Sunday, 10 December 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 69 -

Hi and welcome everyone to the inkspired hop. You may have hopped across from the lovely Allison. I can't wait to see what she has made.
Teneale gives us a sketch each fortnight that we use and here is the sketch for tonight.
Now sometimes I get caught up with cardmaking and forget to take another look or two at the sketch and yep that is what happened .....totally different to the sketch BUT I have a bow!
I started with the Best Gifts stampset. Inked with Memento and coloured with the Stampin' Blends. Added a piece of real red cardstock behind the pic.

Love the Be Merry DSP with the Real Red cardstock and then some linen thread.

Thank you for joining with us tonight.

Now it is onto Barbara  and I always love her work.

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Best Gifts stampset 
Cardstock & DSP:   Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Be Merry DSP

Ink:   Memento ink, Stampin' Blends

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive,  Linen Thread

Sunday, 26 November 2017

ESAD Stampin' Blends Blog Hop -

 Wow I am loving the Stampin' Blends - so lovely to use. I have chosen a stamp from the main cattie and the current Holiday Catalogue.
Now you may have hopped across from the lovely Amity Knight - it is always hard to wait and see what everyone has done, creations are amazing.

Started with the Christmas in the Making stampset from the Holiday Catalogue. Used the Cherry Cobbler combo Blends pack and numerous other colours.

Pictured just a few of the Blends that I used together with a gold Foil Snowflake that I love.
The next card I used the You've Got This stampset from the main catalogue on page 101. Used the Lots of Labels Framelits dies on both cards .
 Used the Softly Falling Textured embossing folder.

Now it is onto Leonie Schroder to see her design and colouring with the Blends.

Thank you
for stopping by on another wonderful 
ESAD Blog Hop
 and a big thank you to Lou who organises us and the hop each time.
Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Blog Hop Participant List
1.   Libby Dyson
11. Maree McIntosh – You are here
17. Fi Cobbin

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Extravaganza starts on the 20th November 2017

People are shopping for gifts and with so many options out there, we want  to have great variety for our customers. With different offerings coming throughout this promotion, you’ll want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store. The changing options will keep you excited for the next deal during the busy shopping season.

Click here to see the fabulous deals on the list for the first day!

Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza. Because of the limited time urgency of this sale, this is a great opportunity for you to stock up on awesome stamps! Stamp Sale starts 20 November 12:00 AM and ends 20 November 11:59 PM. 
More extravaganza excitement! Through 26 November, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items. Deals end 26 November 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions contact me - Maree  

Stamparatus the exciting new tool from Stampin' Up!

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$85.00 AUD

17–30 November 2017Approx. 1 February 2018
6–30 December 2017Approx. 19 March 2018
16–30 January 2018Approx. 15 April 2018

Customer Stamparatus Launch Q & A

Q:How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers.

Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store.

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.

Q: Will the available-to-ship dates be the same for all markets?
A: Yes. Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus? A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.

 Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
 A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalise payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
 A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
 A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.

Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalogue?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalogue ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.

Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?
 A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand.

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
 A: Yes.

Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.

Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
 A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.

Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose
Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

Click here - How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers

If you wish to reserve one and you don't have a credit card
please contact me and I will organise it for you

Maree  xxx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 68 -

Hi and welcome to the INKspired hop, my fingers are crossed hoping that it all goes smoothly
as I am still on the Gold Coast after attending Onstage on saturday!
You may have come across from Allison and a big thank you to Barb & Allison for putting their links up  early so that I could still participate.
Now here is the sketch that Teneale has given us to work with.
 Used the Marbled stamp with Sweet Sugarplum ink onto the same colour cardstock. A piece of Vellum and attached one of the gorgeous Foil Snowflakes - a Gold one.
Punched a circle from Very Vanilla and stamped with the Marbled stamp in Sweet Sugarplum ink and sponged around the edge. Stamped a reindeer from the Seasonal Chums and fussy cut.

Lastly I added a bow using the Copper Trim. I did change my card from the sketch as I forgot to go and look at it again.....

Thank you for coming by and now it is onto

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Marbled stampset, Seasonal Chums stampset 
Cardstock & DSP:   Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Crumbcake cardstock, Vellum

Ink:   Sweet Sugarplum ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive,  Sponges, Copper Trim, Foil Snowflakes, 2" Circle Punch

Sunday, 29 October 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 67 -

Hi everyone and welcome to the inkspired hop this sunday night. You may have come across from Allison and I am sure you loved what she has made as I always do.

