Saturday, January 31, 2009

AMAZING - time to create today!

P1310040That's right - I have amazed myself by being able to do some creating today, when I thought my chances would be very slim to be doing any stamping, as today it's Blake's party.  Here's a photo of us (after being down at the pools for a few hours - I don't know WHAT my DH is doing...and YES, I've got a haircut booked for Tuesday!) , but most of the boys have gone home now, and there are just two left, and the kids are having fun playing on the Playstation.  YAY!  So I quickly checked out a few blogs, and found Denise's Blog, and she had altered a tin that I had just put into my office to do something with "someday" - so today was THE day!  It was a Heaven Hot Chocolate Tin (that was just divine), so I've added some Spring Silhouette DSP and some Wide Rose Red Ribbon, and used A Happy Heart Stamp Set to make it look pretty.  Now I'm on a roll - I have to stay up to make P1310042sure these boys DO go to bed at some stage, so I might as well be stamping huh?!



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Thanks to you all for playing along - Have a wonderful day.  I'm snatching five minutes before finishing off getting ready for Blake's birthday party today.  We're heading off to the pools to try and tire the kids all out before having dinner at the park, then dessert & cake back at our house.   Perfect weather again, so it should be a great day!

Enjoy your day


Friday, January 30, 2009



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This is another page I completed at the beach. We were at Rainbow's End in Auckland, and there was a LOT of laughing & joking going on, along with a bit of a competitive streak running through our family (no, I wasn't even driving!). There was this kid in the car behind Chase (top photo) who had a look on his face as he was about to smash into Chase, who was enjoying his lovely Sunday drive. I think a little road rage went on soon after this photo was taken!

RECIPE : Chipboard Letters (again traced onto the coloured cardstock I used). Stampsets : Tidy Alphabet (retired), Boho Backgrounds. Cardstock/Ink : Tempting Turqoise, Real Red, Green Galore, Basic Black Textured.

I'm really LOVING doing this scrapbooking - I'll have to do some more real soon - in fact, next week the boys start back at school, so hopefully I'll find a little time then!

You have a few more hours to enter into the U Stamp FREE draw on my post on 25th January - I'll draw the winner tonight.

Good luck!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

2 Cute!

Hellloooo! Another glorious day here. We're back from the bach - a whirlwind trip I'm afraid, but the weather was just perfect, so a bit of time for reading, swimming & scrappin! That's right - unbelievably I actually completed 3 pages while at the bach. I amazed myself! It was mainly due to DH coming home from work and offering to take the boys to the skate park, then pick up take-aways for dinner. LOVE IT! These pages all fell together really easily, and I'm just delighted with the results. Something so fulfilling about finishing a page, and seeing those you love on them smiling back at you. All I took with me to do this was some neutral 12x12 c/stock & my designer paper packs, plus my newly organised file of scraps, and all the spots for ink. Pretty good huh?! There was drama getting this photo - as our black couch where I usually take my photos is covered with all the stuff from the kitchen/dining/computer room while our floors were being done, I decided to take this picture on the bench-top. As I climbed onto the bench to take the photo, I bumped the hanging light, smashing the lightbulb onto the benchtop, and all over our brand new flooring. Oops!! That was a mess.


This page uses : Jersey Shore DSP (LOVING THIS ONE TOO!), Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue & Basic Black. The alphabet is the (retired) Headline Alphabet. I used the On Board Simon Lower Chipboard number "2", and traced it onto some brilliant blue cardstock. I decided It was fine as it was, so kept the actual chipboard for another day, and used the cardstock. How cool. I've got to admit that I've had these chipboard letters & numbers for about a year, and never opened them. Now I have, I'm on a roll - they are COOL! Just $24.95 for more than 50 letters, numbers & accents, and you can do as I have - use them to create lots & lots of other letters & numbers from the cut-outs left after you've used the actual pieces.

