Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Very Last Minute

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Tomorrow I'll be back with the big long 'Retirement List'
listing all products from
the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue
which are not continuing into
the new Annual Catalogue.

Stay tuned!!

Anna :)

Monday, 30 July 2012

Back to Basics: Embellishments

Stampin' Up!'s accessories are based on popular trends and our exclusive colours. We offer accessories in dozens of types, sizes, and styles for the perfect embellishments for any project. You'll love choosing from:
  • Accents & Elements. The name says it all! These accents add extra zing to your projects.
  • Brads and Buttons. Add brads or buttons in our exclusive colours as the finishing touch.
  • Eyelets and Hardware. Add metallic sheen to your projects with our eyelets and designer hardware.
  • Ribbon. Dress up any project with our ribbon, which comes in a variety of widths, styles, and colours.
  • Rub-Ons. These eye-catching images rub on paper and most non-porous surfaces and also coordinate with many of our stamp sets.
  • And there's more. We have everything from beads to glitter to tags.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Just Awesome

A quote if you are on a downer...

Just be Awesome! :)

(or 'Ooooorsome' as per one little male in my house)

Have a terrific Sunday!

Anna :)

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Gotta be in it!

Whoo hoo! 
Nicole picked my banner card from the Festive Friday Challenge as her winning choice!

Gotta be in it....! :)

Thanks Nicole!

Wedding Trio

Here's another set of samples I made as mentioned yesterday.
This idea was CASED from Tui Nathan's blog.

This is the placecard.

This is the wedding favour (pillow box)

And the invitation.

You really have to touch these papers (Mocha Morning Specialty DS Papers) in real life.

The black raised pattern is 'flocked'.  So luxurious!! :)

Thanks for popping on by,
Hope your weekend's looking sunny....

Anna :)

Friday, 27 July 2012

Wedding Whites

Here's something I haven't done for ages,

I've had a customer ask for a few samples so enjoyed spending a bit of time making these little numbers.

White on white always looks crisp for a wedding card,
Black and white are also striking.

Sorry for the fuzz photo...this is what happens when you take photos last minute at night time! :)

Tomorrow I'll be back with some more...

Thanks for looking!

Now go...create! :)
Anna :)

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Dew Drop Birthday

I haven't used the 'My Friend' stamp set much...hmm...don't think at all! It was so pretty I just 'had' to have it, then I just admired it all this time :)

So I've pulled it out for a friend's birthday card  - cute!

I've used just Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder on this card, with some bling :)

Thanks for stopping in!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Very Pinteresting

Ok peoples, well it doesn't take much to excite me these days :)


When you see your little ol' card which I posted HERE now floating around Pinterest, it's pretty flattering that people like it enough to share it!

So thanks everyone, and if you are a first time visitor from Pinterest (or anywhere else!)
HELLO!! :)

Anna :)

(Pinterest locations HERE, HERE , HERE ....
Pinterest is a bit like 'idea tag'... you find a cool idea, add it to your collection, other people see your cool collection and add it to their collections and so on.... :)

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Up up up up....and away!!

I love this set!!  Just inked it up and it's a new favourite.

Up Up & Away, plus Cupcake punch (cool clouds) = cool cards

What do you think?  You like? :)

Thanks for dropping in!
Anna :)

Monday, 23 July 2012

Back to Basics: Ink

Ink is a basic ingredient for any stamping project, and with many choices for ink, markers, pens, and pastels, you're sure to find the colour you need!
  • Stampin' Pads and Stampin' Ink. Keep your stamp pads moist with Stampin' Up!'s patented, flip-top design that stores the inking surface upside down. Our dye-based Classic ink and pigment Craft ink are ideal for paper crafting, are acid free, and are available in pads and ink refills.
  • Stampin' Write Markers. Ink a portion of an image or create dramatic details using markers. Stampin' Write markers are sold individually, as a colour family, or all together.
  • Watercolouring. Watercolour your projects using Stampin' Up!'s watercolouring products including watercolour pencils and our award-winning Watercolor Wonder Crayons.
  • Pastels. Stampin' Pastels add soft colour to your projects. These chalks are the most cost-effective way to get all of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive colours.
  • Stampin' Around cartridges. Choose between inked cartridges in some of our most popular colours (for both jumbo and regular wheels) or fill your own un-inked cartridge with your favourites.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Christmas Scraps & Festive Friday #28 challenge

Needed to whip up some Christmas cards for a swap, so went straight to the 'traditional' Real Red & Old Olive for these little numbers.

