Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Christmas to all

Happy Christmas and New Year to all my friends, customers, blog followers and Stampin' Up! demonstrators and of course to Shelli and Demonstrator Support staff.

Friday, December 13, 2013

JAI #195 - Colour Combo + Photo Inspiration

Well the weeks are ticking by and Christmas is almost here and I am sure everyone is busy and feeling how can they fit another thing into their busy schedule.

Well we at Just Add Ink hope you can manage to find time not only to check out what we have for you as a challenge this week, and the DT projects to inspire, but we also hope you find time to join in the challenge for yourself.

This week we have a Colour Combo and it has been combined with a lovely bright and cheery photo to inspire you!

The colours...

Now the photo...

If that doesn't get your creative juices flowing then I hope you might find inspiration from my card and don't forget to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see how the others were inspired by these beautiful colours and festive photo.

I must admit I don't think I actually used Blushing Bride colour in my card but I did enjoy making it so much that I continued on with my theme and decorated the inside of the card too...

Mae's Stamping Supplies

Do you find it useful if I include the product items I have used in my projects? If so, let me know and depending upon the response I get will determine whether I make it a regular feature in my posts when I share a project or two.

Please keep safe this Christmas and find time to relax and not just get caught up in all the hustle and bustle that seems to come along with this time of the year. Don't forget to visit the JAI blog.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Clearance Rack Blitz - up to 80% OFF!


Some great bargains in here...I just grabbed myself a few!

Punches, paper, ribbon, Big Shot Dies at greatly reduced prices...so hop on over to my online store and see what great bargains you can grab yourself before Christmas!

Happy shopping!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Clearance Rack Blitz!

At midnight tonight, Eastern Standard Time, retired Stampin' Up! items will be up to 80% OFF!! I do not know what will be in the sale but I know items tend to go fast! Will you be up to catch a bargain?

For this clearance any of my online customers can go direct to my online store here and look for the "Clearance Rack" in the menu and shop for themselves. If you are a new online customer you can sign up here and shop...and the items will be sent direct to your door. You just need to be in Australia and make sure you select me as your demonstrator (put my name in the demonstrator finder).

Please note I won't be getting up (or staying up to midnight) to catch one of these bargains...I need my sleep as I have to work tomorrow...and my figures need to add up!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Just Add Ink #194....Santa

Hi and welcome to another Friday and another challenge from Just Add Ink.

As Christmas is getting closer day by day, so does the excitement for many, of getting gifts from Santa! So what better way to keep the excitement going than a challenge to...Just Add Santa!

As time is precious and busy for me at the moment I have to see ways to maximise my energies and as I have been making a few things for our next market, and the last one before Christmas, I thought why not coordinate it with this week's challenge.

So in making some of my popular post-it notes I decided to add an owl Santa to embelish the top. This makes a quick, easy and economical gift for someone to give a work colleague, as a stocking filler or just to have on hand to make any last minute notes for Christmas.

Notice how I was playing around with his hat and belly-band?

Have fun with this week's challenge and don't forget to check out the other Santa projects by the team at Just Add Ink.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Best of 25 Years - December stamps

Continuing on with Stampin' Up!'s 25-year anniversary celebrations, the next "Best of" stamp sets for December, are in the 'love' theme. Bringing back favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and, even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Click on the image below to view the PDF version.

You can find these stamps easily through my online store here (Item No. 132987).

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.

Click images to view PDF version

Contact me today or shop online through my SU! Store for some of these beautiful stamps.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Just Add Ink #193 - Inspiration Photo

With Christmas not that far away Kim gave us this Inspiration Photo to get us into the Christmas spirit and I think the Design Team 'starred' in their creations...

I was so slow in getting my card together (and now this post) so I was a bit 'star struck' with the creations already up and felt the pressure to come up with something different, using what products I had that fitted the theme.

Anyway the other night (after atleast 3 failed ideas that went in the bin!) I came up with this card.

I was especially pleased to use the 'Merry' word that I had previously cut out, borrowing a friend's (thanks Bridgette!) Thinlit Dies, and had sitting there to use. I since bought my own set of dies and will surely put them to good use.

This post has even taken longer to go up on my blog as this morning while I was typing it in my daughter came by with her new little pooch (as yet unnamed) and thus distracted me, then I had an appointment in town to keep plus get the groceries, that I have only just come back online to finish it.

