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Digital Downloads day – Gorgeous Grunge and others

School holiday time here and my kids just got back from the cinema after watching the new Lego movie. I’ll be listening to a blow by blow account of the movie all day ….. wish me luck!

Here are the latest Digital Downloads from Stampin’ Up! for all of you digital scrapbooking and digital photography folks. Here is a taste of this weeks batch.

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Every Tuesday Stampin’ Up! Australia releases new Digital Downloads that you can purchase from my online store. Here are an example of this weeks:

To download MDS just head to my online store – it just costs $24.95 to download OR try it for free on the 30 day FREE trial. Then the world really starts to open up… are SOOOO many ‘digital downloads’ (think of real world items like papers, punched shapes, stamp images etc etc) to purchase to create with. These digital downloads are really not very expensive – so you can freshen up your MDS all the time.

 


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There are loads and loads more Digital Downloads to look at – just head on over to my online store.

CM554TDid you know you can get a 30 Free Trial of MDS? Download, have a play and THEN decide if you want to pay. 

x Carolyn

Tuesday is Digital Downloads day….. but my kids call in taco Tuesday

Tuesday is Digital Downloads day….. but my kids call in taco Tuesday. All morning they’ve been hassling me- “Mum can we have tacos tonight?? It’s taco Tuesday don’t you know!!?? Just like on the new Lego movie!!”. Well bad news, It’s actually slow cooker stew Tuesday (I’ll break that to them after school) – however it IS Stampin’ Up! Digital Downloads day. Yay!! Stampin’ Up! makes me happy even if the kids are not going to be. hehehe

Every Tuesday Stampin’ Up! Australia releases new Digital Downloads that you can purchase from my online store. Here are an example of this weeks:

 

To download MDS just head to my online store – it just costs $24.95 to download OR try it for free on the 30 day FREE trial. Then the world really starts to open up… are SOOOO many ‘digital downloads’ (think of real world items like papers, punched shapes, stamp images etc etc) to purchase to create with. These digital downloads are really not very expensive – so you can freshen up your MDS all the time.


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There are loads and loads more Digital Downloads to look at – just head on over to my online store.

CM554TDid you know you can get a 30 Free Trial of MDS? Download, have a play and THEN decide if you want to pay. 

x Carolyn

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st

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I love this stamp set – Petal Parade. It’s one of the free sets from the Sale-A-Bration range. I’ve also used the Decorative Dots textured impressions embossing folder .. now this one has grown on me and I’m now I’m seeing so many possibilities.

Today March 31st is the last and final day to get your orders in and receive your FREE Sale-A-Bration products. I can’t believe how quickly time has flown. If you want to make an order and get your hands on the freebies – just email, call 0401 857748 or head to my online store the end of the day (11.30pm) and make an order of $90 worth of products or more.

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x Carolyn

 

 

Easter Class – Tuesday 1st of April

 

 

 

Easter Class – Tuesday 1st of April

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This class is going to be so much fun. Here are the details:

We will be making:

  • 1 x Milk bottle vase,
  • 2 x Easter Scallop Tags,
  • 1 x Easter Scallop Tag Punch Egg  Holder.

All tools and supplies will be provided (contents of milk bottle not provided).

Date: Tuesday 1st of April.

Time: 10am – 12 and the same class repeated at 7.30pm. – 9.30

Cost: $25

Place: My house (address provided on booking)

Early booking is essential as I pre-cut all materials for your convenience 2 days prior to event.
All tools and materials provided plus tea, coffee and biscuits – to keep the creative juices going.

Email or txt me on 0401 857 748 to book your seat – places will be limited.

x Carolyn

 

Happy Watercolor – beautiful blue Congratulations

I was a bit chuffed with myself on this one – a card I made for one of my lovely team members Catherine who promoted in Stampin’ Up! last month. Congratulations Catherine. Yay!! My team is happy and fast growing so if you’d like to join in the fun or at least find out what the fuss is about, email me and I’ll send you some information in the post. Easy-peasy lemon squeeze.

I used the beautiful stamp set Happy Watercolor again from Stampin’ Up! Australia’s Occasions Catalogue- and this time in blues and silvers. Lots of sponging on this too – softens up the card and gives it some depth. I personally love Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Daubers but you could also use our Sponges for a bolder effect.

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Remember that Sale-A-Bration is now in it’s last month. Don’t miss out on getting your free product from the Sale-A-Bration range when you purchase $90 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodies. Head to my online store or email me with your order.

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Lots of fun things happening this week – so make sure you stay tuned and also head on over and ‘like’ my Facebook page too – I love to chat over there and get to know you all.

It’s Digital Downloads day – If you don’t print photos anymore this is for you!

It’s Digital Download day – If you don’t print photos anymore (Like me) but take a million digital photos then My Digital Studio (MDS) is for you. Think sitting in front of the tv playing on your laptop and creating purdy stuff!! 🙂

Here are some ideas for MDS – Turn those digital photos into beautiful photo books – all personalised and so very special or make digital scrapbooking pages, birthday invitations, cards, thank you notes… really there are just so many ideas.

To download MDS just head to my online store – it just costs $24.95 to download OR try it for free on the 30 day FREE trial. Then the world really starts to open up… are SOOOO many ‘digital downloads’  (think of real world items like papers, punched shapes, stamp images etc etc) to purchase to create with. These digital downloads are really not very expensive – so you can freshen up your MDS all the time.

