Tuesday, September 7, 2010

So Life has been ultra busy since my last post, And as much as I think I must get on here and update it I just don't seem to find the time. And sometimes think my twitter updates probably cover it.

However in the last week and a half we have re arranged our house ready for our renovations, purchased my new baby (Thermomix), Been to the Stampin Up Regional seminar and also started planning for Jaydon's 1st b'day. In between all that I also took the plunge and joined the gym and have been doing zumba.

So I thought right today's the day I update my blog. As I said previously I have a full Marker club for my first one. And am currently taking names for the second one. If you are interested then email myself at sair_paul@netspace.net.au to register your interest.

I really want to show you some pics of the FAB cards that we were shown and shared at the Stampin Up regional seminar so I think I will do a separate post just for that. So I thought I would share a couple of cards that I have made lately. A couple are cased from other blogs in which I will acknowledge :-)

Hope you all have a great day xxx
This is a card I made for a friend for her Sister in law using Trendy Trees. This set is a two step stamping set And finally the finished product of Jaydon's birthday invites. And the pile that I made and am in between uploading photos addressing the envelopes

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Well its officiall, The first Marker club of hopefully many is up and running. I am now taking names of people interested in the 2nd Marker club hopefully starting November. If you are interested then please contact me on sair_paul@netspace.net.au to register your interest.

I have just completed a very successful and yummy afternoon for the new catalogue launch. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did. I am now about to start on my 40 card swap cards for the Regional Seminar next week. With the help of my fantastic sister in law and then hopefully there will be enough time to make Jaydons first b'day invites.

Hopefully I will be back soon with lots of pics to show you of all our work :-)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Well its raining here and a nice day to be inside. Maybe not doing a real lot sounds good. But I thought I might take advantage of two, yes two, Sleeping babies! As some of you may have read we have not long ago had a diagnoses for our son of dairy, soy and egg allergy. So although I'm a chef, through the sleep deprivation and our overly busy life, I was struggling to find motivation for food to cook him other than everyday meat and veg and fruit.

However in the last couple of weeks although we are all still sleep deprived I found some of that inspiration i've been looking for. I have found some really helpful blogs also. And found some great recipes. Queen Bee's blog featured lemon slice (one of my all time favourites) and included a recipe to make condensed milk. I gave it a go last night and it was really good. Although I didn't have any biscuits on hand - i have ordered in my groceries today. I found a recipe for a caramel stursel slice. Looks yum and I'm going to see how it goes frozen too. Jay is probably a bit young for so much sugar but i'm going to let him have a treat as he always has healthy food :-)

What do you think??
Hope you all have a nice day

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wow so I've been blog hopping today just to sticky beak at whats out there and what other people blog about. There are some really interesting stories floating around out there on the blogger scene. So I found a boost my blog page and thought, what the heck I'll enter it so here it is if you would also like to check out some really cool sites. And also feel free to add mine. :-)

Good Morning everyone, I went to upload this last night but the camera decided it had had enough for one day and wanted to have a nap on the charger. So however it may be feeling nice and refreshed I am not. Zumba last night, it was fun and interesting for someone as uncoordinated as me. But now my back is a little stiff and Jay boy decided that 3 am was a good time to wake this morning. I hope enjoy yesterdays creation of a previous card I had designed I just changed a few colours and elements :-)

Card Stock: Lavender Lace, Orchard Opulence, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cococa, Lavender Lace, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Big Shot vintage embossing plate, sticky strip, dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds

Thursday, August 19, 2010

This Card is one that I found while blog hopping. I have been admiring them for a while now but just haven't had a chance to have a go. Well I really wish I had of sooner because it literally took 5 mins to make. I was so happy. (please ignore the colours I just popped my hand in the cupboard and pulled out the first pieces I found) I now have a card I can make in a hurry that's effective for those last minute little gifts :-) I did find it on a blog but I can't find the link at the moment as its on my lap top. I will be back to credit later although I'm not sure her tutorial is the original creator either.
Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle, Scallop edge punch, Sticky Strip, Buttons, Vintage embossing folder

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Marker Club

This is something new that I will be running. Each club will start when there are enough members to fill each club. It will work as follows
  • Each club will consist of 5 members - to make it more affordable. Each club will start when 5 members have joined. So as you are interested then let me know and I will put you on the list.
  • The club will run for 5 months
  • it will cost $60.00 a month + postage if interstate - I will charge $6.00 for this and will wear the cost if any extra.
  • What you will get is, each month you will receive 1 set of markers, and 1 pack of assorted paper. In the end you will end up with a carry case (hostess month) 4 sets of markers, 1 set of incolour markers and all matching papers.
  • The month you are the hostess you will receive one level 1 hostess set (they are cute :-) ), and $30.00 to spend on products of your choice. This value can go up depending on any outside orders you collect.
If this is something you are interested in please let me know and I will add you to the list.

