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February 2009

Last Day Of SaleABration ...

 Wow - where did February go?  That zipped by in the blink of an eye! 

Saleabration-stamp-pile Which means today is the last day of SaleABration.  If you have a last minute order and would like to take the opportunity to get a SaleABration stamp set, you can phone or email it through up to 9pm this evening.


Today is also the last day you can get a SaleABration set included with my $110 Cropadile and Eyelet Bundle.

 To order or for questions-

Phone: 0417 377 057


Have a great Saturday.  I'll be back tomorrow with the Retirement List.  I wonder what will be on it.  (I wonder how early it will get me out of bed on a Sunday morning!  Hee hee.) 

Cheers,  Sue

The Scrap Review

Just came across a new site that is launching on March 1st.  Sounds like it could be one to browse.

The Scrap Review


Reviews of papercrafting products.  I love reviews.  When I was purchasing my Digital SLR camera I must have read a zillion of them.  A site for scrapbooking tool reviews sounds useful to me!

Cheers, Sue

Botanical Blooms Again ...

Here is the other colour scheme I promised you for my simple little Botanical Blooms card.  (You can find the navy and red version here along with the stamps and wheels used.)


One last quick reminder: Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate are 2 of the 6 In Colours which will be retiring in March.  During March items in these colours (ink pads and ink refills, cardstock, ribbon etc) will only be available while stocks last, and my prediction is that for In Colour products that won't be long.  If you have purchased ink pads this past year in the In Colours, I'd recommend grabbing an ink refill bottle before the end of February to avoid disappointment. 


Who else is getting excited about the retirement list coming out this Sunday?  What stamps and accessories will be retiring?   I wonder! 

More exciting is the anticipation of the new catalogue coming out in April.  The demonstrator forums are reaching a fever pitch of predictions, guesses, wishes and a good hefty dose of impatience!  Hee hee.  I'll have details about my New Catalogue Launch in my March newsletter - coming to your inbox very soon if you are part of my newsletter list.  Register your email address at the top right there if you'd like to join. 

Cheers,  Sue

Not Long To Go For Botanical Blooms ...

SaleABration has just a week to go.  If you would like to place an order and receive a free stamp set for each $100 spent, remember to get it to me before Saturday evening 9pm. 

Here is a simple little card using Botanical Blooms - one of the 4 sets you can choose from.


The Recipe:

Stamps: Leaves A La Carte Wheel, Short and Sweet (greeting) and Botanical Blooms (flower)

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Real Red and Night of Navy

Ink: Night of Navy and Real Red

Other: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Real Red ribbon


I have this card in Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi too.  I shall dig it out of my camera and be back soon with that one.

To place an order or ask questions about any Stampin' Up products, just phone 0417 377 057 or email me at and I can assist.  Postage/handling is 5% (min $5.95) and your order will be delivered by Aussie Post in approx 1 week.



Last Few Days For Polka Dot Punches ...

SaleABration ends on Saturday so this week is your last chance to grab a free stamp set for each $100 of products ordered.

Polka Dot Punches has become my favourite of the free stamp sets I think.   Guests who have attended one of my February workshops have used the set to make this card.


The Recipe

Polka-punches-close-up Stamp Sets:  Polka Dot Punches and Sincere Salutations

Ink/Cardstock Colours:  Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Old Olive and Sahara Sand   - I love this combination of colours.

Other: Scallop Circle and Circle Punches, Double Stitched Ribbon, Eyelets and Cropadile

At our workshops we tried a few different variations using the same colours.  Have you got a favourite colour combination you like to use on your cards and scrapbook layouts???


To order your products or if you have any Stampin' Up questions:

Phone 0417 377 057


I'd be happy to help.

A big hello to all the people who stopped by at my table at Milleara Craft Market last Sunday. Congratulations to Rosanne who was the winner of the basket of stamps and papers this month.

Cheers, Sue

How To Set Eyelets With Your Cropadile ...

I love eyelets but used to find them a bit of a pain to set - getting out my mouse mat and mallet and eyelet setter and hole punch ..... 

How about a handheld tool that does all that and makes eyelet setting a breeze?  Meet Cropadile.  (I have a special Cropadile Bundle offer at the end of this post if you'd like to add one to your tool kit.)


If you'd like to read my step by step instructions for how to set eyelets with a Cropadile then head over to Aussie Scrapbooking for my latest article. 

Click here - Aussie Scrapbooking Article:  How To Set Eyelets With A Cropadile

Plus you'll find some cards, scrapbook layouts and tags with eyelets added as a finishing touch. 





You can find the Cropadile and our range of eyelets and jumbo eyelets on page 145 of our catalogue.  A Mat Pack is a handy addition too with a template to help with accurate setting. You can also use this when you're dry embossing with your Cropadile .  (Stay tuned for another Aussie Article about that very soon.)

If you love eyelets perhaps you'd be interested in this bundle I've put together.

Sue's Cropadile and Eyelet Bundle

  • Cropadile  $54.95

  • Mat Pack $18.95  (or substitute a second Jumbo Eyelet pack)

  • 2 Containers of Eyelets,  $11.50 each pack, each pack contains 200 eyelets (50 each of 4 colours),  6 colour combos to choose from

  • 1 Container of Jumbo Eyelets $17.95    Choose from Antique Brass or Pewter, approx 60 eyelets

  • One free SAB stamp set.  Choose of the 4 SaleABration Stamp Sets with this bundle.  (You can find the SaleABration Catalogue here to help you choose your stamp set.) 

  • Plus I'll email you my Cropadile Instruction Sheet to print out with a step by step illustrated guide to using your cropadile for setting eyelets and dry embossing, and a handy small reference box with the settings to use for your Stampin' Up Eyelets.

BUNDLE COST:  $110 including postage - only until the end of February.

Phone 0417 377 057 or email to place your order.

Cheers,  Sue

Another Chunky Glitter Card ...


Did you see the other two versions of this simple little card - here and here

This time I've used Bali Breeze patterned paper and Tempting Turquoise cardstock.  (And the SaleABration Stamp Set - Polka Dot Punches again as a subtle background.) 

I used my fingernail to neaten up the glitter a bit once I'd sprinkled it on to the Tombow glue.


Just a quick one today and it's off for a game of Kerplunk with the munchkins for me.

(Or KeKePunk as Jack calls it!)

Have a great weekend. 



PS For any Twilight fans out there - I just finished the third one this morning!  One to go!  I started the series last Sunday so you can imagine what my laundry looks like!   Oh well .....

Bushfire Appeal

Just in on the Stampin' Up demonstrator website:

"We announced the Bushfire Appeal nearly a week ago, and since then you have responded to the relief efforts with gratitude and support.

To date, with the sales of the Bushfire Appeal stamp sets, we'll be able to donate $15,744.85 to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal."

Read more about the details of the Stampin' Up Bushfire Appeal here.  Phone or email if you'd like to order one of the selected sets. 

Cheers, Sue

Chunky Glitter ...


Just recently I added some Chunky Glitter and Tombow Glue to my craft supplies.  (You can find them in the Summer Mini. Pg 15) 

Baby-and-glitter Quite liking working with them both.  The glitter is of course nice and sparkly and as an added bonus I find it cleans up easily too!  I think because it is a little chunky and heavier, it doesn't stick to my scrap paper and the excess tips back into the container with ease.  

The Tombow glue has a pen applicator and a broad tip applicator. 

It is a liquid glue, removable or permanent (just follow the directions) and acid free.  Use it on paper, photos, cardboard and .... with chunky glitter! 

The Tombow Glue is listed as $12.95 in the Summer Mini but the price has been revised to $7.95.  Aaaahhh - lovely!

Love-glitter-side-2 In our Sparkle Class this month we're all making one square card using a set from For A Friend (Hostess Stamp Set) and trying out the glue and glitter.  You can find one version back on this post.  

Here's another combination for a quick baby card. 

(Speaking of baby cards - you should check out Lin Mei's gorgeous baby card  for her new niece using that little pin from Short and Sweet.  Isn't it just adorable!  I love the big pin she made using a range of punches.)


The Recipe:

Stamp Sets: For A Friend (Hostess Set.)  I've done the background with one of the flowers from Polka Dot Punches - one of the SaleABration Sets.

Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Spring Fling Designer Series Paper for the lovely dotty piece

Ink: Basic Gray and Pretty In Pink

Other: Tombow Glue and Chunky Glitter, Rose Red Marker

Just a simple quickie with a touch of sparkle.   I really like the stamps from Polka Dot Punches as a background.  (And I've got a card to show you soon that features them a little more prominently.) 


Happy Friday!  Have a great weekend.



Special Guest Card Maker: Mary

We are very lucky today to have a special guest card maker - one of the lovely crafty people I have gotten to know since starting with Stampin' Up - Mary. 

She recently sent me these photos of a fabulous forties birthday card she had just put the finishing touches on.  Goodness - must have taken ages!  But what a stunning result!  Thanks for letting me share it with the blogland crew Mary.  The card was inspired by this one from Trish Myers.


Here's the side view ....


Makes me want to go get that Embrace Life Stamp Set out right now.  Wouldn't you just love to get this card for your birthday - wow!  I think the lucky birthday person would feel super special.