The sketch below is the one Teneale has given us to work from - love the sketches she develops.
 I chose to use the versatile Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. Am loving these new In Colours this year.
I started with Lemon Lime Twist with the matching DSP.
I next used our Layering Square framelits love how you can make rectangles using them even the scallop ones - but be careful that you don't cut the square out by putting it completely through the Big Shot - stop before you get to the end!
 I chose the Fresh Fig flower bunch that I cut out from the DSP  as I was imagining a dark red rose. I did sponge lightly around the whisper white rectangle with the Lemon Lime Twist ink.
The words are from the 
Happy Birthday Gorgeous stampset.
Thanks for stopping by.

Now it is onto Barbara and I can't wait to see what she has made

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous stampset 
Cardstock & DSP:   Lemon Lime Twist cardstock,Whisper White cardstock, Fresh Floral DSP Stack

Ink:   Archival Basic Black ink,Lemon Lime Twist ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Sponges,Stampin' Pierce Mat

Sunday, 22 October 2017

ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds & 3D projects hop -

Thank you for hopping across to my blog. You may have come across from the delightful Cathy Pinchbeck and I can't wait to see what she has made. If you get lost or want to see who is hopping today - just check at the end of my blog for the list of participants. 
Grab a cuppa or as it is now after 6pm a beverage some cheese n bikkies -relax and enjoy the show, don't forget to leave some words of support!
A 3D project - it was. 
I had some 2018 calendars  that I had bought at  a craft fair back in August so I started with them. Had to use the gorgeous Foil Snowflakes on page 37 for my stands.

For the Soft Suede I used the old olive white dots paper from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper on page 12.
I made the little box on front a little wider so that I could add the pen withthe post it notes - Love how it turned out.
This is the Lemon lime twist combination with the smaller box and the pen is clipped to the side. 

I think I prefer the wider box - what do you think?

Now it is onto Josie Dean and I can't wait to see if it is 3D or a Fancy Fold? There is a list at the end of each blog so that you can see where to go. We love if you leave us some words of support.

Thank you
for stopping by on another wonderful 
ESAD Blog Hop
 and a big thank you to Lou who organises us and the hop each time.
Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Blog Hop Participants:
14. Sue Vine
19. Maree McIntosh – You are Here

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Select Stampin' Up! card making essentials 15% off but only till 10th October 2017

Hope you had a great cardmaking day on saturday.

World Card Making Day

Click here and go straight to my online site to see all the select products that are reduced in price (15% off) BUT be quick as it  ends on 10th October.
I am stocking up on the Very Vanilla and Whisper White notecards - what a bargain.
Plus, buy Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills for FREE!
To get your free refills, add Fast Fuse Adhesive to your order (item 129026); two Fast Fust Adhesive Refills will automatically be added to your order and the listed price for the refills will show as $0.00.
Some people have trouble using it but I will show you how to use it correctly - the technique is different than what you do when using snail adhesive!
If you order through my online store please use the following code:
and a card and gift will be sent to you at the end of the month.

Happy stamping and making cards

Sunday, 1 October 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 65 -

Hi and welcome to the INKspired blog hop this sunday night. The weather is changing here in the Snowy Mountains. It is starting to warm up and spring is here as you can see by my daffodil pics below. The tulips have been a little slow but the snow has been amazing. We went up again to Perisher and Guthega just to see it all and found a wombat out eating the grass!!

Now onto the card.
You may have popped across from Allison's blog and I can't wait to see what she has created.
Teneale has given us the following sketch for this hop which I love and may use it for a few different cards

Fresh Fig is the base card with the DSP on top. The corners were rounded using the Envelope Punch Board. For the flower started with the larger stamp and used Melon Mambo. Then stamped  Tangerine Tango on top. I then reinked the first large flower  in Melon Mambo and  twisted it slightly before stamping down. This gives the flower a fuller look to it. Used Soft Suede for the centre stamped off once. The dots were stamped with soft Suede. Leaf was stamped in Pear Pizzazz.

Thank you for stopping by and now it is onto Barb and I always look forward to seeing what she has made

Have a great time stampin'
until next time

My frilled Tulips just starting to open.

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Painted Harvest stampset 
Cardstock & DSP:   Fresh Fig cardstock,Whisper White cardstock, Fresh Floral DSP Stack

Ink:   Melon Mambo ink, Tangerine Tango ink, Soft Suede ink, Pear Pizzazz ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Envelope Punch Board