Thursday, 30 December 2010

Sweetheart Cup Promotion til January 24th



Create a handmade treat for all your sweethearts this Valentine's Day using sweet products from Stampin' Up!

From 30 December 2010 through 24 January 2011, get a FREE package of Heart Treat Cups when you purchase the Sweetheart Stamp Set or the Full Heart Punch--make it twice as sweet when you buy both and get two free packages of Heart Treat Cups!

Purchase any of the following:


Sweetheart Wood-Mount Set (#121576) $38.95

Sweetheart Clear-Mount Set (#120780) $29.95

Full Heart Punch (#119883) $33.95



Get FREE Heart Treat Cups:


Heart Treat Cups (12) (#120435) Valued @ $6.50

Contact me if you would like to take advantage of this promotion and don't have your own demonstrator.

Anna :)

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Last peek at Christmas



Hi all!

I thought before everyone packs away their Christmas decorations and cards for another year, I'd share some of the beautiful handmade creations we received from special folk this year. Some have used Stampin' Up! products and some are a mixture, but for this purpose, it doesn't matter.

I just wanted to share what others have lovingly spent their time doing for us.

Hope you had a great Christmas and may 2011 bring hope and wonderful things for you.

Til next time,
Anna :)











Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas




'May the true spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, your home with love.'


Merry Christmas to one and all!


Anna :)

(quote from 'Snow Swirled' stamp set)

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Reindeers, Wreaths & Cookie Cutters



Fancy Favour Reindeer Boxes




Origami DS Paper Wreaths



Simple DS Christmas Decoration



Cookie Cutter Tree Decoration

Here are a few more of the projects we made at the very last 2010 class. (besides the 'simple decoration'.

Reindeer boxes: Fancy Favour box + Leaves Die + Circle punches.
The girls/ladies :) chose either 'Snowman kisses' (mini marshmallows); 'Reindeer noses' (Maltesers) or 'Ruldolfs spare noses' (Jaffas) to fill their boxes.

The origami wreath was worth the 'fiddly-ness'...it ends up quite nice.

And the cookie cutter idea came straight from page 126 of the Stampin' Up! catalogue.

Two more sleeps!
Anna :)

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Tealight Holders




Aren't these so groovy?! When I saw this idea on Rhonda's blog earlier this month, I just had to try them!! Thanks Rhonda for the 'twist' on using our Big Shot dies...love it!

This was one of 4 projects we made at my last class for 2010 just yesterday (Saturday). I'll show you the other projects once I download some pics.

Recipe:
Big Shot + Flower Folds die + metal flashing + Embossing Folder (I used Elegant Lines in this example).

Pop in a tealight and enjoy the lovely ambience! :)

Thanks for stopping in!
Anna :)

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Gingerbread Punch Gift Tag & Gift Bag




I think Gingerbread men/people are pretty cute. I put this little fella together for my latest Christmas punch kit. He makes a cute gift tag.

I've attached it to a small gift bag I made from one piece of Jolly Holiday DS Paper. This little number was on Alisa Tilsner's website about 18 months ago. Great little size.

Thanks for stopping in! :)
Anna :)

Friday, 3 December 2010

A Hint of Christmas






Here's a couple of 10cm x 10cm cards which would be great for either gift cards or just for a card for someone you are just saying 'Merry Christmas' to and not much else :)

I've used the Big Shot with textured embossing folders, the Delightful Decorations stamp set, the matching ornament punch and the Basic Rhinestones & Basic Pearls. The scallop trim punch was also used. Colours used are Concord Crush, and Pear Pizzazz.

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Summer Mini & December Frenzy!!


We are being spoiled this month! :)

Not only is our new Summer Mini live today and ready to be ordered from, but Stampin' Up! have a great sale for the month of December. Some products are up to 50% off!

On sale until 29th December only. No limits.

