Swaps and Sweets

Im still in Utah and I will have been on a trip to Riverton which is the SU Headquarters and Kanab which is where they make the Stampin’ Up! Stamps.

But a great tradition on these events is the swaps and sweets night ..this is for achievers only. Lucky they told us to only make 21 as Id be going forever!

IMG_4869-001Ive used my stamp a ma jig for this one and coastal cobana and smoky slate.  loving the label love bundle ..such a versatile stamp set  with

wedding/baby and the normal happy birthday/just for you greetings!

Ill be home soon. I hope to post a blog post while Im there as SU have given me an ipad mini for my leadership this past year and I pick it up over there..so hopefully Ive learnt how to drive it!

See YA!

St Regis Resort!

9993139_1Im there today! Yeehaa ..Ill be the whale in the pool wallowing in the heat lol

Seriously, Stampin’ Up! has sent me on this trip of a lifetime and Im so thankful to be there! Thank you to my team and all of my customers for getting me there.

In a couple of days we will have swaps and sweets but first I want to show some gifts I did for some US demos and a few of the Stampin’ Up! staff who make my job a joy.

IMG_4832-001IMG_4833-001These are altered post it note boxes. I bought them at a discount store here in New Zealand.

And heres what Ive done for Shelli ..

IMG_4876-001I wont show you whats in it ..thats part of the surprise and will show you more closeups in a couple of days. Hope she likes it!




JAI 174 Colour Challenge

Ive scheduled this post as Im currently in the US on our South Pacific Grand Vacation to Utah. At this moment I will be immersed in the US Convention in Salt Lake City!

Anyway this weeks challenge is a colour challenge and thanks Nikki for writing and posting this weeks challenge for me.

Heres the colour scheme

JAI_CC_175and heres what I came up using the Kraft gift boxes and the mosaic punch and matching stamp set. The Kraft boxes are more Baked Brown Sugar colour I thought!

IMG_4874-001I just dyed the lace doily direct with the Coastal Cabana ink pad..which is my new favourite colour! I love the little essentials hardware clips ..they are so cute!  Ive filled these with Cadbury Chocolates but havent taken this set to Utah with me as was worried about the chocolate melting.

You guessed it ..Ive used my favourite stamp set again ..Gorgeous Grunge..such a versatile stamp set.

So go and check out the other girls on the Design Team here..just gorgeous projects (as always) this week using this colour scheme.

US Convention Day today

So here I am posting my swap for an organised swap I’m doing at the US SU convention which starts today!  (well might be tomorrow) as scheduled this post!

First of all I have 75 of these to give out. I didn’t really want to have that many swaps to bring home because of weight restrictions so I decided to get these NZ badges and stamp them up.  IMG_4870-001I thought theyd be cool on their SU Aprons?







These were inspired by some other gifts Id done recently which Ill post in the next few days.

Here is is my swap card. I did about 25 of these.  Gorgeous Grunge was the first stamp set on my wish list and I was super stoked to get it for free for attending our South Pacific Convention in May. This swap had to be brand new sets not available on pre order which was a bit of mission as I couldnt order until the 2nd July (so wouldnt have time to get and then make swaps) so the only stamp set was gorgeous grunge. The sentiment is from Happy Day which I was allowed to use even though it was from pre order..sheesh it was a bit tricky!

Anyway hope they like them! We did this as a make n take on my catalogue launch day recently and my Gisborne class will be doing this card soon too.


Im off to the US tomorrow!

Sooooo excited to be finally on my way to Utah on my Grand Vacation trip thanks to Stampin’ Up! Its going to be a trip of a lifetime!

First of all, my Sister and I will be heading to Disneyland for a few days ..Im so excited about this as growing up as a kid with Disney on a Sunday Night and the Mickey Mouse Club..you can bet that Ill be one big kid on the rides!

From there we head to Salt Lake City where we are seeing the sights, going to a baseball game, mormon tabernacle choir and shopping …oh and GOING TO THE 25TH US CONVENTION! ..Its going to be a blast! The mind boggles with being at a convention with 6000 other people all oohing and aahing over new products lol! (might need my earplugs hehehe). So a few full on days there before we head to Park City to the St Regis resort where SU are taking us on our grand vacation. We will be checking out the SU factory in Kanab, going to Riverton which is the headquarters of Stampin’ Up! and more shopping.  Hope to see Shelli there or at St Regis as I have a little gift for her.

So thats me for the next two weeks. Meantime we  have started calving on the farm so Hubby will be left behind to do that..I feel so mean for leaving him to fend for himself ..but oh well never mind ..cant say Im not pleased to get out of feeding 340 calves!

So heres the scoop. Check out my facebook page while Im away and you will see what I get up too! link is over to the right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
















In the meantime, I have posts scheduled for the next couple of weeks..my swaps and gifts Ive done and a JAI challenge in there too.

Heres a quick card I whipped up for my Catalogue Launch last weekend. I love this embossing folder!  This card was using bits leftover from one of my swaps for grand vacation.

see ya!

JAI 172 Photo Inpiration Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink we have a photo inspiration challenge courtesy of Mae ..and I love this photo coz its a photo of our new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue!






Heres what I came up with..decided to scrapbook this one!

My Project 31-001My title is digital as cant find my alphabet dies ..darn it! Im sure Ive got a naughty fairy in my scraproom hiding things!

This Layout is about my daughters recent performance in the BOP Stage Challenge. Her school got second (they just announce first and second) so was a big deal! They put on an awesome performance I have to say. Proud Mum and Dad here as our daughter did most of the choreography for it.. Im also loving the this and that stickers and the gorgeous grunge stamp set  for this LO.  The mosaic madness banner balanced out the LO..and a great pop of colour was my thinking!

So go and check out what the other Just Add Ink girls have done on this challenge here.




ESAD New Catalogue Blog Hop


Yahoo a new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue is live today! To celebrate we have an ESAD  blog hop happening! You will just have come from Andrea Bucklands’ blog

to showcase her lovely projects for our ESAD blog hop..but first..

What is ESAD?


stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an

on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up!


We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if

you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand,

then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

So onto my projects.. I got the Gingham Garden DSP and washi tape as part of my preorder along with the tag in box bundle that we could order. ..Seriously these boxes make it so easy to sort out a gift for someone special in your life.

Heres what I came up with


And heres a close up of all three projects. All three have a washi tape flower.

My Card.


The box complete with biccies. (Anzac biscuits coz we are Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators in our group)


A tag for the pressie..these are actually going to a friend for her birthday …


Hope she likes it! First it will be on display at my catalogue launch this weekend lol (shhh she wont mind!)

So next stop on our blog hop is the lovely Chloe..what a gorgeous girl she is ..check out her blog  here

If you get stuck on the way then check all of the stops out here!

1.   Michelle Grech
2.   Juliette Chapman
3.   Michelle Halling
4.   Keryn Campbell
5.   Kylie Clemmence
6.   Sharlene Meyer
7.   Anne Wills
8.   Gail Kirby
9.   Rochelle Blok
10.   Andrea Buckland
11.  Delys Cram (you are here)
12.   Chloe Evans
13.   Monique Fielder
14.   Christie Kunkel
15.   Jenny Humphreys
16.   Tanya Bell
17.   Marsha Hulland
18.   Richelle Fletcher
19.   Libby Dyson
20.   Anna Mathieson
21.  Corina Beyer
22.   Emily Campbell
23.   Narelle Hoggard
24.   Amity Knight
25.   Angie Jones
www.angiescraftfusion.blogspot.com.au/ and

Have a good week!