Saturday, 28 April 2012

Hi All,
Welcome to the first blog hop on my new website. Today a few Stampin Up Demonstators who are also great friends of mine have got together to bring you some lovely items from our new Autumn/winter mini. I would have to say it is one of my fav's so far. I just can't resist anything in it, its all way to gorgeous.
Anyway back to the hop. You may have just hopped over from the lovely Di Dunk's home on the web. If you didnt, not to worry, keep foloowing the link at the bottom of each page and you will see everyones items along way. Dont forget to leave them a message to let them know you popped by to have a look, we all love to know when we have had visitors.
I have used a few things from the new mini to make all these cards. Our new edgelit dies and matching textured embossing folders, the stunning DSP is twitterpated and the stamp set Apothecary Art. I have tried to use them 'NOT' in the standard way to give it a different look. 

 You can see underneath how different just a colour change can make them.
 My last cards have used the same DSP dies and folders but have used a stamp set called Rue Des Fleurs, which is stunning. I have used the well scripted stamp set from the main catalogue for the wording and I have used a wonderfully welcomed new "Simply Scored" to do the scored lines around the edges. This is a must have item for all paper crafters. So so handy.

A little bling around the edges and they are done, so quick to make.

Anyway I have to share you with everyone else so now it is off to the talented Kathryn Mangelsdorf's page to see what she has made for us.
If you have any questions about my products or items contact me 
and we can talk.
Anyway I'm heading over to Kathryn's, see you there!!!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Our new home

We have our new address!!!
Hi all and welcome to our new address over on blogspot. I was happy with typepad but just like most other people these days, I too am watching the pennies and well, when there is a great blog place out there like blogspot where I can do it all for free then why not save my money. Thats the only reason we have moved. More money to spend on craft!!!

I have moved all the conent from the old blog over to here so all my cards and blog hops have come along. Over the next few weeks I will tweak it a little and complete the blog, so please be patient it is coming.

Everything is still operational, so if you wish to order, book a workshop or ask a question, you can still email me on or ring me (03) 8711 4401 from anywhere in Australia

I hope you like our new home. If there is anything you would like to see up here let me know and we will see what we can do.

Happy Stampin!


April 2012


Time and Mini

Wow where has the time gone. Sale a bration was wonderful with all those free gifts wasn't it. Im glad all you ladies that popped an order in got those gorgeous sets and the new DSP.
Alot has happened in my life in the last month and a bit so excuse the non posting on the blog here. I lost my mother at the young age of 65yrs after a long fight with cancer, and fight she did. RIP Mum, now it is your time to rest. Even writing this brings tears to my eyes :-( We all managed to spend some quality time with her before she went, and my sister was by her side when she passed.
I have also been putting alot of time into getting myself a bit healthier. Gave up smoking 5 - 6yrs ago and since then the weight that was already to high, got higher. So time to get it off. Instead of sitting infront of the PC so much I have been out walking the dogs or working in the garden or house. It is paying off and I am happy with results so far, 25kg lighter since October 24th.
Now to the important news.....
THE NEW MINI!!!! I am in love with some of these sets and the new framelits..Oh My God.......My crafting mojo is back, they are just gorgeous. The mini is on the right hand side, click on it and you can have a look what I am talking about, if you want you very own mini to call your own, contact me and I can get one to you, no matter where in Australia you live. This also goes with orders. You can live in the most remote part of Australia and still order though here. If you receive mail from the posty you can receive your new goodies, as I can have them delievered straight to your address, no need to pick them up from me, I hope that helps some out there as I have received many an email wondering if they can order from another state, the simple answer is YES :-)
Us demonstrators have our annual convention coming up at the end of next month and crafting is all the buzz at the moment. When you join Stampin' Up as a demonstrator you not only have the chance to either make a little (or big) business for yourself or just join for yourself and get the benefits, you become part of a huge network of people that love doing exactly what you do, stamp and craft. I have gained some wonderful friends through my hobby of stamping and that is why I joined. So if you feel the same way and like to stamp or paper craft alot why not think about joining the team of wonderful people and see the fun we love to have. If you want any information about joining or having a workshop first, you can call me at home on 03 8711 4401 or email me and I can help you with your crafting needs.
Anyway off to make some swaps for convention, happy crafting people :-)



