Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Me! yesterday the 26th was my Birthday!
This is the card that my older sister Angela made for me.. pretty cool! I'll have to CASE this!
Anthony also made me a card, but I didn't get around to taking a photo of it yet. I got a new Camera from him, a Canon EOS 450D (Digitial SLR). I also got heaps of vouchers and cash! Anthony took me to dinner to The Spirit House in Yandina
Anyone who has even been to the Spirit House raves about it! This is what the web site says about it "Set in lush tropical gardens nestled around a tranquil pond, bubbling waterfalls, tinkling wind chimes, the sounds of nature - the Spirit House is a delight for all senses. Award-winning contemporary Asian food". And it was as it read! The food was delicious!

Little Birdie

This card was CASED from the talented Andrea Walford (
I have changed it as we still are unable to purchase any other Stamp Sets (apart from our pre order) yet from the New Catalogue (we also have to wait until the 1st April, bummer). So this is what I came up with.

Stamp Set: Good Friend
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Good Morning Sunshine DS paper
Inks: Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango and Summer Sun
Other: 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Googly Eye, Cuttlebug, Large Circle Scallop Nestabilities


Monday, March 23, 2009

Card Organiser Class

On Saturday I held my Card Organiser Class, there were only a few ladies who attended but they had a great time. These are their Boxes that they made, all were completely different in colours but all looked fantastic, and in the end just to finish them off we added some bling!!

For You

Another card from my Sneak Peeks from the New 2009/2010 Stampin'Up! Catalogue and Idea Book.
Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze
Inks: Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, 1 3/8" Square Punch and 1 1/4" Square Punch

Thanks for looking..Jules

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dear Kind Wonderful Friend

I originally CASED the design of this card from the current US Spring-Summer 2009 Catalogue (Page 19) I changed the colours slightly, as well as the stamps used. I know this is not my usual style but for some reason this card caught my eye. Very soft and pretty!
On Thursday I received my pre order of the NEW 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalogues and Idea Books (oohh very nice) and the original card is in here also, the original stamps used on this card are from a Level 2 Hostess Set called Echoes of Kindness, it is a beautiful set which would be great for watercolouring (this is on my wishlist)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.. Jules

Stamp Sets: Fresh Cuts,Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Certainly Celery Textured, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink Confetti White and Whisper White
Inks: Versamark, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Other: Coluzzle Oval Template

Friday, March 20, 2009

Cocktail Anyone??

Here is another card I made with one of the new stamp sets from the 2009/2010 Catalogue.
Stamp Set: Cheers to You
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Watercolor Paper
Inks: Stazon Black, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Old Oldive, Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red
Other: Aqua Painters, Dazzling Diamonds, Mat Pack, Rhinestone Brads-Circle-Fire

The reason I originally got this stamp set Cheers to You, was because when I saw the Beer Mug in the set, I thought straight away that it would be good to use for male cards, as I always struggle with cards for males. But also, we are going on a cruise to Singapore in May and now I got to thinkin' that I can use the rest of the set for some great scrapbooking pages from the cruise!!

Have a great weekend.. Jules

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Card Orginaser Class

Be prepared for any occasion with this stunning Card Organiser in a custom-designed box. This card box set makes a perfect gift for the Person who has everything, or simply keep it on hand for yourself!

In this class you will make this beautiful card box with 16 Dividers. Although there is not a lot of stamping in this class, this is designed to create a system for remembering and organising birthday cards, and other occasions with the focus being on getting them out on time, or simply for storing all you beautiful handmade creations.
In the above photo’s, I have made up two samples, using Ginger Blossom and Bali Breeze, as you can see the colours are quite different, so if you book in to attend this class, you will need to let me know which Designer Series Paper you would like to use: Ginger Blossom or Bali Breeze (both of these are from the current Summer Mini Catalogue), on the day everyone will make different Card Organisers depending on the Designer Series Paper that they choose.
Date: Saturday 21st March 2009
Time: 1pm start
Cost: $18.00
RSVP:15th March 2009
If you are interested in attending, please email me for mor details.
Thanks Jules

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Punch your Heart Out!

