UStamp Hey Bigshot Project #2

Hey everyone!

My other UStamp project went live today on the Hey BigShot session! I liked this project quite a lot as it was quick and easy. Don’t we all love just quick and easy?? I know with my time restrictions on creating time limits my size of projects. This one took about 40 minutes to put together. With less decoration you can put it together much faster!

It is my Top Note Gift Wallet. Isn’t it cute??

If you would like to know how to make this go to UStamp and join. When you do you will be able to access a heap of projects specially designed for the Big Shot just like this one. There are also a heap of challenges with prizes. Not to mention all the chatting you will most likely get up to in the chat room! LOL! 

See you there!

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An Upsy Daisy CASE!

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I was on Stampin’ Connection the other day {this is a brand new fabulous place for Stampin’ Up! demos to discuss and share all things SU} and I came across a card made by Claire Daly. I am not sure if it is on her blog so I cannot directly link you to Claire’s creation. I used the same colours, stamp and style but with a couple of my own tweaks. I instantly feel in love with it and Claire’s style appeals to me in a lot of ways but really she is just a gorgeous person who makes the most beautiful cards. I wonder what else I can CASE! I have a few saved to my faveourites…even ones made with stamp sets I don’t own……yet!! LOL! Thanks Claire!

I used the spritzer with the old olive marker on coordinating CS and the Regal Rose marker over the top of the daisies. I really like the effect. I also used the markers to colour in the stamp so I could have more than one colour in the image.

I used one of the labels out of the 4set label dies and embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder. I have a thing for embossing powder recently so much so that I might need to top up again soon! Same with Cardstock I am depleting my stocks at an alarming rate…..but I have an awesome advantage of being able to purchase my goodies at a generous 20% off . Would you like the same deal?!

  • Imagine being able to purchase beautiful SU product at demonstrator cost
  • Imagine earning $ to help pay for your hobby, bills or even that holiday you wanted
  • Imagine being able to meet and become great friends with like minded crafters at events such as Convention or Regionals.
  • Imagine running a business on your own terms, doing as much or as little as you like when you like to fit in your schedule as a part-time worker or mother or both.

The timing couldn’t be better either because at the moment Stampin’ Up! are having a fabulous starter kit promotion. Valued at over $560, and sold at the usual price of $324 is now reduced to $259. That’s a whopping 20%off and it is all you need to pay to become a part of the Stampin’ Up! family and to receive the awesome starter kit. You will also become part of my team where we have regular team get togethers and stamping sessions. I can help you with anything you might need or any advice to get you started.

You can contact me today via email or you can join straight away by going to my Stampin’ Up! business website. All you will need is

  • An ABN {free from the tax office}
  • Credit Card details
  • Personal Information
  • my password – brownstamp

I look forward to you becoming a part of the Stampin’ Up! family!

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Dare to be Fabulous!

Hey everyone!

Well yesterday I said that I would do some baking and then some crafting! Well unfortunately my mixer is on the fritz so that meant I had all day to craft! So far I have only managed one card. But I love it!

Doesn’t it just hit you right in the face! LOL! I know I have used some retired product, but I felt that these suited this card perfectly. The sentiment is from the Fabulous Flowers set which of course is retired but I think it and the medallion were made for each other. LOL! I also used the Baja Breeze corduroy brad but the ribbon is still in vogue! I made the scallop edge by punching a few 3/4″ circles. I love the larger scallop look! What do you think?

You may be wondering what the funny looking lines are….well I had a play with the cracked glass technique. This is where you do layer upon layer of clear embossing over the top of the stamped image. I have done about seven layers using the SU Clear embossing powder. I then placed it in the freezer for a few minutes, pull it out and then bend the card to ‘crack’ the embossing. After cracking it a few times I then used a sponge to wipe Soft Suede ink all over the cracks. This shows the cracks more clearly.

I plan on making some more cards this evening in between cooking a roast dinner. So best be going!

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Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #25

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It is time for an Inkspiration Challenge! It feels like I haven’t done one in months. I think it’s because so much has happened in the past two weeks. But OOhhhhh what FUN it was!! I am in super excited mode and I’m lovin’ it! LOL!

This weekend I have a plan! The plan is to do some baking……and then spend the rest on doing some different cards……I say different because I have realised that I have been doing the same sort of card for a very long time….you know the one where I just stamp an image or two and I’m done….I find I am not branching out and trying new techniques. What I want you guys to do is leave for me in the comment section {or email, whatever is easiest} a technique you would like to see me do! Preferably something I haven’t done before or even something I haven’t done in ages. Don’t be shy….I’m up for anything……within reason!! LOL!! I might even have a gift for the best suggestion!

