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x Carolyn

 

Tag a Bag Bundle offer – exclusive offer from Stampin’ Up! Convention

Exciting news! As a Stampin’ Up! convention attendee I have the opportunity to extend a special offer to you, my customer. During convention we learned how to make the gorgeous Tag a Bag project that you see here. Isn’t it amazing? And here’s the best part: from 24–28 May, you can purchase the exclusive Convention Tag a Bag Bundle for 15 percent off! This special offer is only available to convention attendees and their customers.

The bundle includes
Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags (item 131370) $6.95
Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (item 133363) $18.95
Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape (item 133000) $8.95
Sassy Salutations Stamp Set (item 132070 W item 126707 C); W $41.95; C $33.95

Wood-Mount Bundle (item 138102): $65.25
Clear-Mount Bundle (item 138103): $58.48

This offer lasts for five days only, so don’t delay. Contact me today to order your special bundle!

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x Carolyn

A Friday night Class – Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit

Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit Class

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Make a sensational handmade wreath to decorate your home this season and the whole year through. Stampin’ Up! has provided all of the die cut flowers, wreath and accessories to build a stunning home décor piece to decorate your home or give as a beautiful gift.

Join me on Friday June 6th at 7.30pm to make this stunning Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath.
We will have a lot of fun and I’m excited to guide you through the project from start to completion on the night. Suitable for beginners or advanced crafters.

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I will be placing orders for the Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath kits on the 26th of May to ensure delivery in good time, so please do not delay – bookings and full payment will be required by this date.

Availability will be limited to 10 people only.

Class cost is $40. This includes:

  • Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit $29.95
  • Postage and handling
  • Adhesives
  • Use of all the tools required to complete your projects
  • My tuition
  • Tea, coffee and light refreshments

So bring a friend and lets get together to make this fun project.  Email me for payment instructions.

X Carolyn

8 Card & Envelope Class next Monday – Free class with Purchase

 

Join me next Monday (see my class schedule to see the future dates) for my ‘8 card & Envelope Class’. This class is a fun, easy and the cards are fast to put together. Make a stack of cards to have on hand for any occasion. Great for beginners or seasoned card makers alike.

We’ll be making 8 cards (2 of 4 designs) with co- ordinating envelopes. The stamp sets under the spot light will be the Wetlands, Fine Feathers and Hardwood. With a mix of masculine and feminine cards, you’ll so enjoy this class.

I’m having a special class offer this month – attend the class and place a product order of $100 or more – you’ll receive the class for FREE. That’s amazing value and a special I offer only once a year – don’t miss out.

Want a peak of what you’ll be making?

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Date: Monday 19th of May

Time: 10am and class repeated at 7.30pm

Cost: $25 – includes all supplies, use of tools, 8 cards & envelopes. Tea/coffee and biscuits. Or this month make a purchase of $100 or more and receive the class for FREE.

Bookings are essential and beginners are welcome. Email me or call me (0401 857748) now and book your seat. 
Can’t make those times but love these cards? Get a group of 6 friends together and I can come to you. Email me at carolynb@adam.com.au or call 0401 857748.

Happy stamping,

x Carolyn

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Gold Sequin Trim Glamour & Mothers Day wishes

Happy Mothers Day to all you wonderful Mums.  I hope you got a sleep in and lots of love and hugs.    This is my FAVOURITE part of Mother’s Day – the big all in the bed cuddle (after they eat my breakfast in bed). :)

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This is me this morning enjoying the Autumn sun and trying out my Mothers Day gifty – gumboots. *love*  It sure does get wet up here in the Adelaide Hills and these beauties will get a good workout.

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Why not treat yourself to a little gift and swing by my online store? Check out the Weekly Deals and of course the Clearance Rack which is always being updated.

I was up to the wee hours last night working on a project for a presentation I’m doing a Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Convention… It’s now next week!!!  eeeeekkk! I got a great idea yesterday- at least I thought it was a great idea but then while I was working on it, like most of my ideas it turned into something completely different from what it started as. Am I going to show you???? Nope. Sorry I’m bound to secrecy until after Convention on the 20th to the 24th of May. But if you see me between now and then, I’ll be the one with the bags under my eyes burning the midnight oil.

Here is a little something I can show you. A card I made using my LOVE the Stampin’ Up! Gold Sequin Trim. Who doesn’t love bling right? I’ve teamed it up for a modern feel using the watercolour stamp from the Happy Watercolor stamp set in the Occasions mini. I know, I know, I’m totally wearing that set out!!! Here I’ve used my all time favourite Crumbcake card stock – oh Crumbcake how much do I love The? Let me count the ways.

