Mosaic Madness

 

 

I just wanted to share some projects I made using the “Mosaic Madness” Stamp Set and matching punch.    I also used the “Happy Day” stamp set for my sentiments on the card.  These were so simple to make.  I stamped and punched out the mosaic shapes and then had a bit of fun arranging them in different ways and finished them off with a fun greeting. It is great that the cards could be used for a variety of different reasons.

hello there

 

smile

 

Don’t forget to stamp on the envelopes!

 

happy day

 

You can purchase these items separately OR purchase the stamp set and punch as a bundle and receive a 15% discount.  That means the clear mount Mosaic Madness bundle is only $54.95.  (Click on the image below to visit my online store)

mosaic madness bundle

 

The clear mount Happy Day stamp set is only $29.95

happy day stamp set

 

The colours that feature on my cards are from the 2013-2015 collection of In Colours and include baked brown sugar, coastal cabana, crisp cantaloupe,  pistachio pudding and strawberry slush…… Delicious names and lovely delicious colours with which to work.   You can purchase a pack of A4 cardstock that includes 4 each of the 5 colours for only $11.95

in colours 2013-2015

 

If you need the ink pads as well- you can buy all 5 inks and the cardstock pack in a bundle for $47.95 which is awesome value as the ink pads  are normally $9.95 each.  You basically get the ink pads at a discount and the pack of cardstock for FREE.

Now if you were interested in these items to recreate my cards then the basics you would need include:- The two stamp sets, the punch and the cardstock pack then your total order would come to $96.85.   Seeing as your order would be over $90, you would be entitled to select a FREE item from the sale-a-bration brochure.  There are a variety of items you can choose from with some valued at as much as $34.95 and you pick whatever takes your fancy.    You can view the FREEBIES in the brochure here

free products find out more

 

The only other items I used to create my cards were some Whisper White Cardstock, inks. modern mosaic embossing folder and some self adhesive rhinestone jewels.   If you had any questions- it would be my pleasure to help you out.

Seeing as I had stamped and punched a variety of mosaic shapes, I decided use the leftover shapes to create a scrapbook page of my adorable daughter.  The photo was taken a couple of years ago while on a family holiday.

erin scrap layout with pony

Clearance Rack Blitz

Dates: 14 December, 2012–21 January (while supplies last)

Details
Stampin’ Up! are temporarily taking over a hundred products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail–only while supplies last! There are four different groups of products on sale during the next month. Here’s what’s on sale and when:

View last year’s catalogue to reference information about the products that are on sale:

Contact me for more information!

A Christmas gift for you

As soon as we hit November, I start to think about Christmas.  The time just seems to whiz by and I find it is the time to start getting organised and start getting excited.   How about you?  Do you find that you’re the one organising the presents for everyone else?  Why not get something nice for yourself?…..and the bonus is that it comes with a free gift. Read on for more details…..

When I first saw the Holiday Catalogue I fell in love with the gorgeous ornament on the front.  I’m determined to give this one a go and I imagine it would come together nicely with the right tools.   If you were to purchase the ornaments keepsake stamp set and the matching framelits you could make a great start on this project.   For the month of the November you can receive the FREE Festive Paper Piercing pack

Dates: 1-30 November 2012

Promotion Details: Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle.  Are you wondering what the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle is?  Check out the front cover of the Holiday Catalogue- Yes! Yes! That beautiful ornament on the cover has been created using the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp set and the matching framelits dies.

Choose from the following options:

Item

Description

Retail Value

Special Price

132260

Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

$96.85

$82.90

132261

Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

$84.85

$70.90

132262

Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

$123.85

$109.90

132263

Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

$113.85

$99.90

Ornament Keepsakes Stamp set

Holiday Ornaments Framelits

Candlelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper (This pack has some gorgeous designs including 2 sheets of flocked window sheets

Festive Paper Piercing Pack- FREE when you purchase the bundle.

Of course the Ornament Keepsakes bundle isn’t only about making ornaments- You can obviously use them on cards, scrapbook pages or to decorate other items for Christmas.  Here’s a card I made recently in non traditional Christmas colours and the ornament keepsakes

STAMP SETS: Ornament Keepsakes (page3 Holiday) , En Francais Background stamp (pg 129 Annual) ,  Delightful Dozen (pg 141 Annual)

FRAMELITS: Holiday Ornaments (pg 3 Holiday), Window Frames Collection (page 30 Holiday)

EMBOSSING FOLDER: Lacy Brocade (page 6 Holiday)

Here’s a close up of the ornament featuring the ‘faux metal technique’ that was taught at a recent class.

Bigshot love- Fabric Flowers

I love love love my Bigshot Die-Cutting machine!

