Join ME at the Penrith Papercraft Festival!

21 October 2012

Penrith Papercraft Festival - November 2nd - 4th 2012
The Stampin' Up! Stand is going to be amazing this year! Sit and create at our Make 'n' Take area, be WOWed by fabulous demonstrations and be sure to enter the Lucky Door Prize to win Stampin' Up! goodies.

There will be specials and exclusive offers for Show attendees - so don't miss out.
Be sure to pop in and say 'hi'!

Lou X


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Papillon Potpourri Gift Box Set

20 October 2012

I thought I would share a little something I have made using my new Papillon Potpourri Butterfly Stamp Set and Punch. It's such a great set to have in my stamp collection and I think you should have it too! (Insert smirk and wink here!)

There are 8 cards and I used colours from the Stampin' Up! Brights Collection. Really quick and easy to make, but an impressive gift set - don't you think!?

The box was made using the another new product to my collection - The Simply Scored. 

Head over to Connie Stewart's Two Tone Box Making to see how I have created this box. I changed the measurements to suit and used a piece of Window Sheet for the lid, because I like the thought of being able to see the card on top. 

Stamp Sets: Papillon Popourri, Tea for Two. 
Box: Betsy's Blossoms
Accessories: Pearls, 1cm Satin Stitched Ribbon
Tools: Simply Scored, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Modern Label Punch, 4.4cm Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by!
Lou X

P.S - Love your comments. ;)

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Product Spotlight - 12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 2

18 October 2012

 I'm not sure if I'm actually going to enjoy counting down the weeks until Christmas as I have a feeling it's going to be here before I know it. In saying that though, I love, love, LOVE Christmas. I love putting up the tree and wrapping presents. I love Santa lists and excited kids - including the biggest kid - Me!
This weeks Product Spotlight is yet another Stampin' Up! favourite and has been very popular.
Scenstational Seasonals - Page 6 from the Holiday Catalogue. 
The set has matching Framelit Dies, so no cutting out - create fast die cuts in seconds with your Big Shot.
Scentsational Seasons Stamp Set is $32.95 for Wood Mount / $25.95 for Clear Mount. 
Holiday Collection Framelit Die Set is $42.95
Buy the Bundle! This includes both the Stamp Set and the Framelits. $64.50 for Wood Mount and $58.50 for Clear Mount. 
Some of my creations using this set.

There are some amazing cards and projects that other people have created, but I thought I would share a personal favourite set from Jennie Maier.

It looks as though Jennie is a more prepared with her Chrissy cards than me - I better get cracking!

To purchase anything from the catalogues please contact me. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou X
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SU Only Challenge

11 October 2012

 SUO Challenge 55

As the title suggests - The SUO Challenge this challenge is for Stampin' Up! Only inspirations - ie. the use of Stampin' Up! products only - so thankfully, I'm in luck! 

The challenge this week is "Mmm, feel that Texture!" 

I made this card for my sister-in-laws birthday. We love spending time together and the odd glass or two of Moscato (or mosquito as I call it!) - so notice the bubbles I have used in the glasses! I also topped off our sweet lemons with Dazzling Diamonds and Crystal Effects.

Cheers - Happy Birthday Heather!


The most common form of adding texture to a project is to use an embossing folder. There are so many great ones in the catalogue - pop on over to the SUO Challenge and see what fabulous creations everyone has done. 

Stamp Set: Happy Hour
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, Seam Binding Ribbon
Papers: Floral District DSP
Colour Combination: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party

Thanks for stopping by. 
Lou X

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Product Spotlight - 12 Weeks Of Christmas - Week 1

If you missed my last product spotlight, I noted that I would do it once a fortnight, however I am going to do 12 Weeks of Christmas countdown and incorporate it into my product spotlight. So tune in eack week for my Christmas countdown.

12 Weeks - What!? I know, that's crazy!  

My Product Spotlight is the new Stampin' Up! Champagne Glimmer Paper on page 18 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have used it very subtly here on each card. I don't think you need to use alot to get a stunning effect. Use it as just a trim on your Christmas cards and it makes them dazzle (more than before!! Hahaha)

The above cards are part of my Deluxe Christmas Card Classes. If you would like to book for any classes, please contact me. M: 0410 613 140

Thanks for stopping by.
Lou X

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Sydney Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Event

10 October 2012


I have been selected to be a part of the Product Playground Design Team at this years Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Event in Sydney! And you're invited too!

Registration is $120 and includes a Make & Take Kit, including the Clockwork Stamp Set
 from the current catalogue.  

There are also lots of workshops, demonstrations and cute project displays. 

Registration closes 2nd November, however, it's first in best dressed! 

Contact me today to find out about registration and secure your spot!
0410 613 140
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October Excitment - Free Ribbon!

03 October 2012

Who doesn't love ribbon!? I love it even more when it's FREE!

At Stampin' Up!, it's spool time! For the month of October, get a FREE package of 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon-a $15.95 value-for every $60 you spend!

OH MY GOODNESS THAT'S AMAZING! (Note my excited voice!)

Contact me to place your order today! 

   You Can Embellish Just About Anything! 
I thought I would share this video from Stampin' Up! because it cracked me up! This girl reminds me of myself - a self crazed embellishment lunatic!

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Case Study Challenge 110

Case Study Challenge 110

It's school holidays here in NSW, Australia and I am enjoying every moment of it! No really, I am!  I love school holidays, however I am a little overdue for a blog post - so please forgive me!

I made this card last week for my Aunt's Birthday....and couldn't go past entering a challenge! I really liked the card layout and this weeks Muse, Torico over at the Case Study Challenge.

This is Torico's card

My Creation:


I don't know if I created that soft stamped backgorund quite like Torico did, but I don't mind my effort! 

Stamp Sets: French Foliage, Papaya Collage, Elements of Style, Memorable Moments
Accessories: Big Shot Labels Collection Framelits
Ribbon: Taffeta Ribbon - Not Quite Navy
Colour Combination: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy

Thanks for stopping by - Love your comments!
Lou X
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