Welcome to my blog!

Hi! My name is Alison and I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane.

I invite you to please visit some of my blog posts below and have a look at the projects that I've created with the wonderful Stampin' Up! product range.

If you would like a current Stampin' Up! catalogue please email me your postage details and I will send one to you absolutely FREE!

If you live in Brisbane or South East Queensland and would like to see some of the Stampin' Up! range and are interested in hosting a Stampin' Up! party in your own home, just call me on 0413 405 139 or email me and I can send you all the details. It is a great way of earning free stamps and Stampin' Up! product.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stampin' Up + Becky Higgins' Project Life!

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This announcement is bound to make scrapbookers and paper-crafters throughout Australia VERY excited!

I am SO excited to let you know that Stampin' Up! have partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin' Up! colours and designs. If you've somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it's all about, I will fill you in: it's a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It's a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.
Stampin' Up! will offer a complete Project Life product line in the new annual catalogue, available beginning 1 July. You will also be able to order a selection of Project Life products a few weeks earlier than that, but I will let you know more as the date nears.

Here's a video so you can see what it is all about...

Here is a sneak peek at the US site where you can see what will be on offer....please note that it may be different product for the Australia market....but it is worth having a snoop anyway :)

Doesn't it all look fabulous!?

If you are a Project Life devotee and have ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator....now is definitely the time to sign up. We will get sneak peeks and first dibs on all Project Life product....at a discount! Visit my website to read up about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator....trust me, it is SO much fun....I love it! Feel free to call me for a chat on 0413 405 139 or email me for details :)

Alison xx

Stampin' Up! Australia - Weekly Deals - Week 3 - Merry Mini Punch Pack

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Here are the Weekly Deals for the week 16th April - 22nd April....

...or click here to see these products in my online store

My picks would be the Merry Mini Punch Pack....essential for Christmas Cards and ornaments! I use the star punch from that for birthday cards too. 
Your paper collection should not be without the Champagne Glimmer Paper and the Epic Day Designer Series Paper - both seriously cool papers! :)

Don't forget to put your order in by 11.59pm Tuesday 22nd April! 

Call me on 0413405139, email me, or order online

Alison xx

CASE Study Design Team

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Marina Mist Card #2


Here's a card from my my Color Coach Journey. This card uses Marina Mist, Old Olive and Real Red. 

I have used the sketch from Retrosketches this week to help me. There were lots of cool angles in their sketch and I haven't done a card that uses layered angles before. 

I am also entering this card into the CASE Study Design Team call. I haven't been on a Design Team for a while, and I do really miss the regular challenge to create something unusual and inspiring. CASE Study always have UNBELIEVABLE muses to inspire the team and participants.  

My personal muse is Catherine Pooler - she has such a fun and artistic style and is always pushing the boundaries of her creativity. She is never unafraid to try new things and I think that is the key to developing as a card designer. I am always in awe of the things that she does with paper, stamps and ink! 

She has shared a few angled cards on Stampnation, but I think this one on her blog  is my favourite. There's also a photo below my card :)

I was inspired by her gradient sponging, angles, and gold sequins. So cool! 

I got the effect on my card by sponging Marina Mist, Real Red and Old Olive onto a piece of Whisper White. The overlap of Real Red & Marina Mist produces a lovely purple colour and the overlap of Old Olive and Marina Mist gives a gorgeous deep teal.    
I hope you dig my card! :)

Alison xx

Monday, April 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies

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I recently bought the Zoo Babies stamp set and couldn't wait to get it inked up and onto a card. :)

It is SO CUTE!

When I saw the colours from Pals Paper Arts and the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch  , I knew that they would be perfect for my Zoo Babies! :)

My windows are recessed and were made using the smallest frame of the Squares Collection Framelits Dies.  I die cut it 9 times to get my windows and then I stamped onto the little squares. The squares were then stuck down onto my card base and the window panel was mounted with dimensionals (cut into tiny little strips), so that it floated on top of my stamped images. 

Confession time....I originally wanted this card to be beautiful and clean and white on the top, but after I finished my framelit cutting, I looked at my window piece and some dust must have settled onto my cutting plates and transferred marks onto my white card stock. Since it was late in the night, I didn't want to start all over again, so I just pulled out Gorgeous Grunge and stamped some 'splatter' over the top. 

Hope you like my card!

You can click on any of the links below to be taken to that product in my online store. :)

Alison xx

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Spiral Flower Die - Golden Wedding Card

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This card was inspired by the Mojo Monday's Sketch this week. As soon as I saw those 3 circles, I just knew that I would have to break out my new Spiral Flower Originals Die and make 3 roses.

Gold is very 'on trend' at the moment, so I thought I would use 4 gold elements on my card:

1.  Brushed Gold card stock for my flowers.
2.  Gold Foil for my leaves.
3.  Encore gold ink clear embossed for my chevron background.
4.  Gold embossing powder for my 'Congratulations' sentiment.

If you like the look of those flowers, then watch this tutorial - it's all about using the Spiral Flower Originals Die....super easy and SO effective. :)

If you like this card and would like to order the supplies, they are listed below...or simply just email me and I'd be happy to put together an order for you. :)

Alison xx

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