Friday, 29 June 2018

In the thick of it....

Do you find yourself capping & uncapping your markers and blends to find the correct end? Or squinting at the little picture on one side?
Just look for the lines!
Thin line = thin end
Thick line = thick end

Who woulda thought?! ;)
(p.s. I've only just discovered this myself after all.these.years! ....)

Happy days!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Beautiful Day

Stampin' Up!s stamps have a lot of really lovely sentiments worthy of sharing - this is one of them.

Have a wonderful day

Anna  :)

Monday, 25 June 2018

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop

Hello there!

Welcome to the Artful Stampers Blog Hop.  

You're in for a treat with the showcasing of some new goodies from the 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue.

You may have come from Alisa's lovely blog.

My 3 projects today have been created using the 'Painted Glass' stamp set, Stitched Shapes framelits, 
Stampin' Blends & a few Glitter Enamel Shapes.

Clean & simple & I kinda like how they've turned out.

Hop along to Annette's blog next & be sure to leave some comment love along the way to let the girls know you've visited.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna :)

Here's a list of everyone's blogs in the Hop today:

Friday, 22 June 2018

Imagine this....

Imagine this...

You wander into your *favourite* store.

It's stacked with new products & you excitedly grab a basket and have fun looking through the entire shop & filling up your basket.

When you think you've got enough (for that trip, anyway ;) ),  you head to the counter.

The checkout assistant is just as excited as you about all the amazing things in their store.

You know it'll cost a bit for all the goodies in your basket, exactly $169 actually (you're a maths whizz! :) )

Then the assistant offers you something you cannot refuse - she said if you sign up as a VIP,  you could go back through the store and choose *another* $66 worth of goodies for no extra cost.

AND after signing up as a VIP, every time you shop at your favourite store, you'll get 20-25% off your purchases - every.single.time.

AND (wait there's more), when your family, friends & anyone else who you refer to the store turns up and buys something, you'll get 20-25% cash back in your wallet...just for them buying stuff they love too!

Does such a store exist?? 

Sure does!

It's called Stampin' Up!  and that's the joining offer. 
*No catches.
*One-off start up fee of $169 (and choose $235 of goodies for that cost)
*Ongoing discounts & ongoing income from sales.

A Stampin' Up! VIP sounding great right now?!

Click HERE to join or if you have some questions you'd like sorted first, please just throw me a message.

I'd love for you to get the VIP treatment too!!  :D

Anna :)

Calligraphy Essentials Male Birthday Card

I've taken the card base & white cutout from the 'Calligraphy Essentials' project Kit 
& teamed it up with some 
Basic Black Bakers Twine
Glitter Enamel Dots & the stamp from the 
'Picture Perfect Birthday' stamp set.

Simple, quick & great for a male birthday card.

Have a fab day & weekend to come.

Anna :)

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Calligraphy Essentials Framed


A couple of days ago, I posted 3 Thank You cards created with the 'Calligraphy Essentials' project kit.

Today's framed project uses the same kit, with a couple of extra 'blingy' bits like the 'Colored Doilies', the 'Blossom Elements' & the 'Leaves Trinkets'.

Find everything you need for this project & more, over in my online store.

Have a super day! :)

Anna :)

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop June 2018

Hi there!

Welcome to the Home Decor Stampin' Up! Style Blog Hop.

You'll have been hopping all around the world & welcome now to the sunny state in the land down under :)

For my display frame project, I've used the 'Lots of Happy Card Kit' available from Stampin' Up!

I love all the kits Stampin' Up! bring out - fabulous 'go to' items for a quick card & are so versatile (just like this frame)

Besides the 'Lots of Happy Card Kit', I've used:
Stamp set: Jar of Love
Stamp set: Colorful Seasons
Stamp Set: Crafting Forever

Keep hopping over to Mikaela's lovely blog & be sure to leave some comment love along the way.

Til next time,

Anna :)

To follow along, here's the list of all the creative bloggers involved today:

Monday, 18 June 2018

Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit in motion

Have I mentioned before that I love kits?!

They are fabulous.

Some are all-inclusive (which means you have a stamp set & everything you need to create all the projects apart from adhesives) and others are kits that you use the coordinating products with or sub in from your own stash.

Here I've made up 3 cards using the 'Calligraphy Essentials' kit together with the 'Calligraphy Essentials' stamp set plus the 2 markers that are bundled together for this kit (Lovely Lipstick & Coastal Cabana)

Find all of these goodies here and much more :)


Friday, 15 June 2018

Playful Backgrounds Cards

You know, I've only just realised I made a boo-boo with these cards.

It should say 'Playful Backgrounds' on the photos....and trust me to have already posted these in two other places! Argh!

Never mind, I'm sure you'll overlook it this once.

I've combined the carry over 'Crafting Forever' & 'Playful Backgrounds' stamp sets with the new Coloured Doilies in each colour!  
You've got to get yourself a pack of those - so cute!!

Anna :)

Video - Closeups of heaps of the new Embellishments

Sometimes it's hard to tell what products are like until you've seen them in person.

I've done a video with closeups of some of the new embellishments from the 18/19 Stampin' Up! catalogue that has just been released this month.


Anna :)

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

My first Video - A peek at the new Paperstacks

Hi there!