January 2012




April 2011




Wow a long time ago

Hi all, I cant believe it has been so long since my last post. I decided to something had to give for a little bit as to let some very important things in my life have more family. But I didnt realise it was 2 months ago!!!! I have slowly been getting my craft bug back after life grabbed me with to hands and wouldn't let go. I managed to break free just for a bit LOL!!! I have been making cards and even doing some scrapping here and there. I will take some photos in the next few days to show you what I have been up to.
We also have our friendly Blog Hop coming up on Saturday as it is close to Easter it is a small one but the girls always manage to blow me away with their talent, so don't forget to pop back then.
I will also take some photos on friday and pop them up of some retired stamp sets that I am selling well below the RRP , some are used some are not. First in first served basis as always. Most postage is around $6.95 as I use the prepayed packages.
I am looking in the later part of the year to start up my very first classes and looking at cards and/or scrapbooking let me know your interests so I can look at putting it together to suit.
Look forward to you coming back on Saturday to see our wonderful creations from our new Autumn/Winter mini Catalogue.
If you wish to obtain your own copy of either our main Ideas and catalogue book or the mini, or even host a workshop contact me and I can tell you how to go about it all with no fuss.

February 2011


Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Hi everyone, welcome to another blog hop. If you have been here before...Welcome back :-)
If you haven't then let me let you about us and our hop. We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators and more importantly friends, who put together a little blog hop to show you either a theme or some designs with new products. This hop is all about our Sale-a-bration FREE sets. You can get these sets for free up until the end of March so if you wish to know how to get them FREE for yourself contact me and I can help you from anywhere in australia, (email is good that way).
Anyway on to our hop. You may have just hopped over from the gorgeous Kathryn's site if not, don't worry you can start here and the hop will take you in a complete circle back to where you started, so you won't miss a thing.
I have made two cards to show you today showing two of the four free sets in two completely different colour schemes. The first one I have used Punch Bunch, this is a great set as it matches up beautifully with alot of our wonderful punches, taking out all that hard work of cutting things out, and who doesn't love punches, I love them!! Imagine having stamped images with perfect cut edges all the time, thats why I love them so...
I have used Crumb Cake cardstock as the base, then Marina Mist and Cajun Craze, I have also used the scallop circle punch and the 1 1/4 inch cirlce punch for the stamped image, I have also punched out the middle one and put the image on the inside of the card to give it a little effect. The Lattice embossing folder was used on  both card for the background to give them a bit of depth.
For the finishing touch is some 3/8 inch Marina Mist taffeta ribbon with a double bow in the middle.

The second one I have used the Sweet Summer set. This card is a bit brighter as the background colour is Whisper White and the accent colour is one of our in colours Concord Crush. I have stamped the flower stem in Wild Wasabi and the top in Concord Crush, the stamped another flower top on a different piece of paper  then cut out just the middle part and used a 3D dots to raise it up on the card to give the flower dimention. I have also done the same to the little bee. A little more ribbon, this time it is 1/2 inch stitched-poly ribbon to match the concord crush with some Rhinestone brads to give it a little bling.
I hope you liked my little cards today and I hope you really enjoy the the blog hop. This may be the end of you journey but if not you are heading off to the talented Ros Davidson, I know you will love her work as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget if I can help you with any of your stamping needs shoot me an email. I am sure we can work out whatever it is you need.

