Sunday, November 30, 2008

Summer Mini Catalogue!....It's Time

Yes!!...The Summer Mini Catalogue has arrived and is available to all on the 1st of sure to view my blog for the link online...

I am having a Summer Mini Catalogue Launch night this Friday the 5th December, where I have a few spots still remaining, so if you are wanting to join in the fun please contact me asap to reserve your spot. More details of the night over on the right hand side.

Hope you can join me for a great night and to make some great projects using the new Summer Mini products.

However, if you are unable to make this night, and would love to get your hands on a copy of the New Summer Mini, please email me and I will get one out to you...

Last Chance....

Here is a creation I did a while back and suddenly realised that if I don't post it tonight I will not be able to it has been used with my favourite set from the Spring mini " Season of Joy"....I have so many other cards I have created lately using sets and products from this mini that I have not got around to posting, which is sad, as I would have loved to have shared with you all, but I simply ran out of time....

I hope you enjoyed this mini as much as I have, as it has been by far my favourite mini yet!....although the Summer mini is just as good.....I hope you enjoy the new one with me to....check it out tomorrow...1st December it is officially released....

Friday, November 21, 2008

Notes Anyone!

Here is a note pad I have created that has a magnet on it to stick to your fridge, or to just hang anywhere!...I have mine stuck up on my wall in my Stamp room.

I have used our Simply Scrappin Kit - Secret Garden. These scrap kits are great as all of the papers/stickers and colours co-ordinate with each other perfectly and makes your creating side of things a breeze!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Some Scrapbooking!

6x6 Scrapbook pages are a great way to show off your favourite photo's, and small enough to have on display on little stands, rather than having them tucked away in an album that no one see's!...Here are two layouts I have recently a Christmas theme and one basically for any any occasion...
The layout on the right has been created using our Simply Scrapbooking kit - Confetti...these are a great way to get everything co-ordinated as the kits have so much to choose from, it makes it all so easy...I have also used some of our gorgeous rubs-on's for cute words...and if you are like me and dont like your hand writing on your pages, then these are just prefect to finish them off...
The Christmas layout uses our Jumbo roller - All About Christmas, and I have used yet again..Season of Joy. To add some colour to the rolled image, I then cut out a stamped "Joy" in always artichoke, and layered it on the rolled image for dimension. I just love the Black & White photo also, as it just contrasts nicely...
Oh, by the way the "Star" of the photo's is my gorgeous little daughter "Charlotte" who is almost 3 years old soon...

More Christmas cards...

I have been creating so many Christmas cards lately, but I guess it is that time of just need to start making my own personal ones as I am not very organised it seems this year!

Sorry about the quality of the actual photo as it is slightly out of focus, but if you knew just how hard it was for me to even get this far with a photo, you would understand...believe me I have never loaded photo's before, as my hubby has always done it for me :), but I had my first crash coarse only days

In the 3 cards I have used yet again the "Season of Joy" stamp set and DSP Holiday Harmony and Dashing. I have cased the card with the Holiday Harmony paper from out of the current Spring Mini catalogue, and the card with the "Sparkle" effect created with our dazzling diamonds and crystal effects has been cased by the very popular demonstrator Yvonne Campbell...who I totally admire her work!, although both cards have been changed to suit...They are all very quick and easy cards to make...Hope you like!...Let me know what you think?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"Tart and Tangy" will be missed!

This cute little set is from our current Spring Mini Catalogue, but soon to run out at the end of this month...I just love this set and have created a little collection of things to show you just how versatile it is....and it is only $21.95

I have totally cased some of these creations from my dear friend Gemma, check out her site here: she has some fab ideas.
I have used our Stampin' Write markers for these creations to get the two toned look, and have added some dazzling diamonds with our two way glue pen for some bling!
The Love notes wallet has 3 little cards, great for any occasion, and the popsicle cards are great for a cute card for someone or for an invite to a party!....I just think they are so cute. Thanks Gem also for the loan of your stamp set...

Holiday Harmony paper runs out soon!

Here are two cute little tins I have recently created for my desk to hold all my pens and paper snips/rubber scissors in. I have created them out of our Holiday Harmony paper from our Spring Mini catalogue,which runs out on the 30th of November..

This gorgeous packet of Desiger series paper is only $11.95 for 12 sheets - 2 each of 6 designs. If you are still in the middle of creating your Christmas cards or gifts for that special someone, well this beautiful paper would be perfect!