Have a wonderful night, and check back tomorrow to see another page I've done.


p.s tomorrow is the last day to enter the draw to win a U Stamp registration for free. Check my U Stamp post for details.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another cute little bag!

Good morning everyone! What a beautiful day it's going to be here in the 'Naki. We're off the our bach to escape the men who are putting down our flooring today. YAY!! Can't wait for it all to be done. I'll have an awful lot of cleaning up to do when I get back - there's dust EVERYWHERE. Never mind - it'll be worth it I'm sure! Here's a cute little bag I made that is the same design as the one on the front of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. It's so sweet, and again - really easy to make. Leave me a comment if you'd like the instructions, and I'll email the link to you.


Guess what paper I've used?? Just for a change - BALI BREEZE! LOL. So Saffron & Chocolate Chip go beautifully with it, and the Rub On is from the Cherished Memories pack. I've used the SAB Polka Dots & Punches flower, stamped in Rose Red, and the 5 Petal Flower Punch. along with a brad from the Hodge Podge kit.

Hope you all get to enjoy the weather. Have a great day!


Don't forget - tomorrow is the last day to join in the $1000 workshop event, and earn yourself a SAB free stamp set, plus either a hostess set, or a $30 Stampin' Up! gift voucher just for placing an order of $100 or more. Orders will go in tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sometimes, it's just a STRUGGLE!

This was one of THOSE cards.  The ones that you fight with the whole way.  Should have taken about an hour at the most to come up with a card, when I had already decided the colours & stamp set to use, but NO.   This card has taken the best part of 2 1/2 hours.  I must say, I'm pleased with the end result, but man oh man, I'm exhausted now!  This is one of the cards we made yesterday at my card class. 


RECIPE : Stamp Sets: Live your Dream, So Swirly Wheel, Short & Sweet.  Cardstock/ Ink: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Close to Cocoa.  Accessories: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" square punches, taffeta ribbon, markers, clear EP.

A HUGE thank you to all of you who have voiced your congratulations on my appointment as the UStamp NZ Representative.  It's so very cool to have your support & encouragement.  Thanks, you're just amazing!  Have a wonderful day!



Monday, January 26, 2009

I'm addicted to Bali Breeze!

I LOVE this DSP from the Summer Mini. It's so bright & cheerful, that it just puts you into a great mood using it! This is a gift box for an amazing woman that I'm fortunate enough to have in my team - Angela! Angela is one of the most patient, kind people you will ever know. She's also incredibly creative, and runs amazing workshops & classes. Check out Angela's blog, and if you're in the Waiuku area, make sure you phone her for a workshop!


I didn't want to post this to early, 'cos Angela won't get it 'til tomorrow, but hopefully she'll be way to busy on the last week of the holidays to check out what I'm up to! Of course, this box is filled with chocolates. Even I'm amazed that I still have some left in the secret hiding place. Perhaps only because it's such a secret hiding place that even I forgot they were there. Not any more...

RECIPE : Stamp Set : Polka Dot Punches (Sale-A-Bration free set), Bali Breeze DSP, Tempting Turqoise, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Narrow Grosgrain ribbon.

If you haven't yet made one of these cute little boxes, then leave me a comment, and I'll forward you the link to the tutorial.

Have a great day!


Sunday, January 25, 2009

UStamp - University of Stamping.

Talk about excitement!!   I have been approached by  Dawn Rapsas (a US Demo) and asked if I would be interested in joining herself, Heather Summers (a Canadian Demo), and other Demo’s from around the world to be the New Zealand representative for UStamp!   WOW!  I was flattered, surprised, and delighted all at once.  I've heard so much about this exciting ONLINE CLASS that is offered World Wide, EXCLUSIVELY showcasing Stampin' Up! products. 


