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, January 28, 2012


On the 23rd of January I celebrated being with Stampin Up for 4 Years. On the 25th Of January I Celebrated Selling $100,000 in Stampin Up products. I want to THANK YOU so much for all of your support during this time. I am looking forward to an amazing 2012 and Years forward.

Greenhouse Garden Cards

A Quick post as I am away in QLD and YES its one very WET trip. Fingers crossed we can get home on Sunday as planned. But wanted to share some more cards I made in January. I really had a VERY productive School Holidays.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Bold Blossom January Bundle

I Love this cute little set that is part of the Special Promotion Bundle.
Blossom stamp set and Punch set in this bundle. This Bundle Must be ordered before the 31st January

BOLD BLOSSOM Stamp Set(Mini Catalogue pg 17)
Triple Layer Build a Blossom Punch (Mini Catalogue pg 17)
PLUS Your Choice of 1 INK Pad (pg 120-124) (excludes craft ink)
WOOD: $71.85 +p/h
CLEAR: $67.35 + p/h

Monday, January 23, 2012

You are Loved Mini Card

The Stamp Set You are loved, featured in the New Summer Mini Stampin Up catalogue has been very popular. It has so many versatile uses and really is so beautiful. The will be a card completed at an upcoming Event for some very special Girls... Can you guess who you are???

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Special Scrapbook frame.

I was asked to simply decorate the photo for a special friend of my MIL but when I seen all these beautiful flowers and this lovely 12 x 12 frame I new I had to perfect combination. The lady was mourning the anniversary of her husbands passing on Friday and I had this all ready to be given to her on Friday afternoon. I hope it helped to bring a smile to her face on a sad day.

Easter Will be hopping on by before we know it.

I can't believe I am up to my 3rd packet of Hot Cross Buns and Easter Eggs are filling the shelves in the shops. So I thought I would share this very cute card I made. Sometimes its nice to send a little gift in the card you make so I made this super cute little Book mark to co-ordinate with the Card. It slides into the pocket in the front of the card. You may notice I have a NEW favourite Embossing Folder Finial Press.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Project 365 - Week #3

I had so much fun collecting the photos for this page although I am sure Robbo didn't think 2 barb wire fences and and a Bull that wanted to befriend him was Fun. But him and Harry go off to the Diary Farm most weekends and I was treated to the royal tour of the Dairy.
Who would have thought recording the cost of MILK could be so much fun.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hand Made with Love

I had my 2nd workshop for 2012 this week and I decided to make this very cute note book as a little trial for an upcoming Event. Very cute and definitely Fun I think.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Project 365 - Week #2

Week #2 has been Fun. Every holidays we always go off to the Pizza Hutt all you can eat and the kids just LOVE it. This is all the fun things to record in your Project 365 Album. Traditions and fun things you like to do with your Family.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mt Alford QLD Retreat April 2012

Mt Alford QLD Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Retreat.
 We will have 2 x QLD Retreats in 2012 - 27th-29th April and 25th -28th Ocotber.

Join Us at the Mt Alford Lodge, 15klm from Boonah South East Queensland, for a Weekend packed full of FUN Last weekend of April and last weekend of October.
 I Need to start confirming Your attendance ASAP Please. Places are strictly limited to 12.

Cost for the weekend (April Cost $255 per person) and (October Cost based on arrival Thursday $360 although a friday arrival option is available)  including all Freshly Made Food and Drinks(Including Dinner Friday evening until Sunday Lunch) , Make and Takes and Gifts during the weekend, unlimited use of all my stamps, Big shot, Ink Pads, Punches ect. You will have lots of FREE time to work on your own Projects.

What you will need to bring- All your bedding is supplied but you may like to bring your own pillow. A towel for use in the Heated swimming pool. LOTS Of Stamping and Scrapping to complete during the weekend. A friend, a weekend away is always better with a friend, although I am expecting a wonderful group of ladies and you will all be made to feel very at home.

