Thursday, 21 January 2016

THE OCCASIONS CATALOGUE 4 JAN - 31 MAY


A Nice Cuppa 


 As I am a lover of Tea Cups and Tea Pots, this Stamp Set took my heart the moment I saw it in  November 2015. 

 I attended the On Stage Local in Melbourne.


I was very spoiled at Christmas time by my daughter Ebony, as Ebony bought for my Christmas Box the complete Suite: Have A Cuppa. 
The Suite consisted of the following items
  • Bundle and Save 15%  - A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set with Cups and Kettles Framelits Dies (Photopolymer 1411074)
  • Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack (140567)
  • Have a Cuppa Cardstock Pack (140720)
  • Have a Cuppa Embellishments (140570)
  • Bermuda Bay 1/8" 3.2 mm Stitched Ribbon (140569)
As a Demonstrator I get awesome perks in which I am entitled to order products for pre release of the New Occasions Catalogue and as a bonus for the Sale-A-Brations Offer....

As this full Suite  totals more than $90.00 I was able to choose a product of my choice; so the FREE Product I claimed was  the limited Offer HELLO Stamp Set - Wood Mounted (141240) from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue for FREE....

This awesome offer is for You Too!!!! Yep that's right, spend $90.00 and you can choose a item FREE from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. Valid 5 January until 31 March 2016. You can do this over and over as for every $90 entitles you to a FREE Stamp Set or Pack of Specialty Designer Paper.
  • $ 90.00  1 FREE
  • $180.00 2 FREE
  • $270.00 3 FREE


Here is the 1st Card I have made with this Suite, but as I was writing this Blog I had other ways of how I could make many more cards with as many designs.
Oh and Yes this Card was made for Ebony as she celebrates her 25th Birthday Today.









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Thank you for visiting my Blog. I hope I have inspired your  creative mind.

Happy Stamping

Love and God Bless

Christine xxx


Sunday, 17 January 2016

JANUARY BLOG HOP



WELCOME TO JANUARY'S SALE-A-BRATION BLOG HOP

 

This is my first time playing along with the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with a Special Guest and I am thrilled to be part of it. 

You may be starting here in the blog hop or may have come from FIONA BRADLEY who is in this Blog Hop Team too. Don't forget to click on the next name at the bottom of this post to continue to see what other brilliant crafters have designed. 

So onto the next blog which will be KYLIE BERTUCCI.

Thank you to Connie Stewart for taking part of this Blog Hop. Wow what an honour!




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SALE-A-BRATION FREE PRODUCT


Using the Limited time! PERFECTLY ARTISTIC DESIGNER SERIES PAPER 141021 FREE.as the 1st Layer with the Water Colour Washed Pattern and then the 2nd Layer as the Background; Doesn't the Marbling look amazing. 
I decided to Heat Emboss straight onto the DSP using the nearly retired In Colour Ink Blackberry Bliss with Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder, then Stamped with BOTANICALS FOR YOU wood mount stamp set 141234 FREE.
To finish the Card I embellished it with Gold Cording Trim and Gold Sequins, available in the Annual Catalogue.

Did I get your attention with the word Free ......Yes I said FREE it's true 

 So....Here’s the deal: 
For every $90 AUD you spend (before postage and handling), you get one Free! product.  Spend $180 and you get two Free! 

It’s the perfect time to purchase products you’ve had your eye on, while earning more for free! 


HOW ABOUT JOINING THE STAMPIN' UP! FAMILY?


Also  this is a perfect time to Join Stampin' Up with all these extras
It sure is the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up!®, I joined toward the end of Sale-A-Bration last year 2015 and I have had a ball ever since...

 During Sale-A-Bration 2016, you can become a demonstrator for just $169 AUD and choose $60 AUD  more of Free! products for your Starter Kit. And the kit is delivered to you for free! 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested or would like to know more about Stampin" Up!


I do hope you like what you see!

You are more than Welcome to CASE my Designs anytime.

I also Appreciate your Comments

Love and God Bless

 Happy Stamping

Christine Xxx



Crafty Paper Lesson - Saturday 16 January 2016


THE MAKING OF THE PERPETUAL BIRTHDAY CALENDAR 




Today was hopefully the first of my many 'Crafty Paper' Lessons. Unfortunately for most, my timing was a little off, with everyone going back to work from their Christmas Festivities  and the Children still on their Summer School Vacation, (it's okay mums they start School on the 27 January not long to go now). 

