Look what I got!!

 Well I just had a quick look back over my blog and noticed that I said I’d show you some of the swaps I receieved and I haven’t done that yet.

I got so many gorgeous swaps that it’s hard to narrow it down to a couple of my favourites. It’s inspirational to see how much effort goes into them and how many talented stampers there are out there.

Here are a couple of my favourites….


Credit needs to go to Nicole Derendorf, Douglas Green, Wendy Todd, Jean McKenzie, Kristy Brown and Lucia Visentin. Thanks for swapping with me 🙂


More swaps…..

I haven’t shown you my other convention swaps I made.

They have one very obvious thing in common……..the scallop circle die. The big shot made producing these things quick and easy and fun too!

Now that I have these photos in place I’m not overly happy with them- can’t take them again- they are now spread all over Australia with other demonstrators. You can see some of the detail and I’ll just have to tell you about the rest.

So glad we’re friends

  • Cardstock- Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
  • Ink- Chocolate Chip, Versamark
  • Stamp sets- Good Friend, Best Yet
  • Other- Big Shot, Scallop circle die, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1 3/4′ inch cirle punch, dimensional

Friend to friend

  • Cardstock- Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Haiku DSP
  • Ink- Tangerine Tango, Versamark
  • Stamp Sets- Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
  • Other- Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Word Window punch, Scallop Oval punch

Love U

  • Cardstock- Rose Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink- Rose Red, Chocolate Chip marker, Old Olive marker
  • Stamp Sets- Cheep Talk, You & Moi
  • Other- Big Shot, Scallop circle die, polka dot embossing folder, Circle Scissors, 1′ circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch, sponge

Convention gifts II

On our first night in Sydney I was lucky enough to get together with my family for dinner and my little sister, Natalie, stayed the night.

To celebrate (and just because I could) I made her a small handbag with chocolates inside as a pillow pressie.

An awesome idea that I pinched from my equally awesome upline Madonna (Hi Mads!!!). She left these for all of us at our retreat back in March, and we loved them so much, I decided to share the love xxxxx

  • Cardstock- Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Cottage Wall DSP
  • Ink- Rich Razzleberry
  • Other- sticky strip, dimensional

Convention gifts

Thought I’d better put up a picture of something I’ve actually made, not just people, so here goes….

Here is the box of essentials I put together for my friend, upline, roomie, neighbour, Mege.

All the things necessary to survive convention, lip balm, nail file, tissues, hand cream, breath mints, headache tablets and her favourite cuppa.

Well we came back in one piece so it must have been successful 🙂

I used Megan’s favourite paper- Raspberry Tart to cover a small round box for her, added some stitched rose red ribbon and a little bit of bling to the M on top with the Supa Nova glitter. I liked how it turned out and I think she did too.

Day 1 continued…

This is me with my “make and takes” made at convention, and below is my upline and convention roomie, Megan, “cheating” on her project by getting the gorgeous and talented Kirsty Brown to tie her ribbon for her.

Sock Monkey made it to our session and our team leader, Madonna Dunn, was also there in spirit.

I’d show you a close up of what we created….but I don’t think I’m allowed:(

If next year you want to join in the fun, and find out lots of cool information, become a demonstrator!!! Now is the perfect time because from now until July 31 Stampin’ Up is offering 20% off the price of their starter kit. Interested????? Contact me for further details.

Convention- Day 1

Stampin’ Up annual convention, Sydney, May 21.

First thing we do is register and receive our 2 new stamp sets!!! Yep, that’s 2 new sets and they are ones that aren’t in our current catalogue????? Must be in the upcoming release September1….

Next swaps, swaps, swaps. Over the week I will show some of the gorgeous work I received but first let me show you some of the display boards a selection of the swaps are displayed on.

Why am I showing you this board? Because if you look closely you can see one of my swaps in the bottom right corner- must be doing OK to get one up on display?????  Here it is so you can see it better…..

This is a design that  I came up with to use on of my favourite papers and of course the always popoular chocolate chip!

  • Stamp Sets- Good Friend, Teeny Tiny Sentiments 
  • Cardstock- Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Whisper White
  • Ink- Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point
  • Other- Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Close to Cocoa Die Cut Bloom, Chocolate Chip brad, 1 3/8″ circle punch

No more sleeps :)

Well today’s the day…..I’m of to Sydney for Stampin’ Ups annual convention. That means 2 full days of stamping, swapping and socialising- HOORAY!!!!!!! I’m so excited it’s ridiculous- like a big kid going on school camp.

Annual convention is the main reason I joined Stampin’ Up, and that was nearly exactly a year ago 22/5/09. How special is that???!!

Can’t wait to meet loads of talented stampers and pinch share their ideas. I’ll fill you in when I get back 🙂


Here’s my bag all packed, sock monkey ready to hit the road, and my brand new (from the Salvo’s shop) walking stick to help me get to Sydney!!! Wish me luck 🙂