I recently joined up to do Heather Summers Online Punch Class. In 20 days, 20 projects, 20 creations, 20 videos and 20 text files! How great does this sound! (

If your a regular to Stampin' Up!, then you already know about our fantastic range of PUNCHES we have to offer! I love them and always have!
Heather is a Demonstrator from Canada, and they have a greater range of Punches than we have here in Australia (but hopefully that will all change as of the 1st of April, when we get our new 2009/2010 Catalogue/Idea Book) so with some of the little Punched Projects I have had to improvise with the Punches and make do with what I have.
Most of them turned out OK, some pieces are a little odd looking (like the elephant's trunk) but you get the general idea. I think they are all so cute! I had so much fun punching these and putting them all together.
My favourites are the little turtle, and the lady bug (the lady bug actually moves along the branch). I added the googling eyes to my punched projects, I think it adds a little character to them.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

More Easter Projects

I recently purchased the Instructions to make this cute little gift box from Becky Roberts ( is great!
Once you have the instructions you can use it to make all other projects, I think originally it was called a Valentine's Box, but as you can see I used mine to use as a Easter Gift Box. Other people have used it for Stationery Gifts, Cupcake Gift Set, Pamper Box Set, etc. Again, so much nicer then store brought stuff, plus friends and family are more likely to keep this beautiful box and use it after all the goodies are gone.
Thanks Jules

More Easter Projects

I CASED these templates/designs from Andrea Walford (, she does such beautiful projects. They were posted last year around easter time, but as Easter had been and gone by the time we got our New Catalogue,and we never had any cute Easter Stamps in the previous year's catalogue, I never made them.
Andrea had used "A Good Egg" Stamp Set (P 34 of 2008/2009 Catalogue)and it is not Retiring, so it a great set to use for all your Easter Projects and the little chick is cute!
As I have spare time on my hands at the moment, I thought I would have a go at making a few easter projects. Plus I so wanted to use my Cute Punch Bunny again!!
These were quick,easy and inexpensive projects to make, and so much nicer than some of the stuff in the shops and supermarkets, plus you can choose your favourite yummy treats/chocolates you want to put in each one.
Thanks Julie


With Easter just around the corner, I thought I would get organised and start to make a few cards and projects. I had recently seen in a magazine, a die cut of a cute bunny, so I thought I would have a go making my own Punch Bunny (using Stampin' Up! Punches) I've had him sitting on my craft table for the past week but have been slack in updating my blog, plus it took me a few days to find the pompom for the tail (I couldn't get white, so I settled for pink) and more recently someone had posted on a Stampin Up yahoo site, a similar bunny. Anyway, this is my cute little bunny I made, I think he is just the cutest!
Thanks Jules

Round Up Accordian Book

I had a customer who asked me if I could design a Project similar to the Style Watch sample in the 2008/2009 Catalogue and Idea Book from the Boho West range. I've had the Round Up Simply Scrappin Kit for ages, but I have always struggled with this range as it wasn't one of my favourites. Anyway, this is what I came up with! I know it's taken me nearly a year to do this, but hey, better late then never!
All I used for this Accordian Book was 1/2 a pack of the Round Up Simply Scrappin Kit, and coordinating inks: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Sage Shodow, Really Rust.
Oh, yeah, as usual I had no photos to go with this style, so I just left it blank, but you can see how good it would look with the right photos!!(ha,ha)
Thanks Jules

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Retired List

The Retired List is here and wow my Stamp Collection has been slashed! I don’t want to count how many stamps from my collection are gone!! For the first time, Stampin Up is offering some of these items at 25% and 50% OFF! How great is that!

To view the retired list please click on the link provided:

(You may want to print this off and grab a copy of your Catalogue and a coffee)

All I can say is “Get in quick” if there is something that you must have and it is retiring, than order it as items go really fast. As the stamp sets sell out Stampin’ Up! posts list of which ones are gone, so if there are any that you want I will need to check the status to make sure it is still available.

The Retired List was posted on Sunday 1st March and already the items listed below have Sold Out and it has only been 2 days, so don't delay in placing your order.

10756 Flip Flops
109020 Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Refill
109015 Soft Sky Classic Stamin' Ink Refill
109016 River Rock Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
109017 Purely Pomegranite Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
100381 Earth Elements Eyelets
100378 Soft Subtle Eyelets
109019 Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
108748 Best Friend Numbers
107212 Mateys Map
105320 Basic Eyelets
103195 Gifts Galore
107561 Garden Annuals
109610 Confetti Simply Scrappin'
104279 Leaf Prints
110255 Bundle of Joy
112402 Short Order Numbers
109018 Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Ink Refill

These items below are running low:
108720 Ahoy, Matey Low Quantity
108740 Bareback Low Quantity
108746 Best Friends Alphabet Lower Low Quantity
108747 Best Friends Alphabet Upper Low Quantity

If you wish to order any of the retired products please contact me to place your order.

Have a great day...Jules


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