So yesterday it was a day for two, myself and my BFF Debbie for the start of my new venture in life.

We had a ball making each month look totally different. As we live in Australia our seasons are the opposite to most countries in the world, so Deb and I put our thinking caps on and made the changes for the months of the seasons or we changed it that much we made the months personal to suit our own life adventures.
 November is the month for Thanks Giving in USA but as I myself do not celebrate this festivity here in Australia the month of November is my Wedding Anniversary, so I decorated it with lots of Love Hearts aahhh.

 That is the beauty of this Wonderful Kit, it is just a basic kit and perfect for the Brand New to art, but be prepared you will want to dress it up with all your extra products from Stampin' Up! with the use of your Big Shot for Dies, your Hand Punches, Gorgeous Embellishments of Jewels and  Pearls the list can go on.

 It can become a huge project too if you want it to be. That is what I love about it the most...

It was such a shame there wasn't more people here today to enjoy this time as much as Deb; Deb said she had an great time and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon experience. 

With Debbie being a Bling Girl too, we extended the use of how the embellishments in the pack could be used other than just adhering them down by the way and use of the inks, cutting and using the scraps of Gold Glimmer Paper provided in the kit also adding the use of the new product Party Punch Pack (140608) which is on sale i
from the Handmade From the Heart "Occasions Catalogue 5 Jan - 31 May 2016.


 Sitting down around all these wonderful Stampin' Up! products, made it easy for me to realize I can and want to share my skills with others. 




 The KIT, so lets start Creating!!!



During this time I was able to ask Debbie what and how she would like to make in the future. I was happy, excited and slightly relieved  too that it was how Debbie was describing back to me. I was great to get her honest feedback. Thanks Deb :)
Look at the concentration on Debbie's face:





Here are three pages of Debbie's Perpetual Calendar, her own designs, and to think  Debbie says she does not have a creative mind.

So it might take Coffee with Fun, Laughter and a Stampin' Up! afternoon using great products so show everyone we ALL can do it! 


Please let me show YOU how?





The Finished Product!

Debbie wasn't going Home until she finished the Whole Calendar!!!
 It made for a perfect afternoon!
Oh and before she left 22 Sept (1963) 'my birthday' was written on the September Page, Now you know why Debbie is my BFF! 


****Permission was given by Debbie
 to be photographed and the Images
 to be placed onto this Blog****



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Sunday, 10 January 2016

IT'S FINALLY ARRIVED - YES IT'S 2016 - HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.

SLEIGH RIDE - JINGLE ALL THE WAY - A6 SIZE CARD

I really enjoyed using the Sleigh Ride Thinlits Dies. This set has now retired as Stampin' Up! only brought this Set of Dies out for a limited time.



Don't worry if you missed out on this Die Set; I can say that Stampin' Up! WILL definitely have something to Oooh and Arrrh us all over again in the 2016 Holidays Catalogue later in the year.

As it is only the start of 2016 Stampin' Up! has heaps of fabulous Products in stock and many more to come throughout the coming year.


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EMBELLISHED & DELICATE ORNAMENTS - GOLDEN A5 CARD SIZE


This card was made with a Bundle & Save 15%
Called Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set and Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies
The card is a A5 size to accommodate two of the Ornaments. 

For you to imagine the size of the card fold an normal size (A4) piece of copy paper and turn the fold paper on it side and by the picture you can see that the Ornament Die Cuts are large, and very ornate too.



So happy that Stampin' Up! has decided to Return this Bundle and also the Embossing Folder which was used for the background. 
Below is a Showcase with All products used for this Card


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FESTIVE FLOWER -  BUNDLE & SAVE 15%
REASON FOR A SEASON

Making this card was Soooo much fun to do, that I made another card but the design is slightly different to this one.
The Festive Flower Punch will be a must in any craft room, or box as you will be constantly making flowers of all sizes with it, plus there will be other uses for it. Need inspiration for extra use go to You Tube as there are many tutorials just waiting for you to look at, be inspired, and the be creative too.



 I have used the Softly Falling Textured Impressions® Embossing Folder for the Background. I know this will be a Embossing Folder that I will use for backgrounds on many of my cards throughout this year. 
A returning product from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue which is perfect for us all.



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FESTIVE FLOWER -  BUNDLE & SAVE 15%
REASON FOR A SEASON - CARD #02


Here is the the next card made with the mixture of products that were used to make the above cards.

As you can see there are a few similarities of the cards but look so much different at the same time. 



I like to be able to get as much out of a few products so my craft gear is not a burden on the bank balance.
Oh who am I kidding I want to buy all that I see in the Stampin' Up! catalogues lol.
But it is nice to actually use the craft products I buy many times over.




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Thanks for coming over to my Blog I hope you liked what you saw and if  have inspired you to Case my Cards you are more than welcome. 


If you need any questions answered for yourself joining the Fun and Friendly Stampin' Up! Family:
 Please do not hesitate to contact me!!! 

Or

  If you only want to learn how to get your
 Creative Mojo Alive!!! 
Please don't Hesitate to contact me.

Email: christinematias@hotmail.com (Stampin' Up! Q&A) typed in subject box:

Phone: (+61) Australia  0421 572 429

Snail: PO Box 1961 Wollongong DC NSW 2500

Cheers & God Bless 
 Christine

Friday, 8 January 2016

JANUARY 2016 - PERPETUAL BIRTHDAY CALENDAR KIT - CRAFTY PAPER LESSON - SAT 16 JAN 2016 - 1:30pm

I'M CALLING TO ALL THAT SAY 

"OH I COULD NEVER MAKE THAT?"




Hello Ladies and Gents I am looking for people who say, Oh I could never make that?" "Oh I don't have a creative bone in my body?: "Oh I wish I could be arty like you?"
Are you one to say this about anything you have wanting to do but never thought you could do it?

I have made a New Years Resolution to rectify this, BUT I also need you to help me help you.

Each month I will hold a Crafty Paper Lesson in my Home for you to attend.
You will learn to easy Card making really is!. All you have to do is learn. Once upon a time you didn't know how to fie your shoe laces, then someone showed you how and now you do this without thinking.. Card making is similar, once you know how it is not that hard task you always thought it was BUT the difference is you will keep on thinking as you make cards; see how I said cards and not just card.... The reason for this is you will be so proud of what you can actually do, you will want to make more and more, and that's a good thing, as each card you make and then give to someone you will giving them a part of you, your love, something very special for the recipient to treasure.


Have I got you thinking Arhhhh maybe I can well how about signing up for my first Crafty Paper Lesson 


WHEN:   Saturday 16 January 2016
WHERE:   My Home 135 Fowlers Road DAPTO, NSW 2530
TIME:   1:30pm to 4:30pm
COST  : $40.00
PAYMENT REQUIRED BY: 5:00PM  Monday 11 January 2016 This amount is to be direct deposited into my Stampin' Up! Banking Account, so I will be able to have the order processed, packed, posted and delivered to my door ready for the Crafty Lesson on the Saturday.


Unfortunately if you fail to deposit the monies into my account, there will NOT be a kit ordered for you and then you will miss out on all the fun - until next time.

I only have a few requests with my Crafty Paper Days

1. Please No Children under the Age of 13 to attend - This is so you can have my full attention on the how to info and besides its a "ME" time just for "YOU".

2. If your over 13's will be attending the Crafty Paper Lessons please place and order each for them at the same time as yours so then they can experience the fun too, so you do have to share or miss out.

3. You must have FUN, that is right FUN, FUN, FUN and more FUN.
I do hope that you will come to at least one of my Crafty Paper Lessons in 2016.



HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL GET INSIDE THE KIT 



 THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN MAKE YOUR KIT LOOK LIKE



  THIS IS ALSO WHAT YOU WILL BE BUYING WITH THE KIT.
THIS MULTI PURPOSE ADHESIVE WILL LAST ALL YEAR LONG SO YOU WILL BE BRINGING ALONG TO ALL THE OTHER
CRAFTY PAPER LESSONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.




Hope to See YOU at a Crafty Paper Lesson Soon