SALE ITEMS:
STAMPS
A Little Treat Stamp Set (Wood-Mount p39 #119181) Was $21.95 NOW $10.98

A Little Treat Stamp Set (Clear-Mount p39 #120018) Was $15.95 NOW $7.98

Tote-Ally Tess Stamp Set (Wood-Mount p40 #119189) Was $37.95 NOW $26.57

Daisy-Dash Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel (p43 #111255) Was $15.95 NOW $9.57

Baby Bundle Stamp Set (Wood-Mount p56 #121482) Was $49.95 NOW $34.97

Autumn Days Stamp Set (Wood-Mount p72 #119161) Was $38.95 NOW $19.48

Pendant Park Stamp Set (Clear-Mount p77 #120012) Was $27.95 NOW $13.98

Tart & Tangy Stamp Set (Wood-Mount p88 #113031) Was $21.95 NOW $15.37

Fresh Cuts Stamp Set (Wood-Mount p91 #115806) Was $38.95 NOW $27.27

Wonderful Favourites Stamp Set (Wood-Mount p102 #115946) Was $39.95 NOW $23.97

Heard From the Heart Stamp Set (Wood-Mount p104 #119167) Was $39.95 NOW $23.37

Teen Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set (Wood-Mount p105 #119185) Was $62.95 NOW $31.48

Kind Heart Stamp (Wood-Mount p161 #116681) Was $11.95 NOW $5.98

MARKERS!!
All were $5.75...

Pumpkin Pie (#105115) NOW $4.03
Night of Navy (#100069) NOW $4.03
Certainly Celery (#105106) NOW $3.45
Pretty in Pink (#100045) NOW $3.45
So Saffron (#105114) NOW $3.45
Bashful Blue (#105111) NOW $3.45
Regal Rose (#105108) NOW $3.45
Bravo Burgundy (#105109) NOW $3.45
Basic Black (#100082) NOW $3.45

OTHER:
Small Cello Bags (p122 #103104) Was $7.50 NOW $4.50
Silver Hodgepodge (p140 #111325) Was $57.95 NOW $28.98
Circle Scissor Plus (p140 #112530) Was $54.95 NOW $32.97

If you are after a complimetary copy of the Mini catalogue, just drop me a line.

Click on the Mini picture or the 'December Frenzy' picture to the right of the page for links direct to these publications.

Thanks!
Anna :)

Monday, 29 November 2010

Cobbler Outline Christmas Card



Check out page 106 of the Stampin' Up! catalogue...does this look familiar now? :)

My card is 10cm x 10 cm, so it looks 'chunkier', but the design is pretty much the same.

I've used Old Olive cardstock for the base, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock run through the Big Shot using the Petals-a-plenty Embossing Folder; punched out with the Ornament Punch, and layered onto Baja Breeze DS paper.

Add a Crumb Cake 'Scallop Trim' trim...a little knot of ribbon...one rhinestone...and a sentiment from 'Four the Holidays' stamp set in Early Espresso...done!

Anna :)

Friday, 26 November 2010

4 Cards 4 Christmas






As promised, here are the cards from my recent Christmas Card class. I precut supplies for 190 cards!! (that's my excuse for not posting last week :) )

All the ladies made 8 cards each, 2 of each of the designs above. It was a flurry of activity all afternoon, and hopefully gave everyone a head-start on their Christmas Card making.

The top 3 used the Big Shot in one way or another. And the fourth was inspired by a card Danielle Daws created. Check our her website...she has a really lovely uncluttered and elegant style.

Have a great weekend ahead!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The 200 Mark!



Not that it's anything too world-shattering, but this is my 200th Blog Post. Yay for making that many. Thanks to those of you who pop in to see what I have (or have not!) been up to :)



Here's a quick little decoration for the Christmas tree...made from strips of Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper. It uses 8 x 1"x4" strips, and a bit of ribbon, and done!

If you'd like more instructions, just leave a comment or drop me a line.

Come back Friday for some more Christmas cards....
Anna :)

Monday, 22 November 2010

Christmas Card Swaps


By Sarah


By Amanda

Hi! I'm still here...sorry for the lack of posting last week, I was prepping for a big Christmas Card class...more pics from that later in the week, but first a bit of catchup...

Here are a couple of cards from our team's latest monthly 'Swap'. The theme this month was understandably 'Christmas'. Aren't these great!!

Just under 5 weeks now til Christmas, and you'll be finding HEAPS of ideas on blogs & websites for all your cards and projects.

Thanks for stopping by!
Anna :)

Monday, 15 November 2010

Only 2 weeks left of Christmas Promotion



There's only 2 weeks left of the 'Dressing Up Christmas' promotion which has FREE Christmas ribbon on offer.

It runs until the 30th of November.

If you purchase one of the below 'Bundles', you'll choose a roll of Christmas ribbon free.
OR
If you host a workshop with $550 of sales or more, you can also choose a free roll of Christmas ribbon.

