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.
0450 223451 or

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Congratulations to My Newest Team Member

I made this beautiful Card for My Newest Team Member Alison, Congratulations for Joining during the Wonderful Kit Discount Promotion, you will be a very valued member of our wonderful Team.
I was sent this wonderful Stamp Set by a Special friend and think is looks just wonderful Water Coloured..I wonder if we might see this come to our New catalogue here in Australia on September 1st..Watch closely....

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fox and Friends- Card

This will be the last of my Fox and Friend Features for this week. I have had so much fun with these little guys and I am sure you will see them used alot more. I made this peek-a-boo card to give for a little boys 1st birthday card but it would also make a wonderful Baby shower or New Baby card. The stars have been punched out using the Large and Small Star Punches and the little monkey hidden behind them.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Ladies I am going to post on my Blog the updates I receive regarding the inventory of retiring colours. I recommend you check back regularly to see if colours you maybe wanting to order have become limited or even SOLD OUT..

Stampin Up has notified me Close to Cocoa CARD STOCK has only enough to last a few days. If you require this colour to keep you going into the future please email me ASAP. Once this colour has gone as a solid pack it will only be available as a Multi-pack. A4 or 12 x 12.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fox and Friends - Scrapbooking Page

I am back today with another page for my beautiful Boy baby Gift album. I think these little monkey's from Fox and Friends are so cute and really finish off this page beautifully. I added some Die cut Little Leaves using the Bigshot to cut them out and sponged ink around the edge of the page. A very quick and cute page for any "Cheeky Monkey"..

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fox and Friends - Baby Card

With babies coming from everywhere at the moment I thought this set would make a beautiful baby card. Quick and simple. This card has been Embossed using the Big Shot and Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Stamped using the little turtle from Fox and friends and a greeting using the very versatile Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp set all from the New Autumn Winter Mini catalogue. Completed with some INcolour Baja Breeze Ribbon.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


WOW, haven't the 4 weeks of wonderful promotions just flown by us. I am sure you will all agree Stampin Up has spoiled us with some amazing deals this month and this week is no exception. Add some extra Bling to your Cards or Scrapbooking pages with these amazing Specials never to be repeated.

Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
149 Square Ice Rhinestone Brads $19.95 $11.97

149 Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads $19.95 $11.97

149 Square Fire Rhinestone Brads $19.95 $11.97

150 Bashful Blue 1" Double Stitched, Ribbon$19.95 $10.97

151 Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain Ribbon $14.95 $8.97

This weeks Promotion will run from Today Wednesday 23rd to Tuesday 30th June 2010. Your order must arrive to me no later than Tuesday afternoon, to qualify for this weeks special.

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FROM ME: Well I am sure you will agree this special is Fantastic but how about something extra..Just from ME to YOU. As our Final week of Specials is Upon us, Order any of the Above special and receive FREE SHIPPING. This week only and must include at Least one of the above Special Offers.

Rhinestone Brads

Bashful Blue 1" Stitched Grosgrain

Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain Ribbon

To purchase any of these Specials or make enquiries regarding other Monthly Promotions. Please Contact Narelle on or 0450 223451

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

NEW FEATURE Stamp Set- Fox and Friends

I just love this set Fox and Friends and thought I must create a little more to show you just how versatile this little set can be. As many of you know I have been busy creating Baby Albums for friends and Family and the pages you will see this week are a Baby shower gift for someone Special. Working with a 8x8" Album has been a challenge so I look forward to sharing these pages with you. You will not see Photo's as the album is being given at the baby shower for the parents to add the photo's.

Featured in the Autumn Winter Stampin Up Mini Catalogue this wonderful little Set is available in Wood or Clear mount, saving you Money and space(More space means more sets.Right LOL).

Teamed up with the A little Treat Stamp Set these animals just look beautiful floating through out the air. Stamped in Pale Plum, Sage shadow, Baja Breeze and So Saffron INK(many of these colours will be retiring August 2010).

Birthday Book Class - Last chance for this Class Saturday 26th June 1pm

I am taking final booking for my LAST Birthday Book class being run this Saturday 26th June. You will also receive a set of Calender month/dates to attach to each page of your Birthday Book to ensure you never forget any one's Birthday ever again. You will also make and Take 6 Cards to add to your Birthday book straight away.

This class is being held at the Windale Community Centre, Newcastle this Saturday 26th June and Booking are ESSENTIAL. A yummy afternoon tea will be provided. Cost for this Class is $20. All supplies will be provided.

To book your place this class Please email or phone ASAP. or 0450 223451.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Daisy Dash - Scrapbooking Wheel

I am back again with another page for my upcoming gift Album. Using the Daisy Dash Jumbo wheel and the Tiny Tags Punch and co-ordinating Stamp set. This page was made completely using the scraps left on my table after a weekend creating Birthday Books.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I have my 2nd Bigshot class approaching very fast and thought I would give you a little sneak peak of whats to come, this is just a few of the wonderful Items YOU will be creating.