UStamp09 Winter/Sale-A-Bration
Registrations are being accepted NOW for this ONLINE CLASS, offered World Wide, EXCLUSIVELY showcasing Stampin’ Up! products.  You can sign up for U Stamp at , if you’ve found U Stamp via my blog, remember to put me down as your referral.   The cost is USD$25.00.  Payment is via PayPal or major credit cards – please see the UStamp site for more details.

Here is what to expect:

  • Never before seen step-by-step photo and video tutorials for at least 12 amazing projects.
  • All the templates and PDF's you need to create the projects including supply lists, dimensions, photographs and class suggestions for everyone registered for this course!!
  • Weekly Online Chats connecting participants from all over the world.
  • Inspirational Photo Gallery
  • Demonstrators granted FULL permission to reuse the class materials and PDF files for their personal use or classes. Ready to use classes for thought, no effort!!
  • All of the projects will make fantastic classes, so don't expect just one card from us as a project (We can't wait for you to see what we have in store for you!!!)
  • Prizes, prizes and more prizes!!

Want to join U Stamp for FREE?

Leave a comment on this post about UStamp, and  on Friday 30th January, I’ll draw a number that wins a UStamp Registration for FREE!  Anyone is welcome (NZ based only sorry).

Class Kit: Because the class kit for the course is only available to US and Canadian participants, I will be offering a kit for New Zealanders with alternate products that will work well with the projects on offer. My samples and projects will be created with this kit!  I’m still working on the details, stay tuned for more information on the kit contents and purchasing details. I''ll make it an extra-special one, seeing as it's the start of my journey with UStamp.  I’m so pleased to have been asked to be on the UStamp Dream Team representing New Zealand & I can’t wait to share this exciting journey with you!


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kristina Werner Colour Inspiration #39


I really don't know what came over me tonight - instead of doing what I was SUPPOSED to be doing, I suddenly had the urge to complete the KWernerDesign Colour Inspiration - NOW.  So, this is what I came up with.  Cool colours, and certainly not what I'd usually go for, but fun anyway!  Thanks!



I decided to go for a long card.  Kind of struggled as to what order to put all the colours in, but in the end, I just threw them all on the page, and they ended up like this!  LOL.   HERE'S where you can find all of the other entries.   Have a wonderful evening. 



Stamp set : Boho Backgrounds.   Cardstock/Ink : Basic Black, Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White & Green Galore.  Accessories : Versamark, Black EP, FIre & Ice Brads, grosgrain ribbon.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Congratulations to ...

Two of my girls from the M&M's team have done amazing things in the last month - Helen was our top seller for the month, with her best month ever!   While most of us were in cruise mode during December, Helen was stampin' up a storm!   CONGRATS to you Helen - A fabulous achievement, and one you should be very proud of!   Here is the card that I made for Helen - please accept my apologies for the shocking photograph.  I did it last night, and took quite a few pictures, thinking that at least ONE of them would be fine, but NO.  All of them were terrible, so this is the best of the worst.  You get the idea though!



Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie are the colours (hard to tell, I know!), and Bali Breeze DSP.  I used the scallop edge punch to create the medallion in the middle (click HERE to be directed to an easy tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers).  In the middle is "CONGRATS" from Say it with Scallops, and Friendly Flowers is the other set I used to created the background on the Rose Red. 





Our second award was to  Cherie, who recruited her first, second and third team members this month!!  How wonderful!!  Cherie - I'm proud of you stepping outside your comfort zone to offer this amazing opportunity to other women.  Good on you, and I hope this money box will be put to good use, saving up for spending money!



The money box is covered with Bali Breeze DSP, Cardstock & Ink is Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red & Pumpkin Pie, and the stamp sets are both Sale-A-Bration; Yummy & Polka Dot Punches.   The card uses Define Your Life stamp set, River Rock & Tempting Turquoise cardstock & Bali Breeze DSP.    

Well done to my whole team, you are such a wonderful, enjoyable group to be a part of - a fabulous start to the year that I'm sure is going to be amazing!