The ribbons are not available for purchase in our catalogue...and something for free is always great! :)


Bundle 1:'Gifted Bundle':Gifted Stamp Set & Jolly Holiday DS Paper
$66.90 woodmount
$56.90 clearmount

Bundle 2:
'Welcome Christmas Bundle':Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Specialty DS Paper
$69.90 woodmount
$59.90 clearmount

Bundle 3:
'Season of Joy Bundle'
Season of Joy Set and So Swirly Stampin' Around Wheel
$67.90 woodmount only

Bundle 4:
'Delightful Decorations Bundle'
Delightful Decorations Set and Ornament Punch
$72.90 woodmount only

FOUR FREE RIBBON OPTIONS:
Mistletoe Ribbon Originals $21.95
Sleigh Bells Ribbon $15.95
Riding Hood Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $19.95
Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon $19.95

As always, it's as stocks last.
Drop me a line if you would like to take part in this great deal.

til next time!
Anna :)

Friday, 12 November 2010

All I want for Christmas...



What do you get that special someone who has everything?? (besides a guard dog...)

A gift certificate for Stampin' Up! goodies of course :)

If this will help cross items off your Christmas list (or for a birthday/Mother's Day/'just because' day...), just drop me a line or phone!

Anna :)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Gearing up for Christmas




Hello out there! :)
How's your organising for Christmas going? Are you having a quiet one? Doing some hand-crafted things perhaps? Do you send personalised Christmas cards?

I know every year we all say we'll be organised earlier, but I'm wondering if this year Christmas has really snuck up on us...the year really has flown.

We are in November and the only Christmas cards I've made are for workshops. But hey, that'll start the production line I suppose. So, in a way, I'm a little organised in a short-cut kind of way :)

This card is similar to THIS card post.

It involves square punched Designer Series paper (double-sided), topnote die & the Big Shot, the Five Petal Punch, Rhinestones & the Curly Cute sentiment stamps.

I love the colours in the Christmas papers for this year's Stampin' Up! catalogue. Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive & Very Vanilla...nice!

Thanks for dropping by,
Anna :)

Monday, 8 November 2010

Birthday Card




I've realised that since I've had the Big Shot, that I do use it a LOT for my cards. It certainly hasn't lost it's shine at all and is still my favourite Stampin' Up! toy! :)

I've used it here for a quick birthday card...cut the topnote shape first, then ran it back through the big shot with the Elegant Lines embossing folder.

Add a sentiment (Curly Cues), a bit of wide Early Espresso striped grosgrain ribbon, and 'voila'..done!

I even cut a second top note shape for writing the well wishes inside. How's that for thinking ahead? :)

Til next time, Anna :)

Friday, 5 November 2010

Brobee card




Continuing the recent spate of punch art items...

Here's a card I made recently for a little man who is a fan of 'Yo Gabba Gabba'. For those of you who don't watch much children's TV, this character is called Brobee. Little Mr 3's clever mama even made a 3D version of Brobee for Mr 3's cake. So clever!

So I've used a few punches for Mr Brobee...these are the colours he is in 'real life' and it makes a really cheery birthday card.

I used circle punches, oval punches, the star punch, the corner punch & the word window punch.

Thanks for checking him out :)
Anna

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Whooo-hooo woulda thought?





Who would have thought these little owls on giant paperclips would be so popular?!?!

I recently had a stall at a local craft show with my team, and had these little cuties available.

Each night I went home to make MORE owls!! Then I ran out of paperclips and bought MORE paperclips! I must have made about 30 all up, and sold every single little one of them. I think if I'd made double that, they also would have disappeared.

Who would have known?
Anna :)

Monday, 1 November 2010

Team Swaps


By Sarah (see page 43)


By Pam (see page 150)


By Sharyn (see page 69)

I'm back with the rest of the 'CASE' cards I was talking about...aren't these terrific!

I've given you the page number from where these are CASEd in the Idea Book & Catalogue.

Give 'CASE'ing a try :)

Anna :)

Sunday, 31 October 2010

We Stamp for Lara in November



Hi there!
Just a quick reminder post about some great tutorials available to you for each day of November.....

For just $25 you will get a tutorial a day for all of November and help raise funds for little Lara May.

Lara is just under 2 years old, and is the daughter of one of my fellow team mates.
Lara is in need of a specialised chair. Here's her full story

Her amazing mother's website is HERE.

To purchase, simply go to Alisa Tilsner's site or Madonna's site, and click on the 'Buy Now' Paypal Button.

Anna :)