Yes! I know I go on and on about it but it has been such a versatile tool.  I love it for cutting out lettering and shapes on my cards and scrapbook pages and I’ve also been able to use it for so many other projects (including signs/ posters/ fabric projects and even dress-ups/costumes)  Here I’ve used it to make a fabric flower.

I used the Flower Folds Bigz XL Die (page 193 of the Annual Catalogue)

Once I secured my fabric flower together I attached a felt circle and pin to the back so it can be used as a brooch or attached to a headband for a hair piece.

I have a special offer for the month of October that is related to the Bigshot.  The offer is available to my customers/ newsletters subscribers for the month of October only.  If you don’t receive my newsletter and want to know more please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me so that I can share the “Bigshot love” with you too!

You are loved

If you’ve not see the Summer Mini Catalogue OR the Sale-a-bration brochure- I can only strongly urge you to check them out some time in the next 10 days or so.  In LESS than two weeks the FREE sale-a-bration items will no longer be available.  Also the Summer Mini catalogue finishes on the 31st of March and a lot of the items in that catalogue may never be available again.   Please click on the links in the side bar to view each of these catalogues.

Today’s card showcases the FREE sale-a-bration paper called “Everyday Enchantment” and also a stamp set called “You are loved” (on page 12 ) from the Summer Mini Catalogue.

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the way Stampin’ Up products co-ordinate.  Did you notice that the flower I stamped in the card above (from the “You are loved” stamp set) matches some of the Everyday Enchantment patterned paper?  Other pieces of the patterned paper- (not featured in my card above) also match the flowers in the sale-abration stamp set called “Fresh Vintage“.  Other sheets match images from the “Elementary Elegance” Stamp set.  It makes working with the products “Oh so easy”  It is definitely worth popping in a qualifying order so that you can receive some of these free items.  For every $100 spent on merchandise- you can select a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  Please get in touch with me via E-mail or phone and I would be more than happy to help you out!

miriamthomas@westnet.com.au

0419 947 047

Postage stamps

Here’s that FREE stamp set again!   For the cards I have to show you today I used the small ‘postage stamp’ style stamp from this set (in the foreground in the photo below)

Voila- Here is is…..

I’ve used the same stamp set as I did for the card yesterday but this card has a totally different look.

………and with a quick change of a stamp and a sentiment the “Thank you” card becomes a “Happy Birthday” card.   If you’re going to sit down and make one card- you may as well make two! Right!?

The gorgeous patterned paper on these cards comes from the “Spice cake” Designer Series paper in the Summer Mini catalogue. If you’re curious it is on page 10 and features some yummy colours soft suede, more mustard, pool party, pear pizazz, river rock and very vanilla.   It is only available until the 31st of March.  If you’d like a pack of this paper please let me know! :-)

Oh…and how could I forget- I also used a couple of the NEW punches from page 20 of the Summer Mini catalogue.  A 2.5cm square punch and also the postage stamp punch!  Gosh we take these super handy tools for granted sometimes!  These punches are the PERFECT size for the “Pretty Postage” stamp set I also used on this card (and also featured on page 20 of the mini catalogue)  :-)

It’s “SALE-A- BRATION” time!

Sale-a-bration is underway and from now until the 31st of March it is time to ‘SALE-A-BRATE’! Why do I like this time of the year? It’s simple!   It means FREE exclusive products for customers and hostesses! Honestly- Could it get much better than that!? I’ve placed an order so that I can take advantage of the freebies and can’t wait for my lovely brown box of goodies to arrive!

Oh my- I swear the FREE SALE-BRATION products are the BEST Sale-a-bration items I’ve seen on offer for the whole time I’ve been a demonstrator! Click on the link to check out the gorgeous items in the brochure (and if you’d like your own copy of the brochure- please let me know and I’ll post or deliver one to you)

Please contact me to book a workshop in your home!

If you want to find out more about what it means to be demonstrator then please get in touch.  I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have (completely obligation-free of course!) Click on the link above for some more info as a starting point.  The great thing is that by joining between NOW and the 31st of March you not only receive a DISCOUNTED starter kit (ONLY $249) you will also receive a FREE stamp set of your choice and you have until the end of June before you would need to meet your first quarterly minimum :-)

Second hand stamp sets available for sale

The time has come for me to do a bit of a sort through my craft room and I have some SECOND HAND STAMP SETS available (I even have a few that are LIKE NEW- completely unused and unmounted but retired from the catalogue)  If you are interested in purchasing any of the following stamp sets then please contact me on 0419 947 047 or miriamthomas@westnet.com.au.  I will be listing these stamp sets on places other than my blog and it will strictly be a case of ‘first in best dressed’- All I can suggest is that if you see something you like then please contact me ASAP.  If you live locally I am happy to arrange a time for collection or delivery.  If you do not live locally I am happy to post your items (postage at your expense)