November Promotions...

Stampin' Up! have two fabulous Specials this month from the 10th - 30th November. The 1st promotion is you can purchase SINGLE Stampin write markers for only $4.95 each.

Stampin' Up!'s versatile, dual-tip markers have never been offered individually before, so be sure to take advantage of this special limited-time offer...
The 2nd November promotion is with our Amazing Rub-Ons.

Get 20% off all Rub-Ons when you spend $20 on Stampin' Up! products. For only $15.96 per package, you get any of Stampin' Up!'s fun and unique Rub-Ons that can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, crafting projects, and more!
If you would like to know more, or want to get your hands on some, please contact me via email or phone to place your orders!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's A Girl...

I love making more than anything, cards for new little bubies...I find them easy as Stampin' Up! have so many great stamp sets for these occasions....This card I have created is for my girlfriend Kristyn's little girl "Lucinda" is very pretty and girlie just like her...

Stamp Sets: Nursery Necessities. (I would have to say this is one of my fav sets!)
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Certainly celery, So Saffron, Whisper White.
DSP: Loves Me (Retired)..I just could not resist the dots!...
Certainly Celery ribbon, Scallop punch.

What do you think!...Cute?

Happy Birthday!

This is a card I made for my dear friend Nicola's birthday...It is a really girlie card in all the girlie pink colours etc...

This card does not involve a whole lot of stamping and is really quick to make.
Stamp sets: True Friend and Occasional Greetings.
Cardstock: Pixie Pink, So Saffron and Whisper White, DSP Petals & Paisleys.
Rhinestones - Fire Circles, Round Tab punch - this punch has been used for the petals of the flower.

Hope you like it!...let me know what you think..

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Something Pretty!

I am really into covering Journals lately, as I believe they are such a nice gift to receive, as they can be made to be so personal...This journal was made for my friend Mel who is a Stamp Club member and a great friend...

This Journal has a page marker that is tied to the ring binder with some Pretty in Pink Tafeta ribbon, and some beads from the Pretties kit. These journals can be alot of fun to create, well I think so anyway....I hope you liked it Mel!

Christmas DVD Gift Box

Sorry everyone who views my blog for my lack of posting lately....busy

Here I have created a Christmas DVD box, a great pressy idea for Christmas just around the corner. This little project and idea was inspired and cased by my SU friend Penny...Hi Pen!

I have used my favourite Christmas set (like everyone else it seems...) Season of Joy to create. Also DSP Dashing, Red, Old Olive and Very Vanilla cardstock. You will notice also that the red band around the DVD box has been crimped for added texture, although the picture does not really show this...Also used is the Real Red 1/4" ribbon and the Horizontal slot punch.

Hope you like, and they are really easy to whip up!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Something a little different from Me - Scrapbooking!

Here is a Scrapbook page I have created for a workshop I have tomorrow...Hi Barb and June!
I have chosen a "Friends" theme as you cant live without your friends, and the colours are bright and happy, just like my friends are. My very dear friends in the photo are Kate, Lia, Nicola, and Elisha.....Hi girls!
I love to scrapbook, but I find it a bit hard to create a page for a workshop as we all have so many different styles and tastes...I hope it is ok and you like it!..
SU products used to create:
Real Red 12x12, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Old Olive cardstock.
DSP Summer Picnic and a piece of paper out of Simply Scrappin kit - Confetti.
Old Olive ribbon, and Die cuts from the Spring mini.....I LOVE these so much!!!
True Friend, Simply Said, Live Your Dream and Baroque Motifs Stamp sets, and Rhinestones and brads...

Friday, October 17, 2008

More Chrissy Cards!

Here are some more Christmas cards I have recently created in one of my other Stamp-a-Stacks I have had....although I cant remember what cards went with what class so I am just posting them now as "Christmas"

SU Products used to create:Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate and Very Vanilla cardstock.
So Swirly roller with Always Artichoke roller cartridge.
Season of Joy Stamp Set.
DSP Holiday Harmony and Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon.
Scallop, Round Tab and both circle punches. As you will see I have created a circle window in the card front where the scallop embellishment is sitting. This has been created with the Round Tab punch. Very clever hey!