This class is filling very fast so to book your place please email me asap. If you have a big shot bring it along if not I will have mine for you to use. We will make a variety of projects to show case some of the wonderful possibilities available when owning the Big shot. Held in Warner's Bay and only $15 per person with Morning Tea provided, this will be a fantastic class for all.

Love to make these wonderful creations but can't make the day, gather a few friends and I will come to you at a time that suits you and your friends.(weekends,evenings all available). Contact me on to book in.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Daisy Dash Jumbo Wheel - Card

I must apologise for the delay in postings this week, I have some wonderful new projects to share over the next few days so I hope you will be as excited as I am.

Many of you took advantage of the wonderful Designer Series Paper Promotion last week and I think this Tea Party Paper looks wonderful with the Daisy Dash Jumbo Wheel. Wheeled in Almost Amethyst, cards with a wheeled image are quick and simple for you to make especially when you need to make lots in a hurry.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I write this post to express to you all, just how excited I was when the Postman came today. In a Wonderful Stampin Up parcel was this beautiful 20K Pin I achieved with YOUR HELP, Support and wonderful dedication to me during the 2009-2010 catalogue period(April 2009 to April 2010).

Without you I would not have been so lucky to receive this wonderful Gift. This lovely Pin and a Brand new Stamp Set from the Upcoming 2010-2011 Stampin Up Catalogue so exclusive I am not even allowed to show you yet..Hint Hint the Pin might just be resting on it..

From the Bottom of my Heart THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH, Every little order, $ and thought counts. I really do appreciate every single 1 of you and look forward to some fantastic times ahead.


I was so excited to see another Promotion this week and I am sure you will be excited when you see the discounts offered and products on special this week 16th-22nd of June. How it all works..
For each week in June, Stampin' Up! have selected products to be heavily discounted, you can even save up to 50% This week.
WOW how exciting to see this weeks Special is Stamp Sets, You can never have to many of them. selected sets from this weeks special also has co-ordinating punches, such as the "All scallops" stamp set co-ordinates with the scallop border punch.

Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
34 A Happy Heart stamp set $41.95 $20.98
57 Greetings Eight stamp set $49.95 $24.98
78 Bella's Bloom stamp set $24.95 $14.97
97 Enjoy Every Moment stamp $53.95 $26.98
105 All Scallops stamp set $55.95 $27.98

These are fantastic Savings, But what would a SPECIAL be without a little EXTRA Special from Me to YOU..

Purchase any 2 or more of the above on Special Stamp Sets and receive the Bella's Bloom Stamp Set page 78 for only $5.00.

Purchase all of the above stamp Sets, A Happy Heart, Greetings Eight, Enjoy Every Moment and All Scallops I you will receive Bella Bloom for FREE. Total amount due for this special including Postage is $105.95. You will receive all 5 Stamps delivered to your door for $105.95.

A Happy Heart

Greetings Eight
Bella's Bloom
Enjoy Every Moment All Scallops

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Feature of the Week- Daisy Dash Jumbo Wheel

I have been undecided about purchasing the Daisy Dash wheel for such a long time, But received it as a Gift from my Secret Sister just last week. And I LOVE it. Who would have thought 1 little wheel (OK Jumbo Wheel) would have had so many wonderful uses.

Many of you have nightmare's over the thought of your wheels, so please remember I am always available for 1 on 1 lessons at the Project Fun nights in Windale and I always have my wheel guide on hand and ready to be used. The wheel guide is definitely a god send if you a trying to make your wheels go straight. For just $18.95 you really will be lost without it.

I love the Look of this card and it really does make me think of a really crisp, clean and quick card. Wheeled with the Daisy Dash Jumbo wheel in Rich Razzleberry onto whisper white and finished with some Rich Razzleberry Polka dot ribbon(the reverse as used, is plain).

Monday, June 14, 2010

Eastern Blooms - Secret Sister Card

During the recent Secret Sister I participated in I was sent this lovely card by the wonderful Gemma, I am so glad she sent it to me it has inspired me to get this wonderful set Eastern Blooms out and make use of a set I had managed to let slip to the bottom of the pile. I am sure there are many of you with sets that have slipped way to the bottom and may often be forgotten about, leave me a comment with the name of the set and I would be happy to share some inspiration on what can be done with that forgotten set you have.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Eastern Blooms - Scrapbooking Page

