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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Friday, January 29, 2010

I Heart Hearts Valentines Card

I have previously made this card, but thought I would re-make it in RED to be used as a lovely Valentines Day Card. This is such a lovely Stamp Set, I Heart Hearts and is currently on promotion by Stampin Up to aid in the Relief efforts of Haiti Disaster Victims. See past postings. $2 from the sale of Each I Heart Hearts Stamp Sets will be donated. Unfortunately the Red Ink I stamped onto the Red Cardstock doesn't show very well in this photo but looks lovely, it has been stamped with the I Heart Hearts Stamp Set.

I am sure by now everyone will have been pleased to have seen all there little darlings go back to school. Trust me this Mummy was very happy to kiss them all good bye. Hopefully as things begin to settle down now I will have lots of Wonderful New samples coming up including as promised some New Scrapbooking Samples.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Australia Day-Kids Holiday Workshop

I hope you are all enjoying a Wonderful Australia Day, no matter where you may be in the world. Yesterday I held the last kids Christmas Holiday Card making workshop and we all had Loads of Fun. Everyone worked very busily and intent on making the best card. To celebrate Australia Day we made this very Cute Build-a-Roo Card, Using the Tall Tales Designer series Paper and everyone gave Mrs Roo a different number of Joeys. The second card we made was this very cute Card using the Sweet Treat Cups and Animal Stories Stamp Set, they have been so popular since being released in the Summer Mini. We filled them up with Mini M&M's and I am sure we all ate more than what went into the card. Everyone went home very happy and I am sure all the Mum's will be glad to see there little darlings back off to school.

Watch the Events list as I list the Next Easter Holiday Worksops over coming weeks.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

Another Fun and exciting Blog Hop with Lots of wonderful Gifts to be given away... Each participant will feature an item/s they have created using the BRAND NEW Sale-A-Bration Stamp Sets. These Stamp Sets are FREE to you by placing a qualifying order. (Spend $100 excludes postage and Receive YOUR choice of 1 FREE Stamp Set Featured in the Sale-A-Bration mini Catalogue.) Click to the right to veiw the SAB Catalogue.
This Blog Hop has been organised by the wonderful group at ESAD, I belong to this wonderful group of Fellow demonstrators who all meet up and share idea's and inspiration on a Group Forum called ESAD, Extra Special Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators. So who are ESAD and how can you join? It's for all Australian and New Zealand demonstrators of all levels. Click here to join and receive the help and encouragement you need from both new and experienced demonstrators.

My Blog Hop Entries have been created using the Happy Moments. Stamp Set, featuring a variety of stamps for all occasions. I love this little Bird Cage and think he co-ordinates so well with the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper. I have been playing with him in a variety of colours as you will see from previous postings but this Pacific Point and Ridinghood Red look wonderful together.

*I have been creating lots of Pyramid cards lately and love the WOW you get from them. I have shown 2 of the 3 sides in this posting. I keep the back plain to write your greetings.
*The little Post-it-Note pad and co-ordinating pen set is a wonderful little gift to give to a teacher or a nice little Thank You gift for someone special.
Continue Hopping along to see more inspiration and idea's from the talented Nicole Derendorf

Don't forget by leaving a comment on ALL Blogs along the SAB Blog Hop you will be in the Draw to WIN a wonderful collection of Stampin Up Products. Leave a comment on my blog and go in to the Draw for this lovely little post-it -note holder. I will send directly to the winner. Drawn Sunday the 31st January 2010.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

SAB 1 Sleep to GO.......

Well Tomorrow when we all rise and shine we will have begun the Official Sale-a-Bration Period for 2010. It is a VERY exciting time of year with Stampin Up treating EVERYONE to FREE product. You as Customers are entitled to choose a FREE Stamp set for every $100 You Spend, Workshop Host's are entitled to a FREE Stamp Set for $600+ in Sales at there Workshop, Join the stampin Up family and you will Receive LOADS of wonderful Free Benefits and for me as a Demonstrator I am encouraged to set a goal and If I reach my goal I will also be able to benefit from some Wonderful FREE Stamps. In between Goal setting and kids sending me mad I have been Creating more Happy Moments Inspiration. It doesn't matter what colour you put this little birdie on he just looks wonderful, I have Gold Embossed the bird and Cage this time adding just a touch of dimmension. I have also added a Jumbo Grommet and some Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon and using the circle scissor plus to cut the circles I have created this very cute little card.
See you all tomorrow with SURPRISES......

Saturday, January 23, 2010

SAB Sneak peek, 2 days to go......

Time is just flying past and I can not believe in just 2 more days another Sale-a-Bration period will be here, Stampin Up has this wonderful promotion from January each Year and this year we have been fortunate enough to have it extended until March 31st. Today I made these cute little note cards (3 x 3") perfect to attach to a present, send for a teacher or someone you just want to say Thank You to. Made simply with Scraps left lying around my table and water coloured using Water coloured crayons, these are quick and simple to make. Certainly makes you think twice about tossing out your scraps doesn't it??
I hope where ever you might just be it's cooler than here today we had 42 degree's C and same forecast for tomorrow.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Haitian Relief Promotion...You can Help.

Today Stampin Up has released a Relief promotion to help aid those who have been devastated by the Haiti Earth Quakes. As in previous times of Disaster like Hurrican Katrina, in the US and the Catastrophic Bushfires in Victoria Last year. Stampin Up is always ready to lend a Hand where it can.
From now until the 28th of February Stampin’ Up! will donate $2.00 to the Red Cross for every sale of the ” I {heart} Hearts” stamp set.
This set co-ordinates with 2 Stampin Up Punches, The Full Heart and Heart 2 Heart Punch. As an EXTRA bonus to You for Helping Stampin Up Help these people.
If you purchase this set and Both Heart Punches I will give you a BONUS 10% Discount on the Total order cost and FREE postage to anywhere in Australia. This Order will also Qualify you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration STAMP SET, and who doesn't like something for FREE.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pecan Pie Help????

Hi everyone, I am sure your all getting very excited about the release of the 2010 SAB brochure and the weekly Specials exclusive to you my special customers. As my weeks look set to get Busier and Busier I have decided I would like to make Pecan Pie. Does anyone out there have a tried and tested Recipe that is YUMMY... I would love to share this recipe with Everyone once accompished so anyone out there with a recipe Please feel free to email me.

Sale-A-Bration is coming soon.....

The count down is on only 4 Days until the long awaited SAB is Here. I have been busy making more samples for you with the lovely Happy Moments Stamp Set available for FREE when you spend $100 on any Stampin Up Poducts. Make sure you check back on Monday for the SAB Blog Hop and the start of the SUPER SAB SPECIALS, a different Special will be available each week during SAB. Specials will run From Monday to Sunday evening each week. And as long as your order is reached via email or phone during that week you will qualify for that weeks special.
(My aplogies this picture isn't perfect, The layers under the water coloured presents have each been raised on Dimmesionals, forming a large pop-out in the middle of the card this has meant the background layers are not clear to scan.)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sweet Treat Cups and Mini M&M's

Who doesn't like Chocolate and what better card than one that contains Chocolate. A friend of My Husband just celebrated his Birthday and with the knowledge that he LOVES chocolate what better Set to use than one that incorporates Chocolate. His very much a mans, man so even a little ribbon was pushing it. But he LOVED this card.
The Sweet Treat Cups and Co-ordinating Stamp Set Something Sweet makes wonderful cards for all occasions.I have rolled the background with the "Happy Birthday" Jumbo Wheel giving you a Quick and effective Background and instant Greetings for your Card.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

SAB Sneak Peek....

I must apologise for the delay in posting over the last few days, We have had no end of Drama in this house with Motor Bike accidents on Sunday, Children here there and everywhere else everyday since. I am beggining to get back on track but will be very please when next week comes and all the little darlings go back to school.

Besides all that we had a special friends Birthday on Saturday and I made her this lovely card with a little sneak of the Happy Moments Stamp Set. These flowers look lovely water coloured with Crayons. As we grow closer and Closer to the Official Start of Sale-A-Bration watch closely for more Samples, Specials and great offers. Monday 25th will also be the starting date for the 2010 SAB Blog Hop. Very much like the Summer Mini Blog Hop I participated in on December 1st there will be a Large number of Bloggers featuring a variety of samples from the FREE SAB Stamp Sets available. I promise I will be back very soon with more....

Friday, January 15, 2010

3 Little words-Valentines Card

I have had lots of fun with this wonderful little card. I was given the template by a wonderful customer(Thank You Pam) and have spent this afternoon personalising it into something beautiful. Although a little difficult to see from the photo's this card opens out into a T revealing 3 little messages each from the 3 Little words set. It also has a lovely little chocolate heart revealing it's self through the single Full heart Punch. The Printed designer series paper used on this card is unfortunatley discontinued but it would look just as beautiful in current Stampin Up Designer Series paper.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Embossed Inspired by Nature

As I promised I would be bring you more Inspired by Nature creations... I have a workshop this week where the lovely ladies would like to see embossing used, I have created this card Using my Favourite Stamp Sets Inspired by Nature and Nature's Nest.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm Back after a quick trip to QLD...

After a quick trip to QLD, to see all my lovely ladies up there I am back with lots of exciting News and Cards to share. Make sure you watch closely over coming days as I share with you some more excitement surrounding the Sale-a-Bration period.
Thank you so everyone who came along to our Friday Night Workshop of Surprieses, I hope you all had a wonderful time and I thank everyone who rang or emailed to tell me how much fun you had. As always it is wonderful to see you and share more wonderful Promotions and cards with you.

Don't forget to watch closely as I release the wonderful SAB Brochure... For more information on SAB please scroll below or click on the following link .

Until Next time Thank You.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Kids January Holiday Workshops-3 Places Left

Our last Kids Christmas Holiday workshop will be January 18th (Monday) from 10am-12pm. Kids 8+ are welcome to attend to make and take 2 cards. Morning Tea is provided and parents/carer's are welcome to stay or drop off and come back. Cost is $7.50 per child and places are filling fast.
The children who attended the Christmas Kids class worked very intently and made some amazing cards everyone had wonderful projects to take home.
To book your child into the next Kids class-Fun cards for Kids, please contact me via email or ph: 0450 223451.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sneak Peek-SAB

You just never know when these little Sneak Peeks of the lovely and FREE SAB Stamp Sets might just appear. I have been busy making samples for you all to Enjoy and with the Beautiful stamp set Happy Moments. Watch as over coming days I sneak more samples in. The words have been used from Upsy daisy.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


For those of you with no previous Knowledge of Sale-a-Bration(SAB) you really must read on...

What a great time to write those wish lists and tick off the must haves, for all my New customers SAB is the Best part of the Stampin Up Year. It Starts late January 2010 and will End the 31st March 2010. Watch my blog closely as we approach this time where you will see sneak peeks of Items you can Earn for FREE, and to view the Lovely catalogue showing the 4 Stamp sets You can choose from. So how SAB works for YOU:

*Stampin up want to Thank You for your Loyalty and are going to Give YOU a choice of 4 different Stamp Sets to choose from, Words, Picture’s and frames.

*Spend $100 on any items from the Summer Mini or Annual Stampin Up Catalogue and receive 1 FREE SAB Stamp Set. Spend $200 and YOU choose 2 FREE Stamp sets ect…

*Hold a workshop During SAB and Reach Sales of $600+ and YOU will receive a FREE SAB Stamp Set of your choice.

*Join Stampin Up as a Demonstrator and as well as all the fantastic Demonstrator Benefits like 20% off your orders and a minimum 20% Commission, During SAB Stampin Up will GIVE YOU a FREE Stamp Set of YOUR choice to the value of $80.00. Thought this was all too good to be true, well I personally am going to give the First 2 People who decide to Join Stampin up during the SAB period 4 FREE Classic INK PADS. Your choice of colours. Give me a call or email if yow old like more information.

* Now Lastly We all love something for FREE and I want to be able to THANK Everyone who will place an order or Hold a work shop During SAB, so During the SAB period Each week on my Blog and via Email there will be a Special Offer only Valid for 1 WEEK (Monday-Sunday) if your order is received by ME and falls within that week you will be able to take up that offer. Each week there will be different offers, you DO NOT have to place an order every week it will just be a variety of specials to cover everyone’s Needs/Wants. Watch for MORE info.
(Apologies this photo has some glare on it but it has lots of lovely Dazzling Diamonds on it.)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Easle Card

I have been busy trying some New technique's to share with you during 2010 and have found this lovely Easle Card which just looks stunning. It folds flat so very conventional for posting and really does make you think WOW... The Easle card will be a feature of upcoming workshops and I am sure everyone will have lots of fun with them. The stamp sets I have used on this Easle Card includes Friends 24-7 and Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel. Please feel free to contact me regarding making your own Easle card at an Upcoming workshop.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Inspired by Nature Embossed

I really do love this set Inspired by Nature and have found so many wonderful technique's you can use this set for. I have Clear Embossed the Flower image after using my markers to colour it in. Giving you the impression the image was masked. Finishing it off with some sponging and a little Chocolate chip Ribbon.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Inspired by Nature

For all you girls lucky enough to be attending the QLD Friday Night workshop of surprises you are getting a sneak peek of 1 of the beautiful projects we will be making. Featuring the Inspired by Nature Stamp Set this set really is 1 of my favourites. Easy to use and very versatile; I will have more samples using this wonderful set appearing over coming days.