Oh well, better late than never they say! Don't forget to see what other wonderful 'starry' designs the other Design Team members created by popping on over to Just Add Ink and get inspired to join in the fun.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Just Add Ink #192

This week at Just Add Ink there is a colour combination for the challenge and it is one that I wouldn't have put together myself. However, I thought I remembered something like this in one of our DSP packs and so I went to have a look and yes, I was right! Venetian Romance had both the Island Indigo and Tangerine Tango colours and I thought that would be my starting point.

Here are the colours...

I love playing with DSP packs and I was quite pleased with how my card came together.

Go and check out the other great ideas using these colours by the JAI Design Team and then see what you can come up with.

This weekend I am off to the Annual H&R Retreat, and we will be staying in Launceston, so a great opportunity for me to catch up with the lovely Tania Gould (Friday evening) and Bronwyn Eastley (Sunday evening) either side of our H&R events on Saturday.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Just Add Ink #191

So glad it is Friday as that means not only the end of a busy working week for me, but time for another Just Add Ink challenge, and I have been slack in this area lately. So I am pleased to be able to add my card for this week's challenge, although I was late getting it into JAI, so I hope I makes the weekly JAI blog post.

Anyway, this week the challenge is a sketch from the lovely Delys and it is this one....

Having been busy last weekend with my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack's and having some fun colouring the Santa's List stamp on one of the cards (check out my earlier post here), I decided to make that the feature of my card for this week's sketch.

Here is my card....

The design team have some lovely cards using this sketch, so don't forget to pop on over there and check them out, and then have a go with the sketch for yourself and share your creation with us!

Have a lovely weekend. I am planning a family dinner this weekend, as now both of my children have left home, I think it is important to get together regularly to keep in touch and share a meal.

Thanks for stopping by and also to those who take the time to leave comments, I appreciate reading them.

Monday, November 11, 2013

More Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

In my last post I shared with you a card that was going to be made at my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack workshops. Well the weekend has come and gone and so has my two Christmas SAS.

Fun was had by everyone who attended and I believe from the responses everyone enjoyed making the stack of Christmas cards, 3 each of 4 different designs.

So this post is to share with you the other 3 card designs that they made.

I took inspiration for designing this card from one that I created as a Convention swap. I just love the effect of white embossing on dark coloured cardstock (such as, white on elegant eggplant, white on early espresso etc.)

I think this image of Santa is a gorgeous traditional one and so everyone had a go at a little water colouring using blender pens. This photo doesn't do the card justice (shows how poor a photographer I am!) as you can't really pick up the little bit of dazzling diamonds we added to Santa's white trim of his hat, cuffs and jacket trim. We used Blush Blossom pen to colour his skin, which I have just discovered is no longer in the current catalogue, a shame as this colour is great for this purpose.

The final card was a more simple yet effective design featuring some beautiful DSP and the lovely Old Olive Simply Styled Embelishments (found in the current Holiday catalogue).

Well it is back to another busy working week, however, I do hope to get to have some time for myself in my craft room as next weekend is another of our local markets and I didn't make the last one as I was ill.

Have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to let me know which of the cards is your favourite and why that was created at my recent SAS.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

Well it has been a while since I posted an actual card or project that I have created here on my blog and that is because of a combination of things, being busy at work, visiting relatives and then getting unwell. Today, I am still suffering from vertigo and also the flu, but it is a good reason to slow down and rest and perhaps craft a little!

I am in the midst of preparing for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stacks next weekend, which is where a group of my lovely customers and friends come along and stamp a stack of Christmas cards. They will in fact be making 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs. There will also be gifts and lucky door prizes! I am looking forward to the fun.

I thought I would share one of the designs here today on my blog and here it is...

This card uses the following products...

133285 - Festive Flurry Stamp Set & Framelits (cheaper as a bundle!)

One of the joys of being a demonstrator is sharing the fun of creating with others and making your own gifts and cards.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 1, 2013

November's 25 Year Stamp Sets

Another month means another Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets, some old favourites brought back each month to celebrate SU!'s 25-year anniversary. 

You can order any of these through my online store here...don't forget to add this month's Hostess Code (see top of my blog).

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Digital scrapbooking & more...

If you are into digital scrapbooking or other digital projects then this post is for you!

The official Digital Scrapbooking Day is Saturday, November 2. But one day just isn't enough, so we're celebrating for eight!

