22 December 2009


Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

I made this card for a dear friend, Allison, whose birthday it was yesterday. If you've seen the Summer Mini catalogue, you will recognise this card from page 13. I've changed the colours and the flowers a bit, but the general layout is the same.
Stamp Sets: For Everything, Sweet Little Sentiments (Hostess Set)
Cardstock: Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
Markers: Bold Brights
Other: Blender Pens, Stampin' Pastels

15 December 2009

Oxford Page

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®
This is my attempt at a Step-By-Step Challenge over at Home and Scrapped. It's a page describing my trip to Oxford. We climbed up a tower of a church while we were there. The climb was extremely scary as the staircase was old, uneven, very narrow, steep and there was nothing to hold onto except the occasional nick in the wall. However, once we made it to the top, the view was spectacular, so I'm glad I did it (and lived to tell about it!). The lady in the photo is Ben's aunt who showed us around Oxford. She climbed the tower ahead of us and made it look easy (I think she may have done it before).
I used the following:
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip
Patterned Paper: Bella Bleu DSP, Kaleidoscope DSP, Patterns Pack II
Stamps: Jumbo Outline Alphabet
Other: Silver Brads, Flower Fusion Too, Chocolate Chip Marker, Crystal Effects

11 December 2009

Razzle Dazzle

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

I made this card for my really good friend Tania (hello Tania) who celebrated her birthday yesterday. She has a very bright and friendly personality and I wanted to try and reflect this in her card.
I started with a 'window' in the top right hand corner of the card, which I made using the 1-3/4" punch. I then used markers direct to rubber on the flower image in Razzle Dazzle to stamp the flower and punched the main part of it using the same punch. While the card was closed, I stuck the flower in the window using Dimensionals. The patterned paper is matted onto Pink Pirouette card stock on the side. The card needed some more embellishments, so I stuck pearls on from the Pretties Kit. The background was done using versamark ink with stamps from Razzle Dazzle.

Cardstock: Pixie Rose, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla.
Patterned Paper: Patterns Pack II (Hostess set)
Stamps: Razzle Dazzle (Summer Mini)
Ink: Versamark
Markers: Pixie Pink, Glorious Green
Other: Pretties Kit

30 November 2009

Welcome to Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Stampers Anonymous SU blog tour! You may have just come from Ruth Bishop's blog, but if you are starting here, don’t worry … you can make the complete circuit just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 14 stops along the way and we hope you will visit each one to see the gorgeous creations we have to show you!

For our first tour we decided to showcase the beautiful new products in the Summer Mini, available to you from December 1st. At the end of each post there will be a link to take you to the next stop on the tour. Feel free to “share the love” and leave a comment! So sit back, relax and enjoy!

For my first project, I have put together a double layout using the gorgeous new Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper...

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

Stamps: Lovely Letters Alphabet, Hello Again (Mini)
Paper: Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper (Mini), Tempting Turquoise Cardstock
Ink: Pink Passion
Accessories: Designer Buttons Playground (Mini), Pretties Kit, Flower Fusion Felt Flowers, Gold Embossing Powder

In my next project, I have made a simple card using a new stamp set from the Summer Mini...

Stamps: Hello Again (Mini)
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Going Gray, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke
Punch: 1/2" Circle
Ribbon: Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Well, that’s all from me. Now you’re off to enjoy the wonderful creations of Nikki Stalker. Thanks for stopping by!

Blog Hop - The Countdown Begins

This post will remain at the top until 30 November. For more recent posts, please scroll down.

Join my team and I for our Blog Hop to welcome the launch of the Brand New Summer Mini Catalogue (available from 1 December). We will start at 8pm on 30 November. We're all really excited to start showing you all the new goodies.

There will be 14 stops in all, with over 14 different projects featuring the new products - you'll be able to 'hop' on anywhere and keep 'hopping' until you're back where you started.

A reminder that the current Spring Mini will be gone forever on 30 November, so if you'd like to order anything from that, please let me know before then to avoid being disappointed.

