I’ve been playing around planning & creating for a future class & decided to create a few quick & easy cards for upcoming birthdays at the same time.

Have you seen the gorgeous “Painted with Love” Specialty DSP from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue, Page 19?  Oh my, it is just stunning…..  Team it up with Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil & you have yourself a few stunning colour combinations.

The cute little Panda is from the Party Pandas Stamp Set which you are able to earn for free during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $90AUD (excluding P&H).

Be sure to click on the link below to download a tutorial to create your own card.  The tutorial includes list of products & measurements, both metric & imperial.


Remember to use the Host Code for January when shopping Online

If you don’t have a Demonstrator & would like a copy of both the 2018 Occasions Catalogue & SAB Brochure, please do no hesitate in contacting me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




319. Celebrate – Party Pandas

2018 Occasions Catalogue, 2018 SAB, Party Pandas, Painted with Love DSP, Vicky Wright, Stampin' Up!

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star…


It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights so I thought I would check it out & see what the theme for this month was & that is LOVE!  Of course, love is celebrated in sorts of ways, eg Weddings, Baby, Anniversary, etc.

I actually created my card for a new baby taking the layout from a sketch I saw on Pinterest.  Thank you for the inspiration so that I could create my card.

Not sure of what is Kylie’s International Highlights?   It is where Demonstrators from all around the world take part in a monthly Blog Highlight.  It’s a great way to get to know other Demonstrators & see projects using current Stampin’ Up!® product.

What is so different about this Blog Highlight?  YOU get to vote for your top 5 favourites.  The top ten will then get to take part in an international blog hop with Kylie & other Vote for Me Heretalented successful demonstrators.

What do I do?  All you have to do is click on the “Vote for Me” photo at the side or head on over to Kylie’s Blog, click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture.  I’m #3!

For my card today I’ve used the cute little “A Little WildStamp Set , Page 108 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  It is also available as a Bundle.

You could use it for a newborn, birthday, etc.  The set is perfect for all occasions as well as Tags to attach to presents.

I have a couple of other cards in the process of being created using this same set in time for an  Expo that I will be attending in a couple of weeks.  I will post them as soon as they are completed so be sure to pop back & check them out.

To grab your free tutorial, click on the link above the photo.  It includes all product used in the project along with measurements (metric & imperial).

Be sure to check out all the other lovely creations when you pop on over to Kylie’s Blog .  Don’t forget to go & vote for the ones you love & leave them a little love!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


280. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star… – A Little Wild


Kylie’s International Top Ten October Winners Blog Hop

Welcome to the Top Ten October Winners Blog Hop!   Do you remember my post from a couple of weeks ago asking for you to vote?  Check it out by clicking on Sympathy”.  Thank you to every one of you who took the time to vote – it worked!  Because of your votes, myself & 9 other lucky talented Demonstrators (from across the world) get to hop along with Kylie (Australia’s #1 Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator).   I feel very honoured to be among this group, so thank you once again!

You are visiting from Stesha Bloodhart’s who hails from the USA.

Last month the theme was Sympathy.  It’s one of those cards that we only create if necessary & unfortunately this one is necessary. Well, for this blog hope, it is the sameOh-So-Eclectic1---Close-Up theme but creating a new project.  I have had my card sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now wondering how to fix a huge blunder but I think I have managed to cover it.  Can you pick it?  Hint – it is now covered by the 3 Facted Gems…..  Love it when you can cover mistakes!

To download your Free Tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.

Next up is Karen……

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


266. With Sympathy – Oh So Eclectic


Roll call for this hops –

Lou Kitzelman – Australia

Stesha Bloodhart – USA

Vicky Wright – Australia – That’s Me

Karen Henderson – UK

Wendy Lee – USA 

Donna Gray-Australia

Kylie Bertucci – Australia

Tammy Richard – Canada (Qc.)

Rae Harper-Burnet, USA

Painted Harvest Suite


I am sharing with you today one of the cards we will be creating in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class.  We would love for you to come along & create with us.