Here's what we have lined up:

  1. Guest bloggers: A talented group of demonstrators, customers, and designers from around the industry will share project inspiration on the blog. 
  2. FREE download: Be sure to check in on Saturday, November 2 to get your freebie.
  3. Videos: We'll share some more ideas with training videos to help you get started. 
  4. Daily deals: Every day, we'll feature a new download for 50% off! 
  5. Challenges: Use the daily deal download to create a project for your chance to win free downloads. (Upload your samples to the gallery with the matching tag to enter.)

Here's the list of daily deal downloads:

11/1 Amped Up Ampersands Kit
11/2 Hello There Kit + FREE Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set
11/3 All Time Fave Photobook Template
11/4 Modern Medley Overlays Kit
11/5 Be Brave Pocket Cards
11/6 Nobody's Business Photobook Template
11/7 Autumn Traditions Kit
11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit

It's all happening at MyDigitalStudio.net! Join us every day for all the fun and be sure to let your friends know too.

Don't forget if you don't have MDS then you get a FREE 30-day trial of MDS here.

What better way enjoy digital than 30% off selected digital products, click here to check them out in my online store.

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Envelope Punch Board and more!

Well I am back from my little trip away to visit family and of course Stampin' Up! have more to offer so I thought I would do a quick post before work to update you all.

Envelope Punch Board

Now available for customers to buy here online for $31.95 (Item #133744) or just email me your order details. Use this creativity-boosting tool to create anything from itty bitty to long and skinny envelopes!

New Digital Downloads (for MDS)

Click image to go to Online Store for ordering!
New digital downloads are available every Tuesday, so if you have MDS, don't forget to check in regularly to see what is the latest! If you don't have MDS and are into digital scrapbooking or digital creativity then why not try MDS for FREE for 30-days, click here to try!

Tag It Bundles and 30% Off Digital

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) includes:
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry 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) includes:
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" (2.5 cm) Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (9.1 m)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)
Whether you're designing Christmas cards, gifts for friends and family or decorations for your home—we've got what you need with 30% off of a variety of downloads.

Need a little inspiration? Join us on MyDigitalStudio.net all month long for ideas. Post your samples to the gallery too! 

But, hurry, the sale ends 30 November.

Undefined--Stamp Carving

Coming soon! Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn’t find the perfect image? Well now you can create your own customised stamp! Undefined is Stampin’ Up!’s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want. Available to customers 12 November (more details to come).

Don't forget all the other offers on currently, ending 31 October, and most definitely don't forget to add my October Hostess Code: SG7PFRTP when placing you order to go in the draw for some more FREE SU! products (my offer to my customers)!

  • Thinlits Card Dies
  • Party More, Get More! (extra $25 hostess dollars with a $400 workshop/order)
  • New Colour Markers, Single Markers to update your collection
  • Best of 25 Years stamps
  • Single Stamps - New Holiday Collection

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Let the party begin!

Just before I head off for a few days break visiting family in Victoria, I just wanted to bring you details of Stampin' Up!'s current offers!

Let the party begin with 25% OFF 25 Stamp Sets, on sale from 22-28 October. Don't forget you can always order online through my Online Store (click on the 'Shop' button, top of my Demo website), so you don't miss out while I am away! Also, details of the promotions can also be found on my Demo website as well as here.

Click image above to see full list of 25 Stamp Sets

Thinlit Card Dies

They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.

Click image to view PDF

These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)

With the number of dies you're getting, plus the die that creates the card itself, the price is a great value--especially to create an interactive card!

Have fun checking out these great specials and taking advantage of them through my Online Store, as I will not have the opportunity to place any orders while I am away.

Don't forget to apply my current Hostess Code (see top of my blog posts!) when you place your orders online, so you go into the draw to WIN more FREE Stampin' Up! products.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Just Add Ink #185

This week at Just Add Ink we have a beautiful colour combination for our challenge, and it is...
When I saw these colours I immediately thought of my new stamp set that was sitting out on my table, as yet uninked, the large Swallowtail. So what better way to fulfil the challenge and to get to play with a new stamp and this one has so many possibilities.

Here is my card...

Don't forget to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the other beautiful creations using this colour combo and then join in the fun yourself!

Have a lovely weekend. I intend to with my monthly Stamp Class this evening (Friday night) and a lunch date with some of my closest friends on Saturday and then catching up with my children.


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