23 November 2009

Farewell to the Spring Mini Catalogue

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®
We will be making this card at my next class on Saturday at 2pm. It uses 2 sets that are in the Spring Mini and might never be seen again after the end of this month. It also uses the Scallop Oval punch which will also be gone with the Spring Mini. If you would like to order from the Spring Mini, please contact me before Monday 30 November.
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Going Gray, Very Vanilla
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Stamp Sets: Great Friend, Oval All
Punches: Eyelet Border, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, 1 3/4" Circle (from the new Summer Mini).

28 October 2009

Wonderful Niece Card

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®
I have a niece who lives in Bristol, England and she turned one this week. For her very special birthday, I made this card and sent it to her. She loves buttons, so the Neutral buttons on the ribbon were a must.
Stamp Sets: Gallery, A Flower for all Seasons, Wonderful Favourites
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: DSP from last year, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon

25 October 2009

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®
This is one of the cards my class made at last month's class. It's nice and bright to welcome in Spring and it co-ordinates nicely with the ribbon pack that was on offer last month.
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Soft Summer

08 October 2009

Blue Mountains

Hi Everyone

As promised, here is a photo of my trip away. This is in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. My husband and I also went to Jenolan Caves and the Hunter Valley. I had a great time and can't wait to be on holidays again.

I'll be back with some cards in the next week or so.

29 September 2009

Avon River

I've been a really slack blogger lately. If you check in regularly, I'm really sorry it's taken me so long to post. September has been an unusually busy month. I'm on holidays at Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains at the moment, so I might show you some pictures from my trip in the next post.

For now though, this is a scrapbook page I put together in answer to a challenge. The criteria for the challenge was:

1. Black Background
2. Stitching around the photo mat
3. At least 7 flowers on the page.

I've used some old patterned paper from last year's catalogue, as well as Real Red cardstock, and Lovely Letters embossed in Silver. I punched them out using the 1-1/4" circle punch and matted them on patterned paper punched using the 1-3/8" circle punch.

The stitching is fake - I used the Paper Piercer and template and a gel pen to put faux cross stitch around the top photo.

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

05 September 2009

Forest Friends

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

This is one of the cards we made at my class last week. I love this new set from the Spring Mini - it's so cute. Apart from the bunny and the tree, there is also an owl and a deer. Just gorgeous. For the multi-coloured image on the tree, I've used the drumming technique.

Stamp Sets: Forest Friends, Best Yet Hostess Set
Card Stock: Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Other: Dauber in Kiwi Kiss, Earth Elements Markers, Silver Jumbo Brad (Spring Mini)

23 August 2009

Great Friend

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®
A great friend of mine, Natasha had her birthday in the last couple of weeks. I thought it appropriate that I use the Great Friend stamp set from the Mini Catalogue to make her a card. I love this set - it's so versatile, but also very elegant. Now, if only Stampin' Up! would bring out a punch in the shape of that butterfly...
Stamp Set: Great Friend
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Going Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Going Gray, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Button Bouquet

13 August 2009

What does a double layout have to do with Jane Austen?

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

I am a huge Jane Austen fan. Last year, on my honeymoon, I was able to visit the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, England. I made this page through a Step By Step challenge over at Home and Scrapped. I coloured the flowers from the Pretties Kit using some ink and a dauber, then put half-pearls or brads in the centre. Once it was done, I still had some photos left over that I wanted to scrap and I made a second page...

Put them together and they look like this:

Cardstock: Close To Cocoa

Patterned Paper: Sweet Always

Stamp Sets: Lovely Letters, Great Friend (Mini)

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette

Punches: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8", Designer Label

Other: Pretties Kit, Daubers

09 August 2009

Another Rose

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

I entered into a Cyber Challenge a couple of weeks ago and one of the challenges was a colour challenge. Although the colours weren't given in Stampin' Up!'s colours, they were pretty easy to match up. I decided to use one of the stamps in A Rose Is A Rose that I haven't used before. I've always thought this rose is too big for a card but would probably suit a scrapbook page, but I think it worked well with this space. I sent the card to my friend Vanessa for her birthday.

Stamp Sets: A Rose Is A Rose, Best Yet Hostess Set
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Really Rust, Whisper White
Ink: Really Rust
Ribbon: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Brads: Square Fire
Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval (from the Mini), Photo Corners

01 August 2009

New Mini

The stunning New Mini is here. Click to see more or send me an email for your free copy.