Payments can be made Via Direct Deposit or Cheque.
*Rest of Paments can be made using the Instalment plan.
When Paying using the Instalment Plan ALL payments must be made on time Please.
Day Packages will be available for those wishing to attend but unable to stay over Night

For further Information regarding the 2012 Retreat please do not hesitate to contact me. To book your place at the retreat please send me an email or call and I will get all the booking and Personal information out to you ASAP. or 0450 223451
It is going to be a fabulous weekend with LOTS of Gifts and prizes.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Open Sea Happy Birthday

Stampin Up's Open sea Stamp set as featured in the Summer mini has been so popular and I must say it is just so easy to make cards with a set this nice.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Yes thats right girls, Insanity has struck me and I have booked a retreat for the weekend of 24-26th August 2012. YES thats 3 Retreats in 1 Year. You girls are being VERY spoilt.
I will have all the information out VERY soon but PLEASE if you are interested or you have a friend who maybe let me know. The numbers to this retreat will be VERY limited.

It is located minutes from Kuruah and its surroundings are very tranquil.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Valentines Day LOVE

I love this set YOU ARE LOVED currently featured in the Summer Mini. Beautiful for a large range of cards I think its so cute for Valentines day, I also think it would make a lovely wedding Card. I have inked the large heart in Pretty in Pink and then coloured the little birdie in with Real Red Marker to highlight just that cute little bird.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Little Sale-A-Bration 2012 Sneak Peek.

With 6 WONDERFUL choices in the 2012 SAB Its hard to know what to choose first. With valentines day just around the corner I thought this card was very cute, but also would make a wonderful Mothers Day card for someone Special. I have featured the Stamp Set Fresh Vintage from Sale-A-Bration, the Paper Pack and the Ribbon from the Ribbon and Brad pack.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

PROJECT 365- 2012

So this is a Project I hope some of you may like to join in on share your pages in this album. Project 365 was initiated through Scrapbook Divas as a project where you would scrap a page a Day/Week/Month(You choose) and share all the little and Big things about 2012 as an album for future generations to look back on and share. I am going to make my album a little different and YOU can to. I am going to scrapbook a page a week capturing the cost of everyday living in 2012. The price of Fuel, Fruit, Food, Movies and all the other little things we enjoy to do but really don't think twice about now. Wouldn't it be wonderful for our children or grandchildren to look back and know what life was like in 2012.

As this album is for my children and about life with my children in 2012 I thought it was only fitting that my 1st week be all about them. Although taken in 2011 it really reflects all of them and there beautiful nature.
Please let me know if you would like to join me and I will help you getting your Album Started.

At long Last some scrapping..

I have not scrapped in such a long time and everything I did do just didn't seem finished. But this has been the week for me. I started the roll with this very cute Double page of Zac. In this house if its wet or muddy its alive and

I LOVE Crystal Affects and the wet glossy look it gives.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Nature Walk KeyRings.

Sale-a-Bration 2012 is upon us and its so exciting but I thought it would be fun to offer something other than cards and boxes and I have made these super cute little personalised Key Rings. They would make a very special little gift for someone special.
Personalised for someone special in their favourite colours and Initial.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Diary of our Life 2012

Since Mid 2011 I lost all interest in my scrapbooking and I have really struggled so I was so excited to see this project being run by Scrapbook Diva's. To join in and all the information follow the link.

They will be offering this fabulous kit as a prize for joining in on the fun.

Watch closely as I share with you all my pages.

Jolly Bingo Bits Trio

 I was so lucky to have a Child free day on Friday and WOW was it nice. I definitely made the Most of it creating 7 Beautiful Cards and 1 Pillow Box all of which I will be sharing with you over coming Days. I could not resist this very cute little card trio Bits Stamp Set.
Something for the Boys..
Something for the Happy Feet fans..
A cute little one for the girls..
Now who would have thought this set was designed just for Christmas. I love it.

Happy New Year

I would Love to send warm wishes to all of my Wonderful Friends and Customer's. Many of you pop in and visit me here at my Blog on a regular basis and I THANK YOU for all of your support throughout the Year.  I am hoping to bring you many New idea's and Inspiration during 2012.