Sunday, July 31, 2011

It's that time of the year where was farewell hundreds of Stampin Up products, to make room for all the great new products coming our way on the 1st September.

Click on the link below to view the retired list.

Please email me to place an order

I should mention a lot of items sell out fast so when they are gone that's it!!!
Some of the items are discounted by up to 40% .

New catalogue is now avaliable to purchase $10 each. I will have them avaliable next week so please contact me for you copy now. If you would like a copy mailed to you, no problem you will just need to cover the postage cost (depending where you live).

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Scrapbook Boutique Challenge

Scrapbook Boutique Challenge this week is to create something with the colour Lavander, Purple & White......ooohhh definately not my go to colours. This one really have CHALLENGED me!!!
I guess thats the idea.

This is my take. Thanks for visting.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Scrapbook Boutique Challenge

I decided to try my luck at a scrapbook boutique challenge.

You have to create a card, page or OTP project that includes hand or machine stitching.

Of course my layout includes machine time for hand sewing in my life.....LOL


Sweet stitches DSP, donna downey dress from stamp, martha stewart flower punch, chipboard title, bella alphabet, aborn it alphabet stickers, button & create paper.

If you wish to join in more info here

Entries Close Sunday 29th May.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Extra Extra Hostess Benefits

"Would you like an extra $70 in hostess benefits?

Who wouldn't like an extra $70 to spend! All you need to do is host or place a workshop order between 23rd May and the end of June 2011 that reaches $450 in sales . Once you reach $450 you'll receive the usual Level 1 hostess stamp set and $40 to spend on anything you like PLUS a bonus $70 to spend too. So that's a total of $110 of product for free.

Even better news...........This is the first time a stampin Up promo has included shipping. That's right the $450 is including shipping.

You can contact me to book a workshop (limited places available) or consider the option of having a catalogue party. Where you collect orders from a few friends & family, and receive all the the great hostess benefits.

For more information contact me

Stampin' Up! - Deals of the Week 3

This Week's Deals: are discounted rubon's & stampin around wheels.

113838 Right on Track Stampin' Around Wheel was $11.95 Now $8.37

115619 Retro Remix Stampin Around Wheel was $11.95 Now $8.37

119975 Vintage Type Rub-Ons was $15.95 Now $11.17

118760 Play Date Rub-Ons was $16.95 Now $11.87

These deals are only while stocks last. There are no limits to how much you order.

Deal 3 finishs tuesday 31st May. Please email order to

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Stampin' Up! - Deals of the Week 2

Stampin' Up! - Deals of the Week 2

120963 pg. 142 Stampin Pastels New Color Kit (19) was $28.50 now $22.80
115957 pg 151 Thanks Embosslits Die was $21.95 now $17.56
114513 pg. 151 Sweetest Stem Embosslits Die was $21.95 now $17.56
113483 pg. 155 Pennant Bigz XL Die was $74.95 now $59.96

These deals run from today until the 17th May. For one week only or until sold out (then they return to normal price).

If you would like to order email me on

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Deals of the Week - Stampin' Up!

This weeks deals are stamps 40% OFF:

12157837 Tag Alongs Wood-Mount Set was $31.95 now $19.17
12046859 More Monkey Accessories Clear-Mount Set was $23.95 now $14.37
12155059 More Monkey Accessories Wood-Mount Set was $29.95 now $17.97
12000375 Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Set was$24.95 now $14.97
11916375 Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set was $32.95 now $19.77
12149498 Compliments to the Chef Wood-Mount Set was $35.95 now $21.57"

You can find more info HERE
When they are solld out they will return to normal price. NO RAINCHECKS so hurry!!!

Offer ends on the 10th May

email me your orders

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Some Layouts to share

Hi ladies,

Give me a looooong weekend every weekend. I just loved having time to scrap ..... and not design or plan classes or make & takes, just create things I love for myself. Sounds selfish I know, but sometimes you really miss having the freedom to do this.

I joined in on some of the fun challenges over at scrapboutique's cyber crop.

This is based on a Michelle Fowler sketch & I have no idea where I found it. Sorry I tried to google it with no luck.

This was the Sunday roast.... a blind scrap. Lot of fun as you don't really know how it will turn out!!!

I love this page. I have been wanting to do it for a long time but haven't felt ready... I was very close to my Nan and have missed her dearly since she passes away 18 months ago. Her life was an inspiration to me and she will always will hold a very special place in my heart...........yes, I do have tears in my eyes writing this !

