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, May 31, 2010

Upsy Daisy - Chocolate Surprise

I made this wonderful card earlier in the week and decided that I needed to make this wonderful Chocolate Surprise Sleeve. A wonderful little gift pack for a special friend, this will be on offer as a class in September so watch the Events list to the right. Wonderful for Teachers gifts at Christmas.

Using the Upsy Daisy Stamp Set and words from Occasional Greetings. The Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss look just wonderful together.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Upsy Daisy - Scrapbook page

Adding the Upsy Daisy Stamped image to the bottom of the Scrap booking page adds dimension to the page and gives you a subtle floral image. Fantastic for using on all your outdoor pages. Stamped in Old Olive Ink on Old Olive Card stock. Using the circle scissor to cut the large circle using Cottage Wall Designer Series paper, It has also been paper pierced around the circle. Adding a piece of Rich Razzleberry Ribbon across the circle.
(Apologies to the glare on the photo)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Upsy Daisy - Card

There really are so many possibilities when you have the big Shot and I thought I just could not throw away this outline cut out from the Top Note Die. Using it as a Frame I have made this very Autumn looking card to say Thank You to a special friend who has been helping me alot lately. I have used Crystal Affects (Dimensional Magic) over the top of some of the Stamped Flower image to give the image dimension and a glossy look.

A wonderful card to make at your own workshop and definitely great for all experience levels.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Upsy Daisy - Card

Today I have for you another wonderful Card using the Upsy Daisy Stamp Set from the main Catalogue. The Very Vanilla ribbon ties a section of card closed, perfect for a hidden message or Gift Card.
The Stamped Image from the Upsy Daisy Stamp Set has been coloured directly onto the rubber using Stampin Write Markers. This is a wonderful Technique allowing you to add a variety of colour to the image.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Feature Stamp Set - Upsy Daisy

You May notice I have been busy adding lots of upcoming Classes and workshops in the Events schedule on the right hand column, Please do not hesitate to book in advance to reserve your placement as places are filling fast in lots of upcoming Classes.

I decided it was time to play with an old favourite Upsy Daisy, It is just so lovely and a very peaceful image.

I have made this card using the Big Shot to cut a Top Note Die to stamp my Upsy Daisy image on and Polka Dot embossing the Baja Breeze Card stock background. A very simple but elegant card to make.

I will be back with more Upsy Daisy Creations tomorrow.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Super Savings on Stampin Up Starter Kit. SAVE $$$$

Now has never been a better time to consider the possibilities of Joining the Stampin Up Family and my Group of wonderful Girls. Why you ask... Because Stampin Up! has a WONDERFUL promotion on to help you save some money and get started sooner. Please contact me for any further information regarding Joining Stampin Up or the Starter Kit.
Email: OR 0450 223451.

From Now until July 31st the Australian Stampin Up Starter Kit has been reduced from $329 to $259. This Kit has a retail value of $574.
PLUS... Of course I NEED to spoil you and I am giving anyone who joins before the 31st of July A FREE PUNCH of your Choice. RRP $30.95

Joining Stampin Up does Not mean you have to go out and do work shops and sell to everyone you know. There are lots of different options to being a Stampin Up Demonstrator.

Discount Demonstrator
Likes the idea of buying stamps for personal use at a 20% discount and occasionally sells to neighbors, relatives, friends, etc.

Hobby Demonstrator
Loves doing workshops and earning extra money when it’s convenient; works a lot some months and very little other months; likes to do workshops that are easy to book; doesn’t like to work too hard to book workshops.

Business Demonstrator
Views a Stampin’ Up! demonstratorship as a viable business with long-term career potential; pursues management and wants to move up the career ladder; loves attending Stampin’ Up! events and has developed close social relationships with other demonstrators; works at her business in a consistent and outgoing manner.

What are the Benefits of Being a Demonstrator?
1. As a demonstrator you get a 20% discount on all Stampin' Up! catalogue items.
2. You get a chance to pre-order product when a new Idea Book and Catalogue or a mini catalogue is released.
3. Additional bonus can be earned each month. (A little Bonus paid to you from Stampin Up.)

4. Now is a great time to join because the new Idea Book & Catalogue is due to be released in September so demonstrators will get the first look at the new book in August!

Whats In the Starter Kit?
The starter Kit can be viewed on the inside cover of you Main Stampin Up catalogue or by clicking on the following Link.

OR as listed below:

- Stamp sets (4 sets: Eastern Blooms, Fun & Fast Notes, Big Bold Birthday, and Basic Phrases, OR 4 sets of your choice at the same or lower price.)

- Fast Flowers Stampin' Around™ wheel OR wheel of your choice (standard size only)

- Stampin' Around handle (standard size)

- Real Red ink cartridge OR colour of your choice (standard size only)

- Stampin' Pastels™ (1 case has 51 colours, 6 applicators, 1 eraser)- Assorted card stock (A4) Bold Brights® OR colour family of your choice

- Card stock (A4) Whisper White OR A4 card stock of your choice at same or lower price

- Blender pens (1 pkg. of 3)

- Craft & Rubber Scissors- SNAIL Adhesive™ (1 pkg.)

- Stampin' Scrub™ (1 two-sided scrub)- Stampin' Mist™ (1-2 oz. bottle)

- VersaMark® pad- Classic Stampin' Pads® (4: Green Galore, Real Red, Pixie Pink, and Brilliant Blue, OR 4 colours of your choice, plus 1 Basic Black pad.)

BUSINESS SUPPLIES Catalogues, business forms, and other printed materials to get your business started off right!

Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper - Pyramid Card

I have made it through a crazy weekend, of Scrap booking Retreats, Parties and Kids Disco's. I have been loving making these wonderful Pyramid Cards. They are wonderful when your looking for something a little different to give to someone special. I have used the Cottage Wall DSP and the All a Flutter Stamp from the Autumn Winter .

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper - Secret Sister Card

I couldn't resist sharing with you this wonderful card I received in the mail recently from my Secret Sister...(A Stampin Up Swap I participate in).

This lovely card uses the Cottage wall DSP and looks just wonderful with the soon retiring Orchard Opulence and the NEW Rich Razzleberry.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Feature- Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper

As I rapidly approach the 60th Party I have organised, catered and attempted to bring together on a budget for my MIL. I am going to try and squeeze in some extra posts this week, Sharing the wonderful Creations and Idea's for you to use the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper. This lovely 12 x 12 double sided paper is available for a limited time in the Autumn Winter Stampin Up Mini Catalogue.

Accompanied with the NEW 2 Step Bird Punch this beautiful paper makes Simple but very effective cards for all occasions. This is 1 of the Cards made to accompany the Birthday Book (see Events for upcoming dates).

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Medallion Card-Melon Mambo

I just love this Medallion Stamp and I must say it has provided much inspiration over coming days, I have added a Vintage Vogue Stamped flower to the centre of the Medallion Stamp. The wonderful New IN colours we seen released in the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue have created lots of excitement. This Pink colour is known as Melon Mambo and is Exclusive to Stampin Up. It has co-ordinating Ink and Polka Dot Ribbon that matches this wonderful Card stock.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Medallion Scrapbooking Page

I must first start with sending my most sincere apologies for not having a Feature Stamp of the week for the past 2 weeks. Life has been very busy and I am looking forward to the weekend when it may slow down a little. Fingers Crossed we will be back to normal next week.

One of the many things I have been busy with, in preperation for My MIL 60th Party in a week is a wonderful Scrapbook album featuring all her children and Gran children.

Using the Medallion Stamp inked in Rich Razzleberry and stamped onto Whisper White 12 x 12 Card stock I think this page is very striking while elegant enough for these wonderful formal photo's. I have placed some half diamonte's in the small dots around the medallion and will add a title before adding it to the Album. The Medallion stamp can be a little deceiving to the actual size. It is 12cm in diameter and on the same size block as the Large background stamps.

May is Scrap booking Month so what better time to drag out those photo's and share them with those you love in a wonderful Album.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mothers Day Class Projects

I wanted to share with you the wonderful Mothers Day projects we made at our Mothers Day Class on Saturday the 8th May. All our mums and girls had a wonderful time and it is fantastic to see so many creative young girls joining there Mum's and enjoying the afternoon.

The Big shot has brought some amazing creations and who would have thought this wonderful little gift box would be made from a Scallop Envelope Die, it just shows you how versatile Stampin Up products can be. We made a set of co-ordinating little note cards and all the Mum' went home with some lovely little gifts, including these very cute Draw Scent's using the Pillow Box Die.
The designer Series Paper used in these creations is Cottage Wall featured in the Autumn Winter Mini catalogue.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Big Shot Beginner Class Friday 14th MAY

This Friday will be the Big Shot Beginner Class, If you have or are thinking of buying a Big shot this is the class for you. We will cover all the basics including "sandwich" combinations and what your Big shot will do. Held in Warner's Bay please contact me for more information including location.

14TH MAY 10:30am-1:30pm- By the time this class comes around those that have ordered Big Shots previous to this date will have them in their Hot little Hands and if you don't come and get a Head start for when it arrives. There are so many things you can do with Your Big Shot But in this class we will start with the Basics. Bring your Big shot along with you for a 101 on Big Shot FUN. Morning Tea will be provided. $10 per person attending. RSVP Before 13th May Please.

Missing in Action

I must start by sending a HUGE apology to you all. I am sure you all thought I was missing in action, but in reality I just needed to clone myself. I have had a gastro bug go through all the family, my Mum here to visit for Zac's 1st Birthday and Mothers Day and some wonderful New workshops which required all my attention. So I promise from today all is back to normality, HAHA I know as normal as it gets.

I hope everyone enjoyed a Wonderful Mothers Day either with their Mum or as a Mum and I am sure you would have been spoilt. I hope so anyway.

I must be off so I can create some wonderful inspiration to share with you all tonight.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Butterfly - Gift Vouchers

Mothers Day is going to be upon us at the end of the week and it really does make you think where has the time since Christmas gone..

Gift Vouchers have again been very popular with Mum's, Daughters, and Friends for Mothers Day, Birthdays and Christmas. I can express post them direct to you, giving you the perfect gift for this Mothers Day. You can choose any $$ Value and all vouchers have a 4 month expiry on them from when they are being given. There is no Charge for the Card only the value of the voucher you buy is charged for. These vouchers can be posted anywhere within Australia.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Flight of the Butterfly - Card

Its just wonderful to be able to teach some wonderful new techniques and the bold butterfly featured in Flight of the Butterfly is fantastic for the "Kissing" Technique. This wonderful technique involved inking a bold and decorative stamp in 2 different ink colours and bringing them together as 1, imprinting the decorative image onto the bold. For more information on this technique or a lesson on how to perfect this wonderful technique please do not hesitate to call me. you can see this technique on the butterfly as pictured on this card on the top left hand side. I have teamed this card with the beautiful Bella Rose Designer series paper.