I saw this fold over on Pinterest a little while ago but now of course I am unable to find the link, but I managed to do one better & actually found the blog.  Thank you so much Jeanie for your inspiration even though it was one created in error, I loved that it was so different!

I’ve used the lovely Painted Harvest Suite to create our card.  The Suite includes the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Leaf Punch which can be purchased as a Bundle & the Painted Autumn DSP.  It took me a little time to actually purchase this set, but I must tell you, it is so much fun playing with it.  I especially love the fact that it gives you a gorgeous watercolur look to all your creations.

Tips to help you with the 2-Step Stampin’ set –Painted-Harvesta---Fancy-Fo

  1. Stamp the centre first.  This helps to centre your flower
  2. Stamp the larger flower next but in a lighter contrasting ink.  This flower will look like it may be missing part of the stamp, but this is ok
  3. Stamp the smaller flower 2nd & in a darker contrasting ink.  You will be amazed at how the flower will come together
  4. For more definition, stamp the larger flower once again in the same colour ink as the first time.  Your flower will just about pop off your Card

I do hope the ladies are going to love creating this card.

By clicking on on the link below, you will be able to download a tutorial to create your own card.

SeptemberIf you pop back in a few days time, I will also share with you another one I created using the same fold.

Don’t forget when shopping in my Online Shop to use September’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


264. Happy Wedding Day – Painted Harvest Suite


Stampin’ Up! Colours 2017-2018

Today’s post is a little different in that I had organized a document for myself to keep all Stampin-Up-Retired-In-Coloumy colour codes in one place.  I don’t know about you but I had them everywhere & was sick of trying to find them when required.  I must say a big thank you to those lovely people who do the codes each year & share, share & share.  They are so very helpful.  Your work never goes unappreciative.

I then expanded the form to include a box to tick off when you have purchased Card, Ink Pads, Refills & Markers.  Again, a huge thank you to the lovely people for giving us the Codes.  I didn’t use any one particular code as I sort of selected the ones that I thought were closest to the Stampin’ Up! colours.

After playing with the form & tweaking it heaps, I have finally emailed it off to my team & customers – they love it!!!!

To download your own copy, please click on the links below.  The first one is the colours for 2017-2018 & the second one are the Retired In Colours from 2012-2017.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


Stampin Up Colours – 2017-2018

Stampin Up Retired In Colours – 2012-2017

Hello There Swirly Bird

Today’s post is another from our Training weekend last month.  20170529_153743blog-inside

I’m a little bit happy with this card considering it has been cased from the new Catalogue but with a few changes.  I will say that it was going to start out as the card on Page 10 but then was changed at the last minute & I now the card on Page 171 (sort of).  Does that ever happen to you?

Don’t forget to use your Catalogues are a great source for ideas & inspiration.

We water washed a piece of Shimmery White Card with Sweet Sugarplum & Aqua Painter to get the background.  Seeing it in real life shows a lovely soft shinny background.

The shapes were die cut using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits & adhered to the Card to make them look Faux Die Embossing.  Another use for your Framelits, Thinlits & Punches.

If you click on the link above the photo you will be able to download the Tutorial to create your own card.  I would love for you to share any cards you create using the tutorials.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


232. Hello There – Swirly Bird


Balloon Celebrations

Heya Stampers,

Today I am showing you a card we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class a couple of weeks ago.  I20170524_152841blog-inside am a little behind in posting our creations, but I am slowing getting there.

I wanted to create a Birthday Card which could be used for either a boy or girl & so went with the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set.  It has a matching Balloon Boutique Punch which makes life so much easier.  I also used the “Cherry on Top” DSP Stack (retired) along with a couple of 2015-2017 In-Colours which have since retired – Watermelon Wonder & Tip Top Taupe.

Because the front was so easy, I wanted to showcase that you could also do the inside a little different & it would be something the receiver would not be expecting when opening the card.  It is not what I had planned but after 20170524_142626blog-closeupseeing this card on Pinterest, I decided to go for it.  Meg called it a “Snowcone Pop-Up Card”.  Thank you so much for your photo instructions.