SU Products used to create:
Real red, Garden green Old Olive, Very vanilla and Silver from the Brushed Metalics cardstock.
Short and Sweet Stamp set.
DSP Dashing.
Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon.
Scallop punch, Large Star punch, Circle and Word window punches.
Mat pack for peircing holes on stars for an added effect.

SU Products used to create:
Handsome Hunter and Whisper White cardstock.
Season of Joy and Live Your Dream Stamp set.
5/8" Real Red ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds. I have used a dimensional for centre of the ribbon and dipped it into the Dazzling Diamonds for some added bling!. I have also in the centre of all the flowers (hard to see as not a great photo) put the Dazzling Diamonds on them with the two way glue pen....looks better in real life! Hope you like...

Anyway, that is me for another day...I will be back soon to post some more...cya

Upcoming Class Schedule

I have posted over on the right hand side of this page my "Upcoming Class Schedule" for the remaining October classes, and the new classes listed for November...Take a look and make a booking...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack...Number 1

These are the 3 cards (2 of each) we did at the first Stamp-a-Stack recently. As I explained earlier I have been absent from blogging lately, so I have a few creations to share with you that I have made a little while ago, and the classes have been and gone......I will get organised enough soon to post before the class

This card uses the following SU products to make -
Season of Joy Stamp set from the Spring 2008 Mini catalogue
Garden green, Whisper white and Purely Pomegranate cardstock
DSP Holiday Harmony, Purely Pomegranate Satin ribbon and a silver brad from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge set.

SU products used -
This mini Trifold card was cased from Split Coast stampers site. It has a pull out card where you write your message...

Season of Joy and So Many Sayings stamp sets
Glorious Green, Real red, Whisper White cardstock
DSP Holiday Harmony
Word Window punch, and silver brad.

SU products used-
Season of Joy and Party punch Stamp sets
River rock, Whisper white, Handsome Hunter and Real red cardstock
DSP Holiday Harmony
Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon
Eyelets - Real red, and Handsome Hunter
and last of all I used the Crop-o-dile to do some dry embossing on the real red cardstock.

The quality of the photos are not the greatest as they are scanned images, but better than nothing I guess...

Hope you like my creations...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Birthday to Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up! is 20 years old this month, and to celebrate in true Stampin’ Up! style, they have a fantastic Birthday Promotion for you...

Spend $20 on regular catalogue merchandise during October and get 20% off these selected Stamp sets:

Big Bold Birthday Page 37 - Reduced to $43.16

Pretty Princess
Page 38 - Reduced to $36.76

Birthday Best
Page 51 - Reduced to $20.76

Crab and Company Page 55 - Reduced to $42.36

Short & Sweet pg 118 - Reduced to $23.96

These are some fantastic specials surely not to be missed. Contact me to place your order now!

My Daddy's Birthday!!

I am such a BAD BLOGGER as it has been so long since I have posted something on my blog....(Sorry..) I had all good intentions to have posted way before this but never got around to it!. As you will notice though my blog has had a face lift (thanks to the ideas from Tracy and Melissa) so I have been a bit busy behind the scenes, and have made a bit to post now to, so keep watching over the next week or so and I will post some more for you all to see.....Thanks for your patience...I hope you like my new blog page and creations to...

Here is a card I created for my little Charlotte to give to her Daddy for his birthday tomorrow (14th October)...I hope he likes it as it was a bit of a per

I tried to create the look of two presents sitting on top of each other with a bow tied around it. It kind of looked a bit better what I had in my mind, than the way it actually turned out, but oh

I have used the following Stampin' Up! products to create this card:

Night of Navy, Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue and Creamy caramel Cardstock.
DSP Spring Showers
Aluminium circle and square tags, Natural hemp twine
Round Tab punch for the tag
and the stamp sets used were Birthday Best (used with my bold brights markers) and Defining Alphabet for the word "Daddy".

All in all, it is a pretty simple card!...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Best Wishes!

This is a recent card that I have created for my father In Laws Birthday...I made it in a bit of a hurry (as my life always is) it had to be posted to QLD...but I am sure he will not pick up all the faults...

This is a very simple card to create, and so quick to make...

All Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up! ®
Artwork by Bettina

Upcoming Classes


Make 6 Christmas cards for $10.00. (All materials supplied).
DATE: Monday 6th October, at 2.30pm.

(This is the October Long weekend public holiday- Monday, I thought it would be a great idea for those with the day off, who can come and enjoy a day class if you are free.

