Sunday, June 9, 2013

A visit from Tammy and Sienna...

You may have seen recently the baby shower invites I made for my cousin Michael and Tammy for their second child.....

Well today I had a visit from Tammy and baby Sienna to make the Birth announcement/ thank you cards.

It's always fun when Tammy comes over to make cards. She is highly motivated and loves to get ink on her fingers....LOL (especially purple :P)

After about 30 minutes of brainstorming, designing the card and choosing colours to match the photo on the inside... (I will show the photo after the invites are delivered)

TA DA...... Here it is

We had a great production line, Tammy, My daughter Allanna and I making 40 cards and stamped envelopes. We also stopped to take turns cuddling Sienna, but she is such a good baby and she slept alot :)

Stamps: Pennant Parade & Family Phrases(retired)
Cardstock & Ink: Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Soft suede and whisper white
Accessories: Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, rhinestones, jute string
Tools: Big shot, pennant punch, 1/2" circle punch, itty bitty flower punch, word window punch, polka dot emboss folder, circle hand punch

A great crafting day....Hope you had fun with inky fingers Tammy :)


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Welcome Baby Sienna!!


My Cousin Michael and Tammy added a little girl to their family 4 weeks ago and  I made a name frame for her door. It was inspired by a wall decal that Tammy had bought for Sienna's nursery.

I love making these personalized frames after the baby's are born.
I cut the 4" letters on my cricut machine and added the Stampin'Up! owl punch figures to match the nursery theme. The branches and leaves are hand cut.

Hope you like it Sienna!!

Love SUZIE xx

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Convention Swaps 2013

50 Convention swaps this year...

I went for quality not quantity, because my sore neck would not allow me to sit very long. Sorry the photo is not that good, but they did look wonderful in real life.....

Stamp Sets: By the Tide, For My Family
Cardstock and Ink: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories: Natural Cotton Ribbon, dimensionals
Tools: 2 1/2" circle punch, paper piercing mat and tool, paper snips

I received 50 beautiful swaps in to use some of these techniques in my stamping classes.


Rock On 18!!

Just a quick card I made for a 18th birthday party. Just love using the Grunge look for the rockers in our life....

Stampin'Up colours used: Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie and Going Grey


Scrapbooking with Debbie

My talented friend and stamp club member, Debbie Kerkin, has been busy catching up of her scrapbooking. She showed us how she had used the Stampin'Up! products on her layouts....Aren't they fantastic.

Debbie has used the bleach technique with the Pleasant Poppy stamp to create this beautiful washed effect on Brooke's dance photos.

A gorgeous vintage layout for her wedding photos using the Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper.

Thanks so much for sharing Debbie. GREAT WORK!!


Stampin'Up! South Pacific Convention 2013


That's all I can say. Stampin'Up! sure know how to spoil us on our 25th Anniversary. South Pacific Convention kicks off the 25th Anniversary Year for Stampin'Up!

It was fantastic. The atmosphere and presentation, Workshop WOW's, classes and the incredible stories from head office. 
Shelli started the convention with a trip down memory lane to give us the fast track version of how Stampin'Up! was created and developed and shared some great photos.

Not to mention...that we were spoilt rotten this year with lots of All Attendee Giveaways....YEAY!!

Shelli on the Main Stage

 Donna, me and Julie (Jeanette went missing)

Some of Robyn's Awesome Stampers

It was my first Manager's Reception. I got an extra day of classes - coaching my downline and recruiting new customers. Wednesday night was filled with a wonderful dinner in the Skyroom at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

I had the BEST time chatting to all my friends from around Australia, New Zealand and my Stampin'Up! US head office friends....LOVE them all

Saving like crazy now, because next year the SU Convention is in Melbourne and I'll be there. 


Single Stamps....


Stampin'Up! has been trialling this idea in the US for a few months now....Australia it's your turn. Now a selection of Single Stamps are available.
These stamps are only available in Clear Mount and for a limited time......

What a wonderful idea to start your collection.....

Please note clear block is not included.



For Stampin'Up!'s 25 year anniversary, we're bringing back some of our favourite stamp images into sets, which will release - one set per month - starting in June 2013. 

'Best of' sets will be available till 30 April 2014 (or while stocks last) and will also include a never-before-seen image!! Some images have been resized.