Stampin' Up! Leaders Summit

 Happy Monday my friends. 

I was supposed to be in New Orleans right now having just attended a 3 day Leaders Summit conference with a few hundred of my closest friends :) but due to  the current pandemic (and a Hurricane in the area no less) those plans went out the window a few months ago. 

Stampin' Up! had to quickly pivot and put on it's first online event over the weekend - and what a huge success it was!  It far exceeded my expectations and my brain is full of ideas, plans and inspiration. 

It all began a week or so ago when a huge blue Tiffany & Co box arrived on my doorstep containing two branded Stampin' Up! champagne flutes. We used these to make a toast when we 'arrived' at the conference - what a fabulous idea! 

Due to international time zones the event made for some very early mornings for me - 4am, 2am and 2am. But I wasn't the only one in my pjs :) Most were in zoom attire - business on the top, pjs on the bottom!!  

We had some motivational speakers, Q&A sessions with the head office staff and heaps of training classes presented by demonstrators from all over the world. We had networking sessions where we could chat in small groups and brainstorm ideas.  

Saturday night we were in Sara 's kitchen (Sara is our CEO) with her Mum Shelli (the co-founder) - sharing their favourite recipies - what a laugh that was! And now I need to make myself a Texas Sheet Cake - if I can find a tray big enough!

Sunday was more training, chatting with the home office team and listening to speakers. Everyone was so gracious with their time and sharing their knowledge. 

And now I am rather weary but in a happy, sleepy, satisfied way! My head and heart are full knowing that I really do have the best job in the world with the most amazing family. 


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Adhesive Holders for sale

Multipurpose (tombow) glue holders - $5 each.

Small Adhesive holders - $20 each

Large Adhesive holder $30 

Please contact me to place an order. All styles can be made in a variety of colours - red, yellow, orange, purple, pink, light blue, royal blue, white or green. 

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Purple Posy Peony

I still have some peony cards to share with you that we have made in class. This one I love - the purple posy and night of navy look really striking together. My Peony flower is made with the dies using highland heather cardstock. 

Using the DSP for colour matching makes it nice and easy to pick the right colours. 

This DSP is from the Playing with Patterns DSP. 

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Share Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit - get yours today.

My paper pumpkin boxes have arrived and I have been having such fun putting together the cards.

I am so glad I bought extra kits because these will make fantastic gifts for friends and family. You can either gift them as is or make up the cards and gift it complete. The box is reusable and there are enough pieces to add extra elements and an address sticker to the front.

I am also going to use these on the mini paper pumpkin boxes to spread the love even further. 

These kits are only available while stocks last so get in quick before they disappear. 


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New 3D printed adhesive storage caddys

Hubby and I have been busy behind the scenes designing some new caddys to include the new Seal and Seal+ adhesives from Stampin' Up! I like to have all my adhesives close to hand when I am creating and these sit nicely on my desk. They also hold my bone folder and paper snips too! 

Would you like one too? They come in a variety of colours including those pictured above and also white,  copper, pink and orange. We have these for sale for $30 AU plus postage. Please email me


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Cute Mini Curvy Keepsake boxes

I have some some sweet little boxes to share with you today. perfect for a little table favour with a little treat or perhaps something with a little more bling like some jewellery? (now wouldn't that be nice!) 

These mini curvy treat boxes are so simple to make using the die and your die cutting machine using cardstock of designer series paper. But the addition of the many layered blossoms die takes this to a whole new level. I first saw this idea on pinterest and loved the simplicity of it - and if you use the adhesive sheets on your white cardstock before running it through the die cutting machine these dies are a breeze to add. 

I simply removed the adhesive backing and placed the blossoms onto the highland heather cardstock before cutting out the mini curvy keepsake box. 

Add your treat then close the box and you are done! You could add a tag, ribbon and other bling if you want to too. 


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Well Hello Class treats - Ornate Garden

More class treats today - I love making these. I am always on the look out for fun pre-packaged items I can dress up for the ladies in my class. These ones are Reeces Peanut Butter cups. Not usually easy to find here in Australia but I managed to snaffle some at my local supermarket. 

A simple wrapper of the Ornate Garden DSP and a quick tag using the Ornate Style stamp set and the rectangular postage stamp punch and the treats were done!

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Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop

Hi crafty friends and thanks for stopping by tonight. 

Tonight I am super excited as I was asked to be a guest designer for the Paper Adventures Team. It's always fun to hop with these talented ladies. Tonight's theme is BANNERS.  

And without further ado, here is my card.  

I have been having loads of fun creating these peony flowers in a whole range of colours and papers. 

And don't you just love all the shimmer? I used my spritzer to mix rubbing alcohol and frost white shimmer paint to give these flowers lots of shine. 

My inspiration for this card came from pinterest - made by the crafty yogi. 

The flowers layer really easily and you can add mini dimensionals in between the layers to get a really full look. It is just fun to sit and create a bunch at the one time and see what you can create.

There 'happy' sentiment is the only piece of stamping on this card. The 'birthday' is from the well said dies. My tip for these is to attach a piece of the adhesive sheets to the card stock before you run it through the die cutting machine. This way you can just peel and stick and there is no need for blobs of glue that always seem to seep out on your project (or is that just me?!)  

I have added texture with an embossing folder and a subtle piece of DSP from the Peony Garden pack. The banner is simply created with the banner punch which I used to flag the end of the DSP - simple but effective!

Make sure you hop over to Narelle's blog to see what she has created.

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