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Have you ever looked at a card and wondered how did they make that look like that? Or Wow that looks good but never be able to make it myself. It’s probably using a technique and I would love to show you how. Did you know that each month my newsletter includes a new technique? Why not sign up now and start learning?

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We all begin somewhere

First Card

We all start somewhere – This is my first card!

Beginning Stampin’ Up! Classes in Mount Isa, got me to thinking about when I first started my Stampin’ Up! Journey. This is my First card. Some of you may not know this story but some of you have been here since the beginning.

My Stampin’ Up! Story began on the back porch of a friends house. She showed me a Catalogue and I fell in love. The next day I went to a class with my friend. At the class, I knew I wanted it all and was hooked. I had resisted the urge to do Scrap booking before as it would require too much “Stuff”. Now I have a room dedicated to my collection of “Stuff”.

That moment on the back porch, is over eight years ago. I still get as much joy from making and giving a hand made card as I did back then. In that eight years i have made lifelong friends, I earn some extra cash and get to see the smiles on people’s faces when they say YAY I MADE THAT!!!

Send me an email mel@stampamemory.com and show me your First Card – Maybe sometime I will share my first scrap booking page it isn’t so pretty!!

Look out for my future posts about my items that beginners need to start their creative adventure.

Saleabration is coming and it will be a great time to buy a beginners pack as once you spend $90 you get to choose a freebie!! Saleabration is a great time to Join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator – Maybe you will be just like me and want it all or love teaching others as a Demonstrator. Maybe you just want to be the first to know about whats coming or join in on the events that Stampin’ up! hold.

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Pinterest – How do I describe this?

 

Its a place online that sucks you into a void of creative wonder, don’t approach unless you have at least half an hour spare.

You can see pictures of anything from Scrapbook pages, Card designs, 3D Projects, memory keeping ideas to Bon Jovi and what to make for dinner tonight.

I have a huge number of pins to explore with loads of ideas.

There is a board specifically dedicated to the God “Bon Jovi”.

Why not click on the pic above and be linked to my page and click to follow me.

I love receiving pins too so feel free to tag me or send me pins.

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What is an In Home Workshop?

In Home Workshop. Relaxed fun with friends while being creative

A In Home Workshop, is a relaxed fun creative time in the comfort of your own home.

All it takes is getting a few of your friends or family together and leave the rest to me.

Benefits to you include: Exclusive Host Only Products, Free Stampin Up Rewards, you get to keep all the cards that I demonstrate and its an easy activity to have some fun with the girls (or guys!)

I live in Mount Isa, Queensland and I available for In home workshops around Mount Isa.

If you are not in the Mount Isa area we could try an online workshop instead.

We could have a catalogue party as an option too.

Get in touch with me via email mel@stampamemory.com

12 Weeks of Christmas 2016

Are you aware we are less than 12 weeks to Christmas? Have you even thought about handmade cards, presents or gift wrapping?
If you are member of my mailing list – Get ready to start receiving my 12 weeks of Christmas Emails – Cute Projects and Great Ideas to get your creative mojo on!
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12 Weeks of Christmas

Do you love Ribbon?

RibbonDo you love ribbon as much as me?

This week I posted on my Facebook page a couple of questions. One was a simple Embellishments or Ribbon?

I thought hands down the winner would have been ribbon but it wasn’t.

I own a box of ribbon that I have had since I was a child. This box is full of ribbons that belonged to my Mother and Grandmother. There is different colors and thickness of satin, patterned and plain ribbon, pieces of lace and the occasional button. I was sometimes allowed to wear one in my hair to school or I just played with them when i was sick in bed.

I still have that box of ribbon, but it has grown to include ribbon I have collected. Some of the original ribbon in on quilts or craft projects. Some has been given away on handmade birthday cards or scrapbook pages.

I would love to know if you treasure and love ribbon as much as me. Maybe you have a stash of handed down ribbon. Do you have a box of ribbons that you love?

Swanky Envelopes using paper WOW!

I love that I can make my own envelopes that match the cards that I have created.

Use the Envelope Punch Board to make different sizes to suit your projects. Its so quick and easy! You can make the envelope any size to fit too

Envelope paper can be found on Page 176 in the Catalogue. It’s available in the “In colors” and is great value.

Would love to see what color combos you make and the different sizes you make with this cute paper. It can be ordered here 

Its in on the Top 10 list for sure! Don’t you think that’s pretty swanky?

Swanky envelopes

 

Time of Year Card

Thinking of you

Being a Stampin Up! Hostess gives you the chance to order Hostess only stamp sets. This card uses one of the hostess only stamp sets – Time of Year.

The great thing about this set is that you can alternate the greetings. I would love to see what cards you make with this set.

Supplies:

Stamp Set:

Time of Year (Photopolymer 141790)

Inks:

Watermelon Wonder (138323)

Cucumber Crush (138324)

Night of Navy (126970)

Markers:

Daffodil Delight (131259)

Cucumber Crush (138333)

Watermelon Wonder (138333)

Paper: (including cutting dimensions):

Whisper White Cardstock (106549 –  12.5 cm x 8.5cm, plus spare for birthday piece)

Watermelon Wonder (138341-  A4 Piece cut in half length ways)

Affectionately Yours DSP (141632- 14cm x 10.5 cm)

Accessories:

Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon (141426) 3cm piece

1 inch circle punch (119868)

Bone Folder (102300)

Snail Adhesive (104332)

Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

Instructions:

1.      Fold the Watermelon Wonder Card stock in half along the long side and crease well with a bone folder to create your card base.