You can email me on sair_paul@netspace.net.au to register your interest. I nearly have a full club to start off with I have 1 spot left and 1 just needing to be confirmed.

This is a mock of Jaydon's 1st birthday invites. The design Idea came from Iilna Crouse's blog with her rocket box. I loved the idea and thought I could turn it into and invite. I still have a little bit of work to do to it but am happy with how the overall idea turned out. At the back I have added a hinged piece so that it will sit flat in an envelope and then stand up on someones mantle piece if they wish.
I actually managed nearly 2 hours of crafting this afternoon here is the baby card I made
Card stock: Whisper White and Melon Mambo
Ink: Pretty in pink and Versa Mark
Accessories: Twine, Pegs, Dimensionals and Sticky Strip

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Well I have been a bit quite lately, However I have decided to take a new approach. I am doing some blog promoting at the moment on my facebook page and am hoping to find a few more followers. We just got home yesterday after our princess had her tonsils and her adenoids out but she is doing really well. I do hope to update this blog more often but unfortunately time just hasn't been on my side.

Anyway I must be off to do some crafting as my little prince has been having a very long day nap today and I have a baby card to make for a friend that had her 4th bundle of joy on friday a precious little girl. I am hoping to make this card using Baby Tees and Baby Bundle. Hope to have something to show you real soon.

I'm also playing around with my prince's 1st b'day invites. Yes thats right 1st b'day its gone so quick. He will be 1 on the 30th of September and time seems to be flying. I have found an idea of rocket ship - was a gift box and intend on turning into a stand up invite. I will post pictures of my experiment and a link to the creator when its done.

Have a nice sunny day xxx

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I thought it was about time I did a new post! Both the kids and myself have been quite sick over the last 2 weeks and I made this card las week while they were sick but have not found the time to put it up in between all the dr's appointments etc.

Anyway I found the T-slider card on splitcoasters and really liked so this is the card I made. Hope you enjoy it

Monday, July 19, 2010

These are the projects we made at the make and take on Friday night. Loved using my Big Shot as you can see.
I feel I have neglicted my Blog for a little while and been foccusing on my Facebook page as its been promoting a little bit of business. If you haven't become a "Liker" yet then head on over by clicking the link to the right of this post and let me know what you think.

In the mean time I've been working on a few bits and pieces and trying to work out some finer details. Firstly as of the 1st of September I will be running Marker clubs in groups of 4 so let me know if you are interested in this and I can let you know some more info. I am just waiting on final prices to come through when the new Ideas Catalogue is released.

Secondly I have had alot of interest in Stamp by mail kits so I am currently working on the details of these and have just packed up my first kit to send off to my first customer. This kit is from my Make and Take I hosted last friday night.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

20% off 2 Step Stamping

How exciting I love playing with 2 Step Stamps and now you can purchase them at 20% off for the month of July. So why not take them up on the offer and also check out my specials featuring 10% off selected items each month

10% off sound good???

Well I have decided to offer my customers 10% off 3 items each month I will choose the items and then you will have a month to order them at that price. I am able to have them shipped straight to your door so if I don't already supply you with your Stampin Up products why not contact me today on sair_paul@netspace.net.au or 0409808604

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Contact me today if any of these specials interest you :-) So many wonderful things

Monday, May 31, 2010

June Specials - Week 1

Contact me if you would like to take part in these fantastic specials

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A baby card featuring a Sweet Treat baby rattle.

A Birthday Card I mad for a friend using Big Bold Birthday and the scratch and sniff technique

Share packs available on my facebook page, include Designer series paper, card stock and some stamped images that can be used. Also each pack has 1 piece each of the new incolours: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo or Soft Suede
We have been so busy around here I haven't had a chance to upload so I'm going to upload a bit today LOL.

This is a simple acetate box that can be found over at www.splitcoaststampers.com I have uploaded them to my facebook store and can be customised to suit any needs. They are great for party favours or a simple gift

This Card was cased off www.splitcoaststampers.com and Is one that I have made for personal use not for sale. But I thought it was really cute anyway :-)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Stampin' Up! has exciting news, They have just released that the starter kit has been reduced to $259.00 till the end of July. You get all the regular items plus you get a bonus valued at $84.00 of the new in colours. WOW!!! Not only is the kit 20% off but they are also giving you a bonus. And if you Join up under me. I'm also giving you a bonus stamp set to the value of $35.00. So why not check it out for yourself. If it is something you are interested in whether just to get your products cheaper or to start your own business. Contact me today via here or check me out on Face Book

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

some of the cards that I made today. They are now for sale on my facebook page.
Thanks for looking

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sneak Peak

Good Morning everyone, the day seems to have gone so quickly today. I have two sick kiddies, who have missed playgroup today. So i've taken advantage of the home time and the mess that is already around to mess it up a bit more with my creating. So here is a sneak peak of what I will be working on today. Some onsie cards, If you'd like to learn how you can also make a onsie card head on over to Lauren Meader's blog

Sunday, May 2, 2010

We reached 100 fans in 3 days!!! Well we are actually up to 131. But we are past that 100 mark. So I have pleasure in announcing that Heather Radtke Oltean is fan number 100 and won the prize. She decided on the set of 4 gift cards so I thought I would share what I have made up for her tonight.