Journaling reads "Did you ever know that your my hero?"

I have had this LO in my head for a while. As you can see I am loving my new tree stamp by unity.

Loving their stamps right now!

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

French Foliage

This is one of my favourite stamp set from our new MINI . It is beautiful!!!!
Have a look at it in the catalogue in the side bar at page 20. We made this card as a make & take recently at one of my workshops.

Hope you like it.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Clean & Simple

I made this card based on a clean & simple sketch. It was so long ago I can't even remember which one it was....sorry. But I am really happy with how the card turned out & wanted to share it with you.

Products Used:-

Love letter DSP(117162 $16.95), Beautiful Wings Embosslit Big Shot die (118138 $21.95) Simple letters Alphabet Bigz Die (115960 $170.95), Scallop trim boarder punch (118402 $30.95), paper doillie, ,felt & cardstock.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Big Shot Mini Album

Hello, I hope you all had a great Easter break. I loved how life slowed down for a couple of weeks. We are back if full swing now with the kids back to school.

One thing I did over Easter was lots of Scrappin.....Oh It was the best. My Mojo was flowing so I just ran with it. DH was on night duty so at last count I think i made seven layouts, one canvas & two cards. Can't wait to share them with you all soon.

Today I have a mini album to share with you. I love mini albums as they make the cutest gifts for people. This one would make a sweet Mothers Day gift.

Products Used:-

Scallop square Bigz Die (the one out of our summer mini) Yes it is still available to order as a carryover product. 115950 $42.95

I love this die as it cuts through fabric like butter. My pages are made from Duck Cloth (spotlight) and the covers are book board covered with fabric.

I have stamped with StazOn ink the Fleur De Li's image from Bliss (sale-a-bration set). I then sponged some cherry cobbler ink over the outer edges of the fabric square & sprayed it with my shimmer paint mist (home made glimmer mist using shimmer paint). To find out more about making your own shimmer paint Heather Summer shares a great video. Have a look HERE.

I have machine stitched some black card stock to form the pages.

Finished off with a felt heart & button. I have set some jumbo eyelets (118431 $17.95 for 60 eyelets) using my crop-a-dile (108362 $54.95) and tied together with back satin ribbon (117285 $16.95 13.7 mtr roll).

Thanks for stopping by.

xoxo Cassie

Embellies Projects

I have been doing a few guest appearances with the gorgeous Embellies Girls. This is one of the cards I taught recently. Perfect for mothers day.

We used Pocket Silhouette stamp set & some of the beautiful Bella Rose papers (retired).

If you haven't had an Embellies Class Experience yet & you live in the Newcastle or Sydney (yes ladies have been know to travel as they love the classes that much) you HAVE is so much fun.

Visit their blog for more information & class schedule.

Easter Punch Art

Hi have been busy making some cute little easter projects to share withyou all. I love easter punch art.......can you tell?

I found the tutorials on how to make these little cuties at Creations on Paper . Kay Shi has given a step by step tutorial on how to make them. Thanks Kay for sharing.

I have used one of our new stamp sets from the Winter Mini Called Eat Chocolate. It co-ordinates perfectly with the NEW Decorative Label Punch. Click on the catalogue on the side bar to many yummy products.

Bunny Tutorial HERE

I wanted to make another rabbit that kinda reminded me of our little buuny Doc. He is a miniture lope so I came up with this little adorable.

Have a fantastic Easter

xox Cassie

I'm Back

Hi & thanks for being so patient while I tool a blogging break. I am back feeling better that ever with lots of projects to share.

This is a class I taught recently using the emboss resist papers Presto. It was cased from a page in the summer mini (now finished).

Another page using the some more papers from this range. We had so much fun using brayers to colour the paper. It really is a fun techniques to try.

I have lot more to share over the next week.

Cassie xox

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I wanted to let you all know I am taking a blogging break for a little while.
We have had another death in the family this week.
I just need to focus my time on family for a while.

Thanks for your understanding.

xoxo Cassie

Monday, March 14, 2011

Inspiration Day 2

Today was about adding the backgrounds to the canvas pages. Watch the video HERE.

I was challenged by what product I have in my stash, so I just played & improvised with I had. This was part of the fun. Some pages were OK, some terrible others I liked. But I am learning lot by playing with product that has been sitting getting dusty on my shelves. Which I guess is the idea.