Have a great night - I'm off to read a book I can't put down!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inglewood High School & Witt Classes start next month

Good evening - just a quick note to say that I've now had confirmation that classes will be offered at both Inglewood High School  & WITT this term.  Details are as follows :

Inglewood High School - Thursday evenings 7.00pm-9.00pm, beginning 19th February.    Costs are to be confirmed.  Phone me or Inglewood High School to register.

WITT  8 week course - Monday evenings 7.00pm-9.00pm, beginning Monday 16th February OR Tuesday mornings 9.30am-11.30am, beginning Tuesday 17th February.   Course cost $55,  +$4 per night expenses.  We will make 3 projects each night (or one major project plus a smaller one).  Cards & projects are suitable for any level of stamper - you will learn plenty and have fun, while amazing yourself at what you can make with a little bit of help!  Phone WITT 0800 948896 to register.

Love to see you there


Envelope Gift Card Holder

OK, so it might be closer to after dinner, than after lunch, but at least I'm posting it today, right?!   Very cute, and easy to make with the fabulous 5-in-1 envelope template. (usually valued at $22.50 - see page 132 of the catalogue)P1200005


This is the outside of the little gift envelope












And this is the card that is inserted into one of the pockets inside.  I used the Ginger Blossom designer paper, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava & Very Vanilla cardstock & ink, and Embrace Life & Eastern Blooms stamp sets.  I'm so impressed with this 5-in-1 envelope template that I'm offering a great deal on this bundle.   Purchase any stamp set from the Summer Mini and the 5-in-1 envelope maker and I'll give you 20% off your whole order!!   This offer is ONLY available until Friday 23 January, so be quick and phone or email me with your order.   

BTW - dinner tonight was hamburgers.  Albeit homemade ones, but NOT fish.  Don't ask!  Some days you really should just decide first thing to order take-aways!   

Enjoy your night - we're off to see the lights at the park tonight, so may have some photos tomorrow!


What's your frog??

OK, so I've been thinking a lot.  What's my "FROG", i.e the worst job I have to do.    I think it's either making phone calls (don't know WHY, but I always put it off, whether it's just to book a hair appointment, or call back someone), or making dinner.  Probably making dinner.  Yesterday however, I decided first thing what I'd be having, and planned my day around getting it sorted out.  We were having snapper (thanks to some voucher we had received from the school gala day), so even though it was looking black, likely to rain very soon, I bundled the boys, bikes & dog into the car and went off to the foreshore, parked the car down by the fish shop, and started our biking/walking/skateboarding excursion that I was tying in with our outing to the fish shop to get dinner sorted.  Well, we arrived at our turn around point, and it started bucketing down.  Two boys were on bikes, so I told them to bike back to the car, and one boy on a skateboard, and me & the dog just ran as fast as my legs could go, and got back to the car pretty wet.  Never mind, we were well on our way to getting the fish.  Stopped outside the fish shop, only to see they are closed on Mondays.  UNBELIEVABLE!!  How could this happen on my first organised dinner day??  So, dinner was rescued by my DH who suggested I bake a slab of the ham we had in the fridge.  It was AMAZING!!   EVERYONE loved dinner, including me.  So, I'm well on the way to being organised.  TODAY we will go back to the fish shop for our snapper.  Now.... how to cook it!  

Onto some stamping stuff...  If you haven't seen Makeesha's blog today, then check out her tutorial for an envelope gift card holder, using the 5-in-1 envelope template.  It's super cool, and I'm going to make one of them NOW.  I'll post it for you after lunch.

BTW - what number (from yesterday's post) best describes the most frequent word used in your house?  I've decided that in our house it's number 4 "Go Ahead", (aka "Sure.")  Last used when my DH had been gone from the house for 2 hours, playing squash, and the guy he played text ME to ask if they could stop for "a quick beer"!!!   Couldn't believe it when one hour later he arrives home, and couldn't work out why I was cross.  I had answered "sure", thinking, they'll read between the lines and say "gee, she's not happy, so I'd better go straight home, seeing as I KNOW she's had a horrific day with OUR children".  NO.  They didn't read it that way, and interpreted my "sure" as "absolutely darling, that would be the perfect end to your lovely excursion out".   Makeesha said hers is "whatever" - what's yours??

