Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Getting Organised

I have been challenging myself to be more organised, especially in my craft room.

One of my biggest bug bares is my paper scraps.  I hate being wasteful and tend to hoard jars, boxes, bags, you name it I have a cupboard filled with items I want either recycle or the new trendy term Up-cycle.

My very un-organised scrap bin before the make over.
When I craft I try not to waste anything and was throwing any bits of left over paper into a a large transparent plastic tub with a lid.  I can be very impatient and opening and closing boxes is just another step that slows the process down and it was soon overflowing and spilling out on to the floor under my desk where I hide it.

My now new organised scrap bin after it wonderful make over.
But this only slowed down another process...finding the colour I desperately needed at the time so I would reach to my perfectly set up trolley the held all my Stampin' Up! card stock, Designer Series Paper and all other kinds of paper I use. I would cut or punch a brand new sheet of card stock and toss the remains into (you guessed it!) my scrap tub! Thus growing my problem even more.

I stumbles upon this great idea on Youtube to use a portable suspension filing system to sort and hold all your card stock and I marched down to my local Newsagency and purchased this great tub which came with the files but if you are looking for a cheaper alternative of using a tub as in my first picture and just used manilla folders. The best tip was also to sort and use colours as labels not writing as this takes time to search and read for the one you are looking for.

Using Stampin' Up! word Window Punch to label each file.
As shown in the 2nd and 3rd picture I use the Stampin' Up! Word Window Punch to add a label to the label holders with the Snail Adhesive. For the time being I am happy to just place variance of each colour in a single file but I am sure as I progress (and my OCDness kicks in) I will eventually have files for each of the 40+ colours in the Stampin' Up! Colour Collections.

I also used a manilla folder in the front to hold bits of chip aboard as there is a bit of weight in these and didn't sit well on the suspension file.  I found some retired Designer Series Paper lurking in the murky depths of the old scrap bin so put them in a large clip seal bag I use to hold my 12x12 papers in and slipped into the back of the box.

I no longer have a box of scraps I am ashamed of and proudly can display it in my craft room and can now be sure to reach for my scrap bin before a new full sheet of card stock.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

King Island Stamp A Stack

Get ready early for Christmas. 

Create your own Christmas Cards 
and some great home decorating projects.

Sun 23rd Sept, Sun 21st Oct
Sun 18th Nov, Sun 16th Dec

Each class you will make 12 cards and a great Christmas project for your home or to give as a gift  
$25.00 per class or $80 for all 4
Everything provided including afternoon tea.

Venue: TBA
Bookings essential.

June Wright
 0458 899 292

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Retired List

Well it's that time of year again! 

It's always so exciting around this time of the year at Stampin' Up!  The new Annual Catalogue is due out on the 1st Sept and along with seeing exciting new products we have to say goodbye to some of our old favourites. 

If you haven't already got your hands on some of these NOW is the time with some substantial discounts offered to you its hard to pass up.

See all Retiring Stamps Sets Here.
See all Retiring Accessories Here.

A there are limited amounts of product left and so don't be disappointed, please contact me to place your order. You can ring me on 0458 899 292 or email me.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Selling my Goodies

Selling My Goodies

I have recently been more active in making and sharing my creations with others. I get quite a buzz out of everyone making lovely comments about my creations.

I am off to Stampin' Up! regionals next week and look forward to catching up with the great girls I have made friends with over the years.

These are some of the things I have made to sell at markets.



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

We heart our hostesses promotion

Who Wouldn't want FREE Stuff?

There are only two weeks left of the 
We {Heart} Our Hostesses promotion. 
This is the perfect time for hostesses to maximise hostess dollars when you host a qualifying party: hostesses who hold a minimum $650 party will receive an additional $90 in hostess FREE merchandise dollars--that's in addition to the $100 you already receive for a $650 party!

Call me today for a FREE Home Demo Party (King Island residents only) or for a Catalogue party anywhere in Australia!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

Where has the time gone? There is only 14 days left to purchase the beautiful products in our Autumn-Winter mini catalogue.

 I have had a sneak peek at the Holidays Catalogue and I am excited! The new products are so inspiring and I can't wait to share it with you. 

 Contact me if you would like to order from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue or would like me to be one of the first receivers of the Holidays Catalogue. 

Mobile: 0458 899 292 

View Autumn/Winter Catalogue HERE



Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Washer Necklaces

Up-Cycling is the new Re-Cycling

I never considered myself  a green but I do like to re-use items once their main purpose is done and in the latest trend in Up-Cycling this gets my creative juices flowing a little.  I found these great little metal washers and remember seeing online some of the gorgeous jewellery made with these.

So with some of my favourite Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers I have created these for my market stall. I attached them to Sterling Silver Platted Ball Chain Necklaces.

