Scrapbooking Global August Blog Hop



This months Blog hop is using Memories and More with a secondary theme of school days if you want!

I decided to use both using photos of our Daughters graduation.  I love scrapbooking a special photo..but love to do multi photo Layouts too.

Most of the time I use them in the Memories and more pocket pages ..which are so quick and easy but this LO only took me 1.5 hours to make ..super quick when you are using the Memories and More range!

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The Memories and More pack I used was the Tea Room Memories and More card pack (pg 195) and I teamed it up with the Tea Room Specialty Paper. I love the copper elements in this card pack which include overlays and cards. I just added some more copper foil diecuts, a brad and some metallic sequins to tie these in. The dies I used were Delicate Lace Edgelits (pg 217), Layering Circles Framelits (pg 218) and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits (pg 220)

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There is absolutely no stamping on this Layout!

I’ve left the bottom of the photos for our daughter to write in the names of her peers who graduated with her.

I cant wait to see what everyone else has done using Memories and More of this blog hop!

To go to the next blog ..Click on the little Blue Icon below to see the next link.



Have fun!



Blended Seasons and new goodies!

Ive had a super exciting weekend with some new goodies arriving on my doorstep on Friday.  It was very tempting to get them all out to play but ..I’m still playing with the Colour Your Season bundle and I needed a card for a friends birthday!

This time I got my sponge brayer out to use with the grass type stamp in the Blended Seasons Stamp set and away I went!

Here is the card.


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I’ve teamed it up with the Very Vintage Hostess set (AC..annual catalogue page 227), the Classic Label punch (AC pg 210), Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Blends (AC pg 205) and a couple of new items available in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue. (Chicken wire elements and Braided linen trim).

If you are in New Zealand, have ordered off me in the last six months ..then you will get a Holiday Catalogue automatically.

If you don’t have a Demonstrator and would like a Holiday Catalogue then email me or message me on my SU Facebook page. You can see both of these over on my sidebar.

I’ve still got more to show with this Colour Your Season Bundle..with a blog hop on swing by my page and check that out?



Shabby Chic Crate

A friend of mine mentioned that she would love some tags for gifts so set me to work to come up with some for her.

I made the tags using the Colour Your Season promotion products and then thought they looked a little Shabby Chic and maybe some packaging in that style would go well with them?

Here’s what I came up reminds me of decoupaged crates you see in Antique shops (a favourite pastime of mine!)

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I used the new watercolour pencils for this project.

There are 10 new colours and these pencils may be in another publication ..but why wait? Get them this month!

I stamped in Sahara Sand onto Shimmery white and watercoloured with Granny Apple Green,  Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo and an original colour ..Daffodil Delight.

The Wood Crate is part of the Wood Crate Framelit dies (pg 221 AC)

I hope she likes them!

Oh of course I’m going to pop some chocolate in there too I know she has a sweet tooth! I might just have to check that the chocolate is perfect first…

What are friends for ..right?

Let me know if you would like to order any of this wonderful bundle of products?

Now wheres that chocolate…

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This month we have an awesome exclusive promotion which I’ve shared previously ..stamps, dies and pencils..What a wonderful combination but the Dies really float my boat!

This LO is for the Scrapbooking Global Make it Metallic Challenge for August.

Having done this challenge ..its hard to photograph the copper embossing believe me it is better in real life. Its one of my more arty technique Layouts for one of my classes.


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I used copper Embossing for most of my stamped elements and also sprinkled over the background. What you cant really see is the copper embossed wooden elements and the stamping techniques I’ve used on the sides…perfect for my Te Puke August Scrapbooking class.

Happy Stamping


I Just Miss You!

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Here’s a card I made for our daughter who has headed back to university recently.

She was home for a month in between semesters.

Once again I used the Colour your season bundle. I’m in love with these dies!

I mean ..don’t get me wrong, I love the pencils and the stamp set but these dies just float my boat!

I teamed this card up with the Wood Textures DSP (144177) and the gorgeous Subtle Embossing Folder (143706). I used Whisper White and Granny Apple Green for this card.


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Here’s the inside.

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So don’t, this is a limited release bundle. Contact me to order yours today!


Happy Stamping!


So many wonderful things in August!

We have lots going on in August!

Firstly,  we have an exclusive stamp and die bundle that is only available this month only (while supplies last).

These stamps and dies are just gorgeous! You can see the flyer (and pricing) of this bundle here.

The new Colouring pencils that are also available this month will be carried through to another SU publication.

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So being a Demo has lots of perks and one of them is the discount and another is that we get to pre order these promotions!

So, for the month of August ..I have made these for all customer orders over $110.

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BUT! I’m also going to have a giveaway of one of these on my facebook business page. All you have to do is like my Facebook page and comment on the giveaway post. At the end of the month..I will draw a name out of the hat and send the clipboard to the winner!


These Clipboards are sealed so they wont fade and can be used on your fridge (magnets are attached) or hung up somewhere.  The link to my Facebook business page is in my sidebar over there >>>>>>>>

And that’s not all…For the month of August, Bonus Days are back! I loved this promotion last year and super excited its back. Order $110 NZD of product and you get a $11 coupon for you to spend for free in September!



AND…Being a demo means that I can preorder from our new Holiday Catalogue coming out in September.

Let me know via email if you would like a copy of the Holiday Catalogue (or message me via PM on Facebook)

Happy Stamping!



Marbling with the Stamparatus


Hello and welcome to another months Blog hop with the Stamping Techniques to try Design Team..this month we are using our fabulous stamp positioning tool

..the Stamparatus!

This technique is super easy to do.

Its called Marbling with a positioning tool. You can check out Splitcoaststampers for a tutorial here. 

Heres my card.

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I used the Night Of Bethlehem stamp set (145282) with the Stamparatus in Mango Melody as the first colour and then I dabbed on the ink with Blueberry Bushel.  My thought was to make it look like vines or moss on the buildings!

I then masked and brayered with my sponge brayer in Blueberry Bushell and Gray Granite.

I finished with with some texture by using my favourite background stamps- Artisan Textures ( 146573) and a bit of sponging.

I made this card for my market stash as I’m always being asked for some religious cards.

Check out the other girls creations below to see what they have done with this technique! Hope you all give this technique a go but dont forget to don some gloves as its messy!

1. Libby Dyson – Australia
2. Narelle Fasulo – Australia
3. Carmen Morris – The Netherlands
4. Delys Cram – New Zealand
5. Heike Vass – Germany

Happy Stamping!