GREAT FRIEND (Set of 5 stamps in plastic container) Valued at $31.95 NOW $16

FRESH CUTS (Set of 5 stamps with plastic container) Valued at $38.95 ONLY $16

SENDING HAPPY THOUGHTS  (Set of 6 stamps in a plastic container) ONLY $10

HELLO AGAIN (Set of 5 stamps in a plastic container) Valued at $21.95 ONLY $10

GARDEN WHIMSY (Set of 8 stamps) Valued at $45.95 ONLY $24

AFTERTHOUGHTS (Set of 6 stamps in a plastic container) ONLY $15

ORGANIC OUTLINES- MOUNTED BUT UNUSED Valued at $45.95 ONLY  $24

WONDERFUL FAVOURITES (Set of 23 stamps in a plastic container) Valued at $39.95 ONLY $18

PUN FUN (Set of 8 stamps in a plastic container) Valued at $58.95 ONLY $27

LIFE DEFINITIONS (Set of 28 stamps- double mounted) Valued at $90.95 ONLY $55

ASIAN ARTISTRY (Set of 5 stamps) UNMOUNTED/ UNUSED  ONLY $28

A SLICE OF LIFE (Set of 6 stamps) UNMOUNTED/ UNUSED ONLY $18

PUNCH POTPOURRI (Set of 4 stamps) UNMOUNTED/ UNUSED  (You can purchase matching punches for this stamp set) ONLY $18

PUNCH POTPOURRI CLEAR MOUNT- Set of 4 stamps UNUSED (You will require a clear stamping block) ONLY $13

PUNCH BUNCH- Set of 5 stamps UNMOUNTED/ UNUSED ONLY $18

BIRTHDAY BAKERY (Set of 5 stamps) UNMOUNTED/ UNUSED ONLY $18

The following miscellaneous small stamps are $2 each or you can purchase them all for only $15

The following miscellaneous stamps are only $3.50 each

$3.50 each or purchase all 3 for ONLY $9

RETRO REMIX WHEEL ONLY $4 (You will require a handle to make this work)

WHIMSICAL WORDS ONLY $15

SECOND HAND STAMP SETS- PRICES REDUCED

I have a few of my SECOND HAND stamp sets remaining- and I am keen to see them go to new homes before I start packing up my house to move….

GREETINGS EIGHT- Normally $46.95  NOW ONLY $20

ENJOY EVERY MOMENT Normally $53.95  NOW ONLY $20

GOOD FRIEND Normally $52.95  NOW ONLY $20

A HAPPY HEART Normally $41.95 NOW ONLY $15

STARRING YOU  Normally $24.95 Now only $10

TOTALLY TABS Normally $29.95   NOW ONLY $10

WOW FLOWERS Normally $24.95 Now only $10

OR THE ENTIRE LOT FOR ONLY $80 

(TOTAL VALUE over $270)

Contact me to grab yourself a bargain!  :-) miriamthomas@westnet.com.au  0419 947 047

Dress up Christmas promotion- FREE RIBBON!

Between now and the end of November Stampin’ Up have a great Christmas promotion where you can receive FREE ribbon.  I love the look of ribbons on cards but it is also great to use the ribbon to create beautiful packaging to fit any Christmas gift!

So how can you receive your FREE ribbon!?

  • Get an exclusive package of ribbon for FREE when you purchase a Christmas gift-giving bundle!
  • Get an exclusive package of ribbon for FREE when you host a $550 workshop!

Choose from these bundles:

Description Wood-Mount Item/Price Clear-Mount Item/Price
Gifted Bundle
Gifted Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
124041; $66.90 124042; $56.90
Welcome Christmas Bundle
Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
124045; $69.90 124046; $59.90
Season of Joy Bundle
Season of Joy Set and So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel
124043; $67.90
Delightful Decorations Bundle
Delightful Decorations Set and Ornament Punch
124044; $72.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose from the following limited-time ribbons when you purchase a Christmas gift-giving bundle or host a qualifying workshop:

Item Description Retail Value Cost with qualifying purchase/workshop
116792 Mistletoe Ribbon Originals $21.95 FREE
116795 Sleigh Bells Ribbon $15.95 FREE
113099 Riding Hood Red 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $19.95 FREE
115608 Real Red 3/4″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon $19.95 FREE

The Bundles and ribbons are available only while supplies last.  Please be sure to get in touch with  me to book your workshop or to place your order for a “christmas bundle” and receive your free ribbon!