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Thanks for popping by.

x Carolyn

Sketched Birthday & Weekly Deals…………and Moo Moo is back!

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Moo Moo is back!!! This was an AMAZING day in the Bennie Family. Moo Moo is my middle son Macauley’s very special toy that he’s had since he was a baby. One day late last year we realised that Moo Moo was gone. I mean really really gone. At first we thought he’d just fallen under the bed or was in a toy box but after a few weeks when he didn’t show up we all started to get worried. I turned the house upside down looking for Moo Moo, I would have brilliant idea in the middle of the night and be found digging through the linen cupboard (was he trapped inside a fitted sheet???) and to be honest the kids room got a super big clean out as I crawled under beds and riffled through wardrobes. But to no avail. Moo Moo was just plain gone.

Life without Moo Moo was hard. Macauley was in tears when Moo Moo missed Christmas and then our summer beach holiday – the pain of loosing this little fella was very hard for a loving 6 year old. I was a mess too…… I hated seeing my little man so sad. So after a lot of Googling I found another New Moo at a toy store in Queensland. Macauley was excited to have a ‘New’ Moo and the order was placed.

So with ‘New’ Moo now taking pride of place in Macauley’s bed we tried to move on and hoped that one day Moo Moo would come back to us – but to be honest I thought he was never going to come back, perhaps he somehow had been thrown out :( . Until………… My oldest son Finn was playing in the sand pit outside and let out a huge shout  “MOO MOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”  Yep, Moo Moo was found under a bush at the side of the sandpit. After us all dancing the happy dance,  Moo Moo was carried straight into the laundry and washed, and washed, and washed, then washed with fungal wash three times and scrubbed.

Below is a photo that shows pure happiness…….

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Now Moo Moo AND New Moo take turns in Macauley’s bed at night and life is peaceful and happy for my little man again. But you might ask how did Moo Moo find his way out to the sandpit…….. see below the culprit ………

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Fudge our 3 year old cavoodle.

Here she is looking very guilty watching Moo Moo in the washing machine. How do I know it was Fudge? Well that fact that the very next day I found her burying Moo Moo in a pile of the (now clean) washing AND just yesterday I could hear Moo Moo’s bell as Fudge carried him down the hall way!!! So naughty!!! While it would seem Moo Moo and New Moo have a stalker we now have to be put them up high every day for their own protection. LOL.

Now for a bit of creative inspiration. I made these two birthday cards using the Sketched Birthday stamp set for a couple of kids birthday parties my boys attended. Lots of sponge daubing and a little watercolouring made me very happy.

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Which colour way do you prefer? I love this set as it’s great for adults or kids. It’s a stamp set that gets a big all round work out not just a few images. I’ve also used the fab paper stack from the Occasions Mini Catalogue -Fresh Prints designer series paper. It’s really good value with 48 sheets of 11.4 x 16.5cm paper. There are 4 of 12 double sided designs so you have lots of different designs to mix and match.

I think I like this one on the left but I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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New weekly deals are out today…. just click on the picture below to take you to my online store and order. These deals will only last until next Tuesday. The Heat tool special is fantastic and I love my Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die!! Don’t miss out.

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Thanks for popping by.

Happy stamping

x Carolyn

 

 

 

Happy Watercolor – Love Stampin’ Up! Markers

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How’s your weekend going? I’m back at my Stamping Room after my holidays last week (see photo below) and I’m having a wonderful time prepping for the Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Convention later this month and playing with all of my stamping up goodies.

I made this card using the Happy Watercolor stamp set from the Occasion Catalogue. I wanted to really have fun watercolouring with my Stampin’ Up! Markers and Blender pens. I found the best results using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour paper – it really is THE best.

If you haven’t played with your Stampin’ Up! Markers in a while you really should – mine have been neglected for far too long.

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We’re really lucky to often travel with 3 other families on camping weekends and holidays. It would be a nightmare with 10 kids and 8 adults if we didn’t have some of the most amazing organisers in our group the world has ever seen. We have an AWESOME time and it’s a dream childhood for all of our kids to spend their holidays free, riding their bikes and hanging out with their best friends.

This last week we camped in the Otway national park in Victoria Australia which was simply stunning. Here we are on a bike ride down to the light house.

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Hope the sun is shining where ever you are today.

x Carolyn

 

 

 

 

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