26 July 2009

A Rose is A Rose

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®
This is the second card we made at my class yesterday. We used some heat-embossing and two-step stamping. I put the rose (from A Rose is A Rose stamp set) together using the Stamp-a-ma-jig positioning tool.
Stamp Sets: Priceless, A Rose is A Rose, Oval All (New Mini)
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette
Punches: Eyelet Border, Scallop Oval (New Mini)
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Pretties Kit, Dauber

12 July 2009

Christmas In July

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

On Friday night, my Stampin' Up! team had a Christmas In July dinner. We each made one card as a kind of swap. This is the card I made and one of the stamp and stack cards in my next class. The Window Dressing stamp set has some great stamps for watercolouring.

Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Stamp Sets: Window Dressing Level 3 hostess set, Pocket Silhouettes
Other: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Pastels, Blender Pens

07 July 2009

A Very Close Second

Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®
This is Lena's entry to my colour challenge. You can see why I had such a hard time deciding on the winner. Lena has only been making cards for a few months, which makes this card even more impressive.

29 June 2009

We have a Winner

Those of you who receive my monthly newsletter (send me an email to subscribe) will know about my June 2009 colour challenge. The colours were Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla.

It was a tough choice between the great entries I received, but there can only be one winner and I think this month, the most deserving card was created by Vanessa.

Congratulations Vanessa, I hope you enjoy your new stamps.

I will show you some more entries in the next few days.

21 June 2009

Wish Big

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

When I'm stuck for colours, I like to look at the colour schemes used in the Designer Series Patterned Papers. For this card, I started out by looking at the Raspberry Tart set of paper and added Whisper White and Chocolate Chip. We made this card at my class yesterday afternoon.

Stamps: Organic Grace Hostess Set, Eastern Blooms, Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Cameo Coral, Rose Red
Punches: Corner Rounder, Small Oval, Large Oval
Other: Dauber, Paper Piercing

13 June 2009

Garden Whimsy

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

Where does the time go? I just realised it's been nearly 2 weeks since my last post, so sorry I've been such a bad blogger.

This is one of the cards I'll be showing at my class next Saturday. It uses one of my favourite sets, Garden Whimsy on page 85 of the Idea Book and Catalogue. There are so many options in this set. I've decided to mix and match a couple of Earth Elements colours with a Rich Regals colour and I'm happy with the way they all suit each other.

Stamp Set: Garden Whimsy
Cardstock: Garden Green, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Markers: Garden Green, More Mustard
Ink: Garden Green
Punches: Large Oval, Designer Label, Eyelet Border
Accessories: Dauber, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon

02 June 2009

Hold a Workshop. Earn free goodies!

Check out the promotion this month - hold a $600 workshop and receive an additional $40 worth of goodies from the Idea Book and Catalogue. How exciting!

All you need to do is:

Step 1: Invite a few friends over and promise them lots of stampin' fun!

Step 2: Call me on 0410 343 470 or email me to book.

Step 3: That's it. I'll do the rest.

So if your wishlist is as long as your arm, book in a workshop now.

26 May 2009

May Special - short time left

A quick reminder about this month's fantastic scrapbooking special. Buy 3 packs of Designer Series paper and choose a 4th set free.

Also, join my team for only $150. Email me to find out how.

Hurry, you only have until Sunday.

17 May 2009

May 2009 Challenge

Marelle Taylor, my upline has put a challenge on her blog.
The challenge, if you choose to accept it (LOL) is to copy a card from the current Idea Book and Catalogue (IBC) and then make another card using a different stamp set and colour combination but using the same layout.
I've copied this card from Page 157. I've tried to match it as much as possible. It uses A Rose is A Rose Stamp Set and Bella's Border wheel. The card in the IBC uses Kraft cardstock, but I've used Sahara Sand instead. Everything else is pretty close though.

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

The second card is the same layout with a couple of small changes. I've used Priceless and Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Sets; Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand and Whisper White cardstock; Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette ink, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon and the Pretties Kit.

So, go ahead, use the IBC for it's main intended purpose (to give ideas) and make a card that looks completely different! It's so much fun.