I've been having a play with some video settings.

You are my guinea pigs as this is my first video - hope it doesn't give you the dizzies :)

Enjoy a peek at some of the pretty new papers.

Anna :)

Up & Away Card

Hi there!

How's your week going there?

It's been a funny ol' one here so far - today felt like a Wednesday, but it's actually only Tuesday. Sigh.
Going to be a long week! :) 

This card is a bit of 'new' and a bit of my favourite carry-over products.

The new? All the 'in colours' peeping out from behind the balloon.

The carryover?
The Up&Away Thinlits, the 'Playfuls Backgrounds' back ground set ', & the sentiment from the 'Picture Perfect Birthday' set

There are plenty of ways to make use of your current stash of goodies & simply 'freshen' them up with some new colours.

Anna :)

Monday, 11 June 2018

Why you need a Stamparatus

Are you convinced yet!?!  :)

If you missed the first 5 Stamparatus videos, simply scroll up in my blog ....they are all bunched together :) 

Find your Stamparatus here



Sunday, 10 June 2018

Painted Glass Duo

Hi there!  How's your weekend been?

I've managed to finish a couple of cards that have been half-done for quite a while now.

A good thing about Stampin' Up! products, is that you can use them by themselves, or team them up with the barrel-load of coordinating products.

This is the 'Painted Glass' stamp set in action.

I just have the stamp set, not the thinlits nor the matching 6"x6" papers, and wanted to make the most of what I had.

And tried to make it look like a stained glass window.  In any case, it was fun colouring! :)

Which do you like better, the green one or the red one?

Want to know what I've used for these?  Seems a long list for a fairly clean-lined can find them all over in my online store.

Products used:
Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive
Vellum A4 Cardstock
Stamp set: Painted Glass
Ink: Stazon Ink
Stampin' Blends
Faceted Dots
Big Shot & Stitched Shapes Framelits

Have a great week ahead!

Anna :)

Love the Catalogue too much?! Perhaps it's time to join the team

Are you loving this new catalogue so much?!

And your shopping list is longer than your purse strings?

Perhaps then, it's time for you to jump in & sign up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator....

Can you tick these boxes?

I love creating!
I want to earn some money from something I love doing
I need a flexible schedule
I need to be able to set my own business my way

If you answered yes to any or all of these, then Stampin' Up! is the perfect opportunity for you.

You can share your passion for creating with family & friends, 
meet new people
and build a great business doing so
-plus, you get to set your own schedule!

Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrator Starter Kit 
is completely customizable! 
Build your Starter Kit your way! 

For just $169, you get:

* Your choice of up to $235 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
* A business supply pack valued at $80!

That's a total value of $315!

(Think of all the items on your Shopping List you could tick off with that budget of $235 ...and pay only $169 for)

Ongoing benefits?
* 20-25% off your purchases
* 20-25% income from all orders
* No pressure to recruit or hold classes
* 1 sales target each quarter
plenty of support through online training resources, 
a quarterly magazine, biannual events, 
and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas!

Ready to jump in to one of the best decisions you'll make?! 

Simply send me a message for more information or a callback request, 
or pop over to my online website & join in easy steps.

I'd love to welcome you to the team!

Anna :)

Friday, 8 June 2018

June In Colour Ribbon Shares


Who doesn't love looking at pretty things?!
And these ribbons are the best for both admiring & using! (yes! you can cut that ribbon!! :)  )

This month I'm doing a share with the ribbons in the 5 new In-Colours.  A share is 1/4 roll of each colour = lots of ribbon for fraction of the price.
Cost?    $15 (includes postage)

Payment for this is due by JUNE 20th - simply contact me for your share.

Happy days!

Anna :)

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Birthday Gable Box

Every season is birthday season!

The cute Silver Mini Gable Boxes are great for a gift & card in one.

They come flat in packs of 12, are easy to fold (no adhesive needed!) and are the perfect size.

— Products shown: Silver Mini Sequin TrimSilver Mini Gable BoxesFaceted DotsLeaves TrinketsSwirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies and Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set

Have a great day!! 

Anna :)

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Watercolour Splosh Cards

Hi again!

Isn't this cooler weather just amazing?
Beautiful outside
Great for creating inside 

I've made another collection of cards using 
the 5 new In-Colours.

Take a closer peek:

Pineapple Punch

Call Me Clover

Blueberry Bushel

Lovely Lipstick

Grapefruit Grove

How are you liking the new colours?

Take a look at these and all the new goodies over in my online store.

Have a great day!

Anna :)

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Friday, 1 June 2018

Stamparatus Technique Series: Video #1 Precision Placement

5 Things to Know About the Stamparatus

Stamparatus Technique Series: Video #2 Aligning with Red Rubber Stamps

Stamparatus Technique Series: Video #3 Creating Patterns with the Hinge...

Stamparatus Technique Series: Video #4 Stamping on Pre-Die Cut Pieces

Stamparatus Magnets

New Lineup of In Colours

A new catalogue = 5 new In Colours.

And here they are!!

What do you think?

As always, they have the grooviest names....

Pineapple Punch

Grapefruit Grove

Lovely Lipstick

Call Me Clover

Blueberry Bushel

Find all the products in these cool colours over in my online store.

Have a great day!

Anna :)