But had a death in the family..been a long drawn out affair.

Anyway..I have been creating with the fab Occasions Catalogue ..Ive just recently taught at a wider team event recently and my theme was a vintage theme.

I just love vintage! I do other styles too but do love a vintage card or Scrapbooking LO.

Here is the first project Im showing using the Vertical Garden Project Kit tray and ribbon. The rest I used as accents for boxes at a local market I have coming up.


I used Kraft 12 x 12 CS for this project and a lot of stamps and dies from the new Occasions Catalogue.

What I love about these events that we are one big family and its a chance to inspire others so I hope Ive done that with this and my other samples (check back to see more!)

I have a team of 20+ demonstrators in New Zealand and would love to share our close team with more crafty ladies so if you are looking for a close knit team with Stampin’ Up! Then contact me for more details on signing up at Saleabration is the perfect time to sign up to be a Demonstrator as you get more freebies in an already awesome and custom built kit. This extra promotion ends 31st March 2017

Tin of Cards for My Mum.

IMG_6731-001Happy Mothers Day for yesterday for all those Mums here and gone. I gave my Mum a tin filled with my cards for Mothers Day and had a wonderful day with her (took her out to lunch).

She was also down for the start of our Daughters debut as Magnolia in Theatre Whakatanes Cats. OMG, what a fab show! It runs until May 24th, so if you are local (or even Rotorua or Tauranga) then get your tickets from iTicket!  Lots of people are saying it is just as good as the professional shows in Melbourne and UK! I agree but I’m probably biased!

Hubby and I have seen it twice so far and plan on seeing it again at least once!

You’ll be seeing some Layouts with photos from the show so watch this space in the next few weeks..itching to get my hands on some of the professional photos from Mike Geddes (awesome photographer).


Also wanted to show you this of the oops cards from last weeks Just Add Inks Sketch Challenge. IMG_6699-001Yep did the diagonals the wrong way ..and while that is still cool, I wanted my card to be the traditional sketch.

Deets on this card- I used the silver foil sheets, Silver vellum, Cherry Cobbler ink and candy dots, Smoky slate CS and candy dots, Hounds-tooth embossing folder, Whisper White CS, Just sayin’ stamps and matching framelit and Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Was a bit chuffed to do a masculine card for a change as I sometimes struggle with those!

Righto off to make some swaps for next week as I’m off to the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! Convention in Melbourne…I’m so excited to be catching up with all my Stamping friends.


Christmas Stamp A Stack

IMG_6052-002Hi I still have more spots available in my Christmas Stamp A Stack next Saturday the 19th October from 1-3pm. You will make 20 cards (5 each of 4 different designs) and includes envelopes and will cost you $40.  All you need to bring is your scissors and adhesive of choice.

Venue is the Knox Church, Domain rd, Whakatane.

Contact me today to book in can pay on the day but you must RSVP by the 17th October.

25 dollars to signup

If you are interested in Joining Stampin’ Up! then until the 21st October it is just $! You pay $25 and you get product up to the value of $26.95  and the business brick (catalogues etc) will also get a stamp set for free if you place an order of $350 within the first month of joining. It would be great to do this in October as we have a hostess promotion on as well if you order $450 worth of product. Like all recruits, If you place an order within the first 45 days of Joining then you get an extra 10% off in reality getting 30% off your first order would be something special right?

So something to think about if you just want to get started with SU, used to be a demonstrator and want to rejoin or have so much SU product already and just want to get the discount!  You will join my small and friendly team. I have demonstrators all over NZ so you dont have to be near me to join my team.

Of course if you cant afford to put an order in just yet wont have to place an order for your minimums until March 31st next year!

So what are you waiting for?

This deal wont ever be repeated ..its a once off deal because its Stampin’ Up!s 25th Anniversary this year.

You can sign up online here 

There is a suggestion PDF of what you can get for $26.95 ..but you can get any smaller amount of items to make up to the total of $26.95. You cant get more than $26.95 and pay the difference though! (darn it hehehe)

Email me today to either find out more or book into my Stamp a stack class.


Masking Tape Technique

Okay this is one card that is simple to do but oh so effective. Ive done this card in two colourways (but cant find the other one at the mo..sigh..such is my life at the moment ! lol) The masking tape technique is easy to do using a low tack painters masking tape and running across your ink pad.















Ive used the wetlands set for this card which is just gorgeous. I will be using this set lots I think! The Hessian ribbon is a new product sneak peak which is coming up in our Occasions Holiday Mini Catalogue which actually goes live on the 29th of August. If you havent got a copy yet and live in NZ then let me know if you would like one?

The background is using the dictionary stamp set and a few different ink pads and rolling the stamp. This only works if you have a clear mount.

Anyone local just an advance warning about the Whakatane Beacon and Leisure show which will be on the 6th/ 7th and 8th of September.  I will be selling off all of my retired stamps on the Sunday (8th) I have lots to sell and priced to sell so come down and get a bargain.



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 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 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!

Thanks for getting me to Utah!

This past weekend has been a wonderful time in my life, I spent the weekend with 30 other women at my inaugural Creative Escape Retreat in Ohope Beach. We had some fabulous classes from Teneale Williams and Paula Dobson 

and I did a mini album class too!


While I was there ..I found out that I have achieved a trip of a lifetime..a free/expenses paid trip to Utah in the US with Stampin’ Up!  WOW!

So I wanted to come and say a BIG thank you to my customers for all of your support this year (SU year is 1 April to 31st March) and especially to to my team for all of your efforts and support too!