Enjoy your Tuesday - talk to you later!


Monday, January 19, 2009

Pass this onto the men in your life, so they can better understand you!


(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

Hopefully the men in our lives will not only read this, but remember it!!

Enjoy your day!


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Makeesha's colour challenge #3 - such fun!


After seeing the colours on Makeesha's challenge tonight, I simply HAD to play!   Two colours that I love.  Chocolate Chip & Ruby Red.  Add in Blue Bayou & Very Vanilla and you've got a winner right from the start!  












Of course, I used one of my favourite stamp sets as well - I'm pleased with this one - really, really fun to play with - even if I was racing against the good lighting to photograph it tonight!  Have a go yourself!

Stamp Set : Baroque Motiffs.   Ink/Cardstock : Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla.  Accessories : Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Fire & Ice Brads, Clear EP, Versamark.

Enjoy your night!



BTW - Riley IS asleep for the night.  Not so with Mason - he's simply energised & ready to PAR-TAY!

Peaceful siblings!

Good evening!  I hope you have had a great day - we headed out to the bach this afternoon, and enjoyed a little patch of fine weather.  Two little boys fell asleep on the way home, and ended up sleeping for over an hour just like this...



How sweet!  They have just woken up, and I've put Riley straight into bed - I think he may be out for the night.   Thought I'd post a card tonight - one that I made ages ago, and still really like.  It uses a stamp set from the Spring Mini (earlier last year) and I'm desperately hoping that it will appear in the new catalogue in April.  I LOVE Stem Silhouettes.   Now this is NOT an original design - I know that I saw it on Splitcoast Stampers, but I'm so sorry, I can no longer find it.  If it's yours - please please let me know so I can credit you with the original!



Have a wonderful night


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Eat a FROG for breakfast!

“Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”

         -Mark Twain

How cool is that?!   Yes, I know, it's not stamping related, and I STILL haven't finished my card organiser, but I'm not feeling at all guilty about it.  SORRY!  I've just had a wonderful evening with my Sister, and others from the SOS team (First Level).  Very cool - laughing, talking & sharing funny stories.  Mostly about kids, of course!   Then I got home, intending to post something, but got a little carried away looking at other people's blogs, and being amazed by how creative people are.  You know, I don't feel creative at all.  I LOVE making things, but don't feel I got the creative gene - I can just copy, change & occasionally come up with something totally new that surprises me.  It doesn't mean I don't enjoy it, but sometimes I WISH I was really clever, creatively speaking!  Anyway, back to the blogs - I checked out Sarah Klass's Blog, and found the post on 2nd January, that really spoke to me.  Funny - it seems like a long time ago, but the middle of last year, I had the same feelings - everything was spinning a little to fast for me to try and keep up with, and I felt overwhelmed at just the idea of getting out of bed, let alone making lunches or breakfast.   Simplify! That's what I had to do - and stop beating myself up for not doing everything I thought I should be doing, and actually stop doing some things that just were not important.   It was great to read of Sarah's feelings, made me feel better in a funny way.  Odd huh!?   Anyway, just wanted to start off the year saying that if any of you feel a little overwhelmed, or anxious about things then check out Sarah's posting - she's listed some other blogs & books that helped her, and I know that I could have done with something like this when I was feeling really stink.  Thanks Sarah - for your honesty and open-ness.  It will help lots of other people, and I wish you the very best to come this year. 

Have a great night, and you may see a post from me sometime really soon.  Maybe.

Take care, and if you're still reading, THANKS for sticking with my rambling.


