Narelle Hodges Stampin Up Demonstrator of 6 years and Scrap booker for over 14 Years. Selected as 1 of Stampin Up Demonstrators of the Year for 2012. And achiever of the 2013 Stampin Up Grand Vacation to UTAH, USA. Don't hesitate to contact me For all Your Card Making and Scrapbooking Inspiration and Idea's, classes or questions.
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Summer Mini Blog Hop

Hi Girls, Well by now you should have loads of idea's for all the wonderful NEW items in the Summer Mini, If you have been exploring the fantastic Blog tour you would have come from the wonderful

Mandy . I have been very busy creating lovely samples for you to enjoy using the Animal Stories Stamp Set and I just love it. Great for boys cards but also very versatile for girls. I have also incorporated the wonderful Sweet Treat Cups in one of my cards filling it with mini m&m's(yummy). My 3x3 card Box features the Animal Stories co-ordinating Designer series paper and contains 6 mini co-ordinating 3x3 cards. These make a wonderful little gift for someone who has everything. Watch my UPCOMING EVENTS as this lovely little box and co-ordinating cards can be made by YOU at a class in Early 2010.

We all love something for FREE and we all love Present and for everyone who leaves a comment at the end of this post I will put YOU in to the draw to WIN a mystery bag of Stampin Up goodies. It will include Markers, Designer Series Paper and lots of other goodies.. This will be drawn on Saturday 5th of December and will be sent by me, exclusively to the winner.

Please make sure you check back to my blog regularly over coming weeks as I show exclusive sneek peeks of the fantastic SALE-A-BRATION products on offer during Jan-March 2010. And I announce my 10 weeks of Sale-a-Bration Specials. Each week I will have a NEW and Exclusive special only available during that week. This is a fantastic time to earn yourself a FREE Stamp Set and Save yourself some $$$ with specials covering everyone's needs(and wants).

As I send you on your way to your LAST destination I hope you have enjoyed your blog hop and do hope to see you come visit again in the future. I Thank You for your time and for any information on anything you have seen or please do not hesitate to contact me, Narelle.

Click on the link to Finish the Blog Hop with Nicoles wonderful creations.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Jacob Turns 10.

How does time fly, I feels like only yesterday Jacob was as little as Zac and now this week he celebrates his 10th Birthday. Jacob made these fantastic Birthday invitations(with a little help from mummy) and what a great job he did, considering in total he made 20. We used the Circle Scallop punch to create the "bite", and the Tart and Tangy stamp Set was stamped all over the card stock.

You will love these........

More Sneak peeks as promised, I have had so much fun making samples this week for everyone to have a little sneak peek of what is to come.. Make sure you check back on Tuesday 1st December where you will find very exciting things happening on this blog..(Can't tell you to much, but it will be LOTS of FUN).

Monday, November 23, 2009


Ladies a Final reminder for anyone that requires items from the SPRING MINI. It has only 1 week to go. And I am sure many will agree that it will be very sad to see it go. Especially that oval scallop punch.

But don't be sad for LONG the SUMMER MINI is due for release on the 1st of DECEMBER and boy will it be good. Over the next few days watch closely for some great sneek peeks of whats to come.
There is some FABULOUS, Stamps, Designer Series paper and the Wonderful Circle Scissor Plus. Not to mention 3 Brand NEW punches... Get those Christmas lists out girls you will want it all.

Monday, November 16, 2009

QLD Christmas Get-Together 2009

A fantastic Weekend was had by all our lovely ladies in QLD. We came together for a fabulous afternoon at Mt Tamborine, and after some initial obstacles to over come; Everyone had a Great Afternoon. LOTS of Prizes and Gifts were given away with an Extra Special Gift Given to Ludmilla Horsley for her amazing contribution of nearly 1000 cards beautifully made and donated to Community Care at Mt Tamborine and Ronald Mc Donald House. Ludmilla was Presented with a HUGE Jar of Beautiful Ribbons kindly donated by Leanne Scarfe(Newcastle). Ludmilla was also VERY privillaged to go home with the VERY exclusive Cirlce Scissor Plus and Glass Mat. These are a very new item to Stampin Up and are not being Released until the 1st of December. Watch for more info.

Loads of Yummy food was shared and Lots of Stamping, Punching, Scrapping and Chatting was done.
Until I see you all in March Girls Thank you for a Fantastic Weekend.
P.S Baby Zac's tooth cut through while driving home on Monday, you could say he was not a very happy baby...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

2010 Stamping & Scrapbooking Retreat

QLD Retreat 2010- You Do NOT want to miss this all of you from North to South...PLACES FILLING FAST

It may seem like a long way away but it will be here before we know it...

The long awaited Stamping/Scrapping Retreat Information has finally been finalised. Escape the Children, Husbands, dogs, cats and domestic duties for a complete weekend of FUN, FOOD, and Stamping/Scrap booking. I have decided to go ahead with a Mt Tamborine retreat for our first one as this is close to everyone and with taking in everyone's family and work commitments thought this was a great chance for us all to get away with out the long travelling.(Except for those NSW girls coming). I will be bringing, Loads or Stamp Sets, Products and exciting treats and goodies for everyone. We do need a minimum number to make it affordable for everyone so Please Tell your friends, Family or anyone that maybe interested. Bring along a group for a discount and Lets make this the best weekend EVER. Until next time!
Below outlines the details to date but I must stress I am taking Bookings and Deposits and all the information below needs to be read carefully for important details.

Where: Mount Tamborine Community Conference Centre (TMCCC)
When: 20th-22nd August 2010 Arrive Friday Afternoon-Sunday after Lunch
This will include:- All meals from Friday dinner- Sunday Lunch including M/Tea & A/Tea, Tea/Coffee & cold drinks, Accommodation in motel style accommodation with ensuite and single beds, Prizes, Gifts and Exclusive Retreat Goodies. Make and Take Projects, Exclusive invitation to the Retirement list Party for the 2009-2010 Catalogue on Friday Night. You will receive a BRAND NEW NEVER BEFORE SEEN 2010-2011 Stampin Up Catalogue.
What to bring: Your own projects to work on throughout the weekend, Comfy clothes to sit around in and get LOTS of scrap booking or Card making done with me at your disposal for Help and assistants
Payment can be made via an Instalment plan spread out across 2009-July 2010.
To book your place on this wonderful weekend or for More information please just let me know I will ring you and offer any information I can.
DAY VISITOR ONLY: If you would love to come but are unable to make the whole weekend then I will be putting together a package for you to attend during the day. Please contact me for further information.

The 1st Instalment and Deposit is $50 and this must be paid ASAP. Payments can only be made in Cash, Bank Deposit or Cheque. I am not able to take Credit Card payments for the Retreat.

I hope to see lots of you there and hope this will be the first of Many wonderful Retreats.
(NSW Girls do not feel you have to Miss out, I have made arrangements for a shuttle bus to collect you from Brisbane Airport and bring you to the retreat and return you to the Airport on Sunday. You do need to make your own flight arrangements. You will have a fabulous time and it would be great to see you in QLD.)

To register your interest or Book and make arrangements of your $50 deposit please contact me on email or call 02 4948 2621 / 0450 223451 or Leave a "comment" below and I will contact you ASAP.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Absent for a few days....

Just a very quick post before I need to get some sleep before I leave on my epic journey to QLD. I will not be able to post any card idea's while I am away but will be back on Wednesday with a very exciting Newsletter and Lots of News from our Wonderful QLD Get-together.
Don't forget Spring mini ends the 30th of November.
Chat to you all soon Narelle

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tree Trimmings Scrapbook Page

So often we forget, we can use all our Stamps and accessories on our Scrapbooking pages as well. This Page is a page for an upcoming workshop I have but is just a larger version of the Ronald McDonald House charity card previously posted here. Tree Trimmings and the Designer Series Paper "Ski Slope" used in this Layout will Retire on the 30th of November. This photo does not do this page justice but gives you an idea of what can be achieved.