Prepayment required for this class to reserve your seat and all materials supplied.

Add to your Christmas card collection from last month..….as before you know it Christmas will be here!….


Make a lovely keepsake Stationery wallet. It is a lovely pouch to store your handmade cards and favorite writing paper.

DATE: Saturday 18th October, at 7.30pm
COST: $10 (Prepayment is required to reserve your seat, and all materials supplied).


This class will teach you how to make some gorgeous cards with extra bling!!...your projects will light up the room…..Learn how to use glitter and Heat & Stick powder to make your cards sparkly and unique, and these fabulous ideas will be great to use for Christmas to!.....

DATE: Saturday 25th October, at 2.30pm
COST: $10 (Prepayment is required to reserve your seat, and all materials supplied).



Not sure where to start with Scrapbooking? Come along and get some great ideas. We'll be using the Simply Scrappin' kits and you'll get some great ideas for using different types of papers and stamping in your scrapbook. Bring a photo or two, preferably black and white, and I will help you to design a 12x12 page (or another size if you choose) to suit your photos

DATE: Tuesday 28th October, at 7.30pm
COST: $10 (Prepayment is required to reserve your seat, and all materials supplied).

All above classes are held in my home in Mardi, NSW Central Coast. All classes – light refreshments are provided.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Baby Boy card...

This card was created for my girlfriends baby shower I went to yesterday who is having a little boy in a couple of weeks!!!....Hi Jodie....

I cased this card from another demonstrators blog Marelle, although I changed it a little

I think it is a cute idea in a wonder suit style and so quick and easy to is mostly created by using the Stampin Up punches - circle punches and the scallop punch....I have so many people around me having babies either now or soon, I am sure you will see a few more additions soon.....well at least a girlie version anyway!!!!

All Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up! ®
Artwork By Bettina

Pick a Petal....

This is a card I created a few weeks back and have not got around to posting it to my here it is.....

This stamp set is one of my favourite sets from this years IB&C...

I have used the colours from our In colours range....Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate (and ribbon), all on River rock cardstock. I have also used the latest rub ons and a pearl from the pretties kit......

All Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up! ®
Artwork by Bettina

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Spring Mini Launch Projects...

For those of you who were unable to make the Spring Mini Launch last Friday night the 8th August, I just wanted to show you what 3 projects we all made...A great night was had by all...Thanks to all my lovely customers/friends for coming along and supporting me...

We made a beautiful cute little box like a mini handbag to give to that special someone at Christmas time, a card for a Special friend with a detachable bookmark and a Trifold card, with a slide in pocket for your words. Hope you all had as great a time as I did, and I cant wait now until next time. Take care.

All Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up! ®
Artwork By Bettina

Friday, August 1, 2008

New Mini Stuff!!

Today is the big day that the NEW SPRING MINI Catalogue is officially released....Yay!! is really gorgeous and so much new stuff to choose from...

If you have not got yourself a copy yet and would love one, please contact me and I will get one out to you. We are also having a special launch night next Friday the 8th August to promote the Mini. If you would like to come I have ONE SPOT left so get in quick to be sure to not miss out!!!! (For further details on this great night...see details in previous posts below!!)

I have created a few quick cards for you using the new Designer Series Paper - Summer Picnic and also the Colourful Die cuts......they are a must to see, and to get your hands

All Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up! ®
Artwork By Bettina

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Mother's Birthday!

Long time no posts I hear some of you saying!.....I have to apologise as I have been a bit slack of late aswell as really busy.....I have heaps I have done over the past few weeks so I will post you some creations every couple of days.....

But for now...It is my Mother's Birthday on the 1st August so I thought I must create her a card as she is so special to was really hard to create it actually, as I felt nothing I could come up with would be as good as the way I feel about her.......hope you have a beautiful day mum as you are such a beautiful ....This card was inspired by another SU Demonstrator Marelle....I love her style!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Baby Boy!!!

A quick post....this is a card I created last night for my friend Deb who has just had a Baby Boy named "Joe"..I wanted to post it to show you all, as I will be giving it to her today at Mothers Group...

So many people around me at the moment are having babies, so no doubt I will be making more....

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Monday, July 7, 2008

July and August Classes

Here are my classes for July and August. I may add some more classes along the way depending on the response..if needed....

July: Box Making Class - 3 different types of GIFT boxes made for $10.00 (All supplies provided)
Date: Friday 25th July, at 7.30pm
Prepayment required for this class to reserve your seat.