I have also entered this into the Festive Friday #28 Challenge, being in greens and reds.

Good way to use up any sort of paper scraps.

I've used the DS Paper Pack for the Real Red & Old Olive, the newsprint is 'Newsprint' DS Paper & the star print is from Big Top Birthday DS Paper.

Stamp is from 'Perfect Punches' stamp set, in Old Olive ink, using the coordinating 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch & 1 3/8" Circle Punch.

Never too early to start on Christmas cards! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope your weekend's been a goodie,
Anna :)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Well, what do you know?!

Remember this little number I posted the other day here...

I shared this on our Stampin' Up! demonstrator world-wide forum called 'Stampin' Connection' the other day,  and would be believe,

as of 10pm last night, it was ranked No. 9 in the top 20 of all the samples this week!!!??!

Quite flabbergasted really....considering there are over 30 000 demonstrators on Stampin' Connection, and there are about 250 000 projects samples!

(yes, you read correctly, 250 000 samples!!  !!!)

Come join this great group for just $169

It really is fun to get paid for doing something you love doing :)


EDITED TO ADD:  AS OF TODAY (THURS @ 8PM) it's now #5 on the leaderboard!!! Huh!!  :)
Am a bit chuffed :)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

More Male Team Swaps

Here are 2 more of our last team meeting swaps.
Aren't these cool !?

Created by Tamara

And these groovy cards ....

Created by Kirra

I love swaps!  Great work girls! :)

Anna :)

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Festive Friday #27 Challenge cards

I've done it again! Had this idea in my head for the Festive Friday #27 challenge.
Not sure it's as my brain had pictured...think it's missing something.

Challenge: Use ribbon, not as a bow though!!

I've punched out an Ornament punch shape and backed it with Real Red & White Satin Ribbon, with a bakers twine bow.

Here's another version, with Basic Black & White satin ribbon, and a strip of thin Basic Black Taffeta ribbon under the row of bling (rhinestones)

This paper is part of the 'touchy feely' Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper. :)

Thanks for popping in!
Anna :)

Male Team swaps

Here are a couple of the swaps I received from our last team meeting - theme : Male projects

This cute number created by Amanda

And this classic created by Sarah

Stay tuned for more swaps in coming days :)

Hope your week's going well!

Anna :)

Monday, 16 July 2012

Back to Basics: Paper

Pick up a piece of Stampin' Up! card stock and notice the exclusive colours, impressive thickness, and that it's dyed all the way through so there's no white core. You'll also love the exclusive pattern on our textured card stock.

Our card stock is acid and lignin free so it's great for scrapbooking.

Once you've gotten over how impressive our card stock is, you'll see that our other paper products are equally as exciting:
  • Designer Series paper. Get exclusive artwork and colours in our Designer Series paper. These packages of 12" x 12" double-sided designs are a great choice for scrapbooking.
  • On Board chipboard. We've got some of the best chipboard designs around. You'll have plenty of choices from our selection of alphabets and images no matter what your project entails.
  • Envelopes. Now that your project is finished, share the love by sending it to someone--in one of our envelopes! You'll love our coordinating colours and exclusive flap design.
  • There's more! You'll also want to check out our selection of cards & envelope sets, bags, calendars, Simply Sent card kits, and more.
You'll love the quality and colour coordination Stampin' Up! provides.

Sunday, 15 July 2012


Simply Scored + Mixed Bunch stamp set + Word Play stamp set

Rhinestones + Bright Blossoms stamp set + Friendly Phrases stamp set

More quick, uncluttered cards...

And the flower stamp sets are available in the Autumn-Winter Mini which is finishing in just over 2 weeks!

Time flies when you're having fun!  (or just flies!... :) )

Anna :)

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Thanks heaps with Bright Blossoms

Here are a couple more cards made with the Bright Blossoms stamp set.

This sentiment is from the 'Everyday Wishes' stamp set, but looks like it's from the 'Friendly Phrases' stamp set.

One embossing folder, some bakers twine to finish, and you have a bundle of quick cards.

Thanks for stopping in!

Enjoy your weekend!

Anna :)