Elegant Butterfly Birthday Card

Today’s card was inspired by this card over at Stampin’ Pretty.  I love the simplicity of Mary’s card, although mine didn’t end up being quite so simple :)

Bring On The Cake 002 - Front

I added in some layers…..I just couldn’t help myself!

Bring On The Cake 002 - Inside

I am missing the Bring On The Cake stamp set so much….I don’t think it will be leaving my stash any time soon!

Happy Stampin’


Product List

Bring On The Cake - Clear-Mount Stamp

Bring On The Cake – Clear-Mount Stamp


Flower Shop Card In A Box

When my class ladies told me they needed a purple 50th birthday card with butterflies, I knew it was finally time to sit down and make my own card in a box.  I’ve had it on my “Gotta Make That” list for ages, so I sat down and watched the great tutorial from the super talented Tanya Bell with measurements to fit in a standard Aussie sized envelope, and got to work!

Flower Shop 004 - Front

You just can’t go past Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder when you need a purple fix!

Flower Shop 004 - Left

The Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp sets made this come together fairly quickly…love love love a matching punch :)

Flower Shop 004 - Right

Those butterfly punches sure got a workout too!

My ladies all loved this card, and were soon hard at work making their very own card in a box to bring for show and tell to our next class!

So…2 posts in 2 days….let’s see if we can make it three in a row tomorrow!

Happy Stampin’


Product List

Pansy Punch


Owl Punch


Simply Scored


Bone Folder


Sticky Strip


Hello There

I knew it had been a while since the cobwebs had been dusted off the old blog, but I didn’t think it was quite this long!  It’s amazing how easily time gets away from us!  I’ve got quite a few creations up my sleeve that have finally been photographed and are ready to show off, so lets kick off with a super simple and cute 3″x3″ card using the gorgeous new In Colour Blackberry Bliss and the Hostess stamp set Hello There.

Hello There 001

I whipped up a batch of these in next to no time at all to pop in with some orders.  Loving the new Blackberry Bliss!

Hello There 001 - Group

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m hoping to pop back again tomorrow to share something else with you.

Happy Stampin’


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June SCS Creative Crew Scrapbook and More Focus

SU-Creative-CrewCelebrate your best friend on a scrapbook page or by making a gift for them!

Today’s project is actually one of the mini Make and Takes we made while at the Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Inspire Create Share Convention last month.  I just added in my photos and journaling, and I was set to go!

Project Life 001

I am so in love with Project Life!  Can’t wait for the postie to hurry up and deliver the products I preordered from the upcoming catalogue….lots more Project Life stuff to play with!

Project Life 002

Super easy!  I’m thinking that it might just be time to start scrapping Dylan’s baby photos!

Are you ready to celebrate your best friend?  Upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0614SF.  Don’t forget to check out the ways my fellow design team members celebrated their best friends in the June Creative Crew Gallery!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Project Life Remember This

Ink:  Jet Black Stazon

Accessories:  Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack

June SCS Creative Crew Holiday Focus

SU-Creative-CrewIn line with our Anything Goes theme this month, our Holiday Focus challenge is to celebrate your favourite holiday with a new technique.

I decided that I would use masking as my new technique.  I love layers, and it is very rare for me to make a card that is fairly flat.  I masked off the top and bottom of my card, and set to work making a Christmas card.

Snowflake Soiree 001 - Front

I love how this turned out!  I stamped my snowflakes from the Snowflake Soiree stamp set and embossed them with clear embossing powder, then sponged Bermuda Bay over the top.  I then scored lines to highlight my masked area with my Simply Scored.

Snowflake Soiree 001 - Inside

I went super simple for the inside, and just added my sentiment.

Are you ready to celebrate your favourite holiday with a new technique?  Upload your creations to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0614HF.  Don’t forget to check out all the gorgeous creations in the June Creative Crew Gallery.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree, Petite Pairs

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Ink:  Versamark, Bermuda Bay

Accessories:  Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Sponges, Simply Scored, Pearl Basic Jewels

June SCS Creative Crew Catalogue Focus

SU-Creative-CrewAnything Goes!  Use your favourite product in your favourite way!  Make us fall in love with it too!

