No foolin’ around.  SU have released some sensational offers but only for 15 days.  So be quick!  Scoop up one (or several) of these bundled goodies.

Just click on this link to find your bargains!  But be quick they are only around for a very short period.


But wait!  There’s more!  don’t forget each and every Wednesday click here for the weekly specials http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=955&dbwsdemoid=4000480

When I saw these pics of Aedita and Tannikah doing the color run, I knew they would end up on my scrapping table.  Such a colorful, fun event deserved colorful fun trimmings.

First page


Second page


Double page together


Thanks for stopping by.   Until next time stay happy.



We Stamp for Lara

I’ve been blessed in being able to contribute a tutorial to this very worthy cause.As have a few members of my team, The Bent INKlinations. This really is a win/win situation. You get to purchase a plethora of tutorials put together by some of Australia’s most talented paper crafters AND you support Lara’s devoted family in supporting her.

Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration.

Lara flyer

More Scrapping!

When things are tough, I scrap.  When I’m sad, I scrap.  When I’m happy, I scrap.  You could say that I just love to scrap photos of those that are precious to me.  I love that I’m leaving a photo trail for my children to follow when I leave this earth.

This is a double layout of our #2 son, Tony.  This is taken over breakfast, at Cafe Omega,  some time ago whilst he was living in Moree.  I love the ‘relaxed tone’ of this LO.  Tony is a fairly relaxed character and fairly photogenic, so makes scraping his layouts such fun.

This L.O. was pretty much inspired by my friend and downline Vicki McBride.  It’s not a CASE of Vicki’s work but it’s her genre and I just love her style.   It perfectly fits for Tony’s layback personality.  Go visit Vicki’s blog by clicking on her name on the right hand side of this page under Blogroll.


This is the first page of the double layout.


Second page of the double layout


Both pages together (like they should be).  You can see how relaxed a person he is so I really wanted the layout to reflect his mood and use soft subtle colors,

I’m look to begin scrapping lessons this year so if you want to try traditional scrapping or the new ‘style’ of scrapping – Project Life.  Give me a call.  I can tailor lessons to suit your needs.  Feel a bit daunted by being a group class (I know I did when I first started) I can do one-to-one class at no additional cost.

Don’t forget that we are still in Sale-a-bration so for each and every $90 you spend you get to choose your free stamp set or DSP or ribbons and buttons.  Don’t miss this once a year special.  When they are gone…….they’re gone.

Until next time,

Stay happy


It’s a well known fact that i’m a DSP addict.  I love the stuff.  What this house needs is more paper – mutters my poor long-suffering husband each time a large brown box arrives that houses more paper!!!!

Each year I purchase the beautiful Christmas paper that Stampin’ Up! have and use it.  But there’s always that bit left over and it’s Christmas designs so what do you do with it?  Save it for next year when you know perfectly well that next year’s designs will be so ‘next year’ and you are not going to want to use these pieces.

I’ve found the solution!!!  Turn them over!  On the reverse side of S.U.’s Christmas designer paper are amazing designs that you can use every day.  MOTH and I received a spectacular photo of our grandson for Christmas.  I couldn’t wait to scrap it.  It was so beautiful and his eyes are so adorable. (well actually all of him is adorable).


Recipe for success: (Stampin’ Up! of course!)

DSP – Santa and Co

Cardstock -Old Oive, Real Red, Soft Suede and Marina Mist

Accessories – Various Buttons, Bird Builder punch, Curvy Label punch, Butcher’s twine

Thanks for visiting.  Don’t forget that it’s Sale-a-bration time.  Spend $90 and receive a free gift you can choose from a whole variety of goodies.  Want to see the new All Occasions and/or SAB catalogue?  Call/email me and I’ll post it to you free of charge.

Until next time

Stay happy and stay stamping


If you’ve dreamt about the perfect way to balance life/home/family/work then this may be the solution for you!  For just one week Stampin’Up! are offering 25% off the start up costs of beginning your very own business.

Stampin’ Up! facilitates you to have the opportunity to work from home.  SU allows you the freedom to organize your business, your way around your commitment to family and social life.

For the week between Tuesday November 25th and Tuesday 2nd December SU are offering the sensational opportunity to secure 25% off the starter kit, so the start up costs are just $126.75. For this amount you are able to choose $235 worth of Stampin’ Up! supplies  (that’s a 46% discount)  free postage, free business supplies and catalogues. In addition you will receive:

  • An extra 5% cash back on your sales during December (that’s in addition to the 20-32% already available as instant income)
  • The opportunity to preorder BRAND NEW products, and earn free product when the new Occasions Catalogue products are available for demonstrator pre-order on 5th December.

I joined Stampin’ Up! seven years ago whilst I was working full time. My job was a stressful one and I needed to be able to have that ‘buffer’ zone for me to escape to and be creative. SU provided that escape for me.  My intention was only ever to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the healthy discount on any product I wanted to purchase.  Gradually my friends also fell in love with the product and people began to ask to join SU with me as their upline.   Now that I’m retired from the workforce I am able to devote much more time to my SU and to the wonderful friends and relationships that I’ve been blessed enough to have made just by being a SU demonstrator.

So why join SU with me?

  • I am a now retired from the workforce and able to devote my time to my SU and my team The Bent INKlinations.  I am available and accessible.  Live remote from me?  Doesn’t matter.  I am always contactable by phone or email and in lots of cases able to personally assist you with beginning your business.
  • I love stamping,  making cards and scrapbook. I am a very active upline holding team training and get togethers in various areas.  These days take the form of business and technique training (as well as the obvious catch up chats, lunch and coffee!!!)
  • We all join SU for diverse reasons.  Whatever your reason there is a place for you in my team.  We have career demonstrators, part-time career demonstrators and pure hobbyist.  No discrimination between any of those roles and everyone is catered for and respected.
  • I enjoy assisting people to achieve their dreams – without being too intrusive.  You will receive as little or as much assistance as you require.  You’ll be a part of a very caring and creative group of women.  Not too large a team that you become a number, but large enough to enjoy all the company and creative ideas that we have, collectively.
  • The Bent INKS have their own team Facebook forum where we can show off our creations, ask questions (those questions that you wouldn’t be brave enough to ask elsewhere) and also that ‘soft place to land’ when things in life don’t quite go how you planned.  We are a diverse group of single, married, widowed, divorced, mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers.

Do you think you would like to know more information about joining SU with the Bent INKS?

Contact me for a joining package.  We can then make a suitable time to go through the package and answer any of those niggly questions you may have.

I had the opportunity to have a bit of a play in the studio.  It was way over due that I gave the side step card a go.  I think I may have made one some years ago, but they have made a bit of a come-back lately so I thought that I’d dive right into creating one using the DSP from Stampin’ Up! – Flower Pot.  It’s divine.  The colors took me right out of my comfort zone but I love the final result.


I thought this was the perfect opportunity to also use my poppy background stamp.  It’s amazingly beautiful to use and even lovelier to color.

Cardstock – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango

DSP – Flower Pot (love. love. love)

Poppys colored with my stmpin’ write markers of Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight.

Thanks for stopping by, I’ve created some more fancy fold cards so stay tuned.




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