2.      Attach the Double sided paper to the card base with snail

3.      Ink up the Thinking of you greeting with the night of navy ink and stamp towards the top half of the white card stock.

4.      Ink up the words “on your” with cucumber crush and stamp it about a third of the way down the left hand side of the white card.

5.      Ink the watermelon wonder and stamp the birthday greeting banner. Cut this out, apply the ribbon to the back and stick to card with stampin dimensionals.

6.      Using Markers ink up the small three flowers and randomly stamp on the blank areas of the white card stock.

7.      Stick white card stock to main card.

8.      Post it or give it away!

Vanilla Lace Trim – How I love vintage

Vanilla Lace Trim – How I love your Vintage look

 

 

 

 

 

Very Vanilla Lace Trim is on page 179 of the Catalogue and is $12.25AUD/$15NZD with product no 141672. On the roll there is 4.6 metres and the  lace is 1/2″ or 1.3cm wide

It would look lovely on the vintage quilt that I am working on. Can you imagine what you could do with it? I would love to see what you make with it.

 

 

 

Very Vanilla lace trim is cute and sweet. While it isn’t handmade bobbin lace (another one of my craft delights),

It deserves a place in the Top 10 Must haves.

I just love the Vintage style and this lace fits my love! I picture many vintage projects and gifts with this.

Lace is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. Stampin’ Up has the styles you love in the colors you want.

Vanilla Lace Trim

Small But Mighty – The Adhesive Eraser To The Rescue!

Those that know me well know this is one of my favorite Stamping products and would be on my list for the top 10 Must haves. While it is not a new addition to the Stampin’ Up! range it is an essential item for your craft stash.

This easily overlooked tool is inexpensive and unassuming, but if you haven’t worked with Stampin’ Up!’s adhesive eraser, the Adhesive Remover on page 181, you are missing out!

This little square of………..nothing……..easily and quickly removes most stray adhesives with a few quick little dabs or rubs without damaging your project! It quickly “erases” the adhesive leaving behind nothing but fresh smooth card stock, designer series paper and most other paper-based materials. I can’t craft without it because I never know when I might change my mind, go a little crazy with my SNAIL or get some Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive somewhere I don’t want it.

TIP: ALWAYS let the Multipurpose Liquid Glue dry completely before using the adhesive eraser!

NOTE: This tool does not work well on Glue Dots or the adhesive in the Fine Tip Glue Pen. To remove Glue Dots, gently roll them into as small a ball as you can and again gently lift them straight up off the paper. The adhesive in the Fine Tip Glue Pen can be wiped away when wet but know that it WILL leave a clear coating on the surface of the paper.

At less than $7 this little workhorse of a tool costs less than cents per use, takes decades to run out and can be “cleaned” simply by pulling off the balled up adhesive or using an craft knife, trimming just the sticky parts. Don’t spend extra time trying to cover a mistake – grab the Adhesive Remover adhesive eraser and whisk those projects clean!

Small But Mighty - The Adhesive Eraser To The Rescue!

Top 10 Must Haves from New Catalogue – No 1

With the start of a new catalogue I thought that I should give you a run down of the top 10 must haves from the new catalogue.

 

In no particular order and I cant choose favorites. Let me show you the top 10 Must have products that are going to be living in my craft room.

 

Top 10 Must Haves - Tin of Cards 2016

TIN OF CARDS

Located on page 160 of the new catalogue at a price of $47AUD/$57 NZD – Product Number 141651.

My plan with this kit is to get the co-ordinating Designer Tin of Cards Stamp set (Sold separately) and spend an afternoon putting the 16 cards together.

You get 4 cards and 4 different designs.

The stamp set is cute on its own, which will allow you to make many different cards with a variety of greetings. You can use it with other projects as it has multiple words that are appropriate for many projects. It can be found on page 161 at a price of $45AUD/$55 NZD – Product Number 141739

You can break the rules and not follow the instructions. Change the designs to anything you wish and alter the greetings or change the stickers.

Envelopes are included – make sure that you stamp something onto those. This is reason alone to add it to your Top 10 Must Haves

The tin itself is super cute. It has little dividers in it, which will allow you to sort your greeting cards.

I am thinking I will take this to the office and sell the cards. The cute tin wont look out of place or messy!

This is an easy project for beginners and is a great workshop idea. If you wanted to get some friends over – you buy the kits and I will bring the stamp set!

As this suits beginners and experts alike I think its a well deserved item to kick off the Stamp A Memory Top 10 Must Haves List!

Bonus Days

 

For every 90 AUD/$110 NZD you spend between 7 July and 31 July (before shipping and handling), you’ll get $9 AUD/$11 NZD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between 2 and 31 August. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favourite  products now or later in August with your coupons!

Have you heard about Bonus Days? Did you get everything you want from the new annual catalogue yet? Since it came out only a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you! For every 90 AUD/$110 NZD you spend between 7 July and 31 July (before shipping and handling), you’ll get $9 AUD/$11 NZD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between 2 and 31 August. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favourite  products now or later in August with your coupons!

Over this month I will be giving you some ideas about products that I love that you might want to add to your wish list or your stash. Look out for this month’s newsletter which will give you some ideas to get creative.

Details
• Promotion period: 7–31 July 2016
• Redemption period: 2–31 August 2016
• An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
• It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
•Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits.