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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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last Day of SAB and 20% OFF

HI Ladies,
I am making this a very quick Email just to remind EVERYONE that Wednesday the 31st of March is the last day for ALL Sale-a-Bration (SAB) orders to be placed.

I would also like to remind ALL Customers that this will also be the LAST DAY for 1 Item at 20% OFF, You can select ANY 1 ITEM from the Catalogues and I will give you a MASSIVE 20% OFF.

I would hate for anyone to miss out on the opportunity to Miss one of these wonderful FREE Stamp sets. Just a reminder, You can choose any 1 of the SAB stamp sets from the flyer attached for FREE when you spend $100 on any product from the Summer mini or Main catalogue.

Visit my blog for all online catalogues, click on the catalogue featured in the right hand column and this will take you directly into the catalogue. I am able to accept Bank deposit but prefer Credit Card as this is a quick and effective option for most customers. The orders will be sent DIRECT to you from Stampin' Up!.

It's going to be very sad to see this promotion end but I re-assure you Tomorrow is going to bring Wonderful Surprises and Products.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Classic Stars - Card & Sneek Peek

When completing our scrap booking pages we always have lots of little bits "left-over". And this is great, only what do we do with them. Well using all the left over pieces cut off and punched out from my Double Scrap booking page posted Yesterday, I have made this wonderful Card. It just shows you how versatile the Stamps and Punches are. A couple of punches and 1 wheel can create you beautiful pages for your album and Cards for your loved ones.

You may also notice a little Sneek Peek here....The words used on this card are from the wonderful new set called Heard from the Heart, featured in the Brand new Autumn Winter Mini catalogue. Not long Now ladies and you will all be able to see it. Make sure to check back here on the 1st of April I will have it up and ready very early for you.

Chocolate Bunny Easter Card

With under 1 week till Easter I thought I would share this Easter Card I have made for Family. A very quick card to make, especially if you have a stack to make. He is sure to make everyone Happy.

The Chocolate Bunny Stamp is in the curent Summer Mini and only available until 31st March, If you would like to order this lovely little bunny please contact me asap.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Classic Stars - Scrapbooking Page

Wheels make Scrap booking pages so much quicker and add wonderful colour and design to your pages. As you have seen this week with the pink and other coloured card's featured you only need to change the colour of the Ink to completely change the look. I have designed these pages for an upcoming Stamping Event and I am sure everyone is going to LOVE them. I have again used the co-ordinating Punches for these Pages. The colour of the Card used in these Pages is Real Red, Brilliant Blue and Whisper White.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Last Chance for SUPER SPECIAL- 20% OFF

I have a very SUPER SPECIAL for all of my wonderful Customers and anyone wishing to place an Order. Until Tuesday the 30th of March you may purchase ANY ONE ITEM for 20% off. You may select your item from the Main Catalogue or the Summer mini which will also end on the 31st of March. Item will need to be paid for via Credit card or Bank deposit and will be mailed directly to YOU. ALSO if you spend $100 you will receive 1 FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. This is a wonderful time to treat your self and SAVE some money.

To place your order please contact Narelle asap on 0450 223451 or

Many of you would have seen and taken part in the ESAD Summer Mini Blog HOP, They are loads of fun and a fantastic way to preview some wonderful idea's for the NEW and exciting Products being released in the NEW Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue(please contact me for your very own copy FREE). On the 1st of April ESAD will be having a Autumn Winter Mini Blog Hop and I hope you will pop on in and join along. If you leave a comment on each persons Blog you will be in the draw to win some fantastic prizes and watch closely as I Will have a very special Gift to give away.

Classic Stars Jumbo wheel - Card

I have been having so much fun this week with the wonderful Classic Stars Jumbo wheel and it's co-ordinating Punches the Large and small Star. I have made boys cards, Christmas Cards and Now a very Girly Pink card. With 4 boys I don't get to use a lot of Pink in this house but I loved making this card.

You may also notice a little Sneek Peek of something New on this Card......Yes a Brand NEW Incolour to be released 1st April. Melon Mambo a beautiful Hot Pink, with it's co-ordinating polka Dot Ribbon is just beautiful. Watch for more Sneek Peeks and maybe even a hint as to how many NEW Incolours Stampin Up has treated us to....