January 2011



Summer Mini Blog Hop

Hi there one and all, I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and New year, and managed to relax somewhere in between :-)
I am back with some wonderful friends from Stampin Up' to bring you a blog hope using items from our Summer mini. You may have just jetted in from Christine Blain 's little paradise, isnt it wonderful over there? You will see many lovely homes on the net through this hop and it doesnt matter where you start because you will eventually do a complete circle of all the marvelous creative places. Don't forget to leave the ladies a comment to let them know you have payed them a visit.
Off to my little project...........
I was a little stumped with this hop on what to do as I didnt want to do a card or a scrap page and I have done enough boxes, I wanted something different so I thought what's better at the start of the year than a calander. I have done a little perpetual calander with all my lovely friends birthdays from Stampin Up'
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I will now never miss one of my fellow Stampin Up' friends birthdays with this Hanging on my wall in my craft room.
Lots of things are going happening on the front, like when we sit down to stamp or area is never tidy when I am crafting is yours? So the front represents things we do, like emblish with ribbon and brads, I have used a range of the 1/8" ribbon out of the main catalogue and rub ons as well. The computer and printer have also been put to great use.
From the Summer mini I have used the Following:
Square lattice embossing folder
Love Defined Stamp set
Vintage Trinkets
Gold Glow Smooch Spritz
Blessed Mother Stamp set (below picture)
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I have put names on the dates and on the reverse side I have put their names and addresses so I can send a little card. I have used blessed mother stamp set here as May is my special month, as my mum's birthday is in May.
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The bunch of flowers is a stamp from Love defined which I have stamped and cut out single stems.
I hope you have enjoyed you stay here but I know I can't keep you forever. If you haven't been to Ros Davidson's site yet you are in for a treat. Go and have some fun, you will love it. You can get there from clicking here. Farewell until next time you pop in.

November 2010


Its a Christmas Blog Hop

Hi Everyone. It has been a very long time between posts, and today has sparked me to keep going.
A group of friends have decided to get together and do a fun blog hop all themed around my favourite time of the year....Christmas!!!! I am as excited entering it as I will be to go around the hop to look at all the amazing work that the ladies have done.
You may have come popped in from the very talented Gardenia Pepworth, whose work is just unbelievable!!! If you haven't and you have started here, don't worry as the blog hop does a complete circle if you click  on the linked name at the end of the posts. You will get the chance to see all 11 lovely homes on the web no mater where you start.
On to my little creation(s). I have made little lolly bags or gift bags and a card with just a little bling.
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Materials: Big Shot, Scallop Envelop Punch, Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (CS), Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Acetate and Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.
I used this as a little lolly bag, but the ideas are endless!!!
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Materials: Big Shot, Pillow Box Punch, Extra Large Ornament Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, Tiny Tags Stamp Set, Jewelry Tag Punch, Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi - CS and Ink, Sticky Strip, Acetate and Dazzling Diamonds.
To any men reading this over their wives shoulders
**** Gold looks EXCELLENT in this. **** 

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Materials: RichRazzleberry CS and Ink, Bashful Blue CS, Whicper White CS, Welcome Christmas Stamp Set, Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds and Heat Gun.
A little Bling never hurts anything and always looks good on Christmas cards.
Well I hope you have enjoyed my little creations, let me know what you think by leaving a comment if you like, I would love to hear from you, but I must share you all with everyone else also, so off to the wonderful creations of Ros Davidson you go if you haven't been there already. Thanks for dropping by and don't be strangers come back every now and then to say hi, and if there is anything I can help you with you can contact me any time you wish. :-)

September 2010



It's Here....It's Here!!!!

Yes the new much awaited catalogue is finally here. We usual have our catalogues for 12 Months, but the last one we had for 17 months so we could come into line with the American market, so as you can tell we are all a little excited. This catalogue also has our new yummy colours in it. If you have the old sets like myself, don't worry as there are new packs out so you can just update the ones you already need to go get the whole lot all over again.
Colour reno
I have been taking my "Bible" to bed trying to work out want I wanted first as working it out to get one of the wonderful hostess FREE stamp sets too, they are just all gorgeous this time. Order is in and I can't wait. If you like to buy one of the catalogues or want to have a party to earn yourself some FREE sets and play with some of the new colours and stamps at your party, please give me a call on either (03) 8711 4401 or 0411260 583. Also if you love buying it for yourself why not think of becoming a demonstrator yourself, even if it is just for the discount benefits. No matter where in Australia you are, you can contact me and I can get you started straight away, thats the great thing about Stampin' Up! You can live anywhere. Want an added bonus for joining up now??? If you join up between now and 15th October you will get the complete "In Colour " set for FREE.  Ink pads,  Stamp and Write markers and Cardstock in the matching colours to the value of nearly $85 is yours on top of you new starter kit. WOW!!! Thats Fantastic as are the colours.