They are for sale for $15.00 each. Please contact me if you are interested. there are other colours and patterns available.

Happy crafting, June.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Summer Mini Carry Over Flyer

Did you miss some of the exciting new products from the previous Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogues?

Don't be alarmed! You now have a second chance with our Carry Over Flyer.

Products include Bakers Twine, Designer Series Fabric, Embossing Folder, Punches and many more.

Click here for more details. I can be contacted here to place your order.

Happy Stampin'


Friday, March 9, 2012

An Apple a day

Well, I am so excited with our new addition to our home...the iMac27. It is gorgeous and I love that it takes very little room up on my living room desk (less for me to dust or more room for clutter, I am not sure which yet!). We are slowly becoming an Apple household, firstly with my purchase of my iPad2 last year, then my iPhone 4S and with much resistance from him I bought Pete his own iPad2 for christmas, now he wouldn't be without it.

We did a big room switch around, and my gorgeous cockatiels are now perched over the other side of the room where the desk sat and now the computer where my babies were.

We swapped the computer desks that were situated in the living and my office/craft rooms and its amazing he difference in both spaces. I now have a bit of reorganising required in my office/craft room but as I cut my finger on sunday and already split the stitches last night I think it will have to wait.

So as change is the topic of the week I thought I'd give my blog a bit of a boost and give it a bit of a change up. I love the black background, I feel it makes my pictures really jump out and doesn't distract from the art. I wonder how long it'll be before I get restless with it and change it again...haha.

Talking about change, please pay no attention to the colour of the walls of my home...I LOATH the colours and as the 2nd wife I inherited them. The fact it is a company house means I have to wait until I have permission to paint them. My preference would be Dulux Camel Hide, I have lived with the paint chip blue tacked to the wall to remind me theses colours albeit they are nice colours for the bedroom of a little girl but not in a living/dining room will not be around forever.

Happy crafting,


Friday, January 27, 2012

Queen for a Day

I have recently had a bit of creative block, sitting at my desk with a blank I went online. I have bookmarked on my iPad a list of crafty bloggers which usually inspire me. The talent is endless and I feel I pale in comparison at times.

As a demonstrator we have a wonderful online community called Stampin' Connect, it is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator only access site (one of the many great things about being a SU demo whether you do it just for a hobby or a business). It has a great forum of with discussions ranging from how to multi use a tool, to how to have successful and financial rewarding workshops.

My favourite pages would be the Stampers Showcase, where demonstrators are encourage to post pictures of their beautiful work. It allows us to see the beautiful creative talents of our wonderful SU community. As I have discussed on a previous post we love to CASE (copy and share everything) our projects. I have to give credit to a fellow SU demo Yvonne Pree for my creation below she is my Queen for a Day. I enjoy teaching paper crafts but also love learning from my peers.

The card above resembles a dressing screen from the Victorian era. This beautiful Timeless Portrait designer series paper reminds of the gorgeous wall paper of that time. The cute little Trinket Crowns in the current catalog are to die for and even more darling matched up with the You're a Gem greeting stamp set. I have also used the Established Elegance stamp set which help give it more of an old world charm. The Island Indigo paper with it's coordinating inks and  ribbons have become a bit of a favourite of mine lately and I tend to find myself drawn to it lately.

Go to my Contact Me page if you are interested in any of these products used in this project or becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (remember you can just be a hobbyist and receive the same discounts).

Happy crafting,


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Host A Workshop

Happy New Year fellow crafters, I hope your festive season has been as wonderful as mine. Did you make a new years resolution? Included in mine was to get in my craft room more often and to do more regular posts on my here's hoping LOL

Onto Stampin' Up! issues... 

Are you interested in earning FREE products? Host a Workshop! It's easier than you think and you don't even have to live in my vicinity.

I just recently did a Stampin' Up! catalogue party with a bunch of girls on the Sunshine Coast in Qld and with a touch of technology I was beamed into my Hostess' dining room via Skype whilst I sat in my craft room on beautiful King Island Tasmania. It was wonderful and the girls who had all levels of craft experience seemed to enjoy themselves. If you are not tech savvy that's fine, it simply means I will put more detailed instructions included in your Make 'n' Take instructions. I supply all items to complete the projects such as scissors, glue, stick strips etc. You are just required to post these back to me along with your orders.

Along with a 2 Make 'n' Take projects, Catalogue (which the hostess gets to keep), a Door Prize which is a lovely surprise for one of your guests and not forgetting the Hostess a gift from me in appreciation along with all the wonderful products you can earn.

Checkout the chart below to see how easy it is and don't forget to click on the images on the right had side of my blog to check out the latest Ideas Book and Catalogue along with our latest Mini Catalogue.

I can be contacted via the details on my