I started with this Pink Passion 12 x 12 card stock, sad to think very soon it will be on the retired list (Stock up now before it's to late). And I am so pleased with my finished results. The large flower in the Eastern Blooms Stamp Set making cutting out these flowers so quick and easy, add to that a little Bling and before you know it the page was finished. This is the first of many pages you will see posted without photo's. I am making an album for a gift and the idea is they will add the photo's they wish to fit on each page. Watch closely as this album unfolds and becomes beautiful. Don't forget I love to see your creations and would love you to share them with us all.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Eastern Blooms - Card

I have been busy creating wonderful samples to showcase this weeks feature Stamp Set Eastern Blooms. This stamp set is wonderful for using your Stampin Write Markers with as it allows you to give individual colour to each of the little flowers. Stamped in Rose Red and Night of Navy this card was finished off with some Rose Red Stitched Ribbon.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Card Folder Gift Idea- Raspberry Tart DSP

I was invited out for Lunch today for someone very special and thought my Special Friend might just like this wonderful Card Holder as a Beautiful Gift. Filled with 4 Wonderful Cards and Featuring this Weeks Special the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper It came together just beautifully.

If you also like this card folder, I can give you a little hint that it will be the Feature Project of an upcoming Event I am holding Very soon... Leave a comment or contact me for more information.
Watch daily as I have lots of new posts to inspire you to pull out those Stamps and Create.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I was so excited to see another Promotion this week and I am sure you will be excited when you see the discounts offered and products on special this week 9th-15th of June. How it all works..For each week in June, Stampin' Up! have selected products to be heavily discounted, you can even save up to 50%!!

WOW how exciting to see this weeks Special is Designer Series Paper. A fantastic assortment or Designer series Paper packs all heavily reduced. remember Each pack contains 12 double sided sheets of Fantastic Quality Designer Series Paper (DSP). 2 each of 6 different designs.

Page Description RRP Sale Price

132 Haiku Designer Series paper $16.95 $10.17

132 Pink Flamingo (DSP) $16.95 $11.02

133 Tea Party (DSP) $16.95 $10.17

133 Raspberry (DSP) $16.95 $11.02

133 Sweet Slumber Specialty (DSP) $22.95 $14.92

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FROM ME: Well I am sure you will agree this special is Fantastic but how about something extra..Just from ME to YOU. Order any 3 of the Haiku, Pink Flamingo, Tea Party or Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper for only $33.00 INCLUDING POSTAGE.
To order call 0450 223451 or email:

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Feature Stamp Set- Eastern Blooms

I am sure we all can say I just have to have that set and then it sits on our shelves gathering dust while it waits for us to use it. Well Eastern Blooms was one of those sets. I just had to have it and then the poor little thing has just sat there, not just for weeks or months I am talking more than a Year. So as I dig through my pile to bring you another Feature set of the week I hope you will enjoy the inspiration and creations Eastern Blooms Brings.

As I add to my wonderful Team of girls, my newest recruit Gabrielle is so excited and brings with her so much energy. I wish her all the best and just as the greeting on the Card states "Congratulations" We are so proud to have you..

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Customer Creation - Shadow Box Card

You ladies are so Wonderful coming to my rescue with some Customer creations. Please keep them coming.

I am sure you will all agree, Debbie is very clever when you take a look at her amazing Shadow box cards. These are fantastic and definately make me think I better add them to my list..

Using the Stamp Set Garden Whimsy and the Bigshot to Polka Dot Emboss the cards these really are a wonderful example of what you can do at home. Finished off with a little Taffeta Ribbon I can not wait to see what else you very clever ladies come up with.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

WANTED- Customer Creations

I have never before put a call out for Customer creations. But if you like many of you have created something wonderful with a Stampin Up product, Stamp, ect. Then I would love to share it with the World. Please just email me a photo of the project you have made and I will get it posted onto my Blog ASAP. It does not have to be solely Stampin Up created bu must include at least 1/2 Stampin Up Creations, Card stock, Designer Series Paper, Stamps, Wheels. Ect.

Just email I look forward to sharing your creations.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I was so excited to see this weeks promotion and I am sure you will be excited when you see the discounts offered and products on special this week 1st-8th of June.

How it all works..For each week in June, Stampin' Up! have selected products to be heavily discounted, you can even save up to 50%!!This week you can purchase any of the four following punches for 30% less!
This brings the price of the punches down from $30.95 to a really low price of $20.12 + p/h.

But I here you wanting more and I would love to give you more. How about if YOU purchase any 3 of the listed punches here, I will give you any 3 of these for $55 including postage and handling.
I will need to have your order and payment by the 8th of June 2010.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fox and Friends - Card

I wanted to share with you this very cute little card I made at our Project Fun night for Bailey and Summer's Birthday. It uses the new Fox and Friends Stamp Set available in Clear and wood mounted. The lovely little leaves these Cheeky monkeys are hiding behind are the Little Leaves Die from the Big Shot Sizzlet Collection.