I’m quite happy with how the card turned out considering I wasn’t sure where I was going with it.  You could easily change the colours, DSP & Ribbon to current products & have yourself a completely different looking card.

If you click on the link above the photo, you will be able to download the instructions to create your own card.  They include all the supplies & measurement (metric & imperial).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


229. Happy Birthday – Balloon Celebration – Snowcone Popup Card


Cartwheels on the Beach

Heya Stampers,

The last weekend in May we had a team meeting where we played with new & carried over stamp sets, played with techniques & discussed our business, including being a 20170530_101827BLOG-INSIDEHobby Demo.

Over the next few days or weeks, I will share with you the cards we created.  I do hope you will like them, even better if you are inspired by seeing them.

First off the rank is my card using the gorgeous “Beautiful You” Stamp Set!  I call this card “Cartwheels on the Beach”.  I love how she looks like she doesn’t have a care in the world with the sun shinning down on her & nothing on her mind but enjoyment.

I’ve used our Watercolour Pencils to create the colours.  I especially love the sun shining through the sky.  I’m only sorry you can’t see all the pretty sparkle on the card from adding Clear Wink of Stella.

Don’t forget to click on the link below to grab your free tutorial.  Yes, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators may use the tutorial for your classes but please it is not to be used for publication or money gain.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


230. Beautiful You – Cartwheels on the Beach


Just Breathe

Today’s card was created a couple of weeks ago especially for my niece who is going20170521_131048blog-inside through a bit of a bad patch at the moment.  Purple is her favourite colour so the new 2017-2019 In Colour of Berry Burst is just perfect!

Don’t you just love the new colours.  They are devine!  I know my favourites are going to be Berry Burst & Lemon Lime Twist.

I’ve used the gorgeous “Colour Theory” Suite which consists of the Colour Theory DSP, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Colourful Seasons Stamp Set, Glitter Enamel Dots & Ribbons. The Stamp Set & Thinlits also come in a Bundle, which you will want to add to your stash.

Just to add a little something different to my card, I layered Window Sheet to the back of the DSP & applied the flowers to the top with Mini Glue Dots.

Annual17_p0146_aFor the inside, I cut down the reminder of the gorgeous DSP into 2 strips – adhered 1 piece to a piece of Whisper White which was then layered onto the inside of the Card.

The 2nd piece was adhered to the left hand side of my envelope.  Not only do I like to match the inside to the card front, but also the envelope.  I think it just adds a little bit of a WOW to the whole card.

Don’t forget to click on the link below to download your Free Tutorial to create your own card.

To place your order from the new Catalogue or to Junepurchase items to create this card, pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use June’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


227. Just Breathe – Colourful Seasons Bundle


2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is Live

Today is the day you have all been waiting for.  The wait is finally over & yes, the new 20170531_085731blog-insideAnnual Catalogue is live!

To browse the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, just click on the catalogue picture on the right hand side bar or click onto the Online Shop picture to browse the items for purchase.  Better still, if you live in Australia & would like a copy, please let me know as I am more than happy to post one out to you.

I’m a happy girl as there is a lovely big Daisy in the new catalogue & I love daisies as I think they are a very happy flower which reminds of summer – sun, sand, surf & beach, although you wouldn’t think so in my part of the world.  It is officially the 1st day of winter & it has hit us with a bang!

Annual17_p126_aToday’s card is showing the lovely “Delightful Daisy Suite”, page 126.   This suite includes the gorgeous “Delightful Daisy” DSP, the “Daisy” Punch & the “Daisy Delight” Stamp Set.  I always tend to case a couple of cards when I receive a new Catalogue as it helps me get my creative juices flowing but I have made a few slight changes.

For a free tutorial to create your own card, click on the link below to download it.  The tutorial includes measurements (metric & imperial), along with a list of product used to create the card.

To place your order from the new Catalogue or to Junepurchase items to create this card, pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use June’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


231. Daisy Delight – Daughter

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