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In my last blog entry- I shared Adam’s Angry Birds Birthday Party . The day after Adam’s party we had a party for his twin, Erin.  This was a GIRL ONLY EVENT!  Even her 3 brothers had to spend some time outside with Dad while the girls enjoyed some crafty entertainment….much to their disgust! (Having said that all the boys- including Dad were allowed into the craft classroom after the party and were allowed to get creative too!)

Erin enjoyed the afternoon with a group of really lovely young ladies.  They were beautifully behaved the entire time! What a gorgeous bunch!

Here is the invitation that went out to her guests (Created in “My Digital Studio”)

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A SNAPSHOT OF SOME OF THE DECORATIONS (Luke asked me why Dad and I hung up ‘lots of those things you use to wash yourself in the shower’….Hmmm I guess some of them looked a little like a ‘shower puff’)

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The girls were invited into my ‘craft classroom’ (that I use for adult classes) for a bit of creative ‘girly time’.

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Each guest made a bracelet, a little purse to carry the bracelet and an ice cream card.

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They cut out the purses using a die and my Bigshot. Aren’t they cute!?  The ice cream on the front of the card was cut out of the shapes on the petal cone die.

I’m pretty sure they all enjoyed themselves and they all did such a wonderful job! 🙂

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We got so distracted that we ‘almost’ ran out of time for the party food.  I had just enough time to throw the party food on the table before the parents arrived to collect their children.  Please excuse the photos….it was my intention to make it look ‘pretty’ but in the end it was just placed on the table randomly and the sun was in an awkward position to take decent photos.

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The main food was of course- Ice Cream! All the girls were able to make their own ice cream Sundaes.  (I think a few were so ‘creative’ that they went home with a belly ache!) There were a variety of toppings to create their own ultimate Icecream Sundae! The other party food included cupcakes, sherbet cones, purple butterfly shaped biscuits, fairy floss, ice cream ‘cake pops’, marshmallows, popcorn, lolly teeth and other tasty treats!


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I must admit that I wasn’t entirely happy with how the cake turned out! I’m not one to make too much of a fuss of a birthday cake.  I am normally one to just  throw on some icing and lollies and hope for the best…..but I’m not sure I pulled it off this time! I just didn’t get the balance of colour right! I was hoping the chocolate on the icecream would be a deeper turquoise, the purple icing darkened over time and the pink wasn’t ‘pink enough’ (I used most of the food colouring on the red part of Adam’s cake the day before oops! )   At about 11pm I wasso disappointed that I was very close to starting up the oven to bake another cake and Jason convinced me that it would be crazt- reminding me that it only takes a moment to sing “Happy Birthday” and then the cake is cut into pieces!  No-one seemed to mind that I didn’t bake another cake.

ERIN BLOWING OUT THE CANDLES ( I can’t believe she is NINE!)

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Each guest took home the items they had made, a bag of lollies (decorated by Erin using retire Stampin’ Up! papers that matched her theme perfectly) plus a small wrapped gift containing a journal and shower gel, lotion etc all wrapped up with gorgeous Stampin’ Up! ribbon.

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It is our final family birthday this month (All 6 birthdays are within a 6 week period) – I must give some serious thought to what I’m going to do for Jared’s birthday in about 9 days time!

Sincere apologies for my lack of blog entries lately.  As always, it can be tricky balancing blogging with living life.  April is a busy time in our household with lots of birthdays including  our twins who turned 9 years old on Sunday 28th April.  They each had a party with their friends and also a family BBQ.  As their birthday fell in the WA school holidays they got to celebrate with friends a little early.  Here are some snapshots of Adam’s Angry Birds/ Gamer Birthday party.

Firstly the invitation.  I created Adam’s invitation using MY DIGITAL STUDIO which is a Stampin’ Up! product for creating digital projects.

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If you would like to try out this product- You can download a free trial from my online store.  Just click on the button that says ‘shop now’.  The full version is only $24.95 and includes lots of great content.  Try it out and let me know what you think!

Anyway- back to the birthday party.  I didn’t use a lot of Stampin’ Up! products for Adam’s decorations but I can assure you that my Stampin’ Up! PAPER SNIPS got a good workout (It is great that my kids are now at an age where they are lots of help with the party preparations! Thanks for your help with all of the cutting!)


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OPENING THE GIFTS….with a little bit of ‘assistance’.   Thanks so much to the party guests for all of the lovely gifts for Adam!

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The entertainment included an ‘off screen Angry Birds Game”- complete with a slingshot.  Erin blew up and tied lots of green balloons and Jared drew bad piggies faces faces on them

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We also had a game where we popped “Goomba” balloons”, a  Mario pinata and “Pin the moustache on Mario” Game

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(The labels for the food items were cut out using my Bigshot using the Petal cone die and Apothecary Accents Framelits)


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and finally……the PARTY FAVOURS

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Call me crazy but I love all of the birthday party preparation.  I was even crazy enough to hold a party for Erin the following day.  Stay tuned for pictures!

