocolate bars and is made with retired Pretty in Pink cardstock and retired DSP. The template can be found here - very quick and easy, I changed the measurements to suit my treat.

These gorgeo…

It's Party Time at Stampin' Up!

We're celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (25 October to be exact) we thought we should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course! Dates:  22-28 October 2013 Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets

Click on each picture to see a larger version, or click here to go to my online store and see the individual stamps and for more information - just click on the 25% Off!! This is a fabulous way to increase your stamp collection without breaking the bank!! Purchase in my Online Store 24/7 - just click on Shop Now and you are on your way! Or you can contact me and I can place your order for you! Until next time, Kylie xxx

More surprises for October!!

This is going to be a GREAT week for sales and new product for Stampin' Up! - and exciting for us too!!

With Stampin' Up! celebrating it's 25th Anniversary this month (on the 25th to be exact!), they have decided to offer a fantastic sale on Tuesday the 22nd - more info will be released soon.
They will also be releasing the new Thinlets Dies too!! Have you seen these amazing little dies yet?

You can watch them in action above, click here to watch it on Youtube......
Mine arrived just a day or so ago so I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but I think I might do that today!!

And something else coming later in the week - The Envelope Punch Board!! I just got mine and used it yesterday to make an envelope to match a card I made for my good friend for her birthday - it turned out great!! The only tip I can give you, is don't press too hard on the scorer - you don't need to, saving your energy and your cardstock.
Check it out here:
and here on Youtube:

You ca…

Festive Flurry 3D card.......

I have been immersed in Christmas cards and crafts since the Holiday Catalogue was available to demonstrators for pre-order, and I'm not sick of it yet!! I have held lots of classes and still have some to offer - some are listed on my website here and all are able to be booked at another date if my listed dates don't work for you!

I held a 3D Christmas Card class yesterday that even included handmade (from cardstock, so nice and sturdy) envelopes made with the Simply Scoring Tool and the Diagonal Scoring Plate. Here is one of the cards we made:

Look at the dimension on the front of the card! We really did need a deep envelope for this one! The dimension on the card is nearly an inch thick! Definitely not a card to give to just anyone!! I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest, click here to see the original.

This is just one of the cards in the 3D class - feel free to book in with me, at your place or mine to see the others - they are gorgeous!! We use the Pop n Cuts base w…

A Little Bit Of Halloween......

Don't you just love Halloween? I love all of the decorations that have been appearing in the shops the last few years. I love the Halloween creations I see on Pinterest and all of the Halloween papers and stamps that Stampin' Up! has started introducing into the South Pacific market!! My stamp club ladies know how much I love Halloween, and for Stamp Club on Friday I have set them a challenge to make a 3D Halloween treat holder - they all vote on the one they like the best and the winner gets a handmade prize - this time I made a Christmas box using the Tag A Bag Gift Boxes in the Annual Catalogue - pic to follow. I usually have a little treat at each of their places at the table, and this time is no exception. I came across these little milk bottles at my local reject shop some time ago and finally found a use for them!

Aren't they cute?? I filled them with traditional American Halloween candy - Candy Corn and Mallow Pumpkins which I purchased online. I get them every ye…