Anyway onto this weeks Inkspiration

I of course reached for the stamp set I usually go for {hence the challenge}, but you have to admit I get good use of it. I just can’t help thinking that a lot of my other sets are getting ignored.

  • Stamp Set- Petal Pizzazz, On Your Birthday, Cheep Talk
  • Cardstock- Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
  • Ink– Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
  • Accessories– Melon Mambo Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Button, Build-A-Brad, Clear Rhinestones, Dimensionals, 1/2″ Circle Punch

 I did however do something I haven’t done before and that is one of Teneale’s fabulous faux bows. How did I do? Does it pass?  I think my tails are a little long, but not bad for my first attempt!

Keesh has a huge announcement over on her blog about the changes that will be happening to the Inkspiration challenges. I think you are gonna like the changes A LOT!!!! So get on over there and check it out!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT too!







 Anyhoo! I look forward to your suggestions on a technique you would like me to do.

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UStamp Announcement!

Hey everyone!

I am very excited to announce that the next UStamp session, ‘Early Summer Edition’,  is now available to purchase at the Early Bird special of US$19.99 until June 1st. This session will begin June 25th and finish July 16th. It will be full of good ideas! All sorts of themes like ‘Christmas in July’, Back to School and Halloween plus many more.

Would you like to win a FREE PASS to this event? It’s very easy. Just go to UStamp with Dawn and Friends and leave a comment and Dawn will have 13 winners chosen randomly. You have until the 31st of May to do this. The winners will be announced June 1st. If one of the winners selected has already paid for the session you will be refunded.

This is the blinkie you can have on your site when you win or join UStamp

I wish all my readers good luck and I will see you at the next session!

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ETA- The link up top has been updated as people were having trouble finding the comment section. Good Luck!

Awards Night Sydney Convention 2010!

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I had such a fabulous time at convention…..I have yet to come down to earth! LOL! I have for you today the most fabulous pics from the night {well the ones I think are the best anyway….I took over 100}. Check them all out

The story behind the dancers is that is our destination for the next incentive trip. We are going to fabulous FIJI!!  All expenses paid. I am sooooo going! Would you like to go to?? Well now is the best time to join with our fabulous starter kit promotion. Usually $324 it is now a low price of $259 You will receive over $560 worth of product and this will give you a great start to your business. Email me today to find out more.

This is a pic of the kit plus the optional add-on

Being a part of the SU experience has also given me the opportunity to make some fabulous friends and it has also paid for my rubber addiction and then some. I have been able to go to convention at Canberra and Sydney and have the time of my life and meet even more fabulous people. To think I only joined to purchase all the gorgeous SU goodies at a discounted rate. It has taken me places I never thought I would go and I have enjoyed every step of the way.

 I so wanted to add another 20 photos of the fab time I had in Sydney…LOL! They were all fabulous and everyone had such an awesome time. I am looking forward to next year as there is going to be three days of this fabulous event. The destination….Melbourne!!! I am so excited! 351 days and counting!! hehe! I will let you know when I start counting the hours, minutes and seconds….LOL! 

Thank you to everyone that I had the chance to meet in person…..finally! There is nothing like meeting face to face. Love you all!

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P.S I will show you the rest of my swaps to you all in a post tomorrow!

More Convention News!

Hey everyone!

I have a super long post for you today with lots of pics! Just to let you know we had a fabulous nights sleep last night….no fire alarms….. unless of course I may have slept through that! LOL! I was tired.

First I am going to show you a couple of shots of the fabulous fireworks display that was right outside our penthouse floor apartment window!

There is a live Jazz Festival happening here for three days so we have some fab music to listen to as well!

Here are some piccy’s of some ultra fab friends…..part of the Inspirations DT…….please excuse my very stupid pose! LOL! But aren’t Teneale and Sarah-Jane just gorgeous! I have made some wonderful stamping friends in those two! {sorry about the poor photo too}.

Of course the gorgeous Sarah Klass! I have made mention to Sarah that every convention that we both attend at the same time we are going to have an updated photo and I just love this one!

Of course I couldn’t go past Shelli Gardner when there is a photo opportunity just begging

The next photo is a pic of a woman who continually has me in stitches…..if you know her you will understand!! LOL

I have heaps more but I will show you another time. Next I have some pics of the gifts I gave to my roomies

Of course I have to show one of my other swaps as well

Are you over photos yet??? That will do you today….Hehe!

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