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Only hours remain to take advantage of the extra 25% off the starter kit.  For only $169 you can select $294 worth of Stampin’ Up! products  PLUS you get a business kit with catalogues and order forms and so forth…..and just for good measure for anyone who takes up my offer to join my team on this last day of the promotion then I will throw in a ‘welcome gift’ of $40 worth of products of your choice.  You can read more about it on the ‘join my team’ page which includes the link to signing up online.   Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!     http://www.creationsbymiriam.com/?page_id=368


Were you one of the people who considered joining my team? You might be interested to know that the he ‘special’ has been continued until the end of March.  For only $169 you can join my team and select $294 worth of merchandise in your starter kit.  Please let me know if you have any questions.   You can also find more information if you click on the tab at the top that says “Join my team” Here’s the online link for signing up…..


Exciting news!

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I’m thrilled to let you know that I can now offer ONLINE ORDERING.  Any time you would like to place an order you can simply visit my blog and click on the button that says “Shop now”  This will take you to a page where you can place your own orders online.  Of course, you are still more than welcome to contact me the traditional way and I can lodge your orders on your behalf but it is such a handy little option for you.  You are still eligible for stampin’ rewards when you reach at least $300 when ordering.

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In other exciting news- we now have “My Digital Studio”.  This is a great option for those who enjoy creating on their computers.  I am still finding my way around this new option and you can too- with MDS trial for FREE  (30 day free trial)

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Have you seen the gorgeous pinwheel die on page 33 of the Seasonal catalogue?  I think it is adorable and used it for the following card.  I’ve also used the cloudy day embossing folder in the background as well as the needlepoint border embossing folder!

The sentiment on this card comes from the “Delightful dozen” stamp set (page 141 of the annual catalogue)
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This card was one that we made at a cardmaking class last month.  I’ve got more classes coming up in the next couple of months.  Why not consider booking into some of them?  Everything is supplied and the cards are designed for you so you can come along and learn some new techniques or try out something new!


Cardmaking Class (Various occasions) RSVP: by 2nd April

Scrapbooking class RSVP: by 16th April

Cardmaking class (Various occasions) RSVP: by 19th April

Cardmaking class (will include a Mother’s Day Card)RSVP: by 23rd April

Scrapbooking Class RSVP: by 30th April

Daytime Cardmaking Class (10am) RSVP: by 3rd May

More details will be found on my facebook page as each date approaches, however you are invited to begin booking your spots by E-mail of phone. All classes will be 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start except for the Daytime class 10am Tuesday 7th May. All classes will cost $25 and all tools and materials will be supplied.  (There is also the option to spend $125 on merchandise on the night and you can attend the class for FREE)  Tea, coffee and a light snack will be offered.
RSVPs are essential as I need to ensure I have enough supplies and seating for all participants. Where possible, I ask that you RSVP as early as you are able, as I require adequate time to prepare materials for all participants. Can I please request that if you book a spot and can no longer attend that you contact me at your earliest convenience as this may allow me to offer the spot to people on my waiting list.



I just love how butterflies just add a little piece of elegance to a card.   For more details about any of the products I’ve used on this card please be sure to get in touch 🙂

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Stamp sets: En Francais (pg 129),  Papillon Potpourri (pg 115)

Bigshot Dies: Apothecary Accent Framelits (pg 191),  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (pg 189)

Punch:  Elegant Butterfly Punch (pg 184)

Extras: Paper Doilies (pg 5 of the mini catalogue)  Rhinestone Jewels (pg 175)

More Love!

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I wanted to make a Wedding card- but wanted to steer away from Wedding bells and brides- I just wanted this card to be all about “LOVE”

The main focus of the following card is the GORGEOUS patterned paper pack in the mini catalogue- the “More Amore Speciality Designer series paper”  The gorgeous large heart has actually been cut out from a full 12 x 12 sheet of paper from the pack.

oh happy day card


The finishing touches on this card are the little tag with the greeting and the butterflies which come from the “Bloomin’ Marvelous” stamp set.  (Only available for another 11 days- FREE with any $100 purchase!)

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I must admit that I cheated- I didn’t cut anything by hand.  The butterflies have been punched out using the butterfly punch on page 13 of the Mini catalogue and the tag and scalloped love heart were cut out using the “Hearts a flutter” framelit dies on page 11 of the mini catalogue.

Just because!

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The time has whizzed by so fast- Did you realise that only 11DAYS remain to choose your FREE saleabration items with every $100 purchase!?  I must admit that I thought we had more time up our sleeves.  11 days! eek! Don’t miss out on your free items!

I’ve used a stamp from 2 different FREE sale-a-bration stamp sets

Here are the stamp sets.

vintage verses

SAB- bloomin marvelous


just because


To view the other FREE offerings- please click on the following image





This is a card I made for one of my brothers for his birthday earlier in the year!  The stamp from “Feeling Sentimental” reminded me so much of the tardis.
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The “Feeling Sentimental” stamp set is one of the items you can select for FREE with every purchase of $100- but you must get your orders in before the 22nd of March to select your freebies.  View this stamp set and the other offerings by clicking on the following image


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