August 2010





Last Chance

Hi again, two posts in a week, now I'm stepping it up a bit. Just to let you know that the new Catalogue is just around he corner (Sept 1), and what a magnificent new catalogue it is. I was so excited looking at all the new things we get in September, so please if you want to get one when they come out please contact me as I will order in extra for these orders.
We have had our current catalogue for quite some time, so as you would guess a lot of the stamps and accessories will be retiring, more so this catalogue because of the colour renovation.
Below is the last chance list. What is a last chance list you say? Well it is you LAST CHANCE to get anything on the list. As from the end of this month - 31 August they will be retired and you and I will no longer be able to purchase them. So if there is a stamp set or something else on there that you love and thought you would hold off, now is the time to get it before they are gone or out of stock.
Also Please don't forget to pop over to the Helping Hudson Blog and help raise miney and have fun at the same time.

July 2010




Christmas in July Blog Hop

Hi again all. Its time for another fantastic blog hop from the Art with Heart team run by Claire Daly. This month we are having a Christmas in July theme, nothing better than a good festive season and we have nearly had the white "Christmas" here in Melbourne with the wintery cold weather we have been having lately.
 You may have just come from Judy May's lovely home on the web, if not thats fine you will make your way around the hop from here.
If you have done these blog hops before you know how they work and a very warm welcome back. If you are new to the blog hop...Welcome and we hope you get addicted enough to come back again as they are run at the start of every month. So lets get onto the rules.
The blog hop does a complete circle, so you will eventually make your way back to where you have started. Go to each blog on the hop have a look at what is being shown, make sure you have left a comment on "EVERY" blog involved. Once you have done this, email Nikki Sadler giving her your name and a short message to say you have commented on all the sites. If you do this all within a 72 hour period you go into the draw to win the blog candy for the month.
So here is my piece for the Christmas in July Hop. Everyone loves getting presents and why not have a box as good as the present. My piece this month is a gift box with a suprise of its own.
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Everything on this box has been made with 12x12 paper or card stock, yes including the bow on top.
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If you have a few small things to give someone on christmas this is a great type of box to use as usually the box gets a WOW as well as the present.
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 So as you can see the Simply Scrappin' Kits can be used for a whole lot more than just scrap booking pages. I also used my "I Wish for Peace" stamp set for the first time on this with my markers, a little heat and stick powder and my dazzling diamonds.
Anyway, I won't keep you here forever as there are so many talented women in this blog hop that you need to go see, like the extremely talented Ros Davidson who is next on the hop. If you started at Ros then this is the end of your journey but if you may have lost your way long the trip, below is the complete list of ladies in the blog hop. I hope you have enjoyed your stay here and hope you pop back again very soon.

June 2010







The Savings are in your pocket

June has bought us "Deals of the Week" through Stampin up
Throughout the month of June, we are bringing you a new deal every week! With the Deals of the Week, you'll get up to 50 percent off a selection of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue!
This week's deals:
Scallop Square punch Scallop-square1
Trio Flower punch Trio-flower-punchBoho Blossoms punch Boho-blossoms-punchScallop Oval punch Scallop-oval

