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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

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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

 

 

 

What happens at one of my Midnight Inklings Team Gatherings???

 

Have you ever wondered what happens at one of my Midnight Inkings Team gatherings?? What do those ladies talk about and do??? Well of course you’ll have to come along to one if you really want to know ‘exactly’ but I thought I’d share the photos (there is a lot!) of the last gathering.

I wanted to do something special for my beautiful team so I made a special Easter display to inspire and reward them.

This is the final set up of my show and display table.

 

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I was a busy girl in my Stamping room for a few days prior to the Friday night gathering making these cute little milk bottle and goodie bags  (Stampin’ Up! style). Love my Stamping room *bliss*

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What makes a goodie bag a bit more Easter….. a bunny tale!

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Now you know there had to be some chocolate in those bags …… and a few Stamping goodies too.
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These little punched out butterflies are really elegant – but great for a wedding too. Just a Whisper White cardstock punched out butterfly with a tiny Glue dot underneath.
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So I might have eaten a lot of these little M&M crackle eggs before they got into the bottle……… *blush*

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With all of the food and Cranberry punch…. ready for the girls!!!!!
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Here they are!! Some of my AMAZING team. We had a great night… we even got some stamping done and lots and lots of chatting. Next month is Pizza and PJ’s team gathering – message me if you’d like more info on becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in my team. I can send you information via email or post. 🙂

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Of course I couldn’t go without making a little something for my boys to make them feel special too….. so here they are having their afternoon school treat  (chocolate eggs) with a butterfly on their drink straws as well. Such cuties. Mwha.

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Happy Stamping.

x Carolyn

 

Do you remember this?

Last year I held this class with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Dress Dies. It was one of the most fun classes last year because ALL the ladies just loved playing with these dresses. Brings out the little girl in us all.  IMG_2228

 

I wanted to jog your memories as…….. drum roll………. this Dress Die is now on special….. it is AWESOME! Don’t miss out on getting it $10.74 off retail price. Was $42.95 and Now $32.21!!

Check out the other goodies on special until 11.30pm Tuesday evening. Send me an email with your order – or just head to my online store and order direct yourself – orders are delivered straight to your door.
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x Happy Stamping friends

Carolyn

Card in a box – are you on trend or like me?

Are you the sort of person that has to follow the latest trend? Did you buy bubblegum jeans or hypercolour t-shirts 5 mins after they arrived on the shop? You’re always so cool and on-trend, right? OR are you like me and fight the good fight about NOT being a conformist …….but then end up joining in anyways…. usually when the trend is on the way out?  Yep that’s usually me – but not any more!!!!! Today I’m bringing you the latest trend in the paper craft world now – when it’s HOT – that’s right -Card in a box. IMG_5120So how cute? It folds down for easy postage and then pops up and reveals something really special.

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Next time I’ll make sure the sentiment is a little smaller so it doesn’t hang over the edge when folded.

Here’s a few of the items I used to make this little cutie:

Stamp Set:

Flower Shop # 130939 Wood mount #130942 Clear mount

Happy Congratulations # 133044 Wood mount #133047 Clear mount

Card Stock: Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper (free with purchase of $90 or more) #133521  Sweet Sorbet 

Email if you have any questions about any other items used 🙂

 

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I was thinking this was going to be a really challenging card to make but guess what? Easypeasy. I followed this tutorial from UK Demonstrator Monica Gale who is simply amazing and an all round sweet heart. (If you’re not following her blog you totally should.) Here we are at last years Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation in Utah showing the love.

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So this card is actually for my beautiful niece Courtney and her wonderful new fiancée Michael who are starting out their lives together and who got engaged on New Years eve. I wanted to make her something special and therefore this card has taken a little longer then expected (*yikes*) but it is now on it’s way to her in the mail – along with a little gift. 😉 Congratulations Hon!!

Remember it’s Sale-A-Bration time.. any order of $90 or more will earn you a FREE product from the exclusive Sale-A-Bration range. You can either order by emailing me or just head on over to my online store and order there. 

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Now, I’m off to buy those bubblegum jeans and a hypercolour t-shirt- they’re still trendy aren’t they???? LOL.

x Carolyn

 

 

 

Happy Congratulations & Why are my team are called the Midnight Inklings?

When I started with Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator I joined just like so many other people for the great 20% discount on all the products. Little did I know it would give me such a wonderful opportunity to meet so many new friends – stampers & paper crafters, customers, fellow demonstrators and a really special and growing group of ladies – my fabulous team the Midnight Inklings. I’m really so very lucky. My team the Midnight Inklings are such a great bunch of ladies.

I wanted to show you a card I made for a couple of the team this last month who promoted within Stampin’ Up! I really enjoyed making this card. I’ve used the stamp set Happy Congratulations  (# 133044 $28.95 wood mount and #133047 $22.95 clear mount)from the new Occasions Catalogue  it might just be my current favourite.

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Here I’ve used a water colouring technique where I’ve first stamped the outline image with Staz-On black ink then added the coloured lantern image onto the water colour paper. I’ve then spritzed water on the image and it’s then run in I think a really soft and beautiful way. I’ve added a bit of 2-Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The colours I’ve chosen are directly from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper.

Now a few of you have been asking why my team is called the Midnight Inklings? Well when I started with Stampin’ Up! (almost 5 years ago) I had 2 children under 4 and another soon on the way. The ONLY time I could stamp in any peace and quiet was burning the midnight oil late at night. When the first of my team started to join we found that we were all in the same boat – thus the Midnight Inklings. While my children are now 9, 6 and almost 4.. I still find I stay up really late at night stamping in peace. When is your favourite time to craft? I’d love you to leave a comment and tell me.

This made me laugh and really resinated with me as a Midnight Inkling.

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x Carolyn

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