14 May 2009

Mother's Day

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®
I hope all the mums out there had a wonderful mother's day on Sunday and hopefully you could sleep in and enjoy the day.
I made this card for my husband's grandma who lives in Canberra. We saw her the weekend before last, but unfortunately, couldn't be with her on Mother's day.
I wanted to use some of my goodies from the new Idea Book and I wanted a very bright, happy card with a touch of bling, so hopefully, this card brought some cheer to a dear grandma.
Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Card: Perfect Plum, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Ribbon: Certainly Celery wide Grosgrain Ribbon
Accessories: Chunky Glitter, Pretties Kit, Eyelet border punch

08 May 2009

BIG Craft Sale

My team and I are having a BIG craft sale on Saturday 23/05/2009.

We're selling some of our stamps and craft supplies (some new, some pre-loved)!

Please come and say hello and grab a bargain while you're there. We'd love to see you.

When: 23 May 10am to 2pm

Where: The Church Hall (Blacktown East Presbyterian) Cnr Heffron Rd and Gallop Gve, Lalor Park.

05 May 2009

Great Team

This is a group photo of my SU! team mates and I at the Convention banquet on Saturday night. That's me at the front in red. Others in the photo are (L-R) Carolyn, Jennifer, Roseanne, Jane, Sue, Marelle, Kirrily, Noreen, Karen and Ruth.

Marelle has become a celebrity after her wonderful presentation on Saturday morning and winning so many awards on the night.

Join this wonderful team for only $150 this month only and receive over $180 worth of products. If you'd like to try owning your own business or want the opportunity to purchase some really good quality products at a discount, this is the best month to sign up. I'm happy to answer any questions, so please send me an email if you're interested or have any questions.

03 May 2009

Cheers To You

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

I've just arrived back home from Convention in Canberra. We had such a wonderful 2 days and I'm looking forward to next year's one which will be held in Sydney.

I decided to make swaps and this is what I came up with. I originally made this card for a male friend's birthday. However, I decided that this didn't look masculine enough (despite the beer), so I made 20 more of it and decided to use it as a swap. Some of the swaps I made had a martini in the centre, instead of the beer, but the same sort of layout.

Stamp Set: Cheers to You
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Large Oval, Designer Label
Accessories: Daubers, Dazzling Diamonds

30 April 2009

Massive Scrapbooking Specials

During May, Stampin' Up! celebrate Scrapbooking month. This month, if you buy 3 packs of Designer Series paper ($16.95 each), you receive one free.

The promotion relates to all sets on pages 132 to 135 of the Idea Book and Catalogue except Sweet Slumber Specialty and the Patterns series of paper on page 135.

To make the most of this promotion, please send me an email or phone me on 0410 343 470.

28 April 2009

Eastern Blooms on Love Notes

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®
Love notes are pre-scored cards that fold to a 3" square. In each pack, you receive 10 each in Whisper White and Very Vanilla with matching envelopes. They are a great idea for a quick greeting or to attach to a present.
This particular love note was put together to go with the previous card. I love that flower in the Eastern Blooms set. It looks great in a very bold colour like Regal Rose.
Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms
Card: Love Notes - Whisper White, Regal Rose
Ink: Regal Rose
Accessories: Chunky Sprinkles

25 April 2009

Peaceful Blooms

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

Phew, life's been so busy the last couple of weeks. We've had family from England come and go, Easter (of course) and other family events. So, I haven't had any time to post. However, this card has a peaceful kind of feel to it!

I made it using one of my current favourites, Eastern Blooms (page 76 of the current IB&C). If you come to my project class on 16 May, you can make it too. It goes with the project we'll be making. Email or call me on 0410 343 470 to book.

The design came about by accident - I chopped too much off the Regal Rose cardstock, so I decided to use it with a big split in the middle.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink Taffeta
Accessories: Chunky Sprinkles

06 April 2009

Ruth's Colour and Sketch Challenge

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

I didn't make it back over the weekend because my computer broke down, but I'm back on line and here is the promised card. Ruth Bishop from my team posted this colour and sketch challenge on her blog. The colours are Pacific Blue, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red - four colours that I never would have thought of using together but they've made a very bright card. The stamp sets used are Priceless and the brand new Fresh Cuts. I've also used some Dazzling Diamonds on the butterfly image and white gel around the Scallop Circle.

03 April 2009

Update on Bushfire Appeal

You may remember that recently, Stampin' Up! held a Bushfire Appeal to help people in Victoria who lost their property in the fires.

The result: $77,889.63 for the Appeal!

Thank-you to everyone who participated.

This is a great result and will definitely help.

I'll be back over the weekend with a card.

28 March 2009

More Dreams

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®
This is a very similar card to one I posted previously. It uses the Live Your Dreams set from the Mini Catalogue. The set doesn't appear in the new catalogue :( so you only have until Tuesday to order it. I've also used the in-colours which will also disappear on Tuesday - Blue Bayou and Wild Wasabi. Funny how different the card looks when you change the colour scheme.

20 March 2009

Roll With the Punches

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®
This card is very different to my usual style. Very little stamping, but using a lot of different punches. The flower on the left is several (18) bits of cardstock punched out using the small oval punch and put together with a brad through the centre. I used three different colours - 6 "petals" from each arranged to form the flower. It was another idea from the SBS challenges over at Scrap Witch.
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Purely Pomegranate (retiring), Old Olive, Always Artichoke, So Saffron
Punches: Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Edge, Corner Rounder
Ribbon: Theatre Ribbon Original set (retiring)
Stamp Set: Short and Sweet
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Other: Stampin' Glitter (Mini Catalogue), Pretties Kit

15 March 2009

More Berry Bliss

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®
This is another layout I've made through the Step By Step challenges at Scrap Witch.
I've used Berry Bliss paper again alonger with Theatre Ribbon, and the large and small Star Punches. The flourishes are from Baroque Motifs (large flourish) and Carte Postale (small flourish) in Basic Black ink. The edges of the torn paper has been inked in Really Rust. The title "Best Man" was stamped using the Rough Edges Mini Alphabet.

13 March 2009


Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®

I've just joined the Step By Step challenges at Scrap Witch and this is the result of my first week. I've used the (retiring) Berry Bliss designer series paper and (retiring) Purely Pomegranate cardstock (for the letters). The bright flower on the bottom left is made up of a cut-out from the Bali Breeze designer series paper with Flower Fusion pieces and a silver brad through the centre. I used (retiring) Purely Pomegranate ink and the (also retiring) Carte Postale stamp set for the pattern on the Purely Pomegranate letters.

07 March 2009

Live Your Dream

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®
A reminder that the Live Your Dream set is part of the Stampin' Up! bushfire appeal which runs until the end of March. Stampin' Up! will donate 50% of the retail price to the Bushfire Appeal. If you order from me, I will give you 20% off the retail price. This is one of my favourite sets from the current mini catalogue. The card above is similar to a card that we will be making in today's stamp-a-stack class.
Stamp Set: Live Your Dream
Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi
Other: Certainly Celery wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Glitter, Daubers

01 March 2009

So Long, Farewell

The retired list of items from the 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue is now available. These items tend to sell fast, and with some items discounted, they will sell even faster. Once they're gone, they will never be available again. Click on the link below to download the Retired List.


If you'd like to order anything, please send me an email or call me on 0410 343 470.

22 February 2009

Mini Box

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®
I made this box for another of my customers who ordered some very small things. I've used the same paper again (Spring Showers) and Live Your Dream Stamp Set from the Mini Catalogue for the front panel. A reminder that this set is part of the Bushfire Appeal, so Stampin' Up! will be donating 50% of the price to the victims of the bushfires. I am also giving 20% off this set (and the others in the appeal) to sell more and therefore raise more money.

15 February 2009

Bag in a Box

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®

Last month, I received a couple of small orders. Rather than put the products in a large plastic bag, I decided to make my own containers to put them in. This is one of them. I think it's called a Bag in a Box. There are a number of different recipes for them on the net, but if you'd like the instructions from me, feel free to send me an email and I'll forward them to you.

Paper: Spring Showers Designer Series Paper (not pictured in this year's Idea Book, but still available); Purely Pomegranate cardstock; Whisper White.
Stamp Set: Live Your Dreams (Mini Catalogue).
Ink: Purely Pomegranate.
Ribbon: Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon.
Punches: Scallop Edge; Scallop Circle; 1-1/4" Circle; 1-3/8" Circle; 1/8" Circle; Round Tab.
Other: White Gel Pen.

12 February 2009

Bushfire Appeal

The news emerging from Victoria has been more and more devastating each day. To help out those poor people who have lost everything, Stampin Up! have just announced a Bushfire Appeal. They are donating 50% of the retail value of all sales from a select group of 10 stamp sets. I will be offering an extra 20% off these sets until 31 March or while stocks last*:
  • Priceless pg105 was $48.95 NOW $39.16
  • Seeing Spots pg89 was $29.95 NOW $23.96
  • Baroque Motifs pg98 was $39.95 NOW $31.96
  • Live Your Dream pg3 (Summer Mini) was $55.95 NOW $44.76
  • Looks Like Spring* pg76 was $58.95 NOW $47.16
  • The Snowflake Spot* pg27 was $39.95 NOW $31.96
  • Bodacious Bouquet* pg80 was $58.95 NOW $47.16
  • Polka Dots & Paisley* pg46 was $35.95 NOW $28.76
  • G'day Mate* pg115 was $35.95 NOW $28.76
  • Be Happy* pg51 was $39.95 NOW $31.96

*These 6 sets will appear on the list of retiring products, so they will only be available for the Bushfire Appeal- while supplies last. These sets usually go quickly, so hurry.

Don't forget too, that if you spend $100 in one order until the end of February, you earn a free stamp set of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

If you ever needed a good reason to buy stamps, this is a very worthy cause!

Call me on 0410 343 470 or email me to place an order.

07 February 2009

Stamp-a-Stack class

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®
This is one of the cards we made at my January Stamp-a-Stack class. It was very quick and we used the poppin' pastels technique. We made the bow by using the Double Rectangle Punch.
Stamp Sets: Oh, So Lovely; Wonderful Words, Boho Backgrounds
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Summer Sun, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Other: Paper Piercer, Pastels, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Double Rectangle Punch

29 January 2009

More Bali Breeze

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®
This is the last of the layouts I made using the Bali Breeze designer series paper from the Mini Catalogue. I love these colours - they're so bright and summery. All the paper in the Mini is beautiful and I might try a series of layouts using a different set soon (when I get a chance). I've made some cards and 3D projects to show you and I'll post them when I download the photos to my PC (hopefully soon).

23 January 2009


Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®

Sorry I've been away so long. I've been quite busy at work so I'm really looking forward to a nice break this long weekend. I made the page above using Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper (page 134 of the Idea Book and Catalogue). I've also used the Pretties Kit for the embellishments. Here's a close up of the flower on the bottom right hand corner of the page.
I'll try to come back in the next couple of days to show you some more projects.

15 January 2009

Page 2 in Bali Breeze series

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®
This is another page I've made using the new Bali Breeze paper. I've used my new favourite stamp set, Eastern Blooms from the new mini for most of the flowers. The page border is from the Prints Designer Series Paper in Old Olive (page 136) of the Idea Book. The Laugh stamp is from the Lovely Labels Stamp set. I've also used the Stampin' Glitter from the mini for the embellishments on the semi circles and the Pretties Kit along the left of the top-left photo.

11 January 2009

My Wonderful Friend

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®
I decided to do some more scrapbooking and ended up finishing a number of layouts over the past week. I took out my Bali Breeze paper from the Summer Mini catalogue and used it in all my recent pages. The colours are so vibrant and easy to work with. They also go really well with the flowers from Flower Fusion on page 10. This layout is of one of my closest friends Tania as a bride's maid at my wedding. I used the scallop edge punch on the blue page. I've attached the flowers using rhinestone brads and used the Wonderful Favourites set on page 119 of the Idea Book and Catalogue for the title of the page.

06 January 2009

Engagement Card

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2008 Stampin' Up!®
My cousin is having an engagement party later this month (overseas so the card has already been sent). I made this card for the happy couple using one of my favourite stamp sets, Oh, So Lovely. You can't buy this set - you have to earn it by having a workshop. If you'd like to book one in, send me an email to let me know your preferred time. Don't forget that until the end of February, you could also earn the Sale-A-Bration sets at your workshop. All you need to do is invite some friends over and I'll do the rest.
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Stamp Sets: Oh, So Lovely, En Francais, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Other: Silver Hodgepodge, Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon, Daubers, Blender Pens.


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