Regular Price
Sale Price

*From Carryover flyer
This Special is for this week only. If you are interested in any of these punches email me or call me on 0411260583 before 530pm on the 8th June to place your order. 
Another great saving at the moment it the Stampin' Up! Starter Pack.
Would you love to make money while stamping, set your own hours, and supplement your income with a successful home business? Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator means you'll enjoy all of this and more. Whether you'd like to earn money to pay for your stamping supplies, create a full- or part-time career, or simply get a discount on your stamping supplies, Stampin' Up! will help you do it.Feel free to contact me to find out more about the great benefits.
You can join Stampin' Up! for $259, this is usually $324 but you can only get this saving if you join before the 31st July 2010. Can you imagine owning all this wonderful supplies worth over $560 for only $259? What do you get for your $259 you ask?  You get all this:
You can also add the Stampin' Memories kit which retails for just over $137 for an addition $75 if you wish. So what a great time to join with such great savings. Buying the starter kit alone this month saves you a massive $301 or $363 if you get both kits, but remember it is only here until the 31st July. How exciting is that!!!


May 2010




If you love Stamping and Scrap booking, then I have just the place for you.
The very talented Ladies have chosen me to be May's Guest Designer. I madly got some pages ready and submitted them, not thinking they were anywhere near as good as the ladies there, but I got a lovely email saying they were great...that was the biggest trip my ego has ever taken. I was so happy that they liked them and yet I am still nervous of them being put up for everyone to see. This will be my first time ever that my pages have been anywhere except my album. I have been scrap booking for about 2 years on and off but never entered any of my pages into competitions or publications. Thanks to a good friend who has been pushing me to enter something, I have finally done it..Thanks Kris
Anyway I have a little sneak peek of my first page below. There will be 3 pages over the month, so come back and have a look during the month to see what else I have done. If you click on the image and it will take you over to Stamp A Memory to view the full page. While you are there, check out all the ladies wonderful talent. Thank you Ladies for the honour of being named as a guest designer on your site.
Here is my first sneak peek.

Click on the above image to see the completed page over at stamp a memory. Come back during the month to find the next few page sneak peeks. See if you can guest what I've done before looking at the whole page. I have used a few techniques along the way which I love. If there is anything at all you want to know how to do from the pages, please dont hesitate to email me. I have had a blast doing these pages :-) 




A Change is in the Wind

They say a change is as good as a holiday..well it looks like we are all in for a wonderful trip :-) Stampin' Up! has announced the introduction of a new colour scheme which will happen when our new Idea Book and Catalogue comes out. So not only will we have some wonderful new stamp sets to drool over, but some nice new colours to go with them.Yes this does mean that we will be farewelling some of the colours that we currently have, but not to worry Stampin' Up! has not let us down the new scheme is lovely as you will see.
New colours
Below is the colours we are saying farewell to. With any big change there is always some sorrow and there will be colours that you will be sad to see go, but I am sure you will be happy with the new colours, and the new In colours will no doubt be worth the wait. Stampin' Up! has not done this in a hurry it has been two years in the pipeline with alot of help for leader, demonstrators and customers alike.

So I cant wait till our new Catalogue comes out in September to see all the wonderful new products we get to play with. If our new mini catalogue that is out now is any indication on what we are in for..then I wish September was yesterday


New to the World !!

Hi all, Welcome to my first ever blog, and why not be with something I love...Stampin'.
My name is Alisha. I live in Melbourne and have recently become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator. I have loved doing crafty things my whole life but in the last few years I came across my two passions in the crafting world..Scrapbooking and Stamping.
I had been to many parties and bought soooooo much stuff that I had to kick the hubby out of the "computer room" and make it into my own craft room...luckly for him he had is work office and now combines both.

Not too long ago a very good friend of mine became a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, so my fate was sealed....I was not going to get away for the stampin world now (not that it worried me..just worried my bank account).

After many orders, my friend Kristine convinced me in about 30secs to become a stampin demonstrator could tell she had to twist my arm tight as my addiction didnt seem enough on its own HAHA.

So here I am Wife, Mother, Nurse and Stampin' Up Demonstrator at your service!!!
With time I hope I can make you all in the addicts that I am :-)

There is a stamp I own which has a saying that explains me......

It started out
with just one stamp
which led to two~
then three!
Now I'm a Stamp-a-holic
and don't want