Thursday, January 15, 2009


OK, so in my massive "declutter" Spring Clean, I've NO room left in my office for retired Stamp Sets, so they have to go. All my retired sets (and one punch) are now just $15 each - you are welcome to phone to save a set until you can come and collect & pay for it if you wish.
My loss is your gain! (Stamp sets listed in the right hand sidebar of my blog)

Nearly Done!

So, the weather was a little too nice to keep me inside stamping all day, so I haven't QUITE finished my card organiser, but nearly! Thought I'd better take a photo of the progress so far, before the lighting all goes and I'm stuck for another day. I'll finish it off tonight, and update the photo tomorrow. Don't forget to email/phone me if you are wanting to come next Wednesday night and make one of these card organisers - FREE with a $35 order, or $20 if you are not wanting to place an order.




A huge THANKS to Sharlene, my upline & sister, for sending me the template for the month dividers - saved me SO much time - and she's so much quicker than me at these sorts of things!

Have a great night


January/February Classes



If you are interested in finding out more, come along to the pre-Stamp Club evening. We will be making a fabulous card organiser, which will make sure you never miss a birthday (I'll post a picture of this later today)! This is a no-commitment Stamp Club evening, where each person who wishes to attend places an order worth $35 - the class itself is FREE! You are not committed to the club, but can see how it works, or just come and make this awesome project. If you desperately do not wish to place a $35 order, then you can choose to pay for the class ($20 per person). Limited to the first 8 who register.

STAMP CLUB - Starts again in February on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30pm, OR the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9.30am. You choose which time suits you. This is based on 10 members, and each member of the club agrees to place an order of $35 per month, and attends a class where we make lots of fabulous things - check back over my blog to see lots of samples of our Stamp Club projects & cards. The club this year is for 5 months, and the hostess benefits are split between two hostesses each month - one receives a Level One Stamp Set of their choice, and the other receives the $35 credit to spend in the catalogue. Everyone has a turn at being hostess once, and brings along some nibbles for us when it is their turn. Let me know if you would like more details explained to you.

CARD CLASS - Make four cards to start ticking off your birthday list early. Monday 26 January 7.30-9.30pm.

Come and make one general card (that can be used for Birthday, Thank You, or Sympathy), one male birthday card, one child's birthday card & one anniversary/ Valentines card.

COST : $10.00 (or free with a $50 order placed on the night) - register by Thursday 22 January.


$2 CARDS - Wednesday 11 February 6.30pm-10.00pm OPEN HOME.

The first one for the year - come and make as many cards as you wish for just $2 per card. There will be four designs to choose from. BYO Adhesive, or purchase a roll from me for $2.50. Nibbles & coffee provided. Phone/email to let me know if you are intending to come along.

ONE DAY STAMP CAMP - Saturday 14 February 10.00am-4.00pm

A whole day stamping with no children, telephones, husbands or t.v's....bliss!! You are guaranteed to make some amazing projects, and have loads of fun - all fitted into one day of Stampin' Fun! Details ...

COST : $50.00 per person earlybird price.

Pay in full by 20th January.

Cost includes :

  • 3 workshops (approximately 1 1/2-2 hours per workshop, there will be 4 to choose from)
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • All supplies for the day
  • Spot Prizes
  • Discounts off orders on the day
  • Discounts off anyone who wishes to purchase the Starter Kit on the day, including an extra free stamp set of your choice!
  • Free Sale-A-Bration Sets for all orders over $120.00
  • LOTS of fun!

