Cath Thorne Independent Demonstrator Stampin Up Australia

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This week's special deals... Available April 30 - May 6

Come and have a look at the new range of Stampin' Up! specials available April 30 - May 6.

To see these specials in more detail click here:

And... just for fun I thought you'd enjoy seeing this quick birthday card idea for a friend......

Happy Birthday Sweet Friend Card
Stamp set: Cycle Celebration
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White
Paper: Vellum, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
Inkpad: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
Stampin' Write Markers: Brights
Embellishments: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Essentials Hardware Clips,
Tools: Big Shot, Squares Framelits
Adhesive: Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Friday, April 25, 2014

Special Offer 23-29 April & a Thank You Card & Last Chance to purchase any of the Best of Stamp Sets

This weeks special deals 23-29 April

To see them in detail or to purchase any of these special offers: Click Here

Thank You Card

I was given these things as a gift and have finally had some time to play around with them ... I am making an effort to create a stack of thank you cards because there are so many times I think to myself that I should send a note to someone - but by the time I've gotten around to sitting to craft, it's too late and the moment is lost. There are so many people I am so grateful for in my life, I really want to be more intentional about telling them. So, have a peak
Truly Grateful Card
Stamps: Truly Grateful
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Modern Medley, Eastern Elegance, 
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Embellishments: Neutral Candy Dots, Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland Kit - Linen Thread, Burlap Ribbon & Peg
Tools: Bigshot, Chalk Talk Framelits
Adhesive: Snail Adhesive & Stampin' Dimensionals

Best of Stamp Sets

Don't forget that all of the limited time 'Best of....' stamp sets are only available until the end of April too so if you missed any of those along the way this is your last chance to purchase those too.

To puchase any of these products please visit: My Store. For all of you wanting to join my Stampin' Up! team then contact me for some help to do that:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This weeks special deals 16-22 April .... & .....Project Life is coming to Stampin' Up! later in the year.

This weeks special deals 16-22 April

To see them in detail or to purchase any of these special offers: Click Here

Heads up...... Project Life is coming 1st July 

Oh I am so super excited.... I have been loving project life for getting my photos into albums..... here is one of my Project Life style layouts that uses more filler cards than most of my Project Life style layouts do ..... whereas in the past we've had to make up every filler card from scratch .... Becky Higgins has just announced that later in the year Stampin' Up! will be launching an exclusive Project Life range.... I just can't wait!!! That will give us the option of making our own or using pre-made or some of each which is the best of both worlds, it also says that they will be coming out with a complete range so I'm expecting some fabulous card collections, accessory packs, albums and photo pocket pages to come, and all of them co-ordinating with the Stampin' Up! colour range that we love  ... oh I just can't wait!! You will be amazed at how easy it is to get your backlog of photos all up to date with this style of scrapbooking which is like a hybrid of scrapbooking and card making and is just my absolute favourite pastime.... the new, exclusive to Stampin' Up!, Project Life range will be in the new calalogue coming out on 1 July this year!

For many people this has been just the piece of news they needed to help them to decide to join up as Stampin' Up! demonstrator... for more details check out my page: New Demonstrator Info Page

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This weeks special deals ... 9-15 April

Hot off the press.... here are this weeks specials:

To see these specials in more detail: Click here

And a couple of quick and fun ideas for you..............

This first one uses up some of the discontinued Sale-a-Bration paper and stamp set and incorporates some special sentiments on a tag that can be pulled out and added to her scrapbook page as journalling when she scrapbooks the photos that relate to the event we're thanking her for.
Thanks Tag Card

And this one is fun... don't you just love the hexagon shape?

• Geometrical Stamp Set

• Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock 
• Strawberry Slush Cardstock
• Whisper White Cardstock
• Silver Glimmer Paper

• Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
• Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
• Silver Baker’s Twine
• Hexagon Punch 
• Stampin’ Spritzer
• Big Shot
• Banners Framelits Dies
• Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Scrapbooking their artwork..... and Storage Box for Stampin' Markers.

I have had this painting kicking around on my desk for a while now which we painted after watching an Amy Pearce video on YouTube and I liked it, so I wondered what to do with it ... I don't really have wall space to dedicate to it .... and it occurred to me that a perfect place for this painting would be in my scrapbooking album ... which made me think that it would be a good idea for all of the beautiful one of a kind artwork the kids give me too. So, if you have these kinds of priceless pieces in your home too.... basically I grabbed my Color Coach and flipped through it until I found a colour that would make for a lovely background (in this case Rich Razzleberry) and then so that it didn't detract from the artwork I just looked for one more colour that would complement it and went with some very plain blocked areas of colour so that the main attention would still be with the painting... it happened that I also had a photo of the kids that related in some way to the painting... so I included that photo too.

Hooray... one more thing off my desk... and a beautiful page all in one!!!

Since I was neatening up all the things on my desk I thought this marker storage box was really cute too.. and there is room for a couple of blender pens to be stored in with your neutral markers too!

Instructions based on above video:
Cut 5 cardstock sqaures 7 1/4" x 7 1/4". (18 1/2 cm x 18 1/2 cm)
Score at 2 1/4", 4 1/2", 6 3/4"  (5.5cm, 11cm, 16.5cm)
Make a little scored notch at 3 3/8" (8.3cm)
Turn so notch is at the left side, score at 2" (5cm).
Score diagonal line from the notch to the edges of the square.
Cut and fold and assemble as shown on video.

Cut Decorative DSP Paper 5" x 12" (12.5cm x 30cm)
With long side at top score at 1 1/8", 3 1/2", 8", 10 3/8" (4cm, 10cm, 21cm, 27cm)
Cut and fold and assemble as shown on video.

To make the marker box this is what you need:

Naturals Ivory A4 Card Stock- 108630

Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper - 126926

Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper
Gingham Garden Designer Series 129310

Sticky Strip - by Stampin' Up!
Sticky Strip 104294

Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive - by Stampin' Up!
Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive 110755

Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon
 Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon 127844

Color Coach
Color Coach 130118

A few people have asked me about the tutorial for the painting it is an interpretation of this one....

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal .... April 2-8

The Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals have been posted for April 2nd through 8th!  Every week Stampin' Up! selects various products to be on sale and I love the products they've started with this week.

To order or to see these items in better detail: Click here