Friday, March 26, 2010

Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel-Christmas Card

What a wonderful, quick and easy card you can make just using your Classic Stars wheel. Made using the same layout as the Orange and Navy card this Card in Garden Green, Real Red and White was a favourite over Christmas. It just shows you really don't need alot of products to make yourself some beautiful cards. Hate the thought of having to cut all those pointy little stars??? Well you will be very pleased to know that there is a Large and Small punch that co-ordinates with this Wheel making quick cards even quicker..

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Feature for the Week- Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel

I have finally made it and now have this weeks Feature to share with you. I have some wonderful cards and projects using the Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel.
Don't forget all Standard and Jumbo wheels are 10% off this week until Tuesday 30th March.

The colours in this card were chosen by a customer and I must say I love it. Only Orange and Night of Navy look wonderful for boys cards and these stars really finish it off.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Look Blog

HI Everyone Just a really quick post to say Hi and Welcome to my New look Blog, it has been a while in the making but I am so happy with the end results and I hope you will enjoy it to. Feel free to Leave a comment would love to know what you think and always makes me smile to receive your thoughts.

Back very soon with more cards and Inspriration soon.

Sneek Peek- Medallion Stamp

This week doesn't seem to be going quite to plan. I am yet to start this weeks Feature cards, but I promise it will be here soon. I thought to compensate I would give you a little Sneek Peek of whats to come. There is so much New and Exciting Product to share I can't wait for you all to see it. This beautiful big Background Stamp Medallion is just wonderful and a very quick way to make Quick and Lovely cards for both Ladies and Men. Watch closely as I share more exciting Sneek Peeks this week leading up to the Release on 1st April of these wonderful NEW products. The words used on this card are from Whymsical Words, a FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. To get your set for FREE you only need to spend $100 on any Stampin Up product. Ends 31st March 2010.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Secret Sister Cards

I belong to a group of Demonstrators who have got together and formed a "Secret Sister" group, where for 3 months we send each other beautiful cards we have made and a small gift. At the end of the 3 months the reveal of who your secret sister was is made and it is wonderful to Thank them for your beautiful surprises. I received these beautiful cards as my first 2 Secret Sister Cards during March and can't wait to share more of the beautiful work My Secret Sister will send onto me.
Thank you Secret Sister it is wonderful to receive such a Lovey cards in the mail.

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Feature and This weeks Specials

HI Everyone,

I haven't forgotten about you. Quite the opposite I haven't stopped thinking how I should have had a New Feature and This weeks Specials up and Ready for you. I promise I will be back tomorrow with Bigger and Better Specials and the Feature card for this week you won't, want to miss.

Thank You to all my wonderful QLD girls, Had a fantastic time with you all and I am sure the decisions to made over the next few Stamp Clubs and orders will be difficult.
Back Tomorrow.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Lovely as a Tree - Scrap Booking Page

I love this Wonderful Designer Series paper from the Tall Tales DSP pack. I started the page stamping the big leaf from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and although in the photo it is very difficult to see hidden behind the Photo's it just takes the real plain background away. I love the Circle Scissor for cutting large circles for your scrapbook pages. On this page is a little Sneek Peek of something New.
If your NOT a demonstrator and would like to take a guess at knowing what it is leave a comment with what you think it might just be, I will pick a winner and have a little something in the mail to you to acknowledge your wisdom.....

Anyone wondering what the Yellow strap is doing up the tree?? Well according to my expert tree climbers that's going to stop them from ALL falling out our very sad looking Fangipani tree.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sneek Peak- Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue

OK, Girls You have been dyeing to know what is coming and here is where the excitement begins, I have unloaded a VERY big Box of Products all Brand New and straight from the NEW Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue. All I can say is Thank Goodness we have this Catalogue until August 31st because I want it all.........Many of you may have noticed my Big Shot counter to the right (down the bottom) of this posting and it is HERE. Starting April 1st you can have 1 to. I will match any other online special you see regarding the Big Shot, just email me the link and I will order your's at the same if not BETTER Deal.
For those thinking what is a Big Shot? Stay tuned you do not want to miss it.

I will be back again this week with more exciting sneek peeks including all the New must haves....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lovely as a Tree - Sneek Peek

When stamping and making project's we always tend to make them for our female friends or loved ones but I really thought this set, Lovely as a Tree. Lends it's self so nicely to be able to share it with all the men in our lives. I am back again giving you a little Sneek Peek of whats to come and I am just so excited to have posted at the bottom of this page some further information regarding the BIG SHOT. You will see a video clip, click on Play and Stampin Up will share the excitement with you.
How lovely would this little Fancy Favour box be as a gift for Dad or a Male teacher or even Just a little Thinking of you gift. Packaged with some home made Chocolate cookies I would definately be happy to receive this.

When checking out the Bigshot I will have AMAZING specials during my Preview Events and will match any other advertised promotion or price. Contact me for more information.

Lovely As A Tree - Fun Card

I love these tree's and think they work fantastic as a background to a character card. I made this card for a friend who drives a Ute and he thought it was pretty great. I used some looped ribbon in the back of the Ute. The Ute and the very cute little people driving belong to the Loads of Love Stamp Sets.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Helping Mummy....

I just had to share this moment with you. This is Zac my number 4 baby boy (10 months old). I found him enjoying the Fun and excitement a Big Stampin Up box can bring. Whats IN IT is LOTS of FUN for Mummy, the box provides even more fun for Zac so mummy can play with what was in it.
Who thought babies needed expensive toys and entertainment.....
Imagine the fun he could have with stamps and an Ink Pad!!

Brand New FeatureStamp Set- Lovely as a Tree

I am back again this week with a fantastic New Feature Stamp Set from the Main Catalogue, Lovely as a Tree. This is a wonderful stamp set and has so many uses from Christmas to Sympathy and wonderful for Male cards, Fathers Day and Birthdays. I will be in QLD this week meeting up with my fantastic Ladies up there and can not wait to share with you all some of the NEW products available in the New Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue.

I will have lots of exciting Sneek peeks this week and some wonderful information regarding the fantastic New products coming soon.

Don't Forget we only have 2 weeks Left of Sale-a-Bration so not long to qualify for your FREE Stamp Sets.
This card uses the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and the Weathered Back ground Stamp. They team up beautifully together. In Ballet Blue and Navy Cardstock this is a very popular Christmas Card finished with lovely White Taffeta Ribbon. Also added to the tree's but difficult to see in this photo is Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Designer Series Paper - Customer Creation

Another Customer Creation from the wonderful Pam , I love this Tall Tales Designer Series paper. It is in the Current Summer Mini which will be discontinued come the 1st of April. Don't forget Until this Sunday you can receive 10% OFF all Summer Mini Products.
I must admit I looked at this paper in the pack and thought what will I use that for but this is just wonderful.
Thanks again for Sharing Pam.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Designer Series paper - Scrapbooking page

Over the last few weeks I have had a few scrap booking pages on each week to give you inspiration when playing with all the sets available. Every page has featured Designer Series Paper. I love the fact that everything co-ordinates with Stampin Up, DSP, Card stock A4 and 12 x 12 and Ink, Ribbon. Everything.

I am yet to add a title to this page and you will notice many of my pages will get posted minus a title but that's because I like to wait to find the right words or sentiment for a page. Once it's there, it's there forever.

I will have a NEW Sneek Peek up over this weekend, with whats to come I think you will be happy!!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Designer Series Paper-Quick Cards.

I am sure we have all been in the situation where we needed a Card but didn't have time to stamp. Well this card took less time then it would take you to find your keys and put the kids in the car. A piece of Urban Garden Designer Series Paper (any size you have left over) a quick scallop border and a Sentiment stamped on the front and you have a card ready to go. It shows just how versatile these DSP can be, Boxes, Cards and Scrap booking pages the list is endless. Watch on this week as I show you more you can do with the DSP.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Designer Series Paper- Customer Creations

I am really loving all these wonderful cards you ladies have been sending me and it would be great to see lots more, If you are coming along to either of the NEW MINI PREVIEW EVENTS please bring a card or 2 or even a scrap booking page you have made using Stampin' Up Stamps, Paper or Ribbons. With your consent I will photograph them and share them with everyone. You ladies make some wonderful cards/pages and I love to see them.

These beautiful little cards were emailed in by the very talented Pam in QLD. They are a Notelet, Each card measure's 6 x 3". I am sure you will agree they are very cute. Each Card Features the wonderful Stampin Up DSP.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Designer Series Paper Sneek Peek

I am totally in love with this very cute little box. I have been having so much FUN with it and you can to, HINT HINT...
I have been again playing with the Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set and think this Tea Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) looks wonderful with these very cute little cakes. This little box is the perfect size to hold 2-3 x Pandora beads carefully wrapped in tissue paper. What a wonderful little gift Idea.
Keep watch this week as I will have more to show you soon....

Monday, March 8, 2010

Crazy For Cupcakes and Designer Series Paper-New Feature

I am back again this week with a wonderful New Feature. This week I am going to Feature the Stampin Up Designer Series Paper (DSP). For the first few days in the week I have been having lots of Fun with this DSP and and the Crazy For Cupcakes Stamp Set. You will also see a couple of Sneek Peeks this week as we all get excited about whats coming up in the NEW MINI. IN the card I have Featured today the Top Piece of DSP opens out to appear to be an awning on a shop. This DSP is from the Tea Party Collection on Page 133 of the Main Catalogue. Each little cupcake has been finished off with dazzling Diamonds, they really are good enough to eat...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Easter Treat Sneek Peek

Just for you another little sneek peek... Of whats to come very soon. I am so excited about all the wonderful NEW products Stampin' Up! has in store for us all come the 1st of April.
I have made this very cute little pillow box and wheeled him in my favourite wheel Egg Hunt. Pop 4 little eggs inside and you have a Very cute little Gift.

For more Sneek peeks watch closely as next week I will be back with more.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Good Egg- Quick Easter cards

I often need to have a mass production session and make a large number of cards that look lovely but are quick to make. I love these cards and think there great for kids to help out with to. I made approx 50 of these last year to send to family, friends and customers. I changed the colour of the card and ribbon to add a little variety but still a quick and nice card to make. Watch tomorrow for a Sneek peak of whats to come......

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Good Egg - Easter Card

Well I have been neglecting all thing domestic this week to give you lots of wonderful Easter Idea's to get you ready for the Chocolate season... I love the wonderful Easter Egg in this set. You will be surprised how many people ask you how did you get that Egg so perfect. "Tell them, Shhhhhh it's a secret.....". I also pulled out my Favourite tool and used my crimper along the bottom. I tend to forget to use girlie things like, Diamante Brads and buttons, with all the boys in my life it seems to not be a happening thing. But I promise you will start to see more of these very cute little embellishments to my cards and pages. I have used the Scallop oval Punch on this card. This punch is not pictured in the Main catalogue but is available for $30.95.

A Good Egg - Customer Creation Scrap booking Page

A big Thank you to Kristy for sending this page she completed at a Easter Scrap booking workshop. Kristy has 2 girls (and a very cute little boy) so changed the page to make it more girlie... I love the way you can take 1 scrap booking layout and change things to just suit your needs.
Thank You Kristy I love it...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Good Egg- Scrapbooking Page

I had a play with this wonderful Set while Scrapbooking My Easter Photo's from last Year. Harry thought all the Chocolate was wonderful. I have put a little peep hole, in one of the Eggs and behind the circle is a little chicken in it's egg. This set co-ordinates with the Egg Hunt Standard Wheel, which I have wheeled along the top of the page. Check back tomorrow as Kristy has made the same page with a Girly version of it. It looks lovely and Very Cute.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Good Egg - With Crimper.

I love this little chicken and thought I would team him up with this very cute Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. I received the Crimper for my Birthday and have been having lots of with it, I have used it to crimp the white strip across the middle of the card to add some texture and depth to the card. I punched the chicken out with the 13/8" Punch and then placed him on a scallop circle Punch.
I will be back with more A Good Egg Inspirations tomorrow.

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Good Egg - New Feature Card Just in Time for Easter

I am back again this week with a Brand New Feature Stamp Set and some wonderful projects to inspire you so dust off those Stamps and ink them all up. This week I thought we would continue on, in co-ordination with this weeks special. Easter Stamps. We all love it and with only 1 month till its here you really need to be ordering those Stamps and Card stock to get them underway. I have chosen the A Good Egg Stamp Set to feature and hope you will find lots of inspiration from what you see this week. Watch closely from today as I show some exclusive Sneek peeks into whats coming soon, Remember you only have 1 Month left of the current Summer mini(ending the 31st March 2010). Don't forget I love to read your comments, so please feel free to leave one.