Friday, August 22, 2014

Join Stampin' Up! with more product for your money!

We have super exciting news from the home office! The Short & Sweet recruiting promotion is here! 

It IS short:

 It only lasts from 22-29 August.

 And it IS sweet: 

New recruits will receive $255 in their choice of Stampin' Up! products for the $169 Starter Kit price.
  It's a great deal AND it's only available for a short time 

Thanks for stopping by.... Melissa

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Village Advent Calendar

When I first saw this new upcoming set of stamps with matching framelits that had little houses I knew I wanted to create an advent calendar of a little village!  I love that each days countdown has a house number on it lol. 

Corny I know but I had so much fun making it.

Each little box was made using a brand new tool coming out in our new holiday catalogue but I can't show you just yet - well not until the 28th anyway.
The best thing about these boxes is they do not need glue to hold them together.

The numbers were a MDS stamp set called Christmas Countdown.  I just printed them out in cherry cobbler and cut them out, added a little of our dazzling details onto each number to give them some sparkle. 

Now I won't be displaying these as they are below, but I wanted to get them all in the photo, I have
a long buffet at home, and I will make it into a street scape :)

I love themes at Christmas lol.

I have given each house a light colour wash - not taking too much care about staying in lines as it wasn't the look I wanted to achieve, I wanted it to look as it is - rustic!

Something a little fun anyway
Let me know what you think :)

Thanks for stopping by.... Melissa

Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Wonderful Christmas....

Its not many weeks until Christmas - about 19 or 20 I think eeeekkkk... so its a great time to get a start on some chrissy cards - using all new christmas goodies from Stampin' Up!  

This is just a sample of some of the deliciousness that will be available come the 28th August. 
I am loving the embossed star background not to mention that I fell in love with the wreath, the ease of making and reproducing this card in bulk was far too easy.  

Pop back on the 28th August to purchase some of these yummy items!

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Thanks for stopping by.... Melissa

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Christmas box...

I received my Holiday Catalogue preorder this week - yep full of new goodies ready for the holiday season, and thought I would give some new toys a go - yep this box was created using a brand new toy coming in our catalogue - wait until you see it, and also a sneak peak of some new stamps and punches, so much to play with - where does one start lol.

Currently, the little banner punch across the top of the box, as well as the photopolymer alphabet set of stamps, twine and chevron natural ribbon can be purchased from my store.
The rest?  Pop back on the 28th August and you can purchase other yummy items!

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Thanks for stopping by.... Melissa

Sunday, August 3, 2014

A Non christmas card challenge

The countdown is on - only a short few weeks until our new holiday catalogue is here, they have been ordered for those that requested them, so can't wait to share all the yumminess that is in this years beautiful catalogue.

In the meantime - I belong to a Stampin' Up! family called Elite Stampers and this week a challenge was set - create a card using a NON Christmas stamp set.

Well that proved a challenge in itself - I will show you the card I first made

I really really didn't like it!

SO I ripped it apart and changed it up to something I am super happy with.
This one:

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.... Melissa

Friday, August 1, 2014

An AWESOME special!!!!

 Wow - where do I start?  Okay lets start off with a special for the month of AUgust - and not just any special but a BIG SHOT special!  Loving that!  

 If you're anything like me you absolutely love when BIG specials come your way.... AND because we all know the Big Shot is a big deal, Stampin' Up! thought they would offer you something you wouldn't want to miss

an exclusive Big Shot opportunity that lasts for the entire month of August!

 With every purchase of a Big Shot in August, you will receive one of five free stamp set/Framelits bundles below, your choice! That's up to a $100 (AUD) Value!
Already own a big shot?  No worries we have you guys covered too - you can still purchase these designated bundles at an amazing 15% off! This is one deal you won't want to miss

ONLY available from 1-31 August-as these bundles are one-time only  exclusives.

Thanks for stopping by.... Melissa

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A polka dot piece card......

There is lots of fun stuff on this card, and when I first saw this in the NEW Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue - I knew I had to buy this stamp set, that butterfly is so cute and I love this layered look.
I have changed it up a bit, mainly the colours used, and I think the image in the catalogue was like a pocket, with stitching along the bottom that the front flap tucked into, but I just wanted a card so thats what I made. While I adored to pieces the colours they used I didn't have all the items to 100% case it so I had to make do with what I had - but thats what we all do right? LOL.
 You can check out the original on page 139 of our new catty.

The best thing about owning one of these fantastic catalogues are all the amazing images that are in it.

White base version.

Crumb cake base version.

Hmm Which version do you like the best?
Let me know in comments below if you have time and thanks.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Weekly Deals...

 Today I have new weekly deals for you!   So many exciting things this week at great prices so head on over to my store and check them out - you won't be disappointed!

Head on over to my store HERE to check these out for yourself :)

Thanks for stopping by.... Melissa

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A birthday fit for a teen

 DO you know teens that just get embarrassed about birthday cards?  I know a few - or they aren't cool enough, or my goodness if they get one with one of those cars or boats on them (cmon you know which ones I mean) and while as adults we can appreciate the gesture, teens DO NOT lol.  ANyway Stampin' Up! have bought out a new stamp set called Whats Up?  ANd I love it, I automatically thought of teenage boys.  Accompany it with the gorgeous grunge stamp set, and the coordinating whats up punch and you are on a winner I think!

Its not overly embellished, the whats up sentiment is so super cool (notice no reference to birthday until the inside where it says happy birthday), a couple of arrows and some splats and its done.  Perfect teen card that won't embarrass them in front of their friends lol.