Every Tuesday Stampin’ Up! Australia releases new Digital Downloads that you can purchase from my online store. Here are an example of  this weeks:

MY DIGITAL CLASS PARTY PARTY ENSEMBLE – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Price: $26.95
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JUST SAYIN’ STAMP BRUSH SET – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Price: $6.50
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MY MOTHER STAMP BRUSH SET – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Price: $4.50
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There are loads and loads more Digital Downloads to look at – just head on over to my online store.

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CM554TDid you know you can get a 30 Free Trial of MDS? Download, have a play and THEN decide if you want to pay. 

x Carolyn

It’s so pink & pretty!! – Fringe Scissors & Kindy update

One of my very first purchases out of the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue was the new Fringe Scissors #133325 $16.95 – the possibilities just really appealed to me. A lot of people have said they’ve just totally overlooked them in the catalogue but that’s really a shame as they are F.U.N.

Have a look on page 31 of your Occasions catalogue for the Fringe Scissors. If you don’t have a catalogue and I’m your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator of choice then please send me an email and I’ll post you out one straight away.

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  • So I’ve used 4 different shades of Stampin’ Up! pinks range here.. Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush and Rose Red.
  • Each strip was 10.5cm wide and 5cm long.
  • I’ve snipped in with the Fringe Scissors until about 1cm from the edge but I’ve not been too ‘perfect’ about it as the top got covered by the piece above.
  • I’ve used my favourite adhesive Multipurpose Liquid Glue to stick it all together and give me a bit of time to position  it all straight before the glue sets. $6.95 #110755.

The lovely ribbon is in Whisper White and called ‘Organza Ribbon‘ #114319 $9.95 for 13.7m.

The sentiment is from the Perfect Pennants Stamp set and I’ve used the matching Banner Framelits to perfectly die cut it out. You can get these in a bundle in wood for $83.25  #134815 or clear mount $74.95 #134816. When you buy a bundle its a 15% saving.

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Kindy update…

So things are MUCH better. If you’ve been travelling the journey with me of my littlest son starting kindy you’ll know it’s been a rocky road. But we finally seem to be getting somewhere. There are now smiles as we head to Kindy and no tears. YAY!!!!

He does still tell me his favourite part of the day was ‘when I picked him up’ but I’m starting to wonder if he’s just toying with me and knows the way to my heart. All my boys (and Husband) are sweet talkers.

I’m so relieved. We just want them to be happy right?

x Carolyn

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Digital Downloads – Have you checked out My Digital Studio?

Stampin’ Up! Australia releases new My Digital Studio (MDS) downloads every Tuesday – but guess what? I’m late!! That’s right don’t freak out – it is Thursday not Tuesday.  Sorry guys…  the weeks just going too fast. *blush*

Anyways they are so purdy this week I think you’ll forgive me for being late. 🙂

137113GNURSERY FRAMABLES – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Price: $5.50

 

137122GBLOSSOMS ABOUND KIT – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Price: $10.95

 

137112GON FILM KIT – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Price: $8.95

 

There are loads and loads more Digital Downloads to look at – just head on over to my online store.

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CM554TDid you know you can get a 30 Free Trial of MDS? Download, have a play and THEN decide if you want to pay. 

x Carolyn

Carolyn’s take on Stampin’ Up! Boho Chic – Ex Libris & Sale-A-Bration Banner Punch

I’m a bit of a hippy chick at heart – love the style Boho Chic  and this got me thinking… is there a Boho Chic style of card making? Here’s my take on Stampin’ Up! Boho Chic card making…

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My inspirations came from:

  • Indian inspired soft furnishings, satins, and tassels.
  • Rich colours of deep reds, pinks and eclectic patterns … and gold. Gold is really in at the moment and suited this style perfectly used sparingly.
  • I also love that Boho Chic embraces things that are a little worn and comfortable, so I made my card a little distressed and aged looking.

I’ve used a variety current Designer Series Papers from the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue and the Free Sale-A-Bration Flag Punch to create these cute little banners. (Spending $90 at the moment on any Stampin’ Up! products will earn you Free gift with purchase). 

The background stamp is the beautiful Ex Libris #131992 wood mount $37.95 & #129496 clear mount $29.95.. and the sentiment is the from the Million & One stamp set #126377 clear mount $22.95 and wood mount #126375 $28.95

I’ve also used to give the aged look the stamp sets Gorgeous Grunge and En Francais.

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I love a good bow and this Chevron ribbon #130012 is beautiful to tie.

Tip – when you’ve trimmed your ribbon tails run a lit match along the cut edge to seal it.

 

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This card is for my beautiful big sister Glenys.  It’s her birthday today so I wanted a really pretty inside for the card as well – with still lots of room to write my note. Glenys is also a bit of a hippy chick so I hope she likes this card.

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So what did my desk look like after I made this card????? Not so good………….. I just hate working in clutter but I was SOOO in the zone that I hardly noticed.

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But it couldn’t stay that way for long. I had to clean it up ….. all ready to start again next time. 🙂

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So, I used a lot of fun Stampin’ Up! goodies to make this card and I’ve not mentioned all of them – so feel free to email me if you have any questions.

**Remember we’re half way through Sale-A-Bration already… if you’d like to get a group of friends together for a Stampin’ Up! Party it’s not too late or perhaps order from either my online store or by sending me an email  you’ll be able to enjoy a Free gift with purchase with every $90 you spend.

Take a look at the Sale-A-Bration catalogue by clicking on the picture below. 

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So what do you think?? Do you like Boho Chic stamping?

x 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

 

 

 

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