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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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Welcome to the World Baby Lynken

I wanted to give you all the Wonderful News on the much anticipated arrival of Baby Lynken. Many of you know Chantelle from my lovely Cessnock group of girls, We were all very sad when complications forced Chantelle from attending the Mt Tamborine Retreat in August. Well after Nearly 3 months in hospital Baby Lynken made an unexpected sudden arrival 2 weeks ago, at only 35 weeks. Lynken was born with under-developed Lungs and had a Huge struggle for the first week of his life causing all of his Family great Stress. I am now very pleased to announce Lynken and Chantelle have yesterday been released to go home to there Family. He is the most beautiful baby and going to be very loved by all his brothers and Sister. Congratulations John and Chantelle and we can not wait to see him, at stamping soon.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Christmas Blog Hop-Gift idea's and Decorations.

Welcome and I hope you’re ready for another ESAD Christmas Blog Hop!
With LOTS of wonderful Christmas Creations to inspire and indulge you in all the best of Christmas. Hop along from Blog to Blog and feel free to Leave comments. We all really do love them and love to hear what you think.

If you are hopping along the blog hop you would have come from the very talented Jo Weedon. If you are just starting Welcome and feel free to keep on hopping.

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!
We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.
So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click
here to join our wonderful group.

I have been very busy creating some wonderful Gifts for Christmas, Can you believe it will be here before we know it.

We all have lots of little gifts we need to give and I think these make wonderful little gifts for Grandparents and family. Mini albums are a wonderful way for family to share in what your children or loved ones have done throughout the year. A photo and special little message from the children makes this concertina album a special momento to treasure forever. Using the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper and co-ordinating the Delightful Decorations stamp set and Ornament Punch throughout the Album makes quick and elegant embellishments for your album.

The mini Calender has been made also using the Jolly Holiday DSP and Delightful Decorations Stamp set and Punch. These little Calenders make wonderful little gifts for teachers and friends. But are fantastic if you need to send a gift to family and friends Overseas. They are very light and can be sent as a letter. Using the Brand New Old Olive 1/8 " Taffeta Ribbon to this little Calender is very cute.

Thank you for visiting, Thank you for your wonderful comments and Feel free to visit again soon. You are now ready to continue your Hop by Hopping on over to the wonderful Leonie Schroder.

To make these wonderful Gift idea's and many more please contact me regarding the Upcoming Gift Idea Classes taking Place very soon.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Stampin Up Dress Up Christmas - FREE Ribbon Promotion

WOW!! How exciting to get up today and find Stampin Up had surprised everyone with a Christmas Promotion Starting Today. We all love Ribbon and this promotion sure is going to be a winner with all the Ribbon lovers. You will also notice a Brand New Christmas Designer Series paper pack only available with the purchase of the Welcome Christmas Bundle.

With Beautiful Ribbon Create Stunning Christmas Cards and amazing Scrapbook pages with Stampin Ups Exclusive Ribbon's only available from the 16th October - 30th November. Earn FREE ribbon of your choice(4 to choose from) in 1 of 2 ways (Or maybe Both).

*Purchase a Christmas Stamp Set Bundle from the list below .
*Host a $550 Workshop.

When you purchase 1 or more of the above Christmas Bundles or Host a $550 Workshop you will get to choose 1 FREE Ribbon Bundle from the following list. (Choose 1 Free Ribbon for each Bundle) *Ribbons available while stocks last.

What a Fantastic Promotion to get your Christmas Cards Started and Maybe even your Christmas Shopping these Bundles would make a fabulous Gift.
Please contact me for Further enquiries and to order you Christmas Ribbon Bundle or Book Your own Workshop.
0450 223451

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Christmas Creations by Nadine

I knew we were going to see some wonderful Cards come from Nadine once she got underway and I must say I love the use of Lovely as a Tree on this card. Its just amazing how a Non - Christmas Stamp set can be used to create a beautiful christmas Card. The baubles have been used from the Deightful Decoration Stamp Set. Thanks for Sharing Nadine and can't wait to see what else you have been busy creating.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Delightful Decorations - Christmas Card

Where is the year going, another week down, another week closer to Christmas. I must start by apologising to anyone on my mailing list reading this Post. The October newsletter is on its Way to you VERY soon. (I promise).

I thought I would share this lovely Christmas Card in Non-Traditional colours. Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White. The Delightful Decoration set really has become one of my favourite sets. I must admit having a co-ordinating Punch to these baubles saves hours of cutting out and just looks perfect. Watch as I have lots more Christmas surprises over coming weeks appearing on my blog.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Neighborhood Jumbo Wheel-Happy House Warming

I just had to have this Neighborhood Jumbo Wheel as soon as it came out, but must confess it's been one of those things that has gathered more dust than had use. So What better excuse to drag it out than to send a good friend a Happy House Warming Card. After a long wait she has finally moved into her New home. The possibilities are endless with this wheel and I can see some Fantastic Scrapbooking pages coming up using it.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

World Card Making Day - Scrap Challenge

With World card making Day now come and gone I wanted to share some of the wonderful Cards, created by some of the lovely Ladies who attended.
I must say when I first announced there would be a "Scrap Challenge" Many of the faces turned to horror. But I am sure everyone will agree it was not at all stressful and definitely lots of Fun.

Given 1 Hour to make 2 standard sized Cards or 1 x 12x12 Page. Everyone was provided with Crumb Cake Cardstock as a Base. The only requirement for this Challenge was YOU MUST use some Scrap card/paper from my scrap box. This is a HUGE box filled with off cuts from when I cut Kits and work on my own projects.
It was a wonderful afternoon and Everyone went home making some fantastic Projects.

The following Cards were created by Leanne S and Leanne H.. Well done girls, you along with everyone else really made some wonderful Cards.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Elements of Style - Spotlight Technique

I just had to share with you the Wonderful Card all the Girls made at our World Card Making Day Event. Teaching the "Spotlight Technique" Elements of style is just fabulous to use when you want to colour the whole image or when just selecting parts to add bursts of colour to using the Spotlight Technique.
The background of this card has been embossed using the Vintage Wall Paper Embossing folder for the Bigshot.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Lets Celebrate World Card Making Day 2010

Happy World Card Making Day to everyone around the World today, Whether you will be joining in on the activities organised by various groups or staying home to craft, just think that today is the 1 day we are all sitting together to make it a great day. There will lots of available room for the Newcastle girls looking for a day out to come along to my World Card Making Day Event at Windale, See Events (to the Right) for Further information.
I just had to share this very Happy and wonderful little card I made using my favourite friend the Owl Punch. After days of trawling the shops I finally found little googly eye's and they make him look so cute. The DSP is from the Greenhouse Gala Collection teamed up with New Daffodil Delight Card stock.