I've been one busy lady today running around with the family and stamping in between. I now have to get ready for work so will be very quiet for a couple of days. Hope you like the cards I made for Heather
Finally tonight I got a baby boy card design made maybe Tuesday I will get more done :-)

Also I will be holding another giveaway when i reach 500 fans. So get on board the festivities

Saturday, May 1, 2010

In between a busy weekend I've managed to work on a couple of things thought I would just upload another card while I had 5 mins. Yes it is another girl baby card. But I will be taking advantage of one child away later on this afternoon and making some boy cards and some onsie cards that will be for sale.

Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for looking

Friday, April 30, 2010

Good Morning all! Well the first card design is made and ready for Tassie made 4 Baby I will be working on more card designs over the course of the day.
I have just finised making some sample pillow boxes and a scalloped envelope for Periwinkle designs. Check out there website and there facebook page and show them some support

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Facebook Page

Good Afternoon everyone!!! Hope your all having a lovely Friday. Due to facebooks rules I can no longer advertise competitions and giveaways on Facebook. So I will be telling you all about them on here.

For the 100th member on The Stampin Cupboard I will give them either a $10 Stampin Up Voucher or a set of note cards.

So please get behind me and click the "Like" button.

Exciting News!!!

Today is a new day! Well thats what I have decided and with the new day I have some exciting news.

I will be teaming up with Tassie Made 4 Baby By making a range of baby cards that will be available for sale in there online shop. So check out Tassie Made 4 Baby, and see all the exciting new projects they are working on.

Hope you all have a nice day and I will be back with some projects I have been making.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I am combining my Stampin Up with Undercoverwear, Tupperware and Mary Kay on the 30th May for anyone that would like to attend contact me for the address. It will be a great afternoon with lots of new things to be seen by all companies.

Colour Renovation!!!

How exciting and sad all at once!!! Stampin Up have just released that they will be changing the colour families as of August 2010 and creating new ones that will be made up of some of the popular past In colours.

I hope you like looking at the new colours that will be available from September 2010
And the ones that will be Retired August 2010

I know this is all a while off yet. But if you would like to get in early on making sure you have reinkers and items in these colours then you are able to email me with any orders you have and I'm able to ship them direct to you.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

I have been inspired by all the easel cards being made to make one. So here is my first attempt for a dear family friends birthday tomorrow.
On the 26th Of March I'm holding another Make and Take. This time the theme is "Easter" and I have invested in some wonderful easter stamps. I hope you like this and If you would like to attend please contact me as I have very limited seats left :-) The cost is $20 and $4 of the cost will go to Riverside Playgroup for fundraising towards new equipment.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I have been so slack with my updates EEKK!!! Will try really hard to keep more up to date. The following is an invitation I made with the help of my sister in law (Cass) for my Sister in law to be's 18th birthday party. I have nearly completed my make and take design. I am currently just waiting for my easter stamps to arrive so I can decorate. Can't wait to give you all a sneak peak.

The picture isn't the best as I had forgotten to take a photo and then had to take a rushed one at work. This is a side step fold card.

Set: Big Bold Birthday, Family Favourites,Party Hearty
Ink: Lavender Lace, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Not Quite Navy, Summer Sun, Pink Passion
Card: Tempting Turquoise, Lavender Lace
Acc: Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I finally have got around to posting a pic of one of the cards I made on Friday night. This if for one of our friends that recently got engaged. But I have only just got to making them a card. Hope you like it.Magic Ball
Set:Wild about you, Something Sweet
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink
Card: Kraft, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
Acc: Sweet Treat Cups, Chunky Sprinkles, Rhinestone Brad, Old Olive Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, 1 3/4" Hole Punch,

PS: I'm currently working out 2 fantastic Easter project nights that I will be hosting at my house so stay tuned for a sneak peak and book your spot :-)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

We are finally home!!! We had a fantastic week away with the kids, in not so sunny QLD. But still really enjoyed ourselves. We met some friends up there and the kids got to go swimming every night and just had the best time. I thought I would share a few photos of our first trip away as a family of four. And then to do some stamping tonight with the 5 new stamp sets that arrived while I was away and the 2 engagements and 3 birthday cards I need to get out.