Choosing a favourite product was about as hard as choosing a favourite colour!  I went through the retiring lists and choose two products that I am really going to miss.

Field Flowers 005 - Front

I am really going to miss this Field Flowers stamp set!  I love 2 step stamping, and these flowers are just gorgeous.

Field Flowers 005 - Inside

I am going to miss the Ruffle Stretch Trim too.  Luckily there are more than enough gorgeous new products in the upcoming 2014-2015 Catalogue to make saying goodbye to these products a little more bearable!

Are you ready to show us your favourite product?  Upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0614CF.  Don’t forget to check out the June Creative Crew gallery while you are there!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Field Flowers

Paper:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP

Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

June SCS Creative Crew DSP/Colour Focus

SU-Creative-CrewThe Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew June Challenge theme is Anything Goes!  For our Colour Focus challenge we want you to show us your favourite colour.  Try it in a colour combo you haven’t used before!

I actually had a really hard time choosing a fave colour!  I love so many of the Stampin’ Up! colours…..they are all my favourites!  But I had to choose, and in the end I settled on Wisteria Wonder.  I consulted my Colour Coach for advice on what colours to team it with, and got to work.

Regarding Dahlias 001 - Front

I was so happy to see the Regarding Dahlias stamp set return in the 2014-2015 catalogue!  This is the first time I have used it, and I’m in love!

Regarding Dahlias 001 - Inside

I am loving Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Wisteria Wonder together too…..I think you will be seeing this colour combo pop up a bit more often!

Are you ready to show us your favourite colour?  Upload your project to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0614DF.  Don’t forget to check out the amazing creations by my fellow design team members in the June Creative Crew Gallery too!

Can’t wait to see what you create using your favourite colour!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Regarding Dahlias, Four You

Paper:  Sahara Sand, Soft Sky

Ink:  Versamark, Wisteria Wonder

Accessories:  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Stippled Blossoms Guest Stamper

At the last class I held before Stampin’ Up!’s Inspire Create Share Convention we made the Stippled Blossoms card I posted a few weeks ago.  You can see the original here.  Amy asked to make it again in different colours, so we pulled out Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral, and here is her masterpiece.

Stippled Blossoms - Amy

The other ladies in the class all loved the colour choice, and we are making it in these colours today.  I’m quite looking forward to it, I think I like it better in these colours than in the purples!

Short and sweet again today, I’ve got to finish getting ready for today’s class!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Petite Pairs

Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Whisper White

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Circles Collection Framelits, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Bone Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Wetlands CASE

I cased this gorgeous Wetlands card ages ago, and thought it was about time I shared it :)

Wetlands 002 - Front

Love those scored lines!  It’s amazing how something so simple can make such a difference.

Wetlands 002 - Inside

Super simple on the inside :)

Short and sweet today….I’m heading into my stamp room for some play time!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Wetlands

Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Ink:  Soft Suede

Accessories:  Simply Scored, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, 1″ Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

My swap for Inspire Create Share Convention 2014

Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday I attended the Stampin’ Up! Inspire Create Share Convention 2014.  It’s such an amazing experience, with plenty of new products to play with, the upcoming 2014-2015 catalogue to drool over, stamping, swapping, laughing, crying, stage walks, cheering, singing, dancing, prize patrols, all attendee give-aways, reunions with old friends and meeting new friends!  The event kicked off with Glinda singing “Popular” from the hit musical Wicked, which was fabulous, and it just got better from there!

While I haven’t yet managed to go through all of my photos from Convention, I have got photos of the card I made to swap while I was there.

Flower Shop 003 - Front

I have embossed one of the gorgeous flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set in Whisper White Embossing Powder onto Crumb Cake cardstock, and then coloured them all in with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.  So time consuming, and I didn’t get anywhere near as many made as I would have liked, but I still got to swap with some super talented demonstrators, so I was happy.  Remind me next year to start earlier, or do something a little less time consuming!!

Flower Shop 003 - Inside

My swaps didn’t include the inside of the card, but I couldn’t post a card where the inside wasn’t as pretty as the outside!

I’m looking forward to making this card with my ladies this week :)

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Flower Shop, Four You

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black

Ink:  Real Red, Versamark

Accessories:  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Pearl Basic Jewels