August: Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Class - Make 6 Christmas cards for $10.00 (All supplies provided)
Date: Friday 22nd August, at 7.30pm
This class will be using Stamps/Accessories and Designer Christmas paper from the New Spring Mini Catalogue!!
Prepayment required for this class to reserve your seat. Get started early on your Christmas card collection, as you can never have to many!

All above classes are held in my home at Mardi.

If you have any special requests for classes or techniques you are wanting to do, I am more than happy to accommodate you.....just send me an email with your request....

Hope you can come along to some classes as they are a great night out!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

2008 Spring Mini Catalogue Launch!

...and you thought the New Stampin' Up! ® 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue was FABULOUS!....Just take a look at the 2008 Spring Mini Catalogue!

Come and join us at our Spring Mini Launch, it's going to be lots of fun...

When: 7.30pm - Friday 8th August 2008
Where: Narara Valley Baptist Church Hall,
127 Narara Valley Drive, Narara
(Behind the main Church Building in the Hall - just drive on in - plenty of off street parking.

Cost: $10.00
(Refundable with your $50 order placed on the night, not including P&H)

Three Make and Take Projects

Demonstrations of new products and techniques

Mini Catalogue & Techniques Booklet for everyone

Watch out for the Prize Patrol! Lots of giveaways

Incentives for booking a workshop on the night

Light refreshments provided

Contact me at to reserve your place ASAP as places are very limited and spots fill quickly for such a great night!!
(Prepayment is required to reserve your place)

Hope to see you there!...Don't miss out.

If you would like a sneak preview of the New Spring Mini before you get your hands on your own copy on the night.....take a look on my sidebar and click on the link!!!...Also if you are unable to make it on the night and you would like a copy of the catalogue, email me your details and I will get a copy to you....Enjoy!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

What a Deal!

Every month Stampin' Up! ® has some fantastic promotions on offer, and this month's deal is just great.....

During July and August (till 15th August) you can grab yourself a bargain and join the Stampin' Up! ® family as an Independent Demonstrator at a reduced price!...when you sign up you will receive the starter kit for only $299...that's $25 off!! (normally $324)...the kit includes product to the value of $560 and what's best is, you get to customise the kit to suit YOU!!!

If you would love to do what I do, and have been waiting for a fab special to come along, well now is definately the time to join! me at and we can get you started today.....enjoy!

Attached is the Starter kit flyer to have a look at all the goodies you get!!!....WOW

Starter Kit Flyer

Recent Creation!

I have so much to tell you all over the next couple of days, as lots of things are going on at the moment in the Stampin' Up!® world, so before I start on all of that I thought I would start with a recent creation I have made....I have used one of my favourite stamp sets (and everyone else's fav to!)..Baroque Motifs.....this set is great as it is so versatile and can be used in almost every way possible.....Hope you like it!....

I have used the following to create:

Elegant Eggplant, Purely Pomegranate and Whisper White cardstock
Elegant Eggplant ribbon
Purely Pomegranate, Pale plum and Elegant Eggplant Ink
Dazzling Diamonds embossed with Heat and Stick powder to give that sparkly effect
Soft Subtles eyelets (set with the Cropodile) and a Rhinestone from the Fire Circles collection
Scallop Punch
And lastly - "Because I Care" rub on from the Cherished Moments rub ons collection....

All Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up! ®
Artwork By Bettina

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Birthday Pressies....

Here are some journals I have made today for my special friends Kate, Lia and Elisha's birthdays. They are personalised with there initials....I hope they like them! (Paper flowers,rhinestones and alphabet letters are not Stampin' Up! ® products)

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Happy Times!

Here is a recent card I have created ....Inspired by the Stampin' Up! ® Idea Book & Catalogue. I have used colours from our In Colours range

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Hi Everyone, well I have finally done it and got myself a blog!!!....better late than never I say!......and this is my 1st post ever!!!! WOW how exciting....have a browse about and I hope you like what you will be updated often so add me to your lists and watch me grow.......

If you would like anymore information or would like to see something specific on my blog then drop me an email....or please contact me anytime if you wish to host a workshop!!!......Stampin' Up! ® have some fantastic products available for purchase that I would love to share with you all.....

Anyway, Welcome to my blog and I hope we get the opportunity soon to do some Stampin' together......take care