Bring Your Own : Scissors, Scorer, Lunch

6x6 CALENDAR OR 6x6 SCRAPBOOK CLASS Tuesday 17th February 10.00am-2.00pm AND Saturday 21st February 1.00pm-5.00pm

You choose whether to make a 6x6 calendar (as per my post on December 19 ) or a 6x6 scrapbook. I will have plenty of samples completed to give you some inspiration, or you can just do whatever you wish, and use my stamps, punches & inks. Ribbon, Brads & other accessories will be available to purchase on the day. You can attend either one or both classes for the same cost (just in case you need more time to complete your project)
COST : 6x6 Scrapbook $65.00 includes linen-bound album, one pack of 12x12 double-sided designer paper of your choice & 10 pieces of cardstock of your choice.
COST : 6x6 Calendar $50.00 includes 6x6 calendar, one pack of rub-ons of your choice, and 10 pieces of cardstock of your choice.
Register with your choice of designer paper/rub-ons by 01 February. Payment is required at time of registration. BYO scissors, adhesive & LUNCH (Tuesday), Hot & cold drinks only will be provided.

All classes are held at my home, 20b Magnolia Drive, Westown, New Plymouth. If you haven't been here before, phone me for instructions on finding the right house!

MOJO - Lost, and FOUND!

HELLO!   Happy New Year to you all.  I've had an amazing break, spending a week at our bach in Onaero, just doing as little as possible, including reading four books (much to my DH's dismay), swimming, working on the tan, and of course eating!, and 6 days in Auckland over Christmas with my whole family, and my cousins and their children, which was just awesome.  So much fun.  So much eating!   So now, it's time to try and find my Mojo again - I've sat down at the computer a couple of times, but NOTHING.  No inspiration, and no idea where to start, so today is the day.  I'll make something today.   Promise, in fact I've just started on it!   Check back later to see what I've come up with... that will keep me accountable!   Speaking of MOJO, we've found our Mojo - a new cat for our family!  Unexpected, but lovely.  On the first day she spent at home, we were concerned how our Golden Labrador Kate would be with her... but we needn't have worried, as you can see.

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Now that I'm getting back into the swing of things, I am super excited about Sale-a-bration! If you're not sure what it's all about read on......   This is a fabulous promotion from Stampin' Up! which gives customers, hostesses, and new recruits the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition stamp sets.
When you spend $120 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set of your choice. There's no limit–for every $120 you spend, you can select another free Sale-A-Bration set! There are 4 fantastic sets to collect, and they are cool!!
When you host a workshop of at least $700 (before shipping and handling), you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration set, that's in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!
During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set for FREE – a value of up to $93.95, from our current Idea Book and Catalogue or mini catalogue! So if you have been thinking about signing up (and I know a few of you that have!), or if you want to get a whole lot of stamping products at more than 40% discount, then now is the time. Give me a call and we can arrange a time to get together and discuss any questions you may have.         In addition I am offering anyone who signs up with me during January an additional gift - a FREE family pack of markers!  That's 12 markers,  valued at $68.95!


Here's how it works:- 10 individuals are required to participate in the Catalogue Workshop Event, placing an order of  $100.00 or more and each one can then benefit in the hostess gifts.  You don't have to find the other 9 participants - just be one of them!   Simply place an order  of $100 or more yourself, (or collect orders from your friends and family by showing them the 2008/09 Ideas book and catalogue and new summer mini catalogue) before the 30th of January 2009.  E-mail or phone me with your order and payment no later then the 29th of January.

Everyone will be a winner!! Prizes are based on 10 individual orders of $100.00. (Prizes may change slightly depending on final numbers participating) I will put all of your names into a hat, and draw out the prizes.

Prizes will be:

*Level 2 hostess set - In The Spotlight Bundle (includes stamp set & Wheel)

*Level 1 Hostess stamp set of your choice x 2

*Level 1 hostess stamp set - So Many Sayings

*Level 1 Hostess stamp set - Oh So Lovely

*Level 1 Hostess stamp set - For A Friend

*4 winners - $30.00 in Free Product of your choice.

PLUS I will give you a Sale-A-Bration set for every $100 you spend (rather than $120) - you simply can't lose.   I have two people booked in already - 8 places left before this offer is gone.


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     I wash my mouth out with chocolate.