I used a chipboard bird as a mask & sprayed my homemade shimmer paint mist.
I drew around the edge of the bird with a sharpie.
I used the negative piece from punches & die cuts to paint my hearts. I used the golden fluid acrylic paint, painted and spayed the edges as Donna demonstrated in the video. I love this look!

I painted around a chipboard bird as a mask. Used the golden fluid acrylic paint & water around the edges like the video.

I used Ink this time instead of paint.

I sprayed with my home made shimmer paint mist over a Christmas decoration (branch).

Stamped with paint (notably ornate) and sponge over a scalloped circle die cut to create clouds. I sprayed some mist at the bottom & stamped with back stazOn ink.

Same as above.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Canvas Photo Transfer

I sat down last night to finish of my Donna Downey Mixed media album and happened to visit her blog, as she mentioned on Friday night there was something BIG happening. Curiosity got the better of me.

She is having a "Inspiration Week" there are no rules, just creating whatever really have to check it out here. She is giving away prizes every day so be sure to pop by.
It's about the PROCESS!!!!!!

Day one: Photo transfer onto Canvas

( you get I am totally sucked in by now)

So last night I gave it ago. It was messy and lots of fun. Some were great, some were terrible and some I forgot steps.........but I completely get it. IT"S ABOUT THE PROCESS. It's about trying, failing, learning, experimenting & sharing the process with you along the way.
I love this one......not sure why it just worked!!!!
See the wrinkles, I forgot to run over it with a bonefolder.
I struggled getting the paper off here without tearing the image

I learnt alot about different tones in the photos, and choosing a picture with light or dark backgrounds made a difference in the finished look. I think in my next attempt I'd like to try transfering light photos onto a dark fabric....mmm still processing that one.

Just in case you want to join it I used "Derivan Matisse" Gel Medium Gloss Finish. I followed Donna's instruction, the only change i made was I spritzed water to help remove some of the paper.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Donna Downey

The messier the better....

I think I died and went to scrap booking heaven.........well just for one night!!!!!

Last night I went to Donna Downey Class at Pages 2 Scrap Tuggerah.

She was amazing. I love concept of scrapbooking.
"As an art media artist. Donna is a born experimenter, blending and transforming both traditional and unexpected items into meaningful pieces of self expression"
You can read more about her profile on her blog. Be sure to watch some inspiration Wednesday for some entrainment as well.
Thanks Donna, you truly inspire me to step out of my comfort zone and explore new concepts.
Be sure to pop back to see the finished project.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Inspired by YOU

I hope you both realise who much you inspire me. Some of the kids in your class decided to have a trash & treasure store at school to raise money for some recent natural disasters (floods, earth quakes etc.). We spent Saturday just hanging out together and making these bracelets & anklets to sell. You both really embraced it. We by no means claim to be expert beaders, but I was so impressed at your creativity.

Loving your work guys, but mostly loving your generous hearts.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tribute to my Grandma

I am sad to say I lost my Grandma last a couple of weeks ago. She was 94 years old and just passed away in her sleep. She was such a strong lady whom I had a lot of respect for. We had a very rushed trip over to Western Australia and for her funeral. However, I am happy to say the funeral was a celebration of her life. She endured a lot of hardship over her life, raising three children on her own. She thought the world of her family and will be dearly missed. We had so many nice times sharing funny stories and tears remembering how remarkable she really was. I will miss you Grandma........may your soul rest in Peace.
This layout is one of my favourite photos of her taken at Mum & Dads Wedding.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

I am sharing the LOOOOOOVE today with some sweet cards show you.

I think it is so nice to let people know how much you love and appreciate them & what better day to do that the Valentines Day.

The first card has a vintage feel, using Notably Ornate & I (Heart) Hearts Stamp Sets. One of my favourite colour combos:- Soft suede, Blushing Bride Very Vanilla & black. I have also used my Very Vintage wheel as a background.

Next is one of the New sets from our Summer Mini Catalogue Aviary.

Lastly I have used the one of the Sale-a-bration sets Punch Bunch. This is such a great stamp set I know I will use heaps. For more info on sale-a-bration HERE.

Thanks for visiting. I'd LOOOOVE for you to leave me a comment. Hope you have a great valentines Day.
xoxo Cassie